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Sunday 6/9 What You Should Watch

10 Jun

Say good-bye to Mad Men, welcome back True Blood.

Mad Men wraps up season 5 tonight, while I find it hard to belive that they can top the last two episodes, I wouldn’t put it past Matt Weiner to have something up his sleeve.  How you top, prostitution, suicide and Peggy’s departure is anyone’s guess.

The Tony Awards hosted Neil Patrick Harris air at 8 on CBS.

The Killing airs its second to last episode, we are only two episodes away from finally learning who killed Rosie Larsen. I wonder if AMC will renew this show and if Joel Kinnaman will return.

Highly recommend Gilrs on HBO

The Killing

Sarah and Holder have the killer within reach; the Richmond campaign prepares for Election Day; the Larsens attempt a return to normalcy

Mad Men

Episode: The Phantom
There are opportunities for everyone; Pete meets a stranger on a train

The 66th Annual Tony Awards

At the Beacon Theatre in New York, the annual ceremony honors excellence on Broadway; Neil Patrick Harris hosts.
 

True Blood

Sookie and Lafayette clean up a mess; Bill and Eric receive a visit from the Vampire Authority; Alcide’s werewolf pack goes after Sam; Jessica enjoys her freedom; Jason is visited by Steve Newlin; Alcide warns Sookie.

Girls

Hannah starts work at Grumpy Café; Marnie finds it difficult to support Hannah; Jessa is confronted by her former boss; Shoshanna goes on a date.
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Wednesday June 6 What You Should Watch

6 Jun

And the summer season premieres keep on coming

Tonight on USA Royal Pains and Necessary Roughness

Royal Pains

Hank and Divya treat competitive eaters; Evan steps into a business; Jill finishes at Hamptons Heritage.

Necessary Roughness

The Hawks face a crisis in the preseason; Dani and Matt keep their relationship a secret.

Tuesday June 5 What You Should Watch

5 Jun

The summer season begins.

Rizzoli and Isles, Franklin and Bash and Pretty Little Liars are back tonight.

When last we left our favorite female detective and medical examiner, Jane Rizzoli had just shot Maura Isles‘ father. Guess that might cause a rift between the girls. 

Rizzoli & Isles

Jane and Maura’s friendship is strained after the shooting of Maura’s biological father; Jane’s relationship with Agent Dean is exposed.
 

Franklin & Bash

Episode: Strange Brew
Peter and Jared hope to sign a beverage company executive as their next client; Peter meets a beautiful police officer.

Pretty Little Liars

Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer are reunited following a summer spent trying to recover from the traumatic events in Rosewood.

Sunday May 27 What You Should Watch

27 May

Mad Men and The Killing

This season of Mad Men has been once crazy trip, LSD reference intended. I really hate Megan and can’t wait to see it all end, but how will Matt Weiner do it. Vincent Kartheiser has delivered a top performance, it would be nice if he finally won his much deserved Emmy. Not to mention Elisabeth Moss and of course John Hamm.  But I think this year’s Best Actor Emmy will go to Hugh Laurie, it was House’s final season and he has been nominated so many times without a win, he had become the Susan Lucci of the Primetime Emmy’s.

As far as The Killing, I really hoped it would improve over last year, it did pick up the pace a bit, but the red herrings and side stories ruin would could have been a great procedural drama.  If it wasn’t for the relationship between Holder and Linden I wouldn’t keep watching.

Mad Men

Don’s challenged by a pitch; Peggy considers a trip.

The Killing

Episode: 72 Hours
Sarah moves unsteadily; Stan tries to make amends; Richmond gets a boost in the mayoral race.

Season Finales 2012

26 May

Now that  TV season 2012-2013 has been put to bed, let’s reflect on the season finales of some of our favorites.

Did they meet or exceed expectations, or fall flat.

The Vampire Diaries – I knew it was coming, I knew they would turn Elena. It was the road to the last 5 minutes that was so satisfying, the flashbacks with Elena’s parents and Aunt Jenna tieing her past and present together created lovely symmetry and storytelling. If that wasn’t big enough, Klaus has taken over Tyler’s body, which should make all the interactions between Caroline and Tyler creepy but really good next season. Before Elena became a vampire she picked Stefan, but I don’t think that is going to stick, and they killed Ric.  I am sure he will be back, nobody ever really dies on TVD.

The Good Wife – Kalinda’s ex is coming, and it looks like a lot of trouble is coming with him. Best scene Eli, Peter, Cary, Alicia and Will at the elevator. Not since the Impala on Supernatural has an inanimate object played such an important part in a TV show. Lockhart/Gardner might be bankrupt thanks to Patti Nyholm and Louis Canning, the always pitch perfect Martha Plimpton and Michael J. Fox. – Met Expectations

Revenge – Far exceeded expectations. Death, Pregnancy and Amanda’s mom back from the dead.

