November 2008 Archives
I never thought I'd relate so well to 30 Rock's Kenneth, but his devotion to the sportsmanship of the Olympics and his fear of SpongeBob SquarePants rang true (It's that laugh. It's creepy.). I spent the better part of two weeks watching and writing about the good, bad and bizarre sporting events that make up the Olympics and I always kinda thought that some of those sports were a little fishy. Like water polo? Totally can't be real. Kenneth discovers that Women's Soccer isn't real either... which I'd always suspected. Anyway, the genius that is Jack Donaghy and the folks at Scheinhardt Wig Company created faux Olympic sports in order to boost the American spirit and win more medals. Yay, good sportsmanship.
So last night's episode marked the final appearance of Brooke Smith, aka Seattle Grace's Dr. Hahn. There's still speculation on if it was because her character was gay, or if they just didn't know how to deal with giving this ballbusting surgeon a romantic relationship, or if they just wanted a hotter, younger model. But whatever it was, I personally thought that the exit was abysmally handled. They should take a page from the ER handbook of how to write out characters, because when someone leaves this show, it's like bang and they are gone.
Apparently TV shows with risque sexual situations encourage teens to have sex and lead to a lot of pregnancy. Really? The hot promiscuous characters are half the reason we watch most of these TV shows. Oh well. So here's our list celebrating the smuttiest fellas on TV, who really just enjoy indulging their carnal desires. We kinda love 'em for it, but if you are trying to be a responsible parent or whatever, don't let your babies grow up to date these guys.
We've got to give Band From TV some credit. There are busy celebrities (well... some of them at least) who take time out of their day jobs (well... some of them at least) to play music and give the money to charity. It's nice to see that these TV stars (current and former) are giving back. The results are perfectly fine. They perform a mix of classic cover tunes and they're quite decent on their respective instruments. I'm sure Simon Cowell would have some snarkier critiques of their performances, but if you are a big fan of any of the actors, you'll probably be delighted with their recently released album Hoggin All the Covers.
George Carlin would love this. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court spent time discussing the use of dirty words on TV. Carlin started out with seven, and it's unclear how many of them the Court discussed in the case of the FCC vs. Fox Television. What is known is that none of the Justices used any of them. I imagined them making BEEP noises whenever one of the words came up, but imDB says they used far less entertaining methods, like saying "the S-word and the F-word." In either case, I hope Clarence Thomas responded to his findings by using that famous line from Spaceballs: "We ain't found sh-- I mean, the S-word!"
Michael Crichton passed away yesterday (read our full obit in Moviefile) and while the well-rounded Crichton was better known for his work in books and the film world, he also made an impact on the TV world by creating the long-running series ER.
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