Better but not great. This week’s episode focused a lot on Sarah Michelle Gellar and her new boyfriend and how she feels like she has to act as if she is on a first date. Once again, the story was great but the writing was just weak. Read more »
In my last review, I talked about Hannibal needing worthy opponents to engage with. And while Will Graham and Jack Crawford are opponents, while evading the FBI is certainly a task, this episode keeps those two sides on completely different playing fields. There’s something about Hannibal that’s so above and beyond those around him, like he’s some sort of supernatural entity and everyone around him are pawns to be toyed with. While he’s not literally a supernatural entity, evil has a way of feeling supernatural. While we want to touch the darkness, once we really see the reality of darkness, it feels unreal, like there’s no conceivable reason for such a thing to exist. Read more »
I found it a bit strange that the episode was titled after Max’s teacher, who was such a small part of the show last night, but Zachary Knighton! Happy Endings was one of my favorite comedies, so I love seeing the cast doing so well right now. Damon Wayans Jr. is back on New Girl, Adam Pally on The Mindy Project, Casey Wilson just got engaged, Eliza Coupe is making her rounds as a guest star, and Elisha Cuthbert is still a hot girl. Zach certainly was enchanting, so much that Kristina should have said “he’s very…hot,” instead the other adjectives she used to describe Mr. Knight.
Another awkward moment came when Joel caught Julia at the school for sustainability week, “the reason for their separation,” which is what Joel could have added if he wanted to make the situation even more tense. Speaking of separation, what was with Julia dropping off dinner for Ed, yet saying that she “knows how much it sucks eating by yourself?” Wasn’t the point of bringing him dinner so that he wouldn’t have to eat it alone? As much as that doesn’t make sense, I’m downright tingly seeing them get closer. Speaking of closer, how predictable was it that Berto would try to hook up with Amber?
Last but not least, there’s Hank and Sarah. As awful as it already is having to tell your ex-boyfriend that’s still pining for you as well as working with you that you’re going to Africa with your new, nearly live-in boyfriend, she makes matters worse by going to “check on something in the darkroom,” where they had their first kiss. Lucky for Hank, Sarah practically dumped Carl, after whom I thought this episode was actually named. Sidebar: Why does Sarah only date guys with single syllable names? Seth, Mark, Hank, Carl…see?
What did you think of this week’s episode? Will Hank and Sarah get back together? Is Julia forgetting about Joel in lieu of Ed?
Does Scandal have a handle on why its characters are interesting? We’re now in day 15 of the True Detective backlash, and one of the thing that has emerged is that “but the characters are complex!” is a defense that is surprisingly effective. And that’s good, because it’s used a LOT. Grantland used it to defend Detective from charges of misogyny (so apparent a misogynistic child could see it), which is kind of like the glass house insurance people getting into the rock throwing game, but bringing it back to Scandal, I’m not convinced that the “complexity” of the characters isn’t just a front for their essential yawning emptiness. Read more »
Reign has, so far, been very good at doing exactly what I don’t think they’re about to do. The heavily condensed plot here isn’t just surprising in its pointed temporal accuracy, it actively bucks expectations by presumably jettisoning its central plot device. I know I shouldn’t despair over Bash leaving, since I was skeptical when the King Bash subplot kicked off that Francis would remain a character with any real legs (and technically we knew that he had to come back). But with the marriage, the plot seems like it’s in a hole. Francis can keep a chief mistress (Lola, one presumes, it what promises to be a major love triangle), but Reign‘s treatment of Catherine and Clarissa kinda suggests that Mary can’t. Read more »
In this slightly emotional tolling roller coaster of an episode we got some big news! Ron’s a father! Leslie was planning on throwing Diane a baby shower but alas, they already have a baby and his name is John (his middle name is withheld). While Ron is happy and excited (in his own way of course) about his baby’s birth. He struggles to find peace and quiet without people ogling his baby. He results in going to the third floor of City Hall and decides to help re-fixture and structure the entire floor in solitude (and toolbox).
Well I guess she at least bowed out perfectly – meaning while we still loved her. I mean, really, did anyone think that the show would kill Katherine in the 100th episode and in such a weak state – being human? Nope, Kat had to go out with a bang and a clean slate (sort of). And while this episode still was only good because of Kat, the question remains why should we care what happens next as the only awesome character has finally been “killed off”. So this will be quick again, basically an eulogy for the cute and gorgeous one. Read more »
Through its almost two season run, Elementary has proven itself time and again as one of the few high-end broadcast productions dedicated to embellishing the crime procedural formula with unique characters and engaging stories that grow our protagonists (and a few antagonists, as well) in organic, interesting ways as the series develops. We’ve watched anxiously as Sherlock has regained his professional reputation after succumbing to addiction, seen how Joan has become an integral part in his continuing rehabilitation, and how the two of them have used to their evolving dynamic to bring out new facets of each other’s personalities. In that illustrious tradition, this is an episode where a woman stages her own kidnapping with a set of fake ears. Read more »
So many new relationship dynamics this week on The Big Bang Theory – I love it! Raj and Amy did online dating, Howard and Sheldon became BFFs (kind of) and then there was same old Penny and Leonard. Despite that being a regular thing, their happy ending made me tear up.
