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Thank goodness Kathy Griffin is back on the air! I heart My Life on the D-List – and I just live for Thursdays. And I can say – without hurting Kathy’s feelings – that it only has a little to do with the fact that there is NOTHING else on TV these days. First of all, she’s hilarious. Her plaintive attempts at press are so endearing in a ridiculous, real way. You know that lots of other celebrities feel the same way, they just aren’t so honest about it. I also like that she’ll take any job. That’s humility, people.
The speech about Jesus was pretty funny. Inflamatory? Yes. But still funny.
And when she says, “no one had less to do with this award than Jesus,” she may be right :)
Anyway, she’s a crack up. Here’s to you, Kathy! I hope everyone buys your new CD on iTunes and you win a Grammy!!!
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I’m a little behind, but I’m only going to comment on this week. I can’t talk about Hok leaving and not making the tour, it upsets me. Just kidding, although it is sad, I can see that although he was my favorite, he wasn’t as versatile as the other guys.
So this week, first I want to talk about all the anti-war stuff. I can’t believe there are still people that would be upset over that Wade Robson routine. I am 100% pro service members, and 100% against this war. I personally think the two go hand in hand. Saying that someone who is FOR peace doesn’t support Soldiers or Marines or Sailors or Airmen is VERY short-sighted. The two will never be mutually exclusive. Patriotism doesn’t mean blindly following the leadership of this country into whatever debacle they create. In fact, if you look at the roots of this country, it’s clearly the opposite. Questioning authority is what we’re all about! And about Mia’s jacket – I’m kind of against civilians wearing military uniforms. BUT, I’m sure she didn’t realize what she was wearing. I’m especially against civilians wearing military insignia – like rank (which is what she had upside down on her sleeves) – because people work hard to earn that – in my mind it’s like people buying Olympic medals on eBay and wearing them around (maybe a little extreme, but you get my point), but I still think she had no idea what she was wearing, and she was obviously sorry. I thought it was unfortunate that she wore that jacket on the same night that all the dancers did a peace dance. Whoops :)
Now, about the dancing – I thought Lauren was phenomenal. I like to think that the fact that I called in and voted 5 times for her, and only voted for Jamie once had something to do with the results :) I also thought it was time for Kameron to go – for the same reason as Hok. They’re really getting down to the best dancers now – Sabra is still my favorite girl, and I guess Dominic is my favorite guy. I hope he can hang in there for a while with those really awesome jumpers.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
How is it already the end of the season? Sheesh – it seems like it just started. I’m sad – I thought these last two episodes with her in England and Ireland were hilarious. My favorite thing about her is the totally ridiculous situations she finds herself in in her quest for A-list status. I’m pretty sure that Nicole Kidman would never find herself wearing that tweed dress with the big bow in the drag queen shop. Or on a date with that weird performance artist guy. What a kook. I can’t wait until next season!
The Singing Bee
Man, I would love to be on this show. I’m not sure if I could get up there and do a silly white-girl dance while I was waiting for my chance to mess up the lyrics, but I would love to try.
1 vs. 100
I watched this for the first time last week. I really like the premise, but really am not crazy about Bob Saget. My husband and I really laughed at all the extra information the people always give when they answer. “Well, since my son doesn’t have an ePod, I’m going to guess C., IPOD!” Thanks, dude. For all the extra commentary. Get on with it, already! That’s why I didn’t watch Who Wants to be a Millionaire either.
With that last bit of judgment, I’m going to end my extra commentary :) Good thing I’m perfect! ha ha ha…
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So – I’m two weeks behind on my reality TV check. Here’s what I think:
So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD)
First, was anyone actually watching fireworks? Or were you mad – like me – that SYTYCD wasn’t on? Anyway, I was sad to see Jessie go – but she clearly had too many health issues going on – not fair to her partner. And how funny was Pascha dancing with that lady? Don’t get me wrong, she was good, but she really did look like Bette Midler. I thought it was hysterical, and a little yucky. I was super sad to see Jesus go. If only he hadn’t been up against the two most long-legged jumping dancers on the planet for his solo!
