Monday, December 22, 2008

technical difficulties

well, since blogspot is being DUMB, I'll have to finish this post later. for some reason, it won't let me post. what I wrote earlier.

It's back.

Whew... it's been a long time. A LONG time. But I'm done with school and very satisfied. But, let's not talk about school right now, or ever again.

Ok, seeing that I missed the rest of the year, I will be doing a quick run-down on the happenings of all of these shows. With the new year, some shows will be getting a new start, and others will be continuing on with their original storylines after all of the holiday specials have come and gone.

MONDAYS
Chuck: We've met Mr. and Mrs. Awesome, Sarah's dad, Casey's former mentor, Chuck's backstabbing Fulcrum agent Ex-GF Jill, and yes, even Corey Matthews! Not to mention BUSTER BLUTH as a regular cast member. Which is fan-flippin'-tastic.

We've basically learned that Chuck is coming into his own as a spy, being much more confident and diplomatic in his approach to the job. Sarah is totally over her head with Chuck, and she's just recently turned into a bit of a murderer (!!!). And Casey does indeed have a soft spot...he just doesn't show it much. The season has been excellent so far, and will most likely continue. Chuck really is one of the best shows on TV right now, so KEEP WATCHING!

Monday, November 3, 2008

:'-(

I'm sad to say that I can't keep this blog up to date right now. I'm finishing off my last semester in college (5 more weeks!), and I'm just way to busy to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to write. I'll blog occasionally, but not for every episode. Sorry!

I'll most likely be back in mid-december or January when my life slows down and is not full of papers and exams. ;o)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

What to Watch: Week of 10/26

Here's a guide of what to watch this week. 30 Rock returns Thursday! Let the hilarity begin...
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Sun, 10/26:
The Amazing Race (CBS) 8:00PM
Mon, 10/27: Chuck (NBC) 8:00PM, Heroes (NBC) 9:00PM, The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 8:00PM
Tue, 10/28: The Biggest Loser (CBS) 8:00PM
Wed, 10/29: NOT Barak Obama's political message. Seriously--WE'VE HAD ENOUGH.
Thur, 10/30: Survivor: Gabon (CBS) 8:00PM, The Office (NBC) 9:00PM, 30 Rock (NBC) 9:30PM
Fri, 10/31: Take the night off--get out of the house. It's HALLOWEEN!
Sat, 11/1: Saturday Night Live - Ben Affleck/David Cook (NBC) 11:30PM
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Blogs for last week's episodes of Heroes, Chuck, SNL, and Survivor will be up tomorrow. ;o)

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Amazing Race: "I wonder if they like blondes in New Zealand?" (Ep 4)

From La Paz, Bolivia to Aukland, New Zealand! Let's get straight to the teams:

1. Toni and Dallas: They work surprisingly well together, and I'm loving it!
2. Nick and Star: Not much from them this week other than a possibly injured arm. Surprising after the whole bra thing in the last episode.
3. Ken and Tina: I'm not sure the Fast Forward thing was really that beneficial for them; they were way ahead of the pack already!
4. Frats: Becoming less awful as the show progresses...and as the other teams get worse.
5. Divorcees: How they manage to eke it out week after week I have no idea. They're the villains of the season, for sure.
6. Aja and Ty: BORING, and unlikeable. I think Aja is on of the least interesting people they've ever cast on this show.
7. Terence and Sarah: I can't get over his hair, and her screaming. I hate these people.

Overall, I think the kiwi-squashing was indeed faster than the wind-car thing. It just took some commitment and effort. Of course, the wind-cars were probably more fun.

I was sad the blondes had to go. They were the comic relief of the season, and will be missed. If there is a non-elimination leg next week, I'm going to throw a fit, lol.

Who are you rooting for? The Amazing Race airs on CBS on Sunday nights at 8:00PM eastern time.

SNL: Josh Brolin

HOLY CRAP AMY POHLER IS PREGNANT! She's HUGE! It totally added to her sketches--especially the Palin rap. If you haven't seen it, you must be living under a rock.



Josh Brolin and Adele (who?) were pretty much just meh. It was all about guest stars for this episode. Not only did we get a couple of clips from Palin, but Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg! Look out Andy Samberg, Max Payne is looking to CAUSE some pain--and talk to a donkey! Say hi to your mother for me, ok? LOL.

There were only a few sketches that really stood out as funny, aside from the politics. We were treated to another installment by Kristen Wiig as the woman who gets "so freakin' excited!" Lol, can't go wrong with her. And guest comentator Jean K. Jean on Weekend Update left me quite satisfied! In-cre-ab-le!

To check out more clips, go to hulu.com!

What did you think of Palin's performance? Watch SNL on NBC, Saturday nights at 11:30PM eastern.

The Office: "Baby Shower" (Ep 3)

This episode was hit-or-miss. I personally prefer funny Jim/Pam over sappy Jim/Pam. Jan, however, totally delivered. Jan is on of the best characters on network TV comedy right now. I know that I'm in the minority, but her colossal downfall from corporate VP to abusive girlfriend/overprotective mother is fantastic. An of course she would name her baby Astrid, or "Assturd" as Michael calls her. ROFL.

Quotes:
Dwight: Jan had the baby, and Michael wasn't there to mark it. So the baby could be anybody's. Except Michael's.

Stanley: I do not like pregnant women in my workspace. They are always complaining. I have varicose veins, too. I have swollen ankles; I’m constantly hungry. You think my nipples don’t get sore too? You think I don’t need to know the fastest way to the hospital?

Angela: I hope you two are very happy together. Pervert.

Michael: She smells like, old tomatoes. And dirt.

Not a great quoteable episode...

What do you think of season 4's start? Too much sap between Jim and Pam? Watch the Office on Thursday night at 9:00PM on NBC.

Survivor: Gabon -- "This Camp is Cursed" (Ep 4)

Holy cow I am way behind! Life moves too fast, doesn't it? Let's get to it.

Adios muchacho! The game has no room for losers like GC. I was seriously hoping that he wouldn't show up for the immuntiy challenge for a number of reasons. First of all, it would have been hilarious if he was at least chased down by a monkey, but also, I would have just liked to see The Jeff rip into him for being such a lame-o. Jeff has not hidden his complete lack of respect for the Fang tribe--and I agree with him. They're awful.

The elephant sighting was one of the more majestic moments thay've had in the 16 previous seasons of the show. It's not often that the players get to take part in the nature of their surroundings, instead of struggling with just the harshness of the environment and battling it out with each other.

The complete disaster that is fang is holding the editors back from showing us anything that is happening at Kota. I guess their storyline will be coming later on in the season.

A quick breakdown:
Fang
1. Matty: Best guy on fang by a landslide. His enthusiasm for Gabon is endearing. I hope he sticks around for the long hull.
2. Crystal: Her reaction to GC was fantastic. I'd never fight with her.
3. Sugar: Drop Ace now! And she'd better use the idol before it does her in.
4. Kelly: Well, at least we know she can put together full sentences now.
5. Ace: His dumb fake accent is annoying, and wow--what a wuss.
6. Kenny: I hate his stupid face.

Kota
1. Randy: His commentary is priceless. Bravo to the casting department for giving us this guy.
2. Corinne: We'll have to wait and see how losing Jacquie affects her game.
3. Marcus: Captain America saves the day...again. Throwing two pieces of fruit at once won them the challenge. This is one smart dude...
4. Dan: He'd better watch his back. All this "axis of evil" stuff isn't coming across well.
5. Bob: Where is he?
6. Charlie: Not much to say... But why did Marcus bite him on the shoulder?
7. Susie: uh...hello?

Who's going home next? What do you think of this season of survivor? Survivor: Gabon airs at 8:00PM eastern on CBS Thursdays.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Chuck vs. The Break-Up (Ep 3)


Sorry for how late this is... I've been slackin' a bit. New episode tonight so I'll make this one short.

