Quotes of the Week: October 29-November 11

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Lucifer
Dan: Dude, I cannot deal with your weirdness right now.

The Good Place
Janet: Say “goodbye,” Derek.
Derek: Ah, good-bob. I hope we same place again very now.
Janet: His brain is wrong.

Eleanor: Girl, you are a messy bench who loves drama, and I am into it.

Will & Grace
Karen: Sorry I wasn’t here but, uh, come on, what the hell was I gonna say? She was my maid? She was my sparring partner? She was my best friend? You were my everything, Rosario Yolanda Salazar. You know, it’s funny. People keep asking, “What do you need? What do you need?” I need for you to not be gone. Here, honey, I want you to have something. It was my mother’s. Makes sense you should have it. Lord knows you’ve been eyeing it for years. Honey, I’m not going with you to the cemetery, so don’t get mad, okay? I just can’t watch ’em put you in the ground. I have to remember you my way. So, if it’s alright, I’m just gonna sit here with you for a while. Te amo, Mommy.

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Quotes of the Week: October 15-28

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Star Trek: Discovery
Captain Lorca: Starfleet didn’t start this war.
Harry Mudd: Of course you did. The moment you decided to boldly go where no one had gone before. What did you think would happen when you bumped into someone who didn’t want you in their front yard?

Lucifer
Chloe: I’m not worried about Maze. I’m worried about Canada.

Maze: I’m great at dismembering humans. How hard can it be to fix one?

The Gifted
Kate: I’m sorry.
Marcos: That’s alright. You did something stupid for someone you love. Can’t say I haven’t done the same.

The Flash
Iris: I was engaged to somebody else.
Barry: He’s actually dead, too.
Therapist: Oh, you two have had to deal with a lot of trauma.
Barry: Eddie, and Ronnie…
Iris: A little.
Barry: My mom, H.R….
Iris: Not too much.
Barry: Laurel, Snart…
Iris: We’ve been to a few funerals.

Cisco: (to himself) You just had to fall for the girl in head-to-toe black leather, didn’t you?

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Yvette: The universe doesn’t care about happy endings.
Kevin: Yeah, well, I do.

The Good Place
Eleanor: Would someone’s foot really fly off their body like that? That was kinda cool…ethically speaking.

Eleanor: I’m your hottest friend! No, Tahani. I’m your nicest… No, Jason. I’m your friend!

Arrow
Curtis: If one of us spots Tarkov, we should have a signal.
Rene: Yeah, I was gonna go with something like, “I see him,” or maybe even, “Hey, over there!”
Curtis: It’s not terribly original, but effective.

Will & Grace
Jack: You are exactly who you’re supposed to be.

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8 Baseball Figures…

Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing (Go, Astros) and, there are not nearly enough shows about baseball, or that even include characters that at least play baseball. Here is my list of players, and really just anyone baseball adjacent (coaches, announcers, etc.). I did not include episodes in which regular characters play a random game of baseball, but I did include guest stars who only appeared in one episode of their particular show.

1. Samuel “Mayday” Malone – Cheers
played by Ted Danson
Sam was a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but had to retire early due to his alcoholism. Sam now owns a Boston bar. This is still one of my favorite shows of all time.



2. Edmund Gonzales – Necessary Roughness
played by Adam Rodriguez
Eddie is a baseball slugger who suddenly cannot hit, and seeks help from psychotherapist Dr. Dani Santino. The show usually centered around football, but I always enjoyed when they explored other sports.



3. Genevieve “Ginny” Baker – Pitch
played by Kylie Bunbury
Ginny is a pitcher, and the first female player in Major League Baseball. She is a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres. I am still not over the cancellation of this awesome show.

4. Joe, The New Yankee – Sex and the City
played by Mark Devine
Carrie catches a fly ball at a New York Yankees game, and uses her press pass to score a date with the new Yankee. They go on a few dates but, she ultimately breaks up with Yankee Joe. Considering the show was set in NYC, which is a big sports town, I am actually surprised that the girls did not date any other professional athletes.

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Quotes of the Week: October 1-14

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Outlander
Jamie: The pain of losing a child never leaves you.

Lucifer
Linda: I didn’t know they could grow back. Are wings like… body hair?

Lethal Weapon
Roger: Have you ever been finger-lingered?

Maureen: You didn’t bury your past in Mexico. Just a little piece of it.

This Is Us
Kevin: I need to prove to everyone that I’m the bigger man but, like, the funnier bigger man.

Kevin: You, Beth, you fell for the Manny’s game. Now you sit there and you just think about that for a second.

