NaBloPoMo, Day 2
Everything I watched this week seemed to miss the mark–
I initially really liked this season’s candidate competition but the premise seemed a bit tired with this week’s episode and I groaned when no one was eliminated. Ugh, this could go on a long time. I’m not so interested in any of these new characters; my favorite was the older gentleman, the impostor doctor who was eliminated last week. Bummer.
The good news–back to the half hour format. Not so good news–this episode wasn’t all that funny. Michael and Dwight going commando on the Utica branch was pretty ridiculous, even for Michael. I loved “The Finer Things” club and Stanley’s money talk with Michael, but over all I thought the episode was ho-hum and I really missed Angela.
I loved Freddie Rodgriguez on Six Feet Under and so it’s great to see him on this show, playing Geo the sandwich maker. Now that Betty’s on-again-off-again romance with Henry seems to be on again, I hope we haven’t seen the last of Geo. Overall, I found this episode to be pretty irritating. Why is Alexis all chummy with his father, when last week she stormed out of her father’s place, having finally remembered how crappy Bradford’s been to him? Did I miss something?
I’m no fan of the musical Wicked, so the screeching theater storyline/setting was particularly irksome. Having Betty and Henry descend on stage in a floating set piece during the performance seemed particularly unoriginal for this show. I think all the creativity was pumped into the transitions from one scene to the next. Betty and Henry’s relationship has to progress or just end already, I mean really end, cause this back and forth–that started last season–is starting to feel like jerking the audience around. Yes, I know they supposedly hooked up at the end of this episode, but who knows what’s next. I love that Mark has a boyfriend. More screen time for his (and Amanda’s) character is always welcome.
I love that Stanley Tucci is a new regular on the show and think his character a perfect addition, sure to stir up the mix–much needed. John Stamos’ character continues to be a poor man’s George Clooney and Sam racing to the el station just in time to stop a jumper was stupid. I’m not sure where else this show can go. And yet, I keep watching it.
Mercury retrograde screwed with the DVR and it recorded black screens for a number of shows Wednesday night, this one included. However, judging by the rest of this week’s TV, I’d say it was a disappointing episode as well. I’m on the fence about this show. This week’s episode was going to be the decision maker. I’ll have to wait til next week. Anyone catch this week’s installment? Any good?
I miss it. This week, I really missed it.
This show could have saved the Thursday night lineup but unfortunately, it didn’t air this week. Rats.
One day after Halloween and we’re already assaulted by the holiday advertising. Every fifth ad (curses to Lowe’s especially) was pushing Christmas crap. Grrrrrrr.