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The Big Bang Theory – I must admit I often don’t find their season premiers to be the funniest episodes of the season. Whether it’s too much expectation on my part or just them having to get characters back to normal or both I don’t know, but the pattern held true again this year. However, that second episode? Both story lines were so incredibly funny. I hope my roommate wasn’t quite in bed yet (I watched late on Monday) because I was laughing pretty hard and pretty loudly at Howard and Sheldon in class. Amy playing both sides with Penny and Bernadette was pretty funny, too, especially that last scene. Classic episode of the show right there, and this is season 8. Very impressive the show can still be that funny.
Gotham – After about 15 minutes, I was ready to give up. It was very over blown and melodramatic. And then it got better. I wish we weren’t dragging out the Waynes’ murder, but I knew we would. Still, the characters got compelling, and I’m looking forward to at least next week. The fact that this is from the creator of The Mentalist does give me pause since I got tired of that show about a season and a half, but for now I’m going to stick with this one.
Dancing with the Stars – It always amazes me the stars who sign on to this show and are busy in the first few weeks. That’s when you need the most practice because everything is new. I can understand being double booked late in the season, especially if you expected to be voted off by then. Oh well, plenty of time for the book tour now.
Agents of SHIELD – I feel like it was a bit of a reset on many things, or at least setting up the characters and relationships for the new season. Not saying I didn’t enjoy it, but it didn’t completely blow me away. However, the reveal about Fitz was a shock, and I feel so sorry for him. That’s the story line I’m not interested in at the moment.
Survivor – We are half way to getting the Twinnies gone! Yes!!! I was so bummed when I heard they were going to be on the show this season. And really, don’t get have an all female alliance every season? Yet they were going to be historic and do it? (Or was it that they usually fall apart?) There are some very interesting personalities, so this is going to be an interesting season. And I’m confused. I guess Redemption Island was only for the first couple of days.
The Amazing Race – I’d almost feel sorry for Lisa and Michelle, but since they stole Boston’s place on the flight, is it any wonder Boston treated them the way they did at the cab? Not that it was right, but it is understandable. Of course, I do wonder if there was more to the story that we didn’t see behind the scenes. And if I were those people, trying to measure out paces, I think I would have dug in the general area a bit more instead of just all in one place, especially with how shallow everyone else’s boxes were buried.
Girls Meet World – That wasn’t quite as funny as I thought it might be, but it had its moments. I knew the woman on the bench would turn out to be somebody important, and I definitely appreciate the fact that the ended with a subtle balanced business approach, not just saying it was evil, which is how Farkle was acting. Now that I think back on it more, there were some good laughs in the episode. Still not the strongest in the series, but definitely fun.