Friday, 26 October 2012

The Vampire Diaries: The Rager Recap/Review

The Vampire Diaries has been going so strong this season; it's one of my favorite shows this season and I'm always looking forward to a new episode each week. 'The Rager' brought it like the other episodes thus far. This episode begins at the hospital in Tyler's room (cause remember he got shot.) The Mystic Falls hospital must have the worst security ever because Connor gets past the security without much effort. He then pins Tyler down and gets some werewolf venom out of him. I think that Connor needs to chill and get a nicer hobby. Moving to Damon and Stefan, Damon tells Stefan that he's going to leave as Elena chose Stefan, but first Damon wants to kill Connor, fair enough. Over at Mystic Falls High, Elena has turned Matt into her own personal blood dispenser but he doesn't seem to mind (I really like Elena's outfit here.) Then Matt and Elena see a flyer that informs them of a mandatory curfew for all ages in light of the shooting; this kind of reminds me of 'Scream'. When Tyler gets out of the hospital, he finds out that Klaus has gathered a hybrid army to protect Tyler because Klaus doesn't want his hybrids dying. Back at school, Elena is feeling sad about being back in Alaric's history class without Alaric and then Rebekah enters to invite everyone to her anti-curfew party. Although it's not all fun cause Rebekah starts to brag to Elena about how she killed Alaric. Elena loses it and throws her pencil at Rebekah but Rebekah catches it and hits Elena back. Elena has gotten another pretty outfit all blood, what a drag. When Elena goes to clean up, some chick named Heather follows her into the bathroom. But Heather has blood dripping down the side of her neck, courtesy of Rebekah. What's your damage, Heather? Don't you know how Elena feels about blood? Rebekah decides that it's a good idea to rub Heather's blood over Elena's face because Connor has showed up at school. Woops. This wouldn't be the first time Elena has had to clean blood off her face while a vampire hunter waits outside.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Pretty Little Liars: This is a Dark Ride (Halloween Special) Recap/Review

I love Halloween so much and I think one of the reasons that I love Halloween is because of the special Halloween episodes of our favorite TV shows. So of course I loved Pretty Little Liars' second Halloween special. I think that it's awesome how ABC Family does a special one off episode just for Halloween. Now all we need is a special Christmastime episode. But back to Halloween, 'This is a Dark Ride' starts at the Radley Sanitarium with Mona singing 'If You Go Down in the Woods Today' while preparing her Halloween tricks for the Liars with another member of the 'A' Team. This scene is uber creepy because of Mona's song and I'm not sure if Mona is talking to Toby or if this is a third member of the 'A' Team. I love how excited Mona is about Halloween, I am Mona. On the sane side of town, Spencer, Hanna, Emily and Aria are discussing who they're gonna be for Halloween when they stumble upon a house owned by someone named Clifford that has a (cardboard) coffin outside with the name 'Alison DiLaurentis' written on it. Emily is having none of it so she marches up to give Clifford a piece of her mind. But, Clifford pops out of the coffin and scares Emily before she gets too close. God, Clifford! Cut to the opening credits, I love how they re-used the Halloween credits from last year!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Gossip Girl: Dirty Rotten Scandals Recap/Review

