Monday, November 20, 2017

The Shannara Chronicles - 2.09 - Wilderun - Preview





Note: While Wednesday is another double header, this preview is specifically for the penultimate episode since no screener was released for the finale.  Watch both episodes this Wednesday on Spike at 9/8 Central.



And the bodies keep piling up. Perhaps the writers of The Shannara Chronicles have spent too much time watching Game of Thrones because yet another character from season 1 bites the dust halfway through the episode. This season is brutal! If they keep this up, there won’t be anyone left even if they do get a miraculous season 3 pick up. The theme of the night is destiny - fighting it, embracing it, railing at it. Some, like Wil, have finally found acceptance of their calling but for Lyria and Eretria, it’s a much harder road. At least Eretria has learned from season one though. She avoids secrets and openly shares with Wil what is going on with her. It’s a great plan...right until they put her in charge of guarding Lyria, the one the Warlock Lord needs most. Eretria’s struggle to remain true to herself is one of the biggest highlights of the episode. Ivana Baquero does a good job of selling the conflict within her character and the intermix of Eretria the hero and Eretria the possible Warlock Lord's puppet adds intensity to her scenes. The cliffhanger is another plus. Like it or love it, The Shannara Chronicles has mastered the fade to black this season. It’s a good thing this is a double header because everyone’s screwed at the halfway mark.



Other highlights:

1. Allanon - Generally the Fortune Cookie King comes off a bit too cheesy for me, but he’s doing his best Gandalf impression here. From protecting Mareth to encouraging Wil to espousing the virtues of love, Allanon is quite the surprise when he thinks he’s going to die. Even Wil is taken aback by this new side of him. Who is this guy?

2. It’s Full Steam Ahead - While the deaths have been excessive this season, it has trimmed the fat of the story. By eliminating the subplots, all the heavy hitters are in the same place and ready for the battle of their lives. That allows for better character interaction and a streamlined plot, which probably needed to happen a few episodes ago to be frank.

3. Cogline - While he started off with a bad guy vibe, he has turned into an intriguing character. His mixture of science and magic is fun to behold and the reveal about his past was one of the few unexpected events for me.

4. Riga is finally dead!!!! - Yes, this technically happened last episode but I felt a vicarious thrill at how shabbily they treat his corpse. Serves him right for plunking Ander off the dam. Karma!



Lowlights:

1. Lyria - I was all for the runaway princess but she’s turned pretty useless these days. She brats to Cogline and is stuck in a damsel-in-distress role that doesn’t look good on anyone. It’s a waste of the character.

2. Planning / Plotting - Let’s face it. No character on this show is going to win any strategy awards. It’s like they refuse to consider the consequences of their choices and just go with whatever idea is most likely to fail. Worse though is that the audience knows exactly where every aspect of this plot is going from the start. While it is entertaining, there are no major surprises in this episode, which is a shame for the second to last time we will probably be with these characters,

3. Exposition - Everyone gets a monologue or pep talk tonight. While some like Jax’s are rallying, the sheer number of them drags down the momentum.



Episode Awards:

Best Scene - Eretria comes clean to Wil about what’s bothering her
Best Action - Al vs. Al sword fight
Best Speech - Jax’s “Unite or Die” speech
Best Character Interaction - Wil and Allanon
Best Aim - Jax when rescuing…..
Best Accessory - Lyria’s necklace
Best Line - “I’m okay.” “Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s not what okay looks like.”
Biggest Awww Moment - Allanon and Wil hug
Biggest Creeper - the Warlock Lord who keeps invading Eretria’s mind
Biggest Surprise - wedding proposal
Biggest Idiot - Bandon, like usual
Biggest Genius - Cogline
Biggest Eye Roll - every time someone rails against their destiny or storms off
Biggest About Face - Allanon playing father
Biggest Laugh - the Star Wars-ish music playing in the background when the Warlock Lord monologues about the darkness



Best Quotes:

“Alliances are for those who are too weak to empower themselves.”
“I asked you how to fight this, not how to accept it.”
“I don’t care who you look like. Nobody messes with my family.”
“In my experience, runaway princesses don’t usually like too many questions.”
“Magic and science, reunited again.”
“Sometimes our fate chooses us instead.”
“You are the strongest person I’ve ever met. You can beat this.”



