Friday, October 30, 2015

Monkey Monkey Underpants!

This clip from The Gilmore Girls always makes me laugh. This is very much what my brain sounds like at night... you know, when I want to go to sleep.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

I Nearly Died Today

I blog far more regularly HERE. It's called YOUR DAILY DOSE, but it's not daily anymore. My most recent post is my Favorite 25 Movies. 

Well, it's Thursday and that means Grey's Anatomy is on tonight. I just can't stop watching that show. It gets kind of annoying or sad or whatever and I think I'm done with it... and then BAM! it reels me back in. Tonight the resident in charge of Derek's case/death begins at our favorite hospital. It's gonna be a rocky road. Ergo, I can't help myself from watching. Like I said before about this one... despite all the things that bother me there are always moments of greatness. I don't want to miss one!

This is a blast from the past. Season 2. Quite possibly the best season of the show. More specifically it's from the 2-parter called It's The End of the World As We Know It. Quite possibly the best two episodes of the show. Before we get to the "featured scene," I'm going to give you a 6 minute video that pretty well sums up the entire two hours. If you've watched this already (not the first time I've posted it OR you remember watching it) skip this first video.

This is the one I'm actually featuring for today:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Best Case Ever!

If you follow this blog with any sort of regularity you will have noticed that I hit a dry spell again. Sigh.

Ah well, it's not all lost. I decided to go through my videos saved to Favorites in YouTube, so that I can (once again) shower you with clips from shows current and cancelled.

This one is from Castle. It always cracks me up when they learn about a case, and it's super strange, and he says "best case ever!"

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sunday Night Openers

Once Upon A Time

Those are the two shows that premiered on Sunday, Sept. 27.

At the end of last season, the energy of the Dark One had to go somewhere. Emma, daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, assumed that dark energy in order to save Regina, the Evil Queen. Why? Well, Regina spent a great deal of time and effort to become one of the Good Guys, and Emma didn't want to see that all be for naught. Besides, she thought she could somehow contain it. The show opened with Emma back in the Enchanted Forest and everyone else trying (and succeeding) to get there. It looked like everything might be A-Okay, but then time jumped two months and everyone landed back in Storybrooke (with no memory of the preceding two months) and Emma went Dark. This show excels at putting a twist on the fairy tale. I've loved watching Regina become good. I suspect that Emma's trip to the dark side (and back) will be equally entertaining,and well written. This season is off to an excellent start. I give it a A.

This is a brand new series. A slew of people training to be FBI agents go to Quantico. One of them is a terrorist. No, we don't know who. But, the show fast forwards to a successful attack and one agent is framed (so we know that SHE isn't the terrorist), but she doesn't know who is. At the end of the episode she is on the run, and I suspect the rest of this season will be her piecing together the pieces of this puzzle to clear her name. I don't know yet if this one is a winner, but it was interesting enough that I'll watch it again.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Just Another Friday Night... in Hawaii

Friday nights are now slim viewing on TV. I guess most people aren't sitting in front of the TV then. Of course, aren't most people now DVRing everything??? Seems to me that the networks would structure accordingly.

The only thing I watch on Friday is Hawaii Five-O (9:00pm, CBS).

Unlike so many other season premieres, which were disappointing, Hawaii Five-O nailed it with a kick-butt season opener. As this show moved into its sixth season, I feared that it may be done with new ideas. Not so. I'm very pleased with how this one went and hope it just keeps on keeping on.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday Night Premieres (9/24/15)

Grey's Anatomy
How To Get Away With Murder
Heroes Reborn

What do these shows have in common? They all premiered last Thursday,  9/24/15.

The first three are all on ABC and all written under the Shonda Rimes umbrella. I'm not sure what I think about that umbrella. And still... I can't stop watching. I'm not sure what that says about ME.

Let's tackle them one at a time.

We've seen so many main characters leave this show. Each time, I think to myself, "Well, this is gonna be bad." And it is. It always IS. I remain firm in my opinion that this show was best in its first three seasons. In fact, I think it was stellar in its first three seasons. After that... it's had stellar moments. When Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd) decided he wanted out of his contract last season, and the show decided to kill off his character (as opposed to... well, anything else), I just wasn't sure that this show would survive his loss (in a long string of losses). And my jury is still out. I'm not convinced that we can resuscitate this show with that sort of hit. The opener hinted at what made Grey's great (IMO it was the bizarre medical cases that came through the ER/hospital... and the ways those cases impacted or intersected the lives of our favorite characters) with two girls who were hit by a train. Yes, I said a train. And then it took a turn for the PC and I felt an agenda slammed down my throat. I'm really tired of that. I just want good story. So, I give it a C.

SCANDAL (9:00pm, ABC)
This show has been guilty of slamming agenda since Day One. I mostly watch it to see what TPTB want me to think about things so I can take a hard turn in the other direction. That... and this show has Scott Foley on it. I'll put up with a lot to watch Scott Foley. Just sayin'. There was very little Scott Foley in the premiere. I give it a D+. I know you can do better people.

I like this one least of all. Last season it was all confusing with flashbacks. I think Viola Davis consistently gives an amazing performance... but everyone else... meh. This season they are really bringing out the "cray cray" (that would be Crazy) in all of the characters. If the goal here is to convince America that lawyers are all whacko, they are succeeding. I give it a solid D.

I was really looking forward to this one. Before I can address what I saw on Thursday night, I must say just a few words about this show's predecessor, Heroes. Heroes had an amazing first season. Really Phenom. After that, it went into a steady decline that became a train wreck in Season 4 (and led to cancellation). I really hope that Tim Kring has written beyond Season One this time. That said, I think I went into this one with unrealistic expectations. Based on the trailers, I was expecting more familiar faces. Turns out, it ain't so. Ergo, I would've liked it better if I wasn't misled with the trailer. Now that I've readjusted my expectations, I think I'll like this better. I was very disappointed right after (probably earning this one a "D" a few days ago). Now, I give it a B, with crossed fingers... because it could go either way.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wednesday, 9/23, Premieres

Wednesday was a slow note at my house... in terms of TV.  So, if you watched things I didn't, please dish.

I really like this show. It's been fun watching the kids grow up on TV. I also like that all of the kids are such good actors. The season opener focused primarily on the Haley/Andy relationship. I laughed all the way through. Good for you, Modern Family, for actually being a funny show:)

Nashville began its fourth season. Wow. Time flies. What I like most about this show is that it's soapy with a wonderful blend of music. In some ways, the music feels like a character on this show. It's that important. The show begins with almost all of the couples in crisis. (I said it was soapy.) Ironically, Deacon and Rayna are the most solid... and that is saying something, because they've been on a roller coaster since this thing started! Let the games and the music begin!!!!