This Season On TV (For Me)

November 7, 2010

I suppose this post is a long time in coming, but frankly, I’ve just been too busy watching TV to write on this blog! Oh, the irony.  But it’s actually a good thing because I’ve finally decided what shows I’m keeping, adding, and dropping.  So here’s the official list, and I will probably write some explanatory posts for each show in the coming weeks.

Show’s I’m Keeping From Last Season:

  • Desperate Housewives
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Castle
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Rules of Engagement
  • NCIS
  • Glee
  • The Middle
  • Modern Family
  • Survivor
  • The Mentalist
  • Community
  • 30 Rock
  • The Office
  • Saturday Night Live

Shows I Dropped From Last Season:

  • Chuck
  • Dancing with the Stars – The Results Show
  • NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Cougar Town

New Shows I Added to My Line-up:

  • Running Wilde
  • No Ordinary Family

New Shows I Watched Briefly and Dropped:

  • Better With You
  • Hawaii 5-0

Other Shows I’m Watching, Will Start Watching, Or Only Watch Occasionally For Ryan:

  • Conan
  • Masterpiece Mystery
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Mad Men
  • Jeopardy!
  • V

Great News…

July 27, 2010

…if you agreed with me in wanting more Vaughn on NCIS!

Eric Christian Olsen—who recurred on NCIS: LA last season as LAPD liaison Marty Deeks—has been promoted to a full-fledged series regular, CBS confirms.

Read full article on the Ausiello Files.

Season Finale Rewards

June 1, 2010

PopWatch on EW asks for nominations for the following categories, so I thought I’d put in my two cents (read another here).

Best Death: Fake John Locke on Lost. Evil was finally overcome with Kate’s last bullet.
Most Welcome Exit for an Unloved Character: Deming on Castle. Get rid of the competition!
Best Overall Ending to an Otherwise Crappy Season: Desperate Housewives. They pulled it together the last few episodes and made a crappy season go good.
Worst Overall Ending to an Otherwise Solid Season: How I Met Your Mother. Again with the doppelgangers?  Enough already!
Best Romantic Cliffhanger: Jeff and Annie of Community.
Best Non-Romantic Cliffhanger: NCIS: Los Angeles. Who is G. Callen?  Is his mother/father alive?
Best Kiss: Again, Jeff and Annie.
Best Fight (Verbal or Physical): Modern Family‘s mud fight.
Top Tissue Moment (Single tear or sobfest): Ending of Lost. Who could say anything different here?
Most Clever Single Twist: Does Survivor count?  I was not expecting Sandra to win.
Weakest Single Twist: 30 Rock. Liz Lemon and character played by Matt Damon?  Really?  I wanted to see her with pathetic Wesley.
Funniest Half Hour: Tie between The Middle and Modern Family.
Spookiest Image: Patrick Jane sitting under the bloody smile painted by Red John in The Mentalist.
Most Rewound Moment: The Jeff and Annie kiss.  What can I say? I’m a romantic.
SPECIAL AWARD: Biggest Regret That I Didn’t See It, I Just Read About It: I’m still in the middle of V and Glee seasons, but I’m guessing the finales will be good.

More on Vaughn from NCIS

April 28, 2010

Perhaps I should think about my Clip Show posts before I publish them?  Because the more I think about the episode of NCIS: Los Angeles from this week, the more I want to talk about it.  OK, I will admit that I hadn’t even finished the episode when I published the Clip Show post to which I am referring, so maybe that had something to do with it.

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that Vaughn* was a new recurring character on NCIS: Los Angeles.  Maybe I should have done my homework to see if that was actually true, or whether he simply had a two-, three-, four-episode arc on the show.  I am hoping it is the former, but the show isn’t showing its hands that easily.  But I still believe my original theory was correct (again, without having done much research on the matter).

We were given the hint that Heddy does a lot of research on who she chooses as agents, and she’s been watching Vaughn for a while, just as she watched Callen for a while before he joined the team.  But at the end of the episode, Vaughn said he wouldn’t be coming back.  Then the scene’s for next week’s episode revealed we would find out what happened to Dom and that someone would die.  I think we can safely presume it would be Dom, and with him permanently out of the picture, Vaughn can come back to fill his place at NCIS.

*And yes, I know that Vaughn is neither his real name, nor his name on NCIS: Los Angeles.  But to me, he will always be Vaughn with the little nipples from Community.

Clip Show: Week of 4/26

April 28, 2010

Clip Show posts are just snippets of thoughts from shows that I didn’t think deserved a whole post.

Rules of Engagement
“The Score”
Patrick Warburton getting a shot of estrogen?  Very funny premise and almost wish it would have been played out further.  Instead, they played up the Tivo-ing of a Rangers game and trying to avoid the score all night.  The latter has been done to death.  Still, a funny episode overall.

The best part of this episode is Abby’s apparent jealousy over a girl’s crush on McGee.  It did not live up to the hype of Gibbs’ taking a polygraph.

NCIS: Los Angeles
Pretty good episode, mostly due to the addition of a new recurring character.  But will he be back?

Clip Show: Week of 4/19

April 19, 2010

Clip Show posts are just snippets of thoughts from shows that I didn’t think deserved a whole post.

NCIS: Los Angeles
I had high hopes for this spin-off because of my love for NCIS, but because of characters like Dom (Adam Jamal Craig) and Kensi (Daniela Ruah), I haven’t really gotten into it.  I have been watching it mostly for the great chemistry between Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J).  In this episode, however, I have me new hope for the show with the addition (and hopefully new recurring character) of Eric Christian Olsen (Vaughn from Community, anyone?) as the liaison between NCIS and the LAPD.  More Vaughn please!

Saturday Night Live
Tina Fey
I’m so late watching this episode, but I had to write just to say how good it was!  Tina Fey was a big loss to SNL, but we benefitted in 30 Rock.  Was it just me or did it seem like they gave her extra long skits, too?  My favorite sketch: Tina Fey as teacher to student-crush “Jason” (Justin Bieber).
Some good reviews here and here (this one has clips!).

The New Adventures of Old Christine
“Revenge Makeover”
Good episode (even though I think the show is past its prime) because what woman can’t identify with the revenge makeover?  And let’s face it, any episode with Papa Jeff (Scott Bakula) is fine with me!