Double Crimetastic: Top 5 of TV’s Crime Solving Duos

As my Special Saturday didn’t work out (low traffic doesn’t really scream Special to me) I decided to move the day to a more balanced day of the week – Wednesday seemed like the perfect man for the job. Still waiting for some recommendations what to write during these wild days of Wednesdays so share your thoughts in the comments down below.

To make up my absent posting yesterday, I decided to do a Top 5 post instead. I thought about it a while ago but I was hesitant to put down a list cause I tend to like a lot of shows and picking five would be a challenge. And even now, though I have the list in front of me, I feel like it should have this and that and maybe the other duo I had in mind etc. Anyway, enough of my weird list-making problems, and on to the actual list of Top 5 TV’s Crime Duos (or mystery solvers) based on my personal/current opinions. Continue reading “Double Crimetastic: Top 5 of TV’s Crime Solving Duos”

# 172 – A Season full of … (TV-show special)

The time has come, the long period of time when only a few shows air – Summer is here! I have to say, I’m quite excited about this one, not that there seems to be a lot of things happening but just the fact that it’s another one of those important Summers (I’m getting my Bachelor’s degree on 29th). Anyhow, this is not the time and the place to talk about my academics, I’m very motivated to share a little about different final episodes of various series. Sort of a closing post since there might be a lot more post about TV-shows next year (not sure about week to week updates but I might do that with my favorites) and a post about new upcoming TV-shows is coming up also.

First up, not in a specific order, is House MD. I started with it because, honestly, I didn’t even watch it. There were so many reasons but mostly the fact that this season of House was disappointing in so many ways and now in top of it all is the big surprise: Cuddy is gone. Well, what happened to the relationship is a mystery on its own, and the fact that they ruined it soon after they started it and then killed off (not literally I hope…) Cuddy’s  character for good makes me say this: House MD has lost its magic and I think its going to sink next season even further into a show I might hate in the end (like with One Tree Hill). Saying this, I try to remember the good old times, when House was House and when this show was still good.

Next up, is something rather 50/50. Hellcats, a show that ran for a total of ONE seasons, finished with a quite decent episode. Though there were a lot of questions in the air and it was clear that they didn’t think they would get the kick. And me either, I honestly thought that Hellcats would stay and One Tree Hill would go – but no, OTH got its 9th season of unnecessary drama and Hellcats are done for good after a what I would call a totally okay season. (Due to its scheduling opposite to Glee! – which is like THE show at the moment – I’m not surprised the stats were down, but seeing the new shows I doubt one of them would top Glee).

How I Met Your Mother finished its 6th season and got renewed for two more – this season all in all was a bit more sad than usual. I actually don’t remember it being sad at all, except this season and they just kept throwing the sadness like they had replaced the funny. Though it had its moments, and Jennifer Morrison (from House MD) was a solid character this season by making it a little bit interesting but I would say that it was a bit of a downfall for HIMYM. I’m still a fan, I’ll still watch it with excitement but I just think that it could have been better. But I do remember the season final being awesome, so that’s good.

Nikita was the second new show on CW that finished its first season and luckily it got renewed – I like this, because they have some very good writers and they aren’t afraid to throw us completely off the tracks sometimes – like killing off characters that look like they are in it for a long haul. Which is disappointing and excellent at the same time! Nikita had a good season, story-line went from point A to point B with great ideas and looking at Shane West brooding was also something that I really enjoyed. Lots of twists on turns, mostly in the final episode as well and I think the next season is going to be as great as this one – besides, I’m really hoping they would bring back the Division guard who went nuts and killed bunch of people and he was basically promoted – he looked crazy! Bringing back dead people is probably impossible, so I’m a little mad that they killed off Thom – he was great.

The Vampire Diaries wrapped its second season and well, this is a show that keeps on bringing the twists and turns and I absolutely love this one, guys! I really do love TVD! This season for me was especially dear because of Elijah – I hope the writers are thinking about bringing him back because they kind of made him so adorable and awesome that “killing” him was like a stabbing me instead. Anyways, since I do think that TVD is one of my favorites, I think I won’t talk about all the stuff that happened in the season final but I do say this – next season, is going to start with some BIG problems (love it!).

Glee is popular. Glee is like the biggest hit since like for ever. I don’t like Glee but I do watch it because it has its moments. I like some of the jokes, I like Kurt and Puck and Brittany. They have the one-liners that get me laughing and then there is Sue who is just funny and mean. But all together this show lacks the solid groundwork of what I like to call writing. Yes, the one-liners are entertaining, yes there are moments when I think this show is awesome but I still think it represents a lot of shallow stereotypes America seems to have. The jock, the cheerleader, the queen, the underdog, the gay, the closeted-gay, the closeted-gay vol 2, the stupid, the troubled, the overweight etc. I’ve seen it, I’m over it – besides, what is up with the couples? Seriously, I’m gonna say this (because I know some of you might have read this post to this point and some have given up already) – there are two couples in Glee that don’t make sense and I hate that.

