Thursday, March 20, 2014

What I’m Watching: Episodes (Season Finale)

Episodes: Season 3, Episode 9 (B+)

Whereas it felt like barely any time had passed last year when the finale aired, much has happened in the past nine episodes. Things didn’t pan out quite as they were expected to, but the surprises make the notion of a fourth season, for which the show was renewed a while back, very enticing. It took such effort for Sean and Beverly to finally get out the door and head back to London, dodging multiple people trying to get them to make a new show, answering a house phone they didn’t even know they had, and hanging up on Les Moonves. Seeing them walking around in the rain in London felt like a dream, and unfortunately they’re going to wake up soon to discover that they need to come back to America for something they never thought would happen. Elliott was quick to can Castor as soon as he realized that he was just crazy – I enjoyed his attempt to be like zombies and never tell anyone if a show was on – and he was just as quick to get revenge on Matt and his rival NBC that he decided to uncancel “Pucks” by picking it up for a few more episodes. I sort of liked the idea of Sean and Beverly working on a new, better show, with Susan Sarandon or with a teacup, and now they’ll just be back to the old miserable but reliable fare of an awful show. Who knew Merc could do so much damage just by trying to be too present in his former colleagues’ lives? This season was an undeniable blast, and I can’t wait for season four.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Kathleen Rose Perkins as Carol

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