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Quotes of the Week: November 26-December 9

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
Father Fogden: He’s missing a hand. Will the bride mind?
Marsali: I will not.
Father Fogden: I don’t suppose it’s an impediment. Not as though he’s lost his cock. Uh, he hasn’t, has he?
Marsali: If ye’d hurry up and get on wi’ it, I could find out.

Supergirl: Crisis on Earth-X
Joe: Thank you for showing me how to love again. For showing me that love is the most important thing we have.

Arrow: Crisis on Earth-X
Kara: Why do you have a kryptonite arrow?!
Oliver: In case an evil you ever showed up!

The Flash: Crisis on Earth-X
Dr. Stein: In all my travels to distant times, one thing which sadly remains constant is men’s ability to feel hatred for other men.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Abe: I am not a two TV set sort of man. Maybe other people have two TVs. Maybe Jack Parr has two TVs. But not me.

Miriam: If women don’t realize what’s going on in the world, they won’t step in and fix it. Because they will fix it. And accessorize it!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Coulson: I don’t have many details, but I do know we’re in space.
Mack: Yeah, that makes sense. That’s the one thing we haven’t done yet.

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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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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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8 Episodes from 2016…

My list of favorite episodes each year is usually a combination of things that made me think, and things that just made me really happy. I always like to preface my list with the recognition that these are simply *my* favorite episodes, and not necessarily the best episodes, because I know that there is way too much good TV to make that statement, and that other people have different tastes than me. So, here we go…

1. Game of Thrones “The Winds of Winter”
The previous episode “The Battle of the Bastards” was also fantastic, but this is my favorite because everything starts to come together in the season finale. Cersei refuses to stand trial, and instead blows up the High Sparrow, the Faith Militant, and most of the Tyrell family. Tommen then kills himself, and Cersei takes the Iron Throne. Aria exacts vengeance on House Frey for the Red Wedding. Bran has become the Three-Eyed Raven and learns that Jon Snow is the son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Jon and Sansa have reclaimed Winterfell for the Starks, and Jon is named the King of the North by the rest of the Northern families, with a little help from Lyanna Mormont. Daenerys makes Tyrion the Hand of the Queen and begins sailing across the Summer Sea with her dragons and her army, aligned with Dorne, Highgarden, and House Greyjoy. Everything seems to have fallen into place, and it set-up what will hopefully be a eventful season seven. I cannot wait to see what happens next.

2. Black Sails “XXVIII”
I had not read a lot about the show before starting to watch, and have never read Treasure Island, so I actually did not know that the show is a prequel to the book until the end of the most recent season. I mostly just like pirates and decided to finally catch up on the whole series this year. In this season finale, there is an epic battle between Flint’s and Rackham’s crews, the Maroons and the British. After the British are handily defeated, with help from Blackbeard, the pirate captains sit down together and begin to figure out a plan to take back Nassau. Meanwhile, Billy Bones and a few select others have been instilling fear in the people of the island, and Silver is finally given the name ‘Long John Silver.’ Lines have been drawn in Nassau, and if you are not with the pirates, you are against them.

3. 12 Monkeys “Blood Washed Away”
For me, this is the best science fiction show on television right now. Every season I think they cannot possibly blow my mind any more, and then they do, over and over again throughout the season. Cole and Cassie are stuck together in 1958, with no way back to the future unless they stop the primary from causing another paradox. When they fail, they FINALLY admit to each other that they are both in love, and they face those feelings head on. Back in 2044, everyone else is searching for Titan so that they can kill The Witness. This is not the season finale, but it ends in such a way that you have no idea how they could possibly go on from here, and yet they do somehow, and it is excellent.

4. Lovesick “Frankie”
This show makes me laugh a lot. This episode in particular made me cry with laughter. The reason this episode has made my list is because of one specific scene where Angus has eaten hallucinogenic mushrooms and somehow manages to get into the freezer at a grocery store. He is enjoying the cold temperature, and tells Dylan that it’s like being in Narnia. When the grocery store employee tells him to get out, he tries to hide by putting a bag of frozen peas over his face. Later, after Dylan’s car gets a flat tire, Angus is afraid that they are being watched so he runs into the woods and climbs a tree. I chuckle just thinking about it.

