Friday, April 28, 2006

Here & There

SOS - The second part of E!Online's Save Our Show poll is here. The shows were narrowed down to the five with the most votes. They are: Everwood, Supernatural, What About Brian, One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars. Now we get to vote again. To vote email Kristin Veitch with the name of the show you are hoping to be saved in the subject line. For Kristin's thoughts on the five remaining shows check out her column.

Pick-Ups - NBC announced today it is picking up Crossing Jordan, Las Vegas and Medium for next year's schedule. All networks full schedules for Fall 2006 will be announced the week of May 15.

The Watcher - For all you How I Met Your Mother fans Chicago Tribune tv blogger Mo Ryan has great interviews with Cobie Smulder (Robin) and co-creator Craig Thomas.

Not your average high school paper - There is a great new website with a twist for Veronica Mars fans. Check out Neptune Navigator to read the Neptune High School newspaper. Including articles by all your favorite VM regulars including Mac, Logan, Gia, Veronica and many more. It's highly entertaining and well done.

Back in the thick of it

Things are finally getting back to normal in my tv watching world. First The Office returned last night after a lengthy break and now Grey's Anatomy finally comes back after taking almost a month off! It's been way to long to go without GA, I can't even remember everything that happened in the last episode. The crazy thing is that there are only four episodes left in the season. Can you believe it's that time of the year already!! I think I'm looking forward to this episode so much not only because I missed the show dearly but also I just finished watching season 1 (can you believe I missed it) so now I know a little bit more about the characters. And I definitely know much more about the Meredith and McDreamy dynamic.

Here is what goes down in this Sunday's episode according to ABC.com

Izzie grills George about the personal details of his life, Addison takes Alex to task about a sensitive case, and Burke feels the pressure when he treats his musical hero.


I'm sure there will be plenty to discuss on Monday!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

The funny is back!!

Hurray! The Office finally returns tonight after an entirely too long hiatus. It sounds like they might be making up for it with an extra-hilarious episode. Here is what goes down tonight according to NBC:

When Dwight (Rainn Wilson) finds half a joint in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot, he puts on his Volunteer Sheriff's uniform and launches a full investigation -- prompting Michael (Golden Globe winner Steve Carell) to ask for an unusual favor. Pam (Jenna Fischer) playfully issues a challenge to Jim (John Krasinski) and he does his best to follow through with it.

So make sure you check it out tonight at 9:30/8:30 CST. There's bound to be tons of memorable lines to throw around tomorrow. If you don't know how you're going to make it through the last 4 hours until a fresh episode head on over to GiveMeMyRemote for an Office Bonanza including an interview with BJ Novak.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Unlucky Wednesday

Conan! Conan! Conan! What does it take to get through all that hair and into that thick skull of yours? You're coming to Chicago in May to do a few tapings of your show. Great idea!! You get me all riled up that I have a chance to attend one of your tapings and watch you do your thing up close and in person. Then what do you do? You don't give me tickets to a single darn show! Granted there were something like 71,000 ticket requests but for some reason I thought I had a really good chance at getting reservations. No such luck. I learned this morning that the emails letting those who were picked to get tickets were sent out last night. Darn it! I've been scouring my spam folder for 3 weeks and this is the thanks I get!!!

Speechless

OH. MY. GOD. There are no words to describe last night's episode of Veronica Mars. It was phenomenal. I could and will watch it over and over again. Holy cow it was good, no great. I think I literally just exhaled a minute ago for the first time since the scenes with Veronica and Logan. Wowsers! That's some pretty freaking good acting. If those two don't get nominated for an Emmy because of the last scene at Logan's door I will just die.

Beside being tortured by all the Veronica and Logan interactions (when did I become a fan of LoVe?) the whole episode was chock-full of goodness. The Jackie and Wallace scenes were good to see, though a bit much at times. Am I the only one who thought that random make-out scene was a little bizarre?

How dumb am I that I just got the jokes Veronica was making about Madison and the law. Duh! I definitely need to re-watch those scenes.