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World
Yvette: God does not stop existing based on what you believe.

The Good Place
Eleanor: Hey, Janet?
Janet: Hi, there!
Eleanor: Do you have something shiny Jason can play with?

Will & Grace
Will: He doesn’t like Madonna.
Jack: He should be beaten with a VHS copy of Evita.

19-2
Ben: When did you go soft?
Nick: Same time you went crazy.

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Quotes of the Week: September 17-30

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Outlander
Jenny: You gave me no choice, brother! And I’ll never forgive you! Never!

The Good Place
Eleanor: Why don’t I ever listen to people when they talk about themselves? No, it’s annoying, and I’m right not to.

Eleanor: Something very strange is going on here, and the only person I trust is me, and me told me to find you.

The West Wing
President Bartlet: In the future, if you’re wondering: ‘Crime. Boy, I don’t know,’ is when I decided to kick your ass.

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Quotes of the Week: September 3-16

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

The Last Ship
Tom: That’s just my opinion. I’m new here.

Preacher
Jesse: There ain’t no such thing as never. Any man can change himself.

Cassidy: Look, I’m telling you. I’ve seen it. I seen it with my own two eyes.
Jesse: Cass, with the amount of crap you put in your body, I’m sure you’ve seen all kinds of things.
Cassidy: Well, I will have you know, that I was damn near completely sober at the time. Right? Listen to this. I was lying by the campfire there. I hear a bit of a noise. So I went down to the river to investigate. And there it was just… You know…
Tulip: Licking an ice cream cone, huh?
Cassidy: Licking an ice cream? How’d you get that from what I just did?
Tulip: Cause that’s what it looked like, like you were eating a… ice cream cone.
Cassidy: Where the bloody hell is it gonna get an ice cream cone?!
Tulip: The ice cream truck.
Cassidy: You’re just tryin’ to ruin my story, and I don’t like it. It was drinking river water.
Jesse: The unicorn.
Cassidy: Honestly, stood under the stars. It was just a beautiful scene, regal, majestic creature.
Jesse: He was thirsty.
Cassidy: Well, yes, clip-cloppin’ around with an enormous horn on its head, you know, I can only imagine the dehydration with that.
Tulip: And eating all that ice cream could not have helped.
Cassidy: There wasn’t any ice cream!
Jesse: That’s right. Ice cream makes you thirsty.
Tulip: Known fact.
Cassidy: Now stop it! We’re out in the middle of the forest. Where in the heck is it gonna find an ice cream truck?
Tulip: Just sayin’.
Cassidy: Stop it.

Midnight, Texas
Joe: She didn’t get in your head?
Manfred: She did, but my grandma was already in there.

Will
Will: Better to die on our feet than live on our knees. That’s what we all believe in.

The Bold Type
Jane: Life can change in a flash. So, what are we waiting for?

Jane: To having adventures.
Kat: And making mistakes.
Sutton: To sleeping with the wrong people…and the right people.
Jane: And to unleashing holy hell.

Younger
Redmond: Oh. Peloton on 23rd. I neva forget a butt.

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8 Returning Fall Shows…

Summer television is always fun (and if you did not watch The Bold Type, you should get on that), but I am very excited for my Fall shows to return. Here are the ones that I am most excited about.

1. Outlander, season 3 premieres September 10 on Starz, stars Sam Heughan, Caitroina Balfe, Tobias Menzes, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin. At the end of season 2, Jamie was about to head into the Battle of Culloden, so he sent Claire and their unborn child back through the stones, where she was reunited with Frank. I have read the third book, I know what is going to happen (for the most part), and I am still so excited for this to start. Each season the story and performances get better and better.



2. The Good Place, season 2 premieres September 20 on NBC, stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto. If you did not watch the first season of this show, go do it immediately. It is hilarious. I have now watched it three times. I do not want to ruin anything for anyone who has not watched it, but I am very excited to see how they move forward going into season two. I also just need more Janet in my life.



3. Lethal Weapon, season 2 premieres September 26 on Fox, stars Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Michelle Mitchenor, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Richard Cabral, Dante Brown, and Chandler Kinney. I have to admit, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first season of this show. I figured it would be a pretty cut and dry cop show, but it was a lot more fun. I am very much looking forward to more adventures with Riggs and Murtaugh.



