Monday, April 30, 2007
I won't generally post spoilers. I know lots of people don't want to know what's coming up on their shows, but I do. And in the off chance you see the "Shhhh..." sign, you'll know it's because something:
a) has me up in arms.
b) got me all excited and I can't hold it in.
c) completely freaked me out and I need comfort.
I will identify the shows I'm discussing, but I'll white out the SPOILERS - so highlight to read, if you must.
P.S. If Granger doesn't stop scratching at crap, he's gonna be sad because he got a spanking!!!! Grrr...
So, I've heard there are as many as 5 deaths in the finale. That's disconcerting enough, but then Kristin at E! had to add, "... in anticipation of how totally and completely freaked out most of you fans will be ... it's not so much the number (of deaths), but the who."
I really, really hate surprises. And I'm no good with major character deaths. I'd like to lay that out on the table right now. I'm pretty sure this finale is going to send me into a stress meltdown. Or leave me catatonic like Buffy.
THE OFFICE SPOILER
"I'm hearing you JAM fans will be pleased! Yayaaay!"
Please, Kristin, for the LOVE of all things Krasinski, let this be true. I'm dying here! Especially after seeing those pictures of John and Rashida in New York and hearing they were doing reshoots for the finale! I need some Jim and Pam!
It came to me today when the little fella was laid out on the floor (as seen at left). He's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (say it three times fast), and they have the sweetest, saddest little faces. In Granger's case, he observes enough TV on a weekly basis to have an opinion about all the things I watch that cause him grief. And he wants you to feel his pain. So in future, if you see his picture, prepare for little, doggy tears. (Hopefully he won't get too popular - I don't want to end up being a wacko showbiz mom.)
Just, come on. Suspend your disbelief with me for a minute, because tonight:
Granger is sad because...
There are no hero dogs on Heroes. He'd enjoy the show a whole lot more if Mr. Muggles had "Go-Go- Gadget" legs.
Let's make a deal... I'll stop trying to make sense of Heroes and none of us will wake up with headaches on Tuesday morning. Sound good? Good. Because the whole space-time continuum thing and Future Hiro getting killed and Sylar being Nathan and Parkman being an ass... I'm pretty sure I can't process.
Especially since I'm not a big fan of the future if it turns out like it did tonight. I get that we're supposed to look at it like Ebeneezer Scrooge after the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come: This was a glimpse of what will be, if the current state of the present is not altered. Good thing it's a TV show and the future has to change, otherwise, what have we been leading up to for 20 chapters? And seriously, do we really want to force Suresh to deal with genocide or Parkman to lose his... Parkman-ness? Didn't think so. Pretty much the only thing really worth keeping in the future, is tortured, powerful, scruffy Peter with his flowy black coat. Niiice. (Excuse me while I channel Kevin.)
A few things revealed...
1. Nikki reigns. Apparently she and Jessica split completely - or enough that one of them could die without killing the other. Are we to assume still happens if their course is altered? And Micah died? That's not cool.
2. At some point, Sylar kills Nathan... which gives a whole new meaning to the creepy painting Sylar was working on last week. The bigger question is: did Linderman plan it that way?
3. Hiro went all Matrix after Ando died. Now they both return to the present with knowledge of what could be headed their way... and maybe how to stop it. (P.S. I loved the funny at the beginning of the episode when Hiro said, "I scare me." Too cute.)
4. Someone's still gotta save the Cheerleader... *rolls eyes*
5. Bennett is my hero. Seriously, I love him and his noble, underground, hero hiding.
** I'd just like to note, for anyone who happens across this page and has no idea what I'm yapping about - I'm not a crazy person. Because if I tried to read what I just wrote, I might think I was off my rocker.
Obviously Jeff read my, "Deleted Scenes and 16 Hours Later," blog from the other day. How else would he have come up with this ingenious plan?
Am I stretching? Okay, maybe a little.
But we know they have enough material to entertain us for an hour each week, so let's just pray to Thor himself, that it happens!
Today, I found LeVar working a fake news story at a chicken hatchery. Intense stuff... he asked a set of roosters, "Which came first? The chicken or the egg?" I waited on the edge of my seat for a response, but the poultry were completely unobliging with their answers (divas!). LeVar was quick on the take and made up for it with the book, Chickens Aren't the Only Ones, in which I learned, chickens aren't the only animals that lay eggs! Who knew?!
Add in the experience of watching a chick hatch (sorta gross, I'm not gonna lie) AND a turtle lay eggs (also kinda gross), and you've got all the makings of good TV. Seriously, what more could you ask for? I think I was as riveted this morning as I was 20 years ago. (Oh, my god, I hate that I can say I remember anything from 20 years ago.)
Who cares how many times LeVar used "egg" in wordplay? (eggstremely, eggsclusive, etc.) Who cares if it's cheesy? Who cares if the host was in Star Trek? By the end, when those little kids in their 80s ensembles do promos for the books they just read, I'm ready to pick up the keys and hit Barnes and Noble. (Or continue the laziness trend and click my way to Amazon.)
Okay, okay. In all "seriousness," I think it's a fantastic show. I love to read, plus I taught English/Writing for two years, so I know how vital literature is in growing understanding and intelligence in children. If I ever decide to help populate the earth with my spawn, the Reading Rainbow Favorites (DVDs from Amazon) will be a must in little BJs collection.
But you don't have to take my word for it...
(You'll notice no "basics" for B&S. The show's only had 20 episodes... I don't have my basics down yet. Other than one: Please make me a Walker.)
Amy Abbot's a slut.
(If you didn't watch Everwood, you have no idea how disturbing it was to hear Emily VanCamp's character, Rebecca, say the word "whore" and tell a man (seductively, I might add) twice her age, "I don't have to go..." after he kissed her. What would Ephram say!? Seriously, someone get Gregory Smith on the phone.)
Okay, we can move on, I just had to get that off my chest.
