Glee: Mercedes is BACK!

Glee: Mercedes is BACK!

Posted by Dustin on 04.16.2014 at 8:54 pm

As with some other shows, it’s been awhile since I blogged about “Glee.” I have still been watching, and I’m starting to feel that “Love and Feeling” for the show again . . . kinda. The big jump to New York has happened, and we’ve advanced a few months since graduation. Apparently though we aren’t done with McKinley yet. Ryan Murphy has recently revealed we will go back there for the final season for closure, and I believe we may go back one more time this season based on comments Dot Marie Jones (Beastie) made on a recent “Access Hollywood” episode . . . unless she was referring to scenes for the final season. I don’t know. She said back in March when I watched that she was still slated to tape a few more episodes.

I loved Puck and Quinn ending up together, that seemed right. I was glad to see Britney return, but then she stole Santana and now they are on a lesbian-a-go-go vacation for who knows how long! I’d love to see them back for next season.

What I’m loving the most is the return of Mercedes Jones. The loss of her was a huge mistake, and I’m glad it’s been rectified. Love me some Mercedes! I also like that she and Sam are back together, and that Sam has a decent haircut for once.

I was not a fan of Artie the film school playa storyline. I thought it was totally out of character and made light of a serious issue, safe sex. Yeah it was funny I admit, but the STD costume joke got old fast and it didn’t really work turning Artie into a pimp.

I find myself completely over Kurt and Blaine. At least one of these high school romances has to come to an end, and I think it will be theirs. I’m actually okay with that. They were pretty much all they had in Lima, Ohio, and now that they are in the big city they are seeing there are other options available. Can we bring back the cute English guy Kurt was dating? Or hook him up with Starchild?

Finally, I am hating Rachel being her diva-like usual self. I thought she would have outgrown this, but nope. Now she’s dropped out of Nyada, which will be a huge mistake. It was pretty much the writing on the wall that her show, and career, are doomed. The original ending of the show, per Ryan Murphy’s many statement on this, was to have Finn take over the glee club and Rachel return a big star, but choose Finn and Lima over fame. I now have a feeling it will be Rachel returning home and resurrecting the glee club at McKinley will newly appointed Principle Will Shuester’s blessing.

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Grey’s Anatomy Thoughts . . . .

Grey’s Anatomy Thoughts . . . .

Posted by Dustin on 04.14.2014 at 6:50 pm

So it’s been awhile since I posted about “Grey’s Anatomy.” My apologies, I know I’ve been neglecting this blog and specifically certain shows. Work has kept me busy, and it doesn’t help that 50% of the shows I watch are now piled on Sundays and Mondays!

I have been liking a lot of the recent episodes. The fact that they are going back to storyline arcs that are carrying over from episode to episode is a plus. The stand-alone Christina episode I just thought was pretty boring. I hate to say this, but I don’t think I’m really going to miss her when she goes. They’ve made it hard to like her lately. Sure she ends up having those likable moments, but she’s just been more self-absorbed than ever before.

News broke awhile back that both Shane and Leah are out after this season. I can’t say I will miss them at all. With Christina leaving, Shane’s at a dead end at the hospital, and Leah doomed herself with all the lawsuits and complaints against the hospital. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! I still can’t believe we had to lose Heather in all of this. I hope Shane get’s his comeuppance for that.

Both Patrick Dempsey and Ellen Pompeo (Derek and Meredith) renewed their contracts for two more years. It’s long been expected both would leave, but it seems that isn’t happening anytime soon. Of course ABC has yet to renew the show, but I doubt they are going to cancel it.

Arizona and Callie have been working on repairing their marriage by buying a house, and now planning to have another kid. I just can’t help but feel they are trying to convince themselves they are blissfully happy and it’s all going to come crashing down around them.

Alex is entertaining leaving the hospital and going into private practice. Say it ain’t so! I wonder if this is in anticipation of his character possibly also leaving the hospital? His contract is up for renewal, as are a few others . . . . You know Shonda Rhimes isn’t going to settle for us just losing Christina. Someone has to die or be left hanging on, otherwise it’s not a proper “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale.

