Please don't keeping ruining this show, TV Gods. It used to be our favorite.
Despite the constant injuries, this season is plugging along and tonight marks the 150th episode of the show. And though we've heard non-stop chatter about National Dance day, there really doesn't seem to be anything special planned for tonight's episode. It is just the Top 6 dancers, dancing with an all-star, then they are paired with each other and then they dance solo. Pretty much par for the course. I was hoping that Cat would jump out of a cake or something.
Another season is already coming to an end tonight? What will I do with the rest of my summer? There's only so many times I can go see Step Up 3D before the ticket taker at the movie theater will stage an intervention. I guess I'll just have to console myself with Mad Men, True Blood and Rubicon and just hope that someone breaks out into dance. Sounds crazy, but it happened on Mad Men last year with Pete and Trudy, so it might happen again. Fingers crossed. God knows that Rubicon needs something to keep my attention. Anyway, I totally digress, this is about the finale of So You Think You Can Dance, and also about the last time this year we'll have to see terrible product placement for sports drinks and hear Nigel blathering on about National Dance Day.
December 12, 2009
After reading over the nominees for Spike TV's Video Game Awards 2009 (Spike, 8 PM), I realized that I know hardly anything about gaming, except for Mario and Princess Peach. Oh, and that game with guns and hookers. Kids like that stuff, right?
The buffest werewolf this side of anywhere, Taylor Lautner, is hosting Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 PM) this weekend. Bon Jovi will perform as well.
December 13, 2009
I've never wanted Dexter to kill anyone more than I want him to kill Trinity. The season finale of Dexter (Showtime, 9 PM) promises huge twists and a major showdown between Trinity and Dexter. Deb also learns more about Dexter's identity.
I'm not sure if I'll watch The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty (A&E, 10 PM). It just seems so intrusive. And wrong. Okay, I'm sold.
Keeping Up with The Kardashians (E!, 10 PM) only managed to stay away from TV for a few short weeks since the wedding special. What great things will the Kardashian sisters contribute to culture this season?
The People Speak (History, 8 PM) is a documentary stemming from Howard Zinn's book A People's History of the United States. Matt Damon produced, and countless other actors and artists will appear in the documentary.
December 14, 2009
Christmas is coming up, just in case you haven't seen the gazillion Christmas-themed ads on TV. In the special Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas (ABC, 8 PM), the singer performs around Chicago. Michael Buble will be there, too.
The twist in the new singing competition show, Sing-Off (NBC, 8 PM), is that everything is completely a capella. This show is completely necessary.
The second season finale of Lie to Me (FOX, 9 PM) airs tonight.
December 15, 2009
I couldn't believe how calm Gordon Ramsay appeared in the preview for the Fox special Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live (FOX, 9 PM). I'm still afraid that he'll yell at me through the TV for not properly oiling a pan.
Paranormal State (A&E, 10 PM) premieres for a fourth season.
I doubt that too many of the commercials featured on TBS Special: Funniest Commericals of the Year (TBS, 10 PM) will be that funny. Yet somehow people still laugh at the Geico caveman commercials.
December 16, 2009
The sixth season finale of So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 PM) is tonight. Both members of the married couple are still in the running. Adorable!
In case you missed it, Mike Voltaggio is Top Chef, and he came in second to none other than his brother Bryan. The Top Chef: Watch What Happens Reunion (Bravo, 9 PM) is hosted by my imaginary BFF, Andy Cohen.
I still watch Nip/Tuck (FX, 10 PM). Does that make me lame? If it does, so be it. Find out where Christian and Sean leave off in the sixth season finale.
Tune in to The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Reunion Show (MTV, 10PM). Now that $300,000 has been distributed amongst several challenge cast members, that income will only last until the next challenge. And all the same people will be there again.
December 17, 2009
The documentary BBC America: The Truth About Online Anorexia (BBCA, 8 PM) explores pro-ana websites. Kind of cringeworthy, but also intriguing.
I had thought Gilly was a funny character at first, but I'm starting to see through her cold exterior. Kristen Wiig stars in a two-hour Saturday Night Live: A Very Gilly Christmas (NBC, 8 PM) special. Sorry.
If you're not easily offended and you like political cartoons, SuperNews (Current TV, 11 PM) airs every Thursday night and just might be for you.
December 18, 2009
Crash (Starz, 10 PM) wraps up a second season tonight.
Finally the lame audition rounds are over. While we got to see some interesting dancers in a variety of different styles, witnessed Cat Deeley doing the stanky leg, and saw a girl who may or may not have been wearing any underpants, I'm sincerely glad that they have ended. Now the fun begins.
To say that I'm excited for the return of this show is an understatement. In fact, I've been counting the days until it returned. While I'm a little overwhelmed by the newly announced idea of back-to-back seasons, I really feel that I won't get sick of this show. I love dancing. I love competitive reality shows. I love Cat Deeley. It is just such an amalgam of things I adore.
They have finally, finally, finally named the Top 20, though it seemed so much longer than it did during the summer. Perhaps my tolerance is lower for audition rounds when my DVR is overloaded with fall programming. Anyhow, tonight's special Monday night episode is the first chance we'll have to see many of these kids in action.