Monday, December 31, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I watched The Clash of the Choirs last night. Now, your nerdy writer, has been looking forward to this show for awhile. I love me some good choir movement, harmony and star singers. You know that as I watched I imagined that at my church.....shhhh, that should probably be a secret.
I tried to find some video of the actual performances last night but apparently there hasn't been any posted yet on YouTube. Of course, Patti LaBelle's choir (from Philadelphia) blew the others out of the water! They sang in true Gospel Choir style - it gave me chill bumps. Blake Shelton's choir (Oklahoma City) actually brought some harmony and 2 Army guys in uniform. It was pretty inspiring.
Worse, by far, Micheal Bolton's choir from New Haven, Conn. I mean, come on, do they have any soul in New Haven?
Watch it tonight. It was long but the music was wonderful - I can't wait to see it again.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
In a related story, I read that the networks may use more programming from their cable shows to fill in because of the writer's strike. For the record: I don't think that Project Runway with it's constant cussing (yall, don't cuss!) is appropriate for regular TV. This may be splitting hairs, and I'm sure it's just a matter of time until every other word is beeped, but let's try to keep it clean(ish) as long as possible.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
I have found that USA has some of my favorite summer shows (Monk, The 4400, The Dead Zone,) and now we'll be adding Burn Notice.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Friday, June 8, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Monday, May 28, 2007
I don't watch The View very much. I would occasionally flip over to see what they had to say about American Idol or some other pop culture phenomenon but for the most part they are what women don't want to be. Loud, screechy, biased, (dare I say) b*tchy.... I do like Elizabeth - she's the voice of reason on that show. You know, I wish Meridith Veira was still there instead of on the Today show (exactly what was wrong with Ann Curry, I ask you.) Then I wouldn't have to watch her struggle with how much to say about her family, how caustic to be, and try to figure out how to talk to Matt. Enough about Meredith - that's done.
Rosie got her feeling hurt by Elizabeth and then she quit the show. What?! This is the lesson I want to teach my daughter - go head-to-head with your co-worker and when things don't go your way, leave. That's the way most people do it, isn't it? Or do we work together and try to make our workplace something to be proud of. I understand that this show thrives on its arguments but Rosie is really setting a poor example - for her children if nobody else. I remember the days when she was funny - not anymore.
Friday, May 25, 2007
I don't know where to start. I did have some inkling that the show was moving into the future - the producers had hinted at it. But Jack's dad is dead. He was in a coffin. On the plane. in the hold. Going back to the states to be buried. So why did Jack refer to him in the flash-forward? That really confused me.
Charlie's dead?! I know people don't stay very dead on the island (maybe that just applies to Locke) but the actor's gone, yall. I did read on E! online that the producers didn't feel they could keep him alive - it would cheat the viewers. I certainly was willing to suspend belief that he could live - couldn't you? I pretty sure if you're watching Lost - you're suspending belief on alot stuff.
I loved that Ben wasn't trusted. When you lie all the time, Ben, people don't believe you when you finally tell the truth. So who was on the boat? Maybe just a random boat? Then why did Naomi have Desmond's picture? Speaking of - why didn't Desmond question her more about why she had his picture? The girl was walking - Sayid could have gotten the truth out of her.
I'm so happy, happy, happy that Sayid's not dead. I love his voice, character and he looks good,too
Locke's alive. Kate's married to who? in the future. Somebody (a man) is dead in the future. Alex found her mother. Sun is going to die, maybe. More and more questions. We have to wait until next February for some answers. Poo!
I love me some time travel and I'm starting to believe that's what this show is about. Check out what Shannon wrote and be sure to read the comments......
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Jordan blew the American Idol single out of the water! If she doesn't win, I will quit watching (again.)
I can't end without saying that at least Paula had a reason to be on drugs last night.....
Friday, May 18, 2007
I watched the Lost producers, Carolton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, talk about Lost last night. Yall, I love that show! I wanna watch it all again! The biggest thing I remember that they said was that the black smoke was flashing at Juliet. Like it was taking a picture! What does that mean? Is Juliet going to be taken by the smoke? Is Jacob the smoke? They also showed pictures of Walt and Michael (remember them?) - are they coming back? My favorite thing the producers said was that if they were all rescued the show would be over. That's what Jim and I say whenever they started walking to the radio tower. But wait, they also said that the story takes place in 3 places - present time, past time, and the future. So, they could rescue them and then follow their futures. This is making my head hurt. I'm simply Lost.
