Taylor Sobolewski

This week’s Vampire Diaries was loaded with deadly flashbacks and one cute new vampire. Remember, good looking is a requirement on any CW show. In “The Cell,” Damon and Elena were literally in cells after being put down by Dr. Wes who is carrying on the Augustine experiments from Damon’s past. Last episode, it was […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

When an episode of television attempts a gimmick, it can either succeed or fail with no in between. Luckily for How I Met Your Mother’s “Bedtime Stories,” the all-rhyming episode, while not Shakespeare calibre, was still a hit. The episode started with the premise that Marvin couldn’t fall asleep without the sweet sound of rhymes, […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

I have always been a staunch defender of the bitchy, take no prisoners lifestyle that Dr. Christina Yang lives by, but her attitude as of late has left me less than impressed with my favourite Grey’s gal. I understand where the dissolution of a friendship like the twisted sisters is coming from a business standpoint […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

When I think of the beginning and end of things, I don’t tend to think of my parents, but in this week’s How I Met Your Mother, “Mom and Dad” beginnings and endings are ever present. This episode had the return of all of Barney’s family: James (Wayne Brady) Loretta (Frances Conroy), Jerry (John Lithgow), […]

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Since the wedding weekend in How I Met Your Mother world is spanning the whole season, I figured I might as well enjoy the last season as it arrives instead of longing for the independent episodes. “Platonish,” however, reminded me what I’ve missed about seasons past. First, I want to rehash why the Ted/Robin/Barney love […]

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It’s all about moms on the latest episode of How I Met Your Mother. There’s Barney’s mom, Robin’s mom, Ted’s mom, and most importantly, the titular Mother (whose name is still a mystery). But even though we’re still in the dark about her name, “The Lighthouse” answers some other furtive questions. Robin’s Mom Robin’s mother […]

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Ten years ago, when DVR and catching up with shows online wasn’t an option, people had to resort to the “Last time on…” in order to understand what they missed on the last episode of their favourite shows. But since then, I don’t know anybody that watches anything out of order. So why is it, […]

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It’s Friday night of the wedding weekend and Lily would be calling it a night if it weren’t for the ghost in her bedroom. In “No Questions Asked” the gang decides on another social rule that I wish my friends would follow. It’s literally the “no questions asked” rule, where the gang can ask a […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

I’m curious, does anyone know where I could get an application to become Derek Shepherd’s wife? I’ll even settle for Patrick Dempsey, so long as he’s as incredible a husband as his doctor counterpart. In the most recent episode of Grey’s, “Map of You” the most attractive doctors on television made progressive relationship moves. Alex, […]

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For the first time in weeks, this review will not end with the question “Where is Tyler?” because thank the CW lords, Tyler is back! Albeit, only for 6.2 seconds, and he doesn’t say a word, but man have I missed that hybrid mug. His appearance hopefully means he’ll be sticking around for at least […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

Even when Bob Saget starts an episode with “Kids” I still forget that Ted is telling the story of how he met his wife to his children because, man, does that dude not leave out a detail. My mom told me how she met my dad in the car ride home from the grocery store, […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

About halfway through the “Original Sin”, my boyfriend starting watching The Vampire Diaries with me. He needed to be explained what was going on and my description went something like this: “That’s Silas and he is bad and he’s the original Paul Wesley, and the girl he’s with is Katherine, the second or maybe third, […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

It’s forty-eight hours before the wedding and this episode of How I Met Your Mother has seen more character inconsistencies than any other thus far. I’ve heard gambling brings out the worst in people, but man, did “The Poker Game” exist in some kind of alternate HIMYM universe? It’s not that the gang (plus James) […]

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On the 7th day, the CW created country boys. Not the old racist kind, but the country boys with sweet hearts, masculine stubble, and southern accents to make my heart swoon. I’ll admit, I first started watching Hart of Dixie after the end of the first season, not because I had heard from other people […]

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The world of How I Met Your Mother is so bizarre its up on its own circle, hovering just below the circle of people who design Lady Gaga’s outfits. It’s one of the only shows that stay consistent, maybe not it its humour, but in its story telling ability. “The Broken Code” is a great […]

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The best part of premieres is that shows always bring their A game in order to start the season off right. After the lacklustre season the Vampire Diaries had in last year, they really did improve their status to bring us a wonderful action filled premiere. “I Know What You Did Last Summer” started off […]

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Last week, I wrote that Grey’s Anatomy was really straddling the line between primetime drama and daytime soap opera, and that description couldn’t be any more fitting than when the first victim of the day (a woman with a shattered baseball bat in her chest) tells Dr. Murphy she cheated on her husband with her […]

  Taylor Sobolewski

The best thing about crime procedurals is that each episode tends to be independent, which means anyone can drop in on an episode, understand what’s going on, and enjoy some twisted television. After Criminal Minds summer hiatus however, it decided to come back with a two parter. The first of which “The Inspiration” started off […]

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How I Met Your Mother is a show for its fans. It’s not a one off show, where anyone can sit down and watch an episode to understand what is going on. You really need to be an avid fan of this show to enjoy its witty moments. Usually, that would harm a show’s ratings, […]

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There are times when I watch Grey’s Anatomy and wonder if the writers know how dramatic they are being. I would assume so, since they are writing a drama, but their premieres and finales are consistently bordering on soap opera status. The season ten premiere is no different. When they begin the episode, not only […]

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And so begins the longest wedding weekend ever. When I heard the creators of HIMYM were planning on making Barney and Robin’s LEGEN-wait-for-it-even-though-Barney-says-he-