FYI: you should be way proud of me for putting this thing together. I’ve been suffering through forearm/elbow tendonitis for the past few weeks, and I typed this entire post instead of dictating it. My fingers hurt, but I did it. You’re welcome.
I think this may have been the best season of television in 2013. And I watched The Following, Justified, The Americans, and a dozen other incredible shows this year. But The Newsroom managed to cultivate romance, scandal, and a sense of community in a way that I think only Aaron Sorkin can do.
Sloan and Don. That happened. We saw it coming, and it was perfect. Not cheesy, not entirely predictable, but perfectly sweet and exactly the way we could have hoped to see those two get together.
Will and Mack–that happened too. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s about damn time, but that also played out so sweetly and wonderfully that I can’t be mad it took this long.
Genoa. While I don’t believe it could or would happen anywhere else but on an Aaron Sorkin program, they stood together and it looks like they will prevail over the scandal that rocked ACN through nothing more than their dedication to each other and the fact that it really wasn’t entirely their fault!
I’ll admit, season one, though I watched every episode, didn’t have me convinced this was going to be a great show. I love the newsroom atmosphere, and I love watching them put together the stories, but the character plotlines and subplots were predictable and somewhat annoying. Don and Maggie, Jim and Maggie, Jim and Lisa, too many love triangles to count (actually it’s two, but it’s two too many!). This season has me committed. Genoa in and of itself was a brilliant storyline, Maggie’s trip to Africa was a perfect test of her ability to hack it as a hard news person, and each of the characters’ transformations into something so much greater than what they were last season has been incredible to watch.
Don’s no longer a dick. Maggie’s no longer afraid of her own shadow. Jim can grab a bull’s balls. Sloan can not only kick butt, but she can fall in love. And Reese! What a turnaround. I have grown quite fond of Chris Messina of late (though I’m still not gonna watch the Mindy Project), and I’m so glad he got a reprieve instead of remaining the iron fisted heir to the ACN empire.
I just spent way more time on this than I intended, because it really was that wonderful. I will be shocked if it doesn’t make multiple awards lists this season (or next, maybe it finished too late?). It is well-earned all around.
I was a little surprised they managed to renew this for a second season, but I think the way they’re pushing the plot, it’ll be all right.
I’m a little wary of all this “magic” and mythology building up around the dome and some of the people in it. It’s feeling a little contrived at times with the prophecies. But, I can’t say it hasn’t been entertaining. I’m looking forward to seeing Julia, Big Jim, the kids, and of course, Barbie, back next year for round two!
I didn’t know anything about this show before I watched the pilot, other than having read the story and having seen Johnny Depp’s Sleepy Hollow (1999, holy shit, that thing came out a long time ago!! I feel old.). Surprisingly, it wasn’t half-bad.
I really like how they’ve incorporated some mythology into the story. They have to, to take a short story into a full season of hour-long episodes. The Headless Horseman as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Book of Revelations. Well-played, writers, well-played.
It did recall season 6 of Dexter in which Colin Hanks got a little high and mighty (pun definitely intended) on his Book of Revelations “tableaux”. (Yes, that is the right spelling. It’s French. Look it up!) Hanks even did a Four Horsemen tableau. But this has a different vibe, obviously because it incorporates time travel, witchcraft, and Biblical mythology into the plot.
I won’t summarize too much other than to say Ichabod Crane is the same dude, time-traveled to the 21st century by some witchcraft, along with the horseman. But now he’s accused of being crazy and has to contend with local law enforcement. Even with all our science and forensics, when you start talking mythology and witchcraft, scientific reasoning goes right out the window.
I also get a Mulder/Scully vibe from Abby Mills (the lieutenant) and Ichabod Crane, which is a nice throwback for me because I just finally (literally last week) finished season 9 of The X Files. It made me horribly sad, but incredibly accomplished at the same time. So, as far as Sleepy Hollow is concerned, I’m totally up for the believer and the skeptic back-and-forth banter.
There were some good elements to it, but it’s not quite enough to get me excited for episode 2. Curious, but not excited. Seeing as CBS debuts its new Monday night eps next week, I think I’m only going to end up seeing half of Hollow anyway, and because Fox sucks with their online playback, I may not be able to catch up. I’m really broken up about that, can you tell?
Fox is the only network debuting this week, which is good and bad. Good, because I can vet some of these new shows before I have to feel shitty about a time conflict, but bad because the summer programming hasn’t finished wrapping up yet!
I believe the season finales of Suits and The Bridge air this week, and depending on how good they are, I’ll determine whether I want to recap them or not. I plan to recap the new Fox Tuesday, which includes Seth Green’s new show Dads, Andy Samberg’s new show Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl, but it may not happen right away. I’m fringing it up in Boulder this weekend reviewing some of those performances, so it may cut into my TV reviewing time.
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