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11 November 2008 @ 11:18 pm
Quick bunch o' TV Thoughts  
Quick TV thoughts, no really, they ARE quick! (Go me!) ...

Law & Order (No spoilers) - FABULOUS season-opener. Really, just kick-ass. I love this show so much. So, so, so much. And while I miss Jesse L. Martin, I've always loved Anthony Anderson and he's doing great. Just great, great season opener. And the last line was AWESOME!!! (I wouldn't be surprised if they did dub two versions of it, though. Still awesome.)

TheAmazing Race (No spoilers) - I enjoy this, of course, simply because it IS The Amazing Race, but other than liking Toni/Dallas, I don't really care about any team, so I don't really care who wins. I just know that I don't want the Frats or Sarah/Terrence to win. And while I do like Toni/Dallas (I know you love 'em, Gerrie), I don't like *like* them. I dunno, it's been the least I'm-involved-in-emotionally TAR ever. Oh well. I still do enjoy it.

Cold Case - Eh, worst episode of the season so far. But on the good side, it reminded me of HOW GOOD this season has otherwise been because this episode? Was pretty much what MOST of last season was like. Very hum-drum, predictable (as soon as I saw Greg Evigan, I KNEW that he was the killer) and not emotionally engaging. Oh, and question? Does anyone know/remember who/what the case is that Lilly was looking into? I don't recall that at all.

HIMYM - I love this show. The episode was hilarious, all five characters individually and together were awesome, great, fabulous, etc. Ted/Robin ... yeah, there was a vibe, but I don't care. I TRUST Carter and Bays. I truly do and I know that whatever happens, it will make sense and be right.

And I'm thrilled to say that even if I don't get "OHMYGODSandcastlesintheSand" squee-worthy Barney/Robin, or even a tenth of that, I still love this show. I just do not expect to be disappointed by it. Ever. Hasn't happened yet.

Terminator - DAMN! This show is so FRICKING GOOD!!!!!!! And Cameron/John are hot. Riley isn't annoying anymore. Sarah is breaking my heart to bits. The time cards, the overlapping, the different angles in the different overlaps, the (literal!) Mexican stand-off. JUST. FRICKING. AWESOME!

Prison Break - I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think this season is ROCKING! Seriously, best season so far, even better than season one. I'm just loving every episode, everything is spinning and working together so nicely. Brad's death was a shocker last week, and I like how it was handled. I just think that if this is their last season (as it really should be), they are going out beautifully. Ooh, and the reveal that the secretary is an agent? Well played, show. Well played. I did NOT see that coming.

DwtS - Yay, Julianne is back next week. So, yay, Cody was saved. Yay, for Lacey and Benji. Double yay for for Julianne and Derek. Triple yay because Julianne and Derek were picked as the pros. Yay, yay, yays all around!!!!!

The Mentalist (No spoilers) - Good show; it's not earth-shattering, it's not obsessive; it's not appointment television, it's just good and enjoyable. Same as usual.

Eli Stone - I do love this show, but I'm worried about what's going to happen with Eli and Maggie, but I'm still hopeful that things are good, and on the right wavelength. I like all of the characters, and I think they are using them all correctly. And ::sniff,sniff: when Maggie said, "I love you, Eli." Oh, it was so sad. Also, I LOVED -- even if it led to Maggie joining Posner/Klein -- that Maggie was SO honest with Eli. LOVED. IT. (Still don't like her hairstyle though. Go back to the stylish bob, Julie! PRETTY PLEASE!)
Brandy: what i get for skimming the evitebrandyleigh on November 12th, 2008 05:05 am (UTC)
Glad I'm not the only one not invested in TAR this season. I missed this past week's episode, and I didn't really care. There's no one I really despise (except Terrence is pretty bad) and no one I really love, so yeah, hard to care, it's all about the scenery.

Completely agree with you on HIMYM - I trust these writers. I felt some Ted/Robin vibes, too, but that's okay, because whatever happens with them will make sense, I'm sure of it. Plus, I still definitely think they're heading towards Barney/Robin - there's no way they've brought all this up just to drop it. I don't mind them dragging it out over this season, though I have to say I'm super curious about how they're going to go about Robin reciprocating Barney's feelings, since I'm sure she will (eventually).
Arabian: BrOtp (OhMyGod) - cap by buffyxarabian on November 12th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, I love it, it's TAR, but I'm not just LOVING it like I usually do. I mean, Dallas and Toni are the ONLY couple I even like at this point, I either can't stand or am totally meh on everyone else.

Yes, re: HIMYM, it's nice to know there are still people out there who genuinely love the show and that it's not all about Barney/Robin. I LOVE them, but the show is so much more than that and whatever happens, I TRUST Carter and Bays.

I am curious too as to how/when it will turn around for Robin.

Edited at 2008-11-12 02:05 pm (UTC)
harper47harper47 on November 12th, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
I do like Toni and Dallas but I don't love them say like Ozzie and Danny. And I think it's mostly because the show doesn't focus on them very much. So I don't think they are going to win unless we are getting a TK and Rachel edit. They were sort of under the radar for awhile too. Still I love the difficulty of the challenges and this week was awesome.

I adore Mother too. I hate the Ted/Robin vibe though. Haven't we been there done that?

I loved this week's DWTS result's show. So much fun.
Arabian: Barney & Robinarabian on November 12th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
I do like Toni and Dallas but I don't love them say like Ozzie and Danny.

Replace Neil, and yeah, that is how I feel about them.

I'm not happy about the Robin/Ted vibe, but I'm still not sure anything will come of it. But if it does, I still trust them.

DWTS was fabulous. I tell ya, I still think they're holding out hope for a Hough/Hough showdown in the finale AND with Julianne and Derek being "the pros they chose," it's even more likely, I think.

(Hey, you and brandyleigh have matching icons. Hee!)
eolivet on November 12th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
You liked L&O? I have to agree with the person who said I could NEVER see Jack McCoy -- such a staunch defender of individual rights and the "little guy" -- arguing those men were terrorists. :x It just...seemed very irresponsible (and out of character) for me. :/

I enjoy "The Mentalist," too -- although it's mostly because my sister likes it so much, and we can squee together over the brilliance of Patrick Jane. ;p
Arabian: TVarabian on November 13th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
I did love L&O. I think the reason why I could see Jack doing it is because I'm pretty hard-core against the death-penalty and have always thought that if I ever became a lawyer, I'd always be defense, etc. etc. and I was SOOO infuriated and utterly disgusted by what they did that I wanted justice done. Somehow, someway. And damnit, THEY DID INSPIRE TERROR. It was awful that innocent people were maimed and injured because of what those morons did.

And so I bought it because of that and bought that Jack would go there because he knew, somewhere deep inside, that they'd get some other kind of deal. They'd get these guys somehow and that was the only way they had of getting the door open.

squee over the brilliance of Patrick Jane

Honestly? I think that's why it's the number one new TV show. That's why EVERYONE watches it.