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: Color me shocked, but I’m going to say Bree on Outlander. She was both patient and inquisitive, she pushed Roger, but she never abandoned him, and more importantly, she kept everything together so he could fall apart and put himself back together, which sometimes takes a tremendous deal of strength.
Emily: I’ve been rewatching Kim Possible, and wow. I love both Kim & Monique (her friend voiced by Raven Symone). Kim is obviously a powerhouse, handling school, cheerleading, and saving the world. But Monique is great because she does everything she can to help Kim, her friend. I just like seeing female friendships!
Gillian: FX and Hulu’s new show Mrs. America started this week and while there are some messy feminist moments in the show, I really want to focus on Shirley Chisholm. I know I learned about her somewhat in high school, but seeing how hard she fought to stay on the ballot for president in 1972 when we are STILL having that issue today was both inspiring and infuriating. Truly an incredible woman and I wish I had known more about her before this show.
Jacqueline: Nancy Drew‘s George Fan gets my badass female of the week vote. Her Me Too moment was something I never thought the show would address. I loved how she confronted the man who dated her when she was seventeen and he was old enough to be her father. When he pointed out that she said she fine – she told him she honestly thought she was but she was wrong, she’s not fine. SO REAL. He should have known better and she explained how their “relationship” made it difficult for her to move forward with someone else. BRAVO GEORGE. You Go Girl!! I hope this helps her in the long run.
Jasmine: Rosa for coming in and reviving Max when his heart wouldn’t restart on Roswell, New Mexico. She could have just let him stay dead but she saw how much pain Liz was in and she just couldn’t let her go through that.
Becky: Sticking in the same vein as Jasmine, I’m giving this to Liz Ortecho from Roswell, New Mexico. While developing alien powers and using them to save the man your sister loves is ridiculously cool, there’s definitely something to be said for a very human woman learning how to perform open heart surgery on alien anatomy to save that man that she loves herself. This woman literally, like…refurbished a dead, shriveled up alien heart to save Max, then helped operate on her man. That’s badass.
Jessica: Maddie from 9-1-1. She was amazing this week as the 9-1-1 center was taken hostage. She was smart enough to send a clue to Chimney that something was wrong, and then she helped take down the bad guys. That’s definitely badass in my book.
OTP of the Week
Gillian: I am all in on whatever kind of relationship Ruby and Billy had and are going to have on Run. I’m already living for the banter and how much they seem to complement each other, despite knowing Ruby has someone else.
Lizzie: Look, I’m binge-watching Fringe, and Peter and Olivia are still not even close to a thing at the point I’m at, but I already think they might be the best ship I’ve seen in years, so yes, they win this one.
Lyra: Every week, until the cows come home, will I ship #Amida from Vagrant Queen. They are just so lovely together and every moment that I see them caring for each other is another moment that I’ll cherish! Amae and Elida for the win!
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Lizzie: I’m gonna be honest, I’m STILL thinking about the moment when, after Avery announced she was pregnant, Alex and Elena’s reaction was “I’m going to be a tio/tia.” My found family feels might never recover! And it’s great to see that, jokes aside, this season of One Day at a Time is really embracing Schneider as part of this family.
Gillian: Peter and Simone’s date on Dispatches From Elsewhere could have gone better. But I still liked it because it brought up issues Simone is working on through her transition and not feeling like Peter can support her. It was sad, but realistic. I’m still rooting for them, but it hurt.
Jacqueline: Christopher Lloyd’s guest appearance on NCIS was absolutely heartbreaking, he played a man in his 90s who wanted to be buried on The Arizona. He had been on board the ship when it was struck in the Pearl Harbour attack. His recounting of the attack was as upsetting as it should have been.
Naomi: Outlander’s return of Young Ian to the Fraser family completely broke me down. I know, I know, this episode was about Roger finding his way back home; however Ian finding his way back was just as beautiful.
Jasmine: On Roswell, New Mexico, Liz breaking down in the OR when they couldn’t bring Max back. I felt her pain in that scene and it broke my heart.
Jessica: The ending of Chicago P.D. was so powerful. I got chills as Atwater stood in the middle of the street and showed no fear. He’s definitely one of the good guys.
Quote of the Week
Lyra: “Then let’s handle this one…together.” – Amae to Elida on Vagrant Queen
Jasmine: “We’re early in this battle and you don’t bust out your dragon until you get to King’s Landing and are prepared to sack the Red Keep.”- Tegan referring to herself as Khaleesi while talking to Annalise on How To Get Away With Murder
Becky: “When you are a kid that nobody loves, kindness is a currency, friendship doesn’t mean jack, family just lies and hurts and leaves. I’ve only ever known love to be temporary. So, yeah, I push people away. Every time someone threatens to care about me, I test their love until they have to leave. Connection is conditional. Everybody eventually gives up on the guy who refuses to be rescued.” – Michael Guerin, Roswell, New Mexico
Jessica: “Kids are getting weirder every year.” – the groundskeeper on Outer Banks
WTF Moment of the Week
Gillian: Did I actually miss Riverdale for a while because of its routine WTF-ery? Maybe. But they outdid themselves this week. I was slightly spoiled for the episode because I’m on the west coast which means three-hour delay and I heard that some students serenaded their principal with “Sugar Daddy” from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. OF COURSE, it was Cheryl doing this, and yeah, WTF? I just can’t.
Lizzie: I have not watched Riverdale in ages, but I’m not sure what’s more WTF, the Barchie kiss or the internet’s reaction to it.
Naomi: I love Roswell, New Mexico. I really, really do, but the CGI in the flashback scenes was pretty bad. It worked a little better on some characters than others, but overall it was borderline scary.
Jasmine: OMG Naomi, I couldn’t agree more. The flashback scenes on Roswell, New Mexico were definitely weird. I was distracted especially by young Maxs face in the diner scene. He just didn’t look right to me.
Becky: Yeah, CGI young Max Evans was some serious, “uncanny valley” nightmare fuel…
Jessica: I’ve watched the first three episodes of Outer Banks, and I just don’t know what to think. I also really want to know: were teenage boys always this dumb?
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