Just a quick post this morning. Flipping Out, I just realized, started this week on Bravo. I LOVE this show. It’s sort of a guilty pleasure. I would never want to work for Jeff Lewis but he is really good at what he does. The show is very entertaining to watch!
One of my favorite shows on Bravo is now back in its new season! Tabitha’s Salon Takeover. I love this show! The best part of the show is when she deals with the salon employees who are usually less happy about the changes she implements. The conflict is great. Maybe I’m just a sucker for that type of show but I can’t get enough.
If you’ve never seen the show, here’s the concept in a nutshell. Tabitha is a hair stylist who has been in the business for many years and runs very successful beauty salons on her own. She is asked to come into these salons by their owners to make them successful. Most of the places she goes into are extremely dirty and poorly run. The staff are disrespectful, lazy and most of the time don’t care about the state of their salon. She comes in, shakes things up, redoes the whole salon and sometimes fires people. I have to admit, the firing part is my favorite. It’s a good time all around. I suggest you check it out. It’s on Tuesday nights on Bravo.
Last night’s episode included a clueless owner and a bitchy stylist that ended up getting fired in the end. Good times!! If you watch Tabitha’s Salon Takeover, what are your thoughts on the show?
Okay, I’ve been really lax on posting lately. Let’s face it, I’m basically failing at it. Now that there’s a new dog in the mix, it’s going to be even more difficult for me to find time. So how do I solve this? I’m going to start trying to write one item at work every day. I won’t promise that I will since I’ll just be setting myself up for failure.
Anyway, just some quick items.
The new puppy is good. It’s a lot of work and I forgot how much work it was. A new night time schedule is going to be put into place and I’m hoping that it will eliminate any and all accidents that happen in the crate. It’s not fun cleaning up dog mess at 2:30 AM.
The Big Bang is getting worse as the season goes forward and this is making me sad. It seems like they’re trying too hard. I’m not confident that they will be able to bounce back. We’ll see. I still enjoy the small note that Chuch Lorre writes at the very end and I have to pause the TiVo every time to read it.
Glee is good, no great. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the show but I wouldn’t necessarily die if I missed an episode.
Modern Family is a good time and probably one of the best new shows of the season.
Mad Men continues to deliver on a weekly basis. Unfortunately I’m behind a week but I’m going to start making time for it again.
Oh, and the new season of Little People, Big World has begun and I still love it! I am soooo addicted to that show it’s kind of sad. I almost feel like I know them personally and it’s scary to think that I’ve been watching that show for about 5 years now. Yikes!
Okay, that’s all for now. A house update will be posted later today. It’s gone from good news, to bad news, to good news, to bad news, to exciting news, to WTF news… and that’s where it stands today. More info on it later.
I chose to go on vacation during Premiere Week for the networks. Wow. Not such a good idea. I’m still catching up as we speak.
Let’s get started, shall we? First on my list to watch was GLEE. I was disappointed in the first episode back from their initial episode back in the spring. The songs seemed very overproduced and the whole show felt disjointed. I wasn’t sure what the writers were trying to accomplish with this episode. I was eager to come back and watch the newest episode to see if they had redeemed themselves. Let me say, they most definitely did. This last week’s episode was great. The songs were better. The performances were better. The story was better. I felt like they were actually moving the story forward. One item that stuck out was the coming out story of Kurt. In the previous episode, they sort of tackled the whole “coming out to your friends” angle that did a pretty good job of showing that, if you friends are really your friends, they’re not going to care. It seemed a bit forced and corny though. This week, when Kurt came out to his dad, the emotions behind the act were portrayed very well. I think it probably impacted many viewers of this show that have not taken that step yet and I hope that it helped their parents to realize that it doesn’t change anything about their child. Anyway, I’m super excited about this week’s episode (which airs tonight) because I kind of love Kristin Chenoweth .
Let’s talk ABC. They have some really interesting sitcoms on their Wednesday night schedule. The first two shows, Hank and The Middle, I do not watch, but the following two I do. Modern Family is shaping up to be a pretty funny show. I wasn’t sure if my expectations were too high but the pilot episode did not disappoint. If you haven’t seen it, check it out online. This show is followed up by Cougartown which stars Courtney Cox. I had no expectations for how funny/awful this show would be. Turns out, it’s quite amusing. I’m not sure how long the story can remain fresh but, for now, it’s great. Courtney Cox brings her crazy Monica personality over from Friends, which I always enjoyed. I would also suggest you watch the pilot episode online if you didn’t catch it last week. I’m looking forward to the next episodes of these two shows.
