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“True Blood”: some of the recaps found the episode a bit dull. To that I say, the fuck? Personally, I am looking forward to Lafayette using his new powers to take on Marnie and Tara. Another good scene with Jessica and Bill. Finally, Bill is learning that being a maker can be very rewarding as promised by Eric. I thought I had seen somewhere that Russell would return this season. I hope it isn’t just to climb out of the concrete and burn.

“Combat Hospital”: wow. What a terrible show. Sadly, there is nothing better to watch on Tuesday nights.

“Murdoch Mysteries”: an average episode. No new special inventions by Murdoch this week, although Brackenreid was uncharacteristically proud of Murdoch when showing his inventions to Murdoch’s sister this week. However, Brakenreid seemed to have trouble explaining why anyone would want to see in the dark, “Don’t you have any lanterns?” the sister asked. Higgins is slowly catching on to the new science of the day: he had a decidedly “New Atheist” moment wondering if evolution would eventually wed out “Papist” priests and nuns.


August 11, 2011 - Posted by | Spoiler Alert Thursdays


  1. The scenes with Eric and Sookie sharing their feelings were so appallingly boring they negatively overshadowed the interesting parts.

    I’m betting that Jessica won’t actually die because Sookie will be able to bring her back with her fairie blood. I wonder if Hoyt will turn into an anti-vampire activist if she breaks up with him?

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | August 11, 2011

  2. Hoyt is too much in love with Vampire Bill for that to happen, I hope. Despite being the main character, Sookie is likely the second worst part of the show. Only Tara is worse.

    Comment by Craig McFarlane | August 11, 2011

  3. Why does Hoyt like Vampire Bill so much? I forget.

    Comment by Adam Kotsko | August 11, 2011

  4. Man-crush: first vampire he ever met and Hoyt thinks it is absolutely great.

    Comment by Craig | August 11, 2011

  5. We started watching Ugly Betty, which is really very good. The characters are broadly drawn but given life, if not necessarily depth; the soupcon of intrigue with Fey’s death and the soapy tint add just the right level of sizzle to what is otherwise a really good story about work, life, immigration, and love.

    I’m pretty sick of Chuck.

    Comment by Josh K-sky | August 11, 2011

  6. I stopped watching “Ugly Betty” when a certain character died. Killing off the character seemed pointless. I liked that the gay assistant and the receptionist never (at least as far in as I watched) achieved any sort of moral redemption or even learnt a single thing. The plot device of “Daniel does something stupid; Daniel let’s Betty down; Daniel finds a way to redeem himself in the eyes of his father and Betty” got a bit lame after a while.

    If “Chuck” were about the weird drunk guy, the weird drunk guy’s friend and the friend’s girlfriend, the lab tech from “Dexter,” Jayne and Captain Awesome, it would have been a good show. Instead it was about Chuck, his sister, and that blond girl. I did like the episode where the Rush song held the key to unlocking some weapon contained in an arcade game, though.

    Comment by Craig McFarlane | August 11, 2011

  7. I don’t know the actress who plays Marnie but I found her character much more bearable this week than in previous episodes. And I really do hope Russell makes a return (and not just to finish frying)-his interruption of the news casting sequence last season was probably the best five minutes of the entire series!

    Comment by William | August 11, 2011

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