Rome, episode 2.4:
- When asked why she's torturing the kid who tried to kill her, Atia replies, "The confession's not legal unless there's torture!"
- Mark Antony vowing to destroy his enemies, especially Octavian, when we know that's not going to happen.
- Seeing Servilia tortured. I don't especially like her, and I think her rivalry with Atia has dragged out for too long.
- Cicero's speech to Agrippa. Nicely acted by David Bamber; he's been a standout this season.
- Switching actors for Octavian. I kind of understand why they did it: they want to show him as older, and the previous actor (Max Perkis) still looked young; the previous actor might also have been unconvincing as a military leader. Still, it's always offputting when a different-looking guy is playing the character, and other characters (who still look the same, of course) recognize him.
- Servilia escaping. I wish they would just kill her and end the rivalry plot. Or they could kill Atia, I suppose, which would be risky since she's a very enjoyable character, but it would mean some forward motion.
- My confusion over when Mark Antony went from beloved leader to traitor. Was it when he beat up the guy in the Senate?
Battlestar Galactica, episode 3.whatever (the most recent episode):
- Baltar's interrogation, for the most part. It was interesting to see them struggle to get information out of him.
- The opening bit where the creators basically said, "See, Baltar's a Cylon after all...Psyche!".
- The godawful love parallelogram, or whatever you want to call it. They've dragged it out for so long, and just when you think they're going to split up the two marriages and end all the pining, they decide to stay together so they can drag it out longer. Oy.
- The continuing nonsense about the "final five". This reeks of Lost- (which I don't actually watch) or X-Files-style writing where the writers string the viewers along with the promises of revealed secrets, which always makes me suspect they're pulling stuff out of their asses.
- Why did they spend all their time interrogating only Baltar? Don't they have a captive Number Six? Being an actual Cylon, you'd think she would be able to provide them some real information. Maybe they want to see if Baltar leaked any information. Or maybe they think she's too manipulative to trust anything she says. It would have been nice to at least mention her existence though.
My Name Is Earl, 2/8 episode:
- Joy's black half-sister being married to a white equivalent of Darnell.
- "My daddy was Ray, I'm Ray Ray, I gotta have me a Ray Ray Ray!"
- DJ Qualls' skinny arm when he was trying to arm wrestle against his character's buff wife.
- Darnell giving Listerine to Mr. Turtle.
- Just plain good character-based comedy all around.
The Office, 2/8 episode:
- Michael dragging the wheelchair down the aisle. In fact, most all of his disgruntled behavior after being upstaged at the wedding was cringe-inducingly hilarious. I particularly liked his toast, which he started by saying, "For the next 40 minutes, you will see why this couple is so perfect for each other...", or something like that. And then, in a "confessional" scene, he says, "The most important part of a good speech is the opening line. If I have enough time, I like to use three or four of them."
- Michael's conversation with Uncle Al. "That guy is weird!"
- Dwight and Angela dancing outside. I really like their relationship, especially in the way it's made Angela a more well-rounded character and more than just the hateful bitch of the office.
30 Rock, 2/8 episode:
- Isabella Rossellini saying "Oh Johnny, you know I love my Big Beef and Cheddar!" That's funny regardless of context.
- Alec Baldwin's drunken monologue celebrating/lamenting his divorce. He is incredibly funny on this show.
- Tina Fey arguing on the phone with the flower people. "Oh, I just found the card. The flowers are from your mom. Your gay mom sent me flowers!"
- Kenneth saying "I got her underwear!", while holding up a pair of what are obviously men's briefs. In fact, now that I think about it, those were probably his own briefs, which makes it even funnier.
So that's everything I watched yesterday. Stay tuned tonight; hopefully, I'll have some reviews of new comics!