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Why am I still watching this stuff?

Why am I still watching this stuff?

I’ve abandoned many a show midseason when I didn’t like it, but I want to talk about 3 shows I’m still watching in spite of thinking I’m bored or upset every time I see one. They are The Morning Show, Y: The Last Man, and New Amsterdam.

The Morning Show

Season 2 of The Morning Show stopped making sense. Alex (Jennifer Aniston) chasing off to Italy to beg Mitch (Steve Carell) to deny they ever had sex while telling him how much she loves him??? No sense. Endless time before that spent with Mitch in Italy??? Who cares.

The chemistry between Bradley (Reese Witherspoon) and Laura (Julianna Margulies)??? Not there.

I loved season 1. Naturally I wanted to see season 2. I was wrong.

Y: The Last Man

Ashley Romans in Y: The Last Man

Whenever the apocalypse comes, people can’t figure out anything to do but kill each other. It’s the same old story except with murderous women instead of murderous men. I only like one character, Ashley Romans as Agent 355. Make someone likeable, please. Make a different scenario for people facing the end of everything.

New Amsterdam

Freema Agyeman in New Amsterdam

I like Freema Agyeman, who plays Dr. Helen Sharpe in New Amsterdam. I keep watching because of her.

Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as the hospital administrator is an absolute ditz – a loose cannon who does nothing all day but walk the halls and make bad decisions. He’s so annoying. No hospital would employ him.

Some of the secondary plotlines involving gay, lesbian, and polyamorous relationships are interesting, but they don’t compensate for the faults in the series.

Gaahhh! Why am I watching this stuff? Send help.


9 responses to “Why am I still watching this stuff?”

  1. Have not watched Y: The Last Man but do watch the other two shows. Totally agree with your comments. I was looking forward to this season of The Morning Show – what a disappointment – Alex is so annoying – the whole Italy thing made no sense – the whole country was in lockdown and she just flies over?? Maybe they should have had her go off the cliff? just saying…….
    Steve Carell can be a pretty decent actor but I keep “hearing” him as Michael Scott from The Office. Absolutely no chemistry whatsoever between Bradley and Laura. I’ll keep watching only because I want to see how this train wreck ends.
    As far as New Amsterdam – Helen has always been a favorite for me. From the beginning, I said I preferred the Ryan Eggold character Max as a bad guy like he was in the early episodes of the The Blacklist. I do like Iggy and miss the Dr. Kapoor character. Again I will continue to watch – betting they will never get to London.

  2. for what it is worth, Y the Last Man is a comic book i suggest for folks who dont want to read a superhero comic book. the characters are very well developed (you’d like Agent 355 even more) and the motivations for people who arent kind/good are better explained and make some sense. i tend to think that those shows/book in which an apocalypse has occurred probably have it right when it comes to humans being reduced to their baser instincts. regardless of how one views government and laws, it seems likely that without either, humans would do unto others before it was done unto them. my two cents.

      • the sense i have of you from following your reviews for years now (and i LOVE them!) is that you would find the book (collected now as 5 or 6 volumes) enjoyable. its largely told through his experience but everyone around him is a woman. i enjoyed it. the author also has another very good, very popular series called “Saga” which i about a couple with a Montague & Capulet problem. really well developed characters, who are incredibly “human” though they are not human at all.

  3. I’ve only watched Morning Show when I can at a friends because I don’t have Apple TV.. and I loved the first season – guess it’s not bad that I’ve not gotten to the 2nd one yet! And have also watched Y The Last Man, which is okay. I don’t love all of it so far or hate it = I’m still in the middle of it, some eps. are definitely better than others. I’ve watched New Amsterdam a total of one time. 🙂

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