Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cheryl, our amazing field reporter

Okay, this is why I suck: ages ago, our friend Cheryl went to the Gleek Tour location in her area, and agreed to write a blog post about it. She waded through the sea of teenage goths at Hot Topic, only to have her brilliant article drop through the cracks of my email inbox. But now I've found it and am able to present, in all it's glory, Cheryl's awesome article about the Gleek Tour:

Y’all remember back in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s when the Disney Channel was subscription only? I used to beg and beg my parents to sign up for it, but, they never would. So I did something I’m not very proud of – I befriended a girl for her cable package.

Every day after school, we would go over to her house, her mom would make snacks and we would watch The New Mickey Mouse Club. We never missed it. So, when it was announced on the show that they were going to be coming to our local mall (our mall!), we were so there. I still have my poster with Ricky Luna’s autograph. Britney, Christina, Timberlake, Fergie and Ryan Gosling must’ve known even then that they were too big to sign autographs in a suburban Texas Sears.

Which brings me to Wednesday and the Hot Topic Gleek Tour. Even though this time I was able to drive myself there, and I was surrounded by kids that were in diapers when Jamie and I freaked out over the Mickey Mouse Club, the only real difference I saw in this mall tour was how much savvier TPTB have gotten in the last two decades. They’ve realize there’s a business in this. Eight-year-old me only had to show up and hope that she was there early enough to get a spot in line. Considerably older me had to buy a $25 t-shirt to get a wristband that got me in to the meet and greet. It guaranteed me a spot, though, so whatever. And this way also had everyone in line, some 200 people in Dallas, in and out in about an hour as opposed to the four or five the old way took.

Credit for pictures goes to Crystal Xia,
who agreed to be Cheryl's photographer.

Of course, that meant basically it was just an autograph assembly line, though. We were only allowed in three or four at a time and as soon as you were done getting your stuff signed you were very politely but firmly shoved out the door by a man with a headset. But, being that this was at Hot Topic, Headset Guy was a forty-something dude with an earring so his intimidation factor took a pretty big hit.

So, I wasn’t able to hang around (which would have been weird anyway) but I was able to talk with the cast a little bit while I was getting my stuff signed. The one thing that’s been bugging me since the pilot aired in May is the name of the school, McKinley High. My favorite TV show of all time, Freaks and Geeks, used the same name for their high school and, given the very similar tones of the two shows, I had a feeling it wasn’t a coincidence. I asked if I was right and Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson, confirmed that it was an homage. If I wasn’t a fan before, that would’ve done it. Freaks and Geeks reference=good TV in my book.

Overall, they were just incredibly sweet. They really couldn’t have been more gracious. Even after all the press the show has been getting this summer and the hordes of fans they’ve seen this past week and a half alone, they still seemed to be genuinely pleased and surprised that people like what they’re doing.

After the meet and greet, there was a scheduled Q&A in the mall court that was open to the public. I had gotten a pretty good spot in line for the signing, so I was able to get through and out quickly and subsequently got a pretty good spot for the Q&A as well. They were setting up the mics as I got there so I was sure to get a spot with a clear line of sight to the tallest mic, which I assumed was for Cory Monteith. I think I speak for all tall girls when I say thank you Hollywood for all the tall, cute guys you’ve been putting on our TVs lately. Keep it up.

Earlier, while I was standing in line for the signing, a totally edgy and not at all conformist Hot Topic employee came around and asked if we had any questions about the show. Now, like I said earlier, I really like the show, but I have the same problem with it as Monkey Sri and Maggie and tons of other people do, namely that the only minority characters in a show about outcasts seem to be one dimensional stereotypes. For now, I’m willing to give Ryan Murphy the benefit of the doubt based on what a phenomenal job he’s done on nip/tuck and Popular, but it’s still something I’m curious about. So, I grabbed a slip of paper and asked Monkey Sri’s Comic Con question again. And again the censors got to it and it didn’t get asked. This is a PR tour after all. They’re looking for softball questions, and boy did they get them.

All the usual suspects were there:
Are you anything like your characters?
Did you sing at all before you got the part?
Who’s the practical joker of the cast?
Who’s the best dancer?

Blah, blah,blah, we’ve all heard it before. Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel, was able to keep it interesting though. His answers were either brilliantly crafted or painfully honest but either way they were so funny. When they were asked who they hung out with in high school, he said the lunch ladies, and his hero in show business is Mickey Mouse because he made it okay to be a guy with a high-pitched voice. Between that and him being so nice at the signing about my kindergarten-level artwork, Kurt is my favorite now.

