Modern Family – Season 6 Episode 2 – Do Not Push Review

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This week Jay and Gloria are celebrating their anniversary, and therefore they’ve both got gifts for each other. Knowing Gloria, one would expect for Jay to spend some cash and buy her some bling. This time it was different. He recently took a pottery class, and so he made her a bunny. He called her bunny on their first date, and the rest is history.. Unfortunately this bunny doesn’t have a diamond inside, so when Gloria smashed it without realising that Jay’d made it by hand! He was worried she was going to hate the present, but hey, in the end they both agreed that they’re materialistic bastards, and exchanged expensive gifts instead. Good for them!

Cam and Mitchell are being an absolute pain after trying to take the perfect family portrait of them with Lily. Those two can be as opposite as anything, but one thing’s for sure; they are perfectionists. So due to Lily’s poor posing and smiling skills, the photo day becomes a nightmare, until as usual, they agree that families are not perfect and neither should be their portrait. Aww.

Last but not least, the freakin’ Dunphees. Alex takes a college tour with her family. Claire, obviously pressured Alex into going to see the school because it’s close to home and Claire wants to have her cake and eat it. So last week the family was happy she was gone but now they want her to live in California? Girl, run away!!! Alex cracks and has to tell her mom flat out that she wants to go to a college far away to get space from the rest of them. Ouch. Real cold!

Phil, Luke and Haley lost most of their time in a waiting room thinking they were part of a psychology test. It wasn’t great, but at least they bonded over their lack of skills!

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Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 2 Episode 2 – Chocolate Milk Review

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What is the difference between work friends and real friends? That was the question this week inside the precinct. Ready to find out who’s really you friend?

With Terry ready to have a vasectomy, Peralta was a bit shocked, if not happy to help. Terry might be built like a freakin’ brick sh*t house but that didn’t stop him from being high as a kite. The doctor was unable to perform the procedure (because they didn’t have enough anesthesia to put Terry down), and Peralta ended up taking him home. Once there, Terry confessed that he doesn’t want the procedure but he’s doing it to please his wife. He also called Peralta ‘tiny head’, which was both true and hilarious. High Terry is my kind of Terry.

Jake takes it upon himself to stop the next procedure from happening, but Terry disapproves of him getting so involved. After all, they’re only work friends right? Poor Peralta, his tiny head just tilted to one side. He was truly disappointed. He was going to prove his point as he always does, and so he did..

In other news, for the first time we saw fear in the Captain’s eyes. Capt. Holt receives a visit from an old colleague for an inspection of the precinct. Capt. Holt doesn’t like this woman due to their ‘blurry past’ (she wanted to hook up but he’s gay). Amy wants to get the best mark, because she’s a psycho cop/teacher’s pet. So for once, she stood up for what she wanted and gave the Captain a speech that left him speechless. Not like that’s hard to achieve with the Cap, but you see what I’m getting at.

Charles had to go to a Jamaican party, so he asked all the girls for help. Gina rejected him, obviously, and in the end it was Rosa who came through. Good to see that they’re real friends after all ūüôā As for Charles and Gina, we’ll have to wait and see!

The Big Bang Theory – Season 8 Episode 3 – The First Pitch Insufficiency Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-13 at 13.49.48The Big Bang Theory has been getting pretty intense with its approach to serious issues. In between the jokes, it’s easy to catch glimpses of how the writers are trying to go even deeper into the personality of every character.

This time, Howard is doomed! When he’s asked to throw the first pitch at a baseball game, he loses it. He is not only the least athletic person in the world, but he’s also clueless about sport in general. Luckily, the ever so versatile Bernie is ready to help him (with Raj in tow of course). That woman is a firecracker! It turns out, sometimes you need to look into what you’re good at and make the best of it. Howard’s idea? Using science (aka a prototype of the Mars rover) to throw the pitch. Clever, but boy was that machine slow.. OH.. SO.. SLOW…

The others are fighting over relationships. Amy and Sheldon are convinced that their relationship is great, because they took a compatibility test and nailed it. This makes Penny and Leonard take a hard look at themselves and truly question why they are together in the first place. Obviously it all became romantic and cheesy. Poor Amy made another remark of how much she wished Sheldon would say romantic words such as those. Think she’ll be waiting a while for that!

