Weddings

Sherlock Review: “The Sign of Three”–Oh What A Night

“This blog is the story of two men and their frankly ridiculous adventures—of murder, mystery, and mayhem. But from now on, there’s a new story, a bigger adventure.”

John Watson’s wedding was always going to be the end of an era. I was prepared for that. I was prepared for mysteries and heartache. I was not prepared for stag night debauchery, drunken deductions, dancing, or that best man speech. This episode was a gift. It opened on Lestrade kicking his car tire with angsty crime-solving rage, and from that point on, we were in for something special. (more…)

Spotlight on Bones: Everything Happens Eventually

Remember when Brennan actually took a vacation? To be with Sully? On a boat? She made a really cute joke about her nickname, her hair was mussed perfectly in the sea breeze, and Booth found every excuse to pull her back into the case, but when Sully offered to let her sail the world with him, Booth was big enough to tell her to go.

And that’s when I started to fall for them.
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Parks and Recreation Recap: “Leslie and Ben”–Just Looking For You

“I promised myself I was not going to cry tonight, and I’ve already broken that promise five times.”—Chris Traeger

Leslie and Ben got married last month, you guys. They did it. Those crazy kids finally did it. In the 26 days since Leslie Knope symbolically disappeared and became Leslie Wyatt, or Councilwoman Mrs. Ben Wyatt tied the knot, I’ve moved into a new apartment, job hunted, job interviewed, job found, and spent far too many hours on the phone with our cable provider (BECAUSE TV IS IMPORTANT). But I’ve also made time to flail my way around this episode with absolutely no composure whatsoever. It’s been my night light. I can’t try to talk about it like it’s normal, because Leslie and Ben are not normal. They’re extraordinary. And they had an extraordinary wedding.

And these are the five* times I cried about it.

*give or take a hundred (more…)

Parks and Recreation Recap: “Emergency Response”–No One Achieves Anything Alone

“In order to save our park, we have to destroy the entire town.”

Leslie Knope loves Pawnee. She loves it more than hypothetical Pawnee, more than her own success rate, more than THINGS—and things are forever (Dalai Lama). So when the Pawnee Commons project comes up $50,000 short, Ben has the answer: instead of registering for things, they can register for the park. Mark that down as the first time this episode made me borderline weepy, because (a) this show and its big, selfless, service-loving heart, (b) Ben Wyatt is a sexy hummingbird who wants to build something, and he’s opened up so much that it’s not just a matter of making Leslie happy—giving back to Pawnee makes him happy too, because (c) Ben and Leslie are perfect together, perfect, perfect, perfect I tell you. (more…)