Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Take Three: Frequency

Frequency: Season 1, Episode 3 “The Near Far Problem” (B-)

As I sat down to watch this episode, I had just counted how many shows I’m currently watching, and I wanted this episode to really wow me to convince me to keep it on my list. Unfortunately, I don’t think it did that, and though I want to be loyal to a series that has to do with alternate realities and changing timelines, I just don’t think I can right now. Part of the problem is that Peyton List’s Raimy is becoming so immensely unlikeable because she refuses to adjust to the way that things have become, confident that she can direct events in the past to the way that they were supposed to be and save everyone. Not expressing an interest at all in attending her mother’s memorial service isn’t going to win her any points, and going after suspected criminals with absolutely no proof of their guilt – all the more astonishing when they disappear while she’s beating the crap out of them – is probably going to get her into serious trouble with the law that her father twenty years earlier won’t be able to assist her with at all. Her attitude contrasts very much with the way that she talks to Daniel when she sees him, romanticizing a relationship that he doesn’t remember and making herself seem like a stalker. I’d like to stick around and see where this show goes, but at this point it hasn’t proven itself worthwhile and likely to head in a rewarding direction.

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