This holiday week in television began on Sunday with another fun episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and a very emotional midseason finale of The Good Wife. On Monday, a champion was crowned on Dancing with the Stars, and Esposito found himself in the middle of a hostage situation on Castle. Tuesday featured another Thanksgiving celebrated by the gang on New Girl and another exploration of Danny’s relationship with his mom on The Mindy Project. And, of course, with Thanksgiving comes the TV trifecta of the Macy’s Parade, the National Dog Show, and plenty of fun football games.
In a week that celebrates the things we’re thankful for, one thing I’m thankful for is the amount of dancing I get to see on TV. I don’t talk about my love for Dancing with the Stars a lot on here, but I’ve been a devoted fan of the show since its first seasons. And this season, Alfonso Ribeiro captured my heart like very few contestants have. His freestyle with Witney perfectly summed up everything I loved about watching him dance: his pure talent, his feel for the music, and his innate sense of joy. I love when you can see in someone’s body language and stage presence how happy dance makes them, and that kind of enthusiasm for dance was written all over this routine.
What was the best thing you saw on TV this week?
I don’t watch Dancing With the Stars but I appreciate the lead in for Castle
It’s always been a solid lead-in. 🙂
The best thing I saw last week came from a show that has already been cancelled, sadly. I am thrilled that the remaining Selfie episodes are being put up on Hulu (even if I don’t know why they are bothering to keep up the one-a-week schedule) especially after seeing the most recent episode.
Eliza gave Henry a pair of tickets to a Blues Traveler concert for his birthday and while he was initially hesitant and didn’t think it would be a worthwhile way to spend an evening, he had a blast. The band started playing “Runaround” and he was transported back to a time in his life when they meant a lot to him. He was singing and dancing and hopping around with the new friend he made at the concert and I couldn’t help but smile at him. I loved seeing him break free and just let himself have fun without overthinking it and it made me want more of this show and his adorableness.
This was a perfect reminder for me to keep watching Selfie now that it’s on Hulu! Maybe I’ll try to catch up this weekend. 🙂
Very very late to all responses but I had to give a shout out to Kristin Chenoweth’s concert on PBS. As brilliant as her voice is I found her selections moving and so deeply personal that they resonated start to finish in the most surprising way.
Any and all shout outs to Kristin Chenoweth are welcome here at any time. 😉