Our feels this week had us taking a stroll down memory lane with some old favorites.
As for some of the new shows out there and returning veterans, some of those show should have stopped while they were ahead for sure.
Check out our choices for this week’s Summer TV Reels Feels!
Clare: I had some catching up to do this week so watched the last three episodes of Pose. Billy Porter (Pray Tell) has been superb throughout the season, but he is particularly outstanding in “Love Is The Message” and “Mother of the Year”. He just draws you in completely to the action and emotion that Pray Tell is feeling. He is such an interesting and complex character, at times you want to be his best friend, to party with him, to wrap him up in a big hug and shake some sense into him. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he brings to season 2.
Bec: So I caught an episode of Leverage the other day. In addition to reminding me how much I love the series, I have to give a shout-out to Christian Kane. Eliot Spencer is such a fun and nuanced character that kicks major ass. But I love the banter between Kane and Aldis Hodge, who plays Alec Hardison.
Emmy: After getting to talk to the cast at SDCC, I finally sat down and binged on Preacher, and can I just say that they couldn’t have picked a better person to play Jesse than Dominic Cooper? I never realized how versatile Cooper was until watching him in action in Preacher. He has definitely done his homework when it comes to taking on this crazy character.
Clare: Pose’s “Mother of the Year” perfectly encapsulated the entire first season of the show. It had everything: rivalry, drama, comedy, face-offs, stunning costumes, redemption, falls from grace and one hell of a final ball. So much fun. While you won’t get the full payoff of having seen the whole series, if you want to show someone one episode to get them into this series, this would be the one.
Bec: Disney XD has been showing episodes of Kim Possible in preparation for the live-action movie. Soooo, yeah, go watch Kim Possible. It’s just as good as you remember it. My personal faves are the “Monkey Fist Strikes” and the So The Drama movie.
Emmy: One of the things I like to watch whenever I’m having a rough go is Glee, believe it or not, and the episode I happened to watch this week was “Never Been Kissed.” Nearly 8 years later, I still get goosebumps and butterflies at Kurt and Blaine’s meet-cute and still find myself swooning over everyone’s favorite Teenage Dreamboat at his finest.
Clare: The double-crossing of Justice Cunliffe (Richard McCabe) by the collective harlots in the Harlots season 1 finale was brilliantly executed. Though you could kinda foresee how it would all end, the way they all came together to carry it off was very clever and he got what he deserved in the end.
Bec: For real, nothing is quite as satisfying as when Kim and Ron F-I-N-A-L-L-Y kissed.
Emmy: Kurt calling out Karofsky on his BS in the locker room is still a “HELL YES” moment for me along with the shocking kiss that came after.
Clare: I watched the first three episodes of the new Orange Is The New Black when they dropped on the 28th and this series has definitely done its time. The storylines are getting old and repetitive, just slightly tweaked for the different environment the ladies are in, and they are going for shock factor that is really extreme. This series was brilliant when it first debuted but it really should have finished up a season or two ago. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the seasons pans out.
Emmy: I haven’t bothered with Orange Is The New Black since they killed off Poussey but I too decided to at least try out the first episode of this season and immediately shut it off after 5 mins. This show should have ended on a high note but instead, it keeps getting progressively worse with every passing season.
Bec: “Bad choices are bad choices. It doesn’t matter why you made them. And they tear you apart, from the inside out. And you don’t even notice.” -Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), Leverage
Clare: Screening here in Australia on SBS, I often got Harlots recommended to me for watching The Handmaid’s Tale. I thought it looked interesting but didn’t really have time to prioritise it. Then Chris Colfer tweeted about the series (and he has never lead me wrong with recommendations so far) and I had a relatively free week this week so started watching the first season. It’s fantastic… bawdy, irreverent, and a fantastic cast of female characters all taking charge, living their lives and telling their stories. It’s a lot of fun but also highlights what life was like for women in the 1800s, how far we’ve come, but also how much further we have to go. Definitely recommend this series and look forward for season 2 being available here.
Bec: If you want an awesome series focusing women working in law enforcement, then definitely watch Rizzoli & Isles. Led by Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, their characters are polar opposites and best friends. Plus it’s definitely the lighter of TNT’s original programming, despite all the murders, with a lot of great comedy and believable dialogue. Though the show does know when to give you an emotional gut punch. It’s available on Hulu in the states.
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