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.
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.
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.
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