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How I Met Your Mother Review: Hit Me Baby One More Time
12/4/2012 7:26 AM
This episode gets a passing grade; it was okay. I didn't hate it but I didn't love it either. For once I thought Ted was the strongest in an episode, the Brobibs (and Lily's obsession with them) were funny, but I also enjoyed Robin's attempts from her "playbook" to win Barney back. The Tomb Raider look was pretty hilarious (and kinda spot on, actually).
I will admit, I did not see the Patrice thing coming. At all. That was a shocker. Barney on a date with someone who doesn't look like a runway model? TALKING? Playing CARDS? That was the best moment in the episode for me. Somehow I think that Patrice is going to be instrumental in bringing Robin and Barney together.
Wonder Woman on The CW: Character Details Emerge
12/2/2012 1:53 AM
Changing the basic story is a huge mistake. Last attempt at a WW reboot just changed the COSTUME and the pilot didn't even get to air...
NBC Announces Do No Harm Premiere Date, Grimm Return Date
12/1/2012 12:22 AM
What the hell, NBC?! Grimm comes back in MARCH?!?! What are these people DOING at that network?!?!
Wonder Woman on The CW: Character Details Emerge
11/30/2012 8:28 AM
No. Just - NO. I don't even want to hear it. NOOOOOO.
Nashville Review: The Duet
11/30/2012 8:21 AM
WHERE can I find a guy like Sean?!?! I've been looking for years LOL!!
I thought this was a great episode. I loved watching the acrimony between Rayna and Juliette, and I love how they worked through it. Juliette's face on stage bothered me though - she could have saved the sneers for off stage. Rayna was way more professional. And that duet was KILLER - holy, it was fantastic. I agree with a previous comment - Rayna and Juliette seemed to be battling over their Deacon territory. Deacon seems to be the grounded centre that keeps them all in line.
Gunnar's reaction to Scarlett in the dress was awesome LOL. I've wanted Gunnar and Scarlett together since the start, but I actually like Gunnar's girlfriend and feel bad that she's going to get hurt for no fault of her own.
And yes LOL - Juliette's dress was WAY too short - I couldn't get over it the whole performance!!! LOL!!
Arrow Review: Hiding In Plain Sight
11/29/2012 4:44 PM
While I didn't realize that my boredom warranted a response - yes, I bore easily. I'm also easily entertained and amused. Oh well.
Helena Bertinelli is the Huntress. She won't be Black Canary.
Arrow Review: Hiding In Plain Sight
11/29/2012 11:29 AM
To the folks shipping Tommy and Laurel - don't even bother LOL. I actually wish, but it shall not be. If they're sticking with comic lore, Laurel eventually becomes Black Canary, and she and Green Arrow become a pretty formidable couple.
I don't know - I found it hard to stay riveted to this episode. It bored me a little.
New Girl Review: Hashtag VaGenius
11/28/2012 11:44 AM
I love New Girl because it's real. I think the folks commenting about the maturity of the characters either haven't hit 30 yet and are in for a reality check when they get there, or were awesomely super-solid super-normal high-functioning thirty-somethings. Because as a 30-year-old, I can tell you that this is the most accurate portrayal of what we're like in our thirties. Most of the other folks my age I know don't have their s&!* together or totally figured out. And we're all doing pretty well.
This episode was fantastic. Everyone was solid, including Winston, who really balanced out the episode at the zoo and at the end reading the story. Loved Nick facing his fear. Loved Schmidt's everything LOL. Having been through what the girls went through, it couldn't have been more real than that.
New Girl Casts Nick's Father!
11/27/2012 10:59 PM
Oh my gosh - that is perfect casting.
How I Met Your Mother Review: I Fought the Law
11/26/2012 10:51 PM
First of all....MR BELDING WAS A JUDGE!!! Am I the only one that freaked out when he came on?
Second - I really liked this episode. This was the first episode in a long time that had me laughing out loud. Joe Manganiello's video at the lake almost killed me...that was hilarious.
