Alright, everyone, so my first week of work is down, second one is starting, and I think I’ve got a system going for keeping the blog going on a somewhat decent schedule. Still, last week was kind of an adjustment and there were some things that got missed in the process, so I’m going to just do a little roundup of stuff from the last week that we didn’t get a chance to talk about earlier so we’re all caught up and ready to go for this week. Ready? Let’s do this.
The Amazing Race: Well, I was bummed the cowboys didn’t win, especially after In Bro/Out Bro threw continuous temper tantrums for the past two or three weeks, but sometimes life isn’t fair, and mostly I was just excited to see Jeff and Jordan again. What can I say? I’m consistent.
How I Met Your Mother: Strunkette is usually on this one and I think she might be doing a combo post this week (it was her anniversary last week, yay! Congrats!), so I don’t want to say too much about the last one, just that I still wish that Don hadn’t been introduced to us the way he was. No matter how great he is, he still seems … TAINTED.
Parenthood: God, Parenthood is so good. But I’m going to make this as quick as I can, so–loved Adam and Kristina and how sometimes, you don’t get to pick your friends but occasionally these things work out better than you expect. Loved Amber and Hattie being friends and Amber giving her encouragement about not doing it with Steve. Loved Amber when she was talking to Steve, even kind of liked Steve, but obviously didn’t like her and Steve doing it. Still, sometimes in life, shitty choices are made, and some people are prone to making constantly shitty choices. Thankfully, this is a show with consequences, so I’m anxious to see how it turns out. Glad Crosby and Jasmine defined their relationship (and loved Jabbar conspiring with Crosby to pretend he hadn’t seen him). Did not particularly care for Julia using Jabbar to win soccer games, especially after trying to prove a point about not being competetive. But Raquel is still a bitch. Glad Sarah’s back in school, and sorry to be a snob, but I thought her Photoshop project was some cheesy shit. But maybe that was the assignment–professors can have bad taste too. The part with the parents was really tough to watch, but I was glad to see that the mom knows what’s what now, and I do imagine that, even though it’s a sad situation, Zeke living at Adam’s house will provide some serious comedy for me.
V: Now this one, I’m a couple weeks back on, but it’s still been really good. I love Hobbes, like watching Lisa becoming more and more human (and Anna becoming more suspicious), and am enjoying watching Chad Decker trying to play both sides (although I think his true allegiance is to Anna–theories?). Also, after seeing Tory from Battlestar this past week and on Supernatural a few weeks ago as a pagan god, once again, we have someone regularly cast as an alien and NEVER cast as a human. She is scary, though–I like it.
Modern Family: I think Nicole is going to combo post this one (I think everyone’s work is just a little insane right now, not to worry–we’re getting back onto a regular schedule), so I’ll just say that I liked it, because I always like it, but it also wasn’t my favorite episode. What can I say? There was no moon landing.
Parks & Recreation: Okay, can I just say … DETLEF SCHRIMPF! Hilarious! As a kid who grew up in Indiana, I totally remember him, AND that’s exactly the sort of “celebrity” that a local event like that would pull down. LOVED the cold opening, with the puppy and the take him outside and shoot him discussion–I laughed so hard that I was crying and I immediately rewound it and watched it again. INCREDIBLE. And of course, loved April and Andy–it was nice that he acknowledged the age thing, which of course we all knew was a hang-up for him, but then it was so freakin’ cute when he got all jealous and later came through to defend her. I can’t wait for him to figure out how madly in love with April he is.
Dr. Who: I know we don’t typically discuss Dr. Who around here and I don’t even know how many people get BBC America, since this is the first time I’ve had it, but I really am liking the new Doctor, AND the new assistant. Me and Billy have been discussing this, because I LOVED Christopher Eccleston and I was SO PISSED when he was finished as the Doctor, and the second David Tennant came on the screen, I was all, “I HATE THE NEW DOCTOR!” I kept calling Christopher Eccleston “the real Doctor”. Now, I know that David Tennant was good, and my favorite Dr. Who episode ever was the one with him and the old-timey French princess, but I told Billy it’s like when you’re parents get divorced and you hate the first guy your mom dates, and it doesn’t matter how great they are. I like this Doctor a lot on his own merits (though still somewhat less than CE, I admit–I was extremely partial to his particular mix of goofiness and dangerousness), but the real deal is that I’m just finally ready to love again. But yeah, I’ve been enjoying the new season a lot and if it’s possible for you to check it out, I recommend it.
