Watch Gossip Girl – I Am Number Nine Online [S05E06] 2011

I Am Number Nine

Gossip Girl - I Am Number NineLet’s begin with the host herself inviting Nate into her office for a steamy session behind closed doors. As they get dressed again, Nate asks Diana to be his date for the party. Diana scoffs at the suggestion – seemingly worried about what people would whisper behind her back.

If you tuned in last night, then you know Nate and Charlie wound up making out a bit during that Spectator launch party Diana threw. The whole purpose of this little hook up? Well, Charlie was trying to score her part in Blair’s royal wedding and Nate was busy trying to get Diana jealous. Good job, Nate! Not only did Diana get super jealous, but she finally came out and told the world about their affair through a report on her site. Oh, and did we forget to mention how she threatened Charlie to stay away from him? Yeah, that happened.

Chuck Bass. Oh, man. Can’t that guy even meet a nice therapist in the park? Does every single New Yorker have a secret reason to betray Chuck’s trust on file, in case they ever meet him? This week it’s sweet Dr. Eliza who’s taking the trembling baby bird that is Chuck’s newborn trust in humanity and running it over with a steamroller. Prince Louis has something on her  she owes him money? Or her dad does? How does an Australian therapist end up in debt to a prince? Whatever — and he forces her to try to re-Chuckify Chuck, in the hopes that his bad boy ways will remind Blair why she left him. However, Chuck takes her goading as a therapeutic technique, and gives her Blair’s would-be engagement ring to get rid of. Which would be a big step forward, but then he sees Eliza conspiring with Louis. At the dog park. The one where she met Chuck. We have no sympathy for her.

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Watch House – The Confession Online [S08E05] 2011

The Confession

House The ConfessionThe opening scene for “The Confession” starts by introducing us to our guest star for the week, played by Capt. Lee Adama himself Jamie Bamber. As a huge Battlestar Galactica fan, I was thrilled to see Bamber back on American TV! He did a great job this week as the local town hero and family man who had a heart attack while banging a beauty queen in a seedy motel. As far as characters go, it wasn’t too far of a stretch for Bamber to be playing a crappy husband. Just ask Dualla.

House’s team is back together, now that he was able to get the money together to fund his department. Chase and Taub return, and we find out that in the meantime Chase quit medicine and that Taub went back into plastic surgery. On his first day back on the job, Taub has to find a babysitter for his two daughters, born from two women he got pregnant at the same time a little over a year ago. Now he’s with neither woman, but has both kids for a few days and asks Foreman, then Wilson, to help him babysit.

House wants to DNA test both of Taub’s babies to prove conclusively that he is the father, but Taub refuses to go along with the scheme…
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Watch The Walking Dead – Cherokee Rose Online [S02E04] 2011

Cherokee Rose

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You kill a man in cold blood, pop a bullet in his leg so he becomes zombie chow and you get away. After the obligatory ‘crazy eyes in the mirror head shaving’ you find yourself wearing his fat clothes and looking like you are one banjo away from a Deliverance  reboot. Then you end up having to eulogize him (and set up your half assed alibi) in front of his girlfriend? Mondays, am I right? That’s where we find Shane in this weeks cold opening.  Now I thought this was setting up an episode dealing with Shane’s obvious near breaking point and eventual departure from the group with Andrea in tow, but what we get is possibly the seasons strongest episode to date.

Let’s deal with Dale and T-Dog first. From last weeks teaser we know what they find, a very Sam Rami-esque deadite looking zombie at the bottom of the well. I am sure many of you were like me, giddy at some good old fashioned of the wall zombie action, zombie action with a lesson. See, if you ever have a plagued flesheater doing the doggie paddle in your water supply, obviously you have to get him out mostly intact, no need to let any more zombiism ooze into a much needed resource. Old water guts didn’t go for the canned ham as bait, so they send down the Asian. It was nice to see Glen in all his hapless hero glory. The rope breaks, tension is had by all, and in a classic Glen way, he still manages to get the job done. The writers really need to start using him more, he has the potential to be a great counter balance to Daryl. While the lovable hick gets s#!t done cause he’s a bad ass, Glen pulls of the whole underdog deal and your want to cheer when he succeeds. Speaking of success, I also want to thank the writers for having the whole de-zombieing of the water supply go bad. We all knew the waterlogged brain gobbler was going to come apart, spilling guts and go back into the well, and it was gratifying when it happened. Even the zombie looked happy with the outcome.
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Watch Hell on Wheels: Pilot S01E01 Online (2011)

Pilot

Hell on Wheels Pilot Hell On Wheels wants to have monumental sweep (director David Von Ancken, a cable TV vet, provides some lovely landscapes), but there’s no narrative vision behind it. The pilot kills off its most interesting figure, and although Mount is a likable lead, he has to work very hard to convince us he has any sort of dark edge. Worse, the show doesn’t seem to have anything particularly on its mind regarding the west, or the events surrounding the railroad’s arrival: it throws in elements one after another, with no organizing principle in view. The result is busy but uncompelling.

We’re once again in the Old West at that moment when the frontier was being pierced by railroads, a time where savage violence and the beginnings of modern American society were balefully co-existing. There’s even a stand-in for Ian McShane’s epic villain Al Swearengen: Colm Meany as Thomas Durant, a loquacious railway magnate who expounds on his theories about evil and good as he ruthlessly pushes his tracks forward. And our hero Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount), while not a sheriff like Timothy Olyphant’s Seth Bullock, carries a similar don’t-mess-with-me vibe.
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Watch Grimm: Pilot S01E01 Online (2011)

Pilot

Grimm Pilot 2011Grimm cashes in on its late October premiere date with a fun if unremarkable tale of heroes and monsters, modernized. It has taken DNA from all its other Friday night timeslot rivals—Supernatural, Fringe, and CSI—and melded them with classic fairy-tale vignettes. It is good enough you will be willing to follow this bread-crumb trail a bit further into the woods.

