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intermission May 19, 2010

Posted by Meg C in 24, Chuck.
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Oops: http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/20/simon-cowell-leonard-cohens-hallelujah/ 

Still looking for last night’s Idol recap?  Scroll on down.   But I’ve got more important things on the brain – such as:



I cannot.stop.thinking. about the 24 finale and what it means for Jack and have to say, I’m really thinking Jack’s not going to live to see another day after this one.  See: http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/Jack+Bauer+calls+good/3046949/story.html#ixzz0oOe4QfZI

That’s  just what’s up right now.  More to come.


Did you watch the Chuck finale trailer?  Did you watch closely?

I took a screen shot, in case you missed it.  Did you notice this?

(Ok, ok it’s not the best screen shot – but look closely and you can see “thanks Chuck fans!” near Chuck’s head.)

Honestly, I’ve never known a show that loves it’s fans (or fans that love a show) more than Chuck.

Classy, fellas.  And you are welcome.


words fall through me and always fool me May 12, 2010

Posted by Meg C in 24, Biggest Loser, Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, Idol.

There are some nights I come home and find myself with nothing to do but lay on my beautiful 25 year old leather couch and enjoy what awaits me on my blessed dv-r.  And then there are some nights I come home and find myself sewing curtains so that Elizabeth Dole doesn’t flash half of my town when she’s getting ready for bed.
This is one of those nights.   And yes, that Elizabeth Dole. 
Life is busy and full and hardly ever boring, which is one of the main reasons I feel OK about not only watching a lot of TV, but then proceeding to write about it – as if it isn’t already sucking part of me away.  So, obviously, I watch a lot of TV that I don’t write about here – given that, especially lately, I seem to only really write about Idol and then maybe one other show a week.  So I thought I’d write down some thoughts I have regarding other shows, since they aren’t enough to have a blog post all their own, but I need to get out of my head…this could get long and ugly, but you’re the one choosing to spend their time reading my nonsense, so don’t judge me.  After a quick Idol update from tonight, I’ll go day by day, starting with good old Sunday nights:

Idol:  I had a minor cardiac event when Ryan announced Casey to be safe first, because I knew, I just knew, Lee would be going home then.  Thankfully Ryan did my heart good by declaring Lee safe next, all but insuring Mike’s dismissal, which I am totally OK with.  And Lee, God bless him, really needs to learn when to stop talking.
The Celebrity Apprentice: Alright now I know you’re about to click off this page and go read about the Pioneer Woman and her fantabulous life because you can’t possibly read the blog of someone who actually watches the Celebrity Apprentice.  But LISTEN – I only started because I was staying at my parent’s house one weekend, and they were watching and I found out that it’s actually kind of a good time – I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch Cydi Lauper try to carry carpet up multiple flights of stairs?  That’s just good TV right there.  My only concern is that (since it was taped long ago) Bret Michaels is still around, and if he makes it to the final LIVE boardroom, he’s going to get the sympathy vote, and I’m just not a fan of that.  Team Curtis!
24:  Jack has officially lost his ever-loving mind.  This week’s episode almost made me lose my lunch – which happened to include guacamole – and if know what happened this week, you know why that was a bad decision.  I feel for him, man.  I mean, he’s lost almost everything (except his daughter and granddaughter – which, shouldn’t that play into his thinking at least a little bit? I mean, he’s playing like he’s got nothing to lose, but that’s not entirely true, now is it?)  Anyway, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the series ending is not going to leave Jack in a good place.  And so, we wait for the big screen.
How I Met Your Mother:  One of my favorite sitcoms, ever.  But I’m not sure I’m feeling this season.  Maybe all the Robin drama is wearing on me, or maybe I just want to know who the flipping mother is already.  This week’s episode definitely made you think Lily and Marshall may not be too far from a bun in the oven, no?  And then where does the show go from there?  They’ve done a lot of things to push the envelope a little bit, but a baby in a bar is just not going to fly with this girl.
The Big Bang Theory:  Jim Parsons (AKA Sheldon Cooper) is AWESOME.
Chuck:  Chuck is one of those shows that I actually have talked about here somewhat regularly – if only because my fear of it being cancelled tends to overtake my brain and I have these “must.save.chuck!” moments.  But since it seems we Chuck fans are in the clear for at least one more season of Buy More/Spy nonsense, I can breathe easy.  It may be because I’m totally head over heels for Zachary Levi, or may be because John Casey kind of reminds me of my dad, but I really want this show to do well and live on for a good long time to come.  But with the story line where it is, I’m just not sure what that could mean.  24 might have taken it a season too long, and look where it got Jack.  Chuck can’t go out with a Jack Bauer ending, he just can’t. 
The Biggest Loser:  This week’s episode was very real – almost painful at parts.  For a show that lives by one of the most strict formulas ever (Recap last week, temptation, workout, challenge, last change workout, tears, weigh in, elimination, tears, end scene) This week really brought the reality of these people’s situations to light for me – I haven’t been a fan of Mike since the beginning – but his line of “who come to the Biggest Loser and leaves still obese?”  got my eyes a little watery, not gonna lie.  And they got a LOT watery when the contestants watched all the flashbacks.  PS I still only really watch this show for Bob Harper. 
Phew, OK I watch more shows than I thought, so this is going to go in installments now.  Next up:  Glee, Parenthood, Modern Family and soooo much more.  Hang tight.

