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Spoiler Alerts for Scandal and Parenthood and Parks & Rec!

Posted on the 18 April 2014 by Kristy47 @watchingwaytoomuch

SPOILER ALERTS FOR SCANDAL AND PARENTHOOD AND PARKS & REC!
THE ANSWER TO THURSDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: Vincent was Walt's dog on Lost

FIRST FIVES:  John Romeo, Mike O'Dea, Phyllis DiCesare, Alex Nagler & Mike Pierro HONORABLE MENTION: James Gabriele

Bonus Question: The 11 View Co-Hosts are: Barbara Walters, Sheri Shephard, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Jenny McCarthy, Lisa Ling, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg, Meredith Viera Debbie Matenopolous and Elizabeth Hassleback
THE NUMBERS  Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5
Survivor-CBS 2.3/9.3
American Idol-FOX 1.9/8.5
Modern Family-ABC 1.6/5.2
Criminal Minds-CBS 1.4/6.8
The Middle-ABC 1.3/5.2
Wednesday's Cable Top 5
Big Bang Theory-TBS 1.0/2.5
American Dad-Adult Swim 1.0/2.2
American Pickers-History .9/3.5
Bring it!-Lifetime .8/1.9
Down East Dickering-History .7/2.0  Wednesday's Top 5 Nielsen Twitter Ratings
American Idol-FOX 85,000 Tweets
Workaholics-Comedy Central 19,000 Tweets
Guy Code-MTV 2 10,000 Tweets
Nancy Grace-HLN 10,000 Tweets
The Ultimate Fighter-FOX Sports 1 10,000 Tweets Late Night Ratings for the week of  4/7/14-4/11/14 Fallon 1.1/3.9
Kimmel .6/2.7
The Daily Show .6/1.5 Letterman .5/2.8 Meyers .5/1.6
Colbert  .5/1.2 Nightline .3/1.5 Ferguson .4/1.5
Conan .4/.8 Carson .3/.9
Early Morning Ratings for the week of 4/7/14-4/11/14 GMA 1.8/2.2 Today Show 1.6/1.9 CBS This AM .8/.9
THE SHOWS
The Vampire Diaries There's some crazy sh*t going on in Mystic Falls. Crazier than usual. A new bad guys in town, back from the other side. This guy Marcos. I'm pretty sure he's the head of the travellers and he wants to take over Mystic Falls. What is it about Mystic Falls that makes everyone want to live there? I'd think there'd be some better places, some place near the water, or in the mountains like Edward and Jacob, but nope…it's Mystic Falls. Anyway, Marcos put this spell on Stefan and Elena that had them both experiencing these romantic dreams of a normal life. One they will obviously never have. It made Damon crazy. So crazy, he never wants to see Elena again. Matt got killed…again. Luckily he had on his never die ring so it didn't last long. He did get to see his sister, Vicky, but she disappeared into the sky. 
Parks & Recreation Triplets? WHY? I was bummed enough that Leslie and Ben were preggers but now Triplets? Maybe Dr. Fonzarelli was reading the sonogram wrong? As Ben said "We are so bleeping screwed."  He and Leslie are, but I think all of us are too. Still feels like some shark jumping stuff to me. If the triplet thing wasn't enough of a sign, Ron Swanson didn't just smile in this weeks episode, he wore a crown and allowed his face to experience a huge sh*t eating grin. I can see Jaws in the air! Donna's new BF is the Key & Peele guy right? Is he Key or Peele? I'm really hoping that I'm wrong about all of this. There are so many great actors in this show and  the writing is still strong so maybe the smiling Ron Swanson and the triplets can somehow work? I'm thinking positively.
Reign
Damn it…I thought for sure that Nostradamus and Olivia were finally leaving the castle, but noooooo. Katherine guilted him in to staying put and sending Olivia away on her own. I hate Nostradamus, he bugs the crap out of me and now I'm stuck with him and that weird whispery voice. Penelope aka Anastasia Steele was also sent packing. The King, thanks to the Queen put a halt to his Christian Gray ways and now seeks god for his help. Lola's grown suspect of her fiance and didn't sign over her dowry to him. Probably a smart move. Francis had to torture a guy before leaving with Mary for Scotland. Her brother, who looks a lot like Colin Farrell urged her to get back home and help her country but it was really a scam so that he'd become King. Francis had to lock up his wife in the tower to protect his wife but that TOTALLY pissed her off big time.  Did you notice the song Lola danced to at her wedding? Tough one and huge bonus points if you get it. 
Scandal Season Finale 
Definitely didn't see that coming. Isn't that how I start every Scandal recap? Olivia's dad is SO evil that he would kill the President's son? That's INSANE! Sure he did it for his daughter and yes, it did get the guy re-elected and gave us a minimum of 4 more seasons of the show, but still that's some pretty crazy sh*t! Fitz wasn't having a good day even before he lost Jerry Jr. Olivia told him about his Dad raping his wife, so even though he loves and needs and wants to be with Olivia forever, forever needs to wait a while. I'm guessing it needs to wait 4 more years. Equally disturbing, Huck doing Quinn over the desk in the office and Abby walking in on them. OMG that was nuts. Not sure what will happen to them now that Charlie found Huck's family. We have to assume that Olivia and Jake will come back from wherever it is they took their private jet to. She'll go have that baby and be back in DC and her signature cool white clothes in September. Wait til she finds out that her Dad's back in charge of B613, David Rosen's taking them down and her Mom's in a box in the ground alive. She's not going to be happy. She also might be pissed that Harrison's dead and that her Dad had him killed too. Great season, great finale and of course I gotta ask you to name the final song of the season. 

Parenthood

We have no idea if Parenthood's coming back or not and I gotta be honest, last nights episode worked as a season finale and/or a series finale. It had everything I'd wanted it to. Of course the tear count was high. A bit higher than normal, but all in all I'm good with where we netted out. Haddie's home and she's a lesbian. Adam and Kristina handled it beautifully because we'd expect nothing less from them. Victor, who had been struggling in school won the essay contest and read us the amazing story of his year fixing the GTO with his Grandpa. Joel and Julia came together and now we think they might be okay. Hank and Sarah are giving it a shot, Drew got the girl AND the car (that part killed me), Max got a suit, the house got packed up and that's was a wrap. I sure hope that isn't the last time I see the Braverman and peek into their lives, but if it is, I want to thank them all for letting me in. Of course I have to thank Jason Katims for giving me this family for a while. They aren't perfect, but they're really special and like the Taylor's of Friday Night Lights, they inspire us, give us hope and a benchmark of how we wish our families could be and how we hope we can be. If I don't see them all again next season,  I'll miss them.  
THE OTHER STUFF
-Comcast did a study and gave customers access to many different TV series through it's on-demand and streaming products for Watchathon Week. Here's what they found out: 
  • "Comcast customers used Watchathon to catch-up on Game of Thrones in advance of the season four premiere. As a result, live ratings for the premiere were 17 percent higher in Comcast households compared to non-Comcast households across the country.  Additionally, 675,000 viewers caught the premiere on Xfinity On Demand within the first three days-- growing the national audience an additional 10 percent.
  • The second season of Fox’s The Mindy Project came back from hiatus during Watchathon Week. Live ratings for this episode were 60 percent higher. Even more impressive; the April 8 post-Watchathon episode had a ratings lift in Comcast households of 83 percent. 
  • The latest episode of FX’s Archer aired on March 31 and saw a 78 percent live ratings lift.
  • The April 8 episode of NBC’s Chicago Fire saw 30 percent higher live ratings.
  • The latest episode of NBC’s Grimm saw a 65 percent lift in live ratings.
  • The latest episode of Fox’s breakthrough documentary Cosmos aired on Sunday, April 6 and saw 27 percent higher live ratings.
  • The April 10 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation saw an impressive 49 percent ratings lift."
Basically what this tells us is that by making more episodes of existing shows available for consumers to catch up on drives bigger live viewing. Comcast could have just asked me this…I would have told them the same thing. 

-If you haven't seen Jared Leto's documentary, Artifact, I'm urging you to set your DVR's to check it out. VH1 is going to air it on 4/26. Its the story of the legal battle Jared's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, had with their record label. Really sheds light on the music business. I loved it.  -Yeahearly Christmas present for me! ABC's giving me (and you) another season of The Great Christmas Light Fight 

The other day, on Ellen, Dax Shephard from Parenthood was a guest and spoke of his Brad Pitt obsession. What I loved was that he's just like usobsessed with a celebrity, in his case a true man crush that I totally get. It was hilarious and Ellen gave him the greatest gift ever. Check it out: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0-1vmuiml8/
Friday's Trivia Question: Who does Dax Shepard play on Parenthood?  Have a great weekend! WWTM-Kristy Like me on Facebook at Watching Way Too Much Follow me on Twitter at [email protected] http://watchingwaytoomuch.com [email protected]

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