OMG...I so don't care.
If you think about it, this story is being told because of Vivian Bowers. We have gathered here today to figure out what happened to Vivian Bowers. Problem is, I don't give a shit about Vivian Bowers or her dysfunctional-as-fuck family. I'm tired of watching Meagan Good be treated like a recurring guest star on her own damn show.
Moreover, I'm really not digging the bullshit lines handed to Victor Garber and Tate Donovan. Okay, let me break it down for you: Garber was on successful shows like Alias and Frasier, acting in films opposite the likes of Whoopi Goldberg. Tate Donovan has had a career spanning three decades, and was on friggin' Damages. And when he was killed off, that next-level genius show promptly began to suck.
Now...these two great actors are being thoroughly wasted on a show that's going absolutely nowhere. It's a mystery without a mystery (none anyone cares about anyway), a thriller with no thrill, a drama with no drama, a hot fudge sundae with no fudge, and a bunch of sex with no orgasm. In short, Deception is rapidly becoming pointless as Meagan becomes Taraji Henson 2.0; in other words, a Lure for a show we wouldn't have bothered with if they weren't "starring" in it.
But don't just take my word for it.
And by the by...for folks who are worried about criticizing shows like these because they think Hollywhite will use it as an excuse not make shows with Black female leads anymore, um... 1) They don't need an excuse. They haven't needed one since Hollywhite's very inception. 2) Scandal. Scandal works. And it's working right there for the whole wide world to see that it works, so the excuse of "Black female-led shows just don't work"...doesn't work. It didn't work back when Living Single had a successful 5-year run in the 1990s; it didn't work back when Girlfriends was the longest running show of the 21st Century...until it fell into the hands of the CW.
Yes...I'm old. Bow down.
See a contrast?