Private Practice 2×13 — “Nothing to Fear”: I thought this episode was just ok. I wasn’t really into any of the storylines, but found Violet’s patient to be the most sympathetic. Maybe it’s just because I recognized Roxanne from L.A. Law, a show that I used to LOVE back in the late ’80s. At any rate, I didn’t feel anything about the old guy dying alone, nor did I care too much about the latest adoption saga. Seriously, do we have to have depressing baby stories every single week? I know that’s Addison’s specialty and all, but man, it really is hard to take!
I’m so glad Kevin is finally out of the picture. Let’s hope it stays that way this time. I’m not sure that Wyatt is the right guy either, but it’ll just be better seeing Addie with someone else for a change.
Oh, and can I go on record saying how damn annoying Dell is? He has become so self-righteous that it’s sickening! I can’t stand his holier-than-thou attitude, and I hate the way he treats patients who don’t conform to his moral standards. Grow up!
Charlotte and Cooper… love them to death, but Cooper made the right call in delaying the wedding.
Grey’s Anatomy 5×13 — “Stairway to Heaven”: Ugh, I sure could have done without hearing that sickening sound of the serial killer deliberately cracking open his skull. Had to look away again… yuck! How did he not die from hitting his unprotected brain repeatedly like that?? I’m glad the boy didn’t get this guy’s organs, but I didn’t like the cop-out on the writers’ part about just happening to find another donor in the same hospital. What luck, huh?
This episode was kind of boring until the end. I’m so glad that Cristina and Meredith have made up, because they really do need each other to freak out to. That was a good way for Derek to put it… so true, too! Speaking of Derek, I’m happy that he was there for Meredith after she witnessed the execution. He might not have understood why she needed to be there, but at least he is allowing her to have her own opinions now instead of making everything an either/or proposition.
The Mark storyline was ridiculous. He deserves much better than that! Bailey is not even Bailey anymore, and someone please tell me why Denny is still on this freakin’ show!!!!
Bones 4×12 — “Double Trouble in the Panhandle”: Wow, I can’t believe this was the first episode shown after the hiatus. It was pretty bad, and just makes me wonder why I still watch the series. Bones was interesting in S1 and S2, but the last season and a half have been pretty crappy. I’m about ready to give up on this show, especially with the move to Thursday night, which is already jam-packed with other series that I watch.
I didn’t necessarily mind that Booth wanted to go undercover in the circus, but I’m kind of getting tired of how the writers don’t even attempt to make these operations realistic. Why would Booth be called in to investigate a murder on the Texas-Oklahoma border? Wouldn’t agents at the Dallas field office be better suited to such a thing? And why was Brennan even needed on the case at all? Are you telling me that a regular coroner wouldn’t have been able to figure out that the victims were conjoined twins, that we needed a forensic anthropologist for that?? Uh, huh.
I know this has never been the most realistic show out there, but at least before it seemed like there were a few constraints. Now, it’s like anything goes, which sucks.
Bones 4×13 — “Fire in the Ice”: Is it just me, or were all the hockey scenes incredibly cheesy? Maybe I’m just in a bad mood because of the first Bones ep that aired tonight, but I couldn’t get into this story at all. Is this the first we’ve heard of Booth playing on a hockey team? I swear, there has been zero mention of such a thing in previous episodes — and not only that, but he’s got a squint on his team? I don’t know, I just don’t buy it. I don’t even know what else to say about this ep, because, frankly, I didn’t pay all that much attention to it. Booorrrrring!
House 5×12 — “Painless”: I thought this episode was pretty weak as far as House goes. The medical mystery wasn’t all that interesting, and since the guest actors were terrible, I couldn’t even get into their stories at all. The stuff about the doctors’ personal lives was equally boring, though, making for a tough episode to sit through — and a pretty big disappointment coming off the hiatus.
I can’t believe that Cameron is being considered for Cuddy’s job! Was that a real offer?! What kind of administrative experience does Cameron even have? The writers stuck in a throwaway line about her submitting House’s departmental budget for him, but come on. That can’t really make her qualified, can it? And what the hell is going to happen to Cuddy if Cameron takes over for a while? She and Wilson get so little screentime as it is that I sometimes forget they’re even on the show!
Thirteen and Foreman make me want to tear my eyeballs out, House and his mania about figuring out how people respond to pain has been played out, and Kutner and Taub just cannot carry an episode on their own. Gah, what has happened to this series? It used to be my favorite show of the week; now I’m just watching out of habit.