Posts tagged TV
Posts tagged TV
Someone needs to give Nick Zano a regular timeslot to strut around in his boxer briefs (or towel) and nothing else. (Are he and Kat Dennings still dating? That is one lucky gal.) The guy’s proved he can do sitcoms with extended cameos on Happy Endings and 2 Broke Girls, so give him his own cast to pretty up, since his boozey, drugged up fireman is not staying put on Mom.
On HIMYM, Ted probably finally got over Robin and I’m choosing to ignore the ridiculous floating balloon Robin altogether. More importantly, Barney Stinson passed along his wisdom - The Playbook: Napkin edition - to two schlubs much in need of some game. Now if those two end up on the How I Met Your Dad spin-off, I’ll bow down to Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.
Switched at Birth on ABC Family (ABC Spark in Canada) has me curious about the overwhelmingly large dating pool available to Daphne (and Bay, also she’s Emmett-focused right now and I fully support that rekindling - get lost, Mandy!). SERIOUSLY though. There are TWO dudes interested in her right now. And that’s not unusual! How do we get these kinds of things transferred over to real life situations?
On Hart of Dixie Joel tried to be more like Wade - another plot point I fully support. The world needs more Wades (formerly known as Paceys), so we can each have one. Meanwhile, AB and Lavon called it quits. I was hoping they’d be the end game, but I guess that means Lemon and Lavon will eventually be the real end game? While George gets Tansy and one day (in the far far distant 7th season) Zoey and Wade will maybe find their way back to each other. (Sorry, Joel. Not really.)
Last Night on TV: The Seahawks won the Super Bowl but New Girl somehow made Prince their deus ex machina
"I haven’t given you the appropriated amount of time to freak out."
He’s just such a soft-spoken relationship Yoda. I honestly didn’t think it’d be Jess that panicked over first “I love you”s - but it can’t be Nick Miller who screws up everything in the relationship, so this is weird-but-perfectly balanced.
More surprising was Prince sharing the mic with Zooey Deschanel for his new song. In my mind, I thought he’d be way more of a diva. Especially since he was deigning to appear on a network sitcom. Huh.
I don’t normally do a Friday night TV post, which means I never get to revel in the delight that is Enlisted every week. Shameful. And I can’t let another day go by without paying tribute to Geoff Stults’ crop top.
If you’re not watching this show yet, buy me a flight and I’ll come to your house and give you the long pitch on why it’s must-watch TV. Short pitch: it’s witty, heartfelt, and Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young have perfect brotherly chemistry — more than some real siblings I’ve actually met. Outside of their trio, the rest of the cast is also hysterically funny.
(Photo/gif credit: http://fuckyeahenlisted.tumblr.com/)
So apparently we’re now just telling everybody about Oliver Queen’s secret alter-ego?
Whatever. I don’t care. Because now Roy’s in the inner circle, which means we’ve got ourselves a Red Arrow in the making. Which is fitting because Ben Turner (aka Bronze Tiger) also made his debut last night before being recruited to Amanda Waller’s “squad” - cheerleaders, they ain’t. Season two is getting to be all kinds of awesome for those who are both fans of the comics, as well as those who don’t know all the moving parts of the DC universe. The familiar names popping up are little Easter eggs for the diehards.
Which is upsetting because Ellie is just Karen Walker 2.0 but sharper because she’s more about wine than pills and vodka. (Charming Ellie - aka Chellie - was a whole different ball game. A new kind of fun that threw off everyone else’s game.)
Also, lesson learned: Friendship does not keep jellyfish away.
It’s moments like Cristin Milioti singing La Vie En Rose that make me remember why I’ve stuck with HIMYM for NINE seasons. Actually, the whole episode - told from her perspective from her 21st birthday to Barney and Robin’s wedding weekend - was quite emotional. Her story of love and loss was a perfect foil for all the comedy of Ted’s quest for the one. Good job, HIMYM writers.
Allison Janney continues to be the BEST THING on CBS’s Mom. These gifs are from last week and I still chuckle watching her:
She’s blessed with sass, wit, timing and major talent for physical comedy. And I love her. I feel like bringing Kevin Pollak in to play Christy’s dad was a solid move. Pollak and Janney will go round for round and it’ll only benefit us more. Plus he and Anna Faris had some sweet moments last night, so yay for casting chemistry!
Apparently Jonah Hill has enough clout to call up Leonardo DiCaprio and get him to cameo on SNL. Who knew he’d make all our Titanic-sized dreams come true!? (Watch it all happen here.)
I have an annoying habit of calling TVD’s twist about 4 minutes before it happens. (Sometimes I call it well in advance, regardless, annoying.) However, this was the true reward for Klaroline fans:
That was all kinds of hot. Totally out of the blue and slightly wedged in just to ensure everyone possible in the TVD universe dead, alive or spin-offed had a moment in the 100th episode, but hey, I’m not actually complaining. Anything that will bring back Alaric for mere seconds!
This probably should have been said when he first appeared on the scene, but I’m saying it now: Revolution did a killer casting job with Monroe’s son. That dude is fiiiiine.
Now, he and Charlie need to sleep together. You know, for the good of mankind.
