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11 January 2017 @ 06:07 pm
It's been a while since my previous post again. I don't know why and I don't really have any excuses. Anyway, I have watched a few things since my last post (and I'm back at work now after my Christmas break).

"Teen Wolf" - 6x06 - I thought this episode was okay but as has become usual for this show nothing really makes any sense. I'm not sure what the Theo stuff is all about (I can't even remember when we last saw him, to be honest) but I'm glad someone remembers Stiles and I'm interested in how things might play out with that - even though I don't trust him at all. Sometimes I wish the show would just focus on the Stiles stuff instead of including other things that don't really make any sense.

"Scorpion" - 3x12 - I thought this episode was quite good but this show is doing a good job of making Paige really annoying. I can almost understand her blaming Walter for Tim leaving (even though it was Tim's choice) but having a go at him for not saying what could have been a goodbye to Cabe properly was out of line. Cabe knows how much Walter cares about him and knew exactly what Walter was trying to say when he said "it was a pleasure working with you". Just because Walter doesn't express his emotions the way she wants him do doesn't make him wrong or uncaring and she was unecessarily mean to him about it. I hope they fix her character soon because it could become quite tiresome.

"Frequency" - 1x10 - I thought this was a good start to the second half of this season. I had a feeling things weren't gonna go quite as planned now they know who the Nightingale actually is (I'm still surprised we found out about that so early). Now Raimey killed a suspect when he had surrendered and Frank has been in an accident with a kidnapped victim. That's not gonna end well, is it?

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x12 - I was surprised how quick the cliffhanger was resolved as I expected the resue of Chin to take up the whole episode not just the first 10 minutes. I was also surprised that Chin ended up getting custody of Sara in the end. I know we're supposed to be on Chin's side but I'm not entirely sure if I think it's a good idea. Given his job and that he's a single person. I hope it works out for her anyway. No Danny again this week - I'm not even that surprised anymore - and Max is leaving?

"MacGyver" - 1x12 - To be honest, I'm not happy with this episode. Turning around and making Nicky not a bad guy after all and making Thorton some kind of mole we never even knew existed before this episode just didn't work for me at all. I was almost convinced there was something else going on because I refuse to believe that Nicky is really a good guy after she hired Murchoch to kill Mac. I'm still amost expected some kind of twist because otherwise I honestly just think this is really bad writing and I'm very disappointed. I was really liking this show and I hope the second half of the season isn't going to ruin it for me.

"Sherlock" - 4x01 and 4x02 - I've quite enjoyed this two episodes so far (not that pleased the end of 4x01 but it is what it is, I guess) and while I enjoyed 4x02 I didn't really know what was going on half of the time. Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been good as usual. Is this weeks finale the proper finale? As in last one ever?

Also watched:

"The Librarians" 3x07 and 3x08, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x08 and 2x09 , "Elementary" 5x04 and 5x05, "Conviction" 1x10.
 
 
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Tracy
01 January 2017 @ 12:06 pm
Hello 2017. Let's hope for a good one (or at least better than 2016). To see in the new year last night I watched a couple of movies:

"Strange Days" (1995) - I've always thought this movie was a bit underappreciated. I'd seen if quite a few times before and did watch it a couple of new years ago. I think it's strange that even though it came out over 20 years ago it almost seems more relevant now.

"New Year's Eve" (2011) - I'm not a massive fan of this movie but as a New Years film it just works really well (I think there needs to be more movies set on new years). I think some of the story strands work better than others - I've always enjoyed the Michelle Pfieffer and Zac Efron part the most.

Anyway, since my last post I watched the "Doctor Who" Christmas special which I thought was okay - as a bit of Christmas fluff but I thought it worked quite well and I enjoyed the character of Grant. Shame it couldn't have been set in England though as I don't really think the US set ones work as well.

I also watched a few Christmas movies over the past week and that's always fun. I'm back to work on Tuesday so may consider taking my decorations down tomorrow.
 
 
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Tracy
25 December 2016 @ 12:46 pm
I just realised I hadn't posted in a while so thought I would do it now, I hope everyone (who celebrates) is having a good Christmas day. I think everybody enjoyed the gifts I got them.

Since my last post I've watched a few things:

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x11 - I thought this was a pretty good episode with a pretty good cliffhanger ending (do we normally do that on a midseason finale?) and I can't wait to see how things might go from here. I thought it was interesting that the reason Sara's life was in danger was connected to Five-0 and Chin instead of being because of her aunt and uncle like Chin suspected. I assume the gang are gonna figure things out and save Chin because they're Five-0 and it's what they do. Slightly disappointed that it wasn't a proper Christmas episode but it was a good one anyway.

