Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Where to begin...

Wow! I don't even know where to begin telling you guys about my trip. I guess I'll start at the beginning (duh!) So we left the hotel in San Diego around 9:15 AM and they took us to the set in a huge stretch limo. It was a little gaudy but hilarious! So we entered the lot where the show is filmed and the first thing I see is Logan's car. Thats when it hit me, I'm really going to be seeing the set and the actors and everything. So we exited the limo right next to a Neptune school bus. We came around a corner and ta da...there was the outdoor cafeteria set, a flagpole and the front entrance to Neptune High. Kristen and Kyle (Beaver) were filming a scene which we watched for about an hour. While they were filming Ryan Hansen (Dick) was just hanging around the set. He came over and met us and took a picture with all of us. He was SO nice and really funny. During a break from filming Kyle came over and said hi to us. The Beav is so cute, we all just wanted to put him in our pocket. He was super nice and seemed a little shy. Kyle and Ryan together were hilarious, at one point Kyle ran down the steps of the cafeteria and Ryan ran towards him and picked Kyle up in some sort of a pairs figure skating move. It was so random and so funny! Good to see some family love on the set. Anyway while Kyle was talking to us Veronica herself came over and sat right next to me and chatted with us for a while. She was really nice, down to earth and of course gorgeous!! She had to go after about ten minutes and we didn't get to take a picture with her. I was so bummed but what can you do!! I'll have some more details from our conversation with her a little later including some scoop on the Maxim photos she just did.
So after our conversation with Kristen and taking a few more pictures with Ryan and Kyle we went on a tour of the set. First stop was Java the Hut, I definitely didn't really recognize it but maybe that was because it was pitch black. Next we went to Mars Investigations which was really cool to see. I thought it looked really different from what we see on tv also. I even had to ask someone which was Veronica's desk and which was Keith's office. I was confused! Anyway t this point in the tour the bloggers really started hamming it up, we took some fun pictures and we had a set photographer trailing us all day and he took some funny pictures of us peering around the door to Keith's office. Next we went to the Mars residence which looked a lot smaller than it does on tv. At this point in the tour we were joined by the one and only Rob Thomas. He took us to the Sheriff's office where we took a few more pictures and he chatted with us and answered tons of questions. The last set we visited was the Neptune Grand, Duncan's former residence sniff, sniff. Anyway did you know the suite Duncan and Logan live in only has one bedroom. So whenever Logan turns to go to his room he is really just walking into a wall! When they do scenes in Logan's bedroom they just change the sheets on the bed! Pretty funny! After the Neptune Grand we went to lunch with Rob Thomas. In the next post I'll tell you guys about our sitdown with Rob, our run-in with Wallace and meeting Jason Dohring! Whew!

Back from Neptune

So I'm back from Neptune and after a few hours of sleep I'm still not sure that I've digested everything that happened. It was an awesome trip, so much better than I could have ever expected. The cast and crew was so nice and friendly and the other bloggers were so much fun! I'll have some pictures up tomorrow and I'll post some tidbits here and there throughout the day. A big thank you to Rob Thomas for hanging out with us way longer than he was required to! He was beyond nice to us and gave us the inside scoop on a few things, very cool. Also thank you to Ryan Hansen (Dick Casablancas) and Kyle Gallner (Beaver Casablancas) for hanging out with us and taking tons of pictures with us, these two are hilarious!! Also thank you Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring for chatting with us for a while! Unfortunately we didn't have time to take pics with Kristin but I will have some pics of Jason Dohring up very soon!

Friday, February 24, 2006

What the ?????

Ok so the Project Runway Reunion show was fabulous except for two moments. One moment was towards the end when Daniel Franco told Heidi that he loved her and Heidi just kind of looked away. It was so akward!! The second moment pretty much defies explanation so here it is:



So yeah umm that was interesting! She clearly had ingested some other "substances" besides alcohol that night. Wow! Thankfully she kept her mouth shut the rest of the night! I'm working on find some more clips of the show, the montages were just hysterical especially the musical montage!!

Consequences!!!

