Samsung Chromebook Hands-On!

Google is known for venturing into any and every tech related field they can, from the web to mobile to even food somehow. A couple of years back, they decided to one up they’re chrome browser and create Chrome OS, an operating system that was basically the browser. Fast forward some time, chrome os has become much more advanced than before all while sticking to it’s clear reasoning, to be a web based operating system, with everything moving to “the cloud,” why have a heavy, expensive Windows or Mac operating system acting as a middleman? Why not just have the browser be the OS? At it’s inception chrome wasn’t really much, it was missing quite a bit of it’s features and basically wasn’t that appealing. Now though, with the second generation of Chromebook laptops in our hands, there might just be a place in all our hearts for the Chrome OS.

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The first Samsung Chromebook that came out was more of a test, they wanted to see if there was a market for it and if they got any feedback. Sure enough, they got feedback. People spoke about how it was a good idea but it was too expensive for something that does so little, it was too clunky, battery life was poor, etc, So samsung took all those comments and made the Macbook Air  Samsung Chromebook 2.0. The new device featured a slim and trimmed down body, a much better display and keyboard, an ARM processor as opposed to an x86chip, which almost tripled the battery life, threw in 100GB of free Google Drive storage for a year and best of all? Priced it at $249. Ever since I heard that I’ve been dying to get my hands on the chromebook and finally, I did so here are my thoughts and opinions. This is not a full review as I did not spend enough time with it to review it in depth.

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As soon as I switched on the device I was impressed. I just had to sign into my google account and everything was there already, all my extensions and plugins and everything i needed. It was fast and smooth and had no issues opening up any webpages I threw at it, even the graphically intensive ones. I could even log into my plex web console and stream all my tv shows and movies from my PC, and that’s where the twist comes in.Although the chromebook is a great device. It’s most certainly not a desktop replacement. I could see myself giving up my tablet for this any day of the week. The addition of the keyboard plus the full interface desktop browser makes this device makes this more capable for productivity and other tasks as compared to a casual toy, which is how I look at tablets, well larger tablets. I have other opinions on tablets like the nexus 7 but I’ll save them for a later post.

So who do I think this is targeted at? The masses. Say you want to have a powerful desktop PC for all your gaming/editing needs but still need something to be able to take notes in class or in a meeting, that’s where the chromebook comes in. It is to the world what netbooks never where and in my opinion what the tablets tried to be, a robin to your batman. And with that I end this relatively short post, but feel free to bask in the beauty of the chromebook with the images below.

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My Thoughts On Apple’s Oct 23 event.

So I’ve just finished watching up on all the recaps and the keynote of the Apple event, and I have a lot off opinions. Some good, Some bad. I’ll categorize them by product then give you an overall conclusion, this is my SAT prep getting in the way of my blogging btw.

1. iPad Mini

this is probably what the entire event was for, and here’s what I feel. First of all, I’m really pissed at Apple because of the way they dissed the Nexus 7, I respected Apple as a company, until that. I mean it’s okay to diss a product of you’re competitor but not when the product you’re offending has specifications that are generations ahead of the Product you’re announcing. The iPad Mini has the same processor as the iPad 2, a dual core chip with dual core graphics. The Nexus 7 comes with a Quad Core chip along a whopping 13 core graphics. How ya like that? The display on the Nexus is crisp and bright whereas the ipad mini’s display doesn’t even come close. One advantage that the Mini has is it’s iSight camera similar to that of the iPad 3, that’s a good shooter for a 7 inch tablet. It also claims to be as thin as a pencil but I’ll have to see it before I can judge. And to be honest, the iPad Mini looks like shit. I loved the 9.7″ on the iPad and even at times prefer using my iPad over my Transformer (for reading news and that sorta stuff) but the Mini has a less than striking form factor, but that’s just my opinion.

2. iPad 4

WTF?? Seriously, now this is bound to really piss anyone off. The iPad 3 was launched around only 7 months back, ONLY 7 MONTHS! and they’ve already signed it’s death certificate. If there’s one thing Apple is known for it’s for their yearly product cycle and always being true to their products, I don’t really know how to explain what I mean by that. I guess I can use an example. When people go to buy a product, they want to know that if they’re spending a lot of money on that product it’s going to be around for a while and won’t be discontinued so quickly. That’s one of the main things I loved about apple. You could buy an Apple product and 2 year’s later it would still be the “in thing”. But it seems like that’s not gonna happen anymore. This particularly bothers me because my dad just bought the iPad 3 in June and it’s already been discontinued?!?! how would that make you feel? The only thing that they claim to have upgraded was the front facing camera and the processor (although it’s still dual core, bummer) was it really a necessary upgrade? Couldn’t they wait till next year and keep the iPad 3 owners happy, now they might have even lost a bunch of loyal customers. What this proves is that Apple felt threatened by the launch of Microsoft’s Surface tablet that they felt they had the need to remind people of how “amazing” their products are.

