Quotes of the Week: September 27-October 3

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Chasing Life
Sara: Sometimes the guy who sticks by you, the guy who never gives up, is the guy you should build a life with.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hunter: I know that’s sarcasm, and I’m choosing to accept your thoughtfulness at face value.

The Bastard Executioner
Calo: You’re not afraid, Moor?
Berber: All the time. But I look at my fear and I pray to find some small piece of bravery to face it.

You’re the Worst
Honey Nutz: Last time he was mad, he cried for a week. Then he burnt down my mom’s tool shed. Now she’s keepin’ all her rakes in the kitchen, like a chump.

Sam: Recording tracks behind my back! Treatin’ me like you Salt-N-Pepa and I’m Spinderella and shit!
Shitstain: Spinderella would never hack a brother’s Netflix queue! I had, like, 500 things I wanted to watch. Now the only thing I can remember is Peaky Blinders.

Sleepy Hollow
Icabod: The deeds of so many brave men and women. Sign posts of history. Reminders of our hardship and the ultimate sacrifice. They’ve taken it and used it to decorate an eatery.
Abbie: They also have mini-golf out back.

Abbie: The monsters are real, but it’s okay, because it’s my job to stop them. I’m a witness and that is my mission.

Quotes of the Week: September 20-26

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Primetime Emmy Awards
Jeffrey Tambor: Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your courage. Thank you for your stories. Thank you for letting us be part of the change.

Frances McDormand: We’re all here because the power of a story well told. Sometimes that’s enough.

Viola Davis: The only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity.

The Great British Baking Show
Sue: You know, there’s a penalty for taking someone’s crème anglaise. You get taken into ‘custardy.’

Life In Pieces
Tyler: You lost your virginity to a couch?

Bruce: I’m building a bomb to blow down that door. You may assist me, or not, as you wish. But if not, some tea would be nice.
Alfred: Right, well, you’re gonna need ten more sack of that gear, for starters; three more dairy cans, too; and extra timber; a heavy tarpaulin. And I’ll put the kettle on.

Dr. Borden: You’re not helpless. We’re defined by our choices. You just don’t remember yours.

Chasing Life
Sara: Sometimes you have to listen to your heart, no matter how selfish it sounds.

Brian: Everybody says you’re going to be President soon.
Senator Morra: I haven’t officially announced that yet, but, between me and you, I don’t even know if I’m gonna run. Do you know how much time we get off in the Senate? It’s shocking, really. I don’t know if I can give it up.


Quotes of the Week: September 13-19

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Masters of Sex
Betty: I used to pray evey night to God to take me apart and put the pieces back together only a little different just so that I wouldn’t have to feel what I felt. I wouldn’t have to want what I wanted. But then I met Helen and, for some reason, I couldn’t understand she loved me, and I…I didn’t all of a sudden feel right, but seeing myself through someone else’s eyes, it makes a difference.

Chasing Life
Danny: So you’re gonna ditch trivia night for a fun, innocent day trip with your ex-girlfriend to her dead husband’s camp for sick kids. That should be a totally normal experience.

The Bastard Executioner
Wilkin: I serve God and family, not cause or crown.

Abe: Even before all this began, people who love cats should have kept themselves hidden.

You’re The Worst
Gretchen: Get off the counter, banana. You fancy now.

Strike Back
Stonebridge: On the bright side, it is a chance to inject young Damien here with some culture.
Scott: I got culture comin’ outta my ass.
Stonebridge: Most opera involves sex, violence, death and betrayal. So, yes, this should be right up your alley.
Scott: See, that sounds good.

8 Actors That I Hope Win Emmys…

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday, September 20th at 8/7c on Fox. As usual, there are a few people missing from the list of nominees, but none-the-less, I am still excited to see who takes home a statuette this year.

1. Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Not only does she play multiple characters in each episode, sometimes four versions of herself in one scene, but she does each so well that you often forget they are all the same actor. If she does not win, then the only other acceptable recipient is Taraji.

2. Emma Thompson – Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)
To be honest, I have not actually seen this performance. However, I do love Sweeney Todd and I love Emma Thomspon, so how could it have been bad? Plus, Thompson is hilarious and is sure to give a great speech if she wins.

3. William H. Macy – Shameless
I have said it before and I am sure that I will say it many more times, but Shameless is one of the most under-rated shows on TV and Macy’s performance as Frank is always fantastic. I know he will probably never win, but I cross my fingers for him every year.

4. Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
She is proof that women are funny, not just at any age, but at every age.


Quotes of the Week: September 6-12

These are my favorite quotes from the past week, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Javier: This cat is DEA. Mark my words, you will get justice.

Tata: What good is having all the money in the world if you can’t go home?

The Last Ship
Miller: Now we’re all immune, ass hole.

Cdr. Chandler: People need to celebrate, even in the worst of times.

Chasing Life
Sarah: We can’t choose who we love, but we can choose how we respond to those people when they do self-destructive things.

Hand of God
Bishop Bruce Congdon: When you’re pushin’ God, it’s okay to have fake tits, you just can’t be full of shit.

Anne: We might never get what we earn on merit, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get what we deserve.