Oh and, last thing, seriously guys, you gotta check out the routine they did to “Push It.” While we didn’t get a screening in Dallas, they did show that clip. It hasn’t been officially released so I won’t provide a link here, but it’s all over YouTube and absolutely worth a look. I had a lot of fun, I’d tell you guys to check it out in your area, but it’s almost over now. If you happen to live in LA, though, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Thanks for sharing, Cheryl!

Sexually Frustrated by NCIS

If you aren't an NCIS fan, I wouldn't suggest you jumping on the bandwagon now. If you can watch it from the beginning I suggest it.

It is one of the more underrated shows on TV. When I tell people how much I like it, I get mocked. But the show is great. There are interesting plots, fun cases and GREAT characters. I think the characters on NCIS are some of the most well rounded characters on television.

In fact, Abby Sciuto (portrayed by Pauley Perrette) is one of my favorite characters on television. She is a lab Genius in black gothic make up and pony tails...I think I just had a great idea for Halloween.

If you do watch, Wow, the first two episodes have been great. Ziva turns out to be dead. Tony, filled with the desire to avenge Ziva's death goes after the evil terrorists. He gets tortured, but then tada Ziva is alive. They save her and there is big fan fare.

So we have a series of these great Tony & Ziva moments. Which continue until last night's episode, where Ziva rejoins the team. We know they looooove each other. He rescued her in Africa from terrorists! And we keep getting these almost kisses.....

The season has been great so far...BUT GET IT ON ALREADY.....!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A kinder, gentler ... House?!?

The problem with watching House, M.D. on Hulu is that damned 8-day delay. Everything I have to say about the season premiere is already outdated, since the second episode aired last night. I am this close - *pinches an appropriately minuscule amount of air* - to giving up on Heroes in favor of catching my favorite snarky diagnostician in primetime.

Anyhoodle, as we all recall, last season ended with Wilson dropping House off at a mental institution. We return to find him detoxing, and it's a pretty gruesome sight. But he makes it through, with his typical irascible personality intact. More House-ness ensues - he tries to outsmart his doctors and manipulate the other patients in order to get what he wants, a letter from his shrink stating that he's fit to practice medicine. Pretty much par for the course.

And then he nearly gets this guy killed.

If you're a fan of the show, you know that House is all about two things - finding the truth and saving lives. He goes against both of these principles when he indulges a fellow patient's Superman delusion, with disastrous effect. His psychiatrist, Dr. Nolan (played by the wonderfully gritty Andre Braugher), accuses him of no longer caring about anything. For House it was a distinct 'aha' moment. He turns his life around - he starts taking his medication, connecting with other human beings and having fun. There's even a tooth-achingly sweet moment where he helps his roommate, a man named Alvie with bipolar affective disorder, finish his rap during the psych ward's talent show.

Yes, that's Booger from Revenge of the Nerds in the background.
And no, I will not let Curtis Armstrong move on with his life.

Sure, as a counselor I think it's great that House got the help he so desperately needed. As a TV Slut, however, I'm like WTF, mates? I realize that House's life can't just be a never-ending series of increasingly soul-destroying tragedies. But after the darkness of last season, I'm scratching my head as to what a new, possibly fluffier season will hold. Can a tortured hero still be heroic if he stops being tortured? Only time will tell ...

Holding out for a Heroes...that doesn't suck.

It doesn't take a genius to see that most people have given up on Heroes. This season it's been averaging about 6 million viewers, down from 16 million in it's first season. Yikes. That's...substantial.

Every year it's the same old story and the same old questions. Can Heroes recapture the promise of it's first season? Can it halt the hemorrhage of viewers? Will people at least agree that the show doesn't suck anymore?

And every year I hope that this will the season, that this time the show will be more interesting than boring, deep rather than shallow, and actually say something meaningful.

So far, I'm not impressed.

To be honest, I'm not even sure why I'm sticking around. So many other people have given up on Heroes, I don't know why I continue to subject myself to the heartache of watching a once promising show flop around in never-ending death throes.

Because here's the thing. Here's the dirty secret nobody is saying out loud. Heroes was never great. It was barely even good. From the beginning it had pretty production values, pretty people, and occasionally surprising cliff hangers (remember Claire waking up on the autopsy slab?), but it was never great. The best that could be said of it was that it was promising. Sure we thought Hiro was adorable, but there have always been too many characters wandering around unconnected to one another, too many dropped storylines, and frankly, too much time travel and other ridiculous plot devices.

