It definitely feels like season one a bit more, but realistically, it’s not even close. The story lines are just as dramatic, but let’s face it, the music isn’t as good and the character depth can be found in the kiddie pool.
We haven’t seen Lamar or Will in what feels like a lifetime and while all of these new characters and set pieces are flashy, it doesn’t feel like the show that I signed up for with out the music. The drama isn’t enough. I’m not having the fun I used to have.
This week, Deacon actually showed up big time for Scarlett. The Rayna/Deacon dynamic is always interesting, so finally they added Scarlett directly to the mix. Gunnar couldn’t get any more boring, but at least they’re attempting to implement him into a scenario that could benefit in drama for our viewing pleasure.
Avery and Juliette are a great dynamic, now that they are friends and sharing with each other. It feels more real and grounded, opening up Juliette to be able for us to understand her more. The situation that got her into the discussion is absurd, but keeps me interested.
Notice how all of the people I mention are our original characters? Yeah, let’s keep them main stream and exciting.
The Peggy/Teddy stuff is so ‘paint by numbers’ TV plot that it’s not even remotely interesting. It doesn’t help that it couldn’t be executed in any more of a more mundane manner.
Jeff has become such a “twirl his mustache” bad guy that he isn’t interesting as an obstacle any more.
That cliff hanger was just… come on. Try harder. Please?
I did love seeing Rayna attempting to save Scarlett. We forget how much true power she holds and including the crowd to show that every once in a while helps.
Keep on watchin’!