So yeah, relationships huh?

 

Where is this going and why is it all getting so emotional?!!!!

 

Modern Family – Season 6 Episode 1 – The Long Honeymoon Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 13.05.11Another favourite has made it back for a brand-new season and it was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps it has come to that point where the viewers are more attached to the characters than to the jokes, but,¬† in all honesty, I can’t remember the last time Modern Family made me laugh to death. Considering there is such a big cast, it’s always very repetitive and at times, not even Phil’s jokes can save the day.

This episode brought good things to some of the Pritchett’s but others were not so lucky. Cam and Mitchell are still living the honeymoon period. At least Cam is, but with his very loud ways he is making sure him and Mitchell re-live the romance again, and again. Mitchell hates it.. until he doesn’t, and they agree and make up. (Always the same with these two).

Claire and Phil are having the time of their lives with their children this summer. All of them except for Alex, who went away with class and now is stuck back at home after hating camping. After a long time of peace, the house loses its balance and harmony again. Poor Alex she always gets the short end of the stick, and has to fix her family’s problems. She might not bring balance, but she is the personification of common sense. She basically saves her family episode after episode from being stupid…

Gloria has a go at Jay because of his appearance. She thinks he should make more of an effort, and of course, Jay overreacts. Well Jay, after 6 seasons you should know that a latina woman will always over do it!

So Gloria goes and makes herself ugly for a day, just to prove the freakin’ point.

Again, a cycle that repeats itself every episode. I don’t mind it, I just wish there were more jokes – like in the good old days..

Bring it on!

The Goldbergs – Season 2 Episode 2 – Mama Drama Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 14.22.39The 80s seemed like crazy days. This time, Adam doesn’t get a part in the school play, so for once, he asks his mother for help. Bev is all over it, and she decides to convince the principal to let Adam have his own play. Even Erica was willing to participate!

For once, Adam became a little monster and started bossing everyone around. One by one, all his peers quit. It was up to Erica to give him the talk. It’s rare to see her so mature, but she realised it would’ve been too hard for her mum to tell the harsh truth to her ‘delicious boy’.

Barry is also showing signs of maturity. He is sick and tired of having to leave hockey games early because of his dad not wanting to wait in the crazy traffic. He promises his dad that he is never going to a game with him again, because they missed a huge historical win at the end of a hockey match. Murray decides to take some other people to the game, only to realise that Barry was his best partner. It was a touching moment, to see the big tough man go all soft. Eventually he apologises and accepts to stay for the whole match. He realised it wasn’t about sitting in traffic, and how bored it made him, but it gave him the time to be with his son away from everyone else, and even build a memory or two while doing it.

The Goldbergs are always amazing, and it has been great to see the characters grow the same way most of us did… back in the day…before we were corrupted by smart phones and the fappening.

Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 2 Episode 1 – Undercover Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 13.29.41Brooklyn Nine Nine grows on you like a pop song from the charts. They play it enough times and suddenly you find yourself singing along. Well, this show is exactly that. It seemed at first as if all the attention was focused on Peralta, but the writers quickly realised the potential of other characters. Now there is more banter, more jokes and it’s not all about having to deal with the aftermath of Peralta’s ideas. Everyone has their own story and it is actually pretty funny.

The start of the new season brought new tensions and awkwardness to the police station. Boyle and Gina had a one night stand, and both parties are ignoring the fact it ever even happened. Gina is a bit disgusted with herself, and in great Gina form, she puts on a sweatshirt with a mole on it. Bless her, she cracks me up.

The captain is forcing the team to act up fabricated situations, you know, to be prepared in case of ANYTHING! This has Rosa and Amy on the edge of a nervous breakdown, but they soon realise it’s not that bad being prepared even if it feels ridiculous.

To conclude our beloved Peralta talks to Amy, saying that yeah he fancies her. Also, he is still undercover and seeing him with his hair pulled back was priceless. To be fair, it was as if I could smell the cheap cologne pouring out off the TV.

Overall a great start to a new very promising season. Keep the jokes rollin’ and the Gina banter ongoing.

