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Monday, December 28, 2009

My Top Viewing for the year & the decade

Let's kick it off with my top 10 shows of 2009:

10. Big Brother
9. Glee
8. Better Off Ted
7. United States of Tara
6. Damages
5. Big Love
4. Modern Family
3. Mad Men
2. True Blood
1. Dexter

My top 10 reality/live action shows of the decade:

10. America's Next Top Model
9. American Chopper
8. What Not To Wear
7. The Mole
6. Big Brother
5. Ace of Cakes
4. Flipping Out
3. The Real Housewives saga
2. Project Runway
1. Top Chef

My overall top 10 shows of the decade:

10. Kevin Hill (it only made one season but I loved it)
9. Nip Tuck
8. 30 Rock
7. The Office
6. Gossip Girl
5. Modern Family
4. Sopranos
3. Dexter
2. The L Word
1. Sex & The City

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Golden Globe Nominations

Here's a link to all of the nominations & this year I am very excited & also upset that most every category has my favorite shows & characters up against each other.  On one hand it's great because I will most likely not be disappointed (unless that 1 straggler from some show I don't watch wins) but then on the other hand I can't play favorites either!  Here is a list of the TV categories I care about & my first choice is red & 2nd choice in blue, you can see the link for the rest.  As far as the movies go I've only seen like one so I'm rooting for The Hangover for best comedy or musical but can't weigh in on the others.

TV Drama
Big Love
Mad Men
True Blood

Actress in Drama
Glenn Close (Damages)
January Jones (Mad Men)
Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife)
Anna Paquin (True Blood)
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Actor in Drama
Simon Baker (Mentalist)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
John Hamm (Mad Men)
Hugh Laurie (House)
Bill Paxton (Big Love)

TV Series Musical or Comedy
30 Rock
Modern Family
The Office

Actress in Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette (U.S. of Tara)
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Lea Michele (Glee)

Actor in Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
David Duchovny (Californication)
Thomas Jane (Hung)
Matthew Morrison (Glee)

Supporting TV Female
Jane Adams (Hung)
Rose Byrne (Damages)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Janet McTeer (Into the Storm)
Chloe Sevigny (Big Love)

Supporting TV Male
Michael Emerson (Lost)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
William Hurt (Damages)
John Lithgow (Dexter)
Jeremy Piven (Entourage)
Jeremy & NPH are a tie for me on this one!

Martin Scorsese will be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award this year & you can tune in to see all the fun & find our if your picks win on January 17th at 8:00 pm EST.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Sing Off...I can't help myself!

Ok I admit it, I'm totally in love with this show & totally irritated with local channel 4 for not showing us the first half of it last night for some stupid World War II crap!  So the show was for 3 days & then the finale is Monday & all of the boring/crappy/tone deaf crews have already been eliminated & we are down to the final 3!!  Of the final 3 I'm in love with 2 of the teams, the Beelzebubs & Nota.  I've been voting for the Bubs to win the finale as I prefer them just a smidge to Nota but so long as Voices of Lee doesn't win I'll be fine.  The Bubs totally have rocked every song they were given & last night they freaking owned Sweet Caroline.  I definitely have to give major credit to Nota for their performance of Sledgehammer last night though, man, their sound was really solid especially given the smaller size of the crew.  Voices of Lee isn't bad but they seem too "Broadway" or church choir for me & it's just not my cup of tea.  I really do think that it's between the 2 crews I've picked but they do need 3 crews for the finale hence Voices of Lee.  I was just on the site and you can watch episodes on there so I can't wait to catch up on what I missed last night as well as the first hour of the first episode.

The final episode is on Monday the 21st at 8 pm.
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Californication finale

Ah yes, Hank Moody...the truth comes out!  After 3 seasons of being a total man whore the truth about him sleeping with Mia & stealing her book finally reared its head.  The episode started with Hank, Karen, and Becca preparing to move to New York and of course Mia showed up just in time to wish them a happy farewell.  Mia was in town for a book signing and she invited the Moody clan to her party and they all went even though Hank was totally against it.  Mia's manager/boyfriend confronted Hank & told him that he knew that Mia didn't write the book and that he in fact did.  Hank did everything he could to prevent this news from getting out even though the manager really wanted to spin the story & let the cat out of the bag so Mia could write a tell all & Hank could have his book back.

The next morning Hank was in a funk so Karen had Becca take him for a walk at which point she informed her dad that she had lost her virginity to a nice boy a couple nights before.  Hank surprisingly took the news fairly well & told Becca to wait until they got to New York to tell her mother.  After that Hank went to talk to Mia about not releasing the truth & ended up getting in a huge fight with the manager guy who called the cops on him.  When Hank got home from the fight he told Karen the truth about Mia & the book & she didn't take the news well and ran out, Hank ran out after her and was apprehended by the cops & taken away. 