About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."

Sunday, November 19, 2017

HTGAWM - 4.08 - Live. Live. Live. - Best Scene Poll








About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."




Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Shannara Chronicles - 2.05/2.06 - Paranor / Crimson - Preview





With the first action-filled double episode, The Shannara Chronicles packs in almost every fantasy trope around. Secret destinies, epic quests, fairytale weddings, shifting alliances, noble and ultimate sacrifices, the battle for good, even time travel are all overstuffed into 2 hours of “You’re gonna do what?” facepalming. And it all climaxes into the best cliffhanger yet...or the worst, depending on your point-of-view. Prepare to yell at your TV for this one. Sometimes it will be in frustration when it feels like all the characters are sharing one brain and they never have it during crucial decision-making moments. Sometimes it will be in excitement as swords fly and the good guys get a win...until they don’t. Almost surely, it will be when the screen abruptly fades to black and the fate of a beloved character hangs in the balance. Next week cannot come soon enough!



The Breakdown:


Ander, Lyria, and Tamlin - As the newest power couple, Ander and Lyria take Tamlin by storm with their demands. It’s fun to see her nonplussed. Of course she recovers quickly to play even more politics but this time, she might be over her head. Her past though is what drives the overall storyline because she has something the Warlock Lord needs.

Eretria - These episodes are rough on Eretria. First, she finally learns about her history, including the meaning of the tattoo and her mother’s secret. However, it’s what that secret implies that really packs a punch. Expect some major changes in Eretria that should make the last 4 episodes quite the ride.

Mareth - She gets some family news that informs her direction in the episode as well, which makes her even more effective at kicking butt. It helps that she’s already an accomplished liar and quick thinking too. However, she also gets stuck in the most eye-rollingly bad subplot. It’s frustrating to watch her awesomeness drain more and more as the night continues.

Wil - Wil’s a man on a mission and nothing, not even common sense, is going to get in his way. (Neither are those pesky time travel dictates that usually demand that the character lie low and not disturb things too much.) Still, he gets to show his leadership and sword fighting skills as well as cheerlead a character that really needs it. Wil has a real future as a motivational speaker because in these episodes he always knows exactly what to say, especially when he’s thanking someone important to him. Non-snarky awwww.

Allanon and Bandon - Bandon is really upping his villain snark these days, which makes him even more fun. Poor Allanon though has it even rougher than Eretria. He hides it by being a complete douche to Flick. Urgh!


Episode Awards:

Character Most in Need of Dying - Riga, who adds nothing to the story anymore
Character Most in Peril by the End of the Episode - too many
Best Scene - Wil vs. Bandon
Best Character Interaction - Allanon and Bandon
Best Backstory - tie - Eretria and Tamlin
Best Quote - “Scarecrow competition? You really need to rethink your seduction techniques.”
Best Reaction - Tamlin to Ander calling her mom
Best Plan - Allanon’s plan to NOT tell Wil the plan
Worst Plan - pick a plan, any plan, even Allanon’s plan
Worst Fashion Statement - changing eyes / blue face
Worst Subplot - Mareth
Most Inexplicable Subplot - Jax’s solo adventure
Most Over-the-Top Subplot - time travel
Most Needed - a better communication system among the good guys
Most Surprising Return - Cogline, who is actually important to the plot
Most Overused Word - trust
Most Disgusting - Jax fights are so graphic
Biggest Hero Moment - Ander
Number of Times I Resorted to Using All Caps in My Notes - 11, possibly a new record


Quotes:
“And lose my soul in the process like you? I think I’ll pass.”
“And what exactly was his usefulness?”
“Bandon isn’t a creature of darkness? Could have fooled me?”
“Clandestine trysts with fanatical elves. You’ve really lowered your standards.”
“Death is too good for you.”
“Don’t put me in the middle of this.”
“I guess you forgot to mention that to the men who just tried to kill me.” “An oversight.”
“You know if I’m being honest, you’re the closest thing I’ve ever had to a father. How tragic is that?”