The stuff with Keith taking the fall for Woody breaks my heart but I'm glad Veronica didn't even give it a second thought and didn't let it bother her. I think it has pretty much been confirmed that Woody is a 100% prime sleazeball.

I'm glad to see Mac in a multitude of episodes this season and not just as Veronica's techie friend. But where the heck is Beaver? Are we ever going to find out what was going on with him? Or even see him again?

The stuff with Lucky was totally bizarre, did everyone else assume like I did that Woody has something to do with his freakish behavior? That is if you consider keeping a machete at your office odd.

And last but not least, Veronica has an STD? What? Not our little innocent Veronica. That is not cool. Veronica is too smart for that. It seems completely irrelevant to any storyline! Knowing Rob Thomas and the rest of the writing team her lovely case of chlamydia will tie into a plotline somewhere!

Even more shocking than Veronica's little health issue were the previews for the last two episodes of the season. Holy crap there is still a lot that has to go down in two measly hours!! A school shooting, Aaron's trial, graduation, and of course solving the bus crash. Ahhh!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Dead Man Walking

Harold Brighton Abbott, what have you done? You just really, really, really messed up. I mean really messed up. Really. Not only did Bright cheat on his lovely girlfriend Hannah but he then wussed out on telling her. Poor Hannah, she isn't going to know what to do with herself. Bright very, very quickly last night went from being my favorite character on Everwood to being at the bottom of the barrel. Hopefully he can redeem himself next week with Hannah and of course with me. And was it just me or did the woman he slept with (Kelly Carlson) seem totally pathetic. The whole situation bothers me to no end! I was literally hitting my table with my fist several times during last nights episode.

Besides Bright being a total idiot the rest of the episode was really good. The scenes with Ephram and Andy were great and it was fun watching them not have a huge fight. And it was awesome to see Ephram figure out what he wants to do with his life. Good for him, now if only I could do the same. The whole Nina and Jake situation is kind of sad because you just know he isn't going to marry her. Or at least I feel like he's on his way out. But I'm so glad she totally called him on his tendency to obsess over things, such as his addiction group meetings.

The scenes with Ephram and Kyle were also really fun to watch. It was good to actually see Kyle crack a smile for once. Does anybody know what year Kyle is supposed to be? It seems to me that Ephram and him could only be a year apart if he is a senior in high school. Could that be right?

Strangely I didn't find myself missing Amy during this episode, I didn't even realize she wasn't in it until this morning. Maybe that's because I was still seething over Bright. Needless to say next weeks episode is going to be very interesting and probably pretty sad for us Bright and Hannah fans.

Friday, April 21, 2006

SOS (again)

Don't tell me I didn't warn you. There is another important Save Our Show poll that everyone should participate in. Kristin Veitch, the TV Diva over at Eonline.com is running this poll through her weekly column. Simply read the list of shows that need saving by clicking here then select the show that needs to be saved the most out of that bunch and email Kristin with the show as the subject in your email. Got all that?

I thought picking a show would be easy as always, simple head to the bottom of the alphabetical list and select good ol Veronica Mars. But choosing was very difficult this time and I fully blame Kristin for this one. She put the shows in categories ranging from Likely to be saved, to on the fence, to likely to be doomed. Veronica Mars was in the likely to be saved pile (phew!!) and I've heard that it is pretty much a lock for next season (but I'm still holding my breath.) So I did the unthinkable, I didn't vote for VM. I can already hear the gasps. Instead I voted for an excellent show that has a much slimmer chance of making the cut and getting another season. Drum roll please, I picked Everwood. And I think you all should too.

This is the fifth year for the E!Online SOS poll and it has made a difference. Here are the winners from the past four years: Roswell, Once and Again, Angel and Veronica Mars. 3 out of the 4 winners were spared and lived for another season. So get out there and vote (for Everwood)!!

Supersized!!

