Friday, July 30, 2010
News out of How I Met Your Mother this week as Rachel Bilson will be returning for the season premiere. I'm very happy about that. I like Rachel and have enjoyed her roles on several of my favorite shows. I would think that she will play a crucial role in learning of who Ted ends up with after learning last season that Rachel's character is "the one's" roommate.
The CW had their press tour yesterday promoting several of their new shows while giving news of their current shows. As always, there were odd things to come out of it. One being that Dawn Ostroff, president of the network, said that they will be adding more commercials to their online video streaming of shows. Their research shows that more people watch their commercials so they're adding more. Ok, you do realize that we are forced to watch them? It's not like we have a choice. How many times can we watch the Mary J. Blige commercial anyway on their website? The CW just seems so far behind the times every time they come out with news like this. Remember when they stopped running Gossip Girl episodes on their site because they wanted to force people to watch them on TV? That baffled me too especially at a time when streaming video was taking off. The site also only keeps up about two episodes of shows online which makes no sense to me either. So, if you get too far behind on a show then you're just in trouble. When questioned on Rosenbaum's return to Smallville, Ostroff said that "the door was open" which was the same answer given at Comic Con at the Smallville panel. She was questioned on whether there might be another DC Comics spinoff to take over for Smallville and she said that they're "going to work on it". One thing that really confused me was the One Tree Hill question. She said that they were hoping to keep it around beyond this season. Why is that confusing? The show was nearly cancelled this year. This is the same thing that The CW did with Smallville lately. There was talk a couple of seasons ago that Smallville was about to get cancelled and that the exile to Friday was the finish of it. Then, suddenly The CW started talking about how they wanted it around for a season ten. So, maybe this bodes well for One Tree Hill. It seems like if you get talked about on being cancelled and get renewed, you're good for two seasons after that. When asked about Supernatural, Ostoff said that she hoped to have it around past this season as well. That is a show too that has been on the bubble a lot.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Carrie Underwood will be performing tomorrow morning on The Today Show's Summer Concert Series.
Big Brother fans were talking today about Andrew's revelation that he was going to make some noise tonight. I know I was really pumped for this episode with the possibility of things getting lively in the house. Andrew and Kristen had a blowup earlier this week when Andrew felt that she did not have his back while being up on the block. Andrew's veto ceremony speech backfired on him with the rest of the house now being sure that he was with Brendon and Rachel. The reason that they thought that positively was because of Rachel's fake reaction. Only problem was that it wasn't a fake reaction. LOL. She wasn't clued in on the fact that Andrew had aligned with them. Brendon hadn't told her. She wasn't very happy with Brendon later about not being told this either. So, we get to the live portion of the show tonight. Andrew calls out Hayden and Kristen on being a couple and calls Kristen out on what she had said about other people. Just flat out blows it up and it was an amazing speech. So much so that you could see arguing going on as they went to commercial. Andrew gets voted out on a 8-0 vote. The HOH competition is held and the battle is between the couples. It comes down to Lane and Rachel for the win. Rachel wins HOH. As the show goes off the air, words are already being exchanged between Rachel and Kristen. We did get the announcement of Pandora's Box returning next week saying that the saboteur may come back. They are asking fans to vote on who they would want to be in the role. If I had to guess, that houseguest with the winning vote will be offered the role and an offer of money to do it. Then, it is their call on if they want to do it. That is my guess.
SPOILER ALERT!! Here is what has happened on the live feeds since the show ended. Hayden and Rachel talked for a while about the things that were going on in the house. Kristen and Rachel stayed apart a while. Kristen and Kathy were hanging out and talking. Brendon and Rachel got together in the back yard to discuss the happenings tonight. The Brigade was talking trying to figure out their plan. Rachel went and apologized to Kristen for what happened including the celebration saying it was the heat of the moment. Kristen said that she did not accept the apology and that it wasn't the heat of the moment. Kristen continued to talk and then Rachel walked out. Yeah, I think this is a sign of things to come this week. The houseguests have done a lot of talking about the night. Kristen then ended up alone in the bedroom. She stayed in the bedroom for about three hours total including her time with Kathy. Her mic was right next to her heart and you could hear her heart racing as she laid on the bed by herself in the room. The "have nots" finally got to eat again at 9pm Big Brother time. Kristen then got up out of bed at that point to eat. The group got together and ate while sitting at the table. Really awkward meal. Kristen did say a few words but not much. She really looks like she is trying to calm down. Hayden looks pretty much miserable too.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Yeah, Comic-Con took place this past week but there was another even ongoing as well. Pacey Con. What is that? Well, Joshua Jackson took to the streets to celebrate the character that is Pacey Witter. Pacey is of course from the show Dawson's Creek. In a Funny or Die video, Jackson roams around the Comic-Con event thanking fans for their support of "the greatest character in television history". The video is a lot of fun and includes the famous Dawson's Creek theme song playing in the background. This is a must see video and is really good.
