Now for some quick thoughts on this past weeks TV...
Morgan and Anna are quite cute together in their social misfitness. And I love how he rescued her from the Black Friday mob.
Matthew Bomer, AKA Bryce, seems to be another actor I have seen before and I didn’t realize it (‘Traveller’, ‘Tru Calling’). At least he reinforces that I’m not just attracted to a pretty face, that the quality of the material and the talent it elicits from the actor plays a significant role in my drooling. ;)
The cliffhanger was rather dumb since we know Sarah isn’t going anywhere, but it also means that the door is open for Bryce to come back and YAY!
Heroes was pointless…that is all.
Poor Fredo! Poor Olive! She didn’t see what she could have until it was too late.
I appreciated that we were shown that Olive was not yet over Ned and was still dealing with his and Chuck’s feelings for each other. And that Chuck, in turn, was understanding of Olive’s feelings. Man, I am not use to people acting like adults in such romantic entanglements on my TV shows! ;)
Seeing Emerson have to go back to being an old skool detective and follow leads was cool. I think for awhile there he doubted he had it in him to clear Ned. And I loved his line about a good looking guy like Ned who can also make pies shouldn’t even spend a day in prison. ;)
Olive’s inability to stop crying during her visit with Ned was hysterical as was backing the gun in the pie.
If I had one criticism of the episode, and it’s probably the biggest one I have had of the series to date, it’s that they ripped-off Lars and the Real Girl. Sure, Lars didn’t kill anyone, but other than that…
Dirty Sexy Money:
Well, I had two guesses as to who Nick’s sibling would be, one of the twins or Brian. I am so happy it’s Brian. :) It’s going to make for much interesting drama. The rest of the Darling sibs would have too quickly accepted the situation. Accept for Karen. Which I’m glad Nick acknowledged he never thought about one of the Darlings being related to him because that possibility existed.
I know all the Darlings exhibit selfishness, but Letitia takes the prize. She wanted it all, to be a Darling and have everything that comes with it and be with the man she loved. She didn’t give a thought to the people she was hurting in the process. My favorite moment of the episode is when she reveals the truth to Brian. He’s angry because he has spent his life hating his biological father and half-brother, she asks him if it would have changed anything had he known, and he looks right at her and simply says, “Yes.” Brian is perhaps my favorite character, but it’s the first time I actually felt sorry for him. (The second time being when he watched his son being driven away from him.)
Friday Night Lights:
Eric can be selfish and an ass, but he’s never been cruel. The way he spoke to Tami, telling her that she’s not taking care of her family, it was the first time I was really angry with him. As the show is prone to do, it's later revealed that he IS jealous of Glen and his friendship with Tami. While it helps to explain things it does not forgive his lashing out.
I really wish Tami had stood firm in her assessment of Julie’s relationship with her teacher and the actions she took. That’s her little girl and she is seeing signs of a potential inappropriate relationship with a guy who doesn’t seem to care about lines he is crossing. And if she doesn’t stand up now and, yes, embarrass her, how would she feel later when she finds out she was right and said nothing? Sure, maybe she should have closed the door, but she was a rightfully pissed off mother.
This is the second time the show has intercut sex with violence (or the admission of it) and it does not make me happy. We went from Matt losing his virginity to Landry confessing to murder. Ack.
Not much to say about this one. I had high hopes for the first ten minutes or so then it just became a series of Rodney screw-ups, again. The high point for me was Jeanie telling her brother, when it comes to looks, “He’s no John Sheppard.” ;)
Speaking of John, I’m not sure how I feel about him manipulating a guy into becoming the Wraith’s dinner. Showing a character’s dark side only works if you are willing to follow through with the consequences of his/her actions.
I’m finally caught up on Dexter, but really don’t have much to say about the series. I enjoyed the first season more, it seemed to have a better focus to me. Dexter himself is all over the place this season so that probably accounts for the lack of cohesiveness I’m feeling. And while I have warmed up to Deb, Doakes I have grown tired of.
And to waste time I don’t have ;), pellucid posted a TV Meme last week.
1. Name a TV show series in which you have seen every episode at least twice:
Battlestar Galactica (no surprise), Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Farscape, Slings & Arrows, Buffy, Angel, Firefly and if we were to count half hour comedies, Blackadder, Friends, Hogan’s Heroes, MASH probably.
2. Name a show you can't miss:
This is going to get redundant fast…Battlestar Galactica and I’d say Pushing Daisies, Friday Night Lights, 30 Rock, and House.
3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to watch a show:
You know this already, but I suppose I have to answer, Jamie Bamber. (Hugh Laurie and Hugh Jackman rate close seconds though ;)
4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to watch a show:
I’ll just say Kevin Sorbo. :)
5. Name a show you can and do quote from:
BSG, The X-Files, Star Trek (original and Next Gen), lots of comedies.
6. Name a show you like that no one else enjoys:
Hmmm, well, there was this eight episode series that ran on A&E years ago, Pulaski: The TV Detective, I loved it and no one I know has ever heard of it. Oh, and I love Hogan’s Heroes, but that’s not a politically correct thing to say. Oh, well!
7. Name a TV show which you've been known to sing the theme song:
I know many theme songs, but I never sing them.
8. Name a show you would recommend everyone watch:
I am so one-note – Battlestar Galactica.
Name a TV series you own:
Geez, a lot. If I love a series I’ll buy it.
10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops in television:
11. What is your favorite episode of your favorite series?
I always say it’s my favorite because it made me a die-hard Lee Adama fangirl and turned me into a Lee/Laura shipper – ‘Bastille Day’.
12. Name a show you keep meaning to watch but you just haven’t gotten around to yet:
I need to finish watching Due South (I’m currently stuck at the end of Season 2) and I've only watched the first episode of Charlie Jade.
13. Ever quit watching a show because it was so bad?
The X-Files I stuck with until Duchovny left, but it was going downhill before then. Bionic Woman lost me after episode two. And I’ll never forgive JJ Abrams for what he did to Alias.
14. Name a show that's made you cry multiple times:
I’m not much of a crier, so I can’t think of one.
15. What do you eat when you watch TV?
Food? I have the TV on a lot..
16. How often do you watch TV?
Every night with varying degrees of attention.
17. What's the last TV show you watched?
18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of TV?
SciFi/fantasy I suppose
19. What was the first TV show you were obsessed with?
Obsessed? Hmmmm, I guess The X-Files.
20. What TV show do you wish you never watched?
21. What is the weirdest show you enjoyed?
A lot of things others find weird, I don’t so I can’t really answer this one.
22. What TV show scared you the most?
The X-Files grossed me out occasionally, but I can’t say it scared me.
23. What is the funniest TV show you have ever watched?
Tie: Blackadder and WKRP in Cincinnati (I could also throw in the first three seasons of MASH)
Oh, to my fellow Life fans a new episode airs at 10:00pm est Monday in place of 'Journeyman'. I don't know when the schedule change was made.