It’s no secret that I’ve found myself more and more disinterested in “Dancing With The Stars.” The past few seasons there have been more faux stars than real ones. Jennifer Grey was great last season, but at the same time the whole thing was tainted by she who shall not be named and stayed way too long!
The new season’s cast was announced tonight during “The Bachelor” and I feel fairly confident that unless there is NOTHING else on TV those night, I pretty much won’t be tuning in. I just don’t have an interest in any of these contestants, and frankly as usual only know who half of them even are.
Sugar Ray Leonard
A lot of people seem to be excited about the upcoming season premier of “Army Wives,” but worried at the same time. The video preview Lifetime is airing seems to indicate a death is coming as we see all the wives at an army funeral. Is it one of their own, or is this just a red herring? My guess is the only person they can really kill off at this point is Jeremy.
Here are the spoiler blurbs from the TV listings . . . .
Line of Departure – March 6th
Denise prepares to meet Jeremy’s fiancée while caring for her newborn.
Emmalin leaves for college.
Pamela mulls over a job offer in Atlanta and a second chance with Chase.
Joan and Roland discuss the future of their relationship.
T.J.’s behavior challenges Roxy.
Command Presence – March 13th
Claudia Joy graduates from law school and Professor Chandler (guest star Harry Hamlin) offers her an associate position at his firm.
Pamela comes to a decision about her future.
An overwhelmed Joan has difficulty settling in to her new job.
The Season Finale of V . . . and some Private Practice Spoiler Bits
Posted by Dustin on 02.28.2011 at 6:41 pm
Early march on ABC seems to be a whole lotta reruns! Must be basketball time again (or something). Early to Mid-March really only has new “V” and a new episode of “Private Practice.”
ANNA IS ABOUT TO POWER UP EARTH’S FIRST BLUE ENERGY REACTOR — IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR HUMANS? — AND DIANA TELLS LISA TO FULFILL HER DESTINY, ON ABC’S “V”
“Devil in a Blue Dress” – Anna is about to pull the switch on the planet’s first Blue Energy reactor, but Sid realizes that the size of the reactor is much too large for just the various Concordia sites – the Fifth Column needs to figure out what Anna is really up to. And Diana tells Lisa she must act against Anna now, fulfill her destiny and save humans from annihilation, on “V,” TUESDAY, MARCH 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Guest stars include Jane Badler as Diana, Roark Critchlow as A.D. Paul Kendrick, Mark Hildreth as Joshua, Ona Grauer as Kerry Eltoff, Christopher Shyer as Marcus, Bret Harrison as Dr. Sidney Miller, Martin Cummins as Thomas.
SEASON FINALE – ANNA IS FOCUSED ON LISA BREEDING WITH TYLER FOR THE Vs’ EVOLUTION, WHILE DIANA AND THE FIFTH COLUMN LOOK TO END ANNA’S CONTROL, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF ABC’S “V”
Marc Singer Guest Stars
“Mother’s Day” – Anna is focused on having Lisa breed with Tyler to ensure the evolution of the Visitors, while Erica and Diana enlist Lisa to stage a coup against Anna and remove her from power before humanity is destroyed. Erica and the Fifth Column join Lisa in the attempted coup, which has devastating results, on the shocking Season Two finale of “V,” TUESDAY, MARCH 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC. Also in the episode, Marc Singer, who played freedom fighter Mike Donovan on the original “V” series, will guest star as Lars Tremont, a member of a top secret organization of high-ranking military and government leaders from around the globe who have long suspected that the Visitors are very much not here in peace.
Guest stars include Jane Badler as Diana, Marc Singer as Lars Tremont, Roark Critchlow as A.D. Paul Kendrick, Jay Karnes as Chris Bolling, Mark Hildreth as Joshua, Christopher Shyer as Marcus, Martin Cummins as Thomas.
