Monthly Archives: June 2011

Grey’s Anatomy’s Emmy Pick : Delusional, Face It You Do Suck

Well, all drama shows have picked out the episodes for Emmy consideration and Grey’s Anatomy has the audacity to present an episode.Now before you freak out, because I have gotten in trouble before with Grey’s Anatomy forum regulars , let me explain my story with Grey’s Anatomy.

I was once a huge fan I watched the show and then discussed it with my girlfriends between lessons and on my lunch break. I was invested up to season 3 and then season 4 came and they started losing me bit by bit until one day I could not take it any more and I watched with total disappointment at a once great show that brought me to tears.

This season has not been bad but not impressive compared to the amazing seasons 1-3 but better than 4-6, but still not award worthy by a long shot. If it gets nominated for anything shame on the Emmys was  Glee’s nomination last year not enough ridiculousness ?!

Anyways Grey’s Anatomy has been the kind of show where the acting is great but the writing is awful and inconsiderate. I really felt like the writers think of fans as idiots who eat up all the unnecessary drama,just because a mom is crying and a baby is dying does not mean it is a great storyline. There is even one point in season 4 where the characters kept repeating the same sentence twice before going on and on about some meaningless emotional breakthroughs does anyone remember that ?

Which bring me to this: Grey’s Anatomy  producers chose “Song Beneath The Song” as their Emmy episode ,you remember the horrid one where everyone was singing after Callie gets into a car accident and  her real self  being taken to surgery while the ghost her is  is sitting  on the bed singing to herself to get up (no not a scene from Inception)  … the one where they left us to wonder if Callie’s baby will make it all episode and then both were fine  OOOOOH so scary . This episode should be hidden somewhere not paraded around in the Emmys , I mean I am all for metaphores but that episode just sounded like a song list so they can sell it on itunes. How would they like it if the Glee kids worked in a hospital It just looked silly ?! What are you going to throw at me? ratings well you have fans like myself who fell in love with the characters and can’t seem to quit watching and others who just wont admit that the show sucks but deep down they so sadly know it.

I mean My God what a pain of an episode it was painful to watch I did not even care if the baby made it …what a bad bad choice and if it is nominated well then hell did in fact freeze people.

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Brits Do It Right :Come Fly With Me

                                                       

Britain…Britain…Britain

I have recently been introduced to the comedy of Matt Lucas and David Walliams  through their hilarious series Little Britain,Little Britain USA and Come Fly with me.

I have been living under a rock I know otherwise how could I have sat through mediocre funny sitcoms when this jem of a comedy was being made, the work of Matt Lucas and David Walliams is brilliant, it’s a sketch comedy that talks about brits in all forms of life. the two comedians take on different characters usually women and dazzle the audience with their smart relentless comedy. I first thought it was a show about two transvestite actors so I wasn’t too keen on watching but then I was proven wrong and was completely hooked.

British comedy doesn’t get enough credit outside the UK ( in comparison to american comedy shows) and when it does it is usually formatting the show to fit audiences from other countries like USA, and I don’t understand why? British comedy is not necessarily too British for others to appreciate I live in the middle east and I get it and trust me I’m not that bright ! I think people just stick to the familiar but British comedy is a creative well that should be tapped.

Come fly with me comes in a different formatt than Matt Lucas and David Walliams’s other ventures. It’s in mockumentary style and it deals with day to day situations in a British airport  as the two comedians play different characters, the show is unapologetic about it’s own nature which for me is one of the greatest things about comedy.

If you haven’t watched then buy little Britain USA season 1,Little Britain Seasons 1-3 and Come fly with me season 1 out   14/11/2011. 

Goodsigh ……….

                                                                                                                

And The Award For Balls Of Steel Goes To:Game Of Thrones

Spoliers …….

 

How did this happen? In what universe do the producers decide to kill of a main character? Sean Bean’s character Lord Stark was introduced as the main character in the show he is the honorable man who fights for what is right and good. The twist came when he was dragged from his prison and confessed to treason in exchange of mercy but King  Geoffrey  the brat decided otherwise and demanded his head. going into the episode i knew someone important is going to die because I didn’t watch it right away but i did not expect this. Do I like this bold move?I don’t know. I really was expecting Lord stark to serve in the night watch with his bastard son, I was excited for those two to bond.

