Friday, May 28, 2010

5 More Season Finales Down!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Miami Medical (S01E08): season finale for the first season, technically. I was confused as to how this little girl came to be playing golf with those guys she didn't know. Again, I enjoyed the visual history of the patients so I could recognize who was who. Dr. DeLeo's references and personable nature continue to be an asset to the show. This show was a lot more graphic, what with the severed limb and all. Fun cameo of Sergeant Michaels from 7th Heaven. I can't believe that they pulled the foot from inside the alligator. Um, it was kinda creepy that last week, both Miami Medical and House had field cases, and last week House had a leg amputation argument, this time Miami Medical has an arm amputation argument. I couldn't believe that the foot guy died!! Although I don't really agree with the way he did it, I did like how DeLeo made it look like he was on the father's side, then on the daughter's, then he gave his true medical opinion. I thought it was funny that the 8-hour drive to Tallahassee was "all day" to get to a Chili Peppers concert... I know DOZENS of people who make that drive like it's no big deal. I liked the mini-concert they threw in the parking lot, LoL.

Minute to Win It
(S01E12): I don't know that we really need to have a theme show like couples already. At least the host introduced it in an amusing way. Jason was funny and personable. Mel was a little too hyper for me. The host was getting to be a bit over-the-top with the music references, LoL, and I didn't like his questioning of the couple's choices. By the time vendor donations got involved, though, I was about ready to tune out. It was fun watching them try to decide if they should try to go for $250,000, and the fact that they have two lives to work with is good... but in the end, Mel is torn, Jason is stoic, and they head home happy. I actually think they're the first people who haven't decided to keep going, LoL. Remember when nobody ever went home on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ...well that's changed. People go home with less all the time. No lie, just last week they aired an episode where a personal friend of mine walked away with $50,000.
Game 1: Chocolate Unicorn: Use one hand to stack 7 dingdongs on your forehead, leaning back. Try as many times as you want in one minute. Jason went for it. He got it and they were very excited. They even had 25 seconds left.
Game 2: Extreme Hanky Panky: Empty TWO tissue boxes, one with each hand!! Mel's turn! She looked like she was going really slowly to me, but somehow she finished with 21 seconds left!
Game 3: High Strung: Use a looped string to lift a raw egg from the top of a bottle, then carry it over and place it on another bottle top. They both thought they could do it, but Jason got to go for it. On the first egg, he dropped it as he was going from one bottle to the other. On the second egg, he wavered a bit at one point, but ultimately made it!
Game 4: Matchmaker: 16 candies (four each of four colors) are under 16 cups. Flip over the cup, grab a candy, and put it in the appropriate jar around the circle. Get them all in the right places in 60 seconds. She starts off stumbling by dropping the first candy. When she had about 15 seconds to go, I got nervous. But, she made it with 1 second remaining.
Game 5: Raisin the Bar: flick mini raisin boxes out from under upside-down glass bottles so that the boxes remain on their mouths and do not topple over. Get three of them to remain standing, out of a possible ten. Mel loves this game, although Jason thinks he's better at it, so in the end they let Mel do it. She did it too fast, and more toppled over after she whizzed by them. And whiz she did... she did all of them in TEN SECONDS. So, Jason takes a turn, and only had 2 done in ten seconds, LoL. But bottles 1, 2, and 4 won it for him with 37 seconds to spare.
Game 6: Ka-Broom: Use a broom to catapult a marshmallow from a plate into a cup. Do it 4 times. Mel seemed afraid and defaulted to Jason. He looked didn't really look confident, either. But, he got it done without too much trouble!
Game 7: Shoe Fly Shoe: Stand nine feet away from a table and fling off your show to land on it. You have 12 tries to get it once. I had a friend in high school who used to love flinging off her shoes... one time she did it on the way to Driver's Ed and hit another girl in the head... 20 feet away, LoL!! Here, Jason goes for it, and the pressure of it all is obviously hitting him. He nails it on the third try, and the excitement in both of their eyes was contagious. He looked like he was in genuine shock.

The Simpsons (S21E23): this is the season finale. I laughed at the Punch & Judy opener. Lisa trying to catch Flanders in an evolution debate was cute. How come nobody wanted to sit next to Moe? Why was Krusty the judge of the ugly dog contest? oh. entertainment. should've guessed. I didn't care for Moe as a judge on American Idol. Well, we know for sure that this show isn't in California, LoL. Wait... more people come to the bar because Moe can't show FOX... what kind of advertisement is that for its own network??

