Big Brother 13 Possible Dynamic Duos Revealed? *Update*
Posted by Dustin on 06.30.2011 at 2:47 pm
On CBS.com’s Big Brother Page you can vote for which couples you think are likely to return . . . note not that they WILL be the ones returning. Here is a snapshots of the candidates.
*Update* So as it turns out, 3 of the above 6 couples are said to be the ones back in the house. According to a thread on JokersUpdates, Rachel and Brendon (who not only are back together BUT getting married) just pushed their wedding back from September to next May. Most take it as they are back in.
Will Kirby has also supposedly released a statement wishing everyone at “Big Brother” well, but if you believe him, he isn’t playing. So he and Mike are probably not going to be there.
BIG BROTHER” PRESENTS THE SUMMER OF “DOUBLE TROUBLE”
BIG BROTHER Welcomes Eight New Houseguests and Welcomes Back Some of the Most Notorious “Duos” from Past Seasons
The Identities of the Returning “Duos” Will Be Revealed During the Season Premiere on Thursday, July 7
BIG BROTHER welcomes eight new Houseguests, plus the return of some of the most notorious “duos” from past seasons, when the CBS reality series premieres Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen is the host.
This summer’s twist, “Double Trouble,” will feature the return of some of the most dynamic “duos” in the history of BIG BROTHER. The return of these former Houseguests will immediately impact the way the game will be played this summer.
The identities of the returning “Duos” will be revealed during the premiere episode on July 7. Below are the eight NEW Houseguests who will spend the summer playing alongside the “Duos” in the new season of BIG BROTHER:
Kalia Booker, 30
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
Current City: Los Angeles, Calif.
Porsche Briggs, 23
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Current City: Miami Beach, Fla.
VIP Cocktail Waitress
Dominic Briones, 25
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
Current City: San Mateo, Calif.
Cassi Colvin, 26
Hometown: Allen, Texas
Current City: Nashville, Tenn.
Lawon Exum, 39
Hometown: Urbana, Ill.
Current City: Inglewood, Calif.
Legal File Clerk
Keith Henderson, 32
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Current City: Bolingbrook, Ill.
Human Resources Mgr
Shelly Moore, 41
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Current City: Prairieville, La.
Outdoors Industry Exec
Adam Poch, 39
Hometown: East Brunswick, N.J.
Current City: Hoboken, N.J.
Music Inventory Manager
This season, the Houseguests will enjoy a Venice Beach loft-inspired house, featuring an urban design that brings the outside décor in and the inside décor out. Highlights of the BIG BROTHER house include a Frank Gehry-inspired bedroom, classic surfboards mounted on the walls and original artwork ranging from a custom sunglass display to a eye-catching wall of graffiti. The Tarot Card Parlour, indoor chess park and Popsicle Room top off the Venice Beach motif throughout the house.
Once again, several unlucky Houseguests will be banished to the “Have/Have Not Room” each week, where luxury and comfort are non-existent.
Following the premiere on Thursday, July 7 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT), BIG BROTHER will be broadcast three nights weekly, beginning Sunday, July 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), Wednesday, July 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) and the LIVE eviction show, hosted by Julie Chen, beginning Thursday, July 14 (9:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).
CBS.com has interviews posted with the announced 8 guests.
The latest episode was a little light on “A” and a little more heavy on “love.”
Hannah spent most of the episode matchmaking for Lucas and another girl at school. She also learned that Caleb was staying with Lucas until he could figure out what to do.
Spencer and Toby also did the love dance, both finally saying “I love you.” Toby took a job working for Allison’s brother Jason, and this worried Spencer. She knows someone other than Jason is in that house!
We learned via flashbacks that Allison seemed to fear her brother and his friends. Also she threatened to tell her grandma what a loser her brother was, which would result in him being cut out of the will . . . . so Jason REALLY had a motive to kill her!