I also didn't see Marshall being there as an application for being a judge - I totally thought he got desperate and pulled a "Franklin and Bash" in the courtroom. (Then I was expecting Mr Belding to make a Franklin and Bash quip). That was a pleasant surprise, well played.
The side story was also great - same here, I thought Barney hired the bailiff. And Lily? Fantastic.
I think Robin's surprise at the end was her realizing that she didn't want Barney to stop chasing her.
Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel Confirmed for Boy Meets World Spinoff
11/26/2012 9:51 PM
I'm so happy I could almost cry right now.
Larry Hagman Passes Away at 81
11/24/2012 6:48 PM
I've seen so many articles about his death that seem to have forgotten Major Nelson from I Dream Of Jeannie...
RIP Larry Hagman. You were awesome.
Chevy Chase Exits Community
11/22/2012 2:15 PM
Not surprising at all. I'm actually looking forward to seeing how they're gonna write around him.
TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Giving Thanks
11/22/2012 12:37 PM
- For TV Fanatic: intelligent reviewers and a mostly sane fan-base that discusses television mostly rationally...
- For Castle and Beckett finally being together
- For Sasha Roiz on Grimm #shirtlessrage #havemercy
- For the return of Community and the exit of Chevy Chase
- For the brilliance of Jake Johnson and Max Greenfield on New Girl.
- For Stephen Amell's abs on Arrow
- For all the beautiful music on Nashville
How I Met Your Mother Review: No Backsies
11/20/2012 8:02 PM
I must agree with this review. While there were a couple good moments (from ROBIN, of all people), this episode just seemed like a waste. Ted's whole storyline was pointless except for a well-timed spit take, Barney and Robin's kiss was a let down...just a waste.
I think the lack of spark on the show comes from the writing quality being much duller than it used to be, more so than the cast. The actors are more popular, but I didn't feel like they're less invested in their roles...it's almost vice versa, the writing doesn't require much from them. I think if they gave Marshall more interesting things to say and do, then Segel would freakin' own it (like last week's episode as the corporate team coach). That was way more interesting than stamp tramping.
New Girl Review: Fifty Shades of Day
11/18/2012 2:06 PM
I didn't think this episode was the funniest, but I enjoyed it.
Every episodes just leaves me wondering which one I love more - Greenfield or Johnson. Goodness gracious, the scene on the park bench killed me.
Castle Round Table: "Swan Song"
11/18/2012 1:58 PM
- Favourite scene - anything with Esposito. He was REALLY chewing the scenery on this, it was hilarious!
- I enjoyed the episode, and I enjoyed that it brought out the worst in all of them. But it wasn't the best execution of the documentary format in a regular show (For that see Community: episode Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking)
- Esposito - the gun show.
- Nope. She'll find out in a serious episode, not a funny one.
- Bribe from Castle.
Nashville Review: I Cross the Line
11/18/2012 1:37 PM
Sean and Juliette: Good guy going for messed up bad girl. (sigh) Story of my life.
I was really hoping that Coleman would be the one person on that show that would take the high road and show integrity. If he leaks those photos, that's going to crumble Rayna's world. The only question is whose arms will she run to - the new producer guy, or Deacon?
FINALLY - Scarlett has left Avery's selfish a$$ behind. But NOW what's gonna happen? Gunnar's found a new lady, how is the poor guy going to manage this?
Deacon remains my favourite character on this show.
Arrow Review: Screw The List
11/18/2012 1:26 PM
I agree with the reviewer on this one - I really like Amell and I think his portrayal of the character is spot on. He's SUPPOSED to be wooden, he's emotionally hardened. Besides, he does a great job of ramping up the superficiality when appearances matter. That being said, I also agree with the cheesy line delivery - the flashback scene was killing me. And can they stop the voiceovers?
I'm not sure I like what they did with the Royal Flush Gang. They're way more badass than that. But any chance to see Graham Currie on screen is a good thing.
Goodness, I really like Tommy. REALLY like him. He deserves better than Laurel.
Grimm Review: Intersecting Adversaries
11/18/2012 1:17 PM
@Rachel - I've been wondering that since day one!!! Only one bedroom in that massive house?!? LOL!!
