Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Post 3516 - Lethal Weapon Thoughts

Past 10pm.

Just finished watching the season finale to Lethal Weapon. We have been watching the show all season and liked it quite a bit. But, there was something missing.

In the original four films starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover, there was always some irredeemably bad guy in them. Someone who was evil incarnate. Nothing nuanced here. Just a really, really bad guy, with the possible exception of Jet Li in Lethal Weapon IV. We can argue that point if you want.

The tv show had the bad guys of the week, but not until toward the end of the season did we get an idea that there was an overarching mythology associated with the show. Not much carried over from week to week.

They blew all that out of the water tonight.

Not only do we get bad guys we can all hate and scream at as Riggs and Murtaugh fight back, but a character on the show since day one was revealed to be something else. A really fancy bit of footwork there.

If you had any reservations about the Lethal Weapon show, if you loved the films and figured the show would suck, then please banish that notion from your noggin and catch up on the show. Stay home this weekend and catch it on demand.

Oh, "Designated Survivor" was on tonight, too. That was also quite good.

And, I sent in my latest Frank column.

A hat trick of fun.

See you tomorrow.


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