It’s then that she’s told the FBI thinks it’s one of her classmates that has been a terrorist this whole time and they need to figure out, too. And we find out so much more about our main characters.
They’ve set the show up for an interesting season and hopefully future. The commercials and advertising didn’t have me very excited for this one, but the pilot has seriously got me hooked.
While the show has some flaws, overall the writing is pretty solid, and the story good. It has some nice feminist elements, and covers a lot on race and religion.
Quantico airs Sundays at 10pm on ABC.
'Blood & Oil' Review
And of course to open said laundromat, they bought all their laundry machines in their home town, then crash their car and break all their machines. Naturally. They also borrowed all their family’s money to start this dream life of theirs.
So instead Billy needs to do some literal dirty work, for the Briggs company, owned by a family with a son who makes trouble and a rich dad (Don Johnson) who is always disappointed in him.
But don’t worry, Billy doesn’t work there long because he gets fired for trying to diffuse a dangerous situation.
Meanwhile Cody magically gets a job at a pharmacy despite the fact that she never finished school, but it’s convenient since she needs a pregnancy test. And of course she is pregnant, because their situation needed to be more dire.
But within the first 40 minutes they solve all their initial problems.
The show is very overdramatic (and not in the fun way), and they already had 2 car crashes in the first episode, meaning their creative well is already pretty dry.
The story itself was uninteresting and the characters are all self absorbed, so it doesn’t make you actually want to root for any of them. I’m sure it’ll pick up a generous audience, because it panders oh so well to the American dream, but it won’t be winning any awards.
Blood & Oil airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.
'The Muppets' Review
The show itself had a couple funny lines, but overall it fell a bit flat. The plot is actually just The Comedians, the show from earlier this year with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. A mockumentary about the behind-the-scenes of a variety show. So, good job just ripping off something else?
There’s also some pretty blatant sexist undertones, but because it’s under the guise of Miss Piggy (and she’s not real), they don’t matter. Except they do, especially for a show geared towards children, and even if it is just a muppet, there’s no need to repeatedly remind a female character that she’s fat, or have her come across as crazy.
I could see if you enjoy the Muppets in general, or if you have children you may enjoy this show, but it’s simply not for me.
The Muppets airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.