Saturday, November 8, 2008

TV Geek Out 13: Gossip Girl, "Pret a Poor J"

In "Pret a Poor J," Little J becomes a great big spoiled brat, thanks to the bad influence of her new model friend Agnes (played by the O.C.'s former little hell on wheels, Willa Holland). Dan takes a page from the scheming playbook of the Upper East Siders, sabatoging Blair's attempt to say those "three little words" to Chuck. Serena finds Aaron, an even duller (albeit more successful) artsy-type guy to crush on than Dan was. The TV Geek Out geeks marvel at the different ways Gossip Girl's art manages to imitate life.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

TV Geek Out 12: True Blood, "The Fourth Man in the Fire"

In "The Fourth Man in the Fire," Bill and Sookie get down and dirty, which is nothing new, but this time they do so literally. In the graveyard. Post-exorcism Lettie Mae is a domestic goddess, whipping up pancakes and wearing fabulous hats, which sets off Tara's insecurity -- or is that her demon? We also learn what happens when you burn a vampire and once again, the show ends with an almost unbearable cliffhanger. The TV Geek Out Squad geeks out about it all, and marvels at how fast True Blood's first season has flown.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TV Geek Out 11: Pushing Daisies, "Frescorts"

Only Pushing Daisies would have a murder mystery involving a rent-a-friend service, taxidermy and a hugging machine. "Frescorts" had all of this, plus more insight into Emerson Cod, his badass private eye mom, Ned's codepency issues and the too-fast friendship between Chuck and Olive. Is too much friendship too much of a good thing? The TV Geek Out geeks discuss.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

TV Geek Out 10: Gossip Girl, "Chuck in Real Life"

The dangerous liaisons of Chuck and Blair continue in "Chuck in Real Life" as the duo use Vanessa -- and the Brooklyn jazz bar she wants to save from demolition -- as pawns in their love-hate affair. Meanwhile, Dan tries to be a dude, Serena rebels against her mom's part-time parenting, Nate tries to hide his family's financial problems, and what may be the first African-American man on the show makes an appearance. The TV Geek Out geeks geek out about it all.

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TV Geek Out 9: Mad Men, "Meditations in an Emergency"

It's a Mad Men extravaganza! Not only do we discuss everything that happened in the second season finale "Meditations in an Emergency," we talk about the cliffhangers and everything else that we'll need to wait until next summer to find out about. The TV Geek Out gang also sings the praises of Jon Hamm's starring turn on Saturday Night Live, and sends their best to Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's baby boy Archie Arnett.

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Mad Men discussion: 00:38
Jon Hamm SNL: 24:16
Welcome Archie: 31:29

Sunday, November 2, 2008

TV Geek Out 8: The Office, "Baby Shower"

Is a butter-covered watermelon the best approximation of a newborn? Just who could Jan's sperm donor be? Are the Office writers manufacturing too many problems between Jim and Pam? The TV Geek Out squad discusses these questions about "Baby Shower," and introduces The Soup du Jour of the Day. Eat up!

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TV Geek Out 7: Pushing Daisies, "Bad Habits"

In this episode, Olive Snook isn't just a member of Pushing Daisies' mystery-solving squad, she's also a client -- and a better nun than some of the other sisters at the nunnery. The TV Geek Out geeks celebrate Pushing Daisies' return, dissect "Bad Habits"' filmic nods and much, much more.

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TV Geek Out 6: Project Runway Finale

The fifth and (probably) final Bravo season of Project Runway ended with Tim Gunn serving as an eleventh-hour guest judge and Portland native Leanne winning it all. It wasn't a surprising outcome, but then again, the most remarkable thing about this season may have been its lack of surprises. TV Geek Out does a fashionably late post mortem on the finale and season five as a whole.

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