Yeah, not my favorite, this episode. It all felt disjointed and kind of pointless. Also, anything worth salvaging from the great guilty pleasures from the '80s and '90s has already been salvaged. Leaving us with a limp, inconsequential "U Can't Touch This," and the dispiriting re-occurrence of Rappin' Will Shuster. Also, what was the point of that Sue subplot other than to accommodate Olivia Newton-John? Also also? If you're going to make the whole episode retroactively about how Quinn feels like she's lost her grip on her old power, maybe instead just make the episode actually about her. A meandering episode of Glee can be redeemed by great performances, but besides "Total Eclipse of the Heart," this didn't have any.
[That said, thanks to Sling for the screencap above, which elevates the episode by half a letter grade at least.]
United States of Tara (5/3)
Unlike Glee, every episode -- every moment -- of this season has propelled the season forward. Max and Marshall were both, quite understandably, at the ends of their ropes, with Marshall delivering a blistering takedown of Courtney, and then his whole family. He's the greatest. And...I think they're really going to hook him up with that hottie neighbor gay. Department of Dream High School Years, this floor!
Nurse Jackie (5/3)
Um, so...are we supposed to like Eddie? I can't be the only one who deeply hates him, right? And yet sometimes I feel like the show wants Jackie to end up with him. This episode had some of my least favorite elements re-surface -- cartoonishly face-pulling Akalitus; Cooper's boob-grabbing tic -- but I am totally into the O'Hara plotline, with Julie Ormond doing pretty great playing a very thin gloss on Lara Logan. And Zooey doing the secret agent thing was a scream.
The Amazing Race (5/3)
Happy the cops are gone. And I know Dan was an incredibly spazzy ball of anger in the Shanghai cab, but I still kind of adore Jordan, and I'm certainly not going to root for Brent and The Iraq. As for the cowboys...uncle. They seem nice and funny and