Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What I Watched: Castle Finale, Sherlock, & More

Live-ish: OH MY GOSH, THE CASTLE FINALE. That was . . . that was pretty close to a perfect hour of TV. I think "Always (EP423)" was the most satisfying finale I've seen since maybe the first season of The Vampire Diaries. I'll have my full recap up tomorrow, and I want to think about it more (and watch it again) before making any pronouncements, but I generally thought Marlowe and company did a really impressive job of giving fans exactly what they wanted while keeping the whole thing organic and in character. And I'm really excited to see where they go next season, on several fronts.

"The Suit on the Set (EP712)" was a fun episode of Bones, though I'm not sure I have that much to say about it. The movie trailer was hilarious and made me want to see a Heat Wave trailer. I enjoyed the continuing negotiations involved in Booth and Brennan becoming a family, though I missed seeing Christine. And the actual case was . . . fine, I think? Obviously it didn't make a big impact. I don't tend to be a fan of "field trip" episodes, but this one was pretty well done and not too disruptive.

Live+7: So yeah, speaking of field trip episodes, I wasn't wild about "Revelation (EP110)," the season finale of GCB. The show usually has a strong sense of place, so I wasn't thrilled with that being abandoned in favor of wacky desert hijinks. There were some good character moments, though, and I kind of like the idea of Amanda and John together, though I REALLY wish ABC hadn't outright spoiled that last moment in the promos.

I also finally watched Sherlock's "A Scandal in Belgravia (EP201)," which aired in the U.S. on Sunday. I'm not quite as gaga over this series as a lot of people are, but I do enjoy it quite a lot, and I thought this episode was especially strong. I liked what they did with The Woman - I'd been wondering how they would play that character - and the tension between her, Sherlock, and John was fascinating on every side. Talk about chemistry. And the holiday scenes, and scenes with Mycroft in general, did a good job of illustrating what Sherlock is like on a day-to-day functional basis.

Catching up: I got way behind on Grimm, so I've been catching up over breakfast, and yesterday's episode was "The Three Bad Wolves (EP106)." I'm really enjoying the development of the bromance, of course, and I like the way alliances between the supernatural characters shift, rather than everything being neatly two-sided.

On the list: Gossip Girl, Lost Girl

1 comment:

  1. Nice review of the episode.

    For a different look at this episode, check out my review .