I’ve stayed current, and I really really liked this week’s episode.
Politically, I’m in the “very conservative but let’s launch Trump into the sun” camp. I imagine a Trump supporter might get bent out of shape at a few of the references, but mostly I don’t think it’s that politically charged. I cringe a little just because it’s slightly corny to directly lift lines from the news or political sound bites (especially when Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has done the exact same thing but better this year), but when it comes to the issues themselves, I think they’re handling it really well. It’s obviously influenced heavily by current events, but I think there’s enough fantasy to it that it’s enjoyable no matter which way you lean.
I don’t care for Teri Hatcher as an actress, but her character has been a decent foil for the second half of the season. And almost everyone’s in a romantic relationship now that wasted more time than was necessary to establish, but for the moment that’s all behind us, and the show’s probably the best it’s ever been.
And like I said, I really really liked this week’s episode. The opening invasion, obviously low budget as some of it was, was still a welcome action piece. It’s great to see them attempt something like a full scale alien invasion.