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This Week 9/19 to 9/24

We’ve had a week of discovering just how much my life is ruined by not having internet access. (How much, you ask? SO MUCH.) Anyway. Ducks are in something resembling a row-like formation, approximately, so now here we are: a This Week post for the first time in MONTHS. It’s almost like I’m making a legitimate effort or something.

TONIGHT:
8pm – Eureka on Syfy (season finale!)
10pm – Castle on ABC (season premiere!)
10pm – Hawaii Five-0 on CBS (season premiere!)
10pm – The Playboy Club on NBC (series pilot!)

Really, Monday nights at 10? Really? Of course I’m going to be watching Castle, no question there. But it’s the principle of the thing. Also going on tonight: Ashton Kutcher’s Two and a Half Men debut. (Am I the only one who thinks the title should be changed to One and Two Half Men?) AND, two hours later, Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen. Somewhere out there is a marketing genius.

TUESDAY:
8pm – NCIS on CBS (season premiere!)
8pm – Glee on FOX (season premiere!)
9pm – NCIS: LA on CBS (season premiere!)
9pm – New Girl on FOX (series pilot!)
9pm – Ringer on the CW

So I haven’t watched the pilot of Ringer yet…or the finale of Glee. Probably going to watch NCIS prime and then New Girl (just to finally put my morbid curiosity to rest).

WEDNESDAY:

Apparently I’m going to spend Wednesday catching up from Tuesday and Monday. Or maybe I’ll give in to the temptation to watch the pilot of Revenge at 10pm on ABC.

THURSDAY:
8pm – Charlie’s Angels on ABC (series pilot!)
9pm – Person of Interest on CBS (series pilot!)
10pm – Prime Suspect on NBC (series pilot!)

What is Prime Suspect doing on Comedy Thursday? Can anyone explain this?

FRIDAY:
8pm – A Gifted Man on CBS (series pilot!)
9pm – CSI: NY on CBS (season premiere!)
9pm – Fringe on FOX (season premiere!)
9pm – Supernatural on the CW (season premiere!)

I don’t know what CSI: NY is doing on my schedule – I pretty much stopped watching. I don’t know what Fringe is doing on my schedule – I’m now two and a half seasons behind or some damn thing. I do know what Supernatural is doing on my schedule – just finished S4, so as soon as I slam down S5 (so to speak), I’m working it in because that show is freaking awesome.

SATURDAY:

Saturday is not even a day on TV.

And now I have to go do my last Fall is Fun post REALLY REALLY QUICKLY before I end up staying at this Starbucks for an awkwardly long time. Enjoy your week! Premieres, guys! Funandnews!

This Week 3/15 to 3/19

Wow. So. Monday just sort of got away from me there. Whoops.

Tonight:
8pm – Glee on FOX

Thankfully, Tuesday will give me time to catch up. Reminder: this week is Regionals on Glee and, supposedly, Rachel is debuting an original song. God help us.

WEDNESDAY:
10pm – Justified on FX

THURSDAY:
9pm – Bones on FOX
10pm – Fairly Legal on USA

FRIDAY:
9pm – Fringe on FOX

SATURDAY:

Nothing new is airing.

 

Apparently FOX is the only network interested in airing anything new this week. Works for me. I’ve still got quarter-to-half finished drafts of posts about last week’s Bones and The Adjustment Bureau sitting around waiting to be finished. Also, the real world is sort of encroaching on my TV time. Funny how that happens.

This Week 3/7 to 3/12

So yeah. I guess I’m back.

I’ve spent the last…however long its been…mostly hacking away at my To-Watch list of old. Progress so far: Seasons 1 and 2 of Damages, Seasons 1-3 of Dexter, rewatching Season1 of Dollhouse, attempting to watch The 4400, and then also watching hours and hours of Whose Line Is It Anyway. Next up is Season 1 of The Closer, and I’m very excited.

BUT. Time goes on. New things air. And I try to keep up, or at least catch up.

MONDAY:
8pm – Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family
8pm – The Event on ABC (2-hour midseason return!)
9pm – The Chicago Code on FOX
9pm – Being Human on SyFy

Of these four, I’m only current on The Event, and that’s only because there haven’t been any new episodes since my Great Catch Up of early January. Actually, I haven’t even started The Chicago Code yet. But people I trust tell me I should, so.

TUESDAY:
8pm – Glee on FOX
10pm – White Collar on USA

GWYNETH PALTROW IS BACK ON GLEE!!! (Which reminds me. I finally caught back up on Glee after my period of disenchantment. And I LOVE IT again. Good times.)

