Posts tagged TV
Posts tagged TV
Preach. I love her so.
I can’t help it. Even at the mention of fictional TV life, I start to get fidgety. Lice is my nightmare. Is there anyone better than Michaela Watkins on The Trophy Wife? Yes, last night was about Malin/Kate vs Marcia/Diane but it was Jackie whole stole the show, followed quickly by Warren and Bert’s Bearry White negotiations (“Fact: I’m a cookie.” “You’re not a cookie.” “I can be whatever I want to be!”). It kills me a little that Bradley Whitford is the weakest on the show, though I think that’s not really his fault; he’s just not given a lot to do.
The Mindy Project hit a high with this week’s episode. Between Danny and Mindy’s sleepover (that snuggle and forehead kiss: it made me a little melty) and Morgan and Peter playing textual matchmakers for Mindy and Cliff, the comedy was never better. Those two agonizing over what to text Cliff was just too true to life — which is when humour is at its best. Best takeaway wisdom was from Mindy: “You do not make pancakes for someone who is just a hook-up.”
Last year I managed to get my sister hooked on The Voice because Cee-Lo and Christina were benched and Usher and Shakira were killing it with Blake and Adam. Anyway, the original four are back and she’s still watching — mostly because in addition to her Adam love, she can fully appreciate what Cee-Lo brings to the group: namely, his tiny little excitable limbs. (Margot still cannot really abide by Xtina, but whatever.) When he gets going, his arms just flap around like a hyper T-Rex. AND THEN, he spices it up with an animal sidekick or, in the case of last night, a GIANT HAT. It’s not a pink cockatoo but it’ll do the trick, right?
Other than that, Team Christina member Matt Schuler sang “Hallelujah” and it was hands down THE performance of the night. As Margot put it in her text to me: “Just when you think you’ve heard every possible rendition of Hallelujah…” You can watch it here.
Moving on, How I Met Your Mother revealed that back in 2012 Barney actually met Ted’s future bride-to-be when Robin and Lily continued to lay challenge upon challenge (convincing a girl he was Ryan Gosling was impressive) at his feet. Turns out our Mother set the Barnacle straight about love and is the reason he and Robin will (SOMEDAY) walk down the aisle.
Castle's man-made diamond mystery led me down a Wikipedia hole (Can we now make giant flawless diamonds? Apparently we’ve been trying since 1797!) but the episode was very much a standard cast of the week with a side of Castle and Beckett being charmingly annoyed about a little thing, only to have him be super cute and appease her.
I’ve always been a champion for Hart of Dixie. I think it’s adorable and while Rachel Bilson will never be totally believable as a formal short-wearing small-town doctor, I adore her. However, the addition of Lynly - Lavon’s apparently 20-something niece - has soured the joy this show used to bring me. And this week it was all about how she was convinced George Tucker was making excuses to be around her because even though he SAID he wasn’t into her, he is. Between that, Annabeth’s parents trying to convince Lavon to marry her, and Zoe being rejected by her real father’s family, Hart of Dixie was all kinds of wonky. Let’s get back on track in Bluebell, writers. Where Wade is shirtless (like next week), Lemon has direction and purpose, and George finally gets the haircut he so desperately needs.
Truer words have never been said.
Leave it to Alicia Florrick’s brother Owen to pop up and attempt to make peace between Will and Alicia. Did you have a little hope while he made that elevator pitch? The conflict raged within me: I loved Will and Alicia together and want it to be the end game but at the same time if Will just caved then and there, it’d be a little harder to love that character as much as I do. Regardless, Julianna Margulies is phenomenal with every entrance she makes. When I grow up, I want to be that calm, calculating and precise. (Spoiler: I’m 30 and will probably never be described as any of those things.)
Meanwhile on Masters of Sex, both Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin Fitzgerald seemed to tear a page out of the warrior princess manual of acting.
Glee-cap: Asking the tough, soul-searching questions with “Are you a Katy or a Gaga?” Who cares as long as you keep giving us prolonged looks at Trouty Mouth’s abs!? Read my full recap over on MSN Canada.
Last Night on TV: The Crazy Ones makes us squeal with delight over one meta joke; a plan goes almost entirely according to plan on TVD; Grey’s had a zombie (whaaa?); Olivia Pope remained awesome. All that and more over on MSN.ca.
Last Night on TV: Hook and Emma kissed and everyone in the world who saw it got majorly turned on. Right? Right. All that and more over on MSN.ca
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