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How I Met Your Mother Review: Dog Days of Autumn
11/6/2012 1:59 PM
god, this show needs a breathe of fresh air... if you would've told me what the storylines of this episode were before yesterday, I think I could've written the script word for word... lazy, unfunny, lazy, racist, uninspired, and LAZY! i am this close to washing my hands of this show... this close... solid performances from colbie and NPH save the day once again from being a steaming pile of you-know-what...
Once Upon a Time Review: Who Is the Monster?
10/29/2012 11:16 AM
Does anyone else find the Henry/David moments as grossly cheese as I do? I really want them to stop. "We Are Both" has some really great moments for the two of them, and present day Storybrooke in general has been far superior to present day Enchanted Forest, but we got to get something going with Henry because he's just annoying filler right now.
That being said, mad props to the writers for his episode. Weaving to different mythologies together was enough to may be geeking out all over this episode, especially since I recently read Frankenstein. The identity of Dr. Whale has been bugging me since Season 1 and I think he got a pretty good storyline. Now, we just to figure out where the heck August is.
Final note: Didn't Rumple say that Jefferson's hat could only travel to magical realms? How did Victor get to the Enchanted Forest? Is his science considered our world's "magic?" Something to think about...
Until next week... (8.5/10)
How I Met Your Mother Review: Consolation Prize
10/15/2012 11:15 PM
I see where you are coming from but, although this entire season is full of pretty sloppy writing, i think it is important to look at each episode as a stepping stone to the conclusion of the story. Naturally, we need Marshall and Lily back with the group before we can move on. The writers chose an admittedly odd way to bring about their return to the MacLaren's crew, but the jokes were solid before they started bashing us over the head with them. Also, where is the hatred for Victoria coming from? We have barely seen enough of her to hate. Speaking of which, the show is wasting a lot of potential like the Ted/Victoria and Robin/Nick relationships on shticky gags that never pan out. Robin has been the most solid character this season so far and has barely had a storyline to herself. Writers, let's change this. (5.5/10)
Castle Review: Shhh! Someone Knows
10/9/2012 1:43 AM
Knowing Castle, that handshake is gonna become a "thing" now. I agree with the review above, but i think, and im sure a lot of castle fans will agree with me, this episode was much better than 4.1/5. Sure the story wasn't especially tight (that's something i give Castle a lot of grief for sometimes) and happy Gates was unnerving, but the great moments between Castle and Beckett, Castle and Alexis, and Castle and Martha hit all the right marks. Not cheap or sappy, not one of them. That's an accomplishment for Castle. As always, excited for next week... (8.9/10)
How I Met Your Mother Review: Bangtoberfest
10/8/2012 11:22 PM
You know, 4,5/5 is a smidge generous considering the complete and utter lack of originality in storylines here.
1)Ted and Robin jealously feuding over the quality of each others relationships (Wait For It)
2)Barney reverting to his old ways after a break up (The Playbook)
3)Marshall reverting to childhood (every episode)
4)Lily's daddy issues (Slapsgiving 2)
Hey writers, been there done that....
However, all that considered, the episode was still executed very well and acted very well. I really would have liked more tangible resolution on all the storylines and most of this episode was pretty predictable. Still a decent episode in a very bland beginning of a season (7/10)
Bones Review: Eye of the Tiger
10/8/2012 11:10 PM
As a matter of fact, I, as a fan of Bones, have been extremely disappointed with Bones over Season 6, 7, and 8. Each getting progressively worse. While I actually didn't mind this episode as much as Miranda, I am thanking all that is good in this world for the break-up of Sweets and Daisy. Sweets is my favorite Bones character and Daisy is my least. It was downright painful to watch the two them together for 3 or 4 years. I am begging Hart Hanson or anyone else in the loop with Bones to look at Seasons 1-5 again. That is the show I am showing up for every week and each season I see less and less of it. Please make this stop....
White Collar Midseason Report Card: A-
9/29/2012 1:13 PM
A little too lenient on the grading... B- in my books
The writing of the episodes this season are getting a little lazy, especially when compared to the fantastic second half of season 3. While I agree that Identity Crisis was one of the better episodes of the season so far, the beginning of the episode was so bogged down my exposition and pointless dialogue that I almost turned off the TV.
Most of the main conflict has just been retreading the trust issues between Peter and Neal from Season 3. The whole season, I have the feeling that we had seen or done it all before. Season 4 needs its own identity, so hopefully the revelation of Neal's dad will be a launchpad for Season 4.5.
The best episode in my books was Wanted. A breathe of fresh air with a new location, excellent new characters, while still balancing the two-faced personality of Neal within a new context. Personally, I wished they had dragged out the island storyline further.
Warehouse 13 Review: The Biggest Threat of All
9/25/2012 7:47 PM
Well, i wish i could say I didn't see the twist coming, but I did... like five episodes ago... Oh, well...
