Sunday, April 10, 2011

Top Ten Drunken Nostolgic TV Dates pt1

Tonight my friend JC and I watched the first half of Sabrina The Teenage Witch Season 1. Do not fret my fair readers (as far and few between of you there are) when I finish rewatching Season 1 there will be synopsis. Seven episodes in and I already have two pages worth of thoughts and notes. Suffice to say, my friend thought I was a freak when I asked her for pen and paper while watching in order to record my thoughts which had the potential of being fleeting.

I started thinking about this post before tonight viewing even started. Just imaging entering the time machine that is childhood television memories and being immersed in that utter bliss made me giddy. What other shows would I go back and watch drunk after I experience this magical linen closet filled night. I did not expect to feel the utter glee and excitement that overtook my body while sipping on a glass of cheap Pinot Grigio and watching a young Melissa Joan Hart levitate above her bed. The grin on my face wouldn’t disappear. If I could feel so much ecstasy while watching Sabrina drunk, I wonder how I would feel watching other childhood favorites while slightly/very much so inebriated. Here is numbers 10-6 of nostalgic shows. Shows 5-1 will be posted soon, do not fret!

10) Bug Juice: “Bug Juice, doesn’t come in a jar/ Bug Juice comes from who you are/ You have the flavor of what you can become..” The next 25 seconds after that are pretty boring.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Fringe: Five Thoughts on Season 2

This season was mind-blowing. Season two was much more serial in its storytelling than Season one, which was more episodic. I feel I could write two posts worth of discussion for the season finale alone but I am going to edit myself so I can discuss best of the entire season. Here are some of the things that I loved, hated or were puzzled by in Season 2 of Fringe.

Nina Sharp and Broyles: If you recall from my Season 1 Fringe post, I had shipped Sharp and Broyles. I wanted them together so badly and I swear to god when I wrote that post I had yet to dive into season two. You can imagine my utter glee when, in the season premier of season two, Nina gave Phillip a big ole’ passionate kiss. I actually screamed “Holy shit I was RIGHT” out loud to myself.

Could it be? What I right all along? I was so excited to see this relationship develop. Were they a couple or just colleagues with benefits (when in the same city of course). Sadly these questions were never answered. Yes Sharp and Broyles interacted through the course of season 2 but we never saw another smooch. That was the only PDA we got from them and their relationship was never defined. Fringe, I fell for the bait and now I am stuck on the hook! Please writers just reel me in during season 3!! Make them official!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Ready to Catch New VD's

I know it has been around all season, but I really can't get over how clever that ad campaign is. Although we shouldn't be joking about STDs being spread, I think it is genius. I laugh every time! Seriously marketing at its finest.

I hope everyone is ready for the return of The Vampire Diaries and the almost always shirtless Salvatore Brothers. It has been a lonely six weeks in APB land without my favorite vampires, doppelgangers, witches and Gilberts. O Vampire Diaries how I have missed you. I am not really into spoilers, I like seeing the show as it goes, but I have seen the previews, sneak peaks and pictures of who was cast as Klaus. Sometimes I want to say  I more excited than words but that is never true because directly after I talk about my excitement. First lets all watch the promo and then discuss:

Off the bat I notice, there is a hell of a lot of screaming in the short promo which means, the rest of the season is going to be awesome!!!  Elena's mom, Isobel is back in town. Let us not forget that Isobel is not merely Elena's birth mother. No my friends, that would make the show too boring. Isobel is also Alaric's ex-wife who after researching vampires decided that she wanted to be turned by none other than Mr. Damon Salvatore. When you think about it, this show is almost as, if not more, incestuous than The OC. I love Isobel so so much. Partially it is because of Jenny on The L Word but also we have no idea what her game is. Why is she really there? Does she really care about Elena? How are the interaction with Alaric going to play out? We know she still loves him, but he doesn't because she compelled him to forget!!

There is so much awesomeness bundled in that 31 second clip I can't stop smiling. I am ready for Elena/Katherine switches galore! I wonder if Isobel will be able to tell the difference between the two like Stefan? The only thing I am truly worried about is the Matt storyline. I am scared that he is going to become totally anti vampire and tries to get everyone against Caroline subsequently turning into a person I hate. On the opposite end, him knowing about the supernatural powers that be in Mystic Falls may make his character obsolete. Lets keep our fingers crossed that neither of my predictions come true.

So lets get pumped for tomorrow night at 8pm. It is going to be a good one!


Monday, April 4, 2011

"Grey's Anatomy" 7x18 "The Hot Mess Beneath the Song"

Oh Greys Anatomy musical, I wanted to love you so much. Unfortunately I can’t honestly say that I did. I am going to recap this episode song by song like my Gleecaps. So let’s dive right into the hot mess that was Greys.

“Chasing Cars” The episode starts off with a jolt. Arizona awakes from her post crash daze only to find half of Callie’s body in the car, and the other half through the windshield. Why, might you ask, was Callie flung from her seat while Arizona was only attacked by an airbag? The answer is because she was not wearing a seatbelt (for which I blame Mark). Cue Callie’s out of body experience singing a line from the opening song as real life Callie freaks out. The extra playing the truck driver runs up to a frantic Arizona and only says “Oh, Oh no mumble mumble” in what sounds like a Canadian accent. Forty-six seconds in and the future of this episode is already looking pretty bleak and supposedly “mysterious.”

When the ambulance pulls up every important surgeon at Seattle Grace (aka the whole cast of the show) is waiting. Out of Body Callie, starts singing “Chasing Cars” and the vocals are overpowered by the instrumentals which make it sound weak and timid. As Owen is telling Callie to “stay with him” he breaks into song and I break into my first laughing fit of the hour. Callie reacts in a similar fashion and has a freak out behind her oxygen mask. Kevin McKidd moves his head too much and makes too many facial expressions when singing. Actually he does that when he acts too. Probably why I hate him so much. Bailey’s singing while acting was much better. Her singing did not change her actions which made it easier to watch and accept that a surgeon can sing and cut into a person at the same time.

For the second time in the scene a teary eyed Arizona stares at the closing elevator door and says “I asked her to marry me and a truck came out of nowhere.” My tears of laughter started to tearn into tears of pain.