Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lost, American Idol, Smallville, CBS Comedies, & More - March 19, 2009

Spring is almost here!!!!!! Thank you lord!!

Time to step back Jack cause Sawyer is now in charge. That was the theme of this week’s Lost. Members of the Oceanic Six have returned to the island and we’re now learning where the rest of them have ended up. Sawyer made the cover on how to get Jack, Kate, and Hurley into the Dharma Initiative. I loved the reaction of them on the news that they are now in the 1970’s. I’m thinking that with the things that have happened to you on the island, you’d just be thinking that it’s just another day. It sure does make you get right back into the flow of things right away after being away for three years. Sayid’s time went worse when he was found by Jin and another Dharma guy and they couldn’t reveal his identity as a friend. So, Sawyer had to improvise on how to protect Sayid. Hey, Frank survived. He didn’t suffer the fate of the last pilot who we’ll just call Parkman. :) It is funny to see the random survivors of the crash and you just immediately start thinking that person’s days are numbered and that person won’t be around long. Even having speaking lines won’t do much for you based on the ending of the two random survivors from years back that suddenly got a lot of dialogue on the show. Anyway, Frank took off with Sun and Ben. After Sun took out Ben with the oar, it was Sun and Ben heading to the main island. Really interesting twist with Frank, Sun, and Ben along with that group of survivors are in current day while the rest are back in time. How about Sayid coming across a young Ben? How cool was that??!!!! Good point brought up about the fact that the Dharna Initiaitive eventually gets wiped out and how did Sawyer plan to get around that? Will the Dharma Initiative eventually win out with them in the past? Will it be one of those things that Faraday talks about where you can’t change things? Just where is Faraday anyway?
Grrrrr to American Idol this week. Alexis Grace is gone off of the show. Grrrr. Allison Iraheta was in the bottom three with her. Grrr again. Maybe I’ll go with a Joss Whedon theme and give it a Grrrr Arghhh. This week was Grand Ole Opry week on American Idol with Randy Travis as the mentor for the contestants. Some definite strong performances this week. Danny Gokey’s version of Jesus Take The Wheel turned out to be a strong performance. I wasn’t crazy about it until he got to the chorus and his performance won me over. It is still a Carrie song and I’m sticking to it. ☺. Adam Lambert sure had people talking with his performance of Ring Of Fire. Hmm. I thought it was interesting and a definitely different twist on the song that I’ve never heard before for sure. I kind of liked it. Lil Rounds took a big chance with Independence Day and the judges just weren’t into it. I wasn’t either but props to her for giving it a shot. I’m sure she is glad to get out of country week as are many others. Scott MacIntyre promised to hold to Paula’s request to eliminate the piano from his perfomance at some point but waiting for a surprise time to do it. Allison Iraheta sang Blame It On Your Heart and got compliments from the judges such as Kara saying that Allison could sing the alphabet and make it good. I’ll get to Alexis Grace who sang Jolene. Was it the best song choice for her? Probably not. She liked the song and went with it. The judges were very mixed on what they thought of her performance. Wednesday’s results show had Ryan announcing a bottom three of Allison Iraheta, Alexis Grace, and Michael Sarver. Yeah, I was not a happy camper when Allison and Alexis were named in the bottom three. I’ve said that the two of them and Danny are my favorites. Allison was sent back to safety which got a “whew” from me in relief as the bottom two was Alexis and Micheal. Alexis went home and the judges opted to not save her. Such a bummer. Alexis had a nice style to her and I’ve liked her since her audition. I wouldn’t have guessed at all that she would have went home this early.

Carrie Underwood’s new song, Home Sweet Home, which is the go home song for this season’s American Idol is doing very well on the charts. The song was the top debut on the Billboard Top 100 selling 112,000 digital downloads. Carrie also appeared on this week’s American Idol dueting with Randy Travis on “I Told You So”.

Great news for us Big Bang Theory fans. CBS has renewed it but not just for one season. CBS has picked it up for TWO more seasons!! That is very exciting. The Big Bang Theory is now my favorite comedy and I love it. This wasn’t the only show picked up though. CBS has also picked up Two and a Half Men for two seasons as well.

This takes me to my other favorite comedy, How I Met Your Mother. Operation break up Ted and Karen was underway by Lily on this week’s episode. Fun episode which had the friends all staying up to watch Robin’s early morning newscast which featured her delivering a baby, having to try and save a life, and more. All sorts of happenings on live TV that the group didn’t see because the conversation was about Lily and how she has purposely broken up Ted’s relationships at times in the past cause the friends didn’t like the girl.

