Survivor – Swingers

Well, that was an unpredictable episode. How are you guys liking this season of Survivor so far? I’ve yet to be very impressed by the cast. One tribe can barely sustain themselves, and the other lost almost every challenge. Strategy-wise, no one has knocked my socks off. Right now, my favorites are Josh and Reed.

This episode had a big tribal shuffle-up, which I always have mixed feelings about. Yes, it can liven up a stagnant game. But it also undermines real strategy and alliance-building, which rubs me the wrong way. I hate seeing good players get voted out because the picked the wrong colored buff out of a hat.

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Survivor: Cool story, bruh

Well, well, well – that episode of Survivor worked out better than I expected. There’s lots to talk about and I don’t want to spoil anything, so click through only if you’ve seen the latest episode.

The Hunahpu Tribe at the Reward Challenge.

The Hunahpu Tribe at the Reward Challenge.

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The Good Wife: “That’s a lot of skeletons.”

The last time I wrote about The Good Wife, I said I didn’t want Alicia to run for State’s Attorney. And I’m still not so sure that I do. But I can’t deny that this week’s episode, “Oppo Research”, was fantastic.

Basically the entire episode had Alicia, Eli, and her potential campaign manager, sitting at a table uncovering the skeletons (real and perceived) in Alicia’s closets. It showed the cracks in “Saint Alicia” in more than one way, and it was perfectly executed.

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Survivor – Third Time’s The Charm

If you missed it over the weekend, I blogged about the first two episodes of Survivor. I’m all caught up after returning from Italy, and have Kelley in my mom’s office pool. She has said seven words so far.

My mom has Baylor in the pool, and thus has had two close calls in three episodes. Yikes! But she escaped by the skin of her teeth again, and instead…

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The Good Wife: Season Six

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Over the summer, I caught up on all five past seasons of The Good Wife. It’s a show that I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time, and once it came to Netflix it was easy to get into it.

At first, I was put off by the idea of watching a law procedural. But The Good Wife is so much more than that, and by season two I was completely hooked. Still, as I binge-watched the show, I wondered how long they’d be able to pull this off for.

Season six has premiered, and the first two episodes were outstanding. How often can you say that about a long-running drama? Over the course of the entire show, there’s only been one storyline that I didn’t like. (Kalinda and her ex-husband, which I’ve read was a pretty polarizing storyline.)

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Survivor: Episodes One and Two

I’m back from vacation! And my DVR is packed with TV to catch up on. I began with Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, a.k.a. Survivor: Blood vs. Water Again. Don’t take that the wrong way – I like the blood vs. water theme, and am glad to see it back with all new cast members. I’m extra-pleased that the producers ditched Redemption Island in favor of Exile Island. I assume it’s because they read my blog?

I was out of the country for the season premiere, which meant I had to go into my mom’s office Survivor pool blind. I made my list, which was a little bit different than it might have been had I seen the first episode. Still, I made out OK – I got my top pick of Kelley. My mom, who has yet to win the pool she created, has Baylor. So she’s already had a close call in episode two!

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Ciao! I’m going on vacation.

Hey, Couchtime readers! After taking the summer off, I’ll be extending my blogging hiatus for a few more weeks while I go on my honeymoon in Italy.

This summer, I mainlined the entire series of The Good Wife and caught up on the first season of Brooklyn 99 – both shows I’m glad I watch now. The first season of The Good Wife was a bit too procedural for me, but by the second season I was fully onboard. I love the recurring guest stars, and the fact that there are larger story arcs on top of the cases-of-the-week. Brooklyn 99 is as funny as I’d heard, and I was totally onboard by the Thanksgiving episode. I’m glad I watch it, since I was so disappointed by New Girl last season and don’t have high hopes for where the show will go this year.

The show I’m most excited to have back is The Mindy Project. It really ended on a strong note last season, and based on sneak peeks that Mindy Kaling’s been sharing, it’s going to be another great season. And of course, the final season of Parenthood. I expect to feel all the feelings.

As far as new shows go, the only one that’s caught my eye so far is Marry Me – from the great folks who brought us Happy Endings.

See you in October!

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