Ranking the top 5 moments from “Killing Eve” season 2 episode 2: “Nice and Neat”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching BBC America’s Killing Eve season 2 episode 2 on AMC, I realized that ordinary errands like going to the Laundromat or the grocery store are not so ordinary if you have Villanelle tagging along.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In last night’s episode, “Nice and Neat,” Villanelle tries to lay low, but ends up in a dangerous situation, forcing her to call for backup.  Meanwhile, Eve meets the rest of her team and discovers that there may be another female assassin on the loose.  My top 5 moments from Killing Eve season 2 episode 2 are:

5

“I need your help.”

So watching Villanelle grocery shop was everything!  This scene was so hilarious, as she miserably walks down the aisles in her over-sized sweater and yellow T-shirt and even gets mistaken for a homeless person when she asks a woman for help.  After getting a good look in the mirror, Villanelle tries to cover up some of her bruises with make-up, but it looks like she will need to put in a little more effort here since she still hasn’t really recovered from her injuries.  Villanelle spots a man by himself and targets him, asking him for help and he accepts.  One should be cautious about helping Villanelle, as she is far from an angel, but it looks like she may have made the wrong selection…

4

“I thought she was a ghost.  I hate ghosts.”

Jodie Comer is so fantastic as Villanelle and her unintentional comedy was spot on in this episode.  The stranger who helps Villanelle is named Julian and he agrees to let her stay at his home, which is completely covered in creepy dolls.  Villanelle keeps her composure and comments on “how lovely” they are, but he even has a doll named Annabelle! As if this couldn’t get any worse, Villanelle meets Julian’s mother who suffers from dementia and mistakes her for a ghost, which is one of the funniest scenes I have seen on the show.  You can’t help rooting for Villanelle in moments like these, as she starts to realize that Julian may be a little bit more dangerous than she initially realized.  But we know that he is no match for our girl Villanelle.  Watch out Julian!

3

“It wasn’t her…I knew it!”

While Villanelle is dealing with creepy Julian, Eve meets her new team and is excited to be reunited with Carolyn’s son, Kenny.  Eve realizes that Alistair Peel’s murder was made to look like a heart attack and it did not scream for attention, which is far from Villanelle’s typical signature.  Eve explains to her team that Villanelle is not sloppy and that she likes to really make a splash with her work, but that this assassin seems to be careful and almost invisible.  After some more investigation, Eve realizes that this was not the work of Villanelle.  It looks like we are dealing with another female assassin who likes to hide in plain sight, but is she Villanelle’s replacement or does she work for someone else?  I’m intrigued to find out and I think it will be interesting to see Villanelle interact with this assassin in future episodes.

2

“That’s what you get, Julian.”

After Villanelle’s hilarious conversation with Julian’s mother, she realizes that she needs to get out of there as soon as possible.  However, Villanelle quickly realizes that there are no real sharp objects in the house and she will need to get creative.  She is still badly injured and knows that she needs backup.  Villanelle tries to call her agency and I have to say that I absolutely loved the code of Cher Horowitz failing her driving test, as Clueless is one of my all time favorite movies!  Villanelle is shocked to find out that no one seems to recognize who she is and decides to call MI6, asking for Eve.  Villanelle is desperate and needs help, but Julian interrupts the phone call before she can get any further.  Villanelle tells Julian:  “I think you are going to bleed to death” and eliminates him once and for all, reminding him that’s what he gets.  I was rooting for Villanelle so much here, as I was actually really worried that he would try to make her part of his creepy doll collection!

1

“Hello Eve.”

Eve finds out that Villanelle tried to call and she tries to make it to the house, but these two just miss each other.  Villanelle is greeted by her new handler, who is planning on keeping her on a much tighter leash and she spots Eve from the car.  So close!  It looks like the drama is over for now until Eve later discovers that Villanelle’s previous handler, Konstantin, is waiting for her and Carolyn.  This twist was interesting and I guess he made it out alive after all.

We know that Konstantin is involved with The Twelve and Carolyn, but is Eve prepared to actually work with him?  It looks like she might not have a choice, but can he really be trusted?  I’m still not sure if I even trust Carolyn at this point, but this twist definitely captured my full attention.  What will Villanelle do when she finds out that he is alive?  Also, this new handler of hers seems to be a bit strict and we know that Villanelle likes to do things her way, so it’s only a matter of time before she tries to rebel.  But who will she turn to next?  Stay tuned! 

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Killing Eve in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “SMILF” season 2 episode 4: “It Only Has To Work Once”

Greetings TV viewers!  After watching Showtime’s SMILF season 2, episode 4, I realized that “there’s something about Bridgette Bird.”  Sure, she may be a little quirky, but it’s important that she recognizes who she is and stays true to herself.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  In tonight’s episode, “So Maybe I Look Feminine,” Bridgette has a busy day planned, as she tries to tackle her to-do list.  Meanwhile, Nelson invites Bridgette to the salon, which leads to some temptation and fantasy along the way.  My top 5 moments from SMILF season 2 episode 4 are:

5

“You’re the one that should shush.”

