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TV bits & bobs: past, present and future.

1. Today I did work at the library, so I was listening to Glee songs via YouTube. This led to me clicking on related songs. Which involved tripping over songs from "City of Angels," which I have resisted even learning the titles of for over 2 years at this point, desperately trying to preserve as much surprise as possible for my eventual mythical Someday watching of season 5.

But I'm glad I overrode myself, because I am now weeping with pride, a lil' bit, and awash in the sounds of my Blamtina (& Artie I guess)-led competition Glee club proudly covering such overplayed 80s fare as "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "More Than A Feeling" and awesome-washing them, as they do. I don't even think I knew More Than A Feeling had lyrics beyond its chorus.

Also, I rationalized to myself that listening to Throat Explosion songs is basically like having bonus tracks from Pitch Perfect and therefore not spoilery at all and thus, I have added Mr. Roboto/Counting Stars to the slowly-growing mix. While cursing because the first song sounds so good and I haaaaate Counting Stars with every fiber of my being for being played to death in the first month of its release, and yet continuing to be played in heavy rotation on my radio stations to this day.

I'm starting to wander outside the boundaries of my one-episode visa at this point, but I couldn't resist one more appealing title, since YouTube doesn't tell me who sings them. So I am also enjoying "Just Give Me A Reason." The notion of Puck/Quinn makes me barf, but I just love Quinn's voice so much. It's worth it just for an arragenment of this song in my range. But then again, "Need You Now" is one of my all-time favorite Glee covers, and the only thing worse than Puck/Quinn is Puck/Rachel. So as long as this song is still divorced from context, it can be a totally emotion-free piece, done for peformance's sake only. And it sounds really good!

P.S. I'm still mad these 2 didn't cover "Somebody That I Used To Know." You had two chances at it! You made an entire episode about new people covering songs you'd already covered! AND QUINN WAS IN IT, BUT SOMEHOW YOU GAVE HER THIS INSTEAD.

Edit: OK, I just accidentally looked up the context of this song, and it's a good thing this song is already part of me because I wanna scrub that knowledge out of my brain with a wire brush. But instead I'm gonna quote it here because I really need everyone here to be grossed out as I am that Quinn peaced out of season 5 with the statement that "she'd rather have a hard time dating [Puck] than an easy time dating anyone else." Someone please tell me season 6 rectified this horror? If not, I don't want to know any other truths.
3. NCIS, 13x13, Deja Vu

One episode. Can we go one episode without talking about Bishop's divorce? I am literally never going to watch this season again. Not that I've watched any others after they aired, either, but this one I'm REALLY not gonna watch.

Not a lot going on in this episode, so here's what I got:
A. I liked Ellie reuniting with her little NSA gang at the diner, despite how short-lived that happy reunion was
B. I have never seen Sunny Jim get so dark and angry [re: the existence of abductions & sex trafficking now that he has a daughter], and it's kind of amazing
C. SLUMBER PARTY @ GIBBS' HOUSE, Y'ALL! And not like the time I joked about everyone having a slumber party @ Chloe's on Zoo in season 1. This was an actual straight-up slumber party complete with everyone piled into the living room, Tony & McGee side by side on the floor propped up on their elbows, watching a movie with a roaring fire on the hearth and Gibbs looking exceptionally contented with all of it. Honestly, I'm a little surprised Abby didn't get wind of this and claim her apartment building was also struck with the curse of heating loss so as to join in.

3. I did absolutely nothing with my day until about 5pm, but while I was doing nothing I accidentally unearthed a Sneak Peek for tomorrow night's episode of Zoo,
which to my great joy was an actual meaty Mitch/Jamie scene that I can chew on while waiting for the full course (how far will I stretch this metaphor? Into soup stock).

I gotta say, having a "can we start over?" conversation early in the episode gives me hope they will directly revisit that conversation with a different outcome at the end. But I may be premature in hoping that. Zoo has been inconsistent on delivering my demands this season.


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Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:40 pm (UTC)
Slightly OT, other than being TV-related.

I remember you saying that you were possibly interested in watching "Human For A Day" (the Supergirl episode where Kara is without her powers). It will be airing tonight on The CW at 8PM Eastern/7PM Central -- the first of two episodes being rerun tonight. I think you would enjoy it.
Aug. 23rd, 2016 12:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for the heads up! This was actually the impetus I needed to find my remote and re-scan to find the CW, which randomly disappeared right before the Olympics and led to me watching those instead. I was beginning to think I'd never see it again due to extreme laziness. But I am, in fact, watching the show as I type.

Aug. 23rd, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed it. This episode did have one of the biggest dramatic moments of the season, but it didn't involve Kara. It involved Alex and . . . well, I'm sure you know by now which scene I'm talking about.
Aug. 26th, 2016 02:50 am (UTC)
I mean...I didn't love it. But I watched both episodes and liked the second one more. There will be a detailed post at some point, because that's how I do.
Aug. 26th, 2016 07:39 pm (UTC)
You might find at least one part of the first of next Monday's episodes amusing. It follows up on Cat's announcement that she knows Kara is Supergirl -- and how Kara has to convince her otherwise.

Oh, and the son that Cat mentions in "Hostile Takeover" makes an appearance in a few episodes. He's played by Blake Jenner.
Aug. 27th, 2016 06:00 am (UTC)
I must admit, that cliffhanger left me intrigued. I'll watch it if I'm here. But hold on, what's this other thing...

He's played by Blake Jenner.
...OH NO. Now I want Kara/Blake Jenner's Character to be endgame even more. This puts me in quite a bind with his non-regular/possibly non-recurring status. On the other hand, p. sure I now know my two favorite episodes.
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