The Walking Dead – “When The Dead Come Knocking”
- When last week’s episode ended with Maggie and Glenn kidnapped by Merle and the Governor in Woodbury, I turned to my boyfriend and said something like “I have deep concerns for them, especially Maggie.” Sometimes I really hate being right. While it was not nearly as bad as I feared based on my knowledge of the comics, it was absolutely brutal watching Maggie nearly raped by the Governor. We’ve seen some really horrific stuff on this show, but that may be the scene that freaked me out the most. Seeing Glenn beaten up by Merle wasn’t much fun either, especially when Merle let a walker loose in the room while Glenn was STILL TAPED TO A CHAIR (seriously, guys, WTF?!). I was pretty impressed with how stone-faced Glenn was – and how he was able to fight off the walker.
- I was so glad Rick and Carl finally had a conversation about what happened to Lori. They didn’t say much, but after Rick had barely spoken to him for most of the last few episodes, it was long overdue. Plus, now the baby has a real name – Judith! I’m so glad they didn’t name her after one of their fallen friends because, seriously, what a drag. Good for Carl for naming her after someone from “before”.
- Yvette Nicole Brown (who is awesome) mentioned on Talking Dead that she thinks Michonne is almost like a computer – constantly calculating her next move, and who needs to know what information when, and so on. I thought that was a GREAT insight into the character. After spending 8 months with Andrea, I find it hard to believe Michonne doesn’t realize she’s stumbled upon the group from the farm. But she never brought that up. She also never mentioned Merle by name, despite knowing his brother was part of the group (and let’s be honest, it has to be pretty obvious that it’s Daryl). She only gave them the bare minimum of information they needed so she could get her leg fixed and get back to Woodbury, this time with reinforcements. I’m very curious to see what she does when she gets back to Woodbury – does she help the group? Does she run off to try to convince Andrea to leave again? Or does she go off on some crazy revenge mission? Could go any number of ways.
Tags: 30 rock, arrow, ben and kate, bones, how i met your mother, new girl, once upon a time, parenthood, parks and recreation, suburgatory, the walking dead
Last night’s 30 Rock was the highly promoted wedding episode, and I loved every second of it. It was the perfect wedding for Liz Lemon – I mean, who else would get married in a Princess Leia outfit? Add in appearances by Dennis and Dr. Spaceman, and it was just a fun episode all-around.
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Tuesday night’s Parenthood shifted the focus away from Kristina’s cancer and on to some of the other Bravermans a bit – a welcome break from the heaviness of the past few episodes. I really enjoyed the episode and I’m interested to see how some of the seeds that were planted pan out over the next few weeks!
Let’s take it one Braverman at a time, shall we?
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Last night’s Once Upon A Time was a great build up to next week’s winter finale (which, by the way, I am SO not okay with! How’d it get to be winter finale time already?!). We’re moving closer and closer to the final showdown between Cora, Hook, Emma and Snow – and hopefully sending Emma and Snow back to Storybrooke in one piece.
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Not much on this week because of Thanksgiving. Hope everyone had a great holiday!
Bones – “The Bod in the Pod”
- I speculated back at the beginning of the season about Cam’s new love interest being a squintern, but it looks like I picked the wrong one! I thought she and Arastoo were really cute together. It’s possible we learned more about Arastoo (he’s a poet! he’s a political exile!) in this episode than we have in every other appearance he’s made combined, but no complaints here. I’m all for character development for the squinterns, however the show goes about it.
- In addition to Cam and Arastoo’s budding romance, this episode featured some really sweet Angela and Hodgins scenes for the first time in AGES. Granted, one of the scenes was spent primarily spying on Cam and Arastoo from the roof of the Jeffersonian, but it was so nice to see Angela and Hodgins spending time together being adorable. I’ve always loved them together.
- For the first half of the episode I was not particularly entertained by the case-of-the-week. Once Bones got all worked up by what she felt was a challenge from the guy who wound up being the murderer, though, I got a lot more interested. I think part of the problem I had was all of the “there’s no blood evidence!” and “how do we solve a case when these guys wiped everything clean!” nonsense was a little too reminiscent of what the gang had just dealt with when Pelant was around. I’ve had my fill of Bones and the gang getting foiled by smart-ass criminals, thanks, I didn’t need to watch it again. It was deeply satisfying to watch Brennan solve the murder with a hairdryer (that was the coolest trick ever) and then tell the murderer “GOTCHA!”, though. Hehe.
Tags: ben and kate, bones, castle, go on, how i met your mother, new girl, parenthood, the walking dead
I had looked forward to last night’s episode of New Girl ever since news broke that Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner were cast as Jess’ parents, and it did not disappoint. The Thanksgiving-themed episode delivered a ton of laughs (and double the Schmidts!) and I thought it was great.
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Any time Castle tackles a case from a slightly different perspective than the usual straight-up cop procedural is always fine by me, and last night’s episode was no different. After getting called away from a rather disastrous dinner with Castle’s mom and Kate’s dad, the two of them spent the night on the run from the mob after a routine witness pick up went wrong. It wasn’t the best outing of the season, but it was still an enjoyable episode.
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I’ve mentioned many times over the past several weeks how much I’ve enjoyed season 3 of The Walking Dead. Last night’s episode, while not as strong as the last two, was still an entertaining hour of television. It definitely set some things in motion that will be fun to watch as we march towards the mid-season finale.
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I spent much of this week battling a weird stomach illness (although I’m finally better now!), so I have no idea how coherent some of this will be – I blame the fever for any really out-of-whack observations!
Castle – “Swan Song”
- This was SUCH a fun idea for an episode. The case itself probably wouldn’t have been that interesting had it been done normally, but watching everyone mug for camera time (or scowl at this camera, in Beckett’s case) was hilarious. I also thought is was super sweet that Castle really wanted the cameras to capture Beckett “as he sees her”. AW.
- Jon Huertas was so, so good throughout this entire episode. Watching Esposito get all puffed up and macho-man was just so funny – especially in contrast to Ryan, who mostly just went about his business. And we got to hear Huertas sing at the end, which was awesome too!
- I was really glad the show didn’t out Castle and Beckett to Gates via the documentary. The first thing I thought of when it became obvious they were going to be followed around all episode was how easy it would be for them to slip up and do something stupid to get caught. Sure enough, they did (although it was a pretty tame moment they shared). I know it’s going to come out eventually, but I feel like that’s something that needs to have some weight and seriousness to it, and that was not going to be accomplished in a silly episode like this one.
Tags: 30 rock, arrow, ben and kate, castle, fringe, how i met your mother, last resort, new girl, once upon a time, parenthood, parks and recreation, the walking dead
Monday’s episode of Bones is one of the most unique – and powerful – the show has done in a long time, and I really enjoyed it. This post is coming a few days later than I hoped – I’ve been sick all week – but I still wanted to put up some ramblings about what I thought was a terrific episode.
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