Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Big Brother Over The Top - Week One Thoughts

I hope many of you have floated over to Big Brother Over The Top like I have.  Tonight, we will be one week into this game and this new platform of Big Brother with the online only version.  So, I just thought I would go over my week one thoughts. 

Overall, I am absolutely loving it and my lack of energy is a lot due to the live feeds.  I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this but I would argue there has been more game going on in the first week of OTT than the whole season of BB18.  The lack of game play in BB18 was frustrating at times obviously.  I know I'm not alone in saying that.  So, what about the actual feeds?  It has been pretty amazing to watch.  Keep in mind that we never get to see week one on the feeds in a regular summer season.  We always jump in after premiere night.  Everyone already knows everybody.  Alliances have been made.  Competitions won.  We're playing catch up.  With OTT, we have jumped in from the very beginning with the first houseguest walking into the house.  We watched Scott walk in there.  Search the house.  Wait for another houseguest to arrive.  They wait for another houseguest to arrive and so on.  We saw the first impressions of these houseguests to each other on the first night.  We saw the first HOH competition play out.  The nominations announcements.  The veto competition. The veto ceremony.  Seeing the cast photo shoot yesterday on the feeds.  I always wondered the timing of doing those cast photos.  Now, I know.  CBS promised 24/7 feeds and there has been a minimum of a few minutes down over the last week such as the feeds going down right before the veto competition which was likely for producers to instruct the house on the rules of the veto comp.  Last night, we got 2 hours of live diary room sessions which I found fascinating to watch.  The summer season feels so overscripted in the DR often and this was raw interviews.  Great stuff.  Only negatives I have seen so far is that they need to put up more archive stuff and ways for fans to catch up easier.  I love the recap shows but there is a gap in them over the weekend.  If you aren't able to watch the feeds or following people on Twitter to catch up on the major happenings, you'll be lost for a few days.  I'd like to see something fill that gap between the weekend.  Overall though, I am thrilled with how this looks!  Are there things that CBS is going to have to work out?  Of course.  That is true with anything but I'm thrilled with week one so far. 

Let's talk game.  We have the two sisters in the house of Alex and Morgan.  Both have been able to stay under the radar so far.  Jason has said something at one point looking at the memory wall commenting on how alike that they look but that has been in.  Justin has made a comparison note as well.  Other than that, they are right under the radar.  I was fascinated last night watching their DR's where they basically said that neither wanted to work with the other coming into the game and even now.  It is almost like they have been forced to work with one another which is hilarious.  I figured it would be a plan from the beginning.  So far, I'm Team Alex.  I like that she is playing the game and has a great read of the game along with the history of knowledge of it.  I'm just thrilled to have a house full of people ready to play the game and aren't holding back and I'm talking about the majority of this house. Jason was voted back into the house for another shot at this game.  His first week has been nothing short of a rollercoaster.  The first HOH comp was one that I really enjoyed cause it was all strategy.  You couldn't very well throw that competition.  It also saw Monte getting HOH and his HOH week sure has been something.  LOL.  I think he's outed his plans to just about everyone in that house and that was just on that first day of him lining up the one on one interviews.  Jason's game was looking to be a lot of what cost him BB17.  Sitting around in the backyard talking to one group and not moving around.  It has been frustrating to the point of many fans including his girl, Day, calling him out on Twitter for it.  LOL.  Jason's win of veto saved him from a first week eviction.  I was surprised that he won it honestly.  I say that because even the people playing were lined up against him.  Well, except for Danielle who has aligned with him.  They were helping one another. So, the veto gets played and Jason takes himself off the block.  The replacement nominee was Kryssie.  Not a surprise.  Kryssie's main problem seems to be that she just isn't enjoying this experience.  I think she'll openly admit that too.  She has seemingly been miserable in that house from the start of it and that is effecting her game.  It will also likely cost her her game too as even her own alliance of people around her have said they can't defend her anymore.  Let's also not forget that America got to vote the third nominee which was Cornbread.  I really thought he was going to be a fan favorite in the preseason but a lot of things he has said in the house has turned off fans and fellow houseguests.  America also gets a vote in tonight's eviction.  Yesterday, it really looked like Kryssie was gone but the target has moved over to Cornbread. 