So... for my money (and keep in mind, I don't have a lot), Brothers and Sisters is the best new drama of the season. I mean, you've got Sybil/Gidget, Sloane from Alias, the aforementioned Amy Abbot, Ally McBeal, a member of the Brat Pack and a whole host of newbies and other scene makers and stealers. Not to mention, it's funny, heartfelt and deals with real emotion. If you want more from a show, you're a TV glutton and Kevin Spacey is coming after you.
As it stands, I'm totally in love with each and every member of the Walker family (especially Justin). Ok, so Saul creeps me out a little, (I keep waiting for him to bust out some Rambaldi prophecy and abduct Tommy back to SD6) but I can deal because the dynamic of this family is completely intriguing. I love the diversity of opinions, lifestyles, humors, issues, etc., but what I enjoy most is that, through those things, we get an actual, true to life picture of what it's like to be part of a family.
Screw the Cleavers and the Reeds.
My favorite scenes on this show are dinner table/family party scenarios. When all of the Walkers inhabit the same space, several things occur: fighting, embarrassment, drinking, hugging, laughing, and my favorite - complete and total chaos. Now, who can't relate to that?
There were no Walker Clan activities this week (next week is showing promise), but we're on the setup for several things:
1. Rebecca wasn't exactly honest about the situation with Joe. Not sure whether to believe she's freaked out, insecure and scared, or just a manipulative beeyotch (Amy would be so upset with her), but either way, it's all about to hit the fan. And I'm sorry, I love Sarah, but she's a little self-righteous. Joe was wrong, but she hasn't exactly been on the up and up. Not that either of them has an excuse...
2. Seriously? Holly's going to try and steal another man from Nora?
3. Kitty proposed (a la Lorelai) to Robert. He loves her. She loves him. They'll get engaged... just in time for some HUGE secret to screw it all up.
4. Halfway through the season, Justing got a 6 month reprieve from Iraq so he could get clean. Time's a tickin' for our boy. (By the way, I'm still pissed we didn't get an ending for Reunion.)
5. There's a Walker party next week. If you could see me right now, I'd be grinning at the thought.
I know that wasn't really a thoughtful, provocative look at tonight's episode, but come on... you're expecting a lot from me for a Sunday night.
P.S. I offer up an apology to my husband. He's out of town and requested a new blog to read because he's "bored." Sadly, he's not exactly a fan of B&S (he'd probably just call it BS), so this will not appease him.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
(Or the nervous breakdown, in my case.)
I'm sitting here with a day planner, counting up how many episodes are left of each of my shows. Far too few for my liking. In about four weeks, the 2006-2007 Television Season will be over... and I'll be in Dante's 7th circle of Hell. Laugh it up, but it's true. The beach trip I'm going on in June is a nice consolation prize for the months of TV-less, summer suffering I'll endure until September.
I did just read on GMMR, that Studio 60 comes back May 24. I know the show has its issues, but I like it. No idea how many eps they'll be running. Probably not enough to appease my emotional upheaval and withdrawal.
That said, I am planning to fill the summer months with three shows I've never seen before, so maybe they'll dull the pain. Just what I need, right? Three potential new obsessions. House, 24 and Entourage. They're lined up in the Netflix cue, but as Kelly taught us a few weeks ago, it's rather easy to change the order.
So, which one should I watch first?
Friday, April 27, 2007
The Office should be an hour long. The deleted scenes they post on NBC.com every week are hysterical... and I always think at least one of them should have been included in the viewable episode. I know they don't have time, have to pare it down, etc. Blah, blah, blah. But it's true.
Especially this week. Funny, funny stuff.
In other news, I spent half of my work day discussing "Product Recall" with my boss and co-worker. We do this every Friday.
9 a.m. (Let's be honest, it's usually 9:05-9:10) - I walk in the front door and within 10 seconds, hear: "Oh. My. God. I almost peed my pants last night when..." insert quote or situation.
The next half hour involves us laughing at scenarios from the night before. Talk eventually wanes, but at least three more times during the day, someone randomly begins to laugh... and it starts all over again.
I stick to my guns when I say last night was not my favorite episode. It wasn't. But I've decided The Office is like a fine wine - or a smelly cheese - it gets better over time. And when you spend as much time as I do, discussing it every Friday, you start to laugh at things you didn't catch the first time around. Then you watch again, and it seems to have reached a new level of funny somehow.
Now, that's great television.
(Ooooo, Adam Brody is on Late Night. I like. Seriously, who wouldn't want a little Seth Cohen in their life?)
I didn't know he was gonna be on the Tonight Show tonight (hello! Conan was on as well!), so imagine my joy when he came bounding on stage POUNDS lighter!
Apparently Ross is on the new season of Celebrity Fit Club. I tend to loathe all shows of that nature (read: Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Top Model, etc.), but I'm tempted to watch Fit Club just to see Ross.
He makes me laugh.
And he has a blog he updates daily.
Let Ross entertain you.
Oh, geez. Kings of Leon are the musical guests. Must TIVO for hubby. He's headed to one of their shows in a couple of weeks...
Can I request that the entire cast get over themselves?
I don't know what it is with me and Grey's right now, but I'm more annoyed than entertained... I feel like the show is in that critical time period after the hype has pressed it to the top and before the audience gets bored and slowly dwindles.
Don't get me wrong, I know it's one of the most watched shows on television, but that doesn't mean it's infallible. Because it's really, really not.
It all feels so... contrived right now.
Suddenly, WEEKS after it happened, Derek gets worried about Meredith not swimming? And decides to be a cry-baby about the Chief position?
Izzie and George are - *aha!* in repressed, hot love? What?
Addison and Alex are hot for each other when we haven't heard them mentioned in ages?
And don't get me started on Burke and Christina.
At this point, my favorite couple on the show is Alex and Amnesia Girl... everyone else is driving me up the wall.
And the show itself? It's just so preachy about relationships, with its metaphors and Penis Fish, yet every person on the show has committed adultery. Continually. Without remorse.
I'm getting bored.
Reel me in fast.
Jim: Question: What kind of bear is best?
Dwight: That's a ridiculous question...
Jim: False. Black Bear.
Jim: Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica.
Michael: This puts us at Threat Level Midnight. Accounting you are on Customer Service today.
