As the majority of CHUCK fans busy themselves with burning creators Josh Schwartz and Chris Fedak in effigy following last night’s controversial episode that had Chuck and Sarah heading further down their respective relationship rabbit holes with Hannah and Shaw. We thought we’d take the opportunity to throw a few logs on the fire, but for a different reason entirely. Namely, Chuck versus the Budget Cuts. We’re just sayin’, there was absolutely nothing awesome about an episode that was entirely Jeff, Lester and well, Captain Awesome free. Particularly when the funny threesome were replaced with really bad Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy impersonation courtesy of our least favorite characters Ellie and Morgan.
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Since CBS insists on ruining our post-Super Bowl party with the likes of SURVIVOR, CRIMINAL MINDS and Sunday’s super-underwhelming UNDERCOVER BOSS each and every time they get the chance. A fairly funny instalment of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER that introduced “duck or rabbit” into the lexicon, included a memorable callback to the ‘naked man,’ and featured one of the smartest Ted one-liners to date (“Don = Donald = Donald Duck”) — was slightly less so as we spent the better part of twenty-two minutes wondering just how many more faux post-Super Bowl episodes creators Craig Thomas and Carter Bays will have to concoct before CBS finally gets the message. Fingers crossed three times is the charm.
Last night’s Tour-du-Cuddy performance by Lisa Edelstein continued to reinforced our belief that if HOUSE wasn’t so frequently overly formulaic, we wouldn’t so frequently press pass on Monday nights.
Despite some fantastic guest starring turns by TV Addict favorites such as EVERWOOD’s Merrilyn Gann and BEING ERICA’s Erin Karpluk, last night’s fourth episode of LIFE UNEXPECTED finds us getting somewhat unexpectedly annoyed with the show’s pint-sized protagonist. Seriously. Outside of getting adopted by the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt clan, when is Lux going to grow up and realize just how good she’s got it? Echoing the sentiments of fellow Canadian TV Addict Myles McNutt, there are only so many more times we wish to tune in to see the same plot-point rehashed. Or, as our favorite fictional President [Bartlett] might put it, “What’s Next?”
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE
Needing to kill some time between HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and LIFE UNEXPECTED, we yet again subjected ourselves to a few minutes of Jenna Elfman’s so-called half-hour sitcom. Needless to say, our problem with it is simple: Just how is this show still on the air?