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.
Bones 12×11 ‘The Day in the Life’: The beginning of the end, for real this time
It almost felt like this day would never come, but tonight’s episode of Bones is the first part of its two-hour series finale, and boy, is the show taking the ‘go out with a bang’ adage seriously. Cam and Arastoo finally get hitched, and the event is the backdrop for a quasi-Rashomon-style look at each […]
Girls 6×06 ‘Full Disclosure’: Becoming someone new
It’s difficult to become a new person when you’ve been something else for so long. You worry about the influence that your old friends will have, that your old habits will have, and that even your old memories will have. You worry that your future is becoming bleaker and bleaker with every failed attempt to […]
Bones 12×10 ‘The Radioactive Panthers in the Party’: Take your passion and make it happen
Sometimes, Bones is so absurd it gives you Bud Bundy as an orange half-man, half-panther. Sometimes, the show hits so close to home that it gets you right in the ol’ heart muscle. Sometimes, like this week, it does both at the same time.
Girls 6×05 ‘Gummies’: “It’s being an adult that’s hard”
Girls tends to present adulthood as this vague notion of a destination, of progress made from childhood to something else. Even when we’re legally adults, we yearn for a time when we exist as adults, when we can do adult things, whatever that means. Really, more than anything else, we’re simply looking for progress towards […]
Bones 12×09 ‘The Steel in the Wheels’: Rollin’ in the deep
Buck and Wanda Moosejaw return for their swan song in this week’s episode, but they aren’t the only blast from the past to grace our screens in the home stretch of the series’ run. Gordon (Gordon) Wyatt crosses the pond to offer some TLC of the psychological and gastronomical kind, and honestly, we’re all better […]
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?)
If you thought we could get through the final season of Bones unscathed, well, you thought wrong.
It appears as though we have a new Big Bad, and as per usual, said villain comes after one of our own. And in its wake, we’re all left to wonder what’s in store for Booth and Brennan’s future, but not before going through a box of tissues with our tears. (Did I mention this week is sad?)
If you’ve ever met a married couple that says they haven’t experienced what Penny and Leonard are going through in this week’s episode of The Big Bang Theory, they haven’t been married very long. She thinks he’s not doing enough, he thinks he is doing plenty. This ruffles their relationship feathers, while it seems Sheldon and Amy are doing a little too well now that he’s taken an interest in what people have to say. Meanwhile the new parents and Raj battle a creaky floor.
It’s Bones with a retro twist!
Some of TV’s most lauded stars grace our screens this week, creating a thoroughly confusing web of indiscretions masking a killer’s true identity. Back at the Jeffersonian, our squints’ own shenanigans raise more eyebrows, and our key couples have some big decisions to make about their futures.
Chinese New Year is upon us again on Fresh Off the Boat and this means getting through it free of bad karma, grudges or any other negativity. This makes Jessica nervous as hell since she’s the only one in the family who has a patience as long as a fly’s lifespan. She’s not the only one who could be doomed for a bad year though after Evan’s hate mail to his dad’s barber gets sent too early.