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SG-1 Season 5 2001 and Desperate Measures
The final Colbert Report
Episode 6 of 24 Live Another Day
SG-1 Season 5 Wormhole X-treme and Proving Ground.
Half way through SG-1.
the last one I watched were some south Park episodes.
Well, spoiler in the title, the government shuts down; it turns out it’s hard to keep that from happening when you’re shouting at each other over blasting EMD beats. The plot in this episode that really, really works has to do with Selina’s garbage; say no more but Tony Hale and Tim Simons do wonderful work as the mismatched pair sent to a local garbage dump to retrieve something incriminating from Selina’s garbage. Another plot that works really well has to do with a guy killed by a bear in a National Park; he was close to a Ranger’s Station when it happened – of course, no Rangers were in evidence due to the shutdown. This plot really captures the way complex stories get boiled down to sensationalist narratives and it’s pretty funny. There’s one massive laugh that comes from this storyline. Anyway, this one’s a bit of a letdown after the last two, but it’s a solid enough episode. Conditionally recommended. 3 stars.
tl;dr – a government shutdown doesn’t provide quite the laughs you might expect, but this episode isn’t bad, just not as excellent as this season has been so far. 3 stars.
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The funniest show on tv, The League season 3 finale when Ruxin wins the championship.
SG-1 Season 5 48 Hours and Summit
Veep: First Response (2013)
This episode really breaks up the format of the show a lot. The entire episodes takes place in Selina’s house as she gives a lengthy interview to a journalist played to perfection by the always wonderful Allison Janney. Janney, of course, has quite the pedigree when it comes to political television, so it’s a kick to see her here. The entire episode is really great. Selina’s on camera gaffes, especially as Janney’s character pushes her on several uncomfortable issues, are awkward and hilarious. Anna Chlumsky, as Selina’s Chief of Staff, gets a phenomenal backstage moment when she has a complete rage meltdown at the show producer. And, yes, there are a couple of scenes where Selina is joined by ex-husband Andrew and daughter Catherine. This is as brilliantly funny as it is possible for television to be, I think. The first scene is a painfully awkward lunch; the second is a couch interview. This is just amazingly funny. Louis-Dreyfus, Pasquesi and Sutherland remain a comedy team to be reckoned with. Their scenes together are the highlight of the episode. I like the show doing something a little different; Janney is great in a guest spot that lets her shine; and the family dynamic is just phenomenal. This is a wonderful episode. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – interesting bottle format gives guest star Allison Janney room to shine while also allowing Selina’s dysfunctional family some hilariously funny screen time. 4 stars.
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South Park... "***k Magic". One of this past season's best episodes; chickens + Magic The Gathering + Randy as a **** "magician". Only this show could pull off such an odd, profane mix and make it work. 4 out of 4.
SG-1 Season 5 Last Stand and Fail Safe
The 100 midseason finale. Spacewalker. Totally awesome. Clark is beginning to show signs of real leadership.
SG-1 Season 5 The Warrior and Meance
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Better Off Ted, Season 2 Episode 4 - "It's Nothing Business, It's Just Personal"
Solid episode, but not as funny as the episodes preceding it. Mordor is a great recurring character.
The star of Better Off Ted is on the current USA Network comedy Benched. Instead of an ambitious, handsome corporate executive, he plays a burned out, handsome public defender!
Veep: Running (2013)
So, this episode has a lot of plot development. It’s the season’s penultimate episode and everything is building toward a huge shift in the plot in the finale, from what I can tell. Anyway, the absolute, undeniable highlight of this episode comes when something so genuinely shocking happens that I literally roared with laughter. It’s a moment very surprising and it leads to the episode’s real money sequence, in which Selina gets hopped up on painkillers. Louis-Dreyfus just slays this scene, wandering about loopily, laughing hysterically at people’s names, getting way too physical. Yeah, this is a really good one. Recommended. 3 ½ stars.
tl;dr – Louis-Dreyfus gets some wonderful comic opportunities here and makes the most of them as the plot builds toward an explosive season finale. 3 ½ stars.
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Season 2 finale of Orange is the New Black. This show was so addictive!
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God, this episode was a riot.
"Look at his stupid, gaping mouth. Let's put stuff in it."
"Burn everything incriminating, including this building! Burn all the White House pets, and then burn yourselves! Burn yourselves first."
"You don't get the complexity. You're the world's biggest single-cell organism."
Veep: D.C. (2013)
Season finale is suitably (perhaps just a hair unsuitably) chaotic. For a twenty-five minute show, the plot twists come thick and fast as Selina’s future in politics gets juggled in every possible direction. Jessica St. Clair returns for a fantastic scene with Tony Hale’s Gary; the moment when Gary, a calm center of soothing peace for the entire series, finally loses his cool and begins screaming is a jaw-dropping moment. Dan Bakkedahl returns as Senator Furlong; his scene here is just marvelous. The final half of the episode or show just runs like a well-oiled machine and when, for the first time in the series, the President himself stops by the Veep’s office (we’ve never seen the man or heard his voice to this point), the series manages to pull off a perfect hat trick that makes the moment feel both mythical and perfectly in keeping with the show’s tone. As this season wraps, we find Selina poised for bigger things; she probably won’t be any better at them than she’s been at her current job, but they’ll definitely be bigger. Season three now has an irresistible hook – even as I’m taking a break from Veep now to watch some other stuff, I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to it later. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – fittingly spastic and chaotic episode ends the season with fantastic energy and a great hook that has me salivating for season three. 4 stars.
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Was at my friend's house and we were browsing Netflix for a while. We ended up watching Tapestry from Star Trek TNG. I hadn't seen it before and thought it was pretty good....still been meaning to do a proper watch of the show.
I approve of watching TNG.