Due to a busy week at the day job I was unable to catch up on all the awesome television that was out there this week. I was able to catch up a little last night on a few shows, but still feel like I’m awfully behind. I still haven’t watched Doctor Who, but maybe tonight. Without further ado, here we go.
(1) Last Resort – I’m slowly falling for this show. When I listed what was premiering in September I mentioned that I wasn’t “convinced it has the cast or potential to last more than a season.” Unfortunately I still feel it won’t last past this season, but I could be wrong and a small part of me hopes I am.
In the pilot episode, “Captain” the USS Colorado comes under friendly fire after refusing an order to fire upon Pakistan. When Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) is relieved of duty the XO Sam Kendall (Scott Speedman) is put in charge. Kendall requests the same as the Captain, send the order through the proper channels. There is a brief moment where everything seems like it will work out when the USS Illinois fires upon the submarine. The Colorado is heavily damaged and seeks haven in a small exotic island. Captain Chaplain makes his intentions known that no one is to advance upon their island. He even sends a missile that hits 200 miles outside of Washington DC.
Episode 2, “Blue on Blue,” the crew of the Colorado are certain that the United States has sent their Delta force to finish the job when a plane violates the 200 mile perimeter around the island that Captain Chaplain has instituted. The crew prepare to fight back and send a welcoming party out to “greet” the Deltas. When the Deltas start to advance Kendall decides at the last minute to try to talk to them. Its then that Captain Chaplain and his team back at base realize that the advancing Deltas aren’t Deltas at all, but Russian Special Forces. A firefight ensues and the Colorado loses five more crew members. The Russians fall back and everything is good. For now.
The show is fast paced and intriguing, but so far isn’t providing me with enough to fall head over heels for it. I’ll continue to watch and hope that my mind is changed. It has potential. I was wrong back in September. The writers just need to make sure they keep thing intriguing.
Last Resort airs on Thursdays at 8/7C on ABC.
(2) Once Upon a Time – At the end of Season 1 magic the spell was broken, but the story characters didn’t return to their home. The only thing that changed was they remembered and magic returned. In the first episode of Season 2, “Broken,” the characters remember who they are and magic has befallen Storybrooke, but it’s different in our world and the Evil Queen Regina finds she doesn’t know how to use it, which is bad for her. Mr. Gold has sent a rafe (a soul sucking creature) after her. Henry begs Emma to save Regina because after all she is his mother (well step mother) and Emma agrees. This decision throws Emma and her mother Snow White aka Mary Margaret in what’s left of fairytale land where Mulan and Sleeping Beauty find them at the end of the episode.
When Season 1 ended I had lost interest in Once Upon a Time. When it premiered I was ecstatic and fell quickly for the show, but for all intensive purposes it had lost its magic for me by the end (pun intended). “Broken” brought back what was missing at the end of Season 1 and I hope that they can continue with this as I’m interested again and can’t wait to watch tonight’s episode.
Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8/7C on ABC.
(3) Grimm – This episode was awesome for more than one reason. Last episode our Grimmsters Nick sends Monroe undercover into a church of ‘Seelengut’ parishioners with a ‘Blutbad’ as their preacher. Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing, almost literally. As one of the Sleengut is getting it on with the Blutbad. While undercover Monroe learns that the Preacher is killing off church accounts and stealing their money so he and the church’s secretary can run off together. Too bad for him the secretary learns he impregnated another Seelengut. So what does she do? Sends the flock after him and she runs away with the money and the other woman he impregnated. Talk about another crazy Grimm experience.
In this week’s episode “Over my Dead Body” our favorite blutbad in leather (Angelina, Monroe’s ex) is back and out to kill Monroe, sort of. A price has been placed on Monroe’s head because he’s friends with Nick and now Nick, Hank, Monroe, and Angelina must learn who put it there and take them out before they take out Monroe. Outside our inner circle Captain Renard has a visitor from his past, a mysterious blonde, who at the end we found out is responsible for the hit on Monroe. She’s obviously working for the royal family and Renard is no dummy, he knows it. In fact he calls her out. Looking forward to learning what happens to her in future episodes. Back to our inner circle of Grimmsters Monroe comes up with a plan to use a potion to make him appear dead called a ‘dead faint.’ Talk about creepy. It basically kills you. For all intensive purposes you’re dead and if you aren’t brought back in time you are dead…for good. Luckily Angelina is able to bring Monroe back, but it was close. Unfortunately for her Angelina is shot. The episode ends with Monroe burying Angelina. This was heartbreaking. I’m sad they killed Angelina off. I liked her. I didn’t like her interrupting our ‘Monrosalee’ sharing some ‘Monromance.”
What else was awesome about this episode? I was named as ‘Grimmster of the Week.’ This is a new thing that the show is doing. Below is a screen capture of my 5 seconds of fame. To say I was/am excited is an understatement. It’s definitely on my top ten most awesome experiences of my life. If you’d like a chance to be the featured ‘Grimmster of the Week’ head over to NBC Grimm’s Facebook page.
Grimm airs Friday’s at 9/8C on NBC.