Saturday, March 18, 2017

March 18th's Weekly TV Thoughts

I can't remember the last time I had a season finale in March, and I had two of them this week.  At least I will have an easier next few weeks with two shows off the air.  I'll definitely be ready for them to be back in September.

(Now that I think about it, the last time I had a show end early was the final season of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.  That's been well over a decade.)

Once Upon a Time – I did not see that ending coming.  Just as Hook has finally won David over, his past comes back to bite him, literally.  He has changed.  David saw it for himself.  Yet that’s going to get in the way of things for sure.  Other thoughts – when did we get Dr. Hopper back?  Last we knew, the Evil Queen had turned him into a cricket again.  Did you catch the candlestick and the clock in Rumplestiltskin’s home?  And that scene where Hook talked David out of killing the king was so powerful and so well done.

24: Legacy – I still can’t quite see where they will go from here.  Like everyone else, I think our main characters are on a suicide mission.  And one marriage is about to get very messy.  Tony hasn’t done much – yet.  I don’t think they’d bring him back for anything less than a game changer.  And we are in the second half of the season and have yet to skip any hours.  I wonder if that will change at all.

The Flash – Jay is stuck in the speed force.  Yikes!  I hope they get him out of it soon.  Of course, I knew they’d get Wally out of there somehow.  And I knew Jessie couldn’t stay forever.  The cast is already about as large as it can get.  But Barry and Iris break up?  How does that make sense?  The writers didn’t quite sell me on that one.

Legions of Tomorrow – A night of characters sacrificing themselves.  Plenty of fun with this riff of Apollo 13 before that happened, however.  Now that we have one part of the spear, what will happen next?  That’s what I want to know.  And the outtake/extended take of Victor Garbor singing instead of a teaser for next week, too.  I’m so glad he’s going to be in next week’s Flash musical episode.

This is Us – Really?  That’s the season finale?  We hardly got anything on the kids as adults, it was all about Jack and Rebecca meeting and their big fight.  It felt like a letdown in so many ways, especially since it was all in the past.  A separation and cooling down period, I get.  I hope they don’t break them up but show us how they work through their differences.  And Jack as thief?  Sorry, I don’t like that either.  Easily, my least favorite episode of the season.  Hope this isn’t a foretaste of things to come next season.

Arrow – I thought they might play around with us knowing Chase was the villain for a couple of weeks before Oliver found out, but I was definitely wrong about that.  The conversations they were having with each other were fantastic, too, as they were flitting around the truth out in the open.  What is Oliver planning to do with his ultimatum on the Green Arrow turning himself in?  Not that he can right now since he’s been captured.  I must say, I did not see that coming.

Lethal Weapon – I was expecting that episode to pack a punch, and boy did it ever.  Definitely took that storyline and went in their own direction with it.  So many great moments and so many great performances.  I’m glad to know it is coming back next season because I have to know what happens next.

Survivor – Poor Caleb, out on day 9 both times.  He seemed to have a good attitude about it during his exit video, however.  This isn’t the first time they’ve gone from two tribes to three, but doing it this early is certainly unexpected.  It seems like the tribes are pretty lopsided, which means the votes won’t be super exiting next week either.  And then the fireworks can start.

Designated Survivor – Luke?  No!!!  I’m not surprised, but I’m still pretty upset by it.  And the VP dead as well?  I did not see that one coming at all.  How do we go forward from here?  And the First Lady is not going to be happy about being sidelined like this.  She’ll understand eventually, I’m sure, but this is going to make for some good drama as the season goes along.

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