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Quotes of the Week: November 22-December 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.

Master of None
Anush: I’ll just be doing some burpees over there in the kitchen.

Jessica Jones
Claire: You don’t need powers to be of use.

Empire
Skye: Thank you for seeing me.
Jamal: Thank you for letting me see you.

Kingdom
Ryan: Getting by is not an option if you can be exceptional.

The Leftovers
G.R. Leader: Violence is weakness.

Quantico
Natalie: Sir, with respect, when the people you trust the most are all on one side and you’re the only one on the other, what does that make you?

Superstore
Garrett: Yo, you should come with us, man. We’re gonna throw some mannequin limbs in the dumpster and watch garbage men freak out.
Jonah: That sounds awesome.
Garrett: It is awesome.

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Quotes of the Week: October 11-17

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.

Once Upon a Time
David: I don’t want to only be remembered as the man who kissed a sleeping princess awake thirty years ago.

Gotham
Gordon: Strike Force?
Barnes: Got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

Jane the Virgin
Jane: Go! Run!
Narrator: And, so, Rafael ran. And then, even though she shouldn’t have been physically able to, Jane ran too. Well, we’ll call it running, that thing she’s doing.

Narrator: Observe Rafael trying to pretend he knows what ‘nipple confusion’ is.

Rogelio: In the last twenty-four hours, I have ruined multiple celebrity friendships by tweeting their dirty secrets in an effort to distract the press. It has not worked!

Minority Report
Dash: I wish I could tell you I couldn’t remember everything that happened. But I do. So, whenever it’s quiet or dark or…anytime, really…I am back there…seeing it.
Fredi: Seeing what?
Dash: More than any kid should ever have to. It was too much for too long to forget.
Fredi: And you want to forget.
Dash: No, I don’t. I don’t want to forget it. And that way, it won’t be a waste of my life.

Castle
Alexis: The blind priest just ran away.

The Flash
Jay: This is a lot harder than I thought. Losing something that was such a big part of who I was for so long.
Caitlin: I lost something that was a part of me too. It’s hard, but it gets easier every day. You just have to find a new way to live. Just because it’s a different life, doesn’t mean it’s a worse one.

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Quotes of the Week: October 4-10

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.

The Great British Baking Show
Howard: When I’ve made this previously, people were quite impressed… That was my mum and dad, though.

The Good Wife
Grace: (On the phone) Alicia Florrick, Attorney-at-Law…Yes, she’s busy, your honor. Can she call you back?
Alicia: Who is it?
Grace: No one. I’m calling myself.

How I Met Your Mother
Robin: Have you ever had one of those days where nothing at all that monumental happens but, by the end of it, you have no idea who you are anymore or what they hell you’re doing with your life?

Blindspot
Weller: I’ve been looking for you my whole life.

Castle
Lucy: Hello. I’m your new home operating system. My name is Lucy. What’s yours?
Castle: My name is Rick Castle and…and…my wife just left me.
Lucy: Yikes. Sucks to be you, Rick.

The Flash
Iris: If you keep getting no for an answer, stop asking questions.
Joe: I say that! You quotin’ me to me?
Iris: What can I say? You are a *very* smart man.

Caitlin: That light was perfect bait. What made you think of that?
Cisco: I don’t know. I think I saw it in a comic book somewhere.

Arrow
Oliver: Felicity Smoak, you have failed this omelet.

The Goldbergs
Coach Mellor: Third graders, out! You have no use to me until you develop adult bodies that can play something besides tag!

Pops: Rugelach is a friendship food.

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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?

Gotham
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.

Blindspot
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.

Limitless
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.

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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.

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Quotes of the Week: March 15-21

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.

Shameless
Frank: I’m the only guy I know that’s been given last rites three times.

The Good Wife
Marissa: Handsome men are so weak.

Battle Creek
Russ: Your snitch is an NBA cheerleader?
Al: You got a problem with that?
Russ: No, I don’t got a problem with that. The problem I got is that *my* snitch is a fat, annoying, hairy moron.

The Royals
Penelope: I do not want to be American. I do not want to walk around like Justin Bieber with no shirt on and my trousers hanging off.
Eleanor: He’s Canadian.
Maribel: Even worse. They can’t make us Canadian, can they Daddy? Canadian and poor, just like Justin Bieber?

Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: I’m going to take your hand because I’m a gentleman and we’re in public.

Narrator: Sometimes the best romance is not the stuff of fantasy. It’s the romance of small moments…of intimate moments…of reality.

Castle
Kate: Whatever’s next, I don’t want to have to compromise my priorities to get there, and I never want to be guilty of leaving behind what matters most.
Castle: You cannot leave behind what is always at your side.

Community
Abed: That’s the most interesting take on not being interesting I’ve ever heard.

Dean: Guess what I just purchased for the school from a local manufacturer? Greendale’s first virtual reality operating system!
Frankie: Did Greendale *need* a virtual reality system?
Dean: Uh, like a hole in the head!
Frankie: A hole in the head is something that you *don’t* need.
Dean: She said through a huge hole in her head.

