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“Dexter” season finale. The season finale would have been more perfect had Deb figured out that the vigilantes were Lumen and Dexter. The most probable scenario would have been figuring out it was Lumen and, from there, suspecting Dexter: this wouldn’t be the first time Dexter was associated with serial killers, as far as Deb knows, and there were multiple references to Dexter’s brother throughout the season. Deb is pretty slow at figuring stuff out. Maybe she’ll catch on when she notices that Lumen is gone in part because Dexter helped her out with something.

“NCIS” Subpar episode. I really, really don’t like Ducky and his assistant. In fact, they really, really creep me out.

“Fringe” was a bit slow and Fox kept advertising that it had a new timeslot for the second half of the season. I’m not sure why they bothered advertising this: everyone knows that Friday at 9PM is an imminent cancellation slot (see, for instance, “Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Dollhouse”).

“Supernatural” Apparently it is all about “the souls,” or so says Death. Nice to see Balthazar/Newton again, but given that he has returned to “General Hospital” as one of the Jax’s (is he The Balkan!? will he kill Dante? will he attack Sonny?), I’m not sure if he’ll be in the season again. Death said last season that he is as powerful, if not more so, than God and that he is older than God: where is God? Will Castiel recruit Sam and Dean to help with the civil war in Heaven?

Given that the half-season has ended in time for a bunch of Carrie Underwood-Fisher Christmas specials, there has been very little on the past week. We watched a morally dubious amount of “SNL” episodes and “Best Of” episodes this past week on Canadian NetFlix, which continues to have a really, really shitty TV selection. Christopher Walken’s “The Continental” is not especially funny. Is there a “Best of Chris Parnell” or “Best of Tracy Morgan”? Parnell’s raps were always wonderful (“Ashton Kutcher, he’s meow-meow fine”) and the borderline-retarded Brian Fellows was hilarious. How did Jimmy Fallon last so long on that show? What a dumb, dull dud who can’t keep a straight face.

Evidently “Caprica” Season 1.5 DVDs will be out next week–just in time for Christmas! And well before the final five (!!!) episodes air in the US.


December 16, 2010 - Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays


  1. i recalled the title of the movie _brief crossing_, i don’t know what happened next, just wondered why just a face could be that annoying, must be it’s me being biased which is troubling cz i wouldn’t want to be like that, as if some racist
    what was annoying was not the face, but her staring i hope

    Comment by read | December 16, 2010

  2. I noticed Fringe was moving to Friday’s as well. Once it’s cancelled – inevitable – we’ll be down to just three shows that we record, I think.

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | December 16, 2010

  3. Parts of the season have been a little slow, but it is certainly better than most shows in the hour-long drama category. Looking at “Bones,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” the CSIs and Laws and Orders. But, eventually the “Spartacus” prequel series will be on and so will “Game of Thrones.” And that show on AMC that looks like a rip-off of “Durham County.” And then it will be summer and “True Blood” will be back.

    Comment by Craig | December 17, 2010

  4. I thought about it and after a typical TV week, we have “Lie to Me”, “Criminal Minds”, “NCIS”, “NCIS:Los Angeles” and “Fringe” recorded on the DVR. (NBC and ABC are dead to us, apparently.) I usually watch them in order of preference which I’d say goes, “Fringe”, “Lie to Me”, the NCIS’s and “Criminal Minds”.

    To be honest, I think we’d stop watching “Criminal Minds” if it weren’t for some weird kind of inertia we build up when watching shows.

    Running down this list also somehow reminded me we will soon be treated to the returns of “Justified” and “Archer” on f/x.

    Comment by Matt in Toledo | December 17, 2010

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