Posts Tagged ‘Battlestar Galactica’
In order to completely butchering what happened throughout the episode, I’ll just say that the season finale for Battlestar Galactica was highly satisfying.
I’ll post a full review later this week, because this post could literally be overflowing with spoilers at this point.
That’s up there with the finale last season for The Office….perfection!
I apologize for the lack of a Sunday Night TV Preview…There was The Amazing Race, which was entertaining, yet disappointing who came in last….Apparently while sitting at those tasks for hours when they are confused, even if the clue tells them that spelling counts, they never think to double check at least once. How did Rob or Amber not check “The Phillipines”….they deserved to be eliminated if they didn’t catch that. Battlestar is still on the Tivo….it wasn’t all that exciting while I was watching, but I was pretty distracted while searching for apartments online…..Anyway, let’s get to it!
24-At least I’m forgetting what’s in the previews, because they always seem to spoil a lot. Last we saw, wasn’t that one Russian guard shot before he could talk to CTU? I think we get a visit to the ex-Mrs. Logan tonight. Other than that, should be an entertaining hour….as always!
Prison Break– On a break…no new episode this week!
The Riches– I saw a preview for this one, and never got a chance to watch the pilot online. Still, I’m intrigued. It’s not like I need another TV show to watch, do I? Sure….there’s always room.
Here’s a description of the pilot, courtesy of Zap2it
This new FX dramedy, created by playwright Dmitry Lipkin, follows the exploits of Wayne (actor/comedian Eddie Izzard) and Dahlia (Minnie Driver, “Will & Grace”) Malloy and their children Cael (Noel Fisher), Dehliah (Shannon Woodward) and Sam (Aidan Mitchell). The Malloys are a family of gypsy travelers, conning unsuspecting “buffers” (their term for ordinary, law-abiding citizens) out of money while driving the country in their beat-up RV. But when their RV runs a car off the road — killing its occupants — Wayne senses a golden opportunity; soon, the Malloys adopt the persona of the deceased couple (attorney Doug Rich and his wife Cherien), move with the kids into a fancy gated community and start a con like none they’ve ever pulled.
That’s it folks…..at least March Madness should fill some of the voids of this current repeat and showless time! I just realized, no Survivor this week…or next! What to do?!
I’m still in shock over what happened in Battlestar last night.
Kara “Starbuck” Thrace, quite possibly my favorite character in the show, died….Seriously….did they just do that?
Overall, I thought the episode was a little slow, and it focused way too much on flashbacks. I still find myself wondering what that symbol really meant. I’m still confused, and don’t have much to say about the episode. It’s already been cleared off the Tivo…I’ll look for some theories on this one.
I hear Starbuck returns for a cliffhanger in a few episodes to end the season….Either she’ll be revealed as a Final Five Cylon, or something else big (which I have no idea what…)will happen. Either way, at least she’ll be back at least one more time.
It was a sad sad night for Battlestar Galactica fans….Is it just me, or was she probably the most popular character on the show?!
So here’s the scoop for TV this weekend….well, Sunday anyway.
Battlestar Galactica- This is the Starbuck episode a lot of people have probably been waiting for. I think they answer something to do with her “destiny” and that painting she recognized….Anyway….it deals with her past at least. That’s all I want to know really….This show has really surprised me….I just hope next season isn’t its last.
The Apprentice: Los Angeles– I just read the candidates compete for a chance to rap with Snoop Dogg….Great…..all the more reason not to watch….Even though I probably will anyway.
The Amazing Race: All Stars- All I’ve found is that they will have rock climbing and whitewater rafting…Now it’s coming back. Isn’t this the preview that teased it as life-or-death or something. Probably just clever editing, showing that team go into the water. Anyway…it’s just good to have the race back!
As usual, it’s a slow Friday around here, and as usual, it’s leading into a slow TV weekend…at least until Sunday.
Sunday, in addition to the Oscars being on, we’ve got the following.
Battlestar Galactica- “Dirty Hands”- I remember in the previews, something about the workers on Galactica going on strike…something about safer working conditions. Should start to pick up because I think I read the season ends in a month.
The Amazing Race- Good to have the race back….things should start picking up this week…and hopefully CBS won’t screw up with the preempting this week. I don’t even remember who got the boot….
No Apprentice again……probably won’t miss it though. It’s not really as exciting as it used to be. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…nothing, NOTHING can touch Season 1.
All I can say is that The Office has consistently gotten better and better each week. Tonight was especially great, and the ending just totally sets up a stellar last five episodes (or however many there are, because the finale is an hour and counts as two).
Highlights of the episode:
Michael reintroduced himself by saying he and Jan were lovers….priceless.
Jim and the CFO shot hoops because they both clearly didn’t like those parties.
The reference to Battlestar Galactica….now that I actually watch it, it’s that much funnier!
Jan telling Michael not to cry when talking about their relationship….lol.
So, how many of those guys did Karen really date? I think the first one was real. All the others were clearly jokes. Just sets up a reason for Jim to leave her.
The rest of the office at the bar was a great set-up. It was funny to watch that drinking game….Got some good screen time for Creed as usual…he’s always funny, even if it’s only a line at a time.
They really need to cut the Toby-Pam stuff….that’s just creepy to me. I’m glad Pam gave that stuffed duck back. Back off Toby!
The payoff…seeing Roy flip out and totally lose it, and Pam broke up with him! I knew it wouldn’t last, and honestly, I’m glad they turned it back so soon. I was touched again that Pam was trying to tell Roy what happened and that it was over, but he freaked out, because he was drunk, before she finished. I’m sensing she’ll realize Jim is a much better guy than Roy.
Those last words really set up what should be an exciting run to the season finale.
“I’m gonna kill Halpert….”
Now, how long to wait until the next episode? ::sigh::
So last night actually did turn out to be some decent TV.
First off though, I’m ticked that CBS continues to preempt their schedule with live sports events. The Amazing Race ALWAYS gets cut off now that it is on Sundays, so of course, I missed the last half hour. It was a good half hour, and it’s nice to have the race back in form again….weird seeing all the old favorites back again. Team Guido is back, and Rob and Amber always make the game that much more interesting. They kept trying to sell the grudge between Uchenna and Joyce and Romber….funny. I think Teri & Ian were also a highlight I didn’t expect…pretty funny as well.
The Apprentice continues to be lame, but for some reason I’m still drawn in….their task was pretty bland and boring, and clearly Sureya is taking everything about the show too seriously…he freaked out about the boardroom because apparently everyone was lying and trying to eliminate him. What’d he expect? Everyone to play nicey nicey?
The best of the night was easily Battlestar. At first, I was confused about those interspersed flashbacks, but they really did make sense after all. The mid-air space rescue doesn’t really seem possible in my eyes, but I’ll suspend disbelief for a sci-fi show….definitely the first time I’ve ever been into a show that is as sci-fi as this one….It’d be nice if they’d reveal which character is a part of the final five Cylons….somehow I think they’ll be saving that for the season finale.
Another good night of television tonight…Heroes, Prison Break, and 24. Nice!!