Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Why I don't watch commercials

OK, no more excuses. I am waayy off on my blogging but I feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things and will try to post at least once a week.

Here's the thing, I don't like feeling forced to blog such as about LOST, although I love it and this season was by far one of the best.

So instead of giving episode recaps, I will just blog about those moments that are worth blogging about.

For instance, there are a couple of commercials currently on that I really despise. One, is the IPhone App commercial. You know, "there's an app for that." It just completely bugs the crap out of me. I won't even post it that's how much it annoys me.

However, there is a commercial for White Castle and it's BBQ Pork Sliders that shows a burlesque dancer in a pig costume. It's supposed to replicate the scene from Flashdance, but there's a fetish associated with those costumes and it just creeps me out! Definitely does not make me want a pork slider, just a shower.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Holy Crap Sayid Killed Ben!

I'm quickly realizing that this blog is slowly morphing into a Lost recap blog, but I have to express my shock that Sayid "killed" Ben as a child in last night's episode. Looking back on the episode I should have seen it coming, but I am super confused about how this will play out on the show. Didn't Faraday say that you can't change anything that happened in the past? And where is Faraday by the way? Speaking of people's whereabouts, my hubby saw on a blog post that when Sun was with Christen and he mentioned that she has a long journey ahead of her, that a blonde woman was in the background and turned her head ... Claire! I've been waiting for her to be re-introduced!

But getting back to this whole can't change the past thing ... if that's true, then how did Juliet sucessfully deliver that chick's baby, who will grow up to be Ethan, the man that kidnapped Claire and almost killed Charlie?! Ah Charlie, I really miss him and the repor that he and Hurley had, which has been nicely replaced by the commentary between Hurley and Sawyer/La Fluer.

Wow that was a lot of rambling. This show just gets me so crazy!

I'm glad that they finally showed how Sayid got on the plane, although it's definitley very coincidental that he just happened to be going to Guam. Ben or Widmoore must have a tie there somewhere.

Lastly, I do have to say that my favorite line of the episode was from Sayid responding to Sawyer's question of how he's doing to which he replied, "A 12-year-old Ben Linus brought me a chicken salad sandwich. How do you think I am doing?" So great!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"This is Top Chef, not Top Scallop"

Well, the time had to come where Fabio was kicked off Top Chef. Such as shame, he really is talented but something always goes wrong for him. I will definitely miss his take on things.

Now that we're at the finale, I have to say I'm totally routing for Carla. She used to be completely annoying but now she's just hysterical. Plus she has upped her game and is a true contender to the ultra cocky Stefan. Gail!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Back on the island

Another great episode of Lost. Where in true Lost style, questions were answered but more were put out there. We now know how they got back onto the island (in a plane flying over the coordinates of the island and transported in during a time flash)but we have to wonder, will everyone aboard that plane also be on the island? I mean there's gotta be some reason why that man told Jack he was sorry for his loss. I imagine we'll see him again as the producers don't haphazardly put in characters or commentary when it's not needed.

We don't quite know how Sayid, Kate and Hurley were convinced to go on the plane, but we do know that the 6 had to best recreate the circumstances that were present when they were originally on the plane. Follow:
- Jack was carrying a note as Sawyer had a note
- Hurley brought a guitar case as Charlie had one aboard
- Sayid was with a federal agent of some kind and Kate was with a U.S. Marshall
- Kate is pregnant (allegedly with Jack's baby) and Claire was preggers with Aaron
- Sun is the only one I can't seem to piece together, any thoughts?

There's also some chatter about that Ben's "tying up of loose ends" was going to the dock to kill Penny ... since he knew where she was now after seeing Desmond at the church and get revenge for Widmoore killing his daughter, Alex (really Rouseau's daughter). It'll be interesting to see if Desmond makes another appearance on the island since he was told the island's not done with you yet.

And lastly, can't wait to see if they have flashed onto the island during the time where the Dharma initiative is still alive and kicking, hence Jin being in the workman outfit.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Jin Returns While Jamie Gets the Boot

I promise I am not making a habit of not blogging for two weeks at a time - I don't even have a good excuse really, other than the fact that once I settle in on the couch it takes a lot to get me up.

