Not everything needs to resonate emotionally, right?
That’s what I keep telling myself as I watch Mrs. Davis, which is a show that (at least, over the two episodes I’ve seen thus far) consistently goes for the weird choice, the one that either elicits shock or reveals a big twist or lets Chris Diamantopoulos cook (note: this is not a bad thing).
The show is bonkers, but in a good way! I’m enjoying myself! This is me having fun!
But there’s something that feels just a little bit off. For all the entertaining explosions and plot twists and beautifully produced moments (of which there are many), it doesn’t yet feel like it’s crossing into the territory of a show that I’ll really remember and want to revisit.
And that’s where the emotional resonance comes in. It’s why Barry can have insane characters we still love because the insanity is rooted in who they are. It’s why we can somehow root for all the terrible people in Succession despite their terribleness. It’s why a show like Somebody Somewhere can exist and be brilliant, despite the fact that very little happens in most episodes.
Anyway. Mrs. Davis is still entertaining, and I’ll keep watching! But as always, there are only so many hours in the day, and in between Dustin’s constant technical troubles (which he swears will be fixed next week), we had to discuss a bunch of other shows on this week’s Podjiba outside of what’s already been mentioned, like:
- Last week’s very long but still enjoyable episode of Ted Lasso!
- Netflix’s The Diplomat, which Dustin loved!
- The finale of Picard, which Tori loved!
- Also random asides about things like Wrexham’s soccer (football) club and whatever that thing that Matthew McConaughey was doing on Youtube!
Podjiba! Seven shows deep this week! Listen wherever you get your podcasts, or directly below.