WEDNESDAY:
10pm – Justified on FX

Question for Wednesday: is Mr. Sunshine worth watching? I’ve been curious.

THURSDAY:
9pm – Bones on FOX
10pm – Facing Kate on USA

This week on Bones: continuation of the “sniper arc” I keep hearing about. What makes that actually exciting: Arnold Vosloo!

FRIDAY:
9pm – CSI: NY on CBS
9pm – Fringe on FOX

I really need to catch up on Fringe. I miss it.

SATURDAY:
11:30pm – Saturday Night Live (Zach Galifianakis and Jessie J.) on NBC

In Big Screen Brain news, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau. Expect a review in the next couple of days.

The Golden Globes?

Basically, the Golden Globes results are really…weird. But there are a couple excellent things. And FINALLY, the reigns of Mad Men and 30 Rock seem to be coming to an end.

 

Best Picture, Drama: The Social Network
Didn’t Win: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King’s Speech

I have not seen The Social Network. I forgot it existed.

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: The Kids Are All Right
Didn’t Win: Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, Red, The Tourist

Given this list of nominees, is anyone surprised by the winner? (God I hope not.)

Best Director: David Fincher (The Social Network)
Didn’t Win:
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech), Christopher Nolan (Inception), David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Give Christopher Nolan pretty shiny awards, dammit!

Best Actor, Drama: Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Didn’t Win: Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

YES. GOOD JOB, GOLDEN GLOBES.

Best Actress, Drama: Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Didn’t Win: Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Well deserved…based solely on the performance itself, not through comparison to the others.

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical: Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version)
Didn’t Win: Johnny Depp (The Tourist, Alice in Wonderland), Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs), Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

I have seen none of these movies.

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical: Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Didn’t Win: Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right), Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs), Angelina Jolie (The Tourist), Emma Stone (Easy A)

Mostly I am just happy that Emma Stone didn’t win. That would have made me cry.

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Didn’t Win: Michael Douglas (Wall Street 2), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Jeremy Renner (The Town), Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

I was rooting for Jeremy Renner, personally. But it’s good that Christian Bale is getting some recognition for that whole He’s A Hell Of An Actor thing.

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Didn’t Win: Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
Didn’t Win: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours), Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right), Christopher Nolan (Inception), David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

Whatever.

Best Animated Film: Toy Story 3
Didn’t Win: Despicable Me, How To Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist, Tangled

I am embarrassed to say, I’ve only seen one of these. And it is not Toy Story.

Best TV Series, Drama: Boardwalk Empire
Didn’t Win: Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead

…crap. Four of these are on my Need To Watch list. I should get on that. (In better news, MAD MEN DIDN’T WIN!!!)

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Glee
Didn’t Win: 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie

If Glee was just nominated for last year, I would be totally down with this. Given that it includes the first part of season two…I have my reservations. But I’m not complaining.

Best Actor, TV Drama Series: Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Didn’t Win: Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), John Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House)

…hopefully Steve Buscemi won because he is good and not just because he’s the only new nominee in, like, ever.

Best Actress, TV Drama Series: Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
Didn’t Win: Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

…wait. Covert Affairs is classified as a drama series? Wtf.

Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical Series: Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Didn’t Win: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee)

Yay!!!

Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical Series: Laura Linney (The Big C)
Didn’t Win: Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Lea Michele (Glee)

Why does Lea Michele keep being nominated for this? I mean, she’s good. But she’s not THAT good (and she’s not really the lead because it’s a freaking ensemble cast).

Best Supporting Actress, TV Series: Jane Lynch (Glee)
Didn’t Win: Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Kelly McDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Sofia Vergara (Modern Famliy)

Best Supporting Actor, TV Series: Chris Colfer (Glee)
Didn’t Win: Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)

YESSSSSSSS. (But Scott Caan nomination? Possibly even better.)

Tis the Midseason

It’s that time again. Midseason return/premiere schedule. Go!

Monday January 3
8:00pm – Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family (midseason return!)
10:00pm – Castle on ABC (midseason return!)
10pm – Hawaii Five-0 on CBS (midseason return!)

Hey, I could actually catch up on time to watch PLL! But that really doesn’t matter because I’m mostly just SUPER jazzed about more Castle.

Tuesday January 4
8:00pm – No Ordinary Family on ABC (midseason return!)
9:00pm – V on ABC (season premiere!)
10:00pm – Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC (midseason return!)
10:00pm – Southland on TNT (season premiere!)

