Winter finale ahoy, how is it already that time of the year? I more or less expected that this one would be a doozie, and a doozie it certainly was, but I have so, so much love for this episode, and it’s gonna go high onto my list of all time favourites. So much intensity, and so much food for thought offered to us on silver platters, served with a healthy portion of upheaval and dismay.
Oh man, phew! After what I felt was a really weak previous episode, the show got its mojo back with One Heart. Because this one hit all the right beats and pushed all the right buttons and gave me all the feels. A round of hugs for everyone, including Shaun, pls.
Okay, so. Yes. I rewrote some of this recap. My first version of it was what Kelli called “TeeJay’s hilarious shred of CrSeason 5 Recap: 5×05 Crazytown (Hilarious Shred Version)azytown”. And I guess it was exactly that. I have left it up on the blog, in case you wanna delve into how much I hated the episode on the first viewing.
I have since had many discussions with fans via various channels, and my stance as softened somewhat because I see the merit of the overall direction and character arcs. I still don’t particularly like the episode, and I still feel it had many shortcomings and weaknesses, but I love this show too much not to at least try and pay homage to the episode’s positive aspects, so here’s a less acerbic and snarky version sans meme overload.
This is what I call the “Hilarious Shred Version” of my recap of Crazytown. I positively hated the episode the first time I watched it, and that very much reflects in this first version of the recap I wrote. I still don’t particularly like the episode now. But I got my act together and wrote a second, less acerbic (and also less hilarious) version of the recap that hopefully does the episode more justice. I will leave this version up for posterity, but it will not appear in the Episode Insights category. That said… enjoy the meme fest!
Some episodes, I watch and feel energized about and immediately wanna run off and discuss ALL THE THINGS™ with other people. This one, not so much. This was one of those that I had to let sit for a bit and ruminate, and sort out my thoughts.
For some reason, it left a sour aftertaste in my mouth, and I can’t even really put my finger on it why. I don’t mean this in a “I really hated it” way. Because that’s not the case at all. I think it may have to do with the fact that I’m a hurt/comfort girl, and this episode was somehow all hurt and no comfort. That felt wholly unsatisfying.
It’s a rare luxury when I have a Tuesday off work and can actually watch The Good Doctor leisurely over breakfast — more so after just coming back from a mini vacation that was a much needed change of pace and scenery.
I still kinda wanna throw things at the television for being cheated out of the Good Stuff™, but not with as much force as last week. I wanted my money back then, and I still do now, but we got some other Good Stuff™ instead this week, so maybe I’ll settle for a discount code.
New season, who dis? There I was, on my couch, all cosily wrapped in my warm blanket on a Tuesday night (courtesy of the European time zone predicament), and hoo boy. Way to start the season with a bang.
Kinda wish I’d been in a better frame of mind that night (cannot recommend having a 2 TB hard drive chock-full with data self-destruct on you with the last backups being three years old), but what better way to lighten the mood than your favourite show giving you all the things you didn’t know you wanted. I was definitely game, and the show did not disappoint!
It’s finally here: Season 5 premiere on ABC tonight!
We’ve all been speculating about what’s going to happen this season, or what we’d like to see happen, and we’ve gotten hints and tidbits here and there, but of course we don’t know what the showrunner, producers and writers really have in store for us. We certainly have ideas too, so below is what me and some other The Good Doctor fans I have talked to in recent weeks have on our wishlist for the upcoming season.
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