Revenge Casts Victoria’s Long Lost Son

E! News reported early this morning that ABC sudser Revenge has cast CW hottie Justin Hartley (Smallville, Emily Owens M.D.) in the recurring role of Victoria’s son, Patrick.

Hartley will first be seen in the season premiere and will stay for a multiple episode arc.

As fans will recall, Patrick appeared at Victoria’s doorstep during the final montage of the season two finale. We never saw his face, but his appearance was enough to get his mother to express shock on her face as she let her wine glass fall to and shatter on the floor.

All we know about Patrick so far is that Victoria gave birth to him when she was 16 and gave him away to a nun when he was six months old so that she could attend art school in Paris.

HIMYM – “The Time Travlers” Recap

ImageThis season of How I Met Your Mother started out not so great, but this half of the season has taken a turn for the better and tonight’s episode beautifully reminded us that we are finally nearing the end of Ted’s search for the mother.

Although the show has been picked up for a ninth and final season, the creators of the series have not changed the fact that we will be meeting the mother at this season’s end.

With just four episodes remaining this season, here is how tonight’s episode went down:

MINNESOTA TIDAL WAVE

Marshall has invented his own alcoholic drink at McLaren’s and claims it’s not at all girly. To prove his statement, Robin, the least girliest girl ever says that she loves the drink, too. However, knowing Marshall and his love of fruity drinks, we know he’s lying; especially when he sends Lily to the bar to order it for him.

After ordering the drink, which is pink and comes in a girly glass with a crazy straw, the bartender informs Marshall that Robin has ordered the drink so often that they’ve named it after her.

Marshall is deeply upset and Lily encourages him to challenge Robin to a dance-off. He says he can fight his own battles and instead, heads to the men’s bathroom with a sharpie and writes Robin’s number on the wall, following the words “For a good time, call Robin Scherbatsky.”

Robin retaliates by heading into the women’s restroom and writing an extremely long apology to Marshall, with the intention of making him stay in the women’s room long enough to encounter women entering the restroom, forcing him to hide in one of the stalls.

Ultimately, he runs out of the restroom with a bunch of horrified screaming girls ahead of him and Carl, the bartender reminds him that the bar is not that kind of place.

Carl then realizes Marshall does not know his last name and says he will name every drink in the bar after him if he can prove that he does know it. He doesn’t. Lily then heads over to the jukebox, starts cranking some music and Marshall and Robin begin their dance-off.

THE TIME TRAVELERS

Ted is sitting in the bar all alone one night when Barney approaches him with two tickets to a “Robots vs Wrestlers Legends” match. After Ted refuses to go, Barney calls upon his future self, “20 years later Barney” to convince him to attend the match, which will apparantly be “legen-wait20yearsforit-dary.”

Then, we see “20 years later Ted” arguing that Ted should in fact go. Then, “20 minutes later Ted” shows up and warns present Ted to not attend the match, as he gets way too drunk and will regret it. And of course, “20 minutes later Barney” shows up for a final say in the matter.

COAT CHECK GIRL

“20 minutes later Barney” then points to the door as coat check girl from Season 1 (the wonderful Jayma Mays) walks in and sits at the bar. Ted immediately wants to go over and talk to her, but future versions of the coat check girl appear before him and drag him over to a table.

They convince him that if he did go over and talk to her, it wouldn’t end well. Either he would get sick of her or she would get sick of him. Because, “that’s what always happens, right?”

YOU’RE ALL ALONE, TED.

Ted, majorly depressed after talking to the future coat check girls, wanders back over to the table with Barney where he expects to hear a lecture about how he should seize the big moments in life before their gone.

In a surprising twist, Barney tells Ted that this moment has already passed. It was five years ago. It is revealed that Ted was actually still sitting alone in the bar staring at a ticket to Robots vs Wrestlers because the rest of the gang couldn’t make it out that night. (Robin and Barney were off fighting over caterers for their wedding and Marshall and Lily were upstairs trying to get Marvin to go to sleep.)

