Alex in "A Stereotypical Day"

Alex in "A Stereotypical Day"
Alex in "A Stereotypical Day"

Monday, August 31, 2015

"If Today Was Your Last Day"

No, don't worry (or, alternatively, don't break out the sarcastic applause) - today's post title does not mean it's the end of this blog.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Oh, Crystal Ball, Crystal Ball, Save Us All - Tell Me Life Is Beautiful”

Two more episode titles have been released.

The third episode is titled “The Closet Case”, which in and of itself doesn't hold promise for an Alex story (obviously some combo of Jay, Claire and possibly Mitch, if “case” refers to a legal issue).

The fourth one is harder to gauge: “She Crazy”. I would guess it probably refers to something involving Haley and psychotic Beth, or possibly Gloria and her (also psychotic) sister Sonya. But if the title relates to Alex somehow it could be very interesting.

OK, having gotten that out of the way, time for my Season 7 questions and predictions. A word of warning, much of this may not be pretty (and many of my guesses will belie the title of this post and be very pessimistic, especially the final and most important (to me) question):

Sunday, August 23, 2015

“Another Year Over, And A New One Just Begun”

Well, that went fast.

 Yes, one year ago this evening, I pressed a few keyboard buttons, clicked a few mouse buttons, and, voilà! - “Are You Smarter Than Alex Dunphy?” officially became a real live Internet thing.

(OK, it was actually 11 days later that I revealed that Alex was going to be the subject of this blog – you can't blame a guy for wanting to build up some suspense, right? Right?)

My first order of business for Year Two – predictions about what will happen with Alex this upcoming season. I'll probably come up with something late this week.

Friday, August 14, 2015

"Who Would Have Guessed (That It) Could Be Something As Simple As This"

The first two episode titles for Season 7 have been released.  I'll post the link at the bottom (just to change things up a bit - one of them has quite a bit of spoiler potential).

And unlike last year's first two episodes where neither title ("The Long Honeymoon", "Do Not Push") left any clue that Alex would be prominent in both episodes, it's almost a safe bet based on this year's first two titles she will be in one of them.   And it gives Alex something that not every character has had yet.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

“Am I The Same Girl? Yes I Am, Yes I Am.”

I'm about 80% indifferent to the story about Ariel Winter and her surgery that broke out today (and no, I'm not posting any links about it – sorry folks, but here Google is your friend). It changes nothing as far as I'm concerned – Ariel is still the same talented actress and vocalist that she's always been, and more importantly she still is an amazing human being. And it's her life to live – even if I had the opportunity and desire to stick my nose into what she does I wouldn't.

The other 20% is strictly happiness that Ariel is happy about doing it, and that's she no longer in pain (both physical and emotional).

And that's all I have to say about that. For those just looking for my opinions about this, you can skip the rest of this post. (It's OK - I'm not mad at you.) For those who want to hear what little new info there is about Alex this coming season, please continue.