Actually my favourite moment in all five episodes thus far is the Doctor hanging out with his crew after it’s over, having a Chinese meal, making a joke.
I loved that. It’s like those montage endings in House where you’d see House and Wilson joking around only you had no idea what they were saying because they were playing some Crowded House song or something. That used to drive me nuts because I wanted to understand what would House actually joke about that would make Wilson want to hang out with him (I mean, beyond Wilson’s need to be a submissive, of course).
And here we got to see it. The Doctor telling a joke about the Borgias and the Leaning Tower of Pisa and laughing. After four episodes where he hardly made more than a sardonic smile.
Did you get that!?! The Twelfth Doctor made a joke! And laughed with people!
ALL THE FEELS!
(via "Beat THAT For A Date!" - Doctor Who Recap)
I personally used the hiatus to workshop some ideas that may or may not work as well in practice as they do in the haze of my mind on summer TV. Like this one. Today’s Scandal gif-cap is brought to you entirely by Gillian Anderson’s face. I collect GA reaction gifs like other people collect snowglobes, and I decided to put them to use making sense of this bonkers season premiere. You are welcome.
(via "She’s back, Red. Get used to it." - Scandal Gif-Cap)
Everything is Ichabbie and nothing hurts.
Let’s discuss Ichabod’s single-mindedness in this episode. You would think that with his wife being held captive by the Horseman of Death that there would have been a moment of hesitation or him agonizing about what to do once he freed himself from his coffin. Nope. Ichabod Crane had one thing and one thing only on his mind: uniting with one Lt. Abigail Mills. Sorry, wife, gotta reunite with my soul mate that FORETOLD IN THE BIBLE. Enjoy your time with Abraham!
(Someone on twitter said “God even writes fan fiction about these two” and I died laughing.)
(via "Kept My Promise." - Sleepy Hollow Recap)
One of the series-defining running jokes of The Mindy Project is that Mindy is selfish (“Are you insane? I’m difficult! I make you get me a present every day, otherwise I freak out.”), but she barely weighs the options before sacrificing all the goodwill she’s built up with Annette to defend Danny. She’s not just his girlfriend – she’s his best friend. And she knows that this is killing him.
(via "Moms love me." - The Mindy Project Recap)
In 2012, twelve years after it aired, The A.V. Club had a roundtable discussion about how “The One with the Embryos” epitomized ensemble comedy. Many of the panelists agree that the episode is not only one of the finest Friends ever did, but one of the best Modern Sitcom episodes ever. We have to agree. Unlike the other posts Sage and I have written together ranking our top episodes of a beloved series, there was never a moment’s debate between us regarding the number one slot. It was always “The One With The Embryos”.
Like our number two episode of The X-Files “Bad Blood”, “Embryos” came at the perfect time in the series. The actors were all so confident in their characters and their relationships that you truly believed that they would know all these minute details (Monica hating animals dressed as humans, Chandler having the bejeezus scared out of him by Micheal Flatley, Lord of the Dance) about each other and that they would want to spend an afternoon proving how much they knew about each other. Everything about the Trivia Game is gold, from Ross’ Quizmaster (“Don’t blame the questions”) to Monica’s extreme competitiveness (“RACHEL! USE YOUR HEAD) to Rachel’s outright refusal to move out of her lovely purple apartment (“Now *I* am the one with the steady hand!!”.
(via We Know You Know We Know - Our Top 20 Episodes of Friends, Part Two)
By performing for her, Danny lets Mindy know that not only doesn’t he mind that she knows his secrets, but that they’re actually hers to do what she wants with. His dance was a gift and a pledge, and all about her in a way that makes it so much more than one of our Sexiest Men Alive grinding to Lenny Kravitz.
(via "See, Diamond Dan? The truth will set you free." - The Mindy Project Recap)
It’s almost shocking how much of the dialogue in “TOW The Jellyfish” has become iconic. When season four opens, the gang are still out in Montauk, having had quite the eventful weekend on the beach. Now we get the fallout from the finale’s cliffhangers. Ross and Rachel are back on, if you pay no attention to the bald girl down the hall. Phoebe knows that her birth mother didn’t kill herself. She lives at the beach and – thanks to a genius bit of guest casting – is Teri Garr. The Phoebe of the ’80s, if you will. And for platonic-types, Chandler and Monica are spending an awful lot of time talking about what it’d be like if they were boyfriend/girlfriend. Looking back on it now, could they be more obvious?
(via We Know You Know We Know - Our Top 20 Episodes of Friends, Part One)