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So Say We All: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money and More…

November 1, 2007 by  

Sometimes it’s almost impossible to watch all of Wednesday night TV on Wednesday night.  For me it’s almost like Wed night/Thursday morning television.  But I got through it…well most of it.  So let’s chat, shall we?

Let’s start with the end of the night first and work our way backwards.

Dirty Sexy Money

I’m going to be upfront and say that I probably can’t give the fairest assessment of last night’s episode (what a way to start, right?!).  I watched it at 6am this morning and I was still half asleep and a wee bit nauseous from the Halloween candy I ate last night. I did like last night’s episode, but I found myself distracted a few times.  I’m a little bored by the Karen storyline as it doesn’t seem to go anywhere and there was a lot of Karen last night. She’s sassy and sexy and I’d like to see her do something that doesn’t involve marrying and sleeping with men.  Does she work?  What does she do with her time?  I’m sure nothing this woman does is boring so let’s see what else Karen Darling can give us.

I’m not super into the mystery surrounding Dutch’s death to the Simon Elder arc doesn’t intrigue me as much as it should.  That being said, the twist at the end with Nick’s betrayal of Simon (or was it Tripp) had be more interested than ever.  The apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

My Darling of the Week award goes to Father Brian who actually showed concern for his son last night and the two bonded a little…it was cute.  But I do worry for the parishioners of Brian’s church…the guy goes to church about as much as I do, and that’s not saying much. Dirty Sexy Money continues to be one of my favorite new shows of the season, and I’m still bewildered why it’s not the break out hit of the season.

Private Practice & Pushing Daisies after the jump… 

Private Practice

I was a little underwhelmed by tonight’s episode. I feel that Private Practice has a few ‘piss or get off the pot’ storylines.  Addison and Pete – ok so they finally kissed (again), but all this flirty behavior is kind of boring. You’re adults.  Do the deed or just shut up about it.  The same goes to Dell and Naomi, but in their case I don’t buy the storyline one bit…not at all.  There is less than zero chemistry between Chris Lowell and Audra McDonald.  Can’t they give Dell something to do besides falsely pine over Naomi?  Boring!! I’m also not a fan of Dr. Charlotte, so to have an episode that was so centered around her bored me.  She just seems to mess with the mojo of the rest of the cast.

The cases were mildly interesting.  The daughter being beaten by her MS-stricken mother showed once again why Cooper is my favorite character on the show.  And as for the other case…I’m not sure if anyone read my post about “House” yesterday, but I questioned whether there was a Wiki for TV show ailments that other medical dramas could pull from.  Well last night’s case was familiar to fans of ‘Everwood’ (a moment of silence please). One of Naomi’s patients had a family history of Huntington’s Disease and was nervous that she too could be carrying the fatal gene. It was like Hannah and her Dad all over again. I didn’t cry which means I wasn’t moved that much (either that or I’m just a cold hearted bitch). Come on Private Practice…show me a little something because I’m getting a little bored.

P.S. Shonda, do you not see the final cut of the episode in post production and realize how cheesy the fake beach and ocean looks when the group is meeting at Addison’s house? Ugh.

Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

This show makes my heart flutter.  Last night was no different.  It was nice to see Olive and Chuck be all kinds of snarky with each other only to have them bond in the end.  Olive essentially saved Chuck’s life and that’s saying a lot since Olive is madly in love with Chuck’s boyfriend.  Speaking of Ned, my heart broke for him about 100 times last night.  The flashback to young Ned dealing with his father abandoning him was so sad, as was the teary-eyed adult Ned who still isn’t over the pain.  Emerson was once again hysterical (“I love you, shovel”) and the Darling Mermaid Darlings continue to steal the show whenever they are on screen. Like Olive, I too loved In-Charge Ned (then again I love every version of Ned). But the line of the night belonged to the not-do-dead jockey’s mother when Olive asked her how she knew Olive wasn’t married: “You wouldn’t need all that bait if your belly were full of fish, dear”.

And what about the scenes for the next episode?!  OH.MY.GOD!!!

Thanks to all of you that left comments about last night’s episode over at  I really appreciate your support.
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Sadly, I think LIFE has fallen off my TV schedule.  I really liked it the first few weeks and wanted to give it a fair shot, but the Wednesday at 10pm time slot is just killing me. There’s just not enough hours in the day.

No new episode of GOSSIP GIRL last night.  Did any of you catch the pilot episode for the first time?  This show is one of my new faves as well and sadly it’s just not getting the ratings it needs…even for The CW.

I know there are more than a few of you who like the Wednesday night Fox comedies, BACK TO YOU and TILL DEATH.  I don’t have the time for either…but tell me, how are they holding up?  Are you still liking them?

What else did you watch last night?!  ‘So Say We All’ it up and tell me what YOU thought of Wednesday night television? 


9 Responses to “So Say We All: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Dirty Sexy Money and More…”

  1. katayla on November 1st, 2007 11:54 am

    Yeah, I thought of Everwood, too, with Private Practice, which took away a lot of the drama of the story. But I’m still loving the Violet/Cooper stuff. Pete/Addison seems to have shades of Derek/Meredith, with her wanting more than he does. And Charlotte really doesn’t fit in with the rest of the group. I don’t want her to keep getting pulled into storylines that don’t really require her. But at least she wasn’t arguing over a patient int his ep.

