Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Castle, Hawaii Five-O, And I Solve A Mystery Of My Own

Man, last night’s Castle and Hawaii Five-O were made of win. Serious, serious win.

Hawaii Five-O started out with an aerial-type Jaws attack, (instead of a shark, it’s a small plane about to hit the water with swimmers in it) and the idiot guy in the water is staring at his friend about a hundred yards away who is frantically pointing behind the guy and yelling and his friend just stares at him like, huh? and then just before the plane hits, he turns around. Cue the awesome Five-O music.

Probably the two scenes I liked best on Hawaii Five-O last night was first, seeing Steve McGarrett scrunched down in the backseat of Danny’s car while Danny is driving and the dog was in shotgun and second, seeing Danny cry over the movie Enemy Mine (I totally want to re-watch that movie now). Ha! Man, those were classic scenes with the two of them.

But the next best thing about last night was we got to see the entire ensemble working together (with Greg Grunberg. I MISS ALIAS!) and, of course, we got a great cargument with Danny and Steve about the dog. There was lots of action as usual, with the plane crash, the big chase through the city, breaking into two buildings, and the ATVing in the jungle. No explosions this week, but I’m sure they’ll make up for that next week.

Castle had the boys off to Atlantic City to investigate the murder of a casino owner. I realized why Kenny Rogers’ songs had been going through my head yesterday when I saw the scene of Esposito and Castle standing near the body. Castle starts quoting the song chorus, "you gotta know when to hold 'em" and Esposito finishes it and I had watched a spoiler clip of that earlier in the day. So that explains why I had a Kenny Rogers’ song in my head! Mystery solved!

The Castle mystery was almost as easy, and I called the killer in the opening ten minutes of the show. But it was still fun to see Castle dressed up as Elvis and his impersonation with the Thank you, thankyouverymuch to that casino girl. It was nice to see the boys get some screen time and the calling shotgun scene was hilarious, with poor Ryan ending up in back, (hey, at least is wasn’t a dog!). But my opinion of Gates is still the same---awkward and wooden. I am cringing whenever she comes on screen and hope she is kept to a minimum because she screws up my Castle groove. But the separation of the Fab Four was all worth it to see Beckett’s face when she saw the Elvis’ (is the plural Elvi?) that her team had turned into. Ha!

Of course the previews for next week look good for both shows. I seriously love Monday nights.

And I know I usually do a book review on Tuesdays, but I’m not quite finished with the book I’m reading, (yeah, yeah, I watched my two fave shows instead of reading. It was worth it!) so I’ll probably put up my review of it on Thursday. Thanks for being so patient!

Anybody have a book they've just finished that they'd like to talk about? Did you have a fave scene from TV last night?


Janice Sperry said...

Just finished the new Cake Wrecks book Wreck the Halls. So funny. Now my 7 yr old keeps saying It's the albino sprinklebush of joy!

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Janice, I've never heard of that one! Is it for kids? A cookbook? Sounds like it's fun. Should I put it on my to-read list?

Melanie Goldmund said...

I haven't finished Monsters and Mormons yet -- it's an anthology of short stories in the speculative fiction genre -- but I love the ones I've read so far! There are so many wonderfully crazy ideas here that I am just foaming at the mouth with jealousy, wishing I'd come up with them. Mormon missionaries pounding the pavement after a zombie apocalypse? Pirate ghosts on the Great Salt Lake? A green jello salad runs amok at Relief Society? So cool!

And E.M. Tippetts has just released a new "chick lit" book on Kindle called Paint Me True. I don't usually read chick lit or romance, but I really enjoyed this one, because the main character had some distinct flaws that she was able to overcome by the (happy) end. It was so much more satisfying than some of the "almost perfect except for the lack of a partner" fluff I've read elsewhere.

Debra Erfert said...

I laughed so hard last night seeing the three Elvi walking down the casino corridor, I almost couldn't stand it. I love that show. I've been in love with Elvis since I was a little girl anyway, and whenever I see anyone imitate him, I get a big kick out of it, especially if its someone I "know."

I finished reading two good books this past week. I wrote them in 2008 and 2009. I had submitted them to Covenant and when they were rejected, I shelved them thinking they weren't good enough to publish. Back then I didn't know enough about other LDS publishing companies to try submitting them any place else. I enjoyed them so much I've spent the past three days doing some quick editing on "Firesetters," and as soon as I'm done with that, I'll edit "Snowdrift" and start my queries. My manuscript "Old Money" was just rejected by Covenant, (which I was totally expecting to happen,) so I'll be reworking the query letter and submitting that to the other LDS publishing houses very shortly.

Charlie Moore said...

Keep submitting, Debra. I am currently reading a Gregg Luke novel from a few years back. My favorite shows, even though I am a fan of Hawaii Five-O, come on tonight. NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles.


Janice Sperry said...

Julie - this is her blog. http://cakewrecks.squarespace.com/
You can waste a serious amount of time there - just a warning. She has two books out that are similar to her blog. They are pictures of cakes gone wrong and her comments. So funny.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Thanks, Janice! What a fun blog. LOL

Deb, I laughed pretty hard myself at that scene. The music was so perfect for it! And keep trying with the manuscripts. You are so going to make it. I have a feeling. :)

Melanie, I'll have to look those up. Thanks for the suggestions!

Charlie, good to see you 'round these parts again. :)

Sarah Pearson said...

After reading your last post, I'd only just got Kenny Rogers out of my head. Guess what ..? :-)

Jon Spell said...

Watched H50 last night. My favorite moment was when Dr. Max greeted the ICE guy and they had that awkward moment (Don't I know you from somewhere?) You know, because they worked together on Heroes? Oddly, I don't remember a similar moment when Chin first met Steve's SEAL trainer (the two of them from Lost) Also: Max's new car, which looks suspiciously like Danny's car. (Which Steve usually drives for some reason.) The dog was also a plus, but they threw us a red herring when the dog started barking up a storm when the ICE guy visited. (We were sure it was significant.)

Castle's best scene was definitely the Elvis impersonators. Castle's outfit was great, but the other two were making me laugh more. I didn't care for the LT's meddling (see if you can work this case without Castle) Might as well ask Jack Bauer to work without Chloe's help! The preview for the next one looks really good. Finally, they revisit it. Oh yeah, isn't Kate's shooter still out there?!?

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Sarah, it's such a great song! LOL

Jon, since I never watched Lost, that moment seemed awkward to me, but I know a lot of Lost fans loved it. Max's new car was hilarious and the look on Danny and Steve's faces when he talked about selling his fossil collection was priceless! I also wondered a bit about the ICE agent when he looked so sad about her death in her office. I thought for sure he was her secret boyfriend or something. And you're right, Kate's shooter is still out there, but I'm glad they're following up with the PTSD angle. All I can say is we better at least get a hug out of this one! I know, I know, I'm hopeless. :)