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TV Premiere Week (I’m so behind!)

Confession: I am very behind on my TV watching. It feels like every single show on the face of the planet premiered this week. And I haven’t been able to watch them all. I’ve had to work.

Silly jobs, getting in the way of my TV blogging. Who do they think they are? lol

Anyway, I stayed up late to watch/review DWTS for you. And now I’ve made a list of the shows I have been able to watch so far … and the one’s I haven’t been able to see yet – but still really want to. (List 2 will be updated to links with episode reviews once I’ve actually written them.)

Watched:

Glee – Favorite show to premiere this week. I love Artie, I love Finn, I loved a lot of the songs … and next week is the Britney Spears ep!

Chuck Chuck Bartowski/Zachary Levi, I missed you. But you are back now, and all is right with the world. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2010 in Review

 

TV Shows I Can’t Stand

After 56 blog posts covering over 28 different shows, perhaps you are left with the impression that I will watch anything and everything on TV. Understandable, yes. But shockingly enough … not actually true.

In fact, there are quite a number of shows that I really can’t stand. Included among them are:

1. Any and all Law & Orders. Every episode I watch is either about a prostitute, a drug bust, or someone getting brutally murdered. And I don’t really care to watch that.

2. Any and all CSIs. (See above). My one exception is CSI: Miami, but only on the very rare occasions when Brendan Fehr guest stars. He played Michael Guerin in Roswell and remains one of my favorite actors EVER.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joebehr/4744688383/3. The Bachelor. I tried watching it at the gym once and literally lasted only about 10 minutes. It’s boring, trashy, and you know most of the contestants are only on their to get their 15 minutes of tabliod magazine cover “fame.”

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Posted by on September 17, 2010 in Review

 

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Remember the Lawrence brothers?

Okay, so this really shouldn’t warrant a full blog post. But it’s going to anyway.

I watched 5 hours of Brotherly Love on YouTube today, and another 4 hours yesterday.

Weekends are lovely. Because after 40 hour workweeks … you really can do absolutely nothing on Saturday and Sunday if you so desire. (I have 2 1/2 more weeks of summer left until school and homework start back up, so I am taking full advantage of this time to be lazy.)

This all started with me reviewing Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence’s new sitcom Melissa and Joey earlier. I realized I’d seen plenty of Hart in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, but I don’t recall ever watching more than a few episodes of Lawrence’s 1995-1997 sitcom Brotherly Love, which co-starred real-life brothers Matt and Andy.

If Boy Meets World and other late 90s shows have full episodes now posted on YouTube, I reasoned, maybe Brotherly Love does, too.

Nine hours later, here I am. I just finished watching season 1, episode 18. Oops.

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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in Review

 

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Old Spice + YouTube = Genius

This post isn’t technically about TV, it’s about a TV commercial.

Normally I wouldn’t chose to blog about TV commercials. But these particular commericials happen to be so ridiculously fantastic that I choose to make an exception.

Old Spice Guy. I know you’ve heard of him. Always has his shirt off. Rides horses backwards. Swan dives into hot tubs that collapse and leave him sitting on a motorcycle. The dude’s a YouTube phenomenon.

“Helllloo, ladies.” “Look at you’re man. Now back to me. Now back at your man. Now back to me.”

“I’m on a horse.”

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The actor’s name is Isaiah Mustafa. He’s a former NFL wide receiver, and up until now his only acting credits have been on a soap opera or single-episode bit parts on random TV shows.

If you are ever in need of an absolutely hilarious way to waste anywhere from 5 minutes to a good hour, you simply must check out the Old Spice YouTube page, where Mr. Mustafa recorded over a hundred personalized responses to tweets and internet postings about his commercial.

