Friday, April 29, 2011

American Idol Top 6- King of Anything?



Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and some thoughts on this week's episodes of American Idol. So before reading any further, watch the eps, claim to be 19 so it isn't as creepy, then read what I have to say.

Apparently this is how every season of American Idol is going to go down.  It's starts with plenty of trepidation, because I know the show burns me every time, but as the live episodes begin I get involved after finding a couple of contests that I like.  As they inevitably end up in the bottom three on numerous occasions, the excitement more than makes up for the fact that the judges are impossible to enjoy and a majority of the contestants are untalented and uninteresting.

But after a while the only ones I like are gone, in this case Paul, and the writing is on the wall for Haley, so the interest begins to wane and wane.  As of now I really am not rooting for anyone other than Haley.  Instead I am rooting for others not to win.  I really have no affinity towards James Durbin, but he is such the less of three evils at this point, that I have to root for him.  Let's pretend that Haley has no chance, which is probably true.  And also take into account that Jacob Lusk is both a terrible singer and an awful human being, which gives us James, Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina to win this title.

While Scotty and Lauren were early favorites I think Durbin has made the necessary late season run to take this thing.  While I might not like James very much, at least he might deserve the crown.  He has performed. He has taken a few chances.  He has done enough for the show not to be embarrassed if he wins.  Lauren?  She has not had one performance that I wouldn't call mediocre.  What she's had going for her is that she has never been awful.  Scotty has similarly skated along in mediocrity, but if a guy that gets made fun of by Joel McHale on a weekly basis for his smirks wins the competition, they should really end this thing right then and there.

So James Durbin has my vote moving forward, unless for some oddity, Haley has been gaining the steam she really should be ever since Benny and the Jets.

Fantasy Scores

Peaches

(2) Casey Abrams- Eliminated (-20)= -20
(11) James Durbin- Safe (33)= 33
(14) Scotty McCreery- Safe (33)= 33
(23) TaTynisa Wilson
Top 6= 46 Total= 341




#hoponthelaurenalainatrain

(1) Lauren Alaina- Safe (33)= 33
(12) Lauren Turner
(13) Stephano Langone
(24) Naima Adedapo
Top 6= 33 Total= 158




Missing Didi

(4) Clint Gamboa
(9) Thia Megia
(16) Jacob Lusk- Safe (33)= 33
(21) Rachel Zevita
Top 6= 33 Total= 118




Thia Megia #cangetit

(18*) Haley Reinhart- Safe (33)= 33
(19*) Ashton Jones
(15) Karen Rodriguez
(22) Brett Loewenstern
Top 6= 33 Total= 104

*acquired from Larry via trade


Paula's Incoherence

(5) Paul McDonald
(8) Robbie Rosen
(17) Kendra Chantelle
(20) Jovany Barreto
Total= 25




Preacher With a Satan Tattoo

(6) Julie Zorilla
(7) Pia Toscano
(3*) Tim Halperin
(10*) Jordan Dorsey
Total= 10

* acquired from Tyson via trade

The Office 721 Review- See You On The Flippity Flip


Michael- "Hey will you guys let me know if this ever airs?"
You could have asked for a few more laughs, and you might have said that the Deangelo story line was unnecessary, but if you were ever a fan of The Office, "Goodbye Michael," and especially that scene between Michael and Jim near the end, had all the emotion you could ask for from Steve Carell's final episode.

There are very few sitcoms on television right now that can evoke that type of emotion from both its actors and its audience. It's a special kind of series, and a special kind of man in Carell, that can give you simultaneous tears of sadness and joy.

After 148 episodes of bad improv, inappropriate jokes, and selling paper, Carell, and subsequently Michael Scott, has left The Office. How the show will go on without him is a question for another day. For now, let's take a look at how his final day built up to a point where we wanted anything but to see Michael fly away from Scranton.

Michael's long line of goodbyes was once again both funny and sweet, as The Office always is when it's at its best. Whether it was his compliments to Phyllis, oohing and ahhhing as Angela showed him pictures of her boyfriend, giving a few gifts to the likes of Darryl, Ryan, and Andy, or simply holding back the insults of Toby, Michael really made sure his departure from the building would be noticed.
To read the rest of my review of last night's The Office - the finale episode with Steve Carrell - head over to TV Fanatic.

