Not Cool USA Network, NOT Cool

"The 4400" is kaput.

On a slightly more positive note (well, as positive as you can get during this crazy strike), NBC will re-air eps of USA Network's
other shows, as opposed to completely filling their schedule with reality crap.

Here's an official statement from "The 4400" creator, Scott Peters:

To all the wonderful fans of The 4400

It's with great sadness that I pass along to you the information I've just received -- The 4400 has been cancelled. We've had a great time bringing you this story and submersing you in the lives of all these incredible characters. Thank you especially to the folks on the board here whose tireless devotion to the show is nothing short of remarkable.

Shout out to Bubba, by the way! I love your posts, man.

I just spoke to Joel and we had a great talk about what we all accomplished and how much we'll miss our family that is our crew and our cast... and our fans. But at least we got to go out with a bang! I had an awesome time directing the last episode. I think I got to make almost every single cast member cry (on camera). How much fun was that?!

So let me raise my metaphorical glass to you all and thank you for being so loyal and so dedicated. I wish we could go on forever, but the party has come to an end. Be well and on behalf of all of us at The 4400 -- thank you, it's been a pleasure.

Scott Peters
Creator / Executive Producer
The 4400



"Are You Having a Laugh?"

The brilliantly awkward and hilarious series concludes tonight with an 80-minute Christmas special:

This holiday season: be careful what you wish for. Andy Millman — now the star of a hit, albeit lowbrow, sitcom — discovers success isn't all it seems. Desperate for respect, Millman is about to take drastic measures that will turn his life upside down.

But does Andy have the talent and savvy it takes to get his wish: to be both respected and famous?

Special guest stars: George Michael, Clive Owen (yay!), David Tennant and Gordon Ramsay.

BBC site has a great recap of the entire series.



Christmas Christmas Time is Heeeere....

If you need a bit of help getting in the Christmas spirit (like me), here's a little something from my pals Alvin, Simon and Theodore:



The Writer's Strike: How It Affects YOUR Shows

The potentially good news is that the Writer's Guild and the studios will resume negotiation talks on Nov. 26th. Let's hope the studios come to their senses!

In the meantime, here are a few sources to keep track of the # of episodes of your favorite shows that are remaining to air. Among them:
The Futon Critic, USAToday, and Ausiello has a handy little Strike Chart.

The following is a night-by-night summary (as of 11/25/07) of what we could gather from the abovementioned sources:

Desperate Housewives - 3 remaining, with 2 airing on 11/25 and 12/2 and the third to air sometime in January
Family Guy - 1 ep remaining to air 11/25

Brothers & Sisters - 5 remaining; 2 airing through Dec., the remaining saved for January

Prison Break - 5 remaining; returns from hiatus on January 14th
Chuck - 4 more; 2 to air this year, 2 saved for next year
How I Met Your Mother - 2 more, finishing on 12/10
Heroes - 2 remaining, concludes on 12/3
Journeyman - possibly 2

Bones - 4 remaining; one to air 11/27, with the rest for next year possibly
House - 4 left as well; one airing 11/27, remaining 3 saved for mid-January to early February
Reaper - 2 more; "One Tree Hill" will takeover the timeslot (grrrrr) beginning Jan. 8th; Reaper returns 'sometime' later in the year
Cane - 2 more

Pushing Daisies - 2 remaining to air 11/28 and 12/12
Private Practice - 2 more, one on 12/5, unsure of airdate for last one
Gossip Girl - 5 more to air 11/28, 12/5, and rest possibly saved for the new year
Dirty Sexy Money - 3 more; 2 to air this year, last one saved for later?
Life - 3 remaining, airing 11/28 and then a two-parter on 12/3 and 12/5

Ugly Betty - 4 remaining
My Name is Earl - 3 left; wraps up on 12/13
Smallville - 7 remaining (which from the looks of it, they're saving for '08
Supernatural - 3 to 5 remaining, probably being saved for '08 as well
Scrubs - 7 left
Grey's Anatomy - 2 remaining
Big Shots - possibly 2, couldn't find much info
ER - 5 remaining

Men in Trees - 13 remaining (thank goodness!)
Moonlight - not sure

* Note - these are just the shows that the two of us watch. If you don't see one of your shows on this list, please check the links given at the top of the post.



Heroes Chapter 8: "Four Months Ago"

Call it exhaustion from catching up on the gazillion shows I watch or just sheer laziness, this week’s “Heroes” post will not be a full recap. Instead, I’m just going to rave about everything I loved and rant about the things that annoyed. Luckily, last night’s ep was freakin awesome.

One of the things that I love about this show is that they actually give us answers! We finally found out: how Peter ended up in Ireland with amnesia, how Nathan survived and why he still sees his charred mug in the mirror, how D.L. really died (I’ll gripe about that later), and how the twins discovered their powers.

If you couldn’t already tell, I love lists. Lists and bullet points. Let’s get to the good stuff first:

- Kensei is Adam. Adam is Kensei? I’m still majorly confused about this, can anyone clarify? All I know is, I’m deliriously happy that they’ve integrated the character into the present day storyline. And partnering him with Peter is just icing on top of a man-candy cake.

- Props to the writers for their clever flashback method for this ep: Peter "healing" his head.

- Elle is deliciously evil. I loved that she made Peter her little plaything. She can do her “sadistic lightning thing” as long as she wants and keep those Heroes on their toes! Hey someone’s got to when Sylar disappears to hang with Captain Kirk.

- The Haitian has got some mad skills and it turns out, he’s a decent guy. Working his super power, he made a valiant effort to give Peter a new life. But we all knew that things would catch up with Peter eventually.

- We knew that Maya and Alejandro were on the run for murder, but damn, she offed the entire wedding party. Gotta say, didn’t feel all that bad for Alejandro’s new bride and her ex (who might look familiar to those of you willing to admit you watched “Passions.” Yes, the guilty pleasure supernatural soap opera. He played Miguel. I know I know, how hypocritical of me to rant on and on about how more people should watch quality shows while I myself admit to have watched “Passions.” On more than one occasion....over a number of years. I can’t explain it – the acting was horrible, the special effects lame, and all the incestuous hookups made for a cringe worthy, craptacular hour of afternoon television. And still I watched. Moving on...

The not-so-enjoyable:
- So Niki discovers yet another personality: Gina. Are you kidding me? Really? We're really going there again?!

We find out that D.L. did indeed survive the Kirby Plaza events of the finale. He’s gotten his life together by getting a real job (firefighting) and taking care of his son and supposedly on-her-meds wife. Of course “Gina” hauls ass to L.A. to get her party on. D.L. gets shot again (fatally this time) while trying to rescue his wife. RIP D.L. Sanders. Too bad you had a crackpot for a wife.



