Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Castle's Homage to Alias? And Hawaii Five-O Review

I'm just not sure how I feel about last night's episodes.  There were some cute moments, but also some huh? moments.  And for the first time ever, I fell asleep in the middle of Castle.  *sigh*  It was only for a few moments, but still, that sort of says something to me.

I loved the way Castle and Beckett were bantering about the Valentine's Day gifts they'd gotten each other and how they were so sure the other person was going to love it.  So cute!  But then I was disappointed that Castle got her such an unimaginative gift.  I mean, long dangly diamond earrings?  Cliche and not really Beckett's style.  I was hoping for something more creative, I guess.

And the final scene with Beckett's gift to him was really sweet, but I was confused for a second wondering why she was giving him a desk drawer.  Did she want him to work at her house? Although the looks on their faces were adorable, when she told him to put his clothes in the drawer I was still thinking, really?  That drawer is barely big enough for a pad of paper and a pen.  But it is movement in their relationship, so I'll take it.

I also wondered if the writers were doing an homage to my favorite spy show Alias because Gina Torres, who played one of the best baddies on Alias was guest-starring last night.  When Beckett threw the table, I could totally see her channeling "Anna Espinosa."  And then there was the drawer scene.  You see, Vaughn and Sydney from Alias had one of the cutest giving-a-drawer scene ever, and while Castle's wasn't quite as good, it was a nice try.

Here's the Alias drawer scene, if you're interested.  I miss them on my TV every week.  *le sigh*

The previews for next week really got my attention, though. Alexis in danger? Castle in agony trying to find her? Yeah, that one looks like appointment television.

Of course, Hawaii Five-O started off with a bang. I liked the murder mystery because the twists were unexpected, but this time the entering of the house and searching it without a warrant seemed to stick out more. And they used the Dark and Dismal Interrogation Dungeon twice in this ep. Why do they have such bad lighting in there? Are people more likely to confess in dark spaces?  Weird.

We also had another helping of Steve's mom. I really hate this storyline, as you all know, and last night didn't help my opinion. A grown man putting his mother under surveillance? A mother who is supposedly this amazing spy or whatever? Yeah. Dumb. Just like the storyline.

The best part of the show was the lines, "the first rule of fight club? You don't talk about fight club,"  Chin carrying that girl out of the pool, Steve with the MRE and Catherine offering to get her camos for him. So adorable!  But the best part of all was the scenery shots with the sunset. *sigh* I still love you Hawaii. I hope this is the year we will meet in person.

What about you?  Do you have a favorite romantic TV moment that sticks out to you?


Debra Allen Erfert said...

How did I miss a show like Alias? My son and Daughter-in-law got us 6 months of Hulu plus. I think I'll check this out.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Debra, it was such a great show. The last season wasn't as stellar, but I loved Sydney and Vaughn. The spy stuff was awesome, too. You'll have to let me know what you think of it! :)

Jon Spell said...

I liked the first season of Alias, until it got all mythological and stuff. Looking back, though, I sort of wish I had stuck with it. Jennifer Garner did some great work.

I agree with you on Castle's gift to her. So impersonal. Better gift: a fitting for a nice dress, plus jewelry to go with it, and a place to wear it, like dancing or travel. A pair of earrings? That's what you give your mother.

The drawer is ok as a romantic gesture, but more as a sign that she's opening herself up to him, slowly letting him move in. I confess, I was hoping she was going to give him a firearm and shooting lessons. Hot.

Disappointed the mini-Firefly reunion didn't yield any nods to the show (or if there was one, I didn't catch it)