New Fall TV Shows – What’s in a Name?: “Mr. Sunshine”

June 2, 2010 by

For the next little bit we will be going over the names of some of this fall’s new crop of TV shows and, based solely on the title say what the show sounds like it SHOULD be about. First up, the Matthew Perry/Allison Janney comedy (?), Mr. Sunshine.

What it sounds like it should be about: Small town set sitcom about a lonely old coot who inspires fear in the local children until he befriends a precocious little girl and she decides to give him an image makeover. Starring Ed Asner.

What it is actually about (from the EW website): Matthew Perry stars as the owner of a sports arena; Allison Janney plays his boss.

Law and Order: SVU & Mariska Hargitay

June 2, 2010 by

I can watch this show anytime. It’s the “Shawshank Redemption” of TV shows. Over the weekend there was the L&O:SVU Star-Spangled-a-thon on USA. (The idea of which was showing episodes that featured guest stars. Not to be splitting hairs but isn’t that literally every single episode?) It was a a blast. A little too many commercials for Royal Pains though.

Of course, the MVP of SVU is Mariska. I love that b*tch.

Lost: So it WAS Purgatory?

May 24, 2010 by

And Christian Shepherd knew all a…wait, what?

Eh, I still liked it. I liked the winks and all the redo scenes (Locke and Jack staring down the hole, Aaron’s birth, etc.) and the realizations.

And we got Rose and Bernard. And Walt (in a flashback).

Lapidus and Miles and Richard? Wha happen?

LOST: No Guts, No Glory Prediction

May 24, 2010 by

LOST finale just started (slowly) and let’s make some illogical predictions.

We know Jack is the new Jacob. I think Ben become the new Man in Black.

UPDATE: Okay, that’s probably off base. My bad. I got caught up in the excitement!

LOST: Richard, Charles Widmore & Juliet’s (likely) return

May 19, 2010 by

So is Richard dead? Just like that? Just like Lapidus (maybe). Come on. Probably not, although, what else is there for him to do? And, speaking of deaths that cast a shadow on why there were there in the first place, Charles Widmore and Zoe. WTF? Wouldn’t it have been easier to just have Fake Locke vs. The Gang from the beginning w/o Widmore and (ugh) Zoe? Especially if he’s just going to die one-two-three. But Ben’s explanation was a gut punch.

Also, Jack’s ex-wife (and mother to his son) is going to turn out to be Juliet right? Are we all agreed on that?

Survivor Heroes vs. Villains FINALE!

May 16, 2010 by

It’s been a pretty good season this year. If only Cirie had lasted longer (sigh) but at least Amanda got the boot (finally!). Who will win?

Colby – How must he be feeling? Everyone, everyone, EVERYONE has been saying how much he’s underperformed this season. This last challenge when he was out in 1 second. Oh, that was wonderful. Will he defend himself at the reunion show tonight or not? What a doof! Remember when Danielle and Amanda were fighting over the hidden immunity clue and Colby literally said, “I don’t know who’s it is. I’m just watching Treasure Island.”
PREDICTION: First voted out tonight.

Russell – He’s the worst. And we’ve been stuck with him for 2 seasons in every episode. He’ll prob make it to final 3 (and not win again) but wouldn’t it be cool if he was voted out before that and was in the jury?
PREDICTION: Third place

Jerri – You know what, Jerri? You already won. You redeemed yourself (kind of, I guess) from your old reputation. I hope you don’t get booed at the reunion tonight. You are forgiven. Please no cougar jokes.
PREDICTION: Fourth place? But I wouldn’t be shocked if she won it all.

Sandra – I forgot how much I liked her. (Remember, “I swear on my kids lives that I’m gonna screw you AND Burton!” or something like that?) Why weren’t Sandra and Rupert more buddy-buddy this year? That was never really addressed. Sandra is tops in my book. I want her to win. More so, I want to hear her at the final Tribal Council. Bonus for “I am against you Russell.”
PREDICTION: Second place. You go Sandra!

Parvati – Oh my my my my my. I love me some Parv. Best moment in the past 10 seasons of Survivor? Parvati making fun of the note that J.T. gave to Russell. Oh man. That was awesome. Also, she wins challenges and is wily and did a very good job hawking the Sprint phone last episode (“it has, like, a million features”). And that smile!
PREDICTION: Winner!

Five final thoughts:
1) Going in I thought they would never let a former winner repeat. But it doesn’t seem like that will be a factor. Nor should it! But it was barely even addressed. I would think Parv and Sandra would want to take each other to the final because they are BOTH former winners. But never discussed.
2) They all did some good moves though. Moves that, had it gone the other way, would have made them look dumb. Russell giving the immunity idol to Parv, Parv giving away 2 idols, Sandra hiding hers till the end.
3) So many damn hidden immunity idols! Damn Gina!
4) I am a dork for being this into the show, right?
5) I STILL miss Colleen Haskell. Come back to me Colleen!

LOST: Across the Sea

May 12, 2010 by

Is it horrible that I didn’t LOVE the episode? Although I do love me some Allison Janney.

I was hoping that Adam & Eve would turn out to be Rose and Bernard. No? Am I alone?

And how does Smokey turn back into a human form? Hmm. Whatever. Really, you should watch The Good Wife on CBS. That show rocks too. Tuesday’s a good night for TV what with LOST, Biggest Loser, Good Wife, Parenthood, etc.

Damn! Helen Mirren.

May 12, 2010 by

Madam Tussauds does it again. Although, doesn’t it kind of make the real Helen Mirren look old by comparison. Also, Helen, you should have worn this for your wax figure!

What is up, friskies?

May 11, 2010 by

It’s a catchy song, but weird. Amiright? I get that cats are really cute (right? I don’t konw – I had a bird growing up.) but, what, friskies is like LSD for cats? They’ll hallucinate seeing turkeys (turkeys?!) and fish boats. What?

Elena Kagan = Patti Lupone, no?

May 10, 2010 by


Is it me or does potential Supreme Court Justice, Elena Kagan look just like Patti Lupone?


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