On to this week…I did not like Hok’s waltz at all. Why did they make him wear high-waters? I loved Sabra and Dominique’s hip hop. I think she’s my favorite girl. Hok is still my favorite guy, but no more waltzes, okay? I also did not like Shauna and Cedric’s tango. I thought it looked so awkward. I voted them off in my head as they were dancing, and apparently I was right :)
I wish they would have shown a little bit of Brittany Snow in the whole Hairspray red carpet reel. I loved her on American Dreams. And how cute is that little Zac Efron? I guess he’s not so little – I just think of him on Summerland…I confuse him with that cute Chris Lowell that’s going to be on that new Grey’s Anatomy spin-off. I loved Ricki Lake’s version of Hairspray, and this one looks even better – can’t wait!
Oh yeah, did anyone else think that Hillary Duff looked exhausted after her performance? That big sigh? She was just okay. I love her silly teenagery movies, but her singing just isn’t for me. She wouldn’t win American Idol, that’s for sure.
Sad to see Sandee go. Hung is turning into a jerk – snotty, arrogant. I was so happy that Lia won – she’s an underdog, for sure! I also like Howie a lot. Even when he got mad, what he was saying was reasonable, not crazy cursing like that dumb Joey guy. The two tall cute guys seem like they’ll go far – too bad I can’t remember their names :)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List
The prison episode was one of my favorites. She’s really becoming a whole person. I used to just laugh at her cheapness (always trying to get something for free) and willingness to take any job. But this season, she’s dealt with her dad’s death, talked about her divorce, started dating…she’s hysterical. This week she’s headed to London. That promises to be ridiculous, so everyone should watch.
Anyone watching this show? I have a few episodes Tivoed. I watched one and she was SUPER obnoxious. Just like she is on American Idol, so I don’t know if I’ll keep watching.
Starting tonight: Monk and Psych on USA! Hooray! Also, a good show you’re probably not watching is Burn Notice, Thursday nights on USA. Very funny – and my husband watches it with me! Wonder of all wonders! And just to keep up my broken record refrain, watch The Closer on TNT and Army Wives on Lifetime. My favorite shows on TV right now.
Some other stuff I’ve been watching due to lack of prime time options: DIY’s Uncommon Threads and Creative Juice. Those shows are FULL of cool ideas for all things crafty. How do I get into a group that would be on Uncommon Threads? Can I start one? Anyone part of a crafty group?
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So You Think You Can Dance
I seem to be out of the loop this week because my sister was in town. Somehow, my Tivo didn’t record the results show, and I missed Jimmy being voted off of SYTYCD. I am suprised at this – I wish I could have seen his solo. I was not surprised at Faina.
And going way back to last Wednesday – is Hok’s partner the most annoying girl on the planet? I guess we get used to the mature teenagers like Jordin Sparks, so when someone sounds their age (i.e., Jaimie), they sound stupid. I think I just love Hok so much that I want his partner to be someone like Sabra or Sara. I like those girls. And doesn’t the fact that Sabra has only been dancing 4 years inspire you? It’s like, man, I could get there in4 years! Not really, but it’s nice to dream. Anyway, I think Jaimie is really good – I just don’t like her interviews. And it’s sort of impressive that she still has such big boobs after dancing for so long.
America’s Got Talent
I basically hate this show, but did you happen to see the karate guys kicking ass to music? Very impressive.
My Life on the D-List
Ugh – sooo sad. I loved Kathy’s dad. I was crying and crying. And how funny was it that she was asking Jackie what lesbians thought were funny. Can’t wait to see how the candyman works out. Watch this show, already!
Not sure what happened here – I think my Tivo didn’t record it or something. Sad. I’ll just have to find one of the million times Bravo reruns things so I can watch last week’s episode.
On the Lot
I deleted this one from my Tivo – sooo boring.
