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.

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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 Wishlist!

A while back my favorite tv reporting site (TVLine) asked us readers to send them a wishlist of what we wanted when TV returned.

Well, here’s mine:

  1. I wish Once Upon a Time would show more scenes in the fairy tale world. They’re more interesting to watch and the back stories of the characters interest me more than what is going on with Emma and Henry.
  2. I wish Pam Fryman, director of himym episodes, would join the twittersphere because she’s like a legend. Directed over 100 episodes of himym. She gets the job done in a really epic manor. And most of all, it’s because in one of the blooper reels for himym, Jason Segel and Josh Radnor were laughing and one of the voices in the crew said that they’re going to call pam fryman (was really funny). She’s super respected and I would like to read what she has to say on twitter.
  3. I wish someone could kill Klaus so Tyler would be free and then he and Caroline can go back to having a vampire-werewolf relationship. Or maybe Klaus can just free Tyler, I don’t really want to see Joseph Morgan gone from the show like Daniel Gillies.
  4. I wish Hayley or Alex would get a boyfriend. Someone Phil doesn’t like. It’d be funny to see how he would handle that situation.
  5. I wish Hilarie Burton would come back to Tree Hill with Chad Michael Murray. PLS PLS PLS!!! It’s the final season, if Lucas is coming back it’s only fit if Peyton does too. I get that she has scheduling conflicts or whatever BUT come on Hilarie Burton! Tree Hill is like your second home, or at least it should be. meet the fans halfway and appear for one episode.
  6. I wish Cristina and Teddy would band together against Owen. I love Major Hunt, but when Grey’s comes back, I see him only focused at being The Chief because things with Teddy and Cristina are both going to be super tough. A hate relationship between Cristina and Teddy is worse to see. And more Arizona-Teddy friendship scenes. (I miss Scott Foley already)
  7. I wish Amelia would see Sheldon as more than just a friend on Private Practice. He’s exactly what she needs + he’s like the nicest guy ever. Don’t hurt the poor guy.
  8. I wish people would stop trying to benefit from Alex’s messed up mind on Nikita. It’s really sad to see, she’s so tortured, and so many people don’t even help. Does anyone truly care? I DO and I would rather see her happy than Michael and Nikita together (they’ve gotten quite boring).
  9. I wish the Chuck cast would make special appearances in other tv shows once the series finishes. Just like how the CT cast are doing now.

This week’s Fall Finales & more!

90210 (Returning Jan 17)

After a “pep talk” from Liam, Annie finally got the courage to solve her own problems and now the inheritance money is so totally hers! Navid got bashed up by mob people and he’s in the hospital with Kat right next to him. Silver sees this and decides to commit to Professor Guy With A Kid. I guess once Navid finds out, his bones won’t be the only thing that’s broken. Let’s just see if Kat is still sticking around to pick up the pieces of his broken heart. Naomi can’t have it all and she finds out the hard way – by walking in on Holly & Austin after getting praised by her boss. And for the kicker: LIAM’S FACE IS TOTALLY BASHED!

He’s not going to die or anything, probably just sued for all his model money. Annie’s probably going to get a heart attack from this news. And I don’t think we’re going to see the last of “the chick who hit Liam but didn’t own up to it because she doesn’t wanna get sued”.
 

Gossip Girl (Returning Jan 16)

CAR CRASH ALERT! Everybody rushes to the hospital (am I the only one who thinks we see this too often on gossip girl?). The good news is that Blair is fine (although no word on the baby). Bad news: Mr. Bass might not be in such good condition as Blair. Charlie stresses out, because it’s all her fault, tells Rufus who she is and flees the hospital! Serena & Nate (best friends of the victims) vows to take down Gossip Girl once and for all using The Spectator.

Charlie running away? GOOD, bye bye Charlie. I’ve been wanting off my tv screen ever since she got into the picture.
Nate & Serena taking down gossip girl? This is going to be so good. And probably unsuccessful? I don’t see gossip girl going down because nobody is ready to rename the show “the spectator”
And as for Chuck? He’s not going to die, but he has been a lot of accidents now don’t you think? The guy has like nine lives or something. But seriously gossip girl, stop making cliffhangers where we think we’re going to lose Chuck. ENDANGER SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE OKAY.
It has been confirmed that Chuck will be attending the Royal Wedding. Blair goes back to Loui….why and how?
 

Nikita (Returning Jan 6)

Michael & Owen (under Nikita’s orders) plan to go after the guardians while she secures the black box from Yuri. Yuri & the black box just reached The Udinov Mansion, where Alex has just stumbled upon HER MOTHER. WHO’S SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD.

Great twist and all, but why do you want to mess up Alex’s head more than it already is? It saddens me. And everyone else takes advantage of it. They pity her, but they get what they want. I want her to be stronger, to just take control of her past and be wise about her future. Anyway, now we’ll get Yuri, Nikita, Alex, Mommy, and Evil Guy who took over Zetrov all under one roof ya’ll. I will not ever think that Mommy is the one who actually ordered the division strike team to kill her husband and daughter so I’m ruling that out because I’m sane. Maybe the only reason she’s alive is because Evil Guy likes her? Who knows. Once Nikita finds out that Alex is there, I’m hoping she trusts Alex enough and actually goes after the bad guys.
 

Revenge (Returning Jan 4)

This episode really showcased a more vulnerable side to Emily Thorne, caught looking like she wants to cry numerous times. Who would blame her? Nolan & Takeda practically abandoned her. Her feelings for Daniel are all mixed up. AND, the same lawyer who chose not to defend her father is now working on Victoria’s divorce.