4. Lucifer, season 3 premieres October 2 on Fox, stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez, and Tom Welling. Last season ended with Lucifer waking up alone in the desert having had his wings restored. The new season will pick up right where we left off. Lucifer is trying to figure out how he got his wings back, a human Charlotte is putting her life back together, and newcomer Marcus Pierce shows up as a Lieutenant in the LAPD. One of the reasons that I love this show so much is that it really leans in to the ridiculous premise of a crime-solving demon. What can I say? The Devil is charming and sexy.

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Quotes of the Week: August 20-September 2

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Game of Thrones
Gendry: How do you keep your balls from freezing off?
Tormund: You have to keep moving. That’s the secret. Walking’s good. Fighting’s better. Fucking’s best.

Arya: The world doesn’t just let girls decide what they’re going to be.

Preacher
Herr Starr: Why go on looking for God when you can just be Him?

Midnight, Texas
Mr. Snuggly: Oh my beeswax, the cat talks!

Will
Emilia: Some fight with a sword. You fight with a pen.
Will: Pathetic.
Emilia: We must all be the hero we were born to be.

The Bold Type
Jane: Well, gentlemen, it’s been…well, Walt, you already know what I’m going to say so, goodnight.

Queen of the South
Teresa: I know the risks.
King George: But do you know the consequences?

Pote: I told you, you’re not Camila. I meant it. You’re better. You got heart.

Killjoys
Pree: Speak now, or forever hold your shade.

Wynonna Earp
Doc: Sorry I’m late. I kinda died.
Wynonna: Who didn’t?

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8 New Fall Shows…

I do not get to screen new shows, so my first impressions are usually based on the description, first trailer, and reviews from trusted TV journalists. Sometimes I am completely wrong, and sometimes I find something that I love. It was actually a little harder this year to pick eight new shows because I am not that excited about most of the new Fall line-up, but these are the shows that I am definitely going to check out. There may be a few others that I add, and a few that drop off after the first episode, so keep an eye on my Currently Watching page to see what I stick with.

1. Star Trek: Discovery, premieres September 24th on CBS then moves to CBS All-Access, stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh, Rainn Wilson, Terry Serpico, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Maulik Pancholy, Anthony Rapp, Kenneth Mitchell, Clare McConnell, Damon Runyan, Rekha Sharma, Sam Vartholomeos, Mary Wiseman, and Wilson Cruz. Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery explores new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien. I have never watched any of the other Star Trek series but I enjoy the most recent movies, and I love the cast, so I will give it a try.



2. SEAL Team, premieres September 27th on CBS, stars David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., AJ Buckley, Toni Trucks, and Jessica Paré. The lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute dangerous, high-stakes missions for our country. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds. It looks like it will have a pretty standard procedural format, but I like to mix those kinds of shows in with my more serialized dramas. There are several new military shows coming out this Fall, and I will probably check out most of them, but this is the one that has the most promise.



3. Will & Grace, premieres September 28th on NBC, stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, and Megan Mullally. This is technically not a new show, but because it has been off the air for ten years, I am counting it as new. In the original series finale, Will and Grace had lost touch as they started new families of their own. However, that ending will be completely ignored when the show returns. Jack and Karen will be back in their original homes, and Will and Grace will have moved back in together. I honestly have not watched this show since it went off the air, but I am excited for it to return.



4. The Gifted, premieres October 2nd on Fox, stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. Based on character from Marvel’s X-Men universe, this new series centers around a suburban couple who discover that their children possess mutant powers. They are forced to go on the run, and end up joining an underground network of mutants fighting to survive. There are also several new comic book-based shows coming out this year, and I may give a few of them a try, but this one looks the most interesting. I like the cast, and it has a darker tone, which will hopefully help ground the show a little bit.

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Quotes of the Week: August 6-19

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Game of Thrones
Missandei: She’s not our queen because she’s the daughter of some king we never knew. She’s the queen we chose.

The Bold Type
Kat: Why do these middle-aged men get to tell us how to manage our breast health?

Jacqueline: Fear causes bad behavior.

Killjoys
Zeph: I Zephed all over his Jaqobi. I Zephed on it hard.

Wynonna Earp
Mercedes: Where is the seal?
Nedley: Have you tried up your own ass?

Turn: Washington’s Spies
Robert: The only thing I regret is having to be prodded into doing something that my conscience should have dictated.

General Washington: Our country owes its life to heroes whose names it will never know.

Orphan Black
Westmorland: Lucky shot, for a mutation.
Sarah: Yeah. I survived you. We survived you, me and my sisters together. This is evolution!

Sarah: Freedom looks different to everyone.

Helena: My story is an embroidery, with many beginnings and no end.

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