Supernatural is left in the end of the list because I am a fan of Kripke and I really didn’t want to praise this season but I have to say, they started rough and then they had some great episodes and the end was godly. Couple of episodes in the middle that went back to the good old funny Supernatural saved the season because I was getting mad at it and then, they went back in time and all that and I was so happy that Supernatural was still in my life. The Castiel episode was a bit boring, the episode after that and the season final redeemed it though so all in all, a good season but not as great as Kripke.

Chuck got the opportunity to to finish all of its story-lines which is great because this means we are in for a very good last ride with those guys. Morgan has a bigger role than he had before – I mean, that was brilliant, he is so much fun. And all of them are adorable and I’m gonna enjoy the last season definitely, and I will miss them as well.

Castle was also something off a thrill ride this season though the fact that those two can’t get themselves between the sheets makes me mad as well. Why give so much sexual tension between main characters and not do anything about for three seasons is something that is beyond me. Anyway, a big storyline was in this one and the end was like too shocking, I know she won’t die but still, why but her through it like that. Anyhow, I hope she wakes out of the coma and the first thing she’ll see is Castle and she will smile and he will do the same and they would MAKE BABIES!

The Big Bang Theory is the last one because I kind of wanted to finish with a bang (get it, I made a joke) – I wanted to finish with a bang like TBBT did cause those guys went over the top and made the next three months into hell – seeing Leonard’s face in the end there was like the saddest thing in the world and Sheldon, well Sheldon is Sheldon and I love him for that (Jim Parsons – you rule!). All in all this season extended itself and I like that, they are beginning to bring the characters out a bit more, for instance Sheldon getting his first kiss – so adorable.

There of course were a lot of other shows I watched, like Better With You which also got the boot (though I don’t know why, it was great and refreshing), Happy Endings (based on 12 episodes it was okay). Grey’s Anatomy was like usually, 90210 was pregnant like as well as Gossip Girl (CW is bringing the babies back), Criminal Minds is bringing JJ back (hopefully her husband as well), Bones showed us nothing and gave us a baby which was seriously the worst thing a show can do (but I guess it’s something new), No Ordinary Family was a bit too ordinary, with the other Criminal Minds I don’t seem to connect so it’s just for passing time.

 

Some of the reality shows were also on my list this year, one of them, American Idol turned into a big pile of **** and I finished watching it by the time they had eliminated like.. 4 singers. Anyways, I finished ANTM’s season with a bit of a disappointment because the mean girls were in the end but the next season is going to be All Stars and well, that is just mandatory to watch. The Voice started as a new singing competition and it has this crazy thing called the battle round where they kick off great singers for some reason. I don’t get it but Adam Levine is hot and he seems to hate Christina Aguilera as much as I do – so that’s great to watch.

So this is it, this was my year filled with studying and TV-shows – until next year (and the Summer shows that have their own post soon as I get through my drafts that I have prepared).

 

# 92 – Castle

Again I was nailed in front of the screen for a long time: I managed to watch (first one was luckily only 10 episodes long) seasons of Castle just to catch up with the third season. Just so you’d know, I don’t watch things I don’t like so that is that – I like Castle.

I remember when I saw Nathan Fillion for the first time – he was the money saving Johnny in Two Guys and a Girl (show that made me love Ryan Reynolds). Now watching him play a writer who is helping the crime fighting detective Kate Beckett it takes me back in time. He is now rich and famous and some what of a ladies man (totally different from Johnny) but he still has that slightly gentle humor that I adore. Castle is not in your face jokes, it is more of a solid crime story at first but under the surface it manages to come up with intelligent jokes. Besides Castle and Beckett there are also Ryan and Esposito- two guys that are never over powering the main couple but have managed to create a couple that is best described as “white and light chocolate that I l.o.v.e!”And you know what else I like? Castle’s daughter! Although at some point she should really do something she isn’t allowed to do – she is too good!
I have always been a fan of crime shows, I like Bones, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, CSI etc – it is just something about crime fighting that really gets me going you know? The mystery about it and the fact that I can guess who the killer is! If I guess it right the episode has failed me, if not I can honestly say that they got me.. I failed and Castle manages to do that most of the time. Although the crime shows usually have the typical story-line to them sometimes Castle seems to make the motive more interesting than the killing itself. Or it is just because Richard Castle is talking about timetraveling most of the episode because the killing was so weird! Anyhow, I enjoy it and I hope they do not prolong the relationship that we are ALL waiting for as long as Bones has done it – seriously, get together already! House and Cuddy got together! Why can’t Bones and Booth!?

NB: What is up with the B’s? Bones aka Brennan, Booth, Beckett? Is it me or all the cool shows have a B-fetish…