I didn’t watch the Emmys last night. Originally I had plans to attend a concert festival yesterday, but I wasn’t feeling up to the crowds so I stayed home and watched the season finales of Dexter, Ray Donovan, and Devious Maids (one of these things is not like the others…). I don’t want to recap them since I haven’t discussed any of them on the blog in much detail, but I’ll say this:
Dexter Series Finale
Fitting but extremely sad end to a wonderful show. I watched all seven previous seasons in the past two months, and then caught up with season 8 as it was in progress, so it’s kind of like it ended really quickly for me, which makes me even more sad.
Devious Maids Season Finale
You could see it coming from about two episodes back who killed Flora, so the ending was a little predictable on that front. As to Rosie’s predicament, I had a feeling something was going to happen when Spence made such a big deal out of the immigration and legality of bringing her son into the country, so that wasn’t such a big surprise either. I’m not shocked, Lifetime. Better luck next time.
If you get Showtime and you don’t watch this show, shame on you. I just stumbled across it and it happened to be premiering shortly after we got a Showtime subscription, and I have to say it’s pretty awesome.
Sort of a cross between The Departed, Pulp Fiction, and Entourage (only in the sense that it takes place in LA and involves a lot of phone calls and a few movie stars), Liev Schreiber is gold. If he’s not up for an Emmy or a Golden Globe this time next year (he may still be eligible for a GG this year–no idea how that process works, in case you can’t tell), Hollywood fails at life. Wonderful finale, and I hope I can afford to get Showtime when season two starts, because it will totally be worth it.
And, since I didn’t get to it before now, here’s the deets on Fox Tuesday’s new shows:
Meh. That’s really all I have to say to sum it up. It was not that funny. Even if I were a dude, I don’t think it’d be that funny. I am disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi yuk it up every week, but the plot was weak (both their dads move back in with them), and the comedy was a little tired and familiar.
I’ve got in my Hulu queue in case it gets any better, but I have a feeling most viewers are going to migrate to ABC and watch Agents of SHIELD instead.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Series Premiere
WIN. I like cop shows, and I like comedy cop shows even better. Andy Samberg actually pulls it off. And Andre Braugher is awesome, as usual. It’s clever, and while the comedy isn’t a hit every single time, it holds up pretty well. I hope Fox lets this run in Hulu for a while so I can catch up with it because their website still doesn’t let me log in with my service provider to watch full episodes (Fox fails again).
I have a quote to give you a sense of the kind of comedy in here. One of the cops is trying to date his colleague, a hard case, to say the least, and he invites her to a movie festival that has nothing but classics:
Det. Boyle: Good, I’ll pick a better movie than… Citizen Kane.
In case classic film isn’t your forte, Citizen Kane has repeatedly been named on a variety of lists as the best movie of all time. That’s right, all time. Under a certain set of criteria, it holds up in my opinion. It’s a little long, I grant you, but it’s really a wonderful piece of cinema history that has every right to hold that title.
Suits Summer Finale
The winter conclusion to the season should be interesting. Mike and Rachel look to go toe-to-toe with Jessica, and I imagine heads will roll.
As to Louis, that mofo just can’t keep his hands to himself, can he? I don’t imagine he’ll figure out immediately that Mike didn’t really go to Harvard–I mean, who’s he gonna tell? He can’t ask Zass because he wasn’t supposed to be looking. And I know Jessica and Harvey will have an answer for him if he goes to them.
I expect he’ll undertake a secret investigation of his own until he gets to the truth, and Mike will really be in for it on two fronts. Personally, I’d be way more afraid of Jessica than of Louis.
While I didn’t watch the Emmys, I came across this as being a big hit from the evening. Seeing as it reunites Captain Hammer and Dr. Horrible, I thought it very appropriate to include it here.
As to premiere week, here’s what’s on the docket:
How I Met Your Mother (1 hour, 2 part block)
2 Broke Girls
The Blacklist will have to wait for me to get to my Hulu queue
Agents of SHIELD
I’m going to see Stephen King at Chautauqua for the Doctor Sleep tour, so I’ll miss Back in the Game. And apparently DirecTV thought it was cool to take FXX away from us randomly without explanation or warning, so I won’t be able to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia unless we get it back.
I’m expecting to be back in time to catch part of Nashville, but I’ll probably miss part of it and will have to catch up later.
The Crazy Ones
How did I get on such a CBS kick? When did this happen? Anyway, since it’s more convenient to have everything in one place on Hulu to catch up instead of switching through various websites and video players (and I’m looking forward to Holmes in London more than Parenthood drama), I’ll have to watch Grey’s, Parenthood, and the Michael J. Fox Show over the weekend.
I will also be watching Real Time and John Oliver’s New York Stand Up (if it’s on), but those aren’t scripted, so they won’t be recapped here.
I have no idea what this Betrayal is, but I ain’t got nothing else doing, so I’ll take a look.
I’m super excited about the line-up this week! I can’t wait to get back into recaps, but my schedule isn’t quite as open as it was last year, so it may mean a few more late recaps than there were before. Because of this scheduling and time constraint issue, I’m also not planning on giving too many chances to shows that don’t grab me right away. I’m expecting Parenthood to drop off quickly, as well as a few of the new pilot shows, and there may even be a few standbys from last season that get crossed off the watch list.
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HAPPY PREMIERE WEEK!!
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