Trailers You Might Have Missed … (May 8-14)

My mind has been occupied all week, but rarely with the blog. I’ve also been pretty bitter about some of my beloved shows getting cancelled (Emerald City, Pitch, No Tomorrow and Sweet/Vicious – you shall be dearly missed! At least they cancelled and THEN renewed Timeless) but prepare for an onslaught of teasers for new shows that probably won’t make it past season 1 either.

Movies

Home Again

So, all the young dudes are in love with Reese Witherspoon? I’d watch that.

Blade Runner 2049

It looks so visually pleasing already. Let’s hope the movie will hold up! (but things are looking up for this one)

Kill Switch

Last week we had the teaser, now here is the full thing. I always knew my hate-love-relationship with technology was reasonable.

The Forever Woods

This looks bleak.

Girls Trip

I couldn’t remember, but maybe I already had that in the line up before.

Game Over, Man!

I have a feeling I won’t find this very funny.

TV Shows

Downward Dog (ABC)

It’s so weird, but I could be down with that.

Deception (ABC)

I would like this so much more if it weren’t a crime drama. Scratch the FBI component (unless they were hunting for him) and I would be down.

Splitting Up Together (ABC)

Right now I can’t see this going on for very long, but I’ve been wrong before.

The Gospel of Kevin (ABC)

I might enjoy this, mostly because I really like Jason Ritter.

The Mayor (ABC)

I am kind of over Lea Michele?

For the People (ABC)

Shonda Rhimes is like the Derek Haas of ABC (to clarify, Derek Haas is one of the creators of the Chicago franchise … lawyers, doctors … you get the image). They both can’t stop.

The Good Doctor (ABC)

Okay … guess that’s his career choice after Bates Motel?

The Crossing (ABC)

Did they seriously have to Americanize the refugee crisis?

Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)

Yeah, not my thing.

The Gifted (FOX)

What did I say last week about being pretty sated in terms of Marvel shows? Also, not a massive fan of the cast.

The Brave (NBC)

Not my thing, because I stopped watching Homeland and NCIS and all that jazz.

Law & Order True Crime (NBC)

I don’t even watch the regular Law & Order …

Stitchers (Season 3)

Actually … kinda … looking forward to this.

Gypsy

This will be so psycho.

What are you watching? How are you doing?

Doctor Who: Oxygen

Well hello there to another one of my super quick and not very thought-through Doctor Who reviews! This one is for episode 5 of series 10 titled Oxygen. As always, be aware that this review includes Spoilers!

What was it about?

The Doctor gets a case of wanderlust and takes Bill to a dystopian space station where the crew is direly in need of some help.

My thoughts?

The formula of this episode seemed pretty standard, but by the end I was releasing a breath of relief, thinking “We are finally getting somewhere”, but more about that later. These past weeks have not been easy for me. I want to like Doctor Who as much as I used to, but it’s such a drag to watch it, because there’s simply nothing that excites me about it. No episode has truly emotionally touched me, and just to clarify, neither has this one. I remain of the opinion that Nardole has been utterly useless so far, even if he finally got a little more screen time than in previous episodes. I don’t even find him particularly funny, which is a shame, because I suppose that’s his role here. Bill‘s wonder at experiencing life with the Doctor for the first time is still fun, but it cannot save the plot. I am seriously just scraping by and trying to find things I appreciate, so here’s what I got for Oxygen:

  • I liked the constant double meaning of their remarks towards suits.
  • Bill’s mum obviously plays a bigger role and I am curious to find out what it is.
  • The show playing with the notion of racism again (as they previously did in Thin Ice).

I am not a person that gets excited about space zombies (unless we are talking Illuminae files or something like that), but I am interested in the vault, the reason for the Doctor having to stay on earth and most of all the Doctor turning blind. I know that he has a special awareness of the world around him, but I wonder how long he can keep up the ruse of pretending he can see. Will this be a permanent condition until his regeneration? It’s like the first time we don’t have an entirely able bodied Doctor and that’s an interesting representation that I am curious about.

That’s all I got for you today, except for my favourite quote of the week:

“The universe shows us its true self when it asks for help, we show ours by how we respond.”

I caught a glimpse of Missy for next week, so I am hoping that will bring some much needed urgency to the episode! What are your thoughts, folks? Did you enjoy Oxygen?