Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
The InBetween (recorded) - "Let Me in Your Window" (ep. #7). Finally
got around to watching the episode in which Molly C. Quinn ("Castle")
The 'A' storyline, in which Tom and Damien investigate a series of
deadly arson attacks didn't make a lick of sense (esp. the "resolution"
to the case)!
But the 'B' storyline with Quinn was pretty good - Cassie's new
co-worker (Quinn) is being stalked by the spirit of the creep who
stalked her in real life (and whom Quinn's character had accidentally
killed by pushing him over a cliff!!), and of course Ed Roven's spirit
shows up to offer Cassie "assistance" (she stupidly takes him up on it,
which I'm sure she'll regret...). In the 'C' storyline, Damien's
comatose "fiancee" finally kicks the bucket, but not without getting a
very important message to Cassie first.
soaps: Hope is an idiot (what else is new?!!). Kate is informed that
Ted has been murdered "by Stefan" but she keeps her cards close to the
vest. In the continuing dumbest-storyline-in-all-of-soaps,
Kristen-as-Nicole successfully seduces Brady (but THEIR BODY TYPES ARE
TOTALLY DIFFERENT!!!). And Sarah finally wears ol' Eric down, and they
also "boff", so I guess they're "official" now.
GH - And speaking of stupid storylines! - Shiloh has kidnapped
Cameron the teen, in order to plant "Drew's" memories into him, but
Franco comes across this and interrupts(?) the process... Also, they
didn't forget that Cassandra Pierce "poisoned" Sasha, as she's starting
to get sick in this episode, and looks to be having a medical emergency
in the promo for the next episode.
Blood & Treasure (recorded) - "The Revenge of Farouk" (ep. #12, the
This finale was hard to parse... On the plus side, all of the season
#1 storylines *were* resolved, so if they wish to "start fresh" with an
entirely new storyline in season #2, they can (and I *really* hope they
do!!). However, on the "minus" side, both "Farouk" and Reece are left
"in play" at the end of this finale (in that they aren't dead, just "in
custody"), so if they want to fail to learn from the mistakes of TV
shows from summers past, they can just "reboot" this and have season #1
be a tedious rehash of season #1. (I really hope the DON'T do that!!)
Anyway, there was one good "twist" left at the end (that should have
been obvious before this - I just missed it! :| ). And I did enjoy
Lexi beating the stuffing out of Anna Silk!!
But it looks like all of our "Heroes"(tm) (sans Dr. Castillo) make
it to the final frame, so they can have any of Father Chuck, Agent
Gwen, or "Shaw" back in season #2, if they want to...
As for me, whether I'm back for season #2 depends on what they do
with it - if it's a whole new storyline in season #2, I'm in!! :) But
if it's more tedium with Farouk and/or Reece, I'm out!!
Betch (recorded) - Another "earlier" episode, this one guest hosted by
JennXPenn (nee Jenn McAllister). Actually, I finally figure out that
these "earlier" episodes are actually two 15-minute "webisodes" spliced
into one 30-minute TV episode, as McAllister only appeared in the first
"segment" of this one, but disappeared from the final 15-minutes of the
"episode". Also, this one was early enough that Jessica Marie Garcia
wasn't even credited for this episode (at all!)... In terms of comedy,
this episode was so-so.
Guidance (recorded) - I'm a little confused on which episodes I watched
- it was either #2.7 & #2.8, or #2.8 and #2.9... Anyway, in these
episodes, the rest of the students start finding out that Mr. Ridley is
pond scum, and begin acting out against him. Ridley knows the walls are
closing in, and tries to break things off with Brianna the Cheerleader
when she starts being indiscreet, but she won't take "no" for an answer.
In the second of these episode, "time" finally catches up to the
dance, and at the end we see who shot Mr. Ridley (and how, and who
brought the gun, etc.). The "flash-forward" events of the previous
episodes are starting to make a little more sense here, but only
Just two more episodes of season #2 to go - I'll get to those tonight.
Zac & Mia (TeenNick) - I finally saw the "season #1" finale, which
shows how Mia lost part of her leg to cancer. That was actually a
pretty good plot development (and Anne Winter was good in this) - if
this were a serious drama, instead of a sappy teen romance, this would
have made for some good fictional drama.
Maybe somebody more serious minded will take elements of this series
and get a better TV show out of it.
Recorded for later: Suits, and The InBetween.
"Three light sabers? Is that overkill? Or just the right amount
of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)