As much as I’m not enjoying the direction that “BB” seems to be going in (MATT? HOH AGAIN?), I am thrilled about two things. One, Ragan is the saboteur, and Jeff and Jordan are visiting the house. I can only hope they’re staying, as the only other power couple seems to be on their way out. And as annoying as I find both Rachel and Brendon, they’re awfully entertaining in a tragic, car accident kind of way.
The power couple is on the block â€“ but one of them is willing to sacrifice for love
It's the finale -- and one choreographer drops the ball
It’s the beginning of the “SYTYCD” finale! It’s down to Lauren, Kent and Robert. And not one of them has a pulled tendon or broken rib or anything! This week! That we know of! But Cat did just say everyone’s going to dance four routines and a solo, so the night is still young. Before we begin, though, it’s nostalgic montage time! Weeping judges, drippy music, cheering crowds! This is like a movie trailer or a moving Hallmark card, but really, I’m not sure if a season of reality TV, no matter how compelling, should be distilled into a musical montage that should make you pine for the good ol’ days of… “SYTYCD” auditions. Unless, maybe, you were at the auditions. But that’s different. Anyway, let’s get to it. After all, there’s a whole hella lotta dancing coming down the pipeline tonight.
[Full recap of Wednesday's (Aug. 11) "So You Think You Can Dance" finale performances...]
Animalistic sex, animalistic violence and cold-hearted revenge on this week's 'True Blood'
Hitch up your coveralls and whip out yo fangs, it’s another episode of True Blood, y’all. When we last left our cast, Sookie was screaming, because she’s Sookie, and Vampire Bill was brooding, on account of how he’s Vampire Bill, and everybody was in the hospital, because Bill done chewed on Sookie’s neck in a manner unbecoming to a southern gentleman.
In the hospital room, Sookie doesn’t know if she can forgive Bill for sucking on her like he did, and possibly taking her “light” in the process. They both cry. Vampire Bill cries because he cannot lie in the sun with Sookie; Sookie cries because she and Bill just cannot manage to have a good time despite being on a cool show like "True Blood." Finally, Vampire Bill takes his vampire leave. Before, it was over between them, but now, it’s like OVER over.
[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 8) "True Blood" after the break...]
A new HOH is named â€“ but will he choose to open Pandoraâ€™s Box?
Well, Rachel’s latest reign as HOH is coming to an end, which means things are about to get sticky for the couple the hamsters love to hate. Rachel, of course, has her fingers crossed that her knight in a shining Speedo will save the day and win the HOH competition, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Brendon hasn’t exactly wowed anyone in the endurance competitions, which makes me think he might be a really crappy swim coach (“Okay, guys, backstroke! Unless you want to doggie paddle? Aw, heck, everyone get some pool noodles and relax!”) and not quite the big, strong he-man Rachel thought he was. But really, Rachel’s no prize, either, so really, they’re an ideal couple, if you ask me.
The challenges are getting tougher -- and two designers go home
After last weekâ€™s rough challenge, and the judgesâ€™ odd reactions (Casanova is still here? Wha?), Iâ€™m bracing myself for another difficult episode. What could possibly happen this week? Designing ball gowns out of gum wrappers in less than an hour? Using homeless people as models? Who knows, who cares, itâ€™s time for another episode of â€œPR,â€ letâ€™s get to it!
[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 5) "Project Runway" after the break...]
A showmance is split and America tries to restore the season's broken Twist
Aaack, the Big Brother house is about to become Heartbreak Hotel, or maybe the set of a Shakespearean tragedy, or perhaps a pale imitation of “Rock of Love” without the strippers and drunken vomiting, but in any case, it’s going to be sad and possibly bloody. The Hayden/Kristen showmance is going to be torn apart, and I’m very curious to see how these lovebirds handle the stress. I’m guessing lots of making out to be followed by backstabbing, but you never know.
[Full recap of Thursday's (Aug. 5) "Big Brother" after the break...
The final three are chosen â€“ but are they the right ones?
It’s the penultimate week of “So You Think You Can Dance,” which is both exciting and a little sad, as it’s just another reminder that the real shoe-in for the season finale is sitting on the sidelines. Yes, I know, you’re probably tired of hearing Alex, Alex, Alex, but even watching last night’s sometimes stellar, sometimes wince-worthy performances, his absence is sorely felt. But there’s always next season, if he (and we) are lucky, so let’s get on to the results!
[Thursday's (Aug. 5) "So You Think You Can Dance" recap after the break...]
The final four dance for their lives â€“ and one rises above the rest
Four dancers left! Eight days until a winner! The judges are powerless! The tweens hold the cards! Lord save us! Okay, maybe thatâ€™s an exaggeration, but donâ€™t count out the power of those tweens! I mean, those tiny little fingers really can text at the speed of light, you know. But the show is starting, so letâ€™s get to it!
Itâ€™s time for the Power of Veto â€“ but will Kristen or Hayden be saved?
Don’t you hate it when very, very white people say biatch? It’s almost as bad as anyone other than Snoop Dogg saying foshizzle, but it’s especially funny when Rachel says it, because she’s more likely to burst into tears because the game is, like, so friggin’ hard than yank out someone’s weave. But she’s all about throwing the attitude, even if she’s completely unprepared to back it up. And so let the fighting begin!
Sookie has a vision, Jason fights for love and there's a new Authority in town
As we open on this 7th episode of "True Blood’s" Season 3, Sookie is still in the Slave Pens, where she was trying to free Bill, only to be waylaid by a chompy Lorena. Sookie uses her power to talk victims into a stupor to good effect; she distracts Lorena, who was just in the middle of trying to snap Sookie in half. Vampire Bill leaps up with a sudden bout of vampy strength and overpowers Lorena, allowing Sookie to stake Bill’s maker.
Poor Lorena. She had such a good stylist, too.
[Full recap of Sunday's (Aug. 1) night's "True Blood" after the break...]