Friday, October 26, 2012

What I Watched: The Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Guys With Kids

The Vampire Diaries, "The Rager (EP403)" - This episode had a lot of clever lines and fun/cute moments - not to mention some music I really love - but it wasn't my favorite overall - it felt scattered, and for an episode with so much happening, it felt oddly slow. I'm used to glancing at the clock and suddenly realizing the hour is almost over when I feel like it's just started, and that didn't happen here. But it was all worth it for Damon's exploding kitten line, really.

Scandal, "Beltway Unbuckled (EP304)" - As soapy as this show is, I think the acting really sells it. Here's my weekly statement that I don't want to like Olivia and Fitz together, but I do. Of all the various political shows, Fitz is probably the most compelling version of the "brilliant, flawed powerful man" I can think of. And that thing at the end - wow. WOW. I literally squealed aloud when I saw who was walking into that room. I am INTRIGUED.

Guys With Kids, "Apartment Halloween (EP106)" - This is still mostly cute. It was a pretty organic-feeling Halloween episode, which was nice. I've seen people saying they think the show makes Sheila a completely one-sided villain, but it doesn't really come across that way to me. Seen from the viewpoint of her ex's friends, pretty much anyone would come across badly.

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