For a show that prides itself on planning ahead (See: The Wedding Bride), there was something oddly anti-climactic about the lack of clues one (okay, we) could decipher the fab five’s flash forward (pictured above) during the final scene of Monday’s HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER. Assuming of course Lily’s giant flower dress wasn’t simply a ploy to distract us from an impending baby bump, and it was mere coincidence that Ted didn’t bring a skank…. err, we mean potential “mother” to
Lori’s Lily’s 42nd 32nd birthday party, did we missing something? Or did creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas finally learn a lesson from “the goat” and intentionally avoid painting writing themselves into a corner this time?
News Showtime probably doesn’t want to hear. Our increased enjoyment of Monday’s second season premiere of the UNITED STATES OF TARA was predicated on the fact that for the most part, the episode completelyy lacked Tara’s other states. Is it wrong? Are we crazy? Or is there something to be said for the satisfaction one gets from a straight up family dramedy from the always entertaining mind of Diablo (Yup, we’re still laughing at the term ‘Gayble’) Cody?
Aside from the fun we had thinking back to our own addiction to The Sims (Ahhh…. Memories of Malenopolis), there was very little to laugh about during Monday night’s instalment of THE BIG BANG THEORY. Seriously. Consider our flag firmly planted with the woefully underused Wolowitz, who so accurately pointed out that Sheldon’s life is a non-stop performance. Thus, to craft a plot entirely around his fear of public speaking was completely out of character. If anything, Sheldon would relish the opportunity to get up in front of a group of his peers to accept an award that reinforces his superiority and intelligence. Well, at least that’s our theory and we’re sticking to it.
Now don’t get us wrong, after three plus seasons spent scratching our head over the deal with Richard Alpert, last night’s for-your-Emmy-consideration-how-to by actor Nester Carbonell didn’t disappoint. With the exception of one tiny little thing, which at the risk of incurring the wrath of JOpinionated we’re just gonna go ahead and say: There is something slightly off-putting with regards to the realization that the characters we’ve invested five years of our lives in may be nothing more that human chess pieces so that Jacob may prove a point. We’re just sayin’
After another night of incredibly painful AMERICAN IDOL performances, can we all just agree that this season was a disaster of epic proportions, name Crystal Bowersox (aka. the only performer who had an iota of talent) the winner, and call it day. Please?