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Sunday, September 27, 2015

What We Watched: Week of 9-21-15

Okay so another of my hobbies is watching television shows. I don't do this as often because I really can't stand reality shows and that's all there is now. However, there are a few shows that have snagged my attention and while these weekly posts aren't reviews per say, I thought it might be fun to share my thoughts on each week's episodes.

My tv partner is always Mr. Pud and he ALWAYS has something to say either in a look, gesture or in simply taking some of my snacks for himself.

I hope you'll share with me YOUR thoughts on not just these shows but your own favorites too!

*** Just a warning though. Given that these are not reviews but commentaries on each show, expect SPOILERS.

My thoughts for the week of: September 21, 2015
Just two shows this week peeps but next Sunday look for the addition of Quantico and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D *Borrows Kermit’s arm flail* Yay!

Show: Blindspot
Episode Title: Pilot
Cast: Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza
Channel and Time: NBC, Mondays at 10/9c (After The Voice)
Episode Summary: FBI Agent Weller and his team investigate when a naked woman is found in Times Square covered in mysterious tattoos and no memory of her life. Not even her name.
My Thoughts: Okay I really liked the opening sequence with Jaimie Alexander’s character being found in a bag. Way to get the audience’s attention. The main thing I noticed about “Jane Doe” is that while she feels vulnerable with her loss of memory, she isn’t helpless! Woohoo, she kicked some serious ass yet she was frightened by her mad skills.

There’s so much mystery about her and very little clues in this first episode (Designed to hook viewers I’m sure). She speaks Chinese and shows a strong desire to protect the innocent and the biggest clue so far is the covered tattoo that may mark her as a Navy SEAL, perhaps Black Ops. I’m so excited about this. She doesn’t seem to be a damsel in distress so much as a powerful woman who has no memory of who she is.

At the end, “Jane” remembers something about her life before, that right now means absolutely nothing to viewers, the FBI receives a file that is mostly blacked out but reveals words like “embezzlement” and “murder” along with a name: Bethany May Fair and Weller discovers a strange scar at the base of “Jane’s” neck. Then there’s the mysterious man who was watching “Jane” and later kills the only person who may have answers for everyone involved.

Curiosity is a sure fire way to make me tune in next week.

Show: The Muppets
Episode Title: Pig Girls Don’t Cry (Pilot)
Cast: Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Gonzo, Rizzo, Scooter, Bunson and Beeker
Channel and Time: Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC
Episode Summary: Kermit and the gang try and get Miss Piggy's late night show to go off without a hitch all while balancing personal lives.
My Thoughts: I remember watching the old Muppets show when they ran it on Nickelodeon and I loved it. This new version brought the old and mixed it with what’s popular now. Piggy and Kermit are broken up, Kermit has a new… Pig in his life and the rest is just gravy! It’s still the same but at the same time it’s new and updated. Does that make sense? Lol, I loved everything about this first episode. It felt old and familiar but at the same time new and fresh. I’ll be recording this show for future laughs.

I am so glad that they “updated” the original Muppets formula to attract and connect to the new generation. As much as the old school fans might have wanted it to be the same “innocent” and “saintly” show as before, I doubt it would have found a place in today’s market. I personally like this form of comedy. You gotta change with the times people!

And I have to mention, did you see Miss Piggy’s appearance in Team Carter’s Dubsmash for Charity video? Miss Piggy rocks!

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