Just some random thoughts on week one of Over The Top.  I absolutely love Over The Top!!!!  It's different and it is going to spoil us live feeders like crazy when we go back to blocked feeds next year with BB19.  LOL.  If you haven't checked out Over The Top, DO IT! Go to CBS.com and you can get a free week of All Access to try it! 

That's it for today! Take care and God bless!  Have a great day!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Big Brother 18 Thoughts - Roadkill Challenge, Veto Results SPOILER


I'll put SPOILER ALERT here as I'm going to be talking live feeds and TV show so stop reading if you don't want spoilers.  We're about four days into the Big Brother 18 live feeds.  I always call Friday "meet your new houseguests" day as that is the first full day of feeds to where you sit back and observe the house.  Not a whole lot going on in the house over the weekend outside of a few random things with conversations.  Voting talk and such.  Jozea is the target to be evicted this week and the goal of the side of the house targeting him is to keep it quiet for a blindside.  Paulie was even talking to Frank at one point about later in the week going to Jozea and saying "wow, this is bad.  I really think I'm going home.  I don't think I have the votes".  Just to stir it up and hype up the blindside more.  So, the guy who thinks he is the master mind Big Brother player is about to get played big time on Thursday.  Get your popcorn.  LOL.  Whew, this guy.  I think he has had one of the worst Big Brother weeks ever and all of it is his own doing.  He's terrible at this game.  Big Brother 101 says that you don't voice that your target is the current HOH!!!!  LOL.  That's just the first of many mistakes by Jozea this week.  Unless there is some out of nowhere turn of votes, he'll be going home this week. We were introduced to the new twist of the Roadkill challenge.  The winner of that gets a secret power of adding a third nominee on to the block.  All houseguests open up a box to reveal if they were a winner or loser in the competition.  The winner can then tell people he won it or keep it to himself.  Frank was the winner this week and he put up Paul up on the block.  Now, here is where we are going to get into more spoilers so SPOILER ALERT!!!  With Frank putting him on the block, that made the veto competition that much more important.  The Eight Pack alliance was very strong in that they couldn't let Jozea win the veto.  He is the number one target for eviction this week.  So, he didn't win veto.  Paul did and was apparently very vocal about his win afterwards.  We haven't seen this of course yet on the show so I'm curious to see how that looks compared to the talk of it.  Veto meeting has occurred over the weekend.  Paul took himself off the block.  Bridgette was put on the block as a replacement.  Target is Jozea and that alliance thinks they easily have the votes to keep him.  As far as the overall cast, I like the group.  Some more than others obviously.  LOL.  I've got about three or four that I'd like to see voted out soon.  It has been mostly a quiet week in the house.  I think things will really pick up with intensity in there when this blindside happens on Thursday.  That will show the battle lines of the house and some that thought they were safe and good in this game are going to panic realizing they aren't safe.  So, that's it for now.  Just some random thoughts on this weekend of live feeds and TV shows. Hope you are having a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Big Brother 18 Premiere Thoughts - Catching Up With The Returning Houseguests

And away we go on Big Brother 18!  I was so excited to see the premiere last night!  Just a few quick thoughts on the first episode.  My likes and dislikes.  We got several twists last night.  The first being the worst kept secret among the Big Brother fandom over the last month with the fact that there would be four returning houseguests.  The Jordan Parhar list of returnees turned out to be 100% accurate which I was really hoping it would be.  Returning to the house are Nicole, James, Da'Vonne, and Frank.  They were revealed later as a surprise to the house after the newbies had all moved in.  I'm a huge Nicole fan so having her back this season is great!  Now, I'm already sweating with the results of the first episode in stress hoping that she is going to be safe on tonight's episode.  The next twist to discuss is the announcement that everyone would be playing as teams.  Not crazy about that twist.  I'm going to stay optimistic on it but this just hasn't been good for me in years past.  The couples in BB9 but then again all of BB9 is a season that I desperately want to forget.  We had the coaches in BB14 which I thought kind of kept that season down a bit.  I enjoyed BB14 obviously but I just like a solo game.  So does Da'Vonne who was very vocal last night in her DR interviews about how she didn't come back to play a team game.  I tend to think that this will play out for maybe half the season and then we'll get back to a solo game like it has worked out in previous seasons.  I'm going to stay optimistic for the time being that this could be a fun twist.  A few other happenings.  Da'Vonne and Paul.  Whew!  That team isn't going to work.  They are past their limit with one another.  Michelle has figured out already that Tiffany is Vanessa's sister.  Of course, Da'Vonne is on to her too cause of being around Vanessa last year.  Paulie went ahead and outed himself announcing that he was Cody's brother.  He was getting worried especially with Nicole being in the house knowing Cody.  As far as the overall cast goes, I'm pretty happy with it after one episode.  It was an interesting two hour premiere.  So, we got the twist of how the competitions would play out last night.  First place team in the first comp would be safe from eviction for the first two HOH's.  The losing team of the second comp would have to then battle it out among themselves to stay in the house.  That's right.  Someone is going home immediately.  Nicole's team ends up finishing last so it will be that team of four battling it out on tonight's episode.  The player that finishes last will be the first evicted.  In another twist, it was announced that even though one of that team will go home, one of them will be HOH as well.  Yep, lots of happenings last night. With watching the first episode, I thought most of them were like their preseason interviews.  Again, it's one episode.  Let's see how things are within two weeks.  We've had seasons in the past where NOBODY was like their preseason interview once we got a little bit into the game.  LOL.  Overall, I enjoyed the premiere and I'm excited for yet another season.  Second episode tonight at 8pm central time.  Live feeds start at midnight central time tonight. What about those four returning houseguests?  Here is Jeff catching up with them.




