About Last Night...GOSSIP GIRL, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CASTLE, and More - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


February 21, 2012 by  

Monday TV was crazy!

Are you as overwhelmed as I am trying to process everything? Let’s chat about what went down last night…

As much as touching upon the ill-fated Robin-Ted relationship makes me stabby (seriously, if we know they don’t end up together, playing the will they/won’t they game is nothing but frustrating), I thought last night’s episode of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was one of the strongest of the season. Of course Marshall and Lily are betting on their friends. Why wouldn’t they be? (I was a bit shocked that Lily was the one who bet Robin and Ted wouldn’t end up together — I figured she might have been the one holding on the romantic hope for that.) I’m glad Ted and Barney finally discussed some of what has gone on recently with Robin, and Marshall telling Robin she should probably move out was just perfect. Good for him.

I’m so glad Blair was able to talk Chuck out of sabotaging Dan’s career on GOSSIP GIRL. However, I still wish Dan hadn’t sent the video in to Gossip Girl, because quite frankly, if all is as it seems, that makes the inevitable breakup too simple. Now that CeCe is dead and Charlie has been exposed as a fraud, here’s hoping Lily actually gets a storyline!

THE VOICE didn’t have any contestants that completely blew me away, but the talent level was super strong. I’m surprised so many good singers didn’t get picked, and I wonder if the show will repeat what it did last year, in terms of the judges being short on team members and contestants getting a second chance.

HART OF DIXIE was about a snow day, but it really should have been titled “Lavon Hayes and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” Not only did his visiting parents drop the bombshell that they were breaking up just one month shy of their 40th wedding anniversary, but he also found out Lemon was eloping with George. Luckily for him, bad days pass, so his parents did reunite and George and Lemon decided against eloping. How adorable was Wade throughout the episode? That is the Wade I want to have on my screen — the one who owns up to his mistake with Zoe and helps Lavon get his parents back together. (Zoe’s reaction to being cut off from the internet was hysterical, and slightly less insane than I would have been if our situations were reversed.)

Hey look, CASTLE got their own Diana Fowley! (If you don’t know what that means a) why have you not watched X-FILES?! and b) it’s short for “never before mentioned ex who was vital to your past, but turns out to be a bad baddie.”) I heard from a lot of people who were disappointed by various aspects of last night’s hour, but the biggest disappointment for me was that the writers made Sophia bad. Why was that needed? Once again, someone from Castle’s past was bad. Wouldn’t it have been more dramatic if she was good? She didn’t seem like a terrible woman (minus her last scenes), she seemed pretty badass, and while I’m not necessarily saying, “Yes, please, throw more obstacles between Castle and Beckett,” you’d think it would have done more to possibly push their relationship forward if Sophia was good, and Beckett still managed to realize on her own that what she shares with Castle is special. I actually really enjoyed the first 50-ish minutes of the episode, but I wish it had been resolved differently. (However, Esposito calling Castle “writer boy” was amazing. He and Ryan were sorely underused in this episode.)

Oh, SMASH, how awkward. Now that Kevin is gone from HIMYM, Ellis might be my least favorite character on television. He is manipulative, unlikeable and almost a cartoon villain at this point. I wish right after Ivy getting the role the spotlight could have been on her for an episode or two, but instead, we followed Karen home. So…there’s that. [For a full recap of the hour, check out what Erik had to say here.]

ETA – How crazy was Monday TV? I completely forgot to write about ALCATRAZ! As creepy as the promos seemed, I was a bit underwhelmed by the actual case. Right now, I’m really intrigued by Lucy and what the heck is going on with her, because I feel like they can’t waste Parminder Nagra in a present-day coma for much longer.

What did you think of last night’s TV?

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5 Responses to “About Last Night…GOSSIP GIRL, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, CASTLE, and More”

  1. jayme on February 21st, 2012 6:16 pm

    Regarding Lily being the one to bet against Robin and Ted, it actually makes a lot of sense, she’s the one that orchestrated their original break up because she couldn’t see Robin and Ted lasting. We found this out in the season 4 episode “The front porch”.

  2. Marisa Roffman on February 21st, 2012 6:40 pm

    Hm, I had totally forgotten about that episode, @jayme. Okay, nagging feeling redacted 😉

  3. Kath (canakatydid) on February 21st, 2012 7:37 pm

    Remind me to watch “Smash” soon because if there is a character on there that Marisa hates almost as much as “HIMYM” Kevin I have to see it!

    Speaking of “HIMYM”, I kinda like that Marshall was both the voice of reason and the hopeful romantic and that Ted/Barney convo re: Robin was long overdue!

    I agree that last night’s “Hart of Dixie” had the Wade that I want to see more often (not on screen, I mean actually in my life! hahaha!). And my heart once again broke for poor Levon…he and Lemon are the couple who I most root for…yes, even over Zoe and Wade (see earlier comment re: love of Wade!).

    As for “Castle”, I liked “Linchpin” so much better than “Pandora” and I kinda enjoyed the twist on the twist that resulted in an “evil Sophia” . Not only did it surprise me (yes, I fell for that painting of that nasty lawyer from “Drop Dead Diva” as the bad guy!) but it helped to distinguish Sophia not only from Beckett but also from Kyra (remember her?).

    Monday night is a great night for tv…Alcatraz has creepier and creepier inmates each week and although we didn’t get as much of Lucy’s story as I would have liked, we did get more of hottie Jack Sylvain aka “the first one caught”.

  4. Marisa Roffman on February 21st, 2012 10:45 pm

    @Kath (canakatydid): HA! I’ve said it before, but as much as I like Kal Penn, Kevin sucked the fun out of that group dynamic and his romance with Robin was creepy 😉 Ellis is just atrocious.

    I thought about Kyra during the episode, and yes, Castle absolutely loved her, but Sophia and Beckett being his muses makes things a little different for them, IMO. (Not saying he loves/d them more than her, but it’s a different kind of relationship.) I just feel like making Sophia bad was the easy way out and I was relieved when it initially seemed like they wouldn’t go that route.

  5. halaci on February 22nd, 2012 3:28 am

    Totally agree on Sophia. I hoped she will remain on the good side – you don’t need to be evil to be a manipulative Cutthroat Bitch (to quote from another show). It’s too easy to shrug off her character, she is an evil liar, period. Castle and Beckett characters could bear much more shades of conflicts than this black and white.