epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

The Last Ship 2x13 + Zoo 1x07 Reviewed

A More Perfect Union
The div immunes have been defeated, some of them anyway. The ship has no weapons as it spreads the cure. This ep is uninspiring, laboured sentimentality. There is a farcical, brutal and stupid baddie. This season has been soporific and I’m done with this show. The XO does nothing. The baddies are swaggering, defensive, callous, shabby and unrepentant. Tex and his tremendous charisma heads off to find his daughter and he does. The POTUS is perennially vacant, saggy, sluggish, bleak and dull. Eric Dane is a chilly lead. Dr Scott blinks her eyelashes in irritation. Season 2 lacked all emotion and subtlety.

A backwoods type grins manically. Chandler does bitter brooding. Things are precarious, discouraging and inefficient. The characters lack personality, charm and character. The ego crazed baddies bore. The public are gormless, emotional, vexatious and weak. This was full of earnestness and bad CGI. The POTUS is officially sworn in in the new capital St Louis, Chandler looks terrible in his uniform, Scott chooses Chandler, there is a proposal, a singsong, the dog shows up and someone is shot. Season 3 will be full of warlord factions and resource wars. No thanks.

Best Lines:
“Breathing on anyone we can find.”

“Become part of the healing of this country.”

“Stop right there easy rider.”

“So you’re kin.”

“Fired point blank through the door.”

“Negative domino effect.”

“A truck full of sick people.”

“We can make you a martyr. But who would care?”

“A nation to build and a world to repair.”

Jamie is full of inherent foolishness. Was Ben really an FBI agent? Jamie plumbs the depths of self-regard and self-involvement. Mitch is big, loud and domineering and does dingy, oppressive stuff. Steven Culp of ‘Traveler’ guest stars as an evil business man, Carl Lumbly of ‘Pacific Heights’ guest stars as a suit and Simon Kassianides guest stars as Chloe’s cheating ex. This has no weird menace. The law is broken as people indulgently look the other way. How did the gang become indispensable much-loved companions? Nothing is plausible. Jamie’s undisciplined adventurism annoys and Mitch has ruthless self interest and is particularly horrible as he does the grimmest obvious thing. This has unnecessary verbiage and this ep was wholly unbelievable. There is no tension or morbid anticipation. This was unexceptional even as bears run around Paris. Mitch evades, omits and lies and runs an agenda. Yawn.

Best Lines:
“Way too dramatic.”

“Getting all sciencey.”

“All big and scary.”

“Falls temporarily dormant.”

“Why would that be a problem?”
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