TV Time: The Week That Was… Once Upon a Time was Tops! Plus Game of Thrones, Grimm, Doctor Who, Arrow, Beauty and the Beast, Supernatural, and the Vampire Diaries Needed More Caroline…Monday, May 6th, 2013
This is Ro, Maria’s kid, again. She is a bit under the weather right now, so I decided to pitch in and help her out with the site. I hope you like the pics of Alex, because my BFF (Embee) is in love with Alex and spent some time picking out pics that would make your ovaries explode (sorry, that is a tumblrism).
I have to make this quick because I am on the third revision of the 6th chapter for my thesis.
Where do I start? Okay. I am doing what my Mom does for the podcast and give you my idea of what blew my mind in TV and what left me wondering why I was doing this favor for my Mom.
Wait, she is taking over the laptop:
Hi! In-between coma-like spells right now. I just wanted to say that all the shows I cover were really good this week. IF I had to pick a less than stellar episode, it would have to be The Vampire Diaries Why? Well, except for the moment where Damon snapped Matt’s neck as a ploy to force Elena to regain her feelings, I could really care less about saving her humanity. What was great was the whole Silas tormenting Caroline and seeing her desperation to save her Mom. You can tell that if she had the chance, she would high-tail it out of Mystic Falls to save her Mom and herself. If you are wondering about my thoughts about Bonnie and Katherine, this story line has gotten a bit out of hand and at time I wish the writers reeled it in a bit. Yes, I can see them setting the path where some story lines will be completed, via death, graduation or etc.. In all honesty, I’m just glad this show is moving away from a High School setting.
I would have to say the latest episodes of Arrow and Beauty and the Beast, were okay. In Arrow, we got out Walter back, but at what price? Malcolm is not one to mess around with. If you saw the pics from the upcoming episode than you catch my drift. Happily, Ollie has Diggs back in his corner. Unfortunately, with the knowledge of his Mom’s work with Malcolm… there is some definite strain on the home-front. I’m not even going to talk about Laurel, this story line needs to stop. He needs to romance his IT person. For Beauty and the Beast, the knowledge that Cat’s Mom is really dead is a great relief, because if she was alive… I think we would be treading in General Hospital territory. Gabe’s story was interesting, who is after him and why? Is it Muirfield? If it’s not them, than where are they? These little questions keep me intrigued with this show.
Out of all the CW shows, I think Supernatural has me glued to my seat. Seeing the toll that the trials were taking on Sam was quite unnerving. Especially when he was near the Messenger. I was waiting for blood to pour out of his eyes and ears. Yet, knowing that what Kevin was working on was actually a cure for Demons and that Sam was now going to be a-okay, made me sigh a huge sigh of relief. I also loved the background story of why the Angels and Demons are at each other’s throats and why humans are just pawns in a game of chess for the universe.
Grimm also gave us a really interesting back story about the war locks (keys). The keys/maps were created by the Templar’s, all of whom were Grimms apparently, who were hiding something very important. What that is… no one has a clue. Hank was still on vacation and the case that Nick, Monroe and Rosalee worked on revolved a series of wesen that were on the verge of extinction. Yet, that was not the highlight for me. It is all about Juliette and her memories and how she is going to get Nick back.
Game of Thrones once again had me glued to the TV, but it was not because we saw Tyrion break the news to Sansa that they were betrothed, or Melisandre taking Gendry, or finding out that Jaimie and Brienne were going to be separated, or Jon and Ygritte making it over the wall… nope the episode was memorable because we watched Tywin and Oleanna negotiate the betrothels of their children. It showed just how knowledgeable they are, but it was quite saddening to see how they used their kids as pawns in a game of chess for power. Swallowing swords…
If there ever was an episode where we saw the Doctor infatuated with the ladies, it would have to be in the Crimson Horror episode of Doctor Who. He now only kisses Lady Vastra’s wife, but he endears himself to his heroine, Ada. A blind young woman that is treated like a slave by her insane mother and saves the Doctor when her mother tells her to kill him with rest of the rejects. He is also in a tizzy regarding the whereabouts of Clara, who becomes a part of a diorama. What was really interesting was when Clara’s kids find out the truth about Clara and the Doctor. What a tangled web we weave Clara…
I have to admit that my favorite show of the past week was Once Upon a Time. This was the first part of the season finale and as such, it was filled with a lot of action and it all revolved around Regina, Mary Margaret, Emma, Neal, Tamara and Greg. So, Mary Margaret uses magic to find out where Regina is being tortured and this tips of Emma and Neal, they get to the canning facility and catch Tamara red-handed. Unfortunately, she used a magic bean to get away. This little wormhole catches Neal and sucks him in to god knows where. This all happened just as Emma and Neal confessed their love for one another. Will we see Neal again? Hope so. Back to Regina, she is saved and informs her heroes that Greg and Tamara have the trigger gem that would destroy Storybrooke. Now, Tamara and Greg find out the use of this gem from the home office, but how? Who is the head of the home office?
In the Fairy tale back story line, we see where Bae ended up after he was sucked out of the enchanted forest and that was Victorian London. He is saved by Wendy Darling and gets embroiled in a plot to save Wendy’s brothers from the shadows. Any who, this is how Bae meets Hook. Now, my initial thought of the home office made me suspect that Wendy was the head honcho, what do you think?
Now that I have mentioned chess twice…. I’m going to play for a bit before I pass…