Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Of Seasons and Finales

By definition a couch potato is one who watches a whole lot of TV…and specifically not movies but TV shows. And this season that just passed the Tato has been at it again-of course with a lil help from the Patron Saint of TV and everything downloads.

So here is a quick list of what i've been watching this year. Not in any particular order... a few not mentioned include already previewed Rome and Entourage. Yet to clear Big Love and Elizabeth probably will feature in a future post HBO 2

Shield Season 5

If there was a show that came back stronger than ever! This was it! I felt sad that Glen Close wasn’t there this season but enter Forrest Whitaker. Damn, this guy had so much bile and was out to get Vic Mackey. It was personal. Guest appearances from Anthony Anderson were a welcome surprise…This is his best role yet, Let alone the way he is a black movie/TV ho.

Past seasons came to haunt the squad team beginning with Terry’s killing in episode 1. Lem’s killing at the end was totally uncalled for and totally unexpected-WOW! That’s what TV is made for. Shane! Shane! Shane!

Killer scenes between Forrest Whitaker and Vic Mackey…especially when Vic slept with his estranged wife and bragged how her pu$$y tasted like sweet sweet butter…and there was Whitaker definitely defeated explaining to Aceveda et al… how Vic is out to get him and even slept with his wife…Remember when he thought he had busted the Team and resigned in his room threw his comp adn lampshade-PURE RAW DRAMA!

Season Finale: GREAT!

Bad Comment: Too few shows!

24 Season 5

It took place between 7pm and 7pm… (“The day of the California presidential primary”…I always add that line from season 1)

Cut to the chase, cut the crap this show started with a BANG! President Palmer getting killed within the first ten minutes had my mouth open in shock. Straight shot to the neck! There wasn’t even a doubt that he’d survive like typical suspense pulling tricks…he was dead dead dead!

And so the action begun and didn’t let go. This time they pulled emotional surprises by killing off Palmer, Almeida and his wife not to mention Edgar. Four main characters-gone just like that.

Season Finale: The episode had ended on a too nice note everything going just as planned...except season 4 came back and grabbed Jack by the balls at the last 2 minutes of the finale!!!….setting up a serious Suspense twist to everything.

Bad Comment: None at all...even that pathetic President was awesome. However we still don’t know more about the bad guys-i.e. Paul McCrane who was on hands free...what was up with him?

Desperate Housewives Season 2

Last years hot new show started off slow…and remained slow. It was entertaining no doubt…but the essence of that dramedy was only re-captured in the last 3 episodes where I may have forgiven them for a slow season. From Bree’s son sleeping with her boyfriends for the ultimate revenge as he had promised in season 1, Edie burning Susan’s house and finding out which black brother really killed that girl sometime back…and Mrs. Huber’s sister framing Zack’s Dad. And the introduction of a psycho Dentist (now that’s a colleague I admire). Carlos having an affair with the housekeeper!

Season Finale: Cute in a way! I love flashbacks and all... hopefully they have set up for a killer season 3. They also pulled an alias and tried to bring back all other characters that had been killed off or left the show!

Bad Comment: The seemed to have lost the magic, but got it back. Is Nicollete Sheridan a recurring role cause I was pissed not to see her in the season finale (of course there was the bee sting incident LOL did u see her all bloated) but woulda liked to see her in the flashback sequences!

Grey’s Anatomy Season 2

I grew up on medical drama’s the like’s of E.R which will remain my fav medical drama of al time. But this show is actually well set in the surgical dept…and each character has substance. My fav is the Nazi a.k.a. Dr Bailey…it was even funnier seeing her lactating bearing in mind she is as hardcore as it gets. Dr Christina is also quite amusing-totally competitive and unemotional

Great Show. The highlight of the season was the explosive show where a patient had like a live bomb in his chest...which ended up exploding. WOW. I also liked the addition of Dr Allison Shepherd into the cast. She blended in so well, plus she oozes knowledge and charisma. It is very obvious that this is a well cast show.

Season Finale: that story line of Burke getting shot and Izzy faking a patient's medical vitals was good!

Bad Comment: That Love triangle with Shephard and Grey needs to end.

Smallville Season V

Now this show had started off very weak. I think they did not know what to do besides Kryptonite induced villains...but this soon changed. Each season got better, peaking at season 4. I’m actually happy it’s done so well and I will be a loyal fan all the way.

Season highlight: I think episode 100 was my best. When Jonathan gets killed after Clarke had sacrificed to save Lana and ended up losing his DAD! WOW. The soundtrack was also great for this show “you’re beautiful” by I think James Blunt

Lex eventually or finally turning evil that’s what everyone has been waiting for.