CBS announced on their press tour that this season's Survivor will be the older castaways against the younger castaways. I still say that CBS's decision to move Survivor to Wednesdays is insane. Insane!!
Just a few notes on Big Brother. Monet was voted out last week and the new HOH was crowned in an endurance challenge that came down between Matt and Ragan. After over two hours of the challenge, Matt won the HOH. This meant trouble for the couple of Rachel and Brendon as their power trip of a move last week to call out Matt with a house meeting blew up in their face. Matt had the power and they were back pedaling like crazy to try and fix things. Rachel and Brendon have not been very good at this game so far. The clip of Andrew continuing to walk in on them during their make out sessions was hilarious. What is the guy supposed to do??!! It's his room too. LOL. I just have to comment on Hayden and Kristen's "secret" relationship. If you're trying to hide this relationship, you probably don't want to throw the other person in there every time you make a deal with a HOH. Save me and save the other person too. LOL. I did find it funny that the Brigade thinks that they are cousins. I have still yet to pick a side on who I am cheering for in this game. I do want the Brigade to get a reality check but yet there are people on the other side that I'm not crazy about. I find Britney to be hilarious at times with her comments. The nominations of Matt's made no sense to me with him nominating Andrew and Kathy. I can't figure out Matt. Sometimes I think that he is really smart at this game and then he makes a move that leaves me thinking what in the world? I'm still waiting to see if he is this genius at this game or if it is all hype. He talked of a backdoor on Rachel or Brendon this week and it is possible with the POV coming up. I haven't been watching the feeds so I don't know how this plays out but I'll find out tonight obviously. Really enjoying this season so far.
TV on DVD releases for this week. 21 Jump Street (Season Three), Sabrina The Teenage With (Season Seven), Stargate Universe (1.5), The City (Season Two).
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
All of them were asked the question of what was their favorite moment or episode of the series? Tom said it was when he threw the tractor and John jumped in there with him talking about it. Justin said it was the whole episode of "Roulette". Cassidy's moment was the whole episode of "Checkmate" and getting to do something Alias like with her character. Erica couldn't pick just one moment with there being so many great moments. She said her favorite times was anytime when she got to do something comedic and not take herself so seriously while being dorky. Kelly's was an interesting answer with her saying that she'd pick the 100th episode as her favorite only because the 200th episode hasn't been shot yet. Hmm. She said that it will have moments of the past, present, and future of where they are going in it. Well, I'm excited to see what this episode turns out to be!!
The panel was asked about their funniest moment on set with Kelly saying that it usually revolved around Tom because he was such a prankster on set. Tom told the story of Michael Rosenbaum's last scene joking that he just wouldn't die. They were shooting the scene where Lex is laying in Clark's arms and he wouldn't shut up. LOL. He said that Michael was there talking to the crew saying see you later and we're going to hang out after this is over. He would go from tangents to make everyone laugh to let's hang out and then "action" and would deliver the line of "Clark, you're my brother". Really funny story. John told a story of how Tom was unable to say the name of this plant on set. They finally had to change the script to say "heavy potted plant" because Tom couldn't say the word. John asked if he could say it now and Tom still couldn't do it. There was a really funny moment when Kelly's name card was moved down to where she was now sitting since John had sat in next to Tom. John put his cup up there to replace it. Then, he took that down and placed his ID up there instead saying that's my superhero haircut on the picture. Somebody on the panel said "that's also your address" which got a lot of laughs. John pulled it down and said "I guess I'll be seeing you all". Really funny moment. Interesting moment when Tom was asked a question saying that he was Superman for a generation and if he had ever auditioned or been approached for a Superman film? Tom paused saying that it wasn't an easy answer. He said the answer is yes to one and no to the other. So, let the speculation begin on that. LOL. Really nice moment from the panel when one guy at the Q&A mic started to talk about his daughter's 18th birthday and they cut the mic off on him. Just completely rude. John would not let the moment get away and said that he knew how important that a daughter's 18th birthday can be and to please let the man say whatever it was that he wanted to say. John had the daughter pointed out and she was brought up with the dad. She got Tom's name card autographed for her. John apologized for what happened and the crowd applauded. Classy moment. Really classy.
