Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Revolution: The Stand – March 25, 2013

If you have not seen last night’s episode of Revolution, you may not want to proceed because I am going to spoil the hell out of it!

First, I am so happy this show is back! I really missed it, but didn’t quite realize how much until last night’s BIG return.

They didn’t hold anything back, tons of action, some power and lots of mysterious bits of information.

They continue to find clever new ways out of situations. Morgue attendants carrying dead bodies with at least one real dead body? Genius.

So, was I the only one who was hoping to solve the whole, Miles/Rachel summoning that was teased early in the season? They had that alone time and he drops the bomb that he thought she was dead and he would never have left knowing that she was still alive. And, “All that time with Bass, did he hurt you?” And then I thought they were going to kiss and they didn’t. OMG! I need the answers! I need to know what happened between them!

I still really really hate Neville. I know I am not supposed to like him and I don’t. And deep down I know he is not going to die anytime soon. He’s such a dick to his kid. To beat the hell out of him and then tell Monroe the he’s “dead”? I’m not sure how Kim Raver is going to feel about that. That is if we ever see her again.

I’m totally expecting Jason to join Team Miles with Charlie’s nomination & campaign management.

John looked like a sketchy guy from the beginning. It was no surprise to find out that Randall had gotten to him and it was also no surprise that he is not the best at tying people up. How did he stockpile all of that weaponry? And what has Randall been doing for fifteen years that he is just now getting to these people and The Tower?

The Militia open fire on the rebel headquarters with Nora, Aaron, Charlie & Danny on the front lines to hold them back. Things are not looking so great for the rebels and then in rides Miles & Rachel to the rescue. Miles has a big old grenade launcher, but is unable to get a shot off due to being blown back by some massive firepower from chopper number one. While the ladies tend to him, Danny sees an opportunity to be the hero and takes the grenade launcher and blows up chopper number one, which just so happened to have the amplifier on it. He basks in short victory as chopper number two is spinning out of control and the gunmen get a few rounds off that hit Danny directly in his abdominal region.
I always expected Danny to be a casualty. I don’t know that I expected it in the first episode after hiatus. He was a throw away character. He meant nothing to the audience and his death serves up the motivation to take down Monroe. Plus he was weak. His asthma was always going to slow the team down.

But, what was that thing that Rachel “surgically” removed from his side? At first I thought they had blinking bullets but then I remembered the surgery that he needed as a youngster and how Randall had a hand in making that happen. More mystery.

The first half of the season was dedicated to rescuing Danny (RIP) and it looks as though this second half is going to be dedicated to getting to The Tower and Level 12.

What were your thoughts on The Stand? Are you happy Revolution has returned? Hit the comments and let me know.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Scandal: Top of the Hour – March 21, 2013

Remember that six month time jump Scandal took back in January? Well it felt like we waited six months for a new episode.  Returning last night, Pope & The Gladiators took on a scandalous cheating/sex case between a Supreme Court nominee and Dr. Cuddy.

Guest star Lisa Edelstein played Sarah, a powerful CEO accused of having an affair with Judge Randall, POTUS Fitz’ pick to replace Verna on the bench. Her lawyer calls in Olivia Pope to do some damage control. Things are going to be a little bit harder this time around because it turns out, it’s true. She did have the affair and then some with the Judge. Oh and Cyrus is on Team Judge and is hell bent on beating Olivia at her own game.

While Harris & Abby work to clean up the little morality clause issue, Huck takes Quinn under his wing and they stalk tail the CIA director to find out where he is making his drops & get some insight. They tail him right to the cleaners. Could it be more clich├ęd? But, the insight gleaned favors Director CIA as he has an inside man at the cleaners who sends him photos of Quinn returning his clean laundry, in which she found at least $20g’s. Ruh oh, Scooby Doo, I think we’re in trouble now.

Olivia gives some information to Jake the sometimes creeper which he passes on to Fitz, who arranges a rescue operation and the CIA operatives human relief workers are found safe and sound. But there was a little problemo. During their rendezvous, a spunky photographer snaps a shot of Olivia & Jake meeting.

