I saw ads for The Catch for weeks ahead of the actual premiere. I thought it looked kind of weird, and at one point made the decision that I wouldn’t watch it. But boy, was I wrong to doubt Shondaland.
For some reason or another I decided to set a series recording the day of the premiere. It’s probably because I had just been watching Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, and just wanted more Shonda Rhimes. I don’t mind How To Get Away With Murder and I still watch it, but I have never been as blown away with it as I have been with the other two. I figured that The Catch would fall along the same line of not quite capturing the magic.
And like I said, I was totally wrong. This show is already one that I look forward to each week. I know that The Catch has not done that well as far as the buzz surrounding it, but I have to say that I am a fan, and I hope that you’ll check it out too.
There are several reasons I like this show, but the greatest of them all is that the concept is interesting. I love mysteries, and watching the main character, Alice, try to hunt down the fiancé that was conning her is a lot of fun. Alice is someone who should notice the inconsistencies and signs, given that she is an all-star at a high-level security firm, but where Christopher Hall is concerned she turns a blind eye.
In the premiere, I wasn’t that into Mireille Enos as Alice Vaughan, but in subsequent episodes she has grown on me. She’s intelligent, and I love watching her dogged determination to come out ahead. Peter Krause as Christopher Hall (or whatever his actual name is… I can’t remember at the moment) is believable. He’s good-looking but not TOO good-looking. He’s smooth and charming. He’s exactly the type of guy that would slide one over on someone as smart as Alice.
Long story short, if you like other Shondaland shows, I recommend you check out The Catch (mostly because I personally want it to continue, and you watching it would defs help with that). It’s up there as far as one of the shows I most look forward too at the moment, along with Quantico and Limitless. Weird choices, right?
What’s your favourite new show? Have you seen The Catch? What do you think? Sound off in the comments!
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