It's an interesting theme this week, especially for Nellie, who is so overloaded with nerves it's amazing she doesn't just topple over. Of course, there are a few people who might be overconfident. Aylin thinks she's the very epitome of fearlessness, as she's had to overcome growing up in a conservative Muslim household. I suspect that actually won't be the topic of the video this week, so she may want to cool her jets. If we've learned anything about reality TV competition, it's that whenever you're expecting something, an unexpected take on things is going to smack you in the face like a cold cup full of slushy.
Ah yes, it's summer again, and with hellishly hot weather and blood-sucking bugs comes that other given -- filler network programming. That means lots of reality TV shows and lots of re-runs. On the bright side, this dearth of compelling TV makes reading books a lot more interesting. Another upside is that, on occasion, a show that isn't an obvious home run will sneak in through the cracks. While "NY Med" is only sporadically gripping, it's interesting enough to make me set my DVR. Ironically, what ABC considers their biggest selling point in the show may in fact be the weakest, but let's jump to the 12-hour erection. If "NY Med" knows anything, it's how to start things off with a bang (or bang that wasn't, I suppose).
The ladies, sans Ramona, are off to London for three days of fun, fun, fun. Yeah, baby! Shockingly, with the exception of some after-the-fact sniping, it seems as if fun actually was had by all. No hair pulling, no cursing, no stomping of six-inch heels. Maybe it was all that proper English etiquette, or maybe it was the booze. Actually, it was definitely the booze. What was I thinking?
The thing about love is that, when it's happening to you, all you've ever heard about love becomes not just real, but vividly so. The sky is bluer, the trees are greener, Disney creatures pop up and dance around you like you're in the "500 Days of Summer" dance number. And so, it's no surprise that every tired cliche sounds REALLY insightful. If you, however, are simply watching people fall in love, unless said people are wildly inventive or naturally funny or somehow insightful in a way the average person isn't (these types of people, on the rare occasion they end up on "The Bachelorette," don't tend to make it to the finals), they tend to say the same stuff over and over and over again. Thus, it's not surprising that some people consider the repetitive nature of "The Bachelorette" a little tedious. However, those very elements are the perfect stuff for a drinking game. In two hours, you can get absolutely hammered. So, let's dive in!
Man, you cannot turn your back on Teresa for one week. Not because she'd stab you between your shoulder blades (which, actually, I wouldn't rule out), but because her loyalties flip flop faster than a politician's during an election year. This week, Jacqueline and Caroline are out, Melissa (yes, Melissa, her much-loathed sister-in-law) and Kathy are in. Well, let's just say Kathy has a toe in the water. Unlike Melissa, she is wary of Teresa and her tabloid-ready outbursts, so she's proceeding with caution. Melissa, though, is hopeful. Things might actually be better! Teresa and her brother Joe might actually get along for ten minutes! They're all going to go to Napa and have a blast! Oh, Melissa.
If there's one thing every actor needs in the crazy world of "Glee" it's adaptability.
But before everyone settles in for their homework assignment, Aylin and Charlie have something very important to share. They've set "ground rules" in their relationship and resolve to be friends without flirting. And Charlie is hyped: "We take all this energy we used to put into things like...snuggling...and put it into kicking each others' asses. It's making both of us better."
This week's theme: Adaptability
Homework assignment: Alanis Morissette "You Oughta Know"
Guest mentor: Kevin McHale
The moment that never seemed like it would happen, finally happened: Teresa and Joe went to therapy.
No, not her husband Joe (that would be too traumatic, even for Bravo), her brother Joe. Of course, the Gorgas need help too and good luck to the therapist who gets that job.
Meanwhile, Jacqueline is still upset over her fight with Teresa and Kathy decides she needs to help Rosie get a girlfriend. It's just another week in New Jersey...
The second season cast of "The Glee Project" tackling sexuality turns out to be about as sexy as Lars von Trier directing an episode of "iCarly." It's either the ugliest cute thing or the cutest ugly thing you've ever seen, and either way it's a bad combination.
Here's how it started:
This week's theme: Sexuality
Homework assignment: Color Me Badd's "I Wanna Sex You Up"
Guest mentor: Naya Rivera
Oh how the tables have turned on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey."
The aftermath of last week's massive showdown between Jacqueline and Teresa sees Jacqueline in tears, Teresa looking to her husband for solace (wise move, that one), Caroline acting vindicated, Kathy wishing for the best in a new Teresa and Melissa hoping everyone will pay attention to her single.
In the world of Real Housewives, this qualifies as a can't miss episode. No more fun and games, bratty kids, gay weddings or passive aggressive catfights. This hour is all about the big inevitable showdown between Jacqueline and Teresa. And Caroline's inner timebomb finally goes off.
This involves a lot of screaming, yelling, petty accusations and even tears (mostly from Jacqueline). It's exactly what "Housewives" fans love to see, and exactly why so many people can't stand the show.