The storyline with Lacey from “The Client List” as the mom of all the kids with the heart disease has been heartbreaking. The HIV transplant story just annoyed me. Sadly the kid in the bubble storyline makes me think of that horrible 70s movie with John Travolta.

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Parenthood Season Finale: Mind Blown!

Parenthood Season Finale: Mind Blown!

Posted by Dustin on 04.10.2014 at 11:10 pm

Ahhhhahhhhhahhhhhahhhhhh! I just finished tonight’s episode, which I will blog about tomorrow most likely along with last week’s episode. The previews for next week’s episode however BLEW MY MIND! I rewound (is that word applicable with DVRs?) the preview several times and couldn’t figure out who the “lesbians” were. I thought . . . Haddie? But that doesn’t look like Haddie! But from the official spoilers (below) . . . it’s Haddie!

My

Mind

Is

Blown!

All this time it seemed like we were going there with Drew, and then they pull this! Wow! Well at least we don’t have to watch her in a boring storyline like we did before.

Oh and her hair looks gooooooood finally!

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Resurrection: After Last Night . . . I Have Nothing!

Resurrection: After Last Night . . . I Have Nothing!

Posted by Dustin on 04.07.2014 at 6:19 pm

So “Resurrection” has just completely stumped me at this point. I got nothing! Tom’s dead ex-girl friend is back. We learned she committed suicide, but she’s somewhat fuzzy on why. Maggie learned that she (Rachel the Ex) was pregnant, which seemed to shock her. Did she forget this? Everyone else seems to have all their memories in tact, though Caleb lied about his. Is this why she committed suicide? If so, a bigger question is who the father is. You would think if it’s Tom’s that she wouldn’t have done this.

Caleb has been in jail, has not been talking much, but finally revealed that more were coming, more than they could imagine. By the end of the episode, Caleb just vanished in front of Agent Bellamy’s eyes. He just got warped out of there like in Star Trek! He seemed to be in pain right before it happened. Bellamy worried Jacob and the others could go too, but so far they haven’t. However Jacob didn’t seem surprised to learn Caleb was gone . . . .

I just got nothing . . . nothing! No words to explain the warp out! I do wonder if the town name is a clue. Arcadia is a real place in Greece, but also considered to be “Paradise on Earth” by some. It was also mentioned by Dante in some of his plays. I’m wondering if the people who are returning in some way shape or form all symbolize virtues and sins of some kind?

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Once Upon A Time: Many Answers, But Still Questions!

Once Upon A Time: Many Answers, But Still Questions!

Posted by Dustin on 04.07.2014 at 5:44 pm

So last night’s “Once” finally answered some big questions as to Zelena’s parentage and motives. It seems so far that she really is Cora’s daughter. The wizard told her this and showed her Cora abandoning her in a vision. Cora did so because Zelena couldn’t get her what she wanted, namely to be royalty. Regina however could. While we didn’t see Cora’s face in the flashback, that may be more about the actress not being available for such a small glimpse. The wizard told her sister, but never mentioned her father. Hmmmmmm. He sent her to Rumple to learn to be a great witch, which is what she wanted. Rumple himself seemed convinced through his own means that she was in fact Cora’s daughter. Zelena was jealous of Regina, she thought she got everything handed to her and it was easy for her. The wizard and Rumple both warned her that jealousy could over take her, which it did. She became green with envy as she was consumed with jealousy.

While Rumple began teaching her, he soon realized she wasn’t the one he needed to cast his curse after all. While she was very powerful, her emotions were gaining the better of her, namely her jealousy. He also said his curse comes at a price, sacrificing what she loves the most. The only thing she loves is him and his power, so he can’t have that. He cast her off for Regina, just as her mother had done, which made him an enemy of her. She then returned to Oz to find out the Wizard was a fraud. They kept him true to the book, a con-man who floated in from Oz. The Wizard is actually her flying monkey minion and Emma’s fake fiance from New York. Enraged, Zelena turned him into the flying monkey to serve her. Zelena was after the power to change history all together. She wanted to be raised by Cora and to see that Regina was never born. THAT is what her plan is!