Melinda Doolittle gets kicked off American Idol?! That makes sense - take the most talented person and get rid of them. Keep the teenager and the boy who makes noise with his mouth. This just proves, once again, that this show is for kids. It's all about who is the most popular - just like high school. Yuck! I had enough of that when I was 17!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
I don't know what to say about the show - it was so good. I'm glad Jack has finally gotten a backbone! It's about time he told someone he wasn't gonna take it anymore! Blow up those crazy Ben-ites - sounds like a good idea to me. Those "Hostiles" are following Ben a little too much and questioning him too little. It appears that Alex and Richard (eye-liner man,) at least, are not blindingly following Ben but the guys with the guns are following him. And Ben is using Jacob (or any lie he feels like telling) to keep the Others in line. (Wasn't that dead rabbit gross?)
Does Charlie die? That is the question. I think not - out in Internetland the producers have said they won't kill Charlie. You know that when Desmond offered to take his place I was thinking that I would lose that great accent (along with Dr. Beckett on Stargate Atlantis.) I didn love seeing little Aaron's hands on Charlie's face - he could easily be a good daddy. I'm wondering if those women in the Looking Glass Station are the girls from Ben's youth? Maybe that blond was the little girl that liked Ben (ewwww?)
Who knew that Barnard was a sharpshooter? I loved Rose's line to Jack "I like you better since you got back, Jack. You're almost an optimist."
And, just in case you were wondering, yes I cried. It seems all these ending are setting me up to go looking for the Kleenex. I'm sure I'll cry next week, too, I'll be crying cause I have to wait forever for more Lost!
Check out Shannon for more Lost chat.....
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Well, it's over. I watched the last episode today and I was crying toward the bittersweet end. Is it too soon? Could it have gone on? I suppose but it was a good place to end - Rory with a real job and Lorilei finally getting together with Luke. No weddings. I'm not sure either Luke or Lorilei are ready for that but just seeing them together - I'm veklept.
Good last show. Good end for all the relationships including the one between Lorilei and her mom. I had trouble choosing a tag line for the title because (of course, it's the Gilmore Girls) there were too many. Enjoy.
"I'm sure she's freaking out on the inside." Lane about Lorilei
"You've come a long way, baby." Rory to Lane
"You've given me everything I need." Rory to Lorilei
"I got the material from one of Mom's nighties." Kirk (who else)
"I just like to see you happy." Luke to Lorilei (Isn't that true love?)
"Do they make flasks for hot beverages?" Lorilei to Rory "Yeah, they call them a thermos." Rory's response. Last time in the diner......
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Oh. My. Stars. Lost is crazy! Ben is crazy. The Others are crazy. And Kate is crazy (again and again she trusts Jack - isn't this what women do who with men who continue to prove themselves untrustworthy? But that's another sermon.) I seriously think Ben may be crazy - too long on the island without things changing. You know, that guy with the eye-liner doesn't look a day older - he has just cut his hair.
I can only say that people on the island don't always stay dead very well. Locke isn't dead, yall. He just quit breathing temporarily. Cause I know he'll start again - and he's coming after Ben! There seems to be some speculation out there in Internetland that Jacob and Locke are brothers and Jacob wants Locke to help him get out of Ben's grip.
This I love: Jacob and Locke as separated twins - like Jacob and Esau. I don't know if the writers fully understand everywhere they can go with the Jacob and Esau story. Feuding families. Feuding countries. Sold birthright. Favoritism by the mom and/or dad. The Old Testament is full of great soap opera.
Well, I can't wait until next week to see who dies - temporarily.
Edited to add: I didn't link Shannon earlier because I was in such a hurry but check it out. Those are some good comments...
Sunday, May 6, 2007
I like Hannah Montana cause it's funny and and Hannah has a double life. She's a regular girl and she's a rock star. And she has a giant closet with a button you push and it makes it spin around.
Abbie loves this show and wanted it to be featured on my blog....
Saturday, May 5, 2007
I couldn't pass that up. Sawyer's from my neck of the woods. Who knew? FYI: Sawyer is totally from West Jasper - more "wrong side of the tracks" over there. That being said my daddy is from West Jasper and he turned out pretty good.
