Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Beauty in a Comeback

At the end of season 6 with the bomb Brennan brought on Booth and us fans many people were already turning their backs to Hanson and the Bones team. I, on the other hand said to myself that I trusted the writers and that with the good they’ve done for 6 seasons – they can do no wrong.

But when season 7 came, I was slowly (not fully consciously) losing interest. I haven’t talked about Bones with anyone for a long time. I’ve been purposely avoiding it simply because I didn’t want to admit the fact that I was losing interest. I was ashamed of it because for the longest time I raved about that show nonstop. I was about 5 episodes behind when I finally decided to give it another shot. It was so-so but not as magical as I remembered it. Sad to say, it was slowly suffering the Moonlighting curse. Then, I caught a small moment from episode 11 that gave me the slightest bit of hope.

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It’s scenes like these that make me feel the thrill of a TV pairing. I’m glad that part was snuck in there. With that – I kept watching…up until the finale.

That finale…ahh that finale. I would have to admit that that was probably the most mouth-opening finale I’ve seen this season (it beat Castle by a hair).

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I was on edge that whole episode. I was pinching myself so hard for all the events that led up to the end. I mean, of course we all know Brennan is no murderer (Although I was being doubtful of the show, I am loyal to Temperance Brennan) but everything that psycho Pelant was doing was just pure…twisted. It was frustrating and wonderful. Damn.

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Then came the idea of running away…which they made seem was out of the question up until the very last few minutes of the episode. Now seriously I did not see that coming. And – now that it has happened, I cannot even begin to describe how full of promise the next season is going to be. Hart Hanson probably got that feeling that with the tension slightly gone between B&B, he had to go a whole new route. And – his decision was perfect.

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Bones is back…with a vengeance. This opens a whole new kind of Bones madness and I am proud to say that I should never have doubted Hart Hanson and the Bones family. And I will never doubt again.

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Goodbye Ruby Tuesday

I’m a little late to the party and was considering not posting about SNL anymore but I can’t help it. I am big Kristen Wiig fan and as much as I would love for her to do her own thing, it’s just sad that I won’t be seeing Dooneese (Lawrence Welk show), Kat (Garth and Kat), Target Lady, Judy Grimes and that lady on the Secret Word game.

The finale was generally alright, I don’t remember much since the whole send-off to Kristen Wiig out shined everything else. So if you’re reading to hear about SNL and any rants or praise I have for it (I have a few), I won’t be doing that now. I just have to dedicate a whole post to how great of a part of SNL I think Kristen Wiig is was.

I know she has quite a few haters and I’ve read a lot about how her characters are annoying. I couldn’t agree more. But – that’s what I love most about them. It’s how “annoying” they are but not to the point of wanting to change the channel (for me anyway) but it just keeps me even more entertained.

But – it’s not all that way with Wiig. She has a number of stand out non-recurring characters. I can’t forget her Lana Del Ray. I don’t know who gets the credit for that (I don’t know who wrote those brilliant lines and quips) but she delivered the hell out of them. And – if she wrote them as well, then I bow down to her.

What I probably love most about Wiig is how she’s just all over the place (in a good way) on the stage but then off it, she seems quite shy and humble. The funny is there no matter what but it astounds me how everything is turned around once she’s acting. I think that shows how truly one must give her props for her work and being who she is.

With that, I just know she’s going big. Although I am sad to see her characters go (maybe not completely – I’m sure SNL will bring them back once in a while the way they do with Fey and Poehler), I am looking forward to what Kristen Wiig stirs up next.

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And a crash she gave us

I have been a loyal Grey’s Anatomy fan since the beginning. And the finales always leave me with tears, but this one fell short.

I was hopeful when the episode started because we were given a short glimpse of George and Izzie. Thinking we were getting some flashbacks, I was excited. Flashback episodes never fail to get viewers nostalgic and get us loyal fans to remember the good ol’ glory days of our favorite shows. But – that didn’t happen.

Instead, Shonda and the Grey’s team left us with some awkward dramatic acting (very disappointing McSteamy, very very disappointing) and a quick kill of one of the few likable characters left on this slowly flailing show.

