The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly dives right into the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of television each week. Still unsure what this column is about: The Good will focus on the best thing on TV this week, The Bad will explore the worst thing, and The Ugly will vary from week to week, but it’s usually serving up the hottest of hot messes allowed to hit our TV screens.
One of my favorite summer shows on one of my favorite networks returned last night. I am, of course, talking about USA’s Suits. No really, I am. A show as much about lawyers as about men with daddy issues. The recap from AV Club sums up my feelings about this show:
“The ridiculousness of the idea that Mike could just continue working at this high-powered firm indefinitely, rising through the ranks while lying his ass off and not getting caught, is definitely an albatross around the show’s neck and the thing that will likely keep it from ever being more than a well-made distraction.
The great thing about this is that there’s nothing wrong with being a well-made distraction, especially if it’s one as fun as this. Suits isn’t trying to be television’s next “important” cable drama series. It’s trying to be a well-acted, well-plotted, snappily written goddamn good time for one hour each week, and for the most part, it succeeds wildly.”
The characters are interesting and the dialogue is well written and then there’s also the perfection that is Donna.
When I watched the original Mob Wives I really felt the drama and interest that was set up for the viewer. The characters (because that’s what they are) felt original and kind of glamorous in a weird way, but Mob Wives Chicago feels everything opposite of the original. It’s like the Real Housewives of DC of the Mob Wives franchise, hopefully people will “forget about it” and it won’t bring the original show down, because I hope to see Big Ang for a long time to come.
Where do I even start with the premiere of True Blood season 5? Let’s just get right into the thing most people were talking about (were people talking?) and that’s Erik and his sister doing it. Come on HBO, haven’t we had enough incest with Game of Thrones?
“We fight like siblings, but we f*ck like champions.”
Oh, cause that’s completely normal for vampire siblings, right?
When he’s not discussing what he watched last night on television with his cats, Steven is a freelance writer and blogger from Boston. He writes about television at TV Hangover and blogs about really important stuff like pizza and feelings at his blog. He also tweets from the bathroom while his children are playing video games.