About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."

Monday, November 6, 2017

Quote of the Week - Week of Oct. 29





A weekly feature highlighting the best quotes on TV as picked by the Spoiler TV team. Since there hasn’t been a lot of TV in the last few weeks, here’s our favorite quotes for the month so far. We'd love to hear your picks too so please sound off in the comments below.



AHS: Cult -
1. Ivy: “You'll never do anything to me.” Ally: “I already have.” (DarkUFO)
2. Kai: “Why would I kill us? I'm running for Senate and dead people can't vote. Except in Chicago.” (DarkUFO)
3. Winter: “Who the hell is Jim Jones?” (DarkUFO)



Arrow -
1. Renee: “Did Laurel also make out with this one first? It's legit investigatory question.” (Marko)



The Big Bang Theory -
1. Sheldon: “I just know how much Professor Proton touched me as a child, and I fell I owe it to him to try and touch as many children as possible.” Leonard: “You should put that on your audition tape.” (Prpleight)



The Blacklist -
1. Tom: “Whatever secret you’re hiding from Liz, it will come out. Family secrets always do.”
2. Red: “And while your system won’t hold you to account for whatever you choose to do, your conscience will.”
3. Liz: “And here I thought all old, rich, white men were good at golf.”



The Brave -
1. Noah: “I hope you brought your capes because this is superhero stuff.”
2. Patricia: “Make contact, don’t get killed, and try to keep McGuire’s pants on.”
3. Spy: “It’s easy to stand on principle until it’s the people we love who will suffer from it.”



Bull -
1. Ally: “Well I don’t think we changed any minds down there, not even with the encore from An Officer and a Gentleman.” Bull: “Actually you changed mine. I think we should go to trial and I think we should squeeze those b** because of what they did to you. Squeeze them for everything they’ve got.”
2. Bull: “Okay, here’s something you don’t know. Those 16 times I came by your house that summer to say goodbye, what I really wanted to do was get you to run away with me, make a baby with me, live over a store with me in some town where nobody knew us. I was completely prepared to get a job at a gas station or pizza parlor. Whatever it took but college was this thing I was supposed to do. You were this thing I had to do. Every Bruce Springsteen song I ever heard told me that was true. I just couldn’t get the words to come out of my mouth.”
3. Bull: “Ladies, gentlemen, don’t get up. I wouldn’t for you.”



Fresh Off the Boat -
1. Eddie: “When Evan asked me to be his will person, I didn’t know I was just a placeholder.
It was just cool thinking I could be the big brother for once.” Emery: “You’re a great big brother. You replaced that tie without even telling me.” Eddie: “When you’re having a bad year, sometimes you just need good stuff to happen. Trust me. I know.” Emory: “This bad luck year sucks.” Eddie: “You want to know a secret? This year of the bad luck thing, it’s just puberty and it gets worse and lasts way longer than a year. At least we’re in it together.”



The Good Place -
1. Michael: “I designed this entire torture chamber around the absolute certainty that when the going got tough you would give up. That was the signature Shellstrop move. Do you remember once when your change oil light came on? You just abandoned your car in a parking garage.” Eleanor: “Of course.” Michael: “But here, faced with the toughest challenges I could throw at you, you never once stopped trying to become a better person and I just…why?” Eleanor: “I don’t know. I mean whenever I would do something crappy on Earth there would be A tiny voice in the back of my head that would say “Eleanor, don’t grab that handful of olives from the salad bar. You didn’t pay for that.” or “Eleanor, don’t spit those olive pits on the floor of the grocery store. That’s not cool.” “Eleanor, that old man just slipped on your olive pits and he fell down. Don’t use the fact that everyone is distracted to go back and still more.“ Michael: “I get it.” Eleanor: “This ethics stuff is hard…and it’s confusing and it is such a buzzkill. But, it does get rid of the little voice because at least I’m trying to do the right thing instead of the crappy thing. I gotta say man, I don’t miss the little voice..”