In the beginning of the episode, Rafi and Nelson arrive at Bridgette’s apartment to pick Larry up for a fun weekend.  Bridgette is thrown off when Nelson shushes Larry while on the phone.  Bridgette is very protective of Larry and she wants him to feel loved wherever he goes, but she chooses not to confront Nelson in this very moment.  However, she does point out to herself that Nelson is the one that should really shush.

4

“Rollin with the homies…”

After trying to tackle her to-do list, Bridgette takes Nelson up on her offer and joins her and her friend at the salon.  After flipping through some hairstyle choices a la Britney Spears and Brittany Murphy, Nelson decides she will be going with the Brittany Murphy look and her and her friend break out into a tear-filled “rollin with the homies” to honor Brittany’s classic performance in one of my favorite films of all time, Clueless

3

“I think you should consider going blonde.”

While waiting for her stylist, Bridgette meets a bride to be, played by Ari Graynor, and the two bond over some eyeliner tips.  The woman suggests that Bridgette goes blonde, which allows us to see Bridgette’s fantasy world complete with an adorable polka dot ensemble, while watching a polo match.  Bridgette actually looks really fabulous with her blonde hair, but we quickly learn that it has somehow transformed her entire life, which I’m not sure is really possible, but sometimes we all need a change in our look here and there.

2

“Is that Kevin Bacon on a horse?”

I mean, Bridgette’s fantasy would not be complete without Kevin Bacon showing up on a horse.  After all, Hollow Man is her favorite film.  Later on, Bridgette crosses paths with Kevin Bacon, who offers to “finger bang” her.  However, he does not want to do this in front of his horse, Peggy, named after Pegasus.  After the act is complete, Kevin asks Bridgette to dinner, who is beyond thrilled to accept.

1

“I missed you today.”

After the encounter with Kevin, Bridgette confronts Nelson about shushing Larry and Ari Graynor’s character ends up getting brutally hit in the face with a polo ball.  There is blood everywhere and Bridgette repeatedly asks, “Will someone help her?”  Bridgette spots a mannequin dressed like her former self in a t-shirt and shorts with brown hair, reminding her who she really is.  This moment snaps Bridgette back to reality, as she is now staring in the mirror at her messy brown hair and makes the decision not to go to the salon.  Bridgette is beyond thrilled to see Larry return, reminding her what’s truly important to her.  Stay tuned for more SMILF fun!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on SMILF below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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“Shameless” ranking the top 5 moments from season 8 episode 2

Happy Monday TV viewers!  After watching my Sunday evening shows, I am excited to discuss Showtime’s Shameless, season 8 episode 2.  I am already hooked on the second season and from talking to other fans of the show, they are too.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  My top 5 moments from yesterday’s episode are:

  1. Kevin’s “save second base” tee-shirt at his cancer group therapy meeting. I was thoroughly amused by Kevin’s need to share with the group about his fear of not being able to be “groped” by other men to make money and he seemed right at home surrounded by a sea of women.  I am ecstatic that Kevin will be alright and his misunderstanding of the word benign kept the laughs coming.
  2. Lip running, or really sprinting, every time he craves an alcoholic drink is still making me laugh. He has a lot of intense feelings going on and doesn’t really know how to deal with them.  So he then naturally breaks into Charlie’s apartment to steal the drugs he planted after he feels remorse seeing him at one of his addiction meetings, and then gets attacked by his dog.  I didn’t think this moment could get any funnier until Charlie came to see him and gave him a hug to show his appreciation for Lip looking out for him.  Sure Lip’s plan might have back-fired, but at least he is making the right choices…or correcting them.
  3. Deb’s new sense of confidence. Debbie is embracing her womanhood and is leaving poor Neil to play full-time parent to her daughter, while taking on drinking adventures with her new work friends.  Deb has always been self-absorbed, but is now taking it to a new level.  Neil gives her a compliment about how nice her outfit looks and she replies with “I know right!”  Very Clueless-esque if I might say so.  My favorite part of Deb’s transformation into a sort of trashy butterfly is Kev saying “what are you wearing?!” when she walks into the bar with a look of disdain.  This didn’t snap her back into reality, however; as she embraces her new found confidence and winds up with a new hair style and a hickey!  Poor Neil.
  4. Ian crying while cuddling in the arms of a “chub” had me laughing for a few and I didn’t think this moment could get any funnier until he decides to forever honor his mother, Monica by getting a tattoo. The tattoo artist starts talking about how you can’t really pin down emotional pain and that’s why a tattoo is therapeutic when Ian shares about his mom.  The tattoo artist explains that he wished he had known it was his mom before he started, as Ian displays a look of horror at the naked breasts tattooed onto his back.  Absolutely hilarious.
  5. Fiona gets ditched by her renters. From Mrs. Cardinal’s fake dog to the woman who actually runs away from her with 10 million screaming kids, Fiona is stepping into a new role of leadership and accountability.  She starts off playing the nice landlord and even gives the woman a chance to pay her part of the rent now which I thought was more than fair.  However, after that check for one cent, there is no fury like Fiona scorned.  She places an eviction notice on her door to show everyone that she means business.  Go Fiona!

 

I hope you enjoyed my top 5 moments from season 8 episode 2.  Please feel free to post your comments below and share some of your own as well.  Happy viewing!

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