-- A one hour episode that they clearly had trouble filling in the time with. Eugh, y'know, I was ok with M. Scott's departure for the first season, but with continuous disappointment, I consider the parts of the show that he was the Dunder Mifflin manager as canon and the rest taking place in some alternate reality. They're focused on closing off plot lines. Dwight and Angela, Jim and Pam (which is becoming more exhausting because neither are reconcilable), Toby and....the Scranton Strangler?? From like a few seasons back??? Huh. Comepletely out of left field, but I've come to love Oscar for his sensible nature and occasional ability to bring up some great scenes.Community
-- you can tell the same people aren't involved with this season. Ahbed gets the quote of the year, "I remember when this show used to be about a Community College". It speaks volumes. ACtually...Archer
-- ...kinda feels like this too, it's gotten a bit wacky and it lacks the same laughs it used to because the ISIS staff is becoming head-in-ass retarded.Parks and Rec
-- I do like the show seems to have found a proper villain for once. The episode was pretty good though, silly and sweet. I feel bad for Andy though.Elementary
-- I really like this show. Good mystery! It's less ostentatious than the BBC one, but contains some of the common cop drama of an American series. The blend works though.
I also watched the First episode of "The Newsroom
". I'm mixed. It's got a TON of potential, but I think it touts itself as being a bit smarter than it is... it's hard to explain it. I also find politically driven material really hard to push and a tad irritating, even if it is well-meaning and makes good arguments. I might stick with it, the cast is great, and the performances perfect -- the content, even if provoking, may be less so. I thought, better than the epic speech in the first episode
, the aftermath where the school sues for "psychological distress" or something was what *screamed* "modern day" America to this Canadian alien. ;)