Sometimes shows return after the summer hiatus with heavy anticipation due to audience withdrawal. “Glee,” on the other hand, only increased in the public’s overall consciousness. It barreled down the pop culture landscape like The Prince in the videogame “Katamari Damacy,” growing larger and larger as it absorbed an ever-increasing amount of attention in the aftermath of its inaugural season. I wrote last spring that I felt the show was about as critic-proof as they come: well, the introductory meta-commentary that opened Season 2 pretty much validated that. Kurt, playing the part of show creator Ryan Murphy, essentially told me I should make like Lady Gaga and just dance instead of write about the episode. I might not be Boobs McGee (that would be Santana), but I am for the time being Blogger McGee, and writing about this show is all I can do for the time being.
[Full recap of Tuesday's (Sept. 21) "Glee" premiere after the break...]
Bristol, Bristol, Bristol. “Dancing with the Stars” hasn’t even started yet, and I’m already pretty sick of hearing about the younger, less interesting Palin. This is not about politics, mind you. Regardless of whether you love or hate her mom, if you’ve seen Bristol on television, you know she always looks a little shell shocked, as if she’d like to say “You know, I’m not really a public figure, if you could just get that camera out of my face,” and would gladly hand off her fifteen minutes of fame to any mouth breathing reality TV show idiot in a heartbeat. Which is normal behavior, yes, but makes for pretty awkward TV. And while this show has always played fast and loose with the definition of celebrity (I mean, Audrina Patridge? The friggin’ Situation? Can we have a snuff round of “DWTS”?), isn’t just being the spawn of a well-known person a little faster and looser than necessary? All I’m saying is, if Amy Carter shows up next season, I’m boycotting.
And then there were nine.
It's quiet in the Atlas apartments as we begin this weeks' episode. Why? Because "does she think I'm retarded?" Casanova is gone. Boo (not really, that was one joke that went on way too long ). Michael talks about last weeks' dramatic moment with Ivy. She, on the other hand, says, "If I listened to those idiots I wouldn't be here today." Michael C. says Ivy has to use other colors besides green and pink. Agreed. Something suggests this week she will.
After last week's crazy, murderiffic season opener, "The Vampire Diaries" doesn't let up as we find history repeating itself with another newborn vamp loose during a Mystic High carnival. But can Undead Caroline control her newfound bloodlust better than poor Vampire Vicky did? Will we finally see the hunky Lockwood wolf-men in action? And what do Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec have against carnival folk, anyhow?
[Find out in the full recap of Thursday (Sep. 16) night's "The Vampire Diaries" after the break…]
Gee, I wonder if Demi Lovato may be on this episode. Something tells me Demi Lovato may be on this episode. Why do I keep obsessing over the fascinating fact that Demi Lovato may be on this episode? Could it be the eighty billion stories being lobbed at me by a merciless PR machine like a giant potato gun of high fashion propaganda?
It's time to wrap up another decent season of "Big Brother." I'm not sure that I'm rooting for any of the three finalists, but that doesn't mean that there haven't been a few fun moments along the way.
OK. Fine. I'll admit it: I'm rooting for Enzo. I'm not enthusiastically rooting for him, but if you figure that The Brigade was the season's dominant force -- and it'd be folly to say otherwise -- how can you not figure that makes The Meow-Meow the season's pivotal player? The problem? As we begin Wednesday's (Sept. 15) finale, Enzo's the only hamster with no chance of winning HoH. Uh-oh.
Full minute-by-minute recap of the festivities after the break...
After weeks of witchcraftin’ and werewolvin’, panther-shiftin’ and a revelation about fairy-human-hybrid breedin’, we have arrived at the finale of this season of "True Blood."
[Full recap of Sunday's (Sept. 12) "True Blood" finale...]
"The Vampire Diaries" is back with more intrigue, more Katherine, and the juicy ramifications of that Damon-Fauxlena kiss that left us panting in Season 1's shocker of a finale! See how "TVD" keeps its balls in the air and ties its story threads together in the most unexpected ways (while giving us steamy action, love triangles, murder galore, stabbings, and a hunky new maybe-werewolf) in its Season 2 opener.
[It's back! Full recap of Thursday (Sep. 9) night's "The Vampire Diaries" after the break...]