It is “What did you watch?” Your chance to recommend everything you saw this week to other TMINE readers
I haven’t watched much TV this week I’m afraid. New shows have come in, but honestly, I didn’t like them. Except maybe Schwenkbar (US: Fox), but that was only last night, so I didn’t have time to check it out.
I’ve seen the latest episodes of The Book of Bobba Fett and Kobra Kai . The former (episode two) shows us that there will be a double narrative in these episodes (probably half of those words misspelled Star Wars fans) in the past, while in today’s narrative he tries to build his new criminal empire and to succeed Jabba the Hut as the new “daimyo”. It was nice. Quite fun to look at, but nothing special, especially since two stories only seem to have half the effect.
There has been more of that in Bobba Fett and Kobra Kai since we’re only on episode six or seven. Lovely Wife is not enjoying this season at all after loving the previous seasons, so she told me that I can watch the rest of it by myself “if I want”. But I don’t really want to, so maybe I’ll wait for it to finish. I get their point: there’s a lot more meanness and bullying this season compared to previous seasons, which makes them a little less fun to watch. But we will see.
But that’s it. So here’s what I could have seen if I wanted to and why I wouldn’t have bothered.
When the smart Cambodian doctor Thony De La Rosa comes to the USA for medical treatment to save her sick son, she soon realizes that her path will not be as easy as she had hoped it would be. When the system quickly abandons her and lets her go into hiding, she decides not to precipitate and marginalize herself and becomes the organized crime cleaner. With her cunning and intelligence, Thony finds her own way in the criminal underworld and does everything to survive.
Why I didn’t see it
Well, it’s a crime series that is no longer my thing. It’s also a remake of Argentina’s La Chica Que Limpia . I guess if I wanted to see this show I would see the original on All 4 (or I would if it was still on Walter Presents).
More importantly, it plays my least favorite actress in the whole wide world: Elodie Yung. I got up against them during Daredevil (season two). I really didn’t like her in The Killer’s Bodyguard . I’m not entirely sure it’s a rational dislike, but it is.
Good Sam (USA: CBS)
Dr. Sam Griffith stands out in her new leadership role as Chief Surgeon after her renowned boss fell into a coma. When her former boss wakes up months later and demands that he resume his duties, Sam is tasked with overseeing the selfish surgeon who has never recognized her outstanding talent. Complicating matters further is the fact that the vicious and arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith also happens to be her father. As Griff defies Sam’s authority and questions their medical expertise, the big question arises whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their own relationships as expertly as they heal their patients’ hearts.
Why I didn’t see it
It’s a medical drama from CBS. And a family drama too. Sure Jason Isaacs, but life is too short to see CBS family medical dramas.
Women of Movement (USA: ABC)
In 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley’s son, Emmett Till, was viciously murdered in Jim Crow South. Your fight to ensure that he is not forgotten and to get justice for him would ultimately help bring about the civil rights movement.
Why I didn’t see it
This is, to be fair, the show I came closest to. At least it would be good to see Ray Fisher in something, given all that has been going on behind the scenes in the Justice League . But it’s about an interesting subject that I don’t know much about, and it’s also about something important that is likely to be done with a reasonable level of respect for its subject and audience.
But it’s a miniseries and I’m against it in general. It’s also Very Important, rather than fun, and I’d rather be watching something funny right now – and Very Important shows are also more likely to rely on their own meaning to entice viewers rather than things like tight plots, believable dialogue, or compelling Characterizations.
Damn it, maybe I’ll make up for that as a boxing set. Or convince the TMINE film critic to review some television for a change, as it is likely right on her street.
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