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We've got a really dull week this week. So much happened to me this week that caused me to miss a lot of the new shows. I don't even have a Best Episode for this week, that's how dull this week was.
For now though, here's my rundown of the stuff that I did get to watch this week.
The Simpsons (Season 23, Episode 19)
"A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again"
Bart begs the family to go on a cruise vacation, so the family raises money by selling off some prized possessions and Bart does something extreme to make sure the vacation lasts forever.
This week's episode was the strongest episode The Simpsons has done this season. It has a lot of very funny jokes, the plot was good, the end worked really well. It was just an overall fun episode. 5/5
Bob's Burgers (Season 2, Episode 6)
While Bob is medicated, he mistakes Linda's sister, Gayle, for his wife and kisses her. After she falls for him, Bob seeks help from Dr. Yap.
I really liked this week's episode. Ken Jeong and Megan Mulally both did very well in their guest roles and a lot of the comedy did work really well. 4/5
Family Guy (Season 10, Episode 19)
"Mr. & Mrs. Stewie"
Stewie meets a girl who's just as precocious as he is, and it turns out that they have much in common including a love of advanced weaponry. Meanwhile, Peter and Quagmire take their friendship to a new level after Lois decides to buy twin beds.
I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this week's episode. At first glance, the episode's plot reminded me too much of the battle between Stewie and Bertram but as the episode went on, those thoughts went away.
One of the biggest surprises with this episode was how they got Cate Blanchett to play the voice of Penelope. You would think an actress on that level wouldn't want to have a part on Family Guy but I was surprised that they got her and also surprised that she was very effective in that role.
You also have a good subplot with Peter and Quagmire and some great moments between Brian and Stewie, as well as a bad-ass ending. It's a pretty good episode and one of the season's best. 4.5/5
The Cleveland Show (Season 3, Episode 19)
Devout church choir girl Vanessa catches Cleveland, Jr.'s eye, and he eagerly volunteers to go on a church trip to be in her good graces. Vanessa's fellow choir member, Hunter, confronts him for going to church for the wrong reasons, but the tables turn when Vanessa winds up being a handful for the boys. Meanwhile, Donna's ex-boyfriend returns home from Iraq and discovers that she is married.
This week's episode was just so annoying and pointless. Both subplots got boring after good starts, the jokes weren't funny, the setups weren't all that great, and the episode really didn't feel all that engaging. This week's episode was just a bore. 2.5/5
Veep (Season 1, Episode 2)
A health scare temporarily allows VP Meyer to be commander-in-chief but this delays her plan for a media meet-and-greet at the local yogurt store, which is showcasing a flavor named after her. She arrives to find only melting vanilla, stray bloggers, and some angry store owners.
I still don't know if I like this show or not. I'm still sticking with it but I wish it would stop trying to rip off Parks & Recreation because that's all I keep thinking about while watching this.
Julia Louis Dreyfus is really good and there are some good moments but I'm gonna stick with it for a couple more episodes to see if it will get better but as of right now, I really don't know if I like the show. 4/5
Girls (Season 1, Episode 3)
"All Adventurous Women Do"
Hannah learns she does indeed have HPV, so she confronts her prior boyfriend to find out how she caught it, only to find out that he has come out of the closet. Meanwhile, Jessa begins her new job as a babysitter and Marnie starts to fall for Booth Jonathan, an artist.
Girls is slowly but surely growing on me. The first two episodes, I was kind of meh on, but I thought this week signaled the beginning of what's going to make this a good show.
I'm slowly growing to like the four main characters and the male characters are being more well developed, which was one of my main complaints with the first two episodes.
I'm hoping that this show continues to get better in the coming weeks, which it looks like they are doing. And if it does that, this will be one of my favorite shows this season. 4/5
MONDAY & TUESDAY:
Hawaii Five-O (Season 2, Episode 21) & NCIS: Los Angeles (Season 3, Episode 21)
"Touch Of Death"
Five-0 and the NCIS: Los Angeles task force team up in Hawaii when there is a suspect, Dracul Comescu of the Comescu Crime Family who has a personal connection to G Callen due to the fact that the Comescus killed Callen's family, on the loose who is planning to sell nine vials of a deadly virus. Although Five-0 and the NCIS task force manage to stop the deal from going ahead, they eventually learn that the vials actually contained saline, and the doctor who made the virus, a disgraced doctor, was planning to take the vials containing the virus to Los Angeles to release them onto the populace. The episode ends with Sam and Callen preparing to return to L.A with Chin Ho and Danny coming along to help.
NCIS: Los Angeles:
Callen and Sam along with Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams and Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly from the Hawaii Five-0 task-force arrive back in Los Angeles to find and stop someone who's planning to release a biochemical weapon containing smallpox into the city's population. If they succeed, it will eventually result in the entire world being infected.
I like the new Hawaii Five-O but have never seen NCIS: LA. At the same time, I know much about NCIS: LA so I wouldn't get confused of who's who.
This crossover, for the most part, worked well with the exception of the fact that Steve McGarrett from Five-O doesn't show up at all, which is a shame. Out of all the episodes to miss, he had to miss that one.
Other than that, both parts worked well for what they were trying to deliver. There was a good story that would be able to bring these two shows together and the interaction between both shows was pretty good.
Overall, it's an entertaining crossover but not an incredible one. If you're a fan of both Hawaii Five-O and NCIS: LA, I say definitely check it out. 4/5
So, I promise that next week will easily be better because that's the beginning of the big season finales. We've got finales for The Voice, 2 Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Parks & Recreation, Fringe, and so much more. So, I promise you it will get better next week.