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Sunday 3/4 What You Should Watch

4 Mar

Well it is a busy night tonight, GCB premieres on ABC, The Good Wife is back, Celebrity Apprentice, The Amazing Race and Once Upon A Time are all new tonight.

Lets discuss GCB, formerly titled, Good Christian Bitches then changed to Belles, now just GCB. It is written by Robert Harling, the man responsible for “Steel Magnolia’s” and produced by Darren Starr, the man responsible for 90210, and Melrose Place just to name a few. It is based on the book Good Christian Bitches by Kim Gatlin.  

The series centers around Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), former high-school “Queen Bitch,” a recently-divorced single mother of two who returns to her hometown, Dallas. She meets the former schoolmates she used to mock: Carlene Cockburn (Kristin Chenoweth), Good Christian’s Dallas and GCB “Queen”; Sharon Peacham (Jennifer Aspen), who was beautiful in high school and is now insecure and does the bulk of Carlene’s bidding; glamorous gossip queen Heather Cruz (Marisol Nichols); and Cricket Caruth-Reilly (Miriam Shor), powerful Dallas real-estate agent whose husband Blake (Mark Deklin) is gay.[5] Amanda and her children reside with her 50-something mother Gigi Stopper (Annie Potts), who still acts like a 20-something.

I will check it out, but I don’t think it or I will be sticking around.

Top Spot – The Good Wife

The Good Wife

As power grabs are occurring at the firm, Alicia and Caitlin face off with Nancy Crozier (Mamie Gummer); Peter discovers the downside to taking the high road.
 

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Dreamy
Mary Margaret and Leroy join forces to help nuns sell candles at the Miner’s Day festival; Emma investigates the disappearance of David’s wife; Grumpy falls in love with a fairy.
 

GCB

Episode: Pilot
After her marriage ends in scandal, Amanda Vaughn returns to her hometown with her two teenagers, but not everyone is happy to see her.
 

The Amazing Race

For the first time, the contestants travel to Paraguay; the teams struggle with a challenge and must perfect a balancing
 

The Celebrity Apprentice

The teams must design window displays for a jewelry collection; the women’s team leader struggles with the task; the men lose faith in their leader.
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The Good Wife “Alienation of Affection” Observations

9 Jan

We are back from Christmas break, the last new episode TGW aired was “What Went Wrong”, and quite frankly that is exactly what I was asking. TGW had gotten off track after a great start, and I wondered if it would get back to business.  That question was answered last night, with “Alienation of Affection”.

Who knew chasing down paper could make me as tense as watching Tom Cruise dangle from a building in MI4.  Did you know one of the greatest movies about the law is called “The Paper Chase”, you should check it out. Ok, back to the show, so Alicia almost sinks LG, but Cary saves the day.  I have been in love with Matt Czuchry since he played logan on Gilmore Girls, I am so glad to see this actor getting  a chance to really show his stuff.

The show continued it’s impressive run of recurring guests stars with return performances by Carrie Preston, F. Murray Abraham, Zach Grenier and Bryan Brown

What was really good about last night’s episode you ask? The amount of Alicia and Kalinda scenes, finally the girls are getting back together, they are peanut butter and jelly, sure you can eat on without the other, but they are oh so much more satisfying together.

How they served everyone with the lawsuit, an art gallery, a school, a wedding and David Lee in full Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates costume.

Carrie Preston representing Will in his grand jury trial.  I know there isn’t room, but it would be great if they could make her a regular. 

The way Diane put Eli and David in their place when they go into it.  I hope Eli and David have more scenes together, these actors have tremendous energy.

OMG the equity partner meeting at the beginning, all you needed was a some pasta and red wine and it would be Sunday dinner at my Grandmother’s house.

Welcome back Good Wife, can’t wait for next week.

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.
 
 
 

The Good Wife – “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot”

21 Nov

Christine Baranski, this is your Emmy submission episode, you were fantastic. The scene outside with Will, “stop sleeping with his wife”, flawless. 

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, or WTF are military call signs, since Alicia was handling a military case it worked. I prefer to think it was no coincidence that the abbreviation is WTF, because last was full of WTF moments.

Lets start with Alicia’s case, she lost, which Lockhart/Gardner has done before, but always for a reason. And this time it was the drone policy of the US, it commented on, but didn’t condemn what some think is a dangerous practice because the rate of civilian casualties is to high.

Wendy Scott Carr is back, and boy is she cold, she is going to do Peter’s dirty work and go after Will.  I have a hard time believing Peter is doing all of this because Will and Alicia are sleeping together. It seems very petty for a man who wants to be governor or senator. I suppose taking down a lawyer who sets up judicial brides makes him look tough to voters. But if it ever got out the man he was after was also sleeping with St. Alicia I think it could bite him.

Favorite parts of last nights episode were Eli and the cheese.  Loved watching him get yanked around by fruits and vegetables and his own food chart was hilarious.  Alicia “locking” Jackie out of her apartment was fantastic, I clapped and let out a gleeful laugh. That woman had it coming.

Worst part of the episode watching Dana and Kalinda flirt it up at the bar, Kalinda had to know she was being played. My girl in those kick ass boots is too smart for that crap.  To add insult to injury watching Cary and Dana have sex, ewww. Cary and Kalinda are made for each other, if only in my mind.

Will has to break up with Alicia, I wonder how he will do it, and if he will tell her its because of Peter’s investigation. The show is back in two weeks and it looks like Grace goes missing. Which would be ok, if for one second I actually believed anything bad was really going to happen to Grace.

If this was a different show, it might have her kidnapped, or killed, which for my money would really throw this show for a loop. It would create a clean slate, Alicia would be so distraught she wouldn’t have time for Will so the relationship would just fade away. It would bring her and Peter back together and it would kick his campaign into high gear. But like I said, this isn’t that kind of show, its not ballsy enough.

Sneak Peak

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.
 
 
 

Sunday – What to Watch

16 Oct

This is what I am watching tonight, how about you? Episode descriptions complements of www.zap2it.com

The Good Wife – CBS – 9pm EST (could be delayed because of football)

Alicia takes on a pro bono case where a witness becomes the prime
suspect; Diane and Will ponder the future of the firm.

Boardwalk EmpireHBO 9pm EST –

Nucky considers a risky legal maneuver; Jimmy and Mickey head to
Philadelphia; Eli worries about the Commodore’s ability to lead; Chalky is
cornered at work and at home; Van Alden’s agents target Mickey’s warehouse;
Richard lets down his guard.

Dexter – Showtime – 9pm EST –

A serial killer from Dexter’s past returns and Debra is
uncomfortable in her new job.

Homeland – Showtime – 10pm EST –

The Brody family prepares for a television interview; Carrie’s
team closes in on an Al Qaeda plot.

Honorable Mention

The Amazing Race, Pan Am and The Walking Dead

What are you watching and why, if you make a strong case for your show perhaps I will make room on the DVR.

 

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