Oh and Mellie discovers that Fitz is not cheating on her with Olivia (as she thought from his late night phone call hidden agenda meetings), but Cyrus with Jake.

Jake has a little breaking and entering tendency and ransacks Snappy’s place to try and find the memory card with the photo on it. He ends up beating the crap out of the guy, who did get some good shots in, claims the card and heads over to Olivia’s apartment to celebrate the win. The rescue, not the claiming of the card.

As she goes to get him some ice, he settles in on the couch and gives a snide little smile to the camera. I think he might be part-time government official, full-time creeper.

The episode didn’t pack a lot of punch, but was entertaining enough for the late hour.

What did you think of Top of the Hour? Was it your top hour last night? Hit the comments and let me know.

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Grey’s Anatomy: Idle Hands – March 21, 2013

I was a little skeptical going into last night’s episode of Grey’s Anatomy. I thought it might be all whiny Meredith & power struggles amongst the new Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital owners.  The first few minutes seemed to almost cement my skepticism with the new fangled body scan and the constant reminders of how much it cost.

The good outweighed the annoying last night and I was pleasantly surprised with the episode. So let’s break it down…

The Good
·        Alex and the adorable cancer kid punking Chesty, who spent some time running around the hospital looking for a patient named Jenny Talia. Yes, I am over the age of fifteen, but I still found it hilarious.

·        Christina was back to her old self last night, trying to find a way to one up a former classmate and get on board Dr. Russell’s lotus valve project. And when she cut his funding so he HAD to put her on it, well that was the icing on the Christina cupcake.

·        April riding all the rides at the carnival. So much better than Jesus hating her.

·        My fears of it being a whiny Meredith episode was sort of spot on. My fears that I would loathe it, well they couldn’t be further from the truth. I loved Meredith and her extremely pessimistic doomsday outlook on her pregnancy. “If any one is going to have a two headed, eleven fingered baby, it’s going to be me.”

·        “See that, eleven fingers” “That’s not a finger”. Yep, McBaby is a boy!

The Annoying

·        Arizona & Callie. Ugh! Can they just please have the sex already so that we can move on and stop these uncomfortable sexual overtones? Really why would you share the sex with all of your partners?

·        Chesty getting all crude at the end of the episode. WTH Man? That was not cool, not cool at all.

·        The sad “goodbye” the teacher had to say to her students was gutting. It is so hard to find that one teacher that you love so much, but having to say goodbye to her, I wouldn’t have made it through.

·        Just use the damn thing already! Who gets a new body scanner and doesn’t test it out before putting a patient through it? I would have though there would have been test runs when it was set up.

·        And the counting? I get it’s cool, but that is a man with several broken bones and you people are acting like it is a new release of Harry Potter. Have some compassion!

·        Bailey. Dear Bailey, how I can barely stand you anymore. You are just so into you, you, you.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Following: Love Hurts – March 18, 2013

I have to admit that I get a little nervous on Mondays imagining what new, messed up things the writers of The Following will bring to the table.

I took some bullet point notes this week ant thought I would share those with you.