3. 13″ Macbook Pro with Retina Display

Now this is a product I have personally been waiting for for a long time. It’s thinner, lighter, faster, more powerful and to top it all off it has that gorgeous retina display! My God is that thing a beauty. It’s crisp, rich, beautiful and elegant, everything a man needs in a girl (ba dum tiss). Seriously though, some people complain that “ohh there’s no disc drive, it’s useless” I say do away with that monstrosity! it’s not like anyone uses discs anymore. Send it the way of the floppy! Sayonara cd’s! My only gripe with the MBP is that it doesn’t have a decent video card! The Macbook pro has always been the perfect computer for an aspiring filmmaker as it’s mobile and has all the power needed to edit videos on the fly, most students in a filmmaking course use 13 inch macbook pro’s, the 15 inch is a bit too big to carry around and not to mention really pricey! Now that the MBP is running Intel Integrated Graphics (Eww! i know!) it’s not going to be able to edit video all that great, sure it would pull off some basic edits but throw some Magic Bullet on that bad boy and it’s going to choke! It’s a great laptop, one of the best in my opinion but it’s not for everyone.

4. Mac Mini

I love the idea of the Mac Mini, a not so expensive mac for people who want to dive into the ecosystem but not spend so much money. There’s not much to say about the new Mac Mini, it contains all the updates you would come to expect, faster ram, better processor and the usual. One thing to note is that, again, no graphics card. The mac mini is basically an MBP without the display. So why do they call it a desktop computer? it has a mobile motherboard, mobile RAM, and mobile everything, its not really a desktop.

5. iMac

I LOVE THE NEW iMAC! That is all. haha, all joking aside, it really is gorgeous. Have you seen it? it’s so thin! and Beautiful! The Specs are decent and finally I can say this, it has a VIDEOCARD! The display is gorgeous and I’m sure windows 8 will look bause on it (don’t hate). Again my only gripe is that due to it’s mobility, it’s got mobile architecture and you can’t really replace the components within it. So what happens in two years when the hardware in your iMac get’s outdated and you want to replace it? On a PC you can just open the case, change one or two components and you’re good to go, on the new iMac, tough luck bro.

apple was a respectable company but it seems like ever since the passing of
Steve Jobs the company has been going downhill, having products with no real
“zing” to them. In my opinion, apple felt threatened by Microsoft’s launch of
the Surface tablet and Windows 8 and Google’s upcoming launch of the Nexii (plural
of nexus) and therefore chose to have a sudden event that so convienently occured
before Microsoft and Google’s events. This clearly shows that they knew that they
would have problems, especially since they’ve already lost a ton of market share
to the Nexus and are bound to loose some to the Surface. It might be a smart move,
but I don’t think it’s ethical. I honestly think it’s brilliant that they chose
to do that, but they shouldn’t have dissed the nexus the way they did, it was a
pussy move to make and shows how unproffesional they can be. I have forever lost
my respect for apple as a ccompany.

p.s. Saahil if you’re reading this I’m sorry, I know you’re a fanboy
but you have to face the reality, apple is declining. Their dissipation
is near.

Leftovers from Last Week + Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23 Premiere & Psych Season Finale!

Hey there! I did not publish a ‘TV Thoughts of the Week’ for last weeks shows, because I didn’t really have any strong opinions on anything that happened – just little tidbits here and there but not enough for something concrete. Also, not that many shows last week either. One Tree Hill ended and Scandal premiered, those were the two big moments of last week which I’ve already talked about.

This post is essentially an extra. Just little things put into one to form something. Besides One Tree Hill & Scandal, one of the things that really stood out and has been replaying in my head over and again is this scene from Grey’s Anatomy:

It was just the best. Ever. This GIF doesn’t even begin to capture how awesome it is. It kind of just makes me notice that besides getting cereal thrown at his face, Owen also got a bowl to the face – that must have hurt, right? My point being, this left me speechless and the sound of the milk splashing was one of my favorite parts. When they cut to Christina’s face again, you could still hear the milk dripping, the whole thing was brilliant.

Little comments from other shows:

We finally learned why Regina hates Snow so much, and it was so weird to see Regina happy before things went dark –Once Upon A Time

I cannot believe America didn’t vote for Charlotte Sometimes –The Voice

Frank is no longer a boring Chemistry teacher! He totally rocked his scenes, plus he’s so smart to figure out everything AND punch Michael –Smash

Wasn’t it so refreshing to see Dorota out of her uniform? Did Serena look super tan to you as well? Can’t Rufus take a hint? –Gossip Girl

Don’t Trust the B*tch in Apt 23

The synopsis: Chloe (the bitch in apartment 23) is a con-artist who gets roommates to move in, and then once she gets the rent money, she does crazy things to force them to move out. Enter June. She moves to New York City for her dream job, but that didn’t really go so well. She found Chloe, Chloe did weird things, June fired back and then voila! Unlikely friendship formed! Also, James Van Der Beek is in this!

Super Duper Main Cast: Krysten Ritter as Chloe. She has previously worked on Gravity, and Breaking Bad. Then there is Dreama Walker, who plays June. She’s had multiple-episode arcs on The Good Wife and Gossip Girl.

Quick Opinion: It’s funny, has good acting, and outrageous storylines. I can never tell if Chloe is telling the truth or not, this is just the first episode, but so far this show is the good kind of crazy. Definitely going to continue watching.

Psych Season Finale (spoilers ahead)

Woah. That was a big risk finale, and as you all know big risk brings big reward. Wow, what a gunshot to remember. Did you see Henry just fall down? It looked like a shot straight to the heart, there’s no way he can survive that!

Besides the giant cliffhanger, the murder mystery of the week was one of the best yet. Gus is actually more crazy than Shawn now, and we got some good Juliet & Shawn scenes which I was very happy with.

Thank god Psych got picked up for its seventh season.

TV Thoughts of the Week: 90210, One Tree Hill, Nikita, and more!