I don't know if I'm enjoying Gossip Girl so much because it's a fun season or if it's because I'm watching it after I watch 9O21O. Whatever it is, the fact remains that I'm loving this season and to me it seems like it gets better with every episode. 'Dirty Rotten Scandals' definitely build on last week's episode, my only problem is that I feel like everything in this season should have happened during season 3 or 4 but we're here now so let's get on with it. This episode was all about Blair's first Waldorf Designs fashion show and rightfully so, we start off at the Waldorf Designs offices with Blair prepping for the show. But Blair's show is already falling apart as she needs an 'it girl' to star, I wonder who she could ask, hmmm... While Blair is planning, Serena (hmm...) is having family breakfast with Steven and Sage. Might I just say that Serena is way too young to have a bitchy step daughter, Sage needs to chill. Due to Sage's never ending bitch parade, Steven thinks that he and Serena should take a break, already! Although, Serena tells Steven that she'll mentor Sage and they can be besties forever. Good luck with that. At the Empire, Dan has been having sleepovers with Nate because Dan has had enough of waking up to Georgina staring at him. Also, Dan's new article is just about to launch on The Spectator website. We then catch up with Ivy and Rufus who are planning to tell Dan about their relationship, apparently Jenny already knows and has given her blessing, she would. But then Dan's article hits the web and it's all about Ivy and Rufus getting down and dirty. I guess there's no need to tell Dan after all. Back at Waldorf Designs, Jean-Pierre has the inspired idea of having Serena walk in the fashion show. What? Who would ever of thought? Speaking of Miss Popular, Serena has a talk with Sage as she walks her to school when Blair calls to ask Serena to star in the show. For some reason Serena is giving Blair all kinds of attitude, I'm Team Blair because she didn't do nothing wrong. During this call Sage gets in a cab and drives off, leaving her new family A.K.A. Serena, in the dust. Then there's this really fun scene in which Blair gets really stressed out and faints cause her mother is always watching. Blair being stressed reminded me of myself, I understand how she feels.

9O21O: It's All Fun and Games Recap/Reveiw

This show. Really, I just can't with it any longer. I'm just so disinterested that it's not even funny. 'It's All Fun and Games' is probably the most dull thing I've seen in a long time. The episode starts at Silver's insemination shower that Annie, Adrianna and Naomi are throwing. The banner says it all. I didn't even realize what was going on with this banner until I uploaded the photo. This is how the 9O21O writers get creative. Anyway, Silver is having cold feet about get inseminated so Adrianna plans to have some irresponsible fun with Silver for the next 24 hours. Also, I forgot that Adrianna had a baby cause they never mention it. Then, ding-dong, Naomi's stripper arrives. What is Naomi's obsession with strippers? She is a married lady now, calm down. At the rehab center, Dixon is still trying to get back on his feet with the help of Riley. It's here that Annie finds out that Riley is supposed to be a "hero" from Afghanistan. But, this turns out to be untrue later in the episode when Riley confesses that he wasn't actually a hero and it's his fault that he's in a wheelchair. I thought I would wrap that up now cause it was a waste of time in the episode and it would be a waste for me to write the whole story here. Although Riley seems to be helping Dixon, Annie can't see this and starts being rude again. Meanwhile, Liam is starring in a new video game that Alec is helping to make. L.A. is a big place, what are the odds that Liam and Alec would be working together? Seriously, what are they? Naomi then pops by to give Alec some cupcakes and try to make him be her friend. At Dixon's apartment, Liam comes by to visit Dixon but he's also there to ask Annie about a good lawyer who can help him out of his contract with Vanessa. Then at the bar, a detective is waiting to ask Liam questions about Vanessa who is now a missing person. Liam totes lies and tells the detective that he hasn't seen no crazy stalkers in months.

Friday, 19 October 2012

The Vampire Diaries: Memorial Recap/Review

Before we start this recap, can we have a round of applause for such an intense, heartfelt, beautiful, amazing, suspenseful episode of this brilliant show named The Vampire Diaries? Seriously, 'Memorial' was such a great episode, it had everything that I could wish for from this show. The episode started with cross-cutting between Elena's first animal feed and a conversation between Damon and Stefan, in which Damon says that Elena should feed on a human before an animal. Of course Elena has already fed on that guard dude from last episode but that didn't count because that was part of her transition. However, Elena and Stefan decide to have sexy time in the woods, sorta like Caroline and Klaus/Tyler in the previous episode. But when Elena does take her first feed, she ends up throwing up the blood, which isn't good and kinda gross. I really like Elena's storyline because it feels like we're going through the whole adjustment process with her.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Gossip Girl: High Infidelity Recap/Review