Oh yeah, amidst all of this Charlie told Marcy that he wanted to have a baby with her & he was very happy that their relationship was getting back on track, or so he thought.  Charlie agreed to be Sue's agent & to market her memoirs though he turned down her offer to continue sleeping together because he was so in love with Marcy.  Well, none of that paid off because Marcy still signed the divorce papers & asked that Charlie do the same.  This season wrapped up with Charlie being baffled and Hank being arrested so I can't wait to see what will happen in season 4 but I'm going to assume that Karen & Becca will still move to New York and leave Hank to rot in his own indiscretions until further notice.  I can certainly foresee Hank & Charlie being 2 broke down bachelors on the prowl but both still secretly pining for Karen & Marcy.

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Holy crap Showtime Finale Sunday was intense!!

Last night was the 4th season finale of Dexter and the 3rd season finale of Californication and both of them were really good!  Let's start off with Dexter which completely blew my mind and had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire episode and then at the end, I think it's pretty safe to say that I fell out of it!  In the beginning, Christine had just killed herself & Deb was back at the office trying to piece things together when Batista told her to go home & take the day off which she opted to spend with one of her dad's C.I.'s who took her to the home of another C.I. which ended up being the house that the Ice Truck Killer (aka Brian, Biney) took her to back in season one.  This obviously stirred up a lot in Deb who began searching the history behind the connection between the C.I. and Brian which led to her discovering that Dexter was actually the brother of the Ice Truck Killer & that his mother was killed in front of him & his brother.

While this was going on Dexter followed Trinity from the police station to the bank & in the process side swiped some guy who wasn't happy about it.  While Trinity was in the bank Dexter hid behind his van & when Trinity approached he got him in the neck with his "kill juice" and pulled him in the back of the van.  Dexter discovered that Trinity had closed his bank accounts & knew that he was planning on taking off so he obviously got to him just in time.  As this whole process was going on the cops & the side swiped guy showed up and Dexter hit the guy & ended up in jail...with Trinity unconscious in the back of the van.  Well, Dex got out of jail & Trinity was gone...he had gone home & terrorized his family & took anything worth value from the house & bailed.

Once back to the office Deb got on the trail that missing boys were also part of Trinity's cycle so she questioned the boy who was kidnapped & returned to his parents (thanks to Dexter) and this is where she found out about Trinity's involvement with the Four Walls builds.  The crew went to the most recent build with dogs & discovered a dead boy buried in the porch cement & then were able to zero in on who Trinity really was (not the trucker they were looking for) & where he lived.  When the police & SWAT arrived at Trinity's house Dexter (Kyle) was actually there looking for Trinity and hid in the garage & when he was found he noted he was there with homicide & even though he was there ahead of everyone else they seemed puzzled but let it go.  While at the house Deb told Dexter about his mother & brother & of course Dexter already knew but he played it off like he didn't & acted very disturbed by the information all the while knowing that Trinity was on the road & he had to find & kill him!  

Skipping all the bull shit Dexter caught up to Trinity & finally killed him (with his own hammer) & it was great to see him finally go down, I think I felt as liberated as Dexter did to be honest.  Well, Dexter went & disposed of the body as he always does & then headed home to grab his bag so he could head to the Keys to meet up with Rita & Harrison.  When he got home he had a voicemail from Rita saying that she forgot the plane tickets & had to come back home & then take a later flight so Dexter called her and when he did her phone was ringing inside the house.  Dexter got up & found her purse in the chair with her phone in it & then Harrison started crying & Dexter walked into the bathroom to find Rita dead in the tub after having bled out (just like Trinity's sister & many victims) & poor Harrison sitting in a pool of blood on the floor.  Rita was Trinity's final kill & the baby sitting in all that blood took Dexter back to where it all started...when his mother was killed in front of him & he was left in that pool of her blood as well.

This honestly shocked the hell out of me & I'm not sure why because earlier in the season I thought that Trinity was going to kill Rita although I really wanted him to kill Deb because I just don't freaking like her!  I was finally getting used to Rita & liking them as a couple but now, what's going to happen?  I mean is Dexter really supposed to be a single dad of three with a more than full time job & a killing habit on the side?  I can't wait to see where season 5 takes this story because now all the balls are in the air, everything will change & I'm still a bit traumatized by Rita being murdered like that but I get it, Trinity couldn't just let Dexter do what he was going to do without making him pay for it first.  Poor Harrison, poor Astor & Cody, and poor Dexter who was finally becoming a human with emotions & who truly & unexpectedly loved his family.  I'm pretty sure that next season we will see a completely different Dexter who is even more effed up than he has been these past 4 seasons.  Ok, the countdown begins...just about 8.5 months until the next season!!