We still have no resolution on her father. I think I’m now back to my original hypothesis that Rumple is her father. He should have been able to figure this out with his magic, but maybe he didn’t and she she doesn’t seem to know the truth either. If she does, she hasn’t shared it. I think it would be a huge knife twist in her heart to realize she killed her own brother who wasn’t part of her feud. Then again she is bonkers and may not care!

In Storybrooke, Zelena challenged Regina to a duel, with the intention of getting her heart. So it’s not the heart of Snow’s baby she wants, it’s Regina’s. Regina however never brings her heart to a witch fight, something Cora taught her. She hid it and Robin Hood guarded it. She also entrusted it with him to guard a little longer. I love that they are giving Regina a possible love interest and a second chance with the love Tink told her could make her happy. Speaking of Tink, she was back in this episode finally!

Also going on, they buried Neil, and Hook hung out with Henry to tell him about his dad, as Hook knew him when he was a kid.

We still don’t know what Zelena wants with Snow and Charming’s baby. I’m going to guess it’s another necessary ingredient for her curse. It seems every curse requires a huge sacrifice. Maybe this one is a life to change a past life?

Next week is a Hook-centric episode, with the return of Ariel.

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Drop Dead Diva: The Final Season

Drop Dead Diva: The Final Season

Posted by Dustin on 04.01.2014 at 8:19 pm

So I am all caught up on “Drop Dead Diva,” and I’m having a very very bad feeling about this final season. More on that in a few.

First up, after years Grayson finally knows the truth about Jane/Deb, and it did not initially go over well. He was really angry with her, but also on some level relieved as he thought it so many season’s ago. When he asked why she didn’t tell him, she claimed she was afraid he couldn’t love her in her new body. Grayson was angry that she thought so little of him. This part angered me too. While we know that was always a concern of hers, she wanted to tell him and it was Fred who told her she couldn’t. The few times she tried, everything in the universe went wrong as if it was cosmic signs.

Kim was gone for the first two episodes on maternity leave, but returned in the latest one thanks to Jane’s scheming to get her back and her nasty replacement gone. I hope that at some point we will see the return of Parker before the show ends. I however am thinking Kim’s future lies closer to home . . .

We learned Owen has a no-good brother in the premier episodes, it’s the guy from Lifetime’s “Client List.” Yeah I totally missed the announcement that show was canceled. Bummer, I loved it! Oh and they left us hanging. Back to the brother, he and Stacy started seeing each other, but things fizzled fast. I’m sure he’ll be back at some point.

Jane and Grayson are trying to make things work. They are taking it slow and going to date each other. He wants to get to know the new her. Really, he’s been working for her for several years now. I think he knows her! However things between them just seem awkward, and it’s not giving me a good feeling.

I’m really thinking that Jane will end up with Owen, and Grayson will end up with Kim. I also hope Fred returns for Stacy somehow. Yeah, I have a feeling we won’t get a Jane and Grayson happily ever after ending.

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Devious Maids Season 2 Premier + Spoilers!

Devious Maids Season 2 Premier + Spoilers!

Posted by Dustin on 04.01.2014 at 1:52 pm

“DEVIOUS MAIDS” SEASON PREMIERE!

Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed hit series Devious Maids (#DeviousMaids, #DeviousArmy), returns for a second season. The series is executive produced by Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, and stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramírez, Roselyn Sánchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams of their own while working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Longoria will direct the series’ eagerly anticipated season two opener, marking her television directorial debut.

Devious Maids is set in a world where murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tiny enclave where the staff is as clever, witty and downright as devilish as their employers. The series centers on a close-knit group of maids, Marisol (Ortiz), Rosie (Ramírez), Carmen (Sánchez), Valentina (Ganem) and Zoila (Reyes), who are bonded together by their jobs, life struggles and the melodramatic universe that engulfs their employers. Devious Maids also stars Susan Lucci, Grant Show, Rebecca Wisocky, Tom Irwin, Mariana Klaveno, Matt Cedeño, Melinda Page Hamilton and Drew Van Acker. Joining the cast this season are Dominic Adams, Joanna Adler and Colin Woodell.

