Bones 4×09 — “The Con Man in the Meth Lab”: Wow, this was actually a very solid episode! It’s been so long since I’ve enjoyed Bones from start to finish that I’ve been thinking of dumping this show during the regular season and just relegating it to summer viewing, but last night’s ep gives me hope that it could get back to S1/S2 goodness.
I like the fact that we got some insight into Booth via his brother. The things we learned last night are things that Booth would never bring up himself, but they make his character so much more interesting. I’m not sure if I want the brother to be a recurring guest star, but for this one ep, the appearance was well done.
Bones’ speech in the bar at the end was a bit over the top and crossed all kinds of professional lines. If I were a co-worker listening to a female say those things about a male colleague, I’d definitely think they were getting it on!
The mystery was meh, but as I’ve said a hundred times before, I don’t watch Bones for the “science”. I was very happy with this ep, and hope the show continues with this trend.
House 5×07 — “The Itch”: I liked this episode very much, as it reminded me of early S1 or S2 House. I’d kind of forgotten how much I enjoyed the old team until seeing them on screen so much this week. I’m sorry, but Chase, Cameron, and Foreman are way, way better than the three boring stiffs House has surrounded himself with now. Sigh.
Anyway, why am I not surprised that Cameron runs a community outreach program? I thought it was kind of weird that House’s team would be called on to treat the agoraphobic guy. They must not have had anything better to do. The medical mystery was mildly interesting, and I liked that the answer to the case was something that would have been revealed right away if the guy had just consented to go to the hospital.
I was worried that the House/Cuddy relationship stuff would overwhelm this ep, so I’m glad the writers are holding back a bit. But I’ll tell ya what: if being in love with Cuddy makes House seem less like a caricature and more like a human being, than I’ll be on board in a heartbeat! This is the character I was so intrigued with for the first three seasons, not the ranting, sadistic ass that has been on the loose since S4!
Entourage 5×10 — “Seth Green Day”: I didn’t like this episode as much as last week’s. I was hoping that Ari would outsmart Babs (like he did to that one exec regarding the studio job), but instead, he was just his brash, loudmouth self, pushing people in order to get what he wants. And what was up with that makeover they gave Andrew Klein? He looked exactly the same to me!! They should have worked on his posture, because no self-respecting 90210 agent would stoop as much as Klein does.
I wasn’t too big on the Seth Green scenes. I like that there was continuity and all that, but I actually agree with E that Seth Green is unfunny and obnoxious — and I hate agreeing with E, so that put me in a bad mood! I can’t believe that he was actually jumping through hoops to appease Seth, though. Is he finally going to start playing the Hollywood game by catering to actors’ whims?
I like that the writers are addressing the deficiencies in Vinnie’s acting, as I think this type of storyline is long overdue, but I felt they went about it the wrong way here. It felt boring to watch the director and Vinnie talking about stuff, and we can’t be sure if Vinnie really is a terrible actor or if the director is just a kook. Hopefully we’ll actually see some bad acting before this storyline ends.