i’m flipping out. this. is. awesome. May 4, 2010

Posted by Meg C in Chuck, Miscellaneous.
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Click here for happiness.  A lot of it. 

But beware, if you’re anything like me and obsess easily over cute fellas and pop music, you might get hooked and listen to it 17 times on repeat.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

gotta do what you gotta do April 26, 2010

Posted by Meg C in Chuck.

In honor of a new Chuck episode this evening (finally), here’s what I’ve learned recently:

Maybe this is a post better suited for this friend of mine, but maybe we can do a crossover event!  (Like Grey’s and Private Practice did…except without the blood and without being lame)

But listen, I’m pretty hooked on Chuck right now.  No, not Chuck from Gossip Girl – grow up.  I’m talking about the good-time spy dramedy CHUCK starring my fave Zachary Levi

And according to my source for all things television, the prospects for Chuck returning are better than they were a few weeks ago…but still not set in stone. 

Panic attack, anyone?  The producers have made it known that the upcoming season finale will NOT conclude all storylines.  Which means that if the Chuckster doesn’t come back for a fourth season, there will be unanswered questions.  That is not OK with me.

Anyway, with my nervousness stirring inside of me, I did some research on what brought them back for a third season, since it was up in the air at that point also.   And what I found, while it explained a lot of my questions from the current season, was shocking. 

Turns out that the savior of Chuck last season was not one Sarah Walker – it was….Subway.

That’s right, everyone’s favorite quick stop for dinner walked hand in hand with everyone’s favorite TV show (it should be) and saved them from cancellation. 

Which makes sense, considering every other episode has a character eating lunch there or naming a new sandwich. 

So what will it take this year to SAVE CHUCK?  How about Dairy Queen blizzards?  I could totally get behind that campaign.  Or McDonald’s Sweet Tea.  mmmm yes.

Don’t believe me?  Check here and here and especially here 

I’ll see you tomorrow for as the Idol Top 6 murder take on the Shania Twain songbook.

flying free March 8, 2010

Posted by Meg C in Chuck, Miscellaneous.
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It’s Monday.  There’s no Bachelor on tonight.  The sun is out.  I wore flip flops today.  In the words of William Wallace:  FREEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!

For the first time in months, I didn’t have to rush home and avoid my mom’s calls and sit on my couch for 2 entire hours watching some putz attempt to schmooze a group of girls whose collective self-esteem  is less than that of a group of junior high girls the night before the homecoming dance.    Instead, I got to come home tonight and watch a majorly epic episode of Chuck, do some yoga, and talk to my mom.

I should be happy, but I’m missing the Bachelor tonight.  It’s hard to write a blog full of sarcasm when you don’t have stupidity being thrown at you. 

And so, until I get my Monday nights nailed down, or until Ali takes over the reigns as your next Bachelorette, spend your Monday nights watching Jack Bauer and Chuck save the world.  I know I will.

and PS, how flipping EPIC was Chuck tonight?! Love. It.

For the weekend… January 29, 2010

Posted by Meg C in Chuck, Numb3rs, Shows you should be watching, The Mentalist.
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First let me thank you all for sticking with me.  I have just gotten so many comments this week from you and I’m glad you like it here.  I hope you stick around, because my Idol fever hasn’t come yet.  But it will, and you can bet, it’s gonna be good.