Laid Back...I Got My Mind on My Money and My Money on My...

We apologize for the lack of posts, BUT we're on vacation!! Hells yeah!

When we get back we'll have a LOT of shows to catch up on, but we'll be blogging away once we are.



Season Pick-ups and Other News

A few weeks ago, The CW's "Gossip Girl" had the honor of being the first show to receive a full season pick-up. Now "Private Practice" gets a go at it as well. Oh, yeah and some CBS shows we don't watch. Zap2it

Speaking of Practice, looks like Addison will have more man candy coming her way. David Sutcliffe (Christopher on "Gilmore Girls) is
joining the cast.

Debra Messing
continues her "Starter Wife" adventures.

Get geeked out even more over K.Bell joining "Heroes." Check out this awesome
Give Me My Remote feature: Kristen Bell, From PI to Hero (complete with video).

Looks like both "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives" are
killing off some characters.


Hey, Where Have I Seen That Person Before?

Lots of familiar (but not by name) faces popped up on our screens this week:

Former Superman Dean Cain finally came to "Smallville." Except that he was pretty eeeevil. And immortal.

Lisa Sheridan (Larkin on "Invasion") was the doctor who had a failed lunch date with Dan's brother Jack on "Journeyman." Sheridan also popped up on "Moonlight" a few weeks ago.

Eddie Shin (Lane's almost BF on "Gilmore Girls") put in a hilarious turn as
Wilfred Woodruff on "Pushing Daisies." He was the angry great great great great grandson of a Civil War vet whose sword was stolen by Louis Schatz.

Marsha Thomason (Nessa on "Las Vegas") made a brief appearance on "Cane."

Vanessa Lengies (Roxanne on "American Dreams") was Leni, the prosecution witness Mick was hired to find on "Moonlight."

Finally, Erick Avari (Dr. Suresh - Mohinder's dad - on "Heroes") was Harold Templeton the spy who met with Nick George on "Dirty Sexy Money."



Chick Chat: Monday TV

Ok TV-holics, we're starting a new recurring feature, tentatively titled 'Chick Chat.'

A big reason we started this blog together is, we talk about all the shows with each other anyway, why not bring it to the Web? We'll rant and rave about our favorite shows just as we normally would when discussing them face-to-face.

So, here now we discuss this past Monday night of TV:

Marissa: So did you see Monday night's "Chuck?"
Jenn: Well, duh! It was highly entertaining. I think the show keeps getting better with each episode don't you?
Marissa: Why yes Jenn I do, very entertaining.
I actually enjoy it more when Chuck gets to participate in the missions
Jenn: You know, I think I'm the opposite - I like getting to see the non-spy stuff, like the Nerd Herd and his BFF Morgan
and of course, Captain Awesome

Marissa: Well I like the stuff with the family: like the eating pizza and playing 'how well do we know each other,' but the spy stuff is really fun and usually Adam Baldwin looks pretty good doing it too!
Jenn: I think Chuck and Sarah have a nice chemistry
Marissa: Yeah I like Carina's comments that Sarah likes Chuck a lot even if she doen't know it yet!
Jenn: Speaking of Carina - is it just me or does she kind of look like an anorexic and bitchier Cameron from House?
Marissa: hmmm yeah a lil I guess
Jenn: I'm glad they didn't drag out Chuck finding out about Sarah and Bryce
Marissa: Yeah it seems like a trend this season. Things might be held in for a few eps but the secrets are coming out much faster. On all the shows I mean of course
Jenn: Have you heard that Bryce isn't all that...dead? And word is, he'll be popping up before the season ends?
Marissa: I thought that might happen, seemed to easy for him to be just.... Dead!
Nobody is ever just dead
Jenn: on spy shows.Or Heroes. Or Lost or ANY soap opera.

Jenn: Moving on....wasn't "How I Met Your Mother" hi---wait for it---larious?!
Marissa: yeah I love the way that show works! Barney... will stop at NOTHING to win.
Poor Marshall though, you know he's happy with Lily and dosn't regret anything, but there is that tiny lil bit of him that still wants to get out there and "Play" with the boys.
Jenn: "Are you a model?" Poor guy has zero game.
Back to Barney - all that work and it backfired on him ha!
Marissa: Of course it did! It always backfires on him
I love that Robin got broken up with by a kid

Jenn: Yes! Everything that involved Robin and kids was hysterical
My favorite line of the night was Marshall asking: "So now that you're a mommy, are you gonna wear those totally awesome jeans that come up to your boobs?"
Marissa: hahaha yeah that was funny
Jenn: I also laughed at the bite-sized Barneys and Teds
Marissa: That was very clever of them. The Barneys were the best, also kind of creeeeeepy
Jenn: those mini voices :)
You know what else?
Patch up!

Marissa: hahaha

Jenn: I know I already covered it in my recap, but how did you like this week's "Heroes?"
Marissa: I really liked it.I didn't think it was slow at all
Jenn: What were your favorite parts of the ep?
Marissa: Oh gosh um all the stuff with Claire and the flying boy.
Did u see the sign in Molly's eyes?

Jenn: Ooh no, what was it?
Marissa: Kensei's symbol.
Jenn: I completely missed that. Good eye!
Marissa: Yeah I had to rewind a couple of times just to make sure, but it was like right before a commercial break
Jenn: Of course, you know what I'm really excited for is next week.
Marissa: Hellz yeah!
Jenn: V. Mars in the house! Can I get a woo?
Marissa: WOO!!



[Heroes Recap] Chapter 4: "The Kindness of Strangers"

Last night’s ep was a bit light on the action, save for a teensy little murder. No shirtless Peter Petrelli either. Bummer. My thought is that it was the calm before the storm. A storm named KRISTEN BELL!

In the five long months since Veronica’s untimely cancellation, we have been dying to see our gal V. Mars back on the screen. Can we all just take a moment to thank the NBC promo department for pimpin her debut? Hells yeah!

Now, back to the task at hand - Chapter 4: The Kindness of Strangers.” We met a newbie Hero, the twins met a baddie (but they don’t know it yet), and a surprising connection to Parkman is revealed.

Location: Somewhere in Mexico
This storyline finally gets some juice! On the run with Stoner Dude (actual name Derek, not all that important), Maya and Alejandro find a man’s body lying in the middle of the road. Guess who? Sylar! How did he navigate his way out of the jungle? According to him, he walked for three days. The three escapees unwisely offer a ride to ‘Gabriel Gray.’ Does he have amnesia? Obviously not, since he ends up knocking off Stoner Dude when he finds out about the twins’ special powers. He offers to take them to Dr. Suresh. And we get the signature evil Sylar smirk. Buckle up kiddies, you’re in for a hell of a ride!