[This post refers to episodes that aired from March 25, 2012 to March 30, 2012]

Hey everybody! Waddup? How was your week? All good? Good. This week I did not put any thoughts in for The Voice because it was a bit boring for me, but that’s not fair to say because I’m not an expert in that whole genre. For all we know, it was amazing. Next week the live performances start, and most probably I won’t be talking about that either  because it’s not cool to judge when I don’t know anything. In terms of other TV, here’s how my week went:

Once Upon a Time, Ep 17 “Hat Trick”

I found this week’s episode quite educational. “Jefferson” is very wise, crazy, but wise. He had no dilly-dally lines. Everything he said was of equal importance and very heavy. He had this whole serious conversation with Emma, and she understood what he was saying and was starting to BELIEVE. I was so glad because that just moving the storyline 10 steps forward, but then turns out she was acting to believe. It was false hope for everyone. At the end though, she totally slipped up and couldn’t help but be curious. The evil queen, in my opinion, was more cruel this episode. First, she asks the retired Mad Hatter for one last job to be done, he says no because he’s realized his family is more important, then she plays with his feelings and gets him to do it and when he finally does she basically tells him that family is more important and he shouldn’t have done it. MEAN! She made him mad (as seen by him going on and on making hats to get him back to his daughter). The whole Regina-Gold thing was very confusing, and will we be seeing Jefferson back?

Talking floating heads are really scary.

Smash, Ep 8 “The Coup”

Smash is back this week with a totally useless episode and a number of things we didn’t even need to see. Examples you ask? We did not have to see Frank singing, because it was just weird. We also did not have to see Ivy and her friends (who have migrated back to her after being all buddy-buddy with Karen) “having fun” in a bowling alley. It sucked. I save the most horrible thing for last though: we certainly did not have to see a bedroom scene with Ellis in it. THAT IS GROSS. Never show me that ever again, please. Derek spent this week trying to go a different route with Marilyn and thought it would be okay with Team Levitt-Houston. He made Karen look like a ghost. Seriously, she was in this white robe-thing and her skin is fair. Add that to the dark hair and red lipstick and you got a ghost-looking person. Tom and Derek screamed at each other for a while, and Eileen kept on getting schooled by her daughter the whole episode. Conclusion of the episode: they need a STAR to play Marilyn. Oh, and before everything happened, Michael came to his senses about the affair and just walked away from it. I’ve gotten tired on commenting on this whole affair business so whatever.

P.S: Derek dawned this long black swivel coat that made him look like he just came out of a Matrix movie.

90210, Ep 20 “Blue Ivy”

Turns out, this week was the season 4 finale for the show. I don’t know why I didn’t realize that sooner. Moving on….Navid came back for Raj’s funeral and he looks so good! He’s all peeved about nobody picking up a phone to update him on what’s going on, and I don’t really blame him. CAST OF 90210, Y U NO CALL NAVID?? Half of the episode was all the stupid shenanigans 90210 pulls all the time, and then the other half was actually good. Naomi, she is just so fun, I think she has the best lines. She’s responsible for half of the shenanigans 90210 makes us watch, but she’s a better character than she was compared to season 1. Oh, and she’s engaged to a rich guy who might lose all his money if he doesn’t get married. First of all, PJ is so last-minute, dude needs to plan ahead. Second of all, Naomi you’ve been with this guy for like 2 weeks. Third of all, I am actually curious to see if they are really each others’ “the one”. Annie knows about PJ’s secret, and Jen allegedly knows too, so that means it’s going to come out. Yay, I can’t wait for that storyline (you can detect the sarcasm right?). Next we have Dixon, who followed his career instead of his girlfriend. Who can really blame him? He’s entitled to chase his dreams. What he didn’t have to do was run off like a coward without facing Ade properly. I don’t really care about Ade, I just wished Dixon would man up already. LIAM FINALLY KICKED VANESSA OUT! Which was great, except for the part where the b*tch stole all his $$$. He got all drunk and depressed, then Silver walked in all sad and vulnerable because she got the letter that she has cancer (right?) and I don’t really need to spell out what happened next. All that means to me is now Silver has been with all the guys in the gang. Here’s the really gritty part of the episode, at the end they show Ivy heading into really dangerous waters that could kill her. My initial reaction was “HOLY CRAP! IVY NO!”, then I rationalized a bit and went all “Does no one play close attention to the person that just lost their husband?? You don’t leave them alone!!” Raj’s fire pit funeral was really beautiful, and Gillian Zinser was great. My last thought is that I hope Caleb sticks around. God knows this group needs a priest to straighten things out.

One Tree Hill, Ep 12 “Anyone Who Had a Heart”

