Grey’s Anatomy Overdose

Whenever Grey’s Anatomy is on break, I have this habit of rerunning the series from Season 1. Now it’s resumed, I still continue rerunning it so I am watching both the old and current episodes. I do this weirdness yearly so my son who is turning 5 has technically seen me do this cycle for almost 5 years now excluding conception.

I was watching the episode where Yang caught a giant trout while fishing with Derek. My son while playing asked, “mommy is that Cristina?” and I was like, WT! My son can keep up with my freakish obsession with Grey’s Anatomy! I wonder how I can explain to him Cristina’s departure though…

My favorite Grey’s Anatomy Characters:
Cristina Yang and Alex Karev
Least favorite Grey’s Anatomy Characters:
Lexie Grey (everything about her), Teddy Altman (snake), Derek Shepherd (gloomy), Amelia Shepherd (exaggerated), Izzie Stevens (pathetic)
Favorite Meredith Relationships:
Finn Dandridge (kind) / Nathan Riggs (sexy)
Grey’s Anatomy Fantasy:
Alex and Meredith will end up together. Cristina returns to Owen. George is not dead apparently and returns with Izzie and their love child. Miranda retires early to spend time with Tuck Jr, Jackson and Maggie will get married. Owen becomes the Chief once again and Richard becomes Chairman of the Board.

Yeah yeah, Riggs and Mer won’t happen unless there’s an alternate universe that will allow for Meredith to be happy, finally. But come on, they are perfect together. He is the only one who pursued Meredith in a non-entitled way (UNLIKE DEREK SHEPHERD!!! Like it’s an honor to be pursued by him), well ok… there’s Finn too and that’s why I liked him for Mer as well.

I know this TV series have gone a long way and I can smell its nearing demise. I just wish it isn’t going too be over really soon. I am not ready yet! I wonder if I’d ever gonna find a new show as good as this one.

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Nikita

Nikita is an American television series that aired on The CW from September 9, 2010 to December 27, 2013 in the United States. The series is a reboot of the popular 1997 TV series La Femme Nikita (itself based on the 1990 Luc Besson film Nikita).

The series focuses on Nikita (Maggie Q), a woman who escaped from a secret government-funded organization known as “Division” and, after a three-year hiding period, is back to bring down the organization.

Division was created and supervised by an organization called Oversight, a very powerful group composed of the best in business and well, politics. Division is responsible for black operations including espionage, sabotage, and assassination. Under the leadership of its first Director and founding member, Percival “Percy” Rose, Division has gone rogue and performs under-the-table murder-for-hire. To protect himself, Percy has created a series of ‘black boxes’, hard drives containing every job Division has ever done, as leverage to prevent Oversight from removing himself and/or ending Division. Percy’s black boxes are hidden in secret locations around the world, under the protection of Guardians, high-ranking and well-trained Division agents.

Review on the Characters:

Nikita Mears – Played by Maggie Q. Her fiercely beautiful look indeed graced the character of being a honey-trap assassin. She deceives targets by her beauty. The only problem I see in her character is the fact that she is so tiny to save the day from nuclear attack and biological weaponry. I mean, I am just being realistic. Why is she getting this eternal credits? She is with a team but she’s the only one who received the presidential award.

Michael Bishop – Had I not thought of doing a review on the characters, I wouldn’t have known that Michael had a surname. Nikita’s case is pretty much the same until the last season where they kept mentioning her full name but with Michael, I don’t recall anyone spoke about him and his surname. His name sounded like a balladeer. He’s pretty lame. I don’t like that Batman-ish voice. Michael talks a lot so, a lot of that voice didn’t really give justice to his character.

Amanda/ Hellen Collins – Yet another weird character. Her obsession over Nikita’s capture totally made the story wacked in every way. It would have been better if we set aside the crazy! It’s always better to have tactical fights and intelligent quests to rule the world but Amanda? She is just a total nut job.

Alexandra Udinov – What’s with the ever changing pronunciation of her name? I mean, I would understand if it’s being spoken by 3 different people but it’s Alex over and over again who kept saying it differently. It does not really matter but her voice is just so irritating for someone who speaks often. Why can’t they all speak like Maggie Q? Anyhow, she is so pretty and they probably got the right face for the character. I just wish the Lyndsy didn’t speak like she’s declaiming all the time. It would have been more fun.