…I probably will not actually watch anyof these. But I thought I’d include them just for kicks. (Question: Should I be watching No Ordinary Family?)

Wednesday January 5
8:00pm – Human Target on FOX (midseason return!)

Happy half-birthday to me!

Friday January 7
9:00pm – CSI: NY on CBS (midseason return!)
10:00pm – Blue Bloods on CBS (midseason return!)

Sunday January 9
9:00pm – The Cape on NBC (2-hour series pilot!)
9:30pm – Episodes on Showtime (series pilot!)
10:00pm – Shameless on Showtime (series pilot!)

Not gonna lie, all three of these shows look semi-ridiculous. The Cape is about a cop who gets framed and goes all caped vigilante on his city and, honestly, it looks even stupider than it sounds. Episodes is about Matt LeBlanc (playing himself) ruining the marriage of a British couple. And Shameless is just the newest in a long line of excellent British shows being stolen for and ruined on American television.

Monday January 10
9:00pm – Lie to Me on FOX (midseason return!)

Tuesday January 11
8:00pm – NCIS on CBS (midseason return!)
9:00pm – NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS (midseason return!)
10:00pm – Lights Out on FX (series pilot!)

In Lights Out, a former heavy-weight boxing champ starts working as a debt collector to make ends meet. Doesn’t pique my interest, but FX’s original series track record is pretty good and so should this be.

Wednesday January 12
10:00pm – Off the Map on ABC (series pilot!)

Basically it’s Grey’s Anatomy, but without indoor plumbing.

Monday January 17
8:00pm – Chuck on NBC (midseason return!)
8:00pm – House on FOX (midseason return!)
9:00pm – Being Human on SyFy (series pilot!)
10:00pm – Harry’s Law on NBC (series pilot!)

Being Human is another of those ripped-off Brit shows. Harry’s Law is a legal drama with an incredible cast that will most likely be at least fairly decent…but, frankly, I’d just rather have The Whole Truth back. (Oh, wait, wrong network…) Also…I can totally catch up on Chuck by this day…right?

Tuesday January 18
10:00pm – White Collar on USA (midseason return!)

I’m getting the impression that this show has only gotten better. I should work on catching up at some point.

Thursday January 20
8:00pm – Bones on FOX (midseason return!)
8:30pm – Perfect Couples on NBC (series pilot!)
10:00pm – Fairly Legal on USA (series pilot!)

Perfect Couples comes from minds behind 30 Rock and Friends. Fairly Legal stars Sarah Shahi and Michael Trucco and I have been waiting for it for two years. So guess which of these two shows is the one I’m going to be watching.

Friday January 21
9:00pm – Fringe on FOX (midseason return!)

Oh shit guys, Fringe has been relegated to the Friday Death Slot.

Wednesday January 26
10:00pm – Face Off on SyFy (series pilot!)

Normally I avoid competition/reality shows like the plague. But a competition/reality show about special effects makeup? Hell yes!

Thursday January 27
8:00pm – The Vampire Diaries on the CW (midseason return!)
9:00pm – Nikita on the CW (midseason return!)

Monday February 7
9:00pm – The Chicago Code on FOX (series pilot!)

It’s just another cop show, but it’s shot on location in Chicago and really wants to be the next hardxcoreawesome thing.

Tuesday February 8
8:00pm – Glee on FOX (midseason return!)

Wednesday February 9
9:30pm – Mr. Sunshine on ABC
10:00pm – Justified on FX

Mr. Sunshine sounds like an awful everyman semi-comedy indie film come to television. But more glamourous because, well, that’s just how it works.

Monday February 28
10:00pm – The Event on NBC (midseason return!)

Tuesday March 29
9:00pm – Body of Proof on ABC (series pilot!)

Crime procedural slash personal drama centered around an M.E. It could easily be interesting and fun. It could just as easily be awful and boring.

Wednesday April 6
9:30pm – Breaking In on FOX (series pilot!)

Oh look, Christian Slater‘s back. Again. Trying to make it as a television leading man. Again.

Wednesday April 13
10:00 – Happy Endings on ABC (series pilot!)

It’s another of these melodramedies about attractive young people and their romantic shenanigans. But I will admit, it has a pretty good cast.

Merry Christmas Special

I did not grow up watching all those stop-motion animation Christmas television movie specials that are actually horrible but no-one wants to say so because they grew up with them and have thus assigned a huge amount of sentimental value. ALSO, my family has never been big on Christmas movies. I think I’ve seen It’s A Wonderful Life once, ever. Likewise Miracle on 34th Street until last night when channel flipping landed me on AMC. White Christmas is a different story because it’s an early-fifties era musical and that was basically my childhood. But I digress. Point is, I don’t watch real Christmas specials.

