What I’ve been watching…

So I finished episode 10 of House of Cards last night.  This was the episode where the Underwoods received the dual nomination at the convention.  Now, I love this show, but this is preposterous on so many levels.  One could say the show has now jumped the shark.    I’ve been loving Claire’s rise throughout the series to become a true partner with her husband in their political schemes.  However, this is too much.  I’m willing to suspend my disbelief for the enjoyment of a show (Homeland I’m looking at you) but this puts me over the edge.  It’s totally unbelievable that a person with absolutely no political experience would be considered for VP.  The show gave us no explanation for this monumental ascension.  I have three episodes left which I’ll certainly watch but at this point, I’m skeptical.

I do hope the Underwoods get their comeuppance and that’s where this is all leading.  I’m suspicious of Tom the writer bedding Claire and I think he’s on the Conways’ payroll.  I’m hoping that will torpedo this whole Underwood campaign, though it seems that nothing stops them.  The show itself is a marvel and I love the cinematography.  Doug Stamper is still my favorite followed by Remy.  It looks like poor Remy is going to become entangled in the Underwood web yet again.

I’ll check back in once I finish the season.  Hope to do so this weekend so I can get to Bosch!

I don’t usually write about Shameless but I’m compelled to this week.  I think this season has been the funniest so far.  The scene this week where Frank went into the barber shop and came out with cornrows, with the rap music in the background, tore me up.  I detest William H. Macy’s character in this show but he is on fire this season.

As for Billions, I’m still not into Giamatti’s overacting and refuse to believe that anyone that unattractive could land Maggie Siff.  Claire Underwood as VP is more believable!  He looks like a stuck pig (yes I am superficial).  I was skeptical about Damien Lewis playing the hedge fund guy but he is terrific.  I loved the punch out and his “Worth it!”, especially when someone memed it on youtube.  I also couldn’t believe that the jackass father would drink and then get behind the wheel with a bunch of kids in the car.  Do people really do that in society?  Call me naive.

Better Call Saul is really great this season.  I love the Mike Ermentraut storyline.  I was wrong though, because I thought Nacho wanted him to get rid of someone higher up the food chain, i.e. Gus Fring.  I suspect that’s to come, if they can get Giancarlo Esposito back (shhh, that’s my birthday wish).

I’ve been listening to the official podcast after each episode, which is pretty cool.  Apparently, Mike was almost not a character in Breaking Bad.  Bob Odenkirk was unavailable for a scene in season two so they introduced Mike instead.  He was so well-received that the producers decided to keep him on.  Glad they did!

I have to give a mention to Hap and Leonard, my new favorite show.  I will say I only started watching it because Michael Kenneth Williams is in it.  The chemistry between all of the characters is a lot of fun and Michael is great in this role.  Apparently, the show is based on a book series.  There are only three episodes left of this season so we’ll see what happens.

That’s all for now.  Thanks for reading.

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What I’ve been watching…

What I’m watching

So I’m now working on season two of “The Knick”.  Shout out to my co-worker who recommended it.  I was hesitant to watch because of the creepy medical stuff but it’s a great show.  Clive Owen plays the Jon Hamm character and I loathe him almost as much as I loathed Don Draper.

The show is set in 1900 and it’s an interesting overview of the times from the perspectives of progress, race, gender, etc.  My favorite characters are Algernon, Sister Harriet, and Lucy.  My favorite storyline so far was the woman with syphilis and how they dealt with her disfigurement.  I’ll report back once I finish season two.

We have to talk about Billions.  Just loving this show as a guilty pleasure.  Damien Lewis is great as is Maggie Siff.  I also love the father of the US Attorney.  Paul Giamatti is overacting his role and I wish he would tone it down.  He’s too short and fat to be jumping around and carrying on in order to command respect.  It comes off as ridiculous.  I think this season is only ten episodes but it’s been renewed for a second season already.

I loved the Metallica episode last week.  I knew when Axe was telling his friend about letting go of loser stocks he meant letting go of loser friends, which is exactly what he did. I would never want to be that rich because then you never truly know who has your best interests in mind.  I’d be happy with $10 million!

I was so glad to hear that Marcus Lemonis of “The Profit” is doing well with that show and will be on a new show called “The Partner”.  He has a nice demeanor and he conducts business in a way that everyone could benefit from watching.

What I’m watching