Monday, February 26, 2007

Oprah! Oprah! Oprah!!!!!

Yep. I saw lady O today. It was amazing!!!

We left San Diego at around 3 a.m. and I managed to get us there around 5:30 a.m and the waiting began. And we waited, and waited, and waited and waited.

Finally around 7 we managed to get on a bus. And then we waited and waited and waited. Then we got inside the Kodak theater and we waited and waited more.

By this time, I was tired and hungry but my excitement kept me fueled for a while.

At 10, Oprah made her appearance the audience went WILD! I'm so not kidding. And for the next 45 minutes we laughed, we laughed, and laughed some more. The show is a well-oiled machine and the time flew by.

And now here's a few things about Oprah you probably don't know: She has a potty mouth. She dropped "bitch" and "ass" a few times.

* She's also very, very particular. She recounted this story about how Gayle wanted some monkey bread and how tired she was. I'm amazed that she and Gayle are still friends. She's also very bossy.

Despite all that, it was worth EVERY second!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Oscars!

So I'm like two hours into the Oscars and I have issues.

1) WTF: Eddie Murphy got robbed.
2) Ellen isn't as funny as I had hoped.
3) SOFUD (Save us from ugly dresses)!!!!!!
4) Countries have risen and fallen in the time the show has gone on!

I had taped all this Oscar stuff in the hopes of giving you this brilliant blog about how wonderful this show was going to be but it's really, really dull and I'm debating on whether or not I should flip over to "The Amazing Race."

Yep, it's THAT boring.

And now, the week in review:

I've decided I'm going to invest in sleeping pills. Why? Because I get too worked up about "Heroes," "Prison Break" and "24." Last week, I was up until 2 a.m. wondering what's going to happen to Jack now? Will Linc and Michael finally get to Panama? And OH. MY. GOD! Simone was killed!! (Yay!!)

We're getting close to solving the mystery of "Who killed Dean O'Dell?" And this seemed to be the WEEK OF SHOCKING DEATHS!! Because Poor Sheriff Lamb bit the dust. How I'll miss seeing him in the credits each week! And that sucked that he got bumped up to a series regular only to be killed. Now, I'm worried about Wallace and Weevil because he got more screen time than they did.

"Lost" you've lost me. That is all. I don't want to see another Jack flashback and now I won't have to because I'm giving it ONE more week and then I'm done. For real.

"Surivor" is getting bor-ing. I thought it might be exciting this season but unless something dramatic happens I might have to read online recaps or something.

Sadly, there was no "Ugly Betty," and no Justin. =-(

And now, I've got to go to bed BECAUSE I'm GOING TO SEE OPRAH!!!!!!!!

Look for a blog ALL about it later on this week!

Sunday, February 18, 2007

What! Is! Your! Identity!!!

So on Friday night, I was sitting here watching "1 vs. 100" and saw a scroll saying that NBC was looking for contestants for a show they aired back in the fall called "Identity."

I thought, what the hell, I'll try. I had tried out for "Deal or No Deal"
and didn't get on. So I did it.

Six. Count'em SIX hours of my life I'll NEVER get back. It was long. It was tiring and it was mis-er-able.

I should have known this was going to go sour when on their sheet giving the details about what the day would entail, there were typos GALORE. Words like "too" instead of "to" and "you" instead of "your." A bunch of us in the line were laughing at how bad it was. And of course it's bad when you misspell the name of your OWN show.

When I arrived, there were about 60 people there, by the end of the afternoon, there were around 180. It was quite obvious this group was ill prepared to handle that many people. Thank GOD it wasn't like "Price Is Right" or "DOND" because we would have NEVER gotten out of there.

The tryout was to get two photos of you taken and then be taped saying what you would do with the money. The casting director was this old crone named Laura who looked as if she cast the play where Lincoln was assassinated.

And I was forced to sit by a guy with bad breath, a woman who KNEW everything and this woman whose elevator didn't quite make it to the top. This woman was SCARY. And CLINGY. Her eyes looked as if she were holding on to her sanity by a slim thread. Her tryout was hysterical. I mean she screamed and did the typical : WOW!!! I'm SOOOOOOOOOO GLAD to be here!!!! I'm sure folks in Alaska heard this woman. I pray they don't select her, I don't need to EVER see this chick again.

My tryout was OK and she gave me the comment "GOOD ENERGY!!" and I believe she was interested. I don't even care if I get on the show, but hell, at least I tried.

The week in review
Last Sunday's "Desperate Housewives" was one of the best of the season. That ending was so OH! MY! GOD!! fine that I can't wait until 9 p.m. Mike causing Orson to fall off the side of a parking garage was shocking. I pray that Orson is dead because that whole storyline annoys me.

