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The Last Ship Season Two

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The Last Ship Season Two

Network:

TNT

Starring:

Eric Dane

Rhona Mitra

Adam Baldwin

Plot:

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population.

Review:

So I watched The Last Ship in a weird way. Well not weird, just not how I use to watch shows. I DVR’d all the episodes and only when the season was finished did I watch all of them. I did this with the final season of Falling Skies and I’ve done it the last two years with Supernatural. All my binge watching on Netflix and Amazon has altered how I watch shows.

Anyway, I really like The Last Ship. Like really like it. I was so not expecting this last year when it first aired. I only picked it up because it reminded me of the show Last Resort that was prematurely canceled. It was summer and I had a shortage of TV shows. I’m so glad I did.

This season was better than the last in many ways. I didn’t feel like a ship romance was being forced on me, the characters were better developed, and I feel like the action was better.

So many explosions!

Love the Aussie they picked up. Best fighter.

I really enjoyed the way they did the season finale. You thought it was going to be the fight between the ship and the sub, and that was awesome, but that was just the beginning. Fight wise, that was bigger, but the ending really set it up for the next season and gave you a great reason to come back. I like that.

After being beat down a lot this season, not to the point where you felt hopeless but close, the ending made you believe that they might actually survive this whole ordeal. Don’t get me wrong, they still have a lot of work ahead of them, but this was a major victory in the war.

4/5

The Librarians (2014-?)

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The Librarians (2014-?)

Network:

TNT

Starring:

John Larroquette

Rebecca Romijn

Christian Kane

Plot:

A group of librarians set off on adventures in an effort to save mysterious, ancient artifacts.

Review:

The Librarian is like a poor man’s Indiana Jones and I have to say I love it. It’s a mixture of magic, history, science, and intellect. Yes I know it’s all made up and I’m sure they get things wrong, but it encourages thinking instead of going in guns blazing. The hero is a librarian that solves problems with his mind but can also kick butt.

I’m really curious to see how this series develops since Noah Wyle is not going to be in every episode.

The first episode set up the series, the new librarians are going to be dealing with the effects of the released magic, and I thought it was pretty good. On par with the movies so far. The second half (second episode?) wasn’t quite as good as the first but it was still enjoyable.

I love the fact that John Larroquette is a new character, that it wasn’t just a bunch of young geniuses added to the universe. I’m excited about this show and I thought the pilot was pretty good.

The Last Ship

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The Last Ship

Network:

TNT

Starring:

Eric Dane

Rhona Mitra

Adam Baldwin

Plot:

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth’s population.

Pilot Review:

I didn’t know much about this show going in, just that a ship was involved. I saw part of an ad for it while my husband was watching NASCAR and it was enough to pique my interest.

Now having watched the pilot episode I’m looking forward to more. The basics are a US Navy ship on a secret mission that even the Captain didn’t know the full extent of comes out of radio silence after four months to find out the world is being decimated by a disease. Turns out the two scientists on his ship have been working on finding a cure and they think they might have found the missing link.

The first episode mainly deals with the ship finding out that the world is screwed and more than likely their families are dead. It also sets up future conflicts fairly well with an attack made by who they think are Russians. Of course there’s also a spy because there seems to always be with these sorts of things.

There’s already been a romantic relationship teased between two lieutenants, hopefully it doesn’t play a huge part and at least they don’t appear to be married. There’s also some tension between the Captain and his XO. It will be interesting to see how this story develops and just how much will be seen of the world outside the ship.

 

Falling Skies Seasons 1-3

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Falling Skies Seasons 1-3

Network:

TNT

Starring:

Noah Wyle

Will Patton

Drew Roy

Plot:

Survivors of an alien attack on earth gather together to fight for their lives and fight back.

Review:

I like aliens and a future setting but I’m kind of overloaded on a dystopian future. I’d much prefer a Star Trek future where shit actually looks like it gets better. If you act like the world is going to become a more shitty place to live it probably will. The power of positive thought?

Anyway. At least initially I haven’t noticed much consistency in the world. One episode when a kid with a thing on his back is woken up he can’t remember his dad but when the main character’s kid wakes up his first words are “Dad.” Doesn’t seem consistent.

The first season of a show is a lot of times the weakest. Right until the last one that is.

Second season picked up when they finally made it to Charleston but that was only a few episodes. Overall it was better than the first but still nothing much.

Third season is set seven months after the ending of the second. Noah Wyle’s character is now the president, his woman is about to give birth, and his oldest son is now in a wheelchair. The last we’d seen of him he was infected with some alien thing that seemed to control his mind? It wasn’t clear, or at least not clear to me.

The third season was definitely the best. I think the show really hit it’s stride when they arrive at Charleston. There are quite a number of characters they follow, and sometimes that can be a bit jittery as they bounce around from one to the other, but for the most part they’ve done a really good job of making me care about them.

I really liked the introduction of the new aliens in season three and the ending of the season was great. The new season starts June 22nd at 10:00 pm EST on TNT, so tonight.