Location: Bennet House, Cali
HRG, nervous about the painting predicting his demise, grills Claire about any new boys in her life. She lies, he lectures. Later at school, cheerleading beckons. One of the squad girls pushes forms for tryouts on her, tells her they liked her standing up to head bitch cheerleader. Claire tries to decline (You know she can’t stay away for too long). Flyboy West swoops in (not literally) and begins to pester. She tells him she can’t hang with him anymore. That lasts all of two seconds, because later we find her making up some BS story to her parents about heading to the library that night.

As soon as she heads out the door, HRG secretly follows. As she turns a corner, flyboy picks her up and away they go. HRG doesn’t see.

Just where do the budding lovebirds end up? Why on top of the Hollywood sign of course! (ugh) And what purpose will this serve? Well obviously so they can play the whole “I jump off the sign, you fly and catch me so I know I can trust you” game.

Flyboy tells her she’s just going to have to come up a more credible lie in order to hang with him (an idiot could come up w/ something less lame than ‘going to the library’). And this is where cheerleading comes in.

At home, HRG tries to pry info from Claire about West. She decides it the ideal time to spring the cheerleading bit on him. Does it work? Hell yeah it does. Damn you’re more gullible than we thought HRG.

Location: Washington, D.C.
A super-beardy Nathan sneaks a visit with his two sons at school.

Location: NY
Little Molly Walker’s nightmares are getting worse. Matt and Mohinder worry.

Later, Detective Matt is at the hospital interrogating Angela Petrelli, who confesses to Kaito Nakamura’s murder. It was determined that the attack on her in the police station was self-inflicted (riiight). Through Matt’s mind reading ability, she tells him to back off and let her take the fall. She wants him to drop the investigation because it will only bring more trouble for them and all the Heroes.

Nathan arrives, completely clean shaven (damn, that was quick). Matt enlists Nathan’s help with the investigation.

Later, Matt reveals that his wife cheated on him and that baby she was preggers with? Not his! Yikes. He and Nathan are searching for a pic of the group of 12 – what they find are the usual suspects: Mr. and Mrs. Petrelli, Linderman, Kaito Nakamura, Bob from The Company (Nathan: this guy’s name is Bob, don’t know his last name”), and drumroll please…..Matt’s father!! Ooh looks like Parkman’s a bigger part of it than he thought.

He asks Molly to locate his father. When he shows her the group pic, she freaks and tells him: “That’s the bad man in my dreams. He is the nightmare man!” Uh oh.

Finally, Molly agrees to help. She sees: Philadelphia, an apartment, number 9, and then aaahhhhhh! “He sees me! Leave me alone!” And she goes into shock. Only Matt can hear her cry for help.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Micah’s adjusting to living with his grandmother and cousins Damon and Monica Dawson. Damon’s obnoxious; Monica’s the breadwinner (who’s forced to work at the horrendously named Burger Bonanza).

Monica begins to develop a power. While at work, she cuts a tomato rose (without realizing it) precisely like the one shown on her TV that morning. Later, while attempting to lock up shop, a robber forces his way in. Next thing you know, Monica’s busting out the same WWE-style move she saw the previous night on TV.

So what exactly is this power she has? Any ideas? She’s able to perfectly mimic something she sees. Now, I wonder if this has to be something televised? And to think, our parents always said we could never learn anything valuable from TV.

Did I mention that Kristen Bell joins the cast next week?



Do You Still Have Love for 'New York?'

She's baaaack. New York is looking for more men to degrade, insult, and get her freak on with. And I'm totally going to watch. Why? Cause this chick is nuts and so are these guys. Pure, trashy entertainment!

And boy, are these guys "winners." There's Mr. Wise aka K-Fed 2.0, self-explanatory Ears, Wolf, Tailor Made, and
Midget Mac (seriously).

Since the show will likely run 10 times during the week, I'll probably try and catch it on the weekend. Looking forward to this season and all of New York's trashy shenanigans!



Sylar's Back! Heroes Ep. 3 RECAP

I know this show has about 5,498,237 cast members, but geez, did they have to jump around so much? Did anyone else feel like the first half hour was a bit on the spastic side? My favorites were the Hiro/Ando and Sylar bits. Let’s do a Reader’s Digest version of the rest first:

Location: Cork, Ireland

Peter’s got to do a little armored car robbery job in exchange for the strange box with his identity in it. Any theories on its contents?

His mind-reading ability kicks in and he overhears one of the thugs thinking about screwing over the rest. Of course they don’t believe him, but you so know where this is going.

The job goes more than well enough, as ol’ Petey is able to move the whole friggin truck with the wave of his hand, thereby preventing the security guards from chasing after him.
While counting the loot, thug dude decides to pull a gun on the rest, Peter works his magic to scare the dude away, ‘told you so,’ etc. Also of note: the bullet ejecting itself from Peter's chest? Yuck yuck yuck

All his work earns him….a tattoo? OK! Well, the ink fades shortly, but not before turning into the Mysterious Symbol. Hmmmmm……

Unintentionally(?) funny: “Lightning! Lightning! Sparks!” (How about “Give me a clue, damn it!) He’s not sure how his powers work, so apparently he thinks yelling out an order will do the trick.
Ahem, that only works if you’re a wizard and you’ve got a wand. And if your name is Harry Potter.

Location: Somewhere in Mexico
Zzzzzzzz…will someone wake me up when these two finally get an interesting story? All you need to know is: Alejandro is the world’s worst car-stealer, he gets arrested and thrown into jail (complete with stoner American dude in the next cell), Maya’s gotta do her black tar coming out of her eyes thing to get him out, stoner dude says he got a car, and off the trio go.

Location: Las Vegas
Probably the worst kept secret, D.L. is dunzo. Finito. Dead. You gotta feel bad for poor little Micah. D.L. was a hell of a lot more sane and stable than Nikki, who decides to drop Micah off with D.L.’s family in New Orleans. We’ll be meeting another new cast addition next week – his cousin played by Dana Davis (last seen on “The Nine”).

Location: Costa Verde, CA
Claire is a horrible liar – trying to pass off her toe cutting incident as “nail polish that was knocked over and it just looked like blood.” Stalker flyboy doesn’t buy it, so what does ‘genius’ decide to do? Practically out her to the bio teacher and the class.
Nice. That’s not exactly going to win you any brownie points buddy.

She has a Kleenex moment with him and finally spills that she’s “different.” To get her to shut up, he grabs her and takes flight. The rest kind of looks like a badly re-created scene out of “Superman.” I was just waiting for Lois Lane to say: “You’ve got me? Who’s got you?!”