The Office 721 - "Goodbye Michael"
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30 Rock 522 Review- Smooth Move Ferguson


Kenneth- "You're the one that makes us laugh. Never go away again."
I couldn't agree with Kenneth more. Although he was referring to the character Tracy Jordan, and my sentiment refers more to the actor Tracy Morgan, Tracy being back in full force for "Everything Sunny All the Time Always" was certainly the shot in the arm that 30 Rock needed.

Tracy's absence gave the writers the ability to come up with this great story line in which Kenneth, Grizz and Dot Com had an inside joke that made their friend and boss extremely angry. And as 30 Rock does so often, whether with "Blurg!" or "I want to go to there," I know that "Smooth move Ferguson" will easily have the opportunity to become common phrasing amongst the public.

Of course when Tracy made everyone recreate the scene in which "Smooth Move Ferguson" was first uttered, it wasn't very funny. That didn't stop it from being hilarious when Tracy insisted that everyone crack up around him... "Everyone laugh. Now you sons of b*tches."
To read the rest of my review of last night's 30 Rock, head over to TV Fanatic.

30 Rock 522 - "Everything Sunny All The Time Always"
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Survivor Weeks 12 & 13- You Can't Stand The Truth


Phillip is hilarious. Rob is dominating everyone and everything in his path. Finally all of the awful Zapateras are gone. Matt loves God. Just another day on Survivor: Redemption Island. Did I miss anything?

Fantasy Results

Slay or be Slayed

Matt- Duel Win (10)= 10
Grant- W12 (67), W13 (79), Im (20), Votes (-4)= 162
Ashley- W12 (67), W13 (79)= 146
Natalie- W12 (67), W13 (79)= 146
Weeks 12 & 13= 464 Total= 1344




Fuchsia Federal Agents

Boston Rob- W12 (67), W13 (79), Im (20), Votes (-8)= 158
Andrea- W12 (67), W13 (79)= 146
Phillip- W12 (67), W13 (79)= 146
Kristina
Weeks 12 & 13= 450 Total= 1214




My Orbitz Account

Mike- Duel Win (10)= 10
Steve- W12 (67), Votes (-24)= 43
Stephanie
David
Weeks 12 & 13= 53 Total= 532




Montecito Lancers

Russell
Ralph- Votes (-24)= -24
Krista
Sarita
Julie
Week 12= -24 Total= 396




Free Agents
Francesca

Justified 212 Review- She Had No Regrets


Raylan- "Give me one reason why I shouldn't come up there and kick the living s**t out of you."
Boyd- "I'll give you 15 reasons in the mag, and one in the chamber."
Justified is definitely heading into next week's season two finale on a high note. Anyone who thought that they would take a breather after the excitement of "Brother's Keeper" - that includes myself - was sadly mistaken.

Tonight's "Reckoning" was chock full of suspense, deception, and even a few heartfelt moments as Raylan and company dealt with the aftermath of Aunt Helen's murder.

There was so much going on that we might as well start from the beginning, which set the tone of the episode so perfectly. This was unlike anything we've seen on Justified before, as the muffled sound around Raylan so accurately portrayed how distressed this man really was.

Between all of the people he has killed recently, Winona stealing that money, and now his dear Aunt Helen, who raised him like he was his own, getting blown away, I can't imagine Raylan was too mentally stable at this point in time.

Marshal Givens' instability was prominent throughout, as he was quiet early on, then became extremely aggressive with Arlo at the jail, and even was close to executing Dickie by episode's end.
To read the rest of my review of last night's Justified, head over to TV Fanatic.

Justified 212 - "Reckoning"
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

One Tree Hill 819 Review- Paternal Instinct


Kellerman- "As of today, I'm no longer Professor Kellerman. I've resigned my position."
Baby Lydia has been brought home safe and sound, but between the twists and turns of the Kellerman plot and the possibility that Brooke and Julian might leave for New York, "Where Not To Look For Freedom" had plenty of excitement to follow up the double baby episode from a week ago.