Future Ted’s voice over comes on and says that if he could go back in time to that night, he wouldn’t go to Robots vs Wrestlers. He would go to see Marshall and Lily, his own apartment and to see Barney and Robin. But before he did all that, the first place he would go would be to his wife’s apartment.

45 DAYS

In an emotionally poignant scene, Ted knocks on the door of his future wife and tells her that in 45 days they will meet each other. They will end up getting married and have two kids together. In just 45 days.

But that’s not enough for Ted. He tells his future wife that he wants those extra 45 days with her. Even though he knows she’s dating another man, he says an extra 45 seconds with her before he comes to punch him in the face will be worth it.

Shortly after he says this, her boyfriend does come up and punch Ted in the face. He falls to the ground, looks up at his future wife’s closed apartment door and smiles.

It was this scene that got me excited for this show again. You guys, we are finally going to meet the mother after all this time. In just 45 days.

Happy Endings Banished to Fridays. Say What?!

Oy.

After ABC pulled Don’t Trust the B off the air a few weeks ago, I just shook my head and sighed. Another smart comedy bit the dust. I wasn’t too angry about it. After all, this is nothing new and the ratings for the show were far from stellar.

After this (not yet formally announced but we all know it’s coming) cancellation, fans of the show’s Tuesday night partner, Happy Endings, began to panic. Campaigns launched on Tumblr to help spread the word about the show to try and save it from the same fate.

However, the powers that be have put the show on a nearly two month hiatus and have rescheduled the series to air on Fridays. Back to back episodes begin airing on March 22nd at  8 and 8:30 p.m.

Remember when ABC moved Ugly Betty to Fridays? We all know how that ended.

If ratings for the show don’t improve, chances of a renewal are pretty slim.

So, Happy Endings fans. It’s time to put that word of mouth trick to work again and start telling your friends to watch the show and to watch it LIVE.

In the meantime, check out my fansite for Happy Endings here.

Hello, Readers!

Welp, for some reason my website, thetvgirl.net, is no longer working. I’ve posted a thread on my host’s forum about it and have received no response. So… I guess I’ll be moving my TV blog back to where it started. 

I am back, readers. Hooray!

90210 Season 4 Premiere: Review

90210 Season 4 Premiere

90210 Season 4 Premiere

If you missed last night’s season premiere of The CW’s 90210, you missed a lot.

Within the first ten minutes we learned that Naomi’s pregnancy was a false alarm, Silver and Navid were moving in together and right before the credits rolled, Liam returned from his summer trip on a fishing boat with an engagement ring and a proposal for Annie. To say last night’s episode moved fast would be an understatement.

This was the first episode out of the gate since former show-runner Rebecca Sinclair stepped down at the end of last season.

For the most part, the episode was enjoyable. It contained plenty of drama and humor that fans love, including a moment where Naomi ignorantly tries to hide the pot growing in her new backyard by throwing it in the fire at her end of summer party.

However, there were some things that were a little too hard to believe. Since when can Dixon afford a beach house? He just got back from being a roadie on tour all summer. I’m no expert, but I doubt being a roadie pays that much. And the fact that the cowboy, Austin, first showed up as the previous owner of Naomi’s new house, then showed up as Dixon’s new roommate and then went on to hook up with Adrianna was a little too coincidental.

The good thing about the fast pace of the episode was that there was never a dull moment. The show has stuck to its premise in that they will be continuing to show the fantasy-filled, glamorous lifestyle that teens wish they could have. 90210 is not meant to be realistic. It’s a show that’s supposed to be filled with over the top trashy drama and comedy. And that’s why we love it.

First List of Emmy Presenters Announced!

The first batch of presenters at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning.

Presenting at this year’s ceremony will be Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Will Arnett (Up All Night), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), and Ashton Kutcher (Two and a Half Men).

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, September 18 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PDT.

More presenters will be announced soon.