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Parks & Rec was superb. Southland left me breathless. But the best new episode of anything I watched last week? Greek. It was, dare I say, charming?

I found myself laughing, and smiling, and getting a little sad. We saw all the characters go through a little something but it didn’t feel rushed or forced. Plus we got to learn more about Beaver, which is something I didn’t know I wanted, but I’m glad they did it. (Did we know his name was Walter?)

Anyone still watching this little gem? It used to be the darling of ABC Family, but now that no ones getting pregnant or kidnapped, they hardly talk about it. In fact this may be the final season. Get it in folks. You’re missing out on some truly strong television about an oft-forgotten population, college kids we didn’t meet in high school.

(Next chance to watch? Tonight, 9/8 central on ABC Family)

PS: Before you mention it, I don’t get DirecTV and therefore did not see the FNL finale. I’m guessing it would win hands down.

 

 

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I’m back nerds. Sorry for the whole “Erin takes 3 months off thing after coming back hard.” There: Apology complete.

Can we talk about Southland? If you haven’t seen this week’s episode, look away. Alan Sepinwall, one of my favorite TV critics was a bit miffed about the shocker of and episode this week. He prefers the beat cop storylines to the detective storylines. While his reasoning is just (go ahead and read it yourself) I personally prefer watching Sammy, Nate and ¬†Adams. They’re more invested, they show a bit more range and we see more of their family drama play out. I was a bit misty eyed at the end of this week’s episode. It was sudden, bold, and aggressive. It was 5 minutes of HBO shoved on TNT. It’s a shame more people aren’t tuning in. This show is something special. (Side note: Anyone else wishing AMC had picked up Southland? TNT doesn’t deserve it.)

I promise I’ll come back this time.

Photo: TNT

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