Picks and Pans (Continued)
This show works best when it moves quickly through story and keeps the action going. That way you don’t have to think so much about the silly plotting and bad acting.
Unfortunately, this past week there was a lot of time to think about it with scene after scene of exposition and very little plot movement, building to the point of the episode which was Clary remembering where the Mortal Cup was. Though, to be fair, some story points did move forward that I actually found intriguing.
Simon’s fears about turning into a vampire is one of the stories I really care about, but I hope that isn’t happening to him or it’s something that can be reversed.
One thing I like about Simon is that he’s a human amid all the warlocks and demon hunters and werewolves. I think a show like this needs a normal, non-magical character to act as sort of a Greek chorus to the crazy surroundings as well as to ground things.
I also found the twist about Alec having to get married to create a treaty between the two factions of this magical world to be interesting and obviously a conflict between Magnus and Alec. I also, to my surprise saw a bit of chemistry between Alec and Magnus in the scene they had.
But I’m not sure if I quite buy their ‘fascination’ with each other given that they’ve had maybe one scene and minimal conversation. I guess I shouldn’t complain about one of the show’s main threads being a gay romance. I just want it to be better written.
Will we be hearing anymore from Lee, I wonder? I guess, given that personally and professionally, Dom is free of any wrongdoing, that’s the end of this story arc.
But I wouldn’t complain if I could see Lee’s pretty face again. I do wonder what the point of Lee filing a complaint against Dom was though. Did he want money, was it for revenge? I’d like to know.
I see the show did explain why Dom was taken into custody at the end of the previous episode, the cops wanted to know if Dom used reasonable force in subduing Lee.
Once again we see the difference between how the law works in the UK compared to the US. They wouldn’t even ask such questions in this country, even if Dom had killed Lee.
I hope that Dom gets a new boyfriend soon. Someone cute, but less homicidal would be nice.
As I said before, I’m enjoying this show. It’s an entertaining cop thriller. But as the story goes on and as we see in this episode Woz commits yet another horrible crime, I just don’t see how it can go on much longer without Woz getting caught, Harlee getting exposed or the show just becoming implausible with ridiculous plot twists to keep the story going.
For now though I’m going to keep watching. The acting, especially by Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta has been outstanding. Too bad about Sap getting killed though. He was the cutest guy on the show.
I don’t often pay attention to the other stories on this show, mostly because I have so many other shows to watch I just don’t have the time. But I did catch a few of the scenes revolving around Stef and Lena dealing with Stef’s cancer diagnosis and they beautifully done.
Lena’s unwavering support of Stef as she faced a double mastectomy was lovely and the show ending (sort of) on them making love was so sweet. It just makes me wish there were most shows centering on same sex couples and their families and friends. It can be done and given the popularity of this show people will watch. Kudos.
As for what’s going on with Jude, I guess that there won’t be any romance with Jack and that’s okay, but I was kinda hoping the show would go there, even if the shippers would freak out. Actually, that would be a plus. LOL…
I’m still interested in Jack’s story though. I feel sorry for the poor kid. Him talking about how he was weird that’s why no one wanted him just broke my heart. I need for him to get a happy ending. Please?
What’s with that shady chick working with Callie? I don’t get her. Hopefully Callie will pick up on whatever she’s up to before it’s too late.
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