"MacGyver" - 1x11 - this was a good midseason finale too - I liked the Christmas setting and the end made me smile. I liked seeing Riley's mother as well. I also thought it was quite good that MacGyver didn't instantly trust Riley especially after the whole Nicky situation. It was nice seeing Jack trusting her implicitly though. I've ended up really enjoying this show - I hope the second half of the season is as entertaining.

"Scorpion" - 3x11 - this was a nice Christmas mid season finale too and I enjoyed it. I liked that they were trying to have a normal Christmas (as normal as things can be with the whole gang there) but, of course, things didn't work out that way. I think it's a shame that Tim is leaving but I think it is probably the best for him. I think Toby was right, Tim is a leader and he's never gonna be that at Scorpion. I hope Paige doesn't blame Walter though because it wasn't his fault. Tim (and Paige) came to that conclusion themselves, Walter didn't force him out.

Also watched: "The Librarians" 3x05 and (half of) "Elementary" 5x02.

I also watched "Lethal Weapon" set on Christmas and I hadn't seen it in ages, "Scrooged" hadn't seen that in ages either, and "Die Hard" (had to be done on Christmas eve)
 
 
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Tracy
16 December 2016 @ 05:58 pm
So, my livejournal paid account expired. I then deleted loads of icons and got a plus account. I don't feel like I need to pay for this service anymore and other than the icons (and I guess some adverts) it doesn't seem to have made that much difference.

Anyway, I finished work for the Christmas today and when I go back it'll be 2017. How did that even happen? Last Sunday I wrapped up all my Christmas presents and I'm all ready for the big day. I've quite enjoyed buying gifts this year so I hope everyone likes what I got for them.

In TV news: not many of my shows were on this week - and I think most have now finished for the Christmas break.

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x10 - I thought this was quite a good episode although not quite a standout for me. I liked seeing Danny's sister and liked the issues Danny talked about when he was concerned about her. I also liked the discussion between Kono and Chin regarding Sara. I liked that she was comfortable enough to be honest with him. I also thought the case was a good one - even though I kinda guessed who the killer was.

"Scorpion" - 3x10 - I quite enjoyed this episode and thought the case of the week was quite decent. I kinda wish that Walter would just let Paige go though, she's obviously happy with Tim (although she does like Walter really, doesn't she?) and she's just gonna get annoyed with him if he continues what he's doing. Plus, any kind of working relationship between him and Tim would be ruined.

"Teen Wolf" - 6x05 - this episode was as confusing as ever but it was really nice to see Stiles again as I'd missed him. The show isn't quite as watchable when he isn't in it. I wonder what it all means though? Where is he? And how will they get him back? Will they even get him back? It was interesting see Peter again too. I thought the final scene of Scott and Lydia speaking to Stiles through the ham radio was really good. They were right, he's real! I'm interested in seeing how things play out from here and I hope we see Stiles again soon.

"Timeless" - 1x10 - I thought this was a pretty good episode although not quite as good as some of the previous ones. I've ended up really enjoying this show even though it's probably completely unrealistic about pretty much everything. This episode featured a pretty good cliffhanger ending which is good for the midseason finale. I wonder how things are gonna progress in the 2nd half of the season?

"Designated Survivor" - 1x10 - this was a super intense midseason finale and with a killer cliffhanger! I can't believe we have to wait til March to see what's gonna happen next. Has someone been shot? If so, who? Is someone dead? And just who is involved in blowing up the Capital? This show has been really good so far but it really stepped up a gear for this episode. I really enjoy Hannah's friendship with Chuck (I think that's his name?), I really hope he's not a bad guy. I just can't shake the feeling that he might be. I hope I'm wrong. I really hope the long break in the middle of the season isn't too detrimental to the ratings. Surely people have got to come back after that cliffhanger.

Also watched:

"Chicago Med" 2x08, "Crazy Ex Girlfriend" 2x07, "The Librarians" 3x04, "Criminal Minds" 12x08, "Elementary" 5x01, and "Conviction" 1x08 & 1x09.
 
 
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Tracy
11 December 2016 @ 01:44 pm
My LJ paid account it supposed to renew itself in a few days - I think the credit card I used has expired now so I'm tempted to just leave it. I don't think I really need to pay for this service anymore. I mean, I still try and post regularly but it's not like it used to be, like it was when I first got a paid account. I'm not even that sure what a paid account really gives me anymore, apart from loads of icons and I don't use that many anyway.

