Going on a trip is fun. Coming back to a DVR at 97% full is fucking scary. Granted a helluva lot of crap belongs to my roommate, and by crap I do mean Tyra, wretched Shonda programming, and some sort of reality bullshit.
Power watching has its price
Nothing to make the shitfest of some shows (Smallville, Supernatural, Hawaii Five-O) stand out when watched with vastly superior fare (The Vampire Diaries, Castle, Fringe). Note to self: next time save something GOOD to cleanse the brain of all the FAIL.
Monday Night Procedurals: No contest
Castle gave us the first act of an exciting two-parter with a bomb threat, Nathan Petrelli, victims with convenient 8 by 10 glossy headshots, and the knew-it-was-coming boyfriend woes for Beckett. Is the Castle-Beckett â€˜ship finally gonna sail? Better soon before â€œthey did itâ€ becomes its shark jump.
Its popularity baffles me, Hawaii Five-O is so damn boring. Scott Caan is one of the only things worth watching, random acts of shirtlessness not withstanding. I am over the Bromancing Bickersons routine. Oh there was a crime, they solved it but not before some people died. Bored now.
Tuesday on the alphabet network
No Ordinary Family is stuck in oh so boringly ordinary mode, latter season Heroes at best. Glad Katie finally gets the real on Joshua, who may love her but that doesnâ€™t negate the lying, mind raping or killing. Sadly no moves on the story, the characters, the powerzzzzzzzz.
V is still trying to out camp the original, with Jane Badler proving herself above this crap. GOOD: it has pace, shit happens. Ridiculous, contrived, donâ€™t know how the hell FBI agent Erika has means to globe hop. Her travelling companion is the Policey Typeâ€™s most wanted Hobbes (not the Calvin tiger, though maybe thatâ€™s on his fake passport). BAD: Tyler still has a pulse. Other news: looks like Hobbes now has pole position in the â€œwhom Erika will bang first, now that ex is deadâ€ race.
Summer fluff warms winter nights
Thanks to USA splitting seasons, we get the joys of shirtless Matt Bomer (whom I loved on Traveler) on White Collar and the fun of the Brothers Lawson on Royal Pains.
Nealâ€™s (Bomer) bromance with Peter warmed up with him willing to do what he could to rescue Peter. Peter showed why heâ€™s a smart enough agent to catch crooks like Neal. And Neal showed us why the FBI needs someone like him, as bad guy with annoying voice worked them both hard for his jailbreak. White Collar has action, drama, character development that actually advances the plot! More please.
Setting up the finale, HankMed moved to dadâ€™s house having been kicked out of Borisâ€™ guest McMansion. Thereâ€™s some medical shit but itâ€™s all about characters moving on, up and out. Dad Fonz grows into a real parent, goes to prison rather than taking Borisâ€™ get-out-of-jail free pass; Jill takes temporary off Hamptons job, sure to return for more boinking with Hank; Evan and Girl take off on world-wind trip, leaving Hank to manage slow season on his own; Divya finally breaks it to Raj, their arranged marriage is done. Finally.
Thursday with the CW kids
I love The Vampire Diaries. After the Dinner Party episode of Alaric â€œholy fucking balls!â€ Saltzman and Elena â€œhot fucking ovaries!â€ Gilbert, I canâ€™t believe the breathless pace this show sustains. Damon continues to evolve, working with Stefan, outsmarting and out-of-his-bed kicking Katherine. Guest stars of color need not plan to stick around on this show, as man-witches Luka and dad are dead. Whatever.
Alaric shows a certain BDA a thing or two, breaking it off with Jenna because he feels like a shitty liar and bad for her, not just himself. And by telling her how he feels but that he canâ€™t come clean; he feels it’s Elenaâ€™s secret to spill, which someone must soon as undead Isabel just showed up on their fucking doorstep. Also of note: Caroline sang, awesomely; heroically saved Matt from dying tragically; got dumped for revealing her vampireness, sadly.
Nikita sucks less these days, but still has a ways to go. Alex is running from her own self, the DUH we learn from Amandaâ€™s creepy, drug-induced mind trip. Michael finally puts together some brain cells, figures something is UP with Alex vis a vis Nikita. A little snooping, diggingâ€¦ and he ends up staring down Nikita; she ends up staring down the barrel of a machine gun.
Friday Night Faceoff, X-Files Edition
Smallville has found my last fucking nerve, will get a venomous rant of its very own. Once I find the liquor, the strength.
Supernatural was one of my favorite not-so-guilty pleasures until season 5. Not just the pretty, but it had some clever twists, drama, humor. Then they fucked it up, gave it another season, slammed on the breaks and did a 180. Fucktards. â€œThe French Mistakeâ€ was a mistake indeed. There is a fine line between making fun of yourself, laughing with your audience vs. cruelly, spitefully mocking them with your boring, pointless META bullshit. Bite me, Supernatural. Oh and you loose so many cool points for name dropping Glee and that reality shit I refuse to name.
Fringe needs your eyeballs, DVR, Hulu clicks and better ratings! Walter showed the guilt for his Peter napping, his limits on cruelty in his childhood experiments. For an episode sans lead couple Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson, this was very Olivia and Peter. I dreaded the fated, destined, fucking soul mates crap and thank god they didnâ€™t make Pacey go there again. One action has a thousand ripples; Oliviaâ€™s short cross to the OtherU was what tipped Walternate to where Peter had been taken. Dun dun dun.
Thoughts? Other than I need to watch better TV.
I may have actually read some of these!
- REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “The House Guest” (thetvchick.com)
- Live+7 DVR Ratings: ‘Fringe’ Again Tops % Gains, ‘Modern Family’ Leads Absolute Gains (tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com)