Meanwhile, I really liked the five way formula and it worked surprisingly well for this episode... More episodes that play around with the traditional W13 formula like Personal Effects are great to watch cause everything has been so cut and dry this season... Take some risks for the life of this show!
Other than that... Fingers crossed for season 4.5... (8/10)
Bones Review: You Slept Under a Bridge?
9/25/2012 6:53 PM
A predictable but necessary episode... The scenes between Bones and Booth were very well written and acted and all the tension has well played and well resolved... Everything else, however, seemed to cut and dry and perfect... Everything fell into place in the case with hardly a hiccup... Glad to see Finn back in the lab... He was my favorite squint intern last season and still upholds the title (although Clark did have a nice run last week)... Also, my man Sweets was perfectly on point this week... Its always great to know that he's gonna be solid every episode... (7/10)
Castle Season Premiere Review: Not a Dream
9/24/2012 11:36 PM
Defiantly the most anticipated premiere in my book and not a lot to complain about... Let's be honest, there were somethings that simply had to be there... Ironing the last of the bugs from the finale was the main focus, but very handily done sirs, I applaud you... Now we can let the awkward post-hookup moments lose upon the Castle world... It's gonna be a good season y'all! 8.5/10
How I Met Your Mother Review: Gone In 60 Seconds
9/24/2012 9:06 PM
Well, here we are again. The premiere had little chunks of everything I like about HIMYM but it felt more like a conclusion to the finale than an episode of its own merit. Barney had some awesome moments to ring in the new season. His under-a-minute summary of the entire show was concentrated HIMYM goodness and Ted's usual so-so side plot ended on a good note with quite an entertaining guest starring role by Thomas Lennon. I'm still surprised how the next clue to finding out who "the mother" is still makes me as excited as I was the first season. 7.5/10
Bones Season Finale Review: Hunted
5/16/2012 6:47 PM
thank god this season is over with.... what a trainwreck...
Bones Review: No Room at the Inn
4/3/2012 12:20 AM
Fantastically forced. That is how I'm going to describe this season, and I hope you see the irony in that. The Prisoner in the Pipe paired what I despise about this season of Bones with the stuff that makes me comes back every episode. The Booth/Brennen dialogue was spot-on tonight, something that hasn't clicked very well this season. Brennen's determination to solve the case, despite her looming pregnancy was beyond touching. The "no room at the inn" was, yikes, forced but b-squared played it brilliantly. The great bromance moment with Booth and Lance was Kodak as well. It's unfortunate that this is were the compliments end. The lab crew tonight was very disappointing. I've come to expect the very worst whenever Daisy shows up, but it was honestly sad to see Angela, Hodgins, Cam, and Lance to stoop to a level of cheesiness and forced humor that was completely uncomfortable to watch. The "we will think you are cool" comment, washing the bones with rosewater, and the completely forced and awkward makeout session in Brennen's office... Please, some give me season 4 back!
NCIS Review: The Good Father
3/28/2012 6:57 PM
Good episode, but too predictable to go down in the books as best of season. Rocky Carroll's interpretation of Vance is spot on when the spotlight is on him. He conveyed the subtle emotions of heart break so fantastically well in that final scene with his brother in law. I got shivers. Also, the moment about Tony's investigative methods with Gibbs was pure Kodak. However, the case itself lacked momentum and I stopped caring about 40 minutes in. Common theme for season 9. I know NCIS is character driven show but the cases should not be a simple vessel for character interaction. The story is just as important as the characters in it.
NCIS: Los Angeles Review: It's Not a Game
3/28/2012 6:48 PM
I really dislike it when NCIS fans don't give the spinoff enough credit just because it is a spinoff of NCIS. From the view point of a longtime NCIS fan, Vengeance was a much better episode than The Good Son was. NCIS:LA has successfully found its own identity and is churning out great episodes at a steady rate. Just because it is not NCIS does not make it any less worth watching. In fact, the current season of NCIS should take a few notes on how to suspend an episode through the full hour. I was done with The Good Son about 40 minutes in. And, LL, I will never doubt your ability to carry this show ever again. Fantastic work my man.
Psych Review: High Notes
3/22/2012 3:18 PM
A little too disorganized of an episode to be worth 3 stars, let alone 5. The storyline never had any firm ground to hold onto and ended up just being a string of loosely related scenes right after another. The guest stars pushed this episode from the bottom of the barrel and so did some of the funniest Shawn and Gus moments of the season. Didn't really like the hospital angle and the representation of Shawn as a boy in a man's boy needs to stop now. Whatever happened to the great character development over the last 5 seasons? Shawn is a mature man that hides his insecurities behind pop culture references and other immature behavior. That does not make him immature. Yikes! This season is one of highs and lows, and "Let's Doo-Wop It Again" is certainly a low.
Bones Return Scoop: Squinterns Unite!
