Best of the Week #1: DAMAGES
Sometimes, during an episode of DAMAGES, I forget to breathe. This show has too much tension build-up for me! I’m always on alert. A prime example would be Ray Fisk’s sudden death. I did not see that coming, and neither did Patty! In this week’s installment, Ellen learned how to not just play the game, but master it. Glenn Close is brilliant in this role, you never know what she’s really cooking up behind that mask of hers. After this episode, it’s almost impossible the finale will be a disappointment.
Best of the Week #2: MOONLIGHT
Los Angeles. Vampire. Private investigator. Doesn’t feed on humans. The love of his eternal life is a sassy, blonde girl. ANGEL is back on TV!!! YAY! Oh wait, no, this is called MOONLIGHT. Huh? I’m confused. Alright, I’ll admit that this character bears a striking resemblance to that other vampire we love so much. However, I seem to enjoy it anyway. Call it my guilty pleasure. Even though Mick was forced to take Beth’s blood in order to survive – much like the way Angel once had to take Buffy’s blood – I can’t help but love it all over again. It’s like a blast from the past
Best of the Week #3: FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Aside from Riggins’ visit to the Star Trek Super Church, I liked this episode a lot. Mainly because of Connie Britton, as I’m sure many will agree. The stress of living without her husband (honestly, would you be able to live without him?) took its toll and she messed up. Big time. Although I’m not entirely sure that Julie didn’t have it coming. Unlike the rest of FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, she has been less than loveable since the start of the season.
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Worst of the Week #1: CALIFORNICATION
I’m so tired of all the special love Hank supposedly feels for his ex-girlfriend. This week she found out about the engagement ring and apparently that was the catalyst for all the doubts that she started having. Yes, let’s milk this story some more. But that’s not the only reason I put CALIFORNICATION down as worst series of the week. Did anyone else see that storyline of the wrongfully credited teenage writer coming from a hundred miles away? Tune in next week for the inevitable blackmailing scene between Hank and ‘you-slept-with-a-minor’ Mia.
Worst of the Week #2: TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
After putting it in my ‘Top 3’ last week, it’s odd that it’s in this category now. I’m just as confused as you are, especially about this episode. Suddenly Palek never wants to have children? That makes me wonder if he wanted them in the first place. What happened to Jamie’s efforts to be alone for a while? Why is Dave still reluctant to go to therapy? Didn’t he make that big statement about how he didn’t want Katie to go through this alone? Maybe I missed something because I was distracted by the Chair’ishing Intercourse for the Elderly. Yeah, that was a little much for me.
Worst of the Week #3: THE OFFICE
Don’t get me wrong, I could never get enough of THE OFFICE, but I’m not sure if the hour long episodes are doing the show justice. I can easily tell which storylines would have been left out if these episodes had run for just their usual thirty minutes. Perhaps they should only air half hour episodes and later release the full episodes on DVD, sort of like what they did with those deleted scenes. I mean, die hard fans love the full hour of Office greatness, but I can imagine the occasional viewer may have switched to another channel during Jim and Pam’s visit to The Schrute Farm. That was lame, to say the least.