They land on a beach. Claire spots a mark on his neck. Then Flyboy confesses that some crazy stuff happened to him years ago and how he can still picture the face of the person responsible…wait for it….a man who wore….wait for it…horn-rimmed glasses!

Location: NYC
Mohinder arrives at Isaac Mendez’s old apartment to find Bob and crew from The Company. They’ve built a state-of-the-art lab just for him. Which also means, they’ll be watching his every move. But apparently not closely enough, since he’s able to secretly call HRG. Mohinder’s getting nervous about their plans, while HRG reassures him, “I told you, you have no reason to worry, as long as I’m alive you’ll be taken care of.”

WELL, since painting 8 out of 8 depicts his grisly death (with Claire off to the side, apparently making out with someone we assume to be Flyboy), it’s probably time to start worrying.

Onto the more interesting parts of the episode:

A chick on the beach, talking to presumably someone at The Company via cell, says “he’s tired” referring to….Sylar! As NBC reminded us every hour on the hour since last Monday, “The Villain America Loves to Hate,” is back. And boy, are we glad. Someone’s got to keep the Heroes on their toes.

Who’s this strange woman? Her name is Michelle or as we all knew her last season, Candice. With the character being a shape-shifter, NBC was able to reasonably recast with a completely new actress, since old Candice is now over on “Reaper” playing cutesy with Sam.

Michelle/Candice tells Sylar he’s had eight surgeries to correct his “injuries” at Kirby Plaza. It also appears that all those handy-dandy powers he acquired have disappeared. Ooh that makes for one not-so-cheerful Sylar.

The pretty beach scenery disappears and it’s some dingy looking room. Michelle tells him she can make him see anything he wants: London, Paris, Japan, hot blond twins, or another version of himself. Of course, that’s not enough, so he decides to take her power by….you guessed it, eating her brain! Gross!

It doesn’t seem to work out too well for him, as he soon discovers that he’s somewhere in a jungle in the middle of nowhere.

Location: Present day Japan / 1671 Japan
It’s Ando!
[On a personal note, it’s awesome that they’re including him in the show again. Now, if Hiro would just hurry up and get back to the present and reunite with his best buddy. But in the meantime, I’ll take what I can get.]
Ando is back at Yamagato Industries where he’s getting yelled at by his slightly scary boss. Yeesh, that dude needs his coffee. When the coast is clear, he reaches into a drawer and pulls out the Kensei sword. Hmm…something odd about the end of the sword…the inscription reads: Open Ando!” Clever Hiro has inserted multiple scrolls with messages to his friend. He updates Ando on his struggles to correct history.

Kensei is at first bewildered, thinks that Hiro has cursed him. Hiro has to teleport him to one of his famous battles against the 90 Angry Ronins. Hiro leaves him to wait with Yaeko. With his newfound powers, Kensei is successful and in turn, gets to take all the credit with his future ladylove. Poor Hiro. He’s in love with Yaeko, but he can’t screw up history. He’s ready to leave and return to his time, but now Kensei isn’t quite ready to part with his guide: “Only you can keep my from returning to my heathen ways, you’re like a conscience.” So, he decides to stay, which means more Hiro-Kensei fun for at least a few more episodes :)



Fall TV: Anyone Else Exhausted Yet?

We here at Tuned In watch more than our fair share of shows (evidence: look to the right sidebar). So far, we've managed to semi-successfully keep up on our viewing. We'll try to cover as much as we possibly can, but bear with us as we figure out the best way to do that! Over the next month, we'll test out a few new features. What we also really want from you, dear readers, is feedback and comments!

Here's a recap of all the new shows we've added to our already-overcrowded schedules:

Already Addicted:
Pushing Daisies
Gossip Girl
Dirty Sexy Money

Giving it a Shot:
Private Practice
Big Shots

Still on the Fence:

Bionic Woman


Quotes of the Week

"Yeah, yeah and I wish I got to know Marlon Brando before he got fat."

"Hi, I just made a little person feel better about his day."

- Marc, Ugly Betty

"So, were you being selfish or inappropriate?"
Awww snap! - Mama Burke to Meredith on Grey's Anatomy

"You caught me. I stole the 8 bucks. I was saving to buy you a girlfriend. I assume you're ok with the plastic variety?"
- Andi to Ted, the uptight manager on Reaper

"Oh my god, we're gonna die dressed as condoms! - Ben on Reaper

"You can't be Kal-el. He's a sweet chubby baby who laughs when you tickle his feet."
- Kara, Smallville

And finally, our favorite, the always-quoteworthy, Supernatural returns:
Sam: "Let me see your knife."
Dean: "What for?"
Sam: "So I can gouge my eyes out."
Dean: "It's a beautiful natural act Sam."
Sam: "Part of you I never wanna see Dean!"
Gotta love those Winchester boys!


Casting News Roundup: Dimples, Doctors, and The Beek

- Eddie Cibrian and his dimples are returning to ABC in not one, but two guest arcs: first up, he'll play ex-husband #3 to Karen Darling on "Dirty Sexy Money." Then he'll romance an amnesiac Christina Applegate on "Samantha Who?"
Kiele Sanchez (buried-alive Nikki on "Lost") will also pop up as a possible love interest for Samantha's current boyfriend.

- Three of the candidates from last week's "House" have been upgraded to regulars: Olivia Wilde (#13), Kal Penn (#6, then #9), and Peter Jacobsen (the plastic surgeon).

- If you've been wondering what happened to The Beek (that's James Van Der Beek aka Dawson from Dawson's Creek), well wonder no more - he's showing up on "Ugly Betty" in episode four, "Grin and Bear It." But that's not all, Victor Garber (Alias' spy-daddy) and John Cho (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) also appear as a professor and Henry's co-worker respectively. Source: Ugly Is In

- Steven Weber, late of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," will charm Rachel Griffith's Sarah Walker on "Brothers & Sisters", which doesn't bode well for that reconcilation with her hubby. Ausiello Report



Dancing With The Stars: RESULTS!

I wanted to start off this results recap by giving our condolences to Jane Seymour, after the loss of her mother. The reason why Jane chose to be on DWTS was for her. She was in England this past Tuesday, but Tom announced she has decided to come back and continue participating in the competition.

Tuesday’s elimination came as quite a big surprise to me and a very stunned studio audience. It came down to Wayne and Albert and Albert Reed was the second to go, both he and partner looked on in shock as Tom said their name.

There were some incredibly funny parts, Jimmy came back with Guillermo, who “broke” his arm and can’t dance this season. The Count from Sesame Street, yes that’s right, the Count from Sesame Street is the man who counts the votes.

Stayed tuned in.... seriously things are just heating up!