There are going to be some pretty severe consequences associated with my trip to San Diego. First and foremost I'll be missing a new episode of Grey's Anatomy that will air while I'm in flight and on the West Coast again right when I land. This new episode of Grey's seems pretty pivotal to the show and the characters. I mean hello they need to resolve the whole Meredith and George "thing" that went down. Plus there is all sorts of stuff going on with Burke and Cristina and we'll have to see if Alex and Izzie can keepe breaking sex records all over the hospital! And of course I'm crossing my fingers that the Derek/Addison/Mark triangle comes to a head and that Addison and Mark head 3,000 miles away, back to New York, to allow Meredith and Derek to make a go of things. Of course all of those things won't happen in one episode but then again it might only because I'll be missing it not once but twice!!

Last chance!

I'm leaving for San Diego in two days to visit the set of Veronica Mars and chat up Rob Thomas. If you guys have any questions for Rob Thomas please email them to me right away. Time is running out! I finally got my itinerary today and we will be spending not one, not two but three hours on the set watching them film. I pray to God that they are filming a scene with Veronica and Logan, how fantastic would that be? I probably won't be able to post again until Tuesday but it will be the most fantastic post ever with details and pictures from my Veronica Mars set visit. Ahhh, it's almost here!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's gonna get ugly...

Instead of a regular Project Runway episode tonight they are airing a PR reunion! I'm so excited it's sick. This is going to be juicy, dirty, ugly and any other word besides nice and polite you can think of. Normally I'm not into this stuff (I swear) but I think this reunion is going to be very interesting. I can't wait! It airs tonight at 9 PM/8 Pm CST on Bravo. And they are doing things a little differently than most reunion shows, everyone will be there including the 3 designers who are left in the show!

Another Grey's Tidbit

I almost forgot, there were rumors all last week of an intern leaving the show. But it turns out an intern is leaving the program but will stay on the show. I'm going to guess that Alex will leave to join a plastic surgery program. He certainly has the ego for that profession! And here is a picture of the beautiful McSteamy. I don't like him so I'm hoping he and Addison will run away together....and soon!

McFumbly?

So I sincerely hope that everyone watched Grey's Anatomy on Sunday ( I almost forgot because I had Monday off!) because they are on a roll! I thought this episode was just as good as the past two episodes. Of course another hottie made his way onto the show and received the new nickname of McSteamy ( get it McDreamy and McSteamy, har har.) Anyway the big doings in the episode came at the end when George worked up the courage (finally!) to tell Meredith how he feels. He literally said all the right things and I just melted. Apparently Meredith melted too because they immediately began taking each others clothes off. So naive stupid little me was all excited, I'm a nice person and this is what George wanted for so long! Well it appears that everyone else who watches this show thinks that Meredith is just using George because she is lonely and she will pretty much tear his heart out next episode. Hopefully that won't happen but you know what they say, characters living happily ever after doesn't make for good tv. This sentiment is echoed by Krista Vernoff's comments on the writers blog Grey Matter. Anyway I think George's new nickname should be McFumbly, I always think of him kind of fumbling around, thats what makes him cute though!

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Six is the magic number...

Only six more days and I will be in Neptune (San Diego for you realists). I am soooo excited I can't even tell you. I have so much to do to get ready, I need to come up with some good questions to ask Rob Thomas and I need to figure out something to wear!!! I'll take suggestions on either questions or what to wear because I need all the help I can get on both fronts! I also need to prepare myself not to act like a blabbering idiot when/if I meet the cast!! The only thing about the trip that I'm bummed about is that it's going to be so short, I'm not even going to be in CA for 24 hours. I get in around 9 PM on Sunday and leave around 6 PM on Monday. That is a lot of time on planes but it will be more than worth it! I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait! So if you have any questions for Rob Thomas please let me know and I will try my best to get some answers!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

They're Doing the Right Thing

Here is UPN's statement on why no new episodes of Veronica Mars are being shown for a few weeks:

Veronica Mars is facing a lot of competition in February, so to protect the series and to make sure that as many people as possible can watch the original episodes, we're going to air repeats for the next few weeks. The good news is that when Veronica returns some time in early March, we'll have nothing but original episodes through the season finale - so the goal here is, after this, no more repeats.

I think they've made the right decision here and it really shows how much UPN is behind VM. The awesome part is that once new episodes resume on March 15 then we have all new episodes until the season finale which is sure to rock our boats according to Rob Thomas!