Poor Chuck. Bryce Larkin is back to make his life miserable, and get all makie-outie with Sarah. Bryce quickly finds out, though, that Sarah isn't all OMG BRYCE YOU'RE BACK! She's more like, "Chuck and I are completely professional." NOT. Bryce sees right through it and warn's Chuck about how he is responsible for Sarah's recent lapses in judgement--the most recent mistake landing her in the hospital.

Chuck and Sarah sit in the courtyard near the fountain and have a heart-to-heart. Seriously--HOW do Ellie and Awesome afford that place they live, and is it a house or an apartment? I can't figure it out. Anyways, Chuck gives the usual "I know we can never be together my life is miserable" speech, and Sarah cries. This is bull. We KNOW they'll end up together in the end.

I honestly prefer when the show does NOT focus on the relationship stuff. It's supposed to be a comedy, and I know they're giving the characters a few more dimensions to make them likeable, but this was seriously like the whole episode. I can't even remember what the sub-plots were.

Tonight we get Nicole Richie guess starring as Sarah's nemesis, which should be interesting. Maybe she's channeling all that recent hatred for Paris Hilton and turning herself into an evil character. Should be fun!

What do you think of this season so far? Chuck airs Monday nights at 8:00PM on NBC.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

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WATCH TONIGHT: Saturday Night Live (Hosted by Josh Brolin of the new movie W.) Don't miss Tina Fey and the REAL Sarah Palin on tonight's episode!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Heroes: "Angels and Monsters" (Ep 5)

*sigh*

Well, lets start with what we already knew:
-Something is up with Mohinder's mood swings
-Linderman isn't actually there in physical presence
-Tracy was one of three triplets--Niki (dead) and Barbara (we're yet to meet).
-Peter sucks
-Ando kills Hiro in the future

What we learned this episode:
-Mohinder is now Spiderman with a serious case of PMS. Well, more of a combination of Spiderman and those giant spiders from Eight-legged Freaks. Horrible movie.
-Papa Patrelli is not a good guy
-Linderman is actually an image being projected into the minds of Daphne, Nathan, and others by Matt Parkman's father.
-Peter sucks EVEN WORSE than we thought.
-Some of the heroes were born normal, but injected with powers. Nathan, Niki, Tracy, and some others.

Items of discussion:
-Why are Tracy's powers manifesting just now? Why not earlier? Does it have anything to do with Niki's death?
-We have never ONCE seen Angela Patrelli nervous or afraid. But man oh man, she was freaking out this time. That's not a good sign. And her dream? Disgusting.
-THE PUPPET MAN. :-O This man is the most terrifying thing they've ever had on the show. Holy crap, he gives me the hibblyjibblies. I hate puppets.
-There's no way that Ando is actually dead. But he definitely has a reason to kill Future-Hiro now. Seriously. Hiro, you are an idiot.
-Yay! Mohinder has (at least temporarily) sidelined Maya!!! All is right in Heroesville, lol.

Sorry for the weak blog for this episode. I'm a little behind, and playing catch-up.

I really do enjoy this show, but it does make me pretty angry. I don't like the direction that most of the characters are moving in, and they consistently make stupid/irrational decisions. It's like a soap opera.

What did you think of the episode? What are your predictions for the whole Papa Patrelli thing? What do you make of the 2 sides that are clearly forming? Heroes airs Monday nights @ 9:00PM on NBC.

The Office: "Business Ethics" (Ep 2)

Holly Flax (Amy Ryan) is the new Pam, so move over Beesley! I'm not sure whether the writers meant for that to happen, but EVERYONE loves Amy Ryan, and for good reasons. Pam wasn't even present in the episode, only her voice on the phone in the openner. It's interesting to see the progression these characters go through, and it's exciting to have Holly being the featured woman this season.

One thing was made very, very obvious in regards to Holly. She is indeed a complete dork, but she is NOT stupid. Michael is a dork and, lets face it, is pretty dumb. Many of the viewers have compared the two of them and argued that Holly is the female Michael. I don't see that at all anymore. It was very apparent that regardless of what people thought, Holly has a commitment to morality and takes her job seriously.

On to the episode...

Jim announces that he and Pam are engaged. No one is surprised or happy other than Michael. He may be dumb, but we all love him. His view that the office is a "family" really endears him. It may be a really naive way to think of the work place, but Michael does have a genuine love for everyone in the office, in various ways (especially now that Toby is gone).

We are then treated to a more than uncomfortable rendition of Olivia Newton John's "Lets get physical" performed by Holly and Michael. They were really creative and changed "physical" to "ethical." Lol, the awkwardness alone of them dancing around with sweatbands on their heads was enough to get me laughing. The meeting, however didn't go quite as well as planned. Holly was instructed to read from the binder...which of course is really boring. When Michael intervenes to spice it up, things get out of hand. And of course, everyone has "immunity" for whatever they say. Uh, no, Michael. No.

Kelly confesses that she downloads pirated music onto her work computer, Angela admits to reporting Oscar to INS (and she's NOT sorry), and most shocking of all...Meredith. Oh Meredith. This woman is the QUEEN of everything inappropriate and awful, but we love her, right? Well, for six years, she's been exchanging sex with the office supplies dude for discounts for the office...and Outback Steakhouse gift certificates. WHAT??????????????????

Holly, of course, throws a fit. And she should, because this is a HUGE deal. No one else seems to care, though, and Michael disagrees with Holly about the gravity of the situation. This leads to the most uncomfortable moment of the episode. Holly makes a call to the Human Resources Director at corporate--Kendall. And we all know how David Wallace (DM CFO) feels about Kendall. Well, we all know why. He berates Holly for making a big deal out of nothing, and poor Holly is left to be a minority with her ideals. :( WE LOVE YOU HOLLY!

The best part of the episode was the side story involving Jim and Dwight. FINALLY--another prank! I've missed seeing these two interact in a more jovial way. Dwight states that he NEVER steals company time, which inspires Jim to carry around a stopwatch to time all of the time that Dwight wastes arguing with various people in the office. Just to tempt him, he talks with Andy about Battlestar Galactica (getting it confused with Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and every other nerd-fest sci-fi show or move). Fantastic. And Dwight is obviously pained, but won't quit working to argue. He even takes it as far as peeing in a bottle under his desk! Woah, dude, keep the bottle in a drawer or something. However, the company time argument doesn't keep him from a 20 minute tryst with Angela...who really needs to just dump Andy already. Poor Andy.

Anyways, enough summary. Let's get to the good stuff-- QUOTES! =D

Ryan: Ok, elephant in the room. Let's talk about it. Do I regret what I did? Of course I do. Even though it was an amazing ride, and I'll give you an example. Anyone see Survivor season six? Anyone know Joanna on that show? In New York City, I hooked up with a girl who looked exactly like that. Indistinguishable. So...
Michael: Ok. Well done. Good speech Ryan, you're a good guy.

Ok, Joanna is NOT that attractive. This was totally random and had me ROLLING.

Kelly: Why is ok for smokers to take breaks all the time? If I want to go outside and hang out once an hour, then I'll just take up smoking. I'll do it. I don't care.
Meredith: I'll smoke with you. I got a bag of cigars in my purse.

Michael: You need to be Robin Williams and M. Night Shyamalan. You need to be Robin Shyamalan.

Michael: You are a thief of joy. [in reference to Dwight]

Angela: I once reported Oscar to the INS. Turns out he's clean, but I'm glad I did it.

Meredith: Exchange of steak. Have you ever had sirloin steak, honey?

Meredith: There's not a lot of fruit in those looms.
Micheal: Ughh! For the love of God we're trying to help you... stupid bag.

Michael: Istn't it? Yeah, it's kind of... business/romantic. So you're from Des Moines?
Holly: Mmm.
Michael: Wow, that sounds so... warm.

Jim: Story's kinda bland. It's about this guy named Dumbledore Calrissian who needs to return the ring back to Mordor.
Andy: Really? That doesn't sound right. [About Battlestar Galactica]

*sigh* good stuff.

What are your thoughts on the episode? What do you think will happen next? The Office airs on Thursdays at 9:00pm on NBC.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Amazing Race: "Did you push my sports bra off the ledge?" (Ep 3)

Lots of stuff going on this episode. Let’s get to it.

