Tuesday, November 26, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Morning Show

The Morning Show: Season 1, Episode 4 “That Woman” (B+)

I’m pleased to see that, after the initial three-episode premiere, this show isn’t showing any signs of letting up. I thought that the big moment of the hour was going to come when Bradley accidentally revealed that she had an abortion at age fifteen on live television, but it turns out that she was more than ready to try for authenticity after that hammed-up fabrication of her childhood with her mom when she got to sit down and talk to Mitch’s accuser. Fred always goes berserk whenever something starts to happen, Chip gets angry, and Cory just gets excited, eager for it to keep going so that the show can actually be dynamic and interesting. There’s only so much more that both Bradley and Alex can do and get away with, though I guess they have the benefit of their on-air presences to prevent too many penalties since audiences get to react before the producers and network executives. As an investigator is brought in to interview everyone about Mitch, I’m appreciating the focus on Yanko and Claire, and I’m thrilled for the showcase for actress Bel Powley, who argues that she has the power imbalance over him rather than the other way around. Mia being revealed as the one who reported Mitch without the intention of getting him fired is interesting, and Bradley sure pushed her without understanding the whole picture. I can honestly say I don’t know what’s going to happen next, but I’m officially hooked and on board for the rest of the season.

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