The Goldbergs – Season 2 Episode 1 – Love Is A Mixtape Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 13.47.40They’re back!!!! Finally, the Goldbergs have returned to our screens, and it’s a blessing. Bev is obviously in full-force in this brand new episode.

She is like the prototype for every mother, somehow, she manages to makes us all cringe!

This time, Adam had made a ‘mixtape’ for his new girlfriend – you know first love. If you were alive then, you probably made a mixtape for the girl you liked at school, or the boy who always ignored you in the parking lot. However, who out of us ever made a tape for their parents? Unfortunately for Adam, Bev thinks the mixtape is for her and obviously this creates a massive argument between his mother and his new girlfriend. The best part was actually hearing the real mixtape in the credits. Priceless!

In other news, Erica and Barry are on the hunt for a fake ID. Erica already has one, so she has to keep her brother quiet by helping him get his own. As usual, it all goes wrong, and Barry loses his ID for flashing it around high school. The good news was that even though his dad was mad at him, he helped him look good in front of his whole class. When Barry got asked to buy beer for a party, he shows up with snacks, only for his dad to save him the embarrassment and take him home for buying ‘beer’. It was some good old 80s parenting.

This season we all hope to see more crazy sweaters and huge doses of Beverly Goldberg. She makes insanity fun, and is one of the best characters out there right now.

The Big Bang Theory – Season 8 Episode 2 – The Junior Professor Solution Review

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In this second episode of the season premiere, Sheldon is offered a new job within the university. He can study dark matter, but the only condition is that he teaches a class. He reluctantly accepts, but for better or worse, no one signs up. His reputation as a ‘difficult character’ has spread widely around campus and truth is he doesn’t really seem to care that much, either.

His friends however, do care a lot. Howard offers to sign up for Sheldon’s class. Sheldon takes this as an opportunity to ridicule his friend in every possible intellectual way. Although Sheldon is extremely smart, Howard is not ready to give up the fight so easily, so if Sheldon was not ready to take teaching seriously, neither was Howie when it came to studying. Bad teacher vs Bad student was about to start..

Unfortunately for Howard, he got reported to HR by none other than his dear friend/teacher Sheldon… Bold move huh?

On the girl’s side, Penny and Bernie are having some issues. Since Bernadette helped Penny find the new job, she’s feeling entitled to make sure she doesn’t screw it up. Penny is sick of all the patronising,¬† and she decides to bitch about it with Amy. Clever as she is, Amy uses her friends argument to strengthen her own friendship with both of them. Eventually the girls fix their problems and Amy is no longer the ‘popular one’. Cue a sad Dr Farrah-Fowler.

The best part of the episode was how the guys started to answer random science questions and received chocolate bars in exchange. Although, the Creme Egg takes the biscuit.. or the creme…

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The Big Bang Theory – Season 8 Episode 1 – The Locomotion Interruption

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 14.21.31After a long trip by himself, Sheldon is finally ready to return to Pasadena! As it’s the norm, Leonard was summoned by his old friend to pick him up in a different state of course. This sudden phone call really got Amy angry and feeling left out, so she decided to go with Leonard and make the trip to pick up Sheldon.

Things are definitely a bit different amongst the group of friends. Penny has a new haircut, and a new job interview thanks to Bernadette. Howard is no longer looking after his mother, but Stewart is. This has him clearly upset, and thinks his old friend has taken over his role as a son. As they say, be careful what you wish for right?

Sheldon was a big box of surprises when he actually said he was ready to get down to business with Amy. Wooohoooooo! Get your tiara girl, ‘cos you’re about to be going for a ride on the Sheldon Train!

Elementary – Season 2 Episode 18 – The Hound Of The Cancer Cells Review

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This was more like the hound of boredom! What happened here? Everything had been flowing so nicely and then boom, you drop an episode about medical patents. Agh.

Someone had built a breathaliser that can detect cancer. That someone is now dead, so as usual, questioning began. Holmes and Watson spoke to the owner of the company, a man who was close to divorcing his wife, but had a girlfriend on the side. The guy tells them how the doctor who created the device¬†was his friend and colleague, ¬†what a sad loss, blablabla… Continue reading