It's almost better when you've got no idea what these people are talking about. Here we present the week's best out of context quotes plucked straight from reality television.
This Sunday begins the first half of the final 16 episodes of AMC's Breaking Bad, a series we're only slightly obsessed with. Before we dive into eight new no-doubt mind-blowing episodes of one of the best shows on television, it's important to go into the season remembering that there's lots of ground to cover before Breaking Bad ends, not to mention the fact that Season 4's finale left us with a handful burning questions.
This job requires me to watch a lot of terrible awards shows , so honestly, the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was in no way the worst televised event I've had to sit through in the past few months. The concept of the show, as well as the actual execution, did, however, leave me with more questions than a typical three-hour telecast ceremony usually does, especially given that this thing was only one-hour long. If anyone could clear the below quandaries up for me, I'd highly appreciate it.
When I think of all the stand-up comedians out there who could tackle the entire history of the world in under 90 minutes, Colin Quinn isn't the first person who comes to mind. I'd probably first picture Robin Williams running through voices and doing the whole thing in a dizzying flurry that channels his Genie from Aladdin, but Quinn handles this subject matter deftly and his drier, less frenetic style actually works quite well here. I was completely impressed and kicking myself for not getting to see this on Broadway. Thankfully, some genius thought to record it and put it on HBO.
This Sunday night, The Storm airs the first half of its four-hour miniseries on NBC, which is about some nerdy scientists (James Van Der Beek -- aka Dawson -- and Rich Sommer of Mad Men fame) who stumble on a way to control the weather, which of course rich guys and the military (in the form of Treat Williams and David James Elliot) find a way to exploit. Luke Perry plays another scientist who has been burned by the weather before, and Teri Polo stars as an ambitious reporter trying to figure out why there are snowstorms in the summer and whatnot. Your standard disaster fare. James Van Der Beek gamely joined a conference call the other day to talk to reporters about this film, and what happens when two former teen stars get together in one movie. A perfect storm, perhaps?
In the second week of So You Think You Can Dance Max and his partner Kayla danced a funky pop-jazz routine and Ashley and Kupono danced a hip hop routine, or at least tried to. Both teams ended up in the bottom and it caused the judges to make a tough (not unanimous) decision to send Max Kapitannikov and Ashley Valerio home. The duo chatted with reporters in a conference call about how their partners will fare together, how hard the 30 second solos actually are and the challenges of understanding Lil' C.
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.
So it didn't get off to a great start, but after checking out two more episodes, "The Target" (aka Ep. 2 which airs Friday) and "Gray Hour" (aka Ep. 4 which airs March 6), I'm sort of optimistic... at least cautiously. It is from the mind of Joss Whedon, which means due to my undying fandom that I will sit and watch every episode no matter how crappy... though to be fair, none of the episodes of Dollhouse I've seen are really that terrible, it just occasionally dips into the procedural realm, or makes things utterly perplexing. Read on for some reasons I'll be watching (not really too spoilery, just some big highlights).
So I just got a chance to watch the season premiere of Rock of Love: If this Bus Is a Rockin' Don't Come a Knockin' and I'm flabbergasted. I would have watched last night, but I was too busy writing about the quality program Superstars of Dance. Sigh. At least RoL:Bus was entertaining... if terrifying. Potes did a fabulous job of recapping this skanktastic episode, but there were some things I had to see with my very own eyes to believe, and now I need a long shower. But the whole thing left me with some burning questions (I hope I didn't contract something while watching it!) that I've listed below.
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