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On Tuesday: Glee, Lost, V and Millionaire Matchmaker

Ep. “Hell-O”

First, I am going to say I totally called it. I knew that there was going to be a new character on the show that would be the male version of Rachel and that he would get in the way of Finn and her relationship. I, however, didn’t have the predictive skills to realize that he would be from Vocal Adrenaline and using Rachel to spy on New Directions. It makes total sense, but I kept on thinking of a transfer student from another state or something like that. A new regular rather than an extended story-arch character. Either way, I am excited to see how this all transpires.

Also, Idina Menzel! I had no idea she was joining the show and she makes a wonderfully hilarious glee club instructor for Vocal Adrenaline. I am now looking forward to the time when she will sing with Morrison (Will) because you know it is going to happen.

In general though, I didn’t find this episode nearly as amazing as the ones from before the hiatus. I don’t know if it’s a matter of having had to wait so long for more Glee or that the songs were not nearly as amazing this time. The Lionel Richie cover of “Hello” was my favorite of the night [performed by Rachel Berry and Jesse St. James]. Sue Sylvester, the Old Maids Club, and Idina were the highlights of the night. Overall, Glee is back, and I like it!

To top it all of, FOX broadcast this teaser for next weeks, “The Power of Madonna” episode. I laughed out loud at this very accurate portrayal of the Madonna music video from years past. Oh Sue Sylvester, I love you!

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 Ep. “Everybody Loves Hugo”

Yet another episode of Lost that was amazing! This week’s focus on Hurley was a needed one. He always seems to put a bit of lightness into the storyline, and they finally showed how much respect/say-so Hurley has gained since originally coming to the island. I must say thought that I almost hope that the alternate reality doesn’t implode by the end of the season for I was overjoyed with Hurley’s and Libby’s reunion in Los Angeles. It will be very sad for him to lose her again.

Also, I was quite shocked that they blew up Ilana (for a moment), but then I realized that it was inevitable. But everything seems to be falling into place. Desmond is starting to work his magic in the alterate reality, enticing Hurley to connect with Libby and running over John Locke, and Jack, Hurley and Sun arriving at Locke’s camp.

I also wonder if they are going to answer this Purgatory-esque vibe that was given off by Michael and the whispering voices when Hurley spoke to him in the woods.  So did all of those people do something terrible on the island and are stuck? Or is it that everyone who does something terrible is stuck there? Maybe they are what make up the smoke monster…I NEED ANSWERS!

It looks like next week is going to be just as good as the show comes to a close in just a few weeks. I am going to miss it terribly!

Ep. “John May”

This is what I was talking about on my last post about the show. This week V finally got interesting again. Not only did we find out about John May and the history of him with Ryan, but there was some action, some development and some resolution. Erica, Ryan and Jack go to John May’s old house to look for the communication device that we heard about in the last episode. This is imperative to their survival as Georgie is being tortured by the Vs, who hope he will give up the names of the Fifth Column members. In the end, Georgie dies, but he is able to say goodbye to his comrades and go in peace. Also, with the communicator found, who knows what will happen in future episodes.

On a side note, Tyler finds out that his father might not be his biological one, and Val discovers the sonogram image Ryan was keeping away from her. In the end of the episode, she has disappeared and Ryan finds an empty folder laying on the closet floor.

Let’s hope this intrigue continues!

Ep. “Greg and Zagros”

In the season finale of Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti and the other matchmakers get a psychic reading, and it turns out that Patti may not be getting married after all. I wonder though if that was merely a stunt by Patti to make sure there is intrigue for next season/press, or if Patti really will have issues with the wedding. In the matchmaking realm, there is a new guy, Greg Knoll, and an old one, Zagros Bigvand. Patti also decided not to use her traditional mixer format for the speed dating. Instead, her and her team selected two separate girls for each man, they had a short get-to-know-you time, then a 45-minute first date to lead to the decision for a master date.