Before the race even starts for the day, the Divorcees are already bringing out their claws. I’m beginning to understand why they’re divorced… wowzers. One of them apparently thinks that Starr pushed her sports bra off a ledge at the hotel where they were staying the night. OH NOES. SHE DIDN’T. That has such a HUGE effect on the outcome of the race! NO WAY. Like OMG guys, O. M. G. *Passes out from shock.* As my friend so adequately put it, WHY was her underwear out on the ledge for any nudging at all? Keep it on the body or in the closet please ladies. And really—if that’s the criteria for making enemies…I’d have billions. BILLIONS.

Anyways, the teams are off to La Paz, Bolivia! Huzzah for high altitudes with no air! They are forced to stay overnight at the Simon Bolivar statue and wait for a clue that will appear in the newspaper the next morning. The blondes (who are really the comic highlight of the season) aren’t thrilled about the hard ground, but at least they’re “sleeping next to Simon Bo-LEE-VARRRR.” ROFL. They’re so oblivious it’s almost endearing.

At this point, Nick wants to repair this tiff between them and the Divorcees about the bra thing. They’re like “WHATEVER. This is a HUGE deal! Like, I can’t believe that she did that! We hate you, and we don’t forgive you. Because her pushing my bra off the ledge is going to make us lose.” Please. Stop. Talking.

They find the ad in the paper for a hat sale, where they must go and buy a hat to be used later on in the episode. They receive their next clue at that hat shop, and it instructs them to WALK ON FOOT to the Detour. Not all teams read so great… DUN Dun dun… The nerds and Terence/Sarah hop in a taxi and head off. But wait. WAIT! Sarah reads the clue again and is all “WE HAVE TO GO BACK! WE HAVE TO GO BACK!!!” She seriously needs to shut up, I can’t take it. I was so sad she realized it. Unfortunately for the nerds, they noticed much later on in the race.

U-Turn drama at the Detour. Teams can either ride strange wooden bikes down a huge hill or walk through town collecting marching band members along the way. Most teams opt for the biking, which turns out to be sort of bumpy and complicated. On the bikes, the Divorcees are all like “OMG girl, we’ve GOT to U-turn Nick and Starr! They are so not our BFFs. She messed with my bra!” What-flippin’-ever chica. Get over it. Starr and Nick of course pass them going down the hill, which was totally satisfying.

On their way down, they pass team Boresville (aka Aja and Ty), who has the personality of a turtle watching paint dry. There’s like nothing there people. Anyways, Starr is like “please guys, we don’t want to be the mean ones. U-turn the divorcees, please.” And Aja of course says nothing because she’s almost incapable of speech. In one anti-climactic moment, the U-turn went unused.

Down with the marching bands, the frat boys are stressing out because they’re too high-strung about how slow their band is moving. I LOVED it when the blondes passed them and were dancing and waving about, completely clueless to the fact that it was a race, but still moving faster than the frats. Fantastic.

Now comes the hilariously good part. Not only were they dressed up as wrestlers a la Nacho Libre, but they were fighting short little Bolivian women in skirts. This is priceless. Ken and Tina arrive first and finish quickly, and their off to the pitstop. The Nerds and Blondes arrive early, but struggle with the routine. As the other teams begin to arrive, the same scene plays out each time, but it’s just as hilarious with every flip and kick. I’m TOTALLY moving to Bolivia, lol.

While sitting and waiting, Aja discovers her ability to speak and mentions to Divorcee #1 that Starr asked her to U-turn them. Oh Aja, you finally speak, and I now I hate you. LEAVE BRO/SIS ALONE. GOSH.

Of course the Divorcees are last, and they’re super angry with Nick and Starr because of the whole bra and almost-U-turn situation. Seriously girls, I hope you have bigger problems in your lives. “OMG girl, I’m totally going to confront her. If we leave, I’m gunna cuss her out at the finish…blah blah blah.” I cannot stand these women.

But wait. OH NOES. The Nerds have incurred a 30 minute penalty for taking the taxi when they were supposed to walk. Therefore they are eliminated from the race, and the bra-obsessors stick around. Ugh. Had the Nerds finished the Road Block in better time, they would still be in the race without a doubt. It’s really too bad, but that’s what carelessness gets you in the Amazing Race.

I’m still rooting for Nick/Starr and Toni/Dallas. The Blondes have made it into my top three just for entertainment value and comedy. Them as a final three would be great!

What did you think of the whole bra situation? Who are you rooting for? The Amazing Race airs on CBS Sunday nights at 8:00 pm eastern time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Survivor: Gabon--"It was like Christmas morning!" (Ep 4)

Ken and GC suck. It's not that Jacquieieie added much to the game, it's more so that I can't stand to look at their faces anymore. I mean, it was definitely a good move for Ken to pick Kelly as he knew that she was unpopular and would probably jump to his side, but seriously. I hate Ken. Poor Ken, he's my object of completely irrational hatred this season. Last season was Jason Siska, but I'm sorry--that's completely justified.

Anyway, ON TO THE DRAMA. The tribal rankings were very interesting. I really wish we'd seen more of it. It would have been very interesting to see how the players reacted when their status was revealed. I really wish we'd seen it. Bob is going to come back and bite them in the butt. Ranked THIRD on Kota and picked almost last? Hm...that's not going to make him happy.

Jacquieie could have done a lot more to save herself. Turning on the waterworks only does so much, and it's certainly not going to be enough to change the minds of Ken and GC, who have literally no soul. She could have argued that Sugar could potentially have the idol, and that she was super tight with Ace--which she didn't do. She could have offered a spot or 2 in the Onion Alliance, which she didn't do. So meh, she wasn't going to win anyways.

1. Corinne: This girl is OWNING.
2. Randy: Great challenge performance, awesome commentary. Best casting job in a while.
3. Dan: Genuinely nice guy, but totally naive about this game. It should be interesting to see how he connects with his new tribe.
4. Marcus: Captain America at it again. He and Randy made a great team.
5. Bob: Looks like Bill Nye is underrated. I think that'll work for him.
6. Matty: Best of the Fang tribe now by far. He could be in trouble though, because his alliance is all on the other side.
7. Charlie: Supposedly a Survivor fan, but his only storyline is his crush on Marcus. GET IN THE GAME.
8. Sugar: She's cute and fun, but probably not long for the game. I can see her wasting the idol.
9. Susie: Hard worker, low key. She's going deep, lol.
10. Crystal: She was more fun early on, but then she alligned herself with those 2 pathetic excuses for human beings.
11. Kelly: She's a whiner, but I just find her humorous. It's like she thinks she deserves to be treated well by others. Pfft...
12. Ace: FAKE ACCENT. I HATE IT.
13. GC: He's just really immature. He would get along with Mookie from the Fiji season. I hated that season.
14. Ken: I can't even stand the sight of this dude. His adams apple in HD is going to give me nightmares, and when he talks, he sounds like one of those creepy kids from a horror movie. *Shudders* I just want him gone...now.

What did you think of this latest episode? Did Fang make the right move booting Jacqueieie over Kelly? Survivor: Gabon airs Thursday nights at 8:00pm on CBS.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Heroes: One of Us, One of Them (Ep 4)

So the love/hate continues...

It looks like we're going to be "treated" to YET ANOTHER previously dead person coming back to the show next week. COME ON. And Adam coming BACK?!! This is killing me. I can't get over how much I really DON'T like about this show, but somehow still manage to still want to watch it.

Someone needs to explain to me how this future peter/present peter relationship is working out. I thought that Peter had acquired Claire's ability, and therefore couldn't die. Ugh, I'm so confused. And WHY would he want Sylar's power if he can just naturally absorb other people's? Sylar has to chop heads to get powers, Peter just gets them.

In general, they HAVE to stop messing with time travel. They ALWAYS ruin everything. Just stay where you are, and everything will be peachy. GOSH. It almost seems like the show is more about time travel these days, and less about the abilities. I don't really know what to make of it, but time travel allows for some very significant holes in the plot.

