OMAR!!!! Well, not really, but kind of. It was announced earlier in the summer that The Wire’s Michael K. Williams – better known as Omar Little – would be on this season of Community. He plays Dr. Marshall King, a biology teacher who spent 6,205 hours earning his PhD while serving a 25 to life prison sentence. He’s not as hardcore as Omar, but no one is.
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!
I was really looking forward to this new show and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It’s taken me awhile to warm up to Zooey Deschanel, but I’ve decided I like her. This show is actually really funny and I love the cast, even though I don’t know who any of them are (with the exception of Zooey, of course).
The show centers on Jess, who breaks up with her boyfriend after finding him with another woman. She ends up moving in with three guys – Coach, Nick and Schmidt. These guys are hilarious! Coach is a personal trainer who can’t talk to women, Nick was recently dumped as well and still pines for his ex, and Schmidt is a douchebag. He means well, but he says douchey things, which is why they have a “Douchebag Jar” that he has to put a dollar into pretty much every time he speaks.
Jess is super awkward – she sings to herself, watches Dirty Dancing over and over while sobbing hysterically and is really awful at talking to guys. After witnessing all of this, the guys regretted letting her move in, but by the end of the episode they were all besties. Jess had met a guy in a bar who stood her up, so her roommates met her at the restaurant so she wouldn’t be alone. They even started singing in an attempt to make her stop crying.
I’m really excited about this show; I think it’ll be a hit! I love all of the roommates and how they interact, and there were several moments in the episode that made me actually laugh out loud (full disclosure: that’s not hard to do). I definitely think you should check this show out if you haven’t already!
Gleeks rejoice! Our favorite glee club kids have returned! I don’t know about you, but I was happy to see Finn and Puck’s beautiful faces again 🙂 I must say, nothing particularly exciting happened in this episode, but we did get an update on what’s going on with everyone in glee club.
Rachel and Kurt, both seniors, had big plans to move to NYC after graduation and audition for Juilliard until Emma broke it to them that Juilliard doesn’t have a musical theater department. That’s ok though, she told them about another school with the best musical theater department that just so happened to be having a mixer in Dayton that week. The kids at the mixer were just as hardcore about singing as they are, which made them realize that just because they’re the crème de la crème of McKinley High School doesn’t mean they’re the best in the world. They decided they need more extracurriculars, so Kurt is running for senior class president and Rachel is pushing for the school to put on a production of West Side Story.
Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead!
O-M-G is all I can say after last night’s episode! I really didn’t think it was going to be possible to top last season’s finale, but wow, they’ve done it. The suspense, the twists, the turns… they’re all back.
The premiere picked up one week after McGarrett’s arrest for supposedly killing the Governor, so we don’t miss much in those couple of days, and the Five-0 team gets us caught up quickly. McGarrett is in jail, Chin is working as lieutenant for HPD, Kono is suspended and Danno is trying desperately to save his partner.