Saturday Night Live: Betty Fuckin’ White, y’all! We’re talking about this because it’s so necessary (like no panties and jeans). My only real disappointment with this episode was that they didn’t play Motherlover for me (and did you all catch my Mother’s Day tweet?), but the digital short of “Thank You For Being a Friend” was good. And I liked the opening skit–that may possibly be the only skit where I genuinely find Kristin Wiig funny. I know everyone I know was a big fan of Wizard of Ass, but I also liked Betty trying to do the Latin dancing. She’s so cute. And the lesbian skit! I was really hoping it was the one where all the girls sit around talking about the dreamy gentleman who sounds completely disgusting (does anyone else remember that skit? I know Tina was in it). And it was really fun to have all the old girls back on. But man, you know Betty could’ve ROCKED some Gays in Space.
All in all, good stuff, but I may have been most excited about Jay-Z. I LOVED that medley he did first, and I am continually in love with his mix of that Forever Young song, although I liked the Coachella version with Beyonce better. I need to download that bitch and I swear to God, I fucking LOVE anything that Jay-Z and Beyonce do together. I am actually looking forward to their celebrity baby, if they ever have one. I will worship at the feet of the baby Bey-Z and burn that fucking Suri Cruise at the STAKE!
Also, this is a total tangent, but did anyone else see the National Enquirer cover with Brangelina and the twins and it said the twins have Down Syndrome? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! What the FUCK! I love it, and I just think it’s hilarious that they WENT there. I mean, I thought I’d seen all the possible scandal and trash from the National Enquirer ever–it’s like my favorite thing to read at the grocery store–but that just topped them all and honestly, I think being a writer for the National Enquirer would be so entertaining, just sitting around all day making shit up. I mean, you have to kind of relinquish your soul and humanity to make up stories like that one, but … well, they do it all the time on Supernatural and it just looks so easy, right?
Anyway, back to Jay-Z and Beyonce, I swear to GOD that at one point when there were rumors that they had broken up, and maybe they had, I don’t know, I had a dream that they got married and we were hanging out in a forest with snow, but it wasn’t cold, and there were a bunch of couches arranged in a circle. (I mostly was talking to Beyonce, though–even in my dreams I’m not cool enough for Jay-Z.) When I woke up and realized that they were actually broken up and hadn’t gotten married, I was like, SAD. So when my dreams actually, yeah ACTUALLY, came true, I was so down with it. Ah, Jay-Z and Beyonce. I am Crazy in Love with you. Both.
God, I’m not drunk but I sure sound like it.
Party Down: Alright, I’m betting that since a bunch of TV fanatics read this blog, you’ve probably heard of Party Down but possibly haven’t seen it. You guys. It’s AMAZING and HILARIOUS and AWESOME and totally easy to watch if you have Netflix. The first season is only like 12 half-hour episodes and you can watch them directly through Netflix. I watched the whole thing in like three days, because I was showing restraint. They’re three episodes into the second season now, and it’s pretty much available as soon as it airs, so I’m totally caught up, even though I don’t have Starz. The premise is that it’s a bunch of struggling Hollywood-types working a catering job. Paul Rudd is a producer, which sold me before I ever saw it, and the cast is amazing–Jane Lynch in the first season, Megan Mullaly in the second, Lizzy Caplan, Martin Starr, Adam Scott, who is about to be on Parks & Rec, and the guest stars are amazing. Seriously, I laugh my ass off at this show. If you aren’t watching, get on it–it’s a must.
And that, I believe, brings us up to speed. Look out world! Here I come! And feel free to discuss … whatever! and enjoy each other’s company in the comments. Yay!