Revenge – Season 3, Episode 1: “Fear”

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Revenge Season 3 Premiere

I know the show wants to get back to it’s roots and scuttle all the Initiative junk but I think some of the storyline wrap-ups in this episode were too quick and that maybe the story would have been better served by stretching them out over two or three episodes.

My poor Nolan had to serve SIX MONTHS in prison!  I’m glad the show flashed forward though.  I wouldn’t have wanted to see Nolan languishing in jail without his fabulous clothes.  Is he broke now?  I realize that the bad publicity tanked his company but shouldn’t he still have money?  It wasn’t really explained.

I feel like having Charlotte losing the baby was a bit of a cop out.  I know a lot of viewers disliked Declan but imagine all of the conflict possible in Charlotte having his baby.  It feels like once the show decided to write Declan out, they decided to leave no trace of him behind.  Also, not too sure what I think about the new, bitchier Charlotte.  If she’s turning into a mini-Victoria, I definitely don’t like it.  She was too sweet for that.  But, from what the promo implied, if she’s turning into a mini-Emily, I’m on board with that.  Her family is to blame for what happened to her biological father, her boyfriend and most likely her child as well.  If anyone feels a need for revenge, it would be her.

And Good-bye, Ashley!  Her exit felt a little rushed and even though I like the actress, I can’t say I’ll miss the character.

I think Jack lied about his feelings for Emily.  I think he really does love her but he just can’t be a part of her life.  He may believe she’s justified in her actions but it’s a dangerous world she lives in and he has to think about Carl first.  How better to keep her away than to make her think he doesn’t care?

I really hope Aiden going to Victoria is part of Emily’s plan and that he hasn’t really turned against her.  I definitely don’t want Emily with Daniel but I think Jack/Emily/Aiden is a good triangle.  Both guys love different parts of her.

Anyone else get an icky vibe from Victoria and Patrick?  Also, isn’t it a little suspicious that Patrick was the first name that Emily came up with when talking to Victoria since, supposedly, no one else knows about him?

Favorite Lines:

  • “And let’s never say the words “Carrion” or “Initiative” ever again.” — Emily
  • “Amen to that.” — Nolan

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

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Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Premiere

To quote my friend, Toga, EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  Pretty much my feelings exactly.

Whedon!  So great to have Joss back on TV.  It’s been great seeing his success on the big screen but this is where he shines.

Coulson!  He’s alive!  There’s a mystery there.  I don’t think he was really in Tahiti.  The way he kept saying “It’s a magical place.” seems like something that was planted in his mind.  What can he never know?

Gunn and Book!  So great to see J. August Richards and Ron Glass, Whedonverse alums.  I was hoping Mike would stick around but I understand this show isn’t about the “superheroes.”

Fitz-Simmons are my favorite characters (after Coulson) so far.  They’re like twins with their own language.  They talked so fast, I couldn’t catch most of their dialogue but it all sounded like it should be in my favorite lines.

I’m undecided about Ward.  He was much more enjoyable when he was under the truth serum.  Melinda May is badass.  I want to know what happened to make her not want to be in the field anymore.  Right now, I could take or leave Skye.

Lola flies!!!

This was a pretty kick-ass pilot.  Set up all the characters.  A storyline that showed off the team’s strengths.  Cool gadgets.  Great dialogue.  Left some mystery to bring me back for more.

I squee’d when I saw the Mutant Enemy logo at the end but the stupid announcer was talking over the Grr! Arrgh!

 

Favorite Line:

  • “Sorry.  That corner was really dark and I couldn’t help myself.” — Coulson
  • “This is where they make the red tape, isn’t it?” — Coulson
  • “Gramzy?” — Ward

 

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Castle – Season 6, Episode 1: “Valkyrie”

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Castle Season 6 Premiere

 

She said yes!  As if there was ever any doubt?  This is a real, solid couple.  He supports her and lifts her up, not hold her back.

Kate’s in a different position now.  Before she was BWOC, like the Senior Homecoming queen.  Now, she’s like the Freshman college student.  She knows she can do it but she’s still trying to get her bearings.  Her new partner seems nice.  Glad to see that she isn’t just a resentful bitch trying to show Kate she doesn’t belong there.  That happens too much in TV/movies.  For every bitch in real life, there are so many more women who are supportive of each other.

Poor Castle!  He wants Kate to succeed but he just can’t help his natural curiosity gets the better of him.  He was having trouble adjusting to the “new normal” but he tried putting his feelings aside for Kate.  And of course, it’s gotten him into big trouble.

Alexis’ boyfriend has got to go.  She’s too smart for an idiot like that.  He seems sweet, but dumb.

Not enough Martha, Ryan and Esposito and NO Lainie!

 

Favorite Line:  “You’re swaddling that doll right now, aren’t you?” — Castle

 

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and ABC

Sleepy Hollow – Season 1, Episode 2: “Blood Moon”

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Sleepy Hollow: Blood Moon

When are they going to get Ichabod some new clothes?  The ones he’s wearing are over 200 years old and I can’t imagine they smell too good since he was dead and buried all that time.

Andy’s head on backwards was gross.  Closed captioning said the creature was speaking Greek and then it was brought up later in the episode.  Will Greek mythology play a part in the mystery/mysteries?  John Cho is listed as a guest star and IMDB doesn’t show him in any other episodes (not that they’re always correct).  I hope to see more of him because I’m really curious about Andy.  How did he get involved with the bad guys because he seems almost decent.  He tried to save Abbie and kept apologizing to the people that Serilda was going to kill.  He also seemed reluctant to help but, now that he’s dead, I guess he has no choice.

