Spoiler Alert Thursday
Light week; very little on and what was on was not particularly good. In this category of “not particularly” good I’d include “Arctic Air” (basically “Combat Hospital” without the combat, the hospital, but with second-rate bush pilots), “Rizzoli & Isles” (however, I note that Rizzoli appears to have eaten three cashews in the most recent episode–a definite improvement!), and “Parks and Recreation” (again, a show where the main character is completely and absolutely uninteresting and overdone, much to the detriment of what would otherwise be a very average show). “The Office” was comparatively good–as has been the season overall–which explains why its ratings are down: apparently people prefer “The Michael Scott Acts Like A Borish Ass Show” to “The Office.” Even Ryan and Gabe were good when they raced each other to follow Alan Shore’s getting naked and jumping in the pool. Whereas you want to beat Michael Scott with a baseball bat for being an ass, when Alan Shore acts inappropriately as a boss, it is rather endearing. Which, of course, makes it all the more creepy and–dare I say it?–more awkward. “The Secret Circle” was neither good nor bad, but it could result in the show becoming more interesting or more stupid: Cassie’s long presumed dead and black magic using father is actually alive and, when he gets his black magic on, he dresses like Anakin Skywalker. And, finally, “Fringe” managed to have a pan-universe chase scene. Why’d it take so long to do something so obvious? Apparently it is unAmerican to air “NCIS” against Barack Obama, so that wasn’t on.
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