Surprisingly, even though Idol wasn't on last night, there's a heck of a lot of talk about it today. Not that any of it amounts to much of anything, but hey, it's a slow news day (again), and I'll take what I can get. If that means random Idol speculation from Simon Cowell, so be it. Also, there's some news on that Gossip Girl spinoff that's making this TV nerd pretty happy.
I like game shows a lot, I really do. And I know this is unforgivably blasphemous to say, but I have always hated The Price is Right. I don't trust a show that a) works perfectly sane people into a rabid mouth-foaming frenzy over the cost of dish soap, and b) sticks some pins in a board and asks contestants to drop a hockey puck aimlessly down it while standing anxiously by, hoping the hockey puck of destiny lands in just the right slot by pure, dumb luck like the lives of their entire family depends on it and calls it a legitimate game. Oh Plinko, how I hate you! It's the stupidest game in the entire world! It's so stupid it's not even a game! Hungry Hungry Hippos requires more skill. And ever since the Facebook app launched, all my friends have become obsessed with it and have to schedule serious chunks of time into their day to play it, like it's the damn second coming of Tetris.