I survived finals week(s). And managed to watch season finales while doing so. Sometimes people ask me — how do you watch so much TV? Carefully — is what I say in response — then they usually engage in another nearby conversation or half chuckle and walk away.
I won’t go on too much about grad school — I knew what I was getting into last June when I enrolled immediately after graduating that same month. Year one is done (almost, still waiting on grades, but I have high (I worked my ass of) hopes).
Finale week — let’s see….let’s just go by network:
CBS — Mid-season I didn’t have time to keep up with CSI: NY or CSI: Vegas (don’t get me started on Miami — haven’t seen that one since season 2, I think). I’ll try to catch up with them over summer — the last CSI: Vegas episode I saw was their Vegas birthday/boys night out trip gone wrong and it was an awesome Tarantinoesque type of episode. The last CSI:NY I remember watching was when Danny lost his badge at his acupuncturist. I’ve been slacking on Medium (even though I really love it), but it is at the top of my TV to-watch list for this summer. But the one show that I watched weekly was How I Met Your Mother — I mostly watch it for Neil Patrick Harris and the occasional Marshall (Jason Segel) ep. It’s a good show though — very consistent for a comedy — story lines, plot, good writing. Will never forget their musical episode this season — highlight of the season, in my opinion.
NBC — Won’t deny this is my favorite network for comedies (at the moment).
The Office didn’t feel like a season finale — felt more like a mid-season hiatus kind of deal. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really great episode. Kathy Bates is amazing in it. I’ve been rooting for a Darryl in the office storyline for a while now and I’m really glad that I got it. Best part of the season finale for me was seeing Pam and Darryl in Meridith’s van with Michael and having Kelly join them as the third person to leak the printer story to the press. I couldn’t help but get a quick flashback to Dwight getting a concussion and being driven to the hospital by Michael and Jim while yelling “You can’t fire me! I don’t work in this van!”
Parks and Rec has grown on my immensely this season — Lesley Knope (Amy Poehler) went from being oblivious and hard to respect as a character to developing into a character full of passion for her town and thus making us fall in love with her along the way. The casting for this show is amazing and the writing gets funnier and funnier each week (I might do a post later this summer on the genius of Ron Swanson. I really hope they push for more Ron and Tom in the coming season. Their finale was also the second for that night to do a love triangle (which I am I usually not a fan of, but this one was very well played).
Community has had its ups and downs all season long, but they really picked up around episode 4 or 5 and then were really solid until they decided to go back to the romance route — which in my opinion waters down the show and makes it unoriginal. Abed and Troy have become a modern-day Bert and Ernie duo to me and I really wish they will continue to build on their relationship in the coming season and move away from the love triangle or square they have going on with Annie, Brita, Prof Slater, and Jeff.
ABC — I want to watch the final season of Lost in two days — that’s my goal this summer so I didn’t want a single ep (it was hard to resist esp. with a bunch of my FB friends constantly talking about it — in a good way). I hear there are still some final eps of Better Off Ted that are airing soon, so I am definately looking forward to that — such an underrated show. Ugly Betty had an early series finale (already posted about it).
CW — Supernatural. Awesome season finale, but like most of their season finales, it could have honestly been a series finale and I would have been great with it.
I think that’s about all the finales I saw during the May/June sweep. I saw a few cable shows end their seasons (Top Chef Masters, How To Make It In America, and The Ricky Gervais Show), but I am thinking about doing a cable post in the coming week. I’ll also post about summer shows like Burn Notice and The Good Guys (my favorite new show).
Happy TV watching till then!