In other news: I did my Christmas wrapping this morning - it wasn't that easy with Alfie and Tegan in my face (I had to shut them in the other room in the end) and one thumb kind of out of action (yesterday I was using a scraper, slipped and stabbed myself in the left thumb. It really hurt and bled quite a bit. It's now got a plaster on it but if I put any pressure on it it hurts). Anyway, I'm all set for the season now, even though it doesn't feel at all festive right now. It might be due to the weather being so mild or the fact that it seems to come around way too quickly this year.

In TV news: quite a lot of my shows have already finished for the Christmas break so I didn't watch as many as expected this week:

"The Flash" - 3x09 - I thought this was a pretty good episode. It was nice to get back to the storylines in this show after seeing the characters in the crossovers last week. I thought the stuff about Julian was really good, I'm glad he seems to be a good guy after all and I really enjoyed the scenes when he came to the West house for their Christmas gathering. Maybe he can become part of the team now - he does know Barry's secret after all. He could become an ally? I thought the flash forward they did was quite good too - surely now Barry knows what he knows he can change it? I'm interested in seeing how the rest of the season plays out.

"Timeless" - 1x08 and 1x09 - I'm really enjoying this show at the moment. The science is all rubbish, of course, but it doesn't seem to matter once the characters all get going. I think I've started to totally ship Lucy and Wyatt though - I wasn't planning on and was just enjoying their platonic friendship but their chemistry is off the charts and it would be rude to ignore it really. I wonder where things might go between them, especially if he does manage to save his wife (like Flynn did with his brother). I'm not sure how this show is doing in the ratings but I hope it's doing well enough. If not, I guess I'll just have to enjoy this season.

"Teen Wolf" - 6x04 - I thought this episode was pretty good, although I do think there are too many things going on (as usual) and I really wish they would just focus on the gang trying to remember Stiles. I'm a bit concerned that they might be considering giving up on Stiles. He's real. They know it. Lydia knows it. I'm starting to really mistrust Claudia though - if the whole point of it is that Stiles has just been forgotten - everything he was involved in happened exactly the way it always did he's just been removed from memory, not from existense - then why is she even there? And if she is who she says she is how come her medical records say she's never given birth? If Stiles has been removed from their memories and was still involved in things that happened then he still should have been born, right? Unless Claudia isn't his mother, or this Claudia isn't really Claudia. It's just so complicated! Oh, but I'm glad his jeep is still there - I hope one of them finds it.

"Arrow" - 5x09 - I thought this was a pretty good episode. Again it was good to see them focusing on their own storyline again. I thought the big reveal of Evelyn working with Prometheus was bit understated but I thought it kinda worked. I wonder if we'll even see her character again now - even if we do I can't see the others letting her back in, not after what happened because of what she did. It was a shame to see the end of Billy but because we barely even knew him it didn't actually seem that sad. Sucks for Felicity though, and for Oliver because inevitably he will blame himself again. I don't think getting involved with that reporter is a good idea though - I don't trust her. In fact, I'm starting to think she could be Prometheus. Oh, and that scene at the end? What?

"Designated Survivor" - 1x09 - I'm enjoying this show too. I think the balance is really good. I liked the storyline about the NSA dude leaking the information and when Kirkman saw the file things got really interesting. He now knows that the US Government was involved in the bombing but what's he gonna do next? I really want Maggie Q to team up with him at some point - she's onto something here and needs to share it with him before it's too late. I'm not sure that her trusting Kimble is a good idea though - she just seems so untrustworthy to me. Hmmm. Trust no one, I guess.

"Frequency" - 1x09 - I'm enjoying this show and I thought this was another decent episode. I'm interested in the Raimy and Daniel relationship but the fact that he has a fiance doesn't sit right with me. I know that they're drawn together and all that but I'm not sure about this. I don't think Raimy really is either. I am interested in seeing how things play out though. Is that guy really the Nightingale? It just seems to early for them to find out - although I suppose they've still got to catch him.

"Supernatural" - 12x08 - I'm not a big fan of the ongoing storyline in this show at the moment (I enjoy the standalone episodes so much more) but I quite liked this episode. I liked the idea of Lucifer using the President as his vessel. I thought it worked pretty well although I'm not that hung up on the spawn of the devil thing but I suppose it's something slightly different. And now Sam and Dean are in real trouble (it had to happen sometime). How are they gonna get out of this one? Looks like we'll have to wait til next year to find out.

