Saturday, March 1, 2014

This Week on My TV: March 1, 2014

Disclaimer: Some shows I watch live and with others, I tend to be fairly behind on my tv watching. Even so, consider the fact that there could be spoilers ahead. All I can do is lead in with the show and episode. You read at your own risk!

**(Sleepy Hollow, S1E12 "The Indispensable Man") When it's too quiet, there is always someone or something sinister sneaking up. -- You know what's better than auto-corrected texts? Auto-corrected texts by Ichabod Crane. I get your frustration, Ichabod! -- I was just about to raise my eyebrows at invisible messages penned in a Bible by zombie George Washington being a bit far-fetched...and then I remembered the rest of the show's various characters, events and entire premise, so why not this too? Disbelief re-suspended. -- It makes me very happy when Mr Parrish makes an appearance. There is never enough John Noble. -- Ichabod [observing the deceased warlock/priest's stitching where his head was re-attached]: Remarkable stitching! An old flame of mine was a seamstress. She'd be most impressed. Abbie: Who was your date? Betsy Ross? Icabod [surprised]: How did you know that? -- Ichabod [struggling with Abbie's smartphone GPS]: This is infuriating. I can't get my maps app to triangulate. Oh, but I can still receive updates from your so-called social network. And how is it you have 500 friends? I had only seven close companions and four of them died, and those were good odds! -- That was quite a fancy-pants tomb for Washington! -- The crumbling tomb scene was very "National Treasure"-ish. -- I knew Ichabod's eidetic memory was going to come into play with that map he destroyed!

**(Reign, S1E9 "For King and Country") It seem there's always a dead end at a cliff over water when someone is trying get away. I want to know how Mary didn't drown, jumping into the water, wearing all that dress. -- Catherine: I grow weary of your threats. Henry: I grew weary of you a decade ago. -- I love when they say "the King requests" something. As if they don't actually mean "demands." -- This plan that has been proposed, tweaked, negotiated, changed, and, finally set into motion between Mary and Henry regarding, Francis, Bash, Catherine, Scotland, France and England has me so turned around that the only things I can say for sure is that Mary will marry Bash as soon as Henry's marriage to Catherine is annulled. so that Henry can marry Diane, Bash can be legitimized, and then made the heir to the throne. Oh, and Catherine is imprisoned. -- Hey, Nostradamus, why didn't you foresee Clarissa's attack on you?

**(Sleepy Hollow, S1E13 "Bad Blood") That dream Mr Parrish was having was rather terrifying. -- Jenny: You bought the same exact outfit? So does this mean we can finally give away that ratty coat? Ichabod: Please. And risk is being worn ironically by purveyors of artisinal marmalade who discovered it at a local thrift shop? I thank you, no. For judge a man not by the wear of what he wears, but by the where and how he wears it. ... Man, I love Ichabod's sentiments. -- Gosh darn it, that hair falling loose over Ichabod's eyes is both sexy and maddening. Maddening, because why doesn't it look that good when my hair does that? -- When the demons or illusions or whatever they were, in Purgatory, of people lost to Abbie and Ichabod, flipped out over being told they were not real or what they appeared to be, I had to cover my face. I am such a chicken. But that whole place and the lost souls in it were super creepy! -- Henry Parrish is Ichabod and Katrina's son, Jeremy?? Jaw. On. Floor. -- Abbie is trapped in a dollhouse in Purgatory, the Headless Horseman has carried off Katrina, and Ichabod is now buried in a pine box. *Now* what?!

**(Parenthood, S5E14 "You've Got Mold") I bet that internet service tech was sorry he got sent to set up wifi at Zeek and Camille's house. Hello, tension! And I don't think this is Zeek's fault. Not this time. -- Aida is very...fair-skinned. And blonde. -- Good for Carl. Someone needs to have a little confidence in Sarah. -- You know what bothers me about Joel? How do you just end an important relationship without explaining *why* it's ending?? -- I like the relationship between Max and Hank. I think they learn how to be better people from each other. -- Tears: Joel telling Sydney and Victor that he was moving out. Why are you doing this, Joel?! -- I saw Kristina becoming some kind of special needs advocate. I did *not* see her looking into starting a special school. -- Tears x 2: Julia telling Camille and Zeek that Joel left.

**(Elementary, S2E14 "Dead Clade Walking") Woman Sherlock finds sitting in his front room: I'm Gaye. Sherlock: I'm not. Gaye: That's my name. -- Blah blah blah, stolen antiquities, blah blah. The best part of this episode may be that Sherlock's naughty letter buddy is an old woman. -- Sherlock: Why is *anything* controversial? These people need something to talk about. -- Called it: the guy at the museum is "whodunnit."

