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BONES 10×03 Debriefing: “I picked you, didn’t I?”

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Last week’s episode brought closure to the long-running conspiracy and also honored Sweets’ memory with a beautiful and unconventional funeral.

Tonight’s episode, however, did not forget about him, but its overall tone was not somber — even though there was a theme of trust weaved in the episode, there was also some fun — it was just what you would come to expect from an episode!

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

RED BAND SOCIETY Debriefing: “Do you take plastic?”

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Even though I didn’t recap anything last week, I did write a brief, nonspoilery review of the Red Band Society pilot a few weeks back. I had many thoughts after watching the pilot again last week, but I had enough new musings to check in this week.

So let’s discuss the events that transpired in “Sole Searching”! Warning: spoilers ahead.

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com

THE MINDY PROJECT Debriefing: Mommy Dearest

THE MINDY PROJECT: Danny's mother, Annette (guest star Rhea Pearlman, L) gets upset when Danny (Chris Messina, R) gives her an extravagant birthday present in the \"Annette Castellano Is My Nemesis\" episode of THE MINDY PROJECT airing Tuesday, Sept. 23 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Also pictured: Mindy Kaling (C). ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jordin Althaus/FOX

This week, Danny and Mindy cross a huge relationship milestone: meeting the parents! Well, his mom, at least. It’s no small feat, because you haven’t met a real foe until you meet your boyfriend’s Italian mother, especially when she raised him by herself and is none to pleased with his usual choice of paramour. Predictably, things go haywire the more Mindy tries to endear herself to Annette Castellano, but lucky for us, it mostly entails hilarious results.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NEW GIRL Debriefing: Single and ready to mingle

NEW GIRL: Schmidt (Max Greenfield, R) tutors Jess (Zooey Deschanel, L) in dating via mobile apps in the "Dice" episode of NEW GIRL airing Tuesday, Sept. 23 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Greg Gayne/FOX

In this week’s instalment, Jess  jumps back into the dating world, twenty-first century style, with Schmidt’s help. Meanwhile, the rest of the gang decides they’re going to have one last kick at the illegal pastime can before Winston  becomes a cop. Only, they don’t tell Winston what they’re up to, because that would ruin all the fun, now, wouldn’t it? As you can imagine, hilarity ensues in each of these scenarios.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

SLEEPY HOLLOW Debriefing: “I shall consider myself punked.”

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That’s pretty much exactly what the first half of this episode was, wasn’t it?

I have to admit up front: I don’t know a whole lot about the mythology of Sleepy Hollow. It’s not the show’s fault: I just have a very limited attention span by this point of the night, and I can never follow what’s going on. It sure looks pretty on screen, but I couldn’t tell you what the horsemen are up to or why Walter Bishop is suddenly evil and gunning for pretty, pretty Ichabod Crane.

However, what I do enjoy very much is the relationship between Ichabod (Tom Mison) and “leftenant” Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie), and how they along with Jenny (Lyndie Greenwood) and Frank Irving (Orlando Jones) have become a merry band of misfits saving the world from headless bandits and impending doom.

So while I can’t explain what it is that the bad guys are after, or how exactly Ichabod factors into the battle between good and evil, I can talk about how much I love the friendship between Crane and Lieutenant Mills, or how I appreciate how strong all the characters are.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

GOTHAM Debriefing: Not your father’s comic book.

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Look at that: another season, another kick at the superhero can in the search for the next great television hit! Following in the steps of Arrow on the CW and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, FOX enters the race with its own spin on the genre with Gotham. In a prequel to the Batman universe we all know and love, we get to follow the origin story, of sorts, of everyone’s favorite Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie), here a rookie detective in the wildly corrupt city we’ve all grown up loving and fearing. Filled with familiar characters and stories, Gotham still manages to be a fresh take on one of the most enduring comic series in he world.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

MADAM SECRETARY Debriefing: It’s hard to think outside the box when there’s no box to begin with.

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The unofficial welcome week for the fall TV season began tonight, and CBS’ Madam Secretary was just one of the many rookie dramas premiering in the next few days, albeit after an hour delay thanks to football. (Seriously, CBS, this happens every year — maybe it’s time to rethink the fall schedule while the old pigskin is still being thrown around on Sunday nights?) As one of the most-anticipated freshmen on network TV this year, how did Téa Leoni’s return to the small screen fare?

It’s hard to say. Madam Secretary is ambitious, but falls prey to the typical pilot pitfalls of juggling half a dozen different balls at once. It’s not a fatal blow by any means, but it just proves that like any show, it’s got its work cut out for it in the next few weeks.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE MINDY PROJECT Debriefing: Gotta use your inside voice, Mindy.

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Look at that, we’re back from another hiatus, and Mindy and Danny are still a legitimate couple! In more ways than one, if office gossip is to be believed. It seems like The Mindy Project spent its first two seasons building up their relationship, and now that it’s finally happened, we’re getting more than we bargained for when it comes to the personal details.

On the other hand, Danny Castellano has a lot in common with Magic Mike, because of course he does.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

NEW GIRL Debriefing: “Sex fist” works about as well as you think it would.

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The gang returned tonight, all single and ready to mingle, after a summer of attending weddings and trying to get lucky as much as they could, with varying results. At wedding number twelve, the last of the summer, things come to a boiling point on New Girl, and everyone tries to get one last roll in the hay before the social calendar resumes its regular schedule. As you can imagine with the likes of these goofballs, things didn’t exactly go as planned.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

MASTERCHEF Finale Debriefing: Who won?

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The Masterchef finale just finished airing in the East Coast half an hour ago. You can check the predictions we cast before the two-hour finale aired here and click away for the rest.

(Warning: this is a weird hybrid of a liveblog and recap. I apologize.)

… is a young graduate student that has been way too passionate about television ever since she was little. While she insists she doesn’t have a specific type of show, they all usually have strong but flawed lady characters, some derivation of the stubborn friends-in-love/friends-to-lovers trope, and they all make her yell at her tv a lot. She just wishes she had more hours in the day so she could actually write about this.
You can usually find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and at cassidy at thankyoulizlemon.com
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