Thursday, December 19, 2013

Show Talk Episode 9

The ninth episode of Show Talk aired on December 18th, 2013!
See the full episode below:

Here is a summary of the episode, with the reviews attached for your perusal:

Most Recently Aired Episodes
We review episodes of randomly selected shows that we watched that week.

ELEMENTRY S2 EP12 (Harryhausen)

After Detective Bell gets wounded thanks to Holmes, Holmes tries to take his mind off it by solving a case involving a pyramid scam.
There's no question that Elementary is good. But its cases always follow the same repetitive formula and that can ruin an otherwise good episode. It's nice to see how Holmes deals with Bell's cold shoulder, (by training himself to break into a million dollar car), and that he's going to become a sponsor for a recovering drug addict is an interesting development. I just wish that the case didn't resort to the show's staple suspect to suspect routine.
Rating: 7/10

NEW GIRL S3 EP10 (Tarantino)
I highly enjoyed this week’s episode of “New Girl”.  The humor in it was fantastic, and Jess’ delusions from eating the dead fish were entertaining.  I feel that Coach and CeCe’s relationship isn’t really meant to be, and I would like to see Schmidt and CeCe back together.  The question is when will that happen?  Coach back on the show so far is really working and I like him a lot.  His character fits into the weird quirky world of New Girl and I’m hoping that he’ll be here to stay and won’t be leaving by the end of the season or sometime during the next one.
Rating: 7/10

Archive Swapped Episodes
We swap shows that are no longer airing that we have watched.

This episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” was good.  It was nice to see a little more of Jar Jar Bink’s character and seeing him in the show is much better than watching him in the movies.  Anakin in the show compared to the movies is more pathetic and I don’t really care for his character much based on this episode.  The plotline was decent, and it was filled with little comedic bits here and there like Harryhausen said it would be and I enjoyed it, but it seemed like a lot of trouble to go through for the pirates just so they could get spices.  But, downsides aside, I was still able to enjoy it.
Rating: 6/10

Foster drags Mac and the Imaginary Friends to a bowling competition, where, after being kicked off the team, Mac tries to become a better bowler. Meanwhile, Bloo tries to get a paddleball from a claw machine. Not really sure what to think of this episode. I like the animation style of the series very much. It's abstract and clean, and the characters are distinct in their design. I found the plot of this episode slightly lacking, and I would've preferred to see an episode that explored the show's premise better then this episode did, as the premise is the best thing about the show other then the artwork.
Rating: 5.9/10

Special Segment
All the ideas that couldn't fit in the current show are stuffed in this segment! There's two parts to this segment, the feature and the accessory. The feature is like our normal review segments, but with a fun twist. The accessory follows the feature segment, and is usually a game about the shows we watch.

We review two new shows!

One person secretly picks a show the other watches, and then the other has to guess as many characters as possible from that show.

Shared Episode
We both review the same episode of a show we both watch.

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 EP10 (Harryhausen)
The agents once again come up against Project Centipede, and Coulson brings Mike Peterson, the superhuman they saved back in episode one, on the team for support. This episode was highly enjoyable, yet at times felt a little draggy. I'm glad the show has created its own canon and doesn't have to name drop Avengers every five minutes anymore. They also tied a lot of loose ends together, and introduced a possibly interesting Hannibal Lector type villain into the show. And there was a pleasing twist at the end that shakes the show up in a good way. However, as usual, I find the show very talky.
Rating: 7.1/10

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. S1 EP10(Tarantino)
“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is getting better and better since the last time I reviewed it.  The show is finally starting to establish a strong storyline for this season and it’s nice that they are expanding upon Extremis since the events of “Iron Man 3”.  It’s also nice to see to are exploring more of Coulson’s death from “The Avengers” instead of just having him say “I never died” and that’s all there is to it and I can’t wait to see what “piece of the puzzle” they shall show in the next episode about his death.  The Clairvoyant’s identity is still unknown to us but at the time of writing this review I have two ideas of who they might really be and I’m hoping that one of the two ideas in particular is right.
Rating: 8.5/10

Combined Rating: 7.8/10

Next Time

The next episode of Show Talk will be taking a two week break. Look for an announcement about the date soon! We'll be reviewing Big Bang Theory and Ultimate Spiderman, and we'll be swapping the shows Ben 10 and Person of Interest, and we'll both review Sleepy Hollow. For the "feature", it'll be Filler Episode Review, followed by the "accessory", Swapped Theme Song Review!