Scissors, Meet My Pinky Toe: "Heroes" RECAP

Location: Wandering Rocks Pub, Cork, Ireland
Peter’s out of the storage unit and tied to a chair. And still shirtless. And getting water splashed all over him. And did I mention shirtless? Where was I? Oh right, so the three thuggish Irish dudes that found him are now attempting to beat information out of him. Hello, he’s got amnesia; you’re really not going to get anything relevant out of him.

Kaitlin, sister of head thug dude comes in to clean the blood off of Peter’s face. They start to talk about the previous night and the weird blue sparks that knocked back one of the guys. Peter thinks it came from his hands. Kaitlin then notices that all the wounds and bruises she’s been cleaning off have somehow miraculously disappeared.

Location: Costa Verde, CA
Mrs. Bennett accidentally drops her ring into a pot of boiling water. Apparently bored, Claire reaches in with her bare hand to retrieve. Red, scalded hand, yadda yadda, heals itself, blah. Next! She begins to whine about how ‘laying low’ is really cramping her style. Mr. Bennett/HRG/Noah reiterates that she needs to attract as little attention to herself as possible if she wants to be safe.

Mrs. B shows HRG the latest newspaper: “Yamagato CEO Dead at Age 70.
“How’d you know this was gonna happen? – well, HRG’s got a painting of Isaac Mendez’s. This painting predicted Mr. Nakamura’s deathly fall and is just one in a series of eight. His new mission is to locate the remaining seven. Who gave him the first one?

Bio class: the lecture is all about lizards and their abilities of cell regeneration. Claire, being the oh-so-subtle gal she is, asks about the possibility of human body part regeneration. Teacher gives her a look of semi-amusement and then imparts this little comment: “We don’t even need a pinky toe for balance, it’s all just junk in our DNA.” Oh you know someone is going to take that as advice.

Stalker boy West is intrigued by Claire’s curiosity in class and decides to creep her out some more. Anyone notice the little gang of cheerleaders walking behind and staring oddly at little “nobody” Claire? Hmmm…what are they up to? Ooh look! Claire’s car is gone. Ten bucks says it’s some weird cheerleading hazing/initiation ritual? We all know it won’t be long before Ms. Bennett (or should I say, Ms. Butler?) is back in cheer uniform. And of course, there are already pictures from upcoming episodes all over the Internet.

Location: Deveaux Rooftop, New York
Parkman’s at the scene of the Nakamura murder. He questions Ando about the marked picture of Kaito. Ando says the symbol is the crest of Takezo Kensei. It also means both “god send” and “great ability.”

Angela Petrelli’s fingerprints were found on the photo.

Location: Otsu, Japan, 1671
Hiro: “Have you seen the scary white man?”
Well I don’t know if I’d call him scary. Drunk, yes. Scary? Not so much.

It’s up to Hiro to get the dude sober enough to save Yaeko, the woman he’s supposed to fall in love with according to legend.
“You look like a fish when you talk. Like a giant carp.”

Hey, ooh got an idea: Dress up time!

Yaeko is defending herself against a gaggle of sword-wielding men. “Kensei” rides in to save the day. The men laugh, “Why does he keep saying his own name?” Hiro manages to take all of their swords and bows, leaving them to scamper away.

Location: Hartsdale, New York
Mohinder arrives to meet Bob, who gives him his first assignment, track down a man with a virus – one that has left him with weakness, tremors and loss of abilities. Only two other known cases of the virus, one was Mohinder's sister and the other, little Molly Walker. The only cure? Mohinder's blood of course. And where’s he headed? Port-Au-Prince, Haiti – give you one guess as to who this mystery man is.

Location: Coatepeque, Guatemala
Maya and Alejandro arrive a family friend Nidia’s house. She will be helping them to cross the border to Mexico. Another strange guest in the house insists on helping Maya with her ‘illness.’ She’s a healer and forces Maya to let her help. Bad idea, as she sees bad, bad things: “What you carry inside is black. Enough to kill the devil.” Oooh scary. Bored already! They need to move this little story along.

Location: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Mohinder goes to the house of….the Haitian! Does anyone know his actual name? Or we could just call him, Most Effective with his Silent Acting? While we’re off topic, since when does Suresh speak French? “Heroes” is certainly working the international flavor Working in Japanese, Spanish and French subtitles all in one ep.

Ok, back to the virus story, the Haitian doesn’t want the cure, thinks it’s all part of God’s plan to take it away from him cause he abused it. Mohinder begs him to let him try and voila! It works. He’s at a desk analyzing the results when next thing you know, it’s clearly hours later and he’s in the exact same position. Bob from the Company is there. Mohinder's short-term memory was wiped and the Haitian is gone.

Back to the PUB
Peter still tied to chair, now concentrating all his energy on breaking free. He’s able to pass his hands right through the rope. He’s ready to escape through the window when, he hears commotion out in the pub. Kaitlin’s being roughed up by two tough hooligans. Peter steps in with some kick ass super strength and more blue spark shooting.

Is it just me or does Peter seem to have more control over his powers as an
amnesiac than he ever did at full memory?

Otsu, Japan
Hiro works his nerdy charm on Yaeko, trying desperately to keep his mask on. Later, Yaeko gives the real Kensei her father’s sword. Kensei and Hiro are ready to leave on their rescue mission when the sword gang from earlier appear out of nowhere and shoot Kensei. Oops! Hiro’s freaking out, thinking he’s royally screwed up by getting his hero killed. But wait! What’s this? His arrow wounds are closing up….and he’s alive again!
Wacky theory time: any possibility that Claire is one of Kensei’s descendants?

Mrs. Petrelli is interrogated at the NY police station. She reveals that the red symbol marked on the pictures are the logo for her husband’s law firm (more on this in moment). Parkman’s trying to read her thoughts, which she figures out quite quickly. But not before she mentions revenge as a possible motive for the attack on Mr. Nakamura. Nathan’s arrived to pick her up, when she’s attacked by an unseen person or force? Nathan and Parkman are able to get to her in time.

Copy Kingdom
HRG is on the phone with Mohinder, who gives him the update on his assignment. Their plan is still working. HRG: “You’ve given me everything I need.” Surprise! Hey, it’s the Haitian!

Bennett Home
Claire’s sitting around watching a dog show on TV with Mr. Muggles, with her feet up on the table, bio book open. Hmmm….lizards. Cell regeneration. Useless pinky toe. Scissors. What’s a girl to do? Let’s cut that toe off and see if it grows back! Ewwwww. While really disgusting, watching it grow back is kinda cool.

Hey, it’s that stalker boy West and he’s watching her through the window. Claire fails to find him outside, but he’s left her a little present: Dr. Suresh’s book. Would he just hurry up already and reveal himself? Otherwise, he’ll just keeping coming off like some freaky stalker.