Directed by Sophia Bush, this episode unconsciously brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know if it was the burning boat, or happy family endings, or the fact that Green Lantern was somehow intertwined into the penultimate episode; all I know is that Tree Hill is one step closer to tying up all its loose ends. Mouth & Millie all wrapped up, Skills finally having something to do, and Chase opening his eyes to realize the magic of Tric. Haley is the best person ever. I agree with Brooke, how could she let Nathan out of her sight? I was a bit peeved in the beginning because I really wanted to see Nathan as well, but as we went along and saw how great Haley was about the whole thing, I too believed that Nathan being with Jamie was much needed (Yes, I know that is fiction, but shut up okay). Julian is making ‘An Unkindness of Ravens’ a TV show, and HOW CUTE IS HE TO INSERT HIMSELF IN IT??? And while it would have been more common for him to just call Lucas up and talk to him, I am glad that we got to see Brooke’s point of view/pain about her parents when she was younger. One Tree Hill I tell ya, they are just able to give us things we never even knew we wanted. During the early seasons of OTH, we knew that Brooke basically had absent parents and I always wondered more about it, so I’m glad that it resurfaced. Clay asked Quinn to marry him, which was fitting. I don’t know why I never thought about it, during the episode I actually felt like Mouth would propose to Millie. Anyway, I’m just so happy for that whole family, and I find myself liking Quinn a bit more after she was so cool with the Logan thing. That scene where they were trying to get Logan in the water, and as Clay is trying, Quinn is there in the background with her camera. I love that scene. There’s something so endearing about it. Now I’m going to proceed to geek out about the whole power ring thing. OMG when he took out that power ring, I knew I loved him. Then at the end when the Green Lantern symbol was shown on the tent: aaaaawwwwwwwhhhhh!!!!

P.S: yes i know some people are pretty ticked off that Julian just added himself into the story, and I see how that’s disrespectful of him to do so and it’s not really fair to Lucas – you don’t really add yourself to something that’s already happened and think people will be cool with it. I just choose to look at the brighter side of this, I choose to look at it from his point of view. Plus, Brooke doesn’t seem to mind.

The Vampire Diaries, Ep 18 “The Murder of One”

First thing first, Finn is the worst Original Vampire ever. He can’t do anything. Also, I felt just a bit sad for Sage when she saw Finn die right in front of her eyes. But not to worry, she ended up dying as well! It’s just good etiquette to tie up loose ends, plus she doesn’t have to suffer and can be with Finn in vampire heaven or whatever. Wasn’t it smart of Sage to create a mini vampire army? I don’t like Sage, but I like her decisions. Stakes are the name of the game this episode, and boy do they look good. Stakes from the white oak tree look much better than normal boring stakes. Each one of them had a stake, but they did a big mistake giving one to Alaric. Damon forced him to put his ring back on because they were going to be hunting vampires. This was idiotic because Alaric wasn’t even a part of it, Caroline babysat him then he went home. There was no need for a ring to be put on his finger at all, and now we have one missing stake and only evil alter ego Alaric knows where it is. Do you think he just changed the hiding place or he actually killed someone with it? Back in Klaus’ mansion, Klaus got Bonnie to undo the linkage spell by threatening her. If TVD were a car, its engine would be threatening to kill loved ones. It’s the only reason anyone does anything in Mystic Falls. Love is so dangerous. Right, so Bonnie unlinked the Originals and then had a breakdown (someone should probably tell her that she just saved all the vampires from becoming extinct, might help cheer her up). Stefan traded 8 stakes for Damon’s life, which made Klaus & Rebekah argue because he’s just too used to being alone and all she wants is a family (and her plaything back). The best development of all is that if you kill an original vampire, everyone else they turned dies too. That’s awesome!!! It’s logical and horrible at the same time. They have to figure out which original vampire is connected to Damon & Stefan, and we all know Klaus turned Tyler so this might be a Caroline vs Elena thing? I hope Caroline has a fighting chance, Elena is annoying and always gets what she wants.

Nikita, Ep 18 “Power”

Michael in a suit, the beginning already got off to a good start! I enjoyed this episode so much. Why? It was not confusing. I understood everything that was happening and the big plan of the episode within the first 10 minutes because they were so kind to make it clear. I really appreciated that, and also the episode didn’t leave me with a lot of questions hanging. It was just one of those episodes where everything was at ease, or as ease as Nikita can get. Nikita herself was smiles half of the episode and made lots of funny little comments. Birkhoff, even after 3 seasons, still manages to surprise me with all the things he can do. Mostly because I didn’t really know all of those things were possible. The episode featured many Amanda-Nikita moments. They physically went head to head, and Amanda shot Nikita but was too scared to fire another shot that would kill her so she ran off instead. Then the second time, Amanda locked Nikita in chamber that was getting all the air sucked out of it. They had a heart to heart moment through the glass, then Nikita used Amanda’s weakness to her advantage and escaped the chamber! The coolest part was when the explosive Nikita slid out of the chamber just exploded and pushed Amanda to the side. OMG THAT SCENE WAS EPIC. Amanda just FLEW!! Back in the Zetrov board meeting, Alexandra was making Ari piss his pants and totally got him fired HA-HA. She made this other good scientist guy leader of Zetrov, and now we can finally put that storyline to rest because she has rid Zetrov of evil, yay! While Amanda was out in Russia with her Ari, Percy (a.k.a master manipulator/genius) won back the approval of Divison! And I don’t even know why I’m excited about this. Percy is bad news, but he was fair to want his baby back and to show Divison what Amanda was going to do them. Amanda and Ari have both lost their power (except they have a black box with them), and are now on the run from gogol AND division. Good luck you guys.

Anyone else pick up the distinct noise of Russian music playing in the backgound?

That’s it for the week folks! Thank you for reading and do leave comments below on your opinions and thoughts of the weeks’ episodes.

TV Thoughts of the Week: Grey’s Anatomy, Smash, The Voice, and more!

