Final five! Whoo hoo! It’s probably too much to hope that Gwetchen will be given the boot, but at this stage in the competition, it’s hard to imagine who else will be aufed. Yes, Michael C. has been circling the drain for the last few challenges, but so has Gwetchen, and if I had to pick one of the two to go to Fashion Week, well, I’d go with Michael C. even if the rumors about him being a backstabbing cheater are true, only because we’ve seen ample evidence of Gwetchen’s evilness. And besides, the woman’s designs are so nauseatingly boho they’d make Stevie Nicks want to man it up a little.
I’m not the world’s biggest expert on “Blade Runner,” or even a medium expert. So while I am sure there will be tons of reviews of tonight’s episode of “Fringe” that do point-by-point comparisons of the movie inspired by the Philip K. Dick novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, this won’t be one of those.
[Full recap of Thursday's (Oct. 14) "Fringe" after the break...]
Welcome back to the latest in the adventures of the Ann the Ent, in which she shambles through the forests of Lothlorien, befriending hobbits and ... wait, what? This is not a show about slow-talking sentient redwoods who can speak and so forth?
A broken clock is right twice a day. And every once in a while, “Glee” works on every conceivable level. There’s no guarantee that what happened tonight will happen again anytime soon, but there’s no denying that “Duets” took what could have been another awful “Theme Week”-type episode and used it for the strange purpose of actually advancing character and story. I call that purpose “strange” not because that it’s wrong, but “strange” because the show so infrequently chooses to do so.
[Full recap of Tuesday's (Oct. 12) "Glee" after the break...]
I have made no secret of my general distaste for â€œThe Event,â€ but I nonetheless go into each week hoping for the best, and ready to extend the show some benefit of the doubt. Part of this is because Iâ€™d rather not watch terrible television, and part of it is because I genuinely cheer for almost all art to be good; even if itâ€™s not a show for me, Iâ€™ve wanted â€œThe Eventâ€ to live up to its potential and offer something decent to its fans. But at this point, sadly, my patience and good will are wearing awfully thin. Within the first couple minutes of tonightâ€™s episode, â€œA Matter of Life and Death,â€ I was ready to throw my hands in the air and declare this series a lost cause.
[Full recap after the break...]
It’s the first acoustic week ever on “DWTS!” Wow! But wait, that’s just one of several HUGE changes for the show, none of which is a big whoop, but will be presented as such! I’m assuming this is happening because ABC has decided that D-list celebrities dancing awkwardly just isn’t enough to hold your interest, fickle viewers, so this is really all your fault. Anyway, the dance floor is now round and elevated, and the judges will be providing two sets of scores – one for technique, one for performance. Wow! Color me shocked! Knock me over with a feather boa! A new dance floor, I swoon! I’m not really sure why there are two sets of scores or whether this will have any impact on who stays or goes, except that it forces me to do more math in my head than I would like, but whatever.
We are informed through a truly ridiculous montage sequence that dancing to acoustic music is REALLY HARD and will put the celebrities under A GREAT DEAL OF PRESSURE which may end in tears or broken bones. Okay, maybe not the last part, but still, big deal. Don’t get me wrong, I love “DWTS.” But then, I like watching dancing. And I like watching some celebrities dance badly even more, because it makes me feel better about the fact that I have squashed many a toe in my lifetime. I don’t really need ABC to create false drama, or force their pro dancers to do canned segments about how acoustic music is SO DAMN HARD TO DANCE TO while they try to look earnest, even though you know they’re thinking, “Damn, this is stupid, but I’m making about a million times more doing TV than dancing at some pro ballroom competition or teaching frisky seniors how to rumba on a cruise ship, so yeah, I’m sucking it up and then some.” Really, ABC. Calm down. I’m sure you had most of us at “rumba,” and the rest of us at “D-list celebrity.” But speaking of rumba, let’s get to the dancing!