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Monday, May 08, 2006

Tube Talk: The week in review















How I Met Your Mother: Freaks and Geeks reference
Proving once again that I am indeed a TV-obsessed geek, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the Freaks and Geeks reference on this week’s episode of How I Met Your Mother. Did you catch it, when Marshall (Jason Segel) mentioned John Bonham of Led Zeppelin? (Segal’s character, Nick, on Freaks and Geeks pretty much idolized Bonham.) See, I told you I’m a geek. How I Met Your Mother is consistently delivering some of the funniest dialogue in sitcoms. Barney’s line about current-day teenage prom attire was priceless:



"Have you seen how the kids dress these days with the Ashley, the Lindsay, the Paris? They all dress like strippers. It is go ho or go home."

One Tree Hill: Season finale
Two words: so good! Way to go out on a high note, One Tree Hill. This episode gave a whole new meaning to the term “wedding crashers.” The finale had a little of everything: car crashes, breakups (Brooke and Lucas and Brooke and Peyton,) and shocking plot twists (Karen is pregnant and so is someone else.) I’m begging the CW network, please renew the Tree Hill gang. To leave us dangling with that sensational cliffhanger of Nathan drowning is about as inhumane as Dan offing Keith.

Invasion: The hybrids are everywhere
Is it just me or has Larkin been gestating that baby for months and not gained an ounce? I’m starting to think she’s not human either. And remind me never to tick off Sheriff Tom. His idea of eliminating an enemy involves literally driving him to his gory death. Eww.

Lost: Michael’s back and nighty-night Ana Lucia
She’s dead. She has to be. In a crazy twist I didn’t see coming, Michael returned from the Others and promptly pumped some bullets into Ana Lucia and Libby. I love spoiler-free TV. I’m guessing Ana Lucia is dead. (No tears here.) I’m not so sure about Libby. As for Michael, did The Others turn him evil or is he just doing what he had to to get Walt back? As usual, I have no idea. I’m still waiting to find out if Charlie is back on the juice or was just hallucinating, what paralyzed Locke and what the deal is with the numbers.

Las Vegas: Delinda’s dilemma and Sam and Casey confusion
Does anyone actually believe Delinda will marry Dr. Derek? Nah, neither do I. Seriously, if Danny McCoy was making eyes at me the way he is Delinda, I’d buy Dr. Derek a one-way ticket on the next plane to Timbuktu. As for Sam’s weekend romp with Woody, what was that? The guy is a bumbling idiot, so unworthy of my girl Sam (Vanessa Marcil.) We all know she should have been at that cabin with Casey (Dean Cain.) Big Ed said as much when he called the place a “Fortress of Solitude,” which I thought was sly foreshadowing that Sam would chose Casey. Cain is the former Superman, after all. But I guess that line was just the writers’ way of torturing us. As if a Mary/Casey pairing isn’t torture enough.

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