There were quite a few things to choose from when it came time for me to pick the best things on TV in the past week. Last Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones ended with a game-changing moment that begins my favorite character arc in the book series. Castle gave us a Bigfoot hunt for the ages. But my favorite moment of the week came from Parks and Recreation, which took its perfect nerd references to new heights this week. Every time this show mentions Game of Thrones, I am overcome with joy. So it goes without saying that Donna’s newfound passion for the show (and its plethora of attractive cast members) was one of the highlights of my week. Retta is always flawless in her delivery, but I don’t know if she’s ever been better than this scene (maybe it’s because Donna sounded exactly like Retta’s Twitter feed). And how wonderful was Ben’s eBay name being TallTyrionLannister? In a week that featured a lot of sad things in the news, it was nice to have something light and fun to turn to—and that’s exactly what Parks and Recreation gave us.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?
That’s a pretty damn funny clip. I have to say, the best thing I saw this week was Orphan Black. I was intrigued and checked it out and it may now become a weekend obsession. It’s fascinating and the lead is taking a turn the likes of which you haven’t seen since Joanne Woodward did the Three Faces of Eve. Dark, fast pace and intriguing. I am curious, why don’t you recap Game of Thrones? A series/novels whose women are some of the most fascinating collection of characters I have probably ever seen.
I just read up on Orphan Black after I saw your comment, and it sounds fantastic!
As for recapping Game of Thrones, I would love nothing more, but sadly I have a couple of things working against me. I don’t have HBO, so I don’t have a regular watching schedule conducive for recapping, and I’m all caught-up on the show but am only just starting the 5th book which leaves me in a weird place knowledge-wise in terms of the plot and the characters. But I definitely agree with you about the women—they are the most diverse and fascinating bunch I’ve ever seen. I’m hoping to write a lot about the series in general (and the female characters especially) once I finish A Dance with Dragons. And I’m definitely going to recap the finale along with the finales for all the other shows I watch. 😀
Surprisingly, the best thing I saw on TV this week came from Glee. Rachel auditioned for Funny Girl and sang Don’t Stop Believing and remembered singing it with her friends (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7CUAxe6YhE). I also really loved Rachel and her mom singing together, because who can resist Idina and Lea’s voices together?
This makes me wish I was still keeping up with Glee so I could have watched both of those things live! I could listen to Lea and Idina sing together all day. 😀