THE OCEANSIDE DOCTORS ARE DIVIDED WHEN AN EXPECTANT COUPLE WISHES TO PUT THEIR ILL-FATED BABY’S EGGS TO FUTURE USE, ON “PRIVATE PRACTICE”
“Private Practice” Airs at a Special Time, 9:00 p.m., ET
“Love and Lies” – The doctors of Oceanside clash when an expectant mother and her husband, desperate to have children, come to them in order to harvest the eggs of their unborn, ill-fated baby; meanwhile, Amelia tries to help a friend who threatens suicide if her tests for Huntington’s Disease are positive, and Fife returns to tell Naomi how he feels about her, on “Private Practice,” THURSDAY, MARCH 17 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Last week’s “Parenthood” was just another AMAZING show!
Sarah gave Seth hell when he planned to up and leave for a new show-biz opportunity, which would have meant up and leaving Drew, with whom he had plans. Amber continued to give her dad hell for always failing to be there for her growing up, so she was not yet ready to accept him back. In the end Seth did right by his kids and told them he was leaving, but wanted to stay in touch. Amber seems to have forgiven him, and Drew just clearly wants a dad so much he’ll forgive anything. I am hoping we get to see Seth come back at some point, but I don’t want Sarah back with him! Jason Ritter’s character returns this coming week, so maybe the romance for them will too? Though I guess he has to report back to “The Event” shortly, so I won’t be getting my hopes up. It does look like Sarah’s passion for writing has been revived.
I love love loved the story with Julia and Joel’s little gir Sydney up and deciding she was a vegetarian. The scene with her and her grandparents, where Zeke told her she had to eat one of the two dishes grandma prepared, and she held firm and wouldn’t eat either, that scene was great. She’s such a good little actor and lights up every scene she’s in. Camille and Zeke later lit up the screen too, with sparks of passion as they got it on in the laundry room. Oh my!
Of course Crosby just screwed everything to hell and back in this episode after his fling with Max’s behavior tutor came to light. The tutor, who liked Crosby a lot, had to quit her job. This devastated Christina, as she had made so much progress with Max. Jasmine of course came to apologize to Crosby for her behavior and talk about things . . . . only to learn Crosby slept with someone else. All I could hear when he was talking was Ross from “Friends” screaming “We were on a break!”
The final scene with Adam giving Crosby hell for just screwing up everything, for not only ruining things with Jasmine, the best thing in his life, but also for screwing things for Max . . . wow! I thought Adam was going to clock him. Of course the end when Max heard his father screaming at Crosby about him having Asberger’s sets up this week’s episode when they have to tell Max about his illness. I can’t wait! this has become my favorite show on TV as of late, even if Crosby does make me want to smack myself in my head a lot.
Grey’s and Private Practice: Adele’s Issue and Naomi and Sam Smooch!
Posted by Dustin on 02.27.2011 at 7:27 pm
So on the latest “Grey’s Anatomy,” Alex and the new baby doc continued their romance, while Meredith hit a set back in her fertility treatments, having to stop them as they were having side effects with her vision. I really hope she gets her baby before the end of the season, though something tells me based on this show Christina is going to end up pregnant next.
Bailey and Meredith had a powwow to convince The Chief that his wife, who made another trip to the ER, needed medical tests and attention. The Chief finally asked Derek to take a look at her. What kind of bad luck or karma does The Chief have if he ends up with both the loves of his life ending up with Alzheimer’s? Hopefully it will be something else, but it would be an interesting story to have Adele in Derek’s trials.
This episode also gave fruit to two new possible couples. The first was Jackson and Lexie. Hmmmmm, I still want her with Mark honestly, so I’m not onboard with this. I thought Jackson would end up with either Teddy or April. April meanwhile got asked out by Stark of all people. Eeeewwwwwww! He’s such a nasty and foul man, and she said yes? Is she that desperate? I don’t know if I will hate this story, or if it will turn out to be amazing. She did have an affect on him, convincing him not to call CPS on the mother with alzheimer’s whose son’s tumor went unattended to.