-A sent Emily a fake acceptance college letter to force her mom to let her stay in Rosewood . . . so -A could continue to play “cat and mouse” with her.
Aria found herself in a college level art class along with Jenna, it of course wasn’t pretty.
Finally Spencer tried to reach out to her sister, saying she hoped her sister might defend and protect her over . . . someone who wasn’t her. Melissa of course couldn’t be bothered with Spencer, telling her not to think about making her pick between her and Ian.
Spencer found, and pawned, a diamond engagement ring . . . my guess is Melissa’s. She needed the money to buy Toby supplies he needed so he didn’t work work Jason and could freelance. However at the end of the show . . . we saw the mystery person buying the ring back before Spencer could!
Also, the end had the girls spying on Melissa meeting her ex-husband-to-be outside Jason’s house and getting a bag of something. The girls suspect pain meds for Ian . . . but clearly it must be something bigger . . . . It can’t be that easy can it?
I’d like to think Jason and Melissa both know Ian is hiding at Jason’s house . . . . but that seems too obvious. I do think both Melissa and Jason know far more about Allison and her death than what they claim.
As for “Chloe King” . . . once again I found myself feeling Ehhhh! It didn’t hold my interest enough that I didn’t let myself get distracted during it. I’m hoping they have a marathon over the holiday weekend so I can sit down and force myself to watch them all
Last night “Weeds” and “The Big C” returned on Showtime. I actually stopped watching “Weeds” halfway through last season. The whole “on the run” storyline annoyed me and bored me at the same time. So why I watched the season premier I don’t know. I did enjoy it, the relocation of Nancy to New York . . . soon to be followed by her friends and family coming home from Denmark where they’ve been hiding. I’ll probably keep watching for a bit . . . till I end up annoyed again They supposedly killed off Esteban and Nancy is safe and all that jazz now . . . . but I also read somewhere that it would turn out Pilar isn’t dead. I hope that’s not so, cause enough with the Mexican Drug Cartel stuff!
On “The Big C” the show is now in the fall, not having moved too far forward from last year, which was the summer. I loved that even though she’s dead, Marlene is still on the show as a ghost . . . or at least a figment of Cathy’s imagination. I was devastated when they killed her off last year! I loved the premier, but as usual I missed her favorite problem student with an attitude Andrea.
True Blood: The Waiting Is Over! Season 4 Premier (+ Episode 2 Spoilers)
Posted by Dustin on 06.27.2011 at 10:58 am
So last night was finally the season 4 premier of “True Blood.” I thought the premier was a tad dull, and it introduced a lot of new storylines (thanks to the time jump) that weren’t all that well explained. Fortunately episode 2, does some of that.
I’ll post my thoughts on episode 1 first. Then episode 2 below . . . so if you don’t have HBO Go to watch it and don’t want to be spoiled, stay away from that section!
At the beginning of Episode 1 we find Sookie’s long lost grandpa trapped in Fairyland with the other half-human’s half faeries. He thought he’d only been gone a few hours, it turns out it’s been 20 years! Of course we learn it’s all a trap, and they’ve been harvesting human’s and planning to seal off their realm from the human one. Sookie and her grandpa escaped, but tragically he ends up dying when they return home. What what what! I can’t believe they cast Gary Cole in a role that lasted but a few minutes. That’s nuts! I’m going to guess though that we’ll hopefully see more of him, and the faeries as well.
When Sookie returned home, we had lost a little over a year, and so much had changed. Eric bought her house secretly, basically so he could get to her anytime he wanted . . . no invitation needed! Tara had left town, become a lesbian cage fighter, and was now calling herself “Tony.” Jesus and Lafayette were getting involved with a witches coven, lead by the mysterious (and apparently dim witted) witch Marnie, who somehow had great powers – like bringing the dead back to life. Tommy was living with Hoyt’s mamma and had found Jesus, while Hoyt and Jessica’s happy life was anything but, they bicker a lot. Sam goes to meetings with other shifters and found himself a new possible girlfriend named Luna. Jason has been taking care of Crystal’s inbred family, while she’s gone missing. At the end of the show they kidnapped him. Andy has become a V addict, and his sister has come to town. Arlene is afraid her baby Mikey is evil. Finally Bill has become King of Louisiana!
