The Goldbergs – Season 2 Episode 4 – Shall We Play A Game? Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 15.03.52Bev, oh freakin’ Bev. This woman is my reason to live! She’s so un-cool, she’s cool. Erica doesn’t seem to think the same, so she starts spending time with Louise, ‘the cool mum’. She is the mother of one of Erica’s best friends, and the girls have been spending all their free time with her.  Trips to the mall, manicures, the whole nine yards. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 2 Episode 4 – Halloween II Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 12.46.57It’s obvious that Halloween is a very hectic day for everyone at the precinct. It came as no surprise that their Halloween episode involved a lot of Peralta messing around and screwing things up. Why have ten milliion characters when they’re only going to use the same people and the same plot lines over and over?

Anyway, this time Peralta is determined to steal the Captain’s watch. Since he won last year after stealing the Captain’s medal, he wants to add yet another success to his long list of ‘jokes’. He eventually finds a guy that calls himself ‘Fingers’. Fingers is a master pick pocket, who, of course ends up taking the watch, and stealing it ‘for realsies’ in the process. This part of the episode was as predictable as anything. I mean, what made Peralta think that he could get away with this two years in a row?

Turns out the Captain had spent the whole year planning his revenge. He planned every detail – the pick pocket, Peralta noticing the watch, etc..

Meanwhile, Gina is upset because she got kicked out of her dance group. That girl loves to DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! so it was hard to watch a depressed Gina rather than her usual chipper, funny self. Terry discovers that she’s been taking classes to finish her degree, and missing rehearsals in the process. In the end, of course her and Terry end up dancing at the show, and it was everything we ever hoped for. Strictly/Dancing with the Stars 2015?

That’s why it’s a bit upsetting that they don’t give more attention to the back stories of other characters. Clearly the ‘precinct’ plot and the cases are all a joke, so it would be nice to see more of what people actually do, rather than seeing Peralta’s pick-a-mix of pissing off his fellow characters every episode.

Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 2 Episode 3 – The Jimmy Jab Games Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 13.50.39When Captain Holt and the Sarge leave the precinct for the day on official business it’s time for The Jimmy Jab Games. Gina kicks it all off and oversees the Games (because she can’t be bothered to take part, basically). Obviously, Peralta’s got his heart set on winning, and is, as always, a bit too enthusiastic, and he manages to turn it into the Jake show. He wants Rosa to give him Katie’s number (Rosa’s friend) and she agrees (after some classic Peralta-esque persuasion) to give it to him if he wins. Go figure!

After the honorary bagel ceremony, the Games are off. First up was month-old Chinese food from the fridge. Whoever eats the most wins. This will probably win the title for grossest moment of the season, so thanks for that! They had the bulky-bulky run-run, where they all ran a course wearing bomb suits, and there was the obstacle course, too.

The guys all then played dress-up and had to keep their cover at all costs. It was the highlight of a pretty dull episode. Sometimes I wonder why the show has so many main characters. It’s a weird feeling, because towards the end of the first season I grew closer to the characters, and wouldn’t take any of them out of it now, but the show suffers because of it sometimes. It’s hard to keep track of what everyone is doing when they only turn up for four minutes of the episode.

We had to see Peralta fail at the end, letting Amy win, and proving that Katie’s number is just a smokescreen for him and Amy. So I guess there going to drag that one out for the long haul. Guess we’ll have to wait for season seven for Peralta to make his move.

The Goldbergs – Season 2 Episode 3 – The Facts of Bleeping Life Review

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The time machine that is The Goldbergs is such a freakin’ joy. Every week they manage to give us the feels with their storytelling about the 80s. The resemblance that the show has to almost everybody’s life is what makes it worth watching. We live in times of nostalgia, and looking back at the 80s seems to be more pleasant than ever.

This week Barry and Adam start a band in their garage. They suck, but they still want the fame and fortune. Needless to say, Bev is their biggest fan, which left grandpa to break her the news that the kids are actually terrible musicians.

Barry is still in love with Erica’s friend Laney. In a moment of nerves, Barry ended up inviting Erica and her friend to join the band. Adam is clearly pissed off, and it all ends up with a great battle of the bands. In the Goldbergs’ garage…

Bev in the meantime is too busy planning a second wedding. She wants to renew her vows, and it’s all thanks to the royal wedding. You know, the one with Diana, not the 2.0 copy from today.

She plans this huge event, and in the end is super disappointed by Murray’s lack of enthusiasm. His one job was to write his vows, and he of course used the words from the theme tune to ‘Family Ties’, yes, the TV show..

It was sad to see Bev upset. She is so crazy, she makes everything better, so seeing her truly pissed off and depressed made the whole family work together. In the end she was woken up in the middle of the night to a beautiful second wedding in her garden.

It’s the simple things that matter 🙂

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 🙂 As for Charles and Gina, we’ll have to wait and see!

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.

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

Perception – Season 2 Episode 14 – Obsession Review

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Blame it on the schyzo! Poor Daniel got accused of stalking his former therapist/girlfriend Caroline. Someone’s been sending her chocolates with knives, snakes in her car etc. So yeah, she goes ahead and blames him. Beesnitch.

That’s not all, during one of his lessons he has an ‘episode’, so one of the parents of the school board is determined to fire him. Continue reading