**(The Carrie Diaries, S2E12 "This Is the Time") Prom! At the Waldorf-Astoria! Need I even say more? -- Donna's smart! Donna's a brain! As Mouse said: an evil genius! -- So Tom *and* Scott have figured out how to manipulate Dorrit into doing good things. And either she is too oblivious to notice or she really wants to do these things already, but doesn't want to admit it. -- As much as I loved the advice Larissa gave Carrie in the previous episode, I'm not at all a fan of how she is now encouraging her to skip NYU and just go straight to work. -- I loved the black dress with the pink print that Carrie wore. Not so much her prom dress though. -- At one point, Carrie said "it sucks." Was that a phrase in the 80s? I don't remember saying it until some time in the 90s, but that could just as easily have been the parochial school I attended and the fact that there is no way my Gram would have tolerated it coming out of my mouth. -- I guess, if it holds, Tom's reaction to Carrie's choice to skip NYU and work full time for Interview sets the stage for why Carrie had no contact with her family in SATC (even if the reasons adult Carrie gave aren't consistent). -- Billy Joel's "This Is the Time" is such an appropriate song for the end of high school. Except that we don't get it until much later.

**(Reign, S1E10 "Sacrifice") I love that Mary is portrayed as a strong, intelligent, and fair. Her character is so likable. But why aren't her ladies a little less...damsel-in-distress-y? -- So much for imprisonment! Catherine has her cell in the tower decorated and filled with delicacies. I rather enjoyed when Mary had it cleared out. -- That pagan ritual in the woods was disconcerting. -- So, after their little conversation, Bash "stepped up" before Mary with Lord Hugo. He is so totally in love with her.

**(Revolution, S2E13 "Happy Endings") The nice thing about no technology when you're trying to make your escape is that no one can radio ahead to stop you. -- That was an awful lot of needle-sticking in a very short period of time. ::shudder:: -- President [to Tom Neville]: Have a seat. Not the sofa. That was Reagan's and you've got dust on your britches. -- Left to their own devices, apparently Rachel and Miles just want to get it on. But that segue to Charlie and Connor doing the same was...something. Monroe's reaction to finding them though? Priceless. -- Um, that was an awfully dry field for Charlie to just walk away from a fairly good-sized campfire, no? -- I know I'm supposed to feel "ah crap" that Neville and his Monroe assassination orders showed up where Rachel, Miles and Gene are camped out, and that Connor and Monroe were caught in New Vegas, but...I'm kind of not?

**(How I Met Your Mother, S9E18 "Rally") The Mother! In a limo! With Ted! Celebrating with champagne! She is so adorable! And makes me use too many exclamation points! -- I actually really love how they are giving glimpses of Ted and The Mother's (what is her name?!?) life through these little snippets. -- Stinsonheimer. The Too Many Manhattans Project. The Bro-bel Prize. Man, I'm going to miss this show. -- HIMYM really uses the best methods to tell its stories. I love when they tell the same story from multiple perspectives or using flashbacks or flashforwards.

**(2 Broke Girls, S3E17 "And the Married Man Sleepover") Sophie [looking at Chef Nicholas]: Nobody told me there was beefcake on the menu now! -- Sophie is throwing her hoohah into the ring for Chef Nicholas. And she's wearing a beret because she didn't have time to grow out her pits? I just can't even.

**(The Carrie Diaries, S2E13 "Run to You") Wut-oh. Carrie is fired from Interview because Larissa is fired. And now she has no job and no spot at NYU. Tom is going to say he told her so. -- Carrie thought she could get away with not telling her father she was indirectly fired from her job when her father works with Larissa's fiance? Oh, Carrie. -- Ah, Carrie, sitting on the steps of a NYC brownstone. -- Ewww! Mouse and West making out on the floor of the high school hallway? Nasty. -- Carrie can't go to Malibu because she can't run away from her problems...and yet adult Carrie spends way too much time doing just that. -- Hmmm... well, if that was a series finale, instead of a season finale, it seems Maggie gets her happy ending with a proposal from Pete, Mouse and West made up in time to head off to their Ivy League colleges, and Samantha becomes Carrie's roommate as she begins to find her place in the city. But it doesn't explain the eventual falling out between Carrie and her family, and it leaves me disappointed we never met young Charlotte and Miranda. Time to cross my fingers, I guess...

**(The Blacklist, S1E14 "Madeline Pratt") I love that Red always looks so pleased with himself. -- Lizzie has some awfully sticky fingers. I can't figure out if that story she told Madeline was playing the part or truth? -- I thought Tom and Lizzie were in a fight? And he was hooking up with the "substitute teacher?" So what's with all the lovey-dovey? -- Red in a tux. I'm happy. Madeline [tp Red]: You still wear the hell out of a tux. ... Yes. Yes, he does. -- A woman scorned in Red's world equals a set-up. Unwise to setup Red, though. Methinks Madeline just made a powerful enemy.  -- The scene where Red liberates Lizzie from the guard after she's been caught attempting to steal the artifact is pure Spader brilliance. -- Oh, did Red get his revenge on Madeline. Red doesn't play...although he played her like a fiddle. The question is...was that story about his family on Christmas Eve, twenty years ago, true? -- Who the hell is "Agent Martin"?! Is he for real or "for Red," I can't decide.

