Monday was the season finale of The Class. And to quote Richie from this episode, "You never know what's going to happen." At the beginning of the season, I had nothing but negative things to say about the pilot. I stopped watching all together after a few episodes. My ex then urged me to get back into it a few months ago. I did, and the show's slowly improved every week, culminating with this wonderful last episode. I never thought I'd say this, but I hope CBS renews this show.
I won't ruin it in case you all haven't seen it. And by "you all," I mean all two of you other regular viewers. But the episode had a great balance of heart and humor, and I especially loved The Lakehouse scene. You can watch the episode on Innertube.
Speaking of Innertube, you should also check out the behind-the-scenes footage available on there for How I Met Your Mother and The Class. Nothing gets me more excited to work on a show than watching table reads. Yes, I am a huge nerd. I will now return to playing Tetris on my graphing calculator.
The Black Donnellys - "A Stone Of The Heart" (C+)
Still feel the same way I did about the pilot, maybe a bit more adamantly now. Though I'm sure the ladies, and some men, didn't mind seeing Tommy half-naked for most of the episode. The dude works out. I thought he was just a lanky, art student in the pilot. I was wrong. I need to get on the Tommy Donnelly work out plan. I'm gonna give this show one more episode and then I'm probably gonna make like fabric softener and Bounce.
Friday Night Lights - "Extended Families" (A)
I absolutely loved this episode. Sure, the Waverly plot was a little weird. And yes, I want to kick Tim Riggins' new kid neighbor in the chins. But the end scene with Tami and Tyra, as well as the Jason/Lyla scene, more than made up for those minor annoyances.
ALL EPISODES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. If you're reading this, you have internet, so you now have no excuse not to catch up on this show.
South Park - "With Apologies To Jesse Jackson"
Haven't watched yet, it's on the DVR, but I am insanely excited that the show's back. Last season had some amazing episodes ("Make Love, Not Warcraft," "Hell on Earth," etc). There's a quote from this episode already up on tv.com, with Cartman saying, "It's on! RACE WAAAR!! Race War's on everybody! It's going down! Shit is going down!" This reminds me of my friend Trevor's comedy troupe, The Whitest Kids U'Know, and their sketch, "Race War." The Whitest Kids' new show debuts March 20th at 11pm on Fuse. Below is one of my favorite sketches:
And here's another favorite sketch:
30 Rock - "The Source Awards" (B-)
This episode was a little below average for me. I didn't really like Wayne Brady's character, nor the LL Cool J story. Of course though, as always, there were still plenty of great lines:
GHOSTFACE KILLAH: "I'll get my rhyming dictionary."
JACK: "What the hell does she know? She's a Murphy. Bunch of mud farmers and sheep rapists."
LL's character insinuating that Tupac is still alive.
Tracy's Oprah impression.
Jack's list of rapper names, which included "MC Skat Cat" and "RiDonkeyKong."
All in all, kind of a slow week in TV Land. Sorry for the lack of posts this week, more to come over the weekend. And as usual, click below for the tunes and leave a comment!
The Black Donnellys - "A Stone Of The Heart"
"Handle With Care" - Traveling Wilburys
"Cannonball" - Damien Rice [buy album]
"Cold Water" - Damien Rice [buy album]
"Louie Louie" - The Kingsmen (covering Richard Berry) [buy album]
"Real Bad News" - Aimee Mann [buy album]
"Still Love" - Holly Brook [buy album]
Friday Night Lights - "Extended Families"
"Hope (Tell Everyone)" - David Usher
"Idlewild (Don'tchu Worry 'Bout Me)" - Outkast [buy album]
"Late Night Bedroom Rock for the Missionaries" - Broken Social Scene [buy album]
Scrubs - "My Night To Remember"
"Diner" - Martin Sexton [buy album]
"How To Save A Life" - The Fray [buy album]
"She Is" - The Fray [buy album]
"Winter" - Joshua Radin [buy album]
"Sometimes A Fantasy" - Billy Joel [buy album]
"The Candy Man" - Sammy Davis Jr. [buy album]
"Walking Next To You" - Acres [buy album]