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Sunday 12 4 What You Should Watch

4 Dec

WOW!!  So much to choose from tonight, Once Upon A Time, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire and Homeland all promise to be exciting episodes.

Once Upon a Time

Episode: The Shepherd
David must choose between Kathryn and Mary Margaret, with whom he’s fallen deeply in love; Sheriff Graham is caught in a lie; Prince Charming’s destiny is altered.
 
 

The Good Wife

Alicia and Louis Canning (Michael J. Fox) make an unexpected connection when a personal crisis interrupts a routine arbitration
 

Boardwalk Empire

Nucky prepares Margaret for a worst-case scenario; Jimmy revisits his college days; Mickey Doyle must share his liquor profits; Nelson’s past comes back to haunt him.
 

Homeland

Carrie and Saul identify Walker’s contact in Washington; Brody is approached to run for congress.
 
 
 
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Once Upon A Time, Homeland, The Amazing Race, Sunday 11/27 What You Should Watch

27 Nov

Top Spot

Once Upon A Time

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Homeland and Boardwalk Empires, both shows are building to climatic season finales. Who will live, who will die, who is a spy watch and find out.

Hallmark Hall of Fame is back on CBS with Mitch Albom’s ” Have a Little Faith“, starring Bradley Whitford, Laurence Fishburne and Martin Landau. Albom is the man responsible for “Tuesday’s with Morrie’s”. 

Once Upon a Time

Sheriff Graham makes Emma a deputy; a sinkhole appears at the edge of town; in fairytale world, Jiminy wants to leave the family business.

Homeland

Episode: Crossfire
Brody relives his captivity; Carrie is in the middle of a public relations nightmare.
 

Boardwalk Empire

Jimmy tries to cultivate a new revenue stream; the Commodore’s crew must deal with the city’s striking workers; Nucky gets a new lawyer; Van Alden’s future is uncertain.
 

Dexter

Episode: Get Gellar
Dexter gets help from an unexpected source; Debra learns something about herself in therapy.
 
 

The Amazing Race

The contestants take a thrilling test drive and try to make traditional Belgian waffles.
 
Cleric Henry Covington and Rabbi Albert Lewis profoundly affect the life of writer Mitch Albom. Based on a book by Mitch Albom.
Laurence Fishburne, Bradley Whitford, Anika Noni Rose, Martin Landau, Jon Avnet
Listings courtesy of Zap2IT
 

Once Upon A Time Sneak Peeks for Sunday 11/27/2011

27 Nov

Once Upon A Time is all new tonight, the episode titled “That Still Small Voice” delves into Dr Hopper’s (aka Jiminy Cricket’s backstory) and Emma’s first day on the job as Sheriff Graham’s deputy.

We also get to see Snow and Charming play hangman in the hospital. Remember no one gets a happy ending in SB until Emma breaks the curse.  

Sunday What you Should Watch

20 Nov

Sunday, Once Upon A Time is not on because the American Music Awards are on, BOOOOO!!! 

Good News, there is plenty of other really good stuff on tonight. Homeland, The Good Wife, Dexter and Boardwalk Empire.

Thanks to Zap2It for the listings.

Top Spot

Homeland – This show absolutely kicks ass. If I didn’t already have Showtime I would subscribe just to see this show.

Here are a couple clips to get you warmed up

Homeland

Episode: Achilles Heel
Carrie and Saul get surprising news; Brody and Jessica learn they are guests of honor at a party.
 

The Good Wife

Tensions run high at the firm when Will and Alicia argue in front of a mercurial military judge and Diane issues an ultimatum.
 

Boardwalk Empire

Nucky barters in Ireland; Jimmy brokers a deal with George Remus; Emily’s illness takes a turn for the worse; Halloran is questioned about Nucky’s past.
 

Dexter

Dexter uses lessons from Brother Sam to follow up on leads; Deb and LaGuerta butt heads.

Once Upon A Time – The Price of Gold

14 Nov

Last night night’s episode of  Once Upon a Time , “The Price of Gold” introduced us to one of the most recognizable fairytale characters in all the land. Nothing against Snow White, but I think there are more references in popular culture to the elements in the story of Cinderella than any other fairytale.

The story opens in fairytale world, as Cinderella’s (Jessy Schram) steps (sisters and mother) head off to the ball.  As expected her fairy godmother appears and tells her she has the power (her wand) to send her off to the ball, to find her prince.  Then boom, Rumpelstiltskin blows her up and takes the wand.  Nice Twist.

Robert Carlyle is really hitting it out of the park with his performance, he has created a definitive vocal and physical line for the character, but is never so over the top that he becomes tiresome to watch.  He repeats the theme of the show, “all magic comes with a price”, but Ella doesn’t seem to care she is desperate to leave her old life behind.

She insists she can handle whatever he has to offer and makes the deal, he prettys her up and she is off to the ball. Of course she meets her prince and they marry, it is on her wedding day that she finds out Rumpelstiltskin’s price, it is her first-born.

