It’s time for another couple to go home, and considering how weird the judging was last night, I have no idea what to expect tonight. I can only hope neither Jennifer or Brandy get the boot, but at this point I’m beginning to think Bristol may just win the whole thing, even though she tends to stagger around the floor like a semi-tranquilized farm animal, at least in comparison to some of the stronger dancers. But hey, it’s about popularity, not talent, right?
[Full recap of Tuesday's (Oct. 26) "Dancing with the Stars" after the break...]
Oh, for the love of God, “Glee.”
See, I knew this would happen. After the last outing, one I particularly enjoyed, I caught sight of the preview for “The Rocky Horror Glee Show” and felt a pit in my stomach. It was a different pit than the one I felt upon learning about “Britney/Brittany,” but it was there all the same. And lo and behold, this episode fulfilled all my worst fears about what such an episode would entail. But just to add salt to the wound, the show actually bothered to point out the far more interesting way in which they COULD have done this episode, only chose not to do so. I’d like to do the Time Warp back before I actually watched this debacle.
[Full recap of Tuesday's (Oct. 26) "Glee" after the break...]
While the glamorous world of “Event” recapping pays more than it probably should, I’m nonetheless required to hold down a day job to make ends meet. Lately, sadly, “day job” means alternating graveyard shifts with more regular hours, which does a number on the body’s internal clock, to say the least. But maybe the resulting sleep deprivation combined with mass amounts of caffeine produces the ideal conditions for watching this show: Olympic-record sized leaps in logic and plot holes big enough to hide the missing 747 in? Why not! Random, asynchronous editing and the arrival of new characters who are totally out of left field but whom I’m immediately supposed to care for? Sure!
It all makes sense to me now. As long as your brain is as addled as the show itself, “The Event” is gangbusters. It must kill in the insomniac and speed-freak demo.
[More on this phenomenon, and Monday's (Oct. 25) "Event" after the break...]
So, it’s Rock Week at “DWTS,” and though part of me thinks this could be a fun theme, depending on what the show considers rock, I’m getting a little worried about all the cutesy bells and whistles the show has been trying out. All of these concepts seem to be taking us further and further away from the core of what makes the show successful – ballroom dancing and a heady mix of talented and spastic D-list celebrities. But perhaps I just need to see if maybe Bristol Palin can dance an Argentine tango to, say, Slipknot or an old Nirvana ditty first.
The puns almost write themselves with Emma Stone hosting “Saturday Night Live.” Will her inaugural duties be “Superbad”? Lord knows there’s no such thing as an “Easy A” when it comes to grading this show. Often times, by the end of a bad edition, most of the viewing audience feels like they are living in “Zombieland.”
Hopefully, the writers of "SNL" have something better up their sleeves than what on display in the previous paragraph. Something else to look forward to: with the song “Use Somebody” FINALLY out of my head after repeated, self-inflicted punches to the face, the show has musical guests Kings of Leon on tap to probably put it right back in my head. Sigh.
Let’s see how the future Gwen Stacy fares on live TV, after the break!
You’ve got to hand it to Katherine; the girl’s a meticulous planner. So when Damon throws a wrench into her Mason Lockwood machinations in tonight’s episode, “Plan B,” we see how easily the evil vampiress can turn the lives of our intrepid heroes upside down with a single phone call. And how!
But Katherine’s not the only one with solid organizational skills; episode scribes Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, veterans of Joss Whedon’s “Angel” and co-show runners of “Dollhouse,” must have kept impeccable notes on the flurry of plot threads and character movements that unfold in the fast-moving “Plan B,” in which just about every character in Mystic Falls gets some action. (Insert clever contraceptive joke here.)
Get ready to pay attention, folks – this episode is full of metaphorical doors opening and closing, juggling storylines, dueling dualities, new mythologies and unsettling revelations, two amusing if random Indiana Jones references, pretty boys in agony, pretty boys in tears, and the official inauguration of Steven R. McQueen into the Derek Zoolander Club for Serious-Face Actors. (Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder are already members.)
[Full recap of Thursday's (Oct. 21) "The Vampire Diaries," titled "Plan B," after the break…]
It’s down to the final four, and this is both exciting (we’re that much closer to the really big show!) and dreary (Tim has to tromp around the country and eat bad meals with designers and their families). But we do get a peek at the finalists’ designs, which should be fun. Or, in Gwetchen’s case, probably a little gag inducing, but hey, I’m just allergic to patchouli. Anyway, let’s get to it!
Can we just give Ann the contract now and avoid the whole awkward presentation of the yay-we’re-going-to-another-