"MacGyver" - 1x10 - I enjoy this show at the moment. It's a bit naff but in a good way and it really works for me. The dynamics are good and I enjoy most of the character interaction. I love Mac and Jack's friendship and think I want to ship Jack with Thornton. I didn't think this episode was a good as some previous ones but I still enjoyed it.

Also watched:

"Chicago Med" 2x07, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x06 and "The Librarians" 3x03 (I don't remember Cassandra's voice being that sqeaky and annoying before).
 
 
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Tracy
03 December 2016 @ 02:58 pm
Yesterday we took Alfie and Tegan to the vet to get them both neutered. After the year we've had I'll admit that I was a bit worried. Thankfully everything went smoothly for both of them and they're both back home being as annoying as ever.

In other news: it's now December. How did that actually happen? It feels like September, October and November barely even happened. It is now officially Christmas month though which is a bit exciting! I have decorated my bedroom accordingly. And I've been watching naff Christmas movies on Christmas24.

I've watched some of my shows this week (although some of them are still off for some reason):

"Lucifer" - 2x10 - I thought this was another interesting episode. I liked the continuation of the case about Chloe's father - it was good seeing the court case and everything. I think we always knew there was something special about Chloe and I'm glad we seem to have found out what that is, but what does it all mean? Incidentally, the chemistry between Tom Ellis and Lauren German is brilliant which is making the scenes between them really interesting to watch. This season has been really strong so far. I'm looking forward to more.

"Supergirl" - 2x08 (1) - Part one (sort of) of the DC Universe crossover. I enjoyed this episode but was a little surprised that the only bit even connected to the others episodes of this crossover was the final scene - it seemed almost like an after thought. I enjoyed the rest of this episode though, as a stand alone episode not connected to the episodes of other shows. I've started to really like Mon-El. I think he's a really interesting character and I'm looking forward to seeing where things go for him as the season progresses. I do think there are things he's not telling Kara and I'm kinda looking forward to the fall out of that, if it happens. I know in some sections of the fandom they don't like Mon-El but I really enjoy his character. I think Chris Wood is very watchable (and he's super cute).

"The Flash" - 3x08 (2) - Part two of the DC Universe crossover. I thought this episode was quite good although seeing aliens in this show was a little odd. It was fun seeing Barry enlist the help of his friends to try and defeat them. I felt sorry for Barry during other parts in the episode when everyone didn't want to work with him anymore because he made a mistake. I thought they overreacted a bit. I can understand Cisco but I thought the others were a bit hypocritical (don't the Legend's travel through time and change things all the time? I don't watch the show so I don't really know). I did like seeing Oliver on Barry's side though, I thought that was a nice touch.

"Arrow" - 5x08 (3) - Part three of the DC Universe crossover. I liked seeing the continuation of the storyline and the alien's giving them all visions (hallucinations?) of what could have been was quite interesting. Oliver's other life made sense but I'm not sure how John would end up being the Green Arrow and working with Felicity though - surely Felicity and John only met because of Oliver? I guess it made for interesting viewing though. And I liked Oliver having to decide to go back.

"Legend's of Tomorrow" - 2x07 (4) - Part four of the DC Universe crossover. I don't actually watch this show usually so I didn't really know who half of the characters were (the ones who hadn't previously featured in other shows) but I did enjoy the conclusion of the storyline. I was glad Cisco realised that he'd done the same as Barry had - when he was getting excited about going back in time and stuff I was shouting at the screen that given how he complained to Barry about him using his time travel powers it was a bit silly for him to just blindly do it without thinking because it was cool. I was glad Cisco realised and sort of apologised to Barry. I wonder if their friendship can actually survive this? I also enjoyed Cisco and Felicity teaming up and the final scenes between Oliver and Kara were nice. All in all, I thought this crossover event was good enough but I think I prefer my shows separately.

"Teen Wolf" - 6x03 - I thought this episode was pretty good. I loved the scenes between the Stilinksi's. The scene with the sheriff's father was really interesting and finding out about him was good and gave us some insight into the sheriff and his relationship with Stiles.I had a feeling that his father would remember Stiles but that scene when he shouted at the sheriff to go back to his "dead wife and loser son" was intense and I think maybe the sheriff is starting to remember - or at least realise that there is something he's forgetting. Oh, and the way the revealed his name was cool - Noah, huh? I think I'll still call his sheriff! The scene between him and Scott was really good too - I did wonder though if he's curious about why he even has the close relationship he has with Scott. Why would he if Stiles wasn't around? I think the way they've done this is really interesting. I'm really beginning to mistrust Claudia though, if that's even who she really is. Hmmm.