To close out this recap, I loved what Tom had to say about Christopher Reeve. The panel was asked about their favorite scene on the show and Brian said it was the scene with Tom and Christopher. Tom was asked what it was like to work with him. This is what Tom had to say about it: "I don't think I've even still understood what it was like. He was such an awesome guy and made me feel so comfortable. From an acting point of view, he was able to do so much with what he had to use in those scenes. Obviously, his mobility was impaired and his breathing was impaired but he was there. One story that I don't think anyone knows about is he was only allowed to be there for five or six hours. His nurses or doctors wouldn't let him work any longer. I think he stayed and worked for about ten hours. He wouldn't let them take him away. It was really an out of body experience for me to be there in his prescence. He was a great guy". Kelly thanked the fans at the end of the panel for making everyone's dreams come true. Great, great panel. So much fun to watch.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Buffy Season 8 Motion Comic Now Available, Notes on Hulu Plus, Tonight Show, Damages, and More - July 21, 2010
This is old news but Hulu unveiled what many have been talking about for a while now. A subscription service called Hulu Plus. Hulu Plus will cost $9.99 a month. It will allow you to watch content on your TV, iPhone, or iPad. Hulu Plus is also supposed to boost the available content by putting up more full seasons of shows instead of just a few episodes. One thing that has been talked about quite a bit is that you still have to watch commercials despite paying for the subscription.
The Tonight Show received Emmy nominations. No, not the current Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Conan O'Brien led Tonight Show. NBC did submit both versions of The Tonight Show for nomination chances from what I understand. Conan's show got a nomination for best variety, music, or comedy series. Leno did not get a nomination but Letterman also was left out of the category as well for the first time since 1993. The Conan Tonight Show got four Emmy nominations overall. Conan responded on his Twitter account saying: "Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of the 'Tonight' show with Conan O'Brien."
Beverley Mitchell, who you'll know of 7th Heaven fame in her role as Lucy, will be playing a school counselor on The Secret Life of the American Teenager. TV Guide broke the story and Beverley posted this on Twitter about the role: "Thank you for all the love! So excited to join The Secret Life of the American Teenager!!! Be sure 2 watch in January!"
American Idol auditioning is underway. I saw a picture last week of Idol hopefuls packed outside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Really impressive picture.
DirecTV is becoming quite the hero to fans of cancelled shows. It was announced this week that they have picked up Damages as an exclusive series to their 101 Network. Reports are saying two seasons is the pickup.
Speaking of the 101 Network on DirecTV, I love that The Dan Patrick Show is now available for viewing on there. I have watched it quite a bit lately and really enjoy it. They've got a fun crew of people on that show that know their sports.
TV on DVD releases for this week. Being Human (Season One), Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season Nine), Gimme A Break (Full Series), Matlock (Season Five), My Boys (Seasons Two and Three), Simon and Simon (Season Five), Super Friends (Season One - Volume Two).