In case you haven't heard NBC has decided to supersize the season finale of The Office. How cool is that? If you signed the petition make sure to give yourself a big pat on the back. And don't forget to thank GiveMeMyRemote and Northern Attack for setting up supersizedoffice.com!! The finale, which is titled Casino Night, will air on May 11 and was written by Michael Scott himself! Is it sad that I just wrote this down in my calendar? It is isn't it! I'm not missing this episode no matter what! It's bound to be a classic!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

You wouldn't dare...


Don't forget Veronica Mars is all new tonight at 9/8 CST on UPN. If this episode, titled Nevermind the Buttocks, is as good as the past few have been I might need to be hooked up to oxygen, (me dramatic never!!) Here is a synopsis of tonight's show from UPN.com

When Veronica decides to take on a case to find the person who ran over a Neptune senior’s dog, she is taken aback by the startling facts she uncovers.

Looks like they are giving us a bit of breather on all the bus crash talk that has been going on lately. As always you can watch the opening scene of tonight's episode on UPN.com

Sweet and Salty

This Thursday when I was actually laying in my bed eating a box of cookies I caught an episode of Top Chef on Bravo. For some strange reason I've been resisting watching this show, maybe because the constant ads for it during Project Runway were so annoying but my friend kept telling me how good it was. I watched the episode with Ted Allen from Queer Eye as the guest judge. Was that the most recent episode? Anyway, I really enjoyed the episode.

The challenge was that the chefs had to create a multi-course dinner for Ted Allen and his important foodie friends. So the chefs worked together so that each chef had a course that complimented their strengths. Then came the twist that all of us Project Runway fans are so used to. The chefs weren't going to be making the course they designed and shopped for. Each chef pulled a knife out of a knife block which decided what course they would make. There was a lot of drama and fuss of course from most of the chefs. There were a few however who didn't really seem to care and that's because they can handle any kind of dish. Seems like a pretty reasonable request to shift from making the meat course to making soup or whatever it may be.

Anyway the really big drama of the night came from Miguel. Oh Miguel, how did you manage this one? Miguel is making a seemingly simple and stress-free cheese plate with some sort of sorbet. He's whistling along with his dish and he's working on the sorbet when all of a sudden he freaks out. This "top chef" managed to use salt in the sorbet instead of sugar. Now I am by no means a cook of any shape or size but even I can tell the difference between salt and sugar. How could Miguel not tell the difference? Seriously, seriously!! So Miguel goes into meltdown mode which is pretty darn entertaining and he decides he not going to finish his dish. Smart move dude.

He obviously finishes his dish but when he presents it he can't remember the name of the cheese. This man made a sorbetless cheese plate and he can't remember the name of the cheese he used. Overall Ted Allen and the food snobs liked the meal and Miguel somehow someway wasn't sent packing. I'm excited to see what drama unfolds in the kitchen next week (Top Chef is on Wed at 10/9 CST), maybe Miguel will confuse apples and tomatoes. Ok that's probably a stretch but here's to hoping!

It's Tuesday

It's Tuesday and still no posts from me. I'm probably laying in my bed with a box of cookies watching Jerry Springer right? No, not so much. I just can't think of anything terribly interesting to post about lately. I feel like I've only been watching two shows lately, Veronica Mars and Everwood. Don't get me wrong both are awesome shows and I could talk about them all day but I don't want to beat them to death. I've pretty much stopped watching Prison Break (no real reason) and I stopped watching 24 early in the season. Scrubs is now on at the same time as VM so unfortunately adios to you Scrubs! On Wednesday I watch nothing of substance, The Office is normally my drug of choice on Thursday but it's been off for a while and Fri and Sat nothing. Sunday I typically watch Grey's Anatomy but it's been on hiatus for a few weeks as well. So that pretty much leaves me with VM and Everwood. What shows are out there that I should be watching now that my schedule has opened up? I'm up for any and all suggestions!!

Friday, April 14, 2006

MIA

I just wanted to let everyone know that I'm going to be out of town for a few days so I probably won't be updating until Monday (I'm actually out of town right now but I won't have much internet access.)
Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Now that's what I'm talking about...