A few more little items. I am loving the new season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. If you don’t know what this show is, find some episodes to watch. One word… hilarious! I’m a few episodes behind on Mad Men. I know! Crazy! I have to catch up this weekend. It’s required since so many people talk about it and I hate being spoiled. Also, this past weekend was the premiere of The Amazing Race. It’s simply the best reality TV show around. If you don’t watch, why not?! I know people who HATE reality TV and love this show. I’m rooting for the gay brothers at the moment. I don’t really know the teams so much so it’s hard to really talk about them at this point.
Finally, Survivor. This season is shaping up to be a doozie! I can’t say that I like Russell but he’s definitely stirring the pot. Will the other contestants realize that he’s pulling all the strings and vote him out? Who knows. It may be too late for his current tribe. I don’t think he’ll have the same control when they merge, but we’ll see. I can’t believe that we had our first expulsion from a Survivor game. My question is, what do they expect to happen? When they put in these physical games, of course some people are going to be wrapped up in the moment. He was dumb for tripping that guy so soon after the entire cast being warned about rough play, but still. Of course, I do not agree with who was voted off but since Russell is controlling that tribe, I can’t say I was surprised. I can’t wait for Thursday!
So, what are your thoughts on the season premieres of the new shows and the old favorites? Anything surprise you? Is there a show you absolutely love that you think I should watch (chances are, I do)? Let me know in the comments.
Okay, so I’ve been asked by more than one person recently why I don’t talk about TV on this blog more often. I was thinking about it and I have no good answer to that question. Lazy doesn’t cut it anymore.
So, how do I choose which shows to cover? Do I cover shows religiously or just when I think there is something interesting to talk about that happened in any particular episode? Covering one or two shows exclusively may get boring and I can see myself losing motivation quickly. So, what I’m going to do is pledge to cover at least 3 shows a week (more if possible) with just tidbits of information that I find interesting about the episodes.
What do I ask of you? Well, if you watch any of the shows I talk about, please comment and bring in your own point of view. I always like to see what other people think about the shows we watch in common.
Anyway, be looking for the first post tomorrow, Tuesday (fingers crossed). I look forward to discussing TV with you!
I’d always known about the show Flipping Out on Bravo but I never took the time to watch it. This season, the previews intrigued me so much that I added it to my TiVo. I’m glad I did.
Flipping Out is one of the funniest reality shows on TV. It’s also one of the most interesting. Jeff Lewis is absolutely crazy but he’s also a smart businessman. Maybe that’s what has kept my attention. He’s a master at controlling the situation but then has to vent afterwards in sometimes bizarre ways. This season has him dealing with the economic downturn and how he’s had to change his business from flipping houses to doing remodeling projects. Watching him interact with clients and deal with contractors is, in my opinion, fascinating. To round out the whole package, his assistant Jenni is hilarious. I have no idea how she puts up with everything but she keeps a positive attitude throughout and interjects comedic relief during her “diary” sessions.
If you have some free space on your DVR, I highly recommend you try out an episode or two.
From the London auditions for X Factor 2009, Danyl Johnson gives an amazing performance.
Head on over to YouTube to check him out. Simon gives him one of the best compliments ever.
About two weeks ago I finished watching the entire series of Six Feet Under. It’s an incredible television show and, if you haven’t seen it, I suggest you rent it immediately. You won’t be disappointed. Anyway, this past weekend I received an email from the Banana Republic reminding me of their 25% off sale that was ending. I read the email early in the morning and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw who the models were in the advertisement.
Claire and Ted! Also known as Lauren Ambrose and Chris Messina. It’s kind of strange to have them pop into my inbox after just finishing the series. The question remains, is this a new photo shoot or something that the Banana has pulled from their archives? Hmmm.
I used to watch Maude on TV Land during the summers. Not sure if they still play it these days or not but it was hilarious.
Then, of course, is The Golden Girls. I’m sure we’ll be seeing marathons of this show popping up over the next few days. A little known fact about Mike – he’s seen every episode of this series.
From Tuesday’s American Idol in case anyone’s TiVo missed it (like mine did, thanks FOX).