Sunday, August 29, 2010

NIGHT OF SURPRISES AT EMMYS '10

Host of the 62nd Primetime Emmys, Jimmy Fallon
The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys were quite a show this time. While Neil Patrick Harris did an outstanding job of hosting the show last year, Jimmy Fallon was also really good, this time around. I especially loved his performance while saying goodbye to the shows that got cancelled this year. He was hilarious as he did impressions of Sir Elton John and Billie Joe Armstrong. ThI se highlight of the awards, this time, was surely the fact that there were so many surprise winners. Mad Men won the Emmy for Outstanding Series Drama, but that was not the surprise! The big shock was Modern Family winning Outstanding Series Comedy, not because the show didn’t deserve it. Just that I was so sure Glee would win. I’m just glad that 30 Rock didn’t!

Modern Family wins Outstanding Series Comedy
Speaking of which, the surprises in the lead acting categories were quite pleasant. I was most thrilled about Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) winning the Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress Comedy, which was a relief from Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) winning year after year! Drama had its own surprises as well. Frontrunner Julianna Margulies didn’t win Outstanding Lead Actress Drama, for The Good Wife, the Emmy going to first-time winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) instead. I was disappointed that neither of my favourite lead actors in the Drama category—Hugh Laurie (House MD) and Michael C Hall (Dexter)—won, but I do believe Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) deserved his win in the category.

Jane Lynch, accepting her Emmy for Glee
The supporting acting categories were also refreshing, with only one major disappointment—Neil Patrick Harris losing out on winning for How I Met Your Mother, for the fourth time! The Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor Comedy went to Eric Stonestreet instead, who, I have to say, is very good in Modern Family. Of course, Jane Lynch well-deservedly winning Outstanding Supporting Actress Comedy, for Glee, was no surprise at all! And in Drama, Archie Panjabi and Aaron Paul took away the Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor, for their roles in The Good Wife and Breaking Bad, respectively. The Emmys for writing and directing seemed perfectly just. Mad Men and Dexter won Outstanding Writing and Directing Drama, respectively, while Modern Family and Glee won Outstanding Writing and Directing Comedy, respectively.

Mostly, the night was full of surprises, barring a few wins that were almost a given. Jimmy Fallon wasn’t as good as Neil Patrick Harris last year, but he definitely did a decent job as host. I was disappointed by the general turnout, and the glamour quotient, but the presenters were delightfully nice to watch, especially Sofia Vergara, Jim Parsons, Eva Longoria-Parker and Nathan Fillion.

Friday, August 27, 2010

WINGS OF GOLD – THE EMMY

The Primetime Emmy is here, coming to us (in India) on August 30, at 5:30am, on Zee Cafe. I intend on waking up for it, so it’ll be an early Sunday night for me this weekend... Here’s a list of what I’m excited about and what I’m not...


I’m not looking forward to the host. After Neil Patrick Harris did such a phenomenal job last year, Jimmy Fallon as the host is not really going down well with me. But let’s see what he brings to the stage. I haven’t seen any of his work on his late night show, so it wouldn’t be fair to write him off just yet.

I sure am looking forward to Glee winning big in the Comedy category! Modern Family may deserve the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, but I’m pretty sure Glee will win. Frankly, I’m just thrilled that something other than 30 Rock will take it away this year!

Speaking of 30 Rock, I just hope people other than Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey win in the Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress Comedy categories! I’m so tired of seeing them winning year after year! It’s gotten very predictable. With Modern Family and Glee this year, I hope that changes.

I really hope Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins at least one award for her work in The New Adventures of Old Christine. The show’s cancelled, so this is really her last chance. And speaking of last chances, I sure was surprised that neither America Ferrera nor Vanessa Williams made it to the list this year, for their roles in Ugly Betty. While Ferrera has won before, Williams has got well-deserved nominations for all the previous seasons, but was left out of what was her last chance at winning an Emmy for playing Wilhelmina Slater!

Of course I feel bad that Williams won’t win an Emmy for her role in Ugly Betty, but I sure am looking forward to Jane Lynch holding the golden angel for doing such a fantastic job of portraying Sue Sylvester on Glee. I think she deserves an Emmy for just throwing the kids around (literally) in the hallways of McKinley High!