  • I think it is sort of cool that each follower/student presents their chapter to Professor Joe.
  • Amanda might be the most visibly psychotic follower yet.
  • I have to ask, what kind of prison was Joe at? Amanda goes in and confesses to two murders and nobody had a bug on that? Are his conversations with those who are not on his legal team privileged?
  • How does Joe have Ryan’s private cell phone number? Is he part of his Friends & Family plan?
  • Dear Amanda, she is a nervous girl. All fidgety scaring that poor lady and then she just goes and spear guns her soon to be divorced friend.
  • And the connection is Claire Matthews. Not the person, just the name.
  • “How much hurt can one endure”? Obviously Joe has never watched soap operas because women on those endure tons of hurt, yet still look fabulous.
  • It seems that you have to have at least one murder on your resume to be accepted into the Carroll Cult.
    • Unless you are Jacob.
  • Speaking of Jacob, that is a really nice vacation house his parents have. Makes you wonder what kind of messed up childhood he had to have joined up with Joe’s Cult of Crazies.
  • Obviously tonight’s second Claire Mathews doesn’t watch Lifetime Television for Women or she would not have opened that door without asking for identification. Now it’s too late.
  • That is the first time I have ever seen a realistic looking scene after a fall or in this case, a throwing from way up high.
  • Now, I think all of Joe’s followers are a bit unstable, but I think Amanda is the kind of unstable that would take out the entire following if she got her hands on some weapon of mass destruction.
  • I also think she might be the most entertaining follower yet.
  • It appears as though there are night soirees at Compound Crazy. A little mixer among murderers.
  • Roderick looks like the child of Richie Cunningham and one of the Walton girls.
  • I loved Roderick doing Jacob. I literally laughed out loud. Have to think it will be one of the only times for that.
  • There isn’t a relationship on this show that is not beyond dysfunctional. My god Dr. Phil is probably salivating waiting to take a crack at this.
  • I guess Jacob is a full fledged member now that he killed Paul. Although it wasn’t quite as violent as the other members and seemed to be done out of love and oh that pesky little matter of him owing it to Paul.
  • I have to wonder how Jake’s dad is going to react to having a dead murderer on his vacation home house. I think that would dampen his already down trodden state of mind.
  • Good luck finding the third Claire Matthews in that shit show of a college rave.
  • I love how Ryan radios in that he needs backup by the ferris wheel and then takes off.
  • Man Roderick is going to be pissed. Who is he going to almost asphyxiate as foreplay now that Louise is dead?
  • Of course there would be some sort of unfinished, easily accessible construction sight to creep around in.
    • Apparently this Claire Matthews didn’t bone up on some Scream or I Know What You Did Last Summer viewing in her junior high years.
  • Are we certain that Ryan wasn’t asked to leave the FBI because of their rising worker’s comp premiums? This guy gets hurt every week. This week he takes a nail gun nail to the arm. And not one of those picture hanging nails either, a big hold up Fort Knox nail.
  • As if I couldn’t find any more entertainment value in Amanda, she spouts off “It’s a freaking metaphor Ryan!”.
  • I have to wonder if Ryan Hardy enjoys playing chicken or if he is so done with life that he just doesn’t care if someone pumps him full of nails.
  • I do hope we get to revisit Amanda to see how she gets the meaning of her life. AKA, offing herself.
  • With Charlie gone, who is manning Tech Central at Camp Crazy Cult?
  • Whoa, Jacob looks pissed.

What did you think of the Love Hurts episode? Did you run to iTunes and download the Nazareth classic? Do you wonder how much Hardy owes in medical claims? Hit the comments and let me know.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dallas: Ewings Unite! March 18, 2013

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Work begins this week on JR’s Masterpiece. If you recall, he was trying to find Pam, left a gun for John Ross to deal with Cliff, and left a mystery letter to Bobby that we assume tells who is responsible for his death. Oh and he was trying to stick it to Harris Ryland. The troops are gathered in JR’s bedroom at South Fork trying to piece things together when they are called to the reading of JR’s will. John Ross hangs back to lock up the “clues” and diddle with Emma.

I will say it again and again, there is something not right with Emma. She is definitely not the innocent she portrays to her family!

At the reading JR bequeaths the following:

·        His boot collection to Bobby.
·        A book to Christopher, basically telling him to grow some balls
·        A dove hunting gun to Ann provided she is not the reason for the reading of the will.
·        His heart to Sue Ellen
·        His share of oil rights to John Ross
o       Miss Ellie also leaves, upon JR’s death, half of South Fork to John Ross
·        Possibly my most favorite thing JR did is leave a bottle of whiskey to his recovering, AA honoree, brother Gary.

Christopher is still trying to get Allison Jones to buy into his methane as fuel for the city fleet of vehicles. She drops the bomb than Barnes Global made a compelling argument and hints that there is a way to get the Board on board with his methane. Christopher balks at the idea of taking her to bed and leaves.

Back at the office, the Ewings unite to bring Allison on board by having John Ross, “do what John Ross does”. Which is take Ms. Jones to bed. After their coital bliss, John Ross heads out to the balcony for some air and a little show for Bum who is photographing the two so that Christopher can blackmail Allison into getting the Board on board.

