|This Week in Television
||[Oct. 4th, 2007|05:52 pm]
All Things Television
Here's a little scribal snapshot of what has made it from my TiVo into my brain this week.|
DESPERATE HOUSWIVES: This premiere wasn't as bad as I thought it was. This show often sits on my TiVo until it threatens to delete it, but I actually sorta, almost, kinda enjoyed this episode. The mystery of the returning neighbors is more more intriguing that the Applewhite fiasco of last year. I did miss the Van de Camp son, however, as he often provides the snarky comic relief.
BROTHERS & SISTERS: I continue to hold this show in high regards. The writing is still fabulous and I love all of the actors and actresses, even Calista. I can't wait for Justin to get home, however. Like Amy Abbott said, he is the centerpiece of the family. Also, the story about Saul possibly being gay or formerly gay or whatever is very intriguing. I wouldn't even mind seeing a sex scene between him and Summer's dad.
BEAUTY AND THE GEEK: Thankfully, we didn't have to deal much with giggly, annoying Jasmine this episode. We did have to deal with the stupid male beauty who can't tell his freakin' left from his right. To be fair, two other people missed that question, so he's not the stupidest person in the house. I was really surprised that Nicole didn't win the gift basket challenge, but I really want her to stick around, despite the fact that it means SamIAm will stick around too. I hope that we find out which geek she has a crush on. I was ok with the couple that left the house...didn't really care for them. Ya know who else gets increasingly annoying each week? The fuckin' LARPer. Seriously, stop talking dude. You'd be doing the world, as a whole, a good deed.
CHUCK: Despite the over-the-top cheesiness of this show, I continue to love it. There's just something about Chuck that is automatically endearing. I wish that Sarah Lancaster would grow ou her bangs, they look awful on her. What's with chicks with bangs this year? Anyhow, good stuff with the doctor guy and I can't wait till they take Chuck on a mission. By the way, did everyone catch the Lost reference?
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: This wasn't the best episode, but it did have its share of funnies. I really loved how everyone elevated their lexicon when Gael sauntered into the bar. I didn't much care for future Lily and Marshall, or the weird scenes of Robin with herself, but Ted's monologue against New Jersey at the end was classic. "Why don't you go home to ALMOST NEW YORK!"
HEROES: So, Peter still doesn't know who he is, but he's slowly discovering his powers. Hiro is portraying Kensei and then discovers that the real Kensei (Sark) has healing powers. Awesome! Claire cuts off her toe, but flying classmate witnesses it. Oops! Still not sign of Jessica/Nikki, which is a good thing. Haitian man is back! I can't wait to see what him, HRG and Suresh have cooked up for The Company.
GOSSIP GIRL: Everytime I hear the name of this show, I hear it in Kristen Bell's voice, "XOXO, Gossip Girl. Seriously, no one else could do the snarky narrations as well as she does. Have Serena and Blair come to a sort of truce? I somehow find that hard to believe. I am excited that Dan is going to give Serena another chance. I really like those two together. Are they setting up a Jenny/little brother hookup for later in the year? Tres interesting. I continuue not to care about Nate or Chuck...hopefully they'll get better storylines in the future. Also, do you think this show could suck up to Dawn Ostroff any harder?
LINCOLN HEIGHTS: Does anyone else watch this show? Because I still really like it. I'm not sure what I think about Cassie and Charles's breakup. I hope that doesn't mean that we'll be seeing less of Charles. I liked the gang truce/basketball storyline this week. Not much going on with the younger two kids, but I was happy to see that we didn't have to deal with Jonny Angel this week.
ALIENS IN AMERICA: I found myself really enjoying this new comedy. All of the characters are a bit quirky in their own, individual ways. I'm looking forward to seeing how they progress the characters and storylines. Also: Scott Patterson = yay!