Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Satisfying season finale to "Damages"

Oy boy - my head is still spinning from all the twists served up in last night's season finale of Damages. This FX series is definitely one of the most intriguing, intelligent, mind-confusing shows this year. And it might not come back! People - if it does come back, watch this show!

After all the questions developed throughout the season, we finally got some answers. I never know where this show is headed with all the crazy twists. Last night alone we learned:

  • Patty ordered the attack on Ellen, not Frobisher, and Uncle Pete helps!
  • The bearded guy is actually a cop! (thus able to retrieve the one clue from Ellen and David's apartment)
  • Mr. Nye is not another bad guy after all, and is actually in cahoots with the FBI (I knew that old guy couldn't be bad!!!)
  • Greg's confession tape was ironically hidden in the Statue of Liberty bookkend that was used to kill David by the thugs trying to find the aforementioned tape
  • Ellen actually agrees to help the FBI and goes back to work with Patty
And karma is a bee-yotch, huh? That rat ends up getting shut out of the settlement and then kills Frobisher as revenge.

Well, I hope the show comes back - I will definitely be watching! It's fun to watch Glenn Close wig out!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dancing with the Stars

Dude - did you guys see Marie Osmond pass out on tonight's show??? I went from "what a silly prankster" to "holy crap, is she OK?". That was scary. Is this show live? I'm surprised they showed that. She fell hard... I wonder if she got a bump on her head.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Tyce Diorio rocks!

As I happily bummed around my apartment on Saturday in preparation for my second first marathon :P, I was happy to discover that MTV was running a marathon of its own - of Season 2 of So You Think You Can Dance! (i.e. the Benji / Travis season)

I got to see some of my favorite performances including Ivan and Allison's contemporary piece to Why by Annie Lennox. (This is the one where Allison is wearing a black slip dress and Ivan is wearing black button down and pants.) This whole time I thought that had been a Mia Michaels piece but no, it was actually choreographed by Tyce Diorio!

You know, I think he might be my favorite all around choreographer because he can do pieces like that plus all his fun Broadway ones, like Benji and Donyelle's Hairspray, Shauna and Jimmy's Ease on Down the Road, the group Lion King, etc.

My least favorite? Dan Karaty. He is so generic and boring compared to all the other choreographers. He typically choreographs "pop" routines, which is described as hip hop with jazz elements or something like that.

Anyway, there was this school kid routine he did with Lacey and Kameron this season to Fergie. Lacey was this sassy girl and Kameron was chasing her around. Well, it turns out that he pretty much copied this routine from one he did last season with Natalie and Musa to Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous.

I don't even like him as a judge, either. I don't feel like he gives any good, solid feedback, just criticizes them. I think he is just jealous of the dancers. heehee

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Potential Guilty Pleasure Alert: Pageant Place

So I haven't had a chance to watch a full episode yet - BUT I think this Pageant Place show on MTV might be pretty entertaining.

Everyone knows about the Tara Connor (former Miss USA) scandal. She was sent to rehab after it was reported that she was partying too hard, doing drugs, etc. It seems that the one who reported her was her former friend, current Miss Teen USA (Katie Blair) - who supposedly did it because she thought Tara was trying to steal her boyfriend or something (not that it wasn't true, but still - harsh!)

Anyway, back to Pageant Place. Donald Trump came up with the idea to get Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe to all live together in an apartment in NYC and film the drama that results. But that's not all - Trump also decides to bring back former Miss USA and add her to the mix as well.

Potential for lots of cat fights, people! Miss Teen USA and former Miss USA for the reasons mentioned above. Current Miss USA (the one that fell on her bum) is pissed that Tara is being brought back because this is supposed to be "her year". And who knows, maybe Miss USA is pissed at Miss Universe for beating her in the *worldwide* competition. :P

Weird thing... the current commercials show conflict between the reigning Mis Teen USA and Miss USA. Drama!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Comcast is not my friend

Well, believe it or not, folks - this month has been so crazy that I have not even been able to keep up with my beloved TV shows!!!

Thus the reason behind no posts.

I usually keep up with my Thursday shows so I was so excited to dive into my DVR recordings tonight. And yes, it did record 30 Rock, The Office, Ugly Betty, and Grey's Anatomy... sort of. The video was there but I don't know what the sound was... but it was the same thing on all of them! Some weird, boring documentary or something. Not only that, my DVR even split up some of my shows into different recorded segments!

Comcast has been poopy this week. First, I had no sound. Second, the box was frozen (thus did not record ANYTHING during my trip this week). And now - video but with different sound!


Anyway, on a separate note - come on, Tribe! Just one more win - give the Red Sox the boot!