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About Last Night…BONES, THE VOICE, CASTLE and More

April 3, 2012 by  

Monday, manic, crazy, overfilled with TV, Monday. You are a formidable competitor and yet you always seem to kick my behind when I try to tackle your shows. Oh well.

Let’s talk about what aired last night!

There’s no doubt there were some cringe-worthy moments in last night’s BONES (I’ll echo Sarah’s complaints about Daisy and Sweets — a couple I normally don’t have a problem with — and the uncomfortableness over Angela, Cam, Sweets and Booth all trying to manipulate Brennan, to highlight a couple issues), but man, I love that last scene. Christine’s middle name being Angela? Made my heart happy. I adore the Brennan and Angela friendship so much, and what a lovely, lovely tribute. Now that the pregnancy is finished, I’m looking forward to see how their daughter changes Booth and Brennan. (Actual medical question because I honestly don’t know — would it have been more sanitary for Brennan to deliver Christine in Booth’s car? I get the symbolism for the manger, but I kept thinking, man, they had a big, clean car she could have done this in…)

I liked 10.5 of the 12 performances on THE VOICE last night. This is not going to bode well for tonight’s elimination. Can we just get rid of the one person I really didn’t like four times? (Wait, that’s not how this works? Darn it.) Oh, and Cee Lo…sir, no. You crazy.

I thought GOSSIP GIRL worked really well last night. Blair and Dan’s sexual shenanigans reminded me a little bit of Seth and Summer’s first time on THE OC. (I’m guessing I wasn’t the only one who thought that.) I’m glad the show remembered the storyline with Chuck’s mom, and I’m very interested to see how far they take it. And with Gossip Girl demanding her site back from Serena, I feel like there’s no way they can end this season without unmasking him/her…right?

I may be relatively alone in this, but I’m really glad Castle and Beckett are taking a break on CASTLE. If Castle is going to mope and revert back to ridiculously immature behavior (quite frankly, I think he was more mature when we first met him in the pilot episode), he has that right (and I actually think it’s fascinating to watch), but I don’t necessarily want to see it in every scene. He has every right to be heartbroken. Every right. And yes, he is a boy and I think I understand what they’re trying to do, but I liked that we only saw small-ish doses of it. I liked that Beckett is starting to realize that there are consequences for playing it safe. (But Castle, dude, don’t show confidential case files to people you just met. You know better than that.)

I didn’t even finish SMASH last night. I will at some point, but midway through the episode, I just…didn’t care enough. (And if they have Ivy overdose before the end of the season, I’m going to be so very annoyed. It feels like the most predictable storyline this show could do.)

Lay it on me…what did you think about last night’s TV?

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6 Responses to “About Last Night…BONES, THE VOICE, CASTLE and More”

  1. Elena on April 3rd, 2012 3:03 pm

    I loved Castle last night. I think the writers are doing a fantastic job building the tension between Beckett and Castle. The scene where Beckett walked into the break room to confront Castle about sharing info with Jacinda (aka I could KILL you for what you’re doing to me right now) was perfect because, just as she opened her mouth to speak, the steam from the machine came bursting out…perfect imagery!!!

    Things between them are going to come to a head in a big way and I think the emotional payoff is going to be well worth enduring the tough stuff. I totally get what you mean about Castle and Beckett spending some time apart and Beckett beginning to worry that she’s waited too long. I really think Headhunters, the next episode, is going to be pivotal for their relationship. It’ll give them both the perspective they both really need to figure out their next move. The Limey kinda put us all through the emotional wringer but every tough spot and bump in the road is leading somewhere really, really good by season’s end. Can you feel it? I know I can.

  2. Kate Linnea Welsh on April 3rd, 2012 3:08 pm

    I agree with you on . . . well, most things, really. 🙂 But I also brought up the point about the car being more sanitary, especially since Brennan had been JUST TALKING RIGHT BEFORE about sterile environments. And I generally agree with you about Gossip Girl and Castle. I actually like that Castle and Beckett are having out-and-out tension everyone’s acknowledging, because movement is good! But yeah, there’s only so much of it I actually want to SEE.

  3. Shelly on April 3rd, 2012 3:08 pm

    Loved Castle last night, even as it was ripping my heart out a bit. I think that Castle and Beckett really need to go through what they are going through, get the issues out there and deal with them. It’s gotta be done before they can be more than they are now, IMO. They will be stronger for it. I’m feeling really good about where this is going, even as it’s hard to watch. I have a feeling that we are heading for a double rainbow of a finale.

    Watched Bones last night for the first time in a long time. Wanted to see the baby. The “magic” of Bones is just gone for me. Maybe it’s because I haven’t see in a while, but it just left me feeling a bit indifferent.

  4. Marisa Roffman on April 3rd, 2012 3:18 pm

    @Elena: That’s a fantastic note about Beckett and the steam. I didn’t notice that when I watched the episode, but now I want to go back and rewatch that scene!

    @katelinnea: HAHA! Thank you! I thought I might be the only one thinking that, so I’m glad at least there are two of us 😉

  5. Kath (canakatydid) on April 3rd, 2012 3:22 pm

    Spot on analysis of Castle. It was of course a bit heartbreaking but they are dancing the dance and I like the new aspect this brings to the overall storytelling. (Plus we had a very handsome Brit to help ease our pain over a very (rightly so or not!) childish Castle.

    I’m curious to hear from those who watch both Bones and Castle…how did a double dose of drama feel on a Monday night?

  6. EL on April 3rd, 2012 3:42 pm

    This is one of the things that is so irritating about continuity on Bones. Brennan doesn’t want to give birth in a hospital because of germs. Brennan is perfectly happy to give birth in a stable around the droppings of a horse and not in (1) the hospital of the prison or (2) the back of the SUV. Booth tries to honor her intermittent germ phobia and have everyone hand sanitize and Brennan declares her desire for her daughter to be exposed to germs as a newborn. Go figure!