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)

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

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

What’s in a Name?: MAD MEN Episode 311

Episode 311, “The Gypsy and the Hobo” Air Date: 10/25/09 This week “Mad Men” had a Halloween episode, which actually (almost) coincided with Halloween. It also coincided with the fact that everyone on this show is hiding behind a facade, which masks all of the Sadness within. But you’ll notice that the title of this recap focuses on the idea of names, because this episode … Continue reading What’s in a Name?: MAD MEN Episode 311

MAD MEN Recap: In Which Betty Finds Don’s “Dick Pics”

Episode 310, “The Color Blue” Air Date: 10/18/09 First of all, I’m not 100% sure why this episode is called “The Color Blue.” I’d have to go back and do some deep, English-major analysis. Don’s robe-of-secrets was blue, so there’s that. And most of the characters were in their usual malaise. [Edit: I remember now– Don and Suzanne discussed the idea that it’s hard to … Continue reading MAD MEN Recap: In Which Betty Finds Don’s “Dick Pics”