What do you do with a TV show that you loved, then hated, and now enjoy again?
I have a confession to make. First, let me explain.
For the past year or so, I have preached to anyone and everyone who would listen that the second season of Scorpion was bad. Horrible. Completely jumped the shark. I mean, the first episode had Paige and Walter riding a weather balloon into the upper atmosphere, getting shot at with a missile, and parachuting down to save themselves. Really? Then another early episode sent Sylvester under cover to a prison and I called every plot twist 20 minutes before it happened.
I was done, which was sad because I loved the characters. But the plots were so inconceivable. And annoying.
And then it came out on DVD. This little niggle in the back of my brain said I should check it out. I could at least watch it while I was doing housework or something. I missed hanging out with all my crazy smart fictional friends. The first episode was still stupid and some of them were still predictable, but I got sucked back in.
That’s right. I finally enjoyed watching Season Two of Scorpion. There. I said it.
My family always says, “You can analyze it or enjoy it.” I guess I just decided to enjoy it. That’s not saying there aren’t still really unbelievable premises. For instance – an African war lord and his “sun gun?” Nope. I recommend working through that one. And you can skip the Vietnamese tornado. It was just wrong. (Seriously writers? I’m available if you need me to come out to LA and give you a reality punch to the face for junk like that. Give us, the viewers, a little credit.)
The characters are so good, though, that I’m willing to let some of the craziness go. There are some very poignant moments with Walter and his sister. Not mention the love connection between Happy and Doc (which I tots love).
Maybe I rushed to judgement a little too quickly. Or maybe I’m totally right, but just don’t care. Either way, I liked this season. Check out the DVDs from the library and see for yourself. I’d love to hear your thoughts.