Sunday, March 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: 11.22.63

11.22.63: Season 1, Episode 4 “The Eyes of Texas” (B-)

It’s March 1963 already, and it’s about time things should be picking up. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the case, and I’m wondering how much longer I can continue to invested in this drama. We’re getting to see a lot of Jake’s relationship with Sadie, as he does exactly what he wasn’t supposed to do, which is to create deep emotional connections with people in the past. As if they weren’t enough problems to come with her ex-husband showing up, Jake had to rather obviously tail George and Oswald into a brothel and then get arrested during a raid. I’m not sure how I feel about the casting of T.R. Knight from “Grey’s Anatomy” as Sadie’s clothespin-wearing abusive ex-husband since he’s one of the last people I would have thought of for the role, and I’m not sure whether to take his “You deserve each other” comment as a sign that we’ll never see him again or that he’ll stick around to act as a thorn in Jake’s side and maybe even more of a serious threat. Jake isn’t going to be Jake’s only problem now that Sadie has discovered his tapes, and only so many people are going to believe that he’s part of the CIA. Jake has already been caught by enough people in a lie, and I can’t comprehend how he’s gotten by this far, especially with Bill forming a relationship with Marina, which is most definitely against the rules and a surefire way to get them into serious trouble.

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