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Sunday 2/19 What You Should Watch

19 Feb

Good Wife is back, Amazing Race and Celebrity Apprentice are back.  Downton Abbey wraps up season 2 on PBS. PanAm airs it finale tonight, thanks for flying PanAm have a pleasant day.

If the previews are to be believed Will is going to be suspended. Once Upon A Time returns to the story of Snow White and Prince Charming.

Once Upon a Time

David decides to tell Kathryn about his relationship with Mary Margaret; as Prince Charming searches for Snow White, he agrees to help Abigail with a dangerous mission.

The Good Wife

Lockhart & Gardner leads a suit against a company that produced software that allowed the Syrian government to make American citizens disappear.

The Celebrity Apprentice

Episode: Hero Worship
The teams each create a sandwich and sell it at a local deli; the men start out down one player, due to an accident.

The Amazing Race

One team struggles with anxiety as everyone travels to Argentina; the contestants must skydive from a plane at 10,000 feet.

Masterpiece Classic

Episode: Downton Abbey
The family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas

Sunday 1/22 What You Should Watch

22 Jan

New tonight, Once Upon A Time, Downton Abbey, Desperate Housewives, PanAm (wasn’t this cancelled), Prime Suspect (cancelled so they are burning thru the last of the new episodes), American Idol after the big playoff game.

The Good Wife is a repeat, of A New Day, an impressive episode that deserves a re-watch.

Once Upon a Time

Episode: 7:15 A.M.
David and Mary Margaret continue to struggle with their feelings; a mysterious stranger in town makes Regina and Emma suspicious; Prince Charming’s wedding approaches.

The Good Wife

Episode: A New Day
 Alicia must put aside personal distractions as she defends a Muslim student accused of murdering a Jewish classmate.

Pan Am

Episode: New Frontiers
Maggie shares her reservations about Amanda (Ashley Greene) with Ted; Colette befriends an attractive, mysterious man during a flight to Rome; Dean is accosted by customs officials looking for a smuggler; Kate learns how to be a pickpocket.

Sunday 12/18 What you should watch

18 Dec

Big Night Tonight

Both Dexter and Homeland are airing their season finales tonight.

Homeland is the breakout critic favorite of the fall. I can’t wait to see how it ends. Since this is from the people who brought us 24 I would not put it past them to kill off Brody.

Over on Dexter rumor is someone finds out his secret, most people think its Deb, maybe its LaGuerta

Survivor Finale on CBS

Once Upon A Time is repeating the Snow Falls episode.

Of course there is Football


Episode: Marine One
S01, E12

Saul investigates Carrie’s theories; Walker secures a perch for his mission; Brody makes final preparations


S06, E12

Dexter and the Homicide team race to catch the Doomsday Killers before their final act; Deb copes with a new emotional reality

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

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.

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