We watch a lot of TV, in case all the reviews, interviews, news, and features didn’t give you a clue (wink, wink), so we decided to come together to highlight all those feels of the week that our favorite shows give us. There are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Raquel: I think I’m going to cheat on this one because I have two badass characters. You’ll find out why in my review of The Rookie but, long story short, Kyra and Lucy in The Rookie are my two picks. Kyra was living through hell but she faced manipulation, violence, abuse, and fear to ask for help. And Lucy was there all the time, she was involved, and she saved Kyra’s life in all the ways that one person can save another.
Lizzie: Jane Tennant on NCIS: Hawai’i. The way she took down the kidnappers? And kept on with the case, being one of the few characters on all three hours? And, and …the way SHE WAS IN CHARGE. She’s in charge. A woman! She outranks everyone! I enjoyed it, I’m not gonna lie. But then again, I always enjoy Jane Tennant.
Miah: Gabriela on Fire Country. She jumped off a bridge with zero hesitation to save Bode, dragged him out of the water, and administered CPR. Not to mention she helped Bode aid and carry a civilian several miles while warding off Hypothermia. Not to mention, she lived to tell the tale, and looked fantastic while doing it.
Shana: No surprise here: It’s my girl Olivia Benson on Law & Order: SVU. Her unrelenting empathy, even with a kid who tried to kill her, is the most badass behavior to ever badass. And, for the record, I’d let her punch me in the face and call it empathy. Any. Time. (It totally makes sense if you watched it. Promise.)
OTP of the Week
Raquel: I have to agree with Miah here because Chenford is our shared OTP! Miah really said it all and I’ll just add that I clearly saw the future with Chenford coaching their children. Really, I saw them as parents because the way they complement each other…God, I’m looking forward to the bright future ahead!
Lizzie: We got a double dose of Densi this week, as NCISLA aired both on last Sunday and on Monday, as part of the NCIS Crossover, and that meas there was more to love about them! We also got to see them together, which hasn’t been the case this season as much — parenthood is complicated, what can I say? And though their moments in the NCISLA episode weren’t inherently romantic, more the two of them being partners (and giving off some parental vibes), they did get a cute moment in the crossover episode to check in with each other as things were going crazy. And hey, 14 seasons in, that’s what we want …steady, happy couples work for us too.
Erin: Umm, I am gonna have to go with Gabriela and Bode on Fire Country. These two are everything that I never knew that I needed, but need. The way she literally jumped off a bridge for him and the way he saved her. In Fire Country, they are always saving each other, but the reason that I love them is that they love each other unconditionally and wholeheartedly. They are everything and you should think they same. If you aren’t watching Fire Country, you’re missing out on great television.
Miah: One word: Chenford. This week’s The Rookie gave us all the Chenford feels from Sergeant Friendly coaching little league to their banter in the breakroom. It’s nice to see how well they work, in and out of the station and how they contrast each other and manage to fill in the roles the other needs; if one is support, the other is structure. They are partners in every sense of the word. Also, that moment where Tim passes Lucy cash at the game and Tim is trying to get her to work on her acting skills: top tier comedy and cuteness.
Shana: Can I use a promo for this? Because, guys. That EO bait, whatever it is…Ok then! No words. None.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: It’s a tough question because I didn’t watch much tv this week but Chenford coaching moment put heartfelt eyes on my face and I could only see the way they are endgame, no matter what.
Erin: Watching The Wedding Veil: Expectations. We all know that I am a Hallmark junkie and there is nothing I love more than their movies. But in this movie, when Avery told Peter that she pregnant, I lost it. Loved it
Miah: That moment in Fire Country when Gabriella wakes up and asks first and foremost for Bode, made me lose my mind. Her boyfriend is RIGHT there, but she asked for Bode, and I just- like- sobbing.
Rachel: Yes, we are all still side-eyeing the Golden Globes BUT Ke Huy Quan’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor in film for Everything Everywhere All At Once made me tear up. If you grew up watching his performances as a child, as I did, seeing him get recognition so many years later was heartwarming. His genuine emotion about it (and the fact that Spielberg was there in the room for him to thank!) hit me RIGHT IN THE FEELS.
Shana: Kevin’s moment with his dad in Chicago P.D. There was just so much emotion here, and it’s yet more proof that actors on procedurals, and LaRoyce Hawkins in particular this time around, just never get enough credit.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “You heard her.” – Tim Bradford, The Rookie.
Erin: “Are you asking me how to give a blow job? After you just yelled at me for not being a fit mother?” – Georgia, Ginny & Georgia.
Miah: “Nothing sounds perfect.” – Lucy Chen, The Rookie.
Shana: “Hell, I don’t got the luxury of being angry.” – Kevin Atwater, Chicago P.D.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: I agree with Lizzie on this one. What a rude moment! Why the hell did everyone have around three minutes and the director of Argentina, 1985 had just one? What made they feel so uncomfortable? Was it Spanish or was it the success of a Latinx artist? American society has much to learn about diversity and representation. Speeches are useless if things like this happen and nothing real is done to make a different.
Erin: The kidnapping in the NCIS Crossover. I laughed so hard with that CIA agent being like you will do this, and Sam standing there like biotch please. I couldn’t stop laughing. But I guess comedic relief?
Lizzie: The Golden Globes cutting off the actor from Argentina, 1985 with very loud orquestra music because they were going like …over a minute, when everyone else got to ramble on for 3. And just as he was going to talk in Spanish, too. It was the rudest moment in a ceremony that went out of its way to make sure we knew they “understood” diversity.
Miah: That moment when Angela and Nyla waited to arrest the dad at the baseball game in The Rookie just made me feel… things. Like, this dad showed up to watch his kid, and despite the egregious warrants out against him, Nyla and Angela waited. They felt for the kid and they waited until the kid wouldn’t find out to arrest his father. Like it was a moment that made me so sad, just all around.
Shana: God, there are so many. I think I have to go with that asshole doctor, peeing with the door open while he was supposedly discussing a medical trial with Rowan on the Mayfair Witches premiere…and not washing his hands afterwards. A true WTF — and a major ICK. (Elliot Stabler going undercover and not immediately getting “made” on Organized Crime is a very close second, for the record.)