Technically, can't they ALWAYS go back and change the past, so the future is different? So why do they even worry about the future? They're all so concerned with what happens later that they don't even realize that things can be changed (like Peter shot Nathan). Add to it that no one actually dies, and you have a pretty stress-free life as a hero.

Matt Parkman: Dumb and boring character. I'd be fine if he died and stayed dead. STAYED DEAD. And I don't really buy the pairing with Daphne. She looks like a teenager.

Maya: Looks like she's just the nagging girlfriend now. Great...as if she wasn't AWFUL enough.

Mohinder: look what you did, now you're frickin' VOLDEMORT. seriously--what the HECK was that?

Sylar: What the what? I don't know what to make of Sylar. Is he good, is he bad? PICK A SIDE DANGIT. I hope he kicks the crap out of peter at some point this season. And who, by chance, would be the father of his little boy 4 years from now? There's a step missing, because usually it takes more than 4 years for a complete psychopath to turn into a normal dude that someone would actually have a relationship with. Unless she's a psychopath.

I'm thinking there's a chance that it could be Claire, which is horrifyingly illegal.

Peter: He feels the need to "save the world" ALL THE TIME, but yet he's the one causing pretty much ALL of the problems. Out of all the characters, he's by far the dumbest. I do not like that he's the new Sylar either. ANGER!

Claire: I like evil Claire. It's much better than over-dramatic teenage claire. Now if she could just eliminate present Peter from the picture, the world would be a much better place. I know, it can't happen... Milo Venimiglia is the only reason women watch this show, lol. But if she turns out to be Sylar's baby mama, I think I might just explode.

Trikbarbsica: Yes...that is officially her name now. Did anyone else notice the villain dude with the glasses that died in the bank in that picture with her?! I can't same I'm shocked that she's ending up with Nathan...but I won't be surprised if they find out their related later on. DRAMA ENSUES!

Nathan: He had to go all Beautiful Mind on us now, huh? and WHAT HAPPENED to his wife and children? He seems completely unconcerned with them. I know he's divorced, but hello...CHILDREN.

Mama Patrelli: I like her, even though she's NUTS.

Molly:
Please--PLEASE go away.

Daphne:
meh. I'd rather have more Elle/Veronica Mars than Daphne.

Hiro and Ando: They're SO annoying. Not endearing at all like he used to be. That will change I'm sure though. And digging up Adam? Yeah, not the smartest move. People on this show are always doing stupid things and asking ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS. It makes me crazy. Seriously.

HRG aka Noah Bennet: anyone notice that Sylar named his kid Noah? I'm thinking HRG is dead in the future, and Sylar names his kid after his former partner. Sad day. I wouldnt' be surprised if he's killed by some dude that is angry at the company.

Adam Monroe: DEAD. DIE. please?
Linderman: see above
Whoever comes back next week: see above.

WHERE is veronica mars?

So as you can see--I get pretty passionate about heroes. Why is it that everything always happens the wrong way? Why are all fo these people so dumb?! It drives me to irrational levels of anger. I know it's just a tv show...right? Ugh.

What do you think of the future in Heroesville? It doesn't look too promising. Who do you think is returning next week? I personally think it's going to be Papa Patrelli, but I have no idea. Of course they HAVE to bring people back from the dead. What about Hiro's father, or Niki and D.L.? Heroes airs Monday nights on NBC at 9:00 Eastern Time.

The Biggest Loser (Ep 4)

Blogging for this show is going to be a little intermittent. It's on a couple of times a week right now, and it isn't really my first choice when it comes to TV. That said, people ARE losing weight. Just about all the contestants look significantly thinner than the last time I watched.

Last week, Daddy Yellow went home, leaving his daughter Coleen to represent the yellows. Gillian has no dudes left. Probably because they didn't want to put up with her incessant yelling, cursing, and screaming. She may want to take lessons from Bob, who is much calmer in his approach. He gets the results.

Some Highlights:
-I'm really rooting for Philip and Amy (the reds). They're the husband/wife team with the autistic son. They just seem to be very focused and compassionate people, and this competition is going to be excellent for their family.
-Both the purples have attitude problems, and if they don't get over it, they're gonners.
-Vicky and Brady won a care-package from home. I'm all about these teams that are losing weight to be a good example for their kids. Heavy Weights is all to real these days. I love that movie, though.

What did you think of the episode? The vote-out sends ONE family member home tonight on NBC.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chuck vs. the Seduction (Ep 2)

Chuck is not a happy camper. The Intersect was blown to bits, so now he's stuck playing spies while the CIA begins building a new one...again. As it turns out, the key card that Chuck recovered last week contained a virus planted by Fulcrum to destroy the computer. Sad day for the CIA.

There were three stories meshing together, all involving some sort of seduction. Well...2 out of the three. The first two were just minor sideplots. The first was Lester's new position as the assistant Manager at the Buy More, and his lack of control of the tech staff. Shocking that no one will listen... He's really not much different than Morgan. This was really just for comic relief, and didn't really relate to much.

The second plot involved Ellie and Awesome, who feel that the spark has disappeared a bit from their relationship. Which isn't good because they're supposed to get married at some point this season. Awesome goes to Chuck for advice, but of course Chuck is out on a mission, so he talks to Morgan...who has been obsessed with Ellie since he hit puberty. He know EVERYTHING about her. Uh, yeah right. This is Morgan we're talking about. Awesome ends up planning a date comprised of Klondike bars and Sister Act, and Ellie isn't thrilled. Yep, Awesome's not feelin' so awesome, and ends up on the couch.

The primary story of course revolved around Chuck and his on-again/off-again thing with Sarah. Women... geez, what can you do? Poor guy. Anyways, it turns out that there is another key card for the Intersect, and its keeper is a woman they call the "Black Widow" because she has a nasty habit of terminating any man she happens to... well, you know. So it's up to Chuck to seduce her and find the keycard. Chuck...seduce. Uh...this is gonna be good.

To help train Chuck in the art of seduction, they bring in guest star John Larroquette...who hasn't been in that much. He's a ledgendary former agent named Roan who has quite a way with women. Unfortunately he's drunk and passed out quite frequently. Sarah insists that Chuck is charming enough on his own, and doesn't need the help of a washed up joke of an agent. We all know she's just trying to cover the fact that she's got Chuckmania, if you know what I mean, lol.

Anyways, Chuck mixes the advice from both Sarah and Roan, and manages (of course) to get Sarah and Casey captured, while he escapes with the keycard...or Sipher, whatever they call it. He's got a choice--go after Casey (I don't think he's thinking about Casey much) and Sarah, or let them die and keep the sipher. Well, Chuck being the gentleman that he is puts together a plan and ends up saving both Sarah and Casey, all while keeping the sipher. Way to go Agent Chuck!

So he finally decides to go after sarah, and opens the door...


...


... AND OMG! Who is standing there???! BRYCE LARKIN?!?! Poor, poor Chuck. Bryce shows up to ruin his life once again. Tune in next week to see Chuck and Bryce fight over Sarah. I wonder how Casey feels...

Chuck airs on Monday nights before Heroes at 8:00pm eastern on NBC

Heroes: One of Us, One of Them (Ep 3)

Well well well, we've got some interesting stuff going on in the Heroes universe. LOTS of stuff going down. First, some main points:

-Hiro is getting on my nerves. He IS very self-righteous, and has no reason to drag Ando around. And he's got a habit of having LAME storylines.
-I'm convinced that Claire's bio-mom is going to burn down the Bennett residence. I mean, come on. How can it not happen? She's very fiery, lol. And they've already burned their old house to a crisp...why not the new one?
-I'm sorry, but Tracy is on the wrong set. The Stepford Wives was a while ago.
-While they say that Sylar doesn't eat people's brains...I still think he does. All this talk about "the hunger," and "feeding." It's total Silence of the Lambs stuff. Creeps. Me. Out.
-As much as I hate Maya, I might hate Matt Parkman even more.
-No Veronica Mars? :o(

Tracy can now be her own character because we DID get to see a dead Niki/Jessica body in the casket. Poor Michah, losing both of his parents when everyone else in Heroesville gets to be resurected. Where's Mohinder with Claire's vial of blood this time? Anyway, she visits Micah and learns that she and Niki were born the same day in the same hospital, by the same Doctor. Apparently there are a lot of Niki/Jessica/Tracy's floating aroun dout there because Dr. Zimmerman answers the door and says "Barbara?" So there's a Barabara floating around out there...which IF they were all the same woman, would be named something like... hm... Trikbarbsica. Holy crap. Apparently Dr. Z "created" all these women, hence my reference to the Stepford Wives.