Playing House
Maggie: What happens in the ladies bathroom stays in the ladies bathroom.

Maggie: Why are you dressed like Shaft?
Mark: Why am I dressed like Shaft?! Are you hunting wabbits?

Mark: These two are free to go.
Emma: I know I’m free! My heart can’t be caged! I know why the caged bird sings and you can suck on this one!
Maggie: Alright. Alright.
Emma: What did I just say?

You’re The Worst
Gretchen: What’s the address here?
Jimmy: You don’t know the address?
Gretchen: No.
Jimmy: You live here.
Gretchen: Who knows their address?
Jimmy: People. Kidnapped children. This dog I saw on Dateline who rides the bus to the park.

Lindsay: You go home tonight and you dress up real slutty, and you do butt stuff with your boyfriend. For all of us who let love die by becoming ordinary. Do it for the sweater people, Gretch. The sweater people.

Sam: Do I look like a Fitbit?! I don’t give a shit about your sleep!

Quotes of the Week: August 23-September 5

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Last Ship
CMC Jeter: We’ve taken our fair share of hits these past few weeks. Suffered painful loses. Sometimes it feels like more than we can bear. Yet here we gather. United. Shipmates. Every time we’re called, we answer: “Here I am.” We answer knowing that the world, the survival of our species, depends on our actions here at sea, and fully aware that we answer at our own peril, and still we answer: “Here. I. Am.” I’m not gonna put a silver lining around our pain. Today we grieve. And we remember our fallen and we thank them for their service to us and to mankind. Yes, today we grieve, but tomorrow we do press on. We continue to answer the call: “Here I am.”

Public Morals
Terry: Think of us as the landlords and, if you wanna stay in business, you gotta pay your rent.

Rookie Blue
Sam: The only reason I ever thought I could be a dad in the first place is because of you. Being with you has changed me. I’m a better man, which means I might actually be able to be the dad I never thought I could be. And I want to show that to you. I want to be that…with you.

Strike Back
Stonebridge: Aborting the mission’s an option.
Scott: No fucking way.
Stonebridge: Ha. Which we discussed maturely and both agreed on.
Scott: Thank you.


8 New Fall Shows…

There are a lot of new shows that plan to check out this year, but these are the ones about which I am most excited.

1. Hand of God released September 4th on Amazon Prime, stars Ron Perlman, Dana Delany, Julian Morris, Alona Tal, Andre Royo, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Perlman plays a corrupt judge who has a breakdown after his son tries to commit suicide. He starts to believe that God is leading him down a path of vigilante justice. I watched the pilot episode last year and really enjoyed it. This show has a great cast and I am very much looking forward to seeing where they take us in the first season.

2. The Bastard Executioner premieres on FX, stars Lee Jones, Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Sam Spruell, Sarah Sweeney, Danny Sapani, Kurt Sutter, Darren Evans, Timothy V. Murphy, Sarah White, Ethan Griffiths and Elen Rhys. Set in 14th century Wales, this show follows Wilkin Brattle as he decides to abandon his life as a warrior and become a journeyman executioner. I am still in mourning over the loss of Sons of Anarchy, so I am hoping this will fill that hole in my heart.

3. Blindspot premieres on September 21st on NBC, stars Jaimie Alexander, Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and Ukweli Roach. A woman is found naked inside a duffle bag in Times Square and she has no memory of who she is or how she got there. The only clues she has are the tattoos that cover her body, which include the name of FBI Agent Kurt Weller. It has been described as a ‘procedural with a twist,’ I just hope that it does not get too bogged down in the procedural, and that the twists are feel organic. There is nothing I hate more than twists just for the sake of twists. That being said, I think this show looks great and I have high hopes for it.

4. Heroes Reborn premieres September 24th on NBC, stars Zachary Levi, Judith Shekoni, Jack Coleman, Henry Zebrowski, Robbie Kay, Gatlin Green, Danika Yarosh, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Rya Kihlstedt, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Noah Gray-Cabey and Jimmy Jean-Louis. Four years after Claire Bennet revealed the existence of people with special abilities (a.k.a. Evos) a terrorist attack decimated Odessa, Texas. The Evos were blamed for the event and have gone into hiding or are on the run. I recently rewatched the original series in preparation. I loved the show when it started, but gave up halfway through season three, so it was interesting to see where the show had ended up. This reboot seems a little grittier and hopefully refocuses on the human aspects of these people with extraordinary abilities.


8 Returning Fall Shows…

I say this every year but, as someone whose favorite season is Summer, the only good thing about the start of Fall for me is the new TV lineup. The full list of everything I am watching will be posted here once shows start to premiere, but the following is my list of returning shows I am most excited about.

1. You’re the Worst
Season 2 premieres September 9th on FXX, stars Aya Cash, Chris Geere, Desmin Borges and Kether Donohue. I missed the first season when it originally aired on FX, but caught up in *one day* thanks to Hulu because it is just that good. The show has been referred to as an “anti-rom-com,” and this season Jimmy and Gretchen are actually living together, so there is no way that will go well. It should be another hilarious season!