Grey’s Anatomy -
1. Richard: “I once took a pencil out of a man's penis. He said he wanted to sign with it.” (Marko)
2. Arizona: “Do you have a gun in your vagina?” (Marko)
3. New Intern Taryn: :They are so pretty I wonder what is going to happen.” (Marko)



HTGAWM -
1. Isaac: “So it was an accident. You didn’t kill anyone.” Annalise: “No, stop. I’m opening up like you want me to and you keep steering me some place to get me to feel something that you think I should be feeling. Let me feel guilty.” Isaac: “I’m sorry. I don’t mean to make you feel…” Annalise: “Well you do. So does everyone, the whole world...always makes me feel I’m not right the way I am. Sam wanting me to be the mother. My clients wanting me to be the hero. I can’t be all those things. I can’t be strong all the time. Now say something.”
2. Annalise: “Claudia, you’re a mother. I don’t want to expose you to more risk.” Claudia: “That’s what being a mother’s about. You think I was selling for fun. You’ve given me hope, something I ain’t had in a long time. So get out of here. You’ve got work to do.”
3. Asher: “Point being, I’m here if you need any extra help or just like a shoulder to cry on. I mean I know I can never be Wes but, uh...I can try.”



Kevin (Probably) Saves the World -
1. Angel: “How does anyone get anything done with all this stuff running through you.” Kevin: “Well most of life is spent in between so you just remember that when you’re down, that’s temporary and when you’re up, that’s also temporary…”
2. Emily: “You’re more than just a tiny light. You’re a medium-sized light at least.” Kevin: “Now you’ve gone too far.”
3. Kevin: “Okay, I know that you...you’re new to feelings and everything, but...but this is clearly your emotions talking.” Angel: “I want them to shut up.” Kevin: “Well you could try to do what I do and stuff it all down to a dark, terrible place and deal with it in therapy later…”



Me, Myself, & I -
1. Old Darryl: “Well if you really want to move on, I know a great dating site, and I may have already started a profile for you. All you have to do is answer a few questions. Your interests, ideal date…” Old Alex: “How about I just say I’m a billionaire.” Old Darryl: “That’ll work.”
2. Mid Alex: “The Crunch Controller Pro. God, I thought anything was possible back then.” Ron: “Well, what’s changed.”
3. Old Alex: “I’m playing the long game here.” Old Daryl: “It’s been 50 years. You’re playing the crazy game here.”



NCIS:LA -
1. Mosley: “Are we on the same page?” Callen: “Honestly, I don’t know if we’re even reading the same book.”
2. Sam: “I’ve been reading the Wall Street Journal since I was 12. I know my way around discounted cash flow statements like I do my own house.” Callen: “You know you live on a boat now, right?”
3. Deeks: “I mean first you don’t think he’s helping you and then you think that maybe he’s trying to get you killed, but then you realize he’s just causing you to go prematurely grey, causing some late night stress eating. But he has legit inroads to an unbelievable amount of bad guys because, say what you will about him, he is a charming b** and a people person.”



Scorpion -
1. Sly: “Why should I move forward? Why can’t Paige move forward?” Paige: “I’m right behind you, you big baby.”
2. Toby: “Now what did you learn?” Sly: “Happy’s mean.” Toby: “Can’t argue with that.”
3. Paige: “Ralph, no one wants to die by pumpkin.”