Oscar: That's really not our job...
Michael: Midnight, Oscar!
Angela: I don't have a headache. I'm just preparing.
Michael: I want you to bring a partner.
Ryan: I'll go.
Michael: No, sweetcheeks, we need somebody who's actually made a sale. Andy, you go.
Andy: William Doolittle, at your service. A.K.A. Will do.
Jim: Yeah, I'm definitely gonna go alone.
Michael: No. No. I need two men on this. That's what she said. No time! But she did! No time!
Dwight: You are entering the No Spin Zone!
Creed: The only difference between me and homeless man is this job. I will do whatever it takes to survive. Like I did when I was a homeless man.
Kelly: Look, I know you guys are accountants because you're not good at interacting with people.
Andy: Beer me!
Jim: What's that?
Andy: Hand me that water. I always say "beer me." It gets a laugh, like a quarter of the time.
Jim: Lord, beer me strength.
Dwight: Okay. Karen, Ryan, Pam! Center stage! Pam, run a comb through your hair.
Dwight: First rule in roadside beet sales; put the most attractive beets on top. The ones that make you pull the car over and go, "Wow. I'd eat this beet right now." Those are the money beets.
Andy: I had no idea.
Jim: Well... that's not gonna hold up in court.
Andy: You don't teach it well enough. One of your students is a biiiitch.
Dwight: May I point out that the sex appeared to be consensual. Both animals were smiling.
Michael: Well, I'm calling the Ungrateful Beeyotch Hotline.
Pam: Michael likes me to run the camera when he makes his apology videos.
Dwight: Hey Karen. Wanna get together later and have sexual intercourse because you're my girlfriend?
Jim: Do you?
Karen: I'm good, thanks.
Jim: Look at that.
Dwight: I'm Jim Halpert.
Jim: Spot on.
Dwight: Blah... little comment. Ugh.
(This was totally Rainn, by the way, not Dwight.)
There was a breaking story (it wasn't) that ran overtime and cut out tonight's cold open. If I hadn't seen the "Jim is Dwight?" video on YouTube - and later found out what I missed (like so many sad souls in my city must have) - they'd have found me around 2 a.m., hurling deviled eggs at the local NBC building.
1. Jim as Dwight/Dwight as Jim. Rainn cracked me up, acting squirrelly, trying to make a Jim face. You know they have to have done TONS of takes. The fact that we don't see/hear the guys in the background breaking is a miracle. You can almost catch Phyllis if you watch closely...
2. Kelly and Angela's back to back talking heads. "B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" - Cut to Angela with a bottle of Ibuprofen. Classic. Seriously, all of Kelly's training scenes (specifically, the ones with Angela) were good stuff. Hello? Bridget Jones...
3. The Conference Room scene was fantastic. Steve killed me with his, "That's what she said! No, there's no time!" bit. In this, he has embodied the constant, internal battle of Michael Scott. We should all take note of his daily struggle. To entertain or not to entertain? Plus, Michael created the LONGEST news headline ever!
4. Jim's ever-supportive counsel to Andy regarding high school girlfriend. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle..."
I won't get into much in the way of Jim and Pam... I just want them to shoot us a little hint or something, so Pam's "speaking her mind" doesn't come out of the blue for us all. That's all I'm asking for... really. Of course, give me that and I'm going for the mile! Aren't you?
Eh. Not my favorite episode. I tend to judge my Office experience by how often I laugh out loud... and while tonight was ripe with funny, a lot of it was understated. Which works well, too. I think I just expected more big laughs after seeing the preview videos and etc. Ooooh, maybe that's my problem. I should stop watching videos and gunning for spoilers...
Not gonna happen.
So, yeah, it was obviously necessary for me to stay up until 1:46 a.m. to post this, right?
I think I have to shun myself right now.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
(A Jin/Sun Episode)
You know the episode of The Office (S2: Michael's Birthday) where Ryan hears Dwight and Angela discussing "cookies"? Ok, now, imagine Ryan's face afterward, in the talking head.
That's me right now.
1. Ummmm... Patch Adams is alive? How? Someone... seriously. HOW? Dude was foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog a few weeks ago and now...? So, if he's been healed, the question is: Did Linderman do it? Ok, not really, but what's up with these people? Why wasn't Boone healed? The Marshall? Shannon? As you can see, I have many, many questions.
2. People on this island don't just come back from the dead! No, no, they also get a better sperm count. Basically, what you're telling me, is this island is made of Viagra. Great for men. Not so good on the whole deathly pregnancy front.
3. Oceanic Flight 815 had no survivors, huh? Interesting. Kristin from E! Online has confirmed (with Damon) the Losties are NOT dead or in Purgatory - since many people jumped back to that theory. I didn't. I think there's a massive cover up in the works. Somebody didn't want a search party out looking for our boys and girls. Which begs the question... are they really that far away from the "outside world"?
4. Which brings me to Naomi - the multi-lingual, parachuting, Catch 22 reader. Lost-Media and Lostpedia were all over her language swapping and we now know... Patch Adams LIED (*gaspshockhorror*)! He told us she said "thank you," but it was really, "I'm not alone." Good to know... now whose side are you on, Naomi? And was the little bombshell you dropped on Hurley a lie? Huh? Huh?
The Happy Couple... ?
Jin is Sun's baby daddy.
At least Juliet helped us find out ONE thing that matters. Nevermind that she went in and recorded it all for Ben to come find in the super-secret concrete bunker! I'm really hoping Sun followed her back inside. So, SO much.
Ok, fine. There are moments she seems genuine. But genuine is not trustworthy.
The better question is this... how the hell is Juliet going to get a "sample" from Kate? And what does she need it for? These people continue to creep me out on a regular basis.
And poor Jin. A prostitute mom (who didn't catch that immediately... come on!) and a fisherman father (I thought his dad was the cutest little thing with that big ol' grin!). Both too shameful to share with his wife (he's obviously never been to America where all men do on weekends in summer is fish). But honestly, weren't you more impressed with is Ninja skills than his family history?