Thanks to the month and a half hiatus, and "Quiet Little Voices" being devoted solely to birthing and flashbacks, it had been quite a while since they teased the fact that Ian Kellerman was the jerk that smashed into Jamie and Brooke on the bridge during the storm.

I wrote in my review of "The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get":

"So Ian Kellerman was the driver of the car that slammed into Jamie and the gang, shoving them off the bridge and into the river. This dude is obviously a jerk, and once Nathan puts two and two together, he will no doubt want to void that contract."
To read the rest of my review of last night's One Tree Hill, head over to TV Fanatic.

One Tree Hill 819 - "Where Not To Look For Freedom"
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The Borgias 105 Review- Falling Quickly


Machiavelli- "And if these times have made you clever, the coming months may thrust genius upon you."
Per the usual on The Borgias, we witnessed plenty of crime, passion, and in the case "The Borgias in Love," we saw a couple of crimes of passion.

Sometimes plots on The Borgias move slowly. Take for example the movement of Della Rovere attempting to help others destroy the Borgia Papacy. This time around, however, many things moved rather quickly, specifically the hearts of Cesare and Lucrezia.

I'm not saying that love at first sight doesn't happen, but both of these characters fell extremely quickly, and for Lucrezia it was the second time in three episodes.

Lucrezia needed some sort of outlet from the horrific conditions she is faced with in her new marriage, but it's honestly like she saw a new puppy and just had to have it. Fortunately, her new love interest Paolo has a knack for rigging saddles to injure people, because now the rapist Sforza should be out of commission for a while.
To read the rest of my review of this past Sunday's The Borgias, head over to TV Fanatic.

The Borgias 105 - "The Borgias In Love"
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Friday, April 22, 2011

American Idol Top 7- Why Do You Call Him Stefano?


Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and some thoughts on this week's episodes of American Idol. So before reading any further, watch the eps, call a diva a diva, then read what I have to say.

Sometimes when watching American Idol, it can be hard to imagine how some of your least favorites gain any votes. Who in their right mind would place votes for Stefano or Jacob? How did they make it this far? But then you run into a marketing director from Campbell University who says they can't believe that Stefano went home this week on American Idol because "it was his best yet."

Let's break this down. Not only did this person actually enjoy watching Stefano on the show, and was now upset that he had been eliminated, but he thought that him dancing around the stage oooing and ahhhing was his best performance of the season. I'm not a Stefano fan, but he has been okay on occasion. Last night was terrible! He did no singing, and it was well past his time to leave.

The rest of the real bottom three was Jacob and Haley. Silly. The rest of my bottom three was Jacob and Scotty. I fell asleep during Jacob's song, and he should be leaving next week, but Haley was once again fantastic. Now that Paul is gone, she is my favorite, and I hope to watch her make it to the top four. I say four, because there is no stopping Scotty, James and Lauren from being the final three.

Scotty was extra smirky this week. I can't even pay attention to his singing anymore, because I'm just watching his eyebrows move up and down constantly. Casey and Durbin were the only other two that I enjoyed this week, while Lauren was once again just run of the mill. She's not good, but she's not awful like a few of the others.

Fantasy Scores

Peaches

(2) Casey Abrams- Safe (26)= 26
(11) James Durbin- Safe (26)= 26
(14) Scotty McCreery- Safe (26)= 26
(23) TaTynisa Wilson
Top 7= 78 Total= 295




#hoponthelaurenalainatrain

(1) Lauren Alaina- Safe (26)= 26
(12) Lauren Turner
(13) Stephano Langone- Bottom 3 (-9), Eliminated (-18)= -27
(24) Naima Adedapo
Top 7= -1 Total= 125




Missing Didi

(4) Clint Gamboa
(9) Thia Megia
(16) Jacob Lusk- Bottom 3 (-9), Safe (26)= 17
(21) Rachel Zevita
Top 7= 17 Total= 85




Thia Megia #cangetit

(18*) Haley Reinhart- Bottom 3 (-9), Safe (26)= 17
(19*) Ashton Jones
(15) Karen Rodriguez
(22) Brett Loewenstern
Top 7= 17 Total= 71