Family Guy (S08E20): this is the season finale. not super-excited about the opening, and the $58,000 elephant. There were some good references here and there, but overall not a lot to say. Worth watching. I still think it's awkward that they sold it on DVD back in December but just now put it on television. Have they ever done this before?? put it on DVD BEFORE putting it on television??

How I Met Your Mother (S05E24): This is the season finale. I was rather angry that they chose to "wrap-up" the doppelganger storyline immediately... why not let that play out a little bit... instead of the end of the last episode with Lily and Marshall and the first minute of this episode. Worst wrap-around ever. AND, Lily's "put a baby in my belly" was the worst line EVER. Now it makes me laugh TREMENDOUSLY that Barney was the fake cab driver. I liked "around the world in 180 lays." Leave it to Marshall to chicken out and not tell lily that it was Barney the whole time. Ted as a blonde makes him look kinda like a stereotypical lesbian (and I typed this before Marshall made the "Ellen DeGeneres" comment). Lily has been looking a TON bustier since the actress had her baby, but in the bed tonight they looked much, much bigger than they used to. I thought that the in-head conversations this episode were random. Now, I knew that the Robin-Chicago storyline would play out that way (read the spoiler some time ago), but it was so shocking when Robin turns it down and immediately finds out that she gets dumped when he takes that exact same job. "we only see what we want to see when we want to see it" ...and we'll come back next season to either a struggling-with-fertility couple, or a knocked-up-with-giganto-baby couple.

Little People, Big World (S05E35 & S05E36): Oh good, I was wondering about the second half of the fundraiser. I'm sad that they were fundraising but still in debt over the golf tournament. Jacob's getting tall. I thought it was funny that Jeremy dubbed Molly in charge but they kept questioning her choices at the grocery store. Wow... I didn't realize there was a ball-drop component! The helicopter ride looked pretty neat (I still haven't done that, but my brother has!).

Matt is just now realizing that Jacob has different interests than Jeremy or Zach or Molly?? So, just because Jacob doesn't want to build a fort, Matt has 15 kids over and has them build 3 forts?? How needlessly expensive was this? He had shirts made for all of the kids??

Table for 12: nope. I wish we'd at least get some sort of status report on what's going on with this show... it hasn't even been promoted on TLC's summer schedule.

missing the eps "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself," "back to school"

19 Kids and Counting (S04E17): This is the season finale. I was surprised at how hard JoyAnna was trying to get out of lawnmowing... usually the kids don't seem to mind chores too much. And barefoot is like the WORST idea EVER. And her brothers knew what she was trying to do, and even knew that she'd go for JimBob's heartstrings with the wanting to see Josie. Actually, I'm surprised that mowing was even JoyAnna's job to begin with... Well, when you have a sibling in the NICU, I guess the hospital gift shop and the hospital cafeteria is as good as you can hope for on your birthday, LoL. It worked out well, though, and he seemed to have a good time seeing his baby sister. I thought it was interesting that we saw his birthday again (we saw his skating party last year), since there are several of the children's birthdays we haven't seen at all. I'm kinda bored of hearing about how they decided to homeschool, but I guess they need to repeat it in episodes like this for first-time watchers. The younger kids don't actually get buckled into their carseats?? That seems like a bad idea to me. I thought that the "each Duggar could drive just 15 minutes" thing was kinda an irrelevant and pointless pop-up. I thought it was interesting that the kids said it was "totally different" without Michelle there... I would have thought, at least from the older girls' perspective, that they'd be doing most of the same stuff regardless of whether Michelle was there. I also thought it was interesting that they had Michelle put her thumb over Josie's weight in that particular entry. Was it because she was back-writing and we didn't need to see she was faking it?

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Off season:
Jon and Kate Plus Eight: still missing the finale, "It's a Crazy Life, But it's Our Life"
Wipeout (June 1, 8pm... then skip to the 22nd...)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (June 7, 8pm)
The Goode Family (Mondays at 10pm on Comedy Central)
Futurama (June 24th, 10pm)
Cake Boss (May 31, 9pm)
16 and Pregnant / Teen Mom (Teen Mom back this summer, not sure on 16 and Pregnant) Sons of Tucson (will air the other 9 episodes this summer)
South Park (haven't heard, but I assume October or so)
House, M.D. (season 7 starts in September)
Hot in Cleveland
(new show, starts June 16th on TVLand)
Mr. Sunshine (new show, starts in the Fall on ABC)
Kate Plus Eight (new show, starts in a couple weeks on TLC)
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email This Pin This

1 comment:

Lindsay Durrenberger said...

That's exactly what I thought about the HIMYM finale! My husband had to turn away mid way through when Lily was in the bedroom telling me he was "distracted by her boobs."