Sunday, May 17, 2009

TV on the Internet, Episode 9: Season Finale Showdown

We're in Las Vegas, living the high life (aka eating $1 hot dogs), so this week's show is a little shorter than usual. It's an abbreviated look at ten shows that finished their seasons this week. One of them even ended its whole series. We'll be doing news posts to reflect the new network schedules all week long.

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TV on the Internet, Episode 9: Season Finale Showdown

Here's a direct link to the episode.

Time codes follow. There are MAJOR SPOILERS for a variety of shows, so you may want to skip over a segment if you haven't watched the shows discussed therein.


00:00.00-00:01.54: Introductions and music from Papercuts
00:01.55-00:17.27: Discussion of the season finales of Lost, House and Grey's Anatomy.
00:17.28-00:26.39: Discussion of the season finales of The Office, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation.
00:26.40-00:33.05: Discussion of the season finales of Fringe and The Big Bang Theory.
00:33.06-00:43.55: Discussion of the season finale of Bones and the series finale of Prison Break, as well as our plans for the next week, the wrap-up and more from Papercuts.

This Week's Music:

You Can Have What You WantPapercuts
"Future Primitive" (mp3)
from "You Can Have What You Want"

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Clips are from Lost (episode: "The Incident, Part 2," script by Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof) The Office (episode: "Company Picnic," script by Jennifer Celotta and Paul Lieberstein), Fringe (episode: "There's More Than One of Everything," teleplay by Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman, story by Akiva Goldsman) and Bones (episode: "The End in the Beginning," script by Hart Hanson).


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Carrie said...

So, do I forever earn Libby's disdain for not only watching all of Prison Break, but liking it most of the time (even when it was increasingly terrible and silly)? And crying at the end when finding out Michael was dead? Yeah, I don't know what's wrong with me either. I was just somehow really involved in the Michael/Sarah relationship and them getting a happy ending.

HOWEVER...after the finale I went online and found out there's a 2-hour direct to DVD movie coming out in July that takes place in the four year gap alluded to in the finale. My guess is Michael isn't actually dead, and it was all a trick and he faked his death to join some new version of The Company or something else completely ridiculous. That's just mean, show. MEAN.

OK. Enough about Prison Break. Let's move on to something else that was stupid -- the finale of Bones! For me, it was almost unwatchable. The one thing I thought was most striking was how uncomfortable it was to watch Emily Deschanel's limited acting skills on a character other than Brennan. Her monotone works for that character, and that's about it.

So does the title "The End is the Beginning" mean that the "beginning" is happening now that Booth doesn't recognize Brennan? And why, oh why, would a procedural like Bones attempt such a soap opera plot as amnesia? Ugh. If they go this route it's going to take a lot of fun out of the show for me.

The Office finale = perfection.

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