Soapy Saturday – Revenge, Nashville and Grey’s Anatomy

Revenge – “Control”


This show went through a VERY rough patch last year, but it’s back to being one of the more delightful TV shows in my schedule. The writers have gone back to basics, and I like how we’re seeing a lot of Emily’s plans backfire this season. So much of Emily’s plan relies on Daniel, and in this week’s episode she finally realized what she needs to do to preserve that relationship.

I’m also really enjoying the addition of Patrick, Victoria’s long lost son. He was the one who cut the car brakes and tried to kill Patrick – and Victoria cares so much about him that she covered it up, manipulating Charlotte into taking the blame. It was a fascinating game of chess to watch, and I’m looking forward to seeing what other havoc Patrick will create.

Nashville – “It Must Be You”


Nashville has become the show I most look forward to watching over breakfast on Saturday morning. I think this season has been really good, and I feel invested in almost every storyline. This episode was particularly great since it barely featured awful, stupid Teddy.

The idea of Rayna and Luke James (is that his name?) kind of came out of nowhere, but I like it. Dating him would be a good move, professionally. She and Scarlett would get on his tour, the romance could distract from her father’s legal troubles and help her find investors for her label. But is Rayna willing to do that? I hope it’s the direction the storyline is moving in.

I’m also surprised to say that I’m rooting for Scarlett and Avery. I hated Avery’s character so much in season one, and the writers have completely turned him around – and in a way that feels like natural human growth, too. I’m less interesting in Scarlett’s ex and BFF hooking up though.

Juliette’s storylines have also been good, and I loved seeing her at the polo match this week. Her new love interest is obviously going to blow up in her face, but I think that will be exactly the kind of soapy drama the show does well.

Grey’s Anatomy – “Thriller”

grey'sWow, did I ever hate Grey’s Anatomy this week. Did you guys like it? The Halloween theme was too silly, and went too far. The storylines in general this season have been weak – in fact, I can’t think of a single one that I’m enjoying. I don’t care about the new interns enough for them to carry the show. I’m over Cristina and Owen, I don’t enjoy watching Callie and Arizona navigate divorce, and I’m mad at Bailey for being disappointed in her cute, supportive husband. I’m vaguely enjoying Meredith and Derek, but not enough to make up for the rest. Get it together, Grey‘s, or get off the air.


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4 Responses to Soapy Saturday – Revenge, Nashville and Grey’s Anatomy

  1. KC says:

    I actually enjoyed Grey’s Anatomy this week. I don’t mind a lighter episode like this once in a while. But, I totally agree with you about Bailey. I think it is just creating drama for the sake of drama.

  2. Scott says:

    I also enjoyed having a lighter Grey’s episode. Whilst I’m still not a fan of Shane I really am interested in the other interns now, so it doesn’t bother me at all when they’re featured.

  3. L-A says:

    Okay, so, as you know, I’m totally new to Nashville and haven’t yet binged watched season 1. Having said that, I’m iffy on Scarlett-Avery. I kind of liked when it seemed to be going Juliette-Avery. Having said that, I could be convinced otherwise (I’m just not sold yet. Also not sold on Best Friend-Former Boyfriend). I’m looking forward to the blow up over her fling since I can only assume Rayna was all, “This is Foreshadowing” to Juliette at the polo match.

  4. Dana says:

    OK, Grey’s is just not good anymore and not even enjoyable anymore. Last year I was watching because I wanted to see it through to the end but now I can officially say I am not even watching it anymore.

    Nashville. I want to love it and I looked forward to it most of last season but somewhere in the last 4 episodes of season 1 I stopped watching and I have seen the first couple of episodes in season 2. There are things I like but many things about the show that annoy me, Scarlett’s twangy accent and her naiveté for one. Teddy and father of the bride girl are not interesting and I am tepid and cold on Juliette most of the time. Connie Britton is amazing, but I don’t think she can carry the show. I will probably binge watch during time off from work but the show doesn’t hold my interest enough to be excited to watch it.

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