Christopher seems pretty jammed up over “crossing over to the dark side” even though he really didn’t do any of the crossing, that was all John Ross up in Ms. Jones.

I have to wonder if John Ross is a regular at the Free Clinic on STD Testing Day? The man sleeps with every walking female.

Gary arrives at Sue Ellen’s office to stage a little intervention and she is “fine” she doesn’t need him. She tells him that she was getting cozy with him to get the oil turned back on, but since Bobby has already done that (turn the oil on, not get cozy with his brother), she doesn’t need Gary anymore. Then she hits the bottle.

I will say it is nice that they are not just letting her slip off the sober wagon go unnoticed. It should be interesting to see how things go.

Sue Ellen calls up her old pal Valene and tells girlfriend to high tail it to Dallas and reclaim her husband.

I am beginning to think that John Ross has real feelings for Pamela.

Valene’s in the house!!!!!!!  Joan Van Ark is looking quite pretty if I do say so. She soon realizes that Gary is not really in the need for help and heads off to Sue Ellen’s office to let it be known that she knows what Sue’s doing. I was a little disappointed because it had the beginnings of a great old school cat fight. Val’s claws were drawn, but Sue Ellen was playing it cool and sincere.

Elsewhere, Cliff & Harris are teaming up to take down the Ewings. Harris has the muscle and Cliff has the money Harris needs to buy out Mama Ryland.

Also we find out that misguided Drew is tangled up with Ryland and his illegal trafficking business. Drew says he is out, but Harris’ muscle pulls him into agreeing to build a bomb to place on the rig. If he doesn’t Mr. Muscle explains that Elena’s death would be tragic. Hook, line, sinker.

So Drew heads off to Bombs R Us to get the needed supply for a little thing that goes bang. He frets over it and ultimately decides to build it. Then by the cover of night and a black hoodie, sneaks aboard the methane rig and plants a not so tiny bomb.

Harris is still all pissy towards Mama Ryland who drops her own bomb that she is heading back to England and once there will freeze all of Harris’ money and cut him out of the business. Harris cries like a three year old and then pushes Mama down the stairs. She wasn’t looking so good as the scene closed.

Over at The Rig, all the Ewings are aboard along with The Board and Miss Jones. Mr. Muscle is watching via his iPad, waiting for the moment to trigger the bomb. He notices that Miss Pamela is on the rig and calls Cliff to ask what to do. Cliff claims they “need witnesses” and tells him to go ahead with the plan. Mr. Muscle reminds Cliff that his daughter is pregnant. Cliff doesn’t much seem to care and tells him to proceed. Mr. Muscle kisses some sort of religious medallion and then sets off the boom.

Well then.

What did you think of this week’s episode? Is Cliff a cold hearted bastard or what? Is Mama Ryland dead? Did anyone else expect Ann to find the bomb when she went wherever she excused herself to? Is John Ross in need of stock in Trojan? Hit the comments and let me know.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Catching Up: Castle's Valentine's Day, Kidnapping & Daddy Issues

I am slowly making my way through my backlog of DVR recordings. I am happy to report that I am now all caught up on Castle, having just finished the two-part Alexis kidnapping story last night. I have a few thoughts and the last three or four episodes…

The line of the season I believe goes to Castle when he received his Valentine’s Day gift from Kate. She leads him to a drawer and tells him to open it. He does and sees that it is empty and he feels around and says “Maybe it’s in another drawer”. Funniest line of the season. I snorted, I laughed so hard. The look and the tone was all kid-on-Christmas-morning like. Bravo to the writers and to Nathan Fillian for pulling that off.

I thought the Valentine’s Day episode was perfect. It was so sweet and I loved that Gates was so into the Wall Street Wives show.

Backing up a couple/few episodes, what was up with Meredith? She has to be in the running for Worst Mom Ever. I am not a huge fan of Darby Stanchfield in general, but I think she pulls it off in this role. She did completely change the dynamic with Kate & Castle though, at least from Kate’s point of view.

