While I don't seem to be alone in my disappointment this week, for those who I am not seeing eye to eye with, allow me to clarify my feelings. The episode first off was not without merit. Barney's songs, as well as most of Robin's scenes were lauded by me above. Marshall and Lily are such a big part of this show for me though and I just haven't felt them this season yet like years past and certainly not this week. As a couple they are one of the most well scripted duos on TV. I have said this much time and again, which is why last night's episode let me down so. Each episode is not a stepping stone. There are most definitely filler episodes with no links to the mother plot, but some of which I rank in my top episodes in the show's amazing run. I of course know who Victoria is, but she has been reduced to a character I am not a fan of. Overnight she has gone from the woman Ted chased after to one he wants to push away. It seems awfully rushed. @Amie great point about Klaus being the one to first walk out on the wedding. Ted doesn't owe a dime. I, however, owe the show a lot for all the laughs its given me, but that doesn't mean I/we can't be critical as fans.
@Adam I have asked myself the same as well as why don't the guys just bring extra tanks of gas with them and refuel before Tabor Heights and blow through down? Maybe it's just one of those things we have to accept and agree to let slip if it means all the amazing scenes featuring Cannavale who at this point is headed for some nominations come next year's Emmy's I think.
and @Tony I think you are def right about the Gyp hit.
@joseph...great line here:
"I'm really looking forward to seeing the new dynamic develop from this point and how the Dark Passenger can continue on when he's now in the spotlight."
Well put my man.
So what was the deal with the bracelet Viktor the Ukranian took off the dead stripper and put on his own arm? They made a point of showing it again when Dexter was getting rid of his body. Dexter using the surf board bag in lieu of his usual glad bag method might come back to wipe him out I think. There definitelyt is some significance to that piece of jewelry.
@miranderwicker, I thought the same exact thing about the airport and Matt you toally nailed the episode when you noted how tension filled it was. I think for me the hardest thing to get over was that I have become so accustomed to Dexter's, Stab Rinse Repeat, that to see him make so many mistakes was unnerving. The blood slide, that is his treasure, his trophy. The thing serial killers covet. How does he forget about it. The plastic in the toe. How does he miss that let alone how it even made it through the fire. All these things tied in with Miranda's comment about the airport cameras left me a little frustrated but the confession scene more than made up for it. I was like "this has to be a dream," it was so unreal.
I'm glad I wasn't the only one to feel this way. @kay, @wizardnewt29 and @d all make valid points. Crowded is a good way of putting it. I too didn't like how Nick was all of a sudden one of the guys. Doesn't he have his own friends? It just seemed like too much a stretch in an effort to add symetry to the two groups of friends arguing which then gave way to the clean and cut resolutions between all the couples except for Barney and Quinn. I thought Barney had gotten over all the stripper issues with Quinn now all of a sudden he doesn't trust her. She moved in with him. There was definitely something missing last night. Lucky for us there is still plenty of episodes to come.
@Terrie while I didn't specifically mention the scene with the doctor and bishop, my line stating how Margaret is becoming more and more cunning was in reference to that. (Sorry to not make that clearer.) She most certainly has learned how to play the game since living under Nucky's roof don't you agree? She did more than stand her ground though, she went out and took what she wanted. She is through depending on Nucky to get what she wants, but is also using his clout to her advantage. I feel like she knows their time together may be running short so she is squeezing all the juice she can out of him while she can.
Moving on...@Jen, re. typos...while I hate having them pointed out, TY very much for doing so on this occasion. seeing how I grew up in N.J. I should be flogged, i should be purged, for misspelling the Boss's last name. I have since fixed it and am glad you liked the review despite the oversight.
With regard to Ben & Kate, while I don't make these decisions, I'll be sure to run it up the flagpole as a show we should consider covering.
@Eludium, I'm a guy. The one who wrote the review and a sucker for rom-coms. Based on your comments, would it be safe to say you are also a hater of shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm? Not sure how old you are but shows like this have been around for a long time, i.e. Roseanne or even I Love Lucy. The fact that Kaling is so heavily involved is a testament to her talent not a strike against her or the industry. As for your comment about what she must have done to get this project green lit, come on man. Now you just sound sexist and obtuse. What did she do? Her work on The Office comes to mind. As for her looks, like @joanna said to each his own but it's amusing to me that a guy posting under an assumed name and using Marvin the Martian as his icon is so critical. At least she puts herself out there. I did not think Kaling came off as high on herself at all. She even went as far as to write in not one but two jokes about her weight. Critique the show all you want but leave the more personal stuff out if you want people to hear you. Hate the game not the playa.
@jameschan Thank you for the heads up. I of course meant "heeled" but sometimes fall victim to the negative side of Spell Check. I went back and fixed it.
By the way...It was Richard who shot Manny, not Jimmy. See how these little mistakes can happen?
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(shameless Tropic Thunder ref. sorry)if he is indeed that big of a drinker.
At least the computer from LOST got a new gig. I don't know if that was an intentional nod by J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot or not, but so far that is the only thing the two shows have in common. I am going to stay involved for a few more episodes though because I like the premise and am hoping the show finds its groove.
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