February 2012 Archives
Welcome to the "Let's bash on Brandi" segment of this reunion -- but at least in her case, she bites back. Thank God for her, or else we would have fallen asleep during the episode.
Boardwalk Empire sent another character to swim with the fishes this week.
Before we get to the commercials, we have to give credit to Madonna for putting on a well-executed half-time show -- much to our surprise. She's got quite a bit of energy for her age (or, our age) and manages to lip-sync successfully. Bonus kudos to the tech guys who made the Vogue covers dance on the ground. And the performance was filled with an eclectic group of guests from Nicki Minaj (in a somewhat toned down cheerleader outfit), Cee Lo (dressed like a giant sparkly monk) and LMFAO (as their normal dirty selves). If only MIA hadn't been so... MIA, what with flipping the bird at a cameraman and all, it would have been a smoothly run eight minutes that was memorable for the right reasons. Wish we could say the same about all of the commercials.
Were you aware Channing Tatum existed? Did you know he had an extremely attractive body? Well, if you watched Saturday Night Live this week (which raked in average numbers), you do now. I have very little to say about this episode as a whole, but just in case you're suffering the post-Super Bowl blues like I am (or are feeling down in the dumps for probably more important reasons), I've tried to extract a few enjoyable moments from the episode. And I'm sorry to even bring this up, but I'll warn you in advance that now that Paul Brittain has left the cast, our Lord Windermere days are probably over.
The bell literally tolled on the First World War at the end of last night's Downton Abbey. It's been a challenging couple of years at stately Crawley manor and the residents' troubles don't seem likely to end, even now that peace has been declared. Here are the biggest home front battles still facing Downton:
Looks like The Firm is on the chopping block this season.
Vinny from The Challenge: Battle of the Exes would've made this week's list if we were positive he had actually torn Mandi's top off (and because he callously ignored Sarah's feelings), but we watched that scene six times and it looks like Mandi may have just bounced out of her shirt. The verdict is unclear, so we'll give him a pass, even if T.J. Lavin didn't.
If I ever get into the acting biz, Parks and Recreation is the first show I'm auditioning for (is this even how people get acting gigs?) because once you're in the Pawnee universe, you're there forever. That crazy DJ that Tom hired to announce his entrances into new places? In "Operation Ann," he's being considered in the search for the person responsible for getting the Valentine's Day dance attendees "wet with sound." That weird friend of April's who always freaks Ben out? He just may be an eligible suitor for Ann! It doesn't hurt that my memory for extremely minor characters is freakishly good, but I love every appearance we've ever gotten of both DJ Bluntz and Oren... but even then, as soon as you hear their name and see their mannerisms, they are instantly recognizable as the hilarious archetypes they're meant to be. Same goes with all of Pawnee's fine business establishments.
This weekend during the Super Bowl, the longstanding rivalry between the Giants and the Patriots will come to a head. Again. While we're not really huge fans of the actual sporting event, we do appreciate a good showdown. So, in honor of the big game, we've ranked our favorite rivals (not to be confused with heroes and villains) on scripted TV this season.
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