Camp Rock

Well, I just finished watching the “world premiere” of Camp Rock on the Disney Channel. Pretty good – not High School Musical (one, not two), but good. My favorite part about these movies are the following:

  1. New interest in singing and dancing. Who ever thought that musicals would be cool again? I’ve been waiting for this day!
  2. Awesome hip hop dancers and poppers. By far the best part of the movie.
  3. Funny scenes that are basically duplicates of movies that I love. I like going “oh, this is the scene from Grease” or “this is the scene from Dirty Dancing.” That’s right, “nobody puts Baby in a corner” and “I carried a watermelon” scenes might not be word for word, but they’re there if you know what you’re looking for!

Sadly, I think I may be getting too old to really appreciate these new movies. They seem so lame in some parts. I guess the high school romantic comedies are more my thing. What’s wierd is that the movie had some great dancing, and then Mitchie (Demi Lovato) moves like a crazy person when she sings at the end. Totally awkward – like Brooke White dancing on American Idol.

I love that at the bottom of the webpage on, it says “Camp Rock is not a real camp, it’s a new movie!” Give it time, Disney, give it time.

Anyway, I saved it on the Tivo for when my 10 year old niece comes to visit. She’s going to love it.

Idle thoughts on Idol

I really loved Brooke singing with Graham Nash. What a treat. So much more pleasurable that watching Brooke dance! I hated Jordin Sparks gold dress. I totally loved Gladys Knight and the “pips” – my eternal love for Robert Downey Jr. is validated once again.

Those were really the only highlights for me. I fast forwarded most of it. Oh yeah, I thought Syesha outsang Donna Summer, which (along with Donna’s wig) made me a little sad. I liked the George Michael tribute at the end – mostly because I love those songs. Especially Freedom. Chikeze is pretty awesome. I’ll buy his music on iTunes.

I feel bad for the choreographer of the national tour…he’s got a tough road ahead. I think only three or four of those top 12 have any natural rhythm.

Was Paula crying for George Michael? She’s so corny. She’s like the craziest fan girl of them all.

As for the winner, I’m not going to post it, just in case you haven’t watched your Tivo yet. Well, I’ll tell you it’s a David. ha ha ha. Does it really matter which one? They’re both great.

Now, it’s off to Top Chef…and tomorrow, So You Think You Can Dance!! Woo hoo!!!

Idol gives back

Did you see that ad where all the people go get their water in the jugs? And the mom gives her kids the dirty water? Gut-wrenching. How about Chase from House playing the violin? Awesome! I loved that whole number, with Teri singing and Mike (his TV name) playing the guitar. And I was super excited to see all my favs from So You Think You Can Dance!

So far, so good! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I don’t want to miss Billy Crystal. Um, Milly Cirrus? Hilarious.

Mad about Mad Men and other shows

I’ve been watching Mad Men on iTunes…let me just say, AWESOME! I love the characterization, I love the drama…I REALLY love the glimpse at how far the womens’ liberation movement has really brought us! This show is perfect for Hillary’s campaign. The last episode I saw is the one where the account guys are at a loss with how to sell lipstick, so they say, “I’m not a moron, let’s get a moron’s point of view. Let’s give it to the chickens.” Where they proceed to shuffle all the women into a focus group room and let them try on all the shades while they gawk and make rude comments. It was a little disgusting to watch, but I couldn’t turn away. And the women were just as sad as the men. When they used the word brainstorm, one girl says, “Oh no, that sounds hard. Is it like a test?” But of course, Peggy doesn’t play their game. I can’t wait to see what happens with Peggy.

We’ve also been watching – and loving – New Amsterdam on Fox. At first I thought I wasn’t going to like the storyline, but I actually love it. I love when he flashes back to another year and especially when he talks about the past in the present.

I was excited about The Return of Jezebel James, because I loved Gilmore Girls, and I love Parker Posey, but I’m not that crazy about it. The dialogue is kind of lame, and the whole thing is a little exhausting, but not in the same funny way that Gilmore Girls was. The jury is still out, really.

I’m also quickly losing interest in American IdolTop Chef started back up, and it’s pretty good so far, and I’m looking forward to Step It Up and Dance, although, I’m not a huge fan of Elizabeth Berekley.

Any shows we should be watching?