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Shonda lost a lot of good ones over the years and we were left with a lot of characters we couldn’t care less about. Then she lost Lexie (Chyler Leigh) – whether she was fired or quit – we lost one of the few characters we even remotely liked. It’s a shame really. I miss those days of Grey’s where they started trends like “vajayjay” or Mc(nicknames). I miss scenes like Izzie curled up on the floor or Addison in the rain outside hers and Shepherd’s front door. Those days are long gone and this show has run its course.

I do have to give it to Shonda for the few times I still felt connected with the show: Henry and Altman (which of course she had to break up because she just can’t stand happy people); Torres and Arizona; whatelsewhatelse….

To be honest, the only ones left in this show I feel are still relevant are Christina, Meredith (once in a while at least), Altman and Bailey (if she could only have those amazing preachy teachy scenes again like she had in her scenes with George).

I can’t even say much about the relatively new characters like April and Jackson. If anyone had to go, it should have been one of them…not Lexie, definitely not Lexie.

I hate to say this but at this point, I am ready to say goodbye. Let it end while we still have the slightest of interests because if this goes on when we’ve all turned our backs to it, it will lose all hopes of becoming a show that we will carry on with us and think back on as that epic doctor show it used to be.

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First Impressions: hello world and the 2012 Upfronts

How great is it that the time I decide to make this little thing is around the same time as the network upfronts. So, here’s to first impressions yes?

The Newsroom (HBO)

Two words: Aaron Sorkin.

I have absolutely no doubt as to how amazing this show will be: the same way everything else Aaron Sorkin has done was (yes, even the short-lived Studio 60). The only negative: it’s another show within a show? He’s done this 2/3 times already (now 3/4)

But to be honest if anything, that excites me the most. We all know that what Sorkin does, he does BEST.

Let’s face it, there is no denying the Sorkin genius.

Go On (NBC)

TV hasn’t been great for Matthew Perry in a while. I personally loved everything else he’s done since Friends, but NBC is just a little too quick to cancel a show. I am actually quite disappointed with the way NBC has been the past few years. They have had promising shows before but the cowards over at NBC just can’t handle a little dip in the ratings.

To think it was the network that brought in the likes of The West Wing and Friends.

First impression: I’m a little biased over Matthew Perry but it does seem pretty promising.   I always enjoy shows that could mix up the comedy and the heartfelt-iness. This kind of “damaged” in Matthew Perry feels quite refreshing for some reason.

So long as NBC doesn’t screw this one up, I think this show has a long journey ahead.

The Mindy Project (FOX)

ohmaghaohmaghaohmagha ryaaaaan!

When I heard about this project, I was excited. I mean come on, all the Kelly Kapoor goodness in one show.

Then I saw the trailer. I was disappointed to realize that I don’t think I can handle that much Kelly (Mindy) in one show. It’s been great on The Office because her moments were always quite random but now, to think a full 20-minute show of ohmaghaaaohmaghaaa.

I might give this a chance (til the Pilot) but I don’t think I can go any further than that. It doesn’t help either that it’s about a single woman doctor and all her trials and tribulations as a single woman with her own whatever issues. It’s all a little too familar.

The Goodwin Games (FOX)

After seeing the upcoming comedies for the 2012 – 2013 season, I think it’s somewhat safe to say that this one will be sticking around fairly longer….amidst a community of alien neighbors and grown men drinking in bars with their babies.

Seems to me like a genuine kind of show where one could easily connect with the characters and feel the sympathy and all those mushy mushy things that makes us all tingly inside.

Mistresses (ABC)


Strategically included in the new season fresh out of Desperate Housewives, Mistresses is probably hoping to grab the loyal Housewives fans this fall. I predict failure.

I can’t even begin to describe how much this is pushing it a little bit too much. 4 attractive 30/40ish women and their sex and romantic lives….as mistresses. Unless they surprise us with some sort of a twist that makes this show about something more than what it looks in the trailers, it will end fast the way Desperate Housewives was slow.

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Well, I think I’m done trying to critique shows at first glance but I would have to say that this coming season, it seems I will be sticking to a lot of the shows I’m already watching.

Let’s just say that last season I had a list of 15 pilots to check out. This season: about 5.

Then again, with the old shows I only got into recently: Psych, Castle, Happy Endings, etc. I think I would gladly not waste my time with shows that are so lackluster and so missed the mark on originality. 2012-2013 doesn’t look good for television.

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