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Pretty Little Liars S04 E23 – Dem bones

by Sara March 13, 2015 Pretty Little Liars
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Nighttime in the woods. Spencer wanders around in a bridal dress, getting tangled in the trees. She is being stalked by a black clothed figure, then we hear a stabbing sort of sound and she gasps. Is something exciting about to happen, you ask? Or something about to be revealed? PSYCH! No. Not even close.

“48 hours earlier” appears across the screen. Ah, that old trope.

Rosewood’s one coffee shop. All four Liars are discussing the fact that Paige tipped the cops off about Ali being alive.

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Doctor Who S02 E05 – Because it hurts.

by Sara March 7, 2015 Doctor Who
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Lab. A scientist we can’t see hits a button and electricity crackles. He tells someone else that the prototype has passed every test and is working. In the shadows, a man says that “working” isn’t the correct word because that would apply only to machines. The man comes out of the shadows so that we see he’s in a motorized chair.

Kirsti: I flail with excitement because it’s Owen from Vicar of Dibley!!! Excuse me while I spend the rest of the episode expecting him to talk about how he’s late because his sheep exploded or something.

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Pretty Little Liars S04 E22 – Your brain on drugs

by Sara March 3, 2015 Pretty Little Liars
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Spencer is in her room unpacking the bag she took to rehab and snapping at her mom. She apologizes and says that she’s just irritable because of that whole ‘kicking her drug habit’ thing. Mariska Mom takes it in stride, which is the least she can do after being a horrible mother 95% of the time. Spencer has some weird flashbacks to the night Ali died and her mom suggests she get some rest.

Jessica: Well, PLL solved Spencer’s rehab the same way Gotham solves everything — skip to the end.

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Doctor Who S02 E04 – Time helps you get a head.

by Sara February 18, 2015 Doctor Who
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We open at Versailles in the height of its opulence. Courtiers run and scream from an unseen threat. A man in a red velvet coat approaches a woman in a dress four times wider than she is, and tells her that they have to go. It’s Sophia Myles, who I know better as Beth from Moonlight and Beth from Spooks. Also as Fanny Price’s little sister from the Mansfield Park movie.

Marines: MOONLIGHT! It is my far away dream to recap some one-season-wonders a la Firefly, and Moonlight is way high on that list. Also, Sophia Myles was dating David Tennant at this point, which is fun.

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Pretty Little Liars S04 E21 – Big eyes mean bad things.

by Sara February 10, 2015 Pretty Little Liars
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Aria cries as she fills her friends in on the ever-increasing creepiness of Ezra Fitz. See, he didn’t kiss a random girl and THEN find out she was 16. He knew all along that she was a minor but he’s awful and decided to exploit her anyway. Additionally, he had a “brief” relationship with Alison when she was 14. So. I actually just got really, really gaggy.

Sara: It seems like the word ‘relationship’ is not really accurate considering it was between a FOURTEEN YEAR OLD and a grown man in college. Gross gross gross gross.

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Doctor Who S02 E03 – Blast from the past

by Sara February 5, 2015 Doctor Who
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We’ll start this with an announcement: Sweeney is officially bowing out of these recaps. It’s mostly because she needed to reorganize how she spends her time and this was an easier thing to take off her plate. She can probably tell you all her reasoning in the comments, because she’s still going to try and hang out there and perhaps keep up with the series. That said, Sara will be joining us as the third recapper and our official Snow. YAY SARA!

Now episode:

GILES. I’m glad we’re getting this out of the way so soon in the episode because GILES, GILES, GILES!

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Doctor Who S02 E02 – I am not amused.

by Sara January 21, 2015 Doctor Who
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A group of monks approach a castle and a bald one, the head monk presumably, tells a man that they want the house, and they will be taking it now. The owner is like LOL okay, do you want my wife, too? But Bald Head Monk isn’t kidding around and says that he will take that shit with his fists. He kicks Home Owner to the ground and a fun(ny) fight scene develops as Bald Head Monk orders the other monks to remove their hoods, revealing a group of Not Monks who are actually Ninjas with badass fighting sticks. They fight their way through the entire castle, taking it over. Learning martial arts would be so be worth it if it kept you from having to sign a 30-year mortgage loan.

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Pretty Little Liars S04 E19 – IDK.

by Sara January 16, 2015 Pretty Little Liars
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Spencer, Emily, and Hanna are breaking into EzrA’s classroom in the middle of the day (Saturday? School day? Who knows.) to try to find something that will convince Aria that Ezra is a lying liar who lies. It’s cool that they’re already prepared for Aria being an asshole who’s going to be all, “NU UH” about it.

Marines: “HE DOESN’T LIE. Only to people who would care he’s dating his student, duh.”

Sara: Spencer finds an envelope with Ali’s journal in it, so they take off with it. Before they can leave, they hear footsteps approaching and watch as Mona lets herself in to Ezra’s classroom.