When she becomes pregnant she decides to leave town. Upon hearing this, her husband Prince Thomas (Tim Phillipps) who is also brothers with James (Prince Charming) devise a plan to outsmart Rumpelstiltskin. If he uses an enchanted quill to sign the deal he will be frozen forever and they will lock him up.  All magic comes with a price, they are successful but she looses Thomas in the process.

Back in Storybrooke, we learn that Ella is a pregnant and unwed maid named Ashley.  When she and Emma meet it strikes a chord in Emma, she sees similarities between this girl and her situation when she had Henry. She tells her she can change her life, and prove everyone wrong. 

This prompts Ashley to break into Mr. Gold’s store and steal the adoption contract she signed with him. In Storybrooke, Thomas is a rich kid named Sean and his dad has brokered the deal with Gold to protect his son from “that girl”.

Emma gets two job offers tonight, one from Sheriff Graham (Jamie Dornan) to become his deputy, the other from Gold to track down Ashley. Gold doesn’t tell Emma why he wants her back, just that she has stolen something “precious” from him.  Feeling responsible for Ashley’s actions because of the advice she gave her, she accepts the job.

Finally!! Emma’s belongings arrive, so we can see in her something besides a white t-shirt and red leather jacket. Now we get to see her in a sheer burgundy blouse and blue leather jacket. However, she is still wearing the same skin-tight jeans and riding boots. Not sure what look the costume designer is going for here, but, the it works and Jennifer Morrison can certainly carry it off.

Regina (Lana Parilla)  is off to an all day “town council” meeting, she tells Henry to stay home or their will be consequences.  He doesn’t listen and heads off to Emma’s.  He shows up just as Gold is offering Emma the Ashley job, he convinces Emma to take him along.

They go to Ruby (aka Red Riding Hood) and ask her what she knows about Ashley. Ruby tells them about Sean. Emma confronts him,  the father basically tells Emma that Ashley is not going to ruin his son’s life.

Emma and Henry head back to the diner to see Ruby. Emma quickly figures out Ruby (Meghan Ory)  gave her car to Ashley to get away and sending them to Sean’s was a stall tactic. Ruby tells them she is headed for Boston. While on the road Henry tells Emma that no one can leave Storybrooke (except her) without consequences, and they have to get to Ashley as soon as they can.  They find Ruby’s car wrecked on the side of the road and Ashley in labor.

On the drive to the hospital Emma asks Ashley if she is really ready to keep the baby and if she understands what it means, that it will change her life and she can never leave. This conversation is made more poignant because it is happening right in front of Henry.

They get her to the hospital, where she gives to birth to a baby girl that she names Alexandra, the same name Thomas had picked out in fairytale land.  Thomas/Sean shows up to see his daughter, they have a nice family reunion moment. But will they live happily every after? Is this Emma’s first step toward breaking the curse, will each little happiness she achieves for the inhabitants of Storybrooke, weaken the curse, chipping away bit by bit.

Gold shows up to collect the child, Emma agrees to make a deal with him to keep the baby and Ashley together.  I know why she did it, but certainly Emma must realize what making a deal with Gold will mean. She will owe him a favor in the future, you know that will come back to bite her at some point.

Before the episode ends, we learn that “all day town council meeting” is really code for Regina and the Sheriff  having sex. Are we setting up a love triangle with Emma, I hope not. So far this show managed to avoid this and kept these two female characters away from the cliché of fighting over a man.

The show is off for two weeks, here is a preview for “That Still Small Voice”. Looks like we are going to dig deeper into Dr Hopper’s (Jiminey Cricket) back story.

Sunday – What you should be watching

13 Nov

It’s Sunday which can only mean one thing, my new favorite show Once Upon A Time is on, YEAH!!!  It helps soothe the pain of going back to work on Monday BOO!!!!

The Good Wife and Homeland also look like they are going to kick butt tonight.

Once Upon a Time gives us more details on Mr. Gold and his wheeling and dealing, and introduces us to Cinderella. Emma gets a job offer from a surprising source.

Here is the first ten minutes of tonight’s episode “The Price of Gold”

The Good Wife

Episode: Death Row Tip
In order to keep a client from being convicted of murder, Alicia must obtain a stay of execution for a guilty man; Eli tries to stay ahead of a client’s possible scandal.
 
 
 

Homeland

Episode: The Weekend
Carrie and Brody’s relationship becomes complicated; Mike and Jessica face the fallout; Saul makes a catch.
 
 

Dexter

Episode: Nebraska
Dexter takes a trip to Nebraska to tie up loose ends; Deb deals with complications of her new position.
 
 

Boardwalk Empire

Nucky solicits advice; Eli is suspicious of his brother; Angela makes a new friend; Jimmy flexes his muscles at Mickey Doyle’s expense.
 
 
 

Once Upon a Time – Snow Falls

7 Nov

I call this blog TV Happy Place because, TV, is my happy place, and Once Upon A Time makes it even happier.  This show is a giant cup of steaming hot chocolate with whip and cinnamon.

Last nights episode, Snow Falls, made me all warm and gooey inside.  I loved watching Snow (Ginnfer Goodwin) and Charming, (real name James) (Josh Dallas) meet, fight, go on a journey together and fall in love.  The shifts between both realities flowed seamlessly, special recognition to Ginner Goodwin, whose mastery of both roles is testament to her skill as an actress.  The subtleties of both characters showing thru the other was great to watch.

