Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.6 – Halloween 3: Awesomeland

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Traditionally, episodes with “3” in the title do not inspire confidence, generally proving to be boring and uninspired, or downright awful. Recall last year’s example, How I Met Your Mother’s “Slapsgiving 3″, which could easily have been called “let’s run around slapping each other in yellowface in order to avoid moving forward more than ten minutes in the timeline”. Regardless, we shall soldier on together – and remember, drinking your way through an episode with “3” in the title is always acceptable.

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Once Upon A Time, Episode 405: Breaking Glass

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Petulant Princesses, Cranky Queens, and a Quiver Full of Questions

 

Hello, all. Hope everyone had a good week. This week’s title card features the ice bridge that Elsa created in the movie, so it looks like we’re going to be Frozen-heavy yet again.

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Worldly Distractions: Downton Abbey 5.6 – Episode Six

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Gooooooood evening Freejinger! As we settle into the end of the season (will there be a Series Six? Probably), there is a faint hint that we just might get a bit of plot to chew on. The question is, which person will the drama hit first? Let’s find out.

 

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.5 – Won’t You Be Our Neighbor

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It was so tempting to add that extra, civilized “u”. Differences in English, it bums me out. My apologies for turning this in a day late (I came down with that mysterious illness known as “unexpected theatre tickets”), and let’s move on to the episode ASAP. The Dunphys court a new neighbo(u)r, hopefully the hippie played by Jesse Eisenberg who lived next door to Mitch and Cam. We’ll see what transpires.

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Worldly Distractions: Downton Abbey 5.5 – Episode Five

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Back from the Great White North(ern BC) and only a day late with the Downton Recap. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. Our intrepid family faces yet another week of garden parties, slightly tedious love affairs, and a crushing class system which fosters deep-rooted oppression. All in a day’s work.

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Worldly Distractions: The Big Bang Theory 8.6 – The Expedition Approximation

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The nerds are back in their last Monday night appearance this season. I’d say pick a date and stick with it, but since when has consistency been this show’s hallmark? Hey-o!

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Once Upon A Time, Episode 404: The Apprentice

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A Sweeping Saga, a Brainless Buccaneer, and Lots and Lots of Wardrobe Malfunctions

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Worldly Distractions: The Simpsons 26.4 – Treehouse of Horror XXV

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Well, it’s that time of year again! Perhaps the only episode of the season reliably worth checking out, Treehouse of Horror is a glorious celebration of all things creepy, kooky and altogether ooky. Some years have been funnier than others, but in general, the Halloween episodes boast a high quality and a tremendous novelty factor. In fact, it’s hard to imagine Halloween without them. So tonight, fun-sized candy bars and mini-bags of chips in hand, let’s all get together to mark a quarter-century of this annual macabre extravaganza. What terrors and treats will they have to offer us tonight?

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Worldly Distractions: Modern Family 6.4 – Marco Polo

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First up, a confession – next week’s recaps might be a bit late. I’m going out of town to write the exam I’m supposed to be studying for instead of writing this, so my Sunday and Monday shows could be somewhat behind the eight ball. We’ll play it by ear, and at least it’s not next spring, when I’ll be writing seven shows a week (sweet Jesus, what have I gotten myself into?), so you’ll get your recaps in good time. Pinky swear.

As you can probably tell, I’m making excuses just to stall the next episode of “Modern” Family. What the hell. Let’s take the plunge.

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Once Upon A Time, Episode 403: Rocky Road

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Bitches, Witches, and a Host of Hotties

 

We open on the Robin Hood family walking down a Storybrooke Street. Robin tells Marion that, though the town might seem strange, she’ll get used to it. Let me give you a piece of advice, Marion. You’ll fit in better if you ditch the rags, head over to the Storybrooke Banana Republic, and find something more “I’m-a-hip-young-mom” and less “I-live-in-a-hovel.” And please take Elsa with you.

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