The Mysterious Symbol
Here’s a recap of where we’ve seen it and what we know about it:
- Molly Walker sees it in her dreams of the Big Bad Guy and draws it in her pictures
- Kensei’s crest
- According to Ando, it means both “god send” and “great ability”
- Logo for Papa Petrelli’s law firm
- Peter’s necklace
- Marked on ‘death notice’ photos of Mr. Nakamura and Mrs. Petrelli



Dancing With The Stars RECAP: 10/01/2007

This week DWTS was even more entertaining than opening week! Almost everyone brought their A game. Drew Lachey was back again this week co-hosting. (woohoo) Always good to see him. There were slips, tears and way too much of two Osmonds!

Mel B - Ouickstep
It was fun! She and Maks danced to Ah ha's "Take On Me." The judges seemed to like her, a 23.

"Fast paced, lots of energy" -Carrie

My favorite part came after she danced, when Drew was done interviewing them, he did his whole things with the phone number and texts, etc. This is what came next:

"So people give her what she wants, what she really really wants" - Drew (in reference to the Spice Girls "Wannabe")

Mark - Mambo
That guy man, he just really is having the best time! Judges gave him a 18.

"If there was a prize for hard work, dedication and a will to win, you'd win that prize." - Len
Wayne - Quickstep
Oh My! It was kind of sad to watch, he's a great entertainer but not a great dancer. The judges gave him a 15.
"You brought some of Las, Vegas to the Ballroom" -Carrie
Marie - Mambo
GOOD but.... she pulled her dress up like 4x, come on girl! She got a standing ovation(well deserved) Even Bruno got up and shimmied a little bit. The judges gave her a 24.
"Absolutely great" -Len
"You're one hot cougar" -Carrie
Albert - Quickstep
The judges gave him a 21.
"Wild kind of silly energy"- Carrie
"I've got a feeling your going to be the dark horse this season" - Len
Helio - Mambo
WOW!!! They both really moved on the floor, it looked like he has been dancing a long time when really he had a hard time moving his hips to start. The judges loved him too, 27.
"You were right on the beat you never lost it, even professionals would find that hard to do" -Bruno
"You're like the real deal man!" - Carrie
"You went into overdrive I'll tell you what, that was so good, very very well done"
- Len
Jennie - Quickstep
Ouch! It was just OK to watch, but right at the end her partner got caught in her dress and they both fell. Still judges gave them a 21.
"I think Ballroom is going to really suite you" - Carrie
Cameron - Mambo
Well it was just OK, in his video that airs right before the performance they showed him having a freaking breakdown, mostly b/c of his schedule. Judges gave him a 21.
"You looked like Superman but danced like Clark Kent"- Bruno
Floyd - Quickstep
He had a hard time getting rid of the boxing frame. I don't know, there is just something about him I don't like! Judges gave him a 21 also.
"Open up your chest a little bit more" - Carrie
"Very light and very fluffy" - Len
Jane - Mambo
It was a little bit slow but she entertains. Judges gave her a 21 (imagine that).
"You're playing to your strengths"- Carrie
"It was precise, exact and neat, an English mambo, prim and proper" -Len
Sabrina - Quickstep
Yet another WOW! it was so quick, that girl MOVES on the dance floor. Judges liked her too, a 26 again.
"Really quite amazing"- Carrie
"The no stress express" - Bruno
"That was blistering, you looked like a professional"- Len


CBS: "Moonlight": Pilot Review

[From CBS.com] In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was "bitten" 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline. Forever 30 years of age, Mick's as handsome and charismatic as the day he was "turned," and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment. With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef, a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living.

One night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl's life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner. Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can't pursue without exposing that part of him that would make him a monster in Beth's eyes. As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.

I gotta tell ya folks, I was all ready not to like this show because of it likeness to another vampire series, yep that’s right Angel. I decided to give the episode a watch b/c we are all about fairness here. I personally liked it, not a mind-blowing masterpiece but good. The show is chalk full of cheesiness.

For Example:
· Feeds himself by injecting blood with a needle
· Crazy ability to jump
· Slow motion running
· Always disappearing while the girl is still talking
· Hot girls just hanging around to be fed off of
· Sleeps in a freezer

But there are some good things too:
· Jason Dohring from Veronica Mars!
· All the cast actually
· A nod to the late departed V.Mars (the mention of the Hearst College student)

Now I know the bad definitely outweighs the good, but there is just something about vampire shows that always entertains. I give it a 3, there isn't much on Fridays anyway!

"If your not the killer and let's go with that b/c it's comforting, then who are you?"
- Beth Turner
"Mick St. John, Private Investigator" - Mick St. John

Jenn's opinion: Just humor me for a minute while I launch a cynical mini-rant. The only (and I really mean ONLY) reason I gave this pilot a shot was because of one Mr. Jason Dohring. And surprise surprise! he's the only thing I enjoyed about the entire show. He wears sarcasm well, what can I say? Nonetheless, I found myself struggling to stay awake during the episode.

"Moonlight" is in my opinion, a poor man's "Angel." It's not only cheesy, but rife with craptacular special effects. It lacks the witty humor of "Angel" or "Buffy."
If you're looking for a better vampire show, catch "Blood Ties" on Lifetime.
I may DVR a few more eps to see if there's any improvement. Should my rating be a surprise? Two!



Let's Talk 'Housewives' and 'Brothers & Sisters'

First up, Desperate Housewives:

Oh that Edie. So deliciously manipulative. Guess it shouldn't have been surprising that she would fake suicide to reel Carlos back in. I was curious as to how the writers would work their way out of that finale that left us, for lack of a better term, hanging. Edie should be grateful that Mrs. McCluskey is so nosy.

Bree and Orson continue to keep up the fake pregnancy charade, but not without a few near-disasters. The barbecue poker in the belly was a riot. But on a more serious side, it was a bit sad to hear Bree talking about wanting the new baby to be her second chance, since she now knows what she did wrong with her first two kids.

Bree's also finally met her match. New/old Wisteria Lane neighbor, Katherine Mayfair. That chick makes Bree look tame.

Continuing with the depressing: poor Lynette. M and I have always hated how, season after season, they put her through so much crap. The woman never catches a break. First, they have her hooked on her kids' ADD meds, then she tries to go back to work and has to deal with being the sole income provider of the household, then she finds out her hubby has an illegitimate child, then she's forced to quit that job and help run her husband's pizza shop, and now, they give her cancer?! Why can't they just let Lynette and Tom be happy for a change?

