Catching up…   

I’m still playing catch up with last week’s shows. I haven’t watched Boston Legal or My Name is Earl yet and now I have to add DH and the last half of Charmed to my list. I think I’ll just skip the new UPN show since J didn’t like it much and I already have too many shows.

Last night I watched the third episode of Bones. Hmm. I’m still not sure about it. The storyline, again, was better than the pilot and the musical bone montages seem to be gone forever. Still, there doesn’t seem to be anything special about this investigation show yet (besides having DB in it). It may become something I can watch like I watch CSI – if it’s on and all my other shows are in repeats, I’ll watch. It doesn’t seem to be something I need to watch each week to follow along later.

I also watched the season premieres of Alias and Everwood. Aww. More of my shows are back. I love it when characters I love return to my screen after a long summer away. It’s like being back in school all over again. I jotted some of my initial reactions last night after watching. Can’t promise they’ll make any sense and they certainly aren’t deep reflections but that shouldn’t be too surprising. ;)

Alias:

  • I liked it.

  • Vaughn’s death? Killed me a little. I knew it was coming and it still hurt. Ok, well I wasn’t sure it was coming this episode but it still hurt. Also, I’m glad they didn’t totally assasinate his character after that reveal. I’m still a little confused by everything that happened in this episode and I think I need to re-watch but this is pretty typical with new JJ/Alias mysteries.
  • Who the heck is blondie? For a second I was concerned she was Renee and something funky was going on there with Vaughn. Then we get Renee at the end so there goes that idea, thank God.
  • BTW, I knew Vaughn was doomed after the I love you and sweet scene in the car but I’m glad they got the moment in the hospital. Poor Syd.

I know a lot of people are so down on this season and hated last season. Yeah, I’m not one of them. I didn’t love last season and the fact that I wasn’t all that excited about this season is proof. Yet, I really enjoyed this episode and I’m hopeful for the rest of the season. I’m determined not to go into any of my shows with a cynical outlook. If I approach them positively, I am more likely to enjoy them.

Everwood:

  • ‘Bout time those silly kids got married! I figured it out from the way Harold was so into it that it had to be Edna’s wedding.

  • The haircut? SO CUTE. I wish I looked that cute with that kind of cut. And I love the color.
  • Amy and Rose’s talk made me cry.
  • Bright makes me smile. When did he become my favorite character on this show?!
  • Loved Hannah yelling at him on the cell… and how he totally ignored her wishes…
  • Hannah! I want a Hannah! Oh, wait, I have one but I want this Hannah too.
  • Aww, they kissed and he missed her.
  • While I feel for Andy, I’m so glad Nina called him out on his selfish behavior and the fact that she didn’t ever have the chance to tell him how she felt because he was always with someone else and blind to her.
  • LOL!! I love how Bright spent the summer trying to figure out the scribble and it was nothing. He’s cute when he’s actually fallen for a girl and is hoping she wrote something special to him.
  • Good for Nina telling Jake the truth. This is why I love Nina and this show.
  • Aww. Amy and Hannah being all girly!! I love them.
  • You know what’s sad? I didn’t miss Ephram. We all knew he was showing up at the wedding but I could have done with a few more episodes without him. Look at the drama he’s causing in those previews for next week.

3 Responses to “Catching up…”

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    eolivet says:

    Boston Legal was very good — they had a neat callback joke from an episode of “The Practice” about a certain judge, and his certain way of pronouncing a certain state. ;p

    Heather Locklear was quite good — her scenes with Denny were too funny. The jury’s still out on Julie Bowen, though. :/ Let me know what you think when you watch. :)

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    raelee says:

    Boston Legal was very good.

    Ahh. Ok, I watched it last night. I liked it – I’m digging the way they started it and I wonder if that’s what they’re going to do for the rest of the season. I like that Denny and Alan are openly acting so close now.

    I have to say, I adore Heather and I’m glad to see her on the show. However, I love Alan and Tara together so I don’t really want anything interfering with that ‘ship. Her lawyer ex and Heather seem like potential issues. Hmmmm…

    Julie. Huh. I have to say I hate how people disappear and we get no explanation. Or, did we? Was I just not paying close enough attention? My problem with Julie was the hard-ass act. It didn’t seem to fit and I can’t tell if it’s because Julie is bad or I just hate the idea of it. It’s a tough law firm, I’ve got it but they just seem to have the same character each year with a new actress and a different name. I’d rather see a completely different character but maybe I’m judging too quickly.

    All in all, I liked it and I’m happy to have them back. I like that we have a case that’s going to span a couple of episodes. I do enjoy cases that wrap up quickly so that we get something fresh each week but I also like it when we get the realistic long trials.

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    eolivet says:

    , I love Alan and Tara together so I don’t really want anything interfering with that ‘ship.

    Me, too — and I have to say, I didn’t quite buy Rupert Everett as Tara’s ex. I don’t know why…maybe it was the lack of chemistry. :/ But I did love the beautifully subtle “I’m fairly certain you didn’t” scene. Since Rhona Mitra wasn’t in the credits, and I’ve heard she’s gotten work on another show, that would seem to point to her leaving. If it’s for Rupert Everett, though, it seems way too contrived. :/

    I hate how people disappear and we get no explanation. Or, did we?

    Nope — I didn’t hear any explanation — she just suddenly appeared. And was that young guy on the show last season — I swear I don’t remember him.

    My problem with Julie was the hard-ass act.

    Yep — I don’t think she sold it, and it’s hard knowing her as Carol Vessey, who couldn’t be a hardass if her life depended on it. I also didn’t like how they made her character into a cliche (young, ambitious woman with no personal life, in the middle of a divorce). Alan and Denny are most definitely NOT cliches — I wish they had a supporting cast that wasn’t so…faceless. Betty White and her creepy boyfriend are the only ones besides the Big Two and Candace who I can really remember. :x