Chick Chat: Monday TV

Ok TV-holics, we're starting a new recurring feature, tentatively titled 'Chick Chat.'

A big reason we started this blog together is, we talk about all the shows with each other anyway, why not bring it to the Web? We'll rant and rave about our favorite shows just as we normally would when discussing them face-to-face.

So, here now we discuss this past Monday night of TV:

Marissa: So did you see Monday night's "Chuck?"
Jenn: Well, duh! It was highly entertaining. I think the show keeps getting better with each episode don't you?
Marissa: Why yes Jenn I do, very entertaining.
I actually enjoy it more when Chuck gets to participate in the missions
Jenn: You know, I think I'm the opposite - I like getting to see the non-spy stuff, like the Nerd Herd and his BFF Morgan
and of course, Captain Awesome

Marissa: Well I like the stuff with the family: like the eating pizza and playing 'how well do we know each other,' but the spy stuff is really fun and usually Adam Baldwin looks pretty good doing it too!
Jenn: I think Chuck and Sarah have a nice chemistry
Marissa: Yeah I like Carina's comments that Sarah likes Chuck a lot even if she doen't know it yet!
Jenn: Speaking of Carina - is it just me or does she kind of look like an anorexic and bitchier Cameron from House?
Marissa: hmmm yeah a lil I guess
Jenn: I'm glad they didn't drag out Chuck finding out about Sarah and Bryce
Marissa: Yeah it seems like a trend this season. Things might be held in for a few eps but the secrets are coming out much faster. On all the shows I mean of course
Jenn: Have you heard that Bryce isn't all that...dead? And word is, he'll be popping up before the season ends?
Marissa: I thought that might happen, seemed to easy for him to be just.... Dead!
Nobody is ever just dead
Jenn: on spy shows.Or Heroes. Or Lost or ANY soap opera.

Jenn: Moving on....wasn't "How I Met Your Mother" hi---wait for it---larious?!
Marissa: yeah I love the way that show works! Barney... will stop at NOTHING to win.
Poor Marshall though, you know he's happy with Lily and dosn't regret anything, but there is that tiny lil bit of him that still wants to get out there and "Play" with the boys.
Jenn: "Are you a model?" Poor guy has zero game.
Back to Barney - all that work and it backfired on him ha!
Marissa: Of course it did! It always backfires on him
I love that Robin got broken up with by a kid

Jenn: Yes! Everything that involved Robin and kids was hysterical
My favorite line of the night was Marshall asking: "So now that you're a mommy, are you gonna wear those totally awesome jeans that come up to your boobs?"
Marissa: hahaha yeah that was funny
Jenn: I also laughed at the bite-sized Barneys and Teds
Marissa: That was very clever of them. The Barneys were the best, also kind of creeeeeepy
Jenn: those mini voices :)
You know what else?
Patch up!

Marissa: hahaha

Jenn: I know I already covered it in my recap, but how did you like this week's "Heroes?"
Marissa: I really liked it.I didn't think it was slow at all
Jenn: What were your favorite parts of the ep?
Marissa: Oh gosh um all the stuff with Claire and the flying boy.
Did u see the sign in Molly's eyes?

Jenn: Ooh no, what was it?
Marissa: Kensei's symbol.
Jenn: I completely missed that. Good eye!
Marissa: Yeah I had to rewind a couple of times just to make sure, but it was like right before a commercial break
Jenn: Of course, you know what I'm really excited for is next week.
Marissa: Hellz yeah!
Jenn: V. Mars in the house! Can I get a woo?
Marissa: WOO!!



[Heroes Recap] Chapter 4: "The Kindness of Strangers"

Last night’s ep was a bit light on the action, save for a teensy little murder. No shirtless Peter Petrelli either. Bummer. My thought is that it was the calm before the storm. A storm named KRISTEN BELL!

In the five long months since Veronica’s untimely cancellation, we have been dying to see our gal V. Mars back on the screen. Can we all just take a moment to thank the NBC promo department for pimpin her debut? Hells yeah!

Now, back to the task at hand - Chapter 4: The Kindness of Strangers.” We met a newbie Hero, the twins met a baddie (but they don’t know it yet), and a surprising connection to Parkman is revealed.

