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3.05.2012

It's Monday, Get Your TV On!

Castle and The Vampire Diaries are repeats this week. Revenge is done for the season I think? (I decided to grab it on DVD to catch-up instead of trying to do so during season). The Secret Circle isn't on at all. Did it end for the season? It's another show I wanted to find time for but am going the DVD route. Four weeks to Game of Thrones! I'm adding it to the weekly post, just haven't conjured up an image for it yet.

Let me know about The Lying Game. Is it a keeper or a tosser? I have no interest but since it's book based if there's popular demand I'll keep it going.

So go ahead and check out this week's schedule, watch the previews, and discuss last week's episodes. You know you need someone to dish to and I do too!

Please be aware that if you're behind there may be unmarked SPOILERS in the comments.

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Sunday:

(all synopsises courtesy of TVguide.com or the show's site)
BEING HUMAN
"I've Got You Under Your Skin"
Season 2, Episode 8
Sally receives an ultimatum from the Reaper; Aidan and Suren devise a plan to eliminate Bishop's orphaned vampires; Josh copes with his breakup.

Notes: Ugh! Not more Suren. Not gonna lie... I've not been digging all these new secondary characters this season. This season seems less about being human and more about love interest complications.

LOST GIRL
"Vexed"
Season 1, Episode 8
Bo comes to believe a prisoner sentenced to death is innocent, and tries to get her out of jail before embarking on a mission of vengeance.

Notes: I've got to check my On Demand service to see if they finally added more than the first 2 epis. I really want to watch this!

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
"Eye of the Beholder"
Season 2, Episode 23
The girls meet Duncan, a guy from Alison's past, and hope he can help them piece together things about her. Meanwhile, Toby comes back to town, and danger follows him; and Jason gives the girls a bag containing Alison's personal effects.

Notes: Season's almost over! I'm a week behind on these so I'm going to have to find time to fit in watching it at the computer. Wish ABC Family had an app I could watch on like regular ABC does. Much more comfy watching in bed on the iPad than at the desk. lol

THE LYING GAME
"Unholy Matrimony"
Season 1, Episode 20
In the first-season finale, a rushed wedding is planned, arousing suspicion. Meanwhile, Sutton pressures Emma to make Kristin aware of what they uncovered at Rebecca's; and Ethan stumbles onto something big.

Notes: Let me know if you want this show to be back on TV Mondays when Season 2 starts. I'm no longer watching so I'll not be bringing it back unless there's popular demand.

SPARTACUS VENGEANCE
"Sacramentum"
Season 2, Episode 7
Spartacus and the rebels look to increase the size of their force by freeing and recruiting fighters held as slaves during foreign wars; Lucretia recruits one of her husband's ex-gladiators in an attempt to outmaneuver influential Romans.

Notes: The hubs isn't liking this season. Too much talking I guess. lol I'm loving it though. I've been quite impressed with Liam McIntyre's turn as Spartacus, he plays him differently but if he'd played him from the beginning he'd have been just as well suited. His angry face fits this period of the storyline so well and he's really great with the speeches. Craig Parker (who I adored in LOTR as my fave character from the book) plays such a great villain he scares me. Glad Glaber is more present this season.

ONCE UPON A TIME
"Red-Handed"
Season 1, Episode 15
A dejected Ruby quits the diner, but Emma hires her to be her assistant, hoping they can find a more suitable career path. Meanwhile, Emma grills David about Kathryn's disappearance; and in the fairy-tale world, Red Hiding Hood wants to run away with her true love, but a marauding wolf has made the villagers prisoners in their own homes.

Notes: I have a particular fondness for Red Riding Hood so I've been waiting anxiously for this part of the mythology on the show to get some light. I was a little disappointed with last night's episode. The Seven Dwarves have always been favorite characters so it was a bit of a mixed bag with the fairy thing. Great to see Amy Acker again though!


THE WALKING DEAD
"Better Angels"
Season 2, Episode 12
Someone (or something) wicked is prowling around the farm, so Rick, Shane, Daryl and Glenn set up a patrol in the area as night falls.

Notes: Hubs and I spent this epi disagreeing on what should be done. Hate to say it but I was with Dale. I mean, I get both sides of the issue but I felt like there was a line about to be crossed that couldn't be gone back over once it was done. Now this season is almost over. Boo!

2 comments:

ExpressJodi said...

Great expectations

Life is full of surprises, particularly if you are a newly - wed . Expressjodi you a glimpse into the future and tells how to be prepared to face married life

Love is all about romance whereas marriage is a lot about responsibility. When two different individuals from different backgrounds live together, differences of opinion on things like spending habits, career, having and raising a baby, sharing household responsibilities etc, are bound to crop up, the key is to broaden your outlook and accept all the changes that marriage brings, and to remember that marriage is a momentous change for you and your spouse. And, fear not, over a period of time, you will find a way to make it work.

Responsibility

With marriage comes a whole lot of responsibility. "From the time you ger married, the decisions you make will not be yours alone, but your partner's as well. This is because your choices will impact both of you. But this doesn't mean that you're tied to a ball and chain. "It only means you have a companion with you for life. In fact, in your capacity as a spouse, you become your partner's caretaker, friend, confidante and even punching bag etc.