Wow! Did everyone watch last night's episode of Veronica Mars? I'm still catching my breath from it, so much happened! I think this episode (I Am God) was much better than last weeks highly touted episode. But that's just me! Did you see the scene with Beaver and V outside in the cafeteria? That's the scene I watched during my set visit. Quite a quick and simple scene but it took several hours. Did anybody catch Dick goofing off in the background of that scene? He was twirling a bike around on one wheel. The only reason I noticed it was because he was only a few feet from us when that scene took place. There were so many fantastic one liners in last night's episode. My favorite was Keith Mars knocking Paris Hilton who guest starred on VM early in season 1. I'm glad that didn't stick. I'm going to hold off on discussing what all went down last night until I watch the episode again. I'm sure there will be plenty to analyze once I catch it a second time. In case you missed last night's episode (shame on you!) I'm pretty sure UPN is replaying it tonight after America's Next Top Model on UPN.

Rescue Me!!

I've been invited at the last minute to attend a chat tonight with Denis Leary the star of FX's Rescue Me. I'm going to be honest here and say I've never watched the show but I've heard good things about it. So if you have any Rescue Me questions or questions for Denis email me and I will try my best to get some answers!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Tonight!! Tonight!!


Don't forget Veronica Mars is on tonight. The show debuts in its new timeslot at 9/8 CST on UPN. This episode, which is titled I Am God, looks really, really good. And I should know, I was on the set while it was filmed (that's my elbow next to Kristen Bell, exciting I know) and I have some of the script in my hands. I wish I could give you all a sneak peek into what we'll be seeing tonight but I haven't even allowed myself to read the bit of the script that I do have. I didn't want to ruin any surprises! Anyway in tonight's episode Veronica has all sorts of crazy dreams about the bus crash and the crash victims. It should be very, very interesting!! And Dick is in this episode which is always a plus!! Ryan Hansen, the actor who plays Dick, filled us in during our bloggers press day set visit and he said he has some cheeky lines in this episode. Surprise, surprise!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Here and There...

Oh the memories: Here's a great article by Karla Petersen in the San Diego Union-Tribune on the Veronica Mars Blogger Press Day I was lucky enough to have participated in a few weeks ago.

Save Our Show Part 2: It's that time of year when discussion of what shows should be picked up hits a frenzy. USA Today had their Save Our Show poll last week. This week Zap2It.com is asking what tv shows should be saved and why. Click here to sound off on why your favorite show (ahem ahem Veronica Mars and Everwood) should be brought back.

You never know what the networks look at: There is a new website that is running a competition for TV shows called TV Idol. It's an interesting concept and fun to vote for your favorite current show and you favorite shows from the past. The lowest scoring shows each work are then eliminated.

And we're back...

And I'm back from my mini-unannounced hiatus. I had a little bout of laziness for a few days last week coupled with a busy work week which left me unable to post for a few days there. But that hasn't kept me from my tv. Last week I started watching season 1 of Grey's Anatomy (thanks to the modern miracle of Netflix) and it shouldn't be a suprise that I'm enjoying it. I'm about 4 episodes in and it's very interesting to see everyone's back story and to see how some of the characters have changed and some of them haven't. I can't get over how obnoxious Alex has been so far. He's obnoxious this season but in the episodes I'm watching now he is completely unlikable and I want him off the show. I think George, Izzie and Cristina have all pretty much stayed the same. Meredith has changed a lot. I forgot what she looks like when she smiles and in season 1 she does actually smile from time to time. In my opinion season 2 is a lot better and has more depth but season 1 is pretty cute and I'm definitely excited to watch the last five episodes of the season.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Monday Monday

What did you guys think of Prison Break and Everwood this week? Both were exceptional episodes, I thought the Prison Break episode was especially insteresting since it flashed back 3 years. Here are my random thoughts on both shows.

