Thursday, February 26, 2009

TV Geek Out 70: Lost, "This Place Is Death"

Lost took a trip in time to Rousseau's late-'80s backstory, now with added Jin, in the ominously titled "This Place Is Death." The smoke monster also made a dramatic return, prompting the TV Geek Out Geeks to ponder the nature of Smokey, from its fascinating array of sounds to the way it moves, kills, and transforms people. Locke took a plunge into the "underworld," leaving Sawyer with only a rope to hold on to, and did some vital repair work on the donkey wheel of time, but not before sustaining a brutal compound fracture and having a nice chat with Ghost Christian... or was that Jacob? The big news was Charlotte's death, though, and the fascinating expositional ramblings that preceded it. The L.A. story wasn't half bad, either, with Ben giving Jack and Sun a talking-to and Ms. Hawking's relationship to Faraday being confirmed by Desmond. The Geeks shed some tears for Dr. C.S. Lewis, geek out over the awesomeness of Jeremy Davies, clamor for a map of the island, and much more.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

TV Geek Out 69: 30 Rock, "Flu Shot"

Leave it to 30 Rock to find the funny side of rationed health care, hypocrisy and elitism with "Flu Shot." Liz wants to be liked by The Girlie Show's crew -- and for one brief, sneezing moment when she turns down the flu shot offered her, she is -- but not as much as she wants to go to St. Bartleby's to eat soft-serve ice cream on the beach while wearing dark socks. Meanwhile, Jack wants to take Elisa out on the town, but the fact that she works at night hinders those plans (but only for a moment). With the return of Dr. Spaceman, zombie-like flu-ridden coworkers, a fabulous montage of Jack and Elisa's night out and a very awkward dance courtesy of Liz Lemon, "Flu Shot" offered plenty of healthy discussion for the TV Geek Out Geeks.

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