This episode of Gossip Girl was so enjoyable, I seriously can't believe how much I actually enjoyed. There was something about 'High Infidelity' that made it more fun than any other Gossip Girl episode that I've seen in a while. Here's your wake up call: The episode started with Nate waking up next to Sage, Serena waking up next to Steven, Dan waking up to Georgina staring at him (which was really funny) and Blair waking up while fretting about an article that will be written about her upcoming fashion line. Meanwhile, Chuck and Amira plan to crash the family brunch with Lily and Bart so they can try to reveal Bart's big secret. In addition to Blair fretting about the article, Serena is fretting about her first grown-up party. Speaking of Blair, Dorota has been designing Blair's new fashion office while she has been away. I really like Blair's new offices, Blair has needed a place like this for seasons. We then find out that Simon and Schuster has dropped Dan and he has to figure out some other way to publish Inside: Part II. There's a really funny response from Georgina in this scene when she says "please say raw and hard again", I ship Deorgina or Gan so hard. At the brunch, Bart warns Amira about crossing him, while doing so he alludes to the fact that the had an affair. Not a wise move Bart as Lily overhears. Bart is so frustrating, Lily needs to dumb his ass again. Then back at Waldorf Designs we find out that Blair doesn't have any workers yet so she has Kati play the part of a crazed fan and Jessica pretends to be a seamstress. All seems to be going well until Nelly Yuki arrives, it seems that Nelly is the journalist that will be writing Blair's article, I love this, it's such a nice twist. Also, Nelly Yuki is looking so fierce since the last time we saw her.

9O21O: The Sea Change Recap/Review

9O21O is just ridiculous, I can't believe that I watch this show every week like what even happened in this week's episode 'The Sea Change'? I feel like they're trying to make this show be taken seriously but it just turns out like a joke. Anyway, this episode started with the newlyweds, Naomi and Max, getting ready to set off on their honeymoon to Ibiza. That is until Max's weird business partner, Alec, waltzes in with a stack of gossip magazines that all have comments from Max's ex-fiance, Madison. Apparently Madison is a cosmetic heiress (did we know this?) and she's so mad about Max leaving her at the alter that she's speaking to any tabloid that will listen. Why do the magazines even care about this or Madison? I for one think that Alec set this up but we don't have conformation on that. Cut to Liam's bar (or what's left of it), Adrianna and Navid are helping Liam clean up the wreckage that is his bar and Liam and Adrianna are helping Navid clean up the wreckage that is his life. Then Adrianna's Vegas baggage (Taylor) shows up and gives Adrianna his number and she looks kind of happy about it. Meanwhile, Annie is helping Dixon move back into the apartment. This boy suffered a major car accident and he has no scratches on him, just a neck brace. Really? Seriously? Adrianna then comes in and basically spills the beans on her Vegas hook up when Dixon asks about the new club/bar consultant and she says "we didn't talk much or do anything else," um, okay Adrianna. At the hospital, Silver is getting a check up and to thank Teddy for having a bastard child with her, she gives him (what I'm guessing is) a porno. Back at the bar, Vanessa tells Liam that she had hidden cameras installed and she saw what went down with the fire. Translation = Liam is Vanessa's bitch. Vanessa is starting to scare me and not in a fun way.

Friday, 12 October 2012

The Vampire Diaries: Growing Pains (Season Premiere) Recap/Review

The Vampire Diaries, there are simply no words to explain how amazing this episode 'Growing Pains' was. There aren't even any words to explain how amazing this show is. If you're not watching this show then what are you doing with your life? Seriously? Like, what are you doing? If you've randomly stumbled upon this post with no knowledge of this show then I demand you to close this page and go to Netflix or Amazon or wherever and watch/order the first three seasons. You'll thank me later. On with the show! Now, I don't normally comment on the 'previously on' but I wanted to say how I liked what they did with the recap this season and how they informed us of the (sometimes complicated) Vampire Diaries past. The recap actually made me think of One Tree Hill and Lucas' season 4 voice-over in the first episode and then how Lucas did the voice-over for recaps in season 5. But anyway, this has nothing to do with anything, the episode starts with Elena waking up after the car accident. This was a little confusing because didn't Elena already wake up at the end of the season 3 finale? Maybe she did and she just fell asleep again. I dunno and apparently either does Elena, Stefan has to inform her about the accident and, with the help of Damon, they tell her that she's in transition. Elena freaks out because like we know, she never wanted to be a vampire, she wanted to grow old and have children, things that she can no longer do. So Stefan starts helping her search for a solution, Damon (of course) is against this method and feels that Elena should feed ASAP.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Gossip Girl: Gone Maybe Gone (Season Premiere) Recap/Review

