It has been almost six months since I last posted. I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t think it had been quite that long but I’m back and ready to talk some serious TV. I’ve still been watching at the same rate (but not writing about it; I have no excuse or reason). So sorry to my regular reader (shout out to my sister!)
We have a lot to get caught up on, so here goes…
I’m currently working my way through one of my fav childhood shows, Step by Step and it didn’t take long to realize how strange and sexist the 90’s were. We think women have it rough now, try being Carol Lambert married to the most stereotypical macho man ever (example: he assumes he will never have to change their baby’s diaper). I am also working my way through Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Westworld so stay tuned for insights on those.
I also watched all of Handmaid’s Tale since last posting. This show is SO good. During the Trump era this show is a little too close to home. I’ll continue to be thankful for my current freedoms. Thanks America for not being Gilead yet. There have been a lot of shocking twists in the first season and a half but I gotta say Nick’s impromptu marriage and the bomb of late have been two of the biggest.
The second season of Timeless far surpassed the first. The concept alone has made it better. I much prefer them following Rittenhouse around and finding sleepers to going after Flynn. And I mean Lucy and Wyatt getting together, however brief it may have been, didn’t hurt either. Please, someone, anyone, bring this show back for season 3. I need more of future Lucy and Wyatt.
Hell, I even have a new take to share on 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? Anfisa and Jorge are both ridiculous. We all know this. But a year and a half into their marriage and I feel for Anfisa for the first time. She is all out crazy but has really calmed down this season. His lies and b.s. are really getting old. I’d be crazy too if my husband lied about what he was doing and how in debt he was.
Victoria‘s second season was in no way as good as the first but there was one thing that saved it all: Drummond and Lord Alfred. I know, I know, shocking that a ship can make or break a show for me. After many episodes of secret glances, they finally kissed. I may have watched that kiss a few too many times. Then they killed off Drummond, devastating but it brought two great moments. The first between the Duchess of Buccleuch and Alfred. She was the one that had to bring the bad news to Alfred and talked him through it. Telling him “I may be old but I’m not blind. I know what he meant to you.” Then Miss Coke gives him a lock of Drummond’s hair and he proposes. Before answering she asks “Are you sure?” and he responds with what can only be considered the most romantic words ever uttered during a marriage proposal: “There is more than one kind of love.”
Roseanne was back ever so briefly. I’m not going to comment on the show’s cancellation except that I am sad to not have a resolution for David and Darlene. 13 year-old me was very happy to see them together again (the episode is still on my DVR) and I had high hopes for a permanent reunion in season 2 but we all know why we won’t be getting that.
The short-lived Real O’Neals was another one of my binges over these last few months. I kind of want to be an O’Neal. What can I say? They are a great family. Sure they are screwed up but who’s family isn’t? If I can’t be part of the family, I would settle for being Kenny’s best friend. Or friends with any of them really.
New Girl came to end and I have to say I was very satisfied. My favorite series finales flash to the future and this one did it in its own way. First the entire season flashed forward and then the finale gave us one glimpse into the future to see the entire gang playing True American with their kids. They are still friends. That’s all we wanted to know, right? Plus we got one more appearance by Tran, another game of True American and Winston’s biggest prank yet. I don’t think anything was missing.
Masterpiece’s Little Women exceeded my expectations. I have long loved the story of the March sisters. I always cry when Beth dies and get uncontrollably mad when Amy burns Jo’s manuscript. Hell, when I was a kid I used to stop watching the 1994 movie right after Laurie proposes to Jo so I could pretend she said yes. I even made my way through the entire novel last year (most of it is quite boring, I wouldn’t recommend). This new version made me see the March sisters in new light. First I felt Jo and Laurie’s relationship was handled much better than I had seen before. Jo repeatedly makes it clear she sees him only as a friend, making it much less heartbreaking when she refuses his proposal. And this version of Amy is a lot less whiny and dare I say almost likable. I didn’t even mind when her and Laurie got together. I know, I was shocked too. 12 year-old me is in shock.
I couldn’t recap the last few months of TV without touching on When Calls the Heart. After five seasons of watching Elizabeth and Jack’s love story they had the audacity to kill him off. The penultimate episode ended with Elizabeth learning of his death. I, like most Hearties waited that week assuming there was some explanation. They certainly wouldn’t kill off Jack. Well there was rude awakening for us all. Season 6 will be interesting and potentially a lot less interesting. I’m gonna need a Lee and Rosemary baby ASAP.
Okay that’s enough. I won’t let it go this long without posting again.