I'm glad you're enjoying the show! I know what you're talking about re Peralta and Santiago, but I think it's more of a begrudging admiration of each other. We'll see where that goes :-)
Okay. Here's the thing. I both loved and hated this episode. I LOVED the flashback. I loved EVERYTHING about Barney's challenges, and I doubled over in laughter during the dolphin challenge, the no "Es" challenge, and when he did the Ryan Gosling I almost died. I loved Barney's conversation with the mother, I loved that she put him on the right track. I loved Bryan Cranston. I loved Marshall and Ted yelling at the coach. This would have been a perfect episode if Marshall and Ted's conversation had been about anything else besides Ted and Robin. Seriously, if I never hear "Ted and Robin" again, it'll still be too soon. I am so incredibly tired of the Ted and Robin storyline. We already know Barney marries Robin, we know Ted marries the mother, so I can't for the life of me understand why they're spending so much time hashing out every last detail of Ted's infatuation with Robin, and I can't imagine how all that minutiae will contribute to that final moment. I totally get that Ted's devastation over Robin will be the catalyst to him finding the mom, and I appreciate that...but at this point, do all of these little details even matter? I'm sorry, that was a rant. :-(
Great review! I usually dislike love triangles, and I don't usually get on relationship bandwagons - if it's a good show, I'll just trust the writers. But OH MY GOSH I can't even describe how hard I "ship" Hook and Emma. The chemistry between them is just so palpable. I love how honest Hook is with her, and I totally called that he wanted to win her fair and square. However, given that this is a Disney show, I'm willing to bet they'll never let those two be together while Henry's father is still in play and a nice little nuclear family can be restored - one of them's going to die for the cause, and since Neal already "died", I'm betting that's Hook. I love how far Rumpelstiltskin has come. The old Rumple would have NEVER believed that someone could love him the way that Belle does. But he does - and he was right. The revisit to Storybrooke was fun, much more interesting than I anticipated, as was Ariel. I'm honestly starting to lose interest in Pan and his endgame - they need to speed that up. Fast.
1. Watching Fitz fall apart as Simmons prepared to jump off the plane. That was a powerful scene.2. I'm with Craig and Christine. 3. No and No. I think May's in the dark, but she has her suspicions. 4. Again, right there with Craig and Christine. Also a fan of the X-Files!5. Definitely would miss Coulson the most. I quite like Fitz and Simmons. Everyone else...meh. We haven't gotten enough reasons to root for the rest of the cast yet.
1. HAHAHAHA! Maybe some plexiglass at this point?2. I think he'll keep the secret, and I don't think he's made the connection between Oliver and Sara yet. Mostly because Ollie did a good job of "proving" he wasn't the vigilante in season 1. Only a matter of time, though.3. I agree with all of you.4. My first thought was that Thea was Merlyn's child. 5. I love how it changed the dynamic of team Arrow. Oliver's finally opening up to Diggle about all the insanity on the island. Also, everything everyone said :-) Fun RT!
Great review as usual. Revisiting the Blutbaden/Bauerschwein feud was a lot of fun, and intense at points. Juliette remains useful, I'm intrigued by the lingering side effects of the zombification on Nick, and I'm actually now getting curious about Adalind (but that story needs to speed up a bit). I'm with you - my favourite scene, hands down, was the one between Nick and Renard, where Renard questions why he's feeling so guilty. Although I don't think that the captain was trying to stir Nick up, I think he was just annoyed. It was a valid question - and from Renard's point of view, as a half-Wesen, he can see both sides. Nick has killed a lot of Wesen, and mostly out of self-defense. And Nick said himself, he IS starting to remember, so he knows that the guy goaded him and tried to kill him. So if he isn't feeling guilty because of his lack of control (because now that he remembers, that doesn't apply), and he knows it was self-defense, why DOES he feel guilty? While Nick has a lot of Wesen friends, he's still a Grimm, and he's still human, and he's still different than they are, with an oppressive history that he can't always ignore. He may not feel like an outsider, but there will always be situations that make him aware of these things. It's quite possible that this is one of those situations I gotta give Grimm credit for going there, though. It takes balls to address analogues to race relations that directly. Robin (formerly joyeful)
1. Agreed with Nathan fan below - I think that was all in trying to avoid her dad. 2. I think the ceremony itself will be simple and elegant, but the reception's gonna be a part-AY! 3. I was pleasantly surprised. They don't show a lot of how the relationship is progressing - it just kinda "is" - so it was nice to hear Kate worrying about the family that she's going to be a part of. 4. I didn't like the Alexis story arc at all, mostly because I felt that it was untrue to the character that we already knew. She went from a mature, wise early teen to an impulsive, petulant adult. I feel like there must have been a way to introduce conflict between Alexis and her dad without her devolving. 5. I'm with Dave - Lanie and Kate. Some of my favourite scenes in season 1 were the friendship between the two, and I love when Lanie gives advice. She gives the best advice out of all the adults on the show.
That's exciting! I'd watch them all, but I'd be particularly be looking forward to Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Also really glad about this because it'll give some ethnic diversity to the superhero representation on the small/big screen.
I don't know - I thought this was one of the better episodes this season. Not as good as anything we saw in Season 2, but still solid. Winston was on point as usual, and I think that the punch that Nick delivered should go down as one of the greatest punches in sitcom history. Also, one of the things that elevated this episode was how great the guest star was - Taye Diggs was so very funny. That was one of New Girl's best uses of a guest star in a very, VERY long time...maybe since Dermot Mulroney.
Meh - I'm just discussing the review. But that's a rather grand assumption to make of all viewers who dislike a character, don't you think? For example, I happen to not care who ends up with who - I watch this show because I'm a girl who loves comics and their adaptations, and for the action and the crime drama, not particularly for the soapy relationship stuff. I dislike Laurel's character - in this incarnation - because I find her angst increasingly contrived and poorly acted. I hardly think that makes me sexist.
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