The series began with an 1812 quotation from the brothers themselves: “The wolf thought to himself, what a tender young creature. What a nice plump mouthful… ” It was no Confucius, but it would do. The opening sequence that followed was pretty exciting. An unsuspecting runner — in a red hoodie — took off for her morning jog in the woods to Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams.” Along the way, she was distracted by a figurine randomly placed on the trail. She went to check it out, and “Blammo!” Cue the screaming, flesh-tearing goodness.

Grimm focuses on homicide detective Nick Burckhardt (David Giuntoli). He’s leading a vanilla sort of life in Portland with his fiancee Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) and his tough as nails, but lovable partner, Hank Griffin (Russell Hornsby). Things change when his aunt rolls into town. He starts seeing abnormalities in otherwise normal people. He sees faces morph into demon-like features. Most people would freak right out, but not Nick. He shakes it off and goes about his day.
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Watch Beavis and Butthead S08E02 Online (2011)

Daughter’s Hand/Tech Support

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Beavis and Butt-head get dating tips from old movies. Later, they accidentally wind up working tech support.

The first short, titled “Daughter’s Hand,” has the duo misinterpreting the meaning of asking for someone’s “hand” in marriage. They assume, in their warped, sexed-up little minds, that asking for someone’s hand means, well…you know. Beavis and Butt-head travel down the street to their new neighbor’s house looking to entice the father to give them her hand. He tells them that his daughter already has a boyfriend, but if they’d like to wait, he’s OK with that. So, the moronic duo wait on the sidewalk, where they meet up with a longtime B&B fav, Tom Anderson – the pseudo-inspiration for Hank Hill on King of the Hill.
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Beavis and Butthead Coverage and Panel [S08E0] (2011)

Beavis and Butthead Coverage and Panel
Beavis & Butt-Head are coming back to MTV in a big way. It’s hard to explain just how amazing Mike Judge’s animated duo were back in the 90s, how much they meant to disaffected teenagers who used to watch the channel for actual music videos. Simply put, Beavis & Butthead ruled. Good news, they still do.

Fans of Beavis & Butt-Head crowded into a packed meeting room Thursday at Comic-Con International for a first look at the upcoming return of the 1990s animated series to MTV. Jackass star Johnny Knoxville led a discussion with creator Mike Judge, who was on hand to answer questions, tell stories and drink a few beers.

He said that with their return this fall, Beavis and Butt-Head will again be critiquing music videos, a staple of the 1990s series, as well as Jersey Shore. “It felt kind of like pay dirt to me,” he said, noting he never felt “good” after watching the hit MTV reality series, making it a perfect fit for Beavis & Butt-Head.

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Beavis and Butt-Head made their return to television this summer and while I admit, I had some reservations about the series’ revival, after viewing the footage shown at Comic-Con today, I’m not only relieved to see that these two animated teens are exactly as they were in the ‘90’s, but I may even suggest that the revival of this series could be better than the original. If it is, we have MTV to thank, in more ways than one.

Over all, the panel left me feeling excited for the series return. Not only does the show have me feeling nostalgic for the earlier episodes, but it’s also going to be great to see Beavis and Butt-Head share their opinions on current television.

Watch Beavis and Butthead S08E01 Online (2011)

Beavis and Butt-head: “Werewolves of Highland; Crying”

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Director: Yvette Kaplan

Writer: Mike Judge (creator)

Stars: Toby Huss, Sam Johnson and Monica Keena

Original Air Date: 27 October 2011

 

 

It’s easily one of the show’s funniest episodes and a great example of just how brilliant Mike Judge really is. In the traditional style of the classic series, this pilot features two shorts. The first has the moronic duo attempting to become werewolves so they can “pick up chicks,” just like in Twilight. Naturally, it doesn’t go as planned, and Beavis and Butt-head end up getting bitten by a homeless man they have mistaken for a werewolf. While the topical nature of the short is a bit old, the gags are really what sell it. Watching a crazed homeless man maul an enthusiastic Beavis and Butt-head is much funnier than expected.

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S08E01: Werewolves of Highland/Crying
 
Episode Quotes
(watching Twilight)
Beavis: So, um, is Bella a zombie? She’s always just, like, standing there with her mouth open and she acts like she’s dead.
 
Butt-Head: How come everybody whispers in these movies?
Beavis: They’re probably embarrassed.

The second short of the pilot revolves around Butt-head mocking Beavis for crying during a dumb made-for-TV drama. In actuality, Beavis was tearing up because he was smelling an onion. But no matter what he does or what he says, he just can’t seem to convince Butt-head otherwise. The short culminates with in a hilarious finale and a gag that’s simple, and a little cheap, but perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the unhinged duo.

All in all – Pretty damn good, believe it or not. The show has obviously been updated a bit (obviously no Jersey Shore in the 90s, thank God), but for the most part, it had the exact same feel and charm as the original run of episodes, and it didn’t even feel re-hashed at all. Not to mention, these two particular episodes (“Werewolves of Highland” and “Crying”) were some of the funniest episodes I’ve ever seen, and its still just B&B being their classic selves. Some things never change, and they very well shouldn’t.