*acquired from Larry via trade


Paula's Incoherence

(5) Paul McDonald
(8) Robbie Rosen
(17) Kendra Chantelle
(20) Jovany Barreto
Total= 25




Preacher With a Satan Tattoo

(6) Julie Zorilla
(7) Pia Toscano
(3*) Tim Halperin
(10*) Jordan Dorsey
Total= 10

* acquired from Tyson via trade

30 Rock 520 & 521 Review- TV Ruined Reputation


Jack- "Do you have any idea how much paper work I'd have to do if you shot Kenneth?"
Although the writers of TGS's 100th episode were high on gas when putting it all together, the writers of 30 Rock's "100th Episode" obviously were not. This was a well constructed hour long episode filled with a multitude of hilarious guest stars.

While it was not anywhere near a clips show, they did manage to bring back some of the funniest moments of the series, as many of the characters flashed back to memories of the first 99 episodes. I know you were all cheering when Liz looked back at the time she played Princess Leia on jury duty.

Although they spent some time looking back, things were also moving forward, as Tracy attempted to re-ruin his reputation, Jack tried to figure out if he wanted to stay at NBC, Jenna thought about becoming a mother, and Liz battled with an ex that wanted back in her life.
To read the rest of my review of last night's 100th episode of 30 Rock, head over to TV Fanatic.

30 Rock 520 - "100"
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30 Rock 521 - "100: Part Two"
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The Office 720 Review- 9,986,000 Minutes


Michael- "That Phyllis bit...that was pretty good right?"
It was the last time Michael Scott will ever host the Dundies, and it was the second to last night that Michael Scott will ever be on television. It might not have been as great as a few others this season, but "Michael's Last Dundies" was both funny and sweet, which made it a perfect penultimate episode for Steve Carrell.

On the heels of hearing news that Jim Carrey will be guest starring in the season finale, it seems most important to once again analyze how Will Ferrell performed in his second appearance. He definitely wasn't as hilarious as in "Training Day," but added a few laughs here and there, especially in his inability to perform in front of people.

Whether it was just complete misses like "you need a key chain," or the most inappropriate banter of all time in "Where were you on September 11th?" I lost it on a couple of occasions thank to Deangelo Vickers. But this most important thing that Will Ferrell did, was not distract from yet another fabulous performance by Steve Carrell on his way out the door.
To read the rest of my review of last night's The Office, head over to TV Fanatic.

The Office 720 - "Michael's Last Dundies"
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Survivor Week 11- Divorce Court


Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and a few thoughts from last night's Survivor: Redemption Island. So before reading any further, watch the ep, get racial about rice, then read what I have to say.

I am currently on the road so I don't really have the time to discuss how awesome Agent Phil was last night. All I will do is say that I can't believe that my colleague Luke at TV Fanatic actually complained about the Phillip's performance last night in his review of the episode. His battle with Steve did hijack the episode, but all for the good of entertainment my friends, all for the good of phantom racism entertainment.

Fantasy Results

Slay or be Slayed

Matt- = Duel Win (10)= 10
Grant- W11 (56)= 56
Ashley- W11 (56)= 56
Natalie- W11 (56)= 56
Weeks 11= 178 Total= 880




Fuchsia Federal Agents

Boston Rob- W11 (56), Im (20)= 76
Andrea- W11 (56)= 56
Phillip- W11 (56), Votes (-12)= 44
Kristina
Weeks 11= 176 Total= 764




My Orbitz Account

Mike- Duel Win (10)= 10
Steve- W11 (56)= 56
Stephanie
David- Duel Loss (-10)= -10
Weeks 11= 56 Total= 479




Montecito Lancers

Russell
Ralph- W11 (56)= 56
Krista
Sarita
Julie- Votes (-24)= -24
Weeks 11= 32 Total= 420




Free Agents
Francesca

Justified 211 Review- I Want Out


The first season of Justified was really about how terrific Timothy Olyphant was as Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens. Conversely, this second season really has been about how great everyone around Olyphant has been.

