Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows that made us laugh, cry, go awww and, of course, look around and wonder what in the world was happening. If it made us feel things, whether they were good, or bad, then this is where we talk about it. This is where you tell us if you agree. This is where we let it all out.
So, without further ado, here are these week’s picks:
Badass Female Character of the Week
Lyra: The new women that have joined The Walking Dead are badassessssss! Yumiko, Connie, Magda, and Kelly have survived the zombie apocalypse because they’re skilled, patience, quiet, and most importantly, they have each other’s backs. These aren’t just “strong” women. They’re like Michonne. They are “strongly written women.” And that distinction matters when starting the next leg of a show like The Walking Dead.
Lariel: Move over, Beebo. Garima is the new god, er, goddess, of Legends of Tomorrow. I got such a kick out of seeing this statuesque, three-breasted warrior make calamari out of Tagumo in this week’s episode! Even if she was just a figment of Mick Rory’s imagination. This brought me back to the Japanese monster movies of my childhood, and also reminded me of an early favorite – Ultraman.
Naomi: Dr. Claire Browne of The Good Doctor is my choice for bad ass this week. While being iced out of the residency circle, she was taking interviews and still making great patient driven decisions. She continued to stand her ground with Dr. Melendez, and in the end came out on top.
OTP of the Week
Lizzie: This episode of Outlander was built up to showcase how Jamie and Claire are, in so many ways, such a great couple, not just by chance, but because they’ve worked at it, they’ve grown together, they communicate, and they respect each other – and it’s nice to see the show has totally stopped throwing obstacles their way. After 24 years, they’ve earned it.
Kayla: Conic, The Resident. This week’s episode had them as “two ships passing in the night” aka working opposite shifts from each other, and yet they had some really cute moments that highlighted how amazing a couple they are.
Every interaction they had this week made the shipper in me squeal. Nic even gave advice about getting too close their patients to Conrad that he eventually took to heart.
Lariel: DarhkAtom, Legends of Tomorrow. There’s no way you can’t feel a spark between Brandon Routh and Courtney Ford; they are married, after all! But above and beyond that, all last season we were seeing how Ray wanted to try to bring Nora into the light. We saw Nora struggle with the darkness that was her father’s legacy. We got to know and like Nora. And now, as she tries to leave her past behind her, we are right there with Ray, hoping she succeeds. We’re rooting for her, for him, and for them. This is how you do a slow burn, folks. It’s beautiful to watch.
Lyra: The Duchess Margaret and Kevin & Stacey and Edward from The Princess Switch. It wasn’t just cheesy goodness with these two pairs. They actually had chemistry! I know, impossible to think that could actually happen but it did. Also, Vanessa Hudgens worked double to get us on board for two ships. GET. IT. GIRL!
Moment That Made You Collapse Into a Puddle of FEELS
Lariel: When the ICE agents took Miguel’s parents away on Murphy Brown. It was heartbreaking to hear Murphy and her team trying to convince the agents not to do such a thing on Thanksgiving. Phyllis’ promise to take care of Miguel brought tears to my eyes, and Murphy’s closing monologue sealed it for me. This was an episode that should get awards.
And I want to add: After writing my own review, I read someone else’s, expressing doubt that ICE could do such a thing on Thanksgiving. Folks, I’m a journalist on the southern border. Yes, ICE can do such a thing. We’ve seen it. I repeat the hope expressed in my review: That the incoming Congress can do something about our immigration system so families are never separated in this way again.
Lizzie: I totally agree with Lariel. I just recently caught up on Murphy Brown, after watching it on repeat over and over while I was a kid, and this episode, that some will dismiss as propaganda, was a perfect way to highlight a real issue, and it made me emotional AF.
