Friday, October 24, 2014

"Why the hell would you DO that?"

Today I have a post at Everybody Needs a Little Romance about my writing retreat last weekend. (That photo to the left is the room service cart I held hostage so I could write on the side of the room that had the view of the ocean.)

Because of my trip, I am SO far behind on TV! My husband is a little overwhelmed by our stuffed DVR. LOL So we're only doing a bit at a time, and I'm two episodes behind on a lot of stuff. Behind on a lot of my favorites and dying to catch up!

But some of what I've seen lately has been absolutely delighting me.

Let's talk about Haven first. I caught up last night, and I'm SO FREAKING GLAD they spread the swapping trouble over two episodes. Dwight and Gloria were awesome enough (though there wasn't much difference between Dave and Vince LOL) but OMG, Nathan and Duke. They were PERFECT. Lucas Bryant was amazing with Duke's body language (the hand gesture was spot on!) and Eric Balfour, who really had the easier job, I'm glad they were able to split Audrey and Mara, because Emily Rose is doing a great job as Mara and now we can have The Real Audrey Parker back.

One benefit to being behind? I caught up just in time for a new episode tonight. LOL

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is the other one that has delighted me this week. We finally watched last night, and not only is Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse quite delicious, the reveal that she's Hunter's ex was fantastic. His reaction killed me. I love when I don't see something coming until the last second, and then it hits right before the reveal. I get to be surprised and smart at the same time. LOL All the new characters have just enhanced the show, and I can't wait for next week.

I caught a spoiler on Twitter last night about Supernatural so now I want to catch up on that one. Also, Sleepy Hollow. I don't care where they take it. The relationship between Abbie and Crane is one of the best on TV right now.


Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Wow, I could retreat to there for about six years.
I just caught up on Haven last night too. The boys were great weren't they. I'm so glad Nathan and Duke are friends now instead of whatever their relationship was before.
I'm still one episode behind on Sleepy Hollow.

Natalie Damschroder said...

Right?! Especially in October. It was just perfect. I didn't waste time swimming instead of writing, the weather was warm enough to walk around but not hot, and there were people around but no crowds. The beach was practically deserted.

I kind of always knew the boys would grow to be this way. Or hoped, I guess. They had an underlying respect for their characters (if not for their choices) and chemistry despite their animosity, and of course the common goals they had right from the start pulled them together. But at this point, I love their bromance more than the Audrey/Nathan romance! :)

I'm one ep behind on Sleepy Hollow, too. Might watch tonight. Are you enjoying this season so far?

MJFredrick said...

Watching tonight's Haven right now and you're right, Gloria and Dwight were fun to watch. LOVE Sleepy Hollow.

MJFredrick said...

Forgot--LOVE Adrienne on SHIELD!!

Natalie Damschroder said...

I didn't watch last night's Haven yet! It's my reward later today for the freelance work and housecleaning. LOL

I never knew Adrienne was so tall! I never watched Friday Night Lights so I've only really seen her in scenes with Jared Padalecki, and he makes Amazons look dainty. LOL

MJFredrick said...

The first thing Fred said when Adrienne showed up with the other SHIELD agents was, "How tall IS she?"

MJFredrick said...

Also, you need to watch FNL. I LOVED her character.

Natalie Damschroder said...

My husband had a similar reaction. LOL

I tried to watch FNL. I hated the style and couldn't even get through the first episode. :(

MJFredrick said...

Aw :( Maybe I loved it so much because it's so familiar!

Natalie Damschroder said...

Well, that, but also by all accounts it was a very well-done show. I just really, really don't like the handheld-camera-fake-documentary format and had a hard time getting into the show because of that. Maybe I'll try again next summer. :)