What was the last TV Show you watched.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:38 PM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 02:58 AM
CHUCK ("Chuck Versus the Seduction Impossible"): At times a solid episode, but the whole "Chuck and Sarah figure out their personal problems in a mission that is conveniently set-up so they can deal with said personal problem" is getting rather stale at this point, and I'd like to see some semblance of originality as we head into the series' final 11 (actually, now 10 after tonight) episodes. Also, the constant desire of the producers to put Yvonne Strahovski into increasingly skimpy clothing is becoming tedious at this point. We get it, she's good-looking and you're trying to pull in the ratings. All they're doing, though, is taking away from the brilliant acting job she's done (especially over the course of this season) by having the only thing she's really remembered for week in and week out is what tiny bit of clothing she wore in that particular episode, rather than on what should matter. And this is all a ratings ploy that, quite honestly, isn't working. It would be one thing if these were done in scenes that were necessary in some way to the plot, but at this point they're so obviously shoe-horned into the script that it's distracting. Anyway, as for the episode, as I said, solid, if unspectacular at the same time. Timothy Dalton is definitely missed, but hopefully there will be a return before the series comes to a close.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:23 PM
How did I ever get through a working day before Challenge TV came to Freeview last week?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:14 AM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 06:23 AM
V ("Concordia"): An unusual episode for the series as they were actually able to drum up some tension throughout the duration of this one. Usually V, for some unknown reason, is primarily a show where people sit around and talk about what they're going to do and they spend very little time actually doing it. While there was still plenty of that in this episode (and, to be fair, the show has been doing a better job of trying to get away from that this season), the gala scene that takes up most of the second half of the episode is a rather intense scene for the series, especially since this show being one that hovers near the brink of cancellation, one never knows what they might do to shake things up a bit. That plays into this episode somewhat, as the events of the show appear to be headed towards the endgame for the season, so hopefully this improvement in the overall quality of the episodes continues as it has for the last couple of weeks. The ending of this one definitely foretells a very intense episode next week, which should be interesting.
GLEE ("Sue Sylvester Shuffle"): Best episode of this show in quite a while. It felt somewhat reminiscent of the first 13 episodes of the series when it was really at its best, while still being appropriately over the top which one would expect from any show that follows directly after the Super Bowl. A couple of solid performances ("Need You Now" in particular) and a very nice changeup the writers decided to throw us in terms of the character development for Quinn, Santana, and Brittany that should be fun to watch in future episodes.
Edited by tdalton, 10 February 2011 - 06:29 AM.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 02:50 AM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 10:03 PM
V ("Siege"): Best episode of the series, by far. For the first time in the series' run we were treated to an action-packed hour of TV, which is something that this series should have been all about from the very beginning. It was also a game changing episode in every sense of the word, setting up the final four episodes of the season in a very good way, and in a way that promises quite a bit of action as well, which can only help after the show has been primarily about sitting around and plotting the next move rather than actually making the next move. Should be interesting to see where the series goes from here.
Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:24 AM
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:47 PM
Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:05 PM
V ("Birth Pangs"): Another great episode for the series, which marks now two in a row in which the series has taken monumental steps forward in quality. It's a shame that the show couldn't have been this good at its inception, as it might have become a big hit.
CHUCK ("Chuck Versus The Masquerade"): Kind of a sad episode, but at least one that sets up the storyline for the remainder of the season (series?), which is a good thing as opposed to simply going out with a series of standalone episodes. It seemed as though this episode had an eye towards the series finale, with a lot of things happening in the episode that had a strong sense of finality to them. With all of that said, however, it was a much stronger episode than any of those that have followed Timothy Dalton's departure from the show. Hopefully he'll return at some point during the stretch run towards the end of the season, and things that were done during this episode seemed to set up at least the possibility of that happening.
Edited by tdalton, 23 February 2011 - 11:45 PM.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 12:51 AM
Posted 01 March 2011 - 04:49 AM
CASTLE ("Countdown"): After the great "Setup" last week, "Countdown" comes as something of a disappointment. When you think about an episode that carries the title "Countdown" and consider that it's about the cops trying to stop a catastrophic event from happening in New York City, you might expect to see them working a bit outside of the precinct. That wasn't really the case this time, as most of the time was spent indoors running down leads. While that might be a bit more realistic than the average cop show or movie would care to depict, it doesn't make for particularly exciting television either. With that said, it's still one of the better episodes we've had on the show, but it felt like something of a letdown considering how high the stakes had been raised for the episode. There were also some terrific Castle/Beckett moments in the episode, which made up for other shortcomings a bit.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:26 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:27 PM
Only on a British television show can you find a lead character who isn't particularly likeable, nor learns a life-lesson in 30 minutes and starts to do the right thing. At the end of it all the character is real and tragic and also unrepentant; rarely do you see that on American television (the few examples I can think of are SEINFELD and STRANGERS WITH CANDY).
Also picked up all 3 seasons of MAD MEN on dvd today; Target has them on sale for 16.99.
Did you ever see It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Very pitch-black comedy, imagine Seinfeld done on cable...which sort of sounds like I'm describing Curb Your Enthusiasm.