In teenage-land, Claire isn't peachy keen with being a victim all the time. She wants to learn how to fight so that she can take some revenge on Sylar. I wonder how she's going to react when she finds out daddy dearest is now partnered with the brain-eater. Cue the fire at the Bennett home please, lol. She's taken some top secret files (that of course, were left in plain site in the kitchen), and I think she's going to go try her hand at some hand-to-hand combat. This seems to fit with what we saw from her in episode one when she tried to shoot Future Peter.

Speaking of Future Peter, he's taken Present Peter--AGAIN. And this time I think Present Peter is going WITH Future Peter to the future. Tim Kring--YOU'RE KILLING ME. Haven't you seen Back to the Future? Once the future changes, Future Peter must start to fade, and then DISAPPEAR. Go rent it Tim Kring, it's a classic.

We're being faced with some interesting stuff, though. There's a classic good/evil battle going on inside many of the characters:
-Claire is struggling with her desire to use her powers for the good, but also wants to take revenge on those who have hurt her. As she is indestructable and no longer has the deterance of pain, she's really got nothing stopping her from becoming a power-crazy villain.
-Noah Bennett (aka HRG) is struggling like Claire with his desire to do good, but will stop at nothing to protect his family. He's being forced to work with Sylar, but still wants to take him out.
-Sylar is struggling with this "hunger," (again the brain-eating reference), to kill and acquire new abilities. But apparently deep down, and I think this has more to do with Mama Patrelli mind-control, he wants to do good. But let's face it, Sylar will always be a villain.
-Hiro is becoming increasingly arrogant and paranoid. His control of Ando (and Ando's resistance to that control) was forshadowed when Hiro visited the future and saw Future Ando kill Future Hiro with red lightning balls. Something tells me Hiro and Ando aren't going to remain BFF's for much longer.

What do you make of all of this symbolism? Anyone have any thoughts as to the plot of the new season? Heroes airs Monday nights on NBC at 9:00pm eastern time.

The Amazing Race: Do you like American Candy? (Ep 2)

Week two of the Amazing Race kept us in Brazil. I don’t usually like it as much when they keep them in the same county. Give us something different, eh? Here’s a quick team ranking:

1) Nick and Starr: Again, gotta root for the bro/sis team. They actually work quite well together. I’d like to see them win.
2) Toni and Dallas: They showed themselves to be nice people, but to Terence and Sarah? Please. BLEH. I wish they would have run them over with their taxi. Ugh.
3) Ken and Tina: They fight quite a bit…but it’s entertaining and they’re in it to win it.
4) The Nerds: I don’t have all the names down quite yet. Yay, they’re good with computers. Shocking. :-o
5) The Blondes: These girls are SO STUPID. They’ve got maybe one more leg, I’d say. They do provide quite a few laughs though. I think it's hilarious that they're trying to bribe people off with candy! The ticket counter dude looked pretty amused himself.
6) The Divorcees: They wasted SO much time looking for the container! Even digging in the sand?! Then they didn’t keep their taxi, which held them back even further… If they don’t start actually reading the clues, they are going to be out very quickly. Keep on diggin’ honey, there’s nothing down there, lol.
7) Aja and Ty: The only reason I remember these two is because they are from Michigan (WOOT). Other than that, they are the dullest team still in the race.
8) The Fratboys: Please, someone grow them a brain. They just don’t have it together.
9) Terence and Sarah: These two people are complete babies. There’s really no other way to describe them. In the first minute of the episode, Terence hit his head on the trunk of the taxi and immediately started throwing a fit. Sarah immediately starts cooing at him, dabbing up the “scrape,” and blowing on his forehead. “They didn’t even say ‘hi’ to us!” OH NO. THE WORLD IS OVER! Seriously, and his STUPID HAIR. Words cannot describe my dislike for these two people.

Teams had to either find a specific container at a shipyard (yes, the divorcees were combining the two Detour options, lol), or push a little boat 100 yards over sand using two logs to roll it to the shoreline. Only the Nerds chose the containers, and it kept them at the front of the pack. For the Road Block, teams had to discover the location of the next pit stop on a wall of Portuguese graffiti (which was super lame). The Nerds and Ken/Tina flew right through it coming in 1st and 2nd place. The whole challenge was just boring to watch, and many teams just cheated by hanging out and listening for other teams to get the answer right. Lets…not do that one again please.

And we said goodbye to…I can’t even remember their names!!! Oh, that's right. Anthony and Stephanie. There is no reason why these people should have been this far behind. They just didn’t have the motivation, I guess. They wanted to make money so they could start a family. Well, here’s an idea: GET A JOB. The race clearly wasn’t their thing.

During the race, we got to listen to them insult the taxi driver unintentionally, blather on about how awful living in Brazil must be, and go on and on about the money…these people have clearly never traveled anywhere, and they were not certainly not embracing the experience. The race is better off without them.

What did you think of last night’s episode? Who are you rooting for? The Amazing Race airs Sunday nights on CBS at 8:00pm eastern time.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

SNL: Anne Hathaway


I have to admit, when I saw that Anne Hathaway was going to host, I wasn't all that excited. She's been in some so-so stuff (although I did enjoy Get Smart), but she's never been funny in any movie I've seen her in. I would be willing to throw out that I was pleasantly surprised. This season of SNL is actually really good. It's probably due to election parody, but hey, I'm not complaining.

The funniest sketch for me was the openner: A Lawrence Welk segment featuring 4 singing sisters. Kristen Wiig again...Man oh man she is comedic gold. Rather then try to explain it, I'll just show it to you:



"Was her forehead really big or was I just lookin' through a couple o' bubbles?" Litterally had me in tears. I was rolling. =D

Other humorous sketches included Andy Samberg as Mark Wahlberg who talks to animals (spot on!), another of Andy's crazy digital shorts featuring odd competitions between he and Kristen Wiig, and of course, the return of Tina Fey to play Sarah Palin for the Vice Presidential debate... which probably would have been a lot funnier had I actually seen the debate. A lot of that stuff just went way over my head.

Another highlight for Hathaway portrayed her as Mary Poppins in a totally different way. Who knew that Supercalifragelisticexpialodocious (spelling anyone?) was a sexually transmitted diseas of the liver?! LOL.

The Killers were a great musical guest. I really like their music. Many of tonights clips can be found at Hulu.com.

What did you think of the episode? Are you getting tired of all the political stuff? What was your favorite sketch of the night? Saturday Night Live airs on Saturdays (duh) at 11:30pm eastern.

Without a Trace: 22 x 42 (Ep 2)

I have to admit, so far I'm not feeling this season. I suppose I just feel a little far removed from the show. They're doing an excellent job of making us hate the new guy. He even LOOKS like a weasel...

Anyways, this episode's missing woman was an executive who was involved in some kind of business. That really wasn't made clear. Apparently the company owned an apartment for an undeclared reason, and employees would use it for their own personal "business." In other words, the company was paying for an apartment so they could all have affairs. Isn't a hotel room cheaper? This is dumb. Also, Ms. Sarah Kent is the only one with the key. How lame can this get? Ugh, it's SO DUMB.

So Sarah is dating a judge, who is married. Duh. These people are ridiculous. She gets kidnapped by some dudes she met at a club. I'm not going to go into the details of this episode, because it was total lamesville. It turns out, the judge was involved in her kidnapping, and she gets away when Agent Spade shoots the bad guys. Then goes home to her baby. What a mom!