I've got two links for you. The first is Shannon's blog. Her readers always have good comments - the stuff I've missed or more just insightful. The next one is from Shannon's blog, too. It's to a rumour site that lists 3 characters that will die, supposedly. Rumors, all rumors.
Friday, May 4, 2007
Ahhh, weddings are wonderful, Lauren. Maybe Rory can get married? What about Kirk and Lulu? It would be more logical that Rory would move away to write on some big paper as a stepping stone to the New York Times.
Last show May 15 - I'll be watching.
What about Rousseau? Why was she getting the dynamite? Who/What is she planning on blowing up? Yikes.
My other favorite scene of the episode was when Kate had to tattle to Jack about Naomi. What is wrong with that girl? Is Jack her daddy, or something. He isn't the principal, Kate. You can keep secrets from him because he's keeping one from you. With his new girlfriend. Who seems much cooler than you right now. But I guess we have to excuse Kate, she's got to be pregnant. That super-sperm (there it was again, eww) did it's job, I'm sure.
Log in if you wish - I can't wait until next week.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Blake - What?! Was that rock and roll? Or was that some guy sounding like a record? Do the 11-year-olds know what a record is? Did mama have to tell them that was something from "back in the day?" I am agreeing with Simon - 1/2 would love it and 1/2 would hate it. Hated it. Or maybe I just didn't get it.
LaKisha - She was rocking! I loved her singing "This Ain't a Love Song!" I thought she was great. What up with the outfit? Ok.
Melinda - For somebody who thinks that they can't sing rock-n-roll - she was kicking it! She portrayed tough and edgy - a Pat Benetar - and portrayed it well. She's great and her voice is really incredible.
I have to mention that two of my co-workers that love American Idol and watch it every year are crazy about Blake. One of them asked me if I would buy Melinda's CD. I have to say that I haven't bought any AI CD's. Obviously, I'm not their target audience. I do love Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, and Carrie Underwood but, never bought anything of theirs. I did buy the DreamGirls CD and I've played it to death - Jennifer Hudson has the most wonderful voice. But I do love me a Broadway musical.
Wasn't 24 fantastic? Poor Jack - can they do anything else to him? His wife was killed, he's estranged from his daughter, he was hooked on heroin, tortured in a Chinese prison, and now the love of his life is catatonic and her daddy is kicking Jack out! Is Jack cursed? Do the worst things happen to Jack? How will he ever find happiness? (Isn't that the ultimate goal of everything we watch or read?) I'm hoping that whenever the show is going off the air, Jack finds some level of contentment. A life that is worth living. How about Jesus?
For now, he just has to make it though 6 more hours. Jim and I got a kick out of Daniel (Michael Shanks) from Stargate SG-1 playing a bad guy! He was sleeping with the acting-president's chief aide and "bed buddy." Jim quipped (can you use quip in a sentence?) "Now we can get the Stargate fully funded." I laughed and laughed. That's why I married that guy - he's funny.
Monday, April 30, 2007
It's kinda sad that I've missed the last few Gilmore Girls. The writing on this show is (generally) wonderful and it's worth it to laugh at the pop culture references. But the story has gotten out of control lately (with Chris, without Chris, without Luke, with Logan, etc.) and it just isn't as good as it used to be. These may be the final episodes - we may have to buy the DVD.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Daniel becomes Ori!!?? Come on. I'm guessing Daniel will ascend, but Ori? No.
Insider info: Ok, maybe not insider but I did read something interesting. Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) will be on Atlantis next year. She's taking Weir's spot! What? And did you know that Dr Beckett (Atlantis) will be killed off in the next couple of weeks?! What's up with the turn-over? Weir may be done but Beckett? I like him and his cute accent. (It must be something about those Scottish accents.) One more - How long before Ronan and Teyla hook-up. I'm okay with my Sci-Fi being s*x free, but those two sure are exchanging significant glances.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Sun - I think we saw last night that Sun is her father's daughter. Whew! Don't mess with that girl - she will cut you! Or have you cut, dadgum it! I was so happy for her when she found out that the baby was Jin's - I was so sad for her that she's going to die. Really? Sun's going to die?! Is she going to come back like Eye-Patch? Dead doesn't really seem dead on this island. While we are talking babies - doesn't it have to the daddy's fault? (Not that assigning blame is important, mind you) If whatever happens at conception and the sperm count is super-increased on the island, then aren't the sperm faulty. Maybe some sort of "barrier" method should be used to keep the women alive?