I guess we know who’s getting the red marker of death next….
Also look out for Daniel proposing soon *squeal*!
 

** Previous Fall Finales **

Grey’s Anatomy (Returning Jan 5)

This one’s really heartwrenching….Henry’s dead 😦 Teddy doesn’t know 😦 Chrstina’s the one who couldn’t save him 😦 and Owen…well Owen has to keep it all together and be The Chief. Also, Meredith and Alex walk out to a road full of dead bodies, which is totally a doctor’s nightmare.

WAY TO GIVE EVERYONE PTSD GREY’S ANATOMY. Talk about some serious emotional trauma. And on top of all the pain, there’s going be a huge strain on Teddy & Christina’s relationship + Owen’s relationship with both. My guess is that Owen’s going to focus on being The Chief and The Chief ONLY when Grey’s returns.
 

House (Returning Jan 23)

House dwells on his father’s belonging. Park asks Chase out on a date…which is really weird. For everybody. Especially Adams. And finally, Foreman chooses to embark on a relationship with a married woman.

Someone’s going to find out about Foreman’s relationship, and depending on who I can’t wait to see what their going to say about it. It’s probably going to be someone unlikely finding out….or they just cut to the chase and House has dirt on Foreman which will be a fun ride.
 

The Vampire Diaries (Returning Jan 5)

STEFAN’S THE BIG BADDIE NOW (the good kind – the kind that’s not under Klaus’ orders)! YES! BEST THING EVER! Rest of the season will just be a game between Stefan and Klaus for the title of Big Baddie. SO FUN. They’ve already cast Klaus’ other brothers, and ooohhhh they are so pist at Klaus! No idea what’s going to happen with the whole Elena-Stefan-Damon thing, but Caroline’s bday is coming up soon and there’ll probably be some Tyler drama after their breakup.
 

Private Practice (Returning Jan 5)

The 2 hour finale ends with Amelia back and happy from rehab. The only cliffhanger we have to hold on to is if Addison is going to have a baby or not. And after turning in to those 2 hours, I honestly don’t really need such a big cliffhanger. It was a brutal, eye-opening, game changer of an episode for Amelia Sheperd and the viewers. The episode also opens up to the many troubles of all the couples (Violet & Pete, Sam & Addi, Cooper & Charlotte – so basically EVERYONE), and we learn that Jake lost his wife to addiction problems.

Next Week’s Finales: Glee, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, & Psych

TechnoCastle’s Top Duo Showrunners!

“A showrunner is the person responsible for the day-to-day operation of a television series, having both producing and writing responsibilities.”

1. Carter Bays & Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother) 

Carter Bays and Craig Thomas met at Wesleyan University and have been friends since. Writing partners for 15 years now, their first job was writing for The Late Show with David Letterman just three months out of college. They have been nominated for six primetime Emmy awards for their work on How I Met Your Mother which started in 2005. Basically, these guys are the best. Great writing philosophy, funny men, inspired minds, and caring hearts. They can’t imagine running the show without one another, and they are intent to stick with HIMYM till the end.

2. Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl)

At 26, Josh Schwartz became the youngest person in network history to create and run a show (The O.C. in 2003), and I don’t know about you but this guy is a BAMF in my book (and I haven’t even started on how good The O.C. is). Stephanie Savage served as a producer and later on a writer on the show and it is from here that they started their partnership. Hart of Dixie, a new show starring Rachel Bilson, is not created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage but they serve as executive producers on the show and have had a close relationship with Rachel Bilson ever since The O.C.. I love this creative collaboration because these guys have worked on so many shows together ranging from one side of the spectrum to the other, it’s really just freaking amazing.

Side note: Josh Schwartz runs Chuck with Chris Fedak.

3. Kevin Williamson & Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries)

Based on the book series by L.J. Smith, The Vampire Diaries has given The CW network seriously fantastic ratings (some of the best in network history). You know if that’s happening, it means that these guys can BRING IT. The show even has their own Wikipedia page for “List of awards and nominations received by The Vampire Diaries”. Apart from the success of the show, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec are great on twitter, they’re great at comic-con, and they have dubbed each other their unofficial “life partners”.

4. Steve Levitan & Christopher Lloyd (Modern Family)

Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd individually have achieved so many things in their career already, I think Modern Family is just the awkward but funny cherry on top of the Emmy cake (they too have their own Wikipedia page for awards and nominations – it’s longer). Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd have very different approaches and personalities, it’s when their different paths meet and sync up where the genius is created. They officially joined up as partners in 2006 and together they too also have their own production compnay.

5. David Shore & Katie Jacobs (House)

David Shore controls the writers room, and Katie Jacobs runs everything else. They never really know what’s coming up next on the show, they have this set formula of how the episode usually goes and then somewhere along the season there’s this complete change and they try something new and extreme. 8 seasons in, and these guys aren’t bored of House, they’re still looking to learn more about him and it really shows commitment. Their proud and happy of their work, and the medical cases in each episode have an extra bonus of bringing awareness to people.

6. Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk (Glee, American Horror Story)

In 2003, Ryan Murphy created Nip/Tuck (and got his first ever Emmy nomination from it). Brad Falchuk was hired to write for the show, and formed a close bond and partnership with Ryan Murphy. They are the closest of friends and Ryan Murphy is a P O W E R H O U S E!

Follow a few of these talented people and more by following my list of showrunners on twitter.