Now onto that two-parter that lead into this long break. I feel sort of let down. During the first hour plus, I was all like, oh they kidnapped this guy’s daughter for some sort of political reason and Alexis was in the wrong place, just like everyone else thought.  Then they drop the bomb on us that Alexis was the target. Then with like twenty minutes left in the second hour we find out that Castle’s dad is a super spy and it is because of a past deed that Castle & Alexis were targeted.

There was maybe 10 minutes with the “bad guy” & the action sequence. I would have liked it much more if they had spent twenty minutes on the Sara girl & the remaining time with the “dad” plotline.  It felt so rushed.

I do however love that James Brolin is Castle’s dad. And I think that the story he told of how he was sort of always in his son’s life was awesome. And the ending with the book was a nice touch.

I have read some spoilers and they have not shot anything that has any mention of Castle’s dad, so that is a bummer.

I drifted away from Castle last season with the whole Beckett/Therapy/Denial/Revenge thing. I just wasn’t feeling it. I came back this season because it felt like the old Castle. The one who has fun on cases. Plus I have been loving some of the guest stars.

Are you a Caskett shipper? I must admit that I am almost always against pairing characters up on a show who have such a great chemistry in not being a couple. This one is working so far. It is nothing like Bones, where they totally ruined the dynamic of the show. He is still his childlike self and she is still hard as nails. Together they are adorable as well.

What are your thoughts on Castle? Did the writer’s finally get it right? Did you feel let down by the Castle Dad 20 (minutes)? Hit the comments and let me know.

Coming soon to Catching Up: Body of Proof, The Vampire Diaries and eventually Elementary.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Dallas & The Following: March 11, 2013

A fitting send off for JR Ewing? And are new pat down measures in store on The Following?

Did Dallas do right by JR Ewing? I am a bit torn on the issue. To be honest, I expected a bit more from them. A few pictures and a couple of old faces just didn’t seem like enough for JR Ewing. I felt a little let down by Bobby & Sue Ellen’s, promised tear jerking eulogies. I didn’t have many tears that’s for sure.

It was refreshing to see Bobby finally rail Ann for keeping all the secrets that eventually came out. And then she goes and throws fake tears at him. Good for him for storming out.

And little Miss Emma is quite the skank. I am half thinking that she is infiltrating South Fork for Harris. There’s something not quite kosher with her, that’s for sure.

And speaking of skanks, what was up with Sue Ellen? I was happy to see John Ross tell her off about her plans to go after Gary’s oil shares. And then she goes and falls off the wagon. It is sort of fitting that JR would be the one to send her over even after he’s dead. And I loved the “I’m a little drunk right now” during her eulogy.

Dear old Bum missed the funeral, but he sure did bring the “bang” to the reception. Old JR was doing a little more than trying to close an oil deal in Dubai. He was searching the world over for Pam, but we’re not sure why. He was also gathering the goods on Harris for Bobby. And he left John Ross a gun to go after good old Cliff Barnes.

I am hoping that we are going to get many answers in the next few episodes. One thing I do know is that if they are bringing back Pam, she’s going to have a new face. Victoria Principal is dead set on not returning, as she believes Pam died in the car vs oil tanker accident, even though the show brought Pam back.

Maybe I watch too many soap operas, but I was expecting a little more than just a passing mention of Miss Ellie and barely a nod to Jock. I would have thought there would have been something else there.  

The opening credits were very nice. That might have evoked more tears than the eulogies.

Rest in peace Larry Hagman, you are forever JR Ewing.

I’m thinking that several detention centers around the country are going to add a new search procedure to their protocol after last night’s The Following.

The writers keep finding new and amazing ways for followers to off themselves and last night they set the bar with David and his sewn-in-his-hand cyanide pill. I was all like what? How did he die from biting his own hand?

I do believe that The Vampire Diaries might have shared their stock pile of movie blood with The Following. That was a copious amount of blood on David’s face.

Another question, do small town law enforcement agencies not vet their employees? Roderick is the sheriff in Joe’s new hometown.  There was a bit of surprise for me that Roderick wasn’t a member of Team FBI.

Little Miss Emma is sure quick to try and get into Joe’s pants. I have a feeling that when, because you know it is going to happen, Claire shows up, Emma is going to have a hard time keeping her emotions and killer instincts in check.

