Top Chef All-Stars: No More Mr. Bunky Bed (Ep 1 Recap)

A full week after it aired, I’m finally pulling this post together. It’s going to be a little shorthand-y, because I’m not embellishing my original notes much. First of all, why did the opening credits look like some sort of art installation? I didn’t write it down at the time, but there were shadow people, right? Weird stuff. (Hm, designing the “Top Chef” opening credits … Continue reading Top Chef All-Stars: No More Mr. Bunky Bed (Ep 1 Recap)

Everybody Love Everybody: GLEE Goes to Sectionals (Ep 209 Recap)

This morning I woke up and watched “Top Chef All-Stars” and “Glee.” I pulled out my laptop to write down some Fabio notes, and ended up taking recap notes for both. Just when it appeared that my TV recapping days were squarely behind me. It’s a Hanukkah miracle! (Or nightmare…) Warning: I’m going to use a lot of CAPS. I can’t help it. It’s GLEE. … Continue reading Everybody Love Everybody: GLEE Goes to Sectionals (Ep 209 Recap)

The MAD MEN Missile Crisis: Episode 410 Recap

Last night’s “Mad Men” (episode 410: “Hands and Knees”) was… I mean, HOLY SHIT. Everybody is fucked! Beware: This is a level 5 on the spoiler alert scale. (Or, like, a code red on the Homeland Security Spoiler-Alert scale.) At the beginning of the episode, Don’s biggest concern was that Harry Crane wouldn’t come through with tickets to the Beatles concert at Shea Stadium. Did … Continue reading The MAD MEN Missile Crisis: Episode 410 Recap

My Mom Recaps MAD MEN Episode 408 in One Paragraph

I really don’t have much to say about this week’s “Mad Men.” I didn’t watch it with the “I’m going to recap this” mentality. I will tell you that a friend of mine goes to a gym where the guy who plays Henry Francis is a trainer, so I’m not surprised that he’s ripped. Also, now I watch two shows where sexy guys keep broody … Continue reading My Mom Recaps MAD MEN Episode 408 in One Paragraph

Unpacking MAD MEN Episode 407

Just finished watching last night’s “Mad Men,” Episode 407: The Suitcase. Written by Matt Weiner and Matt Weiner alone. Did you notice that the episode was about Peggy’s frustration over being the underling idea-submitter, always watching her hard work get rewritten, and not getting credit or awards for her contributions? And Don’s reaction? Fuck you, Peggy! Your pay is your thanks! More and more, I … Continue reading Unpacking MAD MEN Episode 407

All the Single Ladies: MAD MEN Episode 404 Recap

Episode 404, “The Rejected.” Air date: 8/15/10 This is gonna be a REAL recap, so let’s dive right in. No time for dilly-dallying. Before the episode begins, a title card appears warning us that there will be brief nudity! I was hoping it would be that scene from the season 4 trailer where the woman is naked from the back, but it turns out the … Continue reading All the Single Ladies: MAD MEN Episode 404 Recap

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Recap: MAD MEN Episode 403

Another week, another episode of “Mad Men” to sink our teeth into. (Was that metaphor to vampire-y?) (Or am I hungry?) (Yes to both. Always.) Don is headed to Acapulco for New Year’s, but he has a one-day stopover in Los Angeles– to visit Anna Draper. Back in New York, Joan and Lane Pryce and Lane Pryce and Joan and Dr. Greg. And also prostitutes. … Continue reading It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad Recap: MAD MEN Episode 403

High Stakes: VAMPIRE DIARIES Episode 107

Episode 107 “Haunted” Air Date: 10/29/09 Hey guys. I’m being “haunted” by the common cold (aka my nose is running and I soub like dis), and I’m also dressed like a “Mad Men” character (group costumes are kind of awesome, btw) and at work, so this is hopefully going to be short, sweet, and full of pictures. Vicki attacks ex-boyfriend and mayor’s-son Tyler Lockwood, but … Continue reading High Stakes: VAMPIRE DIARIES Episode 107