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Question: Now that the "traditional" network season is about half over, do you have any shows you've found to be either pleasant surprises (those you didn't think much of initially, but improved) or disappointments? I know that for me, the biggest disappointment has been (as it has been for many people) Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is basically just the 21st-century A-Team. It's fairly entertaining enough, but if it were to disappear tomorrow, I wouldn't shed any tears. The two happiest surprises for me have been The Crazy Ones (which didn't sound like it would be good, and I quit watching after the pilot but have caught up and found it quite enjoyable — probably because they keep Robin Williams' zaniness in check and the supporting cast has proven very funny) and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I didn't really know much of Andy Samberg so wasn't that interested, but the early reviews had me check it out. I was very glad, too, because that's one new show I look forward to every week. I find it to be a worthy successor to The Office in its heyday. I'm also finding Almost Human to be getting much better from its middling premiere, though it's still not quite appointment TV. — Scottread more
Spencer is missing, and the girls frantically search for answers, hoping their worst fears aren't true. But it's possible she disappeared willingly. watch
Spencer is missing, and Aria, Emily and Hanna search for clues to where their friend may be. They know that Spencer hasn't been herself lately, but has she had enough to just disappear? Could "A" have done something to her? When it turns out her family doesn't even know where Spencer has gone to, the girls frantically search for answers, hoping their worst fears aren't true. Where Spencer does turn up, however, makes it seem as though maybe she doesn't want to be found. Meanwhile, Emily gets the surprise of a lifetime when she meets Olympic gold medalist MISSY FRANKLIN (guest starring as herself). watch