Before I started watching this episode I was flicking channels and came across a show called “Repo Games”. So, you should know…I was really angry going into watching this show. ‘Cuz really…what the entire fuck is going on on TV?? This bitch is losing her car but because she knows that Smurfs are fucking blue she ends up getting her car loan completely paid off and Mr. Repo Man goes on his happy way?? Come. On. And then there were the commercials, while I was watching, for “I Killed My BFF”…?
Look…my mom tells me stories from when I was little kid about how I liked commercials more than I liked TV. I think that may still be true…commercials affect me. A lot. I can cry over a 30 minute Tim Horton’s spot about an African man buying winter coats for his wife & kids who he’s finally bringing to Canada now that he’s got a job and is settled & ready to show them a better life. Buckets of tears. [Ed. Note: As a Canuck, I cannot believe I haven't seen this commercial. - Nicole] And there’s a new Geico commercial about a dad trying to save money so instead of buying his kids a puppy he got them a pet possum. So stupid but I kill myself laughing every time I see it. But then there’s these stupid commercials for these ridiculous fucking scripted ”reality” shows and they make me angry. Why is “Billy the Exterminator” a show? I’ve been asking for awhile…nobody can answer me.
So…now you know my frame of mind…perhaps we should get on with “Food Fight”…?
For real this time…I’m totally keeping this one short. It’s a beautiful, sunshine-y holiday Monday here and I need to get my head clear of stupid people who can’t pay their stupid bills answering stupid questions to keep their stupid cars.
I may need to quit TV, you guys.
I guess it would’ve been too much to ask to start 3 episodes in a row with a shirtless, wet Jim, huh? It’s okay though…instead he started off in a Canadian Tuxedo as an obvious shout out to me & Canada Day and I appreciated it even if the thought of wearing two denims that don’t match (or that much denim at one time at all) make my head hurt a little bit. He still wore the shit out of that shirt so I’ll let it go.
Since we’re on the topic of fashion, we mentioned this briefly in the comments last week…the Bureau Chief’s dress(es). Again. Why don’t the powers that be WANT her to be believable? Her age…the fact that she’s supposed to superior to our people and making sure they’re doing their jobs right while she comes across as an eager beaver civilian wanting to go on a ride-along with a local cop hero…and the outfits. Seriously, this may come across as completely sexist (if I’m a woman does it count?) but, I just don’t see a woman who NEEDS to be taken seriously in a predominantly alpha male work environment wearing skin tight dresses that show a fair amount of cleavage & come fuck me shoes. I’m a good mixture of girly girl (when I want to be) and totally laid back jeans & flip flops girl (almost always) and then there’s the work me. Right now I’m lucky that our offices are completely casual and I can wear jeans every day. That doesn’t mean I pair them with whore tops & stilettos; a nice pair of heels, sometimes ballet flats, a nice blazer or trendy cardigan with a camisole underneath. Never skin tight and never with my boobs hanging out. Not at work, ’cuz still – I need to be taken seriously. It’s just…there’s a time and place, no? Am I setting women back by even thinking that she shouldn’t be taken seriously with her tits hanging out? Really…I’m not saying she shouldn’t be…I’m just saying it’s not realistic that she WOULD be. Also, I just don’t like her. ALSO also, what’s the story with her and Manus again? Are they supposed to be school friends? ‘Cuz c’mon – I’m not saying Manus looks old (she doesn’t, and she’s beautiful) but those women are NOT the same age.
What I DO like is that every time she tried to work her way into part of Jim’s day he totally shut her down. THAT’s our man.
I still love that we’re totally kept in the loop by witnessing Callie & Jim’s cute little long distance relationship through their catch up phone conversations. I am a little concerned about their phone bills though. I was in a long distance relationship once…I STILL get scared when I open my phone bills and it was a LONG time ago. I just hope they have good plans.
Callie’s all worried about Jim’s diet and his love for food trucks…which, incidentally is the basis for our case of the week that I still haven’t mentioned. It’s amazing how little I discuss the cases in a recap of a cop show. Anyway, they’re all cute on the phone and totally play the “okay, I’m hanging up NOW” game which I loved & hated ‘cuz it was SO cute but SO high school and still SO likely to happen that all I can think about is how adorkable they are.
I did NOT enjoy watching Callie & Dr. Buckley. Callie’s just trying way too hard. I mean, I know she has to get along with her to some degree because she’s there for a year and Miranda can make it all really tough on Callie…which she proves later on by putting Callie on the graveyard shift for the rest of the week and totally messing with Jim & Cal’s weekend of reunion sex (not that they called it that but I’m sure it was implied). But seriously, you don’t have to be friends with her, Cal. See her bitchy attitude and raise her with a “fuck you, I could not care LESS what you think of me”. Instead Callie overhears Miranda talking shit about her, decides to confront her and starts with “Sorry, I overheard and I’d appreciate if you didn’t spread rumors about me.” I have to assume that starting with “Sorry” was another shout out to Canadians & Canada Day and how nice we are and how we apologize for EVERYthing. That’s the only way THAT was acceptable. I mean, even if Callie meant for it to come out a little sarcastic or bitchy or “stop being a cunt” (yeah, I went there)…she could’ve done SO much better. I believe Callie could totally pull off bitchy and she should…maybe next week is when she’ll snap & put Buckley in her place. *fingers crossed*
I’ve skipped a lot…like I do…because not a lot gripped me this week. There was a funny “writers acknowledging how stupid the product placements are” moment when Carlos talked about why he didn’t mind driving his wife’s Optima & Jim told him he sounded like a car commercial. Ha!
There was Jim (who I never get mad at) bugging me in interrogation, saying blah blah blah about something happening at “4:00a.m. in the morning” which drove me crazy ‘cuz when you say “a.m.” people should get that it’s in the morning. Jesus, I get irritated easily.
Why was Callie studying in the dark when she was on the phone with Jim? Turn some lights on…you’ll ruin your eyes.
I haven’t even mentioned the councilman but, at one point, he said “It behooves me….”. I just really like that word.
Daniel politely asking food truck crowds to step back from the crime scene was all kindsa ridiculous.
The murder weapon hiding place made me want to kill myself it was so fucking obvious.
Still…after all the ridiculousness, the show still brought me back to a happy place when they ended on Jim totally shutting Bureau Bitch down AGAIN so he could go & surprise Callie in ATL with “Slap Yo Momma” truck food & beer and telling her to lay EVERYthing that she’s been dealing with on him, he was there to listen. So sweet. I may have chosen to lay other things on him but that’s just me.
I’m going to bake in the sun for a bit…see you in the comments when I get back??