It’s Valentine’s Day as I write this edition of What’cha Watchin’, and I am currently trying to fill the hole left in my heart by Constantine’s season finale last night with an Outlander marathon from my DVR. Seriously, if NBC doesn’t renew that show, whether it’s on the main network or one of their subsidiaries like SyFy, I’m either going to be weeping and rocking myself in a corner forever or I’m going to slit my wrists, because they cannot leave the Hellblazers hanging with last night’s ending—those last five minutes just killed me! *deep breath* Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system and Jamie and Claire on the screen to distract me further, I’ll try to settle down into this week’s What’cha Watchin’ with a little help from my Geek Girl posse. Valentine’s Day here is also Friendship Day, after all, and I’d be nowhere without them
Even though I’m not watching Walking Dead (Sunday 2/15 at 9/8c on AMC), that doesn’t mean I don’t know what happened. Seriously, I would have had to been in total media blackout and disconnected from my phone entirely, because my Facebook and Twitter feeds were insane, and Nancy and Rosemary were What’s Apping me with angry messages of disbelief. I seriously thought they would be boycotting this week now that Tyreese has been killed off to maintain the quota of two black men, but they’re hanging in. So far.
Last week’s Sleepy Hollow (Monday 2/16 at 9/8c on Fox) featured a holographic Thomas Jefferson and Reavers that made it really hard for me to go to sleep afterwards. With Constantine over for the nonce, Sleepy is my current favorite show to live tweet, largely due to Orlando Jones starting the meme #______Hollow, where we just fill in the blank with whatever adjective that suits the scene. (Current favorites are #CreepyHollow and #BAMFyHollow.) This week is the penultimate episode of the season, and with Henry playing Katrina again, I will probably be letting forth a stream of angry tweets. Join me, you know you want to.
The Flash (Tuesday 2/17 at 8/7c on CW) had me the week before last with glimpses of Dr. Stein (played by one of my favorite actors on earth, Victor Garber), and even though the Nuclear Man has the body of Ronnie, I have to give props to Robbie Amell for doing spot on imitations of Garber when Stein is supposed to be speaking for Firestorm. It’s a tricky balancing act, and Amell has it down. I still want to see more of Victor Garber, though, I’ve loved him since I saw him in Titanic and met him backstage on Broadway after ART in 1998. /end namedropping/Victorite fangirling
Agent Carter (Tuesday 2/17 at 9/8c on ABC) has been playing with a somewhat unique dramatic structure all season that I refer to as the “1776 Structure.” If you’ve never seen the musical 1776, it’s about the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. We all know that the Declaration was signed and that the Americans won the Revolutionary War, but that doesn’t matter as you’re watching it because you’re immersed in the moment and it’s downright nail-biting. The same is true of Agent Carter. We know from the MCU that everything works out relatively fine for Peggy Carter: she helps found S.H.I.E.L.D. a few years after the events going on in the show, and she even gets married and has a family. But knowing that doesn’t stop my blood pressure level from rising when I watch this show and see Peggy in some desperate straits. Two episodes to go before the end of the season, and I’m still on the edge of my seat every week. Let’s see how they pull this one out.
I don’t watch The Blacklist (Thursday 2/19 at 9/8c on NBC) yet, but Frenchie broke it down for me. Basically, Liz and Red’s dysfunctional relationship has more layers than an onion, as Liz is still keeping secrets from Red (she’s not convinced that he doesn’t just want her for The Fulcrum) and Red doesn’t feel like he can tell her the truth about being her father. Also, “shit’s about to go pear-shaped” as the local detectives know about Liz’s involvement with a certain death. And then Frenchie fangirled about Spader for a bit, and she has me totally convinced. I’ll be catching up on this show as soon as my DVR backlog decreases a bit.
Roe has been introducing her middle son to the joy that is Batman ’66. As her description of this brought me nothing but joy, I quote it in it’s entirety: we “have almost the whole first season under our belts. We’ve done the Batusi together, and he understands that Batgirl is amazing because she’s a librarian, and because she shows up to save Batman’s and Robin’s skins.” Parenting, Roe is doin’ it RITE.
Nan has been mainlining Voyager (on Netflix) and getting reacquainted with a favorite captain for the past two weeks. This week she told me “Janeway is my new spirit animal. I want to write a book about her management style. I’ve learned so much!”
With a move in the works, Roe is also marathoning Hoarders (on Netflix) to inspire her packing and tossing. Apparently this is much more common than I thought; I always figured I was the only one who watched that show and got spurred into action, but a highly scientific poll on Facebook has taught me that many other people do this as well.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that Frenchie, Nancy, Rosemary, and I have all been spending copious amounts of time watching the trailer that got released/leaked for Crimson Peak. Because really, why wouldn’t we be spending our free time with Hiddles in Victorian clothing (or out of Victorian clothing, depending on the scene)? It’s out there, my fellow fangirls and fanboys, you just need to be following the right people on Twitter to find it.
And that’s a wrap on the very special Valentine’s Edition of What’cha Watchin’. Very special because I chose all of these pictures just for the fanboys and fangirls out there. Enjoy, and remember: fapping in public will get you arrested. Don’t be that person.