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Top Chef Finale

Well, I have to say that I was extremely disappointed in the outcome of this season of Top Chef!  I kind of had a feeling pretty early on in last night's episode that my choice (Kevin) wasn't going to win & at that point I became ok with Bryan winning & then when it all came down freaking Michael won?  I mean sure Michael is a talented chef & has all kinds of cook techniques but he's a bit of a prick & a little too arrogant for my liking.  It's been proven that on this show arrogance will you get you very far & often all the way (look at Hung) but I still don't like the bad attitude. I know that Michael won a lot of challenges & made some innovative dishes but I also know that he didn't make many friends & there was an episode where another chef came in that he had worked with in the past & it was mentioned that they didn't get along.  Well, even though it's a competition you have to make friends & try to get along with everyone because that's not a solo industry.  If you don't have a sous chef & fry cooks then you don't have shit in your kitchen other than a poor ego. 

I think I'm most disappointed because I really liked Kevin's food, I would eat a lot of it & I'm a picky eater, and I really liked his attitude.  Kevin smiled often, he stood by his food, he seemed happy to be cooking & worked well with others.  I also felt that Bryan had a good attitude & was pleasant & worked well with others I just didn't care for his food...too much seafood which I don't eat.  Really, you show me a menu with fish & pork & I'm going pork all the way!  Well, like I said Michael is a great chef just not my choice but I can't wait for the reunion...I'm almost positive that Kevin will win fan favorite, just based on the text polls last night, he got 54% when Bravo asked "who do you want to win Top Chef"!!!
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jersey bad it's great!

Ok so I did get a chance to watch the first episode of The Jersey Shore & that show is a genius train wreck & I love it.  These chicks & dudes kill me...I can't believe people like this actually exist.  Not one of them is without a nickname, they are all orange, they have awful hair & dress terribly & apparently are super least at the Jersey shore, and likely only at the shore.  I was shocked to see "Snooki" rocking the old school hair clip, the claw type that look like a small chip clip & stylists will still use them but they are unacceptable in public & this "guidette" is all about them indoors & outdoors.  There's this annoying guy named "the situation" and he is the most obnoxious fool ever...a total  "guido" apparently with his "abs like Rambo" that he seems to assume no woman would deny but trust me when I say that I don't know a single chick that would even give him a second look, well unless it was to make fun of him!!  So I haven't seen any more episodes as of yet but I wanted to share my favorite quotes from the opener.

Said by a guido:  "Take your shirt off & chicks come to you, like flies on shit man" ~ talk about sexy!!

Said by a guidette:  "That shows how much more classy we are, we've been living in this house with these guys for 2 days & haven't even done anything with them yet" ~ yep, real classy!!

The top photo is Snookie & yes, she's wearing that clip & the bottom pic is Pauly D & he's the one who made the comment about the ladies flocking like flies!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Showtime Sunday!

Only one episode of Dexter & Californication are left & I'm going crazy wondering what will happen!  Now that Trinity knows who Dexter is & we all know who killed Lundy all that's left is for Dexter to finish the job & remove Trinity from the game completely but it doesn't look like it's going to be very easy for him.  Then again, if it were easy then what would be the fun of the show?  Shit, one serial killer up against another provides a lot of crazy drama for sure...they are both so creepily smart & so similar it's tricky to not know what the other is up to.  Here's my beef with last nights episode...Dexter is always extremely aware of his surroundings & when Trinity followed him to the police station he was right behind him in his usual gray van & Dex didn't notice?  Now, about Batista & LaGuerta getting married...I understand they did it to prevent losing their jobs but aren't they going to have to start telling their coworkers & not just Dexter?  I wonder how the others will take it?  One other thing I have a feeling about is Quinn & Deb...I think that next season Quinn is going to put the moves on Deb to try to find out what Dexter is up to & then they will fall in love which he wasn't planning on, blah blah blah.  To be perfectly honest I really wish she would leave the show...she's way too skinny & man-ish & I can't stand the way she talks.

Ok, on to Californication...this episode was a good one.  I thoroughly enjoyed Hank having to sit through lunch with 4 women he slept with in the recent past & then someone that Karen slept with as well.  I know he's a big player but I still think that him & Karen are cute together.  It also appears that the truth about him & Mia is going to come out next week in the finale & I'm guessing that when it does Karen will not be happy & she'll take Becca & move to NY leaving Hank all on his own in LA.  Personally I think the show could do without Becca...again, I hate the way she talks & her character could really use some work, unless it's just poor acting, it's hard to tell since I've never seen her in anything else.  Now, if Hank does move to NY the show will be pointless so obviously something is going to happen to keep him in LA but I really wish that Karen would stay too.  Maybe they could stay in LA & send their daughter to NY?  I have to also say that I kind of hope Marcy & Charlie stay together, I mean come on...he got a tramp stamp with her name on it!!  Marcy is my favorite character on the show so I just really hope she stays around for my sake.