The "Heroes"/"24" battle is heating up. Both shows are my MUST SEE NOW TV. I don't sleep well on Monday nights because I'm up thinking about what's coming up next. Of the "Heroes" bunch, I really care about Claire and Hiro. The rest I can take or leave. I want Nikki/Jessica dead. I pray she's the one who dies tomorrow but my money is on MrMuggle'smama aka Claire's adoptive mom. And where is Claire's brother? This week, someone is supposed to die and someone is supposed to fly. What the heck that means, I dunno.

Over on "24," I'm getting a bit tired of the dysfunctional Bauer family. And the violence is getting to be over the top. So far we've seen Jack bite out the throat of a terrorist, a terrorist stabbing another in the knee and last week Morris being tortured with a drill.

Oh "American Idol" I AM your BITCH. I don't want to be, but I am. Paula is batty, Simon is mean and Randy, who knows WTF he is saying but I love him anyway!

And on NBC I'm totally addicted to "Dateline's: To Catch a Predator." I've seen the scenario a gazillion times already. But each time, I'm shocked at who shows up at the house looking to molest a child. I mean c'mon folks, if you have to sneak and do anything in life, then you're doing the wrong thing. It's just that simple.

Dear TPTB over on "Veronica Mars": Thank you! BEST mystery of the week so far! LOVED that you made it a two-parter! I have no idea how this one is going to end! But I'm also ticked because you faked us out with the 5 minute appearance of Wallace!

Over on "Law & Order: SVU" things seem to get back on track. And it had a special guest star who's acting I've admired for a while. Oh "Everwood" my Monday nights are colder without you guys. I miss you sooo much!!!

"Lost!" IS! BACK!!! At least that's what the promos have been screaming. And I'm happy to say, that it is and it isn't. "Lost" needs to be fixed. The first thing they need to do is to move it from 10 p.m. It's waaay too late to be watching something this intense. The storytelling is great though. I'd suggest that they move "Lost" to Tuesday's at 8 p.m. There's very little there and it might be it's best bet to get some of the viewers back.

"Ugly Betty" and "Survivor" are facing off again. This season of "Survivor" hasn't grabbed my attention yet. Meanwhile, the fashionista in me is loving ever second of "UB." Last week's when Justin gave a one-boy re-enactment of this play was the funniest thing I've seen on TV in a while.

"Survivor" has thrown a few twists in the game but these folks are bo-ring. I hope it picks up after the merge.

Have you watched "1 vs. 100?" If you haven't you need to. It's AMAZING and stunning at how stupid people are. I mean really, really stupid. If I were there, I'd be winning millions. I think they intentionally choose stupid folks. I hope these people are at home cringing at how stupid they look. Sample question: "Which one of these is a single celled organism?" Choices were: A) a squirrel b) An ameboa c) Calista Flockhart. Do you know the woman actually needed to use one of her helps??? I'm NOT kidding. Stooooopid!

Saturday. If you haven't seen this skit then you are missing the best of "Saturday Night Live." "SNL" has stepped up BIG time! It's like hysterically funny this season and it hasn't been that way in such a long time. It's worth staying up late on Saturday nights!

And before I go: Do you know about "The Secret?" If not, then you've either not cared or been under a rock. The high priestess of the media aka Oprah gave her blessing to "The Secret." Basically, it's this: if you want better things in your life, you have to be open to it. If I were this guy I'd sue because he got ripped off. We'll see if "The Secret" and its followers can truly change the world. I do.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Is there such a thing as too much TV?

My co-workers and I agree: This IS the best TV season ever.
Seriously. I remember a few seasons ago there was NOTHING, and I do mean nothing really worth watching.

Now there is something to watch every night with the exception of Saturdays. And I think that's a shame.

Some of my fondest memories as a kid was watching Saturday night TV with my parents. I loved "Mary Tyler Moore" and the other Saturday night shows.

Today's TV folks have pretty much turned Saturdays into crappy TV night and reruns. What they ARE forgetting, is there are a LOT of people who elect to stay home on Saturdays and are hungry for something to watch.

I'd love it if Saturday was reality TV night. Or if they showed "classic" TV shows from their vaults. I know there's TV Land but it sure would be a nice surprise to turn on the TV and see "The Best of Buffy."

Or here's a thought, all family original programming. I've been enjoying the "Golden Girls" on DVD.

But back to my original question: Is there such a thing as too much TV? Maybe:
I know on Mondays the "Heroes"/"24" battle is getting fierce because both of the shows are in top form.

Thursday is getting tough because "Survivor" looks interesting. And I love "Ugly Betty" because it's great to see a show about normal people. I LOOOOVE Justin, Marc and Amanda. The truly are the funniest people on TV.

I've been sucked in to "American Idol" this season so I have to see it play out. Some of the Top 24 suck. Like for real. But I have to see who's going to come out on top.

