November 2010 Archives
It's a magical event, where people stand around for hours in the cold in order to watch someone flip a switch, but hey, if you're into that, this is on. For me, this is nothing but a sign that there will be tourists and crowds surrounding our offices for the next month. Sad. The magic of Christmas has been taken away by working in Rockefeller Center. Still, the 12-ton tree does look pretty massive this year, even in its current unlit state, so for those who don't see it every day, I can see how it would be exciting.
I wrote a whole review about this show and how boring it is, and yet, I still want to watch another week... mostly for Johnny Weir. I know, it's crazy and I'm a glutton for punishment, but that's what caffeine is for. In fact, I'm sure the Four Loko black market was invented specifically to get me through a show like this.
I'm pretty stumped on the logistics of this show, which is awarding plastic surgeries to women after they complete wedding-themed challenges, and then the ultimate winner gets a dream wedding. Supposedly there are weekly challenges, and the winner gets a surgery checked off her list, but how did they film this? Does she get the surgery on the spot? Does she look like crap the next week with her bruises and icepacks all over the place? Does she just get to check off the prize and then get all the surgeries at the end? And if all the surgeries are done at the end, how is the winner determined? Oh, the confusing nature of the E! television network.
Phew, that title is a mouthful. But basically, Fox put together a lot of amusing holiday episode clips and got Jane Lynch to host this thing. Not the most original or consequential program on, but it's Thanksgiving weekend, what do you want?
I'm guessing that you'll be so sick of football and stuffing and parades at this point that you'll want something else to watch. Too bad there's really not all that much happening, and in my world, Beyonce seems like a better choice than a Taylor Swift concert or a special about random people from this past year or the forgettable Apprentice season (which is what NBC is offering up).
I find it so fitting that this show decides to do a "Where are they now?" episode the night before most Americans sit down to the biggest meal they'll eat all year. It's like, "Look how skinny these people are! You could do it if you didn't sit down to eight servings of mashed potatoes and an entire pumpkin pie. Or you could end up like the one contestant who has put all the weight back on -- Is that what you want? Would that make you feel proud?"
It's the finale, and while Jennifer Grey seems the shoo-in to win, since she's arguably the best dancer this show has this season, there's a strong chance that Kyle Massey or Bristol Palin could claim the tacky trophy as their own.
While I'm most excited for the premiere of the disastrous-sounding Skating with the Stars -- even though I wasn't a super-fan of Skating with the Celebrities -- on Monday night, I don't know if I can sit through the Dancing With the Stars episode that precedes it. Instead, I'm glad to have this HIMYM Thanksgiving episode to watch.
The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block on one stage together. Didn't I blow your mind this time? It is a larger than life event! Or not. But it will be happening and if this were the '90s this would be pretty damned awesome. Now... it's a little sad, but that doesn't mean I won't tune in to see if anyone breaks a hip.
It's not that I'm going to recommend that you watch an episode of iCarly, per se. However, if you were ever planning on watching an episode of the Nickelodeon show tonight might be the night as there's a mini-School of Rock reunion, when Miranda Cosgrove and Jack Black occupy the same space.
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