Rambling TV: Bad showrunning + more


The Walking Dead

Has there ever been an episode of television with such an obvious plot device?Nothing this week felt natural. It was all forced to get our biggest fighters outside of the walls, and to get Carol and Morgan separate from the rest of the group. (Because God forbid Carol be with her family in one of the biggest episodes of the series next week.)

The showrunning in this show is terrible. I don't know why someone doesn't reel him and and tell him "enough with the fake out deaths. Enough with trying to force comic character traits into TV characters. Enough." 

The high lights of this episode? Well, we saw Glenn and Maggie in the shower, Rick and Michonne rolling around in bed, and Rick told Morgan he agrees with Carol on essentially everything, so that was hilarious considering so many within the fandom try to condemn Carol for her actions while excuses characters with penises who do the same things. Everything else was shit.

Better Call Saul

More Breaking Bad nostalgia this week with the twins showing up. Mike's story overshadowed Jimmy's this week, and I was fine with that. Though I felt really bad for Jimmy seeing that his firm changed his commercial to a generic one. 

I was practically screaming at Kim to take that job offer too. She needs to leave, screw Howard and Chuck.

Agents of SHIELD

Another action packed episode showing our agents out in the field. The ending to this one was sad, with Bobbi and Hunter leaving SHIELD. That bar scene was really well done and emotional. Now we know this isn't the last we'll see of them, ABC ordered a pilot called "Marvel's Most Wanted" about them on the run after these events. Truthfully, I doubt I'll watch. I like Bobbi and Hunter, but I don't think I want to see an entire spin off around them. I'd rather ABC just throw all their eggs in Agent Carter's basket because that show is still up in the air on whether or not it will be back. I suppose if Marvels Most Wanted doesn't do well, we'll see Bobbi and Hunter back on AoS, and I'm fine with that. 

Daredevil

I finally got a chance to start this! (and now I won't be able to continue until next week. Boo)

I watched the first two episodes. I'm loving the Punisher so far, Jon Bernthal is perfect for him. That scene in the pawn shop was brilliant. The fight scenes between he and Matt have been really well choreographed too.

I'm not feeling this crush Karen has on Matt. She had it last season but it was a lot more subtle, it's really in your face now. Can we please have Claire back? I know with Elektra coming, that's where Matt's relationship will go, but I still love the one he has with Claire. 

Foggy getting to swing his lawyer dick around is always a plus. 

Vinyl

This episode was really frustrating, especially the end. I hate plot points where characters lose large sums of money, it's just annoying conflict. (Though I admit it's necessary) but finding out that Richie actually gambled this money away instead of it getting stolen like we all thought? Wow. 

Also Ray Romano's bare ass, that was something.

Rambling TV is a weekly series where I ramble semi-coherently about the things I've watched on television. Click those gifs to be redirected to their makers.

15 comments:

  1. YEY! Karen is about to get very busy and what have time for that basic altar boy Matt soon :)

    AND NEGAN IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Lol I love Matt.

      I can't even be excited for Negan because TWD's writing is going to water him down so much lol.

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  2. I totally agree with your Daredevil comments! All of it is exactly what I think but just wait until you get further along with the show, I'm mid-way, and you'll love the Punisher even more. He is perfect! I'm not a big fan of Elektra though.

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    1. I hate that I have to wait to watch it. I'm hoping to get to it on Thurs.

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  3. Haha! I've been laughing out loud for a good few minutes and had to wipe my tears away before I could even leave a legible comment.
    "Foggy getting to swing his lawyer dick around is always a plus" is without a doubt the funniest thing I've read all year!
    Really glad you're enjoying Daredevil so far though. I'm on episode 9 now and it's just getting better :)
    - Allie

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  4. I really gotta get back into Daredevil. I stopped after 3 or 4 episodes of the first season. It was pretty good, but I just stopped. Binge watching just isn't my thing.

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    1. Daredevil started kind of slow too, that's about where my husband stopped. It gets better.

      I love binge watching, I just wish I had more time so it didn't take so long.

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  5. Glad to hear you're on board w/ Daredevil now. Everyone's loving the Punisher & Jon Bernthal's performance and rightly so! I've finished it in about a week, which is extremely fast by my standards, but it's just so good!

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    1. If I had it my way, I'd be finished already as well.

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  6. Every day that passes without an announcement of more Agent Carter is a day that is WASTED. It is so easily the best Marvel show that it's not even funny.

    I haven't done Daredevil yet, even the first season. I was burnt out on superhero/comic shows when it came out. But Bernthal looks REALLY good as Punisher and I like Charlie Cox and Rosario Dawson, so.... should I?

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    1. Yes, you should. Daredevil starts off slow but it's worth it. It's far better than Jessica Jones, IMO.

      And yes, we NEED a season 3 announcement for Agent Carter. More people need to watch this damn show.

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  7. Greatest part of TWD was Morgan trying to use Carol's banishment as reasoning for his all life is precious mantra. And, Rick looking at him, "Why do I keep you around?" lol Yes, this series needs better showrunning. After the first eight episodes with all the timeline hoopla, they just gave up and wanted to write a good entrance for Negan. And, it shows sooo much.

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    1. Morgan's circle mantra was such bullshit. I do not understand why Gimple is trying so hard to sell it.

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  8. I really did feel like this last TWD was just over the top. What was the point of the last scene with Darryl? Why do tptb insist on fake killing people to add drama? Why move the chess players around the board in such a predictable--"soon to be confronting Neegan" manner. It was just too predictable for me this time. SSDD for TWD. Looking forward to this Sunday with JDM. They better show his face!

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    1. I've been keeping up with spoilers and I am not looking forward to Sunday at all. There's a 99% chance it's going to piss me off. And I agree, the fake out was pointless. Carol's OTT personality change is pointless. Ugh.

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