Unluckily for me, television series really like to make their own special holiday episodes.

Luckily for all of us, this gives me review fodder.

So, without further ado, a quick review of four of this year’s Christmas Special Episodes.

Human Target: “The Other Side of the Mall”

Dear Human Target,

If you’re going to do a Christmas episode, maybe don’t revolve the whole thing around how much the main character hates Christmas. It kind of ruins things. It’s bad enough to do a holiday-themed episode. You could at least make an effort to get into the spirit a little. Funny as it is to send the team down light-vomited suburban holiday lane to the tune of “Where are we?” “Hell.”, the whole thing just ends up lame. Also, semi-metal rock n’ roll riff Christmas carols? You have ruined ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Forever’…and it wasn’t that good to begin with. Thanks for that.

Love,
Melted Brain

Best quotes: “Wow. You’re an excellent whistler.” and “You are what we in the custodial arts like to call…a douche.”

Glee: “A Very Glee Christmas”

My expectations for this episode were really low, so I guess you could say they’ve been fulfilled. Basically, I found the lack of inspiration embarrassing. Least original Christmas special ever. And all the more disappointing because Glee is capable of doing better when it actually tries. But not this year. Glee seems to be having some major writing problems this year and is getting worse by the episode and I could go on, but that’s not really the point right now. So, let me break this review down into pros and cons…and I’ll try to come up with an even number of each, because it’s only fair:

GOOD:
1) Brittany still believes in Santa Claus: Touche, Glee. If there is anything to make me at least accept a Christmassy Christmas special filled with Christmassy Christmas spirit…Brittany believing in Santa and the whole club teaming up to make her time magical is it. AWWWWWWWW.
2) Coach Beiste: This was actually just a good episode thing in general. I’m really pleased she’s becoming incorporated into the show in general. Dot Jones is a much better element than Coach Tanaka (Peter Gallagher) ever was. And the Arty-slash-Brittany gift? AWWWWWWWW.
3) Baby It’s Cold Outside: On behalf of fangirls everywhere, thank you. I don’t care that the script had to take a completely ridiculous and unnecessary side trip. I will bet you any amount of money this is the most popular part of the episode. (But I still feel the need to remark: Chris Colfer singing the low part in a duet with another dude is frickin’ weird.)

UNDECIDED:
Island of Misfit Toys: Great echo back to the early days…but so saccharine I wanted to cry.

BAD:
1) The Jew Problem: Puck decorating a Christmas tree? JEWFAIL. Rachel singing not just one, but two Christmas numbers? JEWFAIL. The fact that the Glee Club has two Jews very obsessed with being Jewish could have been a jumping off point for making a Christmas episode with some actual valuable social commentary the like of which Glee supposedly is still capable of. But NO. No. Instead let’s just ignore that. Because Christmas is too commercially dominant for us to do anything else. I mean, it’s not as if there are any Jews in showbiz or anything.
2) The Sue plot: I am embarrassed by how lame this was. Sue as the Grinch. Really. Wow. Let’s talk about low-hanging fruit from the obvious tree.
3) The end: And of course, how else could this episode possibly have ended but with a hair joke. Wow. Merry fucking Christmas to you too, Glee. Motherfuckers.

Best quotes: “This year, Glee Club’s going full-Santa *CRAZYEYES*” and Schue’s ideas for Sue-mas gifts (1 – robot dog, 2 – a soul)

Leverage: “The Ho Ho Ho Job”

Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot to say about this episode. It just wasn’t that noteworthy. It was an average episode of Leverage, but with Santa. And not even very much Santa. Yes, yes, Parker’s obsession with Christmas was kind of cute fun. But that was about it. Christmas in the mall. Wa. Hoo.

Eureka: “O Little Town”

The whole “telling a tale of Christmas past” is a bit heavy-handed. BUT, Eureka is beyond tongue-in-cheek enough to handle it. The episode works because it’s a totally standard episode of Eureka…it just happens to take place during Christmas. We get Taggart back, which is awesome. There is nothing funnier than a gangly Australian trying to explain Santa Claus with science. Except for maybe  an ENORMOUS ROLLING CHRISTMAS BALL ORNAMENT. (YESSS.) The can of Christmas cheer was excessively creepy, but the episode ended on not just the right key, but the right note exactly. Kids who go “That’s way too sappy…but good story” is the perfect sappy holiday touch that doesn’t make the audience want to die. And, final note: I usually don’t approve of changing of credits/opener to incorporate holiday decor, but Sheriff Carter in an elf/Santa/whatever-that-was costume? Admittedly pretty hysterical

Best quotes: “Tell me about it. I had to ice my hot toddies.”

