Brief (Really!) thoughts on a few other shows:
ER - Yes, I'm one of those people who hasn't watched the show in years but tuned in for Clooney's ep a few weeks ago and the series finale tonight. I felt the finale dragged a bit, but it was satisfying conclusion. I liked that it was just a normal (by their standards) day in the ER and there was a possibility that Carter was coming back to County General. And I thought it was really cool that they not only brought back Rachel Greene, but the same actress who played her all those years ago. It was such a nice surprise, I'll even overlook the insurance issues of having a future med student hanging around the ER.
Chuck - I was rather disappointed with Tricia's guest appearance. Not only was Alex not all that much different than Carla on Burn Notice, she wasn't even a very good agent. Chuck, the Intersect, is the government's top intelligence asset, yet was Alex extremely lax in keeping an eye on him and didn't seem to have a problem with letting him die.
What I did like was Chuck's two lives beginning to converge. It's hard to believe the general would be so careless when signing off from her video conferences, but it allowed Chuck to reveal (in a way) his secret identity, Agent Carmichael, to Awesome. And while I hate to see Awesome and Ellie's relationship suffer because of Chuck's double life, we seem to be approaching a point where they are going to find out the truth.
And Casey was almost as awesome as Awesome! Not only was he incredibly supportive of Sarah because she was the best partner he ever had (Awwwwwww), but he stepped in to give Chuck a chance to speak on her behalf. And did I actually see him give Chuck a reassuring pat on the shoulder?
Castle - I just looked up the title of the episode and, let me get this straight, they gave away the murderer in the title??? REALLY?!?! Not that it was difficult to figure out the wife was involved. I had her and the campaign manager pegged as the culprits early on. Though I suspected they were also having an affair.
The only other thing I have to say about this episode is Kate trying to look sexy at the end was ridiculous. I'm not not knocking the actress's looks. She's attractive. But between the bed hair (it was flippy on the sides, but flat in back), the hideous retro 80's hot pink dress, and bad makeup, no way is she making him lose his place in the book.
Life on Mars - Out of curiosity, I wanted to see how the American writers were choosing to end the series since they had stated they planned on deviating from the UK version. To be fair, they didn't have a lot of time to come up with an ending and I do give them credit for bringing closure to the series. But I'm still shocked they went for such a literal ending. Sam was an astronaut on a mission to Mars and the whole season has been a dream. And Gene was his father. Er, OK.
The Mentalist was just too cracktastic to even discuss this week.
Season 2 of 'Pushing Daisies' comes to DVD July 21st. And the final three episodes will air in the UK before the DVD's are even released here.
Anyone interested in rewatching Farscape? Then join farscaperewatch! The rewatching commences this Sunday, April 5th.
There has been a lot of debate and discussion about the Battlestar Galactica finale. I was feeling a little overwhelmed by it all so I've been limiting myself to a couple of posts each day. One of the major topics of discussion at the moment is the role of women on BSG and the fates of those women. I had a bunch of links saved to share, but siljamus has kindly collected them in her post here. Whether you agree with the posts or not, it's some thought provoking reading. Just as with the finale, I find myself somewhere in the middle of the debates.
I still need to listen to the final two podcasts, but I'm torn. Part of me wants to jump ahead to 'Daybreak', the other part of me, the more orderly part, feels I should listen in order which means 'Islanded in a Stream of Stars' comes next. So, I'm going to leave it to you all to decide.
Which Podcast Do I Listen to Next?
Islanded in a Stream of Stars