The Walking Dead
Another week, another chapter in Carol's misery tour. I've lost a lot of faith in show runner Scott Gimple for a number of reasons but the fact that he can't seem to get Carol out of this funk is only making it worse. I'm not sure why he felt giving Carol all the negativity comic Andrea and Michonne ever had was a good idea. It's not going to get him an Emmy nomination. (hint: the writing needs to be better and you have to display a variety of emotions, not just sadness. Melissa McBride is an amazing actress. She can do it all) So now he makes her leave? And part of the reason this seems to be dragging out is per Lennie James (Morgan) Gimple accommodated his schedule and shifted the arc he wanted to give him in season 5 to season 6. So he stalls other characters for Lennie James, but can't find a way to accommodate Chandler Riggs when Carl is one of the main characters? I wish I could actually stop watching this show, but I'm in too deep. It's just so depressing to see how sad Carol is. How she still wore that mask with Tobin, and she looked to Daryl while they were burying Denise and he, like her, internalizes all his grief and didn't even notice her hurting. I find it interesting they were both burying a woman who couldn't say "I love you" to her girlfriend. They're two characters that I think (hope) eventually will say "I love you" to each other. They need to learn how to work through grief together. These last few episodes are going to be rough. I really hope Gimple doesn't do to Carol what Mazarra did to Andrea; completely assassinate her character, get the audience to hate her, then kill her in the dumbest way possible. Please, do not let that happen.
In other news, Denise got an arrow to the face. I'm just glad it wasn't Tara who I was predicting to get that death. Now it appears Maggie and Glenn will have reason to go to Hilltop, a doctor (and a better one) is there.
Eugene was the star of this episode though. I hated every minute of it except when he was on screen. Okay not every minute, I like Rosita too, but Eugene was salvaging this.
Agents of SHIELD
This episode felt like a Bond movie. Everyone was out in the field, there were twists and turns, it was exhilarating.
FrankenWard killed a bunch of people...I can't even describe it. It was weird. Cool visual, but weird.
I'm still not feeling Daisy/Lincoln. I'd rather watch Fitz and Simmons in that scenario.
Better Call Saul
This week was more like Better Call Kim. I could've screamed at my TV when Howard told her she had her hands full in doc exchange. What a dick.
Did any other Breaking Bad fans completely nerd out at seeing Hector Salamanca? I did. I wasn't expecting that at all. I love seeing these characters again. I have so much love for Breaking Bad and it's so exciting to see more of this universe.
Oh wait, my husband wants to watch this with me so I haven't gotten to start it yet. Boo.
In happier news, the season 5 trailer for Veep was released.
Click those gifs to be redirected to their makers.