Captain Kevin Tidwell (Donal Logue) on Life: I’m with you that we don’t necessarily need a romance between Tidwell and Dani (Sarah Shahi). She has enough problems without getting involved with her (often sexist) boss. And I don’t really believe she would go for him. It kind of seems like an unnecessary plot point. But despite this unlikely romance, I really enjoy Logue on the show — even with his slicked back hairstyle. Logue is one of those actors who can easily vacillate from comedy to drama and his humor fits in nicely with the humor Damien Lewis brings to the show. And I do love Logue’s facial expressions — often he says a lot when he doesn’t talk at all. I’ve decided he’s just one of those actors I’m always happy to see — whether it’s on Damages, The Knights of Prosperity, ER, Grounded for Life or Monk. Call it The Tao of Steve factor.
Dr. Owen Hunt (Kevin McKidd) on Grey’s Anatomy: So first I thought I liked his character because I was happy to see Journeyman again. But last week when he declared all the doctors to be whiny, self-centered, and selfish, I thought "Finally! They have a character who speaks for me!" Plus he’s a character that seems much more authentic — I get where he’s coming from and how he handles himself in the ER. And it’s a good thing I like him too because McKidd officially joined the cast yesterday. I was surprised by how grating I found Melissa George as Meredith’s old friend Sadie. Can the writers take the memo that we are all set with self-absorbed female characters. And what do we think of this whole Izzie seeing Denny story line? I feel like the show is trying to bring back one of its favorite storylines and relive its glory days, but I don’t want Izzie to be having a nervous breakdown. Do you?
Nola Lyons (Lucy Liu) on Dirty Sexy Money: I think this show is best served by over-the-top soapy drama. So bring on the back-stabbing. The conniving. And the surprise reveals. I liked learning that Jeremy having a relationship with Nola was all part of Letitia’s master plan and that Nola is working for Simon Elder. But I don’t quite know what to think of a woman who would risk her entire career by sleeping with a defendant’s son. Therefore, my verdict is still out on Nola.
Rotating assistants on Bones: At first I thought this whole gimmick was a little too reminiscent of House last season but now that they are bringing the characters back for a second rotation on the show, I’m warming to the idea. I’m kind of rooting for Carla Gallo’s Daisy to make the cut but that may be because I liked her so much on Undeclared and I’m all for Lizzie of Undeclared dating Sam from Freaks & Geeks. Of course, I still think the best decision of all would be to bring Zack back on the show.
What do you think of some of the new characters we’ve been seeing on your favorite shows? Talk about it below.
Quotes of the Week
"I lied. That wasn’t your mother’s recipe." Angela to Arthur as he realizes he’s been poisoned on Heroes. Thanks to Jason for the quote.
"Maybe you’re already dead and you just don’t know it. That would explain a lot." The old man to Sam on Life on Mars. What do you think? Do you think Sam is already dead? That would be my least preferred explanation.
"She’s you’re friend and we’re women." Bree to Katherine about her relationship with Mike on Desperate Housewives. I’m not thrilled with a Katherine/Mike romantic pairing are you?
"They’re like the Harry Potter books I never had." Cristina reading Meredith’s mom’s journals on Grey’s Anatomy.
"Hello Peter. This is me. Your father. Walter Bishop." Walter to Peter on Fringe. Something about the way he delivered that line just cracked me up.
"Stop complaining. Nobody told you to go and get cancer." Dr. Romano to Dr. Greene on ER. Wasn’t it so much fun to have the cranky Romano back again?
"Why have I stayed at Dunder Mifflin for so long. Certainly not for the paycheck. Because I could make more money as a doctor or a professional athlete." Michael on The Office.
"No David. You listen to me why did you send her away? God you knew I liked her and you just sent her away and that was a sucky thing to do man. That was a really sucky thing to do." Michael to David on The Office. Michael is having a bad week so I thought I’d give him two quotes of the week. I like it when we get glimpses of the real and competent Michael.
Exchange of the Week
"Hey do you want to go have completely protected sex right now?" Lily to Marshall on How I Met Your Mother after they decided to wait to have a baby.
"I do." Marshall to Lily.
"Do you want to finish your bacon first?" Lily to Marshall
"You are the perfect woman." Marshall to Lily.
That’s all for today. I’m back on Monday with thoughts on 90210 (come on Brenda is back. I have to talk about that!), Chuck (are we liking this season?), and more. Have a question? Seen a familiar face or want to nominate a topic for discussion? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great weekend. Talk to you on Monday.