I’m not looking forward to another year going by with the awesome Neil Patrick Harris not winning Outstanding Supporting Actor Comedy for portraying Barney Stinson so well on How I Met Your Mother. So I pray that the Academy finally gives him his due! And while they’re at it, I hope they reward Jim Parsons, with an Outstanding Lead Actor Comedy, for his outstanding work as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

I sure am looking forward to the presenters this year. The list reads the who’s who of television today. There will be Claire Danes, Ted Danson (Damages), Emily Deschanel (Bones), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Laurence Fishburne, Ricky Gervais, Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order – Special Victims Unit), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), January Jones (Mad Men), John Krasinski (The Office), John Lithgow (Dexter), Eva Longoria-Parker (our very own Gaby Solis, from Desperate Housewives), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Matthew Perry (our very own Friends alumnus, set to star as the lead in Mr Sunshine), Keri Russell, Tom Selleck, Alexander Skarsgard, Blair Underwood, Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Betty White (Saturday Night Live), among others!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES! 2

Dexter
So, everyone who watched the Dexter S4 finale, last winter, was stunned by the shocking turn of events, as Dexter walks into his bathroom and sees his son, little Harrison, sitting and crying in a pool of blood, as his mother lay dead in a bloodbath close by. Rita was dead, and my mind was racing with thoughts of how Dexter would deal with it. Now I’m obviously not talking about the grief of losing his wife, because we know he deals with grief just fine. I’m talking about him living on, doing his job and killing people simultaneously, while he raises three kids. What really stayed in my head were the flashes of Dexter being carried away from the scene of his mother’s murder by Harry Morgan, just as Dexter carried away his son from the scene of Rita’s murder. We all know that Harry didn’t exactly do right by the little boy, which turned Dexter into a monster. And I was thinking, I hope he knows better than to make the mistakes that Harry made.

S5 will pick up right where S4 left off. Dexter emerges from the crime scene of his wife’s death, with his son in his arms, and the cops, all his colleagues, turn up. With them, will be Deborah. We know that an investigation will follow, which implicates one Kyle Butler, who, we know, was Dexter’s alias while he was mingling with our Trinity Killer, Arthur Mitchell’s family. It has been revealed that Dexter will confess to having killed his wife, but I don’t really see how he will expect that to sound plausible. Even if it does, what purpose will that serve? We know that Dexter Morgan always had a reason for everything he does, so I can’t wait to see what his reasons for confessing are!

S1 had the Ice-Truck Killer, S2 had the Bay-Harbour Butcher, S3 had the Skinner and Miguel Prado, and S4 had the Trinity Killer, but from what I’ve heard, S5 won’t have any one bad guy. They say it’s to keep things on the edge throughout the season, and not just have a build up to the finale, but I think they’ll have so much on their plate, just sorting out the death of Rita Morgan, and Dexter doing what he has to, to save his ass! Julia Stiles will guest star this season, playing a disturbed, young woman, with an interest in Dexter. To know what else is in store for our friendly neighbourhood serial killer, wait for September 26!

(For a sneak preview, click HERE )


Private Practice
I know a lot of people have lashed out at Shonda Rhimes for not being able to create a season finale without killing or almost killing a character in a brutal way, but let’s admit it—we love the drama that it brings about. Many have wondered why Dell had to die. Rhimes explained that there wasn’t much for Dell to do at Oceanside Wellness, and not much of a story left in his personal life either, so she thought that to do justice with Chris Lowell as an actor, it’d be best to let him go. Of course Lowell insisted on leaving with a bang, and that’s why his death was written so elaborately in the S3 finale. It was indeed gut-wrenching to see Dell say goodbye to his daughter, Betsy, who is now an orphan.

Another thing in the finale—it’s raining couples on the show! Almost everyone was with someone by the end. Cooper finally acted mature and did the right thing, by proposing to Charlotte. Rhimes says that that engagement will stick and that there will be a wedding in S4. There’s some hope for Naomi and Fife and for Pete and Violet, but I hear Brian Benben (Sheldon) has been promoted to series regular, so you never know what’ll happen there! Another promotion went to Caterina Scorsone (Amelia Shepherd), so we will see more of Addison working with her former sister-in-law. I hear she will also encourage Amelia to go mend ties with Derek, and with Scorsone set to make a guest appearance in Grey’s Anatomy S7, there’ll be yet another crossover! I love crossovers!