Following last season’s revelation of Flora’s murderer, Rosie’s shocking arrest by immigration agents, the demise of Valentina and Zoila’s relationship and Carmen’s fake engagement, season two promises to deliver even more excitement. Beverly Hills is hit by a wave of criminal activity that leaves its residents in a vulnerable situation. Meanwhile, Marisol engages in a new romance but quickly discovers there is more than meets the eye to her new lover. Zoila’s need to control everything starts to take a toll on her personal life, especially with Valentina, who is now working for a surprising new employer. Rosie’s immigration status is in flux, while Carmen embraces her life in the limelight as the fiancée to a pop star.

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Once Upon A Time: Heartbroken!

Once Upon A Time: Heartbroken!

Posted by Dustin on 03.31.2014 at 9:15 pm

Well now I know why they’ve been so secretive with the “Once” spoiler releases as of late . . . that episode was just heartbreaking.

We learned how Rumple came back into being. Back in Fairytale land, it was Neil and Belle who searched for how to bring “The Dark One” back. Little did they realize the Wicked Witch was totally behind them doing this, as she needed him back. We don’t know why she wanted him back just yet, but eventually learned. She needed his dagger, his totem.

Neil and Belle find Rumple’s secret vault, open it, and release Rumple’s spirit from it. However there is a cost. The witch appears and Rumple’s spirit can protect either Neil or the dagger (which is his power, his totem, the symbols the Witch is collecting). He chooses his son, and absorbs Neil into him in doing so. He becomes one with Neil’s flesh. The witch then has the dagger, and Neil and Rumple are one, sending him into insanity once again as he can’t control all the voices in his head.

In Storybrooke, everyone knows Rumple is back, but he is lost in the woods unknown to them. Then suddenly Neil shows up. Nobody knows yet that Neil and Rumple are one and the same. Emma eventually learns this at the end of this tragic episode. Emma finds that Neil and Rumple are now one, thanks to Neil opening Rumple’s vault in Fairytale land. Neither can exist independently, and Neil knows Rumple must live to defeat the witch. He begs her to separate them, and she uses her magic to do so. However in the end Neil cannot be saved. Okay, this is “Once,” he really could be saved I’m sure, but not if the story must go on and we need to resolve the Neil-Emma-Hook triangle somehow and have a way to make Rumple real again. With Rumple back in control, he tells Emma and Charming that Selena is their foe. They at least have the witch’s identity.

With Selena identified, Charming and Emma run to Snow/Mary Margaret to make sure she is okay. We STILL don’t know what she wants from Snow! But I think we actually do, as Snow started to become concerned she hasn’t felt her baby move. In the end we learn the dagger of Rumple, which the Witch needed, is his “brain.” It controls him. She has the brain of Rumple, and the courage of Charming. With her fixation on Snow’s baby, I’m guessing this is the heart she needs. The last of the three major totems. What is she after though? How will they twist the “Wizard of Oz” story?

Spoilers for the next episode below, with a bonus revealing screenshot (see my caption if you don’t get it!) . . . Also some SPOILER TALK here as a big reveal is revealed in these spoilers!

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Parenthood: Joel and Mark #@$!@#$ !!!

Parenthood: Joel and Mark #@$!@#$ !!!

Posted by Dustin on 03.28.2014 at 8:25 pm

So Zeke and Crosby brought the humor this week with a road trip to get a grill for Zeke’s classic truck. Zeke, and Crosby, also seemed to come to terms with the selling of the home. Zeke later told Camille they should take the offer on the house they were given. With Crosby possibly needing a house, and Christina wanting do start a charter school, I don’t think the house is gunna really be sold to some outsider. One, or both of them, will take it.

Christina and Adam blew up during a meeting with Max’s school. Max refused to return after the overnight trip when another student pissed in his canteen. The school thought it was best Max be homeschooled for what little was left in the year, and next year he’d be off to high school and out of their hair basically. Christina was furious that the school wasn’t even going to punish the pisser, and Max’s sympathetic teacher sided with her. They decided to say “screw the school” and home school him. Max usually pushes my buttons, which obviously his character is supposed to do, but I really did feel for him this time. The school ignoring the one who pranked him was pretty low!

