Good afternoon everyone. Welcome back to the TV Week That Was. Things are starting to pick up again after the slow run around the holiday season. Tonight is the Golden Globes Awards and hopefully so of the favorites will pick up a win.
Last week saw the return to television of The X-Files in a controversial fashion. The show revealed that the real father of William that Scully had had and had been hiding for years was not Mulder, but in actuality, the Smoking Man. Apparently, CSM had drugged Scully and had used “science to impregnate her.” The controversy blew up the internet for quite a bit last week with a lot of anger from the twist. It also seemed that much of, if not all of, the season ten finale was being made into a premonition by Scully and that it did not actually happen. Seems as if Chris Carter was ready to stir things up with what could be the final season of the show.
I completed the second season of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Netflix this week, and it was flippin’ tremendous. In particular, the episodes at the asylum featuring the puppet, Ashy Slashy, were some of the best of the series. This show constantly took risks and placed its characters into situations that were unconventional and ridiculously funny. The glorious Bruce Campbell hammed it up regularly and brought so much life and humanity to a character that could be nothing more than a rotten human being. Ash is truly a hero and the show does a great job showing this. I am very excited for the debut of Ash vs. Evil Dead Season three on Starz starting on February 25th.
Agents of SHIELD was in high gear this past Friday with one of the best episodes of the new season. It feels as if they are preparing to wrap up the future storyline soon as lots of major events happened. We got May vs. the telepath Ben in the Inhuman Fight Club. We get Quake vs. Sinara as the main event. We got several major deaths including Tess, Grill, Ben and, it looked like, Kasius too. A new Inhuman (straight out of the comics) Flint who controls rocks is introduced to the crew. We also got Fitz to propose to Simmons, though she does not hear him… later Jamma pops the question to him instead. This episode was directed by Clark Gregg himself and the show was awesome.
The NFL playoffs have begun with the Tennessee Titans coming from behind and defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 and the Atlanta Falcons defeating the Los Angeles Rams 26-13 on Saturday. The first game on Sunday was Jacksonville Jaguars defeating the Buffalo Bills 10-3. Carolina will be playing New Orleans later tonight in the remaining Wild Card game. Coming up in the AFC next week will be Tennessee at New England Patriots and Jacksonville at Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Runaways penultimate episode of season one aired on Hulu this week and it was excellent. Everything is coming to a head as the Runaways have come together to confront their parents at the site of their parents dangerous plan. When this episode ended, I cried out “no” because I was just not ready for it to be over. I have really enjoyed the slow burn and the character development of this series, but it is time for some Pride vs. Runaways goodness. There was also quite a bit of surprising Runaway romantic action going on as Chase and Gert got busy and had sex while searching a house. Karolina also revealed her feelings to Nico. I am excited to see where this series ends its first season.
Returning is the Match Game with Alec Baldwin. Although I never would have believed it, I have found this version of Match Game to be an extremely entertaining and suitable follow up to the classic with Gene Rayburn. Alec Baldwin is a perfect host and the stars are clearly encouraged to be outrageous. This week, however, one of the contestants got seriously screwed by the judges. One woman answered the question: “ Oprah Winfrey’s so rich, at Thanksgiving she DOESN’T use a gravy boat– she uses a gravy ______.” Clearly the answer should be “yacht” but the contestant says “ship”. Every celebrity wrote “yacht” and the judge gave her credit for it. Not the best judgment ever made on the show. Twitter was outraged.
Have a great week everyone. Happy viewing and enjoy the Golden Globes tonight.