About Last Night…CASTLE, GOSSIP GIRL, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER and More
October 18, 2011 by Marisa Roffman
Is it me or is Monday night TV really fun? There are some great “guilty pleasure” shows, plus it feels like there’s just the perfect amount of shows on that I watch — enough to keep me occupied, but not so much that my TiVo blows up and vows revenge.
So let’s talk about our Monday night shows!
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER is continuing their trend of making me uncomfortable with the addition of Kal Penn’s Kevin. He might be a fun love interest for Robin (especially shedding light on their group dynamic…it was fun when they did that on FRIENDS with one of Phoebe’s boyfriends), but given that he was her therapist, it feels so creepy. Not to mention, the entire thing is unethical. Oh, and Cobie Smulders (Robin) looks amazing, but did the show seriously try to make her pass as 14?! No. Not gonna happen. But on a much less negative note, Marshall and Lily are having a boy! I can’t wait to see how the group is impacted by the addition of their son.
I’m not entirely sure when it happened, but I think I’m enjoying GOSSIP GIRL more than anything else on Monday nights. I wish so much that Dan’s book was a tie-in we could buy (because I would so be in line for that), but it was interesting to see the fallout from what he wrote. Of course no one read poor Lonely Boy’s book until they were really prompted to. I felt bad for Nate that he was hurt to be marginalized and I felt terrible for Rufus whose rejection clearly impacted Dan the most, but the rest of the characters shouldn’t have been so shocked. Yes, Serena used to be wild and if you’re going to fictionalize her, that’s what you write about; those are the characteristics that would arguably provide the most storylines. And Blair can deny it as much as she wants, but there was something between her and Dan. It may not fit into the life she has now, but it was there. Also, maybe Blair should realize that Louis has had to be talked into staying with her by both Chuck and Dan. The men who love her are doing more to make sure she stays happy than her fiance…put the pieces together, sweetie!
The heat brought out the crazy (and led to significantly less clothing) for HART OF DIXIE‘s characters. (Well, for everyone except George.) It feels like Zoe and Wade are going to cross that line sooner versus later, but I’m still not totally sold on them as a couple I want to root for. Lavon and Lemon, however, are breaking my heart. I understand and respect her relationship with George, but I think I’m Team LaLemon. (Totally made up that couple name. Feel free to school me in the comments below on what I should actually be calling them.)
I’m a little baffled by how HOUSE has handled the whole Olivia Wilde (13) situation. I know she had a contract to finish up, which is why they brought her back after her extended movie-making hiatus last year, but I can’t understand the logic in how they brought her back this season. If they only had one episode to send her off, why not make it have more of an impact and have it been when Taub and Chase were back? She had no history with Park and Adams, who were caught up in their own games. Oh well.
So now that you’ve seen how the latest CASTLE “love interest” played out, can there be a collective pledge to not freak out if something like this is announced again until we see how it plays out onscreen? No? Well, it was worth a try. I actually didn’t mind the character after the first 10 or 15 minutes (when they were very obviously trying to get her to grate on Beckett’s nerves). She was feisty and really, is it that huge a shock that someone would be interested in Castle? I do love the device of Beckett’s therapist and enjoyed the very brief scene we got with him this week. I hope he’ll be back soon.
Decided against watching TERRA NOVA last night. Anyone watch it? Did I make the right call?
What did you guys end up watching Monday night?
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