    And I love that Olive and Chuck have bonded on Pushing Daisies! This show doesn’t follow any rules about couples and love triangle, which just adds to the fun.

  2. Patty on November 1st, 2007 12:11 pm

    DSM – one of my new favorite shows. I used to hate Father Brian but he is starting to be my new favorite character after the twins. I am a little concerned that Juliet will be sorely missing as the actress who plays her is in rehab (again). I don’t like Karen at all. Useless woman.

    I love Dell and Naomi. But I am a sucker for a couger storyline any day! Go Dell! Addison still bugs the crap out of me. But I still love Cooper.

    I am just not into Pushing Daisies. I sort of watch but…I guess since my favorite character is Olive, I just can’t get into the rest of it. So shoot me now.

  3. JennyL on November 1st, 2007 12:52 pm

    I disagree about Private Practice…I actually really liked the episode last night. I too wasn’t boo-hooing over the storylines, but sometimes I feel like PP/GA go over the top to make you emotionally involved. Last night to me was just a good episode. I am getting annoyed at Addison’s mouth open, nose flare, stunned look, that she does ALL the time. Anybody else notice that?

    And Pushing Daisies…SO frigging good. Nice to see a little relationship happening between Chuck and Olive. And it’s always great when Olive can hold her own storyline. Very good – but I missed the previews for next week! Guess I’ll have to wait!!

    I pvr’d DSM, so I’ll have to weigh in on that one another time. That’s all I watched. 🙂

  4. Kimber on November 1st, 2007 1:26 pm

    Pushing Daisies was all KINDS of awesome last night. I even had to keep a running page of notes for my LJ post-show post. So much was happening, and I was afraid my brain would flush most of it away once the show ended.

    Poor Young Ned and his father (who really is as jackass, as both Aunt Lily an Aunt Vivian explained), and then Adult Ned dealing with is pain 🙁 How heartbroken was I for Young Ned, in his home-made sheet ghost costume (with his trusty sidekick home-made sheet ghost Digby!), when he saw his father’s new family, and knew that he had been discarded. 🙁 This show makes me giggle, huffaw, and also cry a whole lot.

    Emerson and his shovel!! I loved it. Emerson/Shovel is my new ship! And Olive and Chuck bonding – that was just too cute. As was just about every scene Kristin Chenoweth was in tonight. I guess her flashing the prodcers her boobs at the Comic Con (which I caught thanks to you kind folks at really did get her a larger part for Olive! And Mama Jacobs talking about Olive using “all that bait” and how she hadn’t changed? That was HILARIOUS!

    And OMG the preview for next week. Ahhhhhhh! It’s just so wrong that they show that type of a preview and then make us wait for 2 weeks to see what *really* happens. I’m crossing my arms and stomping my feet like a 3 year old tantruming right now. Hmpfh.

    I gave “Life” a first go last night, and am still unsure if I’m going to pick it up. Sarah Shahi is all kinds of wonderful, but I don’t know that my brain has room for another show on Wednesday. Tuesday is already jam packed with Bones-House-L&O:SVU, and now Wednesday being Pushing Daisies-Criminal Minds *and* Life? Plus, after the wonder of PD, I’m just not that into cop shows anymore. Which is sad, because I think “Life” could really be a good thing.

  5. Kimber on November 1st, 2007 1:28 pm

    Me again! Forgot to mention the cute but brief scene where Chuck and Digby were going to investigate the stables. I loved Chuck’s fear, her discussion with Digby about already being murdered, and her “neigh yourself!” to the horse!! God, I love Chuck!

  6. Billiam on November 1st, 2007 4:19 pm

    I missed PD. So what was in the promo that everyone is freaking out over? It isn’t up on youtube or anywhere that I could find.

  7. Liz on November 1st, 2007 4:22 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that you’ve stopped watching “Life” — I really enjoy it, and it won my heart over Dirty Sexy Money when I made the decision of which one to watch. I’m not generally a big fan of procedural sorts of shows, where they solve a new crime every episode, but I think it’s helping to fill the “Veronica Mars”-shaped hole in my heart this season, with the mystery-of-the-week in the context of a larger season-long conspiracy arc. This show, plus a little help from Jason Dohring and private-detective/vampire Mick on Moonlight, have almost combined to equal one Veronica Mars.

  8. mwhip on November 1st, 2007 4:30 pm

    Ned and Chuck annoy me. I only keep watching for Olive, Emerson and The Aunts. I wish someone would just push Chuck into Ned.

    What are you watching Wednesdays at 10pm? I only got DSM and Life. Life is by far my favorite broadcast TV show this year. Last night with her being kidnapped and forced to drink and telling the story of how her junkie boyfriend killed himself and she was so high all she cared about was the fact that he did not get blood or brain matter in her dope.

  9. Clare on November 1st, 2007 5:49 pm

    word-o-la on that fish line Kath… I howled laughing!! 🙂 🙂