Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

TV Time: Chuck Gears Up for Mommy Issues while Rachel Gets Over Her Mother Issues

This week in television, I learned that if your name is Chuck (Bartowski, Bass or Charles), your father will be someone you look up to and he will die; AND your mother's identity is a secret to you. Coincidence? I don't know, but they've done this in Chuck, Gossip Girl and Pushing Daisies to characters named Chuck. Just thought it was interesting. Next week it's just Doctor Who and Glee for me.

Doctor Who 05x09: The Hungry Earth

Two part episodes always leave me wanting more and this time, we get under-the-earth aliens burrowing upwards. Poor Rory/Amy -- thinking they were on their way to Rio when they end up 10 years into the future in a dig-site. I got to admit I lost a bit of hope when Amy got sucked in, but I have faith in the doctor and I know he'll get her out of there.

I feel bad for Rory though. He looked so helpless knowing he couldn't really do anything for Amy and having to rely on the Doctor to save his girl. Their trio dynamic is really interesting cause despite Amy choosing Rory, you know there's still some underlying tension with her and the Doctor. Or at least for me. I can't wait to see how they beat the aliens below. I need more 11!

Chuck 03x18: Chuck Versus the Subway

Explosive episode is explosive. Chuck's dad!!! Chuck's brain deteriorating!!! Everything was just going so wrong for him. I got a bit choked up when Shaw just pulled the trigger on Mr. Bartowski. You pretty boy, you. i swear I wanted to rip his eyes out. I hate him. SO MUCH. Chuck looked so determined/calm to fight him and then we get this.

I love that Sarah stayed with Chuck and claimed that he was everything important to her. I really love how far Sarah has gone in how she's admitted to how she feels for Chuck and just how far she's willing to go to save him. Sarah/Chuck are definitely my OTP and throw Casey in the mix for my OT3. They just make me smile so much.

I have to give it to the writers, I was a little confused with the Justin/Ellie thing so it was good that it wasn't as predictable as I thought it would be. Go writers. I felt sad though when Ellie said goodbye to her dad. I knew when the dad said that it was the last time he would walk away from her that he was going to die. It's sad but I guess they HAD to kill someone and he drew the short stick. Oh well.

And of course, Awesome getting drunk thinking that Ellie was cheating on him was priceless. I'm glad they didn't kill of Devon. I like him waaaaaay too much for him to get killed off. I really really like Casey's daughter. I love how she's taking criminal psychology and could totally defend herself. You are John Casey's daughter. She's so beautiful too.

Chuck 03x19: Chuck Versus the Ring: Part 2

Thank goodness they've taken Shaw down. I love how Morgan/Awesome were able to blow up the truck. Looks like the Crown Vic saves the day. Chuck's accent is hilarious but at least he tried. I'm so happy when they did their showdown in the Buy More. I'm still not sure what the reboot means but I'm just glad Chuck is safe and okay.

Jeffster saving and then blowing up the Buy More is just made of win. I wonder where they'll be working next season. And hello there Morgan/Casey's kid. I'm kinda liking this pairing a lot. And I KNEW IT. I knew that Chuck's mom would be some agent whatever too. It was definitely a great way to end the season with more questions for next fall. Definitely an amazing season finale.

And like I'd written above, I think it's definitely a curse to characters named Chuck to have their fathers killed (after looking up to them and wanting some sort of connection with them) and then discover their secret mother's secret life. I get the GG/Chuck connection as Schwartz handles both of them, but even Pushing Daisies? Amazing really.

Glee 01x20: Theatricality

So I get how Kurt's dad could be all defensive about Finn saying 'faggy' but they've got to see it from Finn's point of view too. What he was saying was also valid. Kurt was making him feel uncomfortable not because of who he was but what he was doing. I wish someone had stood up for Finn as well. I'm glad he just kept his mouth shut but I don't think he needed to prove himself in the end. I'm glad he stood up for Kurt, but Kurt needs to own up to what he's been doing as well.

Meanwhile it makes me sad that Rachel never did get her mom. Yes, Shelby is her mother, but she is right, she isn't her mom and the desperate way Rachel's calling out to her and asking for help makes my heart break for her a little. Still I'm sure Rachel will get over this and bounce right back. She did get her duet with her mother after all.

Funny Girl
This is the reason why Idina is a Broadway star
She's got theatricality without going overboard at all
What a rendition. I shivered when she was on stage.

Bad Romance
It was cute that they were all in different Gaga looks
but I feel it would have been more high impact if Vocal Adrenaline did it
STILL, Brittany KILLED it. She is a star.

Shout it Out Loud
Oh boys. I get that you need to show your manliness
and Kiss is the perfect way to do that, but I honestly found it a bit too much
Then again, when was Kiss anything than too much

Well look at Puck doing the grand gesture
I wouldn't choose the name Beth for my kid
but it was real sweet what he did for Quinn.

You know how everyone and their mom's tried to recreate this?
Well this mother/daughter duo blew everyone out of the water.
Best. Rendition. Ever.

American Idol 9 Top 2 Finale

Underwhelming Finale was underwhelming. Their performances both felt sub-par and just not what a finale should look like. I feel bad cause this is Simon's last season (then again, he made a boat load already so I shouldn't feel bad) but it's a horrible way to go. Both finalists were just blah and none of them had any performances that really stood out for me. It makes me really sad that it's come to this.

And the finale was well, alright I suppose? I didn't quite watch it as my back was to the TV at the office but it didn't compel me to stand up and face it at all. My manager had to tell me that it was time for the winners announcement. Do I wish Crystal won? Sure but only for the purpose of getting my 'bet' correct. Either way, I couldn't really care less but I guess we'll see how Lee DeWyze fairs now. Also, David Cook, why didn't you show up?! That made me sad. And so concludes our last season of Idol with Simon. ANd most probably my last season as well.


Top EW Pamy Patty Aisha Yuan Sara Nikki Results
12 Katie Paige Tim Paige Paige Paige Katie Lacey
11 Paige Lacey Katie Lacey Tim Lacey Tim Paige
10 Aaron Aaron Paige Katie Aaron Aaron Aaron Didi
9 Lacey Katie Lacey Tim Lacey Tim Paige Andrew
8 Andrew Andrew Michael Aaron Katie Katie Lacey Katie
7 Tim Michael Lee Lee Andrew Didi Andrew Tim
6 Casey Tim Casey Siobhan Casey Michael Michael Siobhan
5 Didi Lee Aaron Crystal Didi Lee Siobhan Aaron
4 Michael Casey Andrew Didi Michael Siobhan Lee Michael
3 Lee Didi Siobhan Casey Lee Andrew Casey Casey
2 Siobhan Siobhan Didi Andrew Crystal Casey Didi Crystal
1 Crystal Crystal Crystal Michael Siobhan Crystal Crystal Lee

Poll #1570309 AI9: Top 2 Finale

Who were your favorites?

Lee DeWyze - "The Boxer"
Crystal Bowersox - "Me and Bobby McGee"
Lee DeWyze - "Everybody Hurts"
Crystal Bowersox - "Black Velvet"
Lee DeWyze - "Beautiful Day"
Crystal Bowersox - "Up To the Mountain"

Who did you want to win American Idol?

Crystal Bowersox
Lee DeWyze

Over-all, the Finale was

Very Good
Tags: american idol 9, chuck, doctor who, glee
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