Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Disappearing Act

I haven't been around in a while but don't worry I'm alive and well. All my shows are ending so I'm in mourning for the summer and won't be posting as often. I do plan on posting about Monday's episode of Everwood and the series sad demise. So stay tuned!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

It's Official!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TVGuide's Michael Ausiello is reporting that VM has been officially renewed for a 22 episode season. Happy happy joy joy!!! Of course with great news comes horrible news, Everwood is a goner. Why why why!!!!!!!

It's Official: Veronica Mars Renewed, Everwood Dead Straight from the horse's mouth, Rob Thomas just e-mailed me to confirm that Veronica Mars has been renewed for a third season. The show got a 22-episode order that, depending on ratings, can be reduced to 13. Very reliable sources, meanwhile, are also telling me that One Tree Hill will be back and Everwood is, in fact, dead. Talk about injustice.

Until Thursday I'm still going to hold out hope for Everwood!!

Mars Anatomy?

Ok let's talk Grey's for a second. I'm hearing some very mixed reviews of the 3 hour season finale. I for one thought it was awesome. I suppose there were parts I had problems with but I'll get into that later.

First off was that Vinnie VanLowe and Veronica's journalism teacher that I saw on Sunday night? That's what I thought! I had a hard time identifying Vinnie without his Members Only jacket but it was him. What is going on with all these Veronica castmembers showing up on Grey's? First we had Duncan, then Vinnie and V's teacher and then yesterday Ms. Jackie Cooke herself shows up as the Chief's dying niece. It's kind of fun recognizing all these actors!!

Ok now we can dish. Please tell me I wasn't the only one crying for like half of this episode. I'm admit I'm a wuss but wow there was a lot going on. Strangely enough what really got me going were the scenes with Doc (MerDer's dog) And I don't even have a dog, in fact I've never had a dog or even a cat for that matter. I don't know why that scene got me so bad but it really did.

The Emmy's are going to be mighty interesting this year. While I still think Kristen Bell deserves the Emmy more than anyone, Katherine Heigl is going to be giving her a run for her money!! The scene after Denny died with her on the bed in her prom dress with him. Holy cow that was intense. She acted the hell out of the whole episode but that scene was just crazy. I love how Alex was the only one who could calm her down. There are her 3 best friends standing there unable to do anything and this guy she hates is able to not calm her down but kind of comfort her I guess. You gotta give Alex credit for having some compassion, he could have walked away and said I told you so, but of course he didn't. I have to say Izzie is easily my favorite character and if she leaves I'm going to be so sad. I'm anxiously awaiting Shonda Rhimes to post on the Grey Matters blog so she can clear up whether or not Katherine Heigl is leaving the show.

MerDer MerDer MerDer. I have to say I've been a MerDer fan for a while, but when McDreamy got angry and nasty he lost me. He was always so laid back and fun and easy-going and then this wave of rage comes over him and suddenly he's not so McDreamy anymore. I would have been jumping up and down if MerDer hooked up before McDreamy turned nasty but instead I was just kind of neutral about them doing the deed. I was relieved that the sexual tension was gone but I wanted Meredith to be with McDreamy not mean Dr. Shepherd. And poor Finn, he's so darn cute, cuter than Dr. Shepherd I dare say and he wants to be with Meredith. Really, really wants to be with her and I just feel so bad for him. He had no idea what he was walking into when he started treating Doc. And as a MerDer fan this is hard for me to say but I felt so bad for Addison, she tries so hard. Ok enough of my MerDer rant but I will say this I hope she picks Finn. She knows it's the right decision!!

Burke and Cristina, they have problems. That's the understatement of sweeps. I hated Cristina this episode, she was such a baby. What the heck happened to her. She has some major redeeming to do. For now, she's not my favorite.

Ok this is getting really long but what happened to George? I realized last night that I don't love George like I used too. Ever since he started dating Callie he never smiles anymore. When was the last time we saw George smile? It's been forever!! He's not as cute and fumbly as he used to be either. I don't know what happened but I used to think George was the cutest thing ever and I always felt bad for him, now he borderline annoys me. I hope he goes back to his old self next year.

So I think I about covered it, it felt good to let loose on this show! Whooo! In other Grey's news ABC has announced it is moving Grey's to Thursdays. I'm completely fine with this move as long as none of my other beloved shows get moved to that timeslot. Right now I'm just hoping all my shows return!!

Rumors!!

