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90210: “To New Beginnings”

September 9, 2009
"To New Beginnings"-- LtoR: AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi, Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna, and Jessica Stroup as Silver on 90210 on THE CW. Photo: Michael Desmond/The CW ©2009 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

"To New Beginnings"-- LtoR: AnnaLynne McCord as Naomi, Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna, and Jessica Stroup as Silver on 90210 on THE CW. Photo: Michael Desmond/The CW ©2009 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

So, last night the new season of 90210 began, and it was better than I expected … at least the first 10 minutes or so before Annie showed up. Read on for my thoughts on the season 2 premiere.

  • I loved all the color and excitement in the first segment of the episode. Those pastel RayBans, gorgeous swim-suits, big floppy hats, and colorful dresses made me happy.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy depressing television, but it’s nice to have a break from the gloomy.
  • Unfortunately, the gloomy came back, in the person of Annie and her self-destructive and mopey ways. Ick. I had almost forgotten that she even existed, and then the show had to cut to her and all her problems.  Downer. That said, her story-line seems to echo one for Brenda Walsh back in the day, when everyone was mad at her (this may have been a recurring story-line, as Brenda often pissed the rest of the gang off). Kudos for trying to make Annie somewhat Brenda-like, but it is SO NOT working. Pick another personality and storyline to copy, please.
  • While I love Naomi, I do not approve of her romance with that old man.  I mean there’s older, and then there is OLD.  It is super-skeevy.  Even worse, was when Naomi began talking about his “big meaty hands.”  No.  Just no. Read more…

Greek: “Our Fathers”

September 9, 2009

My thoughts on Greek 3×02:

Thomas Calabro as ex-Senator Logan

Thomas Calabro as ex-Senator Logan. Photo credit: Retna (Jaimie Trueblood / ABC)

  • “Spitter’s Study Zone” is my new favorite thing! So sweet. Also, Cappie is reading My sister’s Keeper? Priceless.
  • ZBZ Father-Daughter Weekend was both entertaining and a bit frightening. Loved meeting all the dads–especially Tom Amandes (Doc Abbot from Everwood) as Jordan’s dad. Also, that man can jump-rope. Who knew?
  • As for the Rebecca-Fisher debacle, I enjoyed how it played out.  Glad that they didn’t drag out a Casey-Ash fight for multiple episodes.  Ashleigh continues to be the most awesome character on the show.  Also, I actually felt sorry for poor Rebecca.  She actually looked sincerely guilty for the first time.  I loved that Rebecca forthrightly tells Casey that she sold her out in order take some of the heat off herself.  Ah, Rebecca, that’s why I love you. Read more…

Greek: “The Day After”

September 7, 2009

If you missed the season 3 opener of Greek, aired August 31st, 2009, here’s a link to view the full episode: ABC Family: Greek: The Day After.Greek

If you’ve seen the episode, keep on reading for my thoughts on the premiere:

  • I was already long over Max, and don’t miss him one bit. That may make me a bad person, but no worse than Casey, who also does not seem to miss him one bit.  At least Rusty misses him.
  • The break-up song, sung by the ZBZ sisters to Casey was hilarious! I wonder if sororities really do such a thing?
  • Casey stealing the keys from the security guard was awesome. Who knew she had such skills?
  • Rebecca Logan and Evan Chambers are my new favorite couple, who aren’t really a couple.  I loved when Rebecca had the flowers delivered to herself, with the blatant E.C.- signed card, and the girls couldn’t figure out who had sent them.  “E.C.?  Edward Cullen?”  Hee.  Ashley was hilarious: “You don’t have to worry about Casey and the girl code. I can think of a million other reasons you’d want to keep this a secret.” Ashley continued the hilarity throughout the episode, making pointed comments.  After Becs lied to Ash about Ethan secretly being in love with her this whole time, Ash’s reaction was priceless: “It makes more sense than dating Franny.” Ha!  Also: “I keep replaying your conversations with what I know now. It’s like watching The Sixth Sense for the 2nd time.” Read more…

‘Glee’ Pilot – Director’s Cut: Video & My Thoughts

September 3, 2009

If you have not yet caught the Glee pilot, I have posted the video below:

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For the rest of you, here is my take on the pilot:

  • I’m looking forward to seeing more from the cheerleaders, or “Cheerios,” as they are referred to. Also, I want to see more of the cheerleading coach, Sue, played by the amazing & fabulous Jane Lynch. Coach Sue: “You think this is hard? Try being water-boarded—that’s hard.”  I love listening to her yell at people.
  • The main character, the young & rather cute teacher Will Shuester (played by Matthew Morrison), is likeable enough.  However, I feel more like I’m supposed to like him, rather than I’m actually liking him.  You know what I mean?
  • I loved Stephen Toblowsky in his role as the former Glee teacher.  If he looks really familiar to you, but you can’t place him, he played Elle’s father in Heroes—the one who had the Midas-touch (along with a myriad of other roles).  Favorite quote: “My long-distance girlfriend in Cleveland almost broke up with me.” Also, loved that he has turned to medical marijuana to deal with his firing, and has become a drug dealer. Read more…

Mad Men: “My Old Kentucky Home”

September 2, 2009

Joan accordion

My recap/ review for Mad Men 3×03 follows, so stop reading if you have yet to view the episode:

The episode opens on some poor girl in pink auditioning for Peggy, Harry, & Sal. Harry is acting a bit annoying and smarmy.  Hmm.  Harry will be attending Roger Sterling’s party over the weekend, while Peggy, Paul, and new guy will be working. Peggy quips, “They hate creative.” Hee.

Joan walks down the hall with a couple other secretaries. Dun dun dun.  She meets up with her old rival Jane, now Mrs. Roger Sterling.  Jane is wearing a fabulous diamond print black and white dress. She rather brattily explains that she’s just stopping by because “Roger had her rings re-sized” … she “just keeps losing weight.” Also, she “get[s] a nosebleed anywhere above [whatever numbered street].” Ha.  She asks Joan for a “tiny favor” to humiliate her. What a BI*#@!  At the same time, I kinda can’t blame her. Read more…

The Guild Season 3, Episode 1: “Expansion Time”

September 2, 2009

If you’ve finished The Guild seasons 1 and 2, you’re in for a treat:

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‘Trucker’: Trailer for Nathan Fillion’s upcoming film

September 2, 2009

Here is the description of the film, from the official site:

Nathan DriveDiane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking with Runner (Nathan Fillion, Serenity, Waitress, “Castle”) until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett, young James Kirk in Star Trek) is unexpectedly dropped at her door.

Peter hasn’t seen his mother since he was a baby and wants to live with Diane as little as she wants him, but they are stuck with each other – at least for now, while his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) is in the hospital.

Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she’s fought for now jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past and looks sidelong at an uncharted future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed possible.

Trucker is set to open in theaters October 9th, 2009.  Click on the link below to view the trailer:

Apple – Movie Trailers – Trucker