Yay, Clancy Brown was back!  Seems like August may be Abbie’s guide like Katrina is Ichabod’s.  Abbie has a bit of a shell around her and August breaks that down so I hope to see him back again.  I’m liking Ichabod and Abbie’s developing friendship though.  Abbie can be a bit of a Scully but Ichabod is totally a Mulder so he’s keeping her from dismissing what she’s seen.  And, from all the sticky notes in the hotel room, it seems that Abbie is trying to help Ichabod adapt to present times.

I was a bit torn about how quickly they were able to deal with Serilda.  On the one hand, it would have been bad if she was able to regain her body.  She could have wreaked a lot of havoc on Sleepy Hollow.  But, and maybe this is Buffy spoiling me a bit, I feel like they need a central bad guy (or Big Bad) to go up against.  One with a face.  There has to be someone/something setting everything into motion.  I don’t think the creature is in charge, I think he works for someone else.  I’m sure the story is leading up to a reveal.

A few questions:  Why didn’t anybody notice that a police car was missing?  Why didn’t anyone hear Ichabod breaking down the wall and come to investigate?  The nurse giving meds to Abbie’s sister didn’t check under her tongue?  That’s always the first place I’d look.

Oh, I was pretty disappointed that the show had standard opening credits this week and no Rolling Stones.  😦  Also, the production values in TV shows are just getting better and better.  When Ichabod was running through the forest in his dream, I thought “This could be a movie, it looks so good.”

Favorite Lines:

  • “No, what’s insane is a 10% levy on baked goods.” — Ichabod
  • “I will literally pay you to stop talking.” — Abbie

 

Photo Credit:  Fox and Get Glue

Bones – Season 9, Episode 2: “The Cheat in the Retreat”

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I was glad to see Bones and Booth somewhat back to normal.  It’s clear that Booth’s secret is still bothering Bones, but she’s not letting it ruin their lives.

I liked Bill and Evelyn.  Their banter with each other reminded me a bit of me and my husband.  Too bad they turned out to be the bad guys.  Anybody else catch the Dirty Dancing reference with them?  Their last name was Schumacher and they were thieves.

I’m getting really tired of Angela being mean to Booth.  If Brennan has come to terms with it, it’s time for Angela to LET IT GO.  She acts like Seeley is some random dude that Brennan had a fling with not the friend she’s known for 9 years.

I liked the fact that Cam having her identity stolen may have taught her a lesson about letting the people who love her help, but there were a few things that bugged me.  Considering all the things they have seen while working at the Jeffersonian, I would think that all the people that work on Booth’s cases would have some kind of extra safeguards in place on their personal information.  Doubly so after what Pelant did to Hodgkins and Angela.  Not that it would have necessarily stopped someone like Pelant but it would probably been enough to stop an average identity thief.  Also, I wouldn’t think that there would actually be charges pressed against Cam.  It should have been fairly easy, without a forensic accountant (or Angela), to prove that Cam hadn’t committed any crimes.

Bones: The Cheat in the Retreat

Favorite Lines:

  • “Feces.  It’s your lucky day, Bug Boy.” — Booth
  • “The boys have got marriage problems, Evelyn, they’re not blind.” — Bill
  • “…You’re a tight-assed geek boy who doesn’t really fit in anywhere else.” — Angela

Photo Credit:  Get Glue and Fox

Sleepy Hollow – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”

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Random thought from opening fight scene:  *Creepy mask guy is creepy.*  I also thought of the Monty Python sketch where the two knights are fighting in the forest.  “No, it’s only a scratch.” “Only a scratch?!  You’re headless!”

The scene where Ichabod nearly gets run over reminds me a bit of Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp.  There is a really similar scene in it.

Opening credits song:  Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones – Excellent Song Choice

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So excited to see Clancy Brown!  The next scene, I tweeted this “Be careful” is usually a bad sign for the person who says it. Hope I’m wrong.”  I’ll be damned if I wasn’t.  Abbie finding the tapes Corbin (is that right?) made gives me hope he’ll be back in flashbacks.  I’ve loved Clancy Brown since he was The Kurgan in the original Highlander movie.

I knew there was something up with the priest as soon as I saw him.  After finding out that the Sheriff was on to the supernatural happenings in Sleepy Hollow, the looks the priest was giving him have a bit more context.  Hopefully, we’ll find out more about that.

I love that Ichabod is being played as a bit of a smartass and isn’t completely bumfuzzled by the present time.  I have to question how smart he is though when he’s locked in a jail cell and starts talking about killing someone.  From the Revolutionary War or not, you’ve got to know that admitting to beheading someone is not a good move.

I don’t understand how their police department works.  Where I’m from, the Sheriff’s department and the police department are not the same.  Sheriff is the county law enforcement, police is city.  They help each other out, but the leadership and officers are completely separate entities.  So, if Abbie’s partner was the Sheriff, why does it seem like Orlando Jones is her boss?

Speaking of which, I don’t trust Orlando Jones’ character (didn’t catch his name).  He has suspicious crazy eyes.  He’s either a bad guy, clueless or like Renard on Grimm.  Knows the score, not a bad guy or good guy, just out for himself.

The Horseman adapted to modern weapons pretty quickly.

I really liked this show.  Keeping my fingers crossed that Fox actually gives it a chance.  Looks like it’s going to be a wild ride.

Favorite Lines:

  • “First I shot him. Beheading him seemed like the next logical step.” — Ichabod
  • “You think he can hear us?”  “How the hell should I know?” — Random Police Officers

Photo Credit:  FOX