Tuesday, October 30, 2007

On the Glowy Box: John Cho!

What is John Cho NOT in these days? Okay, lots of things, but I still feel like betwen Ugly Betty, Harold and Kumar stuff, and now HIMYM, the dude's around a lot lately. Not that I'm complaining...he's totally hilarious, even if he doesn't seem to have too much variety.

Watched Last Night:
How I Met Your Mother: I kind of don't understand (or, more properly, sympathize with) Lily's credit card debt. I mean, why would you spend money that you don't have, and have no hope of earning, on stuff you don't need? I know, I know, it's called a shopping addiction for a reason, but damn! Aaanyway, it's pretty much a crime that Neil Patrick Harris and John Cho didn't have any scenes together. A crime! And why was that law firm working so hard to recruit Marshall, if he only got the interview as a favor? He clearly didn't want to work there, and doesn't really come across as a genius or an incredibly hard worker, "lawyering" skills aside. Moving on, I loooved the Ted Mosby: Porn Star/Lance Hardwood: Architect subplot. It totally made this episode for me, for reasons of hilarity I shouldn't have to explain. Not the A+ material of last week's episode, though, sadly.

Chuck: Okay, I'm still really enjoying Chuck, but we need to give the Chuck/Morgan duo a rest for a while. Mostly because Morgan isn't very funny, or charismatic, or contributing much at all to the show, really. He could be, but he isn't. Perhaps it's a casting issue, though the writing isn't really doing him any favors, either. Also, I wish we could move past the "Chuck mistrusts his handlers, then makes a huge mistake trusting someone else" plotlines. I liked it a lot when Chuck went rogue in last week's Chinatown episode, but that's partly because he wasn't just acting like a gullible dope--he was actually kind of right! Or at least, not so very, very wrong. I mean, that genius guy last night was pretty clearly crazy. I like the show a lot as it is, but I think it could be even better if it explored some new themes besides "Chuck is (sometimes rightfully) paranoid," and "Chuck is disappointing his family and friends." Which are both good, valid themes, but very overused at this point. (Side note, props for the Rick Hoffman casting as crazy guy's handler! I hope he'll be back!)

Samantha Who?: So...am I the only person in America who isn't head over heels for this show? I just don't think it's that funny! And I kind of dislike the main character. And also most of the other characters. And also it's not that funny. SW-lovers: What am I missing? What line cracked you up last night that went over my head? What character has you looking forward to next week? Have NBC's Thursday night and HIMYM (plus the dearly departed Arrested Development) ruined conventional sitcoms forever for me?

The Bachelor: Read my recap of last night's episode here. It was bananas. Though not really in a good way.

Will Watch or DVR Tonight:
(Descriptions from Zap2it.com's TV listings)

House: While treating a patient they think is a hypochondriac, Foreman and the six fellows seem to learn more about themselves than about the patient; Cameron and Chase gamble on which candidate House will cut next. Fox, 9 PM.

Reaper: When Sam goes to the DMV to return the escaped soul, he discovers the demons take Halloween off; the devil, depressed by Halloween, gives Sam an extra-hard assignment to make himself feel better. The CW, 9 PM.

Boston Legal: A woman (Mare Winningham) asks Alan's advice on how to kill the man who murdered her daughter; Katie and Jerry try to overturn Megan's Law; Lorraine tries to help Alan overcome the deep-rooted childhood fears causing him to speak gibberish around her. ABC, 10 PM.

Tuesdays are so easy!


vance said...

I'm still kinda sad The Singles Table never worked out for John Cho. It was kinda funny and endearing and I'm sure Alicia Silverstone added something to it (when they re-cast). Oh well. I'll take more of him on HIMYM and Ugly Betty anytime!

Liz said...

I never saw The Singles Table, but I did enjoy him on Kitchen Confidential!