“I have made a note not to book anymore homicidal French men as your guides in the future”

TV Show: Hooten & The Lady
Episode Title: The Amazon
Original Air Date: September 16, 2016
Episode Number: 1×01

Episode Description

British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker jets off to the Amazon in search of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett’s lost camp, but after encountering one or two minor mishaps, she is thrown together with maverick American adventurer Hooten. The pair stumble upon El Dorado – the fabled city of gold – but there are rival explorers lurking behind every tree to make sure that getting their hands on any treasure won’t be an easy task.

My Review

After the heaviness and the seriousness of Manhattan, I need a light and fun show to watch next and I think this is exactly what I’m looking for. It’s entertaining and a lot of fun and silly and cute and has endearing characters with serious chemistry.

Alex and Hooten are a great team even though they would probably deny it. Hooten is the perfect foil for Alex and I can’t wait to see more of their arguments and disagreements in future episodes. They both can give as good as they get so it will be an evenly matched sparring session whenever they get into their arguments.

Quite intrigued by that ending with Hooten giving all of the money except for $100 to the church. What was that about? Is he some kind of Robin Hood character or is he atoning for something? Hmm.

Alex loosening up a little at the museum exhibit and sucking the juice from the shrimp a la Hooten was very cute. He can teach her a lot and vice versa. Can’t wait to see how their relationship develops from here on out. Clearly the show will go there with them eventually even though Alex is engaged and is a royal (I’m assuming).

Lots of funny lines in this episode:

“You’re eating your horse.”
“It’s what she would have wanted.”

“I had one friend and now I’m eating her.”

“How did you Brits end up conquering half the world anyway, just bump into things?”

“You’re only half as annoying as most of the Brits I meet.”
“Well, you’re not the most annoying American I’ve ever met.”

“That’s no way to treat a Lady.”

“Hero saves the girl, she puts out.”

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