Ugh, if this show continues down this dumb track, I'm not going to watch anymore. I take back what I said about this show having heart.

What did you think of the episode? Do you think this show is in danger of cancellation? What do you think of the new guy? Without A Trace airs at 10:00 pm eastern time on Tuesday nights.

Survivor: Gabon- She Obviously is Post-Op! (Ep3)

Things are heating up in Gabon! The game is appearing to level out between the two tribes for the time being. Who would have EVER thought that the Thong (aka Fang) tribe would come away with any victory at all? I was shocked…like, for serious. While they did manage to pull out not one, but TWO challenge victories, they are still a horrendous tribe full of mostly unlikable people. Our opening scene shows us that GC is a very immature kid who whines a lot, and Randy thinks he’s an idiot. So do we Randy, so do we. Thanks for being the voice of reason! Randy rocks, by the way.

The reward challenge was one of my favorites, last seen in the Cook Islands. Candice--*swoons*--totally OWNED this challenge and I have loved it ever since, lol. One tribe member wraps themselves around a pole, and two people from the other tribe must rip them off it and drag them through a field of mud and cross a line. The first tribe to three wins. Well, Ace was in Kota-self-destruction mode and was like “hey Paloma, you should go.” Very. Bad. Idea. At this point, Kota was up one point and only needed 2 more. It was just a reward, and it got Ace exactly what he wanted. Paloma was ripped right off that pole and dragged across the line in less than a minute. “Hey everyone! Look how weak Paloma is!”

Thong comes away with a win due to the utter beastliness of Crystal, the former Olympic track runner. She’s huge. HUGE! Anyways, back at camp, Ace made sure to point out how pathetic Paloma was. Hm, I wonder who it was that said she should go out there. ACE. Ace bothers me, and not even because I liked Paloma. He’s just phony.

Over at Exile Dock (lets face it…there’s no island), Jessica (I can’t call her Sugar…it’s stupid) is on the hunt for the immunity idol. Apparently she pulls her strength from her father, who passed away. She cries a lot, but who are we to judge? Bada-bing-bada-boom, she finds the idol in like a half hour. The buzz online says that Dan (last week’s exiler) should feel stupid, but in reality, Jessica’s clue gave her a map, and Dan just got the words. That’s a pretty big clue, lol. *Don’t tell Ace about the idol! Don’t tell Ace about the idol!* CRAPDANGIT. I just died a little inside. WHY JESSICA WHY?!

The immunity challenge looked like SO MUCH FUN. Who doesn’t love a slip-n-slide? They shot down the slide into the water to gather puzzle pieces, and brought them back so that Bill Nye the Science Guy (aka Bob) and Annoying Gamer Dweeb (aka Ken) could do the math puzzle to open a box. Kota has a HUGE lead, but apparently Bill Nye doesn’t do math. Even though he’s a Physics teacher. Mmhmmm. Annoying Gamer Dweeb wins it for Thong and dances around like a buffoon. He bothers me in so many ways.

Chaos ensues over at Kota, where Paloma discusses how she’s going to “prounce” on Ace. I guess pounce+trounce=prounce? Hmm, I’ll have to ask Bob. OH WAIT! He sucks at math… Paloma first talked to mute Kelly about how much she hates Ace, and we the viewers are all agreed with her. Then she went to Corinne, who I’m convinced is the one running the show strategically, and put up a pretty decent fight.

At tribal council, we get some mindless drivel coming out of Kelly for the first time. I liked her better when I thought she was a mute. We also learn that Ace is not Paloma’s hero, and that they may have been brother and sister in another life “A thousand years ago…in another world…WHEN I’M DEAD.” Best survivor quote in a long, LONG, time, lol. Unfortunately for Paloma and Corinne, the rest of the Onion Alliance (Marcus, Charlie, Jacquieieie, and somewhat Bob) won’t buy it. Paloma goes home with a 7-2 vote. Kelly is such a waste, she doesn’t even know how to vote right.

What do you think of Ace? Is his accent real? Who are you pulling for? Survivor: Gabon airs on CBS at 8:00 eastern on Thursday nights.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Amazing Race: Episode 1

Well we're off around the world again for another race! This multiple-Emmy winning show is definitely worth watching, even if you're opposed to the whole reality-tv genre. Let's give this season's teams a quick rundown based on the first episode:

The Family Teams:
1. Nick and Starr: This is a brother sister/team that is inexperienced when it comes to travel. They latched onto Ken and Tina and are referring to them as "mom and dad." Hey, whatever works.
2. Toni and Dallas: A mother/son team that really gets along. Dallas is supportive of his mom, but she's going to have to pick up the pace as the race progresses. I like them a lot.

I'm always pulling for the family teams, because in 12 previous seasons, a brother/sister or parent/child team is yet to win.

The Dating/Fighting couples:
3. Ken and Tina: Your resident almost-divorced team for the season. Turns out, Ken cheated on her. *wags finger* She, however, is quite beastly. My favorite quote came from Tina when trying to flag down a taxi: "KENNY! USE YOUR WHISTLE!" lol.
4. Terence and Sarah: Sarah, apparently, is on the race to make friends, and Terence doesn't think that she should talk to anyone besides him. EVER. They're both unstable freaks and I hate them, lol.
5. Aja and Ty: This couple could potentially be very boring. We didn't get much from them this episode.
6. Anthony and Stephanie: SNORES. They barely said a word and finished near the end of the pack. LAME.
7. Arthur and Anita: OMG Rupert's parents! Has there ever been a more grotesque individual?! Ok, so they're not really his parents, but they look like they could be...with all that hair and the tiedye. Too old, too slow.

The Friends Teams:
8. Mark and Bill: These two comic nerds look extremely similar to the guys that do Mythbusters on the Discovery Channel. But they're fun and I think they'll do well.
9. Andrew and Dan: A couple of frat boys that are quite nerdy themselves. They just seem really immature like they're going to freak out about every little thing. Not my favorite early on...
10. Brooke and Marissa: They just HAVE to be blonde with names like that. They were really, really dull. Why is it a requirement that on this show all blondes must wear pink at all times?
11. Kelly and Christy: Yes, they decided to go under the title "Divorcees." Pretty much they probably just hate men in general. #10 and 11 are pretty much the same. Hot girls in their mid-20s.

The Race:
They raced from Los Angeles to Salvador, Brazil. They had to push a cart through the town and climb up stairs/down a 250-ft. rope ladder.

I kind of thought the end was predictable. No shocker that the oldies went first. But they didn't even really even try to create suspense. I like most of the teams, and I'm excited about the new sesason.

What are your thoughts? What teams do you like? Who do you want to win? I'm pulling for the fam teams. The Amazing Race airs Sunday nights at 8:00pm eastern time.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Chuck Versus the First Date: Episode 1


Sorry for the late blog, I'm a little behind. I even missed Heroes last night! :-o Sad day. That blog will come sometime tomorrow. Anyways, ONWARD.

I don't know about you guys, but I missed Chuck. I was a little worried after the writers strike that this show would be one of the casualties. But, lucky for us we get a whole new season of the Buy More and the ever-so-serious Agent Casey.

Now, last season ended with the creation of a new Intersect supercomputer, and Casey was instructed to "eliminate" Chuck. OH NOES! Also, we can't forget about the very elusive and mysterious Bryce Larkin (Yes, his name is awesome. I just want you all to know that his coolness is absolutely based on my life. It's a fact.... Dangit, gotta get over to wikipedia...). Bryce had gone into deep cover with the evil organization "Fulcrum" to try to dissolve it from the inside. That's going to come up later.

SO the season begins with poor Chuck dangling from a building with that dude that barfed flies from The Green Mile. Not a good place to be. He's got a keycard for the new Intersect, and fly-barfer wants it. Luckily, guess who shows up to save the day? SARAH AND CASEY! With the keycard in safe keeping, Chuck is informed that he's being let go, and Sarah tells him he's awesome and can do whatever he wants. But we like him at the Buy More... And little does he know that Casey (while not happy about it), is all set to take him out, cajun style. (ok, not really).

