Monday, May 7, 2012

What I Watched: Blue Bloods, The Mentalist, NYC-22, & GCB

Live-ish: NYC 22 still strikes me as the perfect way to end my Sundays. "Lost and Found (EP104)" involved a nice variety of storylines, and I'm still impressed by the way they resist the urge to nicely tie everything together. I'm still liking all the main characters well enough, but they're definitely spending more time on Kenny's family issues than on the others' personal stuff, and while I like Kenny, I hope that evens out somewhat as the show continues.

Live+7: I've been iffy on The Mentalist, this season, but "So Long, and Thanks for All the Red Snapper (EP422)" was one of the better recent episodes. Peeks into Lisbon's past are always interesting, and I'm glad the Summer situation is finally starting to blow up the way we always knew it would. Those scenes were painful and heartbreaking and very well-acted by both Tim Kang and Samaire Armstrong. I love that Rigsby loves his son so much, but I'm still not at all convinced by his relationship, and I can't help but hope that he and Van Pelt will find their way back together eventually.

Friday's Blue Bloods, "Collateral Damage (EP221)," was a little uneven - there wasn't enough Erin, and I'll admit I had trouble following exactly what was going on in Danny's plotline, though I did like that he went to the doctor with Jackie. (Some have speculated that the show is setting up an affair between those two, and I really don't want that to happen.) But the resolution of Jamie's undercover story was strong, and a great showcase for Will Estes. That plot was interesting, but I'm glad they're not dragging it out too long.

Catching up: GCB, "Adam & Eve's Rib (EP109):" This wasn't my favorite episode, but it had some good moments, and the feminist storyline was nice if heavy-handed. On the other hand, I was annoyed at having to yell "No means no, dude!" at the TV at the end. I do like the way the show deals with the submission issue, and I can't wait to find out whether Ripp is just lying to Carlene about hearing God's voice in order to manipulate her, or whether he's sincere.

On the list: GCB, Sherlock, Game of Thrones, Veep, Girls, The Borgias, The Killing. Oh, Sundays.

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