And naughty, naughty Sun. Wonder if her little secret will ever be brought to light. The mere fact that she shared it with Juliet ups the ante.
Lastly... I'm not getting too concerned about the fact that Sun only has 2 months to live (if it even turns out that way). We're in the middle of season 3 and only 90 days from where we started. If Sun goes out, I'm betting it won't be until the Series Finale.
Now bring on the showdown!!
Yeah, I was supposed to be somewhere 4 minutes ago.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
It's Just Like Riding a Bike
I know I felt a little bubble of happiness (that's long been absent) when Luke and Lorelai started bickering. Surely you did, too! From ceiling tiles, to "of course," to the Paper, Rock, Scissors game and everything in between... total bits of cotton candy fluff. And I loved it. Especially in the end, when Luke (in classic Luke form) came through, totally giving in to Lorelai's craziness, loving (begrudgingly) every minute of it.
He can't help himself.
And kudos to LG. That woman kills. Her facial expressions, the little, secret smiles. I'll miss the girls if they don't come back for Season 8. I really will.
Paris amused me for about 2 seconds screaming over all of her acceptance letters. I knew then that Rory wasn't getting the fellowship. Maybe that's why I'm still sort of bored with all of her, "getting out of college woes." Blah, blah... we all have to deal with it, moving on.
However, I loved, loved the Doyle scene at the end. Changing his mind about being broken up with Paris. Too sweet. I enjoy Doyle... even though I'm always afraid Buffy will come out from around a corner and zap him.
I know Sookie and Jackson were tonight's C Story, but I just don't have much to say. I did laugh at her comments about him annoying people and how to behave, but otherwise... eh.
Next week, on the other hand, looks to be quite an interesting turn in the Rory/Logan story. FINALLY! And I know a bit about some Luke/Lorelai happenings, but I'll keep it zipped as I'm not here to spoil you.
Unless you ask.
In the form of a song...
Let's get the basics out of the way.
Or: Things you should know about me and Heroes.
1. My loyalty goes to Parkman (hello, dude was on Alias and LOST) and Peter (who knew Jess Mariano could get hotter?).
2. I love HRG.
3. You know who's a hero? Hiro, from Heroes. That's a hero.
4. Let's not discuss Simone. I can't handle her. At all.
5. I trust no one in power.
In the words of my boss, via text message, last night:
Boss: I'm heading home to watch Heroes.
Me: Save the cheerleader...
Boss: F*** her, I'm saving the world.
I'm not sure I can attempt to maneuver through the muddled confusion that is my brain at the moment to attempt and discuss what I just saw played out. I'm attributing this to driving home from Nashville in the middle of the night and only getting about 4 hours of sleep. I refuse to believe it has anything to do with a general misunderstanding of the episode.
Actually, it was a great episode. And not really that convoluted... just a lot of stuff.
What I walked away with:
1. Mamma Petrelli is one of Linderman's "friends" who used to be in on it all. Don't you think? If so, whose side is she on?
2. Linderman's a freak. Dude heals dead things and thinks it's okay to wipe out .07% of the population of NYC. Nevermind the weird art collection.
(Can I take a moment to say my husband is sitting here watching "The Prestige" in the background and it's hella loud in my ear...)
3. Parkman's power has satellite capability. Wonder how far away you can be and still have him hear you?
4. Isaac is hardcore. And a much better painter than Sylar. Nathan looks a bit scary (read: green) in Sylar's version of the Oval Office. Wonder what biggie bad will do with the paintings now...
5. Apparently, even if he is the bomb, it won't kill Peter. And Nathan knows it. Big Brother has mixed motives I think.
6. Linderman has an electric/computer issue and needs Micah to be his mini repairman. Creepy. NikkiJessica is NOT going to be happy when she finds out.
7. Is there anyone who didn't guess that Peter had glass lodged somewhere? Same thing happened to Claire. Remove the weapon, save the hero.
(Oh, dear. Hubby's very excited that Gollum is in this movie.)
8. Whatever Isaac sent off to the publisher is gonna resurface. And it's gonna be important!
9. "The Company" is going down, courtesy of my favorite new trio (sorry Harry, Hermione and Ron): HRG, Ted and Matt Parkman.
10. That cheerleader's not going to Paris.
So, aside from the fact that Naive Young Hiro and Pissed Off Future Hiro coming face to face HAS to be tearing a hole in the space-time continuum, it appears the future is grim. Angsty Peter is kissing NikkiJessica, Nathan's promoting genocide, and Suresh has on glasses.
The future's looking dark, my friend. Very, very dark.
I can't wait.
And in other news, there's a Peter Petr... I mean, Jess Mariano/Gilmore Girls marathon on ABC Family this Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Central Time)
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Under most circumstances, there's no way I'd miss the first of "the final 5 chapters," but I'm headed out of town tomorrow and won't get around to watching (and therefore posting my thoughts) until Tuesday afternoon at some point.
Got a little something to do Monday night.
Hangin' out with Brandon and the Boys in Nashville.
(Translation: OH MY GOSH, I'M GOING TO SEE THE KILLERS!!)
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
(A Desmond Episode)
Things I noticed:
1. Charlie "died" in Desmond's vision, BUT if you watch the "flashes," he's holding onto the parachute when the girl falls out of the tree. So does that mean he needed to be there and wasn't supposed to die? It hurts my brain to process this question.
2. Jin is funny! I think that's possibly the first time he's ever made me laugh. Do it again, do it again!
3. There's a satellite phone on the island. Sayid better get to work, pronto!
4. Kate and Sawyer can be pretty sucky people.
There's this gem: "Now that that's out of the way... how 'bout an afternoon delight?" Seriously? Sawyer, you should know, it's every girl's dream (excuse me while I throw up a little in my mouth) to hear those words. Yes, I laughed, but had he said them to me... gross.
And Kate. Good rule of thumb: When jealous that Foxy's hangin' out in whisper girl's tent, having "shut up" sex with Sawyer will not make it better. I mean, come on... she's crying over Jack and turns to James for comfort. Sorta sick in the head, no matter how much I love her. Twisted, I tell you! I hate love triangles. Too pointy!