Location: Somewhere in Mexico
This storyline finally gets some juice! On the run with Stoner Dude (actual name Derek, not all that important), Maya and Alejandro find a man’s body lying in the middle of the road. Guess who? Sylar! How did he navigate his way out of the jungle? According to him, he walked for three days. The three escapees unwisely offer a ride to ‘Gabriel Gray.’ Does he have amnesia? Obviously not, since he ends up knocking off Stoner Dude when he finds out about the twins’ special powers. He offers to take them to Dr. Suresh. And we get the signature evil Sylar smirk. Buckle up kiddies, you’re in for a hell of a ride!

Location: Bennet House, Cali
HRG, nervous about the painting predicting his demise, grills Claire about any new boys in her life. She lies, he lectures. Later at school, cheerleading beckons. One of the squad girls pushes forms for tryouts on her, tells her they liked her standing up to head bitch cheerleader. Claire tries to decline (You know she can’t stay away for too long). Flyboy West swoops in (not literally) and begins to pester. She tells him she can’t hang with him anymore. That lasts all of two seconds, because later we find her making up some BS story to her parents about heading to the library that night.

As soon as she heads out the door, HRG secretly follows. As she turns a corner, flyboy picks her up and away they go. HRG doesn’t see.

Just where do the budding lovebirds end up? Why on top of the Hollywood sign of course! (ugh) And what purpose will this serve? Well obviously so they can play the whole “I jump off the sign, you fly and catch me so I know I can trust you” game.

Flyboy tells her she’s just going to have to come up a more credible lie in order to hang with him (an idiot could come up w/ something less lame than ‘going to the library’). And this is where cheerleading comes in.

At home, HRG tries to pry info from Claire about West. She decides it the ideal time to spring the cheerleading bit on him. Does it work? Hell yeah it does. Damn you’re more gullible than we thought HRG.

Location: Washington, D.C.
A super-beardy Nathan sneaks a visit with his two sons at school.

Location: NY
Little Molly Walker’s nightmares are getting worse. Matt and Mohinder worry.

Later, Detective Matt is at the hospital interrogating Angela Petrelli, who confesses to Kaito Nakamura’s murder. It was determined that the attack on her in the police station was self-inflicted (riiight). Through Matt’s mind reading ability, she tells him to back off and let her take the fall. She wants him to drop the investigation because it will only bring more trouble for them and all the Heroes.

Nathan arrives, completely clean shaven (damn, that was quick). Matt enlists Nathan’s help with the investigation.

Later, Matt reveals that his wife cheated on him and that baby she was preggers with? Not his! Yikes. He and Nathan are searching for a pic of the group of 12 – what they find are the usual suspects: Mr. and Mrs. Petrelli, Linderman, Kaito Nakamura, Bob from The Company (Nathan: this guy’s name is Bob, don’t know his last name”), and drumroll please…..Matt’s father!! Ooh looks like Parkman’s a bigger part of it than he thought.

He asks Molly to locate his father. When he shows her the group pic, she freaks and tells him: “That’s the bad man in my dreams. He is the nightmare man!” Uh oh.

Finally, Molly agrees to help. She sees: Philadelphia, an apartment, number 9, and then aaahhhhhh! “He sees me! Leave me alone!” And she goes into shock. Only Matt can hear her cry for help.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Micah’s adjusting to living with his grandmother and cousins Damon and Monica Dawson. Damon’s obnoxious; Monica’s the breadwinner (who’s forced to work at the horrendously named Burger Bonanza).

Monica begins to develop a power. While at work, she cuts a tomato rose (without realizing it) precisely like the one shown on her TV that morning. Later, while attempting to lock up shop, a robber forces his way in. Next thing you know, Monica’s busting out the same WWE-style move she saw the previous night on TV.

So what exactly is this power she has? Any ideas? She’s able to perfectly mimic something she sees. Now, I wonder if this has to be something televised? And to think, our parents always said we could never learn anything valuable from TV.

Did I mention that Kristen Bell joins the cast next week?



Do You Still Have Love for 'New York?'

She's baaaack. New York is looking for more men to degrade, insult, and get her freak on with. And I'm totally going to watch. Why? Cause this chick is nuts and so are these guys. Pure, trashy entertainment!

And boy, are these guys "winners." There's Mr. Wise aka K-Fed 2.0, self-explanatory Ears, Wolf, Tailor Made, and
Midget Mac (seriously).

Since the show will likely run 10 times during the week, I'll probably try and catch it on the weekend. Looking forward to this season and all of New York's trashy shenanigans!