Over on “Private Practice,” a bulk of the show dealt with everyone reacting to Violet’s manuscript, which apparently was a tell all book that border-lined on trashy medical drama . . . kinda like this show! She probably should have talked to her friends before airing their dirty laundry. The best scene was when Sheldon said she could have talked about his more positive attributes, and in the background Amelia was making the “This Big” gesture.
One of the other big stories was one of those classic stories involving unborn babies that this show just seems to love to do. A teen with downs syndrome got pregnant by her learning disabled boyfriend, and the mother had to make a decision whether to keep the baby, which itself could be special needs. Naomi, being opposed to abortion, tried to convince her to at least wait and have tests done on the child (which came back healthy). However the mother had the baby aborted anyways, even before knowing, because she knew these kids couldn’t care for a baby, and she would not be able to care for all three of them. It really was a sad story, and in the end Naomi realized she had actually not thought of the mother’s situation and was possibly making a hard situation worse for her. This of course lead her and Sam, who also worked on this case, to a big smooch. Ohhhhhh no! This won’t go down well with Addison, and for once it won’t be Addison who screwed things up. After being lectured by both Sam and Naomi for the past few episodes about her ability to screw up every relationship she’s in . . . . wow for once I actually find myself on Addison’s side!
So tonight the top 24 were revealed on “American Idol.” I didn’t watch all of the auditions, and I watched as much of Vegas and Hollywood as I could. From what I’ve seen . . . . SO SO SO impressed. Last year’s show was just such an abomination on so many levels. Too many judges, behind the seen judging drama with people coming and going, and of course not enough talent. As much as the judging issue was an issue, the talent was a bigger one. There really was nobody last season I felt I could root for that much or really cared about. I mean let’s be honest, who won last year and where are they now? Where are ANY of the people from last year really? I mean nobody seems to have record deals or are on the air! That’s not a good thing.
The talent is clearly in it this year though. These kids can sing, so it should be a good competition. The only thing that has me worried is that there are a lot of kids that I’d put in the “adult contemporary” category because of their song choices. Given Idol likes to throw in wacky theme weeks, I think we’re gunna see some of these contestants struggle.
As for the judges . . . . love love LOVE Steven and Jennifer. I really didn’t think I would as much as I do, but they are just so good!
Should be an interesting ride! Hopefully it will keep me glued this year.
Last night’s episode of “Glee” completely washed away the stench of the prior “Bieber” inspired episode. I too have wiped that travesty, save for the awesome “Rent” duet by Mercedes and Rachel, from my own mind.
I love love loved last night’s episode. There were so many great lines. I think my favorite goes to . . . . Santana! Yes, Sanata, not Brittany. I loved her line about alcohol awareness “I’m aware how much fun alcohol is!”
Not the message to send to kids of course, but in the end they made sure to send the right/responsible message. I really liked that Beastie and Will had a real talk about teens and drinking and how to handle it best. That being some teens are going to drink no matter what they tell them, the best they can do in those cases is also teach them to be safe.
I will admit, I screamed at one point because I thought Will and The Beastie were going to have drunk sex. I also loved Will’s drunk text, and how Sue’s plan backfired completely. Figgins, thinking the puke fest at the assembly was “special effects” was hilarious. Though I did wonder what the hell they were drinking and eating to have grey puke.
Oh, Figgins also introducing the song by “K, dollar sign, Haaaa” was hilarious too.
I am hoping that after Emma heard Will’s drunk dial, along with the rest of the school, that perhaps she’ll rethink Dr. Carl. Of course I’m still waiting for Terry to pop up pregnant at some point, from that one night stand awhile back.
The Blaine story . . . I’m so glad they didn’t make him go Bi. Poor Kurt has been hurt enough as is. When is he going to dump the Warblers and return to New Directions already!
Parenthood 2/22 and 3/1 Spoilers – Jason Ritter Returns!