Prison Break
- I liked how they made all the prisoners (except for T-Bag) likeable before they committed their crimes. I mean we're supposed to be rooting for these guys to break out of prison so if they are pyschos then it's hard to be in their corner.

- This episode just reaffirmed how incredibly creepy and scary T-bag is. He is freaks me out so bad that if I saw Robert Knepper who plays T-bag on the street I would turn around and run in the other direction. And that means a lot because I am by no means a runner.

- Does anyone else feel like Michael and Lincoln should have had hair?

- Veronica and Michael together was incredibly weird. I'm very glad that stopped before it began.

- C-note is so intense I feel like my eyes are going to burn out whenever he is on screen. Believe it or not I do feel bad for him and the whole situation with the military.

- I hope when Sucre gets out he wipes the smirk off his cousin's face. What a jerk!!


Everwood
- Delia's speech made me cry, I'm such a wuss. But in my defense Dr. Brown was crying also.

- Where the heck are Bright and Hannah?

- I so wasn't expecting Ephram to start going on about how he abandoned his son and that is why he's doing so much for piano boy. It was a really great scene though!

- I love Nina to death but how dumb do you have to be to offer wine to someone who just got out of rehab? But she is trying, really hard which is cute.

- Since when does having ADD mean you fall down a lot? That was a new one to me!

- Since when does doing pilates make you a contortionist?

- I'm not even going to address the Amy situation (ok yes I am.) I just want to shake her. Yes it's frustrating to have different opinions than your parents but her freaking dad didn't care that they had different opinions and he even welcomed it. Were we supposed to feel bad for her? She was driving me crazy.


So there you have it, my thoughts on the new Prison Break and Everwood episodes. Probably way more than you ever wanted to know!

Plan B

I just realized that I never posted anything from the teleconference with Rob Thomas and Jason Dohring. Yikes, how did that slip my mind? Anyway hopefully I can get those transcribed sometime this week. Also don't forget tonight is the episode of Veronica Mars that Rob Thomas has been chatting up for a couple of months now. The episode, Plan B, is one of Rob's all-time favorites. It looks like we might find out who killed Felix in this episode. I guess we'll see soon enough! Next week's episode I Am God is the episode I was in Neptune for. Even though the scene we saw being filmed is about 20 seconds long it will still be fun to watch it. Don't forget VM tonight at 9/8 CST on UPN.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

SOS!!!

USA Today is running their annual Save Our Show poll. Make sure you vote for your favorites and let the networks know which shows to keep and which shows to drop. I was reminded how many bad and copycat shows there are out there when I was going through the list.

The Rapes of Graff

I can't believe it's almost time for another VM episode. Not that I'm complaining at all but I'm still digesting all that happened this episode. When the episode first ended I was kind of disapoointed and confused by it. Did Veronica ever figure out who the rapist was? If so it was incredibly unclear. It turns out that V did not nab the rapist but the word on the street is that catching this rapist will be the season long mystery for season 3. That is if the tv gods grant VM a third season. Anyway so much else happened in this episode besides V going after some rapists. Let me see what I can remember.

- Madison and Lamb, a couple? He is dirty!! And as a matter of fact so is she!!
- Then of course you can't forget the confrontation between Keith, Cliff and Lamb and the hilarious fliers.
- Maeby and George Michael from Arrested Development starring in the episode. They were great and it's particulary funny that they played college kids since they are teenagers but Kristen Bell is 25 and plays a 17 year old.
- Murder charges against Logan are completely dropped, I have to say I wasn't expecting that one!
- Troy VandeGraff was back, and it was so fun to see Veronica's reaction to him!
- And of course the hilarious scene in the wig shop where VM announces it's time for her to earn an Emmy nomination.

Ok I'm just babbling now but when I look back at the episode I realized that it was another great episode and there just was so much going on. I left so much interesting stuff out but I just realized I never mentioned how much I liked this episode.

Tomorrow night's episode is one of Rob Thomas's all-time favorites and he said it's even better than Rapes of Graff. Can't wait!

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