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence

It's hard to believe it has been 20 years since the release of the original Independence Day movies.  When I heard they were doing a sequel, my ears perked up of major curiosity.  What will it be like?  What is the story?  Who is returning?  20 years of questions basically.  I'm excited to check out the movie.  I saw the original in theaters on opening weekend back in 1996.  I sat on the very front row as we were late in arriving.  LOL.  I spent the next over two hours absolutely loving that movie.  20 years later, here we are.  How will the sequel be?  We'll find out this Friday upon release on June 24th.  Here is the trailer to get you set up for it.

Big Brother 18 Premiere Night!!!


Happy Big Brother 18 premiere day!!!  Can you believe it is already here?  The new season premieres tonight on CBS at 7pm central time!  So, we still have questions going into tonight's premiere.  We have 12 announced houseguests.  We are waiting for 4 more.  12 are new.  The 4 are rumored to be returning houseguests.  I've seen the names floated around and I am hoping they are right.  Let's talk about what we do know and that is the 12.  A couple of them have ties to previous Big Brother houseguests.  First, we have Paulie who is the brother of BB16's Cody.  Second, we have Tiffany.  She is the sister of BB17's Vanessa.  With watching their preseason interviews with Jeff on CBS.com, it seems pretty clear that both are wanting to lay low on this secret.  It is going to be REALLY hard to hide those secrets for two reasons.  The first is that they look and sound an awful lot like their siblings!  LOL.  Paulie and Cody look very similar and if any of these new cast members are big superfans, they will recognize Cody cause he has made appearances on the show.  And good luck to Tiffany cause she looks and sounds just like her sister.  LOL.  That is going to be hard to hide.  Now, here is my bigger problem with them hiding their secret.  When you are on Big Brother, the show ends and here comes your families out to the finale, after shows, parties, etc.  If you are one of these rumored houseguests coming back into the house, they very well may know these siblings!  Not just have met them or talked to them but genuinely know them especially if you were on the season with their sibling.  How does that play out?  Do they align or do you out them? That is the question.  I am waiting to hear if the Jordan Parhar call is correct on who he said will be the returning four.  Please be right Jordan!!!  I've got an all time favorite in that list if it is correct.  So, what about the new cast?  Well, here is the names of the new cast.
Paul Abrahamian - 23 from Tarzana, CA.  Clothing designer
Victor Arroyo - 25 from Slidell, LA.  Gym manager
Corey Brooks - 25 from Dallas, TX. Baseball coach
Paulie Calafiore - 27 from Howell, NJ. DJ
Bronte D'Acquisto - 26 from San Diego, CA. Student
Bridgette Dunning - 24 from Fresno, CA. Traveling nurse
Zakiyah Everette - 24 from Charlotte, NC. Preschool teacher
Jozea Flores - 25 from Bridgeton, NJ. Make-up artist
Glenn Garcia - 50 from Bronx, NY. Dog groomer/former police detective
Michelle Meyer - 23 from Washington Township, MI. Nutritionist
Natalie Negrotti - 26 from Franklin Park, NJ. Event coordinator
Tiffany Rousso - 32 from West Palm Beach, FL. High school teacher

Check me out on Twitter at @ent_wrapup cause I am way more active on Twitter than I am on the site as of late.  I'll be commenting a ton on Big Brother.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Full House Returning On Netflix In 2016!!!