@luv4whedon - You raise a good point, and up until this episode I was on board with the dramatic irony, and I totally understood her confusion. She can't help what's happening with Renard or with Nick. I would argue though that by this point, the character had enough little pieces of information to make better decisions, especially with Adalind. I'm not mad that she's an emotional wreck, I'm annoyed because she's doing legitimately stupid things.
@SirenusvexTheMouse - Totally agree - if that storyline had been a bit shorter and a little more intense, it would have been more bearable.
Grimm Review: Intersecting Adversaries
11/17/2012 2:54 PM
Great review! I loved how the episode started with Hank getting put out of commission, leaving Nick to rely on Monroe, and man, was Monroe ever awesome. While I don't get how people halfway across the world know that Monroe is Nick's wesen ally (and try to kill him), but people in Portland don't, it's fun to watch. Adalind is a FANTASTIC villain, even better than she was in the first season.
Juliette. I hate when people (especially women) are portrayed as clueless, hapless, confused, making dumb choices when there's evidence to the contrary - and Juliette is all of the above. A few episodes, fine - but half the season? Come on. She goes into a coma after Adalind's cat scratched her, EVERYONE has alluded to that having something to do with it, and she pours her life out to this person over coffee?
Renard. I can't wait to see how this is gonna work. For one, he did try to get Marie killed and has been messing with Juliette, but he has sheltered Nick (for whatever agenda). This is not a simple for-or-against outcome. And if they have a common adversary, it may be even more complicated.
How I Met Your Mother Review: Brains or Brawn
11/13/2012 7:36 AM
LOL...unfortunately I disagree with the review again this week. I thought this was one of the strongest episodes this season. But I think I just love any episode where Neil Patrick Harris has to deliver a heavy emotional scene - because he freakin' nails it ever time.
I thought they had already done the dumb boyfriend storyline (I could be mistaken), but it was a lot of fun to watch anyway. Robin & Patrice's BFF Fun Day had me rolling - I had forgotten about Patrice. Also, Marshall and Lily were on top of their game this week, and this was the most bearable Ted's ever been.
I do agree with the build-up of what will be a legen-BarneyKissesRobinAndTheWorldExplodes-dary moment. Also fun to watch.
Grimm Review: Cannibals and Kisses
11/13/2012 7:23 AM
I enjoyed this episode and the case, but I always liked the procedural part of Grimm. I marvel at every episode about how much better a character Hank is compared to season one - it's like night and day.
I don't have a problem with the story they're trying to tell with Renard/Juliette, I'm just irritated with how long it's taking them to tell the story. It's been dragged out WAY too long at this point, and I'm hoping that the fallout of Monroe finding out will be way quicker. I'm more interested now in how Renard will handle all this - if he realizes Monroe knows Juliette, will he care that Monroe is the Grimm's wesen friend?
@KansasGuest - Quantum Leap was one of my favourite shows of all time. Nice catch on the "Oh Boy!"
TV Fanatic Staff Round Table: Spinoffs We Want to See
11/10/2012 5:57 PM
All my answers would be sci-fi/fantasy-ish LOL.
One of my favourite shows growing up was
, which made me fall in love with Kyle Chandler long before Friday Night Lights. It was a show about a guy who got the next day's newspaper and had to try to change the bad headlines. I would love to see that done but in this day and age with the internet and technology making it more complicated.
How I Met Your Mother Review: Dog Days of Autumn
11/6/2012 5:01 PM
I thought this episode was kinda bad, actually. For one, the Ted-Victoria-Robin storyline was almost exactly out of the "Friends" handbook; Ross-Emily-Rachel. Two, it's all being unnecessarily dragged out. If it was the autumn of break-ups, why were Ted and Victoria the only ones to break up in that episode?
Even Marshall and Lily seemed a bit forced to me. The only thing I really enjoyed was Barney and Brover.
@BenReilly - he was definitely referring to Robin. Robin didn't even need a prompt; she instantly pretended to be a lesbian so that Barney could get laid.
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