The clips range from about 20-70 seconds long, including:

@aplusk (actor Ashton Kutcher) “Please let me know if there is any way I can be of assistance to either you, or any of your 1.2 kabillion Twitter people-type friends.” [WATCH IT]

@mrskutcher (actress Demi Moore), where he beats up a pirate-shaped pinata with a plastic fish. [WATCH IT]

Actress Alyssa Milano gets a total of four videos. First he flirts with her, then he offers to give her nose-CPR. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2010 in Comedy, Old Spice, Review

 

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My Favorite Glee Songs

Looking back over the first season of Glee, these are the songs that are my personal favorites. You can disagree with me. Feel free to post your objections in the comments, but here I go:

1. Gold Digger [Kanye, 2005] – because seeing Mr. Schue trying to be Kanye West is reason enough to love this song.

2. Bad Romance [Lady Gaga, 2009] – the musical highlight of Glee‘s Lady Gaga episode (sorry, a super slow mother-daughter version of Poker Face just doesn’t do it for me.) Kurt is, as usual, awesome, the costumes are amazing … and somebody actually decided to give Santana a chance to sing.

3. Ice Ice Baby [Vanilla Ice, 1990] – oh, Mr. Schue. Who needs Vanilla Ice when you can have Matthew Morrison rap instead? Also, the dancing in this video is awesome. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 2, 2010 in Glee, Review, Teen

 

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TV & Vampires: A Quick Guide

Granted, Twilight is not a TV show. But these highly popular teen vampire novels and movies have made vampires all the rage. And TV channels are picking up on that, with shows like The Vampire Diaries and True Blood. Yet even before Edward Cullen started sparkling in the sun and stealing the hearts of teen girls everywhere, vampires already had a fairly steady presence in TV culture.

 

Vampire Diaries (The CW)

The series debuted when Twilight was already in full swing, so the Vampire Diaries seems like the most obvious attempt to capitalize on Edward Cullen-obsessed teen fans.

Regular high school girl falls in love with brooding vampire classmate – it could really be the same story. Elena (Nina Dobrev)’s okay, but I actually find Stefan (Paul Wesley) a little dull.

It’s his older brother, Damon (Ian Somerhalder), who is actually the more interesting. Yeah, he’s a cold-blooded killer. But his wit and sarcasm make for some of the show’s funniest dialogue.

 

True Blood (HBO)

Louisiana waitress Sookie (Anna Paquin) falls in love with gentleman vampire Bill (Stephen Moyer). But if Bill is the “good vampire,” then area sheriff Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) is the “bad vampire,” and is vying for Sookie’s attentions, too. It’s worth noting that True Blood is aimed at an audience a bit older than the Twilight crowd, so the subject matter is aimed at more mature audiences.

So should Sookie end up with Bill or Eric? In what is beginning to become a bit of a pattern, I actually like Eric a lot more than Bill. Like Stephen in Vampire Diaries, Bill may be the series’ resident “good vampire,” but the character is just so dang boring. Yeah, Eric would snap your neck in an instant and not think twice about it, but at least his character has personality. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2010 in Review, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Vampires

 

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One Thing to Make V Worth Watching

So remember how I hate V? The stupid alien-invasion show I have blogged multiple times that I can’t stand? Don’t worry, I still hate V.

Well, sort of. I still find the show as a whole to be an annoyingly dull and cliche-ridden waste of time. That said, I have still watched all 12 episodes, including “Red Sky,” the season finale.

And to be completely honest, there is one reason for this. His name is Mark Hildreth.

The character’s name is Joshua and he one of the “good aliens,” a doctor on board Anna’s ship who has been secretly working with the Erica and the rest of the Fifth Column rebel warriors for quite some time now.

Joshua is very nice to look at. (You can’t quite tell from the poorly-angled still on this YouTube video, but I promise he is). He’s also one of the more interesting characters on this otherwise dull and obnoxiously boring show.

Of course, then the writers had to go and kill him off during the season finale. I vowed I had totally given up on V and would never watch the show agian.

But then the bad aliens brought Joshua back to life in the final seconds of the finale. So yes, his cover as a spy is blown, and he will probably just get tortured and then killed again.

However, there may still be hope for him. I have to know. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 1, 2010 in Review, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, V

 

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