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
thank god this season is over with.... what a trainwreck...
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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