Jeff: I’ll never get out of here, will I?
Dean: I haven’t met many that do.

iZombie
Ravi: You ate the girl’s temporal lobe. Going to the police with her potential murderer is the least you can do.

Justified
Tim: Here comes the douche-mobile.

Boyd: You kiss my ass, Raylan Givens!!

Avery: Whatever that blast was, it wasn’t enough.
Raylan: One thing that didn’t occur to me: dipshits not capable of pullin’ it off.
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Quotes of the Week: March 8-14

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.

Once Upon a Time
Regina: If you ensured her goodness, why can’t you tell her?
Mary-Margaret: The same reason you don’t want Henry to hear about all the terrible things you did in your past. You wanna protect him, so he doesn’t lose faith in the person you’ve become, the person he always believed you could be. That’s why Emma can never find out what I’m about to tell you. She’s finally starting to open up her heart. And if she learns the truth, if we let her down, she’ll lose faith in us, and it could send her tumbling down a dark path. Because when you betray the people you love, when you make them see the worst parts of you, what you’ve done changes everything. There’s no going back. You’ve shattered the bonds you worked so hard to forge. And the stronger those bonds once were, the more difficult they are the put back together, if they can be repaired at all.

Shameless
Frank: Prison is no place for a man with naturally tight glutes.

Frank: I’m the goddamn father-of-the-bride. Why didn’t I get an invitation?
Sammy: Because you’re an untrained dog, Pops, and no one wants you shitting on the floor.

House of Lies
Marty: Prison makes smarter criminals.

Looking
Kevin: You’re very cute when you’re wrong.

The Voice
Meghan: So, you gotta pick *one* of them? How do you sleep at night?
Blake: I don’t. I drink.

Jane the Virgin
Rogelio: Turns out I’m equally talented in outer space as I am here on Earth.

Justified
Raylan: Zachariah Randolph.
Tim: Let me guess. Local boy. How come no one down here is ever named Steve or Justin?

Ty: Bullshit. You shot me in the back.
Raylan: If you wanted to get hit in the front, you should have run *toward* me.

Raylan: You’re a good lawyer. All the good ones have ponytails.

Ava: Your neck is just as red as mine, you just don’t see it ’cause you’re always walkin’ forward.

The 100
Clarke: I tried…I tried to be the good guy.
Abbie: Maybe there are no good guys.

Clarke: I bear it so they don’t have to.

Empire
Lucious: You know how God made man in his image? I’m making Hakeem in *my* image. God didn’t need no help, and neither do I.

Hindsight
Lolly: What am I doing with my life? Is there a god? Does Jordan Catalano really love me? Etcetera.

Sebastian: I care about you in a way that’s totally appropriate and non-sexual.

The Vampire Diaries
Liam: Caroline Forbes. The girl from the swimming hole.
Caroline: Liam. The boy I totally forgot existed!

Caroline: You know how cute guys just naturally taste better?

Quotes of the Week: Mar. 1-7

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.

Once Upon a Time
Emma: So, our best defense against a magical beast follows the same rules as chicken pox?!

Emma: Belle…
Belle: I’ll see if I can find anything about this thing in the library
Emma: Thanks. And, Mary Margaret…
Mary Margaret: I’ll get everyone to safety. I’m on it.
Emma: Wow, you guys really have this down.
Hook: Well, this isn’t our first monster bash.

Shameless
Debbie: You should quit while you’re ahead.
Carl: He’ll out-Frank you every time.

Fiona: You have to let me go. You have to let me let you go. I need you to do that for me.

Frank: You shot me.
Sammy: Drastic times.
Frank: None of my kids have shot me.
Sammy: They don’t care about you as much as I do.
Frank: I have a bullet in my arm.
Sammy: No, you don’t. Just grazed ya. I loves you, daddy.
Frank: Ow!
Sammy: I love you, daddy.
Frank: Yeah, I…I love you too, Sammy. I love you too.

The Last Man on Earth
Phil: I got news for you, Tom Hanks, I will never, ever talk to a volleyball!

Looking
Doris: There’s nobody that I’d rather invest in more than you, ’cause you’re my family.

Battle Creek
Milt: In my experience, when you trust people, they trust you.
Russ: Have you actually met people?

Chasing Life
April: Maybe it’s not about finding the reason that all this is happening. Maybe it’s just about trusting that there is one.

House of Cards
Frank: Imagination is its own form of courage.

Frank: You are entitled to nothing.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Hunter: Is every Radio Shack a Hydra outpost? I always suspected.

Empire
Malcolm: Cookie.
Cookie: Yeah. That’s my name. Take a bite.

Hindsight
Lolly: If all goes right, he won’t be the only one sleepin’ on my floor tonight…That made more sense in my head.

