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Fresh Off the Boat 3×15 ‘Living While Eddie’: Baby to Scary

Ever since I was little, I have loathed whoever was in office for messing with TV time. Yeah, Fresh Off the Boat wasn’t interrupted and we got a new one, but nights like this just throw me off and I needed to vent a little, okay? Just like Jessica thought she had to lie about having a dishwasher this whole time. Some things in life just can’t be explained and are necessary.

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Girls 6×03 ‘American Bitch’: Becoming an adult

We’re not just one person.  We think of ourselves as individuals, as people with distinct personalities, when in reality we’re a bunch of identities and personalities at odds with one another.  We’re white, rich, and disabled.  We’re black, queer, and poor.  We’re Latinx, undocumented, and a business-owner.  Those personalities and identities intersect to create the whole of who we are, and they always contradict one another, leaving us confused and frustrated, trying to figure out how to live in the world.  And it’s not just those contradictions and hypocrisies that make it difficult to find our way through the world.  It’s that people use our fear and our uncertainty against us, manipulating us to feed whatever insecurities they have. Read more »

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The Big Bang Theory 10×17 ‘The Comic-Con Conundrum’: Growing Up

Well that was quite the episode of The Big Bang Theory, now wasn’t it? Again, people think this show is a onenote sort of thing, but that’s because they fail to see the depths in which these characters have actually grown and continue to do so. I was skeptical of going past a tenth season, and at times I still am BUT tonight I was not. With the guys choosing to miss out on the one event that sort of defined them as a group, it made me wonder if that’ll be the case in reality…

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Chicago PD 4×14 ‘Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will’

They did it again! I have tried to give the writer’s the benefit of the doubt but I don’t know how much longer I can just focus on the positives of this show when they do such a sloppy job at writing these over arcing storylines. If you’ve read any of my previous articles you will know that I am referring to the way the writers will setup such shocking storylines only to redact them a few episodes later.

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The Goldbergs 4×15 ‘So Swayze It’s Crazy’: Finally

It’s been a rough couple of months for Erica on The Goldbergs. After years of brushing off Geoff, she was finally into him – but it was too late as he had finally moved on. We watched last season and into this one as the brokenhearted teen lost herself for a minute, but regained control. This week though, thanks to a clueless dad, everything was coming up Erica. While her love life got a big push in the right direction, Beverly was coming to terms with her delicious boy being the go to nerd.

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BONES:  L-R:  John Boyd, David Boreanaz and guest star Miranda Frigon in the "The Final Chapter:  The Grief and the Girl" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Feb. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×08 ‘The Grief and the Girl’: Not-So-Crazy Ex-Boyfriend

No one can accuse Bones of forgetting its roots in its final season. Sometimes to a degree which seems almost, well, random.

With no respite from last week’s punch to the gut, Brennan deals with the loss of her father in an all-too-believable fashion, and the return of sandwich-lover-extraordinaire ex-boyfriend Sully gives us all some food for thought. Meanwhile, Canadians apparently sound Minnesotan, and there are Vikings involved somehow. Yep, it’s par for the course zaniness in the home stretch.

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Fresh Off the Boat 3×14 ‘The Gloves Are Off’: Mount Brushmore

One of the first people to ever make me love television was Heather Locklear. I was obsessed with her on Melrose Place, and to see her tonight on Fresh Off the Boat made my heart smile. Playing a heartless ex-wife who actually grew to have compassion, she is a guest star we need more of.

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Girls 6×02 ‘Hostage Situation’: Finding yourself

In today’s era, being in your 20s has shifted towards this state of purgatory.  Those in their 20s are legally adults, are supposed to inherit an amount of responsibility that those in generation past have inherited.  They’re supposed to pay their bills, cook meals for themselves, clean their own apartment, get a full-time job.  Maybe they’re supposed to get married, have a kid or two.  All of the things that we see as making somebody an “adult” are things that older generations expect those in their 20s now to accomplish.  But it’s not that simple anymore.  We see phrases like “adulting” because those in their 20s aren’t achieving those things as quickly and feel like they need to prove this abstract concept of “adult” or “maturity”.  They Instagram dishes they’ve made that have more than 3 ingredients.  They post on Facebook about buying that first car.  They have to prove themselves because they’re still expected to hit all the benchmarks of adulthood in their 20s. Read more »

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Bones 12×07 ‘The Scare in the Score’: Happy Valentine’s Day, now let’s crush your heart

Bones really knows how to treat a girl right.

What better way to celebrate the day of love than with pain, torture and grief?

I’ll tell you guys, I sure didn’t need that punch in the gut, but Cupid decided to use something a little more destructive than an arrow to get his point across in 2017.

What, did you think Bones would go gently into the night? Not when there are serial killers on the loose, it isn’t.