I won't mention that I enjoyed the 4 seconds of interaction between Kate and Jack in the "kitchen." Or the fact that Sawyer figured it out. Good for him! Not that it will make a huge difference, as it looked like they were kissing (again! grr!) in the preview...
And I'm just wondering... does Jack really trust Juliet? Or is he playing her, too?
So, the main event...
Desmond, Desmond, Desmond.
Who would have guessed you were of the monk persuasion? Not I. But somehow, I don't think the robe, or the vow of silence are the important parts to that story.
No, I think it's more about the fact that the mystery lady from your last flashback (who wouldn't sell you Penny's ring) is pals with your good Brother, brother. Yeah, we all know the LOST crew loves "easter eggs" - go back and check the pic on the monk's desk. Interesting how both of those characters played a pivotal role in setting Desmond on the "right" path. Whatever that means.
And can I just say, I'd be completely disturbed if I had one of Desmond's visions. Good thing the hobbit didn't go down with an arrow to the throat. (I still think he's doomed, though. It's never good when your flashback is the one before the season finale.) Question: Will Charlie die because he no longer trusts Desmond... or because he does? Oooooooo...
So yes, Desmond, you were a drunk monk with lady problems. Now you're a sad psychic with lady problems. We could talk about the fact that you were gonna sacrifice Charlie (how very Locke of you)! But we won't. Because we love you.
As S stated last night while Des trudged along the beach, shirt flailing open in the breeze, "Mmmm. I'm a fan of that shirt."
What's key to our knowledge?
1. The island can be penetrated. It's only a matter of time...
2. Um... yeah, I thought there'd be more than one. Appears not.
It appears Yahoo! has the answer, as Office Supervisor takes the number 10 spot on a recent survey of the "Top Ten Most Satisfying Jobs."
Congrats to Michael on his gratifying career. Now what about the rest of us?
Let's get the basics out of the way.
Or: Things you should know about me and Gilmore Girls.
1. I love Lorelai. If I had to save one character on the show (and since there is no receptionist), it would be her. And I'd stuff Luke in my purse on the way out the door.
2. I don't care who Rory ends up with, if anyone at all.
3. Emily Gilmore cracks me up and pisses me off at the same time. That's talent.
4. I'm fiercely loyal to this show. I think it is, at it's peak (hello, Season 5), one of the smartest shows on TV. Well written, funny, heartfelt, etc., etc.
5. As much as I love it... there's a time to let something go. In the Season 8 debate, I'm all for closing it out well this May. *closes eyes to avoid the pelting*
And about last night...
I was getting about as pissy as Spring Fling Michel waiting on a new episode - not that I don't get that way with EVERY hiatus - but after what went down at the end of last year (Season 6 will always be, for me, the worst), waiting to see how they plan to repair the damage, makes me less than patient.
I'll admit, I've been angry. Very, very, angry at Lorelai (and she's my favorite). I thought what they did with her character this season - jumping from fiance to old stand-by, being in love with Luke, but marrying Christopher - was the worst possible choice. She should have had the Christopher thing out of her system ages ago. Plus, the Lorelai I know doesn't need a man to complete her identity. She does not fall into a puddle at someone's feet or step aside without a fight - but she did. And I didn't like it. Alas, they didn't ask me if it was believable, or whether it made sense... they just did it.
Lorelai's, "You're the man I want to want," speech that ended things with Christopher, sums up their entire history. And is the most honest thing she's ever said to him. Thank God people like Sookie, and even Rory, reminded her in the early stages of Christopher-Gate, that she was moving too quickly, not over everything with Luke, etc. Someone should have hit her upside the head, but I guess we all have to make our own mistakes. Which she did.
And now we clean up the mess. I'm not sure last night's apology is enough for me... I'm hoping for a bit more of "showdown" - if you will - between the two. Nothing like a good fight to prove you still care, right? Plus, honestly, I know Luke was a bit distracted and stupid about the April thing last year, (and he copped to it last night), but if I were him, I'd be hard pressed to forgive and forget what Lorelai ended up doing. She needs to grovel.
In other news, Rory's about to graduate,
Ok, so I shouldn't be bored by Rory and her job hunt, but I am. And
Not much else to say in the way of town shenanigans, etc. Kirk is Kirk.
Next week looks good, what with Lorelai's return to the diner and all! Veddy, veddy interesting...
Here's hoping Peter Petrelli flies in before the season's over. (Hey, a girl can dream.)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
If I were Pam (here we go), the candy jar at my desk would contain an endless supply of these yummy "Sour Cherry Patches."
Who cares if they eat through my teeth and cause spontaneous dental hydroplosion
Of course, it would defeat the purpose, because I'd eat them all (every last one, don't even try to take some for yourself), and Jim would stay seated, his back to me, and never visit reception.
And I won't even mention the jokes Michael would come up with.
So, it's probably best that I'm not Pam... for numerous reasons.
(Note: This blog is being posted in the midst of immense distress. I just ate the last "sour cherry patch" from a bag I got for Easter. Withdrawal is painful.)
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Does everyone have a long-sleeved tee or a shawl to wear while they read?
Good, solid episode. Nowhere near as laugh-out-loud funny as last week. At least not for me, but seriously, last week was amazing.
Still, it's The Office, which means tons of memorable, quotable, moments.
1. Dwight and Andy cheering about the baler's crushing abilities. They're so gonna love each other.
2. The betting. (Which served quite well in reminding us how little Karen knows about the people around her and the place she's working.) The Kelly bet was awesome. I mean, come on, everyone timing her and throwing money on the desk - while she remains completely oblivious. Fantastic. Of course, Creed and his potato apple were pretty classic. One question... since when is Ryan forehead-kissing sweet? Whatever. I'm lovin' all the face time for him and Kelly.
3. Michael and Dwight's "performance."
4. Darryl talking Michael down from the roof. It's hard to completely obliterate someone's personality and have them thank you for it. Kudos.
Kevin: That is not fair. He has spent hours up here at reception with you. Hours. And hours.
