Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 Episode 19 – Tactical Village Review

ImageThis week the guys hit the Tactical Village! The Nine – Nine have never had a good run on the tactical course and this year they’re going after the time record. Peralta’s got his own competition to win…The coolest kill. He’s come close before and is determined to put that behind him, and take home the trophy. Continue reading

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New Girl – Season 3 Episode 17 – Sister II

ImageSo, I guess Jess’ sister’s going to be sticking around for a while (for the next couple of episodes at least). There were two things to take out of this episode, Abby is crazy and Winston is becoming more dumb by the week. Continue reading

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 Episode 18 – The Apartment Review

ImageSo, we’re back to Brooklyn again this week to spend some time with our favourite precinct, the nine-nine. The Apartment sees Peralta scrambling to buy the apartment his lives in, which used to be his grandmother’s and we also see the entire squad go through self assessment. Instead of taking it seriously, Peralta rolls straight in and asks for a half million dollar loan flat out. They almost found it as funny as the guy at the bank.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season 1 Episode 17 – Full Boyle Review

ImageFinally, an episode that really showed us what this show is about. Boyle wasn’t used enough before, and was hugely underdeveloped, but they remedied that in one (okay, maybe two) episodes. We’re seeing a totally different Boyle now, and it was high time they kicked the obsession with Rosa to the curb. They even might have explained it a little along the way. Continue reading

New Girl – Season 3 Episode 16 – Sister Review

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We got to see a little of everyone in Sister, even though the main focus of the episode was Jess having to deal with her sister, Abby. Jess’ mom calls to say her sister’s been arrested and is in jail in San Diego, leaving Jess to deal with the fallout. It’s clear they’re pretty different, and I just wondered why it took almost three whole seasons to meet Abby. Continue reading

New Girl – Season 3 Episode 15 – Exes Review

 

ImageThe battle of the exes begins at the Farmers Market. Jess and Nick see Caroline, Nick’s ex girlfriend. Naturally, Jess always getting involved tells Nick to arrange a meeting with Caroline so he can say all he needs to say and stop acting so awkwardly. In reality, Jess loves to go to the market, so she wants no weird mojo around.

At the same time, Jess is always texting with one of her exes from a long time ago (guest starring Adam Brody). The boys insist and tell Jess that being friends with an ex only means ‘possible sex’, with even Coach saying ‘can’t spell sex without the ex’. It was his only good line. 

Sadly, Nick being the massive coward he is, forgets to mention to Caroline that he is now dating Jess, so when she sees them together the woman just freaked like it was Studio 54. Jess gets upset so she calls her ex (how unexpected) and what started as a ‘therapy chat’ turned into full on flirting from him. Jess was having none of it, but it was hard for her to say much since Nick was around and Caroline was acting like a psycho banging on the door. Eventually once she entered the premises, Nick told her the truth, that he never cheated but he did fall in love with Jess since she first walked through the door. Awwwwwwwww.

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Schmidt is living a lonely life in his super awesome apartment. As usual, he gets way more than what he asked for. He decides to invite Winston and Coach around and gives them a set of keys. After his dry-spell ( who knew?), Schmidt finally manages to pull a girl at a bar. By the time he gets home, Coach is in his apartment pretending to be Schmidt and seducing a girl, while Winston was already getting busy in the guest room. 

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Bad move guys! However, Schmidt who seemed desperate for some good old fun, decides that it’s best to continue with the plan. Unfortunately the ladies didn’t buy it and they all ended up alone. At least they had that table-beer fridge.

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Notes

Coach is annoying. Fix it!

Why is Cece not around more often?

Why bring back the exes? It’s part of every relationship but it was a bit too in our faces.

The Ninja’s Assistant

Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 1 Episode 13 – Operation Broken Feather Review

ImageNot surprising that the post-Superbowl episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine was a good one! How come it got the premium spot? You tell me.

ImageI haven’t been the show’s biggest fan this season, but it’s finally finding its feet, and beginning to figure out what it does well, and what it can’t do. Major Crimes come in this week to take Peralta’s case, and in typical Jake fashion, he gets the confession he needs before they can do it. 1-0, Peralta.

ImageTerry and Holt really made this episode, and the moments they had together built the foundations of a great relationship to be explored further. They’re sticking together to make some changes at the precinct. How do you get bathroom breaks down? Stick Rosa right next to the bathroom. That will stop anyone going!

ImageThey also discuss the Boyle – Linetti reaction, which was downright hilarious. Boyle has ‘medically thin skin’, and when he gets cold he goes and jacks clothes from the lost and found. Gina takes the opportunity (every single time) to rinse Boyle, giving him abuse about whatever colourful jumper he’s got on at the time. Terry empties out the lost and found so that Boyle can’t choose anything dodgy, but when he shows up in a white cowboy jacket, all anyone can say is: “We’re doomed, Boyle looks like a lesbian.” That was Holt, as well.