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8 Emmy Nomination Thoughts…

This morning this list of 2016 Emmy Nominations was announced, and I had a few thoughts that I wanted to share. The full list of nominees can be found here: http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners There are several people and shows that were snubbed this year, and several nominations that I am really excited about, these are a just a few of each.

1. Tatiana Maslany
She was nominated for the first time last year, but I am thrilled to see her get recognized again this year. Not only does she play multiple characters every season, but she often plays those different characters playing each other. It sounds complicated, and it is, and she does it beautifully and with such nuance that I forget that it is only one actor playing all these roles.



2. Jane the Virgin
I have said it before, and I will say it again, but this is my favorite show on television right now and I cannot believe that neither Gina Rodriguez or Jaime Camil were not nominated for their work. I do not even know what else to say about that. Thankfully, Anthony Mendez was at least recognized for his amazing voice-overs.



3. Outlander
The only nominations they got were for Production Design and Costumes, which are all well deserved, but no where near enough. I have read the books, and usually know what is coming in each episode, and yet their performances continue to break me into a million pieces every week. Caitroina Balfe and Sam Heughan brilliantly explored the aftermath of last season’s sexual assault, but I think the second half of season 2 counts towards next years Emmys, including Claire’s miscarriage, so maybe that was the reason for the snub…?



4. William H. Macy
I love William H. Macy, and I love to see Shameless get recognized even a little bit but, for me, he is not the best performance on this show. Emmy Rossum and Jeremy Allen White have been killing it for a while now, and Ethan Cutosky was especially amazing this past season. I know this show can be sometimes be pretty dramatic, so maybe Carl’s storyline was just too serious for the comedy category, but I was incredibly impressed by him this year.

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Quotes of the Week: June 26-July 10

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
Qyburn: Sometimes, before we can usher in the new, the old must be put to rest.

Jon: I’m not a Stark.
Sansa: You are to me.

Veep
President Meyer: Kent, can you give a girl some warning next time before you jam it in the back door?
Kent: Data gives no warning, ma’am.

Preacher
Emily: This doesn’t feel like you.
Jesse: It’s not me. It’s God.

12 Monkeys
Cole: Kill me. Kill the witness. It doesn’t matter because you’ll still be afraid of yourself.

Old Jennifer: Hello, egg. I’m chicken.

Young Jennifer: We’re not brave.
Old Jennifer: But you can be a better me than I was.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
Samuel: This is not about them, Robert. This about something greater than them, and us.

Abe: I killed him! I killed Thomas. I killed my brother. I killed…I killed Thomas. I started the riots at King’s College. It was a prank that went wrong, but I started it and I…felt responsible for his life, so I took it. I took his intended. I took his inheritance. I took his good Tory name, but it wasn’t me! It was never me. You ask who I am, but I don’t know. I buried that man along with my brother. I thought that maybe one day I’d meet him again in the soul of the son that I named after him, and on that day I’d tell him that I lied. Then I lied to try and make things right, but it didn’t work. It didn’t work. But I can’t lie anymore. And as for these crimes that I’m accused of committing, my only regret is that I didn’t commit them sooner.

Casual
Laura: You could go talk to her.
Alex: Grow down, will ya?

Animal Kingdom
Deran: Hey, can we not talk about our mom in the strip club right now? Thank you.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Sarah: If you’re gonna be a hero, you gotta learn how to drive stick.

Killjoys
D’Avin: So, we’re not gonna talk at all about your people flooding me with magic green shit while floating naked in a tub?
Khlyen: That would be my preference.

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Quotes of the Week: June 12-25

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 Americans
William: The absence of closeness makes you dry inside.

Game of Thrones
Brienne: Don’t die for pride when you can fight for blood.

Jaqen: Finally, a girl is no one.
Arya: A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and I’m going home.

12 Monkeys
Jennifer: If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that nothing frees you to be crazy like learning that you’re not.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
Talmadge: I know there’s nothing more painful for you, nor is there anything more necessary for the cause. We make sacrifices so that others don’t have to.

Orphan Black
Krystal: Wait, who are you again?
Sarah: I’m Sarah. I’m your clone.
Krystal: Right, whatever.

Alison: (deleted scene) What can we do, Sarah? I have the runs, but I’m packing heat.

The Last Tycoon
Monroe: Some things exist just to be beautiful. They don’t have to make any more sense than that.

Outlander
Ross: What happened to him?
Rupert: I decided to take a closer look at a musket ball.

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