This week on Pretty Little Liars, Aria finally got to read Ezra’s ‘true-crime book’, Hanna played detective over the anonymous note to the police, Emily was way more interested in Mike and Mona’s relationship than her own, and Spencer drank some salad.
So it was another week of pushing the first years towards the back of the choir room as the episode focused on the NYC crew and the remaining seniors left at McKinley. I mean this has been done throughout the season but its more predominant, to me at least, post hiatus. Read more »
I’ll let the lack of Ryder slide this week on Melissa & Joey only because the guest star made the ‘90s smile even wider than it already does with this show. Jessie Spano wasn’t so excited to see Joe as her new patient, while Lennox and Zander debated morals. Again, there was absolutely no Ryder – all we heard was recognition of his bathroom noises.
There wasn’t enough Tucker this week on Baby Daddy as Riley and Ben made a bet about frenemie Heather, while Bonnie tried to get Danny to breakup with Brad for her.
Are you tired of me gushing about Brooklyn Nine-Nine yet? Well sorry, because that’s exactly what I’m about to do. I know it’s not the most exciting recap to love on this show every week, but I can’t help the truth! Particularly when the episode features so much Jake and Amy cuteness.
Aaron’s big flash-sideways episode started off very well. Revolution took a big chance with the episode and nearly pulled it off. It was cool to see all the principles in in a different setting as well as a blast from the past, however the big twist failed to pay off. Lets get into it after the jump… Read more »
On one hand, this episode featured old friends, “The Ghostfacers”. On the other hand, this episode wasn’t even really monster-of-the-week. This episode deviated from the main story line, which annoys me, because I’m deeply into that story line. This episode also deviated from every other episode (I think), in that nothing supernatural was to blame.
It was Caroline’s (Beth Behrs) episode this week, with her sidekick and a bit of the others too. A funny and detail delivering episode, but how far will this show go?
The episode kicks off with Jesus trying his hardest to write his break up email to Lexi and during this I had two conflicting voices saying ‘yay Emma’ and ‘poor Lexi’ – I’m not sure which voice was louder at this moment. He manages to send it with everyone downstairs calling for him to have breakfast. Jesus comes downstairs to find an empty milk bottle and his girlfriend Lexi! Read more »
The ISIS crew decides to throw a stressed-out Lana a baby shower, and Archer and Pam track down Kenny Loggins for his shower gift. Meanwhile, Krieger implements a “plan” to sell the cocaine online. Let’s discuss one of this season’s better episodes after the jump.
It’s been awhile since I sat breathless during a show, okay that’s not true. Last night The Fosters got me for a second but not in the way The Originals did. Cami was back (ugh), Rebekah was the beotch and the victim, Klaus’ daddy issues ran even deeper, Elijah got his revenge and our favorite little witch came back.
Let me be completely honest, I forgot all about Cami’s uncle being hexed. This is how much her existence matters to me BUT I’ll give her kudos for pointing out to Klaus how much he was acting like his father, Mikael, by hunting Rebekah and Marcel down. It would’ve been out of character, but I wish Klaus would’ve added, “Girl don’t get it twisted,” before he went on to say he’s far from his father for Mikael was “the monster monsters were afraid of.”
While Cami was being used as nothing more than a varvain-filled buffet, Rebekah and Marcel were making idiotic choices and returning to New Orleans, but a little more on that later because right now we need to get into being for or against the Original sister. On one hand she brought Mikael back into their lives all those years ago, on the flip side – by doing that she had to live with the idea that she caused Marcel’s supposed death. Maybe Klaus will realize he wasn’t the only one who “lost” Marcel that night, and show her some mercy next week but man oh man…that final scene of all three Originals stuck in the cemetery…
Like the worst person ever said, Klaus was ultimately acting like Mikael. Even though he swore he’d make Rebekah’s death quick instead of hunting her until the end of time. They did a great job showing the parallels between the two as Klaus called out for Rebekah and Mikael did the same in the flashback chasing down his children. By the way, does anyone else get hot and bothered by the way Klaus screams his sister’s name? Please tell me I’m not the only one…
Klaus was out for revenge, Rebekah refused to run and Elijah lost Celeste again. Only this time it was by his hands. After badass baby mama Hayley took Celeste hostage to get the cure to the werewolf hex, Elijah had her at his will. Words were exchanged and because the wisest Original was able to get in Monique’s head, he was able to stake Celeste in her true form.
With Celeste gone, Davina was back but there’s no telling if her magic will be able to save Rebekah. Let’s talk about Marcel’s obsession with her for a second. Did he not only want to raise her from the dead but raise her as his own with Rebekah like a little, happy family?
Will Klaus’ white oak stake find its way in Rebekah’s heart? We won’t know until next week but if Elijah has anything to do with it, it won’t. Also, where the hell’s Genevieve now?