Jim: Okay. Okay.
Kevin: No, constantly, like, for years.
I saw an interview with BJ, where he said it might seem like they've dropped the Jim/Pam thing for a while, but they most definitely haven't. They know how important it is, everyone's aware of it's impact, etc.
I just like to remind myself of that every now and then.
Must go. You guys watch out for carpal tunnel this week.
P.S. (Please tell me that wasn't Nickelback in the Heroes commercial.)
3x19: Safety Training
Andy: I've got a new attitude and a new name. And a bunch of new techniques for dealing with "the grumpies."
Andy: Call me Drew.
Jim: No. I'm not gonna call you that.
Dwight: It's like slapping someone with silence. I was shunned from age 4 until my 6th birthday. For not saving the excess oil from a can of tuna.
Jim: Andy, Dwight says welcome back and... he could use a hug.
Dwight: Jim! Tell him!
Jim: (Softly) Andy... No, it's too far.
Dwight: Damn you.
Michael: Today is Safety Training Day. Toby is leading ours upstairs... ick.
Michael: Pudge has driven the forklift.
Michael: I thought your name was Pudge.
Madge: No, it's always been Madge.
Michael: Toby now has the floor, and he is going to try not to screw this up like everything else in his life.
Toby: You know, anything that warms you.
Sea Monster: You got fat butt disease, Mike?
Kelly: Excuse me, Sea Monster, you weigh like a thousand pounds.
Darryl: You live a sweet, little, Nerfy life. Sittin' on your biscuit, never havin' to risk it.
Michael: Pam, depression is as scary as a baler, right?
Pam: I don't understand the question.
Michael: You know what our killer is?
Michael: Find out whose car that is. If it's Stanley's, call the offices of James P. Albini, see if he handles hate crimes.
Dwight: Temporarily lifting The Shun.
Andy: Thank you.
Dwight: Means nothing. I need you to do something for me.
Dwight: Ok, calm down.
Andy: Do you want a draw bridge?
Dwight: Unshun. Yeah, that sounds good. Reshun.
Dwight: When you land, try and land like an 8 year old.
Andy: When is this shunning thing gonna end?
Dwight: Unshun. Never. Reshun.
Michael: Dwight, you ignorant slut.
Kevin: If John Mellencamp ever wins an Oscar, I am going to be a very rich dude.
Jim: Hey... Michael. Don't jump on the bouncy castle.
Darryl: It takes courage just to be you. To get out of bed every, single day knowing full well, you gotta be you.
Michael: You really mean that?
Darryl: I couldn't do it.
Thankfully, Kristin, at E! Online just came out with her LOSTAPALOOZA '07 info. Lots of goodies, but nothing too spoilery. Enough to whet your appetite for what's to come.
Did someone say rumble?
E! also posted the results of the "Save One Show Campaign" that's done every year.
It seems Veronica Mars was on top until the last minute, when Gilmore Girls fans went haywire voting and sent it into top position. *sigh*
As a fan of both shows, can I just say... I voted for Veronica. I LOVE the Gilmores. I do. But it's hit it's peak. Let it go, people... let it rest. Veronica, however, is one of the most underrated shows on television. And if you aren't watching it, you should be!
And now I must watch The Office again.
One of Us
(A Juliet Episode)
"I think I might like her. She's kind of a bad ass," S says, cringing.
C responds a bit later, "Yeah, yeah, I think I agree."
And near the end, C looks to me and says, "You have to like her."
To which I responded, "No. No, I do not."
Cue last scene.
Fine, I give in. Yes, Juliet is bad ass. Yes, she is a sympathetic character and I felt a little sorry for her when she laid out on Ben's kitchen counter, but the girl is NOT to be trusted. She's intriguing. That's all you get from me.
Jack, ABORT protection!
And speaking of, when did Jack go around spouting off about people being "under my protection?"
Blah, blah, long hug, Kate and Sawyer. (Kidding. A little.) I think the handshake, man hug, between Jack and Sawyer was sweeter than the hug, but that's just me.
And now... Things I would NOT have done.
1. Let Ethan, "check my vitals."
2. Drink a glass of orange juice, "with a considerable amount of tranquilizer mixed in." Who freakin' says that?
3. Been OK signing paperwork, not talking to people in my life for 6 months OR working with a company no one's ever heard of.
We did, however, learn a lot.
1. Women, take note: the island is like a horror movie where the girl who has sex, dies. Or, in this case, the girl who gets pregnant. Wonder what "happens at conception?" And, um, Sun... well, I hate to have to tell you this, but...
2. Claire's kidnapping was never "planned."
3. Jacob is in control. And apparently divine.
4. Information is power. Juliet may be bad ass, but she's also unfair. Sayid and Sawyer have instinct, but her knowledge of them gave her a way out. The Others seem to depend on having the upper hand. Wonder what will happen if they lose it...?
5. Juliet is there to divide and conquer. Knock Kate out of the way, take the place of "trust" in Jack's world, set up sides, send the Losties into turmoil amongst themselves.
6. Something big is going down in a week. I'm guessing that's five episodes from now.
7. Ana Lucia killed Juliet's lovah.
8. Juliet is out for Juliet. I don't think she's about loyalty at this point. And she's NOT inherently bad. (There, I said it.) Jack was right, she wants off the island more than anyone, and that's what drives all of her decisions at this point.
What am I missing?
Side note: Can I just say, I loved seeing the news broadcasts in the background at the communication station. I'm sure someone with a lot of time on their hands, is analyzing them as we speak.
Question of the night goes to Sawyer, "What the hell is she doing here?"
No, really. What's she about to set in motion?
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Waaaay too late for me to try and process what just happened on LOST. Tune in tomorrow for that... perhaps together, we can figure out the mind frak that is this show. Don't you love it?
No, what I'm in the midst of concerns The Office. Sort of.
The other night, I was enjoying "one of those skillets of cheese" from Chili's. Of course, as I ate, I thought about Michael and The Dundies. Which led to general thoughts about bosses and the notion that, somewhere out there, a group of people goes to work, every day, with their own Michael Scott.