In case you missed it...

ABC is replaying Sunday's unbelievable (in a good way of course!) Grey's Anatomy episode at 8:30 PM CST. The episode which aired last Sunday is of course the second half of the Super Bowl episode. If you missed it I highly recommed watching it and if you watched it on Sunday I would also suggest checking it out again! It's got to be more entertaining than watching the Olympics when you already know the results of all the events! By the way this is the first picture that came up when I search for pink mist!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

February Sweeps

Does it not feel like February sweeps to anyone else? Sure the Olympics are on but that means no Scrubs, The Office and any other primetime show on NBC. Also as I mentioned earlier Veronica is taking a little break for a while. I can only think of one show that has really pulled out all the stops for Feb. sweeps and that is Grey's Anatomy of course with the fantastic two part episode It's the End of the World (As We Know It). But besides GA I just don't feel like any show is doing anything special. Please somebody prove me wrong here but its sweeps and except for one hour a week I'm bored!

What the?

It looks like UPN pulled a fast one on us Veronica Mars obssesed fans, we won't be seeing any new episodes of the show until March. Even though I'm bummed that there won't be any fresh Veronica and Logan scenes to chew on or new details from the bus crash to digest for a little while I'm happy with UPN's decision. Apparently VM's ratings have dipped quite a bit after losing America's Next Top Model as a lead-in. So the new episodes have been put on hold until March and the return of America's Next Top Model. Lucky for me I'll be getting a VM fix before then when I visit Neptune (ok San Diego) and the set of the show. Oh and I hear that a former flame of Veronica's is returning very soon (and it's not Duncan!)

Fond Farewell...


I hope that everyone watched the two hour season (series?) finale of Arrested Development on Friday? I know the Olympic opening ceremonies were tempting but I'm confident that AD was much more entertaining. I thought the episode (it was actually four half hour episodes) was hilarious. I mean hello they went to Iraq! It can't get any funnier than that! I also thought Justine Bateman did a great job at Nelly the missing sister/lady of the evening! Too funny. I also loved the storyline between Maeby and George Michael, it was just classic! I was dreading each minute that ticked by during the episode because I knew it was just getting closer and closer to the end. Ok I'm being a little dramatic but it's true!

Friday, February 10, 2006

The day has come...

The day has come to say good-bye to one of our favorite shows. Arrested Development will be airing its final four episodes back to back to back (ok you get it!) tonight beginning at 7 PM. This is most likely not only going to be the season finale of the show but also the series finale. According to Kristin Veitch's column at E!Online.com it's not looking too good. Kristin's source had this to say about the show, "It's 20 percent that it'll come back [on another network]...and 80 percent that it won't." So soak up all the crazy Bluth antics you can tonight before it is all very possibly over. I want to write so much more about this sad event but that will have to wait until this weekend when I have more time. (I love this picture, it looks like the Bluths are in heaven!)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Double Dipping!

Tonight is going to be a great night because I don't only get to see one new episode of Veronica Mars but I get to watch two. I still haven't caught the episode I missed last week so it is going to be back to back Veronica Mars for me tonight. I think I can handle it! As excited as I am for my trip out to the VM set (all expenses paid courtesy of UPN) I know I'm going to be even more excited after getting back into the show after a brief hiatus! I'm sure we'll have lots to discuss tomorrow!

Monday, February 06, 2006

I'm Off...

to Neptune, CA/San Diego, CA before long to visit the set of Veronica Mars. It still hasn't really sunk in that I am going to be on the set and having a power lunch with Rob Thomas and hopefully meeting the cast. February 27th could possibly be the coolest day ever! Here is what UPN/Warner Bros is hooking me up with. Pretty sweet!

Dear tvgirl13 (they actually used my real name not my "alias")

UPN and Warner Bros. Television would like to cordially invite you to attend the first ever VERONICA MARS Bloggers Press Day to be held on Monday, February 27, 2006. This will include a private tour of the set and lunch with Veronica Mars creator and executive producer Rob Thomas. Please let us know if you are interested and able to attend no later than Thursday, February 9, 2006.


VERONICA MARS Bloggers Press Day



WHAT: Set visit and press day, including lunch with Rob Thomas
Opportunity to take photos of cast and crew

WHY: To give faithful bloggers a chance to interact with the producers and cast and see the production process in person.

