Saturday, October 17, 2015
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOWLIGHTS OF THIS WEEK IN TV
Welcome back to week 2 of the season of Highlights and Lowlights for the week of television. I will highlight some wonderful things that I thought happen on tv this week and also bring up some of the...not-so-great stuff that happened as well. As always , please hit me up on my twitter account @cdulaney85 and give me your thoughts if I missed something you liked or disliked. Thank you for reading!!
- Fargo Returns! On Monday, Fargo season 2 started and within the first ten minutes, it had already been better than the entirely of all of season two of True Detective (ALWAYS FARGO >>>>>>>>>>>>TRUE DETECTIVE no matter what season) In the opening episode we got to meet many different characters all of which had excellent moments/scenes (Highlights include Patrick Wilson's Lou Solverson , Rory Culkin the mvp of the episode and Jesse Clemons and Kristen Dunst as a couple way in over their heads.) After episode 1 , I feel safe in saying Fargo is still on the list of best dramas on tv
-Elizabeth Henstridge This week's Agents of Shield got mixed reviews by most everyone but one thing that was undeniable was that of Elizabeth's as Jemma Simmons. Returning from a foreign planet after spending six months there, Elizabeth was able to show and express the PTSD that Jemma is suffering from. How every little thing sets off something in her mind. I love that you could see that Jemma is wanting to be better but she knows that just not possible. As others try to help her (Iain delivered another good performance too as Fitz tried to help Jemma get back to normal, pushing but also realizing that Jemma just needs someone to lean on instead of love right now), we see that Jemma has a long way to go to being okay. Though at the end of the episode, Jemma is the most lively we see her, studying the rock trying to figure it out. As Bobbi tells her that the she doesn't have to worry that the portal is closed for good, Jemma says it can't be because she has TO GO BACK! (I do wish she would have said it like Jack from Lost did but nobody's perfect)
-Colin o'Donoghue All season long Colin has been giving a gut-wrenching performance as Hook who has watched the love of his life become the Dark One on Once Upon A Time. Hook knows that Swan has changed but does not know if he can still love what she has become. In last sunday's episode, he is confronted with this head-on when Emma asks him to a date on the Jolly Roger. Hook is hesitant and it is not made easier when Emma decides to make it like their first date , also including dressing like she did as well. As they talk, Colin shows all the torment and pain in his face and eyes as he can she that she has changed and he knows that the date is just window dressing for Emma now.He still loves Emma and will fight for her but he is seeing more and more how difficult getting the darkness out of Emma will be. As Emma tells him that she doesn't have any walls anymore holding her back, Hook mentions something that shows that how much he loves Emma and how she was. Another masterful performance by Colin
Another great take on this is from Lizzie over at Fangirlish http://fangirlish.com/killian-belle-and-what-it-means-to-love-a-dark-one/
- No More new Steven Universe episodes till 2016 I know they take a while to make but it still doesn't make it any more crappier. I need to know what is going to happen with the Cluster!!!
- The F.B.I This is in response to The Blacklist and Quantico where they have yet to capture 1 person on the run on each show but also in how inept they are. It seems like every week on a show they are outsmarted or need help to figure out what is going on from a outside source.Also you want to root for them but you can't because some of them are very unlikable!! I know the show would be less fun if they did their jobs perfectly but I mean at least one time let them be semi-competent instead of letting a fugitive get away and also almost start a international incident! (that happened a couple weeks back on the Blacklist but it's going to happen again)
-The return of the Tucson crew on Last Man on Earth I have really loved the first two episodes of this season of Last Man on Earth mostly because of the focus being on Phil and Carol. I have enjoyed the chemistry Will Forte and Kristen Schaal as they are focusing on their new relationship with each other and trying to adapt and be better for one another. So I gotta say I'm disappointed to see the return of the Tuscon crew this week. I was really looking forward to more from Phil and Carol. I wouldn't have minded if they had ran into Todd at some point but all of them back together so soon? Not feeling to psyched about it.