Is anyone else wondering where all the followers are sleeping? Sure that is a large house, but are they sleeping dorm style or what?

When Weston was dismissed to the hotel for reading the new man-in-charge’s email and had suspicions about that woman, why didn’t he get in his car and head back to FBI Central? That’s what I would have done. But nope, he goes to his room and gets kidnapped by Roderick & Louise. And if he isn’t already having a bad enough day, he gets the crap beat out of him in hopes of him revealing Claire’s location. Then Charlie stabs him. But, Ryan Hardy, Superman to the rescue. He manages to take down quite a few of Joe’s followers but Louise, Roderick and a few others get away.

Weston lives! Sure he’s going to be miserable for a few weeks, but he’s alive and that’s a good thing. And Hardy is there to make sure he doesn’t wake up alone and shocker…Weston is the ONLY person on the team who does know where Claire is.

Apparently if you fail Professor Joe’s class you fail life. Charlie again screwed up in one, not getting the information from Weston and two, not killing him. He babbles on about wanting his life to have meaning then produces a large knife and hands it to Joe. Louise meanwhile, unrolls a plastic tarp for Joe & Charlie to stand on. There is a tender moment of love between the Professor and Follower and then Joe guts Charlie, right there in the living room/study/library. See this is why I didn’t study literature in college! It appeared as both men sort of “got off” on it as well, upping the ick factor by about twenty.

After, Louise and Roderick move Charlie, Roddy confesses that “things are different” with Joe in the house. Uh, duh! And Louise tries to “take his mind off of things” with a little seduction. Only, Rod is not having that and he tries to choke her out. Don’t worry folks, it’s just some sort of messed up kinkery foreplay and they end up christening the leather couch.

Meanwhile upstairs, Joe is in need of a clean shirt, what with having wiped Charlie’s bloody knife on it. Once he removes his shirt, it looks as though he took a bath in Charlie’s murder pool. Not to worry though because Emma is there to help. Apparently all those years in prison, Joe didn’t learn how to care for himself. He once again tells her that he loves his wife and she points out that “she’s not here” meaning Claire and they bask in the gloom of death by hitting the master bed.

I have to wonder if Fox has a writer’s workshop in which they teach the art of WTF moments. 24 never failed to shock and keep you guessing and The Following is doing the best job since 24 went off the air. Seriously each week they bring it and it is usually dripping with creep and blood.

What are your thoughts? Who would you trust to sew a cyanide pill into your hand? Would you hand a knife off to one of your professors for failing a course? Hit the comments and let me know.

Were you moved by Dallas’ send off of JR Ewing? Are you on-board with a new Pam? And finally, Who Shot JR?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

UPDATE: General Hospital: March 6, 2013

I have an update on the recast of Lulu Spencer Falconeri on General Hospital. While I was convinced that Jen Lilley was going to replace Julie Marie Berman, GH went out and got Emme Rylan to play the littlest Spencer.

You may ask yourself, "Who is Emme Rylan"? And I did ask myself that, out loud. She is actually Marcy Rylan with a new first name, that has not been explained.

I didn't even know she was on the market because last I heard and saw, she had returned to Young & the Restless as Abby Newman. Even if I had known, I would have still tapped Jen Lilley.

Win some lose some.

And GH is losing another of its stars as Brandon Barash is exiting the role of Johnny Zaccara. I can't say I am that surprised considering Johnny was carted off to Pentonville a few weeks ago. Yes, GH's prison of choice is named Pentonville.

Oddly enough Johnny & Lulu used to be an item.

And much to my surprise, GH did NOT kill off Steven Lars Webber. They are actually sending his character to Mephis or Nashville (not sure which) to answer a murder charge, to which he claims he is not going to fight.

I fully expected Steven do die during or shortly after his vows to Olivia. Instead they were interrupted with the Tennessee town of choice PoPo.

They never did anything with that character. I thought they had a lot of opportunity and I don't know if it was Scott Reeves or the writing of the character, but he was a dud.

And finally...

