It’s the Top Seven. Yay. Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m still unreasonably sad that Alex is gone. I know, I know, get over it, but still, it’s just depressing. I’m wondering who all the Alex loyalists are throwing their vote behind, too. It really could be anyone given that there’s such a strong batch of dancers this season. Yikes, Cat has announced another contestant has been injured – Ashley. What the hell? Drink more milk, kids, and remember to stretch!
So, Rachel and Brendon are on the chopping block. And there’s a saboteur loose in the house. Oh, and Annie has a target on her back for having gotten buddy-buddy with Rachel and Brandon, even if she did make gagging noises while they geek-flirted with one another. And Kathy and Andrew are either savvy manipulators or incredibly sucky game players. Well, can’t say this season of “BB” is off to a slow start or anything.
[Full recap of Wednesday's (July 14) "Big Brother" after the break...]
OK, as we open on the fourth episode of "True Blood" Season Three, we’re definitely Team Werewolf. Alcide the hot werewolf is shirtless and letting Sookie mop up his wounds. She’s also pumping Alcide for information about his love life, but that’s fine, as long as it keeps the scene going and, ergo, provides us with a lingering view of Alcide’s hot abs. Team. Werewolf.
Oh, bye bye, Alcide. There he goes. Sookie is getting phone dumped by Vampire Bill and has to walk away from Alcide’s frame so she can argue and cry. From his new player mansion in Mississippi, Bill is telling Sookie that he’s once again taken up with his maker, Lorena, and that “we f***ed like only two vampires can.” Oh, and also, “I am death.”
[Full recap of Sunday's (July 11) "True Blood" after the break...]
So, last we saw our latest batch of hamsters, they were going all kinds of “Lord of the Flies” on one another, as Julie had revealed the presence of the saboteur. I was talking about this with a friend of mine, and he brought up the very valid point that “BB” blew it by revealing the saboteur twist this early in the season, as now everyone is too paranoid to form alliances and may actually isolate themselves in order to wallow in their growing paranoia. And we know that’s always good TV, people locked in a house staring suspiciously at one another in nervous silence.
Oooh, this is a nerve wracking episode. We kick things off with a heavenly (literally) Mia Michaels routine with all the dancers floating around on little puffy clouds, then Nigel gets to prattle on about Emmy nominations, Adam gets excited about getting nominated for the Oscars, and finally Nigel gets excited about National Dance Day. But can we really focus on any of this when we’ve got an injured front runner and two other dancers about to join him in the bottom three? Seriously, this is not good for my heart.
[Full recap of Thursday's "So You Think You Can Dance" results after the break...]
Some people call “Big Brother” one of the impending signs of Armageddon and the nadir of reality television schlock, but I call it a little slice of heaven. Really, the only thing that could make it better is a devious, underhanded twist. Or a fatality. And guess what? We get one this season! I mean, a twist. Yes, a saboteur, so it’s basically “The Mole” meets “BB” so, good times.
[Full recap of Thursday (July 8) night's "Big Brother" after the break...]
So, the new twist in tonight’s episode is that everyone is dancing once with an all-star, then later with a competitor. Which should be interesting, given that there are only two girls left, which must be making the guy all-stars completely ticked off. But none of that matters, because Alex is injured! Nigel says at best, he’s off this week, but at worst, it could be a ruptured Achilles tendon, which would definitely mean his time is up. And there he is in the audience, getting a little weepy, and this is just awful. For him to be such a front runner, then get the boot from the show for reasons that have nothing to do with his dancing for the SECOND time, egads, that’s rotten, rotten luck.
Oh, yay, elimination night. It seems like a forgone conclusion that Melinda and her tap shoes are shuffling out the door, but we still have to sit through an hour of false tension and filler segments, so let the games begin!
Tonight’s episode is all about inspiration, and slow motion, and black-and-white cinematography. Or something. And that all sounds very exciting, but I’m just hoping there is some kick-ass dancing. Only nine dancers are left, so it’s game on, whoo hoo!