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4/12 Thursday What You Should Watch

12 Apr

The Vampire Diaries is a repeat, but there is still plenty of new TV to watch tonight.

Even though I was pretty hard on the Scandal pilot I will be back tonight, this series has a lot of potential it may just take a few episodes for it to settle in.

Are you watching Touch? I tried, I really did, I love Keifer, but it didn’t touch me.

Missing, Grey’s Anatomy and all of NBC are new tonight, so enjoy.

Scandal

Olivia must protect a new client who is under investigation; Quinn runs into trouble.
 

Awake

Britten’s interest in a tip linked to a case he was investigating before the accident worries Capt. Harper; Hannah prepares for the move.
 

Touch

Episode: Entanglement
Martin becomes involved in a young woman’s quest for vengeance; Teller tries to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter.
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Scandal “Sweet Baby (Pilot)

6 Apr

Great Premise + heavy handed writing x over acting = not going to be back next season.

Lets get the obvious out of the way, it was a pilot, and a lot can change between this episode and the next, so I am going to give this another shot next week.

I don’t know why I thought I would like this, I dont like Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practive and I think Shonda Rhimes is overrated, but I like Kerry Washington and Henry Ian Cusack.  I figured what the heck, at least it’s not about doctors.

What worked

  • the pacing, the editing and the sound mixing
  • Kerry Washington (sometimes)
  • Henry Ian Cusack – all the time
  • Darby Stanchfield – love her smart alec investigator, although she isnt’ written good enough to touch Kalinda’s boots she will do
  • Sully’s torment over being gay, he would rather be a murderer, than sacrifice his image

What didn’t work

  • the lazy set up, using a new hire to introduce us to the players and how the “crisis management”  game works was insulting
  • the new hire, this weak character thrown into the deep end, she has to be given the “don’t cry” speech on her first day (i would love someone to give that to a male character, I would love to see a male character cry at work)
  • Kerry Washington, when she is given lame preachy dialogue to deliver
  • Stephen’s proposal sub-plot

Perhaps the most ridiculous moment of the show, the president played by Tony Goldwyn putting the moves on and kissing Olivia Pope in front of the open windows in the Oval office. Secret service, snipers every where, really show, really.

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