**(Mom, S1E17 "Jail, Jail and Japanese Porn") Cake being smashed in a face is never not funny. -- When a junkie claims he kissed some other girl because he loves you *so* much? It might be time to kick him to the curb.

**(Mike and Molly, S5E12 "Mind Over Molly") I may need therapy soon if I can't figure out where I recognize Molly's therapist from. -- Molly called her therapist nosy. Ha.

**(Dallas, S3E1 "The Return") That little family cemetery on South Fork is the saddest little place. -- John Ross is a scoundrel, his father's son, through and through. -- I didn't even recognize Christopher with that beard. (Hubba hubba!) -- Sue Ellen: Don't underestimate your uncle. He's a steel hand in a velvet glove. -- I love the portrait of JR hanging in the background of so many of the office scenes. This show will never be the same without him, but they are doing Larry Hagman proud. -- John Ross has Pamela and Emma living with him under the same roof. Are you kidding me??

**(The Middle, S5E14 "The Award") Mike: I just stayed in one place for twenty years. It's like giving an award to a tree. -- Frankie's...'lady jazz"...what?! --  OMG, Brick in that suit. -- Why does everything think Sue is from the Ukraine?! -- Poor Sue. Everyone else made new friends at Mix-It-Up Monday, and people still don't even know her name. I'm pretty I identify so well with Sue because I'll bet most of the students at my high school didn't know my name either. -- Axl's mystery caller was Cassidy. But! Was that a little re-spark with Darrin and Sue?? Maybe?

**(Modern Family, S5E15 "The Feud") ::shudder:: Lily has lice. I feel itchy already. -- Claire: I have some kind of nervous tic. Mitchell: Yeah, there might be one of those in there too. -- I may have been too amused that Jay, Phil and Luke all have an age-equivalent nemesis in the same family. -- Cam called Lily's lice "hair pets." I wonder how many ways we'll find a way to work that into conversation around our (lice free!) house? -- I have to admit that for being such an icky topic, this episode was *really* funny.

**(CSI, S14E14 "Des Los Muertos") Those dead bodies trapped in the cement were pretty disturbing. -- The girl that they went to Mexico to investigate was very "The Bridge"-like. -- Is Sarah's hair different? -- DB telling that crazy-with-grief father "don't you dare" was actually effective in preventing him from shooting the man who murdered his daughter? Seriously? -- I can't decide if it was interesting or contrived the way the two cases in this episode were related.

**(The Big Bang Theory, S7E16 "The Table for Polarization") Leonard: Sheldon doesn't like reclaimed wood. Penny: Why not? Leonard: He's afraid the original owners will come back. -- Sheldon: I have spent years turning this lump of clay into an acceptable conduit for my will. And then you came along and reshaped him with your new-fangled ideas and your fancy genitals. -- So is the table going to stay or not, now that they supposedly got rid of the desk and all the stuff in front of the window?

**(Person of Interest, S3E15 "Last Call") This caller is creepy, which I suppose is the point, but still. -- Let down of an entire Mexican gang in a bar laying on the floor, groaning, in the wake of Mr Reese and now good fight scene. Booooo. -- Bad news: standing in water with a "danger restricted area" sign on the wall behind you -- Shaw: Kids are resilient creatures. Finch: As are adults, if they have the right friends. ... Amen, Mr Finch. -- Now we have a new nemesis to fight: the creepy man voice on the phone, who is now hunting Finch.

**(Revolution, S2E14 "Fear and Loathing") Our little group spends more time getting caught and bailing each other out. You know what they say: It's all fun and games til someone gets captured, then it's just Revolution. (Or something like that.) -- How is Priscilla able to sleep through Aaron stomping around that room and heavy breathing and banging on things? -- Why are Monroe and Connor having an entire conversation, including insulting the guards standing around their chain link cage, as if the guards don't speak English or are all deaf or something? It's not like they're whispering or even speaking quietly. -- These diamonds they use as currency in New Vegas are huge. Where the heck did they all come from?! -- Why do all the computers that pop up appear to be from the 1980s? It's not like those were the computers in use when the power went out. -- What. The. Heck. Is the nanotech messing with Aaron's head again while he creates a virus to kill it off?

**(Last Man Standing, S3E16 "Stud Muffin") The Baxters' little male dog Muffin apparently impregnated the Larabees' big female German Shepherd. Little dog with a big dog opens up a whole slew of jokes. -- Mike: Muffin is less a dog than a throw pillow. -- Larabee called Muffin a dust bunny. ::snort:: -- I still want to smack Mandy and I still don't want Kristen or Ryan on the tv. -- The episodes with Larabee are some of the best based purely on the interaction between him and Mike. -- This show makes me laugh. The end.

2 with their own thoughts:

stripeycat Friday, March 07, 2014 12:06:00 PM  

I for one can not wait till Ichabod and his sexy hair come back... great ending to a great show... can't wait to see the next episode.

~**Dawn**~ Friday, March 07, 2014 7:50:00 PM  

Stripeycat: I know!! It's going to be so long until we know what next! Thankfully, there are many pictures of Mr Crane available on The Internets in the mean time. ;-)

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