Snow is on the lam from the Queen, and has resorted to stealing to make ends meet.  She robs a carriage carrying Charming and his soon to be fiance, didn’t catch her name but Snow’s assessment, “the hag with the bad attitude” will work. BTW the hag is played by the lovely Anastasia Griffiths. Since she is an impediment to Snow and Charming’s happy ending she is a hag in my book.

Charming chases Snow, she gives him the slip. But not for long, he finds her they verbally spar do business with a couple of Trolls and part ways, as he is meant for another.

Back in Storybrooke,  Mary is on a date, it ends badly.  She runs into Emma, who is living in her car.  Mary offers Emma her spare room, Emma passes.

Henry shows Emma the book and explains they have to get Mary to read to John Doe (Charming in a coma), she has to wake him up. Nice change up on the Snow White story with Charming waking her up with a kiss.  Mary reads to John, he responds and then disappears from the hospital.

He takes off for the woods heading off to the toll bridge, get it toll, like troll. When Mary and the gang catch up to him, he has collapsed, and near death. Mary gives him mouth to mouth and brings him back to life.  They bring him back to the hospital, Regina shows up with John Doe’s wife, it is the hag from the fairytale world.

Mary is crushed, Henry tells her not to give up, they belong together.  Emma confronts Regina, she tells her she  knows what she is up to, Regina has an innocent explanation for all her actions but Emma isn’t buying it.  Emma moves in with Mary.

I am a sucker for a love story, watching how James and Mary flirt and try to stay away from each other in this world is going to break my heart. 

I love Emma (Jennifer Morrison), she continues to call Regina (Lana Parrilla) on her meddling, she is on to her and isn’t going to let her forget it. Two strong female leads, good job show.

High point of the evening seeing David Anders back on my screen.  David played Sark on Alias and his character was one of the best the show ever produced. 

Here is a sneak peak at next week’s episode, The Price of Gold, ( as in Mr. gold) looks like Cinderella is entering the fray.

Sunday – What you should watch

6 Nov

Thanks to Zap2 it for the listings

Top Spot – The Amazing Race

I am not a big fan of this show, its nothing against the show, I am just not a big fan of reality/competition shows. When I have watched it, its been fun, the challenges are crazy.  I understand why it is has won so many Emmys.

I watch it because my BF loves it. And since I love him, it gets the top spot this week .  Next in line Once Upon A Time,  then Homeland, followed by The Good Wife.

The Amazing Race

A puzzling roadblock in Malawi delays a team; contestants consider sabotaging other racers.
 

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Snow Falls
Emma talks Mary Margaret into reading to an unidentified coma patient in the hospital; Prince Charming and Snow White meet for the first time.
 
 
 

Homeland

The CIA orders polygraphs on everyone who was in contact with Nazir’s key players; Carrie hopes to learn the truth.
 
 

The Good Wife

The Treasury Department forces Alicia to report on her latest client; Peter looks into Will’s past transgressions.
 
 
The Rest

Pan Am

Episode: Truth or Dare
Sparks fly when Laura meets an intriguing sailor on a wild flight; Kate’s government mission clashes with her love affair
 
 

Boardwalk Empire

Episode: Peg of Old
Jimmy faces a decision with long-term consequences; Margaret has a family reunion; a new prosecutor; Owen settles a score.
 
 

Dexter

Episode: Just Let Go
Dexter is caught up in a very personal case that awakens the needs of his Dark Passenger; Debra feels overwhelmed by her new Lieutenant duties, made all the more complicated when she finds out Quinn slept with a witness in the Doomsday case.
 
 
 

Once Upon a Time – The Thing You Love Most

31 Oct

That is one cold-hearted Queen, damn!!!!                   

I am still sold on this show, from the optimistic opening of Cat Steven’s “Don’t be Shy”, to the Queen‘s last act to secure her curse. This show is made of win.

The chemistry between Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) and Lana Parrilla (Queen/Regina) is fantastic it is great to see a show with two female leads that are not fighting over a man or acting like whores.   Regina had Emma arrested, so Emma took a chainsaw to her apple tree. Loved it!!

Fun fact, Regina is latin for queen.

Tonight’s episode introduced the famed “mirror, mirror on the wall” played by Giancarlo Esposito, nice addition to the cast. Very clever making his non-fairy tale persona a newspaper editor, telling it like it is.

 I wasn’t totally sold on Ginnfer Goodwin (Snow White) and Jennifer Morrison as mother and daughter, but after tonight’s scene over cookies and hot chocolate, I see subtly similarities on their faces and can see why the casting director thought these two actresses fit well together.

In its second week OUAT held strong in the ratings against Sunday night football, scoring a 3.9 rating in the 18-49 demo.  If it continues ABC will surely order a full season and renew before long.

Here is a preview for next week’s episode

Once – Details on the Queen’s Curse

26 Oct

What exactly did the Queen have to do to get her curse, she had to make a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, the price she had to pay him, click below for the answer

 TVLine

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