February 28th, 2013

CT: grayson

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NCIS LA: [Spoiler (click to open)]How much do I love the continual "touché" joke? THIS MUCH, is how. Also the butt-slapping. Touché and butts, that is the seasonal theme for this ship! :D
Also now craving fic of Deeks cheering Kenzi up from heartbreak by doing a Chippendale routine - internet: make it happen! *Magic handwave*
I love that this show always throws in something for the shippers, even in the boring Sam-centric episodes (which are so boring that even the other characters are all "haven't we done this before? I feel like we've done this before."). I'm happy to just watch this ship putter along like this, it's like an old reliable steamboat. Hmm, actually I remember seeing a movie about a steamboat that sunk when I was really little, it freaked me out quite badly. Bad metaphor is bad.

Cougar Town:[Spoiler (click to open)]Mkay, so the Travis/Laurie ship is pretty much sunk then? I'm a bit bummed, but I was never super-invested and they've made it so weird and un-hot during the last dozen episodes that now I just want it over one way or the other. Lets move on, please! Not a fan of Wade either way though, he's boring so far. It's always fun with a new person coming into the group and being the straight-man to all the crazy antics, but we've seen that and this guy doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Hope they make him interesting if he's gonna stick around, otherwise I want Smith back. Smith was interesting.

New Girl: [Spoiler (click to open)]I wasn't too invested in this episode, it just didn't really hold my attention. I dunno, I kinda feel like there's a lot of re-hashing lately? Schmidt mopes over Cece and clings on Nick, Jess and Nick are ~conflicted about their feelings, Winston's off doing his own thing, and then there's some stuff about how Nick is a no-good lazy screw-up - things have been at a stand-still since The Kiss. It's not necessarily a bad thing: I get that it's important to show that Nick/Jess kissing didn't alter the dynamics of the show, but it also doesn't make for terribly engaging episodes.
Fun story (not really): I read that Steve Howey from Shameless was going to be on this show, and for some reason I thought he was the guy who plays Jimmy which I did not want to see. This wasn't MUCH better, but it was better. I'm just not used to my IMDB-brain failing me like this. :s

The Mindy Project: [Spoiler (click to open)]Slight improvement in dudes, if not in casting (ugh, Seth Rogen). This guy was atleast pretty likable and while I expected him to turn out to be lying about the army (mainly because who in the actual army walks around with a shirt - and then gets a tattoo - that says ARMY?) I was pleased he seemed to be on the up-and-up about it. Basically, this was the first time I did not want to slap Mindy in the hopes that it would make her smarter/have better taste in guys. Progress! Obvsly still shipping her with Danny long-term, but it's nice to see her spend time with people who wouldn't make any intelligent person run screaming the other way, you know?

Cult:[Spoiler (click to open)]Zzzzzzzzzzz.... Yeah, so, hypothetically: would it be bad if I watched this show solely to see Alaric hook up with Cute Plucky Girl? Because the only scenes that makes me look up from Freecell while this is playing is whenever they're doing that "lets look at a screen with our faces really close" thing, and that's in the hope that they'll just go "screw this whole dumb plot and lets make out instead". >_> Everything else though... Eesch. It's like a parody of The Following AND the CW all at once, only without being particularly funny.

Hart of Dixie: [Spoiler (click to open)]As promised I did not watch this episode, but I did watch the promo for NEXT episode long enough to be able to say: I TOLD YOU SO. Aah, the pessimist's cold comfort of being right. May my heart never not be coated by a thick veneer of cynical bitterness and low expectations (or as it is also known: heart kevlar).