Archive for October, 2015

Season 4, Ep. 6: “Homecoming Queen”

Season 4, Ep. 6: “Homecoming Queen”

Carol gets nominated for homecoming queen but questions if she belongs in the contest. This week on Growing Pains Reviewed.

This is a weird episode. Even though I found Carol’s whole attitude annoying for pretty much the whole episode, I actually didn’t think the episode was bad. That changed a little at the end. It was paced pretty well and it didn’t seem to be repeating itself too much. That changed a little at the end. The whole narrative just becomes rushed and muddled. Let me explain. read more

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The College Years Episode 7: “The Poker Game”

The College Years Episode 7: “The Poker Game”

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In our cold opening, Zack Morris pays up money he owes to the dad from Wizards of Waverly Place. No, really, for any of you unfortunate to have children old enough to have seen the series that made Selena Gomez a star, that’s Jerry Russo, the patriarch of the Russo family. This explains a lot. Jerry Russo lost a bet with Zack Morris and had to grant him the ability to warp time and space.

Zack Morris tells Jerry Russo they’ll have poker at his place this week and he’s predicting that he’ll win the pants off Jerry Russo because it will be convenient to the plot. Also, there’s a running gag that, much like his Wizards of Waverly Place character, Jerry Russo like eating a lot. read more

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The New Class Season 4, Episode 16: “Karate Kids”

The New Class Season 4, Episode 16: “Karate Kids”

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We open in the hallway where Maria’s decorated Nicky’s locker in preparation for a big wrestling meet because, oh, yeah, they’re still dating. Ryan, Rachel, and Eric think it’s super-de-doo cute but, don’t worry, this isn’t another wrestling episode and, in fact, it won’t come up again this episode.

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Naturally this leads to Nicky giving Maria a pop kiss as the rest of the gang creepily stares at them, no doubt mentally undressing the pair. And a pop kiss is, of course, enough to send our audience into a fit because they just wish someone would touch them. read more

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Season 4, Episode 5: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

The intro to this episode gives us a change of scenery, but it’s still boring and unforgettable (as is the episode). Turns out Jason’s father died not that long ago. To get her mind off of it, Jason sent his mother on a cruise to Mexico for three weeks, so Jason, Maggie and Ben have come to pick her up. While Jason and Ben get Irma’s bags, Maggie asks Irma how her trip was. Irma basically comes out and says she spent a lot of the cruise in bed banging this man, Walle. She claims is going to be his new husband. Maggie can’t believe what she’s hearing, but they don’t let Jason know, because he’ll overreact. You know, something Jason never does. read more

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The College Years Episode 6: “The Homecoming”

The College Years Episode 6: “The Homecoming”

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In the cold opening, Slater’s obsessing over football cards because he’s looking for his Johnny Walters rookie card.  Seems he wants to get it autographed and Zack Morris thinks that’s totally lame because he has to live out the trope of initially hating someone he’s going to love the rest of the episode.

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Kelly gets in on the action, revealing she randomly has his underwear advertisement because that’s not creepy at all. Zack Morris doesn’t understand why people should love Johnny Walters so much since he puts on his underwear one leg at a time, just like him. Unfortunately, this is the part in the episode where we learn Screech doesn’t know how to put on underwear because he’s a complete moron. read more

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