Ellie and Awesome couldn't be happier, but Morgan is shocked and disappointed because Chuck turns down the assistant manager position down. WHERE ARE YOU GOING CHUCK? YOU. CAN'T. LEAVE. We also discover that the Weinerlicious has had a bit of an upgrade, it's now a futuristic orange smoothy joint. I, as well as Chuck, voiced my opinion that I missed the "Bavarian charm" of the older place. Yes, I talk to my TV. I do have a life. Dangit. But hey, he finally gets a REAL DATE from Sarah, and she DOESN'T BRING HER GUN. This can't end well. Sarah should just attach her gun to her hand permanantly.

Things get broken up as they are surrounded at the restaurant, and the keycard is stolen. So much for freedom/death for Chuck... Unless they can get it back. And--to make a long story short, Morgan saves Chuck by talking over the speaker phone about Call of Duty, and Chuck recovers the keycard. I can't give away everything...

Chuck is going to be free/dead indeed. But wait! The keycard is really a virus from Fulcrum, and it blows up the new intersect! Which therefore means Chuck is not free, but that's good because now Casey doesn't have to kill him! Yay! Not that he would have anyway. We all know that Casey is just a big softie.

So we're off to new adventures with Chuck! And things are only going to get better! We've got guest stars galore coming, from Nicole Richie to BUSTER BLUTH (!!!!) to Cory Matthews... It's gonna be great! What did you think of the premier?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Knight Rider: Episode 1

Ok, people, sorry for the delay on this one. Out of all of my shows, this one is the lowest priority. I have to admit it, sadly I'm not familiar with the original Knight Rider, so I can't compare this new version with it. All I can say is that the older one with the Hoff is probably much, much better.

The scene opens with this guy (on the left) at a party looking for a "package." Meanwhile there's a girl in a storage room somewhere with a bunch of computers. Wow, high tech, eh? And of course, they're both talking to KITT, they're overly tricked-out Ford mustang that sometimes turns into a truck/"attack mode" vehicle. Seriously, straight out of the Transformers.

There's some shooting and a chase scene where a missile is fired at the car, which of course doesn't blow up, but just stays on fire. And for some reason, they can't put the fire out because it could kill them do to heat unbalance or something cheesy like that. So what does the beloved Mike Trace and his chica do? Strip down, lol. Because it's getting so hot. This is killing me. Seriously.

Things continue with relationship drama and a faked death, and OMG there's a traitor in the administration! OH NOES. And Mike Trace changes his name to Michael Knight. Wow, that's a big change there dude.

This show has a nasty habit of stealing it's plot from every other show ever.
-Apparently the car can sense a rise in hormone levels in Mike, and other evidence of sexual arousal (WHAT?) whenever the girl gets in the car with him. *YOINK* thanks AGAIN Transformers the movie!

-Mike Trace fought in Iraq and can't remember his past, but he still knows how to do all of these skills. Why hello Jason Bourne, *YOINK*, thanks for the plotline!

-Next we hear that he was formerly engaged this chica he's running around with, but can't remember that either. *YOINK* Thanks Sydney Bristow and the Alias writers!

In general, I just thought this show was kind of lame. If you want to watch a goofy spy show on NBC, stick to Chuck (which premiers TONIGHT! YAY!). Chuck is much funnier and in general, the acting and storylines are better and more original.

Any Knight Rider fans out there? What do you think of the new show?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

SNL: Anna Faris

Tonight, Saturday night live was hosted by the absolutely fantastic Anna Faris. She doesn't always pick the best movies to be in, because she's very, very funny. My favorite performance of hers has to be The Hot Chick with Rob Schneider; it's a hilarious movie.

While I have been encouraged so far with the humor on SNL, I feel that they're underusing their hosts. The first episode with Michael Phelps was understandable--he's not an actor. A couple of the newer members have been taking on roles...and they just aren't that funny. There were a couple of sketches tonight that Anna would have portrayed better.

I unfortunately missed the beginning, so I have no thoughts on that. I jumped in on yet another painful CNN debate/political satire between John McCain and Barack Obama. Snores. You can only do the same gimmicks so many times. Move on please.

Keenan Thompson got quite a lot of screentime for this episode. I can't help thinking of D2: Mighty Ducks and his "knucklepuck" shot. Wow, those were the days. Tonight, he played a stained wedding dress salesman and a hitman/soft-hearted/Monday Night Football fan date for Anna Faris out on a boat. Yeah, he just memorized her facebook profile. Oh the changes that social networking has made to American Society...

But the most important part of the episode is the return of the recurring Deep House Dish sketch starring Keenan and Andy Samberg as the ever so trendy, techno-loving DJ Dynasty Handbag and his verbose buddy T-Shane. Unfortunately for T-shane, he discovered the hard way that smart cars don't have a back seat and was left with a lop-sided mowhawk. They moved right from that into Kristin Wig as some girl with an album called "Turn your stink out." This one wasn't so fantastic...they've had much better. Example:
deep house dish


Duffy was the musical guest, and she's just not my style. She has a very unique and interesting voice, which probably explains the success of her single, "Mercy." If you ask me, she over-did it a bit with the buttons. BUTTONS EVERYWHERE. And lots of snapping. Ok, next segment please!

Not much from Weekend Update, basically more political garbage. There were a couple of bright spots though:
1) A man in WV charged with assault for farting on an officer. WHAT?
2) PETA wants breast-milk icecream to save cows. Oh. My. Word. Yes, a collective eww is correct.

3) Kristin Wiig as the overly-nervous Judy Grimes: Travel writer. I wish I had counted how many times she said "just kidding" in this--it was amazing.

In closing, I don't know how I feel about the season yet. They've had some great hosts, and have some good ones coming up (Next week, Anne Hathaway). Kristin Wiig is BY FAR the strongest cast member, and I just hope they can get her enough good material. She carries the show. This is from last season with Christopher Walken:



AND, here's the real clincher. The Judy Grimes sketch:


Well, it's Anne Hathaway next week, with musical guest the Killers! sounds promising...

The Office: Weight Loss (Ep 1)

The Office returns! And when I say returns, I mean it's coming back from Season 3. Let's just pretend that most of season 4 never happened. We are, unfortunately, forced to deal with a few season 4 issues such as Angela's engagement to Andy Bernard, Kelly's dysfunctional relationship with Deryl, and Ryan's pathetic rise and fall in the corporate world.

Jim and Pam are still a quite happy couple, and Pam is about to leave for the 2-1-2 (NYC). She's enrolled in a design program for a few months. Jim is going to be so lost without her, right? Uh, yeah, lol.

As all of this is going on, Dunder Mifflin has created a "biggest loser" type competition for each branch, where the winning branch will receive an extra 5 days of vacation time. This is really just a sidestory, but it does provide laughs from the insanely vain Kelly Kapoor, Michael in a sumo-suit UNDER his business suit, and Dwight/Phyllis weight gags.

The best part of the premier for me was surprisingly NOT the Jim/Pam engagement (OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! You all think I'm crazy, lol.) But for me, it was the addition of Holly as a regular character. I really hope she sticks around, because she is hilarious. She's sooo much better than Toby, who just had to ruin the end by showing up. WAH WAH.

I thought we said goodbye to Toby. Geez...

The best quotes that stood out:
- Kelly: All I can eat is maple syrup, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and water. I'm going to look amazing... (she looks HORRIBLE, by the way. Like a creature from a horror movie.)
-Kelly: I swallowed a tapeworm last night. Creed gave it to me.
Creed: That wasn't a tapeworm
-Holly: Who is that woman in Michaels office--with the feet?
-Kevin: Pam, you weigh 226 pounds?
-Michael: I say, I say I'm gonna sit on you!

I have to admit, as much as I love Dwangela, I feel bad for Andy. I'm kind of wondering how this whole thing is going to go down.

