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!


ER: "The War Comes Home"

Last Thursday’s premiere of ER was great! The show picks right up from where it left off. Neela had just been trampled at a "peaceful" protest and Moretti (Stanley Tucci) had just taken over as Chief.

Watching the show, I couldn’t help but notice what a super jerk Moretti is; it doesn’t look like he is gonna make it easy for anybody that works there, especially Gates. It was nice to see Abby, Pratt and Morris, whom I personally thought would only be around for 1 season, form this tight group.

With Neela being so critical, everyone was constantly asking or trying to find out about her: was she all right, what are her vitals, is she awake from surgery.....

Gates and Abby really rally for Neela. They keep up on her condition, Abby even going so far as actually accompanying Dubenko into surgery. And at the end of the episode, all of our favorite County General docs and nurses end up in the waiting room with good thoughts for one of their own.

We just loved this episode.


Quotes of the Week

This week's premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" was chock full of hilarious moments like:

Ted: Gail?
Gael: No, Guy-el
Barney: Kyle?
Gael: No, Guy-el
Marshall: Girl?


Barney commenting on Ted’s butterfly tattoo:
"The Tramp Stamp. A ho tag. Ass Antlers. A Panama City license plate."

Marshall: Check your e-mail. Sent you something.
Barney: What is it?
Marshall: Just a new website.
Barney: What does this mean?
Marshall sniffs hand, lifts hand up ready to strike

Barney: Nooooooooo!!!!!

Non-HIMYM quotes in the full post!!

That’s the kind of dirty that don’t wash clean.”
- Amanda on Ugly Betty, reflecting on having a past sexual relationship with
possible half-brother, Daniel.


“Rule #1: Don’t bother sucking up, I already hate you. That’s not gonna change.”
- Christina, channeling her inner Bailey, on Grey’s Anatomy.


And finally, only those crazy Family Guy folks could do a hilarious send-up of “Star Wars” complete with a title sequence that segued from Luke and Leia, to this:

“Angelina Jolie kissed her brother. Yeah, she did. You know it, I know it, and her dad knows it. That’s why they hardly ever talk anymore. You can run away to Africa, but you can’t run away from the truth.”


Just for Fun: Gratuitous Shirtless Males of the Week

For your viewing pleasure, may we present our new weekly [or bi-weekly, depending on the varying degrees of shirtless-ness] feature: Gratuitous Shirtless Male Pics of the Week.

Sorry to any male readers that happen across our blog, but hey, you get enough half-naked women on TV everyday, let us have our fun :)

First up, Peter Petrelli - chained up and half-clothed somewhere in Cork, Ireland.

Source: miloventimigliafan.com

Look it's Bizarro Clark - and he's suddenly found the need to take his shirt off. And to that, we say thank you!

Source: smallvillededication.com

And finally, just for kicks, Ted Mosby's "tramp stamp."