These two strong episodes on House and Castle had an annoyance in common – that rather overused device – a dramatic teaser followed by ’36 hours earlier’ or some other flashback.
House broke from the usual collapsing patient of the week to show us the grumpy doctor sitting outside the principal’s office at an elementary school and gradually revealed how he got there. Two Stories was a definite echo of the standout season one episode ‘Three Stories’ where we found out how House sustained his leg injury, and like that one, it began with House telling the story of a patient to a bunch of students, or in this case a fifth grade class.
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Lots of tv episodes to catch up on this week!
Lie To Me ended a brief 13 episode season with one of those annoying flashback episodes that far too many tv shows do these days. Begin with a shocking scene – in this case Gillian covered in blood – and then do a ‘two days earlier’ thing. The episode featured a Social Network-type plot, with internet nerds fighting amongst themselves and ultimately committing murder. The lead genius but socially inept character (and I know I’ve seen that actor in something else recently, also obnoxious I think..) was like Mark Zuckerberg as played by Jesse Eisenberg if a tad more homicidal!
Continue reading TV Round Up – Lie To Me, Human Target, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Episodes, Chase, Off the Map, Harry’s Law
This week’s TV viewing rundown. Firstly House saw the grumpy doc trying to coach Cuddy’s daughter to get her into an elite pre-school, compete with animal training clicker (which was a hoot!) The case was pretty mundane, although good to see the gay hoodlum from Caprica getting work. Chase’s skirt chasing ways caught up with him as someone hacked his facebook (or the alternate copyright free name) page. Perfectly fun, nothing ground breaking.
Continue reading House, Pretty Little Liars, Lie to Me, Castle, Harry’s Law, Episodes
Just a short post about two shows I watched yesterday. My relationship with Caprica has always been an uneasy one. I was a huge Battlestar Galactica fan, but for me Caprica has never worked as well as it could, largely because I dislike pretty much all of the characters. I am especially bored by the Adama brothers and the Tauron mafia stuff. However, the always dull Eric Stoltz as Daniel Greystone isn’t much better. I used to quite like the Greystone family dynamic, but Amanda has been off finding out about the polygamous Polly Walker and her equally tedious Church of the One God bunch.
To me, Caprica is trying to be portentous and important and it just comes over as pretentious and dull. I have the final 4 episodes to watch and I really struggled to get through the first, episode 15. Far too much of the Adama family and their history that I just find boring. I will watch the others but I have little hope I will be converted. A wasted opportunity to explore what was an intriguing world of the 12 colonies and a fascinating time, the birth of the Cylons.
On a lighter note, the new comedy from Showtime and the BBC featured two of my very favourite British comedy actors, Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. Ah, Green Wing!! Episodes tells the story of the pair of them as married award winning comedy writers whose show is bought up for an American remake. With US versions of Shameless, Being Human and Skins coming up, quite a good time.
The first episode was rather full of clichés, but I’ll definitely be watching the rest to see how Matt LeBlanc fits in. I’m willing to watch Tamsin Greig in anything, although I’m undecided about her new hairdo!