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Supernatural S01 E22 – Big Bad O’Clock

by Sara August 20, 2014 Season 1
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We pick up where we left off, with the boys phoning Papa Winchester and Meg answering. She tells Dean he’ll never see his father again, and Dean hangs up. He starts grabbing his stuff and tells Sam they have to go because the demon knows they’ve got the Colt and now that it has Papa Winchester, it’ll come after them next. Sam’s all “GOOD. COME AT ME, BRO!”, but Dean insists that they’re leaving.

Cut to the Bromobile. Dean says that they need to work out where Papa Winchester’s being kept so they can trade him for the Colt. Sam suggests that Papa Winchester might be dead already, and Dean gets angry. Sam backs down and wants to know how they’ll find him. “We need help,” Dean replies, and the Bromobile bros on through the night.

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Pretty Little Liars S03 E18 – Crazy eyes

by Sara August 19, 2014 Pretty Little Liars
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At Rosewood’s One Coffee Shop For Girls Who Need to Learn About Sleeping In, the girls are sitting on the couch that they seem to always commandeer as Aria tells them that Ezra sent an, “I’m here” text but otherwise, hasn’t communicated with her. I guess he’s too busy meeting his child to text his child-girlfriend. Spencer is still acting all shifty and excuses herself to get a coffee refill, leaving the rest of the Liars to discuss whether or not Detective Wilden has already read the Biology Cluebook, meaning he knows what they know. Which is what we know and translates to, “three seasons of very, very little.” Something like that.

Sweeney: In the years of working on this blog, I’ve learned that a lot of people are making very good money by taking things they’ve already written (or that someone else already wrote) and basically throwing a thesaurus at the situation in order to come out with a “new” thing, for which they can be paid again.

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Pretty Little Liars S03 E17 – Juvie do-rags

by Sara July 25, 2014 Pretty Little Liars
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It’s been a while, friends, but I’m confident that things are ever as we remember in Rosewood.

Sweeney: A place in which dramatic music and zoomy cameramen keep trying to tell you that EPIC THINGS ARE HAPPENING but the actual rate of change suggests that nothing ever happens here.

Lor: Exactly. That’s the city motto, I think.

We start the episode with a small peek at TOBY ABS! I mean it’s dark and stuff and we’re mad at Toby for being part of the A team and making Spencer cry, but yes. Abs are near.

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Supernatural S01 E21 – Voldemort appears

by Sara July 9, 2014 Season 1
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CARRY ON MY WAAAAYWARD SOOOOOOOOON. Sorry. It’s the pointy end of the season, and that means we start with a full recap of the season and the show’s unofficial theme song. It’s a sure sign that heartbreak isn’t far away.

Blue Earth, Minnesota. The camera pans over a stained glass window and down to a priest, flicking through a Bible. Meg walks in, and says she needs someone to talk to about all the terrible things she’s done. The priest says salvation was created for sinners, earning himself a shiny gold star

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The OC S01 E02 – Dibs on boyfriends.

by Sara July 3, 2014 Season 1
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So my first experience with The O.C. came during a very lonely summer in my life, after I’d graduated high school. See, I graduated a semester early which meant I couldn’t really hang out with my high school friends anymore because it was weird but also that I couldn’t make any college friends because I was the mid-semester starter and didn’t know anyone. So I worked at Blockbuster every night and spent my two free rentals a week on old TV shows. This is the story of how my love affair with The O.C. started. I stayed up until 3 AM every night for weeks and missed many, many 8 AM English classes because of this shit.

Lorraine: I know this is the first recap, but I can already tell this will be my favorite, “The O.C. and me” story.

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Supernatural S01 E20 – Antique gun of mystery

by Sara July 2, 2014 Season 1
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Manning, Colorado. A man sits at a bar, flipping through a book that looks very similar to Papa Winchester’s Filofax of Shadows. The bartender addresses him as Mr. Elkins and asks if he’ll be having anything else to drink. He says yes, and as she fixes him a drink, another patron makes a comment about how creepy the guy sitting alone is. Which is funny coming from a guy who is also sitting alone at a bar and flirting with a waitress who is way out of his league. She shares that Mr. Elkins is a nice old man who lives up in the canyon by himself and flips through that old book on a regular basis. And also, he’s kind of a nut.

Three people dressed in leather come in, and Mr. Elkins immediately freezes in his seat while discreetly checking them out.

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Pretty Little Liars S03 E16 – Watch and forget

by Sara July 1, 2014 Pretty Little Liars
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After the horror of THE LATEST BAD THING, the girls sit around Montgomery Manse drinking tea and brooding with Aria. Hanna breezes in like a breath of fresh air, with her bubbly personality and bag of sick coping trashy pop culture, which is how Snark Ladies deal too.

Lorraine: Any time I’m sick, I think, “at least there’s more time for TV!” #adult

Sweeney: The girls discuss whether or not Meredith Center Stage is sincere in her confusion over this latest development with Byron.

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