The Shannara Chronicles -
1. Tamlin: “The kingdom of Leah will not abide terrorism within its walls.” Ander: “That’s propaganda, not a promise.” Tamlin: “You have my word.” Ander: “I guess time will tell what that’s worth.”
2. Tamlin: “So now he’s confiding in you. That’s a change for the better.” Lyria: “Oh on the contrary, I’m done being your pawn. If I marry him, it’s gonna be on my terms. When I’m on the throne in Arborlon, you won’t be able to count on my support.”
3. Ander: “Is this really what you wanted? Become a martyr for a hateful cause? You’re my oldest friend. After all we’ve been through, why did you betray me?” Edain: “I tried to reach you, but you wouldn’t listen, wouldn’t hear the pleas of your own people. The Crimson became their voice.” Ander: “Catania was one of those people you defend so valiantly. You think twice before murdering her?”



Supergirl -
1. Alex: “I want all the experiences that Mom had with us, you know? I want to take my kid camping and I want to show her the constellations. I want to teach her how to read, and how to throw a punch and how to make cheesy valentines. And I want to hold her when she has a bad dream, and I want to tell her the world is a better place because she’s in it. I want all of it. I want to be a Mom. What am I going to do?” (Djriter and Zandarl)



Supernatural -
1. Camille/Mia: “Dean? Do you journal?” Dean Winchester: “Ever since I was a little girl.” (Kayell)



The Walking Dead -
1. Jerry: “Protect the king!” Ezekial: “Protect yourselves!” (DarkUFO)
2. Morgan: “I don't die.” (DarkUFO)




Wisdom of the Crowd -
1. Tanner: “You should smile more Mike. It’s good for the digestion.”
2. Tanner: “This is my fault. Sophe put a target on his back.” Cavanaugh: “No, when you walk into prison, you have a target on your back.”
3. Nell: “But remember, if I have a controlling stake in Sophe, I have say over Jeffery uses it and what he can post. Or is it not about that either?”



About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."


Sunday, November 5, 2017

HTGAWM - 4.06 - Stay Strong, Mama - Best Scene Poll








About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Shannara Chronicles - 2.04 - Dweller - Preview





One thing I love about The Shannara Chronicles is how it gets from point A to point B without too many detours, turnarounds, and stalls. The pace is fairly brisk and fans don’t have to wait for long to see where the show is heading. In many ways, the show itself is like an army marching steadily to battle. One of my biggest issues in the last episode was the lack of King Ander and consequences for Catania’s death. I need not have worried because both come to the forefront in this episode. In fact, it is an episode of epic stands with King Ander, Lyria, Wil, and Bandon all coming into their own. For King Ander, it is a chance to show his authority and determination, while Lyria takes a big step towards confidence. Wil comes face-to-face with his past and embraces his destiny, while Bandon proves his point in a most brutal way. Eretria, Mareth, and Jax take a small step back in this episode but each has at least one power scene as well. Overall, it is well balanced and switching between the happenings in Leah and Wil’s mission make the episode fly by.



Other Highlights:

1. The cinematography is this series is outstanding. The long shots are gorgeous and the shots inside the crevasse are visually interesting and yet increase the claustrophobic effect.
2. Mareth continues to be the most intriguing new character. There is more backstory on her this time and her interactions with Allanon are topnotch. Mostly though, her reactions to what the other characters do and say show how hurt she really is by Allanon’s abandonment. Malese Jow continues to impress.
3. Flick is also developing into a great character. His interactions with Bandon change into a philosophical debate that I found far more interesting than I expected. Bandon is also turning into an accomplished villain. No doubt, he’s completely crazy but he believes in his own crazy with all-encompassing passion. It makes him the most fascinating villain so far.
4. Eretria is the Queen of the Pep Talk this season and her encouragement leads to one of the best scenes of the night.
5. Wil and Allanon may not get along, but they have the best character interaction in this episode. I like how Wil keeps encouraging Allanon to connect with Mareth and how Allanon represents another side to Wil’s dad that Wil never knew. The culminating end scene was cheesy, but fulfilling in its own right.