Fan favorites Brenda & Jax are returning for the big 50th Anniversary Bash. Look for Ingo Rademacher & Vanessa Marcil to return sometime in the next few weeks.

Still waiting for John Stamos to commit to a return as Blackie Parrish. Fingers crossed.

Catching Up: March 6, 2013

After a month of new airings, we seem to be fully entrenched in repeats this month, with a few new episodes sprinkled here and there.

The Following

I finally sat down and watched the first six episodes this weekend. I wasn’t sure I was going to keep watching, but I like to give a new show a couple of episodes before I make a decision (unless I can’t get through the first twenty minutes). And now I am kind of hooked and wondering how this is all going to play out.

Fox gave the show a second season pickup and I am imagining that it will center around Ryan Hardy (played by Kevin Bacon) getting a new pacemaker. Seriously he is really pushing that little appliance to the max, really seeing how much it can take.

I find Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) intriguing. I know I am supposed to hate on him, but he is a charming sort of character and I really love seeing how he pulls in his followers.

The writing on this show is incredible, if not a bit scary. I am sure a lot of research was done into serial killers and cults and that is where a lot of this comes from, but some of it comes from their minds and that is disturbing.  I point you to a scene in which Jordy, the hapless prison guard who slaughtered three girls and then got caught was easily coerced into giving up some information and the subsequent scene where he committed suicide. By choking himself with the bandaging on his shoulder. Seriously, he ripped off the bandages with his teeth and forced himself to swallow, thus causing him to choke and asphyxiate. Creatively creepy.

I also have to know what Emma’s role is going to be with Joe at the compound now. And I have to try and figure out if anyone else in the FBI is a follower.

The Following is kind of reminiscent of 24 in a way. A season long case that while doesn’t play out in real time like 24 did, feels like they tackle a day an episode.


Well the powers that be made it happen. They made “Who Shot JR” 2.0 and I am pleased. I long felt like that was the only way they could send off JR Ewing. Such an epic piece of television drama, there was no other way to do it. And yes, I realize we did not see JR being shot, but we heard the gunshots and we know that is how this is going to play out.

I am anxious to see who returns next week for JR’s funeral. I have read that the eulogies by Sue Ellen and Bobby require tissues to be at hand. I would like to say that I am not affected by such things, but I am a girl and an emotional one at that, so there is no doubt in my mind that tears will be free flowing on Monday evening.

I am hoping that the person who shot JR is not some day player who hasn’t played into the show. That would disappoint me.


I must say that this show is getting harder and harder to watch. When I first started waning, I thought it was because they just shifted their focus to terrorism and there is enough of that without adding even more. But that’s not it. The show isn’t as much fun as it was. The humor is lacking and when it is there it feels forced. I haven’t noticed as many movie references from Tony and Abby seems so whiney. I loved her character in the beginning, she was quirky, smart and fun, but now she is a bit to juvenile and really annoying. They stopped writing the Zivaisms that I grew to adore. And then McGee lost all of his naivety when he lost all that weight.  Plus now they are trying to shove Dornegut (sic) down our throats and I am just not having it.

I did enjoy the few episodes with the Assistant Director, but now Vance is back and I have never been a fan of his.

The cases stopped being interesting as well. I watched last night’s episode and knew early on who the copy cat killer was. It was no fun.

Like CSI, I have to think that this show has run its course and should be wrapped up nicely with a bow and shelved.

Body of Proof

I really don’t have much to say about this show. I watched the first season and it was enjoyable enough. I didn’t watch much of the second season. I didn’t see the finale and was surprised it was renewed.

I decided to watch since they cleaned house in the actor department and brought in some fresh blood, no pun intended. I like Mark Valley and I really like his character (at least through two episodes).

I do not like Jeri Ryan. I think she is an awful actress and I just cannot get behind that character at all. It feels like they didn’t have a blonde character and just created this role for her. She adds absolutely nothing to the series. Nothing!

Are you using this down time to catch up? Or do you even need to? I watch a lot of hockey and am a bit thankful for the run of repeats just so my DVR doesn’t fill up. I also like DVR for the simple fact that I can fast-forward through commercials! Hit the comments and let me know what you are watching.