[This post refers to episodes that aired from March 11, 2012 to March 16, 2012]

Hey everybody! A week of tv gone by, albeit not necessarily the best week, but it had its good moments. Especially in the beginning; the middle and the end sort of dipped a little. So without further ado, here are my thoughts:

Once Upon A Time, Ep 15 “Red-Handed”

OMG so much better than last week’s episode! Red/Ruby is awesome. And looks way prettier in the fairy tale world than in Storybrooke. We learned how Red met Snow and the importance of the red hood, which was really cool. As in, a hood that makes you NOT turn into a crazy human-killing wolf. Yes, that is definitely badass and super useful. All throughout the episode, I kept on thinking about the Red Riding Hood movie, the one with Amanda Seyfried in it. That movie is uber creepy and pretty messed up, but I was happy to see OUAT go a different (and more awesome) route as to who the wolf really is. The wolf looked pretty good as well. But that became sad really quickly when she unknowingly mauled Peter, the love of her life, to death…that was a really emotionally charged scene which wrapped the whole episode together. One of the most interesting storylines in the fairy tale world so far.

The Voice, Ep 7 “The Battles, Week 2”

When I think of a battle, my brain enters super mega destruction mode. Like a real kickass battle where people fight to the death. And so when I think of the battle rounds on The Voice, I seem to always want to watch this really loud song where the contestants are at each other’s throats and you can really feel the power and the excitement because that is just my perception of a ‘battle’. This week though, one battle managed to completely satisfy me without fists and fury that come alone with the word ‘battle’. And that battle is this one: Charlotte Sometimes vs Lex Land. Pumped Up Kicks is something I love to hear, so that already got me in the right mood for it. Then you got these two brilliant UNIQUE voices which together sort of changed my feel of the song. I LOVED THIS BATTLE. Going in, I wanted Charlotte Sometimes to win, but coming out, i was on team Lex Land by then. And I understand why Blake didn’t appoint her the winner, she gets nervous easily, and Charlotte Sometimes is more fun and that’ll help you in the live performances. If you haven’t seen it, please check out this battle. Okay, on the other battles…..uhm, I like how Cristina picked Sara instead of Jeff to win. Oh, and they did the whole Miranda Lambert calling Lex before the battle rounds thing again. It’s annoying. It’s major product placement and it’s like their trying to make Miranda Lambert ‘the coolest advisor on The Voice’ ever. Don’t get me wrong, it is actually very nice of her. But like, why you wasting precious minutes on this? An episode is already long enough. Kim Yarbrough vs Whitney Myer? Oh, we all knew Kim had to win, it’s just sad Whitney was collateral damage. I’m actually very happy with Cristina his week, she picked Lindsey Pavao as winner in her battle, and that’s great because Lindsey was one of my favorite blind auditions.

Smash, Ep 6 “Chemistry”

History is made at night, so close the books, turn off the lights, and LISTEN. Let my heart be the teacher, no one here to disapprove, as we review the lesson you’ve been MISSING. Let the moon be our only light. Cause history is made at night.

Stuck in my head all week! It’s a really beautiful song, and Michael’s voice is nice and deep. Turns out this show really is ADULT GLEE. Because this week, they really managed to put the adult in it with ADULTERY. It was crazy, and something I did not get at all. As in obviously, it’s not something I can relate to. And with that, I decided that Smash got way too adult for me this week. It’s not like I haven’t seen adultery before, Grey’s Anatomy HELLO. But Smash did it in such a different way. 2 weeks ago, I was logical about the whole Michael & Julia relationship, stating that they both have families. Then last week, I was all swept up in that kiss of theirs. Then this week we’re supposed to get on board with the fact that one kiss leads to adultery? And even after they did the deed, they were smiling about it. Like i said, I don’t get it. ALSO, yes, magnificent job doing it on the couch which all of us (including you) will most probably be seeing every episode. I think they (the show) rushed into it too fast, like give us more stolen looks and forbidden passion scenes to really make us like Michael & Julia before you let them commit adultery. I don’t know though, they could be going somewhere really good with this and I guess all we can do is just wait and see what happens next. Other notes: What, is Ellis Eileen’s assistant now? What on earth is happening!? TOM, keep your assistant in order!! (or better yet, FIRE HIM). Oh, and it took Ivy major mood swings and drugs to tell Derek off. Which was a pretty sweet and amusing scene. They ended the episode pretty abruptly for me, I still thought there was more and then my screen went blank and I was just stunned for a minute because it was over.

Cougar Town, Ep 5 “A One Story Town

JD/Zach Braff on CT!!! They kept him under wraaapppsss, I read all the spoiler news and saw all the spoiler pics that Scrubs was invading CT this week, but they didn’t tell us about JD! Oh, it was such a great surprise!

Modern Family, Ep 18 “Send Out The Clowns”

DUNPHY FAMILY FTW!!!

One Tree Hill, Ep 10 “Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will

I was tweeting while watching this week’s episode, so you can check out my timeline for extra insight and in the moment emotions. Anyway, Dan might be dead, and I’m going to say it you guys; he’s definitely redeemed himself for his previous sins. If you really think about it, who else would do that for Nathan? And when Nathan shot the Bad Guy, Bad Guy said what everrryoonneee was thinking: ‘Like Father, Like Son’. We have officially come full circle.

This scene was beautiful:

Was so nice to see Clay being healthy and finally moving on from Sara and that part of his life. Even you didn’t hear what he said, the scene already looks so beautiful which is why I included the screenshot in the first place. I…don’t like Quinn, BUT she is good for Clay, so maybe she’s not so bad after all yeh.

And then there was the whole Xavier attack scene, in which everyone was actually glad to see Tara. Thank god Brooke is safe. It crossed my mind that they could potentially kill her off, WHICH WAS A TERRIBLE THOUGHT so yay for Brooke not dying!