There are a lot of rumors floating around on the world wide web about the fate of our favorite shows. Too be honest none of the rumors are great surrounding my favs Veronica Mars and Everwood. The word on the street is that VM will be picked up Thursday for 13 episodes by the new CW network. While I should be very happy that VM is being picked up at all I'm a little upset by this. I'm mostly upset because I've been led to believe that VM was a "lock" to be picked up for a full season. If only 13 episodes are ordered then it's a lot easier to cut ties completely with the show if it underperforms this fall. But for right now I am thankful that we should be seeing the return of VM for at least a little while this fall.

I hate to say it but the news regarding VM is the good news that I have to share with you all. The bad news is that things aren't looking too hot for family fave Everwood. It appears thatthe CW's surprise move to pick up 7th Heaven even after it's lukewarm series finale (yes series finale the show was supposed to be done) has pushed Everwood off the schedule and it probably is done for good. This is such a quality show and it could even take the place of the family drama 7th Heaven on the CW network, Everwood is a pretty wholesome show. But it looks like the execs at the CW have decided to give tired 7th Heaven another run. I'm currently watch the 1st season of Everwood via Netflix and this show has been solid for it's entire 4 year run. I really don't think there is anything the producers could have done differently.

That being said none of these "rumors" will be official until Thursday at the CW upfronts. So keep your fingers and toes crossed until then!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Noooooooo!!!

No, no, no! This was not how it was supposed to go down. The Beav (I'm sorry Cassidy) is too cute and innocent to be an evil mastermind, mass murderer and rapist. What the heck!!! This is too much. Poor Beav. It's not really Beaver's fault that he is so messed up and twisted though is it? I feel completely fine placing all the blame on Woody Goodman, he should go to jail. Oh wait Beaver blew up his plane!!

Wow, what a freaking amazing episode. This show does not disappoint!! I'm going to hold off on talking too much about it until I see it again (or 12 more times!!) This episode crammed in so much, my mind is still processing it all. The only minor complaint I have about the episode is the LoVe stuff. That came out of the blue!! When the heck did they have time to get together between watching Cassidy (poor Beav) self destruct and kill himself and dealing with the death of both of their dads. What the? But for now I'm going to put that aside and do a little happy dance that they're together again.

Also am I the only one who is not terribly intrigued by what's in Kendall's briefcase? I'm sure it will start to gnaw at me as the summer wears on but for now it pales in comparison to last year's cliffhanger.

I'll post much more later but for now enjoy the pic of me and the late great Cassidy "Beaver" Casablancas from my visit to the VM set this winter (sorry about the poor quality.)

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

New VM Interview

Tessa Thompson who plays Jackie Cook on Veronica Mars recently sat down an chatted with fellow devoted Veronica Mars blogger duckyxdale. Check out the sassy and fun interview here.

In case you missed it...

If you missed season 2 of Veronica Mars your wait will be over soon (or if you just want to watch the whole season again like me.) The season 2 DVD is going to be released on August 22!!! This is great news for everyone who wants to get caught up on what went down this year before Veronica starts season 3 and her first year at college. But there's still more good news, the DVDs are going to feature extras unlike the season 1 DVDs!! You can pre-order your season 2 DVDs at Amazon today!

Today's the Day!!

The day is finally here, the Veronica Mars season finale will air tonight. Right at this moment I'm beyond excited but I know the second the show is over I'm going to plunge into a deep depression because I'll be without VM for months on end! But for now I can't wait!! All the critics who have seen tonight's episode already have said it's crazy and unbelievable. Kristin Veitch over at E!Online said she watched it three times, and she hasn't done that since the Felicity finale! Here is the episode summary from UPN:

"Not Pictured" -- After learning the identity of the perpetrator responsible for the bus crash, Veronica hurries to warn others, but ends up putting herself in an extremely perilous situation, on the season finale of VERONICA MARS, Tuesday, May 9 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.

Meanwhile, Keith enlists Veronica's help in his ongoing investigation of Woody (guest star Steve Guttenberg) and asks her go undercover to get some vital information from Woody's lawyer. Later, when graduation day finally comes around, Neptune seniors celebrate at a huge party at the Neptune Grand.


Stay tuned for much more Veronica goodness throughout the day!!

Monday, May 08, 2006

There's More!

The folks behind the Look to the Skies campaign which I detailed in my earlier post sent out mailings to CW execs today, particularly the all-powerful Dawn Ostroff head of the CW network. But these mailings were more than just post cards saying Save Veronica Mars they were all out care packages. Here are some details:

The following VM characters sent Veronica graduation bouquets c/o Dawn Ostroff, each with a message written in the voice of the character and each arriving on a different day: Keith, Wallace, Weevil, Logan, Duncan, Aaron, Gia, Lamb.