ImageSantiago has an interview with Major Crimes, but turns down the job, and in the last scene there were some big hints that something is brewing between Peralta and Amy. It’s been looking likely for a short while, but I didn’t think it was really going to happen until this episode. Let’s just hope the show uses their relationship for some great comedy!

Have a good one,

The Ninja

Notes

– How funny was the sting? “I won a cruise!”

– Holt crying at the statistical analysis in Moneyball was hilarious!

– Will Peralta and Santiago hook up, or will it crash and burn?

New Girl – Season 3 Episode 14 – Prince Review

ImageThis episode was like finishing a good workout at the gym. It filled the viewers with exciting moments from every angle, as if trying to make up for past mistakes.

Jess and Cece get invited randomly to a Prince party after almost being run over by one of his peers. What are the chances?! And yes this is Prince the singer, performer and 80s legend!

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As the girls get ready for the party, it’s the men who have to tell Schmidt that only the girls were invited. He gets upset, understandably after buying a two-thousand-dollar suit. So, standard Schmidt he isn’t giving up that easily and is determined to go to the party too. 

When the girls jump in the limo, Nick says ‘i love you’ to Jess before they go off, and Jess being her just gives him the finger guns. Bless, as if she wasn’t a nervous wreck already! So, the girls go off to the party and the guys decide to get dressed and go too! 

The party was a great moment for the show, it gave us guest appearances by not only Prince but some supermodels too, and we got to see a Cece and Schmidt moment. We don’t get those too often now, so it was cool to see that there is still hope in the horizon. Also, Winston was a bit more part of the group. Ever since Coach is back, they haven’t really known what to do with so many men, but this episode redeemed it all.

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Jess and Nick meet Prince, and later she spends some quality time with him. She got a dress and some advice from the legend, so in the end in true Jess style, she shouts that she loves Nick Back. *heavenly lights and a choir lolz*

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In the end, Nick, Jess and the rest of the gang jump on stage and jam with Prince himself. Damn!

 

Really funny, really good. Considering it has been a bit meeeh lately, this episode was fresh and fun.

Notes

‘Prince is magic’ 

The fire and ice thing was hilarious, tears and all!

Nick’s tactic about Trojan Horsing to sneak to the party was a great technique! Take note!

The Ninja’s Assistant

Bones – Season 9 Episode 15 – The Heiress In The Hill Review

ImageThe Heiress In The Hill not only gave us a somewhat decent procedural episode of Bones, but it was filled with plenty of feel good moments, too. The subplot focused on a part of Hodgins’ life that he had no clue about.

ImageHe’s got a brother, one that his parents never even told him about. Geoffrey Hodgins has been tucked away in an institution for his whole life, and now the money’s run out, they want to move him onto a state facility. We see that it’s a tough one for Jack to swallow, because had he still got a chunk of that change, it’d be an easy fix.

Turns out the victim had been dropped in Lye, and had her teeth smashed in. Someone really didn’t want her identified! The murder took a backseat to the much more interesting storyline that Hodgins was dealing with. When you’ve invested in a character for so long and see them wrestle with emotional demons, it’s much more interesting than a standard murder plot. Sorry, just saying! It only became interesting when Cam and Tempe figured out that whoever had given her that lethal dose of Penicillin was trying to save her, not kill her.

It was an emotional episode, but in a good way. Ever since the news that Wendell has an extremely rare type of cancer, the mood of the show and the characters in it has been pretty low, and I’m glad this episode came quickly after to balance things back out. Hodgins shared a pretty touching moment with his brother at the end, where they bonded over a book their dad had read to each of them.

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The subplot totally overshadowed the procedural this week, and that was fine with me.

Keep up the good feels, Bones.

The Ninja

Notes

– Mauricio, predictable name, predictable guy.

New Girl – Season 3 Episode 13 – Birthday Review

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This week Jess learns a few things about Birthdays. She sets out, like every year with the lowest of expectations for her big day and books her typical cinema ticket for one. Nick tries to do the right thing as the new boyfriend and lay things on to keep her happy. What he learns is that the best laid plans can always go tits up, especially when he arranges nothing and tries to spend the day in bed with Jess.

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Really, though, because the guys love her, they’ve set up a surprise party and are just trying to keep her distracted so they can put it all together. She loses patience with Nick and goes home for a good cry, making it even harder for the other guys to get things done.

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When it all goes wrong, they pull through and not only give her a special present, but they teach her something, too. It’s not all about material things, love!

In the beginning of the episode Cece give Jess a present in a flashback, and she’s disappointed at only getting a jumper. Jess learns that all you need is your friends, and the people you care about to have a good time. All her friends ambush her at the cinema, and throw a party there.

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The show has always been about keeping the main guys close together, and if they continue to do it like this, they’ll be back to full strength soon. They’ve even managed to bring Schmidt back from the abyss, and we’re falling in love with him all over again. Is it me, or was his trick in the bar step one to winning Cece back?

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Nice one guys,

The Ninja