Yeah it all felt a little bit too real this week.
Amazing episode. My heart was pounding. And a stark reminder that the lives of millions really are controlled by the greed of a few.
Also I’m stupid and didn’t catch this detail - looks like Jess snitched on Tom to the other station.
Agree. Season 3 felt much bigger.There have been a couple episodes and some moments and sequences of others I’ve really loved, but, overall, this season hasn’t hit for me in the same way past ones have. I wonder if Logan was a bigger magnetic pole than I realized, and without him, the show has meandered dramaturgically. Last night felt very much like a room of British writers depicting an American election, and it wasn’t until the last third of the episode, where the characters were brought to the forefront, when it finally clicked into place and the stakes felt meaningful. The acting may be never better from the siblings, but the material, not all the time but enough of the time for me to notice, isn’t sticking.
I think they will finish strong, it looks like next week we’re bringing everyone together in one room, which should be fantastic (and we still have to get to that shot from the trailers at some point with a riot in the streets and Roman with his arms wide open, so something’s going down), but this hasn’t come close to the highs of season two or the second half of three for me.
Sk yes. People misinterpreting Roman as being sympathetic towards Kerry when he just wanted to find out if Logan had heard his voicemail. Brain worms!I just get my biggest thrill from this show when I can watch these terrible people be as terrible as humanly possible. I can't with some viewers expressing actual sympathy for these characters in earlier episodes... could never be me, and I respect the series all the more for it.
The show rarely if ever goes for super broad comedy but the wasabi/La Croix bit literally had me crying. It was a funny note in a very grim episode.The lighter moments of the episode need a mention.
- everyone, especially Tom, freaking out about the touchscreen malfunctioning.
- the choir master from Love Actually getting wasabi in his eyes due to to Greg faffing about (I was wondering what he was doing) and then Greg trying to resolve it with a HINT of lemon La Croix.
- Greg pretending to take coke.
- Kendall thinking having his ex wife and kids being tailed, without telling them they were being tailed, was a "good parenting" move.
- The old guard keeping their distance from the drama and laughing at it all.
2020? I mean - Trump STILL hasn't conceded. A dangerously anti democratic leader and a compliant network - yes - it's certainly enough to cause a LOT of disruption.The big takeaway question I have is can news networks really just call an election and then everyone believes it even if they're not certain?
Also, as they mentioned on the show, it gives the candidate momentum and credibility. Tr*mp was furious when Fox called Arizona for Biden which is where I imagine a lot of this storyline comes from.The big takeaway question I have is can news networks really just call an election and then everyone believes it even if they're not certain?