The Joel and Julia mess just got worse and has reached the point where I don’t think they will make it work. Julia wanted to fight for the marriage, but Joel didn’t know what he wanted, other than he didn’t feel like fighting to get back together. This after he charged a four hundred dollar dinner out with his boss Sexy Pete. Yeah, didn’t Joel do this before with another woman seasons back? It almost seems like Joel is a man who likes to have a woman with power in control with him . . . . that’s why he walked away from Julia after her career change. With Joel moving on, Julia decided to too. She met up with Ed for coffee at the end of the episode. Nooooooo! Not Ed! Next week it seems Julia crosses a big line with the teacher from Max’s school. From the spoilers below, it looks like she starts helping him and Christina with the legalities of a charter school . . . Sorry Joel, you walked away and now so is she!

While Joel and Julia were busy figuring out where they stood, Amber and Drew bonded with Victor and Sydney. They had been through a divorce and encouraged them to lean on each other during this time. I loved that they took them to an 80s roller disco.

Finally the return of Mark Cyr sent Sarah into tingle mode, and Hank into worry mode. Hank clearly wants to make things work with her, he just doesn’t know how. He worried he’d lose her to Mark, but apparently that’s not happening. Mark took Sarah out to a fancy restaurant to tell her that he’s met someone new and they are to be married. What the hell !?!?!?! Who does something like that? That’s just a coffee date, or a conversation. Not a night out. I felt so bad for poor Sarah. What a jerk. Mark and Joel should both get hit by a train or something!

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The Fosters Season Finale Thoughts . . .

The Fosters Season Finale Thoughts . . .

Posted by Dustin on 03.26.2014 at 9:12 pm

So I finally got all caught up on “The Fosters,” just in time for the season finale. Oh and what a finale it was. I was so heartbroken and furious at the same time!

Brandon continued to spiral out of control, as did his dad Mike when all came out. When Brandon admitted he used the money to pay off the twins’ mom Angela to save Mike, Steph and Mike told him to tell nobody until they could fix things. Steph was already being blackmailed for 10 grand from her, and planed to nail her for extorting a cop. She never found her though . . . Angela failed to show for their meeting. Mike meanwhile got waisted at the same time and showed up at home with blood all over his hands. Ohhhhhhh no! Did he take care of Angela for good?

Mike threw his girlfriend out after Brandon admitted she fronted him the money to pay his dad back. Both Brandon and her were in a hard place, so of course they slept together. However it seems like Mike maybe was on the road to forgiving her for what she did by the end of the finale. Anyone wanna bet she ends up pregnant and doesn’t know who the daddy is?

Brandon auditioned for the local symphony, secured a spot, only to end the finale having his hand/arm smashed in a car door by the ID/Bully kid at school that he crossed. I haven’t really liked Brandon lately, but this was heartbreaking.

They FINALLY addressed the “is Jude gay” question that has been dangling for months. He was asked out by a girl, and when his friend asked Jude if he liked her, he quickly said “Oh no not like that!” expecting his friend to be relieved. However it turned out his friend/crush did like the girl and wanted to go out with her, if that was okay. Jude seemed upset and later asked Lena when she knew she was gay. When he explained, she basically told him this whole thing was “normal and nothing to worry about” and that it’s normal to be jealous when a friend gets a girlfriend/boyfriend. Oh Lena, I don’t think that’s what he was upset or jealous about at all. I’m glad they did plant the possible seed though.

Jude and Callie’s big adoption day came, but it only happened for Jude. In a shocking twist, it turns out Callie’s biological dad is not who she thought it was at all! So until he can be found, she can’t be adopted. Oh brother! I hope she doesn’t go crazy and do something to screw things up.

Finally Lena learned she was pregnant. Steph was happy for her, even with all the drama they have going on. Unfortunately this happened after the dad to be decided he couldn’t sign the legal agreement and give up his rights. Maybe they should have had that little paper signed before sealing the other deal. Well at least he’s easy on the eyes and will obviously be sticking around.

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