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Wednesday TV, Some of It



I’ve seen some people say that Ned and Chuck lack chemistry, but I disagree. They’re a very cute couple and it’s not like there has to be massive UST since they can’t touch.

My three favorite things about the show (which reminds me of a mash up of Big Fish and Waitress) are the dialogue, extremely clever, yet still believably emanating from these characters, the bold look of the show, and Chi McBride’s Emerson. I loved his response to Ned’s declaration that Cantalope, a Chow, could be guilty, "That’s racial profiling." And I’m waiting for Ned’s "That’s how I roll" to pop up on an icon.

Monkeys! It always has to be monkeys on a Bryan Fuller show, doesn’t it? I’m actually a little sad they are probably being melted down.

If I had two tiny quibbles it’s these: Lee Pace’s makeup. Maybe it’s just my TV, but it seemed a bit heavy and his cheeks a little too rosy. Or maybe the look was meant to be in keeping with the rest of the show? And I know dogs can sense danger, but Dibney has stayed clear of Ned for twenty years?


Somewhat surprisingly, it’s Addison/Pete that is bugging me the most. I like them just fine individually, but the UST is so forced and Addison turns into this other, needy, irrational, flaily person when she’s around him. Before I want two people to be together I have to get to know them and, thus far, we know little about Pete other than his wife died. Cooper and Violet are the more appealing couple to me at the moment. They’ve spent time together really talking and we’ve had more than hints as to how messed up their lives are. Plus, between her neurosis and his need to help people I can see them being drawn to one another.

The storylines were a mixed bag. I found the baby swap interesting mainly because the actresses playing the mothers were awesome and we got to see most of the practice working together to get to the bottom of what happened. The alcoholic storyline had potential, but I feel got some short shrift. The stripper storyline was pointless accept to make Addison jealous which was ridiculous. Sure, Pete’s hot, but (see above) she barely knows him!

And they need to find something for the midwife wannabe to do or cut him loose.


I’m still really enjoying this, but I don’t think there is a ton to say about this episode. Brian trying to ditch Brian Jr. was a hoot. Poor kid. I’m still not sure why the mother just abandoned him because she was angry at Brian. Maybe she’ll realize she made a horrible mistake and come back? And Brian did redeem himself just a smidge when he sort-of apologized to his son. Interestingly, Brian seems more worried about what his family will have to say about all this than the church.

I do feel Tripp and Lititia love their children, but I think I’m staring to see why the kids are the way they are. For the past four decades, Lititia has been juggling two relationships with two men I’m convinced she loved for different reasons and this has consumed her life and attentions. Tripp I don’t think loves power and money more than his family, but it’s easier for him to deal with so he’s chosen to live in a state of obliviousness. Seriously, he had no clue about Lititia’s affair until last night? You could tell how the possability *finally* occurred to him on the balcony and the briefcase combination was the proof he needed.

As suspected the actress playing Carmelita, the not prostitute, is really a transsexual. Well, imdb calls her a "female impersonator" but there has obviously been cosmetic surgery involving silicone. ;)

I still haven’t watched Bionic Woman or Life. Hopefully, I can squeeze in at least one of them tonight. All this TV is running me ragged!

I don’t want to get into a big discussion about Britney Spears, but I have to mention this. The other night I was thinking to myself, "I wonder if she’ll even bother to show up for the custody hearing?" Well, guess what?! Apparently, walking your dog and getting coffee from Starbuck’s is more important then your kid future. I think we can just assume at this point she doesn’t even want them. She probably thought at the time they were conceived it would be fun to have babies, but the reality of taking care of them bores her.
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Re: Brittney - Jason (who's really not into the whole celebrity thing) said that months ago. "You know, she probably doesn't even want the kids." And more recently, "Why is everyone feeling bad for her? She doesn't want them!"

He's has so much depth and compassion. But he's right.
I gave up on Private Practice after last week. It's like I'm looking for reasons to exclude things this year, not reasons to lurve. Plus I've turned into the reality food, fashion, design, real estate fan from the teenboy's parents' basement batcave.

Like you said, all this tv is running me ragged.
Private Practice has Tim Daly so I'm stuck. ;) The only reality TV I was watching was Top Chef and with that over I'm freeeeeeeee!!!
I'm totally addicted to Top Chef. But we're a few weeks behind you, so I'm still in it. (Lia got sent home this week). So far I don't find any of them as interesting as Elia, Ilan, Sam, and Marcel.

Don't spoil me, k?
As suspected the actress playing Carmelita, the not prostitute, is really a transsexual.

(Quick drive-by reply.)

Check out the DSM recaps section on TWOP. Couch Baron did a really long interview with Candis Cane, and she's all kinds of awesome. After watching last night's ep, I decided that right now she's the only character I genuinely like. (Though I LOVE watching Brian growl at Nick.)
Just reading her mini bio on imbd she seemed pretty interesting. I'll have to check out the interview. I like several of the characters on DSM, but I hadn't expected her to be one of them. I loved the little pep talk she gave to Patrick.
Yeah. It's always gotta be monkeys. WTF? Aw, I'm just kiddin'. I'm actually almost over my monkey fear. Jordan and Dante are desensitizing me to the monkeys by having them play in my office when I walk in or throwing them in my face when I walk past an aisle. It's all more helpful than it sounds. :p

Also? AGREE re: Addison/Pete. I really like Addison. I like Pete, but the constant shrieking and his smirking is just getting on my nerves. I don't know if it's a holdover from watching Judging Amy, but I really love Amy Brenneman and thus love watching Violet (and how much do I love this name!) and Cooper. I don't even care if they ever get together in the grand scheme of things. I'm just glad that these incredibly fucked-up people have each other to talk to.

Wow. That's weird. I didn't know I had that much to say about that show.
I didn't know I had that much to say about that show.

I felt the same way. ;) It seems when we love or loathe something we have to speak...at length. And when did Tim Daly ever smirk? It's wrong!
I've had the feeling all along that Britney Spears has been doing everything she can so that her kids will be taken away from her. She appears to view them as a burden and a bore.

As for TV, I'm way behind, still have to watch Bones and House, and Pushing Daisies. My TV viewing at the moment is watching the Cubs in the playoffs, which can last till the end of October - or Sunday ;) I'm hoping for the end of October!
I'm sure she'll be interested in the kids for a photo shoot when she makes her fifth or sixth comeback, but beyond that?

For you and Chicago I'll hope for October. :)
Seriously, he had no clue about Lititia’s affair until last night? You could tell how the possability *finally* occurred to him on the balcony and the briefcase combination was the proof he needed.

Hmm. I had the opposite reaction. That he was acting clueless on the balcony to spare Laetitia and that he'd known all along. It just still pained him that he was right about the briefcase.
Hmmmm. You could be right. I'll credit Donald and his acting for creating great ambiguity. :)
They’re a very cute couple and it’s not like there has to be massive UST since they can’t touch.
I concur! I imagine that to some degree whether or not people see chemistry there will depend on how hot people find the concept of not being able to touch the other person. I kind of love the erotic potential of that but I'm sure it's not everyone's cup of tea.

I loved his response to Ned’s declaration that Cantalope, a Chow, could be guilty, "That’s racial profiling."
That was adorable! Great line, well delivered. I heart this show.