Train of thought, one thing led to another, and I started to wonder... what Office character is MY boss? (Who I love, by the way.)
And after much thought, I've decided... he's Kelly.
Celebrity obsessed, full on gossip king. Has a filthy mouth (which I always assume Kelly would have for some reason), and loves a little drama.
Ok, this obviously has NO point, but I'm pretty sure thinking about it will make me laugh all day tomorrow.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Then the Heroes hiatus came, sending NBC into TGYH promo blitz mode, ensuring no one was unaware of the impending premiere of this show.
After seeing (and having to change the channel from) gobs of "celebrities" gasping for that last, dying breath of fame, *cough*DancingWithTheStars*cough* - I found this concept very refreshing. Actors doing... you know... what they're good at, known for, etc. Plus, I love watching people think on their feet.
I'm no comedy expert. I know I'd have "peed my pants a little" if put in the position they were, but I was thoroughly entertained. In the end, it was slightly reminiscent of Who's Line is it Anyway (which I loved), with better costumes.
It'll be interesting to see who shows up in future episodes.
And while my total lack of comedic experience makes me a completely inadequate judge, it doesn't stop me from having favorites.
Episode 1: Joel McHale. I really don't think he was the funniest, but he is intensely funny on E! You should seriously check out the Vine show he did with Kristin a couple of weeks ago. I'm a huge fan of dry, sarcastic humor and he's all over that.
Episode 2: Monique was funny, especially in the group scene at the end. Edie McClurg held her own as well.
It's an improv comedy show, with one big mystery...
David Alan Grier's hair color.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
I have no purpose for posting his picture, other than the fact that he's cute and I like to have something to look at at the top of the page.
So, as I close out the 4th hour of the PUNK'D marathon (I've been cleaning, working, and I took the little fella for a walk, but yes, I've seen it all because my Tivo has this fabulous little pause button), I find myself with various and sundry questions/observations about life.
1. Ashton Kutcher is annoying... but funny. And somehow, it works for him.
2. Don't speak to men traveling with lifesized robots.
3. Jewel isn't cool.
I'm sure there's more, but do you really care? I mean, the whole point of PUNK'D is that we get to see celebrities with their proverbial pants down, embarrassing themselves for our amusement. And we don't have to pay $10 for a ticket.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
3x18: The Negotiation
Jan: Is Toby there?
Toby: I'm... here Jan.
Jan: What did I tell you about yeppers?
Michael: I... don't... remember.
Jan: I told you not to say it. Do you remember that?
Dwight: Don't want it, won't open it. Don't need it, won't take it.
Jim: That would have made us even, I think. He saves my life, I get him a box for his desk toy. Even steven.
Michael: Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information.
Michael: I do not think that this is a woman's suit. At the very least, it's bisexual.
Creed: Big fella comes in screaming about God knows what. I think maybe Halpert had stolen his car. Something like that. So the big fella pulls out a sock, filled with nickels. Then Schrute grabs a can of hairspray and a lighter...
Angela: You're useless.
Jan: We need and HR rep, so you should just bring Toby.
Michael: Hey! I'd rather kill myself.
Michael: No. Toby is terrible. Toby is the worst human being I've ever known.
Kelly: Yes, you do, Ryan Bailey Howard, you called me stupid!
Michael: Come on, Toby, let's go.
Michael: Where? I'm gonna smack you in the head with a hammer.
Kelly: Usher Jennifer Hudson Kapoor.
Ryan: Don't you see why that's insane?
Kelly: Oh, so I'm crazy now?
Michael: Were you going to tell me that you hired James VanDerBeek?
Jan: Are we clear?
Michael: Pippity Poppity.
Michael: What are you writing pervball?
Toby: Just preparing for the deposition.
Michael: It was a weird day. I accidentally cross-dressed.
Dwight: You know who's a real hero? Hiro from Heroes. That's a hero. Also Bono.
What are your favorites?
Let's get the basics out of the way.
Or: Things you should know about me and The Office.
1. This show sort of owns me. Just a little. As I told my friend (hereafter known as ANT), today, I'm waaaaaaay too invested in this show. Then again, she calls me with rants and raves on it as much as I call her, so I'm obviously not alone.
2. I like to quote it. A lot.
3. I love that there's something to love about every single character on this show. If I had room, or thought you cared, I'd list my thoughts on each one. I'll spare you.
4. Dwight and Jim - nothing makes me laugh more.
5. Jim and Pam... *sigh* Just make out already.
And now, on with the show!
Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for the length of this entry. I've gone 6 weeks with out a new episode.
Last time, on The Office: Dwight and Michael were inappropriate (but not moreso than "take me in the bathroom" Jan) at a party. (Shocker!) Pam was not kidding you, Roy, when she confessed her Casino Night Kiss and left you with murderous slander on your tongue.
Fade to black; begin hiatus.
We were richly rewarded for our patience.
Let's talk about the funny.
Or: Things you can learn from the Dunder-Mifflinites.
1. Dwight saving Jim is hot. Just ask Angela. Again and again and again. I'm sorry, but her conversation with Karen was the funniest. Hands on her neck, gasping, "And then..."
2. Michael has mad negotiation skills. Especially when it comes to whispering. Steve's facial expressions kill me.
3. Michael and Toby. I really don't think I have to say anything else.
4. Kelly and Ryan. I don't even know where to begin. I think I was laughing too hard to hear the fighting, but I loved Toby's feeble attempts to stop them. And the making out during Toby's TH was classic. But Ryan, are you afraid of the dark? Here we have the Kelly/Ryan dynamic. Props to Mindy. That girl cracks me up.
5. Sometimes the best way to say thank you, is to make a classic Jim face and never, ever speak about the image of Dwight and Angela kissing. To anyone.
6. Creed. The end.
And onto the drama!
I'll admit, I was excited (maybe even clapping my hands a little, as I settled into my Papisan chair to watch) about the resolution of Roy's, "I am gonna kill Jim Halpert!" I saw the Yahoo! preview clips last week when there were still three posted, so I knew about Dwight's mace attack, but what had me on the edge of my seat, was the thought of the fallout. Jim, Pam, Roy and Karen style.
