Monday, December 10, 2012

TV Discussion - Week of 12/9/2012-12/15/2012

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  This is our weekly place to discuss any non-recapped shows on TV.  Things are pretty much wrapping up for the holidays, but there are still a few shows running.  So, see you in the comments!


MJ said...

I got to Homeland and Dexter last night.

Mike V. said...

Only watched Homeland. Dex is tonight. lol

HOMELAND: Crazy ep. So in 2 episodes they knocked off the 2 antagonists. (I'm paraphrasing from an interview I read on Pretty crazy! It would seem like things are inevitably leading to Brody's demise. Which, of course, makes me think it won't happen. I know you don't watch previews but even that convinced me that he will survive. But, we'll see! I really don't know where they go from here. Of course, now Carrie is officially covered for Brody in the VP's death. So, she essentially aided a Terrorist organization. And Quinn looks to be having second thoughts on taking out Brody because of Carrie. Should be interesting!

Mike V. said...

Watched HIMYM and Dexter!

HIMYM was back in form with one of the best episodes of the season. I've mentioned before I always love when they mess with time and do these crazy group activities. lol Snooping around Barney's while Marshall saw some very disturbing sites was awesome. And then pulling in all of the mythology over the years with the Boots, the Bro Code and the Playbook and all of Ted's belongings (well, some of that might have been new....the cooler, the sweatshirt that Lily's Dad ended up wearing after "activities" with Marshall's mom. lol) Just a nice tightly wound episode and exhibit A in defending the show continuing in these later years. It makes you forget about the mother because the episode was just really good focusing on the core 5! Now, Barney with Patrice...I keep thinking something is up there. But, we'll see.

Dexter - Hannah poisoned Deb. Whew...crazy! But the bigger news...Laguerta released what's his face to set Dexter up!?! WOAAA!! Totally didn't catch on to that until the end, which I'm sure was intentional. It's going to be an interesting wrap-up to this season. Just seems so series finale-ish...but we say that with a lot of shows these days. Shows that push their story to logical conclusions and write themselves in corners to get out of. The risk is what makes it worth watching. But, I can't for the life of me figure out what next season will be! Maybe, we'll have an idea when this one ends.

MJ said...

Whew - got busy yesterday and today.


Feels like they are re-doing this whole show for next year. Saul's being investigated, Brody and Jess are saying they're splitting, Nazir dead, VP dead. Nazir dying bef the finale surprised me - figured we'd chase him to the very end especially since it's a 2 hour 15 min finale. But with Saul - really ? They are going to try to make it like he allowed Eileen to kill herself? Carrie could find that false wall but no one else could see that ? Hmmm. ALot of comments have been made that no one in the CIA was suspicious that the man who threatened to kill the VP was the only one with the VP at his death! LOL They do have a point. And Brody didn't seem to even try to hide his grief over Nazir dying. But damn - he almost told Jess everything - and I wanted to see that ! Don't trust Quinn, if he's having second thoughts on taking out Brody it's because he wants to use Brody and or Carrie. They went out of their way to say Quinn works for that bad-ass guy - so I doubt he'd go soft here.


Interestingly - I don't think Hannah did it. I think Deb did it to get Dex to not trust her. And it worked as Dexter goes and hands over that pen then ! But LaGuerta getting that guy out to set Dex up - brilliant ! Can all of next season be about them catching Dexter finally ?

HIMYM - Loved where all the books were hiding, and seeing the boots again. No loving teh Patrice thing - guess it's just a device to get Robin crazed. But their parents getting together was good. Not sure what you mean - Marshall seeing disturbing sites? I'm forgetting something obviously.

MJ said...

OMG ! Some vids of TWD second half. Not very spoilery really.

Mike V. said...

AHS - Looks like they ARE taking a holiday hiatus.

Homeland - Wait..the finale is 2 hours and 15 minutes??? I didn't hear that. Does that mean it'll be running from 10-12:15am? I don't buy it. lol Yeah...good point with Brody and the VP. The CIA definitely doesn't keep tabs on Brody as much as they realistically would. But, I guess the show is less interested in following the realistic government tactical approach than they are at exposing these intriguing relationships in new and exciting ways. Yeah, I was surprised he almost told Jess everything, but the fact that he didn't get the chance to just results in an "of course!" lol Good point on Quinn. We'll see what happens!

Dexter - Yeah, I guess Hannah never really admitted to doing it even when they arrested her. I originally thought Deb was doing the ultimate setup. I can't tell if all of next season will be about them trying to catch Dexter or if that's reserved for this season finale. lol It certainly would be surprising if he was totally outed this season and then we are left wondering what the hell next year would be. Of course, then we are forced to ask ourselves what would be the ideal ending of the show. Dexter gets caught? Dexter dies? Dexter finds a way to stop killing? Dexter continues doing what he does to the sounds of Journey and we cut to black? I don't know if Dexter geting caught in the end would be a satisfactory ending. But yeah I would think that a final season would be that people are on to him and are trying to take him down. We'll see!

HIMYM - The disturbing site was the parents getting together! LOL That has to be horrifying for anyone to A.) See their mother or father getting it on....but then B.) to see them doing it with their In-Laws??? LOL

TWD - Thanks for link. I saw that too but just haven't had the time to check it out yet. Maybe today!

MJ said...

AHS - you'd have thought Bad Santa would have been the break episode. LOL

Homeland - it's what my DVR said! But I just looked online and it's saying 1 hr 10 min.

HIMYM - ah - gotcha.

Dexter - they said the rating were really high on it and Homeland that maybe Showtime should consider not ending Dexter - but i say it's time it goes. I'm not sure what ending would satisfy me really. Hey - maybe another serial killer who takes out bad guys kills Dexter. LOL j/k! He can't get away with it nor can he jsut run. I think there have to be repurcussions.

Mike V. said...

Dex - I read the James hibberd post on ew too. I think he was just bringing it up for debate. Logically it makes sense to end last season and I don't think showtime or the show runners wil try to milk it! But we'll see. Lol

MJ said...

FYI - apparently Verizon and AMC are playing nice and signed the contracts - no loss of TWD !

Mike V. said...

Yeah, I forgot to bring that up a few days ago. Been so busy! lol I got an email from them (because I wrote and complained) and they gave me a free on demand movie and let me know they reached an agreement. Too bad I use my TiVos and can't take advantage of that movie! lol

MJ said...

Hey - I have to read my email again - I don't think I got a free movie ! bastids ! LOL