Random Thoughts On TV

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Finale Weeks In Review

First, I want to say "Yay me"! I got a promotion at work which means an office with a view, an assistant, more $$ and most importantly, much less primetime TV than before. I guess there's got to be a downside to everything. I actually had to hear about Marissa Cooper's death from rantings in the TV Guide blogs. Granted, I knew she was dying beforehand but i didn't get to see this fateful moment on TV. Damn! I definitely won't miss her next year......i just hope they don't find a La La land way of bringing her back to life.

So anyway, point is I missed a heck of a lot of TV and Tivo can take only so much. I actually had to pick the "most important" shows to Tivo and forced my roommate to unearth the VCR i knew we had somewhere so I can catch up on all recorded shows this weekend. Very hard decision when you have so many faves to pick from and its finale week. What made the list will be quickly "reviewed" today.

Grey's Anatomy
Wow. So Izzie completely lost her mind this week and fired herself from the hospital. I always heard the
saying "crazy in love" (Beyonce even sang about it convincingly) but i never really believed it was possible till i watched this 3hr episode. This girl not only lied to her boss about Denny's condition but she made all her "friends" join in the lie which meant they could also be fired. And all for Denny to die during the prom. Damn. Best finale ever. My favourite scenes were the Chief/Intern meetings prompting Meredith to confront the Chief about his affair with her mom, George losing a stare-down contest with him, Cristina crying for the first time on the show, Alex describing his love for football and CrIzzie (crazy and izzie merged together) annoucing she's so beautiful she can have anyone. Loved those scenes. Also loved hearing "the nazi" call them "her suck-ups" cause that's exactly what they are. I can't wait to see what happens next season. And I'm talking about the Izzie story not the stupid "who will she pick" ending they gave us. WHO CARES WHO SHE PICKS? Whatev.

Oh, and I also loved the scene where Alex comforted Izzie after Denny died. That skinny boy sure is strong.

Prison Break
Ok, I didn't love the finale. It didn't live up to the hype & buzz i've been getting from everywhere. Sure our favourite felons escaped the big, evil prison but it wasn't as exciting as i thought it'll be. My heart was beating as normally as it does when i drink tea in the morning. I didn't get any adrenaline pumping moments as I did during the season. The old guy died ... yeah, we were expecting that. The fat guy who didn't make it over the wall broke down and blabbed about who escaped... we were SO expecting that. The crazy guy and
wanna-be-black guy were both dumped halfway through the escape... we were definitely expecting that. Wierd T-Bag got his hand cut off and was left behind... ok, I wasn't expecting THAT but i knew they'd find a way to drop his dead weight somewhere. And finally, Dr. McHigh was found dead from a drug overdose in her apt... is she really dead? Doubt it.

Now, the original core group of escapees are on the run, literally, because Abruzzi's escape plane left them behind to fend for themselves. Oh, and stupid McDaft found the president's brothers house and decided to confront him herself w/out any backup. Has she not seen any scary or heightened drama movies before? DUMB. OH, and evil deputy president is now crowned POTUS (you 24 & West Wing fans know that means president of the united states). I guess this means the drama will be back next season while the "fugitives" are being chased from scenes of old prison escape movies. Can't wait.

Veronica Mars
The one show i couldn't wait till this weekend to watch. LOVED the finale. Thanks to the billion VM fans who calculated 1+1 = Beaver crashed the bus and explained their sensible reasons for this answer, I wasn't shocked to find out he did it. I was surprised however that he was psycho. Dude was eager to kill the mayor and every innocent person unfortunate enough to be on the plane with him. My heart stopped during that scene... I was sure Keith was dead. Damn that Shonda Rhimes. Oh wait, wrong show. Damn that Rob Thomas.

And poor Mac! Can you imagine being stuck in a hotel room without your clothes or any other material to cover yourself while kids from your school are partying downstairs? She'll need therapy next year. That is if they bring her back. I loved that Logan saved Ronnie causing them to fall in LoVe again. I hope it lasts this time. At least he's not a murder conspirator (made up term) like Duncan is. Can you believe he hired CW to kill Aaron Echolls? Yes, I'm happy his creepy ass, ugly self is won't be back on the show (god he's ugly. isn't he?) but i'm a little saddened by the fact that Duncan was behind it. It kind of darkens his story line should he ever be written into the show again. Plus, as Giles once said on Buffy, once you taste the power to take one's life, you get addicted to it and it becomes easier to do. Not a good thing.

