I watched a lot of great tv this past week. Here are some shows that you should give a try.
Happy Endings – This show had it’s season finale this past Wednesday and it was one of the funniest episodes of the season. I just love this show. The whole cast is just sooooo funny. If you haven’t watched this show, GET ON IT. I I don’t know how many times I have to tell you. I literally laugh out loud to every episode. Here is a clip from the finale where Jane (Eliza Coupe) finally gets asked to be in the wedding.
Between this show and New Girl, I get a pretty good ab workout from all the laughing. Speaking of…
New Girl – This past Tuesday’s episode of the show was hilarious. Everyone finds out about Cece (Hannah Simone) and Schmidt (Max Greenfield) and it is the greatest thing that could have happened. Was was dying this whole episode. There was a line by Schmidt after everyone finds out that just about killed me. He says, “I am so sorry you had to hear about it like this. But can we take a minute to celebrate me? It’s like I’m having Indian every night!” Really!!! It’s just so funny. This is another ensemble comedy that has only gotten funnier as the season goes by. Can’t wait to see what’s up next for the gang. Watch the episode where Winston (Larmone Morris) finds out about Schmidt and Cece as well as other episodes of New Girl on Hulu. Be sure to catch new episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on FOX.
Scandal – Shonda Rhimes new show that premiered this past Thursday was good. I thought the premiere was pretty solid. There were a couple of things that bothered me a little here and there like Columbus Short’s (Stomp The Yard, This Christmas, Ex-Britney Spears choreographer) acting but I can get over that because he’s nice to look at. I don’t watch any Rhimes shows currently on air just because I never really tried to. Once I missed the first season of those shows I never tried to. So I wanted to give this one a try. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn make the show for me. Washington was great. She pretty much carried the show and Goldwyn, I have liked from several of his movies (The Pelican Brief, Kiss The Girls) and guest stints on stuff like The Good Wife and Law And Order: Criminal Intent. The show was a little slow but picked up and it has potential. The ratings weren’t as great as they hoped but they were solid. I look forward to watching some more. Watch new episodes Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.
Bent – This was a show that NBC premiered 3 or 4 weeks ago with no promotion and put in a really terrible time slot with a really bad lead in. You would think that the show was something awful that they were trying to get rid of. Turns out not so. The show while not anything groundbreaking or the absolute best show on tv, was pretty solid. It starred Amanda Peete (The Whole Nine Yards, Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip) as Alex, a recently divorced woman who downsizes into a smaller house and hires Pete (David Walton; Perfect Couples, Burlesque), a free-spirited ladies man and recovering gambling addict who desperately needs this gig with Alex to jumpstart his life and prove that he is no longer a screw-up. The show got great reviews; some of the best reviews NBC had received for any of their new comedies. NBC needs to get with the fact that they are a 4th place network and publicize their shows for people to watch. I’ll stop ranting and just say check out all 6 episodes of the show on Hulu.
The Voice – It’s only season 2 of this show and something is off already. It just isn’t that good anymore. I can’t exactly pinpoint what it is but it probably could be that the singers aren’t great at all this season. I think there might be two or three good singers out of the bunch and that is sad when last season most of the voices were pretty great and that kept the show really interesting. I’m losing the victory on this one and it just might get cut from the dvr soon. Watch new episodes every Monday at 8pm/7c and Tuesday at 9pm/8c. Here is one of the better singers Jamar Rogers from this season.