It's official!!!  Twitter went crazy late last night with John Stamos' appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live where he gave the word that Full House would be returning.  TV Line had the story a while back that this reunion would be happening.  The funny thing that when that story broke was that none of the cast was denying it including some even having fun and playing off of it.  Fans have been abuzz about it ever since.  Last night, Stamos gave the word that the show will be returning as a 13 episode exclusive series to Netflix.  It will start as a one hour reunion and they are hopeful to get everyone back for at least the start of it.  From there, we will basically spin off and the show will revolve around DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy.  The story is that DJ is a recently widowed mother of two with a third on the way.  Stephanie and Kimmy, along with Kimmy's daughter, will move in with DJ to help her out.  This basically plays off the concept of the original show as Jesse and Joey moved in with Danny to help him out with the girls.  The show will be called "Fuller House".  I expect that we will see characters popping in and out on the show over the 13 episodes.  It is something I wanted to see explored anyway with the original show with the three of those characters.  I was enjoying the adventures of DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy as they were getting older in their teenage years cause they were then able to branch out with those characters more being at a different stage in their lives.  Then, we got the abrupt cancellation of the show sadly without any closure.  The cast has always been bummed about that too that they didn't actually get a farewell.  Well, no need for a farewell cause now they are back!  I am so excited for this!!!  Fuller House will premiere in 2016 and we will all be anxiously awaiting it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift Jumbotron Dancing

Needing some laughs while you are likely snowed in this week?  How about this?  Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift doing jumbotron dancing.  So funny!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Jim Cantore Covering Thundersnow

This is what it all should be about with your job.  Enjoying what you do and enjoying what you are passionate about should bring out this kind of excitement.  Check out Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel out covering the winter storm and seeing the rare thundersnow happening.  Love this!


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Nashville Return Recap and Thoughts



So, what happened last night on the return of Nashville?  Well, not much.  Just the wedding fall out, break up, the custody battle result, a front yard fight, and a chair.  A chair?  LOL.  The chair was some nice light moments for the episode to kind of balance out what was intense with so much drama going on around the various story lines on the show.  The fall out from Rayna and Luke's wedding being called off continued including her being the first to take it to the media.  Luke going to Deacon's place expecting to find Rayna there.  Instead, he found a smiling Deacon when he found out the wedding was off (which was a hilarious smile by the way) and then found an angry Deacon after Luke said something about Rayna that he shouldn't have said.  The custody battle continued with Gunnar and his thought to be son.  The grandparents got custody after Gunnar admitted to Micah that Micah was indeed his nephew and not his son.  Micah saw this as just another situation where people weren't being honest with him and went with the family "that had always been honest with him".  Really funny moment when Avery comes over to voice his frustrations of the "chair" battle with Juliette.  His point got flooded out when he heard of Gunnar's day.  LOL.  The basic story of the chair was the newlywed trouble of him moving his stuff in with Juliette and conflicting including this chair that she didn't want anything to do with.  The perfect place was found by her with it being put in the nursery.  Layla.  Poor Layla.  That character has been a drama stirrer from the beginning but you just feel awful for her with how her life has been turned upside down just cause of covering up for Will's lies.  Then, the reality show.  Finally, everything came to a head with the overdose and then Jeff appears to have gotten rid of the reality show problem.  Then, we had Sadie looking to protect herself from her abusive ex.  Wow, this really was a dark episode the more that I think about it.  We're not to the biggest part though and that is the news that Deacon has cancer but that he needs a liver transplant to survive.  So, who will qualify as matching up to help save his life?  Rayna also has not been told about this and he wants no part of telling her saying he is tired of her having to take care of him.  He wants to be able to take care of her for a change.  Rayna did tell Deacon that she loved him but that she needed some time.  Deacon is unsure on whether he has that time but still said nothing to her.  Lots of happenings last night mostly dealing with the fallout of the previous hiatus episode.  Love Nashville.  Love it, love it.

