I hate to say this, but I suspect Ralph is going home, although I can’t count out Kirstie getting the boot. Admitting you were once a big cokehead on national television (not something she’s ever kept a secret or anything, but might surprise some viewers) is either a fabulous Oprah-worthy way of bonding with viewers or a huge mistake. We’ll find out.
There are some weeks in which “Glee” is the gift that keeps on giving. Not from a viewing perspective, but a writing perspective. It’s never much of a struggle to write about the show, even if it’s often a struggle to figure out what the heck is supposed to be going on in a particular hour as an audience member. “Funeral” contains a little bit of what’s great about the show, and a little bit of what’s horrible about it, but mostly this episode will be remembered spending its second-to-last episode of the year aping another FOX hit.
[Full recap of Tuesday’s (May 17) “Glee” after the break…]
It’s long been nearly a foregone conclusion, but this week NBC made it official that “The Event” will not be returning for a second season. So for those true few of us who have remained with the series through the first season, any satisfaction or payoff that we’ve so dutifully been waiting for must come within the final two episodes.
Well, make that the final episode, as the penultimate (and lazily titled) “The Beginning of the End” offers little in way of either satisfaction or payoff. In fact, while not as routinely terrible as the past few weeks, this episode only added to my frustration as the season’s plot lines started coming together in the most expected and unexciting ways, making it clear how this season (and the series with it) will end, and why satisfaction and meaningful payoff are probably much too far out of reach.
[Full recap of Monday's (May 16) "The Event" after the break...]
We’re down to Kirstie, Ralph, Chelsea and Hines, each of whom must get through three dances in the two hour torture session known as the semi-finals. I wonder if this isn’t pushing our stars a little too hard, as we’ve already seen signs of wear and tear in the past few weeks and, oh yeah, Hines’ partner Kym Johnson ended up on a gurney during rehearsals. Apparently the wear and tear isn’t restricted to our celebrities. But I guess the show must go on, and Kirstie’s getting blonder and thinner each week, so it can’t be all bad!
Weâ€™re nearing the end of this season of â€œSaturday Night Live.â€ I know it seems like a long time to wait for that bottle of sparkling apple juice to arrive at your house, but weâ€™re in the home stretch here, people. Tonightâ€™s host? Ed Helms, marking his debut on the show. Tonightâ€™s musical guest? Paul Simon, making his very not-debut appearance on the show. Will any of the other members of The Wolf Pack show up tonight to help Helms push â€œThe Hangover Part IIâ€? Will Simon once again don a turkey costume? Anything is possible. Except a strong top-to-bottom episode of â€œSNL.â€ Letâ€™s be realistic, people.
Onto this weekâ€™s recap!
Meanwhile, Stefan continues his hunt for a wolf bite cure. He asks Bonnie to contact the hundred dead witches, who are becoming the plot twist hotline for the show. Bonnie fires up the candles and channels Emily Bennett. Stefan begs for help. Emily says, yeah, no cure for Damon. Stefan begs some more. That doe-eyed thing may work on Elena, but Emily just takes off and gives Bonnie a headache But before she does, some witchy voices tell Bonnie a name: Klaus. That’s great, because we know what a helpful guy he is when he’s not trying to kill everyone.
It's down to four on "American Idol." That means that nearly any "Idol" result will make some people unhappy and will leave some people shocked. Sure, there are different layers of astonishment that we might experience. A Haley Reinhart elimination? Minor astonishment. A Scotty McCreery elimination? Total, unforced astonishment.
Which level of astonishment would viewers feel on Thursday (May 12)? Click through for the full recap...
So who goes home tonight? The tight-faced blonde, the girl with Louise Brooks hair, or the tight-faced blonde? The other tight-faced blonde -- no, the other other tight-faced blonde -- went home last week, leaving Hannah, Molly and Brittani to battle it out. The prize: Posing in an orange clown wig on the cover of Beauty in Vogue, plus a spread in Italian Vogue and the honor of several air kisses with Andre Leon Talley.