In this final ever ep Merlin revealed his magic to Arthur and destiny took place. Morgana drama queened, Mordred and his sulking was got rid of and Arthur was ungrateful, at first.
Gwen needed to go away, Morgana needed to brush her hair and there was a brief sighting of Avalon. This was all Merlin/Arthur and had a sad ending with an even sadder modern day coda. This was good.
“For when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again.”
A Very Supernatural Christmas
Dean wants to celebrate Christmas, Sam whines and tedious flashbacks show how their ever useless father abounded them in a motel one Christmas and that Sam was a stupid kid. The brothers come up against pagan gods who are killing people. Evil pagan gods in Christmas sweaters. The brothers have to deal with them. Sam is a thankless snobby jackass. How Dean got his amulet is revealed, didn’t he dump it in the trash in season 6? The brothers have a white trash Christmas. This was okay.
“Pretty much like putting a neon sign on your front door saying: come kill us.”
“Remember that wreath dad brought home that one year?”
“You mean the one he stole from like a liquor store?”
“Can’t you just feel the evil pagan vibe?”
Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012)
The Christmas special involved bitey snowflakes, a nasty man (Richard E. Grant), telepathic ice and a governess named Clara. The apathetic Doctor sulked around and there were shout outs to ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’.
Clara, the Doctor, a lizard woman, her assistant and a potato man ran from toothy snowmen. Something lurked in a frozen pond and there was foreshadowing of stuff to come in the 2013 ‘Who’. Snow learns, an ice woman attacks, moppet kids do ‘cute’ stuff, the Doctor is an idiot and there was sap. This was good.
“I said I’d feed you, I didn’t say who to.”
“The veiled detective and her fatuous accomplice.”
“Suggest we melt his brain using projectile acid fish.”
“Remain calm human scum.”
“Something terrible is born.”
The Truth In The Myth
A couple find a horribly decayed body but was the victim killed by a mythical monster? Booth and Brennan are on the case of the cryptid. The victim was a caustic TV host and he annoyed various loons. The case is solved and all is well. This was okay.
“Animal or psycho?”
“Me too and I don’t like the feeling.”
“Discretion has been my watchword except when I was vomiting into someone’s hat.”
“I urinated in your tadpole tank.”
“I was just thinking that.”
“One night I borrowed your iguana and wore it as a hat at a party.”