When people are asked to describe the perfect person, they usually pick the best traits of several people to mash together. Me? I would choose just Kristin Kreuk, plain and simple. I absolutely adore her. She is perfect in just about every way (except she’s about five years older than me
). Everyone else is just meh. Perhaps I’m setting my standards a bit high…
I don’t care what anyone says, I’m going to watch the Sex and the City movie. (via emilyposts)
Lately I have noticed my favorite television shows have got even better.
The Office season finale, Goodbye, Toby, is probably the most genius episode of The Office ever written. It has more plot developments and surprises than the entire first season of The Office, which was amazing enough on its own. How the writers managed to pull of at least three plot twists (that I can remember off the top of my head)—each which are capable of being the episode’s cliffhanger—is honestly beyond me. I won’t spoil the surprise for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but suffice it to say this episode definitely in the running for having the best writing I’ve ever seen on television.
The penultimate episode of this season’s House, House’s Head, is also another masterfully written episode. The usual medical mystery and ensuing drama of typical episodes of House are entertaining and well written enough to garner much praise, but this episode just blows the other episodes away. Just how different the cold open is will be enough for one to understand that this is no typical hour of House. House awakens to a full-fledged lapdance in a strip club with no recollection of what happened in the last eight hours or so. He leaves the club to find a crashed, overturned bus with rescue workers running around. He vaguely recalls being on the bus and noticing a life-threatening condition on somebody, but can’t recall who. If that last sentence confused you, good: you’re all set up to watch the most amazing episode of House you’ll ever see.
Reaper’s last few episodes have all had much tighter writing and more cohesive plots than previous episodes. Earlier episodes had noticeable plot-holes, which is normal for a rookie show with (what I believe to be) a low budget. But with whisperings of cancellation coming down from the Mothership, Reaper writers seem to really have gotten their collective minds together and wrote several spectacular episodes. Andi and Sam’s romance really picks up and the episode where Sam reveals his reaper job to Andi is believable yet still perfectly hilarious and cute at the same time. We finally finds out the meaning behind Sam’s dad’s mysterious ripping of pages from the Devil’s huge book of Sam’s contract, and also find out something important about Sam himself.
Another great show I just picked up is The Big Bang Theory. Fine, this show doesn’t qualify for my aforementioned thesis but it’s a great new show all the same. Straight from TV.com, The Big Bang Theory is “a sitcom that shows what happens when hyperintelligent roommates/physicists Sheldon and Leonard meet Penny, a beautiful woman moving in next door—and realize they know next to nothing about life outside of the lab.” Although most of their physics and math jokes will fly completely over a good number of our heads, trust me, it’s a great show with some terrific writing. Thanks to Hoyin for recommending it to me.
I don’t know what they’re feeding the writers, but it’s definitely helping!
I read a lot of tumblelogs and can’t help but notice how often bloggers mention their significant others in their posts, and always in a loving way. Call me sappy, but I think that’s the cutest thing in the world. It’s like the online equivalent of a happy couple holding hands and giving each other little kisses as they walk. Is everyone really as happy as they seem to be? Someone tell me the secret to being this happy.