December, 2017

December 2nd, 2017, 1:18 p.m. - "I told you we were good parents." "Agree to disagree"

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "Return to Skyfire": Jake becoming a nerd is a beautiful thing. I also loved that Rosa inadvertently dressed like a steampunk heroine. Rating: 4 plaster masks

Speechless – "B-I-BIKINI U-N-UNIVERSITY": The Ray plot was kind of random, but funny. I'm telling you, that actor is going to be huge. Rating: 4 snakes

Modern Family – "Brushes With Celebrity": Chris Martin's self-deprecating humor is really, really charming. This show always makes good use of its guest stars, and this episode was no exception. Rating: 4 art pieces made of reclaimed wood

Supernatural – "The Scorpion and the Frog": This was my favorite episode of the season so far. Alice is the new Charlie, right? Rating: 5 darts

December 8th, 2017, 6:38 p.m. - I had this book for two years, and when I finally get around to it, this is what I get?

40. The Long and Faraway Gone (Lou Berney)
I am legitimately mad at this book. It's repetitive and goes nowhere, and the climax has nothing to do with the two main plots. There's absolutely no way to solve either of the central mysteries. I don't understand how this book got so much praise, and I certainly don't understand how it won a freaking Edgar.

Up next: Every Last Lie (Mary Kubica)

December 9th, 2017, 2:21 p.m. - "How dare you make me upset while I'm wearing this outfit!"

Ghosted – "Haunted Hayride": The B plot was dumb, but the rest was fun. Why was there a haunted hayride in December, though? Rating: 4 disturbed graves

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – "99": Now that we've made it to episode 99, I need at least 99 more episodes, please and thank you. Also, Gina Rodriguez once said she wanted to play Rosa's love interest on the show; I am all for that. Rating: 4 cheese puffs

Speechless – "S-T-STAR W-WARS W-WARS": Yes, more Logan! It almost makes up for the dumb B plot! Almost! Rating: 4 lightsabers

Modern Family – "Tough Love": Manny would date a professor, wouldn't he? It makes much more sense than him trying to date a freshman. Rating: 4 forts in the living room

Supernatural – "The Bad Place": That sequence with Kaya dreamwalking while the angels were pounding on the ground outside was awesome. I hope Kaya makes her way to the spin-off; she'd be a great addition. Rating: 4 cages poor Mary has to hang in until mid-January

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