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Hit, Miss, or Let – Week of 10/05/2015

Rosewood

We’re in the third week of the fall television season, and things seem to have stabilized. There’s been no real surprises, not even from Scandal. Check out our review of the past week’s episodes with this edition of Hit, Miss, or Let.

Hits

Minority Report – 1×03 – “Hawk-Eye”

Minority Report is on the up and up. It’s a shame that its season is getting cut short. Its combination of world building and character development isn’t one you see too much. Now that Akeela’s in on the secret, we have a real team. The case of the week has been the most interesting yet, with cool future technology being the center of it.

Rosewood – 1×03 – “Have-Nots and Hematomas”

I was skeptical at first about Rosewood, but it has won me over. The cases of the week have improved over the first week, but it’s what happens outside of work that is pushing Rosewood ahead. We’re getting to see how Dr. Rosewood’s illness is progressing and how it’s going to affect his life. This was the premise of the series, and as long as it remains a big focus, then the series will be fine. Plus, I have a weakness for fast cars.

Black-ish – 2×03 – “Dr. Hell No”

Black-ish just hit all the marks this week. All the storylines were funny. Pops’s clogged artery getting blown out of proportion. Rainbow lying about the success rate of the procedure. Ruby spoiling the kids and acting like they don’t have school.

Sleepy Hollow – 3×02 – “Whispers in the Dark”

Sleepy Hollow has been so much better without Katrina. Without her taking up so much screen time, there is more focus on the characters that made Season One great. The mythology this episode was fascinating, although it reminded me of Rumplestiltskin. And now Lance Gross has made his debut, and the chemistry between his character and Abbie is great, as is the tension between him and Ichabod.

How to Get Away with Murder – 2×03 – “It’s Called the Octopus”

How to Get Away with Murder just won’t have a letdown. Sex was the theme of the week, and boy did it deliver. Highlights include Michaela never having an orgasm, a kinky sex club and a murder surrounding it, and Annalise almost getting Nate back in her bed only for Nate to play her.

Misses

Empire – 2×03 – “Fires of Heaven”

Empire continues to be a mess. Between the misrepresentation of mental illness and the whole Empire vs Lyon Dynasty drama, it’s just a no. And wasn’t Malik Yoba’s character murdered? Why hasn’t that been brought up?

Scandal – 5×03 – “Paris Is Burning”

People were excited about this episode of Scandal after the whole “Yes” fiasco, but I knew better. But like the last episode, this one spent most of its time in limbo before it reverted back to the status quo. It had to dredge up B613 drama to keep things interesting.

So what were your thoughts on this past week’s shows? Who succeeded and who missed the mark?

James

Film and TV nerd. Sci-fi lover. Writer.