2. Empire
Season 2 premieres September 23rd on Fox, stars Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Y. Gray, Grace Gealy, Kaitlin Doubleday, Ta’Rhonda Jones and Gabourey Sidibe. Not only did the audience continue to grow in size with each episode of the first season, the show also just kept getting better and better. I am very excited too see what happens with the Lyon family in season two. I also just really need Cookie back in my life.

3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Season 3 premieres September 29th on ABC, stars Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brett Dalton, Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Henry Simmons and Luke Mitchell. The first half of the second season started out really strong, but then they introduced us to the Inhumans and it started to get a little muddled. I still really enjoy the main characters and feel like they cleaned things up a bit in the finale, so I am interested to see where season three takes us. I mean, what the heck happened to Simmons?!

4. The Affair
Season 2 premieres October 4th on Showtime, stars Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney, Dominic West and Joshua Jackson. The story seems simple: two married people start to have an affair over one summer in the Hamptons. However, this particular story was presented in such an interesting and complex way. The first season gave us two perspectives, but in season two the cheated-on spouses are also getting their points of view told, which should add some great intricacies. That also hopefully means more Joshua Jackson, so I am definitely on board.


Quotes of the Week: August 9-22

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Masters of Sex
Dr. Farber: Where is the love?
Dr. Masters: In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton discovered what was then known as the Law of Universal Gravitation. Gravity. Take two objects, the larger object exerts an attractive force on the smaller object pulling it towards itself, as it were. An apple falls from the tree. The earth, by far the more massive object, pulls the apple to the ground. Simple enough. Only Newton’s theory left scientists a rather puzzling problem. To paraphrase you, Dr. Farber, where is the gravity? It’s not something you can see or touch. It’s not something you can put under microscopes or examine from a telescope. Well, 230 years after Newton, a German patent clerk in Switzerland *finally* realized that scientists had been asking the wrong question all along. They would never find an object in all the immensity of space called ‘gravity’ because, in point of fact, gravity is nothing but the shape of space itself. That clerk, Einstein, posited that the apple does not fall to the ground because the Earth exerts some mysterious kind of force upon it, the apple falls to the ground because it is following the lines and grooves that gravity has carved into space. And when we talk about sex, we do not talk about love, Dr. Farber, because love cannot be rendered into columns and graphs as if it were the same as blood pressure or heart rate. Love is not a force exerted by one body *onto* another. It is the very fabric of those bodies. Love is that which carves the lines and grooves. The curvature of our desire.

The Last Ship
Ray: These guys are packing some major fire power. They had guns I didn’t know existed. And I play a lot of video games.
Cdr Chandler: Well, we don’t have to worry about that. We’re bringing a Navy ship to a gun fight.

Chasing Life
April: Marriage isn’t about romance. It’s about commitment.
Emma: Commitment *is* romantic.

You’re the Worst
Becca: Jimmy, are you having a good time?
Jimmy: Absolutely. I’m just so glad you invited me.
Becca: Really?
Jimmy: Of course! Sometimes, you just want to witness the beginning of a disaster, so later, when the house is engulfed in flames, you can say, “Yup! I was there when they installed the faulty wiring.”

The Fosters
Callie: The system is broken, sir, badly. And the only people who understand just how bad are the ones without any say, without any voice. Somebody’s gotta speak up.
Judge Ringer: And that someone is going to be you, is it?
Callie: Yes. I’m one of the lucky ones. You know, I… I found an amazing family, and I’m finally safe and loved, like, really, truly loved. And one of the things that I’ve learned from my moms, from watching the way that they live their lives, is that when you’re lucky, it is your job to give something back. And when you see something wrong, to stand up and to say so. So, I’m really sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention. I’m not going to apologize for standing up. Somebody has to.
Judge Ringer: Well, I wish it weren’t the case, but there’s a lot of truth in what you’re saying. It’s no secret the system is failing a lot of kids, and that someone needs to do something about it. I’m proud of you for being that person.

Amy: She is so good at making people believe she is good with people.

The Astronaut Wives Club
Trudy: The world just became a lot bigger.
Rene: The question is, what’s next?

Johnny: When it rains, it poops.

Bomber: Don’t feel ashamed. It’s not like it’s a fair fight. You’re just a girl. I’m Level 6.
Johnny: I’m Johnny Jaqobis. Stop licking my partner.

Quotes of the Week: July 26-August 8

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Last Ship
Tex: Who’s that?
Cdr Chandler: Jeffrey Michener, Commander in Chief.
Tex: Come again, boss?
Cdr Chandler: He’s the President of the United States!

Chasing Life
Emma: You know what they say about a man with a giant pet snake? He’s a loser!

Rachel: I clearly have issues with my boundaries.

Faith: I don’t know if anyone’s told you, but you are a player. If I drew a vagina on a white piece of paper, you’d probably hit on it.

Adam: You are a hateful, conniving bitch. You know that?
Quinn: Thank you.

The Astronaut Wives Club
Trudy: Honey, you have orbited the Earth. I’m pretty sure you can handle carpool and meatloaf…and laundry.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Danny: Hey! A cool thing is happening over here! Everyone run toward it!