Whether it was Margo Martindale's Mags, Walton Goggins' Boyd, or even Nick Searcy's Art in that one episode, the supporting cast has been fantastic this year.

In "Full Commitment" it was Jeremy Davies turn to shine, as his Dickie Bennett truly did fully commit to his goal of being in charge in Harlan County, and Davies himself fully committed to the role of an absolute sociopath.

Dickie really is his mother's son, in that he possesses that same ability to turn from extremely nice to extremely evil with a snap of the finger. Whether it was cheering up his new henchman Bass when he missed the target every time in shooting practice, or hobnobbing with Rodney the Memphis weed man, Dickie can be as fun as they come.
To read the rest of my review of last night's Justified, head over to TV Fanatic.

Justified 211 - "Full Commitment"
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

One Tree Hill 818 Review - Be Good To Your Daughters


Brooke- "We need a name. Our baby's gonna be born without a name."
Julian- "Oops."
It has been over a month and a half since One Tree Hill has aired a new episode, which is why I found it strange that it seemed like over half of "Quiet Little Voices" was footage from seasons past.

On the one hand, you could say that the numerous flashbacks were a great way of cutting corners so they didn't have to shoot new footage. On the other hand, many of the flashbacks they used were fantastic at building the emotion of the characters.

For me, they were mostly a time to relive the glory days of One Tree Hill. You know, the days of the overbearing father and a young couple falling in love. Oh and a pimply faced James Lafferty that had not yet learned how to act. Those were the days people.

I'm not entirely sure what the point was of a couple of those Quinn flashbacks, but the Haley/Nathan and Brooke/Julian flashbacks served two specific roles, each working perfectly in its own right.
To read the rest of my review of last night's One Tree Hill, head over to TV Fanatic.

One Tree Hill 818 - "Quiet Little Voices"
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chuck 421 Review- Confidence Man


Jack- "I hope now that you can have all the adventures you ever wanted with a man far better than me."
I don't care how many TV On My Terms articles Jeffrey Kirkpatrick writes speaking ill of Chuck, a good way of getting things back on track is to have an episode featuring Sarah's daddy issues, and guest starring Gary Cole.

In his most recent commentary, my colleage Mr. Kirkpatrick mentioned that "Even some of the most diehard Chuck fans begrudgingly admit its not as good as it was two seasons ago." I sadly have to agree with his assertion. I am a die hard fan, but over the course of this season Chuck has lost a bit of its luster.

Did "Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner" change that entirely? No, but it was a fun episode, if not the rebirth of quality story telling on Chuck. Sarah's problems with her father, which lead to dramatic scenes by Yvonne Strahovski, are certainly always some of the best stories on the series.

So before we take a look at how the Chuck Triple Threat played out this week, give somebody a "spy high five."
To read the rest of my review of last night's Chuck, head over to TV Fanatic.

Chuck 421 - "Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner"
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Monday, April 18, 2011

The Borgias 104 Review- Wedding Spells


Della Rovere- "Can one spill blood to rid the world of a greater evil?"
Although "Lucrezia's Wedding" was the second straight episode in which The Borgias failed to prove itself as an excellent series, there continue to be a couple of interesting elements that give the show promise as we get into the heart of its first season.

The first is Fran├žois Arnaud. His Cesare Borgia is really the only intriguing character up to this point. Equal parts compassionate and conniving, everything he does immediately becomes interesting, especially as he surprised everyone by bringing Vanozza to the wedding party. Sure, he was doing it to make his mother and sister happy, but he also knew that it was going to ruffle some feathers, and I like that about him.

And ruffle some feathers it did, which is the other element of promise. They are doing a commendable job at attempting to create interesting long-running plots. So far, some of them have missed and some of them have kind of hit, but at least they're making the effort. Take, for example, this idea of Vanozza's past as a whore. It caused Rodrigo to disallow her from the wedding, which led to that one guy making a scene at the party, and eventually led to Lucrezia getting scolded and raped by her new husband.
To read the rest of my review of last night's The Borgias, head over to TV Fanatic.