Toss-Ups:

1. The palace politics at Leah are even more convoluted. It’s getting hard to remember who is betraying whom and for what reason. I don’t see this as a problem right now. Leah is one of my favorite things about this season, but it would be very easy for the whole storyline to overwhelm itself or for there to be too many loose ends to wrap up. The need to start pulling it all together.
2. Will’s biggest personal trauma is….NOT Amberle becoming a tree. I don’t have a problem with this and I actually find it refreshing that they didn’t go there, but some people might be less pleased.



Issues:

1. The more Riga is on screen, the more he feels like a cliche. It’s a shame because I thought he was intriguing in the beginning. Now he just makes one bad guy mistake after another. If he keeps killing off his own men, Ander won’t have to worry about fighting the Crimson. They’ll defeat themselves.
2. Even with backstory, Jax is uninteresting.
3. Seriously Hollywood, you have to start putting warning signs up before you show great, big spider-like creatures. Ugh, with a heaping help of blech on top. Where’s the brain bleach?






About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosts The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."

Sunday, October 29, 2017

HTGAWM - 4.05 - I Love Her - Best Scene Poll








About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."

Monday, October 23, 2017

Quote of the Week - Week of Oct. 15





A weekly feature highlighting the best quotes on TV as picked by the Spoiler TV team. Since there hasn’t been a lot of TV in the last few weeks, here’s our favorite quotes for the month so far. We'd love to hear your picks too so please sound off in the comments below.




9JKL -
Josh: “I can juggle some stuff around.” Ian: “Not in those shorts, you can’t.”
Josh: “You sold me out for Peking duck?” Harry: “Yes.”
Harry to his wife: “I didn’t say anything because I’m deeply afraid of you.”



AHS: Cult -
1. Kai: “The crown is heavy, Winter. I'm making hard choices everyday. Even harder ones going forward. This thing we're putting together, it's real. And it's gonna change the world. But I can't do it alone. Followers are followers, I tell them what they want to hear and they will obey me. You and me are family, though. That matters. I need to know I can count on you, Winter. Can I count on you?” Winter: “Of course. What the hell, Kai.” (DarkUFO)
2. Bebe: “Haven't you been listening, ingrate? That was Valerie's plan all along. We were the Zodiac.” (DarkUFO)
3. Kai: “Holy sh**. I just got a retweet from Eric Trump!” (DarkUFO)
4. Valerie: “You lost it because you can't stand to see a woman succeed.” Andy Warhol: “Oh, Valerie. You know women can't be serious artists.” (DarkUFO)



The Big Bang Theory -
1. Sheldon: “You’re a good teacher. Your son is going to be lucky to have you as a father.”
2. Howard: “Sheldon, what am I going to do? What do I know about raising a boy?” Sheldon: “What do you know know about raising a girl?”
3. Howard: “Now you’re gonna want to slowly switch lanes.” Sheldon: “Why?” Howard: “Because there are only two and you’re not in either of them.”



The Brave -
1. Patricia: “Are we good?” Dalton: “Well, that depends. How’s your 100-yard dash time?” Patricia: “Better when my life depends on it.”
2. Patricia: “You like martyrs? You’re gonna die looking up at this one. Three hours ago I stood on the spot where one of your friends killed my son. If you do not help me save other mothers that pain, I will gladly die here with you, or you can stop the cycle of violence and I will save you. It’s your call.”
3. Preach: “Status is whole, healthy, and delivered like a sinner on Sunday.” Noah: “That’s good to hear.” Hannah: “Man, you should wear suits more often.”



Bull -
1. Amaya: “The thing about common sense, it’s not really very common. So when you hear it, when someone shares it with you, you can’t help but be very grateful.”
2. Bull: “You need me to win this case.” Getman: “I beg to differ, Doc, and frankly, what I don’t need is you acting like the rash egomaniac that the prosecution is gonna paint you to be. And that’s exactly what you’re doing right now. You want to win, sit back, trust your team, and do what I say or else fire me and God bless. It’s up to you.”
3. Bull: “Well it just goes to show you, the older I get, the dumber I get. I was right about you in college. You are a force of nature, sir, and you’re really great at what you do. I owe you a million thanks and a million apologies.” Getman: “Oh truthfully, the only thing you owe me is money. I’m happy for you, Jason. You built something you could be proud of. People shouldn’t be allowed to take it away from you just because things didn’t work out the way they wanted.”