The finale ended with Addison taking a step, from where there’s clearly no turning back! She’s let herself love Sam Bennett, something she’d been fighting for almost the entire season. While we know that Cooper and Charlotte will walk down the aisle, we don’t know whether this couple will stick together. Is this it for Addison? Is Sam who she’ll end up with? How will Naomi feel about this? Will Addison even care about that? What else is in store for the doctors at Oceanside Wellness and Pacific Wellcare, find out September 23!


Castle
A friend, who watched the Castle S2 finale before I did, told me that if I didn’t get a lump in my throat when I watched it, I could change his name! I got more than a little lump in my throat, but I decided to let him keep his name!

Anyone would admit that it was heartbreaking to see Castle and Beckett almost getting there, with Beckett letting her guard down, only to see him pushing off to the Hamptons to summer with his ex-wife!  However, I don’t think I really want to see Castle and Beckett together just yet. Stana Katic (Beckett) said in an interview that television has evolved to a point where a lot of good comedy can come even from an on-screen couple, and I agreed. Just that, I don’t think I’ve had enough of Castle and Beckett being the way they are with each other right now. I want to see at least another season or two of that, before we can see them as a couple. In fact, I think it’ll be just odd to see them as a couple right now. Those who agree with me, there’s good news. There’ll be more lumps in your throats as we’re set to see Castle spending more time with ex-wife Gina (Monet Mazur, who has been signed on for a recurring role in S3). And rumour has it that Beckett will get a new biker boyfriend, played by Victor Webster.

And in the midst of all of this, we know that it’ll be business as usual for the homicide guys at NYPD! This trailer’s obviously just a teaser, but it’s still fun to watch. Click HERE.


Glee (Spoiler Alert, for those watching it on Star World)
Glee is the only new show that has made it to my list of most awaited season premieres for a reason. It’s just so much fun to watch! Besides watching Sue Sylvester’s hilarious antics, the show has some awesome music, and such a fantastic compilation and slotting of songs. I fell in love with Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ right from the beginning, and I sure was thrilled when they decided to perform it at the Show Choir Regionals. I enjoyed the finale every bit as much as I enjoyed the entire season. Although, the one thing I found very annoying was the constant threat of Glee Club getting cancelled. It worked the first time and maybe a second, but then it just got old. And it was disappointing to see them playing that card in the finale as well. OF COURSE Glee Club wouldn’t get cancelled any of those times! But was it a shocker to see New Directions place third at the Regionals? Maybe at first, but then I realised, if they won at Regionals, the only other big thing to do would be to win Nationals, and I didn’t see that happening by S2! So they’ll play out the challenge of New Directions trying their hand at Regionals one more year, and then, I think, they’ll be thrown into the Nationals, with competition even stronger than Vocal Adrenaline.

For now, S2 has plenty to offer. The talk of an episode dedicated to Britney Spears has been doing the rounds for quite a while now, so I’m expecting big things from that one. Rumour has it that they’re actually bringing Spears in for a cameo in it. I hear Adrian Grenier will guest star, and even Neil Patrick Harris will reprise his Emmy-nominated role on the show.

But all that aside, I’m just looking forward to some more fantastic, uplifting music from Glee Club, and of course, priceless moments like Kurt and his dad making a connection. But more than anything, I’m looking forward to seeing what new stunts Sue Sylvester will pull in S2!


90210
After Gossip Girl premiered in 2007, I was in the mood for more high-school drama when 90210 started the next year, but the show lacked the excitement that GG offered right from its first season. However, in S2, 90210 certainly came of age. I’ll agree that I probably didn’t like the show as much initially, because it had more to do with school than scandal, unlike GG, but S2 changed that. The show evolved, as I stopped hating Annie’s character so much, I began to find Naomi less interesting. Silver lost her charm, as Dixon became way too annoying. Matt Lanter (Liam), who was promoted to series regular, was the best thing about the season.