Posted by Dustin on 02.22.2011 at 3:15 pm
2/22 – DO NOT SLEEP WITH YOUR AUTISTIC NEPHEW’S THERAPIST
CROSBY PAYS FOR HIS MISTAKE, ADAM AND KRISTINA ARE FACED WITH A HUGE PROBLEM, SETH DISAPPOINTS AGAIN, SYDNEY MAKES A DECISION – JOHN CORBETT, MINKA KELLY AND MICHAEL B. JORDAN GUEST STAR – Crosby (Dax Shepard) pays the price for a mistake that will change his relationships with those closest to him. Adam (Peter Krause) gets annoyed with Alex’s (guest star Michael B. Jordan, “Friday Night Lights”) frequent visits. Meanwhile, Adam and Kristina (Monica Potter) are then forced to deal with a huge problem that will affect Max’s (Max Burkholder) progress. Elsewhere, Drew (Miles Heizer) is hit with some disappointing news from his father (guest star John Corbett, “United States Tara”), while Sydney (Savannah Paige Rae) makes a decision that her parents, Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger), are supportive of. Lauren Graham, Sarah Ramos, Tyree Brown, Joy Bryant, Mae Whitman Bonnie Bedelia, and Craig T. Nelson also star.
3/1- QUALITIES AND DIFFICULTIES
ADAM AND KRISTINA MAKE AN EFFORT TO TALK TO MAX, CROSBY GETS HIMSELF INTO MORE TROUBLE AND SARAH FINDS A NEW PASSION – JASON RITTER AND TOM AMANDES GUEST STAR – Adam (Peter Krause) and Kristina (Monica Potter) find it difficult to talk to Max (Max Burkholder) about his Asperger’s Syndrome and come to Dr. Pelickan (guest star Tom Amandes, “Everwood”) for guidance. Sarah (Lauren Graham) revisits her relationship with Mark Cyr (guest star Jason Ritter, NBC’s “The Event”) when she goes to him for help with her latest project. Elsewhere, Crosby (Dax Shepard) attempts to mend his relationship with Jasmine (Joy Byrant), while Julia (Erika Christensen) and Joel (Sam Jaeger) prepare to celebrate their eight-year anniversary. Savannah Paige Rae, Tyree Brown, Miles Heizer, Sarah Ramos, Mae Whitman, Bonnie Bedelia and Craig T. Nelson.
I seems the past two sundays I keep getting distracted during these two shows. Last night I faired better though. However someone is now punishing me by not having new episodes of either for two weeks. Ahhh!
On “Housewives,” I hate hate hate the way the Bree and Keith story turned out, with him having to chose between her and his son. Of course Bree in part brought this on herself, but in the end told him the age difference and his desire to have a kid was important and he needed to be with his kid. I hope we see Keith back some day!
The story with Gabby returning home and confronting her step-father’s grave, but more importantly the nun who she confided in and did nothing, was so powerful! I’m still hoping we’ll see Grace and her family again at some point.
The resolution of the Paul and Zack storyline, with Zack strung out and telling his dad that nobody could ever love him, which is why mom/Mary Alice shot herself . . . wow! Then when he through Beth out at the end saying nobody could ever love him, I actually for a moment felt sorry for both of them. The show hinted someone on the lane was going to pull a Mary Alice in the next episode. I’m guessing it’s either Beth or Paul at this point.
I’ve really been enjoying the Susan story as of late. However at the end of this episode with her collapsing . . . Susan better find a kidney and stat!
On “Brother and Sisters,” we went through a whole bunch of is she or isn’t she William’s kid with Sarah. In the end she was William’s kid. For me this whole thing just started reminding me of the horror that was the Ryan storyline. Shivers! Glad it ended the way it did.
The man who might have been returned into Nora’s life for a brief episode. Once again it was another installment of Nora’s unfortunate love life. Will she ever find a man? At this point my money is on NO!
I’m honestly more interested in the Olivia storyline, which has been absent the past few episodes, save for a few mentions of her. I have actually like having Tommy back. Shocking I know. He was always such an ass on the show. However it’s good to see him back and not being a total jerk all the time. Though I’m not sure about this new wife of his yet . . . .
