Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday TV Report

A few thoughts on Wednesday TV shows:

Undercovers - To be honest, I didn't really feel the episode. Maybe it was because I was missing Leo a little bit, or maybe it was because for half of the episode I was on the phone. The thing is, I usually don't answer my phone when I'm watching something I like. Hmm, so what does that say about this show? From the looks of it though, I didn't really miss much in terms of important arcs. Unless I did, but oh well. I have to stress, that it's not the cast. The story is just lacking SOMETHING for me. I'm not asking for Rambaldi or a time-traveling island, but something to hold on to, you know?

Modern Family - While the three story lines didn't overlap, this show somehow still makes it work. It helped that the three story lines were genuinely funny and unlike some weeks, they were all fully realized ideas. Seeing Jay and Manny freak out about Gloria possibly killing that dog was hysterical as was seeing the Dunphys fall all over themselves without a little bit of technology. Finally, we get Cam and Mitchell trying to get Lily into daycare after they found out everyone else was doing so. Had my first LOL moment early on when Mitchell reacted Lily potentially getting behind with this quote, "Leave it to the gays to raise the only under-achieving Asian in America." The episode ended with Cam then delivering a hysterically inappropriate impression of a Cherokee Indian.

Cougar Town - What a pleasant surprise to see Smith (and his dad!). I thought after last weeks break-up session, he'd be a goner. Wonder if they'll actually keep his character and work through this relationship with Laurie. Like every week, this show is like a breath of fresh air. Maybe it's because I oddly relate to every single character. From Bobby's Peter Pan complex to Travis' dorkiness to Ellie's snootiness to all of their alcoholic problems! But really, how about that moment right after Laurie breaks down to Grayson and Andy when they all then put their hands together and cheered "Cul-De-Sac Crew." Hm, new title perhaps? Nah, I'm loving their now weekly jab at their original ill-conceived title.

The Whole Truth - This show is most likely not long for this world with the ratings its been getting, but so far I'm still enjoying it. It's not the most complicated show even with the novel structure it has, but the two leads are great to watch playing off one another. Tonight's case was a kid who may or may have not killed his parents and the actor they got to play the kid was top notch. One of the things I do like about this show is that they tell us whether or not the jury got it right. [SPOILER] In this case, the jury found the kid guilty. As the audience start feeling bad for the kid, we get that final scene where the kid goes from stoic to PURE EVIL. Kind of awesome to see.

1 comment:

  1. I really need to start watching Modern Family and Cougar Town. I've seen a few episodes and really liked them. Now just to find the time to catch up. Argh!


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