I think that sums up just about everything in the premier. My thoughts on all of that? Well first, were is the Wolf! I hope Alcide gets a lot more airtime, he was supposed to be made a full cast member this season from what I recall.
The Tara storyline . . . . eh. I mean given all the issues she’s had with men, I can see why she might turn to the ladies for a bit of comfort. But I hope we get a bit more explanation. Is she bi? Is she really a lesbian who was just in denial? She’s still lying to her new friends and woman, claiming she’s Tony from Atlanta.
They’ve really made Bill become a total jerk. Though I understand this stays true to the books, where he in fact isn’t a nice guy. Episode 2 however . . . . more in a bit!
The storyline with the witches? I started to get the feeling that they, or at least Marnie, needed Lafayette and his powers to really use hers. It was almost like “The Craft” in a way.
I know the premier had a lot to introduce us to, because of the time jump and all, but it just seemed a bit of a let down. Fortunately Episode 2 delivers!
STOP READING NOW IF YOU WANT TO REMAIN SPOILER FREE!
Episode 2 is available via HBOGo. I watched it last night and loved it . . . . though still no Alcide! Anyway, here is some of the highlights and my thoughts.
We learn a bit about Bill’s back ground, how the American Vampire League head woman Nan found him in the U.K. in the 80s, how she admired that he drank humans, but didn’t kill them (we see him glamour one into forgetting him). She recruited him back then to infiltrate and help her take down the royalty. So really SHE seems to be the head vampire, or trying to position herself as one.
Bill, backed by the AVL, challenged Queen Sofie Anne and she was killed by troops armed with wooden and silver bullets. Nan made him the King of Louisiana. Bill, however, lies to her about Sookie . . . claiming Sofie Anne was obsessed with her and just wanted her as her toy . . . he tells her nothing about her Faerie blood. I felt that they were trying, in part, to redeem Bill . . . but who knows, he could just want to keep Sookie to himself!
Jason learned Crystal and her brother kidnapped Jason. He is hooked on V, and has Crystal back on it too. They’ve become junkies who want to have a kid, but the brother is shooting blanks. They turn Jason in order to use him to get a baby. Wonderful! Though again, from my understanding, it’s similar to the books and Crystal does turn out to be a horrid woman in the books.
Sam and Tommy take some steps to get back to being brothers in this episode. I just sat there thinking . . . . why? Why does Tommy have to be on the show? I hated him last season, I don’t like him this season. I think he’s pointless.
Arlene remains convinced that her baby is evil and doing horrible things. It doesn’t help when Sookie calls him an old soul.
The witches storyline was actually my favorite in this episode. Bill sets Eric out to investigate them, saying they are necromancers . . . they brought a dead bird back to life, which means . . . Eric comments he was around during the Inquisition, he knows what it means. Tara returned home to see Sookie, and Jesus and Lafayette took her with them to the witches circle. When Marnie announces they will bring a corpse back to life this week, both Lafayette and Tara freak, as do some of the others in the circle. Unfortunately this is when Eric comes in. Marnie, clearly getting her power from a long dead witch, begins chanting. Eric sees her true form, and is paralyzed. He clearly knows her, and my guess is she is from the inquisition.
The show ends with Sookie driving along and finding Eric walking along side the road, he has no memory! Which I’ve been told is what the forth book deals with . . . .
The second episode was sooooooo much better. Sneak a peak if you can!
This week on “Pretty Little Liars” the drama over Ian continued. Nobody had seen him, and Melissa was acting very odd. Spencer eventually gave her her cell phone back . . . Melissa claimed she needed it incase the police called about Ian. Right! Because they can’t call the home phone? Later Spencer caught Melissa in another lie, that she had stayed inside all day. Her coat was wet, and she had gone to have an ultra-sound on the baby.
