Alex in "A Stereotypical Day"

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

Saturday, October 31, 2015

"Couldn't See Through The Tinted Glass"

Promo photos are out for "The More You Ignore Me", but nothing of Alex (and yes, I double, double checked this set - don't be fooled if you see a lady in dark hair and glasses in some of them - that's not Alex, just the director of the episode).

My paranoid side thinks this is bad news - it feels like they're hiding something big, and that's NOT good news if they are.

Monday, October 26, 2015

"You Made Me Promises, Promises"

OK, I found a reason to post without any new news after all.  Every once in a while I like to read some of my older posts (what blogger doesn't?), and I came back across this post from almost two months ago where I created my own Alex-centric Modern Family marathon.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Just A Day, Just An Ordinary Day"

I'm not sure when I'll be posting a recap of tonight's episode, "The Verdict".  I have an early doctor's appointment tomorrow so I don't know if I really want to stay up until 12:30 in the morning to post it after the West Coast showing ends at 9:30.

It will all depend on how the story goes.  If not much happens, I'll post in the morning when I wake up.  But if something good or bad happens, I'll stay up and post at the usual time.

So just what am I expecting for tonight?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

“Miss You Like Crazy”

If this was a past season I'd say “look on the bright side – we got one of the (likely) only two Alex-less episodes out of the way early.”

But I still think this may not be a typical season, but that this instead may be a more typical occurrence for this season. In other words, I don't think there's only going to be only one more.

And, if you project out and do the math, if Alex were to miss every fourth episode, that's 24 episodes divided by 4 which gives us...

As Sanjay's mother would say, “It's SIX!”

Oh, well. At least the ducklings were cute.

"There's Got To Be A Morning After(?)"

There was finally a press release issued for "The Verdict", but there was nothing new about Alex's role nor was there anything eye-catching about the guest star list (although it does say it will air next week so hopefully they're not going to make a last-minute switch).  Also, there are now promo pictures of the episode online (most of the ones with Alex are on the second page*).

Now, getting back to tonight's episode ("She Crazy"):

Monday, October 12, 2015

"We Are, We Are, The Youth Of The Nation(?)" (First Impressions - "The Verdict" - Season 7, Episode 5)

Nothing from my usual source (SpoilerTV) on this yet but there's info on next week's (maybe - see below) episode in my DirecTV guide listings.

"We Need A Holiday"...

...So I decided to change up the front page photo to something a little more light-hearted from the mood I've been in lately.

And let's face it, Alex did look cute in that hat...

That's all for now - I've heard nothing new all weekend.  Which may not be a bad thing, for now.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Yes, Again, This Is Just Fiction, But...

I am really, really getting worried about Alex. Even more so than last year when I wrote a similarly titled post a few days after the dark events of “Queer Eyes, Full Hearts”.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

“Just The Foolish Beat Of My Heart” (“The Closet Case” Recap)

If you want to hate me for jinxing things this morning with my “very low” rating for heartbreak tonight, please get in line – once I've completed melting into that puddle of my own tears (God knows how long that will be) you may proceed.

"She's Smiling, An Invitation To The Dance"

One quick scheduling note: USA Network begins airing Season 6 episodes tomorrow night, with the first four episodes starting at 9:00 (in the middle of an all-evening marathon).  Of more import to the early part of this year's schedule, they air 4 more next Thursday, but neither "Halloween 3: Awesomeland" or "Three Turkeys" (i.e. the two holiday episodes, which were the sixth and eighth episodes) are on the schedule.  So it looks like ABC is holding on to both of them for now, presumably to air as repeats near their respective holidays.  Neither is a surprise to me.

Anyway, so what's on my mind about tonight's "The Closet Case"?  Not a lot, really.

Monday, October 5, 2015

“You're A Little Late, I'm Already Torn”

OK, so for most of you the weekend has long since ended, but since I have Mondays off (for now) I still have a few hours to go. So here's my “upon further review” post about “The Day Alex Left For College” I mentioned:

(NOTE: much of this post will be readable from the home page, but I do have some thoughts that involve “that” future episode so, again, don't click “Read more” if you don't want to see them.)

I'll still a bit disappointed by this episode, but the more that I watch “The Hug”, the more I realize how much that scene's ending made up for the rest of the show being not what it could have been.

As for the farewell at home, why didn't Claire go with Haley and Alex anyway? I know Alex wouldn't have been happy, but if Claire wanted some more time with Alex before she let her go she really should have taken advantage of the opportunity – it wasn't as if she was that excited about going to Lily's soccer game.

By the way, unlike with his missing Alex's graduation (the date of which he knew before going on that business trip), here Phil gets a pass for not going – he was relying on Alex telling the truth about her departure date when he planned on when to schedule the open house, and this time a last minute switch wouldn't have been feasible - he had a client relying on him to be there.

Having said all that, I still think Alex should have let them have their moment.

One other thing that I wish happened – I wanted to see one private camera scene for Alex to share her thoughts. She doesn't get many to begin with (e.g. she only had 3 all last year) and now I wonder if she'll have any at all this season.

And now, for the thoughts about how what happened last week may affect the future:

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Miss Me Blind"


Once again I've managed to miss something completely under my nose - a few days ago I posted a link to promo photos for this coming week's episode ("The Closet Case"), and said Alex was in just one photo, on a computer screen presumably talking to someone in her family.


Friday, October 2, 2015