 

 

Merry Christmas from Melted Brain.

This Week 12/6 to 12/12

I am watching the Rizzoli & Isles marathon on TNT all day. That is a fun thing. A less fun thing: no new episodes until summer. LAME. (But at least it’s been renewed!)

Tonight:
10pm – Castle on ABC
10pm – Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

Castle is back!!!! Also, lack of new Chuck means that catching up isn’t becoming any more daunting, which is nice.

TUESDAY:
8pm – Glee on FOX
9pm – Eureka on SyFy

A Glee Christmas special? I’m very afraid.

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – Human Target on FOX
10pm – The Whole Truth on ABC

The Whole Truth has been cancelled, actually. But I guess we get a few more episodes.

THURSDAY:
8pm – Bones on FOX
8pm – The Vampire Diaries on the CW
9pm – Fringe on FOX
9pm – Nikita on the CW

FRIDAY:

Nothing new is airing.

SATURDAY:
11:30pm – Saturday Night Live (Paul Rudd & Paul McCartney) on NBC

SUNDAY:
9pm – Leverage on TNT

Shows that can totally pull off a three-episode Christmas special: Leverage.

Glee: “The Substitute”

I don’t claim to know what goes on behind the scenes over at Glee. But let me just say, I would not be surprised if it were to come out that there were some illicit substances involved somewhere along the line in creating this most recent episode. Seriously: what the hell ass just happened.

As a whole, “The Substitute” was not a terrible episode. I’m not saying that at all. It had some incredible moments, actually, and it had the potential to be amazing. Which is just the problem. That potential? Not reached. And then bogged down in a whole lot of inexplicably shoddy work.


Storywise, this was a good plan. Replace Mr. Schue for a week with someone who is the average high school student’s version of Way More Fun. (This also allowed for those fabulous little flashback/fantasy sequence moments of “Guys, I found a Journey song we haven’t done!”) Solid stuff. And while I will be a little sad if it turns out that Sue really is principal and Figgins really is gone, I can’t say that would be an entirely terrible thing. I mean, eventually there has to be some sort of change in the general Sue-tine. Otherwise it would get boring. (Well, maybe not…but you know what I mean.) And then there was the Return of Terri, which one would think could only lead to good things.

But somewhere in the middle of it all, everything went to hell.

Maybe it was the idea of the presence of guest star Academy Award Winner Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean, that is kind of a crazy and exciting happenstance. Has she ever done television? (Answer: No.) Maybe that whole thing just threw the whole crew into an OMGFRENZY fit? Or maybe Glee was just having one of its not-unheard-of off weeks. Anyway, the lady herself was excellent (and considering I’ve never been too terribly much of a fan, that is high praise).  I don’t think I knew she had all that singing and dancing in her. I did know about the comedy, I think, but I forgot. Until reminded. Repeatedly. The Mary Todd Lincoln moment came so close to redeeming the entire episode in my eyes, you do not even know.

Anyway. Here comes the actual scathing that I’ve been holding back.

Most of the episode was standard Glee goodness. The mini-me sequence? Adorable. The gay-talk fantasy? Hysterical. (Tiny purse!) Sue taking over the school? Brilliant. Gwyneth Paltrow’s introductory musical number? Rockin.

But.

But.

Three parts of this episode earned my all-consuming rage.*

1) “All That Jazz”

That was just a terrible number. I mean, the singing was fine. But you CAN NOT do a dance heavy number unless you are actually going to do some quality dancing. And, sorry whoever choreographed, but that was crap. Also, it was a really terrible rip-off of the movie version of that number. Also, I had no idea that it was possible to make a flapper dress that ugly. They looked like lifeguard suits coated in dollar store fringe.

2) The Whole Terri Thing

I love Terri. As a character. I mean really. She is just so wonderful to hate. The awfulness is entirely underused, and I wish that people would get over the low-level Merrrr I Don’t Like Her long enough to realize what that actually means about how awesome Jessalyn Gilsig is. (I’d also like a hundred dollars.) Anyway. We finally get some quality Terri time in and it seemed like it was going so well. And then apparently the writers just got tired of it and did the predictable Ooh And Now They’ll Have Mistake Sex thing and then made her re-exit a complete throwaway. STOP IT. I WANT MY TERRI TIME.

