Medium: The Beaver Episode

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  1. Philosofy

    Philosofy Super Duper Member

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    No thread? We watched it last night, and I thought it was very original. Allison's dreams were weird enough that you didn't see the plot twist coming, and the Ariel sub plot was fantastic! I loved how she didn't get scared, and, instead of urging the ghost to the light, a la Ghost Whisperer, basically told him to F@#$ off.
     
  2. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    I think just about every episode of this show is great.
    I find it consistently well written with fine acting performances.

    Just don't seem too many folks on here wanting to chat about it.
     
  3. chazas

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    We missed this episode, it got pushed back on our local channel and the Tivo recorded something else.:(
     
  4. astrohip

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    One of the few shows my wife & I both watch. I figured they would run out of dream ideas by now, but the beaver episode was pretty good. It seems strange that we've been watching this show so long we've seen the kids grow up.

    And I want to retract a statement I made, oh prolly 4 or 5 years ago. I accused Bridgette of being one of the most irritating characters on TV. She has actually turned into a fairly interesting person. Not near as whiny as she once was. Better acting? Different writing? Either way, a most appreciated character development.:up:
     
  5. BriGuy20

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    The Beaver got VERY close to a jump the shark moment, as did Office Space Neighbor in drag.

    This show is still good enough (and written well enough) that even an episode like this doesn't QUITE get to full shark jumping. Still love it. Still watch it almost immediately after it's recorded.
     
  6. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    I like this show a lot. I watch every episode. But I have very little to say about it. I thought the Beaver episode was a little wacky, and I thought, WTH are they doing? but it grew on me.

    I think Bridget's acting has improved somewhat, and I like that she's not the "cutesy" cliche of most TV kids, who spout wisecracks like they're 30. She actually seems like she could be a real kid (ok, one with psychic powers, but still). And the girl who plays Ariel is really good imho.
     
  7. ScubaCat

    ScubaCat Shades of Blue......

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    I started out watching this show for Allison and her adventures. The kids were just part of the larger picture. Now Allison's plots are annoyingly repetitive and the plots with the kids are the most interesting part of the show.

    I do have to note that since the actress playing Ariel had her star turn in a real movie (My Sister's Keeper) she has really started over-acting almost every scene. I hope she gets over it because she was doing fine before the movie.
     
  8. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    It wasn't listed in my TV Guide so I missed it.
     
  9. scooterboy

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    If only there was some sort of device that would record shows you like, whether you looked at a TV Guide or not...

    Oh well, maybe some day - when we have flying cars. :)
     
  10. Fl_Gulfer

    Fl_Gulfer Tivo's R Us

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    I guess I need a TIVO... since D*'s records every show over and over. so I don't set it up like that.
    OH!!! that's right TIVO don't work with D*.
     
  11. Regina

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    ITA-the ep where Bridgette was complaining about being a middle child brought me to tears! :eek: I know just how she feels!
     
  12. toddvj

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    Is this some sort of inside joke? Not only did my TiVo not record it, I see no mention of a new episode on epguides or IMDB. Also, I don't see any reference to a "Beaver" episode?

    I don't watch the show, but I record it for my wife, and usually transfer it to her iPod.
     
  13. Philosofy

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    No, not a joke. The subplot of the last episode involved Ariel babysitting for a kid that had an "imaginary friend" that was a 6 foot tall beaver. It was actually a ghost of a college mascot that died in his outfit. I can't remember the real name of the episode or the air date.
     
  14. astrohip

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    Feb 5 2010.

    "Will the Real Fred Rovick Please Stand Up?"

    A perplexed Allison must figure out why she keeps seeing the face of one man in the faces of other people in her daily life, including that of her husband, Joe. Also, Ariel makes an interesting acquaintance while babysitting a challenging young boy.

    Allison dreams of a man being killed but is soon seeing him everywhere. As time goes by, she also starts to see the man, who is eventually identified as Fred Rovick, as people she knows including Det. Scanlon, DA Devalos and husband Joe. She also dreams about a young woman, Mallory Kessinger, who pushes her much older wheelchair-bound husband down the stairs. The two cases are related but it takes her a while to connect the dots. Ariel meanwhile gets a regular babysitting job but her 5 year old charge, Jeb, proves to be a bit much to handle. The boy's mother says he has an imaginary friend, Mr. Teefers, who the boy blames for his excesses. Ariel soon learns that his friend is not all that imaginary.
    Mr. Teefers was the Beaver. (Can anyone over the age of fifty say that line, and not hear "Jerry Mathers as The Beaver".)
     
  15. Church AV Guy

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    Fred Rovick was using an internet scam to get people's personal information. He had a Trojan in an e-mail. Everyone who opened the e-mail took on the face of Fred Rovick to Alison.

    The last scene was very funny indeed. I didn't know if I should laugh or cringe. I think I did both!

    Arial handled the mascot intelligently, I thought. Her initial fright was replaced with indignation pretty quickly, and she dealt with the problem. Good twin to the rescue!?
     
  16. JYoung

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    Hey I liked Diedrich Bader playing all those different parts.

    He had Scanlon's mannerisms down pat
     
  17. BriGuy20

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    I'd give him an A on Scanlon, B or B+ for Joe. I would have taken the voice down a bit for Joe, but the running his fingers through his hair thing worked well. The cross-dressing was creepy, though.
     

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