Allison’s brother Jason moved back to town, and Spencer decided to be friendly. Melissa warned her that Ian always said he was not be trusted . . . because Ian’s a great source! Jason kept suspiciously asking Spencer about Ian, if he flat out said he killed Allison. Spencer said no, but it seemed liked he wanted to make sure people thought she did. Jason also put up a large fence for “privacy,” but Spencer felt it was to hide something . . . or someone.
Is Jason putting up Ian? If so why? Are they friends, or does Jason feel Ian killed Allison and is hiding him to get his own revenge? Or could Jason be Alison’s killer? He was very interested in what Ian said about Allison’s death . . . did Ian know too much? Were they in on it together?
Elsewhere, Toby faced discrimination issues at his new job, Fitz retired and he and Aria worked things out, and Emily found a possible way to stay in Rosewood. Seems she’s being scouted by a university, but she needs to finish school where she is . . . disruptions look bad.
As for “Chloe King,” I honestly need to re-watch this week’s episode. I found myself distracted during it, and to be honest a little bored. I also have this feeling that the human guy she likes so much . . . well his father is probably one of the people out to get Chloe.
Game of Thrones ends . . . Killing Leaves Us Hanging . . . . Falling Skies Premiers
Posted by Dustin on 06.20.2011 at 4:58 pm
So did anyone tune in for “Falling Skies” last night? It came up against a lot of other TV unfortunately, such as the finales of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, the finale of “The Killing” and the premier of “Drop Dead Diva.” Some quick thoughts on alllllll of these . . . .
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” quickly became my new favorite show to watch. Sadly it was only a 10 episode first season. Wayyyyy to short! It has been renewed for a 2nd season, and hopefully it will be a much longer season. I have just started book 1, which this season was based on. A friend said they did an excellent job staying true to the books, but have left a whole lot out. A lot of important back stories. For example in this episode as the younger Starks were in the Stark tomb, they quickly told some of these back stories by pointing to statues and saying who they all were.
I knew Ned Stark as going to be killed, I accidentally read that spoiler. But then in the finale they went and killed off Khal Drogo too. Geesh! These were some of the major stars as far as US/Hollywood goes. Hopefully fans will not flee the show come season 2. I absolutely loved the end with Dinaries (spelling probably wrong) went into the fire and hatched the dragons eggs. Even though her brother was an ass, and her father was the Mad King, she is one of the few people on this show I think is likable and I can root for.
John Snow is another, along with the young Stark girl (whose name I’m forgetting, Anya or something). Sansa . . . I actually did feel sorry for her when Jeoffrey made her look at her father’s head on the spike in the final episode. But she has been so horrid that pity does not come easily from me. I did love that she finally found some spirit when she said perhaps her brothers would bring Joeffrey’s head on a spike to her, which was in response to Joeffrey saying his men would bring the rest of her family’s head on spikes to him. Maybe there is hope for her yet!
Over to “The Killing,” well I’m not surprised that they did not reveal who killed Rosie Larson. After taking viewers on such a ride, spending most of the season focusing on the wrong suspect, I started to get the feeling this would not be neatly resolved. And it wasn’t. While the congressmen is clearly a sex pervert, whether he killed Rosie is unknown. It looks like his current girlfriend Grace could be the killer, but also the other campaign assistant who had always been kinda creepy. However we won’t know till season 2! Of course there was such a backlash from people last night on Twitter that who knows how long Season 2 will last . . . a lot of people vowed to not bother watching. I myself only half-watched a lot of the episodes. I felt it dragged on a little too much, and some episodes were just boring. You could fast forward to the very end of most of the episodes and that’s basically when they would find a clue to lead into the next episode. I’ll probably watch up until we learn who did kill Rosie, but the producers and writers are saying part way into Season 2 a new murder mystery emerges. Right now I’m kinda feeling “Thanks, but no thanks!”
