Archive | April, 2012

Wednesday 4/25 What You Should Watch

25 Apr

Revenge was awesome last week, I can’t wait for tonight’s episode. Victoria and Emily kicked their dance up a notch last week.

 How long before Daniel snaps?

Also on TV for your viewing  pleasure, Survivor, Law and Order: SVU, Betty White Off Their Rockers, Best Friends Forever and American Idol

Revenge

Episode: Justice
When Emily finds out who was responsible for her father’s murder, Victoria’s pawns become entangled in an insidious cover-up; as Declan gives his testimony, his relationship with a self-destructive Charlotte unravels.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

On top of a demanding internship and two jobs, June also must figure out how to clean up a mess created by one of Chloe’s ill-conceived ideas; James is excited when he lands a role in a movie with Kiernan Shipka.
 

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

Senior citizens play pranks that include a humorless waitress who runs out of everything, a man who reprimands people for walking too fast, and a mail carrier who tries to pass his responsibilities onto someone else.

Best Friends Forever

Jessica starts dating again after receiving a message from a former crush; Joe and Lennon struggle to find time alone.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

A vigilante group forms in response to a string of rapes; concerns over his wife’s fidelity distract Amaro.

Tuesday 4/24 What You Should Watch

24 Apr

Ringer ended last week, so now Tuesday’s are just Glee for me, which is pretty sad because it has really gone down hill.

Glee has the Whitney tribute episode tonight, the MJ epi was pretty good let’s see how this goes.

The CW is premiering some new show tonight called The LA Complex, it’s looks like a Fame reboot.

New Girl and 90210 are new tonight, if that is your thing.

Glee

The club pays homage to Whitney Houston; Emma and Will move closer to their dream wedding.
 

The L.A. Complex

Episode: Down in L.A.
Abby, a broke aspiring actress, finds a place to crash in Los Angeles and meets a group of displaced dreamers.
 

New Girl

Episode: Tomatoes
 Jess worries that she and Russell don’t share the same passion as he did with his ex-wife; Cece, unwilling to admit her feelings, encourages Schmidt to go out with her roommate; Nick works on a vegetable garden.
 

90210

Naomi plans a party so her friends can get to know P.J.; Austin returns and tries to help Adrianna with her music career; Annie confesses her feelings to Caleb.

Smash “Publicity”

24 Apr

Wow, Karen has enemies everywhere, Ivy, Rebecca and Ellis.  Normally I would feel bad, for the underdog, but not this time. the sooner Kat McPhee is off this show the happier I will be.

What’s that old saying keep your fiends close, keep your understudy closer. Faster than you can say Eve Harrington, as soon as Rebecca finds out that Karen is singing one of her shadow songs, and Derek thinks she is “brilliant” complements of Ellis eavesdropping.  Rebecca makes Karen her new BFF. Taking her out to the hottest spot, giving her the opportunity to sing with one of the hottest bands, giving her fabulous designer duds and causing problems between her and Dev.

Unbeknownst to Rebecca Ivy is playing a little prank on Karen. Do you think those two will team up, not likely since Rebecca now sees Ivy is not only more talented than Karen but is also sleeping with Derek.  In the previews it looks like Rebecca is making moves on Derek, she is going to stop at nothing to crush her competition.  I wasn’t sure about this whole movie star plot, but now that I see how nasty she is I am really liking it.

What else happened last night, oh yes, Leo went missing, he was just hiding out at his friend’s house to get away from this parents and this lame storyline. I really hope they are going to overall Julia’s storyline and character in season 2. I feel so bad for Debra Messing, she so better than this crap.  Eileen and Nick go to fancy thing at BAM where they run into Jerry and his arm candy. Eileen and Nick do it.  Karen hallucinate some Bollywood musical number crap, if you missed it it’s on YouTube, but remember it’s 5 minutes of your life that you will never get back.

Aside from Rebecca’s scheming, the other highlight of the show was Megan Hilty singing a beautiful ballad called “Secondhand White Baby Grand”, if you can find it on the net watch it. Trust me those are 5 minutes you will not mind giving up.

Three episodes left, and it looks like we will be left with quite a cliffhanger

 

Monday 4/23 What You Should Watch

23 Apr

New tonight, Smash, House, Hart of Dixie and Bones

Looks Rebecca Duval is going to try to have Karen fired, oh please let it happen. Katherine McPhee really drags this show down. Tom in drag would be a better Marilyn.

Smash

Episode: Publicity
Karen is seduced by Rebecca’s (Uma Thurman) glamorous life; Eileen’s ex-husband meets her new boyfriend; Julia panics when her son disappears

Hart of Dixie

After a night of partying, Wade wakes up with an uninvited guest, a massive hangover and no memory of what happened; George takes a trip to New Orleans; Lemon shares her troubles with her father.

Bones

Booth and Brennan investigate the death of a truck company employee whose body is found in the woods; Hodgins buys new lab equipment; Brennan worries about Parker’s return from England.

House

Episode: Body & Soul
The team treats a boy who wakes up from nightmares of being choked still unable to breathe; Park has intimate dreams about co-workers; Dominika discovers a secret that has the potential to ruin her relationship with House.

