John Krasinski, <EM>The Office</EM> John Krasinski, The Office
I was a fan of Crossing Jordan in its early days but fell off the bandwagon somewhere along the way. Due to the lack of new episodes, however, I decided to give this rerun a chance. It's still a good show, but now that I've fallen in love with Grey's Anatomy, I don't know that I want to make time for it in my weekly viewing schedule. But it is still kinda fun. I think Nigel should hook up with Angela from Bones. His whole facial-recognition software was just so slow; Angela would have had him up to speed in no time flat with her three-dimensional technology. And did Bug do something different to his hair? He looks a little bit cuter. I loved Woody wearing that silly T-shirt Sam gave him that said "The Last Virgin in Las Vegas... Be Gentle." I even watched my very first episode of Las Vegas to find out what happened with Woody and Sam. But if you want a recap of that show from someone much more qualified than I someone who watches that show on a regular basis  I suggest reading Bettina's review from when the second half of this crossover episode aired earlier this season.   Angel Cohn

 
Two and a Half Men Another rerun, and while I've only seen two episodes of this show this season, this was one of them. Isn't that always the way? My friend had been sitting on my couch during Crossing Jordan saying she never watches the show, but she'd seen tonight's "second helping" at her parents' house in October. Anyway, this Men still cracked me up. I loved Charlie's response to Berta's "Are you going to quit drinking" question when he complained of a hangover. "Don't be ridiculous. I'm going to quit waking up." Good plan. I just think that for a mainstream comedy, this show gets away with a lot. It seems so typical with its bright colors and that adorable little kid, but conversations between Charlie and Alan often border on the questionable. For example:

Charlie: My houseguests bring a bottle of wine and have sex with me.
Alan: I'll go get a bottle of chardonnay and assume the position.
Charlie: Don't be letting your mouth write checks your ass can't cash.

Now Im not a prude, and some of my favorite shows walk that fine line between tasteless and tasteful, I'm just often surprised, especially with the things that come out of Jake's mouth... or go into Jake's mouth. Like the corn and the whole "cornversation" about what happens to the vegetable as it does, or rather doesn't, get properly digested and then exited from the system. That's some real potty talk.    Angel Cohn