What I’ve learnt from this episode and I guess the season so far IS: the law is stupid. and if you want to get rid of bad people, I guess we’ve got to do it ourselves.

I’ve been keeping count of the reveal of the mysteries they showed in the first episode of the season, and as off this episode, all 6 have been revealed. Wow, episode 10 is super pivotal. We have 3 more episodes till THE END. And after this episode, I assumed that all the thrill and mystery would be sort of over. BUT THEN, I saw a sneak peek on TVLine from next week’s episode and I’m so happy to see that their keeping the thrill going!!

Grey’s Anatomy, Ep 17 “One Step Too Far

It took a patient losing her speech to get Derek to realize that MerDer are just not destined to work together?! UNFAIR. AND SAD. BUT THAT IS THE POINT. I LOVE GREY’S ANATOMY! You all watched the scene with Morgan & Alex in the meeting with Arizona, Callie and Teddy right? I was grinning at the thought of a new romance between Alex and Morgan (that is her name right? sorry if isn’t). But towards the end of the episode, grey skies entered the picture and that is NOT a good idea apparently. And now the sad and DISAPPOINTING part….Owen admitted that he did in fact cheat. What happened? I always believed Owen to be the good helpful army guy he is. Sure, he’s made some very controversial and questionable decisions in the past. But he was always a good guy trying to do his best…and his defense for cheating is “it hurts to love you (Christina)”. Who do you think he cheated with? I’m opening the possibility of it just being a random chick but hoping it’s someone we know because that would be excellent drama.

Private Practice, Ep 17 “The Letting Go

Erica’s going to die. After facing death, then getting awesome surgery and beating death. Death comes back. Talk about a cruel destiny. The best scene was when Mason ran out of the room towards Charlotte as he kept saying ‘I didn’t cry’. And then they show Cooper in the background and his face like that. Owh, just gut wrenching that was. Moving on, Amelia kept on mentioning that the baby was conceived while she was doing drugs and all sorts of things. Logically, her baby has chances of being born abnormally…but the question is, are they going to go there?

The Vampire Diaries, Ep 16 “1912

We’ve seen how awesome TVD episodes can be…this one fell short, no? The only reaaalllllyyyy important part is when we find out that the ring Alaric wears is turning him into an absent-minded killer. And Meredith Fell is a really confusing person. Hoping to see Caroline and Klaus next week, i miss them!

Nikita, Ep 16 “Doublecross

Nikita’s back! Yayyy!! Okay, let’s get to it….so Carla is dead? I’m very doubtful of deaths lately, and thus finding it a bit hard to believe that Carla is dead. She’s such an important part of division, and Nikita. And we only got to see her a few episodes…and now she’s dead? I don’t see how she can be NOT DEAD because Nikita closed her eyes and everything. But…yes, for some supernatural reason, I am just not convinced. How immensely complex (and smart) was Nikita this week? I like that she can be the badass killer we all know and love AND the loving, do-the-right-thing, caring, apologetic person that has brought all these people together to fight against Division. It started out with her, and now we have Alex, Birkhoff, Sean(?), Ryan (he lives! yay!), Michael, and Owen fighting the same cause. So yea, we have definitely come a long way and Nikita has grown. And then there’s Percy, who is super elusive.

That’s it for the week folks! Thank you for reading and do leave comments below on your opinions and thoughts of the weeks’ episodes. More shows return next week and there’s the season finale of Pretty Little Liars, so whatever you do, don’t stop watching TV.

TV Thoughts of the Week: Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time, The Vampire Diaries, and more!

[This post refers to episodes that aired from March 18, 2012 to March 23, 2012]

Hola everybody! This week was the big ‘A’ reveal on Pretty Little Liars, and it received mixed reviews. On One Tree Hill, Dan Scott the man that couldn’t die for the past 8 seasons finally went out with a tearful goodbye. After all of that, I say the highlight of my week was probably How I Met Your Mother because it’s awesome and I missed it. All drama shows make me enjoy the comedies more than usual. Read on to hop into my brain and see what I thought of  TV this week:

Once Upon A Time, Ep 16 “Heart of Darkness”

Started out AWESOME! I love the whole ‘red riding hood is a wolf storyline’, and it was such a treat that the ep started out with her turning and going all badass on those knights. The episode also features what having love and not having love can do to a person in the fairytale world, and the importance of teaching the audience that ‘Evil isn’t born, it’s made’. How funny was it when Charming kissed Snow and then she proceeded to knock the living daylights out of him? Fast forward to the part where she does remember him, I take note that true love really is strong because that was not in any way a grand kiss but it managed to do the trick alright. In the grand scheme of things, David remembered some of his fairy tale memories but he’s got them completely confused with Storybrooke memories. To that I say: ‘Dude! In your memories she had long hair, Mary Margaret has short hair!!’. But then again, it’s a completely valid reaction to be uber confused so I guess I can cut him some slack. I will NOT cut him some slack for not believing in Mary Margaret though. She’s right, she stuck by him and then he didn’t do the same. Men, i tell ya. It’s the reason we need a fairy tale world, to believe somewhere out there, there is a Prince Charming. At the end, Rumple got his sweet lookin’ potion of love and Mary Margaret escapes her cell. Now on to the whole ‘Katherine is missing’ storyline. If that is her heart, we know she’s alive because Regina hasn’t squeezed it to dust right. All she needs to do is come back to Storybrooke to prove it, then this whole storyline can wrap up and we can all move on because it’s getting a bit too draggy for my liking.