I think the core problem is that the show's writers and producers have been much too impressed with their own cleverness. They act like their show has Jesus magic or something, that it has the power to change lives and heal the sick. When all it really is are a series of confusing plots recycled from better sci-fi comics and movies. Sure it has good looking people and a handful of talented actors, but...for all that happens, nothing seems to happen. The producers are so in love with their actors that they can't bring themselves to actually kill any of the characters off. I mean, for god's sake, how many times does Nathan need to die? And yet, HE'S STILL ON THE SHOW. And as much as I love Zachary Quinto, it's time for Sylar to go away. These characters are just not interesting anymore.

But despite all this...I'm still watching. Maybe it's because I hate quitting. Or that I can't shake my love for Zach Quinto's eyebrows. But it all just makes me really sad at this point, to see so much wasted potential. While the carnival aspect of the current season is kind of cool, I just can't bring myself to care anymore. Watching Heroes makes me feel like I'm just going through the motions.

Monday, September 28, 2009

If You Need a Vamp Fix, This Isn't It!

This year I committed to trying new things, experiencing new shows, and in some cases this has been beneficial. For instance, community, which MaggieCats blogged about last week was a GREAT success. And then there has been the awful. This installment of the awful is devoted to CW's Vampire Diaries. I am aware of the great risk I was taking by giving this show a chance.
For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of being bored by this show, it is based on the Vampire Diaries books by L.J. Smith. These books have been doing pretty well amidst the fame of the Twilight Series and the Sookie Stackhouse series. I have not read the books. I thought Sookie and Bella were enough for me. The show is centralized around Elena, played by Degrassi Alum, Nina Dobrey and her love interest (and coincidental vampire) Stefan.

Ok lets be flat out about this. Stefan, or Paul Wesley, makes me long for the awful and horrid acting of Robert Pattinson. The TV execs are even trying to knock off the token Edward Hair. Its just sad.

The plot is ok, there are ups and downs (mainly down). Overall, I give the plot a C-. So far we have a witch, vampires, drug dealers and football players. So the cast is meh. The acting I give a D- (primarily because Paul Wesley is the worst Vampire actor since Jim Carrey in Once Bitten).

The one small bit of hope is Ian Somerhalder. Ian plays Damon our token Bad Boy Vamp. But overall Ian is sexy and can actually act, which is a breath of fresh air for this show.

If you missing True Blood or Twilight, don't expect Vampire Diaries to fill this void!

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Why should you watch Community on NBC?

1. Joel McHale

2. John Oliver

3. Chevy Chase

4. Hilarious Indian (maybe?) guy who is a pop culture lover and provides numerous references to movies like The Breakfast Club, Dirty Dancing, and Adventures in Babysitting. And might have aspergers syndrome.

I really enjoyed the show; it's funny, charming, and fluffy. It's not great art, think of it as the marshmallow cream of comedies. Tastes great, less filling. But it's not mindless or dumb, I have a feeling the show has things to say, it's just going to need some time to get there.

The main character, Jeff, is a lawyer who is in danger of disbarment unless he can get a legit law degree. He enrolls in community college (where his old friend--played by John Oliver--is a professor) and forms a fake spanish study group to try to hook up with a cute girl. When word gets out of the study group, a bunch of motley fellow students assemble. After some well-done exposition about each of the characters, they fight, make up, and then BOOM. A community is formed.

I would rank the show as between funny and hilarious, it's kind of Diet Arrested Development. More grounded in reality, but with it's share of ridiculous.

Watch it. You'll like it. Thursdays at 9:30 on NBC.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Hurray for Kristin!

She did it! In the biggest surprise win at the Emmys of the night (at least for me), Kristin Chenowith took the prize for Supporting Actress in a Comedy!

Even though Pushing Daisies isn't on the air anymore, I'm so thrilled that the Emmys recognized the show and how amazing funny and wonderful Kristin Chenowith was on it. I read this morning that she had to get treatment for a migraine (ouch!) after talking to the press, but I'm so pleased she had her moment to shine!

You go, girl!

Also, major props to the Academy for giving the Supporting Actor Emmy for a Drama to Michael Emerson from Lost. It was a well-earned honor. And if they hadn't given it to them, I would have reached through my computer screen and choked the life out of Neil Patrick Harris, who was acting as their agent by being the host.

