Saturday, January 3, 2009

TV Reviews for the Week of Nov. 30, 2008 Pt. 2

“I’m going to win that blue ribbon, wrap it around her neck, and strangle her with it.”

I just had a Law & Order Lenny Briscoe moment. When Ned made the comment about the Colonel being extra crispy, that sounds like a credit intro worthy of the late Lenny (whose name escapes me at the moment) or the less likable Horatio Caine (David Caruso’s character on CSI: Miami). And damn, Olive is nothing but cleavage in this episode. Not that I’m complaining, mind you, but it’s just a bit difficult to follow the storyline of the dead Colonel.

Well, this was disappointing. It turns out I got an episode of Law & Order rather than Life. Did this happen to everyone?

Hey! It’s Clancy Brown! I really like him, and he’ll always be the voice of Lex Luthor for me. It’s just too bad he plays a really good villain.

Tripp is a master manipulator. What he did against Simon was wonderful. And the wedding was sweet and wonderful. Ren is a lovely woman. She’s got a wonderful smile. I’m going to have to her (not right now, but eventually) and find out if I’ve seen her elsewhere. As the end of the episode showed us, I’m pretty sure that taking this job wasn’t the best thing to do.

If there were more time, this would have been an excellent episode to have some good Jim vs. Pam shenanigans. As it were, Pam’s ploy of putting on makeup and being nice wasn’t all that effective. And it looks like Dwight has now become the Ross of the show, and Angela is his Rachel.

“I saw my grandparents making love once and didn’t leave right away.”

“I want to go to there.”

Having Lemon turn out to be the bitch was great. I was disappointed in the Kenneth/Tracy/Jenna plot. Kenneth’s jokes weren’t funny at all, but I guess that was the whole point.

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