Now, I have to know..... WHAT IS IN THE SUITCASE? I can't wait to find out. Thank You CW for bringing Veronica Mars back next season. People, please watch this fall so the show stays on AIR. I beg of you!!!

American Idol
OK, I usually don't Tivo this show. If i miss the "singing" episode, i figure i'll just catch up on who sang what
during the "results" episode. If I miss that too, well.... there are enough American idol websites to catch me up on what happened. However, after Daughtry was kicked off the island last week, I HAD to know who would be kicked off this week. I mean, I actually picked AI over ANTM. Crazy huh?!? I always assumed he and McPhee would make the final two. Now he's out, I was dying to know who would be out this week. And not just who, why this unfortunate person would be kicked off. I had to hear them sing their hearts out so when the person is kicked off, i can know just how crazy America is for voting him/her off.

Well, after Tuesday's sing off, I was NOT surprised to see the scary looking guy say bye on Wed. See ya Elliot, good luck w/ everything. If the soon to be dead WB didn't rerun ANTM on Tuesdays, I'd be really upset about my stupid Tivo decision. Especially after hearing Joanie didn't win. I have to see why. As much as i loved Danielle on the show, I can't imagine why Joanie didn't win. Actually, I just realized I AM upset because i could have tivo-ed House MD instead.
This week, ALIAS says goodbye for the last time. Series finale people. I'm so sad. I say we all send them off in style tomorrow. Everyone fan has to convince everyone they know to watch so they have top ratings. Desperate Housewives, House and American Idol are the other shows with finales this week. I have to say i'm most curious about DH because previews show Gabrielle saying "Carlos is dead". What?? If that's true, it's out of left field. Who would kill him? and why?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Veronica & Logan's love story

I just came across this video on You Tube and I just had to share. I love it so much and the song is so soo sad. Thanks Southpaw79 of TWOP for creating and beautifully executing the video.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Guns and Sharks on Mars

First scene is the courtroom and we see ugly, creepy Aaron echolls lie so hard, his nose grew ten inches. OK, not quite but it seems like it's growing. After that, VM is at school trying to study hard to "ace. ACE!" her finals but Gia, Wallace and Weevil keep bugging her. I love how Weevil is trying so hard to change his ways. The boy really wants to graduate this year and needs Ron's help with algebra but she has no time. instead, she recommends beaver to teach him because Beaver needs help with his car - they can help each other.

Jackie announces she's not going to France yet because her dad is still in a mess and she
wants to see more of Wallace before leaving. Right after, maintenance guy Lucky starts shooting up a storm. He was fired and wanted to rant about stuff while calling out to his girl Gia (ew) then almost shoots Jackie when he saw her pull out her phone to call someone. Wallace saves her life by pushing him out of the way but he points his gun at Wallace and I almost start to cry cause i thought it was bye bye for my fave boy on VM. Great news, Lucky had blanks in his gun which means I lost a minute's breath for nothing. However, the security guard didn't know they were blanks and shoots Lucky dead. Wow, it's almost like the first five minutes of Alias... all that action before the credits even begin.

Mayor Woody is on TV talking bulls*&t about how he doesn't know why Lucky started shooting up the school. While watching w/ Veronica, papa Mars says he needs to get his hand on the threatening emails Woody received from Lucky when he was stalking him. They mutually decide that Veronica would download and copy the emails from Woody's server while studying at Gia's home that night. Meanwhile, Logan is reluctantly visiting his dad in jail. Apparently, Aaron wants his son to lie about what he saw on Aaron's sex tapes which Logan so stupidly destroyed earlier this season. But my boy refuses and says hell no, i'm not lying on the stand. Way to go man.

Anyway, Veronica gets a chance to download the emails where we find out what i've known all along. Woody is a pervert and he's been molesting young boys. Woody sees her just as she's downloading the incriminating evidence but being the smarty that she is, she's able to distract him long enough to get everything she needs and promptly leaves soon after. smart gir and Woody is very creepy. AND why is it always so dark in his
house? I mean, can't he afford to turn on a light switch once in a while. Anyway, Ron and her dad listen to the clips on the emails she downloaded and the boys' voices keep talking about the "sharks".