Jimmy Fallon Hosts A Saved By The Bell Reunion On The Tonight Show

Jimmy Fallon went to Bayside High?  LOL.  How about this amazing surprise on The Tonight Show with the Saved By The Bell cast reuniting?  This was a lot of fun!  Lots in this that will make the Saved By The Bell fandom smile.  I loved this! TNBC memories! A must see for all Saved By The Bell fans!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nashville Returns Tonight, Lennon and Maisy Release Their Cover Of "Boom Clap"

Nashville returns tonight on ABC after its hiatus at 9pm central time.  In honor of Nashville's return, how about this from the always awesome Lennon and Maisy?  They have just released their cover of Charli XCS's song, "Boom Clap".  You can check it out with this video.  The link to buy it on iTunes is right here! https://itunes.apple.com/album/id963189071 …

Can Drew Bledsoe Throw A Football Through The Dan Patrick Show Wall?

What happens when Drew Bledsoe gets the challenge of whether he can throw a football through the wall of The Dan Patrick Show studio?  A very funny moment.!  I was watching this yesterday morning cracking up. One thing is clear.  That is one very tough wall with how hard he was throwing that football.  You could ever hear the buzz of the speed of that football flying on TV.  LOL.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

One Tree Hill 2015 EyeCon Conventions Coming To Wilmington, NC

Exciting time for One Tree Hill fans in 2015.  A lot of fans have had their eyes on Paris with the One Tree Hill conventions.  Myself included as I was glued to Twitter last year just watching pics and reports popping up from the happenings over there.  That and being jealous about everything I was seeing cause it looked so fun.  LOL.  Well, a push started to happen to bring the show back home.  A fan on Twitter, Miranda Friel (@miranda003), got a petition started to show the interest that the convention would have with the U.S. fans.  Many fans jumped in with her  immediately including (@onlyothquotes) as all the fans were pushing the cause.  Needless to say, the petition met its goal quickly and the wheels started turning on the convention.  It was a powerful thing to watch grow online and what else do you expect from the OTH fandom?  There were nine seasons and this fandom was a huge reason why.  So, what is this OTH convention?  It is being hosted by EyeCon.  Not only is there going to be one but there are now two of them.  The first convention will be held March 27-29, 2015 in Wilmington, NC.  Of course it has to be in Wilmington.  Home base to OTH.  For me, a lot of the appeal of not only being a part of a convention of this type would be to be in the same city as well.  So, fans can go to the convention and also go and see the sights famous in the show.  You can do that with Tree Hill Tours.  Tickets are going fast for the tours as well!  Who is in attendance?  Well, here you go.  In attendance for the first OTH convention are Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, Paul Johansson, Lee Norris, Tyler Hilton, Antwon Tanner, Mike Grubbs, Bevin Prince, Kieren  Hutchison, Michael Copon, and more guests to be announced.  There will be plenty to do with Q&A sessions, games, celebrity parties, meet and greet opportunities with the cast and you can buy tickets for autographs and photo ops.  Tyler Hilton will also be performing during the weekend.  I mean he has to, right?  It wouldn't be right if he didn't.  Tickets have been on sale for this convention for a while now.  Check out the link to the first convention at this link: http://www.eyeconfla.com/oth/

What about convention number two?  Convention number two will take place on August 7-9, 2015.  In attendance so far is Chad Michael Murray, Hilarie Burton, Lee Norris, and Antwon Tanner.  More names to be announced at a later time.  You can check out more on this convention at this link and buy tickets as well which recently went on sale.  http://www.eyeconfla.com/oth2/

This has been a fun thing to follow and a very exciting thing for fans missing their One Tree Hill.  I still can't believe it has almost been three years since the show ended but it is clear that our love and fandom for this show isn't going away.  This convention is going to help solidify that even more.  For more on EyeCon in general, go over to: http://www.eyeconfla.com  Follow them on Twitter: @eyecon3000

Monday, February 2, 2015

NBC Releases Teaser Of Heroes Reborn

During the Super Bowl last night, NBC gave viewers a little teaser at the return of Heroes.  We recently got the very exciting news that Zachary Levi will be a part of the relaunch of Heroes.  It will be great having him back on TV and in this Heroes world.  The teaser from last night shows Zachary but also shows a returnee that we already knew about and wait for it…...cue the initials HRG.