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The Office – The Meeting

Michael gets worried after David Wallace and Jim have a private meeting. Pam tries to get a headcount for the wedding. Darryl’s worker’s compensation claim makes Dwight suspicious.

No one should be surprised that this week’s episode was a little weaker than the premiere.  Actually, while it was a weaker episode with comedy, I definitely think it was more emotionally charged than most episodes.  And that came from the tension between Jim and Michael.  Jim exerts himself and basically reprimands Michael for telling David that he didn’t deserve the promotion.

It was really cool to see Jim take a stand.  I can’t wait to see that play out more now that they are going to be “Co-Managers.”

Community – Spanish 101

In Spanish class, Senor Chang asks the students to pair up for a project. Jeff’s attempt to team up with Britta fails and he ends up displeased with his actual partner. Annie and Shirley assist Britta with her cause for social justice.

Second episode out of the way – and not as good as the first.  Although Chevy Chase is making strides at being one of the funnier characters on the show.  I don’t have much to say about this episode other than Chevy Chase was funny.  I’ve watched it 3 times, and I’m really not impressed by it.  One more episode will tell.  And also, Chriso is LOVING the show, so it looks like it may be a permanent fixture on my DVR.  * sigh *

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Parks and Recreation – Stakeout

After discovering marijuana being grown in the pit, Leslie becomes determined to find out whose crop she had stumbled across.

Umm… it was all about weed.  Oh, and Amy Poehler was funny.

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Bones – Harbingers in the Fountain

For the past six weeks Booth has been recovering from brain surgery, and Sweets has finally certified him as mentally fit to return to duty. Meanwhile, while reading her tarot cards, Angela’s psychic reveals that there are several bodies buried under a fountain. Booth and Brennan are skeptical about checking it out, but are surprised when they find the remains of eleven bodies exactly where the psychic said they’d be.

Cyndi Lauper was the guest star.  Chriso and I watched the ENTIRE episode before he said, HEY, I know her.

Bones – The Bond in the Boot

Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a man who was murdered for the secret contents of his briefcase. They suspect that secret operatives are at work, and their theory is proven correct when they find the liquified remains of a CIA agent in the trunk of a car. Meanwhile, Brennan’s new best-selling book causes tension between her and Booth, and Wendell loses his scholarship.

These last two episodes of Bones were really very good.  It’s the same formula as it’s always been, which is good.  What makes this season really good so far is the relationship between Booth and Bones.  There’s always been tension, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this season would be THE season where they would finally decide that they need to be together.  Anyone who has been faithful to the show will know the excitement.  The old adage goes that loyalty will always be rewarded.  So, I think we are going to see some rewards this weekend.

What were you watching this week?

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*SPOILER ALERT*

Just as an FYI, I’m about to reveal some secrets about what I JUST watched.  If you haven’t already watched the episodes, or don’t care about spoilers, read on.  Otherwise, take a break, watch the episode and come back later.

*SPOILER ALERT*

So, here’s what I watched tonite…

From the DVR:

The Office – “Gossip” (Season Premiere – S6, Ep1)

Michael searches for office gossip to share, while Andy struggles with his heterosexuality.

Thoughts:  Um, this opener was unbelievably funny.  The cold open was absolutely hysterical with Michael, Dwight and Andy playing “Par Core” around the office and in the parking lot.  What did we find out in this episode?  So much.  Everyone has a secret to share.  Pam is pregnant.  Stanley is having an affair.  Or WAS having an affair.  And Andy isn’t gay.  Or is he?  He kept screaming for Michael to tell him since Michael was the one that started the rumor in the first place.

Community – “Pilot” (Series Premiere – S1, Ep1)

A new band of misfits at Greendale Community College, led by Jeff Winger, form a study group where they eventually learn more about themselves than the coursework.

Thoughts:  Wow.  I don’t know what to say about this one.  I actually REALLY enjoyed this.  And that was only the first episode.  It’s pretty rare for me to really attach myself to a show after just the first episode.  Even though I’ve done it before, it does not happen often.  One of my favorite lines (said by a character whose name I do not yet know) after receiving a text message, and then his friend gets one : “Does yours say you have to pee too?”  Bloody.  Hysterical.

What’s on the docket for tomorrow?  Well, I recorded Bones and Vampire Diaries, so I’ll have to watch those in the morning, perhaps before recording whatever is going to be on tomorrow night.  Hmmm…

What were your thoughts on tonight’s episodes?