6 more days until the season finale of both shows...can't wait!! 

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

MTV Finales!

Ok so you are all likely fully aware that The Hills & The City are major guilty pleasures for me & the season finale of both were on Tuesday night & we need to discuss them.

The Hills:  Ok, first of all I need to ask if you guys thought that Heidi had even more work done?  I know she changed her hair as it was more yellow when it's usually white but something about her face wasn't right.  Aside from her face not being right I can say for certain that she isn't dumb do you have to be to try to trick your husband into having a baby?  What's the big effen hurry?  My question to Spencer is that if she was behaving that way why didn't you leave her?  I'm sorry but there is no way in hell I would stay with someone who is that sneaky & conniving that they would be attempting to "hijack sperm" as he put it.  I also think she's a freaking idiot for marrying him in the first place when he obviously didn't want kids!  People don't just get married & then suddenly want children, usually they either want them or they don't & sure there are those who say "sure some day just not now" which is where Spencer finally landed but personally I think it's just to appease her for now.  The next time the subject comes back up I'd be very curious to see what's discussed then & see if Spencer does actually say "let's do it".  My final remark on these 2 is Enzo...he was much cuter when he called Spencer "Spender" and now, he's just a kid.

Kristin is an idiot & so is Audrina oh & so is Brody...personally I'm sure he'll go back to plastic Jayde one more time & she'll get knocked up & he'll be screwed.  Obviously it would be best if Kristin & Brody got back together as they seem good for each other but then there wouldn't be any drama which is the purpose that Justin Bobby serves.  When Audrina said "I'm going to meet him to say what I want finally" I thought; send the bastard an email, why dignify the situation with face time?  Not to mention that he still got the last word!

Last can I say, why is Lo still on the show?  She was in like 2 pointless.

The City:  Look, I know she's a mean rude, honest, evil bitch but I love Kelly Cutrone!  I love how rude she is to Roxy & I hope that Roxy is gone next season because I don't like her.  I thought that Whitney's clothes were awful & I'm not kidding, the only thing she showed that I would wear was the little white jacket.  I really doubt that Whitney's line will take off, it looks cheap & is really doesn't seem like she's doing a nod to the 90's it seems like she's trying to recreate them & we don't need that!

With the Erin/Olivia mess I of course side with Erin because I like her & Olivia is just a wanna be socialite with no skills & a bad attitude.  When your boss tells you that you got the wrong sizes & you didn't get enough you shouldn't tell them that's the best you can do & leave for the day!  She has acted like she knows better than Erin from the get go so I hope they are able to figure that mess out because realistically I'd like to see Olivia vanish from the show altogether.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Serena & her Thanksgiving gear!

WTF is with this character on Gossip Girl?  Last year I wrote a blog post about her inappropriate outfit at Thanksgiving dinner & a million other places & this years turkey day outfit was no exception!  At first glance I thought to myself "again with the tits at a family function?" but then later when I got a full frontal & rear view of what I thought was a trashy ass dress I realized that it was in fact a freaking catsuit!  I don't know about you guys but I if rolled up at a family dinner in a skin tight black catsuit that appeared to be purchased at Frederick's of Hollywood I'd definitely receive quite a bit of flack for it but not Serena.  There she is sitting at the dining table with everyone else, who is appropriately dressed by the way, and nobody is thinking twice about her apparel?  I'm sorry but the wardrobe stylist for this show obviously needs some counseling, like it's not bad enough that all of these 16-18 year old kids are drinking at family dinner & in bars but then they are dressing Serena like a total skank.  I understand that Serena is supposed to be the "bad girl" but not all bad girls dress like whores. The thing that worries me the most is that I read in Us Weekly that Blake (who plays Serena) approves her entire wardrobe herself due to concern for hemlines.  Really, someone says "this will be your turkey day outfit" & she says "perfect"?  I would also like to point out that her concern for hemlines is obviously that they are usually not short enough...if you view the post that I linked to at the top of this post you can check out pics for yourself.  Aside from Serena being dressed like a trash bag I thought everyone else looked really cute & I totally loved Blair's dress!! Oh yeah, I was really disappointed with Serena for leaving with Trip instead of staying with Nate...Nate is hot & Trip is not!
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