First, an important PSA for you all: ENLISTED IS NOW ON AT 9PM ON FRIDAY NIGHTS ON FOX. GO! WATCH! LAUGH! LOVE!
The guys from Workaholics did Conan (fitting choice, I feel) and talked Internet porn and nudity: “We want to be the male Lena Dunhams.” Personally, I’m all for Anders Holm being naked more frequently on TV or elsewhere. Ps. Adam, shut up and let Anders talk more. (Huffington Post)
Conan apparently booked all the best people this week. Here’s Kristen Bell showing off her Veronica Mars bust (which isn’t as dirty as you think). Is is March yet? (Uproxx)
A week ago FOX Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly killed off pilot season. I’m VERY interested in what this will mean for developing TV shows, the future quality of TV and so many other things. Also, will the other networks follow FOX’s lead? This kind of talk gets me all kinds of hyped up. (The Hollywood Reporter)
1D’s making “U” beautiful on Sesame Street. I find it slightly ironic only because Americans have taken the ‘u’ out of almost everything: favourite, neighbour, paycheque, colour….all words children in the US don’t spell properly. (CTV)
And because we’re all suffering from Danny Castellano fever, here’s five other things you might have seen Chris Messina in. Real talk: he’s literally been bumbling around in the background for decades. I used to describe him as “that guy in You’ve Got Mail” which was/is a gross exaggeration, clearly. (Pajiba)
As if there’s anything else to talk about after last night’s Mindy Project midseason finale:
His thumb stroking her cheeks, you guys. I can’t.
Actually, his hands in general. SO GOOD:
I said it last night and I’ll say it again: TV has ruined my real life romance expectations. Future guys I date, I hope you’re watching The Mindy Project (and THIS episode of New Girl).
Full disclosure: I literally fell asleep on my couch while watching Hart of Dixie. And when I woke up at 9:05pm, I brushed my teeth and then snuggled down into bed and slept for the next 10 hours. (#grownup, right?) Anyway, I managed to conquer HIMYM and two thirds of Hart of Dixie before that happened; plus a little morning viewing, so let’s get to it.
Sleepy Hollow is all KINDS of crazy and that two hours packed a whopping punch that will probably stay with you for awhile. Good thing because as the season finale, it means you won’t be getting anymore of Ichabod till the fall. We learned that Henry Parish is actually Ichabod and Katrina’s son (who in addition to being the Sin Eater, is also War, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse). Speaking of his parents, Katrina and Ichabod were reunited but for a price: Abbie took Katrina’s place in purgatory so the witch could stop War. Then this happened and all the “Ichabbie” fans squealed:
My notes from the Critics Choice Awards include things like: “That Sandra Bullock is a GEM;” “Aisha Tyler’s funny but man does she make A-list talent feel awkward when sitting at their tables;” and “American Hustle for everything?! Critics, get a grip.” So clearly I was very impressed.
But seriously, if you’re going to single out individual members for acting awards (see: American Hustle leads/supporting noms) then I don’t think you can also nominate/give them the Best Ensemble too. ONE OR THE OTHER. For example, you could not nominate any one person from August: Osage County (citing there was no one stand-out performance) but could nominate the entire cast for Best Ensemble as the whole was greater than the sum of any one part. Did that make sense? It should.
In real TV land, the mystery of Rebecca was handily solved in the hour that is White Collar.
Sidebar: Can I just say that if Neal Caffrey kissed me and put me in handcuffs, reaching for a gun would not be my first instinct. Am I right, ladies?
Clearly someone over in the Arrow writer’s room wants to put the breaks on the “Olicity” chemistry, and they did so by making Oliver be a total jerk face to her while they - along with Diggle - try to track down a guy blowing up stuff. And Brother Blood. Turns out Arrow’s got the poor judgement on the Sebastian Blood front while Laurel doesn’t (even though she was kind of dating him??). Laurel followed her uneasy feelings to an insane asylum and found Blood’s mother who he committed. SNAP! (Bet I’m looking like a pretty great daughter now, Mom…)
I assume her pill-popping (and sometime drinking) is going to come into play when she tries to expose Blood and everyone (including Ollie and her father Det. Lance) will be like “Oh honey, you’re all messed up on drugs and wrong about him.”
I spent several hours not in front of my TV last night, so once again forced to prioritize I made some tough calls. Turns out my priorities rolled out like this: The Mindy Project, Trophy Wife, New Girl, The Goldbergs, 4 and a half seconds of S.H.I.E.L.D. I couldn’t bring myself to care about Klaus and the other hot vamps of The Originals, which I think means I’m over it? Post-viewing, I feel really great about my priorities:
FINALLY everyone had something to do on New Girl and the group dynamic was restored! Also, Nick Miller remains the greatest weird young old dude on TV.
The Goldbergs was basically a love letter to the world informing us of Wendi McLendon-Covey’s incredible talent. I hope you all read it. The beauty of this show is that - so far - every character/actor has been given a chance to demonstrate how essential they are to the cast’s dynamic and have standout moments. (I still think about this exchange between Barry and his mom from the Halloween episode: “Don’t get angry!” “That’s the only thing the Hulk DOES do!” almost daily. It just gets stuck in my head!)