Welcome to day three of our 2012 tv year in review! In case you missed the first two, they can be found here and here. There are a lot of shows on Wednesdays, so check out our thoughts on what we liked, what we didn’t and what we’re deleting forever from our DVRs. Then hit the comments with your opinions, shows we didn’t mention, all of that!
I mean, I don’t even know what to say about this show because I love it, and I have no complaints, except for the fact that James Wolk is not a permanent cast member. But, nothing’s perfect. I’m still sooooo impressed with how far the show has come with Elisha Cuthbert’s character Alex since the pilot. She has gone from one of the most problematic characters (in that they never seemed to know what to do with her) to one of the funniest. Consistently. Every damn week. I even love Dave, because while they still don’t totally know what to do with him, they are absolutely not above pointing that out whenever possible. And I love his too-cool-for-the-room act whenever he busts it out, which is pretty often. Requests for season 3: More Max vs. Jane fights, more Mandonna, MORE DERRICK, maybe tone down Penny just a tinge (she is awesomesauce but sometimes her character feels a tad repetitive – maybe fewer catchphrases?) and obviously the season needs to end with another wedding because the show is two for two with their season finales, so why fix what ain’t broke?
Awww, you guys! Can you believe that Happy Endings is getting a THIRD season? It’s our little show that could, because let’s face it–even getting a second season was defying the odds. But it’s so good, and wonderfully generational, and FUNNY. I laughed that damn offensive parrot as much as or more than I laughed at anything on TV all year. And I completely agree with Nicole about Alex, and Derrick, and weddings. Plus, I’m a total sucker for any Chicago references, particularly the Polish cleaning lady. PANDER TO ME, SHOW! And oh my GOD, when they said TATERS and we all had a collective heart attack … I seriously might have died of happiness for a second there. It was one of the happiest moments of my TV blogging career, and it’s all because of Stephanie’s awesomeness. Yay! I can’t wait for next year–this show is totally on my appointment TV list.
Lots more after the jump: