Saturday, May 21, 2011

Weekly TV Recap for May 21st

In Plain Sight - You know, I should have seen the ending coming after Mary's rants about Romantic Comedies. As much as I enjoy a well done RomCom, I did have to laugh at her observations since they are spot on. Meanwhile, I am not seeing any change in the over happy, peppy new characters this season. Please, tone them down. Mary needs a foil, but what made her foil in season two so great was she was a real character.

Survivor - I'm torn about the outcome. Rob played a great game and deserved to win. On the other hand, this was his fourth time in the game. Really, can't they fill it up with new people to give them a chance to win? (And the fact that they are bringing people back again next season doesn't thrill me.) It seems like Redemption Island was a bust since both times people got back in the game, they were immediately voted out again. Maybe it will prove more interesting next time. Although Matt's journey this time was the most compelling part of the season.

Chuck - For an episode entitled "Chuck versus the Cliffhanger," that wasn't nearly as bad a cliffhanger as I expected it to be. Not to say I don't see the potential of fun and intrigue next season with Morgan as the intersect (assuming they leave him that way). I'm definitely glad to know they'll be back for 13 episodes and have a chance to craft a fitting goodbye.

Castle - Now there was a cliffhanger. True, we know Beckett won't really die, but those final few minutes will definitely have me turning back in come September to find out how she survives. I wasn't that happy with the developments with Captain Montgomery, however. I felt like making him the third cop was forced into the story and didn't quite fit. Having said that, the actors did a great job of playing it. All of them had some meaty scenes that really worked for me.

Dancing with the Stars - It was finally Ralph's time to go. He seemed to know it, too. Two weeks on the bottom is all you can expect. I found the winner takes all Cha Cha to be a bit much just because it was obviously an effort to save a good dancing team. But it feels like manipulation to me.

Big Bang Theory - Despite the promise of the episode, I actually found most of it rather bland. It was funny, but not nearly as funny as I expect from that show. But the final scene with just the 5 core characters? Great. It may not have been a cliffhanger, but I can't wait to see where they go with that next season.

Wipeout - I started this episode, and within minutes, both my roommates walked in, so we watched it together. And maybe that's why this show has been hit and miss so much for me lately - you need to watch it with people. Probably the best episode in a while. I was happy the improve couple won, although either of the couples in the finals would have been good as far as I'm concerned.

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