I thought the rest of the episode was as confusing as ever - it was good to see Argent back and I liked the scenes between him and Melissa, just what is the teacher up to and how is he involved in everything else that's going on? The scenes between Liam and co were quite good too.

"Designated Survivor" - 1x08 - I'm enjoying this show. I really want Maggie Q's character to just tell Kirkman what's going on. I know it's not as easy as that but someone needs to tell him what's really going on and that McLeash (sp?) is involved in it all. I'm looking forward to her teaming up with Kirkman to kick some arse. I really hope that happens as the season progresses. I was glad to see the conclusion of the almost storyline about Kirkman's son though.

"Frequency" - 1x08 - I'm really enjoying this show too. I especially like how it's moved away from the movie's plot because I did worry about how they were gonna make that storyline last. I think focusing on the nightingale was probably the right move as it's working well. In this episode I also really enjoyed the stuff between Raimy and Daniel (is that his name?), I liked that he's ended up being drawn to her in this timeline too. I'm really interested in this Megan lead too. Looking forward to more.

"Supernatural" - 12x07 - I knew we were gonna have an ongoing storyline episode soon as we'd had so many standalone's recently. I was almost dreading it but I ended up enjoying this episode. It was good seeing Castiel again, and Crowley to some extent. I thought this episode worked quite well. I wonder where Lucifer is gonna go now?

Also watched:

"The Librarians" 3x02 and "Chicago Med" 2x06.
 
 
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Tracy
24 November 2016 @ 05:02 pm
I thought I'd post today as a lot of my shows are off for a few days due to Thanksgiving. This week I've done a bit more Christmas shopping (I'm almost done!) and watched some of my shows!

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x09 - I thought this was a pretty decent episode. I think we all knew that what they were investigating wasn't gonna be about JFK but it was nice seeing Jerry almost getting excited about it. I thought it was obvious that the victim was involved in something else too which was what led to her death. Shame Jerry had to lose a friend during this episode but it was nice to see him directly involved in a case.

"Lucifer" - 2x09 - I thought this was a pretty good episode again. I'm really enjoying this show at the moment. I think the Lucifer and Chloe friendship is really interesting and I am looking forward to seeing where things might go between them. I just hope his Mum stays out of it! She's trouble.

Supergirl" - 2x07 - I thought this was a good episode. I'm really starting to enjoy Mon-El as a character - Chris Wood is just very watchable, I'm glad he's on another show and I think Mon-El is the kind of character that really suits him. I'm really interested in seeing where things might go between him and Kara, obviously he's starting to like her but will she like him back? I also don't think his backstory is what we think it is. I thought it was funny that Winn told Alex about James already! That didn't last very long. I wonder how long they can keep it from everyone else for?

"The Flash" - 3x07 - I thought this was a pretty good episode but I felt really sorry for Barry when they kept blaming him for everything (incidentally, I thought Cisco already knew about his brother?). Obviously he messed up but he wasn't thinking straight, and if he tried to fix it again who knows what would happen. I was almost willing him to just walk away and leave them all to it. See how well they do then.

I also knew there was a reason why I didn't completely trust Julian. I wonder where things might go from here? Especially now Barry isn't a CSI anymore (is he gonna get another job?).

"Teen Wolf" - 6x02 - I really liked the way Scott, Lydia and Malia knew something wasn't right. Like they knew something was missing even though they didn't know what, or who, it was. I loved Scott lingering by the locker because he knew there was something about it but he didn't know what it was. I liked the focus on Scott during those scenes (and the flashbacks to the pilot episode were cool). I am a bit curious about how all this works though - has Stiles been erased from existence or just from their memories? If he's never existed at all then a lot of the events of the past 5 seasons wouldn't have even happened, would they? To stop things from getting too confusing I'm just gonna assume that he has been wiped from their memories and the things that he was involved in previously still happened. I don't know why his Mum is alive now though. This show hasn't really made sense for the past three seasons so this is nothing really new.

I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out for the rest of the season.

Also watched:

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x05, "Chicago Med" 2x05, "The Librarians" 3x01, "Scorpion" 3x09, "Timeless" 1x07 and "Criminal Minds" 12x05.
 
 
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Tracy
20 November 2016 @ 11:36 am
Once again it's been a week since my last post. I think the week kinda got away from me. Anyway, I've managed to get some more of my Christmas shopping done - I can't believe it's almost that time of year again already! It doesn't seem that long ago when it was last Christmas.

