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Hart of Dixie Review: Teenagers & Tiaras
12/6/2011 2:01 AM
I really liked the episode, especially the Lemon scenes. However, the writers don't need to make me like her because I already do. I think the only episode in which I didn't really like her in was the first one, where you only really see her as this complete bitch to Zoe and as this woman, who obviously had something going on behind her fiance's back. While she is both of those things, she isn't just those things, and I think that the writers are doing a good job with revealing her layers. I would love to see an arc where Lemon finds herself. She always wants to be the person she thinks her mother would be if she were still around--this was fairly obvious tonight when she went to see her mother (Meredith Monroe??? Really? She can't be that much older than the actress that plays Lemon.), who was wearing the same style of dress that Lemon wears. I would love to see her let loose a bit because she is just so proper--we saw a little of that when she helped George and Wade pull a prank on their old high school bully.
I am so glad that Zoe seemed to realize that she deserves better than a man who is in a committed relationship, even if neither he nor his fiance seem all that committed to the relationship. (I mean, come on! He obviously has feelings for Zoe and Lemon obviously still loves Lavon!) I'm really looking forward to something developing between Zoe and Wade, who is probably my favorite character. I don't know how she hasn't seen the way he feels about her--maybe she was too blinded by her attraction to George, but I just wanted to wack her over the head to get her to see what Wade really wants to be to her.
Glee Review: World War Glee
11/16/2011 7:55 PM
I agree with @Megan. Finn should have known better than to call Santana out in the middle of a crowded hallway after everything that happened with Kurt last year. How could he think nobody would care? These are the people who voted Kurt Prom Queen last season; I doubt they would have changed between May and November. Sure, Karofsky is gone (and had stopped being an ass), but the majority of that school is homophobic--how could Finn have forgotten?
I really wish Glee was going to be on next week because I can't wait to see where they take this next. I knew there was going to be an episode where Santana came out to her parents, but I didn't think it would be to stop them from being poleaxed by some homophobe's campaign ad.
I loved the fact that Bert and Will went to Sue with the tape. I think that it was great that they showed a united front to Santana, and I really think that all 3 will be there for her. I also think that it actually taught Sue a lesson. I find it interesting that Sue didn't mention Kurt in her video about Bert and his wife; based on the ad from the other guy, that type of thing would have been very effective in alienating Bert's supporters. It seems that she has limits. It would be great if both Bert and Sue came out against the other guy...Reggie?
Like everyone else, I loved the Adele mash-up. It and the slap, which I think Finn deserved, were the best parts of the episode.
2 Broke Girls Review: To Hoard or Not to Hoard Your Feelings
11/8/2011 3:37 PM
"Agree with the booty call assessment here. I'd even say anything after midnight is one. Don't answer your calls! Or do, depending."
According to How I Met Your Mother, anything that happens after 2AM is bad, and I think that really applies in this situation. I thought it was sweet that Johnny asked her to be his lookout, but I figured something bad would happen. It is way too soon for them to get together--at least in tv world. IRL they would have been together already, but IRL and TV life are 2 totally different things.
Psych Season 6 Premiere Review: The Boys Are Back!
10/13/2011 3:25 AM
i really think that this is the best season premiere Psych has had in awhile. It may be just me, but each season starts off pretty slowly. This was just great. I loved the lie detector scene, part of which i had seen over the summer in a preview.
Was anyone else creeped out by Woody? I'm kind of worried that he actually goes in to brush the dead bodies' hair.
I don't think that Lassie was "being a big baby about Juliet dating Shawn." He was hurt that she didn't tell him about it. I thought it was really big of him not to go running to the chief about the relationship, which is what Shawn and Juliet were worried about because of what Shawn accidentally did in the pilot. I completely understand what he was feeling, although asking for a new partner (and the use of the polygraph machine) was a little much.
I cannot wait until next week's episode, despite being probably the only person under 30 to not have seen The Hangover. The thing i am most interested in is why Woody is there. You would think Henry would still be weirded out over his behavior in the morgue.
Castle Review: Welcome Back, 3XK
10/13/2011 3:01 AM
I have to say that I am glad that Seamus Deaver was let go from General Hospital a few years back. He was too good for the poor writing his character had been given by former head writer Robert Guza, and if his character hadn't been killed for shooting a mob boss's son in the head, we probably wouldn't be able to watch him on Castle. He was great in Monday's episode, and it is great to see a show that is worthy of him--unlike GH, which at the moment is unworthy of even the worst actor in Hollywood.
Fringe Review: "Alone in the World"
10/8/2011 1:53 AM
I'm confused. If Peter never existed, which is what the Observers (and the reviewer--hi, Reviewer!) said, how can Walter remember his death and crossing over to the other universe to get the other Peter? is this a big plot hole or is it that since Peter seems to be returning that those involved with him are starting to remember him?
Glee Review: A Non-Asian F
10/5/2011 2:56 PM
The reason Glee is taking a break until November is because of baseball. I don't understand why sports need to invade network television when there are a dozen cable channels dedicated to it, but apparently Fox believes that it is more important to show this crap than it is to air a scripted television show with millions of fans.
Anyway, Rant over.