I am still flabbergasted, and I ask again What the Hell happened in that room that the producers decided “O.K let’s kill him off ?!”. I decided how i feel i am pissed off

Ants In My Pants: True Blood Season 4

 

 

It took me time to like True Blood, but now i am hooked. Though I have reservations about the casting True Blood never disappointed. The new season has witches and fairies and I am curious to see how they manage to pull off the story of Sookie being a fairy without looking absolutely ridiculous. The exciting part is there will be more Eric and Pam which are my favorite characters. The following video has the first 8 minutes of True Blood season 4 I avoided watching fear of spoilers but feel free to watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBKnqrtsxq8&feature=player_embedded

Betrayal beyond forgiving: Why Love Bites Gets No Love

When  the first preview of Love Bites on NBC came out I was excited, the cast was amazing and familiar and it seemed like a funny little show that talks about the dating world. Having Becki Newton on the cast sold me. Then the show was delayed due to Newton’s pregnancy and I was bummed, It was one of the new shows that got me excited and buzzed.

then this year two weeks ago to be exact it primered and I was first in line to watch the show, I had the soda and chips ready, I put my call phone on silent and I was there ready for the show. Then I see Beki Newton pregnant which she wasn’t in the promo, then her best friend has changed and I was like O.K cast changes no biggy .the episode starts with one story then I discover that the story is barely told you are shipped off to a different setting from Manhattan to San Francisco who wants to watch a story that lasts 10 minutes? In San Francisco you are faced with new characters who have are having a different kind of story that has very little relation to the first story, when you are dealing with that BOOM you are again transferred to LA for another story with another set of characters.

The promo promised nothing like this though it was clear that the stories are different, I didn’t expect the stories to be so disconnected. How did NBC agree to a sitcom that takes place in 3 different states? The show just seems sloppy as if the producers had to edit whatever footage they had into 2 episodes. The music montage sounds so forced and the stories are so obvious.

I waited for the 2 episodes to give the show the benefit of the doubt because I wanted it to succeed and it might still do but as I watch it looked like a cancelled show. The second episode was a little stronger but presents another set of characters that were not there in the first episode, the only constant characters are characters played by Becki Newton,Greg Grunberg and Constance Zimmer. The whole thing seemed uncomfortable.Only time will tell but so far the first two episodes did not do well with viewers and unlike other shows that rate 2.3 million viewers this one deserves it.

Cougar Town Season 2:When Kooky Meets Alcohol

I’ve always known that there is a show called Cougar Town on ABC starring Courtney Cox as a divorced woman trying to get back her life. The title alone was enough to get it on my reject pile.The world doesn’t need another Desperate Housewives. After season one the show was renewed and that was odd to me I didn’t expect the show to survive because the first 9 episodes were not enough to sell it to me.

last week I ran out of shows to watch so I ventured on Cougar Town (sorry the name is just so ridiculous and making fun of it on the show still didn’t make it go down any smoother ) after being mentioned so much on Community my favorite comedy. I crammed the 2 seasons in almost a week and I love it. Now I didn’t do the show justice because I kept comparing it to Community and in that area Community wins hands down no competition is even thinkable.

Cougar town is NOT about a divorced woman trying to claim her life back, it is about a group of friend who drink A LOT, it is basically a fun group having fun and living their lives, there is nothing more to it really. It is funny, very funny and it’s fun to watch. It is basically fun … (see how many times I said fun…well, coz it is !) the characters are interesting though sometimes they seem catrtoonish and forced  like Ellie Torres played by Christa Miller who’s the cynical in the group can be ridiculous at times, it feels like an older version of her scrubs character Jordan Sullivan cold and emotionless which is a little boring and redundant . To be fair hats off to the other characters Courtney Cox does a great job as Jules Cobb which is a step up from Friends’  Monica Geller-Bing the control freak. The interaction between the characters is very entertaining, they are all presented as one group that’s a part of the same story all getting equal screen time.

This is a show that you’ll not regret watching ,it brings something new to the table  it doesn’t try to be anything it is not and it is not afraid to make fun of itself .It might strike you as silly at times but bear in mind that the characters are buzzed 24/7

Favorite character of the season : Bobby Cobb played by Brian Van Holt

Favorite episode : “No Reason to Cry” the 11th episode of the season where Jules kills animals as she questions her relationship with Grayson Ellis played by Josh Hopkins (an actor I never seemed to like until I saw him in this role ) it was funny and well written, “imaginary hat” off to Gregg Mettler the episode’s writer.

Favorite scene: Lori played by Busy Philipps dressed as Ellie played by Christa Miller for Halloween.

Favorite relationship : Andy played by Ian Gomez and Bobby played by Brian Van Holt , a wonderful bromance

There you have it, I watch and then present my sometimes unwelcome opinion, why? well because I can.

Why Joel Mchale Is So Great: A TVLINE Interview

Joel Mchale is a man of many trades he was doing a killer job as the host of the soup on the E! channel then added the role of Jeff Winger on NBC’s community to the list which is a role he was always meant to play, it suits him so wonderfully. He’s is a leader by nature whenever he has something to say i listen. he’s now taking the movie world by storm though I personally hope he never gives up on TV.

He should have been given a chance to host the Emmys this year he would have done a killer job and maybe brought spaghetti cat to co-host.If you not that familiar with his standup,movie career,tv career please familiarize he is a person you would want to know TRUST ME! he has got it all.