Care packages were sent to everyone who has been named in CBS or WB press releases as a future CW executive, as well as the top communications contacts at both networks and the more high profile/loyal people in the entertainment press. Each gift box contains a letter of recommendation from Veronica's guidance counselor; a Hearst College T-shirt, hat, and set of pom-poms; information about the plane's flight plan; and binoculars - to aid CW executives when they "LOOK TO THE SKIES" on Tuesday.

Pretty clever!! Let's hope it works!

Look to the Skies!!!

No one can ever say that Veronica Mars fans aren't intensely loyal. Check out what a group of die-hard fans on the Television Without Pity boards have organized!!

"Look to the Skies" A dedicated group of VERONICA MARS fans is pulling out all the stops to support the show's move to the new CW network.Their biggest effort is ensuring that for two hours in the morning (8-10am) and two hours in the afternoon (4-6pm) on TUESDAY, MAY 9, the day of the VERONICA MARS season finale, "CW" will stand for something entirely different: CLOUD WATCHERS. Fans have hired a plane, banner in tow, to fly between the UPN offices in Los Angeles and the future site of the CW headquarters in Burbank. Should those in charge of the fictional private eye's future look to the skies for guidance, the message from her fans will be clear:"RENEW VERONICA MARS! CW 2006!"

When asked why the big gesture, the group's lead organizer said:"When I learned the fate of VERONICA MARS was once again up in the air, I decided to take a page out of Veronica's book and take action. Rather than passively wait for others to decide whether or not I would get another year of mind-blowing mysteries, I proposed something fun and splashy and out-there -- a last ditch, grassroots effort to save something I love dearly. It's clearly absurd, but that's why it has the potential to be effective. Some fandoms sign online petitions, VERONICA MARS fans send airborne messages!"The Cloud Watchers raised over $5000 - in just 4 days - from fans on various websites.

Once the plane was paid for, a significant portion of the remaining funds was used to purchase DVDs of the show's first season for libraries in major television markets across the country. As an alternative to monetary donations, the Cloud Watchers encouraged fans who wanted to contribute to purchase VERONICA MARS DVDs for their hometown libraries. Thanks to the combined efforts of these two drives, over 100 sets of DVDs - at a cost of $4000 - have been donated and accepted.

On MONDAY, MAY 8, care packages containing VERONICA MARS-inspired gifts, information about the plane's flight plan, and binoculars -- to aid decision makers when they look to the skies -- will be delivered to future CW executives, those in charge at the new network's parent companies, and influential people in the entertainment media. Fans are confident that these gestures will tip the scales in Veronica's favor.

A spokesperson explains:"VERONICA MARS is not going to be renewed for her ratings. The show is a critical success, but its network placement and constant preemptions have compromised its already fragile standings. What Veronica does have going for her, however, is a rabid fanbase. A loyal fanbase means a loyal following at a new network as it struggles to establish itself in a competitive market. If the CW brings Veronica with them to Burbank, we're following. We've even hired a plane to point other people in the right direction."

Wow! Even organizing one of those initiatives would have been impressive this group has managed to organize a DVD drive, mailings to CW executives and hiring a plane to fly for a combined total of four hours over busy California traffic. I'll post more details on each of these items and how you can get involved shortly!

Friday, May 05, 2006

And the winner is...

The Save One Show (SOS) results are in over at E!Online.com and the result is pretty shocking. Can you handle it? One Tree Hill won with 44% of the vote. I have to say I'm shocked! The good news is that Veronica Mars came in second. To read Kristin Veitch's column with the results and much more click here. Here is a rundown of the final five.

One Tree Hill - 44%
Veronica Mars - 32%
Supernatural - 14%
Everwood - 7%
What About Brian - 3%

We'll find out very soon if winning (or coming in second or 4th in the case of Everwood) has any effect on the executives over at the CW. The 2006-2007 CW schedule will be announced May 18th.

A quickie with Logan

Here is a short clip of Jason Dohring being ever so humble, he actually mentions that he desperately needs acting lessons. Clearly he is delusional (and I mean that in the nicest way!) Enjoy!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Where to begin?

So I finally saw Tuesday night's episode of Veronica Mars titled Happy Go Lucky. And wow it was jam packed with goodness. I mean we had home baked cupcakes, Wallace and Jackie in love, a school shooting and Lucky being shot dead all before the opening credits!! The two main stories of this episode were of course the Aaron Echolls trial and some bus crash/Woody Goodman is a pervert developments. I'm going to leave the recapping to TWOP and others but here are some highlights of the episode. Also enjoy the pics from next week's episode courtesy of UPN. I'll be posting more throughout the week.