The Borgias 104 - "Lucrezia's Wedding"
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Friday, April 15, 2011

American Idol Top 8- End of the Road


Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and some thoughts on this week's episodes of American Idol. So before reading any further, watch the eps, be in it to win it, then read what I have to say.

Which is not much. I'm still pretty upset over Paul's elimination, but I can take solace in the fact that he resides in my currently city. I plan on downloading some of his band, The Grand Magnolias' music, and crying my self to sleep.

Seriously though, I'm not as upset as I should be. It just wasn't in the cards for Paul. He's not an Idol singer, and that song choice of Old Time Rock and Roll was just awful. You don't choose a song that is all chorus. There's just nothing to do with it. There's no way, he was cracking the top five, but I would have liked to see him around for a couple more weeks.

There were just a multitude of terrible song choices this week, which was my least favorite episode of the season. Call Me? End of the Road? Whatever those garbage tunes were that Scotty and Durbin chose? Come on people. You could pick any song from any movie, and this is what you came up with?

My two favorites were probably Lauren and Casey. Lauren did a subpar version of The Climb, after Jimmy Iovine finished trashing on Miley Cyrus, who could out-sing anyone on Idol thank you very much. Maybe she has producers fixing her awful voice, but the end product is what counts. Casey, if you don't take into account his disgusting grunts and moans, did a nice job with Nature Boy.

Everyone else was garbage. I don't have to mention how much I once again hated Jacob's Bridge Over Troubled Water, but I just did. Although Scotty was pretty average on performance night, him absolutely ruining American Honey on results night, made me want to kill somebody.

This season of American Idol is only going to get more boring from here, so there really isn't much to look forward to. As long as Stefano and Jacob are the next to go, I'll be happy. If Haley makes it a few more weeks, everything will be gravy.

Fantasy Scores

Peaches

(2) Casey Abrams- Safe (20)= 20
(11) James Durbin- Safe (20)= 20
(14) Scotty McCreery- Safe (20)= 20
(23) TaTynisa Wilson
Top 8= 60 Total= 217




#hoponthelaurenalainatrain

(1) Lauren Alaina- Safe (20)= 20
(12) Lauren Turner
(13) Stephano Langone- Bottom 3 (-8), Safe (20)= 12
(24) Naima Adedapo
Top 8= 32 Total= 126




Missing Didi

(4) Clint Gamboa
(9) Thia Megia
(16) Jacob Lusk- Safe (20)= 20
(21) Rachel Zevita
Top 8= 20 Total= 68




Thia Megia #cangetit

(18*) Haley Reinhart- Bottom 3 (-8), Safe (20)= 12
(19*) Ashton Jones
(15) Karen Rodriguez
(22) Brett Loewenstern
Top 8= 12 Total= 54

*acquired from Larry via trade


Paula's Incoherence

(5) Paul McDonald- Bottom 3 (-8), Eliminated (-16)= -24
(8) Robbie Rosen
(17) Kendra Chantelle
(20) Jovany Barreto
Top 8= -24 Total= 25




Preacher With a Satan Tattoo

(6) Julie Zorilla
(7) Pia Toscano
(3*) Tim Halperin
(10*) Jordan Dorsey
Total= 10

* acquired from Tyson via trade

30 Rock 519 Review- CT Love


Jack- "We produce more failed pilots than the French Air Force."
The long wait is over. Tracy Jordan is back, and not just any Tracy Jordan, but the wild and crazy Tracy that will expose himself to Elmo and visit O.J. in jail... again.

Unfortunately for us, "I Heart Connecticut" was mainly about Liz and Kenneth's adventure in finding Tracy rather than the return of Tracy himself.

And at the end of the day, this was an average episode of 30 Rock.

That is not a knock on the show by any means. Tina Fey and company have made a strong comeback this season, but this one just didn't have me jumping out of my seat.
To read the rest of my review of last night's 30 Rock, head over to TV Fanatic.

30 Rock 519 - "I Heart Connecticut"
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The Office 719 Review- To Beginnings and Endings


Deangelo- "Everyone I know who skis is dead."
The last time we saw Michael Scott, back in March, he was content in leaving Scranton and his long time job at Dunder Mifflin to go pursue his happily ever after with Holly.

