A new year, a new blog series: Mini Reviews! Short and sweet, that’s how we like it. In our weekly Mini Reviews we give you a quick look into more episodes we do not want you to miss out on. Just in case the twenty other tv series you watched, didn’t suck up all of your time already.
This week’s Mini Reviews
Suburgatory 2×06: Stinky friendly fish
Suburgatory 2×07: I’m back bitches!
Guys with Kids 1×11: Say Mama
Emily Owens M.D. 1×08: The nerd Superbowl
Elementary 1×11: From Russia with love
Suits 2×10: The dearly departed
Click on the photos and read our ratings:
Suburgatory 2×06: Friendship Fish (C). Lisa and her friendship activities were super-duper weird, as was the TALKING fish by the way, but George’s visiting ex-colleagues were super-duper-duper mean. In the end George is out for ‘lil payback with a super impressive (and bedazzled) architect presentation that leaves the two NYC douchies dumbfounded. Good for you, suckas! I’m probably not allowed to say this in 2013 anymore, but tiny BAM! moment. Two other things. First: subtle product placement…not so much. Although I can totally relate to vehement relationships with my beloved gadgets (uhuh, I might need help) this advertising for Windows tablets was just waaaay too much ‘in yo face bro’. Second and most important: no more George in plaids and sun hats. Please. 6,5/7
Suburgatory 2×07: Krampus (C). When Ryan found out he’s “adopted-adopted” (like, adopted) he went ape berzerk! A bit too much if you ask me. (I’ll admit, him taking his shirt of while doing so made it a bit easier to handle.) I should probably be used to this show’s cartoony over-exaggeration of EVERYTHING by now. Let’s face it, only in Chatswin a nanny returns as huge Christmas present under the tree after a Psy-slash-Britney-inspired video wins her over. Somehow still enjoying this silly suburban town. The last few scenes were pretty darn cute. 7
Guys with Kids 1×11: First Word (C). Usually not a big fan of flashback episodes, but this one was all right. Once again, it is Nick’s funny lines what I like most about this show. And Jesse Bradford. Obviously. Nick slowly finding out how Sheila’s presence is his fault made me laugh. As did baby Ernie’s first word. How is it that the jokes and situations on this show are so simple and predictable at times, yet still highly amusing? 7
Emily Owens M.D. 1×08: Emily and … the Car and the Cards (M). Okay, this episode was kind of gross, really gross actually (the car accident storyline and that’s the last thing I’ll say about that, because my tummy just started spinning again because of it…). But the other storylines were more than okay. We saw Emily’s nerd side again. She was studying for a big test, but worried about her friendship with Will too because of his annoying girlfriend, who shall not be named, and her noisy app. She worried Will would only be her friend because they always studied together (she has these awesome cards he always wanted to borrow). Luckily for her Will seem to trust her even more than his own girlfriend, because he fessed up about being in a car accident himself (and his former girlfriend dying because of that accident). Plus I liked that Emily confronted Micah about not being friends anymore, because that really sucks! 7,5
Elementary 1×11: Dirty Laundry (M). This episode centered around a dead hotel manager who turned out to be a Russian spy. It seems like the murder cases become weirder every week! Although I liked seeing Watson exceed at her work as sober companion when she talked to the daughter of the murdered woman. Talking about personal matters, it seems that Watson will leave Holmes soon, because she took on another client. I’m curious how the writers will fix this “Watson’s time as Sherlock’s sober companion is up” storyline, because I’m a 100% sure they will find away to keep these two working together. 7
Suits 2×10: High Noon (M). I decided to check out a new show during the holidays: Suits. It got me hooked immediately. It only took me a few days to finish all the 22 episodes (yes, I know it’s a tiny bit crazy…). But the writing and the acting is superb on this show! So I’m reviewing the last episode before the show continues this January. What happened? Mike’s grammy just died and Rachel is there for him (because he is kind of losing it). Also Louis Litt just made senior partner and because Jessica lost her managing partner position to Hardman, he is helping Hardman getting rid off Harvey Specter. The almost succeed because of Harvey and Mike’s pot party night and a new “pee in a cup time” rule for all the staff members, but Harvey finds out right on time that Hardman committed fraud by making a fake memo and letting Tanner trying to disbar Harvey. So it’s time for some champagne! Only not for Rachel who walks in on Mike and his ex no married first girlfriend (in the sack). Poor Rachel, she and Mike should really work on their timing… 8,5