What did you think of the Hour-long season premier? Who can tell me what was up with Meredith's face? What are the chances of another Office wedding this season? Post your thoughts!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Survivor: Gabon- Want to see the elephant dung? (Ep 1&2)

YES! It's back! The starving, the stinking, the backstabbing...it's all back for a whopping SEVENTEENTH season. I know--I'm crazy. Last night viewers were treated to a 2-hour premier that was basically 2 separate episodes combined together.

The highlights:
- The complete disaster that is the Fang tribe (Jeff sounds like he's saying "thong" when he says it). The first tribal council when they were all arguing and going at it? Classic. Even the Jeff didn't know what to say.
- The complete over-usage of the words "elephant dung."
-Charlie's infatuation with Marcus. He's totally blinded, and I think Marcus is smart enough to know that he's got Charlie in his back pocket.
- Paloma's commentary on the Kota tribe doing yoga in the middle of the jungle in their skivvies.
- Michelle's departure. WOWzers she was terrible.

Cast Thoughts--Who is doing well:
1. Marcus: He knows exactly how this game is played. He's got an alliance of 4 set, and his closest ally is 100% dedicated to him and will do whatever he says. Plus, he's the Captain America of the season and reminds me SO much of Colby from season 2 in Australia.
2. Randy: He's a voice of reason over on the Fang tribe, but keeping his mouth shut. He's surprising me, to be honest.
3. Bob: This dude hasn't really entered the "game-play" yet, but he's a natural. He's good at what he does (the building, organizing, etc) and he's obviously doing very well with the younger crowd he's with. Major props to the old fella.
4. Corinne: This chica has got some game. She's smart, cut-throat, and socially capable. I'm predicting very very late game for her.

Who is in trouble:
1. Danny aka GC: He was appointed the leader, and then backed out because he couldn't handle the pressure. If there's one skill essential in this game, it's the ability to be flexible, roll with what is given to you, and OWN YOUR GAME. At this point, GC has done none of the three. Plus his clothes are WAY too big. We're talking shirt AND pants down at his knees and it's only a week in.
2. Ace: The dude is arrogant and has a big mouth. I think he'll survive a while just based on the fact that he's on a solid tribe that doesn't look like they are ever going to lose.
3. Susie: She is the last of the older women, and not athletic. If Fang loses another challenge, they're going to blame her lack of athleticism.
4. Paloma: She's complained quite a bit about the people in her tribe, and she's already sitting out on challenges. People know she's weak, and that's not good.
5. Dan: His paranoid tribe thinks that he has the idol. Unfortunately for Dan, he's an extremely honest guy who wears all emotions on his sleeve. I don't think he has a lying bone in his body. That's not going to take you far in the game.
6. Ken: Aligning yourself with the first boot isn't a great idea, and he's the weakest guy out there by far. He's going to have to step it up if he wants to stick around.

The rest:
1. Jessica aka Sugar: Seems to be cozying up to Ace, which isn't a great move if your tribe doesn't like him. But in general, she hasn't done anything positive or negative yet.
2. Kelly: Who? All we know about her is that she sells clothes at a high-end retail store in Chicago. Yippee... ?
3. Matty: not much to report. He is scared of the animals. Heck, I would be too if I had elephants walking by my head when I was trying to sleep.
4. Charlie: This dude needs to chill out. He's so into Marcus that he's lost sight of the game. He's aligned well with Corinne, Jacuieieieie and Marcus, though, so it should keep him safe for a while. Down the line though, I think he'll be a pawn.
5. Jacqueieie: CBS can't decide how to spell her name, lol. She's got her eye on Marcus, no doubt, and she's aligned herself with Corinne as well. If they stick together, they're going far.
6. Crystal: For being a gold-medal athlete, I'm not that impressed. She's fun and spunky though, which is a change from the former track-stars that they've had on the show who usually have an attitude.

Overall a great premier! I'm excited about this season. Who were your favorites? Who do you predict to go far?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A little preshow blog...

Well, tonight we embark on the best night of the week for TV. We have the return of the Jeff in the two hour premier of Survivor: Gabon, and the ever so childish Michael Scott premiers in a one hour long episode of The Office (What is with doubling the running times? I'm not complaining! =D ). Sadly, we have to wait another month for Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan wackiness in 30 Rock.

Anyways, Survivor is my ultimate favorite show, so you can expect some very detailed blogging on this one, lol. And by the way, just a quick shout out to Emmy winner Jeff Probst for best reality host! YES.



Enjoy!

Blogging for The Office will probably come in sometime Friday night or Saturday... I'll have to watch it online due to the dos horas of Survivor. ALSO, be on the lookout for a Knight Rider blog this weekend.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Without a Trace: Episode 1


I have to say of all the cop-related shows, this one is my favorite. It seems to have more "heart" I guess you could call it. I get the characters, I get the plot lines, and while it can sometimes end sad, it's pretty realistic in the fact that they don't always find who their looking for and save them. That said, it's usually on during a bad night of the week for me (and I was in the Philippines for half a year last season), so I'm a little lost as to some of the plot.

Apparently Sam got preggers and had a baby last season. Who woulda thunk. Who's the daddy? And shocker of all shockers, Jack Malone is in trouble for being a little too relaxed on the rules. So they're bringing in Steven Weber to be the new boss, and to add some conflict as Jack tries to deal with his demotion. As it turns out, Jack is also in therapy, but he doesn't believe in it.

ANYWAYS the season premier covered the story of a man who was reported to be missing by his ex-wife. Three years earlier, the two of them had lost their daughter in a kidnapping, and he couldn't get over it. Turns out he was involved in a support group for people with missing children, and was attempting to help another couple get over the disappearance of their son. Lots of interviewing ensues, and they discover that the daughter is alive and has been living with a former substitute teacher for the last three years (I honestly don't get how that kind of thing happens... She didn't say anything or call home? I don't get it...but these things actually do happen.)

Anyways, it was kind of an underwhelming premier. It wasn't that exciting of a story, but it ended well so I guess that's something. I DO have one beef with this show, though. They often seem to pursue finding people who have not been kidnapped or anything. I mean, of course they don't know that right away, but once they figure out that the person is running away/looking for someone, why keep spending time on them?

That was the case in this episode. The man was on a personal journey to get over the loss of his daughter and help another couple potentially find their son's body. After knowing that he was not in danger, why does the FBI insist on pursing it? I dunno, it's just odd.

What did you think of the premier? Do you like the whole Jack/Steven Weber storyline? Can anyone tell me how the heck Sam had a baby? lol.

The Mentalist: Episode 1

While I got bored during the cooking portion of The Biggest Loser, I decided to flip over to CBS and watch the premier of the Mentalist with Simon Baker and that chic from all those low-budget movies. And let me tell you this, she's going to be one of those "I'm-permanently-PMSing" characters. Yikes.

It's been a few years since The Guardian went off the air. I never watched that show and I sort of doubt I'll stick with this one. There is something about Simon Baker that I don't like. In the words of his own character on the show, "He irks me. He's irksome."

The general plot seems to follow the CSI/Law and Order investigative format, but this one is different because Baker can "notice things." OOOOOOH... lol. So pretty much what I can tell is that it's CSI without the science, which in my opinion sucks out all of the interesting attributes of a who-dun-it show.

Apparently Patrick Jane (that's his character's name) formerly made a living as a fake psychic, using his acute observation skills to lie to people and make money, all while working along side the cops to help solve cases. He does this until he mentions a serial killer on a TV show, who doesn't like this and murders his wife and child. So he quits his dishonest life and just sticks with the cops, helping them solve cases about murdered pro-golfers and disappearing teen girls.

Baker's character is kind of takes a cavalier approach to his job, mouthing off to suspects and his superiors, and doing whatever he wants. Meh, so he's Horatio Kane, Jack Malone... you know, the star of every other CBS cop show. This is why I think it has potential to last for a little while, but I don't think it has the foundation to be a CSI or Without a Trace.

What do you think of this show? Is it something you'll watch on a weekly basis?