Tonight, reality set in.

In "Training Day" Michael was as bitter as ever watching his new replacement receive the adoration of all Michael's employees, and changing many a way things get done around the office. I wouldn't have expected anything less. He wouldn't be Michael Scott if he didn't throw a tantrum on his way out the door.

But like the newly matured Michael Scott we have watched over Steve Carrell's last run on the series, he once again came to terms with the situation by the end of the episode, and reconciled with the new man in charge, Deangelo Vickers.
To read the rest of my review of last night's The Office, head over to TV Fanatic.

The Office 719 - "Training Day"
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Survivor Weeks 9 & 10- Stealth 'R Us


Spoiler Alert...Below are the results and a few thoughts from last night's Survivor: Redemption Island. So before reading any further, watch the ep, tell Boston Rob everything, then read what I have to say.

You remember the show Rob and Big? Well they should rename this season of Survivor, Rob and Phil. They are both killing it right now, and I tune in each week to see what they've come up with next. This time it was Boston Rob ordering his tribe around like they're his slaves, and Phil happily obliging. Rob wouldn't even let his dudes eat any of that fish! I mean I would have passed on disgusting fish, but it seems like the rest of the Omatepes wanted in on it. That is stone cold Rob. Awesome job! Then there was Agent Phil, who donned a feather and accepted his place at the bottom of the Omatepe alliance. His crazy antics keep getting better and better, especially when he named their alliance Stealth 'R Us.

I was glad to finally see Mike sent packing. Do you believe there are actually people who enjoyed this guy? I'm not kidding. Check out the last question in this week's Survivor Round Table over at TV Fanatic. What a joke. This guy was the absolute worst, and if Matt or Davey Boy don't take him out on Redemption Island, they will have some 'splainin to do.

Somebody on Omatepe has to do something about Boston Rob. This guy is going to continue to call all the shots until somebody makes a move. Russell might have pulled the strings on his first season, but he wasn't ordering everybody around like Rob is doing right now. This guy is literally telling everyone how each move is going to be made, and then is doing it. Completely dominating right now, and if I'm Andrea or Grant, I make my move now!

Fantasy Results

Slay or be Slayed

Matt- = 0
Grant- W9 (37), W10 (46), Im (20)= 103
Ashley- W9 (37), W10 (46)= 83
Natalie- W9 (37), W10 (46)= 83
Weeks 9 and 10= 269 Total= 702




Fuchsia Federal Agents

Boston Rob- W9 (37), W10 (46), Votes (-16)= 67
Andrea- W9 (37), W10 (46), Im (20)= 103
Phillip- W9 (37), W10 (46), Votes (-20)= 63
Kristina
Weeks 9 and 10= 233 Total= 588




My Orbitz Account

Mike- Votes (-24)= -24
Steve- W9 (37), W10 (46)= 83
Stephanie
David- W9 (37), Votes (-24)= 13
Weeks 9 and 10= 72 Total= 423




Montecito Lancers

Russell
Ralph- W9 (37), W10 (46)= 83
Krista
Sarita
Julie- W9 (37), W10 (46)= 83
Weeks 9 and 10= 166 Total= 388




Free Agents
Francesca

Justified 210 Review- Pulling Back the Curtains


Boyd- "My name is Boyd Crowder. You can come after me if you want but it will be the last thing you ever do, I promise you that."
Both the characters on the show and the audience are still coming down from the highs and lows of last week's "Brother's Keeper," but "Debts and Accounts" was terrific in its own right.

In looking at the three families of Justified, they all were in different stages of heading down a new path. The Bennetts are basically starting over after the deal and the death of Coover.

The Givens - as in Raylan and Winona - are thinking about heading down a new road of life. And the Crowders - Boyd and Ava - have reached a new way of living, that has been in the works for a while now.

Mags Bennett isn't handling the death of her son and the loss of Loretta extremely well. Not only did she blow up at the man in the diner and threaten to kill him in front of all those people, but she decided to step down from the top of Bennett family business.
To read the rest of my review of last night's Justified, head over to TV Fanatic.

Justified 210 - "Debts and Accounts"
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