3/22/2012 3:11 PM
Definatly have had the idea for the "squinterns unite" storyline in my head for a while. It'll be great to see it played out on screen. Sucks about Daisy but i haven't been crazy about the character since "the prince in the plastic"... yikes. Season 7 has been a little disappointing as of so far but things are looking up for the back end episodes, especially "the prisoner in the pipe." I'm hoping baby b gets better storylines and screen time than baby hodgins.
Castle Review: I'll Be Brian Dunkleman!
3/20/2012 1:28 PM
Yikes! This just about ties Head Case for the worst episode of the season. Absolutely mind-bogglingly difficult to follow, terrible forgettable characters, cheesy lines, cheesy acting all around. I'm a big fan of Castle and I was terribly disappointed. They lingered on the faux dance competition for maybe 10 minutes before leaving it completely behind. It you are going to pump a premise of an episode, stick with it until the end. At least the side stories were great. Martha had a surprisingly fun story, Ryan and Espo had one of their best bromance moments, and Alexis at the morgue was fantastic as well. But, yikes, I hope the writers are saving something to finish off this season well, because A Death with Death made it seem like the writers took a week off.
The Big Bang Theory Review: Whipped
3/9/2012 5:44 PM
Congrats to Leonard and Penny for being the least annoying couple of the night. Their scene was easily one of the best of the night, second only to Raj's rant and Sheldon's whip to Howard being picked up by his mom. I used to like Bernadette, but nothing she does anymore is funny in any way. I liked the attempt to bring things back to the way things used to be in Season 1 and 2, but it fell a little short of the mark. 8/10
The Big Bang Theory Review: Call of the Wild Sheldon
2/24/2012 5:57 PM
question: how does wilderness survival help in astronaut training? Can't see how learning to fend for yourself in the woods is gonna help in outer space
The Mentalist Review: Blowing Red Smoke
2/24/2012 2:54 PM
The Return of the Guest Stars Strikes Again!
Since his stint on the season premiere of Psych, I've been waiting for Malcolm McDowell's return to Mentalist and I was not disappointed. After Morena Baccarin's excellent return last week, it seems the writers are giving us our favorite guest stars of the past to us all in one shot. Not that I mind. I thought the Red John teases were great and I'm hoping mopey, anger management Grace is gone for good, thanks to Stiles. I liked how both Jane and Stiles knew each was playing the other, but let the whole thing play out just to see how things would turn out. I was hoping a little that Grace would join Visualize so we could get more Malcolm McDowell and that would give her character a fresh point for the writers to start from. The lack of Cho was a a bit of a bummer, but a Top 5 episode of this season for sure.
The Big Bang Theory Review: Call of the Wild Sheldon
2/24/2012 2:44 PM
I was surprisingly fond of this episode. It was a little nostalgia for the early seasons of BBT. Penny and Leonard's reactions to Sheldon seemed much more organic, like Seasons 1 and 2. Raj had one of his better scenes this year and Amy wasn't as coy or abrasive this episode. The transfer of her devoted affection from Penny to Sheldon was a smart move by the writers. It kept things fresh for her character. On the other hand, Howard and Bernadette's storyline is making me want to puke. Too cheesy and rarely funny. Wrap that one up and get them married already writers! Maybe some married couple jokes can save that relationship from going the way of the dinosaurs. The best part of the night was Sheldon and his bongos and I would really like them to brought back sometime soon.
Castle Review: Checkmate!
2/20/2012 11:55 PM
I agree with pretty much everything above. I feel like I could've written the plot twists in this episode and so could any person who has seen a James Bond movie. However, the acting and art direction of "Linchpin" were as stunning as the best of Castle episodes. I did however feel extremely betrayed when Sophia turned turncoat, maybe cause it was a little too obvious for the story to go in that direction. But the comment about Castle's father was the best moment for me. Arc for next season? I'll keep my fingers crossed. Although "Pandora/Linchpin" was the weakest of the three two parters, it did offer a satisfying Castle story with "Pandora" slightly edging out "Linchpin."
Jamie Lee Curtis on NCIS: First Look
2/17/2012 9:17 PM
A new woman so soon after the 200th episode... hmmmm, what could the writers be cooking?
The Mentalist Review: Murderess Needs a Spa Day
2/17/2012 9:14 PM
I think the Rigsby/Sarah story arc needs to rapped up soon. They spent an entire subplot on the two of them and ended up at the exact same place as the last time we saw them: Sarah telling Rigsby he'll be a "good father" and walking away. I would've rather seen some more of Jane and Erica, peeved Lisbon, or interaction between Cho and Grace. Wayne is obvious the weakest character on the show and something needs to be done about that. Making him seem wussy next to his girlfriend is not the way to do it. Other than that though, really entertaining episode. I'm glad to see that there is a possibility of Erica popping up again in the future.
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