How I Met Your Mother, Ep 19 “The Broath”

Amazing episode. Just the best. It had EVERYTHING. Let me repeat, EVERYTHING!!!! How could it not? The episode was written by Carter Bays & Craigh Thomas themselves! They are going to be revealing Barney’s wife at the season finale, and as much as I want it to be Quinn, I’m going to be uber cautious and not jump into things. So cautious that I’m still leaving Robin on the table. You never know with How I Met Your Mother (which is why they are awesome).

Pretty Little Liars, Ep 25 “unmAsked”

Season finale and MONA IS ‘A’. Or at least part of Team ‘A’? It’s really crazy that there’s actually a TEAM out there who seek to ruin the lives of these “Pretty Little Liars”. The girls also got their love lives back on track….except Emily who has to supposedly deal with the death of Maya now. How horrible is that? I can’t believe they would do that to Emily, to any one of them actually. It’s all about raising the stakes now i guess. You uncover one of the members of Team A, and we kill one of your loved ones. Yup, that’s totally scary. Speaking of scary, HOW CREEPY IS IT THAT JENNA IS PRETENDING TO BE BLIND WHEN SHE CAN ACTUALLY SEE IN ONE EYE?!! I hope there’s some psychological problem with Jenna, because I took comfort in the fact that Mona has multiple personality disorder and an IQ to turn her into an evil genius instead of her just being sane and doing all those things. What’s going to happen next season though? The girls will get another text from A and the first 2 seasons repeat itself? It’s going to be interesting when season 3 starts, the slate has been cleaned and things are fresh…except for the whole ‘dead body’ part of course.

Smash, Ep 7 “The Workshop”

First thing first, if you haven’t heard, Smash has been renewed for a second season. Congratulations to them, I am just glad that a show I’m watching hasn’t been canceled. Anyway….so this week on Smash was family day for me. Everybody came to the workshop to support their loved ones. Although, Ivy didn’t really see it that way. Julia was not all smiles this week as opposed to last week. This whole Michael and Julia thing is like a roller coaster. One minute their happy, next minute their not. Make up your minds! Meanwhile, Ellis shows off his trademark move by snooping his nose where it doesn’t belong. When he told Eileen, and she told him to never repeat those words again, OMG I WANTED HIM TO REPEAT IT SO BAD. He needs to go away. During the workshop, Karen still managed to be the second center of attention next to Ivy, which is ridiculous. I’m on Ivy’s side on this. Towards the end, Team Houston-Levitt made a “creative decision” to fire Michael. I don’t really have any strong opinions about this, just hoping that he’s not completely out of the picture. I doubt he is, they kept Karen when she wasn’t cast as Marilyn and they refuse to kill of Ellis even though a lot of people hate him. Focusing on Marylin: The Musical, the workshop didn’t go as great as everyone would have liked. This would have to be one the reasons why I’m so interested in the show. It’s a look into Broadway, and all the hardships that come with it. I always knew that Broadway is super tough, but seeing the process is knowledge. Of course this is a TV show not a documentary, so everything isn’t fact, but they are pretty close to it.

90210, Ep 19 “The Heart Will Go On”

Alright, a 90210 episode worth talking about! This episode was definitely a step up from last week’s mostly because Raj came back. And then he left. Then things got incredibly sad. On top of that, the show also managed to leave us curious about billionaire PJ and Naomi NOT finding true love. Solid episode. You know when Ivy left to get Raj water, IT WAS OBVIOUS THAT RAJ WAS GONNA DIE WHEN SHE CAME BACK BUT STILL SO SO SAD. I feel calm with the fact that Raj did not die divorced, and that Ivy lost her husband that day not her ex-husband. It’s nice. In other news, next episode we find out if Silver has the cancer gene or not and possibly more scenes with Annie and her new man. Also, if Liam was so bad in acting, how on earth is he in a movie? It does not make sense.

One Tree Hill, Ep 11 “Danny Boy”

While the thrill, suspense, and danger of the first 10 episodes are over. This episode leaves me in awe in a different way. Like Haley said, closure makes a difference. Dan finally opened up about Keith, and he died a redeemed man. Keith had the best line of all: ‘Don’t worry little brother, you’re my plus one’. I loved it. Intertwined with flashbacks from earlier seasons and visits to see Dan one last time, this episode was a fitting goodbye to the man we have all known to hate at some point. And at the end, it was a tribute to Paul Johansson’s mother who had passed away when they were shooting the episode.

P.S: I feel so sad for Brooke, and I was totally screaming with her when she asked why her father didn’t love her.

The Vampire Diaries, Ep 17 “Break On Through”

Lots of Damon for one episode, no one’s complaining of course. Damon trusted Sage, which didn’t really go his way, but he’s Damon. He has the ability to turn things around and the ending was awesome because he and Stefan were all armed to kill some originals! Woot-woot! Don’t want Klaus to die but yayyyy more badass episodes! Stefan also had an awesome scene where his vampire face peeked in but then he kept control and chose to save someone’s life instead of having lunch. Meredith totally owes him. But before that, Elena and Stefan found some of Alaric’s documents. This whole Alaric murder spree thing makes me feel so betrayed. It’s like we didn’t know Alaric at all and the first 2 seasons mean nothing. Alaric used to be one of my favorite characters, but now he’s all secret murderer and he has the worst haircut in town. Yes, it’s the rings fault, but can’t Bonnie find a way to make another ring that has the same function but does not turn people psycho? We got to see Jeremy again and I missed him! And I do really hope that he’s ‘gone out with his friends’ instead of going out to slay somebody.

