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The biggest silver lining to the downfall of summer is the knowledge that fall TV is finally on the horizon, bringing some trusty old friends back into our lives once again. But the summer has been long and hot and has left us a little foggy on what went down during spring finales oh-so-long ago.
We've sifted through this fall's new stuff for titles that could work for families, plus some classic shows that offer fun watch-together experiences. And remember, there are plenty of family-friendly shows available through streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon.
I'm looking forward to April's wedding and I'm very concerned about Christina and Meredith: they're recruited as April's"people," hopefully they remember they were each other's person before mid-season break. The tension is too much for me!
The episode begins with the newly-resurrected Bonnie sending a video message to her mother. It's been a little strange that she hasn't spoken with her in months, but she's been on her extended "European vacation."
Holy, action. This episode was on a roll from the very beginning. To make sense of it all, and in honor of Bailey, I've blocked out this episode in groups of threes.
The problem with Hail Mary passes is sometimes you complete and score a touchdown and other times the ball lands yards away from the receiver. Bringing all the characters together for what felt like a big Thanksgiving episode and then making Penny married on top of all was a big attempt -- and it didn't reach the end zone.
"An Adventure in Space and Time" has a bittersweet and surprisingly moving conclusion, and the whole production is anchored by David Bradley's terrific performance.
"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." transmits all the joy of an annual tax audit.
Big stuff happened this week in Mystic Falls. Big. Stuff. The episode began with possibly the best opening on record for "The Vampire Diaries." Silas is chilling at a bus stop in Philly with a couple when he begins opening up about his many problems. He told them about the Amara/Qetsiyah love triangle and how Qetsiyah turned Amara into stone "Medusa-style," but since they're both immortal they've just been waiting 2,000 years to meet up again. You know, normal stuff.
For a show of this age and this magnitude to be this creative and this clever in its seventh season is a remarkable feat. "The Big Bang Theory" is typically far from subtle, and does on occasion wring out its characters for all their worthy, "The Itchy Brain Simulation" proved that it can mine as much humor from inverting its characters as it does in playing them straight.
This show is always the best when the operating room is more of a backdrop for the drama and I present tonight's episode as exhibit A. Apologies for the legalese, but after an hour in that courtroom, I can't help it.
If the fork is the future, I see it lodged somewhere in Christina's body, perhaps right through her head. Things are still bad between her and Meredith and after tonight reconciliation is going to be a long time coming.
Big reveal this week on The Vampire Diaries: They found the anchor, and in one episode, no less. If only the search for the cure had been so speedy.
In an old-school sweeps move, "Big Bang" pulled a bit of stunt casting and brought back TV legend Bob Newhart to reprise his role as the gangs' belove...
While last week we got fake Weinergate, this week we get fake "American Idol."