Susan's preggers! Her exam with Dr. Mayfair was one of the funnier bits in this episode. Hey, would you be able to relax if a hot doctor was examining your...well you know.

And speaking of Dr. Sexypants, welcome back to television Nathan Fillion! We missed you! (even if it was only for a few months - damn FOX for canceling "Drive")

I hope they give him more to do in the upcoming episodes. DH has a way of misusing their guest talent (e.g Alfre Woodard's odd son-locked-in-the-basement storyline).
The new mystery this season is semi-intruiging. Hopefully the resolution won't be lame.

Brothers and; Sisters - "Home Front"
One of the few success stories of the 06/07 TV season. There was talk of behind the scenes trouble that was resolved when Greg Berlanti (creator of "Everwood) was brought in as showrunner and Sally Field replaced Betty Buckley as Walker family matriarch, Nora. Thank goodness for that!

Personally, I found the pilot to be so-so. Then, week by week, each episode was better than the one preceding it.

The family dynamics make this group really fun to watch. They may be grown adults, but they certainly seem to act like adolescents, what with their habits of starting phone trees anytime one of them has a secret.

Last night's premiere was quite entertaining. The episode had a good balance of laughs, bickering, and tears.

Nora and Kitty's wedding dress shop squabble ending up on YouTube? Hilarious!

It was about time for Rebecca to confront Kitty, who seems to be the only Walker that has yet to embrace the recently discovered half-sib. But, then again, can you blame her? While Rebecca may seem genuine towards Nora, you still get the feeling that she probably shouldn't be trusted completely. There's gotta be a good reason, why else would her own mother warn Nora about her?

The most uncomfortable scene had to be when Julia blew up at Tommy about the loss of one of their twins, William. I can't believe she had the balls to say: "Tell her (Nora) to talk to me when Justin dies." The nerve!

Kevin (Matthew Rhys) was by far, the most amusing to watch. It was nice to finally see him happy in a relationship. Loved his drunken comment about "Richard Chamberlain and his cute little white collar - it’s taboo and it's irresistible, ooooh." Of course, we knew it wouldn't last for too long. But did they really have to send Jason off on a missionary trip to Malaysia? If "Viva Laughlin" is DOA like many are predicting, maybe we'll see Reverend boyfriend back sooner!

And the funniest moment for sure: Nora and Holly are at William's grave when a busty young woman looks to be headed to their spot. The looks on their faces were priceless!



Quick Reminder: More Premieres Tonight!

Watch it Live: "Desperate Housewives" is back! And look who's moving onto Wisteria Lane: Dana Delany and NATHAN FILLION!

DVR it: "Family Guy"

Watch it Live: "Brothers & Sisters," one of our favorite new shows from last season returns for more family dysfunction.

When we last saw the Walker clan: Sarah and Joe were splitsville, Tommy and Julia had lost one of their twins, Kitty proposed to the Senator, the Senator proposed back, Saul's little secret was revealed (to the audience), and Kitty and Nora bid a tearful farewell to Justin, who headed off to Iraq.


Dancing With The Stars: RESULTS!

The results show, almost always my favorite night. I just love watching those professionals dance.
After 2 huge nights in the ballroom, it came down to MEN vs. WOMEN.

All the judges felt like this was the best start to any season, not only the dancing but also the entertainment. The couple that combined both of these qualities in “perhaps the best cha cha cha they have ever seen” were Sabrina and Mark..

They should use Kenny Maine more often, NOT for dancing, but for the funny bits. Oh and by the way where was Jimmy Kimmel? I missed his instructions on dancing!

Well obviously the first couple to leave was Josie and Alec. She was just BAD. I do feel sorry for Alec though, that’s 2 seasons in a row for him. I did feel like maybe they set Josie up a bit. All during “Testosterone Tuesday” when they talked about elimination, they showed Josie’s face. I mean come on, I know the girl is bad, but at least give her a fair shot.

OK that’s my rant on results, TUNE IN....Seriously I’ll be here every Monday and Tuesday keeping you up to date!


Dancing With The Stars: Testosterone Tues.

Nothing unusual to start Tuesday night. Cameron managed to stay on two feet walking down the stairs (you go boy!) He had the joy of starting the night for the men.

Cameron Mathison - Foxtrot
it was just eh to watch, the judges gave him a 21.
“Really good job for the first time out” -Len
“Good arm line” - Bruno
“Started off stiff” - Carrie

Floyd Mayweather - Cha Cha Cha
Well he got the 5x US National champ (Karina) but did she get another Billy Ray? Judges gave him an 18.
"Great Potential" - Len
"I'm gonna change your name from Mayweather to September Storm"- Bruno
"Fast, furious, and full out but lacking finesse" - Carrie

Helio Castroneves - Foxtrot
It was such a cute performance. Julianne is just awesome. The judges like them too, 25.
"You're a natural"- Carrie
"King of speed, now the king of charm" - Bruno
"Julianne you've continued where you left off last season"- Len

Albert Reed - Cha Cha Cha
Aye Dios Mios! Where do I start, umm ripping the shirt off, GREAT move. People might not have a freaking clue who this guy is, but they will! Judges gave him a 21.
"It gyrated, rotated and pulsated. It was like watching a stripper"- Len
"It was more other stuff than it was cha cha" -Carrie
"The crotch action was like a warp drive, I got a hernia just watching it"- Bruno

Mark Cuban - Foxtrot
The judges and I both noticed the guy just seems to be having a blast. A 21 was the score.
"Bouncing bionic billionaire"- Bruno
"Your more of a showman than I thought you would be" - Carrie
"Came out and gave a really first class performance" - Len

Wayne Newton - Cha Cha Cha
Poor Cheryl. She's had so many winners, but I guess it was probably time for her to get a middle man though. It's not that he's terrible, it's just that he is older and certainly not going to make it to the top. The judges gave him a 19, we shall see.
"So charming, but we need more hip action"- Carrie
"Great basic moves"- Len
"The sizzler from Sin City" - Bruno

So overall the Men, not so great. There were a lot of fun things, but I wasn't sitting there watching them in anticipation of what they might do next.


Let's Talk Betty and Grey's!

We love our ABC Thursdays and boy is it grrreat to have it back!

Ugly Betty:
Santos is alive! But no, actually he’s not. It’s all in Hilda’s head. Why why why? Why did they have to mess with our heads like that? Not cool.

We’re willing to forgive a bit, thanks to everything else that was simply FABULOUS about the episode,
“How Betty Got Her Grieve Back.”

Highlights: Aye Dios Mios!

