Joyeful

This was a great review - really tied it all together. Can I let off some steam though, please? Never has a show simultaneously angered the hell out of me and moved me as How I Met Your Mother. On the one hand - as far as the characters are concerned, my heart seriously hurts for Ted, knowing how long he waited to find "the one" only for it all to seemingly end in tragedy. Josh Radnor really nailed the emotion - I almost cried with him. On the other hand - Carter and Bays are JERKS. I'm so angry. Seriously, the whole point of the show was a man going through the ringer to find his happy ending. And this twist only leaves us with two possibilities: 1. The mother dies - meaning the whole point of the show has been ridiculously rescinded to Ted's heartbreak after building false hope for 9 bloody years. It's an intentional shot to the heart with no lesson, consequence, meaning or stakes. It feels cheap and made me feel used for the last 9 years. 2. There's gonna be a cop-out or a misdirect - which is even more enraging. You can't elicit that kind of emotion just for kicks. (sigh) I'm sorry. Carry on.

Joyeful

Great review! I totally agree that the whole Nick/Monroe friendship imbalance wasn't properly addressed. I loved how wonderfully awkward the dinner was at the end.

Joyeful

Looking forward to its return! Also, isn't that Richard Haibach on the screen in Picture 11?

Joyeful
Hannibal Review: Reckoning

Also - can we talk about Lecter's black sense of humour?! Jack: I can't place the fish.
Hannibal: He was a flounder. Honestly...

Joyeful
Archer Review: Southbound and Down

Thanks for your post - your comments are very insightful. I think it's hard for me to wrap my head around her insecurities because the writers went out of their way to write that quality out of her character after season 1. Season 1 Pam was definitely insecure and needed people to like her. Over the course of the show, though, they changed her from that person to someone who was confident, self-assured and totally badass.
So you may be on to something - perhaps the drugs are making her that way, or reverting her back to old Pam?

Joyeful
Hannibal Review: Reckoning

Awesome review of an amazing season premiere. I thought it was interesting that Beverly Katz still went to Will for help despite everything that was going down in the FBI, and what she believed the evidence to show of Will.. I think Beverly represented the mindset that Hannibal described of Will (and somewhat of himself) - believing that his mind is grotesque but yet seeing its use. There was something about the last scene with Dr du Maurier that absolutely gave me the shivers. We all know that Hannibal is a cold manipulative psychopath, but we usually see him hiding behind that veneer of normalcy. It's not often he shows his face like he did with the good doctor right there, and WOW. I bow to Mads Mikkelsen - that was just absolutely brilliantly played.

Joyeful
Archer Review: Southbound and Down

I honestly have no idea - I don't moderate the comments. Perhaps try posting it again or contacting the webmaster?

Joyeful

Thanks for catching that! Typo on my part - darn those similar names of theirs :-)

Joyeful

He's probably not a big enough star, but I'd say Charles Esten from Nashville. He's proven himself as versatile - we all know he can handle the comedy from Whose Line Is It Anyway, AND he can sing - that would likely be a great episode. Also, reading this list, I'm surprised Nathan Fillion hasn't hosted already! He would be perfect!!

Joyeful

Nice call on Monroe from Grimm - he kept me watching and I'm so glad I did!
My additions: 1. Charles (Chip) Esten as Deacon Claybourne on Nashville. When he's in a scene, pretty much everyone should just step aside. 2. Colin O'Donoghue as Captain Hook on Once Upon a Time. He certainly hooked us in!! (See what I did there? :-) Couldn't help myself...)