This is it, Gossip Girl is finally coming to end. But wipe your tears Upper East Siders, we have 10 episodes until we say farewell, forever. So let's start right now with the season premiere 'Gone Maybe Gone'. Like I said in my previous post, any good premiere gets the viewers excited for what's to come, I was excited from the very first second of Gossip Girl. The premiere starts 4 months ago, Chuck and Blair are getting down and dirty in Monte Carlo, while Dan and Georgina start to write Dan's tell-all book about the Upper East Side under the Tuscan sun, back in New York, Nate continues the hunt for Gossip Girl and Serena overdoses on the train. But lets jump forward to present day, Lily discovers that Serena is missing after a Summer of not hearing a word from her. Is Lily for real? She goes a whole Summer without talking to or seeing her daughter and then upon arriving home she discovers that Serena is missing. Mother of the Year Award goes to Lily Rhodes, van der Woodsen, Bass, Humphrey, Bass Again. While all this is going down in Lily's apartment I see that Michelle Trachtenberg's credit is now 'and Michelle Trachtenberg as Georgina Sparks' because you should know who Georgina is.

9O21O: Til Death Do Us Part (Season Premiere) Recap/Review

I'm sure we all know that season premieres are designed to excite the viewers at home for the storylines that are introduced and will be running through-out the season. 9O21O failed to excite me with their season premiere 'Til Death Do Us Part'. Although, it was one crazy episode, so if you're into shows that don't make much sense and are jacked up then sit back and enjoy. The season premiere opens with Naomi and Max at the church, moments after everything that went down in the season 4 finale. Max (who was just about to get married) proposes to Naomi, cause why not? He was gonna get married anyway and he already has his tux on, just go for it. Naomi of course says "yes" because it's Naomi and that girl is the definition of bad decisions. Meanwhile, Vanessa and Liam have a little spat about how crazy she is. Turns out that home girl has some kind of movie contract that Liam signed. Not sure what this means but it doesn't look good for Liam. The Summer break did Arielle Kebbel well, she looks so pretty in this episode. Her character is a manipulative bitch with one or two loose screws but still very pretty. At Silver's apartment, Teddy and Silver are still discussing parenthood, Teddy isn't convinced that he's ready for that responsibility just yet. However, Silver is ready and waiting for him to hand over his sperm. P.S. are we just supposed to believe that Teddy and Silver's hair grew that fast?

Friday, 5 October 2012

Glee: The Break-Up Recap/Review

This week Glee took a more serious approach as the show decided to (finally) fill us in on where relationships stand. The whole episode was a massacre of relationships. The only relationship that made it out alive was Jake and Marley and they're not even officially dating. However, speaking of Jake and Marley, that's exactly where the episode starts. The pair start talking about how poor they both are while Brittany and Blaine creepily watch and lament over how their relationships used to be so simple. Things then start to get serious when we go to Kurt and Rachel's apartment, it's the morning after Finn arrived at their doorstep and it looks like Rachel gave Brody the boot. Kurt realizes that he needs to give Finn and Rachel their space so he leaves them alone and Finn calls Kurt "little brother." I think that's so cute because I remember when Finn and Kurt were really awkward around each other and now they've become really close. Anyway, we find out that Finn was discharged because he misfired his gun (named 'Rachel', oh Finn) and it hit him. This is great though cause Rachel has the perfect idea, Finn should try out for NYDA. No, Rachel, just no. Finn would never get in and Finn just doesn't belong in New York, sorry but he's a Lima Loser forever. This scene is then followed by the return of Santana! YAY SANTANA! She's only home to do laundry though. I really thought that Santana was going to move to New York with Rachel and Kurt this episode but no such luck. You really need Santana in this show cause she points out everything weird, like really how did Kurt get a job with so easily? Plus, did anyone else feel like Brittany was really smart this episode? You keep studying Brittany, you'll be at college by season 10 (LOL, just kidding, Glee probably won't last that long).