The next day, Veronica has to testify on stand against Aaron and it goes badly. The opposing council foun
d out about Veronica's STD from last week and uses the info to embarrass her. Meanwhile, that casino owner we met much earlier this season paid a visit to the judge because he "suddenly remembered" that Terrence cook was with him when the bus crashed so there's no way Terrence caused it. Hmm, what's that about? I thought Terrence owed him $$... why would he lie like that? Side note - Casino guy was also talking about sharks. I guess it's the running theme this week. In school, Mac takes over from Beaver with the Weevil tutoring cause Beaver sucks hard at this job. He can't teach to save his life. Of course, this helps bring those two love birds back together which just annoys Weevil because the boy just wants to learn. Seriously!

After watching the video clip of Woody's house, the Mars family quickly figure out that Lucky left bombs for Woody's family to find. Keith rushes to the Mayor's office and warns him to get his family out of the house ASAP. Anyway, this leads to a verbal showdown. Mayor W realizes that Veronica must have taken his emails last night and threatens Keith to keep quiet about the molestation or he would destroy the Mars. Oh yeah.. threats really scare Keith - the writers should have made Keith laugh at that. Not to far from there, Jackie finds her dad at home and is ecstatic cause that means her "old man is a free man". I was happy for them..... at least until we returned from the commercial break and casino guy shows up at their door. Personal calls from casino owners are always bad. Can you imagine opening your door to see Ed Deline ( James Caan) from NBC's Las Vegas there? A Corleone at your home not good and a scary thought. Well, we find out Terrence has to work for casino dude to make up for what he owes him.

Veronica proves she's a strong woman cause she actually went up to Logan and spoke to him. I swear, after last week's heartbreaking scene, i 'd avoid him like the plague but business is business. She asked him what he knew about Lucky and Woody and he was straightforward for once. I guess he feels bad for hurting her at his prom. He told her about a "semi-baseball thing that happened last summer". Lucky was wearing a catcher's mask while trying to bleach his foot in the locker room. Wierd scene. As this is going on at school, Keith is being badgered on the stand by the prosecution. The lawyer wanted to prove that Veronica lies by announcing several things she's done without her dad's knowledge. Poor Keith, i felt bad for him. The prosecutor riled him up so much, Keith grabbed him by the tie and threatened to break his fingers in front of the courtroom. OOh, that can't be good.

Anyway, good news after this bad scene is... back at home Veronica and Keith brainstorm what the catcher's mask had to do with anything and he remembers Lucky's stalking at woody's house. Remember the video Woody asked Keith to give back? yeah... that one. Veronica watches it closely and realizes not only is Woody's little league team also called "the sharks" but three of the kids once on the team died in the bus crash. Nice. I guess they're really pushing the Woody-caused-the-bus-crash angle.

At Woody's house, the cops find bombs and i guess this scares the mayor enough to leave town. Then we find out Jackie and her dad are back to their original relationship - COLD. After she announces her plan to stay in CA and leave for France during second semester, her dad pooh poohs the idea ASAP and sends her packing. At the cop station, the Mars family give sherriff McStupid proof that Woody has been harrassing kids and he caused the bus crash but he refuses to act on it right away. Instead, sherriff McStupid just smirks and we viewers are transported to Logan's testimony in court. Thankfully, he tells the truth about seeing his dad having sex on the tapes. I gotta say, i like me some Logan

Back at the police station, some woman and her two sons point fingers at Weevil's picture for Thumper's
disappearance. Aww, and he just found out he got a B on Algebra so he's definitely graduating. Dude can't get a break anywhere. Meanwhile, as if finals aren't enough of a reminder of the school year's end, Wallace goes all sentimental to Veronica. "It was worth getting taped to a lamppost" were his parting words. He's so sweet. Love him and hate that his heart was about to break. After cleaning out his locker, he stops by to take Jackie out but finds out she left for France already. Sad!

Veronica skips her final to attend Echoll's verdict in court. Oh oh...Me thinks she's going to summer school and then Hearst cause she just missed her last opportunity to win the Kane scholarship. And all for nothing. Aaron was found NOT GUILTY on all counts. Ooh, that hurts. My only question is why? How does he play into this season's mystery anyway? He has to have something to do with the bus crash. That's the only reason i can think of for their bringing him back and setting him free. Ugh, they just need to end his story... Hamlin is so fugly.

Quick Week Recap

As the past week and a half have proved near impossible to watch and fully recap my fave shows, I figured I'd just point out the highlights and call it a day. BUT I will definitely recap all shows next week. BTW - I didn't know the second part of House MD was shown on Wed so i missed it. If you have a tape of it, please email me. I'll pay for shipping to and from. Merci Beaucoup.