Smash – I really really wanted to like this show, I stuck with it all season and hoped it would pull it out for the finale. Boy was I wrong. Kat McPhee was horrible as Marilyn, they ruined the character of Ivy Lynn, and just when you thought it wasn’t possible, Derek became more of a slime ball. Julia’s pregnant, but somehow she and Tom manage to finish the big closing number minutes before curtain and Karen still learns the whole number by the end of the show. Not to mention she learned pretty much the whole show in a day, because that is totally believable. All I can hope is the new executive producer can fix this show, he already fired Ellis (TG) and Dev. I have doubts because the new EP is from Gossip Girl, but maybe, just maybe he can pull it off. – Fail

Scandal – Wow, they really knocked it out of the park with this episode. I can’t wait for this show to come back in the fall. Let me see if I have this straight, Quinn is some kind of fugitive, Cyrus had Amanda killed, the first lady is faking a pregnancy to save her husband’s career. Really can’t wait until for this one to come back. – Exceeded expectations

House – The guest appearances of Kutner (Kal Penn), Cut Throat Bitch/Amber, (Anne Dudek) and Cameron (Jennifer Morrison) were icing on the cake. House faking his death and riding off in the sunset with Wilson was double fudge cake so yummy and satisfying to this long time viewer. The House/Wilson bromance was always the heart of the show, David Shore acknowledged that and showed the fans respect by sending them off together.

Glee – It’s the graduation episode, it should be a big deal, these are characters we have watched for three years, characters we love. Obviously we love them more than Ryan Murphy and the writers, because this send off was lame and made the characters look stupid, it was insulting. The only bright spot, Rachel went to New York, please let her stay there and dont let the show follow her.  Kurt and Finn didn’t get into the colleges they applied to, and didn’t have a safety school?!!!  Finn enlists in the Army to pay tribute to his Dad, who was a Marine, makes sense right.  The graduation ceremony was completely unbelievable, most public schools have a huge graduating class and wouldn’t allow their glee to hi-jack it for a performance.  Basically a crap finale for a crap season.

Modern Family – The novella spoof was inspired, Jay (Ed O’Neill) dancing with Lily was hilarious and the perfect set up for the the big ending. Gloria is pregnant. – Exceeded Expectations

Tuesday 5/15 What You Should Watch

15 May

Both NCIS and NCIS LA wrap it up tonight, so does Private Practice.

But the really big news it’s nationals on Glee, will the gang finally win, it is senior year, and the core team is graduating so all signs point to yes.  But this is Glee and who knows with this wacky show.

Glee

New Directions prepares a high-concept routine; Tina suffers a head injury; the club performs at nationals for celebrity judge Lindsay Lohan.

NCIS

Shaken by terrorism, the NCIS faces devastating surprises; the case impacts Jimmy Palmer’s destination wedding.

NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode: Sans Voir
Callen and the team pursue a criminal mastermind motivated by revenge.

Private Practice

The Seaside doctors go to Amelia’s side as she begins labor; Pete and Violet realize how they feel about each other; Addison must make a decision.

Monday 5/14 What You Should Watch

14 May

The Smash season finale is tonight, will it be Ivy or Karen, or will they keep us waiting all summer. 

House only has 2 episodes left.  Will Wilson die? Is he already dead?

Bones and Hart of Dixie also air their finales tonight. I was so shocked that Hart of Dixie got renewed, I will be surprised if it makes it the full season.

Smash

Episode: Bombshell
As Tom and Julia work to save the show, Derek makes a decision that permanently changes Karen’s and Ivy’s lives; Ellis’ true colors are revealed.

House

Episode: Holding On
The team believes a patient’s problems are both physical and psychological; Foreman tries an alternative approach with House.

Hart of Dixie

Episode: The Big Day
As Bluebell braces for an impending storm, Lemon and George get ready for their wedding day; Zoe is stranded in a barn with Wade.

Bones

When a past suspect is back in court on appeal, Booth and Brennan work to prove he is guilty once and for all; Brennan becomes a suspect.

5/13 Sunday What You Should Watch

13 May

Once Upon A Time airs its season finale tonight.

Desperate Housewives gives us one last visit down Wisteria Lane

Also on tonight, The Killing, Mad Men and Sherlock on PBS

Once Upon a Time

Emma and Regina work together to save Henry’s life; Prince Charming tries to escape from the Evil Queen and reunite with Snow White.