Lolly: My Girl? Bleh!
Customer: We heard it was a sweet movie.
Lolly: I used to feel sad for Anna Chlumsky when Macaulay died, but she got off easy. Eventually, he would have told her she was like a sister. Then she’d wish she was the one stung to death by bees!
Customer: Did you seriously just ruin the movie for us?
Sebastian: No. Jamie Lee Curtis will ruin the movie for you.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Matt Lauer: I’m always amazed at what women will do because they’re afraid of being rude.

Kid: Stranger danger!
Kimmy: I’m not stranger danger! I’m a stranger danger ranger!

Titus: Oh no, you can not work there. Rich New Yorkers are the worst. They buy up buildings for themselves and ruin neighborhoods. They’re always inventing new types of dogs that the world doesn’t need. And what do they do with their money? They give it to charities to cure malaria in other countries. Well, call me crazy, but I say, cure malaria at home first!

Kimmy: I was trying to have fun and then I made everything weird. Cause I’m weird. And now you’re looking at me like I’m Jesus’s crazy step-brother, Terry…That’s not in the Bible, is it?

Hart of Dixie
Zoe: All’s fair in love and pastries!!

The Musketeers
Aramis: All for one?
Porthos: Yeah, I know.

Quotes of the Week: Feb. 22-28

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.

Sleepy Hollow
Grace: Sometimes all it takes is to take pen to paper to make a difference.

Agent Carter
Dottie: “I like a man with a vault full of toys.”

Peggy: “I know my value. Anyone else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.”

New Girl
Schmidt: I can hear it. I can hear it building it’s house. Building it’s sticky, deadly house that you can never leave. Building it. With it’s ass.

Coach: Don’t ask me again to get on my shoulders! That’s a once-a-year thing and you already used it on Halloween when we were 10-foot-tall Ralph Macchio.

Justified
Raylan: “Wonderful things can happen when you sow seeds of distrust in a garden of ass holes.”

Empire
Cookie: You want Cookie’s nookie, ditch the bitch.

Lucious: What do you want to do, man?
Jamal: What do you want to do? You want me to do it for you.
Lucious: No, don’t do it for me. Don’t do it for your mama. Don’t do it for your brothers. You do it for the sake of the music. You got to remember, that’s why God put us on this planet, Mal. Regardless of how we fight or feel about each other or try to hurt each other, the music, man. Music, that’s forever. They’ll dance to it forever. They’ll sing to it forever. They’ll be inspired by it forever. Put the bad blood behind us. Tell your truth in the music.

Hindsight
Becca: Do you have a dream job?
Kevin: Uh, yeah, Ghostbuster. I’m still waiting for an opening. I got my resume all ready to go. Majored in ectoplasm.
Becca: Yeah, well, you gotta dream big, Egon.

The Musketeers
Rochefort: This is all very moving, but can we get on with the business of saving the King?!

Hart of Dixie
George: We will have a bottle of your fanciest Norweigan wine.
Waiter: Norweigan wine, it tastes like the urine from a mink whale. You will have French and you’ll not complain.
Annabeth: Delightful!

House of Cards
Frank: What is the face of a coward? The back of his head as he runs from a battle.

Frank: I should have never made you Ambassador.
Claire: I should have never made you President.

8 New Mid-Season Shows…

Christmas is over and the New Year has begun, which means one very important thing: TV is back! This is my list of the new shows that are starting over the next few months that I am most excited about checking out.

1. Agent Carter premieres Janurary 6 on ABC, stars Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, James D’Arcy, Enver Gjokai and Shea Whigham. This show was inspired by Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and a Marvel One-Shot short film of the same name. It takes place in the Marvel Universe and features Peggy Carter and her work with the Strategic Scientific Reserve, as well as her secret dealings with Howard Stark. The Cap movies have been my favorite from Marvel and I already love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so watching this show seems like a no-brainer.



2. Empire premieres January 7 on Fox, stars Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray. Howard plays Lucious Lyon, the head of a music empire who finds out that he has ALS. He must decide which one of his sons will take over his company after he is gone. Executive Producer Danny Strong is my main reason for wanting to watch this show. I loved him as an actor on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gilmore Girls and he is an even better writer, as proved by his work on Recount, Game Change and the most recent Hunger Games movie.



3. 12 Monkeys premieres January 16 on Syfy, stars Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Kirk Acevedo, Noah Bean, Emily Hampshire, Barbara Sukowa and Tom Noonan. Based on the movie of the same name, this show is about a time traveler who comes to the present day from 2043 in order to stop the release of a virus that will cause the death of 93.6% of the world’s population. I did not really like the film, so I am not sure why I am so excited about this series. The cast intrigues me and I am trying to watch more science fiction, so I will give it a go.



4. Sons of Liberty premieres January 25 on History, stars Ben Barnes, Rafe Spall, Henry Thomas, Michael Raymond-James, Ryan Eggold, Marton Csokas, Dean Norris, Jason O’Mara and Emily Berrington. This is a mini-series about the start of the American Revolution. It focuses on Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren as they set out to change the course of history. Mostly, it just looks like a lot of fun!

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