June 2009 Archives
The music world and the television world collide today with castings of Susan Boyle, TLC's Chilli, and Salt n' Pepa's Pepa, and I gotta say... I don't hate it. Also, Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are awesome and will continue to be awesome, and of course, TWoP News would be nothing without a requisite Jon & Kate mentioning.
Last night, I fell in love... with a TV show. Given my job you'd think this happens constantly, but it's actually a rather rare occurrence. There are shows I like, shows that I'm obligated to watch and shows I just watch by rote. But truly love? There are only a few a season. But summertime is when I go through the random things that I've asked my DVR to record and actually decide whether to watch them, delete them, or just wait for them to be on DVD. Given that Beautiful People's (not to be confused with that ABC Family series) season finale is set to air next week on LOGO, it was make it or break it time. So I watched one episode and then immediately watched the other four in my hard drive. It was a wonderful way to spend about two hours. Much more fulfilling than the time that I wasted watching Jillian act like an idiot on The Bachelorette.
It's a bright, sunny day in New York City. As I'm typing this, the sunlight is streaming through the window, and I can hear the crowd of tourists bustling down below--all a mockery of today's news, which consists of death, sadness and more death. If you can get past the depressing start, things will look up, because there's some regular TV news.
I have mixed feelings about the Virtuality TV-movie (or pilot, according to Ron Moore) that aired on Friday night. On the one hand, it had an interesting take on what is and isn't real, all set in the world of deep space. I thought that had a great deal of potential. On the other hand, there was too much going on with the multiple virtual worlds, the crisis on earth, the computer virus, the reality show, the interpersonal relationships, the doctor's illness and the mission. All of these wild ideas, with too little attention focused on any of them to really make it all one cohesive story. The whole movie came across as kind of muddled and while I did think it got better in the second hour, the first sluggish hour almost caused me to turn off my TV.
Right now, all of America is wondering, "What's next for Sanjaya Malakar and Patti Blagojevich from I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here?" Well, not really, but there must be a couple of you, right? No? Just one? Okay, dude, here you go -- the Patjaya conference call, complete with info about Sanjolly's relationship, Patti's acting career and when Seattle should expect their prodigal son to return home.
In today's news, educators are attempting to get in the way of good television (read: sex and drugs) and Kate Gosselin is writing a book. But nobody in Hollywood died (yet), so overall I would say that today is a very good day.
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