I really enjoyed the episode. Mercedes was being a total bitch, and I think it is mostly this new boyfriend's fault. I get he was supposed to be encouraging her to go for her dreams, but the way he did it was just wrong. He should not have told her to stop being friends with Rachel because they were competing for the same role and for solos with the chorus. There are better ways for him to encourage Mercedes--he could have suggested practicing her dance moves or working on increasing her range. Yes, Mercedes is a good singer, but she is lazy. She doesn't want to learn the dances for New Directions, so she'll probably feel the same way about West Side Story.
Also, the reason they chose the song from Dream Girls was to show that Mercedes felt that she was being picked on the way Effie was. The difference of course was that while Effie was legitimately being picked on, Mercedes was not. She was put in the Booty Camp because she needs to practice her dancing and Mr. Shue knew that she wouldn't do that on her own. Her problem was that she believed that Rachel should have been there as well. Maybe she should have, but if there is one thing that Will doesn't have to worry about is Rachel practicing when she needs to. I don't think that Mercedes understands that in order to succeed she needs to work on her craft. She seems to think that she should have all of the best solos handed to her. I hope that this will have her growing up a bit. She has lost everything that has ever really mattered to her; switching to Shelby's choir isn't going to get her anywhere, and she'll be crawling back to the New Directions soon.
The reason Kurt was so hurt by the fact that Rachel decided to run for senior class president was because he considered her his friend--probably his best friend. Also, he was probably worried that with her running, it would split the outcast vote. Brittany is insanely popular, and I think Kurt knows that he is going to need every last vote he can get to defeat her. By splitting the outcast vote, Rachel has pretty much handed the election over the Brittany (who I would rather be president over either Rachel or Kurt).
The Sing-Off Review: Back to School
9/29/2011 6:17 PM
Of the first group, I only really liked the Pentatonix. I hated Sonos, and I felt they were the ones that should have been eliminated instead of Messiah's Men, although I wasn't crazy about them either.
I loved both North Shore and the Deltones. I thought they were the best of the night. I hated the Collective. The soloist's voice is horrible. I liked Soul'd Out, and I don't think they should have been eliminated.
Glee Round Table: "I Am Unicorn"
9/29/2011 6:09 PM
What was your favorite scene in the episode?
Definitely when Puck went to see Shelby and Beth. I love seeing the softer side of him.
What was your favorite song from the episode?
Something's Coming. I can't stand West Side Story, but that was really good. Close second: Somewhere. I just love Idina Menzel, and she and Lea Michele's voices sound so good together. That was some great casting.
Would you vote for Kurt or Brittany?
Who else is running? I don't think I would vote for either of them. Like someone else said, Kurt is really self-centered and even a little immature. Brittany is just a little too slow to be class president (although, i do think she's smarter than the last president we had).
Are you glad Shelby is back?
Yes. When she left in the first season, it felt like a lot was left unsaid. I like the idea of Puck being in Beth's life--I'm not so keen on Quinn's involvement. Everything is all about her not about Beth. If she really wanted to do something good for Beth than she wouldn't want to take her away from the only mother she has ever known. She is being very selfish, and I am interested in seeing if Puck will try to talk her out of it. I am also looking forward to the development of a relationship between Rachel and Shelby. There are a lot of hurt feelings there. Rachel needs to deal with her abandonment issues, and I think the only one who can help her is Shelby.
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Criminal Minds Review: The Eyes Have It
9/29/2011 3:45 PM
I for one loved the episode. I understand that people were disgusted by the violence portrayed in it, but this is what happens. Dahmer drilled wholes into his victims' skulls and poured acid in them because he wanted to make zombies. It wouldn't be Criminal Minds if they didn't sometimes go into hardcore stuff.
I loved the scene at the end, but I didn't get the feeling that Reid has forgiven them yet. I think he has decided to try to forgive, I also got the feeling that Morgan is better at hiding his hurt than Reid is. I don't believe that he has forgiven yet either.
The Playboy Club Review: "The Scarlet Bunny"
9/27/2011 1:18 AM
it was indeed called The Scarlet Bunny-at least that's what my DVR says.
Personally, I liked this episode a bit better than last week's. It didn't seem as all over the place as the pilot (which really isn't that hard to do). I'm going to give it 1 maybe 2 more episodes to see if it comes into its own, but unless it continues to improve there will be room for only one 60's era show on my DVR: Pan Am.
Pan Am Premiere Review: Buckle Up, Adventure Calls!
9/27/2011 1:11 AM
@fortyseven, ABC loves CGI. check out General Hospital. Half the time it looks like a video game.
Supernatural Season Premiere Review: Kiss Your Cass Goodbye
9/24/2011 6:26 PM
This was the best episode of Supernatural since the 5th season finale. Last season was so very blah that it isn't funny. Did anyone notice that in the recap there was no mention of the "Eve" storyline? That was a horribly contrived plot device, and if it had lasted longer i'm sure they would have lost quite a few fans.
I'm also taking a leap onto the Misha bandwagon. He was so good last night--the look on his face when the Leviathans took over was amazing. The best, though, was the churchgoer's description of Cas/God.
