Flaky American television scheduling meant that there was no Black-ish, Empire, Modern Family, or Pitch this week but there was still plenty to watch. Obviously I am going to get to what the best thing that aired this week was but before that, let’s look at the honourable mentions.
- Gotham – for the most homoerotic episode in their history that still has me questioning whether it was intentional or not.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D – for really taking advantage of the later time slot and creating some epic fight sequences with Ghostrider.
- Legends of Tomorrow – for trying with the CGI. It didn’t work but you tried.
- Arrow – for bringing Diggle back: the show needs him.
- How To Get Away With Murder – for a drunk Annalise and a Southern Michaela because who says murder can’t be funny?
- Westworld – for making me appreciate the fact that I never experienced the Wild West.
Show Of The Week: Atlanta
Atlanta is a part of a new school of comedy that doesn’t try too hard to be funny. It deals with serious issues and can be intense at times but this was one of their lighter episodes.
As somebody who hates night clubs this episode spoke to me on a spiritual level and was full of plenty of laughs. I missed Donald Glover over the last few episodes and it was nice to have his character back in the mix but the way that this show floats around the different characters means that they have all been given the chance to develop and they can all hold their own story lines.
In this episode alone they dealt with prejudice, money, gender dynamics and violence. It was hilarious.
This Week’s Worst: No Tomorrow
As this is a brand new show, I have given it three weeks to pick up but unfortunately it hasn’t done that.
The CW is usually very good at new content: shows like Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend have unusual subjects and very strange structures but they work really well. I thought that this might be another one of those instances but it is not.
The premise of the show is that one man has discovered that the end of the world is coming soon and he decides to live like there’s “no tomorrow”. A woman with a crush on him learns about his idea and joins him in it although she doesn’t believe that the world is ending. Together they go through their bucket lists and check off things that they want to do before the world ends.
It’s an interesting premise but the actual show has zero direction. It is literally just these (typically attractive) people doing random things and making out a lot. There are some subplots but they aren’t nearly compelling enough to make the show worthwhile.
I can’t imagine that there’s any season arc past the world not actually ending but maybe they’ll surprise us all and their world will end. Because the show gets cancelled…
What did you watch this week? Have you started any new shows? Are you a No Tomorrow fan? Let me know in the comments.