Finances

Arguments over money are bound to happen, so be prepared for it. And unless you establish some ground rules for dealing with financial issues, you will continue to have these arguments. Bear in mind that you are now a part of a unit, and no longer flying solo.

In - laws or outlaws?

if you thought that marriage is all about sharing your life with your significant other, think again, and this time, factor in your in - laws into the equation. When you're used to a particular lifestyle, moving in with your in - laws can be a rude shock. You will be required to make changes in your daily routine. Like waking up a little earlier to help around the house or rescheduling your plans on weekends or even modifying some of your eating habits. these might seem like an additional burden, particularly if you are a working woman. Remember to keep an open mind when it comes to handling your in - laws. They may be rigid in their ways, but there is always a way to work out a compromise.

Sharing space

Marriage involves sharing everything - whether it is sadness or glad tidings, chores or finance, which can be a difficult task. This is why marriage necessitates an equal contribution from both side. " Sharing is absolutely essential for a happy marriage,. Besides making it easier to run the show, it also brings you closer to your partner, and cement a bond in a way that only experience can.
Differnces of opinion

Shaadi brings two different individuals together, as well as two sets of arguments for everything. Remember that your husband is as new to the marriage and the relationship as you, and he is facing the same issue for the first time as well.Irrespective of the nature of the relationship, any two people are bound to have differences of opinion at some point of time, It is how you handle these differences that mtters. The best antidote for deviant interest lies in adapting to the situation. "Be carteful not to retaliate for the sake of it,"

Planning for the future

As a single independent working woman, you may be used to your lifestyle, going on holidays or splurging on the latest pair of Jimmy Choos. But married life is a journey and you need to plan carefully to get to your destination. "Planning is the key. Make sure you and your husband are on the same page as far as long - term goal are concerned," "Whether or not you plan to have a baby or deciding on investments for the future and are thing that you should discuss in advbance, if you want to avoid unpleasant surprises in you married life,"

ExpressJodi said...

Brahmin Shaadi
Historically, the Brahmins in india were divided into two major groups based on geographical origin of the people. The Brahmin groups that lived to the north of the vindhyas were referred to as Dravida Brahmins. Each group was further divided into five sections according to the regions of their settlement.

Sagaai
The Sagaai or the engagement ceremony symbolises commitment However, the South Indian Brahmin do not lay stress on the presence of bride and the groom in their Sagaai, rather it focuses on commitment between the parents of the groom and the bride. 'Latto' i.e., 'engagement plate' Which consist of coconut, flowers, turmeric, betel leaves and betel nuts hold more importance, in their engagement ceremony. The Maithil Brahmin bride of bihar makes her wedding affair stand apart by receiving the blessing from the Dhobi's (washerman's) wife - a compulsory tradition in the Bihari Brahmin wedding.

Haldi
In Haldi ceremony turmeric powder is mixed with milk, almond oil and sandalwood and applied to the bride and the groom. In Kashmiri Pandit this ceremony has a twist becuase cold, white yoghurt is poured on the bride as an alternative to haldi. ritual is followed by a special custom called Shankha (shell) Paula (coral) in bengali Brahmins, where seven married women embellish the bride's hand with red and white bangles, the shell is supposed to calm the bride and the coral is believed to
be beneficial for health. Mehndi is also applied on every bride's hands during the Mehndi ceremony. However, a Bengali Brahmin bride applies alta (red dye).

Jaimala
After the ceremonious arrival of the groom, the garlands are exchanged between the groom and the bride, while the priests chant mantras. Jaimala is the symbol of unifying two souls into one. But in tamil nadu, "Oonjal", a unique jaimala ceremony is performed and could be best decribed as a tug of war. In this ceremony, the women sing songs to encourage the bride and groom to exchange the garlands while the uncles persuade the soon to be couple not to Exchange the garlands.Before the ceremony of jaimala, the bride makes a majestic entry in Bengali weddings.

Mangal Phere
Fire is considered the most pious element in the Brahmin weddings and seven circles around that fire holds the seven promises that the nuptial couple make to each other amidst the Vedic mantras. The Brahmin wedding is deemed incomplete without the seven rounds around the sacred fire. Unlike other Brahmin weddings, in Gujarati weddings only four pheras are taken which are called the mangalpheras where the pheras represent four basic human goals of Dharma, Artha, Kama, and Miksha (religious, moral, prosperity and salvation). Likewise in Malayalee Brahmin weddings, pheras are taken only thrice.

Post wedding ceremony vidaai
After pheras, the bride's family and friend bid her teary vidaai (farewell). The Kashmiri pundits make their vidaai even more special. their charming ritual, "roth khabar" is performed on a saturday or tuesday after the wedding. In Roth
khabar, the bride's parents send a roth (bread decorated with nuts) to their son - in - law's family. But the bride accompanies She stay with her parents and returns only when someone from in laws comes to fetch her back.

Griha pravesh
The new bride is greeted by her mother - in - law with Arti and tilak. The bride, who is regarded as the Goddess laxmi, enters the groom's house after the groom's house after kicking rice - filled pot. In Kannada Brahmin marriages, the groom changes the name of his wife in the name change ceremony where he decides a name for his wife and inscribes it on a plate containing rice with a ring. In Bihar, a very strange ritual is performs at the groom's place.

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