3. “Make ‘Em Laugh”

I’m sorry.
But I am morally offended by Glee‘s “Make ‘Em Laugh.”
YOU DO NOT TRY TO RECREATE THAT MUSICAL NUMBER. YOU DO NOT TRY TO RECREATE DONALD O’CONNOR. And even if you DO attempt such heresy, you certainly do so with about twelve million times more creativity. Because when all you do is water down the funniest physical gags and choreography and then try to make up for the obvious short-falling with only slightly better vocals, you FAIL. (And PS – Donald O’Connor did it BY HIMSELF. As in SOLO.) You can do The Beatles. You can do Rocky Horror. You can remix and rearrange whatever classic and/or hit songs. But certain icon bits are beyond your reach. Get ahold of yourself, Glee. You aren’t THAT awesome.

It was a definite relief when we finally made it to the end of the episode. Although speaking of that finale number, THAT is what I’m talking about, Glee. What the hell happened? You used up ALL your creativity and awesome on the final number and then let the rest go to hell? ‘Cause, unfortunately, even that wasn’t SO fantastic that it excused the embarrassments of earlier. Jee zuss.

I am glad we can now move on. I think. Because it looks like we’re going to actually deal with this whole Kurt’s-personal-drama thing pretty soon. And…yeah. Obviously I love Blaine slash Darren Criss and that whole business. That’s just fine. But this Karofsky thing is probably the one part of this season that I don’t have a solid opinion about. I just…don’t know what to do with it. I’m sort of afraid to see where it’s headed, but simultaneously anxious to get it over with and move on. Tuesday sooner, please!

*Well, four if you count the return of the GODDAMN HAIR JOKES. Even one good butt-chin poke can’t balance that shit out.

Quote:

“”You make the underflaps of my breasts burn like when I used to rub them with poison sumac.”

This Week 11/22 to 11/28

I AM BACK WITH A VENGEANCE.

But of course I would choose Thanksgiving weekend for my glorious return. Ah well.

Tonight:
8pm – Chuck on NBC
8pm – House on FOX
9pm – The Event on NBC
9pm – Lie to Me on FOX
10pm – Hawaii Five-0 on CBS

Dear Boycool, I PROMISE my first MB-related priority right now is getting up to speed with Chuck!

TUESDAY:
8pm – Glee on FOX
8pm – NCIS on CBS
9pm – NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS

Oh Glee. I have words for you. And now they will be expressed again.

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – Human Target on FOX
10pm – Terriers on FX

THURSDAY:

Nothing new is airing. Because it’s Thanksgiving.

FRIDAY:

Nothing new is airing. Because it’s the the day after Thanksgiving.

SATURDAY:

Nothing new is airing.

SUNDAY:
10pm – The Walking Dead on AMC

I haven’t seen any of this. But I’ve been informed that I really ought to get on that.

This Week 10/12 to 10/16

OK OK I’M BACK LETS DO STUFF.

Tonight:
8pm – No Ordinary Family on ABC
8pm – Glee on FOX
8pm – NCIS on CBS
9pm – NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS
10pm – Detroit 1-8-7 on ABC
10pm – Caprica on SyFy

Oh, woah, Caprica‘s back! (I don’t know if I ever watched more than the pilot…)

WEDNESDAY:
8pm – Undercovers on NBC
10pm – The Whole Truth on ABC
10pm – The Defenders on CBS
10pm – Terriers on FX

I’ve actually been watching The Whole Truth. The Defenders is up next, and then I’ll post something! Crazy!

THURSDAY:
8pm – Bones on FOX
8:30pm – Shit My Dad Says on CBS
9pm – Fringe on FOX
9pm – Project Runway on Lifetime

FRIDAY:
9pm – CSI: NY on CBS
10pm – Blue Bloods on CBS

SATURDAY:
8pm – Outlaw on NBC

Actually, Outlaw‘s officially been cancelled. So nevermind that.

SO HEY.

I did, as a matter of fact, get all caught up on watching things last week…and we’ll pretend that’s why I didn’t post anything. But I have seen all that has aired so far of The Whole Truth, Undercovers, and the NCISes. So the goal for this week is actually getting some commentaries done. Hopefully on the days when these shows air. Oh, and I’ve got a post on this season of SNL in the works. Sorta.

Enjoy your week!