Since my last post I have watched a few things as usual:

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" - 2x04 - I thought this episode was quite good. Has Greg left for good now? He's my favourite.

"Lucifer" - 2x08 - I'm really enjoying this season and I thought this episode was another good one. I really liked that Chloe was jealous when she thought Lucifer and Ella were a thing. And her denying it was quite adorable. When he realised that she was actually jealous it was kinda cute too. I almost don't want to ship them because I like seeing male/female friendships on TV but this show is making me want to do it. They do have good chemistry and she has had a profound effect on him, and his humanity. I'm interested in seeing where things go from here. And how far is his mother prepared to go?

"Scorpion" - 3x08 - I quite enjoyed this episode. This show is just easy to watch, I think. I felt sorry for Walter when everyone was dismissive to his concerns about the water explosion thing, and how they all just thought he was being silly like he had been on previous occasions. I was glad they realised they were wrong and apologised. I do hope Walter and Tim can become friends soon. I think might have some common ground.

"Supergirl" - 2x06 - I enjoyed this episode as usual but I thought Kara and Alex were being a bit unfair on Mon-El. Just because he has his abilities doesn't mean he should want to be a hero and I thought the way they guilt tripped him into it was really unfair. Just because he has powers doesn't mean he has to use them the way Kara uses hers. Besides Kara hid her powers for years when she first arrived on Earth so why were they forcing what they do now onto Mon-El? Having said that I did like it when he teamed up with Supergirl at the end (along with Guardian. I'm not sure how I feel about that whole thing yet) though. But now Kara's insistence that he be a what she things is a better person had led to him getting into trouble. I wonder how that's gonna play out in next weeks episode?

I thought the Alex stuff was quite nicely played out - the talks between her and Kara were nice and I felt really sorry for her when she was rejected by the detective (I can't remember her name). I wonder what's gonna come next for Alex? Oh, and what was the stuff about J'on's blood transfusion? Where might that go?

"Timeless" - 1x06 - I thought this episode was a good one. I'm glad all the lies between the team have been exposed but how can they carry on after this? Their dynamic had really settled and now that's all gone. What now? And obviously Lucy's father is involved in all of this somehow. Is that why she got the job in the first place? I'm enjoying this show more than I thought I would at first.

"The Flash" - 3x06 - I thought this episode was quite a good one again. I'm glad the other know what's been going on with Caitlin but I really hope Cisco's vision was somehow wrong (or misinterpreted) and that she doesn't end up being bad. Maybe she'll be a good metahuman like The Flash is? Oh, and how is Julian involved in everything? There's gotta be a reason why he was out of the office when he never usually is. Hmm. I'm interested in his character. I want to trust him but I'm just not sure. And the stuff about Wally is interesting as well. Is he gonna become Kid Flash for proper? I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out next. I think next weeks is the four way cross over which could be awesome or not. Sometimes I don't think crossovers work. Especially with four shows involved (and I don't watch one of them. Ooops).

"Arrow" - 5x07 - I thought this was another interesting episode. I'm finding the Russian storyline really boring though and tend to zone out a little bit when those scenes are on. I think the present days stuff is quite good though and is holding my attention well enough. The new Vigilante storyline was quite interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how things play out with that. But what's the new girl in Team Arrow (name?) up to?

I think my favourite scenes in this episode were the ones between Quentin and Thea though, I really like their friendship and the actors play off each other really well. I'm looking forward to more things between them.

"Designated Survivor" - 1x07 - I'm really enjoying this show at the moment. I think the balance between the White House stuff and the FBI stuff has been doing really well. I just really want Maggie Q's character to tell the President what's going on because that McLeash (is that how it's spelt?) gets given more power. With the bombing looking like an inside job perpetrated by Americans I'm really interested about how things are gonna go from here. Kirkman is starting to not trust the FBI director guy so let's hope he doesn't react wrongly and do something stupid. The FBI investigation is in way over it's head and I have a feeling we might have some explosive episodes coming up. Metaphorically and literally.

"Frequency" - 1x07 - I'm really enjoying this show at the moment too and I'm glad they've moved away from the basic premise of the movie. I was quite worried about how they were make that premise work over the episodes but I think what they've done is working really well. The Nightingale case is really interesting and I like how they've made it the main focus of the show - I like that they seem to have realised that the cold case they had was the first Nightingale victim. That's could make things really interesting. I really like the character driven stuff too and am looking forward to seeing how things are gonna go in future episodes.