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The Big Bang Theory 10×16 ‘The Allowance Evaporation’: Spoiled secrets

We circled back to the root of why Raj bothers me on The Big Bang Theory this week. He’s spoiled AF. While we were seeing Raj’s silver spoon shine bright, Sheldon was learning what he should and shouldn’t talk about with the lunch lady.

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Chicago PD 4×13 ‘Seven Indictments’

I know Chicago PD doesn’t focus that much on character development, the main focus being the cases and how the characters react to them. However from the minute Kenny Riggston walked onto our screen he has been a bit of a mystery. They have always alluded to his mysterious past. I suppose there is always some form of mystique associated with the ‘new kid’ especially when he seems as tight lipped as Riggs.

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The Goldbergs 4×14 ‘The Spencer’s Gift’: Bottled farts

Getting a job as a teen is something I completely skipped. Wish I hadn’t, but at least shows like The Goldbergs will always be there to show the good and bad side of an after school responsibility. Whether they teach you about passion or give you a push towards what you really need to be doing in life, they never seemed too bad for the Goldberg boys. Erica was a whole other story though.

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Fresh Off the Boat 3×13 ‘Neighbors with Attitude’: First kiss

Did someone at ABC sense this season needed more focus on the kids, because this week’s Fresh Off the Boat was actually laugh out loud funny and in all honesty it has everything to do with Eddie’s friends. Even Evan’s small story line with the money owed to him was funnier than a lot of what has happened in the past few weeks. Yes, Jessica’s neighborhood ordeal was good but come on – that mouth to mouth…or whatever it was, that was golden.

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Girls 6×01 ‘All I Ever Wanted’: Living the dream

Do you remember what you wanted to be as a kid?  I wanted to be a teacher.  I thought that, as a teacher, I could help cultivate the future leaders of America, transform kids’ lives, you know, all that stuff.  And for the longest time, I fought for that, fought through school, through internships, through interviews with principals and administration that I either didn’t like or were racist or didn’t seem to care.  And when I became a teacher, I wasn’t happy.  Not only wasn’t it what I wanted, I started wondering what it was that I actually did want.  I still don’t know.  Now I’m living around Boston, working some full-time job that pays the bills, reading and writing in my spare time, and exploring other desires of mine.  And there’s a happiness to be found in the exploration, in simply experiencing life.  Because if you think that achievement will bring happiness, well, maybe for a time, but you’ll always keep wanting.  That never goes away. Read more »

BONES:  L-R:  David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in the "The Flaw in the Saw" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Feb. 7 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Bones 12×06 ‘The Flaw in the Saw’: Where the beer is

One Bones staples over the years has been revealing the seedy underbellies of such high-stakes countercultures such as coupon-clipping or competitive eating. (Yes, those were things, look them up.) With all the focus on returning to its roots and calling back to just about every notable in-joke in ‘The Final Chapter’, we couldn’t very well leave the series without another flight of fancy. Needless to say, this week’s episode takes on the cut-throat world of lumberjacks, because, obviously.

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The Big Bang Theory 10×15 ‘The Locomotion Reverberation’: I think I can

It feels like it’s been too long since The Big Bang Theory has been on, but it was back tonight with a girl’s night out, and a scheme to get some help. All the while Raj and Stuart tried really hard to land their own spinoff for whenever this show finally takes its final bow.

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Chicago PD 4×12 ‘I Remember Her Now’

The body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found crumpled at the bottom of an elevator shaft, which leads the team to the Brady Home from Troubled Girls to investigate the murder. But what began as a homicide investigation quickly turns into an inquiry into the entire institution itself. As Jay goes undercover and discovers that the girls within Brady are trading sexual favors for special treatment.

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The Goldbergs 4×13 ‘Agassi’: Disco’s dead

This Valentine’s Day was not about Adam, Barry or the parentals of The Goldbergs, but rather Erica and her lack of love…and passion for life. We’ve seen her kind of lose herself after losing out on Geoff, and it was finally time for everyone to speak up. They wanted the old, confident, badass Erica back and thankfully by the end, they got her. While his sister was overcoming heartbreak, Adam was realizing that not all friendships stay on the same page your whole life.

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Fresh Off the Boat 3×13 ‘Sisters Without Subtext’: Pistachio belt

While Fresh Off the Boat continues to be a funny show, I am finding it hard to really care about it the same way I do when it comes to shows like Modern Family and The Goldbergs. There the whole family is in the spotlight, but with this show it seems like they are pushing the kids more and more towards the back of their boat.

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BONES:  L-R:  Guest star Justin Castor, guest star Julie Claire, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the "The Final Chapter:  The Tutor in the Tussle" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Jan. 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×05 ‘The Tutor in the Tussle’: Objectively hilarious

Dick jokes and fan fiction, that’s the highbrow content we’re used to on Bones.

What do you get when you mix privileged white children, their overbearing parents and college admissions? Why, murder of course. Have no fear, though, because Brennan is here to tell them all to check themselves before they wreck themselves. (Is that on the SATs?)

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