The finale, of course, had Liam finish making his boat, which he was building to ‘blow off some steam’, as he dealt with his stepfather and then father’s betrayal. His connection with Annie during that period was as endearing as Navid and Adrianna’s in S1. That brought on the rage of Jasper, the sociopath, in the finale, as he torched Liam’s boat. That has me wanting more of dark-Jasper storylines. I can’t wait to see what he pulls next, as Liam’s rage is bound to spiral out of control!

In other storylines, the backdrop of S3 will be Senior Year for the kids at West Beverly Hills High. Of course, the biggest revelation recently was that one of them will come out of the closet. We know now that it’ll be Teddy. It has been revealed that it’ll come out of years of Teddy having to live up to an image that he was expected to maintain, and that he will snap, after his break-up with Silver, I’m guessing. Rumour has it that Kyle Riabko will play Teddy’s gay love interest. While we know that Adrianna’s brief relationship with Rumer Willis’ character was just a phase, we’re all set to see a full-blown love triangle between her, Javier and Navid, who just realised he still loves her. One thing I really want to see happen is Debbie and Harrison working out their problems. Lori Loughlin and Rob Estes are too cute together to separate. To see whether that’ll happen, let’s wait for September 13.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER COMES!


Here’s a look at the summer season finales of the shows whose new seasons I’m most looking forward to this September!

Desperate Housewives
Currently, my favourite show on air, Desperate Housewives has really evolved these past few seasons. While every season has a new mysterious neighbour on Wisteria Lane, the last one, Angie Bolen (Drea de Matteo) was my favourite, and I wish she would stay on with the cast, but de Matteo is sticking to her one-season deal with ABC. However, S7 brings Paul Young back, and that has me very excited, because even though Paul is hated by many, I always felt for him because he’s really suffered right since Mary Alice put a gun to her head in the pilot. He became a victim of circumstances, one time after another. His departure in S2, when he was arrested for killing Felicia Tillman, and the unwillingness of his ungrateful son Zach to help him, in S3, really left me wishing he would have justice one day. I do hope they bring back Felicia and Zach, so that Paul can straighten things out with those who wronged him! And with Susan Delfino as his landlady, I’m sure there’ll be some very interesting storylines to look forward to.

Among the last few frames was Bree Hodge telling Gaby Solis the secret of Andrew running over Carlos’ mother over ten years ago. What happens to their friendship is something I just can’t wait to see. Also, with Orson walking (or should I say, wheeling) out on Bree, and her company now owned by Sam Allen, Rex’s illegitimate son, there’ll be so much to look forward to in Bree’s story. How will she get her company back, and is her marriage to Orson really over?

The biggest cliffhanger was the matter of the switched babies. One child from Wisteria Lane is not actually the child of the parent/s who raised him or her! Now there aren’t really any spoilers online on this one, so I’m just going to do some guessing... Initially thought it would be Andrew Van de Kamp, which would make Sam Allen greedier and want a bigger pie of the Van de Kamp trust fund, making Bree’s chances of getting back her company even tougher. Lots of drama there! There’s also the chance of it being Julie Mayer, or Danielle Van de Kamp, but for that the writers will really need to cook up a lot for it to have any repercussions beyond the emotional chaos their mothers would go through. As I’m watching re-runs of the show right now, I observed the beginning of S5, when they track the birth of MJ Delfino and of Paige Dash, who were born on the same day, in Fairview Memorial Hospital. What if they were exchanged? Imagine the drama if Susan and Mike realise that they were responsible for killing their daughter in the car accident they were in several years ago. And if they bring back Neal McDonough to reprise his role as Dave, he might stake his claim on MJ, since he will turn out to be MJ’s biological father. For one, they didn’t kill Dave; he was just admitted into an asylum. His return would make for so much interesting material for the writers!

Of course, we all know that Vanessa Williams will move to the Lane, as Renee Perry, Lynette’s college frenemy! So there’s Lynette’s story for S7, along with the continuing challenges of raising her kids. Now she has five! And I hear the actress who plays Penny Scavo has been signed on as a series regular. More Penny storylines to come!