Season Finale: Clark locked up in that thingamajig-cliff hanger or what?

Bad Comment: Lionel knowing about Clark and Lex and Lana dating and the mom being Senator…not falling for that!

LOST Season 2

MMMMM! This show has me hooked! It really is bloody good…and the beauty of it lies in there being so many storylines running at the same time you might as well be watching 6 soaps at a time. Love all whole supernatural theories going on. And what’s with the others? Damn it why where the fake beards? What’s with the Dharma Initiative? I mean this show doesn’t answer any questions it just keeps bringing up more…When did Locke get into a wheelchair? (i thought it would have been the kidney transplant) Whats up with that 108 minute machine...and them numbers...

Highlight: Ecko and that black spirit. Michael shooting Ana Lucia and Libby! Oh yes!

Season Finale: A bit too confusing…I was actually left high and dry...which isn’t entirely a bad thing. But don’t like the “huh?” feeling I got.

Bad Comment: I have a feeling we are not going to get any answers pretty soon!

Alias Season 5

It had the makings of a mediocre prog that didn’t have any promise but pleasurably proved me wrong. Damn the whole Rimbaldi storyline survived 5 seasons! Great Cast! SD6/Prophet 5/Covenant/ CIA words like Intel, covert, and their code names like Phoneix and Riverfox…all that is gone

Highlight: One thing alias has always had, is killer season finales. For season 4 and 2 when she wakes up 3 years later that was great. It was funny how they brought Vaughn back after we thought he was dead

Season finale: The whole season was a finale…as they brought back old favorites like Espinosa, Sarc, Will Tippen and the Black chick who was cloned in first season…oh and her mum, Irena Direvko. Sad to see it end

Bad Comment: Killing the dad and Sloane and her mum and her sister-cammon! And what was with the new cast of 3???? That action heroine didn’t look the part pregnant!

Prison Break Season 2

Now this is one of those silent good ones. Creeps up on you and before you know it-hook, line and sinker and the boat too… The season was great and was it me but didn’t it really have a fast pace this time round.

Loved that silly arrogant kid who got what was coming to him…my favorite line from him “I’m being tossed up like a lil bitch!”

Season Finale: I think the second last episode was the greatest of the whole series…when they managed to finally break through.

Bad Comment: Maybe too few episodes…that Doc bores the living daylights out of me…they need to spice her up like the OZ doc.

Malcolm in the Middle VII

"you're not the boss of me is unfair"

I have watched every single episode of this series. Sure, some flavor got lost along the way but it remained one of my favorite comedies of all time. With recurring characters like disabled Stevie and loser Craig this show is a classic. I'm still yet to decide who was my fav character of all time in this show..between Lois, Malcolm and Reese.

This time we saw more of the evil grandma who kills me everytime!!!!

Sad to see the show come to an end. Poor Lois has been nominated every year for an Emmy since it started maybe she will win one this year.

Commander in Chief Season 1

It was nice and different…though I hear the show has been cancelled. It was a good series...I got hooked so it must have been a good one...though my memory is kinda skimpy on this one! The only problem with this one is simply WEST WING...nothing will ever come close!


I was pleasantly surprised by this cartoon. Riley Freeman so freaking rocks. A black 8 yr old kid with spunk and attitude and speaks his ghetto mind. Damn that kid rocks! Great show, cheap laughs! There is this episode where the graps dates a 'ho' and when the gramps gets beat down by a bling guy-RILEY let loose!

Everybody hates Chris

Too much hype about the show but it’s been improving with each show. The mum and her killer “imma slap u…” lines have me in stitches.

“I’m a slap the chap off your lips”

“I’m a slap you into another family”

“Oh! Chris isn’t around...I slapped him into next week, you can check on him on Tuesday!”


It was more like a mini-series. Actually a surprise success. Storyline picked up fast infact it reminded me of Prison break in style. Very few epsiodes though. Andre Braugher was great, remember him from Homicide? Storylines regarding a heist of a huge loot will always sell. with a very nasty ending. Must watch!


Kenyangal said...

am i first??

Kenyangal said...

oh well, I havent watched TV in like 7 months so can't comment on the shows. I do intend to buy all malcom in the middle season DVD's..I loved that show!

Kenyangal said...

by the way!! did you win a dstv goodie bag?? spry for posting thrice. Just felt good to be number 1 2 and 3 on couch potato hehehe

Spoiler, YOU said...

Hey 'tato - dang been missing you!