Smallville followed up on what has happened with Jimmy since his attack from Doomsday. The triangle of Jimmy, Chloe, and Davis came to a head in tonight’s episode. Jimmy caught Davis in the act of his rage but no one believed him due to his recovery and the drugs that he was on because of it. Davis also helped to frame Jimmy and cover himself. Chloe took Davis’s side and Jimmy got to his breaking point. He said that he was done with Chloe as he was tired of her never taking his side calling their marriage the worst thing he had ever done. Wow. How sad was that shot of Chloe just standing in the hospital looking heartbroken??!! Allison Mack is just an incredible actress.

It sounds like things will be picking up on Dollhouse beginning tomorrow night. That will be episode six and Joss Whedon has been promising big things with episode six and beyond. The previews definitely show big happenings.

Gloriana’s "Wild At Heart" is the iTunes Free Single Of The Week. Head over to iTunes to download it for free as you have a few more days to do so.

Movie box office numbers for last weekend. 1. Race To Witch Mountain - $24.4 million. 2. Watchmen - $17.8 million. 3. The Last House On The Left - $14.1 million. 4. Taken - $6.5 million. 5. Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes To Jail - $5.1 million. 6. Slumdog Millionaire - $5 million. 7. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $3.1 million. 8. He’s Just Not That Into You - $2.9 million. 9. Coraline - $2.7 million. 10. Miss March - $2.4 million.

Reese Witherspoon was cracking me up on The Tonight Show last night. She was showing pictures of her trip to Europe. I won’t go into it (ha ha) but she was showing pictures of signs of what the word for exit meant there. Funny stuff. She is always one of my favorite talk show guests and one of my favorite actresses.

If you want season four of Charles In Charge on DVD, you’re going to have to go with a different route that normal. Season four is going to be offered exclusively at Amazon.com. Even more different is that you buy them on DVD-R. This is something different that companies are planning with the companies making discs as they are bought. That way they don’t mass produce them and possibly lose money on them if they don’t sell. One problem that I’ve seen is there are people saying that they have bought DVD-R’s of other shows made available in this form which are not playing in their DVD players. Seems like it is just hit or miss which is common at times with DVD-R’s. Season four of Charles In Charge is released this Tuesday on Amazon and is already up for preorder.

No elimination on this week’s Amazing Race. Christie and Jodi fell from first to last but it was a non elimination leg. Funny moment with them that I laughed at was the two of them getting the clue for the road block which said “who has no shame?” and Jodi immediately handed it to Christie saying “you”. I cracked up at that. The task for the road block was that one member of each team had to run a marathon in the freezing temperatures in their underwear. The weather messed with teams as driving became hazardous especially combining a stick shift vehicle and ice. Tammy and Victor rubbed teams wrong with them wanting to work together and then leaving teams when they found out something on their own. Luke & Margie and Jaime & Cara were especially annoyed with them. The standings at the pit stop were: 1. Margie and Luke. 2. Tammy and Victor. 3. Jaime and Cara. 4. Mel and Mike. 5. Mark and Michael. 6. Christie and Jodi (last but not eliminated).

Is it me or this season’s Celebrity Apprentice just not very exciting so far? I am thankful that the show has been dropped down to one hour now instead of two. Two hours was just painful to watch and just too long. Sunday’s episode was all about the women destroying the men in the selling wedding dresses task and then Tom Green and Dennis Rodman having problems with their team. Hopefully, things will pick up but so far I’m not seeing any excitement like last season.

Who is the best player in the NBA? I have seen a lot of discussion over this in the last week with the discussion being between Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Dwayne Wade. You really can’t go wrong with any of the three as I find all three very entertaining to watch. If I had to choose to only be able watch one of the three players, I’d pick Kobe Bryant. He is fun to watch and has a style of play that I’ve always enjoyed. All three players have done big things for their teams this year and will make this year’s Playofffs very exciting. I still think it will be a Lakers/Celtics Finals rematch. Boston is sliding a little bit but I think they’ll get it together. I’d gladly welcome another Lakers/Celtics series. Their game on Christmas night was so much fun to watch.

TV on DVD releases for Tuesday, March 24. Andy Richter Controls The Universe (Full Series), Charles In Charge (Season Four which is the Amazon exclusive that I talked about), The Clone Wars (Volume One), In Treatment (Season One), The Riches (Season Two), Room 222 (Season One), Runaway (Full Series), The Venture Bros (Season Three).

TV Line Of The Week: From American Idol.
“It’s from Simon Cowell. (reading) I miss you deeply, please come back. (finished reading) Ok, that’s kind of creepy.” - Carrie Underwood pretending to read a letter from Simon Cowell backstage. It was really funny especially with her walking off looking disturbed after she read it.

From The Amazing Race:
“I knew it would be bare minimum. I didn’t know that it was going to be my bare minimum.” - Christie while running the marathon.

You Tube Video Of The Week: I’m A Marvel and I’m A DC. And I’m Batman.


Have a great weekend!! Take care and God bless!!

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