#GreatNews S1, Ep. 5-6 "Snowmageddon of the Century"/"Serial Arsonist" Recap/Review
"Snowmageddon of the Century"
When the whole staff can't wait to get home after a long week, a snowstorm stranded them in the office.
When the staff is on their last legs at the end of the week, all they want to do is get the show done and go home for the weekend. But when Carol wished god for a miracle about getting the staff and crew together a snowmageddon comes and leaving the staff and crew stuck.
Carol tries to get everyone to get closer, but no one wanted to do this. It goes from bad to worst when Carol steals the staff of Morning Wind Up (a Kathie Lee and Hoda parody morning show) bottles of wine. As soon as she hands them the bottles of wine, it became a second-holiday party, and everyone was doing some hilarious and awkward stuff.
Meanwhile, Katie gets an opportunity to work with Chuck on a lead story but when Portia gets into Katie's head about how he wants to sleep with her. Katie tries to figure out how to handle it, and it was dealt with by kissing him, but it wasn't what he wanted and told her that he was trying to test the waters as he has a young 20 something-year-old girl he likes to go out.
As everyone still partying, Greg gets the call about how they are going to go live in 22 minutes to cover the winter storm. Everyone freaks out but comes together and put on an excellent show even though the introduction was a bit off as well.
This was one hell of an episode. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end, and at one point this was going to be one of this supersize episodes for some reasons. We finally got to learn about Greg's Cat, who happens to be his girlfriend named Cat and not an animal. The cast was fantastic and that I don't think everyone played equally in performance. Overall, I give this episode a 9/10.
When a reporter is arrested, Katie takes over an on-field reporter.
When The Breakdown field reporter covers an arson fire and is caught for the arsonist, Greg searches for a reporter fast. Carol thinks that Katie would be ideal for it, but Katie doesn't want her mother to make decisions for her like she did for a talent show.
After seeing the audition for reporters, Greg begs Katie to fill in, and she does, but after one night, everything goes into her head and finds out that her mother got input into her reporting. Katie tries to give her mother payback, and instead of reporting live she performs live her act from the talent show. When Greg sees it, he freaks and decides to put the music video of Chuck and Justin's new theme song for the show as a replacement, which was catchy but crazy.
"Serial Arsonist" was another good episode. Heelan and Martin were great again in this episode. The writing was good. Loved when Katie finally did her talent show ribbon dance. That was hilarious!Overall, I give this episode an 8/10.
You can catch Great News Tuesday nights at 9/8c on NBC.