UPN and Warner Bros. Television will provide the following:
1 Coach-class airfare to/from San Diego and one night hotel accommodation
Transportation while in San Diego (to/from the airport and to/from the set)
$50 In-hotel per diem will be provided (credit good for use in the hotel for dinner and breakfast, etc)

WHEN: February 26th and 27th, 2006

Sunday, February 26th: Flight from hometown to San Diego, Calif.

Monday, February 27th: Morning on set of VERONICA MARS *breakfast provided

Lunch with Creator/Executive Producer Rob Thomas

Return flight home in the late afternoon/early evening

WHERE: San Diego, CA – Set of VERONICA MARS
Hotel – to be determined.




Woooohooooooo! I can't stop saying I'm so excited over and over again! This is going to be unreal!

I'm on my way to Neptune baby...

Woohooo! I have been invited to visit the set of Veronica Mars! This is the coolest thing ever, they are paying for me to fly out to San Diego and visit the set. Part of the visit includes lunch with Rob Thomas and absolutely everything is paid for, my flight, transportation, hotel, food everything! More to come later...

Friday, February 03, 2006

Don't even think about missing this!


Make sure you set every possible recording device in your house to record Grey's Anatomy this Sunday after the Super Bowl. It is supposed to be the best episode of the show ever! I can't wait for it, all sorts of good stuff is supposed to go down. Here is the casts reaction when they read the script for the first time from Grey Matter, a blog by the writers of GA:

Ellen Pompeo shrieked “HOLY CRAP!” right in the middle of the reading. Katie Heigl started to cry somewhere around page 20. Sandra Oh just kept whispering “oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh, oh, OH MY GOSH.”

It's gonna be good and most likely much more fun than any lame Super Bowl party. I can't wait to chat about it on Monday! Sunday can't get here fast enough (you will never hear me say that again, I like my Saturdays too much!)

Oh the horror!

I missed Veronica Mars this week, I really can't believe it. As many times as I say it I still have a hard time accepting it. Oh the horror! Missing VM was in no way my fault. I had a doctor's appointment at 4:20 Wed and didn't even think about it conflicting with VM. Well my doctor was running super late and I didn't walk out of there until 8:30 PM. Yep you heard that right folks. Luckily my dad tivoed it (I set it up on season pass, he has no clue) so I plan on watching it before the Super Bowl on Sunday. I haven't read anything about the episode and I'm very proud of that. So I will be commenting on Wed's episode of VM on Monday!

Unexpected and Hilarious!


So my tv watching lately hasn't been sub-par, I've just been busy with school, work and 4 hour doctor appointments (don't get me started!) I missed Veronica Mars and Project Runway because of my very, very late doctor. But the good news is that I caught a replay of Project Runway last night and it was the most hilarious episode yet. Hilarious might not be a word you often think of to describe Project Runway but this episode was. Santino was doing impressions of Tim Gunn the whole episode which was priceless. Apparently Santino has developed in his head this little relationship between Tim Gunn and Andrae and I guess they go to Red Lobster a lot and have just gone through the honeymoon period of their relationship. So Santino was imitating Tim and it was just so funny, he is so dead-on. Of course Tim confronted him about it (who spilled the beans) he thought it was funny but wanted to hear Santino do it. So for one episode Santino went from being evil and crazy to being funny and crazy. So anyway the challenge this week was to make an outfit out of plants and flowers. It was a really interesting challenge and all the dresses turned out well. Chloe asked the boys when they came out to their parents and Daniel V, my Daniel V, responded. He responded which of course means he is gay. I was so shocked! I totally pegged him as being straight. So that was a big shocker. The only guy in the competition who isn't gay was Daniel F which also shocked me. He just came across as gay to me. Call me crazy! Daniel V. won the challenge (his dress was really cute) and won immunity for the next challenge. Andrae got sent home, which makes sense, he and Kara (though I loved her dress this challenge) were probably the two worst overall. My guesses for the final three are Daniel V, Chloe and Nick. But hey anything can happen! The picture is of Tim Gunn skating with Emmit. Sorry this post is so long, I know none of you guys like this show but I just can't help it!

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