The Bones 200th 'Crimedy' Spectacular!

The Bones 200th ‘Crimedy’ Spectacular!

While it may not have been my favorite episode ever (the show has, after all, set the bar pretty high), the Bones “The 200th in the 10th” episode (in celebration of the series 200 episode run) was a genuinely heart-tugging and funny visual spectacular! In homage to the series’ Hitchcock-like roots, the episode took the entire Jeffersonian team back to the 1950s to give their world the look and feel of an old Hollywood style crime/comedy romp, or, as executive producer Stephen Nathan calls it, a ‘Crimedy’…

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Perception – Sticks and Stones…

Last night I watched the 2nd episode from the 3rd season of another show that really excites and engages me – TNT’s Perception. I wrote about it a year ago as well (in a post that also went almost completely unnoticed) and its longevity has surprised me even more that of Continuum. And yet here I am, writing about it again. Hell, maybe you do have to be crazy to get it, but there’s apparently crazy enough to go around!

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Continuum – Dark Places…

The heart wants what the heart wants, right? And whether it’s for love, family, a better world, or merely to survive, we all feel the urge to fight for what we want despite the obstacles standing in our way – even when the odds against us seem impossibly high. Struggles such as that, IMHO, are perhaps the essential defining characteristic of our species – the one thing we all have in common regardless of where we come from as individuals. And when we, as individuals, look for something to inspire us – to make the odds we face seem less insurmountable somehow – there’s just nothing like a bigger-than-life tale of heroism, true or fictional, to do the trick.

The SyFy Channel series Continuum is one such tale.

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Ralph Waite – A Belated R.I.P.

Though Ralph Waite was probably best known for his role as ultimate father figure John Walton in TV’s The Waltons, fans of Bones and NCIS like me will also remember him fondly for his roles as Seeley Booth’s grandfather, Hank Booth, and Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ dad, Jackson Gibbs. In addition to being truly saddened by the news, I am also embarrassed as well to discover that he died almost a week ago, on Thursday, February 13, 2014. I completely missed what was reported about it on television and on the blogs I follow. I only know about it now because I stumbled upon the NCIS “Ralph Waite Tribute” marathon the USA Network is airing as I write this.

Ralph Waite was one of my all-time favorite actors. He will be missed…

Hellboy & Liz

Burning Love…

Okay, some might consider my longing for love to be normal, and even touching perhaps. Others might see my obsession with the “tragic” kind of love as a sign that I might just be little “touched” in the head instead. Well, putting opinions and psychobabble aside, all I know is that watching Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army back to back last night has left me with my horns inflamed, my tail a-twitching, and my heart lusting for some burning love… :wink:

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The Lady In White

If you missed last night’s “The Woman in White” episode of Bones, then you missed what I think was the best episode of any show – ever! With a cast line-up that included almost all of my favorite characters from the past, a cameo appearance by Emily Deschanel’s real-life husband, and an awesome rendition of “At Last” by Cyndi Lauper, “The Woman in White” was without a doubt the “Must See” event of the television season!