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Viewed this Week (33)

Inspired by Ticket to Anywhere’s What I Watched, I post on Sundays about what movies and/or TV shows I watched the week before.  Some weeks will be epic, and some weeks…won’t be.  Let’s get to it!

TV:
New Girl 2×10 – “Bathtub”
The Mindy Project 1×8 – “Two to One”
Parenthood 4×10 – “Trouble in Candyland”

Movies:
Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II
The Queen of Versailles

Thoughts on what I watched:

This week’s episode of New Girl was cute, although I’m not sure how I feel about the whole Olivia Munn storyline.  The whole thing with Schmidt’s suits was really great, though.  I don’t know.  I’m feeling apathetic about all my TV shows right now.

 

Same goes for this week’s The Mindy Project.  I still want this show to be so much better than it is.  It’s clear they’re doing some retooling of the show, but I’m not sure they’re making the right choices.  Excising Stephen Tobolowsky’s character from a bloated cast is probably a shrewd move, but I think the British dude could go (I can’t even be bothered to look up his name) without consequence.

Even though I knew it was coming, this week’s episode of Parenthood was heart-breaking.  Can someone give Jason Ritter his own show, please?  Or at least continue to fund his movies (which are also great)?  I’m not happy about Mark and Sarah breaking up, and I don’t agree with other people that it had to happen, but I’ll continue on with the show because I love it.

 

I went and saw Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II, and it was as awesomely bad as I expected it to be.  The movie is a total trip–I can’t believe the actors got through it with straight faces.  It’s a total joke, and I kind of loved it.  Worth the money of admission. Here’s a preview: CGI Renesmee.

 

The Queen of Versailles is a documentary I’ve been wanting to see for a while and I LOVED it.  It’s smart and weird and funny and totally thought-provoking.  Definitely worth renting when it comes out on DVD (any day now).

What did you watch this week?

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