Sunday 4/22 What You Should Watch

22 Apr

It’s official my DVR is going to blow up tonight

The Killing, Veep, The Big C, Girls, Mad Men, The Amazing Race, Once Upon A Time, The Good Wife, Celebrity Apprentice and The Client List

3 way tie for the top spot, The Killing, Mad Men and Once Upon A Time.

The Killing

Sarah gets a mysterious message; Mitch befriends a runaway girl; Richmond questions his political future.
 

Mad Men

Peggy is upset by a difficult pitch; Don meets a potential client.

Once Upon a Time

Episode: The Return
Mr. Gold tries to expose August’s true identity; Regina is confronted about her involvement in Kathryn’s disappearance; David hopes to reconcile with Mary Margaret.

The Celebrity Apprentice

The celebrities are invited to Donald Trump’s apartment and asked to create a display for his new fragrance; one team deals with an indecisive leader

Veep

Episode: Fundraiser
Vice President Selina Meyer and her staff try to find their footing in Washington, D.C.; a series of missteps cause the staff to work damage control.

Girls

Episode: Vagina Panic
Hannah worries when she realizes that Adam might not be practicing monogamy; Marnie denies her growing boredom; Shoshanna confesses a secret.

The Big C

Episode: Bundle of Joy
Cathy meets a “joyologist” at a creative retreat; Sean takes Andrea out for Valentine’s Day; Adam attends church with his new crush

Fringe “Letters of Transit”

21 Apr

Oh Fringe, how I love thee, let me count the ways

  • John Noble, proved again last night why his Emmy nomination and win is way past due, his two interpretations of Walter in last night’s episode were breathtaking
  • Licorice as a calling card
  • Belly encased in Amber
  • the hand
  • I think Josh Jackson has a secret bet with himself to see how many times he can make the audience cry this season, last night’s final scene on the train was so amazing

“Letter’s of Transit” takes place in the year 2036, the Observers have taken over our planet, humans fought back but lost. The Fringe division has been reduced to a babysitting organization, and our Fringe team was encased in amber to prevent them from over throwing the new regime.   Two new Fringe agents, Etta and Simon have made it their mission to find the original Fringe team, one of Etta’s sources has found them and brings her Walter, still entombed in amber.

She brings amberWalter to Simon, they break him out, but his brain has been compromised and he is childlike, he is amazed at the wonders of red licorice and confuses Simon with Peter. They find out that parts of his brain are stored at Massive Dynamic, they go see a silver haired wheelchair bound Nina Sharpe for help.  Walter fixes her robotic hand, they share a lovely moment, you can feel the depth of the friendship that these two characters have shared and how weary the battle has made them.

Simon and Etta restore Walter’s brain, he wakes up a completely different person, all take charge and kind of an asshole. But I like it, this Walter is going to save us. Walter has a flash of recognition when he looks at Etta, something familiar but he can’t put his finger on it. Well I did in the first five minutes of the episode, this is Peter and Olivia’s daughter, and a big reason she is looking for the rest of the Fringe team is she wants her family back.  We suspect Olivia is dead, but this is not confirmed until the final minutes of the episode.

Simon, Etta and Walter get to the rest of the team encased in amber, it’s very cloudy so you can’t tell how many people are in there, I saw at least two. This is a nice piece of misdirection by the show, you expect to only see two, Astrid and Peter, since we can assume Olivia is dead.  They extract Astrid, who upon seeing her Walter calls Astro, perfect Fringe moment.  Next we see William Bell encased in the amber, which brings up a whole bunch of questions, is this the reality where Bell never died, was he resurrected somehow. Since we only saw, two and they show us Belly where is Peter? Then we hit a couple of snags, the extraction machine breaks and the new Fringe division is onto them, they are tracking them thru Simon’s locator chip. We are now in a race against time.

With minutes to spare Simon fixes the machine, but it will only work if someone pushes the person out of the amber, risking being entombed themselves. Simon sacrifices himself to get one last person out of the amber, then Broyles and the new Fringers break down the door, revealing everyone is gone and Simon amberfied.

We assume Simon has sacrificed himself for Belly. We cut to Walter and Astrid talking on a train, she asks how could you just leave him there, we need him. Walter says don’t worry we have what we need, and opens Simon’s backpack to show Belly’s hand still encased in amber. They cut if off.  Oh show, how I love you.

Final scene, Etta looking out of the rear window of  the train, playing with a bullet she is wearing in a chain around her neck. Presumably the bullet that killed her mother, Olivia. Peter comes up behind her. Simon sacrificed himself for Peter, wahhhh. They start talking and slowly Peter realizes Etta is his and Olivia’s daughter.  Again Josh Jackson, stop making me cry.

I loved this episode so much, I hope the show is renewed and we get to return to 2036. I would love to see the continuation of this storyline, the evolution of these characters.  Of course they would have to rescue Simon, he and Etta definitely have chemistry.

Next week:

4/20 Friday What You Should Watch

20 Apr

Fringe is new tonight, tonight’s episode is the annual time jump, this time we are going to 2036 and it looks the Observer’s have taken over.

