Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tie game: "The Biggest Loser" the recap

Every week I keep telling myself I'm doing to dump this show. But it keeps getting better and better. This week, people's dark side showed up. And one team member, Hollie, suffered the loss of her mom.

Jillian actually showed compassion for Hollie when she had to break the news. Kim, however, did not. When the red team lost the weigh-in she practically held up a sign that said "Dump Amy."

In the end, it was a tie and the blue team kicked Phil to the curb.

Episode grade: A+

Wonder Twin powers: Deactivate! Pretty please?: "Heroes" the recap

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Is anyone else sick of the Wonder Twins? They are getting waaay more screentime than they deserve. I'm soo tired of Maya's black eyes of death. But there's hope on the horizon as the twins encounter Sylar who somehow made it off the island and is now in the middle of the desert. He sees their powers first hand and then kills the guy who had the car in order to keep their secret safe.

The cool thing about this episode is the introduction of Micah's cousin who apparently can copy any move she sees on TV. It comes in handy when she foils a robbert at the hamburger joint she works.

In NYC a whole lot is going on: Matt is hot on the case of "Who's stalking the Justice Society aka. the OLD Heroes." Mama Petrelli confesses in order to get police protection and she begs Matt telepathically to leave it alone. At home, Molly is still having nightmares and he and Mohinder have no clue on how to help her. (But how cute was it that Mohinder was singing her an Indian lullaby).

Back at work Matt sees an old photo of the older generation of heroes and sees his estranged dad! He asks Molly to help locate him and we learn he's the guy that's been tormenting the girl in her dreams!

In California, HRG is spooked after seeing an Isaac painting that has him dead and Claire kissing a dude. (We think it's West but who knows because the art is so bad). He forbids her to date and she totally lies to him to sneak off and fly off with West. (I'd be throwing up because I hate heights!).

Claire and West get closer and she cooks up a lie about her being part of the cheersquad. HRG agrees to let her do this if only she doesn't date. (I guess the Company folks don't go to games.)

Back in New York, Molly uses her powers to locate Matt's dad but at a cost: She lapses into a coma! Dun-Dun!!

Episode grade:B

Diamonds are two girls' best friend: Chuck the recap!

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"Chuck" keeps improving by the episode. This episode an old "friendenemy" of Sarah's drops by. She wants Sarah and Casey to help her steal a diamond. But before we get to that point, we're are at Chuck's house where Ellie, Morgan, Captain Awesome (I wonder if we'll ever learn his real name?) are playing a game.

Morgan apparently has his B.A. in Chuck because he knows things about Chuck that only a girlfriend show know. (It's obvious that he has a mancrush on old dude).

Sarah goes to her posh apartment when Katrina comes a calling and after a fight, Sarah beats her down and Katrina tells her what she wants.

Hijinks ensue after they manage to steal the diamond and leave Chuck and Sarah out to dry but not before he puts doubts in Chuck's mind about Sarah.

Katrina manages to slip Morgan the diamond and Chuck finds it. He and Katrina team up to save Sarah and all is well. But it's the last scene where we see the Chuck/Sarah magic. Chuck wants to know one thing about Sarah that's real and it's clear that it pains her not to be able to share her secrets with Chuck. After he leaves to get some napkins, she whispers that her middle name is "Lisa." AWWWWW!

Episode grade: B+