Oh, and I thought he did a great job, by the way. The Dr. Horrible interlude was adorable and the opening song was actually funny and classy. A hard to achieve combination.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


You know, I was really optimistic when this season of Project Runway started. The show didn't seem to suffer much from the move to LA, the judges were the same, the initial challenge was fun, and of course Tim was as awesome as ever.

But in recent weeks, something has changed. Nina Garcia and Michael Kors have been conspicuously absent (I think this makes three weeks in a row) and the challenges have only been ho-hum. Basically, they've amounted to "make a pretty dress with a $100 budget" and people, that's lame. We watch Project Runway to see creativity and talent at work...and to hear bitchy comments from Nina and Michael. Ok, and also to see how progressively orange Michael Kors can make himself, but still.

This week, FINALLY, we had a decent challenge. The designers were instructed to create a garment entirely from newspaper (they were allowed a muslin base). And surprisingly, almost everyone came up with something attractive and innovative. While our main judges were still missing (sadness), the show seemed to have recaptured some of its original spark.

And there was drama too, of course. Johnny, after making some kind of red monstrosity and being told how ugly it was by Tim, decided to switch course and make a new dress that looked slapped together. When called on it by the judges, he crafted this elaborate story about how the original dress had been ruined by the iron or the steamer or some such bullshit. One of the other designers totally called his ass on it, and Tim even made a comment to the other designers that he couldn't believe the "utterly preposterous spewing of fiction" that took place from Johnny. And I could tell he was pissed when he told Johnny to clean out his work area, all while fussing with the cuffs of his suit jacket. There was no hug for Johnny.

In case you were wondering, here's the winning design:

So keep it up, Project Runway. And for God's sake, bring back Michael and Nina! I'm going into withdrawal.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Season, Same Old Crap.

Ah, Gossip Girl. The show that is like hostess snacks. Addictive. Yummy. But in the end, not filling and can have a weird after-taste. And while it's clear there's a lot of money parading across your television screen (what with the designer clothes, fabulous jewels, limos, and penthouses), the show this year feels kind of cheap. Mostly because of everyone's ratty hair.

The new season started this past week, and although three months have passed, the characters (for the most part) seem stuck in the same old ruts. Vanessa is a judgmental selfish ho with bonus terrible wig/weave, Jenny is annoying with consistently inappropriate clothing, Nate proves that his instincts/judgment are wrong with every single choice he makes, Serena is doing bizarre and crazy things but totally has an explanation, like for real you guys, and Dan is just....Dan. Whiny. Obnoxious. You get the drill.

In fact, the only characters who seem to have grown at all are Chuck and Blair who are flailing their way through a somewhat mature relationship. They're playing little games with each other, but hey, they're grown-ups now. More power to them. And as soon as Blair seemed uncomfortable, Chuck backed off. He told her he just wanted to make her happy, and darn if I don't believe it. It's nice that my two favorite characters on the show are happy, healthy, and hopefully a little wiser.

We'll see if it holds.

I burned through the first two seasons of this show, but frankly I'm starting to get a little bored. The constant plot recycling and characters hooking up with one another is starting to get old. They need to inject some new blood into the show, and so far Scott (the secret sibling of Dan and Serena, gasp!) is not doing it. Hopefully, having the characters begin school next week and meet new people will make things more interesting.

If not, I'm not sure how long I'll stick around.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The one reason to watch MTV award shows

We've gone on and on about the increasing irrelevance of award shows. And I can't think of any more ridiculous than the MTV Video Music Awards. First of all, everyone knows that MTV doesn't play music videos anymore. So their hosting an award show to recognize excellence in that field is kind of ironic.

But you can always count on MTV to have something buzz-worthy, usually unintentionally. Remember when that dude climbed to the top of the set and they had to shut the show down to get him down? Or when that weird guy ran out and danced jerkily while Bob Dylan was performing? And I'm pretty sure someone from Nirvana whacked themselves on the head one year after throwing his guitar in the air.

But this year takes the cake. Moments after Taylor Swift wins her award for Best Female Video, Kanye West jumps on the stage, rips the microphone out of the poor girl's hand, and proceeds to give props to Beyonce for her Single Ladies video. Taylor looks horrified, perplexed, and sad. She had just finished saying how she had always dreamed this would happen but can't believe it actually did....and then some douche interrupts her acceptance speech. Beyonce has the grace to look shocked and confused with nervous laughter.

I mean, look her face!

