Castle Review: “Valkyrie”

E: Like readers wondering whether Harry Potter would live or die in The Deathly Hallows, Castle fans spent the summer wonder if Beckett would accept or decline Castle’s proposal, not suspecting she too would do both.

C: That was a great moment. So perfect. “So that’s a yes?” “No.” “That’s a no?” “No! Not not-yes… I mean…” And, salving our fears immediately, Castle explains: “I’m not proposing to get you to stay.” Yay! Good man. And so, countering all expectations, Beckett says yes and then goes!

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2013 Fall Television Preview: Sunday

E: Forget sitting down with your homework: Sunday’s the Must See TV night for this decade. Considering that NBC’s all football, and the CW doesn’t air new programming, there’s still an impressive amount of scripted television out there, especially when the premier cable channels jump in the fray.

C: So if you have homework, yet miraculously also make enough money to afford premier cable, you’re in the small group of people this might negatively effect.

E: Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

2013 Fall Television Preview: Friday

C: Formerly known as Fringeday, I’m not sure what Friday thinks it has to offer now. Are there even shows on?

E: Yes, there are TV shows on Friday nights.  Quite a few, actually, including some bonafide hits.

M: As we’ll note below, Friday seems to be a little schizophrenic these days, serving the dual role of being one step away from cancellation for some shows, and a less crowded home where they can find their audience for others.

E: In past years we’ve included Saturday’s programming here, but it turns out that there’s genuinely nothing this year on Saturdays at all except the college sports game of the week. Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

  • Titles in blue are new this season
  • Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
  • Click here for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday‘s schedules.

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2013 Fall Television Preview: Thursday

E:  So, okay, it’s not the Must See TV of the 90s–

C: What could be, really?

E: Still, we have some of the most anticipated new shows of the season, and some of the most successful shows of last year. Oddly, cable has pretty much ceded this night to the nets, so maybe they think it’s Must See even if I don’t. Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

2013 Fall Television Preview: Wednesday

E:  Just to shake things up, there are new shows, and old ones in new time slots.  What’re we still watching from last season?  What — if anything — will we pick up this year? Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

  • Titles in blue are new this season
  • Each means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
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2013 Fall Television Preview: Tuesday

E: Tuesdays in 2013 are bursting with new television shows.  Vampires?  Secret agents? Comic cops?  Seth Green?  You got it. Will you like it?  Will we?  Now those are the questions.

M: You had me at Seth Green.

Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

  • Titles in blue are new this season
  • Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in
  • Monday’s schedule is up

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2013 Fall Television Preview: Monday

E: Gentle readers, welcome to the always highly anticipated Relatively Entertaining Fall Television Previews! It has in the last several years become our custom to present a night-by-night preview of each season’s offerings, including both returning and new shows. We cover the major nets, as well as the better-known cable shows – or at least the ones that pique our interest and conform to network scheduling norms. This year, Monday brings a pleasant mix of old favorites and intriguing new shows; after a few early hours of comedy and reality competitions, the 10pm is quite the log-jam. Wondering which new show to watch? Read on! And as always, if we haven’t included something that you watch or were thinking about watching, please leave a comment and convince us why we’re missing the boat! Here’s a quick key to help you as you read:

  • Titles in blue are new this season
  • Each * means one Quibbling Sibling will be tuning in Continue reading