The Voice, Ep 8 “The Battles, Week 3”

Wow, CeeLo did what he does best, gave us a performance to remember. Erin Martin vs The Shields Brothers. To quote Adam, it was SO WEIRD! It was more scary than entertaining for me. The Shields Brothers were right to twist Scott Pilgrim vs the world to make it Erin Martin vs rock and roll; because it really was like that. I preferred The Shields Brothers, i wished CeeLo picked them. But were we really surprised when he didn’t? She’s “interesting” and he likes that, but it’s unfair to just say that because Erin really does have a unique voice. For me, I really didn’t enjoy Erin at all, I liked her blind auditions but I did not like this. Next performance was No Air from Team Christina which was the least entertaining performance of the night. It was boring even though Christina wanted a performance so bad. You know what was a good battle? Angel Taylor vs Katrina Parker. I went in not choosing any sides. It was hard for me to determine the winner and these are the sort of fair battles I enjoy watching. Adam made a good call on this one (from picking the competition to picking the winner). Same goes for Team Blake’s Gwen vs Erin “We Belong” battle. Erin’s voice was amazing yeah (I wasn’t expecting to like her so much). Pip won his battle, which I expected, but still happy because Pip…well, he’s Pip.

Extra notes: Doesn’t Robin Thicke’s hair just look like the perfect gelato? Kelly Clarkson has got to be the most enthusiastic adviser ever. It’s so amusing that she loves The Voice so much when she came from Idol.

That’s it for the week folks! Thank you for reading and do leave comments below on your opinions and thoughts of the weeks’ episodes.

TV Thoughts of the Week: The Voice, One Tree Hill, and more!

Hey everybody, it’s time to talk to TV, let’s get started shall we:

Once Upon a Time

Being honest here, the episode kind of bored me. A dwarf and a fairy, really? The only cool part was when we got to see Emilie de Ravin. I did enjoy the back story of the dwarves though, like how they got their names. I’m also just waiting for Emma to find out that Sydney is on team evil witch.

Smash

This, this was a good episode. Full of sass, forbidden love, and dinner. Remember last week when I didn’t really see the point of Julia and Michael going through the same thing all over again. Yeh who cares!! It’s good drama, and let’s face it, all of us got swept up in it. I totally rooting for Michael. Plus, Frank is so boring…and not good-looking. Sucks that Leo saw though, I think he’s going to confront Julia but not tell Frank. We shall see, we shall see. Speaking of Leo, isn’t Tom like the best friend ever? Good guy he is. For those of you that hate Ellis just as much as I do, one of the reasons this was a good episode was because he was hardly in it right? Was so glad. We were subjected to watch more of Ivy’s insecurities with Derek and with Karen. And well, can we really blame her? I’d be on edge too if my competition stuck around and had to show me how to do things and if my boyfriend had a heart of ice.

90210

Not much to say about 90210, it is what is it ya know. My main thought was…how rich did Annie look with straight hair you guys?!! AND, go Naomi! She’s just trying her best to be successful, she saved Jen when it mattered most, and now she might have a billionaire by her side? She’s awesome. Liam needs to stick to tending bar, and I’m just waiting for his “girlfriend” to get out of the picture already.

The Voice

Battle rounds began this week! YEAH! Chris Cauley vs Tony Lucca. Yes, Tony Lucca needs it more, but I wanted Chris and his red pants to win!! RaeLynn vs Adley, I was on team Adley. RaeLynn is way to young, and that whole speech that comes along with it. So yeah, wasn’t happy when Blake picked her. Also, MAJOR product placement much when Miranda called RaeLynn on her way to the battle rounds. Chris Mann vs Monique Benabou. I was on the fence about this one, so I was okay with Cristina’s decision to pick Chris. He’s definitely a force to be reckoned with. Angie vs Chessa. Yeh, i wanted Angie to win. She’s badass you guys! and did you see that scene where she was talking all military with Ne-Yo? It was epic. Bryan vs Jordis. The judges were right, this performance sucked, but glad Jordis won. Hopefully, she can bring it. AND THEN, the last battle of the episode! Anthony Evans vs Jesse Campbell. This was a cool battle, Jesse won, which was predictable in some sense. So as you can see, I suck at picking winners.

Psych

Soooooo creepy. But how awesome was it to see Lassie go crazy 😀

One Tree Hill

OTH *grins* HALEY IS SO KICKING ASS!! AND DAN IS SO USEFUL AS A MURDERER!!! The episode was INTENSE, but had many one-liners to lighten the mood, like “return those clothes back to Deb” haha. Still no scenes with Nathan, fingers crossing he’s not dead. Logan rejected Clay as his dad 😦 and do we really blame him? I just hope he’ll forgive Clay and they can all be a happy family. Chuck and Chase….there’s a stable relationship. All the Chuck scenes make me miss Jamie so much though. Inspired by Haley, Brooke & Julian decided to take matters into their own hands as well. Unfortunately, that turned out HORRIBLY and ended with creepy Xavier creeping all over Davis….things are getting dark. A season like we’ve never season before. Just leaves me speechless thinking about everything that has happened.

Well that’s all for this week, check back next week for more. Thanks you guys!