It’s that time again! Every week, we here at [Insert Pop Culture Reference] each like to share something that we loved this week. Because being a fan is all about spreading the love, and we’re all big fans of well, pretty much everything under the sun. Comment and tell us what you’ve been loving this week!
Chantaal: So, thanks to Stefanie’s evil, I’ve finally begun to watch Grey’s Anatomy after years of resisting it based on the premise alone. Yet another primetime hospital soap opera? No, thanks. Boy, was I wrong. If you’re the sort of person who enjoys mindless entertainment, who enjoys being moved by television – whether with laughter or tears – then Grey’s is perfect. It’s the right combination of whimsy, drama, humor and humanity, and I’m totally addicted. I laugh, I cry, I fall in love with every character. I’m in the honeymoon stage, and I hope it lasts despite knowing what happens for a large chunk of future plots.
You’ll never get me to admit to wanting a McDreamy, McSteamy or McVet of my own, though. Never. Nuh-uh.
Stefanie: In addition to the highly-anticipated return of Grey’s Anatomy this week (and the highly anticipated fact that I’ve finally tricked Chantaal into watching), I loved Gossip Girl this week. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, two of the strongest points in the show’s favor are its (erstwhile) bad guys, Georgina Sparks and Carter Baizen. Michelle Trachtenberg does the wide-eyed crazy look better than anyone else, I think I might almost have started shipping Dan and Blair for about five seconds, Blake Lively was just breathtaking even when Serena’s at her worst (maybe especially then) and Carter, oh, Carter is amazing. I have so much love for this Carter/Serena storyline and just can’t wait to see where it goes next. Plus the music was amazing (it might not take a genius to pick “Good Girls Go Bad” for this show, but to use it to the effect it had? That’s brilliant). Not to mention this episode might have one of my favorite lines in television history: “I still hold him in my heart, but Jesus and I have redefined our relationship.”
Lina: Just as the Emmys were proving that Mad Men is one of my favourite shows for a reason, a truly spectacular episode (with such a witty title to boot!) was airing on AMC. Stringing along the multiple plot threads of the new baby at the Draper household, Sally’s heart-wrenching reaction to the loss of her grandfather, Joan’s personal life and of course the ominous British PPL. The way that everyone acts through the tension (ever present in a hot July) and to watch as Christina Hendricks brings her A-Game to the table made it fascinating. Not without its nods to popular culture of both the day (as in 1963 and today) it seemed to truly out-do itself. While there was a certain level of morbid hilariousness that really brought everything together, it was the subtle details that made it for me. From the singing in the office to the doll in the front shrubs, I loved it all.
On an entirely side of things, Amazing Spider-Man #606 which saw the return of Felicia Hardy aka The Black Cat to the title, for the first time since Brand New Day. The witticisms were flying, the art was fresh and I love a good intrigue and mystery to go with my hot banter. I love the Felicia and Peter dynamic and it was great to see how they managed to handle this. They managed to bring her back without totally wiping the slate clean and when it comes to the right kind of wrong, this issue made it all look so easy. I cannot wait for more.