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Dustin : I'm gunna finally watch season 1 and 2 of scandal over the summer, but I'm afraid to get drawn into another Shonda project lol
Guest_4700 : I agree with Grey's. Saw that ending coming about 1/2way through. This seems to be the season for lackluster finales. But SO GLAD to see Rookie Blue starts next week!!!
Guest_3912 : This is gonna sound bad, but I really wasn't shocked by the way they ended it...I hope they really didn't just kill him off
Dustin : Well that grey's finale sucked! Jeeze!
Dustin : I will be getting my OUAT thoughts up soon, want to rewatch it again. I am grading all week, so I'm doing a lot of multitasking. Also the new schedules for Fall are coming out, will post them soon. I think I'm gunna start moving more toward cable shows. I already know the shows I wanna see on Networks won't last lol
Dustin : Yeah I thought that at first too, but then I think he was talking about the shadow figure?
Guest_3215 : They said Peter Pan at the end of the finale. The blonde "lost one" mentioned it but he made it seem like he was Pan?
Dustin : Will get them up tomorrow. Thinking Neil went to Wonderland, good way to introduce that spinoff. interesting way they went around the Peter Pan copyright. I don't think they said his name? Hate this organization of Tamara and Greg's, too much like Lost. Doubt that was greg's dad he dug up, a regina trick.
Guest_4957 : Dang it OUAT! Curious to hear your thoughts about tonight's show!
Dustin : No I don't think so either.
DNA : I think Smash won't be back
Dustin : NBC renews Parenthood! So happy!
Dustin : I had noticed he had lost a lot of weight recently. I thought it was him just getting into shape. Now I guess not.
Dustin : Yeah Very sad.
Guest_1711 : Did you see that Cory Monteith (Finn) entered rehab again? They will be finishing the season without him.
Dustin : Yeah it's likely not going to get another season. The ratings have been pretty bad. I'm sad because just now the show has finally gotten good again!
Guest_3085 : Apparently NBC wants to kill Smash. What else explains the move to Saturdays???
Dustin : i have 90 emails in a folder, most are true blood news i just need to compile into one big post lol
Dustin : Woo hoo I'll have to go look. I know they just revealed the date the other day
DNA : True Blood Season 6 promo is out!
Dustin : Yeah I got to write up the second show still. Behind. Just watched Dallas last night, still have to see if I can watch Revolution again lol
Sean : I was just about to ask you to start reviewing Bates. It is so good and creepy. After watching the second show I see a lot of Twin Peaks in it.
Dustin : yeah i just saw that today. 3 weeks of behind the scenes episodes. Lordy!
Guest_1603 : Actually OUAT is in 4 weeks. In 3 weeks is a behind the scenes episode.
Dustin : 3 weeeks till the next OUAT! Ahhhhhh!
Dustin : Will try and get some posts out tonight and tomorrow Glee, Smash and Grey's
Dustin : Yeah I'm sadly growing bored with smash. You can see Ivy will go back, and this new musical of Karen's is boring
Guest_3355 : On one hand I hate what Derrick is doing but on the other hand, I don't see Karen's relationship with the broody, temper tantrum, man whore going well so I'm all for it. When will this story line be over???
Dustin : Really enjoyed Bates! Will do a write up today
Dustin : Gunna watch Bates soon.
CGinCA : Yeah. I so agree Monday nights are overloaded. Thankfully a lot of the shows I like are not on main network only show once mentality. So can grab themat later times. LOl
Dustin : I'm gunna set my tivo for it as well. There is already TOO much on Monday nights! Can't we find other nights of the week for TV
CGinCA : I am Tivo-ing it. Wondering why there seems to be two episodes back to back. One for 55 minutes and the other for 66 minutes I think....
Dustin : I plan to!
CGinCA : Is anyone going to give Bates Motel a try