Grey’s Anatomy
The nailbiter that was the finale of Grey’s Anatomy S6 was one of the best episodes of any show I have ever watched. Of course, unlike most other seasons of the show, this finale had no real cliffhanger as such, because everything was pretty much resolved. We know Derek Shepherd survives, we know Meredith Grey loses her baby, we know Callie Torres and Arizona Robins are back together, and we know that Christina Yang and Owen Hunt might still have a future together. But is everything really resolved? Things might be pretty clear, but every character is left with scars that’ll take a long time to heal. I’ve heard that S7 will take a time leap of a few months, giving everyone at Seattle Grace Mercy West some time to recover from the shooting rampage. But the new season will bring so much more to the table. While Meredith recovers from her miscarriage, she and Derek might actually start planning a family. Arizona is now on board with wanting a child, so there’s a lot of hope for her and Callie together. Of course, Christina and Owen might just work out together as a couple, much to my dismay, because I would much rather see her with Dr Jackson Avery (Jesse Williams)! Williams has been signed on as a series regular S7 onwards, and we all know that Avery and Yang have had some chemistry, so what was the Teddy-Owen-Christina triangle might now become the Jackson-Christina-Owen triangle. I cannot wait for that to happen! 

Speaking about triangles, the turmoil that Lexi Grey will go through over being torn between Mark Sloan and Alex Karev, is some drama I am certainly looking forward to! While Lexi is still with Alex, Mark has let her know that he wants to make a life with her. And, Alex did take Izzie’s name while Lexi and Mark were trying to keep him alive after he was shot. Does that mean that Lexi will see that as a reason to run into Mark’s arms, or will she stay on with Alex because she’s afraid of what it would do to him if she leaves him? That’s an answer everyone wants to know! 

And what will become of our favourite ‘mama bear’, Miranda Bailey? She was probably the most shaken of the lot that was being held hostage in the hospital. Will the repercussions of the disaster scar her deeper than anyone can imagine? We know she’s one of the strongest people on television, but will she get past the horror she got dragged into? And Dr Richard Webber, who played a major role in ending the rampage, what’s in store for him? Seeing the responsibility with which he handled the situation, and the maturity he showed us, makes me feel that there are big things in store for him at SGMW Hospital! I say, bring back the old chief!


House MD
I watched House MD S1-6 in a matter of five months. The gripper that it was made it a part of my life, which seemed empty when I finished the S6 finale, which makes me want to watch the next season more than ever. Of course S5 and S6 had the best finales on the show, and it came as no surprise that S6 ended on such a compelling note, given the way it started. The premiere, with House in the asylum definitely had some of the finest writing, directing and acting on television, ever. Forward to the finale, the building crash and House’s desperate attempts to save his patient’s leg and life left him in such severe conflict...we saw what it almost did to him. And I’m probably more thankful to the writers for making Cuddy enter his apartment at that moment than I am for making Cuddy and House kiss at the end. I’m not so sure Cuddy and House together already is what the show needs, or maybe I’m just afraid that this means that the end is near. On the one hand, I’m dying to know how the writers will work on the angle of them being a couple; on the other hand, I want things to continue as they are...

But can things really continue as they are? House has reached a deadend in his progress with getting better. He’s realised that even if he does everything right, things can be just as bad and wrong as they were, so his question is... What’s the point! And can things really remain the same with him feeling that way? That’s why a relationship between him and Cuddy might just be the best way to go for the writers. Maybe this turn is essential in his recovery and progress towards becoming a man who isn’t so damaged.

And what is to become of Wilson in the process? I think that there can be a lot of drama and comedy between House and Wilson over the relationship with Cuddy. While House will try his best to continue being the way he is, relationship or no relationship, he’ll put up a front for Wilson in particular, for various reasons. And of course, Wilson will also continue to be House’s agony-aunt in times of need.

That brings me to House’s team... Remy Hadley (13) quit! Or did she? I hear she’s going to be absent for the beginning of S7, but will be back later. I’m so looking forward to what they’ll write to explain her absence, and all the drama that comes with it. It’ll be an all-male team for House, with just Foreman, Chase and Taob for a while. I’d really like to see more of Chase and Foreman’s personal lives evolve this season. I wouldn’t mind Foreman and 13 getting back together. And I think Chase deserves some happiness after Cameron left him last season!


