Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, a recap in dorky tv history

I just have to share about Monday.  Now, normally Mondays are the days reserved for eating an entire carton of Häagen-Dazs while the toddlers watch Yo Gabba Gabba all day long (yes, I often fall victim to a "case of the Mondays") but last Monday was different.

Last Monday was the most geek-tastic day in the history of broadcast television.  Well, that's an exaggeration, but it sure was awesome, at least after the tots went to bed and I got to turn off Yo Gabba Gabba.  Does anyone else think that show is incredibly annoying and borderline creepy?

Anyway, season premiere of the last season of Eureka.  Okay, so did anyone else think that thing about Sheriff Carter and Jo dating and being surrogate parents to Allison's kids was incredibly stressful, until we realized it was all a cruel virtual reality?  Yeah.  Ick.

In further geek news, Felicia Day's character Holly seemed to evolve a bit.  I've been a little disappointed with what they did (or didn't do) with her character last season.  C'mon, people, we are talking about Codex (The Guild), here, about Penny (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog).  She is dork royalty, and should definitely be used for more than Fargo's love interest.

Applause for more Wil Wheaton, though.  Every time he shows up on screen, I'm magically taken back to a simpler time, a time where he was a skinny kid with perfectly greased hair on Star Trek: The Next Generation...and my imaginary boyfriend.

Moving on, did you catch Castle?

Mal and Jayne, together again, and suddenly all's right with the world.  

It wasn't quite Firefly, but at least they put in a Browncoat reference.  Maybe a little heavy-handed, even, but the nerd in me squealed like a little girl.  Or is it the little girl in me squealed like a nerd?

We also saw Alan Tudyk on an old episode of Frasier.  Not exactly current broadcast television, but, still, it was like a Firefly reunion in our living room Monday night.

Does anyone else get choked up when they think about Wash's tombstone at the end of Serenity?  I'm getting choked up now.  Oh, Wash, what's Zoe going to do without you?  I know, she was the tough one in your relationship, but underneath that facade she's still so vulnerable.  You were the wind beneath her wings, Wash! I'm gonna go cry now.


  1. Maybe he was the wind beneath her wings - however we had plenty of foreshadowing. Recall the first episode where Wash is taken on as pilot? The plastic dinosaurs? "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal"! (A tryanosaurs and a triceratops) Not that Zoe or Wash betrayed one another, but the sudden and inevitable death of the good, gentle character by the brutal and omni-present Alliance created evil. Thoughts?

  2. I thought eureka was cancelled last season! bam we are going to have to try to catch up on that!!!!!!

  3. They announced it was cancelled, but were going to play season 5 anyway. There's only been one episode so far, so you aren't very behind.