Desperate Housewives

Trip pleads with Bree to tell him about the night of Alejandro’s murder; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she can tell her friends; Katherine Mayfair returns with a job opportunity for Lynette.

The Killing

Sarah tries to find Holder; Stan takes matters into his own hands; Richmond returns to City Hall.

Mad Men

Episode: Dark Shadows
Don is competitive; Roger looks for new business; Sally is faced with a challenge.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Top Ten Episodes

12 May

Saturday May 19th, LOGO TV is running Joss Whedon‘s picks for top ten Buffy The Vampire Slayer episodes, starting at 10am. Lets compare my list to Joss’ and I will raise him my top ten Angel episodes.

Joss’s Top Ten

Innocence,Once More With Feeling, Hush, The Body, Innocence Pt 2, Prophecy Girl, Dopplegandland, The Wish,Restless, Conversations With Dead People

My Top Ten

School Hard – The episode that introduced us to Spike (James Marsters), one of Joss’ finest creations.

PassionAngel goes on a murder spree. Sunnydale loses one of its own.

Becoming Parts 1 and 2 – Season 2 finale, firmly established Buffy’s cult status.

Faith, Hope and Trick – Faith (Eliza Dushku) is introduced.

Revelations – The one where everyone finds out Angel is alive, the scene in the library when the team confronts Buffy is tight. Gile’s feelings of betrayal and disappointment in his slayer are  hard to watch, you know the relationship will never be the same.

Hush – The town of Sunnydale loses its ability to speak

The Body – Joyce, Buffy’s mother dies.

Once More With Feeling – The musical episode. 

Smashed – Buffy and Willow begin their self destruction.

Grave – After Willow goes dark as a result of Tara’s death and kills Warren, it is only Xander and the depth of their friendship that can save her. Spike gets a soul.

Top Ten Angel Episodes

Parting Gifts – Wesley arrives in town, and Cordelia finds out she was given Doyle’s gift of visions. This is the episode when the show really took off and found it’s voice.

Are You Now or Have You Ever Been – The gang moves into the Hyperion Hotel and sets up shop.

First Impressions – Darla is back, her return sets up a season long arc that breaks up the team, almost gets Wesley killed and eventually leads to a much bigger event in season 3.

There’s No Place Like Plrtz Glrb – Season 2 finale, the gang escapes Pylea and brings back Fred, a welcome addition to the team. When they arrive home Willow is waiting to tell Angel that Buffy has died.

Offspring – Darla returns with a surprise, she is pregnant. Hot on her trail is Holtz a man seeking vengeance against Angel and Darla for killing his family over 100 years ago.

Sleep Tight and Forgiving – In order to save Angel’s son Connor Wesley kidnaps him. Holtz and his sidekick Justine slit Wesley’s throat and take Connor. Holtz takes Connor to a hell dimension, he is lost to Angel forever. Angel is unable to forgive Wesley and kicks him out of Team Angel. Wesley forges an alliance with Lilah, goes dark and sets up his own demon hunting crew.

A New World – An adult Connor returns to Angel.  Vincent Kartheiser joins the show as adult Connor, love him.

Calvary – Angel is Angelus, Cordy is revealed as the big bad and kills Lilah

Smile Time – Angel is turned into a Puppet.

Shells – Fred dies as Ilyria takes over her body.

Not Fade Away – Series Finale

Thursday 5/10 What You Should Watch

10 May

The Vampire Diaries Season Finale is tonight, who will live, who will die, who will be turned, will Elena finally choose.

Big Bang Theory also airs its finale tonight, its the big wedding episode.

Also on tonight, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Touch, Person of Interest and Awake.

The Vampire Diaries

Episode: The Departed
Jeremy makes a life-changing decision in hope of protecting his sister; Stefan and Damon team up for a mission outside of Mystic Falls; Bonnie makes a covert, heartbreaking deal.

The Big Bang Theory

The gang tries to help Wolowitz and Bernadette get married before the space launch.

Scandal

Episode: The Trail
As Gideon looks into Amanda’s past, Olivia and Fitz’s start on the campaign trail is revisited.

Grey’s Anatomy

Episode: Migration
The residents choose their future positions; Mark admits to Derek that he still has feelings for Lexie; Arizona encourages her friend to have surgery.

Person of Interest

Episode: No Good Deed
A person of interest winds up in the middle of a dark government conspiracy that Finch is all too familiar with; Reese makes a discovery about Finch’s past.
 

Awake

An unusual dream disrupts Britten’s ability to switch realities, and a mysterious man causes him distress; Capt. Harper becomes increasingly concerned over Britten’s erratic behavior.
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