Now that that's out of the way, I felt compelled to blog about last night's TV watching.

American Idol consumed my first hour, which was pretty non-exciting. I really only watch the beginning episodes to see if I can spot the top 12 or whatever it is.

On to Lost ... wow, where do I begin. Now that we are technically 4 epidsodes in I can't write all my thoughts during those episodes. Well I could but I'm sure no one would read it ... if anybody's reading anything I'm posting. But I digress ... While the first half hour of the show really served no purpose, at least we discovered that Ben is the one behind Kate and Aaron's blood test request, which I guess we really should've seen coming. Although throwing Clarie's mother into the mix for a second was very convincing, even though it was quite the coincodence. Even though NOTHING is a coincodence on Lost. I was however very happy to see that Jin is alive! I was really hoping he would be, which makes it much easier (I think) for Ben to convince Sun to go back to the island. Hurley, however might be the one kink in the plan since he seemed completely against helping them once they made him lie. So we'll see ...

Four hour three, I settled under my blanket with my ice cream to watch Top Chef (I challenge anyone to watch Top Chef or Diners, Drive-In's and Dives, without consuming something). Can I tell you that I am absolutely LIVID that Jamie was sent home and not Leah. The purpose of the challenge was to imitate the dish as closely as possible, not cook a new part of the meal because they can't figure out how to create it. I mean come on, Leah flat out quit during the quickfire challenge and has sucked during every challenge except for maybe 4 when some sort of divine intervention occured, I'm sure. All I have to say is if Fabio gets sent home before Leah, I'm done with this season. We all know Stefan is going to win anyway. But I leave with with a not so appetizing portion from yesterday's episode, since I have a not so appetizing taste in my mouth.


Monday, January 12, 2009

The Real World 2.0

I have to admit that I used to be an avid The Real World viewer - as you know I am a people watcher and one can't help but become engrossed when you throw seven strangers into a house to live together. However, not since The Real World San Diego (season 14) did I make it a priority to view every episode the moment it aired. Even looking up the seasons, I found that there was a Real World Denver ... I never even knew that existed! Needless to say, it has majorly gone downhill, basically just throwing the seven most ignorant and nasty 20-somethings together to see who would make out first.

Now, as The Real World enters season 21 in Brooklyn, it looks like they are finally getting back to their roots with an interesting and diverse cast. Highlights include Katelynn, the transgendered female, J.D., the dolphin trainer and Sarah who helps victims of sexual abuse through art therapy.

I watched the entire first episode and there was not one hookup! A far cry from Real World Las Vegas with trashy Trishelle making out with Stephen while Frank was in between them!

I even heard that they will not be working together ... thank god, that part of the show was never interesting to watch. And honestly, who works and lives with all seven, excuse me eight of their roomates. It's much more interesting to see what lives they create for themselves outside of their homebase coupled with issues that are bound to arise among roomates.

First Real World, then Real World/Road Rules Challenge ... who are those people anyway?!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

VH1 Starts My TV Watching New Year

Wow, another long stretch since my last post. I've been spending the last week or so eating WAY too much food and eagerly anticipating the return of television shows. Today VH1 filled that void with Confessions of a Teen Idol and Rock of Love Bus and I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised with both.

CTI offers a revealing look at what happens to celebrities when they are no longer in the spotlight while trying to provide the stars with a vehicle to get back the fame they desire. I have to say that it's pretty funny that Eric Nies is trying to regain his fame through the same medium he used to launch his career - reality TV. I'm interested to see what tasks they have to complete and who will actually acquire some sort of new fame.

Rock of Love didn't dissappoint with a new crop of skanky girls willing to do whatever it takes to get noticed by Bret Michaels. The most entertaining and disguisting part was when a girl did a shot out of another girls woo-ha - NASTY! This girl who was given a spanish nickname from the tequila drinking brazillian girl as "the girl who takes a shot from the woo-ha" was surprisingly eliminated ... I thought for sure she would at least get in a couple of episodes since any good reality show is made up of hot messes mixed in with some boring people. Maybe Bret is actually interested in finding love this time around ... or just trying to eleminate the amount of STD's he receives.