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    Well, watched the Season 2 premiere the other night. I honestly thought about dropping it several times in the first half hour. Then, in the second half, it got better. Enough to make me want to keep watching (at least for now).

    But can I say, I really don't like that new guy? Lyor or whatever his name is? I get that they are trying to make him irritating but he borders on the straight up unpleasant.

    Also, I find it difficult to believe that the capital is rebuilt and it's virtually business as usual one year later.

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    watched the second episode. And am feeling pretty disappointed, actually. We 'resolved' the bombing story (I use quotes because it felt like a total cop out. Lloyd acting alone? And it being for revenge reasons? That's ridiculous. We saw, in Season 1, that it was a far reaching conspiracy. There had to have been others involved. I get that the new showrunner wants to change the direction but this...? Ugh.).

    Also, I'm not liking where the whole 'family' thing is going. The wife, the introduction of the mother in law, the son being MIA (I didn't care much for Leo--think that was his name--but instead of just dropping him they should have fixed the character. He had potential.), etc.

    Also, I want Seth to be Seth again. I feel like they've taken everything likable about the character away.

    And that new guy--Lyor? He's still rubbing me completely the wrong way.

    I'll keep watching, for now. But if this doesn't get better, I'll seriously consider dropping the show.

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    I liked the British agent and wish he could have stayed around.

    Bonnie Bedilia, however, has been a wonderful addition. I welcome her to the cast.

    BTW, the Lyor and the frog thing? No. Just...no.

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    This week's past episode was the worst of the new season, IMO. Boring, too many subplots (the President's fight, the Lyor/vase thing, Aaron's family, the First Lady and her family, etc.) and just not that interesting. Also, I still find it hard to believe that, after only about a year after the capitol blew up things have returned to this level of normalcy.

    Continue to love any scenes that Maggie Q. is in.

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    So this past episode was...meh? I did like that we finally acknowledged that Kirkman has a son (Leo's storyline was so cliche though). And the thing with the mother-in-law is ridiculous, IMO.

    The Turkey thing was pretty good, as well as Hannah and her Brit hottie. Though I do love the antagonism between him and "Charles".

    Looks like it's new episodes for the next 3 weeks as well. Bit surprising, to be honest.

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    Okay, I'm caught up again, watched the last 2 episodes. I have to admit the one did not impress. Also, Lyor continues to irritate me.

    I am so not on board with a Seth/Emily romance. That came out of nowhere! And does Aaron even know? I mean, they broke up because they couldn't 'be together', right? So how can Emily and Seth?

    This storyline with the wife/mom-in-law is boring me so much. Just resolve it already.

    Hannah continues to be fun. The british agent possibly being a bad guy is a twist that made me sigh a bit. Really, show?

    Also, 3 letter day sure reminded me of "Big Block of Cheese Day" from The West Wing.

    I dunno. I'm not sure how much longer I want to keep watching this show. I'll give it some more time, though.

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    Well, I caught the mid season finale at last. I thought it was pretty good--with the exception of the wife stuff. I had been spoiled about what happened to her but even if I hadn't, I think I still would have seen that coming from a mile away. It was so obvious and telegraphed.

    The rest was good though. Though I dislike how they've turned both Forstall and Damian into bad guys. I liked them both as good guys (or at least okay guys). I do like the return of Chuck's prominence though. Very cool. Poor Hannah though. Can she pick 'em or what? First a married senator who died in the bomb blast and now Damian?

    Lyor was...not that grating, which I chock up to a win.

    The stuff with Emily and the Mom was gut wrenching (and resolved a little easily, IMO) but still good.

    I had been thinking about dropping this show but I'll continue with it when it returns, if for nothing else to see how this all plays out.

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    The show, it seems, won't be back until the end of Feb. (Feb. 28th, I believe?).

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    I hadn't even realized that the show was back until I happened to see an ad (I'd forgotten about posting about it being back). I watched the new episode and, honestly? Wasn't impressed. I don't care much for this story about Alex's death and I feel like we're rushing too hard to get through it.

    The whole hostage situation was silly, I thought, as well. And the idea that the businessman was colluding with the captors seemed like a twist for a twists sake. Also, why wasn't Chuck more upset about Hannah being taken?!

    And lastly, I was never a fan of the Emily/Seth romance so I won't cry it it's over but this was just a choppy way to end it.

    Just...not a great episode to come back with, IMO. Although Timothy Busfield was great, as always (thought he was a reporter at first and had Danny Kincannon flashbacks! LOL).

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    I wasn't that impressed with the last episode, either. Damien's return was kind of fun but knew they'd have to bring him back into the fold. And I feel they are underutilizing Chuck at this point. He was far more integral before.

    Lyor's stuff about Space Camp was...not interesting. And the space rescue thing itself was not suspenseful because knew they were going to be fine.

    The stuff with the first daughter was good, though. The twist was interesting. But where is Leo? I feel like the fan hate for the character is keeping him from being shown and that's a shame. Because Leo is or should be shown more. He's part of Kirkman's life and I would like to know how he's handling things, after his mom.

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    This episode felt very fillerish. We introduce a new character, in the form of Kirkman's brother (who we've not seen nor heard from at all, previously). Now I love Breckin Meyer but having him play Kirkman's bro? Um....

    Also, while it was nice to see Leo again, I really think these brief cameos need to be expanded. We need a storyline about him. Whatever happened with the drugs thing? How is he coping with being the President's son? Etc.

    Also, Alex's mom moved back to Paris?! What? I realize Bonnie Bedelia might not be available but surely a better story than that could be concocted.

    In regards to the secondary story (or the main, depending on how you look at it) of the Indigenous people protesting, knew they've find a way out.

    Sidenote: I do not see what Kirkman did (going to talk to the man who killed his wife) as a bad thing. I don't understand why he had to apologize for it. In fact, I figured most Americans would laud him for it.

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    Well, this past episode was...there?

    The blackout thing was a not needed plot device, I thought. I get that they were trying to humanize Lyor but he's still just annoying (to me). Also, they didn't seem to try very hard to find the Chief of Staff there.

    It was also very, very telegraphed that the Mayor was going to end up being Kirkman's VP pick. As soon as she argued with him (and even before that it seemed hinted at), I knew she was going to get the offer. To go from mayor to VP, though? Her confirmation process would be a long one, in the real world, I feel.

    Then there was the Hannah/Damien subplot. I can't figure out if Damien really does have feelings for her or is playing a long game.

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    So this past episode was...not that great, I thought. The parallels between the current real world sitch with the Koreas and these countries was a little too obvious and heavy-handed, IMO. And Lyor's 'twin'? That went nowhere. Also, can Emily and Seth make up their minds on whether they are together or not?

    And can we do something with both the President's kids and Aaron, please? I feel like these characters are being neglected in a lot of ways.

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    Well, it's finally happened. I just am becoming so uninterested in this that I've decided to drop the show. The last few episodes (well, since Season 2 and the direction change, actually) have been so boring, predictable and scattershot that I'm just done. This episode was a good example.

    There was no way the bomb was actually going to go off in DC. C'mon. So you knew they'd stop it. Only, whoops, they didn't but it was still a pretty small explosion for what we were told. The whole thing with Emily (and Chuck) is dumb. We've forgotten about characters, only to bring them back again. The stuff with the defecting son is dragging out too much. And we're still spending too little time with the characters themselves. How is Aaron dealing with things? Where is his sister? What's up with Emily and Seth? Will we ever see the Kirkman kids again?

    Just...no. I'm done.

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