It’s been a busy week, and sadly my TV-watching has suffered! I have yet to watch the eliminations from The Voice; but thanks to Twitter I know who went home. I still plan to watch and write about it, so stay tuned for that.
I did manage to watch a handful of shows, and by the end of the weekend I hope to have watched the rest. Here’s a rundown on what I did see.
It’s nice to see that a baby and a relationship haven’t changed this show very much. This episode had Bones back in the field working a murder while her new baby was at daycare. Finn Abernathy, the extremely southern squintern, was back for this episode as well, but not without some drama. Finn and Michelle, Cam’s daughter, hit it off early in the episode and had a very successful first date. Cam, however, tried to put an end to the relationship before ultimately relenting at the end. Personally, I found that aspect of the story to be irrelevant, especially since both of these people are adults, but it worked out in the end.
Claire decided to run for city council, leaving Phil in charge of the kids. He punched Luke in the face and gave Alex drowsy medicine when she needed to study for a test, so Claire ultimately decided she shouldn’t leave him alone with the kids. Hayley also managed to lose $900 of other people’s money who had paid for fake IDs, but Jay was determined to help her out of the pickle (more on that in a minute) Mitch and Cam got into a fight about Cam’s aggressiveness, such as getting into fights with other fathers in movie theaters and trying to chase down hit and run drivers. Mitch ended up being the aggressive one, though, when he went with Jay, Phil and Cam to get Hayley’s $900 back.
The roomies had a wedding to attend, so Jess posed as Nick’s girlfriend since Caroline was going to be there. Jess and Nick succeeded in making Caroline jealous, which then caused Caroline to flirt with him incessantly. Nick fell back under her spell until he found out she has a new boyfriend, leading him to spend the rest of the evening sulking in the photo booth. Schmidt always ends up hooking up with Gretchen at weddings, despite the fact that they hate each other. He attempted to hook up with Brooke by pretending to be a recovering alcoholic, but that didn’t work out and he ultimately ended up with Gretchen. Winston was the usher at the wedding, but since he was a little late, the alternate usher showed up. He happened to be a child, and very feisty one at that. By the end of the night, Jess had peptalked Nick out of the photo booth and the four of them did the chicken dance to a slow song, which was a very entertaining sight.
Favorite quotes from this episode:
“I really just want to get in there and ush this wedding in the face.” – Winston
“We’re not trying to be mean, we just don’t want you to be yourself. In any way.” – Schmidt
“I’m gonna need you to put vodka in a water bottle, and then rendezvous with me in the restroom, ok?” – Schmidt
Jess: “Your head is shaped like a yam.” Nick: “Yeah I know, I can’t wear soft hats.”
Juice cleanses, puppies, circus antics and Justin Kirk – overall a pretty solid half hour of television!
Jay, Gloria and Manny have a puppy named Stella, and Jay lets her get away with anything. She sleeps in the bed with them, showers with Jay and chews all of Gloria’s things. In an attempt to show Jay how it feels, she tried to get Stella to eat Jay’s shoe by acting it out herself. There’s something about Sofia Vergara chewing on a shoe that you just have to laugh at.
The five time Emmy-winning show has returned – and with an hour-long season premiere, no less! The first half hour took place at a dude ranch in Wyoming where the family went on vacation. We learned that Cam and Mitchell are planning to adopt a baby boy, but Mitch thinks he needs to butch up first. After nearly shooting his entire family, he decided he’s not ready for father/son activities. Later, he blew up a birdhouse with Luke, which restored his confidence in is butchness.
Hayley’s boyfriend, Dylan, went on vacation with the family as well and tried to propose to Hayley. After a family fight and a night being lost in the woods, Dylan got a job offer on the ranch and decided he’s going to stay in Wyoming. Gloria’s ears didn’t pop after the plane landed, so she spent a good portion of the vacation screaming because she couldn’t hear. The dude ranch tour guide, Hank, spent the entire time hitting on Gloria, much to Jay’s chagrin. It turns out he was doing it so Jay could rescue her and be a hero, but I’m not sure I buy that. Alex got some action on vacation – a boy she met by the pool constantly called her beautiful and kissed her several times. At first she was mortified, but by the end of the vacation she was all over him. Go Alex!
August is almost over, which means we’re in the home stretch for fall season premieres! I’m of the mindset that you can never watch too many shows, especially with great inventions like DVR and On Demand to help you out! I picked a list of five of my favorite shows that I think everyone should catch up on (or at least start watching) before their season premieres. And since most shows aren’t coming back until late September or even early October, you still have some time!
Castle | September 19, ABC
I just recently caught up on this show myself (spoiler alert: don’t read that post if you haven’t already seen the epicness that was the season 3 finale!). If you’re a dramedy fan and enjoy police procedurals, this show is definitely for you! If you aren’t familiar with the plot, it’s about a mystery novelist named Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) who starts helping the NYPD homicide department with their cases. He’s first called in because a murder scene is set up to look like one from a Castle novel, but he sticks around after that’s solved because he wants to base his next character on Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But as the seasons have progressed he seems to be in it more for the crush he has developed and the friendships he has made. And for those of you who enjoy a nice bromance, Detectives Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito (Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas) provide just that! They definitely steal the show for me a lot of the time.
Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix, and season 3 is on Hulu Plus. Season 3 will also be available on Netflix on September 20. If you choose to go that route, I suggest you begin DVRing season 4 while you catch up on season 3 (this is a science I’ve perfected over the years 🙂 )