After watching tonight, I'm convinced, the real explosion is yet to come. And I'm thinking, when it does, it's gonna look like Pam. Not Roy. But that's speculation for later.
1. I loved Jim's look to Pam when Roy barged in at the beginning. He knew. Just a little promise to us all that he hasn't forgotten.
2. It hurt me to watch the Jim/Pam scene in the break room, but I get it. If he doesn't shut her out, the only option is to let her in (we know he wants to)... but he needs to see some action from her first. Yeah, he was sort of harsh, but if he doesn't expect the worst at this point, he's set up to hope for the best - and so far, hope's kicked him in the butt with a broken heart.
3. I was proud of Pam for telling Jim it was a mistake to get back with Roy. It's her first step toward telling him the whole truth.
4. Are we supposed to assume that Jim told Karen about Pam being engaged when he kissed her? Because I've never heard that info revealed to Karen. Maybe that's why the five nights of conversation were so intense... but honestly, if Karen knew Pam was engaged at the time, wouldn't we have heard about it?
5. Um, hello, understanding!Roy. Where did he come from? He's cheering her and Jim on now? It seemed a little bit out of left field at first, but you know, for Pam to have been with Roy in the first place, he had to be a good guy. And I think he's proven he is. He loves Pam, he's been with her for 10 years. For better or worse, he knows her best. And I think he spoke for us all when he said, "I don't get you, Pam."
But I believe we're about to.
Drama, drama, drama. Yes, I've heard the complaints about the Jim/Pam saga being too dramatic for the show, but come on, things like that are dramatic. And our boys and girls do a fantastic job of coupling it with humor. I'm not disappointed. At all.
And last, but not least, I KNOW Krasinski is doing a movie, but come on with the hair!!
(A Kate Episode)
Let's get the basics out of the way.
Or: Things you should know about me and LOST.
1. I love me some Shepard. Don't mess with Dr. Giggles.
2. Desmond is dead sexy. Please talk. All the time.
3. No matter how much she annoys me sometimes, Kate is my girl.
4. Sawyer makes me laugh. And I love him for it... but the boy is no good for little Katie. Especially seeing as how she's got it bad for Jack.
Ok, leave me to my little world. I'm adult enough to admit that Kate likes them both - in different ways, for different reasons - and I get the Sawyer attraction (who wouldn't?), but in my world, the girl belongs with Jack. I am, however, not about this Jate/Skate bashing crap. Ugh, who has the time? You have my stance. Nevermind the actual, important, issues like... WHAT THE FREAK IS GOING ON??
With that in mind, let's talk about last night.
In the words of Jim Halpert (prepare yourself for lots of The Office, no matter what show I'm talking about):
Fight! Fight! Fight!
So, Kate is our island's resident warrior princess. The girl is a bull. And, I'm sorry, but it's about time someone beat the hell out of Juliet. If the chick doesn't stop whispering and blinking, I'm gonna end up pelting the television with dead fruits and vegetables. Seriously, I know me and my "weekly watching party" pals (who will hereafter be referred to as C and S) can't be the only ones. And, OK, maybe I've only developed this intense dislike of Juliet because the writers seem to be making her Jack's distraction from Kate (hello, Jim, Pam and Karen). But, I don't trust her. There's something shady going on. But, then, when is there not?
What we learned last night (aside from nothing):
1. The "Others" have seemingly vacated camp and disappeared. Why? Where have they gone? What are they doing/planning? Was David Blaine involved?
2. Locke is a traitor. Or a defender of the Island. Or a spy. Who knows what that cat is doing. My husband LOVES him (all the guys I know do), but I've always had issues with his island "connection." (And that orange peel in the mouth scene from the Pilot.) Of course, Ben's dangling a big ball of yarn right in front of Locke's face. Dude wants to beat Daddy (who HAS to be the original Sawyer, you're with me there, right?) down.
3. The smoke monster was apparently doing an assignment for his photography class until Juliet pulled the plug with her force field. At what point did this show merge with The Incredibles?
4. Saw Hurley's con on Sawyer coming from a mile away. Still funny, though.
5. Kate and Sawyer's Long Con lady are pals. Wonder how James will feel when he finds out.
So, yeah, I'm ignoring Kate's back story, but I just don't have a lot to say. I get the parallels and irony they were trying to create with Kate's reason for what she did to her stepfather and what's happening with Jack and Sawyer and all that biz, but, yeah... that's all I got from it. That, and her mom's not very cool. If you garnered something else from it, please enlighten me.
And holy crap, I have to go watch The Office now.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
I'm sure you have questions.
So do I.
Like, why, am I creating yet another outlet in which I will spend inordinate amounts of time doing things like, wondering if Jim goes home at night and imagines confession scenarios between himself and Pam (never mind that Jim doesn't GO home because he isn't REAL), when I should be feeding the dog, washing clothes, paying bills. Eh, what fun are chores and work... ?
It's about commitment, people. (No, not to an institution.)
Why? Why are you doing this?
1. Because there just aren't enough people out there in the world with television blogs. Ha.
2. I'm a TV addict, this blog is now my therapy. Prepare to see ranting, raving, "squee"-ing, questioning, imagining - and all sorts of other "ings". And don't be shocked to see the words, "If I were..." followed by a delusion of what I'd do, where I the character spoken of, living in said showverse.
3. Because I can.
What shows will you blog about?
My (must not, will not miss) schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: GILMORE GIRLS, VERONICA MARS.
Thursday: THE OFFICE (which you'll hear about the most), GREY'S ANATOMY.
Sunday: BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
Shows I'm about to start watching on DVD.
These are the ones people *gasp* over, when I say I haven't watched them yet. However, the hell that is television's Summer Hiatus seems a perfect time to catch up. Prepare for an ear full.
24, Entourage and House
Like TV? Want to discuss it without the funny looks and reminders that, "they're fictional characters, you know that, right?"
Then welcome, this is a safe place for you.