Sunday, July 18, 2010
A rebuilding year for One Tree Hill with Peyton and Lucas being gone. I thought the show did really well and I enjoyed season seven. They added some new characters and gave us some fun storylines to follow. Adding another James sister to the mix was a good decision. I want to give credit to all of those ladies that play the roles of the James sisters. The stuff that they did with the mom passing away was great acting. Bethany Joy Galeotti is always solid and I've really enjoyed watching her acting over the years. Haley had trouble dealing with losing her mom and it showed with her family life and professional life. They had Haley looking rough in those last few episodes. I thought the writers did a great job in putting emotion in on it with how anyone is going to have to deal with the loss of a loved one. I have loved the addition of Shantel VanSanten as Quinn James. Quinn had a rollercoaster of a year including her divorce and new relationship with Nathan's agent, Clay. Lindsey McKeon was really good reprising her role of Taylor with the character having to deal with losing her mom and going about it in a different direction than the other two sisters. The addition of Alex was a good one who is played by Jana Kramer. I have really enjoyed watching that character grow and change over the season. She became a strong shoulder for others including Millie after she got into trouble. Alex was of course intangled with Julian which led to some fun moments with her trying to steal Julian away. Then, we have the usual performers including Sophia Bush as Brooke. I just wait for the great angry one liners from Brooke. The line that she delivered when Brooke and Haley found out that the fortune teller had fooled them and saw the bunny in the closet cracked me up. I laughed for a while after it happened. Mouth and Millie had their problems based on Millie's problems. Mouth moved on finding romance with Skills's ex, Lauren. I really liked those two characters together. Nathan had his struggles with the blackmailing going on while trying to get a new contract. Dan ends up with a talk show and married to Rachel. Well, go figure. LOL. Dan sure is a character that is hard to read sometimes but what else is new? Then, we add in the fun stories of what is going on with Jamie and his friends. Jackson Brundage brings so much to that show and has since his addition to the cast in season five. Really enjoyed season seven and this show still has the fun factor of trying to guess how things are going to play out. One Tree Hill has of course been renewed for season eight which will premiere on Tuesday, September 14 on The CW.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Laura Vandervoort Returning To Smallville, Notes On One Tree Hill, The Hills, Opry, Lucky, & More - July 16, 2010
Remember that "no comment" thing from Laura Vandervoort and Sam Witwer at the Superman Celebration about whether they'd return to Smallville for the final season? Well, we can now take Laura off of that list as Entertainment Weekly broke the story last week that Laura will return in at least one episode. Great, great news. Really enjoyed her on Smallville and also now on V. She was a lot of fun at the Superman Celebration and I hope great things keep happening for her.
Unless you're living under a rock, you know that Comic-Con is next week. So exciting!! Plenty of great panels to check out of various shows.
I had gotten behind on a lot of my shows recently and I've been pulling some really enjoyable marathons to get caught up. I'll be posting overall thoughts on some shows in the next little while.
I watched a followup interview with Big Brother 12's first evictee, Annie, this morning. She talked about the stress of doing the saboteur tasks and more of what was her downfall in the game. I also enjoy the true/false game of letting the houseguest try to determine the happenings of the outside world since they've been in the house. Her reactions were funny. The more I see of Annie, the more I want her to still be in the house. Here is the interview video if you want to check it out.
Larry King announced recently that he would be ending his show but would be sticking around with CNN. So, that turns the question to who will replace him? My vote goes for Ryan Seacrest. He's not doing anything, is he? LOL. It would be his 500th job but I think he'd be excellent at it. The reported front runner seems to be Pierce Morgan.
So, The Hills wrapped up with a shot that had everyone talking. They pulled the camera back to reveal a set. Wow, now that is a buzz worthy way to end the show and get people talking. The finale did very well ratings wise.
If you follow any of the stars of One Tree Hill on Twitter, you know it is no secret that season eight has begun filming. I really love One Tree Hill and it is one of the most fan friendly shows that I've seen. The cast and crew really go out of their way to give back to the fans. If you want to follow some of the cast of One Tree Hill on Twitter, here are some of the account names that I know of: @RealOneTreeHill, @SophiaBush, @kramergirl, @AUS10NICHOLS, @DanneelHarris, and @allisonmunn.
Carrie Underwood has been added to the Grand Ole Opry lineup for July 27. The Opry will take place at the Ryman Auditorium that night. Others on the lineup include Eric Church, Steel Magnolia, Diamond Rio, Rhonda Vincent, Jimmy Dickens, and more. Congrats to Carrie on the recent wedding and praying for all the best to her and her husband!!
How lucky do you feel with winning the lottery? The HBO Documentary Film Summer Series is going to examine how people feel about what it takes to overcome the odds of becoming a lottery winner. It also takes a look at the after effects of what happens with the lottery winners and how their lives are effected along with the lives of people around them. The movie entitled, Lucky, premieres on Monday, July 19th at 8pm central time on HBO. For more info, here is a link to check out: http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/lucky
TV on DVD releases for this week: The Lucy Show (Season Two), Psych (Season Four), Saving Grace (Final Season), White Collar (Season One).
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
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