May I never have to write "sperm" on any blog again.
Patch - Did Locke know he wasn't really dead? How was he not dead? Like the survivors of Flight 851 aren't dead? I'm with Charlie - let's put out his Other eye. Obviously he was lying about what the Parachute Girl had said. Bad, bad.
Juliet - My girl hates her. Called her evil. How far would you go to get off the island? How far has Jack gone? Has he gone to the Other side? Sun isn't sure he can be trusted - are we? It seems that Juliet is making a deal with the devil (Ben) and now she hates herself, him and her deal.
Jin - You go, Jin with your tae kwon do! Army training, yall? Or just daddy-in-law's enforcer? I'd want him on my side. You would think between him and Sayid there wouldn't be any secrets.
My girl told me that 5 people would die on the island in May. She had read it in TV Guide and, you realize that there's only 3 more until after next Christmas. I gotta get me some previous seasons.....
Edited to add: This link is crazy! I can't explain this person's theory, just read it. Check out Shannon's too. Read the comments everyone has something to say.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Funny thing: I bought Happy Meals at Micky D's this week and they are AI meals! My kids were thrilled to get little echo mikes that had American Idol on them. Kenny was all about reading the facts on the side of the box. Okay, I was interested, too. Did you know that the contestants get help on their styling but not their song choices? It seems a hue thing to leave in a young 'un's hands, Dawg. I guess that's why they always make such a deal out of the song choice.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Aside: Aren't the names Desmond and Penelope great? Don't they seem so English?
I love the interaction with Hurley and anybody. Hurley is my favorite character on the show and I want him to be well. Maybe the island heals mental illnesses, too. I tried to imagine how much these people have to say to each other now. We are assuming that they are still hiding parts of their lives - the idea of sitting around a campfire with your buds. That sounds like a reason to open up their lives and talk about your past failures. Your need for redemption.
Ah, Sawyer. He's hot and funny. Who could want anything else?
Link for Shannon's blog - She always gets more out of it than I do. Her readers do, too.
I wanted a video of him crying (to mock, OK!!) but nothing was on YouTube yet. I heard he cried when he got kicked off - oh, he's so young. So enjoy this from SNL.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Jim commented, after I read to him from the site, that "some people are spending way too much time on this." It made me think - wouldn't it be cool if something you wrote made everybody think and talk about it. That's cooler than, say, American Idol.
Jim and I watched Stargate SG-1 last night. I (have to say again) love that show. Those are some BAD guys -those Ori - and their prophet,the Orisi, is just evil! What's cooler than Merlin coming to life and putting his memories into Daniel?! Wow! That Daniel gets hotter every season. He's gotten so much cooler as this show has progressed. Remember when this was all about finding Shar'ra? I fear he may have to ascend again at the end of the series - he will not go quietly into academia. Blessings on your journey, Dr Jackson. (Maybe I'm getting ahead of myself.)
Friday, April 13, 2007
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Monday, April 9, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Is this any other way the media is getting rid of Jesus? We can still be "spiritual" but not mention Him? It's sad for our kids - I loved those Jesus movies. I still remember that Jesus from the Jesus of Nazarth movie. He didn't look as good as the more recent ones - why are they not on?
I know this is a little "deeper" than usual - maybe we just need to get a copy. And watch it with our children.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Why don't the Losties just move into the Other's abandoned compound? Beds, water, eletricity, there's even a fence to keep out the scary black smoke. I'm sure that's too easy but it makes sense to me.
And didn't you love Hurley getting Sawyer to do some work? It made me laugh. Sawyer needs to be "gotten" or conned, if you will, some more.
Lastly, was Sawyer the guy who conned that girl who helped Kate? She told us she was pregnant - Sawyer as a daddy.
What ya think?
Eddited to add: Check out Shannon's post...
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
I've been thinking of beginning another blog devoted to my "shows." The TV I can't stop watching and have something to say about it. I won't be regular and I may not watch what you watch. But come back if you have a favorite that you want to discuss. If I'm missing one that can not be missed - let me know maybe I can squeeze it in.
So add this to your Bloglines and come over whenever you wanna!