"Supernatural" - 12x06 - I'm really enjoying the stand alone nature of these episodes at the moment and I really liked this one again. I thought the storyline of a fellow hunter being killed and them going to the wake was really interesting and the addition of Jodie Mills and Mary made things even more interesting. I liked the scenes between Jodie and the boys and Jodie and Mary. I really like the character of Jodie and I'm glad she's survived so far - is the longest surviving female character in this show?

As we've had a few standalone episodes in a row we're probably due a really boring Crowley, Heaven hell, blah blah, focused one soon.

"Teen Wolf" - 6x01 - Season 6 is gonna be the final season so this is kinda the beginning of the end in a way. While I think it's probably time I am really gonna miss this show. I thought this episode was a really good opener and the 2nd half of the episode especially was really strong. I think the storyline of the horsemen erasing people is really interesting. I thought the storyline of the child's mother and father being taken was really well done. Especially things gradually disappearing, including their child in the end. That was really creepy. And then when they realised that once you've seen them you're already disappearing. And then, of course, Stiles saw one and everything got really compelling. The scenes of Stiles slowly being forgotten by everyone were really well done (from the little moments like the guy wearing Stiles' lacrosse shirt to the sucker punch of the Sheriff not knowing who he is, everything was just so disorientating) and Dylan O'Brien did a brilliant job as usual (I've been saying it for a while but that kid's a star. Hopefully he'll reach his potential after the show finishes). And how he's gone and nobody even knows. I really hope the show is gonna focus on people knowing that something is missing and trying to figure it out.

I think this storyline is actually a really good way of giving Dylan O'Brien is time off (I think he was filming the Maze Runner movie at the time, wasn't he? Before the accident) but showing the importance of Stiles as a character. I'm really looking forward to seeing where this show goes from here.

"MacGyver" - 1x09 - I thought this episode was pretty good but not as good as the previous few episodes, after those I had high expectations and couldn't help feeling almost disappointing. I thought the scenes between Mac and Bozer were good - and I'm glad they've found a place for him at the Phoenix Foundation and I'm interested in how things are gonna work with the extra person there. I don't think the scenes between Jack and Mac were as good these week thought which was a shame.

Also watched:

"Humans" 2x03, "Chicago Med" 2x04 and "Criminal Minds" 12x05 (are they actually gonna address Hotch's absence soon or what?)
 
 
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Tracy
Two posts in two days. Whatever next.

Last night I watched:

"Hawaii Five-0" -  7x08 - I thought this episode was a lot better than last weeks. It was good to have Danny back again and I thought the scenes between him and Steve, and him and Grace, and him and Lou, and him and Will were really good. The rescue scene between Steve, Danny and Grace was really sweet and I'm glad we got hugs between everyone. I really liked the scenes between Danny and Will - they were a good team - and the scenes between Will and Lou were good. Actually everything worked for me in this episode. The case of the week was a little bit "Die Hard" (especially with Danny and Will using the ducks). And the scene when Danny spoke to Steve on the phone and gave them clues was really good - obviously I knew Danny was gonna do it but it worked really well.

This kind of thing is what this show does best and I really enjoyed this episode. Looking forward to another good one next week.

"MacGyver" - 1x08 - I really enjoyed this episode - this show has somehow become one of the highlights of my week. I wasn't actually sure about it at first but I'm really enjoying it now. I think a lot of that is to do with the chemistry between all of the characters. They've got lucky with the cast here (or maybe it was just good casting). I loved the scenes between Mac and Jack in this episode. From the little "I watch your back, we've talked about this" exchange to the "I cannot do my thing if I’m worried about losing you every minute" heated discussion, everything between them is just so good. I love their friendship so much. One little moment I really liked was when they were under fire from Murdoc and Bozer was asking them about Nikki and they nodded, shook their heads and said "yes!" in complete unison. That was really cute.

The introduction to Murdoc and the continuation of the Nikki stuff was quite good too - is this gonna be an ongoing storyline through the season now? Especially the stuff that Nikki was saying about Thornton. Is she right or just trying to shake Mac up?

I also think Lucas Till has settled into the role really well - I honestly wasn't sure about him at all during the first episode but I think he's kinda perfect now (oh and he replied to me on twitter the other day which was nice) - and George Eads is just so cool. They're great together. Looking forward to more. I think ratings are pretty good too at the moment so maybe we'll get a season two?

"Supernatural" - 12x05 - I thought this episode was pretty good and I'm glad we're staying in "case of the week" territory for now because I think that's where the show is at it's best. None of this angel, devil, Crowley crap. Just simple stories. I thought this story was quite good (although, I can honestly say that even with the previously on bit I don't remember the previous episode they did about the Nazi's at all. And I've seen them all. Weird). I thought the woman they saved was quite cool - I wonder if we'll see her again? And Dean's quips about killing Hitler were fun. He's really never gonna forget that, is he?