In the meantime, here’s a crime show installment of Things You Should Be Watching.  (Click here for previous entry)

Numb3rs:  Probably a lot of you just laughed at me for this.  But it’s true.  They are currently filming what could end up being the series finale (say it ain’t so, CBS!) but there are still plenty of good new episodes to come, and it has just started in syndication over these last few months.  I may be a bit jaded, since Rob Morrow is just one of my favorite people ever (I feel an entire post coming dedicated just to Northern Exposure…) BUT what sets this crime show apart is the relationships between the characters.  And, you know, the math.

The Mentalist:  We’re just about halfway through the second season, and I swear every episode continues to get better.   What you probably don’t know is that the name of this blog came directly from an episode of The Mentalist (thank you, Patrick Jane and Kimball Cho).  What sets this crime show apart from others is the same thing that sets How I Met Your Mother apart from other sitcoms – the overarching story.  You can watch one episode and be satisfied, but the background stories will keep you coming back.  For the Mentalist, it’s tragic, and Simon Baker walks the line of being carefree and deeply disturbed perfectly.  Plus, he’s pretty.  Pretty easy on the eyes, that is.

wink wink, nudge nudge

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again.  YOU NEED TO BE WATCHING CHUCK.   This is the only show I can watch by myself and still laugh out loud.  Well maybe this and The Big Bang Theory.  I’m just getting into the second season now and am more convinced than ever that this is a great show.  Watch it, love it, send me chocolates.

Happy weekend everyone, I’ll see you on Monday for our next installment of The Bachelor: On the Helicopters of Love.

TV shows you should be watching January 15, 2010

Posted by Meg C in Chuck, Community, How I Met Your Mother, Shows you should be watching.

Listen, my friends.  I get it.  You don’t have time in your life for these ridiculous reality TV shows.  I mean, no one finds real love on TV, right?  (Although Blakesley and Maxwell Sutter I’m sure are crossing their fingers that isn’t true)

Google it.

And that’s why I’m here.  Not because I necessarily have all the time in the world to be watching this trash, but because I make the time.  See the difference?

Yeah, me neither.

But listen, my friends.  There’s some good TV out there.  I will continue to recap all the good shows for ya so that you all can continue with your fun-filled, exciting nights in cities all over the country as I sit in a small living room in a small town in front of a small television living vicariously through people who actually have the cajones to chase their dreams (valid or not).

I’m exaggerating, a little.  But the fact remains, I watch a lot of TV.   But I thought maybe I should fill you in on some shows you may not be watching and therefore completely missing out on some solid entertainment.  Although if you start watching TV all by yourself, I may be out of a gig.  So watch carefully.

How I Met Your Mother:  If we’re friends, chances are I’ve tried to get you to watch this show.  But don’t start watching week by week now.  Start at the beginning.  At the risk of the sitcom gods striking me down, I’m going to go ahead and say that this show is better than Friends.

(ducks lightning strike)

Listen, Friends might have set the stage for it, but HIMYM is just better.   The story actually takes place in the year 2030 or so, and focuses on Ted telling his kids how he met their mother “back in” the early 2000’s.   You can watch one episode and think it’s funny, cute, etc.  But start at the beginning and join the mystery of finding out who the mother is.  Clues have been left since season one, and it’s a great time putting them together.  Plus, all you really need to hear is three words:  Neil Patrick Harris.

Chuck: Listen, I’m still ridiculously bitter that no one told me how great this show was.  I started watching only after I read this article about Zac Levi, just to see what the fuss was all about.  I don’t want any of you to be bitter with me, so watch Chuck, OK?

 Community: I may be biased, because Joel McHale could do an episode of The Soup standing there reading Leviticus, and I’d probably find it hysterical.  But Joel McHale does not a sitcom make, my friends.  The rest of the cast is perfect, and hardly an episode goes by that doesn’t find me pausing the DV-R to finish laughing at the previous joke before moving on to the next.  Plus, with surprise guests like Jack Black and Owen Wilson, what do you have to lose?

3 more next weekend, but until then, consider flipping one of these fine shows, and make sure to come back Monday night for a full review of the BACHELOR: On The Wings of Love.

Also, shout out to my good friend Laurie over at Laura Nicole Designs, for my sparkly, new, completely original header.  Doesn’t it make me look legit?