Veep – “Omaha” (A-) / season premiere
Covers a lot of ground in just 30 minutes, as pretty much everyone is much worse off since Selina lost her bid for re-election. My favorite catch-up was Bill (and his casual racism) trying to navigate a millennial-heavy company like Uber, and a newly bald Jonah received my favorite nickname: Congressman Powder.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine – “Serve & Protect” (B+)
A consistently funny episode, mostly thanks to Nathan Fillion’s ego-centric actor. Still wishing this back half of the season would provide more belly laughs like the first half did.
The Americans – “The Committee on Human Rights” (B+)
We say farewell to Gabriel (whom I’m really going to miss) and Matthew (not so much). Just kind of wondering when we’re going to get to the fireworks factory. I need a kidnapping or something to give this show a jolt of electricity.
The West Wing – Season 4 (A-)
Another terrific season, with an astonishing finale. The transition from Rob Lowe to Joshua Malina was almost seamless. I just wonder how obvious the drop-off from Sorkin to the other writers is going to be in the next season.