Grimm, Nikita, and Supernatural are also new tonight.

Fringe

The Observers and the team engage in a battle in the year 2036.

Grimm

Episode: Cat and Mouse
Nick discovers that Monroe and Rosalee are harboring a murder suspect (Neil Hopkins) whose crime spree began overseas.

Supernatural

Shortly after Annie Hawkins (Jamie Luner), an old friend and hunter, asks Sam and Dean for help with a case, she disappears.

Nikita

Episode: Wrath
When a man Nikita once apprehended is released, he seeks revenge; Percy plays games with Sean, Alex and Michael.

4/19 Thursday What You Should Watch

19 Apr

The Vampire Diaries is back, and I for one can’t wait for this season to be over. This whole Klaus has gone on too long, I hope they all die and we can start fresh next September,, lets get back to the greatness that was seasons 1 and 2.

Also new tonight, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy,Touch, Missing and everything on NBC from 8 to 11.

I watched the second episode of Scandal, it isn’t pulling me in. Kerry Washington is just too preachy and the writing is so heavy handed.  It’s a turn off.

The Vampire Diaries

Damon and Elena learn that Jeremy has been hanging out with the wrong crowd; Klaus and Stefan go on an aggressive search for their missing weapon; Tyler is suspicious of Caroline and Klaus.
 

Scandal

The team tries to help a millionaire’s son who has been accused of rape; when Olivia takes on Amanda Tanner as a client, her first request is a meeting with the president.
 

Grey’s Anatomy

The doctors treat a Jane Doe who turns out to be the subject of a nationally followed case; the residents begin their interviews for post-residency positions; Richard faces a disturbing realization while visiting Adele.
 

Missing

Becca, working to avoid being taken into custody, comes up with a new scheme to get Michael back.
 

Awake

Episode: Nightswimming
Detective Britten helps reunite and prepare a couple for a new life in the witness protection program; an introduction between Detective Vega and Britten’s longtime informant doesn’t go smoothly.

Touch

Clea and Martin uncover a shocking development; Teller gets into trouble when he visits Jake; a plane crash survivor tries to find a purpose in life.
 

Ringer “I’m The Good Twin”

18 Apr

So it’s over, Ringer aired it’s season (and most likely series) finale last night. And to be honest, I am not to sure how I feel about it.

As finales goes, it wrapped up some things, left a few things open and started new threads for next season. With the exception of Malcolm, no one of consequence got killed, Jimmy was a throw away and I think we all knew Bodaway wasn’t going to make it to season 2.  I wish the writers had decided to give Andrew and Bridget a happy ending, I think it would have been far more interesting if Bridget had confessed to Andrew only to find out he knew all along.

The scene when Bridget came clean was really well played, SMG and Ioan Gruffudd really rocked the emotion, my heart broke for both of them. I really hope Ioan gets another show, I need him on my TV every week.

The way they ended it, with Andrew and Juliet turning their backs on Bridget gives them more options for season 2, but I really think renewal is a long shot and I would have preferred a happy ending. Perhaps they can give me an alternate ending on the DVD.  Now that Tim (Gregory Harrison), who is sexier now then his younger days, and he was pretty damn hot on Trapper John, M.D. owns Martin/Charles will he be a regular in season 2.  Now that Bodaway is dead what is Machado going to do, I wonder how they will bring him back.

Andrew has kicked Bridget to the curb, Henry stole all of Shiv’s money and kicked her to the curb, and told Bridget Shiv is alive. Does Bridget move in with Henry, team up and go after Shiv. Of course Shiv holds the mother of all cards, the twins are Andrew’s. Does she move back in with Andrew?  They really painted themselves into a corner, the show doesn’t work if Bridget knows about Shiv.

I guess the only question left is will it be renewed, guess we will find out during the upfronts in mid-May.

Did you watch Ringer? Do you think it deserves a second season?

Television Without Pity has listed 4 reasons  Why Ringer Should Be Cancelled, the two I most agree with, everyone was massively stupid and it will free up the actors for other shows.  Click on the link to see the rest.

4/18 Wednesday What You Should Watch

18 Apr

Revenge is finally back!! Daniel is in jail, denied bail and his defense team is busy finding the real killer.  At first it looks like they are gunning for Amanda Clarke, but the sketch of the man Charlotte saw on the beach looks a lot like Jack Porter.  Will Jack go on trial? Will Emily (real Amanda) be forced to choose between her agenda and Jack’s innocence?

Also new tonight Suburgatory, Modern Family and Don’t Trust the B in Apt 23.

Revenge

Episode: Doubt
Daniel’s imprisonment has an unexpected impact on Victoria; Jack’s search for Amanda becomes more desperate.

Suburgatory

Episode: Entering Eden
George becomes smitten with a woman he meets at the farmer’s market; Tessa and Dalia search for a missing Yakult; Noah and Jill make an announcement.

Modern Family

Episode: The Last Walt
Claire tries to help Luke cope with the death of a neighbor; Phil and Alex spend some time together; Haley throws a party without permission; Cameron’s father visits.

Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

June begrudgingly lets Chloe set her up on a date; James teaches an acting class in which he can’t escape his Dawson persona.
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