Saturday, October 27, 2012

Weekly TV Recap for October 27th

Amazing Race – Well, it had to happen at some point.  The substitute teachers were just barely holding on the last two weeks as it was.  If not for bad drivers, they would have been gone by now anyway.  I liked them, but they just couldn’t seem to pull it toether.

Once Upon a Time – They actually seem to be having both Regina and Mr. Gold giving up magic now.  This ought to be interesting when Cora and Hook show up.  Nothing really on the big mysteries of the season, but it was still a fun step forward and a great way to bring in an antagonist for Gold.  Not completely thrilled with all the changes they made to Hook, but considering they’ve changed just about everything else, I can’t say I’m surprised.  And in interest of this story, I can most certainly deal with it.

Dancing with the Stars – I was wondering how they’d do this with the debate on Monday night.  I like how it was split getting to see everyone dance both nights.  The first group free style was amazing – much more so than the second.  Both nights were fun, although I loved the waltz to “So This is Love” the most.

Covert Affairs – Annie is certainly going dark right now.  It’s a natural progression of her character, and I like it.  I’ll be interested to see if they have her fall into the same pattern of sleeping with a fellow agent with the Israeli guy.  Just get together with Augie already!  Joan and her pill addiction is also an interesting twist.  I can’t wait to see where they go with the remaining four episodes.

Survivor - I have not seen such a one sided season of the show ever.  One tribe kept losing.  Then when they were down to two, another tribe keeps losing.  It's amazing how quickly they've gone down hill, although losing one last week to sickness certainly didn't help.  Anyway, I found it interesting that they ended the challenge with the bargain instead of actually playing it out.  I agree it wouldn't have gone anywhere, but it still seems short sighted to the winning tribe.  Honestly, I think the losing tribe got the better end of the deal by getting more rice.  But that's easy for me to say from the point of view of the person sitting on the couch.

Arrow - I'm still digging this one, and I was thrilled to find out that they got a full season pick up.  I know the villain of the week is from the comic books, but I'm not familiar enough with him to know more than that.  I wonder if his body guard is now going to be in on the secret.  That sure did look like what happened at the end.  If so, that's going to be interesting and more helpful to him in the long run.

Big Bang Theory - Again, poor Howard.  Yes, he was annoying, but I can understand his excitement and wanting to talk about it.  Penny and Leonard in his lab were very funny.  I wonder how long it is going to be before Raj comes out.  They are playing up the gay stereotypes like crazy these days.  But I do love having Stewart around more.  And the whole costume picking between Sheldon and Amy was a hoot.  I loved the in reference to Dharma and Greg, too.

Tron: Revolution - Interesting to get a bit of Tron's recent back story.  He's turning dark, too.  It'll be interesting to watch next week.

Nikita - Yes, it was a predictable episode.  But I really enjoyed it and got sucked into it anyway.  That's the power of these characters and a testament to the great writing.

No comments: