Alex in "Phil On a Wire"

Alex in "Phil On a Wire"
Alex in "Phil On a Wire"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

“But You Pretend Like I Don't Know” (“Winner Winner Turkey Dinner” Recap)

So Alex actually got away with one, tonight. I guess being the afterthought on the show does have its perks once in a blue moon.

“Everyone's Watching To See What You Will Do”

Chicken Turkey time folks, and with that comes this year's Thanksgiving episode, “Winner Winner Chicken Turkey Dinner”. As we know, the story tonight is about “everyone” having success during the holiday season (according to Jay, anyway), but not really.

But, as I noted a couple of weeks ago, just what is meant by “everyone” - does it include Alex, and if so, what might be her false success?

Monday, November 13, 2017

"When I Grow Up I Wanna Be Famous" (First Impressions - "Brushes With Celebrity" - Season 9, Episode 8)

The press release for this episode (airing on the 29th) is here.  Next week is a re-run of last years "Thanksgiving Jubilee" (where Alex had a brief fling with Dwight, the star football player on Uncle Cam's team).

No mention of Alex in this one, so it look like it's another underwhelming one.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“Life Is Too Short So Why Waste Precious Time” (“Ten Years Later” Recap, I Guess)

Begin recap.

Alex watched Phil and Claire rehearse his magic trick. She was not impressed.

We saw Alex in the background at the party a couple of times. She didn't even get to say anything.

End recap.

Seriously, that's all I've got. Even by my low expectations for tonight this was disappointing.

Alex's (Only) Line Of The Week: ”Just get on with it.” This is based on what the closed captioning said – I could barely hear her.

Or, as it turned out for the rest of the episode, barely see her.

Maybe we would've been better off with a repeat after all (the other two major networks did switch out new programming to avoid the big game so my question this morning wasn't that far off the mark).

“Here's A Toast To All Those Who Hear Me All Too Well”

Ho and Hum, meet tonight's episode, “Ten Years Later”.

Anticipation Level: Very Low. With not much for Alex (at least she'll be there) in the cards, I'm not really that excited about tonight (get ready for me to repeat that quite a lot in the next few weeks or longer - now that Ben's out of the picture it may be quite some time before Alex has another big story, unless something crazy happens in two weeks).

Emotional Moment Potential: Very Low. Like Mitch and Cam's wedding almost four years ago, the ceremony itself could have some emotion, but it almost certainly won't have anything to do with Alex.

Game Changing Potential: Almost None.

Are There Any Other Questions? With the World Series going to a Game 7 tonight, will ABC pull the plug on tonight's episode (and the rest of tonight's lineup) and air a re-run instead? It's possible (and if I hear anything I'll post ASAP – I even have a clever [non-lyrical] post title in mind) – some of the networks made switches last year rather than face last year's 7th Game (Modern Family and the rest of last season's ABC Wednesday lineup weren't affected – they were already pre-empted by that music awards show).

And ABC does have a history of shying away from big sporting events – even though it's in the middle of February sweeps they stay away from airing new episodes while NBC has the Winter Olympics (I'm expecting that to happen again this February).

So we'll just have to wait and see what happens (or doesn't).