Thursday, October 18, 2012

What I Watched: Arrow, Nashville, & More

Arrow, "Honor Thy Father (EP102)" - This is still reminding me of Revenge. But in a good way! And with more archery! I'm enjoying this show possibly more than I'd expected so far. It is sort of making me want to read some of the source material, because I feel like I'm missing things, but maybe I'm happier not knowing what they're changing? Hm.

Guys With Kids, "Gary's Day Off (EP105)" - I liked the way, rather than continuing to make it a novelty that the fathers were caring for their kids, the show has now gone right to the point of acknowledging stay-at-home dads as the experts and giving a mother who has never spent a full day alone with her children completely understandable anxiety about how to deal with it.

Nashville, "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) (EP102)" - This show is so delightfully twisty and soapy, but also feels very emotionally genuine, which is a great combination. I'm surprised by some of the things I've seen about people not feeling able to connect with the characters; to me, they're all complex but sympathetic in various ways. I think I'm most intrigued by the Rayna/Deacon/Teddy back story.

Call the Midwife, Episode 103 - Would it kill you to have episode titles, British shows? Apparently. I loved Jenny's ongoing real-world education here, and her friendship with the old soldier - and the show's blatant moralizing about that, actually. Chummy is still the best, and the scene with the nun setting up the date was one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time.

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