How I Met Your Mother - "Arrivederci, Fiero" (B-)
I thought this episode was pretty weak. I'm also still peeved from last week's episode when Robin actually gave away the dogs! Wtf. I was hoping this episode would pick up with Ted and Robin getting the dogs back. Unfortunately, there was no continuation in story whatsoever. Actually, there really wasn't any story at all in this ep, at least not in the present tense. They're really going overboard with the flashbacks, and I'm not a fan. Still some funny moments though...
COLLEGE TED: "My parents live in Ohio; I live in the moment..."
The Class - "The Class Rides A Bull" (B)
A bit heavy on the relational drama, and a little weak on the laughs this week. Nonetheless, this'll be the second or third time in a row now that I've enjoyed this show more than HIMYM. Duncan still needs to cut his hair though. For serious.
The Black Donnellys - "Pilot"
I haven't watched yet, but you can watch it online.
Veronica Mars - "Mars, Bars"
Haven't caught up yet, I'm actually two episodes behind. But in the meantime, here's a cute behind-the-scenes video of Kristen Bell & Chris Lowell. P.S. I still hate Piz.
Friday Night Lights - "I Think We Should Have Sex" (A)
Another amazing episode. FYI, if there were a show based on my own high school years, every episode would be titled, "I Think We Should Have Sex." The topic of sex in high school has been covered a million times over, but this episode still somehow felt original and refreshing. I love the innocence of Matt and Julie. Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton both deserve Emmys. And though I'm still interested in Jason Street's storyline, I really do hope they bring him back into the mix with the other characters soon. Not a fan of tattoo girl.
The Office - "Cocktails" (B)
I though this episode was average. Roy's rage blackout at the end there was unexpected and unsettling, but I liked it. Some of my favorite lines...
JAN: "I am taking a calculated risk. What's the upside? I overcome my nausea, fall deeply in love, babies, normalcy, no more self-loathing. Downside, I date Michael Scott publicly and collapse into myself like a dying star."
JAN: "Why is this so hard? That's what she said. Oh my god. What am I saying?"
MICHAEL: Here's to Mr. Iacocca, and his failed experiment, the DeLorean.
Also, check out Rainn Wilson on SNL this past weekend:
While you're at it, check out Arcade Fire too. New album is delicious.
Scrubs - "My Therapeutic Month" (B)
This episode was much, MUCH better than the previous few. Hopefully, this trend continues. Lloyd's air-drumming to speed metal cracked me up. You can watch the episode here.
30 Rock - "Hard Ball" (B+)
Again, this show made me LOL the most this past week. The best one-liners on television right now. Unfortunately, while the show continues to rock, the ratings continue to drop with every episode. This past week was its lowest yet. Thanks a lot, Grey's. Seriously people, just watch Grey's on Friday or online. Some of my favorite lines from this past week...
JACK: "Lemon, what happened in your childhood to make you believe people are good?"
LIZ: "Hey, would Sharon Stone worry about that? Would Richard Gere?"
JACK: "The worm, that's so degrading. Are its origins German?"
JACK: "The crab is getting aroused. Shut it down. Shut it down."
TRACY (yelling at the tv): "TV on! Pornography!"
Oh, and Jane Krakowski looked hot at her Maxim shoot.
Grey's Anatomy - "Some Kind of Miracle" (B)
Over-the-top, at times annoying, at times cringe-worthy, yet somehow, I found myself choking up a bit during the episode. And I guess that's also Grey's Anatomy as a whole in a nutshell. I have a lot of complaints, but I still watch, and I'm still entertained.
I enjoyed seeing Denny and Dylan/Coach Taylor/Watch Friday Night Lights. But Monica Keena's character (loved her on Undeclared fyi) was a bit much. I actually started laughing the second time she started bleeding.
The best part of the episode, and the part where I got a bit teary, was when Cristina stood at Meredith's feet. Well done, Sandra Oh.
How do you all feel about the Addison spinoff show? Taye Diggs is apparently lined up. I'm kind of dreading it.
The O.C. - "The End's Not Near, It's Here" (B)
We've already said our goodbyes, but I forgot to ask, where was Mr. Roberts during the wedding scene? Did he die in the ferry accident up at Seattle Grace? Way to go, Grey's.
The 79th Annual Academy Awards (B)
Well, I didn't do so hot with my Oscar predictions. Got 5/6 of the main categories correct, but went a dismal 12/24 overall. Everyone's talking about how boring the Oscars were this year, but honestly, I enjoyed them. Our Oscar get-together TiVoed it and started a little later so we could fast forward through the boring parts, I highly recommend this. Ellen wasn't bust-your-side hilarious, but I found her really endearing. The sound effects choir was amazing, and I loved the shadow dancers. When they formed into a gun and shot a bullet, I so freaked. Best part of the show:
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How I Met Your Mother - "Arrivederci, Fiero"
"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers [buy album]
Veronica Mars - "Mars, Bars"
"Solfeggio in C Minor" - Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
"Lost To The Lonesome" - Pela
"Swimmers" - Broken Social Scene [buy album]
"Undone" - Todd Deatherage [buy album]
"Lovers Who Uncover" - The Little Ones [buy album]
Friday Night Lights - "I Think We Should Have Sex"
"Eyes" - Rogue Wave [buy album]
"Political Scientist" - Ryan Adams [buy album]
Grey's Anatomy - "Some Kind of Miracle"
"The Lake" - Aqualung [buy album]
"Sleep Don't Weep" - Damien Rice [buy album]
"Swans" - Unkle Bob [buy album]
Scrubs - "My Therapeutic Month"
"Turn" - Travis [buy album]
The O.C. - "The End's Not Near, It's Here"
Songs previously posted here