Celebs are coming together to help the Jersey Shore... the place, not the show.
Last week's Scandal felt like a season finale, and rightly so, given that "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" has propelled us ten months into the future and changed just about everything we know about everyone. The rest of this post is going to be filled with spoilers, so you'll want to stop reading if you haven't watched (since this show has gone insane with the shockers). And can I just say how impressed I was by the acting by Tony Goldwyn in this episode in particular? He did some tortured facial expressions that just spoke volumes without a single word spoken.
Look what ol' Sandy dragged in.
We've blabbered on about the reasons you should be watching this series, and last night only confirmed that this is a network show that drops twist and turns and major shockers like it thinks it's on cable or something. So if you haven't watched, and you plan on doing so, stop reading now because there's no way we can talk about this episode (with the wonderful title "Nobody Likes Babies") without spoiling it. Let's take this business character by character, shall we?
Maggie Smith holds court again.
Instead of leading off with Jimmy Kimmel to get us warmed up and excited about these new shows, ABC's upfront presentation jumped right in, so Jimmy didn't come out to make the obligatory gay/British jokes about his new boss Paul Lee until halfway through the event. Actually, thirty minutes in was perfect timing for him because that was about when I become fairly horrified with the new crop of shows. But even Kimmel seemed off his game, making easy jokes about CBS ("More people die watching CBS than any other network") and NBC ("they'll be selling their ads on Groupon this year") and Fox's X-Factor ("It's like American Idol meets a mirror"). He did get in some decent cracks about the upfronts in general: "Remember those shows that we were so excited about last fall? We cancelled all of them... and yet here you are again. We think you might have a gambling problem." Not unfunny, but he was better in previous years. As for the network's gobs and gobs of new shows? They've been better in years past, too. There wasn't a single one that blew me away or cracked me up the way that Lost or Modern Family had done at first glance.
The network upfronts are upon us.
"Dirty Little Secrets" certainly lived up to its name, given the hookers and presidential infidelity going on. Here were the juiciest "secrets" from last night's episode of Scandal:
Another day, another J.J. Abrams pilot
Well, it wasn't as much fun as last week's Washington madam storyline, or even remotely as entertaining, "Hell Hath No Fury" did deliver some fun twists and turns. Especially since we've never really trusted Zach from The O.C. and now we know why.