American Idol
I had to start off with the best news of the week. Paris Bennett was voted off the island. If i had time, I'd throw a soiree for everyone and dance on the table Paris Hilton style. Yes... The annoying thing is gone. Now, I'm not sure who i want to go next. All singers that grated my nerves are gone. Just don't let it be Kat McPheever cause i want her to win this thing.

America's Next Top Model
Furonda and her princess tiara are both gone. I'd be sad if i cared or liked her at all... which i don't. I'm not as excited about her departure as i was about Paris' but i'm glad she's gone. Next should be Jade. If it isn't, I'll call Tyra and scream my head off. Still in Thailand, the girls rode elephants and learnt traditional dances. My girl Joanie not only won the challenge this week, she gave the best performance and even inspired Sara to plagiarize her poses. Yay. she'd better win. Danielle was awesome too. I hope she feels better next week.

Prison Break
Wow, Scofield is telling everyone in prison that he plans to break out. Makes me think he has a plan that doesn't include all those morons following him. He even stood up the pope. What the hell? I can't wait to see what happens next week because from the previews, it looks like one of two things happened. Pope decided to help scofield escape or Scofield hurt Pope in order to make his escape. Either way, it's bound to be one hell of an episode.

House M.D.
Omar Epps caught a disease from a patient who ended up dying and i hope this is their way of killing him off. He also exposed Dr. Cameron to the disease because he adamantly wanted her to re-visit the patient's apt to search for a cure. I have to say, Dr. Chase is such a punk. When House asked who would return to the scene of the crime for more diseased materials, he did nothing. Cameron stepped up right away. I dislike him more and more nowadays. His cuteness is evaporating very quickly. I can't believe i missed the second half of the show... I didn't know it was airing the next day. Please email me if you have a tape of this episode. I'll be your BFF if you can share it.

Desperate Housewives
Gabrielle lost her baby. Even though she successfully threatened the baby's father to sign over his kid, the stripper/prostitute mother changed her mind and decided she wanted her daughter. My heart pulled for Gabi when she started crying at the end. Eva better get nominated next year. Karl finally left Edie and she wants to
know who he left her for. Susan isn't telling her but is acting like her best friend out of guilt (even though it's not her fault. She thought they'd broken up. Damn that Karl). Bree wants to get closer to her fellow AA friend so she's become his Sex Addicts sponsor. I see interesting scenes and storylines for Bree in the future. Betty Applewhite finally found someone to buy her house but her sane son doesn't want to leave his girlfriend behind. He ends up making his crazy brother "attack" his girlfriend (Bree's daughter) which convinces his mom that they have to do something other than move. I didn't quite get that logic cause won't she want to move for sure after that? anyway, she decides to kill him softly instead. We'll see what happens there. And in the least interesting storyline, Lynette tried to help her boss have sex with his wife by flirting with her over IM messages but it backfired in her face. He's going to fire Tom Scavo instead because he made up a story to stop his wife from getting angry at him and promised he'd fire the person he said flirted online. what? that makes no sense and never ever happens in real life. Cause for a law suit my man.

Grey's Anatomy
decides to date vet O'Hottie and ends up birthing a horse and sexing him up the first night. She's such a whore i can't stand it. Dr. McDreamy finds out by visiting vet O'Hottie in the middle of the night (cause their dog is sick) and seeing Mer in his shirt with sex hair. Ooh, he gives her the cold shoulder and goes home to sex his own wife. and why is HE upset? Izzie doesn't want her fave patient off life support and her boss, Dr. Bailey started suspecting they have more than just a patient/doctor relationship. This was confirmed when she saw their passionate hug at the end of the episode. I guess Izzie is in trouble next week. Christina realizes she knows almost nothing substantial about her boyfriend. Dr. Burke opens up a lot more to Georgie poo. George on the other hand has moved in with his girlfriend (who lives at at the hospital) and his friend Izzie really wants to know where he's been sleeping. A patient ends up convincing him to move back in with her cause she misses him so much and he decides to do that next week. Yay. Lastly, Alex (the guy i've grown to really dislike) disagrees with McDreamy's wife's surgical decision re: a patient and tells them to sue her. She retaliates by recommending him to be her personal bitch in the prenatal department of the hospital. LOL. Love it! He's going to be an OBGYN. I can't wait to see how that goes.

Oooh, best part of the week. I saw the first ad for So you think you can dance. My show is back biatches. May 25th marks its return. Can't wait.