Can you guys believe that it’s almost May!? I feel like 2016 is flying by with a bullet and I have just so very little to show for it. Anyways, let’s talk TV!
Game of Thrones – It feels like it’s been 75 years since last season ended but the new season is finally here. Mordonez already did a very thorough recap for all of us but if you missed it, feel free to discuss below. I will say, the last scene with Melisandre made me laugh, not because of the big reveal but because I was envisioning the room of 25-year old dude writers realizing they accidentally wrote an entire episode without any gratuitous nudity so they just threw in that last scene.
Outlander – I was worried that this season wouldn’t be as interesting as last because it would be too much about the mid-18th century politics that I know literally nothing about (sorry Ms. Walker, you tried to teach me) but so far it’s been really good. As someone who is currently unemployed and spends most of my time not doing anything, Claire’s restlessness felt VERY real to me. And while Jamie was being a big macho jerk about Claire daring to have a life outside of him, I think the show does a good job of making clear that there is a lot more going on than that. There is still a huge chasm between Jamie and Claire since Wentworth Prison and Black Jack Randall and it’s interesting to see that play out in their life in more ways than just PTSD sex-flashbacks. Of course, the big plot point left hanging is Claire not telling Jamie that Randall is still alive, which is definitely going to come out next week. I hope that he does not take his anger and frustration out on Claire, because there’s only so many instances of that I can forgive. Also, Jamie needs a haircut.
Catastrophe – This show originally aired in the UK and is now available on Amazon Prime and since I don’t have a life, I watched all 12 episodes one night. It’s really funny! Co-written by Rob Delany of Rob Delany’s twitter feed, the show is about an American man and an Irish woman who conceive a baby after a one-night stand and decide to raise it together. It’s a show of amazing one-liners but still manages to surprise me with how it fits in some really touching emotional beats. I do think Sharon was a little too bitter and pessimistic in season 2 and I think they should tone that down just a titch next season but the show is laugh out loud funny, totally crude and offensive and I highly recommend it.
Transparent – Again, I have no life so I watched this show this weekend. I really want to like it but god, everyone is just so miserable all the time. It’s exhausting. By the end of season 2, Josh was my favorite character which was an appalling realization. I hope that Sarah has an actual story arc, Ali stops being the worst and Maura has some happy, uplifting moments.
The 100 – More juvenile delinquent murder bonding, which is my favorite thing the show does. I actually really liked that Bellamy and Clarke had pretty much no plan going into the final showdown with Emerson. It feels pretty authentic that these young kids wouldn’t always have multi-tier tricky plans and would instead be like “what if we just like…try to shoot him?” Sucks to lose Sinclair since he was the only cool dad left but it’s the 100 and someone had to die. Now that the group is split up and A.L.I.E has taken over Polis, the show is really wide open for the final three episodes and I really don’t know what to expect going forward.
RuPaul’s Drag Race – Thank effing God Derrick Barry is finally gone.
That’s all for my lengthy thoughts for this week. What did I miss?