ScandalIf Grey’s Anatomy is the past-its-prime oldest child, Private Practice was the neglected middle kid, and Scandal is the spitfire youngest of the bunch that’s filled with energy and potential. Shonda Rhimes clearly has a favourite TV baby and Scandal is it. Are you watching yet? Please tell me you’re all caught up now (though probably still asking a million questions like the rest of us).
Grey’s actually started out as one of those summertime shows I mentioned earlier, but it was such a hit that another season was renewed right off the bat. I remember that it debuted right around the time I went off to university and the girls in my dorm would always watch together, sipping our vodka champagne cocktails (don’t judge!), before heading off to the bars later that night. This is one of those shows that I keep watching because I’ve been invested for so long (10 seasons, what am I doing with my life!), but to be honest I’m not really into it anymore.
The new interns are annoying and get way too much screen time. The best thing that happened this season was in the premiere, when Brooks (blondie on the left) finds Richard electrocuted after the storm and rushes to help him, frying her brain and knocking herself out in the process. Am I an awful person for laughing throughout that whole sequence? Yes probably, but you know you did too.
The Walking Dead
Premieres tend to be a little slow but this one was… gah…. let’s pick up the pace! Rick traipsing after the Irish woman in the woods was a waste of time (though at first I thought this was a new twist in the series -- omg the zombies can talk!).
Fortunately last night’s episode had a lot of activity inside the prison which prompted some questions.
- For the zombies along the fence line, why is it not all hands on deck? In fact, why isn’t everyone in the prison already working?
- Why are they treating the children and knives situation so delicately? Carol is right, man up, it’s a different kind of world now.
- Who is the mouse-feeding character hiding in the prison/woods that we keep seeing little glimpses of?!!?
The unfortunate pig feast sparked the return of The Ricktatorship and with that, The Walking Dead is about to get good again. (Hopefully.)
HomelandOkay if you saw Sunday’s episode then all I can say is WHAT??!!? Please tell me I wasn’t the only one who was blindsided by the twist!?!?!? That is some serious love for your country. I’m happy the writers are taking the crux of the story back in the operative direction, seeing Carrie back in the CIA trenches, reunited with Saul, back where she does her best work.
Homeland needed that twist because as the Brody family drama has been dragging along, so too has the third season. How did Brody himself end up in Venezuela, what does this mean in terms of his future potential terrorist plans, and why oh why are Dana and her maybe-murderer teenage boyfriend such a big part of the storyline? The Dana scenes are the point in the show where I get up to refill my glass of wine.
Do you share any of these fall TV favourites? Let me know, what’s your take on things?