GREAT review!! I'm not upset at all about the lack of face-sucking in the review, because you pretty much nailed exactly what I thought about this episode - it was hilarious. I was laughing-out-loud-snorting at that scene in the hardware store - quick hardening caulk?!? And Schmidt on the beach - IT BUUUUUUUUUURNS!! I love that the show doesn't take itself so seriously and can have a little screwball fun once in a while.
That being said, even with the crazy "low-brow" comedy going on in this episode, they still managed to find the right balance between the jokes, the character work and growth, and the story-telling. I thought Winston and Cece's scene at Schmidt's bedside was one of the best either of them had ever done.
I loved this episode.
This was one of the most solid episodes of Castle in a long time.
This was the first time in a VERY long time that I was actually riveted by the case itself; I thought the case was really well done. Castle brought just the right amount of quirky to it, Kate's skepticism was on point, and Ryan & Espo were just golden.
I thought this episode struck the perfect balance between the case and the relationship. There was enough to convince us that they were a couple - playful flirting, heartfelt ending - and the case was interesting.
Though I got the feeling that this was supposed to be (or could have been) a Halloween episode? Any possibility they aired out of order?
Apartment 214!! Is that because Juliette is afraid of the dark? :-)
I wasn't totally captivated by the procedural this week - maybe because it was called "Natural Born Wesen"...kind of a plot giveaway. However, what was good was how it integrated the larger Wesen scheme of things. The council was really interesting. We've been so informed about the royals and their power, it was good to finally get a glimpse into the Wesen hierarchy.
As for Juliette - I can't believe she was at that door for a full half hour of the show. Poor thing. As much as I understand how petrifying it must have been to see a giant sinkhole in your house...they could make her seem less silly.
The grant agency was called the MACGUFFIN institute. Hilarious!!!
Given the horrible mess the new folks were left to deal with for Chang's character, I'm impressed with what they've done. Not only have they scaled down on his exposure (there was WAY too much Chang in season 3), they found a way to keep him on screen that actually seems purposeful. But part of me sort of wishes he actually had amnesia - I don't want to go back to crazy Chang!!!
On a different note - is anyone else starting to see why Chevy went on a tirade during the season about his character? He's basically been reduced to a series of racial insensitivities.
Oh Grimm - how I've missed you. Welcome back into my life!!
Loved this episode. David Giuntoli was on top of his game - holy crow, that man acted the hell out of this episode. I also loved how awkward the "love" scene was between Juliette and Renard. If it was just straight up passionate, it would have made less sense in the grander scheme of things. I thought it was perfectly thought out and choreographed.
So Renard's with the resistance? Does that make him a good guy? And he understood the key? He's still so mysterious. I LOVE IT.
Adalind - fantastic villain. I like the ambiguity of the ending. She could be pregnant for Renard's brother, and therefore have leverage for her life. BUT, I was thinking - what if there was a point to her getting Renard to sleep with her in his Wesen form? MAYBE (speculation of course) if she carries a part Hexenbiest child, she may get some of her "powers" back?
I thought this episode was great on all counts. Joel McHale was phenomenal - just freakin phenomenal. And I thought what they did with his father was great. It was believable. Most people in life aren't pathetic lost souls or contemptible villains - they're just people who made misguided mistakes.
I also really enjoyed the Shawshank Redemption - and I'm quite okay with having to use a little imagination to imagine how stiff Shirley's in-laws are after seeing that first interaction with the father in law. And knowing that they think Batman is gay - the NERVE! Abed's narration was fantastic, and Troy's inability to lie on demand is a great callback to season 1's Christmas episode where he fumbled the lie to Shirley about the fiiiiiiight (it's hard to find another word!).
If this is supposedly Community at its worst - and while I admit it's different - I still think it's better than most comedies on TV. It's nowhere NEAR generic.
So basically, there were more people watching NCIS and NCIS:LA as there were watching all 4 other networks combined at any time?
To call him a veteran actor and use Desperate Housewives as examples instead of QUANTUM LEAP and Star Trek Enterprise.....is just wrong. Completely wrong. I'd even take Chuck - he was on more episodes of that than Desperate Housewives.
Just wrong. Shame on you, TV Fanatic :-)
I guess you could say Zero Hour...(remove sunglasses)...has no hours left. YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
(sorry, I couldn't resist)
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