October 5, 2011
Anyone else notice a lot of Australian actresses crop up as main characters in the new shows this year? Here’s a rundown:
Rachael Carpani (Against the Wall)
Abby Kowalski. The Internal Affairs detective from a family of cops. Because who doesn’t love an Aussie playing a Chicagoan in what is suppsoed to be Chicago, but is obviously Toronto.
Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle)
Faye Chamberlain makes up 1/6 of the titular Circle & 1/2 of my new favorite couple.
Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels)
Another Abby! Abby Sampson. Former
Seattle Grace-Mercy West surgeon New York socialite really into burglary. Now an Angel.
Margot Robbie (Pan Am)
Laura Cameron. Newest Pan Am stewardess, Life magazine cover girl, & sister of the awesome Kate.
Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable)
Carrie Wells. The NY detective with hyperthymesia.
Side note: not really sure I like the Pops as a redhead.
Bonus: Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries)
It’s not a new show, but it is a new character! Claire Holt is back! Hooray! After her stint as Emily “Revolving Door” Fields’s girlfriend on Pretty Little Liars, she is now playing recent undead Undead & Original sister, Rebecca, on The Vampire Diaries. She gets to rock a British accent!
Another bonus involving Claire Holt? She & Phoebe Tonkin starred in the Australian show “H2O: Just Add Water” together.
April 3, 2011
Castle – S03E19 “Law & Murder”
The Good Wife – S02E18 “Killer Song”
The Event – S01E15 “Face Off”
The Vicki/Sean team-up was so great (“It was our target!”), excited for that to continue
Off the Map – S01E12 “Hold on Tight”
They’ve had some pretty great episode endings on this show so far!
The Big Bang Theory – S04E19 “The Zarnecki Incursion”
Grey’s Anatomy – S07E18 “Song Beneath the Song”
While the Grey’s musical episode was kind of really random. I did like that the music selection was consistent. Typical Alex P songs were used! Even some that were used on the show!
Degrassi – S10E41 “Chasing Pavements, Part 1”
Holly J’s face. So hilarious. Such a Coyne magnet!
March 28, 2011
How I Met Your Mother – S06E19 “Legendaddy”
Castle – S03E18 “One Life to Lose”
The amount of recognizable guest stars in this episode was out of control.
The Chicago Code – S01E07 “Black Hand & the Shotgun Man”
America’s Next Top Model – S16E05 “Rachel Zoe”
I don’t know how she did it, but Monique managed to become the most hilarious person on this cycle. Or possibly any.
Modern Family – S02E18 “Boys’ Night”
Parks & Recreation – S03E08 “Camping”
Community – S02E19 “Critical Film Studies”
30 Rock – S05E18 “Plan B”
I cannot believe they mentioned the Roswell hotsauce thing!
Grey’s Anatomy – S07E17 “This Is How We Do It”
The Office – S07E19 “Garage Sale”
March 23, 2011
Sometimes the introduction of a character does not go over well with us. They snatch up screen time that could be better used showing a character we ACTUALLY care about. The next thing you know you’ve made up a endearing nickname & are quoting all their lines.
Here are our Top 5 characters we initially hated, but now LOVE
- Ivy Sullivan (90210)
- Ben Linus (Lost)
- Anna (The Vampire Diaries)
- April Kepner (Grey’s Anatomy)
- Ana Lucia Cortez (Lost)
Ben didn’t win the number one spot only because his annoyance level was heavily based on frustration level due to his unknown intentions (is he lying? who is he? WHY IS HE BEING SO CREEPY! omg Sayid is going to beat him to death & I don’t care!) Whereas as Ivy was just plain annoying at the beginning. But now I love her so!
The Boy Wonder:
- Caroline Forbes (The Vampire Diaries)
- Sawyer (Lost)
- Britta Perry (Community)
- Ellen Tigh (Battlestar Galactica)
- Sophia Maguire (The Event)
February 28, 2011
This week had some excellent guest stars. Some favorites highlighted below:
America Ferrera as Natalie Flores on The Good Wife
Chloe Moretz as Kaylie Hooper on 30 Rock
Laura Breckenridge (from Related & I just remembered she was on Gossip Girl too!) on Grey’s Anatomy
Adrian Pasdar looking very Nathan Petrelli in his suit as Agent Mark Fallon on Castle
February 27, 2011
Here are a few of our favorite bits from a few of the shows we watched this past week:
90210 – S03E17 “It’s High Time”
The boys! Ade’s intro!
Gossip Girl – S04E16 “While You Weren’t Sleeping”
Dan & Blair friendship is the best thing to happen to this show
Greek – S04E08 “Subclass Plagiostomi”
Katherine! We all know how I feel about her
Pretty Little Liars – S01E18 “The Bad Seed”
The award for creepiest use of a flute goes to…PLL!
Glee – S02E14 “Blame It on the Alcohol”
New Directions needs to get drunk more often
Modern Family – S02E16 “Regrets Only”
Gloria doing karaoke to “Angel of the Morning” almost made me cry
America’s Next Top Model – S16E01 “Erin Wasson”
Tyra’s opening. Enought said. Cycle 16 IS ON!
Community – S02E17 “Intro to Political Science”
I was a huge fan of Abed & the Secret Service agent
Parks & Recreation – S03E06 “Indianapolis”
Break-up tales from Leslie Knope may be the greatest thing ever.
30 Rock – S05E16 “TGS Hates Women”
Jenna’s slap/point needs to be in my arsenal. “I’m like a human bra.”
Skins (UK) – S05E05 “Nick”
Somehow Nick went from being a horrible person to one of the best of Gen Three.
The Vampire Diaries – S02E16 “The House Guest”
So glad Katherine is back! Also, they finally got Candice Accola (aka former Miley Cyrus back-up singer) to sing on the show! Look how happy it made Elena & Bonnie!
Grey’s Anatomy – S07E16 “Not Responsible”
The Hot OB. The plot twist no one saw coming. The relationship everyone saw coming.