I hope this is a sign of what is to come this season.
How I Met Your Mother Season Premiere Review: A Wedding Wonderland
9/20/2011 1:51 PM
@Fortyseven, she's a dead baddie on Warehouse 13. lol
The Playboy Club Review: Bunnies at Work
9/20/2011 1:02 PM
I DVR'ed this last night because my 10:00 is reserved for Castle. Because I was interested in the idea, I watched it as soon as Castle ended. I have to agree that the gay meeting was a little out of place and felt contrived. I think it may have fit better later on in the season once we knew Nick a little bit better. It kind of felt like the producers stuck a whole bunch of plotlines in a hat and picked out a bunch of them for the series. The whole mob thing was also a little much. Is it really plausible that the head of a mob family can be the pillar that Nick described, especially when the pillar had a totally different name? Wouldn't people wonder why both of these guys look exactly the same? Is one a recluse? It was really strange. I'm pretty sure that people knew what Capone or Lucky Luciano looked like, so they should know what fictional Bruno Bianchi looks like. Also, isn't it a little strange that Nick was involved with "the family"?
How I Met Your Mother Season Premiere Review: A Wedding Wonderland
9/19/2011 11:38 PM
i thought i was the only one that hated her haircut. it's horrible!
Anyway, I loved the premiere. I just don't get why poor Ted had to look like a giant candy corn. was the wedding Halloween themed? that black and orange color scheme was bad (although, i was just at a wedding where everyone looked ready for a funeral--way too much black).
Also, cupcake girl (Ashley???) is really getting around. She's been on the current season of Warehouse 13 as one of the bad guys.
Castle Season Premiere Review: Captain, Oh New Captain
9/19/2011 11:31 PM
I watch with my aunt, and she absolutely hated Gates. i don't have a particular opinion. she's a bit of a hard ass, which probably comes from her IAB past. Fact is, I completely agreed with everything she did, except shelving Beckett's case. i wouldn't have let Beckett come back so soon. She was obviously not ready, and i wonder how she managed to pass the psych eval.
Criminal Minds Spoilers: 10 Things to Watch in Season 7
9/7/2011 1:42 PM
I guess that explains the picture of Gibson with a beard. Definitely sounds like a fun season.
I wonder if Reid's family problems have to do with his father. i would love to see more about that. however, i would love it if Jane Lynch came back for an episode or two.
Eureka Review: "Of Mites and Men"
8/16/2011 1:21 PM
@Mikaylah, I got the same feeling too, but i think she just misconstrued what he was saying. I think what he meant was that he could go anywhere if he wanted not that he actually wanted to leave the town.
Also, I didn't think that he had gotten his pardon, just that Senator Wen was going to get him one.
Warehouse 13 Review: The Return of H.G. Wells
8/9/2011 4:12 PM
I'm on the fence about an HG spinoff. Like others have said, we know where she ends up, so there really isn't a need to see it played out. However, I really like Gareth David-Lloyd (what is with his name that everyone screws it up? I always have to check IMDB to make sure I get it right. lol) and if he was in it, i'd at least try to watch it.
I did slightly prefer the Jack and Rebecca scenes last night, however, his period appropriate chauvinism will get old really quickly. You can tell that he means the stuff that he says, and at times I wanted Rebecca to smack him.
Over all, I wasn't a big fan of the episode. I didn't like how it jumped from 1893 to 1962 to the present. While I enjoyed the Jack and Rebecca scenes, they felt superfluous to the story. I would have rathered sticking with just 1893 and the present (or simply the present).
Eureka Review: "Up in the Air"
8/2/2011 12:33 PM
I have only ever liked Will Wheaton in one show--Criminal Minds. He did psychotic killer really well. Every other time he pops up on a show I hate him. I don't know if it is the characters that they ask him to play or if it is the way he plays the characters. I mean someone can be a nemesis and not be someone you completely hate. For example, Nathan Stark. He was Carter's nemesis for the first 2 seasons, but he wasn't unlikable--actually i really liked Nathan and the interplay between him and Carter.
Another example, is the guy with the lisp on Big Bang Theory (character name escapes me). He's annoying on there, and he is a pain in the ass, but i don't groan whenever I see him show up in an episode (of BBT or White Collar, where he plays Neal's nemesis).
An even older example is Spike from the earlier seasons of Buffy. Because of his history with Angel and his intentions to kill Buffy at every turn he was a big nemesis (not as big as the Master, the Mayor, Glory, etc, but still a nemesis), but whenever he showed up I couldn't help smiling. This is because his episodes were always the most entertaining.
White Collar Review: Go For Broke
7/20/2011 3:54 PM
@Terrie Lynn McDonald Coleman, there was a poll, and i guess people preferred the original intro, i know i did.
POLL: Who is Television's King of the Hot Nerds?
4/5/2011 12:27 PM
Why is Shawn Spencer on this list? He's not a nerd!
Glee Round Table: "Original Song"
3/16/2011 4:45 PM
I loved the episode last night. the songs were great (yes, even trout lips), and that kiss was amazing. However, I have never heard Kurt and Blaine being nicknamed Blurt. The one I have seen was Klaine.
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