He’s not short on Charisma or charm but it does not stop there, he tops it with talent delivering the lines with great acting that brings the punchline home. TVline.com’s Megan Masters interviewed him here is a link to the interview…Enjoy

http://www.tvline.com/2011/06/eye-on-emmy-community-joel-mchale/#comment-160028

Someone Gets It Right: Critic’s Choice Awards

Finally an award list i can agree with, Knowing the Emmys nomination list will probably disappoint me the Critics Choice awards on June 20th come to ease the pain with a great nomination list including ma favorites .

the following list is taken from TVLine.com

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights  (fingers crossed)
Fringe
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Justified  (fingers crossed)
The Killing
Mad Men
The Walking Dead
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)   (fingers crossed)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)   (fingers crossed)


BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)   (fingers crossed)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
Anna Torv (Fringe)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)  (fingers crossed)
Walton Goggins (Justified)
Shawn Hatosy (Southland)
John Noble (Fringe)
Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michelle Forbes (The Killing)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Margo Martindale (Justified)   (fingers crossed)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)   (fingers crossed)
Chloë Sevigny (Big Love)
BEST COMEDY SERIES
Archer
The Big Bang Theory
Community   (fingers crossed) i’m willing to participate in witch craft if it will help 
Glee
Louie
The Middle
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Joel McHale (Community)   (fingers crossed)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Patricia Heaton (The Middle)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)   (fingers crossed)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Danny Pudi (Community)   (fingers crossed)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)   (fingers crossed)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Sofía Vergara (Modern Family)


BEST TALK SHOW
Chelsea Lately
The Daily Show    (fingers crossed)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Oprah Winfrey Show

Joined At The Hip : Comedy Duos That We Love Together

NOTE:some of the videos below may contain crude language

Some heads are meant to stay attached together to bring havoc and chaos onto the world, there is nothing better when two brilliant people get together and decide to bring their vision to life.Some of those visions are brilliant and some are better shredded.Here are examples of duos that brought us nothing but laughter.

1. David Walliams and  Matt Lucas Little Britain and Little Britain USA : if you haven’t ever watched the show you should. Those two are brilliant British comedians  that try through skits and dressing up as women to introduce the real heart of Britain to the audience. The show is created by the two actors and performed by them too. The show is an exhilarating ride through hilarious characters.

2.  Matt Stone and  Trey Parker South park and The Book of Mormon: They are brilliantly funny and ruthless with their jokes. Two of the sickest minds in comedy those two should never be separated.South park the animated marvel from those two creators written and brought to life by their voices shows a great deal of talent. The two mentioned are an endless fountain of brilliance and insult.

3. Tina Fey and  Amy Poehler Saturday Night Live and Baby Mama: actors and writers even though both have separate shows now on NBC whenever those two get together it’s a whirlwind of pleasure….that didn’t sound right….I mean it’s a carnival of entertainment…better right? they collaborated on SNL skits and they were the best ones and then they collaborated on the movie Baby Mama. On occasion we see those two together on TV like Jimmy Fallon’s Jersey Floor.

“It’s Like God Spilled A Person”: TV Characters Who Are Just A Mess

Some characters on TV drew the short straw in life, we love them but we can’t avoid the fact that when the writers cooked up the character they were thinking of the most unfortunate people they know from high school orchildhood.It can’t be helped some characters just seem to face bad luck everywhere they go. You look at them and you say “How the hell did this person happen” but again we love them anyway.

1. Ben Chang Community played by Ken Jeong : He’s not only insane but also he has nothing going his way. He’s homeless, friendless and obnoxious.He follows the study group around like a lost puppy (an ugly puppy) and gets constantly rejected. He should have a disease named after him.

2.George Costanza Seinfeld played by Jason Alexander : He is a mesh mash of horrible, he was unemployed for a long time, he is cheap and falls short in every aspect .No one wants to be George and if you are a George get a personality altering surgery or something I don’t care how … change it now !

3.Morgan Grimes Chuck played by Joshua Gomez: He might be a spy now but there is no denying that Grimes is a loser, he might not be as horrible as others on the list but he has his fair share of bad composition with a hint of dorkiness.

4. Andy Dwyer Parks and Recreation played by Chris Pratt: he is the epitome of underachiever, though he is a fun guy to be honest he is an embarrassment, he’s not the guy you take home to meet your parents.Luckily he found someone to share his insanity and life.He works as a shoe shining man in a government building (good right! wait for it ) after being homeless and living in a pit outside his ex-girlfriend’s house where he before fell and broke his 2  legs . One word for this character…Stray

5. Liz Lemon 30 rock played by Tine fey : If you watch the NBC hit show you will not need me to explain,but I’ll do it anyway. Liz is the producer of a TV show in NBC (good for her right?! wrong) that is the only aspect liz manages to pull off. She is messy and disorganized, her personal and social life is a disaster, her dating history reads as the “who is who of trashy leeches” .

7. Phil Dunphy Modern Family played by Ty Burrelle : this suburban family man is as dorky as they come.He rarely does anything right and always manages to get into trouble for our comic amusement. He’s a great dad and husband but never to take out in public.

So here you have it, as I was watching a character in my life unfold as a total mess, I list this for your summer pleasure to remember that not all are lucky,smart,beautiful,graceful or eloquent but all are loved.

Note: the quote listed above in the title is from NBC’s Community.