Howdy ladies and gents, and after a good few weeks off I would like to welcome you back to What I’m Currently Watching where I give you a tiny update on what TV-based stuff I’m watching and give mini reviews/impressions on them. This is the 19th week and I have to mention that I only watched two shows this week, and I got pretty giddy about Agent Carter so those episode reviews will be a little on the long side. With that out of the way let’s talk about some TV! 😀 Oh and careful for spoilers and bad language below…
Agent Carter (Season 2) “Life of the Party” & “Monsters”
Well fuck me, episode 6 of Agent Carter entitled “Life of the Party” was some damn good stuff with Dottie Underwood on the loose and Whitney Frost becoming all-powerful. This episode was about revealing secrets, uneasy alliances and making tough moral decisions. There was so much to love about this episode and I could talk about it for ages, but since this is a condensed review I’ll try my best to highlight my favourite aspects of the episode. A fair amount of stuff took place in this episode with Wilkes devising a plan to make himself whole again, Peggy requiring Dottie’s helps to obtain Zero Matter from Whitney, Whitney taking over the council and Jack Thompson having to turn against Peggy in order to ensure not only his loyalty to Vernon Masters, but also secure the safety of his career. I also liked how this episode addressed Peggy and Sousa’s subtle/not so subtle feelings for each other because of Violet’s discovery last week, it was clear that there’s still hope for these two and Wilkes can see that he’s now part of a love triangle, oh yeah! Let’s quickly talk about the return of Dottie, oh man I’ve been waiting to see this firecracker return and she was brought back in such a great way because of Peggy’s injury, and it was awesome to see these characters face-to-face with the witty dialogue and knowing how each other works, so when Dottie attempted to escape, Peggy knew beforehand to catch her later on or when Dottie was on infiltration duty she knew how to be crafty and get lost while with Jarvis. I loved Dottie’s interaction with Jarvis and Wilkes and Bridget Regan just kills it with her energy and charm. Oh and Whitney, man she had an important arc in the story this week, I knew Calvin was setting her up before the council meeting, I just didn’t know what he’d do, but after demonstrating her abilities Calvin had men try to choke her out from a distance, but then she literally sucked them up, killed her hubby and half the council members! Shit, she wasn’t playing around anymore and left a few key members around as her new henchmen to assume power as the new leader in town and I loved it SO much, oh and what the hell is Whitney doing with a chained up Dottie in that box!?! MYSTERIOUS!
And then we go from one damn good episode to another. Episode 7 “Monsters“ has to be noted for one key factor; Whitney Frost got to Dottie Underwood! Vernon was playing interrogator and Dottie wasn’t having any of it, she was too tough, but Whitney came in, grabbed Dottie and filled her with Zero Matter and then got her to not only talk, but we saw her break. As witnessed in last season, Dottie’s one of the woman from the Black widow program and she’s tough as nails to a ridiculous degree, but what Whitney did was install fear into Dottie, the look of shock and desperation in Dottie’s face was surprising and incredible. The woman even shed a tear, I didn’t think Dottie was capable of that! Besides that beautiful moment, this episode was filled with a lot of good stuff with Vernon Masters being a crafty bastard, Wilkes finally becoming whole again and Whitney Frost learning about Wilkes’ connection to Zero Matter and eventually stealing him. I once again loved how this episode addressed Peggy’s love life and brought to light that she now has two men chasing after her affections and she didn’t know how to deal with it. Having Peggy and Jarvis going to find Dottie only for their plan to fail and get captured was pretty funny. I also enjoyed the witty banter between Peggy and Dottie as they were escaping, the fact that poor Sousa mysteriously got beat up by masked men, but then got relieved from his position as head of the LA division of the SSR by Vernon or that Whitney’s made plans, asserted her dominance over other people and discovered new things about Zero Matter and Wilkes. That speech she gave about the reason why Wilkes was hired and the tough realities that women and black people faced at that period of time felt not only appropriate but powerful too. Oh and finally poor Ana, she was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time, and while I appreciated her trying to do the right thing by confronting Whitney, the woman got shot and you could see that it broke Jarvis. That final moment with him and Peggy together in the hospital spoke volumes about their friendship and the pain of their current situation.
Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) “Homecoming”
This week’s episode of Rebels was pretty solid, not a great episode but I liked it. It was night to see another episode dedicated to Hera and giving her some development in terms of her aiding her home planet Ryloth and dealing with her father, Cham Syndulla. I’ve always been a fan of family conflicts and it was interesting to learn about Her’s history with her father and Cham’s reasons for doing what he did and why he and Hera had their differences, but ultimately still wanted the same thing; to be heroes and safe people in need. There were a few individual good moments I did enjoy like Kanan adjusting himself before meeting Cham or Her and Cham’s conversation where Hera reverted into her father’s accent or the point when Kanan and Ezra were throwing each other with the Force during the action sequence. I will admit the episode did have a lot of familiar story and character moments when it came to ulterior motives and then having him and Hera make up towards the end of the episode despite years of pain,
Well that’s what I’ve been watching. So have you seen or plan to watch any of these shows? If you have any thoughts be sure to drop a comment below and let me know what TV shows you’re currently watching too. Until next time, laters! 😀