Wednesday, my busy TV night!
This episode reminded me of all the things that annoy me about this show. Axel takes a bunch of stuff from the Heck house for his new college house, and the kids all make a lot of noise and scream at Frankie while she’s on the phone working. And everyone just kind of shrugs as if there’s nothing that can be done. Ummm… no. Not okay. This was one of the episodes where I was hoping for a meteor to take out all the kids, then thanking my lucky stars that I don’t have any of those monsters in my house. Although in my house, that kind of crap would. not. fly.
The Mysteries of Laura
In the opening scene she gets her gun to investigate a noise that turns out to be her boys. Later in that scene she answers the phone and she’s not holding the gun anymore. Did she put it down in the living room where the kids were playing? Sloppy blocking. Also, she’s wearing a backwards baseball cap, and yet she is over the age of 13. That’s not okay. (I’m clearly writing this with my cranky pants on. They look a lot like my yoga pants.) Continuing with my cranky theme, what is it with out of control kids on TV? Am I supposed to find this charming? I do love the babysitter, at least she can whip those kids into shape. Overall I liked this episode, but it was kind of sad. You know, as opposed to all of those upbeat murder mystery shows out there.
Law & Order: SVU
Another “ripped from the headlines” case involving a celebrity, and it looks like we’ll have another one next week. I don’t particularly care for these – they seem kind of lazy and they’re not the kind of stories that made this show so great. You can skip this one.
I guess my cranky streak is running out, because I really liked this episode. It was fun and cute and heart filled without being gross or obnoxious.
I’m liking Scarlett more this season than I ever have. Maddie is making me nuts. It was nice to see someone put Jeff in his place. Also, how on earth does Rayna think she’s qualified to run a label in 2014? Has she been in a cave for the past three years? How is she so out of touch with the way her own industry works? Oddly enough, the frustration is part of this show’s appeal.