Disappointed is an apt description for what I felt immediately after having watched the season 7 opener of one of my absolutely favourite on-going shows.
After a six episode appetizer in season one, Fear the Walking Dead returned in 2016 with 15 episodes to its sophomore season. 15 episodes to familiarize us with the characters, 15 episodes to build allegiances, and 15 episodes to turn the patchwork Manawa-Clark family into a zombie-fighting, apocalypse-surviving unit.
I never needed reminding, but one scene in the second episode of Transparent’s third season managed to highlight my love of TV and reimburse my belief in this wonderful medium’s emotionally resonant storytelling abilities. It may sound lofty and overblown to credit one simple scene with such power and influence but it is nonetheless an honest account of my reaction to watching it.
3 things you should be watching and listening to…
Below are three things you should consider joining me in watching and listening to this week:
Confession: I love Lost. Not just the first few seasons, I love Lost seasons one through six. I love the series finale, feel no resentment towards the ending we were given, and felt thoroughly satisfied when I first experienced those emotional character reunions, that comprise the final chapter of this ambitious, crazy, innovative series.
Three episodes into the second season of Fear the Walking Dead and it’s beginning to get really good. It took a little time finding its feet and taking that illusive leap from ‘okay’ to ‘excitement-inducing good’, but with its latest episode (2×03 “Ouroboros”) Feartwd managed to do so for me.
The month of April has commenced and so it is time to look ahead to the blooming TV landscape that will soon be readily available, alongside the sprouting flowers and green-leaved trees outside. Have no doubt, that I will be celebrating the coming of spring and its warmer days by staying indoors and getting reacquainted…