Thanks for the review. I am surprised that just when I think I can't detest Virginia and Bill anymore, they manage to take it even farther the next week. The only good thing about last night, and I also don't condone cheating, was that while poor little insecure, impotent, Bill, was weeping in Virginias arms, Libby was truly in a brief moment of sexual bliss. I also don't think she was seeking revenge against Bill, but I believe she's aware of the love affair. The smug, totally disrespectful way Virginia treated Libby, during the matching uniforms scene, was terrible. I still believe that Virginia, is just as self centered, as Bill. Now Virginia is suffering because her ex has pointed out that she's neglected her children and their step mom, is taking over. I say ,good for her ! The only thing that could have made it even better, is if her ex had said something to Libby about her husband sleeping with Virginia. The step mom's zingers were great. Loved it when she told the kids, that this was a very special time, when they can sit down with their mother for a rare dinner together, as she served them on paper plates. So at a time when Virginia is hurting with the possibility of losing her children, what's her priority? Babysitting Bill. I am not sure how it played out historical, but I laughed when the attorney told Virginia, to be careful not to open a can of worms, because it's kinda to late. Hopefully the ex filed for custody of the children based on the fact that their mother is having an affair with a married man, and the fact that she's on tv talking about sexual things that would surely impact her children in public. This is the sixties.
An hour of soft porn. Not my cup of tea.
It definitely was a dark season opener. The only bright spot was Eli's daughter...she was hysterical! Interesting to see if the writers can re-create a "Will" to fill an acting void. "WHAT" was he thinking?! Maybe, like "Dallas" he'll return and it was only a dream!
I can't wait for season 7 to begin. I wasn't happy with the finale but I can see that it was the set up for something big and I'm willing to wait a few episodes to get to the romantic wedding Rick and Kate deserve, especially since insiders say it will happen before the winter hiatus. What I don't understand are all of the people who log on here just to complain or say they're not watching. Then don't watch! Go watch something else and leave the actual fans here to have their fun. Why stick around just to bring down people who actually enjoy the show and plan to watch it?
I don't like political shows and CBS seems to be stuck in a rut with it's programming.
CBS is a bit stuck in a rut with their programming, but it's worked so well for them in the past. Until it affects their bottom-line, they will keep pumping similar shows.
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Barry Daviet So let me get this straight. Through 10 episodes, we are to believe that Grace having an affair was the way to solve her marital problems. That having an affair was not the way for Mallory to solve hers. That Mallorie's husband, a college professor, who more than likely gets hit on daily by students, moves out his house and now wants to kill the man who she paid to have sex with. Rational?? And all this started because Mallory was riddled with guilt and tried to do the right thing by her husband Guess killing Mallory is next. Why no character development here? Grace & Neil now agree to seek help, even though neither has fessed up, they show up at the therapist office, but leave because they now have an understanding and they are off on a family vacation, without Anika, so they can bond. That vision of Grace pinned against the wall in the throes of ecstasy has haunted Neil for 6 months and he still has not confronted her. They are now off to Milan together to start Grace's new life, the life Neil and Anika deprived her of, and all is well. Say What? Anika is buying cars, signing contracts, banging on the pill and mom and dad don't have a clue. And I should be happy with Sean Jablonski for writing such a bulls**t ending to a series that I hoped had so much promise 10 weeks ago. Would I risk it all to save it....HELL NO!!! The above was my Facebook post from yesterday and to save time I copied to give you some background as to where my head is after the final episode so I can join the discussion. Bushi 101, #1, I think I would confront both and direct to my wife WTF. The truth is, I really do not know how I would handle, although my gut would be busted & I don't think i would be violent. A whole range of emiotions, rage, anger, betrayal, fear, trust, hate & jeaosley would race through my mind and the question I would ask myself first is WHY? I feel in hindsight, this is what was missed in Season 1. We saw grace tortured at the end of E8 through the fimale, but why not earlier. She had no remorse or feeling until then and the writers placed her in a rightious position. What Neil did was wrong, but, the writers left him to carry the burden for her affair, even though were fully resposable. The fact that the writers make nothing plausable makes thigs worse. Simon, the millionare who stores priceless art in a mini storage is an example. i have my Showtime subscription in for the start of The Affair on Oct 11.
Simon didn't steal. It looks like an inheritance and he comes for a wealthy family.
Neil didn't know about the affair for six months. I'd say we saw weeks worth of their lives. Grace had an affair for six months. Two different scenarios. There were only 10 episodes. That's a really small season. Look at Revenge. Emily has been killing for seasons now. No, it's not realistic or rational. It's entertainment. If Neil just confronted Grace and they went to therapy, the show wouldn't prod discussion like this one does. Look at it as the conversation starter it is. Look at the number of men who are partaking in a discussion about love and marriage. Kudos right there to Sean Jablonski for making that happen. This ain't no Once Upon a Time, you know? Keep digging!
I agree completely. I watch this show because it makes me think. I watch other shows for the purpose of not thinking.
it's not realistic or rational. It's entertainment. Why can't it be realistic, rational, and entertaining? I am not saying it has to follow some norm. Outliers are what make a show interesting.
If they follow the books, there is an explanation for the way the Master looks. And he will look better later on.
That's what I've been telling folks, but they were expecting him to be scarier right off the bat. You only get one shot to make a first impression right?
He's as scary as anything else I've seen in a vampire show/movie.
I have always liked Barbara Hall's writing, but it seems a bit light for the subject matter of this series. If it wants to survive, this show needs Aaron Sorkin or his ilk. This show has the potential to be the next West Wing, but not if the pilot is the yardstick for the future.The humour was forced, the political manoeuvrings were next to non existent (and we know that's not how things really get done), and there was no meaningful relationships shown or forged.With todays TV show competition, this series needs to go hard or go home. They have the potential in their hand, let us hope they use it.
My thoughts exactly, Alihan. It's needs to pick up the pace, make the dialogue wittier and definitely show more political maneuvering, especially the back-stabbing/frenemy type relationships - that's what is going to make or break this show. The "villain" needs to be more layered and not so one-note, especially when they are regulars on the show. CBS has been promoting the heck out of this show, so they clearly want it to be a hit. But as you said, these days, you don't have much time to prove yourself. I did think the ending was the strongest scene. The dinner was done well and the intrigue of what happened to her colleague and her predecessor has potential. They have great potential but need to step up the writing quickly. The actors can handle it and so can we.
With all due respect, there will never be anything like West Wing unless Aaron Sorkin makes it so. He's that good and that unique. I did enjoy the show though and thought of it as a mashup of the ill fated Gena Davis President Show and Scandal...
I really, really, really, really, really, really like this show! I am praying for a Season 2. The chemistry between Roy and Jamie is off the charts! That ending scene was INCREDIBLE!
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