May 2012 Archives
Something I really liked about "Hard Being Easy" is that the writers made it clear in this episode that our Girls leads are supposed to be selfish and completely unaware of what other people actually think of them or how they present themselves to the world... who knew?! That said, it wasn't my favorite installment so far this season -- I'd chalk it to up to too little Shoshanna -- though it did finally get me to realize that Jeff (Jessa's babysitting boss who obviously wants to sleep with her) is a dead ringer for Sister Wives star Kody Brown. So there's that. Let's get down to business and look at what did and didn't work.
Wow, NBC... way to be generous.
Just in time for mother's day... a week where children disappoint their parents in so many ways.
I know I should probably be stressing out over Parks and Recreation still being in limbo for a Season 5 (at least as of this writing) while deciding whether "Win, Lose, or Draw" was better than last year's Season 3 finale, "Li'l Sebastian," but honestly, all I want to do right now is sit in a high-quality leather chair and reflect on a season of television that made me happy.
First off, congrats to the cast and crew of Community for nabbing a fourth-season, 13-episode order. It's nice to know that next week's back-to-back-to-back three-episode finale blowout won't be the last we ever see of the Greendale crew. Funnily enough, though, had things gone the other way, last night's episode "Curriculum Unavailable" could have almost have served as a series finale... provided they had chopped off the last five minutes.
In our now annual tradition, we're celebrating Mother's Day by calling out the very worst moms on TV this season. This year, we're particularly grateful that none of these women raised us. And the truly scary thing is that there's only two repeats from last year, and that's with leaving reality TV mothers off the list, which means there are some truly twisted matriarchs on the airwaves now.
Cougar Town is going through with that name change after all...
I'm pretty sure that back in the day, I watched the episode of Full House where they went to Disney World about a thousand times, and when I grew tired of that, I watched the Family Matters one. Much as I hate blatant product placement (I still shudder at Claire and Haley's trip to Target), I'm a sucker for group outings to the Happiest Place on Earth. But that's not the only reason I liked "Disneyland."
In theory, this should be my favorite competitive reality show on television. It's a cooking show, and I'm a firm devotee to the Food Network and Top Chef. It's got travel and adventure, which is why I watch The Amazing Race religiously. It's got Cat Cora, with whom I am more than a little obsessed (I've been known to turn the channel on Iron Chef if she isn't competing). It's got Curtis Stone, who is charmingly adorable on The Biggest Loser. And a host of contestants with big personalities. But while it sounds great on paper, it really just doesn't gel, at least not judging by the premiere.
It's the most wonderful time of the year for SOAPnet fans.
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