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Archive for December 2, 2005

Watched log for Thursday

American Casino: Craps Tournament

The O.C.: The Game Plan

This episode mostly concerns what awaits our “teens” after high school as college applications need to be sent. Now I think I started looking at colleges even as a junior in high school, so these Harbor kids seem a little behind the curve. So, Seth wants to go to Brown, but doesn’t want to disappoint his dad by not going to Berkeley. Summer wants to stay where it’s sunny and warm. Ryan doesn’t know what he wants, having never even considered that he might have the chance to go to college. And Marissa is whiny. Also, Julie Cooper-Nichols returns to her trailer park roots, and confesses to Kirsten the eeeevil plan of Seven ‘N Seven. Sandy calls in a friend from Berkeley and Ryan actually thinks that might be the place to go. In other news, Johnny gets hit by a car, ending his promising surfing career. We’re unlikely to see him again. But other than that, everything will work out happily by the end of the episode. Weird.

Good Eats: School of Hard Nogs

Two words. Bour-bon!

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Watched log for Wednesday

Commander in Chief: The Mom Who Came to Dinner

That 70’s Show: Stone Cold Crazy

Awesome parody of Three’s Company with Fez and Jackie, also neat having Mr. Furley (Don Knotts) make an appearance. Also the return of “Crazy” Caroline, who while having been in therapy, is really not that much better.

Stacked: Little Nikki

Lost: What Kate Did

Tonight’s episode was another Kate-centric episode. Kate is taking care of Sawyer, but then thinks the spirit of her dead step/real-father is being channeled by Sawyer, causing her to freak out, and see a horse in the jungle, and ignore the computer and also totally make out with Jack. There’s also Shannon’s funeral, and Hurley pulls some psychobabble on Jack. Locke, Michael and Eko watch the orientation film and then Eko gets all prophet-y and gives Locke a piece of film that had been removed from the original. Kate’s crime has been flashbacked, including her capture by the U.S. Marshall, her escape, and her talking to her father. Sawyer then wakes up and they go outside to get some fresh air, where they see the black horse again. Kate is not crazy. Maybe. Locke and Eko watch the restored film and find that the missing bit warns against using the computer for anything but inputting the numbers as it may cause another “incident”. Michael, putzing around with the computer, doesn’t know any of this and gets a message on it. And it may be Walt! Dun dun dun!

Great episode. They just left us hanging with the computer and there’s still no clue as to what the “incident” was that they warn about. Also, nothing like a funeral to bring out the random extras we only see at these kinds of things.

Veronica Mars: My Mother, the Fiend

Wow. This was, maybe, the best episode this season. Trina Echolls returns, and Kendall Casablancas is there. Great. Also, Weevil and Logan agreeing that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Sweet. Meg… well, didn’t see that coming, but given some of the clues, not entirely out of the blue. Possibly a Mac and Beav love connection? Interesting. You must watch to find out more. Watch, watch like the wind!

South Park: Free Willzyk