Seymour Birkhoff – or Lionel Peller. One of the characters that I really did love. Him being a total nerd is so obvious in a way that doesn’t seem to try so hard. He perfectly fits the profile of a criminally intelligent computer programmer that somehow makes me think, if Aaron Stanford can really hack into the CIA.

Owen Elliot – or Sam Matthews. Played by Devon Sawa. He was a former Guardian who had a heart and fell in love with Emily (played by the immortal, Bianca Lawson who seem to never get over her age bracket). Anyhoo, Owen is an ex guardian, ex-soldier who is so talented and skilled being a military man and a guy who is designated to protect one of the black boxes that apparently, can destroy the world. His psychological damage done by Amanda made his character so interesting and the fact that it is well-portrayed, he became one of my favorite characters. I am a little biased because this is Devon Sawa we’re talking about.

Ryan Fletcher – Although almost all TV series of the same nature has a conspiracy nut like Ryan, I’d say he made it a lot special because he’s not bad on the eyes. I remember Birkhoff’s anecdote calling him mini Ethan Hunt because he does look like Tom Cruise. His character was so endearing being all pure and good. I wish there’s a lot of Ryan in the government.

Percy Rose- He is that old dude who never seemed to lose a physical fight regardless who’s attacking him. He is clever and super evil. I wonder why they terminated his character that early. He would have been a better villain of course alongside Roan (He is that very cool assassin who apparently is Percy’s right hand man).

I won’t write a lot about the twist and turns of this TV series because it’s all up to you to decide. This is a good one and I am lucky to have discovered it, thanks to my friend who referred this to me.

I give Nikita 4 stars.It could have been 4.5 or 5 if it weren’t for the “forced 4th season feels”. It would have been better ending it on season 3’s last episode. Oh well, it’s hard to say no to fans, I suppose. It would have been better also if there were less cheesy moments between Michael and Nikita. But all in all, I loved it and I feel sad it ended. I hated how quickly I’ve completed the episodes, I am such a couchie.

 

The Blacklist

So far, The Blacklist has gotten me all caught up to the point that I want to watch it over and over again. I am glad that it’s been renewed and will return for its 3rd season. I mean, what else could I watch, right?

I am also hooked on tv series like Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder, Pretty Little Liars but my interest on The Blacklist is different. It’s like a loooooong movie with all the interesting stories. Well, the fact that it stars James Spader, come on, Boston Legal!?! Of course he is adorbs and Megan Boone gives her character justice as well. She really is pretty and her Katie Holmes-ish aura makes me like her even more. Of course, who wouldn’t love Ryan Eggold. He is one of the most handsome men in Hollywood, I wonder if he knows it. I wonder if he knows he is that gorgeous and yeah, the guy can sing! I have to watch 90210 to see how he played the character of a teacher (whattup with him and the teaching profession?!!) who’s had an affair with a student and yep, I did watch Season 3 episode 4 of Veronica Mars knowing that his character was the title of that episode — I thought he might have a long role (that I happened to magically forgot for some reason) but yeah, his was a cameo (ugggh!), anyhoo, he is sooo adorable and his character, Jacob, Tom Keen is just so interesting I mean initially working for Reddington, then getting fired and switching sides to the enemies yet protecting Reddington’s interest by not immediately disclosing he was hired by him to befriend Elizabeth Keen (who ended up becoming his wife). Well, too complicated right?!

My take on this:
I don’t think Reddington is Elizabeth’s dad. Why? Because him being her father is the choice that they are trying to pinpoint obviously. He could be the lover of the Russian spy (her mom) and was the one who was sent to take them out (the family) — so he did except for the child (since he couldn’t kill Elizabeth, he just became an anonymous benefactor instead). He could have been in love with the mom and him killing her could have made him leave government allegiance and made him decide to just be a criminal.

Well. I am not good at this.

Point is, this is one of the best tv series ever and I am really glad to have found this.

I’d give this 5 stars.