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Watched log for Wednesday

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Akana Family

Journeyman: Blowback, Home By Another Way, The Hanged Man, Perfidia (Season/Series Finale?)

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Watched log for Monday

The Simpsons: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind

American Dad: Most Adequate Christmas Ever

Journeyman: Emily

Notes From the Underbelly: Not Without My Noodles

October Road: Once Around the Block

Shark: In Absentia

Watched log for Sunday

Journeyman: Winterland

Women’s Murder Club: Grannies, Drugs & Love Mints; Maybe, Baby; Play Through the Pain

Bionic Woman: Paradise Lost

Hmm. Catching up on this show, but still kind of meh.

Watched log for Monday

Journeyman: Keepers

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Family Owned

How I Met Your Mother: The Platinum Rule

Aliens in America: Church

Samantha Who?: The Break Up

Notes from the Underbelly: Heather’s Visit

October Road: Deck the Howls

Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Kwanzaa

Top Gear: S10E09

Watched log for Monday

Damages: Blame the Victim

Chuck: Chuck Versus the Helicopter

Heroes: Lizards

Journeyman: Friendly Skies

How I Met Your Mother: We’re Not From Here

The Big Bang Theory: The Big Bran Hypothesis

Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Guidance Counselor (Season Premiere)

Aliens In America: Pilot (Series Premiere)

While it had some funny moments, the premise of “the fish out of water” has been done many times before, and this did little to differentiate itself from those others. I may have just been a bit tired while watching it, so I won’t be too hard on it, but I’m not certain how long I’ll continue to check this out, with Monday being such a packed night of TV.

Grade: C

Watched log for Monday

Dan In Real Life (Sneak Preview)

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie.  It wasn’t outrageously funny, but definitely caused some laughter. It was very much in the vein of a Big Chill meets Jersey Girl meets some movie where the main character falls in love with his sibling’s girlfriend only to meet her at the place they’re staying together at with comic results. Occasionally predictable and the pacing was sometimes a little off, but made up of familiar scenes and consequences, but still very enjoyable. Good for a date, although maybe a bit better for older couples.

Grade: B+

How I Met Your Mother: Wait for It (Season Premiere)

The Big Bang Theory: Pilot (Series Premiere)

Full of the nerd/geek stereotypes and generally lazy writing. Occasionally funny, but not that much different from any other sitcom.

Grade: C

Chuck: Pilot (Series Premiere)

Very charming and funny. Love Sarah Lancaster.

Grade: A-

Journeyman: Pilot (Series Premiere)

Thought it was going to be a ripoff of Quantum Leap, but while it’s similar in theme, the execution is much different and actually creates a lot more tension and conflict in the characters and situations. It’s about as original as anything gets on TV anymore.

Grade: B+

P.S. My DVR decided that instead of recording Heroes, it would record 2 and 1/2 Men and Rules of Engagement and label it as Heroes. I’m implementing my backup plan of torrenting it. NBC’s player really bites ass. I’d even consider buying it off iTunes if it were available instead of dealing with NBC’s janky site.