Oh Grimm - how I've missed you. Welcome back into my life!!
Loved this episode. David Giuntoli was on top of his game - holy crow, that man acted the hell out of this episode. I also loved how awkward the "love" scene was between Juliette and Renard. If it was just straight up passionate, it would have made less sense in the grander scheme of things. I thought it was perfectly thought out and choreographed.
So Renard's with the resistance? Does that make him a good guy? And he understood the key? He's still so mysterious. I LOVE IT.
Adalind - fantastic villain. I like the ambiguity of the ending. She could be pregnant for Renard's brother, and therefore have leverage for her life. BUT, I was thinking - what if there was a point to her getting Renard to sleep with her in his Wesen form? MAYBE (speculation of course) if she carries a part Hexenbiest child, she may get some of her "powers" back?
I thought this episode was great on all counts. Joel McHale was phenomenal - just freakin phenomenal. And I thought what they did with his father was great. It was believable. Most people in life aren't pathetic lost souls or contemptible villains - they're just people who made misguided mistakes.
I also really enjoyed the Shawshank Redemption - and I'm quite okay with having to use a little imagination to imagine how stiff Shirley's in-laws are after seeing that first interaction with the father in law. And knowing that they think Batman is gay - the NERVE! Abed's narration was fantastic, and Troy's inability to lie on demand is a great callback to season 1's Christmas episode where he fumbled the lie to Shirley about the fiiiiiiight (it's hard to find another word!).
If this is supposedly Community at its worst - and while I admit it's different - I still think it's better than most comedies on TV. It's nowhere NEAR generic.
So basically, there were more people watching NCIS and NCIS:LA as there were watching all 4 other networks combined at any time?
To call him a veteran actor and use Desperate Housewives as examples instead of QUANTUM LEAP and Star Trek Enterprise.....is just wrong. Completely wrong. I'd even take Chuck - he was on more episodes of that than Desperate Housewives.
Just wrong. Shame on you, TV Fanatic :-)
I guess you could say Zero Hour...(remove sunglasses)...has no hours left. YEAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!
(sorry, I couldn't resist)
Spot on review - AND bonus points for the mention of The Stranger! The main reason I enjoy New Girl so much is because I relate to them - I'm a 30-something who doesn't have all my s!!t figured out.
Again, well written episode, well acted - just fantastic. This show gets better and better.
@Diana - that's EXACTLY what Community is, they're just a little bit more sophisticated with it. Look up Dan Harmon's "Story Circle". That's pretty much the template for every episode of the show.
I wish Malcolm McDowell had been given more to do - seriously, how genius was that Milosevic joke?? We needed like 10 more of those from this episode.
The German jokes felt flat (apart from luftballons). And Chang SERIOUSLY weirded me out. This was probably my least favourite after the season premiere, but still not the worst.
Until we hit an episode that I hate more than Messianic Myths, my hope remains.
1. Favourite scene is a tie: Castle at the van was absolutely heart-wrenching. My other favourite is when Gates averts her eyes when seeing Beckett and Castle holding hands. Made me love Gates even more than I already do!
2. We don't know what he did...could have just poked the guy.
3. If she sees him in a dimmer light because his desperate dark side came out when HIS DAUGHTER WAS KIDNAPPED, I would have to stop watching. Cause that would be ridiculous.
4. Not at all. Martha's a champ.
6. Season 3 - favourite. Season 2 - fun and intense. Season 4 - worst.
The appeal was definitely because of Stan's portrayal of the character, not JUST the character. Bad idea.
That's like wanting to spin-off Rumpelstiltskin but not use Robert Carlyle.
I enjoyed the episode - any episode where we get the Winger six-pack is a good episode LOL
I think that Shirley represented the writers of Community, and Pierce represented NBC/Sony. Shirley: "At least I tried" - saying that she tried to preserve the intelligence and sharp wit of Inspector Spacetime, is basically the writers telling us they're trying to save what we love about Community. Pierce, on the other hand, represents everyone that ever tried to dumb it down for mass consumption.
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