Mimi: You guys! It’s that time of year again.. “Frosted window panes, candles gleaming inside, painted candy canes on the tree.” I watched Holiday in the Heartland this weekend starring Beau Derrick, Shelley Long, and newcomers Sierra McCormick and Brighten Sharbino. The premise is this: two teenage girls whose mother’s both died when they were young meet up on a plane to Guthrie, OK via Stillwater, OK. One is rich, the other poor and they decide to switch places for Christmas vacation, what could go wrong?? Actually nothing does go wrong, it’s perfect, they fall in love with each other’s families and both compete in the Winter Miss Christmas Pagent against each other, both can sing btw. I won’t spoil how it ends, but there is a twist I did not see coming and it was charming and filled with Christmas cheer. I needed it this weekend and it was not too sappy as per the usual holiday movies. Major plus, everyone could act! Also it was shot in Guthrie Oklahoma not too far from my hometown of Tulsa Oklahoma! That was really cool to me. Lots of local shots of Guthrie and the old downtown. I really enjoy this time of year, i love carols, and the food and Christmas movies in abundance! You guys can catch this movie on @hulu and @amazonprime it’s totally worth the 1.5 of your time.
Charles: If you are a Olicity fan, then I would say the moment Felicity says “Oliver’s coming home?” when the team has captured Diaz and Laurel says they will trade him to the feds for Oliver. The wait for Oliver and Felicity on Arrow to get back together has been a long one for fans and it looks like the end of the rainbow is here.
Moment That Gave You Hope
Lyra: The Doctor having a fez delivered to her gave me hope that Doctor Who isn’t going to forget where it came from. Ever since Jodie came around, there’s been talk and people worrying that this “soft reboot” would neglect older fans. This little fez teaser proves that they know, remember, and acknowledge the past while moving forward into new stories and adventures!
Lariel: Ricardo Diaz finally getting arrested! Now, if only the secret experiments in Slabside hadn’t been halted. He’d have made an excellent guinea pig.
Lizzie: Look, I watched The Princess Switch this week and I got all kinds of hope. Hopes of being one day able to ride a horse instinctively, maybe even bake and talk in a British accent!
Quote of the Week
Lariel: “As for me, watching what I did yesterday might have given me a real reason to lose faith in my country. But I refuse to believe that we’ve become so jaded that we feel nothing when we see these human beings experiencing such heartache. There has to be a way to fix this. We can do better. We will do better. I know we can.” – Murphy Brown
Lizzie: Sam: We have to ask ourselves: Are we people who do this? – NCIS: Los Angeles
Charles: “ Whoa, what’s happening to your nose?” – Cecile
“Oh it does that when I smell a mystery.” – Ralph
“Please stop that” – Cecile, The Flash
Mimi: “Just wondering what it would be like to be you.. princess for a day.” Jessie, Christmas in the Heartland
Lyra: “How would you like a warning for insubordination?” – Jarvis
“I’d love one. I could add it to my collection.” – The Doctor, Doctor Who
WTF Moment of the Week
Kayla: The entire plotline between Devon, Priya, and Julian on The Resident. I seriously hate this plotline. Now they are dragging it out until Devon’s wedding day. It just irks me. I’ll say again WTF, writers!! Why? I know I’m not the only fan who hates this plot and many are asking why you went there.
Lariel: What the heck is happening with James on Supergirl? Going to meet privately with extremists who are already known to be prone to violence? Did he take a few too many blows to the head? As excited as I was to hear the program was going to lean more into Kara’s journalism back before the season started, as a journalist I’m not keen on this Hollywood North version of it.
Naomi: This week’s episode of The Flash (save a few choice scenes) was an entire WTF moment for me. I am so sad to say it because I was genuinely excited to see where they would take Caitlin’s story. It turned out to be a total snooze fest. Bad acting, meh story line after all this time- I can’t see how the Killer Frost thing continues to even be a thing at this point.
Lyra: James, what the hell are you doing it and why? Whatever direction Supergirl is taking you, I DON’T LIKE IT or want to see it. And this is coming from someone who has never particularly cared for James or his role on Supergirl. Also, is this the person that’s going to change Lena and make her evil? Don’t buy it. Thank you, next!
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Lyra enjoys loud mouthed, damaged characters, with a penchant for rescuing people and drinking their sorrows away. When she isn’t splurging on Netflix shows she’s not so quietly ranting about Teen Wolf, The Walking Dead, and Supernatural!