I hope they stick to these kind of episodes for the time being.
 
 
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Tracy
12 November 2016 @ 05:29 pm
It's been a week since my last post - I have no idea how that happened. The week just got away from me, I guess.

Last night Mark and I headed to Wembley to watch the England vs Scotland match - I just wanted to see a game at Wembley stadium so got tickets! I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was amazing and England won (the less said about the actual performance the better. Let's just say there's still work to be done). The stadium itself is just really awesome - we were almost right at the back (there was one row behind us) but we still had a great view of the whole game and didn't miss anything. I would quite like to go to another game now!

In TV news: I've watched quite a few things since my last post (a whole weeks worth, obviously!):

"Hawaii Five-0" - 7x07 - I thought this 150th (I think?) episode was okay. It was interesting having Catherine and Doris back again (and also Lynn who I'd kinda forgotten about, to be honest. What happened to Alicia though? I like the possibility of her and Steve) but I as I'm not a fan of either of those characters this isn't gonna be a standout episode for me. Alex O'Loughlin did a good job, as usual, and the team stuff was enjoyable (even with the lack of Danny. Again). Hoping for a better episode this week.

"MacGyver" - 1x07 - I've started to really enjoy this show. I think it works really well back to back with Five-0 and the team dynamics are really good. Everything just really works for me in this show at the moment. It's just a fun show with likeable characters and good dynamics. Very enjoyable.

"Lucifer" - 2x07 - I thought this was a good episode. Iiked the focus on Chloe and I think Lauren German did a good job with it. I also loved Lucifer trying to be more like Dan by shadowing him for the day. I thought that led to some really great scenes between them. I wonder if they could actually end up being friends? I also really liked how Lucifer was there for Chloe even though he didn't really know how to be and thought he would just get in the way. This season has really stepped up a great from season 1 (and that was good anyway).

"Scorpion" - 3x07 - I thought this episode was quite a good one and I really enjoyed Walter and Ralf working together. They actually made surprisingly good partners. The Happy and Toby storyline played out in a way I wasn't really expecting but I'm kinda glad the baby thing ended up being a false alarm because I don't think either of them were really truly ready for it.

"Supergirl" - 2x05 - I enjoyed this episode. I thought the Alex stuff was surprisingly well handled. I thought it was gonna be a bit heavy handed but I think it kinda worked (I'm a tiny bit disappointed that she's seemingly not gonna bisexual though) and I'm interested in seeing where things might go from here for her. I also enjoyed the Mon-El (or Mike) stuff. He seems like he's kind of an arse but not in a really bad way. He just needs time to adjust to things. He is on another planet. I hope Kara will be more of a help to him after she talked to Alex about it.

"Arrow" - 5x06 - I quite enjoyed this episode. This show seems to have picked up over the last few episodes. I think the new team dynamics are settling in a bit and finding an almost mutual trust which can only be a good thing as things progress. I did think they were a little hard on Oliver though - his previous decisions don't make him a hypocrite, they make him someone who made bad choices and now realises that they were. He's still a person who's learning and I think their expectations of him were a bit unrealistic. I'm glad Felicity told her boyfriend the truth, I just hope she doesn't live to regret it. Can he be trusted? I also enjoyed the scenes between Lance and Thea. Their dynamic is really interesting and I'm looking forward to more.

"Designated Survivor" - 1x06 - I think this show is bubbling along really nicely. The FBI investigation aspect is interesting and I hope they can figure out everything they need to to solve this. I also think it's interesting that they're not telling the President about their suspicious and I'm worried that's gonna be a mistake. If they appoint that guy as VP it could lead to all kinds of problems (I think). And there's also the scandal aspect about the first lady that seems destined to come out. She probably needs to tell her son now (and does Kirkman even know?). I think the balance of this show actually works pretty well.

"Frequency" - 1x06 - I'm enjoy this show even though things are starting to get a little complicated. The Nightingale stuff is getting really interesting (is it gonna end up being someone on the show we already know?) and the character stuff is quite interesting too. After the first episode it moved away from the movie quite a lot so I'm curious about where things are gonna go next.

I also watched (and enjoyed but can't think of anything to say about): "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" 2x03, "Humans" 2x01, "Chicago Med" 2x03, "Criminal Minds" 12x04 and "Chicago Fire" 4x23 (season finale).
 
 
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