FOTB -
1. Jessica: “Did it sound dumb? I’ve only had half a beer but the voice in my head that criticizes me constantly has gone quiet.”
2. Honey: “I say this with love but please never interfere in our lives again.” Jessica: “I say with love. No promises.”
3. Honey: “I am nervous too. I never thought I wanted kids...like ever, but then I met you and that changed. Look, you may not be sure you’re ready but together we’re ready.”



HTGAWM -
1. Hargrove: “I don’t care about my reputation. I just want my kids.” Annalise: “Then fight for them. The same way you fought your way off the bathroom floor. The hell with him.” Hargrove: “Let’s kick him where it hurts.”
2. Nate: “As your sober buddy, you gotta drop this.” Bonnie: “I’m doing my job.” Nate: “No, you’re back on the crack and it’s called Annalise.”
3. Annalise: “It feels like all I do now is work at not drinking.” Hargrove: “No one told me it would cost this much. Business school, the kids, running a company...all I did was push. Of course I wanted a drink at the end of a 14-hour day.” Annalise: “I’ve been there. No one pushed harder than me. Now I’m broke, alone, got to beg you for work.” Hargrove: “If I’m going to go down, I want to go down drinking.” Annalise: “I’ll be right there with you.”



Kevin (Probably) Saves the World -
1. Angel: “The universe doesn’t care about happy endings.” Kevin: “Well, I do.”
2. Amy: “Well, the thing is, um...he called me before he did it. He called me and I saw his number on the phone and I...uh, I didn’t answer.” Nate: “Amy?” Amy: “I was mad at him. Kevin only ever called if he needed something and he did need something - me. And I wasn’t there for him.” Nate: “I haven’t been spying on your brother, but from what I can see, he’s trying to move on. You should too.”
3. Angel: “We had to see where the balloon led you.” Kevin: “Well, tada...it lead to therapy.”



Legends of Tomorrow -
1. Stein - "I refuse to set foot on the Titanic. Whoever built that ship should be shot." (Donna) ~Spoken by Victor Garber as Stein, who in James Cameron’s 1998 film, Titanic, played Titanic shipbuilder and designer, Thomas Andrews, who went down with his ship.



Lethal Weapon -
1. Santos: “These lunatics are going to bring the wall down and nobody’s gonna get out alive, but you want to stay. Why? Avery: “They’re my lunatics.”
2. Roger: “And hey, thinking about running doesn’t make you a bad father. Actually doing it...well, there’s not enough diamonds in the world.”
3. Roger: “You pack light? Riggs, you’ve got more baggage than anyone I know.”



MacGyver -
1. Jack: “I’m doing my job, Mac. I’m your bodyguard. Don’t you get that?” Mac: “Not when we’re off the clock, you’re not.” Jack: “Yeah, yeah, even when we’re off the clock. You know why? Because we’re never off the clock, man.”
2. Jack: “You know if something would have happened to you on your little field trip here, and you go and get yourself killed…” Mac: “Then it would have been my problem, not yours.” Jack: “Your problems are my problems.”
3. Mac: “This whole search for my dad, it’s...it’s rough to say the least.” Jack: “Oh, I know it is.” Mac: “I mean every step I take I keep finding myself wondering if..if he even wants to be found, if he even wants me in his life?” Jack: “Look, I didn’t know your dad but I know this world’s a lot cooler place with you in it. And if I’ve got to do a little helicopter parenting here and there to keep it that way, that’s what I’m going to do. You’re just going to have to deal with it. That’s the way families work, capiche?” Mac: “Capiche.”



