Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Is Anyone Else Watching State of Affairs?

There was a hole in my TV watching schedule.

My poor DVR works overtime on Wednesdays and Thursdays with all the recording it has to do. I am a very demanding cable watcher. However, on Mondays, we had nothing. I watch nothing on Mondays and I kept seeing the 10,028 promos NBC was airing these last few weeks for State of Affairs starring Katherine Heigl.

 I decided I would give it a shot. I was intrigued because:

1. I'm normally intrigued by shows of this nature
2. I was interested to see if I could believe Katherine Heigl as a hard core CIA agent. I think she is a good actress but I'm so very trained to see her as Dr. Izzie Stevens from Grey's Anatomy. Or Jane from 27 Dresses. Or Nicole from My Father the Hero.

I'd like to give a shout out to the giant black scrunchie. Thank you, 1994. 

So, would you like to hear my thoughts on this show? If you don't, well that's just too bad for you. It's my blog. This is what we do here.

Disclaimer: These thoughts are not organized in any way, shape or form. Prepare yourself for some rambling and confusion. 

Let's begin.

This is very obviously NBC's response to Homeland. 

It also seems to be a little bit like Scandal in the sense that there is a storyline that spans the entire season, while also giving the main character a new problem that arises and is solved in each episode.

The first episode confused me and I was mostly not all that invested in the story, until the last little twist at the end... then I was all like Monica, yelling out loud "THIS JUST. GOT. INTERESTING."

I find myself spending a lot of time looking at Katherine Heigl's clothes and wondering about some of her choices and how they sometimes dress her like Olivia Pope. Especially when it comes to the coats. This is not a complaint. Just an observation.

Heigl's character's name is Charleston Tucker. People call her Charlie. There are lots of scenes featuring Charlie leaning over a desk, staring at screens, looking very concerned. 

The story with her fiance is incredibly mysterious and I'm gonna need them to reveal more about this real soon.

For those of you who watch this show, what are your thoughts on the President? I get a super shady vibe from her but I'm not sure if that is what the writers are wanting? Is she supposed to just be firm and professional? Cause I get that, but I also feel like she is maybe behind what happened in Kabul in some way. As of right now, (only 2 episodes in) I do not care for her. What are your thoughts?

All in all, I think I'll keep watching. Katherine Heigl is believable and I'm very interested in what happened to her. I also am thinking that they are using the new briefer as a possible love interest. I don't remember what his name on the show is, I just know he was Samantha Spade's baby daddy on Without a Trace. 

Hello. I watch too much television.

Okay, so, are you watching? Do you like it? How do you feel? Share!

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