I started watching “Drop Dead Diva” somewhere during the second season and got hooked. I watched off an on during the first too. I guess it was too good to be true to expect Grayson to remember seeing Jane as Deb, or to remember anything that happened before the accident. Now poor Jane has not only agreed to be his best man, but it looks like she gets sucked into planning his wedding to that Vanessa (or whatever her name is). I guess we’ll be spending the season having Grayson get subtle hints as to who Jane really is, like when she plans the wedding Deb would have planned.
Finally we come to “Falling Skies.” Had the previews for what to expect this season not had been as awesome as they were, I don’t know if I would have given this show another chance. This was a very very slooooow two hour pilot, which basically just consisted of a whole lot of fighting. The fact that I had just failed to be able to sit through the movie “Battle: Los Angelos” probably wasn’t helping here. The first few minutes basically consisted of kids drawings and voices telling us what had occurred. Basically it’s a complete rip-off of “V.” The aliens came in peace, but soon took over. They blew up the major cities and armies, forcing the everyday man and woman to fight.
In a “V” divergence, the aliens (which come in two forms: Insect like “Skidders” with six legs and their robotic mech/droids, on two legs) are kidnapping children and bracing them. That is they attach these things to their spines, which turns them into slave labor. Why kids? That’s a big question.
The show takes place in and around Boston. A history professor (Noah Wyle) is part of the 2nd Massachusetts, a resistance movement. He has three kids, but the middle kid was taken by the aliens. The oldest spots him in the pilot, which leads up to Noah leaving the resistance at the end with a small band of soldiers to try and find and rescue his son.
As I said, the show was sloooooowwwwww. And it focused way too much on fighting. The little mysteries, such as what the heck the aliens really want, and why kids, are keeping me interested. That, and like I said, the previews looked great. I just hope the rest of the shows aren’t as slow as these first two were.
“Pretty Little Liars” returned for the summer as of last night. I still never did finish the books, and I think I just read a 9th one came out just recently? Yeah at this point I’ll just wait till they tell us who -A is on the show!
The show picked up where it left off, with Ian’s body going missing. By the end of the show, it appeared Ian was alive, in hiding, and texting Melissa (whose phone Spencer swiped). I still feel like the two of them are in on this together for some odd reason. I think Melissa could be the killer and Ian is actually covering for her . . . but I don’t think they are -A.
Aria and Fitz are on the outs, because he lied to her about his former girlfriend, who he was apparently still seeing when they got together. Oh and were Fitz’s sprayed on abs the most hilarious thing you ever saw! I sat there thinking . . . I think he has way too many abs!
Emily’s mom is determined to move them to Texas, but I’ve read Emily manages to stay in whatever their town’s name is. She supposedly tells some lie to stay. My guess is she’ll be moving in with Hannah?
Hannah was back hanging out with Mona, who is the other suspicious person to me. The geeky guy (Zach I think?) who liked Hannah brought her boyfriend back to town, but Hannah still has trust issues with him. I am actually hoping Hannah and Zach will have a shot, but I doubt that will happen.
Toby and Spencer’s relationship is on the rocks, as Toby’s parents don’t want HIM seeing her! That’s kinda a laugh, since their sone was the pariah of town not too long ago.
After “Pretty Little Liars” was the premier of “The Nine Lives of Chloe King.” In all honesty I don’t have that much to say. If you watched the promo I posted a week or so ago . . . it pretty much summed up the whole first show!
I’ll be interested in finding out what Chloe’s dad has to do with it all, as he’s been missing for ten years and contacted her at the very end. I almost thought perhaps he was her birth dad, which would explain how he could have gotten her out of Russia (where she was from) so easily. But then they explained that their race and humans don’t mix well, and as far as we know Chloe’s mom is a human (Chloe being adopted).
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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