Me, Myself, and I -
1. Alex: “You took me to a midnight screening of Rocky Horror when I was 9.” Mom: “Yeah, well in hindsight, letting scantily clad men and women yell ‘virgin’ at you was a poor parenting decision.”
2. Alex: “I don’t get it. Why’d you take the blame for me?” Ron: “I’m new at this too.”
3. Alex: “Ron is a Lakers fan. His judgment cannot be trusted.”



NCIS:LA -
Sam: “This place doesn’t scream international spy.” Callen: “Yeah but what house ever does?” Sam: “Yours.”




Scorpion -
1. Sly: “Death omelette. Make sure to wash your hands.”
2. Soldier: “He’s really our best hope?”
3. Happy: “I want a baby..soon. You were right. I want a family. I’ve always wanted a family, and I want one with you ‘cause I love you.”



The Shannara Chronicles -
1. Ander: “I won’t spend the rest of my life in a loveless marriage. Not for anything.” Catania: “This is about the survival of the elves. Your father, your brother, Amberle, they all gave their lives so that we could build a better world. It’s time we start doing that.”
2. Eretria: “She forgot to mention a lot of things.”
3. Wil: “I was finding it hard to believe that Allanon could have a daughter, but you are sounding more like him by the minute.”



Supergirl -
1. Alex, after Kara tells her not to worry: “You fight the most dangerous and evil people on the planet, so I’m kinda always gonna worry.” (Donna)
2. Kara: “She makes her way into my mind and forces me to relive the scariest moment of my life. It’s...it’s torture. How am I supposed to deal with that?” Alex: “Well, by remembering that your fears don’t define you. Who you are is Supergirl. Who you are is Kara. That’s what defines you. And she’s got nothing on that.” (Donna)
3. Kara: “My life as Supergirl is the one thing I can count on. I can go out there and help people. I can make a difference in the world. I can feel strong even though a huge part of me feels so weak. And she’s taking that away from me, and if I don’t have Supergirl, what do I have?” Alex: “You got me.” (Donna)
~~~This beautiful scene between Chyler Leigh and Melissa Benoist reaffirms that the bond between the Danvers sisters is the heart and core of the show.



Ten Days in the Valley -
1. Byrd: “Put him on the list, and remember they’re guilty...all of them.” Jane: “I’m beginning to understand the three ex-wives.”
2. Byrd: “I don’t work for you. I work for your daughter.”
3. Ali: “No, listen, you are not a cruel person. You are a powerful person, and some people...they get confused by that.”



Will & Grace -
1. Grace: “My marriage died but the rest of me didn’t.”
2. Will: “So what exactly are we supposed to do? As a sperm donor, the law doesn’t recognize you as a relative, just as someone who made a little money doing what he would normally do for free.” Jack: “Are you suggesting that we make a life-sized dummy using pillows and overalls and leave it in Skip’s place while we take him away?” Will: “Oh my God, it’s as if you can read the minds of other idiots. No, we can’t kidnap him. We need a plan.”
3. Jack: “When you get older, you’ll understand that there’s the family you were born into and the family that you choose. And the family I chose, well, it doesn’t get any better than that.”



Wisdom of the Crowd -
1. Ruiz: “You do know your job is to take care of the cases on your desk, right?” Cavanaugh: “My job, lieutenant, is to solve crimes.”
2. Cavanaugh: “So what now? You guys are just going to insert yourself into any open case you see fit?”
3. Cavanaugh: “If a low-grade banger can find this guy, so can we.”



About the Author - Dahne
One part teacher librarian - one part avid TV fan, Dahne is a contributing writer for SpoilerTV, where she reviews and/or creates polls for Teen Wolf, How to Get Away with Murder, The Librarians, and others. She also runs the annual Character Cup. She's addicted to Twitter, loves live tweeting, and co-hosted The 100 "Red-Shirted" and Teen Wolf "Welcome to Beacon Hills" podcasts for Southgate Media Group. Previously she wrote a Last Week in TV column for her blog and SpoilerTV. ~ "I speak TV."