Compared to last month, I seriously slacked when it comes to TV. To be fair, my life this month has been very hectic, but here's what I was watching on the small screen, and here's hoping to a better month in October.
The Righteous Gemstones
I kind of fell off the wagon with this. I'm not caught up. It's just okay. Now let's get to something better..
As a victim of sexual assault, I was a bit hesitant to watch a mini series that was entirely about catching a serial rapist. The rape scenes themselves are shown from harsh angles in the form of flashbacks. Nothing gratuitous but still hard to watch. But following Merritt Wever and Toni Collette as two detectives who actually care about their job, and seeing them compared to the cops who let Katilyn Dever's character down so much was pretty cathartic. I needed to see a win like this play out on TV when so many rape cases are dismissed or not reported at all. The actors were outstanding.
I'm giving this a second chance and attempting to see it through Sati colored glasses. I find it really uneven. It's the acting classes that bring this down for me. When Barry is out on a job, or with No Ho Hank (who's the most amazing character on TV right now...right?) or when it follows the police, this show excels. But when they're back in class, it's so boring and Barry is constantly the only interesting character in those scenes. Hader is fantastic here though. His range is incredible and I find him fascinating.