TV Recap – Week of October 27th

I was away for most of the week on a business trip in Newport, RI. If you have never been, you should totally check it out. Mind you, the following pic was on the last day. But, I did get to explore this marvelous little town…from the spooky and glorious mansions to the Newport Tower, some say it is a Templar Building, some say it is a mill…who knows.

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Back to the business at hand, TV.

Was there  a show that stood out the most?

It was a tie between Outlander and The Walking Dead. I recapped both episodes that aired on Sunday, October 22nd. To me, both shows are dealing with the pursuit of happiness. For Outlander, that happiness is in Claire and Jamie finding one another. For the Walking Dead, it is squashing those that revel in destroying others in order for them to be the king of the hill…so that all can live peacefully in a world run amok by zombies. Both, shows keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you fully invested and that is a marvel nowadays.

Second was Mr. Robot. I felt like I was watching a Stanley Kubrick movie in the latest episode. Now we know what was going on with Tyrell. Do we still understand why Tyrell is obsessed with Elliot? No. But, we know that he is willing to do anything for him. Including break his own thumb. We also see how all the pieces from last year’s episodes and this year’s fit when it comes to Tyrell’s part in everything. You really have to be a fan to get this show.

A close Third was Dirk Gently on BBC America. The loose ends are connecting. Panto has been found and even though he makes no sense, he knows who Dirk is…and he is supposed to save Fairy Tale land. This is a shock to everyone, especially Dirk.

This land is where Vogle and Amanda end up after they are being pursued by Priest, but who transported them there and why? Also, what gives with the Mage, he ships automatic weapons to this land as the two main families are head to head in a war over the supposed death of Panto and what should be done with the land.

The only upside was when Ken was given an opportunity to finally get out of the cab, but he has to convert various floppy disks from the first go around of Blackwing. Friedkin trusts Ken because he is desperate. But, will Ken actually help Friedkin when he finds out all the details of all the projects.

Poor Dirk is having a crisis, but this time around Todd is the one to give Dirk a pep talk. Does this ground Dirk, only time will tell as the little jail that he is in right now houses not only the man that is looking for Dirk so he can find the boy that will save his land, but it also house Bart…who is still looking for Ken, and the mysterious body that is in a tree, that was murdered.

Riverdale is now a town that is afraid of all things that go bump in the night. Luckily, or unluckily, for the the Police, the football team has created a militia to keep it’s residents safe. This “Red Circle” is headed by Archie…but he is being egged on by Hiram Lodge. This is not good for our little red headed guy.

Veronica wants in on her Dad’s business because Hermione keeps trying to protect her daughter in her own special way, however that way comes across as mocking. This just makes Veronica want to one up her Mom. However, Hermione is trying to keep her head on her body, as well as her daughter’s.

Betty is at a loss on many fronts. Her best friend is cruising the part for quickies and her beau is in the worst high school known to man. We learn a lot about Kevin as he speaks to Moose, yes Moose and Midge survived the shooting. Kevin was the unattractive kid as he grew up and still feels like that. He is also the only kid in school that is out and proud of it. But, these factors make him feel very alone and place him in dangerous situations. When Betty tries to intervene, it just drives a wedge between the two and this friendship just falls apart. Partly this is Cheryl’s fault as she informs Betty about Kevin’s dark deeds.

Betty also feels a bit off about Jug’s friendship with his new friend, Toni Topaz…a Serpent. However, Toni is his only ally in a school rife with drugs and violence. But, he has also found a purpose in the school, starting up the Red and Black. But, this school newspaper may end up putting Jughead where the Serpents want him, in the fold.

The biggest news to hit this town is that the Black Hood sent a note to Alice Cooper that he wants printed in the paper and it will be.

Have you figured out who the perpetrator is? I have and it is all in the eyes.

In Superhero TV, the shows were okay.

While Penguin and Sophia’s burgeoning friendship continues to flourish in it’s own special way and the Riddler finds a way to save his brain via Lee helping him, the rest of the PYG episode was lackluster. It really should have just focused on the PYG, as it has the potential to be a truly horrific episode. Man kills all the cops on the take and then places the faces of pigs on their bodies…as he prances around with the face a pig on his own head. So much wasted potential for Gotham. Learn to use standalone episodes focused on one character!

For the CW, there were highlights in all of the episodes. But, my favorite was the Flash. Why, well we got our Harry back. In order to do so, we lost Wally…who feels like he has to find his own path in a new city. The episode, was once again a fun one. Lady luck distributes more and more bad luck as she keeps winning. That bad luck extends to Barry and Iris and to Joe and Cecilia. It works out in the end and we now know that we are looking for 10 new metas and they are all being used by one guy. You know who figured all that out, Harry! Also, Joe is going to be a Dad again and his face was priceless as he learned the news.

Olicity fans rejoice! These two are back together in full force after Felicity helped William conquer quadratic equations. William genuinely likes Olicity, but will he be okay when she pops up more and more. This is also happening because John is the Green Arrow. However, he struggles a lot to be the leader of this group. Once he put faith in his team and his leadership skills all was well… except when we learned he was using performance enhancing drugs to help him from getting the shakes. This will go down badly, if not from this…maybe from the FBI. The FBI has an eye on John now.

What did you guys think of last week’s shows? Did you love it or hate it? Was there a show that you think I should watch?

I will recap Stranger Things this week. Keep an eye out for it.

 

 

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