Saturday, October 29, 2011

Weekly TV Recap for October 29th

Just finished up the shows for the week, even though I had fewer shows than I have.  Something about two new shows on Friday night along with a night where I wasn't home and a busy Saturday.  But anyway, here are my thoughts on the week of TV.

Once Upon a Time - I hope that people were watching because I sure did like that pilot.  Okay, so the premise seemed to steal quite a bit from The Sisters Grimm books I like (and the rest will be stolen by Grimm, I'm predicting right now).  But the execution is pretty good and there are some very interesting places they can take the story.  Heck, I'm wondering if Snow White really remembers her past or not.  Frankly, it looks like a fun show, and this is coming from someone who doesn't want to start another major arc story.  Hopefully they get enough episodes to truly show us where the story might lead.

The Amazing Race - I feel sorry for the twins, they never appeared to have a chance to catch up to everyone else.  And it is amazing how the teams seemed to get switched around based on how their taxi took them in Bankok.  That was the only real place switching we saw.  I felt sorry for the father/son team when they found out they could have kept to their original bus, but at least it didn't cost them anything other than two tickets.  But back to the twins.  I greatly respect them not begging but finding drivers to give them rides for free.  That shows a maturity level that I really like.

The Sing-Off - Since I've been a fan of one of the members of The Collective since she started her career, I've been rooting for them all along.  But based on the judge's comments, I've been expecting them to go by the mid way point.  Guess I was right.  I did enjoy the hip hop more than I thought I would, well at least most of the performances.  And it is interesting that there doesn't seem to be a clear front runner or two coming out of this season, at least not yet.  Maybe as we get closer it will become more obvious who they are really rooting for.

Castle - They broke up Espanzito and Laney?  Say it ain't so?  I really liked them together as a couple.  I hope they work them back together.  Meanwhile, it looks like they are going to break up Ashleigh and Alexis.  I don't have feelings about that either way, I must admit.  Oh, the case?  A very good haunted mansion mystery, and I love those when there's a logical explanation at the end.  The killer was a bit random, even for that show, but I enjoyed the episode over all.

Dancing with the Stars - So I watched the dances only from Monday night and then watched some of the recap on Tuesday.  So that's when I heard Maks comments about how he built the show.  Really?  Someone has a serious ego problem.  And I'm sorry, but Hope's dance last night wasn't nearly as good as many of the others there.  This is coming from an untrained fan, Maks.  You might want to think about that.  Meanwhile, I called it last week, it was Chaz and Lacey's turn to go.  I was fast forwarding through, but what was Carson still doing around.  Dude's gone.  Deal with it and move on.

Last Man Standing - One good laugh, that's all this episode had.  And the stuff with the wife and the neighbor?  Completely unfunny.  I'm still on the fence with this show, but I think I'm about done with it.

Psych - Another really funny episode.  Yes, the killer was a bit of a last minute character, although not quite as bad as I thought since he had shown up in one scene.  But the jokes were so funny.  I was laughing the entire time.

Survivor - That is either the boldest move or the worst possible move ever.  If Ozzy doesn't win, he's going to feel stupid.  But if he does win and come back in, it might be the game.  What's really funny is that Christine would have been loyal to his tribe because she hated her own.  But now that they are lying to her, she might get so angry with them.  Next week is going to be very, very interesting.

The Big Bang Theory - An episode without Amy.  I think that's a first since they introduced the character.  It was very funny, too.  The plot with Leonard was predictable if somewhat sweet.  But what was really funny was the part about Sheldon trying to scare the other guys in the group.  It was so hilarious.

Nikita - Even from a cell, Percy is still a force to be reckoned with.  Setting up Nikita with her father to track her down and kill her?  The twists and turns in this episode alone were worthy of a full length movie.  And does this mean Alex is going to be working with Nikita again?  I hope so.  Although if Alex can't shake Percy's threat, it won't last for long.  And I guess Michael, Nikita, and Berkhoff will being finding a new place to live.  And how is Michael finding out about his son going to change things?

Chuck - I can't believe this is the final season.  How I have missed these characters.  It still felt like it was missing the humor of the old Chuck, but I love how they are handling Morgan as the intersect and what that means for Chuck.  And I love Sarah and Chuck as a married couple.  I believe it and I love it.

Grimm - The title was sure right on this one.  I suspect there is more to this than we've seen so far in the pilot.  But I'm not sold yet.  This one is going to have to grab me quickly or it is going to be gone.

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Kiefler said...

I can't express how funny I thought it was when Castle said, "Aparrition American"

Mark said...

Yes, that was a great line.