This week in television started off on Sunday with an exploration of Maleficent and Regina’s past on Once Upon a Time, another entertaining half-hour of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and one step closer to the big election on The Good Wife. Dancing with the Stars started its new season on Monday night, and that was followed by an episode of Castle that gave us some insight into Beckett’s view of her place in the working world. On Tuesday, The Mindy Project introduced us to Tamra’s cousin Sheena, and on Wednesday, The Americans tested Martha and “Clark’s” relationship in ways neither character was anticipating.
As any of you who regularly visit NGN probably know, there are few things in the media I love more than depictions of supportive female friendships and women encouraging other women to believe in themselves. This week, The Mindy Project gave us such a lovely example of this with the introduction of Laverne Cox’s Sheena, who helped Mindy find her confidence again. Sheena’s advice was the perfect mixture of funny and sincere, and it’s advice I hope all women watching took to heart. Talk to yourself like you talk to your friends—with kindness and encouragement rather than negativity. Be nice to yourself. And when all else fails, do your makeup, put on a fierce outfit, and fake it until you make it.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?
I really loved having the Flash back this week! It was an ambitious episode that totally had the feel of a sesaon finale. I am shocked they are getting into the time travel aspect of Barry’s powers so early, but I am totally for it since it is such a huge part of the DC comics universe. One of my favorite supporting characters seemingly was betrayed and died, but I assume this is going to be rewritten because he can’t be dead forever! I won’t allow it! I am just excited at the risks this show has been willng to take so early on, and I hope they continue to suprise me.