Did I miss any? What are you watching? In other TV news, I’m totally loving Army Wives on Lifetime and The Closer on TNT.
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I decided to comment weekly on the various reality shows. I’ll keep it kind of short, even though I really have pages worth of opinions on some of them…
By far, my favorite reality show ever. Although the judges are a little annoying, the dancers really are so talented. And how awesome is it for this country to have a renewed interest in dance – and not just booty-shaking, dirty dancing, but real choreography. (Not to say that dirty booty-shaking isn’t choreographed, but I’m glad to see a little variety on my TV screen.)
So here’s what I think so far. I wasn’t sad at all to see Ricky and Ashley go. They looked pretty crazy doing the Argentine Tango – she did look a lot bigger than him. I don’t understand why she was in such high heels. The emotion on Dominic and Cedric’s faces when they were in the bottom three was a little heartbreaking – I will hate it when one of them eventually gets voted off. So far, my favorite guys are Cedric and Hok – because of their tryouts. We’ll see who stands out during all the different styles. I still think Hok is such an amazing entertainer – I can’t take my eyes off of him, even when they have him being the dog (which I thought was terrible.)
As for the girls – I have to give props to my hometown girl, Jessi. She said she was from Rockledge, FL, and then the announcer said she was from Cocoa Beach. It’s all Brevard County, so I automatically like her for that. Plus, she’s pretty awesome. But I have to say my most favorite is Lacey. I hope they stop playing up her brother, and start focusing on her talent – which she has in spades. I also like that she doesn’t have a perfect dancer’s body. Some dancers look great because they have fabulous long legs even if they’re not the best. Lacey doesn’t have those blessings, but you don’t even notice when she’s dancing – you just see her performance.
Haven’t even watched it. Seems like a lame Survivor knockoff in time for the new Pirates of the Carribbean movie.
I’ve been kind of watching this one, but I have been really underwhelmed. I love Carrie Fisher and Garry Marshall, but that’s about it. The spokes-model/host is super irritating to me, but I think her awkward hugs/kisses/crashes with the contestants are always funny.
So far so good – I liked the first episode. I already like Tre, Hung and Sandee. I already hate Joey. We’ll see what they cook up.
Kathy Griffin is the best. I HATED her on Suddenly Susan – I thought she was sooo irritating. But I started watching D-List in the first season, and watching her comedy shows on Bravo, and she’s hilarious. Smart, quick, honest…I love her. If you like pop culture stuff, you should check her out. Even if you’ve always thought she was irritating. She really grows on you. But watch out – she has a serious potty mouth. I think it’s part of her charm :)
I think those are the only ones I’m watching…I can’t think of any more right now. Leave a comment if I’m missing a good one!
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I cannot bear to have NO TV to watch, so in the summer months, I branch out to the cable networks. So far, I’ve been enjoying Bravo’s My Life on the D-List and this week, the new Top Chef starts. (I thought their little former Top Chef smackdown was kind of lame.)
I was checking around on the different network websites last night to see when their summer seasons start, and I was happy to see that The Closer starts this weekend on TNT. In July, I have two new shows to look forward to – The Heartland with Treat Williams (yay!) and Saving Grace with Holly Hunter (double yay!). So that’s good news. I was sad to see that they canceled Saved. I really liked that show.
I’ve also been watching Army Wives on Lifetime, and I’m looking forward to their other new series, Side Order of Life and State of Mind.
Then I went to the regular networks to see if there were any shows to look forward to besides Hidden Palms, So You Think You Can Dance and Last Comic Standing and I was SO SAD to see that the CW might be canceling Veronica Mars! This breaks my heart. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that show. No more Gilmore Girls, and now no more Veronica? It’s really too much to bear. (Plus, there’s a war going on.)
So, if you love Veronica like I do, email the CW. Here’s their address:
I don’t know if it will help, but I always prefer to take action rather than simply complain.
Anyway, let me know what you’re watching to make the best of rerun season.