Kanye, seriously, get a grip. A friend told me that your mother died recently and that you must still be grieving...but if you aren't capable of behaving yourself in public because of something like that, DON'T GO OUT. He apologized on his blog, but still. Ugh. get over yourself, keep your ass in your chair, and keep your mouth shut.

And now, bonus Beyonce performance, because it was seriously awesome.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Boys are Back!

Spoilers for the season premiere of Supernatural below, so proceed at your own risk!

When we last left our intrepid demon-fighters, they had just broken the last of the seals keeping Lucifer trapped in hell, and he was breaking out. And we pick up right where we left off, except instead of dying in a supremely painful way as expected, the Winchester boys get white-lighted to an airplane directly above where they were standing and out of harms way.

Who in the what? My first thought was that it was Castiel, but whoops. He's dead. So Sam and Dean getting saved didn't seem to make much sense. And it's probably not going to help cure Dean's fear of flying, since the plane had to do some tight mauevering to avoid Lucifer's giant pillar of "I've breaking out of hell!" light.

BUT THEN. We find out that the big guy, G-O-D himself, decided to intervene and save the boys and reassemble the blown-apart bits of Castiel to take on Zachariah and his Matrix-y looking minion angels. I gotta say, the fight scene was kind of bad-ass.

So what did I think of the premiere? I liked it. There were constant surprises, most involving Bobby (he's possessed! He's stabbing himself to save Dean and probably going to die! He's unlikely to walk again but alive!). I think I yelled "nooooo!" a lot during most of the bad stuff involving Bobby, because as I am sure you all know, I absolutely adore him. I bet the neighbors thought I was watching some kind of crazy sport on tv by how vocal I was.

And I'm loving the new Dexter-like title card. Gruesome!

But there were also some really hilariously cringe-worthy parts, mostly involving Becky, the zealous Supernatural novel fangirl. She's the webmistress of, a Supernatural slash website. Kripke is pretty much willing to make fun of anybody, including his own fans. But I think the Supernatural slashers have it coming, because while I have nothing against slash in general, they're BROTHERS people! It's squicky to ship them!

Anyhoodle, Becky was a riot, especially when she couldn't stop touching Sam ("you're so firm!") and when she saw Dean ("You're....not what I was expecting). Love her!

Yeah, I probably would grab Sam Winchester's boob too if actually confronted with him. It's a normal response.

Some things that didn't seem to work so well are the characters constant use of folksy language and insults. Look, I get that they are from the midwest, but lay off the slang, Kripke. It's getting old. Also, the whole "emotional confrontation between Sam and Dean at the end of the episode" has worn out its welcome. It was really sad hearing that Dean doesn't trust Sam anymore, not that I blame him after all the crap that went down last season, but this is ground that got covered many many times last year. And it doesn't really jive with Dean telling Sam earlier that they need to just move on and work to clean up the mess they made.

Other than a few isolated missteps, the premiere was full of action, surprises, laughs, tears, and all the good stuff that Supernatural can deliver. It did a great job of setting up this year's arc, especially as Lucifer has found his human vessel and we now know Dean is intended as a vessel for archangel Michael, but I'm not sure how stand-along episodes are going to factor in. When you raise the stakes so high and have such imminent danger, it makes it a little more difficult to have a side-romp or feature the boys hunting down some random ghost.

Still, as always, I'm happily along for the ride. As long as the show has more of the action and less of the angst. Is it too much to ask to just see some hot guys kick some demon ass and blow ocassional shit up?

Now listen show. You know the deal. You are not allowed to kill Bobby. I'm cool with his being in a wheelchair if that happens, because he is so badass he could still kick butt, but you MUST NOT KILL HIM. Capish?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Cake Boss

Until last night, my only experience with cake-baking on television was with The Food Network's Ace of Cakes. Set in Baltimore only an hour from me, I viewed Charm City Cakes as the end all be all of cake making.

Until last night.

Getting a DVR a few years ago drastically changed the way I watch television. Since I usually have so many things stored on the hard drive, I never just flip through channels to see what's on. This has the unfortunate side-effect of meaning I miss out on a lot of the random shows that clog the cable airways. But since we haven't gotten to Fall premieres yet, and my DVR is pretty much empty of summer fare, I found myself in the unique position of flipping around the channels last night, looking for something to watch. And I found Cake Boss on TLC.

It's similar to Ace of Cakes, in that we basically get to see the bakery (Carlo's Baker in New Jersey) creating several special order items in an episode, with narration from the bakery's manager, Buddy Valastro. He's a fourth generation baker whose parents purchased the bakery in 1964. Since then, it's been the family business. And how.