Even Friday the game shows are good: I love "1 vs. 100" but the folks there are stupid. The questions are soo easy that a fifth grader could answer them. (Which reminds me, I'll be blogging on the new show on Fox "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" I sure hope so!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

American Idol: Hollywood

What is UP with this show? Apparently, I'm deaf. I must be because a bunch of folks they sent home tonight actually sounded decent. And some, you could see the train wreck coming a mile off.

I feel sad for the Obviously Gay Teenager Matt. He wanted it so bad and it was sad they way he alluded to his mom never hugging him, or loving him. I was rooting for him, but when I saw him sing, it was kinda bad. Really.

It was also intering to see how they went about selecting who stayed and who left. And lord, can someone shoot Ryan Seacrest please. Waaay too dramatic. Waay too much drama.

But I'll keep watching.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Anna Nicole and other TV foolishness

If you haven't heard, poor Anna Nicole Smith is no more. If you haven't heard, you've been under a ROCK because it's been on all the FREAKING time!

I'm sitting here on a rainy, blustery Sunday afternoon and CNN, Fox and everyone is discussing this woman and how she died.

Anna Nicole Smith was a train wreck waiting to happen. We all knew she'd be dead someday but we didn't think of it happening this soon. My theory is that herbabydaddy is her son. I know, but it IS possible.

And now the week in review on TV.
OK, Mondays at 9 p.m. is the HOTTEST hour on TV. Jack is back and "24" is off to a great start. So far this season, we've seen L.A. nuked, we've seen Jack's dysfunctional family including his dad killing Jack's brother.
Over on "Heroes," we got to see Hiro's dad. A.K.A Mr Sulu 2007 model. And Claire meets her daddy and it's none other than Nathan! It's not too shocking because the stupid promo folks practically did everything but shout it was Nathan!

Yes, I've jumped on the "American Idol" freak show wagon.

Paula Abdul is on drugs. There I've said it. Girlfriend has serious issues. It's like appalling it's so bad. If she's not careful, she may be booted. And speaking of BAD: Some of the contestants are delusional. Go to YouTube because they have a gazillon clips of the cracked up and crazy contestants.

Veronica Mars.
We all need to start praying now. Veronica Mars is having an OK season. Not good. Not great but just OK. I fear that OK may NOT be enough to get a Season Three, which is too bad.
Here's what's going wrong:
1) Too easy MOTW. I'm no detective, but the Mystery of the Week is getting so easy that third-graders could possibly figure out whodidit. I mean seriously, it's getting "Murder, She Wrote" bad. (Remember how in MSW that it usually was the first or second new person she met was the killer)
2) Not enough of the folks we love. Wallace is an extra for the most part. Weevil just drops in and out. Mac has been on two and a half episodes the entire season. Even the new kids Parker and Piz aren't featured enough. I miss the Wallace/Veronica moments from Season One.
3) Too much LoVe. They're together! They're apart! They're confused and I'm bored! I'm like crap or get OFF the pot already! It's so very "Dawson's Creek" and not in a good way.

"Lost" is back. I was kinda meh on it, but then I decided to tune in and now I'm hooked. Juliet is the bomb and I want to know more about her. But I'm sick of Kate. BTW: "Lost" is on the cover of "Entertainment Weekly" again! If they could give "Veronica Mars" a cover, they might see an uptick in the ratings. "Lost" has had, like 1,000 covers already!

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency
This show has gotten so good it's not even funny.
JP who many people might remember from last season's "Survivor" signed up to be part of Janice's modeling agency. And then the folks from "Instinct" magazine came a'calling. JP had to come out on national TV and I'm quite concerned that this was all a set up.
A celebrity blogger said that JP was spotted with Reichen in West Hollywood and then a few weeks later they wanted him to be on the cover of their magazine. The moment where he had to come out troubled me because I know what the feeling is like. It truly is a life changing moment, but I don't know if I could do it on National TV.

Survivor is back. Only this time, it is waaaay different. Instead of both of the tribes roughing it, one tribe is living in the life of luxary with a couch, a toilet, and even silverwear! The other is roughing it on the beach with next to nothing. Another twist is that the hid the hidden immunity idols near both camps to that folks will have to be stealty to go looking for it. It's too early to tell how this is all going to turn out, but one thing I do know. I hate Dre/aka/Dreamz and Rocky because the both annoy the crap out of me.

Ugly Betty
Since I last posted, this show has worn a gazillion awards. I'm glad too because it's one of the hidden gems of the season. Mark, Amanda and Justin all seem like friends of mine. And of course Betty. I loved (and figured out) the twist with Alex/Alexis early but it was great to see it play out.

My new secret addition: 1 vs. 100. I need to BE on this show. The questions are so easy!! But it shows there are very stupid people in the world. Watch sometime, and you'll see what I mean.

That's it for now, I'll be updating this on Sunday afternoons so make sure you come back and see what the Remote holds for next week!