- Las pasiones de Betty - the Henry/Betty/Charlie triangle as a telenovela
- Amanda’s amazingly quick weight gain (damn, that girl can eat!)
- Amanda still walks her model strut, complete with hand on hip
- Wilhelmina’s “tearful” update on the Meades for the press
- Betty having to wear an eye patch (ahoy matey!)
- Amanda and Marc’s visit with her parents and their “internet friends”
- Bradford Meade may be Amanda’s daddy! Which would make her little trysts with Daniel quite…incestuous. Yuck!
- Coco Chanel-quoting fashion elf Justin, AKA the perfect Mode intern
- “Never send a girl to do a woman’s job” Marc stealthily obtains Bradford’s ear hair (eww) for a DNA test
- Marc dressed as Wilhelmina
- Henry’s back!

We’re deliriously happy that this show is back. We missed our Betty!

Grey’s Anatomy: “A Change is Gonna Come”

Bailey to McDreamy:
“Oh, you don’t have anybody to talk to. Addison is gone, Burke isn’t around, and you and Grey aren’t smelling each other in the elevators any more.”

The Amusing: Christina, Meredith, Izzie, and Alex channel their inner Bailey on their first day as residents.
Bailey avoiding the Chief
Christina calling her interns by number, b/c she doesn’t want to remember their names
The not-dead dead guy
Izzie’s “I’m Bambi” speech to George / Izzie saving actual Bambi
Lexie talking up George to the other interns -- is it just us, or was she semi-likable? I mean, she did help George out. Of course, he's the one who isolated himself from his old group.

The Sad: Christina getting the news about Burke’s resignation, the little girl blinking to communicate to her dad
Seriously?: George telling Izzie “I love you too.” Oy vey, when will this finally end?

The Awkward but oh-so-Entertaining: Mark telling Derek: “I didn’t come to Seattle for Addison. I didn’t come to Seattle to be chief. I came to Seattle for you, I came to get you back”

All together now: awwwwww! hehe


Dancing With The Stars: MONDAY

So when it comes to Dancing With The Stars, I already feel like an expert. Since I was little I've been in love with dancing. My sister and I used to be each other's partner, dancing around our kitchen and living room like it was a grand ballroom. So obviously this show is right up my alley. I should also mention J caught dancing fever too!!
As a new season of DWTS begins, I'll be here, your resident expert on all things Dance!

On Sunday it was announced that usual co-host for DWTS, Samantha Harris, had her baby. So ABC made the decision not to reveal the new co-host until Monday. (DARN THEM!) As the show opened with music playing, the camera panned the audience and focused on none other than season 2 winner Drew FREAKIN Lachey! The new contestants walked down the stairs for the first time with big smiles and one in particular was the most fun to watch: Cameron Mathison and his slip down the stairs.

So Monday night was ladies night and boy did those ladies shine!

Jennie Garth kicked things off.
The cha cha cha, getting a 21 from the judges.
"Soft and floppy free leg" - Len
"Yummie mummie" - Bruno
"Really really well" - Carrie

Josie Maran - Foxtrot
She was funny but really uncoordinated, earning only a 16 from the judges.
"Out of your element" - Carrie
"You're like a beautiful sailing ship stranded on a sand bank" - Bruno

Sabrina Bryan - cha cha cha
It was young, fun, with some hip hop flavor. Can I just say WOW! The highest season opening score yet, a 26 from the judges.
"Fierce" - Carrie
"Bewitching blond dynamo" - Bruno
"Surgical precision" - Len

Marie Osmond - Foxtrot
She tried to be a "sex kitten" (gross). Judges gave her a 21.
"Flashy yet sassy" - Bruno
"Lovely" - Len
"The foxtrot suits you" - Carrie

Mel B - cha cha cha
She's fun you know there is gonna be lots of entertainment between her and Max. Judges liked her too, 24.
"Better dancer than I thought" - Carrie
"I liked it a lot" - Len
"Feisty kitten, right on the money" - Bruno

Jane Seymour- Foxtrot
She screamed like a teenage girl when she saw her partner was Tony! Judges gave her a 24.
"Essence of elegance"- Bruno
"Gave me chills"- Carrie
"Elegance personified" - Len

Overall the ladies totally ROCKED Monday night. Can the boys live up to the hype?


ABC: "Dirty Sexy Money" Pilot Review

The official description from ABC:

Power, privilege and family money are a volatile cocktail. Living proof of this are the Darlings of New York City, so absurdly wealthy, they put the upper in Upper East Side. This preeminent family are always getting mixed up with the wrong people and finding themselves in the middle of bad situations. It'll take a miracle to take care of the legal and sometimes illegal needs of the Darling family.

That miracle comes in the form of Nick George. As a boy, Nick watched his father surrender his freedom and family as the Darling's trusted consigliere. Nick grew up in a troubled household where he was always second to the overpowering Darling family. Burned by his own boyhood encounters with them, he vowed never to follow in his father's footsteps. The idealistic Nick did a 180-degree turn and became a lawyer for the disadvantaged.

After the mysterious, sudden death of Nick's father, family patriarch Tripp Darling offers Nick the opportunity to inherit the responsibility of protecting the Darlings' secrets. The job, with an ungodly salary, will allow Nick the freedom to be an altruistic do-gooder. But he discovers all too soon that his new position requires him to be an all-around problem fixer, hand-holder, therapist and public relations expert.

J’s thoughts: The Darlings are complete and utter nut jobs! The children are narcissistic, needy, over-the-top, and incredibly high maintenance - almost to a point of cartoon-ish ridiculousness. Which is what makes this show such a total GUILTY PLEASURE!

The most devilish of the Darling children is ironically, also a minister. Reverend Brian has hated Nick since childhood for some reason, but he needs his help in getting his illegitimate child admitted to a prestigious boarding school.

Tripp (Donald Sutherland) and Letitia (Jill Clayburgh) appear to be more semi-normal than their offspring. But not by much. They need to be either intoxicated or highly medicated to put up with their offspring.

M’s thoughts: “Money makes everything go wrong” - Nick George

What a fun show to watch! My two favorite things about this show, besides the fabu cast: Tripp (Donald Sutherland) offering Nick the job as the Darling family lawyer for a whopping $10 Million a year, basically b/c he misses Nick’s dad.

My second fave thing....

Patrick (William Baldwin), an Attorney General who is married with kids and whom we assume to be happy, actually has a lover. And not just any lover, a she who used to be a HE! That’s right, a transvestite lover who he tries to payoff.

We were both hoping to not like this show (mainly b/c we really don’t need to add any more to the lineup), but we couldn’t help it! It’s just good campy fun. AND, it makes Wednesday nights really easy for us – keep the channel tuned to ABC!

Can’t wait to tune in next week for more of the shenanigans and misdeeds of the Darlings!

This one gets a rating of : 4 – definitely set your season pass beyotches!