Greg Knoll is a 47-year-old mortgage broker and self-made millionaire who has failed to tie knot after two previous engagements. In his short date section, he chose Livia Milano, and it seemed very awkward. And what is a “spinner” in relation to Italian women? Fortunately for her, Livia was eventually rejected for the master date. Save! In the end, he went on his master date with Mojo, who had a relatively cute country accent, but kind of sounded like a Simpson multiple times during the date. Greg really frustrated me. He changes his mind from Livia to Mojo and is then upset that Mojo couldn’t ski, which she mentioned during the short dates. Needless to say, the date didn’t go well in my opinion. Patti had it right, the man is a douche. Oddly enough, they have gone out multiple times. Weird.

Zagros Bigvand was the playboy millionaire from last season, who shockingly broke Patti’s cardinal rule–he slept with his woman on the first date! He says he has changed since the last season, becoming more spiritual and grown-up. Zagros actually seemed like he picked the correct woman, Susan. They seemed to have a lot of creepy chemistry during the short date. But who was that boxing instructor from their first date? Can you say, CRAZY! I did think their date went well.

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On Tuesday: Lost and V

Ep. “Happily Ever After”

First off, since I haven’t written about this season yet..IT IS AMAZING! It is right up there with season 1 as the best thing on television. Not only are they actually answering some of the questions we have had since season 1, like what is the black smoke and what is the meaning of the numbers, but they have also explained Richard and his agelessness and what the island really is, kind of. And most compelling is this new alternate reality thing where the Oceanic Flight 815 didn’t crash.

This episode centered around Desmond Hume, who is special. When the episode ended it made a lot more sense. He was chosen for an experiment by Widmore due to the fact that he was the only person alive to have survived a massive electromagnetic catastrophe (referring to the day the hatch and the day the plane crashed). Anyways, the experiment exposes Desmond to a large dual-coil electromagnet in a tiny little shed. Unlike the unfortunate operator, who died minutes before, Desmond is only knocked unconscious for a brief moment. But in that moment, Desmond’s consciousness is transfered to his body within the alternate reality where he is a single, trusted employee of Whitmore and has never fallen in love with Penny. Interesting enough, he is tasked with watching Charlie, who we saw OD on herroine a few episodes back, because he is supposed to play at a charity benefit later that day. Well Charlie doesn’t cooperate and events lead to Desmond and Charlie sinking to the bottom of a bay. Apparently during a near death experience, the characters experience a flash of their other “island” reality.

Not getting into all the details, Desmond begins to question his situation in this new alternate reality and discovers that he is the one that has to save the world.

The episode ends with Desmond fully cooperating with Widmore. As he walks away, two henchmen are murdered by Sayid and Desmond agrees to go away with him.

I just realized how crazy all of this sounds. If you don’t follow LOST you will be lost reading this post. See it all makes sense that Desmond is the key. He has had other consciousness-shifting experiences in previous episodes, so it is only correct that he is necessary to communicate with the alternate reality.

Either way, the shows amazing and I cannot to wait for next week’s Hurley-focused episode.

Ep. “Pound of Flesh”

So I am a fan of this show, but I need them to get on with the story. The first four episodes last November were all AMAZING, like couldn’t wait for next week amazing; however, so far this portion has been very long and drawn out. I think this is only the second episode since it’s spring return and I am already weighing whether I care to watch it or not. The show has tons of potential but it is taking too long to build up to the climax. But I am obviously not alone on this front, the ratings are showing a drastic decline week after week and if they dont step it up, and fast, the show is going to get cancelled before the fun happens.

Anyways, in this episode the resistance work to infiltrate the V mothership and imbed a message into Anna’s broadcast to the world. She is announching their Live Aboard program where humans are to be selected by random lottery to live inside the ship with the Vs (random, my ass). However, Ryan, the humanized V that has impregnated his girlfriend, has to attempt a suicide mission to imbed the message, but moreso for him, acquire a V drug that will save his girlfriend during the pregnancy.

On a side note, Anna is getting upset with the Fifth Columns activities, but she devices a test to determine if her alien comrades are of the resistance or not. Interesting enough, it guages empathy; apparently, Vs are totally emotionless and should have no noticeable reaction to thing that would completely upset a human being. Fifth Column members, however, have gained empathy, which is causing their questioning of Anna and her motives.

Good episode, but not great. Let’s hope that next week sparks the reintroduction of an exciting show.

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