Three Ways 'Whiskey Cavalier' Can Become The Best Show Of 2019
More exploding tampons, please.
If you were watching the Oscars on Sunday night, you probably marveled at those aggressively weird promos for the lighthearted spy comedy Whiskey Cavalier. Well, I'm here to tell you the ABC series finally aired not just once, but twice this week — and I'm completely here for it. Whiskey Cavalier stars former #TeamJake Scott Foley and The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan as an FBI special agent and a CIA operative who join forces to galavant across Europe and save the world. While they're at it, they deal with their personal issues (Foley's Will Chase is feeling feels thanks to a recent emotional breakup), flirt around with each other, and fill each scene with so much sexual tension it hurts.
If you saw the first episode like I did, you will quickly realize that Whiskey Cavalier does not take itself too seriously. That's a good thing. For starters, scenarios and action sequences make little sense. It's corny and familiar as heck, but moves at a grippingly fast pace. But Whiskey Cavalier, which has already been likened to Castle and Archer and Bones, is just plain good fun I need more of. Certainly, there is room for more amusingly-named shows like this on TV.
After watching the first episode, I'm convinced this series is going to fill the void that Lucifer currently has left me with, and will rise as one of the best TV shows of 2019. If Whiskey Cavalier really wants to make Season 1 count, here are three things I need to see:
More exploding tampons (or other random objects that explode).
Not since that mesmerizing baby stuck in a pipe scene in Ryan Murphy's 9-1-1 have I seen a gimmick as strangely brilliant as Lauren Cohan's exploding tampon. After exploding tampons? What's next? Exploding Diva Cups? Can't wait to find out.
More ridiculous stunts.
Whiskey Cavalier is only one episode in and has already proven its penchant for blowing stuff up: a helicopter, a window at a fancy restaurant, a tampon. But can we take a moment to marvel at the physical stunt work, too? I mean this is a photo of Scott Foley jumping over a parked vehicle in an attempt to catch a red vile of "weaponized ebola." He succeeds.
More fun spy names that are fun to pronounce.
What is Whiskey Cavalier you may ask? It's Will Chase's spy name, of course. Not only is it fun to say, but it will also get you drunk the more and more you say it. As Scott Foley described, your spy name is a combination of your favorite drink and the name of your first pet. Here's to getting to see Tequila Lily on Whiskey Cavalier sometime soon.