How I Met Your Mother
I was afraid that How I Met Your Mother would get cancelled after S5. Don’t get me wrong; I still love the show, but I know quite a few for whom the love has kind of gone. I think the name of the show, and the way the writers have been milking the suspense it creates has gone a bit too far. I blame audiences for still seeing this show as the story of how Ted Mosby meets the mother of his kids. But I wouldn’t blame them for being fed up of silly, gimmicky almost-meeting-the-mother cliffhangers. The writers need to move the attention away from the mother to keep the show alive longer. And I don’t care if we never find out who the mother is; I just want the show to go on! And I believe it will. Carter Bays, a co-creator of the show said recently that if HIMYM was a three-act play, the end of S5 is the end of Act 2, and the as Act 3 begins with S6 this fall, the end of the show will start. I see it going on for another two to three seasons. And as Eric Segel (Marshall Eriksen) hinted in an interview a few months ago, the show might go on till an eighth season. 

That speculation aside, what did the S5 finale really unfold for us? There were no real cliffhangers. Thank God for that! I would not want for it to have ended with Ted telling his kids that he was in the same bus as their mother, or something like that! All we know is that Lily and Marshall have decided to start a family. I seriously feel like those two are the only ones moving forward in their lives. I don’t know about Robin and Ted moving forward in their individual lives, but I certainly want to see Barney evolve a bit. Neil Patrick Harris does a fantastic job of playing Barney, but his caricature-esque character is getting a little tiring for me, and I’d like to see some evolution there. I know they almost had him evolve when he was with Robin, but that always seemed like a bad idea (maybe not as bad as Rachel and Joey on Friends, but still bad).  

As far as Robin is concerned, call me a sucker for the whole idea of someone being ‘the one’, but I would still love to see her and Ted end up together. I know, I know she’s not the mother, because she’s referred to as ‘Aunt Robin’ by Ted. However, she doesn’t have to be their mother to be with Ted, right?

Whatever it is, since this is the beginning of the end, I think that they might just reveal ‘the mother’ soon. Not that I’m holding my breath or anything! I just hope they do it well. Because the entire show can fall flat if the meeting-the-mother storyline is not done nicely, because for many, that’s the entire premise of the show, when it’s actually just a disguise!


Gossip Girl
The Gossip Girl S3 finale cemented the show’s position as one of my top five current favourites. It was the best finale on the show yet. I was pleasantly surprised by the way the writers pulled up their socks and came around to end perfectly what began as a very unsettled, disjointed season beginning. S3 brought with it a whole new backdrop of college for the Upper Eastsiders, which didn’t really go down that well with me, but then when was Gossip Girl ever actually about school or college! Once the fresh high-school graduates settled into their university campuses and dorms, it was business as usual for the Upper Eastside. 

Okay, so all those getting tired of Serena Van Der Woodsen being reckless and annoyingly gullible please raise your hands! I certainly am. I think as a person, I like Serena, but her actions and choices are really annoying me now. I think there’s been enough of her being her own person and going off to do her own thing just to find herself or prove a point to someone! She decided not to go to college, she went off with Carter Baison, she hooked up with Nate’s married politician cousin, she was fooled by her dad, she detached herself from everyone till her father showed his true colours, and then she breaks up with Nate to find herself! I say enough! I understand that the break-up with Nate is the writers’ way of prolonging their future, so I’ll just wait and watch what happens there. 

Of course Dan was a factor in their break-up and to be totally honest, I was yawning with almost every Dan storyline in S3. The Olivia relationship, the threesome he has with her and Vanessa and the entire relationship-adjustment he goes through with Vanessa later—was all such a bore. Even towards the end, when he goes with Serena when she’s seeing off her dad, and there’s some chemistry between them, I was saying to myself, ‘Are they seriously going to revisit that?’ However, that also gave me a glimpse of the Dan we once liked. Although, I don’t know if I want to see him with Serena again, and it doesn’t seem like we will, since Georgina Sparks is having his baby!  

Not that I was shocked when Chuck and Jenny slept together. It seemed like a natural progression, given the way she was going, but the drama that that brought about was some of the most entertaining material on the show yet. The way that shatters Blair and drives Jenny to leave New York was priceless. And then we saw a devastated and drunk Chuck being stabbed in a dark alley of Prague! We obviously know he survives, but watching the last few frames of the finale had my eyes wide open and my mind rushing with everything I had just seen!

Coming Soon: Dexter, Private Practice, Glee, Castle, White Collar and 90210