Welcome to another Sunday of talking about the shows & movies 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
Lizzie: Iris West-Allen, on The Flash, with Candice Patton getting to wear her beautiful natural hair for the first time ever (do you realize how many seasons this show has? 6!). It seems like a small thing, but it isn’t. It was an acceptance of who Iris (and Candice) really are, and that means a lot. Beauty shouldn’t be held to white standards.
Mimi: Bess, on Nancy Drew. Georgia was possessed this week by a ghost who didn’t know she was dead and she was pissed off at Georgia for having an affair with her husband, but that’s a side story. The real story is when Bess steps up not Nancy and she helps rid Georgia of both the ghost haunting her soul and Georgia’s regret and guilt over her past transgressions. I love Bess, she is a lesbian and she is figuring out who she is and where she fits in, since her move to Horseshoe Bay. Does Bess karate chop people? Nope, but she doesn’t need to, you can still be badass and not like stab anyone or beat the shit out of someone. #allherosdontwearcapes
Shelby: Lizzie Saltzman on Legacies fought off a demon that was trying to possess her. Lizzie always doubts herself and how strong she really is, so that makes this moment all the more moving. Not only was Lizzie strong enough to survive the demon’s possession, but she also retained her memories, unlike the other survivors. Jenny Boyd’s performance in this specific scene is a standout. Seriously, even if you don’t watch Legacies, watch this scene. It may be that last bit of convincing you need to give this amazing show a chance.
OTP of the Week
Mimi: Helen and Max a.k.a. #sharpwin on, New Amsterdam, NBC. Now that Max’s wife is dead, tragically sure, but nonetheless out of the picture, these two can finally be together in real life instead of in my dreams. I love them, and their chemistry and Helen was there for Max this week when he didn’t want to let anyone in, and seek comfort for his grief. All his friends wanted to do was help with baby Luna or clean his house for him, but Max was having none of it. Guess what? Helen showed up anyway, with all of his friends in tow and that is what he really needed in that moment. Max needed someone to show up for him and be the anchor, Helen is his anchor and she proved it this week.
Gillian: Stumptown is going to be one of those shows where I ship Dex with everyone but God, she and Miles were super cute this week. I think that she tried to bring him into her world by attending a punk show (which was headlined by her ex-girlfriend) and then, the bowling date he planned for her was adorable. Dex has a lot to work through but Miles is definitely the more stable option at the moment and I’m here for it.
Lizzie: Even on weeks when they don’t even get that much focus or heart-to-heart scenes, Densi is always my OTP of the week. Sometimes, especially in the weeks where they don’t get the focus, because they, and NCIS: Los Angeles, continue to prove that it’s possible to write healthy couples working together. GASP. Who knew?
Moment That Made You Collapse Into a Puddle of FEELS
Jasmine: On This Is Us, when young Randall recited the Langston Hughes poem “I Too” to Jack. That was Randall’s way of sharing with his dad a piece of what the black experience is. It was an emotional moment because Randall was able to share something that meant alot to him with Jack. It also let Jack see how important it was to Randall to connect with his black history.
Mimi: When they released the extended trailer for Abigail’s Spencer’s new show Reprisal on Hulu. Oh how I have missed her on my television screen everyweek and when the trailer dropped I squealed with delight, fervor, and tumultuous anticipation of its premiere.
Zosia: In last week’s episode of 9-1-1, we finally got Athena’s (Angela Bassett) backstory and let me tell you – it wasn’t a walk on the clouds. As a young cadet, Athena lost her fiance, who got shot in a convenience store. The killer was never found. In “Athena Begins” her coworker finds a gun, which was used to kill Emmett (Jeff Pierre). The police officer decides to find the murderer, no matter what. The whole episode was very emotional, but what made me tear up was one of the last scenes. Athena finds the killer and makes him pay for what he did – she arrests him. After that, Athena can finally go to Emmett’s mother to bring the news and give her peace of mind. The moment both women hug in the silent understanding – very touching, yet beautiful!
Lizzie: Again, I don’t even truly watch Arrow anymore, but the scene where William comes out to his dad, who tells him he always knew, and that he loves him anyway, that hit me deep. It was such a beautiful scene, heartfelt, sincere, not at all overdone, and it just touched me. I didn’t think this show could still do that.
Quote of the Week
Lyra: “That’s not me anymore, Chuck. I am married to an amazing man. I have two great kids. And I like myself, Chuck. For the first time in a long time…” Becky, Supernatural
Mimi: When Georgia tells Nancy, “If you keep staring at me like that, you’re gonna have to buy me dinner.” Nancy Drew, CW network.
Jasmine: “You’re practically bouncing, should I start playing the Rocky music?” Malcolm, Prodigal Son
WTF Moment of the Week
Lizzie: I feel like every moment with Brent on The Good Place here, and I know it sounds unfair to say it when he was on the cusp of getting better, but it might be my last chance to say it.
Lyra: I still can’t get over how Eleanor and Michael pulled a Bad Place prank on Chidi and Brent to give it one last go at getting more points for the humans. It was genius and brilliant writing by the writers room. Also, nice throw back to the beginning of this show and how far they’ve all come on The Good Place.
Mimi: T.I. going with his daughter to her gynecological appointments and checking her hymen. Just ewwwww, on so many levels. I mean really? He was so serious too! Like his daughter had some type of dowry and he had promised her hand in marriage to a man she had never met. Utter nonsense T.I.
Gillian: Everything Leland is doing on Evil. I love creepy Michael Emerson so much and I’m glad they didn’t drag out the fact that he’s dating Sheryl, Kristen’s mom. However, when Kristen cornered him in the shed and he admitted he was turned on? Ugh, gross.
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