- Presumably Lucky and two other boys were molested by Woody Goodman when they played on his little league baseball team. Those two other boys happen to be Marcos Olivares and Peter Ferrar who were both on the bus!!

- Poor Veronica and Ketih get ripped apart on the witness stand at the Aaron Echolls trial. How the heck did the lawyer know she had an STD?Her poor dad almost had a heart attack!!

- Weevil needs to get a B on his algebra test to graduate which would make his grandma proud. Beaver agrees to tutor him in exchange for his car being fixed. Can someone explain to me two things, 1) Beaver is an 09er and he drives a station wagon? Does this seem odd to anyone else? And 2) Beaver is an 09er and can't afford to get his car fixed? Anyway Beaver was pretty much an incompetent tutor so Mac stepped in and helped out. It was good to see Mac and the Beav in the same room again and after a little while they seemed back to their old selves! And Weevil got the B.

- Wallace finished his finals, cleaned out his locker and said some really sweet things to V. He's such a softie!! Oh and he and Jackie need to tone it down a notch, they are starting to grate on my nerves.

- Who is this Hart kid? I think we might be seeing him again.

- Jackie's dad has a witness step forward and say he was with Terrence the day of the bus crash and therefore he couldn't have been responsible for the bus crash. This is the same man that Terrence owes a lot of money too. Now Terrence has to repay his debt by using his celebrity status to get customers into the casino.

- Two boys stepped forward and said they saw someone attack Thumper (whose body was found at the old Sharks stadium.) Lamb has them look at some pictures and they identify Weevil as the guy who attacked Thumper.

- Lucky planted a bomb in Woody's car which was found only after Keith called in the bomb squad. The bomb is the same type as was used in the bus crash and Lamb assumes Lucky is responsible for both.

- Keith finally shares the audio tapes he has and emails from Lucky which point towards Woody Goodman being a molester before agreeing to arrest him. Guess who's gone when he goes to make the arrest. That's right Woody has taken off in a private plane with no flight plan filed. Smooth move Lamb!

- Wallace goes to pick up Jackie and finds out she is gone, left for France already. Ouch! I have a feeling she'll be back.

- And lastly but definitely not least the Aaron Echolls verdict is in. All Veronica wants to do is see Aaron when the verdict is read. She is about to start her last final which she needs to ace to get the Kane scholarship and go to Stanford. V pretty much sacrifices any chance of going to Stanford and walks out on her final and heads to the courthouse. Aaron is not guilty on all charges, and V, Keith and Logan are all pretty much stunned. It's like OJ all over again!


Wow alot happened huh! The preview for the season finale next week looks ridiculous, in a good way of course. And best of all it looks like Duncan may be back. Ok maybe not back in Neptune but at least back on screen. Of course now he is a murder suspect in Lily's death which is ridiculous and crazy so it will be interesting to see what happens with him. Only a few more days until we find out everything!!!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

To Do: Everwood

Don't worry I didn't forget about Everwood. I fully plan to dissect last night's episode tomorrow. I've been watching season 1 on Netflix and it is so addicting!! I'll post much more tomorrow!

Happy Go Lucky

Can you believe it? Tonight is the second to last episode of Veronica Mars. If the last two episodes of season 2 are anything like the last two episodes of season 1 we are in for quite a ride.
Here are the details on this episode from UPN:

"Happy Go Lucky" -- As Aaron Echolls' (guest star Harry Hamlin) trial is about to conclude, tensions rise as Veronica, Keith and Logan take the witness stand to testify against him, on VERONICA MARS, Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN. Steve Gomer directed the episode from a script written by Diane Ruggiero. Meanwhile, after Veronica finds a suspicious e-mail in Woody's (guest star Steve Guttenberg) computer, Keith turns to Sheriff Lamb with evidence to arrest Woody, but Lamb refuses, believing that Keith is trying to turn him into a laughing stock. Also, to everyone's surprise, Neptune High's janitor Lucky brings a gun into school with the intent to find Gia.

Wow, that's alot going on for one episode!! The good news is it's bound to be amazing television. The bad news, guess who will be missing it. That's right, me!! Horrifying I know but duty calls. I think I have my bases covered and the episode is being recorded. If it ends up not being recorded you will probably hear a blood curdling shriek from coast to coast. At least I know it will be replayed on Sunday. So in the meantime I'll be avoiding any and all Veronica Mars talk so that I can remain spoiler free.

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