June 2009 Archives
Men of a certain age will remember where they were the first time they saw Species, the movie that introduced the world to the glory that is Natasha Henstridge. Since then, she's moved away from Sci-Fi, appearing in comedies like the movie The Whole Nine Yards, and series like She Spies and Eli Stone. Well, she returns to the realm of speculative fiction this weekend with her role as a scientist in the two-part ABC miniseries Impact, in which a meteor hits the moon, and the moon's orbit begins to decay, putting Earth at risk. We sat down and talked to her about trajectories, the glass ceiling of moon repair and her new project with Stan "The Man" Lee, and we made it all the way to the end without bringing up Species.
There are a lot of medical shows on TV, especially this summer, with the recent debuts of Nurse Jackie, Royal Pains and Hawthorne. While the theme of most of these shows seems to be buck the system in order to get the job done, we wondered if we'd be brave enough to put our health care in the hands of any of the medical professionals that are currently on the airwaves. The answer is probably not. See our reasons below.
I am seriously thankful that there is only one more week of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here left, because these are the most boring human beings on the face of the planet and I just can't take it anymore. Everything is just so freaking dull that it makes me want to cry. There is nothing more tedious than watching people complain about how there's nothing to do around camp. Watching John Salley wake people up is not compelling television. Seeing endless conversations about how they all like each other and are a family is not good, either. Being forced to believe that Sanjaya and Holly have a budding romance is ridiculous, though that's less ridiculous than everyone speculating on why John and Patti are fast friends. And seeing the celebs find little things to nitpick about is irritating. Even Big Brother usually eliminates a lot of the boring conversations about pet peeves, and the people on that show have the good sense to hate each other, or stir up fights, in order to keep people at home from falling asleep. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that the challenges, which are actually cool, are too few and far-between.
If you're a member of PETA, you may not want to watch the following videos. They contain the brutal murder of one of nature's most beautiful and misunderstood creatures: the common housefly. Apparently, PETA is not happy that President Obama killed a fly during an interview on CNBC (seriously?), but we couldn't be happier, because Late Night with Jimmy Fallon digitally inserted the president into the famous fly-catching scene from The Karate Kid, and it's the funniest thing we've seen in the past several hours. Here's the original footage, as seen on the Today Show:
Nooooooo! Say it ain't so! An Emmy-winner announces his inevitable departure from TV even as three more actor-types join the casts of established shows. One show is renewed as another drifts towards cancellation! And a man is forgiven, even as he is condemned. It's the circle of life!
We've finally gotten to the Top 20 dancers on So You Think You Can Dance, so that means we're finally having to say goodbye to people we're actually familiar with. The first two dancers to get eliminated are contemporary dancer Paris Torres and hip hopper Tony Bellissimo, who were partnered together for a Tabitha and Napoleon hip hop routine that landed them in the bottom three, and they performed solos that fell flat with the judges. The duo talked to reporters via conference call on Friday and gave their take on being the first ones gone, and what they think of that rumor that Katie Holmes will be dancing on an upcoming episode. First up, Paris.
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