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My Favorite Birthday-Themed TV Episodes!

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In celebration of my birthday today, I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite birthday-themed episodes in TV history! Starting in no particular order with…

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Surprise” 02×13

As Willow, Xander and the gang plan a party for Buffy, Spike and Drusilla are planning a “party” of their own. They bring together body parts of a dismembered demon who seemingly can’t be killed. More importantly, Buffy and Angel go to check out the demon, get caught, escape and end up back at Angel’s place where they make love for the first time, drastically changing both of their lives.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Helpless” 03×12

As part of a watcher/slayer test given by the Watcher’s Council, Giles must take Buffy’s powers away and let her face a psycho vampire, using just her intellect and instincts. It sucks to see Buffy this helpless but I love this episode because 1. Buffy and Angel have some lovely moments together, and 2. We see, very clearly, that Giles and Buffy’s relationship is not just watcher/slayer but much more father/daughter. Giles loses his job with the council and Buffy ends up quitting the council later this season.

*BtVS is on Netflix! Watch it here.

The Vampire Diaries’ “162 Candles” 01×08

Although things aren’t going so well for Stefan and Elena after events of the last episode, we hear Stefan talk to his bff, Lexi, about how much he loves Elena and how different she is than Katherine. We also meet Lexi in this episode, and she’s awesome. Stefan is different around her, he’s fun and outgoing and finally just having a good time. Until Damon ruins everything (big surprise) and stakes Lexi as part of his plan to infiltrate the council. I hate Damon for what he did but I love this episode because I love Stefan and Lexi’s friendship and it’s nice to see him even semi-happy for even a small amount of time. He lights up when he talks about Elena; and Elena realizes she can’t stay away from Stefan and loves him just as much he loves her.

*The Vampire Diaries is on Netflix! Watch it here.

Dawson’s Creek’s “The Te of Pacey” 04×12

Even though Pacey begs Joey not to throw him a party for his 18th birthday, and she agrees not to, she helps his mother plan a surprise party at his parents’ house. It starts out as a disaster when we see how dysfunctional his family really is, and gets worse when the family members take turns with their Pacey mess-up stories. And Pacey storms out. I love Pacey and you can’t help but feel bad for him for having to go through this torture on his birthday but it’s not Joey who comes to console him, but his dad who finds him, talks to him and brings him back to the party. Pacey and his father have a strained relationship but here we see how much his dad actually loves him and is proud of him. They have a nice moment and when Pacey’s happy, I’m happy.

*Dawson’s Creek is now on Netflix! Watch it here.

Friends’ “The One Where They All Turn Thirty” 07×14

It’s Rachel’s 30th birthday and she’s upset about turning 30, but then decides that all she needs is a plan. She quickly realizes Tag doesn’t really fit into her life plan, so she breaks up with him by the end of the episode. The best part about this episode though is we get to see when everyone turned 30. Monica got wasted. Phoebe find out she really turned 31. Joey cried out to God. And then again at Chandler’s party. And Ross had a mid-life (although 30 isn’t really “mid-life”) crisis and bought a sports car.

Grey’s Anatomy’s “Wish You Were Here” 05×11

Meredith and Cristina are still fighting. The hospital has to operate on a prisoner on death row (guest star Eric Stoltz), and Derek and Meredith disagree on how to deal with him. Izzie has been seeing Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who died at the end of season 2, and we don’t know what’s wrong with Izzie yet at this point or why she’s seeing Denny but I love this episode because I love Denny Duquette! And even though he’s dead and not in a “real” form here, it’s still superbly wonderful to see him again. Also, Mark and Lexie get together ♥ and Alex bakes a cake for Izzie’s birthday, which is super cute.

*Grey’s Anatomy is on Netflix! Watch it here.

One Tree Hill’s “Life is Short” 05×15

It’s Jamie’s 5th birthday! Brooke has her hands full with baby Angie. And I love seeing Brooke all mom-like. Lucas is hoping Lindsey will come back to him when he sees her at Jamie’s party. I’m probably one of the few people who actually like season 5 and I love this episode because there’s no Brooke-Lucas-Peyton triangle fiasco, and we get to see nice friendly moments between Brooke & Lucas and Brooke & Peyton. And B. Davis is my favorite One Tree Hill member, in case you weren’t in the know ;)

One Tree Hill’s “4:30 AM (Apparently They Were Traveling Abroad)” 07×01

It’s Jamie’s 7th birthday this time, and it’s the first episode without Lucas or Peyton. Nathan is successful in his NBA career, so far, Haley is running Red Bedroom Records, and they have a beautiful home! Brooke is off with Julian in L.A. rolling around kissing movie-style in the sandy beaches ♥ And we meet Clay and Quinn. Although season 7 isn’t my favorite, it’s a fun episode (birthday parties are always fun, right?) and I love it!

*One Tree Hill is on Netflix! Watch it here.

That’s it! Those are my favorite TV birthday episodes! Do you love these eps too? Which episodes do you love that I forgot? Comment below!

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My Top 10 Favorite TV Couples!

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♥ Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of St. Valentine, I decided to share with you all my Top 10 Favorite TV Couples! ♥

A few honorable mentions before I get started… these are potential couples on current TV shows that I hope will get together one day. Castle & Beckett from Castle (obviously): they are pretty close to getting together, and Castle told Beckett he loved her in last season’s finale (after she got shot) and he still thinks she doesn’t know that and didn’t hear him but she actually did! I do think they will end up together, it’s just a matter of time.

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New Spring 2012 TV Schedule!

New year, new season, new shows! Although the new year typically falls in the middle of a season, some shows end by then and others actually start their season. Bones has not been one of my favorites this season *since they’ve forced a baby upon us for Booth and Brennan* but I was sad to see it have its winter finale… it feels like there’s only been a few episodes this season.

But that’s ok! Here’s what I’m watching this Spring 2012 season:


8pm: How I Met Your Mother on CBS & Pretty Little Liars on abc family

9pm: Hart of Dixie on the CW & Being Human on Syfy

10pm: Castle on ABC, Hawaii Five-0 on CBS, Lost Girl on Syfy, & Smash on NBC (starting Feb. 6th but you can watch the pilot now online through Comcast and on iTunes)


8pm: Switched at Birth on abc family & Cougar Town returns (at 9:30) on Feb. 14th – finally, yay!!

9pm: Ringer on the CW

10pm: Body of Proof on ABC & Parenthood on NBC


8pm: One Tree Hill on the CW (although I’m just DVRing S9 now until I’m completely caught up – I’m watching S8 on Netflix!), American Idol on FOX & Suburgatory (at 8:30pm) on ABC

9pm: Modern Family on ABC & Happy Endings (at 9:30pm) on ABC

10pm: Revenge on ABC & Hot in Cleveland on TV Land

Thursdays (my favorite night of TV)

8pm: The Vampire Diaries on the CW & American Idol on FOX

9pm: The Secret Circle on the CW, Grey’s Anatomy on ABC, The Finder on FOX, Up All Night (at 9:30pm) on NBC & Project Runway All-Stars on Lifetime


9pm: Supernatural on the CW & Grimm on NBC


8pm: Once Upon a Time on ABC

9pm: Desperate Housewives on ABC

10pm: Pan Am on ABC & House of Lies on Showtime

Ah, I love TV. I’m also looking forward to checking out GCB and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 when they premiere on ABC!

What are you watching this season?

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