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Gold Stars: Castle “Knockdown”
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Gold Stars: Castle “Knockdown”

I don’t know about knockdown, but I sure was knocked out by this week’s Castle. So much so, I feel the need to hand out gold stars for the episode. Before I do, I just want to say as much as I love when Castle is more light and comedic, […]

White Collar “Burke’s Seven”
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White Collar “Burke’s Seven”

Thanks to a DVR snafu, I wasn’t able to watch the “Burke’s Seven” episode of White Collar until now. Boo. Hate when that happens, especially since it was so good, it felt like the entire hour went by in half the time. My thoughts:

Get With the Program: Friday Night Lights, Seasons 1 – 3
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Get With the Program: Friday Night Lights, Seasons 1 – 3

OK, here’s the thing. Friday Night Lights is a show I should have started watching when it first hit NBC’s airwaves back in 2006. It was right up my alley. I loved the movie; I loved football even more; I was a fan of the creator, Peter Berg, and it […]

Happy Birthday Buffy! Buffy Turns 30!
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Happy Birthday Buffy! Buffy Turns 30!

CNN Geeks Out with a story about Buffy Summers, the title character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, turning 30! Can you believe it? We think the WB (and UPN) show definitely qualifies as TV Goodness. After all, she did save the world. A lot. And continues to do so in […]

Relationship Recap: Chuck & Sarah, “Chuck Versus The Balcony”
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Relationship Recap: Chuck & Sarah, “Chuck Versus The Balcony”

In “Chuck Versus the Balcony,” Chuck was all about asking Sarah to marry him. He and his sidekick Morgan created this elaborate plan to do it at a fancy shmancy restaurant, but once he heard her horror story of the way Sarah’s parents’ similar proposal went terribly awry, he needed […]

Character Development: Director Leon Vance, NCIS “Recruited”
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Character Development: Director Leon Vance, NCIS “Recruited”

In “Recruited,” NCIS Director Leon Vance finally made an appearance; we haven’t seen him since the episode “Enemies Domestic” that aired back in November. Really, he’s only missed a couple of shows, but it seems longer. And while he’s back from sick leave, by no means is he 100 percent […]

We Need To Know: Why is Tony so Bothered by Ziva’s Love Life?
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We Need To Know: Why is Tony so Bothered by Ziva’s Love Life?

Over the years, Tony and Ziva have had a connection the show has been afraid to truly explore. At first, Ziva was into Tony. Then Tony was into Ziva. But then, the end of Season 6 happened and things cooled down considerably. Slowly, the show has resurrected the Tiva UST, […]

NCIS’ Moment of Goodness: Dr. Walter Magnus Remembers Why He Was Needed
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NCIS’ Moment of Goodness: Dr. Walter Magnus Remembers Why He Was Needed

When it was announced Bob Newhart was going to guest star on NCIS, I was very excited. It felt like a perfect fit, even though the actor has been known for comedy. But Newhart’s low-key approach to humor really served him well as Ducky’s predecessor at NCIS, Dr. Walter Magnus. […]

We Need To Know: What Happened in that Two-Year Flash Forward on Life Unexpected?
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We Need To Know: What Happened in that Two-Year Flash Forward on Life Unexpected?

The very end of the finale of Life Unexpected jumped two years and suddenly we were in a world where Lux was in cap and gown giving a speech like she was the valedictorian of her high school class; Ryan was with his ex-girlfriend Julia (Jaime Ray Newman), the same […]

Moments of Goodness: Cate and Lux, Life Unexpected
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Moments of Goodness: Cate and Lux, Life Unexpected

Two scenes in particular achieved Moment of Goodness status. I was really happy that in the season/series finale (I still don’t know which to write), my favorite moments had to do with Cate and Lux. For the entire run of the show, these two had so many issues to work […]