It was a bit of a crazy week, what with the holiday and all, and there were reruns a plenty, something to be thankful for since it allowed me to catch up on the shows that have been piling up on my DVR. Of all the series I regularly watch (way too many, by the way), these were the Best of The Best this week:
How To Make It In America: The Season 2 Finale aired this past Sunday and, though far from a perfect episode, it was one of the best of the season. Ben finally realized that Yoshi is a hack, but not before inadvertently exposing his affair with Nancy – surprisingly not as big a deal as I expected. He and Cam made up, which warmed the cockles of my heart. (I love Cam.) Rachel’s storyline has been weird all season and this episode was another odd installment. Is she really going to work for the Neanderthal dude? He’s Ben’s competition, for crying out loud. First she slept with Domingo and now she’s taking a job from Ben’s rival. Maybe she’s out for revenge or something. If so, change it up, girlie. Ben’s not quite taking the hint. Regardless, it was a good season closer. I’m looking forward to what’s next for these guys. If for no other reason, this show is NYC eye candy like you’ve never seen. Every episode makes me long to go back to the Big Apple.
The Sing-Off: OH MY GOD!!!! Pentatonix KILLED it again this week! If they don’t win this competition, I will swear off reality TV for good. I literally can’t wait until they put out a CD so I could buy and memorize it.
Sons of Anarchy: Three words: Opie shot Clay!! Holy mother of mayhem – this season is out of control! Clay has been progressively turning into a villain all season and I’ve thought for some time now that he would either be dead or in prison before the season finished BUT SERIOUSLY – I can’t believe Opie shot him! I’m so glad it was Opie, though, since Clay is entirely responsible for both Donna’s and Piney’s deaths. If anybody deserved to shoot that bastard, it was Opie. And Otto, oh Otto, you broke my heart. (To be said like Michael Corleone after a full-on mouth-to-mouth smooch.) Although, after Bobby read some of that list Otto wrote, I couldn’t hold it against him. Cannot wait for the 2-part season finale!
Parenthood: This was not my favorite episode of the season BUT, I’m so, so, so insanely happy that Crosby and Jasmine have finally buried the hatchet and gotten back together…that is, if they’re back together for real. It’s possible they just hooked up in a moment of weakness. But I suspect they’ll give it another go and I am elated. On a different note, I’m also glad that Adam didn’t fire Rachel. She deserves a chance to redeem herself. Christina, on the other hand, needs to dial down the crazy. I totally get the jealousy and her insecurity -Rachel is damn near a goddess- but come on! Adam adores you and is, like, the perfect dad and husband. And he tolerates your insanity better than any other man (or woman) would!
Happy Endings: Again, not the best overall episode so far this year, but Max and Penny cracked me up this week. Max is rapidly becoming my favorite character. And how could he not with lines like this: “I hate kids. And I’m not talking the type of hate that goes away after a series of zany misadventures where we grow to love each other. I’m talking a blistering hate of them and their creepy tiny features.”
Did I miss anything…what impressed you the most this week?