Seems we have so much tatoing in common, I would be your sidekick.

I have refused to read most of your stuff cos it means you are a spoiler especially for 24, which I have two episodes to watch, and DH which I have two episodes to watch, and Lost.
We just fininshed season 1 of prison break - so I dont want to hear about it!
I dont watch 'Everybody hates Chris' which is on here - I think series one, and Grey's anatomy, which I am yet to get myself to watch, quite a few episodes into the series
And I have yet to watch season (insert last time I watched it) of:

Getting into the whole 'Commander in chief' halfway through series one I think, so no spoilers either

Would comment further if I read your post, just looked at the titles and pictures.

Sorry dude

When are you reviving Nick - we miss him *sob*

LOLOLOL had to let you know that my word verification letters today spelt: SHUKA


Movie Buff said...

I just scrolled and read two things: Grey's Anatomy and Boondocks coz they are the only shows on that list that I watch....... but u know that the love triangle is not going anywhere anytime soon!!!

And did u not want to BITCH SLAP Christina when she was being so mean to her mano... expected tho.... but heart wrenching nonetheless

Hey boo... hope u good!

Couch 'tato said...

@Kgal:ha yes malcolm is the greatest especially the first season-tru classic
@Guessy:hey yup i have missed Nick as well but he may not be returnin soon..woiye i tried as much no to have any spoilers so read me this time its Mshairi i plan on gettin spoilerwise so breathe easy
@M.Buff:LOL christina rocks...kwanza her oriental eyes just jazz me.remembe when burke was all into george and she went back to the 'basics'

Anonymous said...

guess what more addictions coming your way
- Sleeper Cell - way better than 24
- The Closer
- Huff
- Rescue Me

prison break was on season 1, s2 should be cominng in sept - twill be interesting to see which angle this will take.

commander in chief has some 6 more episodes so you might want to repost after the finale

Ms K said...

Aki you cannot spoil ALL the series's for me like that! I'm never NEVER coming back here!!!

on that note, can I borrow your DH. Patron Saint had run out of DVDs.

Ati shuka? LOL!! As in go down? Heh heh

Mocha! said...

Couch 'Tato....sasa why are you spoiling for us who get these programmes like a year later????

My favourites are Lost, D.Housewives, Prison Break and Everybody Hates Chris. The rest are just watched as I flick through and there is nothing interesting to watch at the time.

Like Prison Break we have just malizad Season 1. wwooooiiii, I guess I will just have to get them out on DVD from Oteto!

Prousette said...

you really are a couch tato... complete with deadly reviews mebbe you can be telling me the stories so I do not have to watch.

KenyanMusings said...

I hope you have not forgotten that you will die watching TV you or you will glued someone's meno wrong while working and watchin TV.

You wewe, I have nothing to say about the way you ruined 24 for me yaani, juz like that in my face daddi!! Yaani, ON MY FIACE(sean Paul)!!! Thede wewe! The next day I went to watch it...and onad bilas, so I ruined it for other people too, vile me I am so not going down alone. It was like Bam! in the first few minutes...I actually thought he would survive...but see, you had already messed it for me. Whats your friggin problme duude?

Halafu riiiri, me, I have never chokad Malco in the mid i am with you there and still waiting to be hooked up with all those I can laugh my head off.

LMAO@ Chris. tihiii...i have been tellin my nephew the whole slap you into next week thing.....tehe, only I am usually DEAD serious.yah...but too much hype.

Keeping well 'tayto? How is the FOREHEAD doing dear? Ice pack daddi, is all I can say.

Kelitu said...

I sure hope that Prison Break comming back next season under a new name will kick ass, otherwise i wont be the only one wishing ther were back in the bin.

What up with t-bag...dang! a jamaa never dies. what is he on? the energizer bunny?

I got lost on LOST right after the plane went down and all the fat and ugly people died and the cute,slim ones remained.

Check out The Closer. Kyra Sedwick is all that.

Commander in chief- *crickets chirping*. What is a show to do after it loses it's main writer and the one who replaces him is doing a shody job? Get cancelled. Although i would have loved to see Tempelton at his worst.
Oh but good news though, it may come back as a made-for-tv-movie. So watch out.

Talk about lame comedies. Why the hell is 'All of Us still' running? I can't stand that show!
The "I'lll slap you" jokes in EHC were fun, now they need to come -up with something new.
Ha! Check out The Office. I't soooo rocks!! Pam and Jim were making out in the final part of thee finale, awesome!. Boy oh Boy i wonder what happens next season. Gooooo JAM!!