Saturday, November 15, 2008

TV Geek Out 19: True Blood, "Plaisir d'Amour"

"Plaisir d'Amour" refers to the fleeting joy of love and its lingering pain, but every drop of this episode's blood-soaked angst was a pleasure to watch. Among other things, we learned what happens when you stake a vampire, what sex on V is like and the depth of Amy's psychopathic tendencies. The TV Geek Out geeks discuss it all and get the last bit of Longshadow out of their collective cleavage. The Soup du Jour of the Day is also on the menu.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

TV Geek Out 18: 30 Rock, "Believe in the Stars"

"Believe in the Stars" saw the first of 30 Rock's megastar cameos for this season, with a turn by Oprah Winfrey -- or should we call her Borpo? The show used her so cleverly that it eased most of the TV Geek Out geeks' fears that 30 Rock wouldn't be able to justify its guest stars with great situations. We also geek out on Jack McBrayer, who tops TV Geek Out's list of favorite things (although sweater capes and calypso music were a close second and third).

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

TV Geek Out 17: Pushing Daisies, "Dim Sum Lose Some"

All hail Stephen Root, the character actor extraordinaire who has graced two TV Geek Out favorites, True Blood and Pushing Daisies, in a matter of weeks. We meet Root's mysterious, more than a little sinister character Dwight in "Dim Sum Lose Some," which boasts even more Chinese food and gambling than you'd expect based on that title. The TV Geek Out gang savors every delicious Daisies morsel.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

TV Geek Out 16: Grey's Anatomy

The firing of Brooke Smith, a.k.a. Dr. Hahn and one part of Grey's Anatomy's lesbian couple Callica, made headlines and raised eybrows. Why has ABC suddenly become squeamish about gay relationships? Could there have been other reasons for the firing? Why do all the doctors at Seattle Grace become idiots once they fall in love (or lust) with each other? The TV Geek Out geeks vent about Smith's firing.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

TV Geek Out 15: The Office, "Employee Transfer" and 30 Rock, "Do Over"

The TV Geek Out gang celebrates the first back-to-back episodes of The Office and 30 Rock this season with a wide-ranging discussion about the return of Angry Andy, the maturity of Earnest Jim, and the pathetic love life of Poor Poor Pitiful Michael. Then the trio shower love on Will Arnett, and analyze the thin line between “guest stars” and “stunt casting.”

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TV Geek Out 14: Heroes, "Eris Quod Sum"

It seems like Heroes is just as embattled offscreen as well as on: Writers/producers Jeph Loeb and Jesse Alexander were fired, and a scathing Entertainment Weekly cover story wonders where it all went wrong. Unfortunately, "Eris Quod Sum"'s confusing plot twists and lack of character development only underscore why Heroes is a show in crisis. The TV Geek Out gang talks about the firings and what's good, bad and needs to be changed about the show.

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