I already explained what this is about in Vol. 1, so let’s get it CRAAAACKIN’!!!
*Spoilers meant to convince you to save your eyes, ears, and mind to follow*
I’m going to share two stories with you.
Story 1- I loved the first season of Empire, so I was all in on watching the season 2 premiere. I had my snacks, my phone was on silent (code for: DRY AF), and I took a nap earlier so I wouldn’t be tired from whatever I had going on that day. So, the episode starts and so far things are cool. I have the characters I know and love back and the writing is holding up. Then, out of Django heaven, Cookie Lyon rolls through in a gorilla suit. I didn’t know how to feel. I understood what the show was going for, but this was a prime example of doing the most. This is when I should’ve stopped watching, but I pressed through.
Story 2- Later in season 2, Jamal Lyon gets exposed for sleeping with a character who Alicia Keys is playing. Now up until this point, he was a gay man who had been tormented by his father for who he was. Jamal is standing outside of the Empire headquarters and is confronted by a bunch of men. They throw flip flops at him while singing a song called “Flip Flop”, which was a play on the hottest song on the show at the time, “Drip Drop”. This scene pissed me off so bad. Not because the people in it were gay (the NJL don’t feel a certain way about it), but because the scene is so damn WACK!!! It’s an embarrassment to anyone involved, including the viewer.
Just so you know, the show manages to overcome all obstacles and gets worse from there. This show is trash, and I’m willing to engage in social media debates informing you of why it’s trash. The only way it could possibly have been worse is if they hired Mo’Nique. This is what she should’ve focused on boycotting.
My, how the mighty have fallen. There was a time when the story of Barry Allen was must-see television. The first season is freakin’ brilliant. As someone who loves mysteries, finding out the identity of Reverse Flash was a huge deal. What was even better was that your patience paid off in a huge way in the end. The Flash was loved because it embraced what made the comics so fun. The show was absurd, even going as far as to have Gorilla Grodd on the show. GORILLA GRODD!!!
Then, it hit a wall. A wall of recycled material.
Seasons 2 and 3 BOTH have the same exact plot as the first season. A new speedster is in town and his identity is a mystery that’s hidden until like the final few episodes. It’s lazy and insulting, if I’m being honest. Now the show is downright unbearable. They literally have no plan for the Flash and company and it’s pathetic. Barry’s adventures aren’t remotely as fun as they used to be, and now the show is dealing with those accursed love stories often associated with CW shows. Save yourself a lot of trouble and just wiki what happens.
Man, this one hurts. I know that the current season of Scandal (7) is the last, but you can just stop watching it now. Scandal has been ass since, like, season 3. The B613 story lasted WAY too long. Sure, Joe Morton is an excellent actor and Pop Pope is always entertaining, but the fascination with him drug the show down. Jake became too shifty, Mellie became too whiny, Cyrus too honest, and Olivia too neutral. Olivia should’ve gone full villain much earlier. The show just became so inconsistent with their characters that it took a nosedive. Anybody remember when Liv could tell when someone was lying? They exchanged that and other empowering qualities she possessed for recklessness, arrogance, and dumb decision-making. Liv’s character was further damaged by the fact that How to Get Away With Murder came on right after, where Annalise gets to walk around like the damn God of War. I’m so glad that Scandal is mercifully ending. They better not touch Grey’s Anatomy, though…
J2 once battled two goats for the right to become the GOAT.