So while Duff from Ace of Cakes is the poster boy for chill, surrounding himself with friends with a very rock vibe, Buddy is surrounded by his loud, large, and did I mention loud, Italian family. These people yell at each other all day long.

Buddy's four older sisters run the front counter of the bakery, but find time to pop into the back and yell at Buddy about various things: how the bread looks burnt, how that cake is unacceptable, why did you do this that's crazy. And Buddy has no problem yelling at workers (almost all family members) to hurry up, and even will shove them out of the way, grabbing pastry bags from their hands to show them how it's done, etc.

While this sounds intolerable in print, it's actually really entertaining and hilarious. I don't come from a large family and we're not really down with the yelling so seeing a group of people express themselves by hollering in each other's faces is interesting to me from an anthropological view. And I find Italian people long as they aren't yelling at me. If they want to yell at each other, I say go for it. They never reach Gordon Ramsey levels of vitriol, it's clear there's no malice behind the raised voices, it's simply how they communicate with one another.

It's also clear that while the Valastro family is, shall we say, passionate, they are passionate about baked goods. Things go wrong in this bakery, and Buddy will flip out. He'll wring his hands, have a mild panic attack, and while most things work out, it's nice to see someone who is so emotional about cake. He definitely has his hands full, and it's clear he's the Cake Boss not just because he's in charge of cakes, but also in charge of an entire clan. A loud clan of emotional Italians. Good luck, dude.

There may actually exist someone who cares more about cake than me.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Television Is Back!

September is my personal Xmas. Sure getting gifts is nice, but I very much enjoy sitting back an opening a brand new season of my favorite shows. And like Xmas, you are going to get gifts you don't want, gifts you don't understand, and gifts that you will cherish forever.

This summer was incredibly disappointing for me. Law & Order CI was a bust with Jeff Goldblum, Burn Notice and In Plain Sight didn't hold their own. Top Chef masters was HORRID. And even TrueBlood bit...(hahah get the pun, the shows about Vamps). The only thing that made the summer tolerable was an endless supply of Big Brother.

BUT! It is back. The fall season is joining us soon and I am ready for it. I have decided, like maggiecats to give you a taste of what I will be watching this fall:

8pm - House (Fox), Heroes(NBC) and HIMYM(CBS) (I have no idea how I will watch 3 shows at once, even Tivo can't do that, but how else to cope with changing schedules...)
9:30 - Big Bang Theory(CBS)

8pm - NCIS (CBS)
9pm - NCIS - LA (CBS) They previewed this one last year. LLCOOL J and Chris O Donnell....we will see how long i watch

9pm - Glee (Fox) EXCITED! and L&O SVU (NBC)
10 pm - Eastwick (ABC) have to try some new ones

8pm - Vampire Diaries (CW) Gotta support the degrassi alum(at least for the pilot)
9pm - The Office (NBC)
930pm - The Community (NBC) Gotta support John Oliver!

8pm - L&O (NBC)
9pm - Dollhouse (FOX) & Ugly Betty (ABC)
10pm - Numbers (CBS)

Sun (My Husbands Day of TV)
8pm - Simpsons (Fox)
8:30pm - The Cleveland Show (Fox) Until it gets canceled of course (I bet 2 weeks)
9pm - Family Guy (Fox) & Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
10pm - Brothers & Sisters (me not andrew) (ABC) & Entourage (HBO)

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Fall Schedule

Ah, the end of summer. When a girl's mind turns to thoughts of Fall television. And trying to figure out what the heck I am going to watch. Luckily, TV Guide has my back and has helpfully posted a guide to all the Fall television shows in handy dandy grid form.

Go here tv-philes.

Note: this only includes network television. I still need to check out the cable schedule so I know I'm not missing anything cool on some cable channel.

So what is my Fall schedule looking like?


8:00-Heroes and House (thanks, DVR!)

9:00-Gossip Girl



8:00-So You Think You Can Dance, V


8:00-So You Think You Can Dance, America's Next Top Model

9:00-Glee, Law and Order: SVU

10:00-Eastwick (at least for a few weeks)


8:00-Vampire Diaries (again, I'll at least give it a try)

9:00-Supernatural, Fringe, and The Office (back-up VCR, FTW!)


9:00-Ugly Betty, Dollhouse


HAHA! You're funny. Like the networks would ever show anything good on Saturday night. But I think Robin Hood is airing this night over on BBC America...


Nada. Network television FAIL.