Friday, September 28, 2012

Project Runway - Babies really?

As I watched the show last night, and the 12th commercial for Heidi's new line at Babies R Us (talk about product placement) all I kept thinking was, this might have been funny if Ven was still around.  Otherwise, last night sucked.  Harsh words I know but I am just over this season of Project Runway.  The challenge itself was not too horrible (Ok it was but I am trying here).  Design an outfit for Heidi's new baby line.  The addition of the "fake" babies in the workroom was absolutely ridiculous.  How is becoming the next great American designer come down to whether or not you can babysit.  I am a Mom, I can't sew for shit.  Does this make me a bad Mom?  Besides my rant, here are my thoughts from last night...

  • Someone please get Fabio a baby!  That boy was just jonesing for his own kid.  Hope the boyfriend is watching because surrogacy or adoption is in your future after the display last night.
  • Dimitry was very funny last night.  He thought the whole thing was just as dumb as I did.  But he did it and he made a Spiderman outfit.
  • Christopher had to get the win.  Both Elena and Melissa's outfits were awful and he was the only other girl's outfit.
  • Thought they might do 2 boy winners because I did like both Fabio and Songia's outfits.
  • I could not get Tim's take on the whole thing.  He looked a little uncomfortable and I wondered if he was as on board as he said he was. 
  • So glad to see Elena go but didn't she look like she was going to punch Heidi at the end.  
  • Just a little irony to add to the mix, Elena says that she is so Avante Garde and she gets booted right before that challenge.  All I imagined when I went to sleep was a giant in shoulder pads.  
On a happier note, the next all-star season starts in October and some of my favs are returning.  Suede, Kane, Uli, Josh and everyone's hated monster Wendy Pepper.  Looking forward to spicing things up.

Am I completely off on last night?  How did you feel about the challenge?  Babies?  Happy Friday!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

What are you watching?

As the first real week of premiere week is happening, I have watched a couple of new shows and wanted to see what everyone else was thinking...

Partners - airs on Monday nights after How I Met Your Mother on CBS.  Despite the fact that the show has Michael Urie from Ugly Betty (who I adore), the show is a little slow paced.  Feeling like it is trying too hard to be the new Will and Grace without the Grace.  Best friends, one gay, one straight and so on.  I will try it again because of Michael Urie but I don't have my hopes up.

Ben and Kate - another sitcom on Fox that comes on at 8:30 right before New Girl.  Brother and sister living together raising a child.  Again, not sure.  Liked the Pilot but I am not sure about the supporting players.  The two leads, Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson, are really good together and Maggie Jones as the child is absolutely adorable.  I just don't like their friends.  Hopes are higher on this one.

Go On - I think I mentioned this one with Matthew Perry before airing on NBC at 9:00 on Tuesday.  Still watching it and I am liking it more and more.  Although he is always Chandler Bing to me, I loved Chandler Bing so I am good with that.  I really am liking the support group cast of characters and the storyline is fresh and not overdone.  And as the best friend, John Cho's sarcasm always makes me laugh.

The New Normal - I have also mentioned this one before.  Comes on Tuesdays after Go On and so far I am enjoying the gay couple surrogate storyline.  Ellen Barkin as the bigoted grandmother is just spot on.  Entertaining for sure.  On the Tivo list.

So far that is all I got.  I am going to check out Elementary tonight because I love Lucy Liu and the concept is appealing to me.  I will let you know.  Am I missing anything good?  Let me know your thoughts so far.  Remember this is a marathon not a sprint because we have many more shows to check out. 

Later all....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

We saw the Mother, just not her face...

The season premiere of How I Met Your Mother was last night and as per use, it was a flashback within a flashback.  The beginning was at Robin and Barney's wedding (please tell me it happens) and then Ted flashes back to how he (and everyone else) got to this point. 

The episode itself was cute but not as mind blowing as I had hoped.  Always love the sweet side of Barney and Robin and got a few moments of that last night.  We met Robin's new boyfriend and witnessed Quinn's reaction to finding out about Barney and Robin's relationship.  If you have not seen it, the 60 second explanation that Barney gives to Quinn about he and Robin and the history of their relationship is something to behold. Neil Patrick Harris is a master!

The Ted and Victoria stuff was a little lame I must admit.  We already know that she is not the mother so I just wanted to get through the whole running away from the wedding thing.  It was ironic that Klaus was leaving too but still move on...

And then in the final moments as Ted is reminiscing on platform 9 3/4 (just kidding) we get a glimpse of a woman with a guitar and a yellow umbrella.   

My understanding is that this could be the final season of How I Met Your Mother.  I have one word for this assumption.  Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.  Even if we never meet the mother, I would love to see Robin and Barney married, Marshall and Lily trying to raise a child with the coolest middle name ever and Ted being Ted. 

Time will tell of course.  As it always does with this show.  What did you think?

Friday, September 21, 2012

Project Runway - Venless

What will Project Runway be like this season without Ven?  Will we notice he is gone?  Will the removal of his presence leave others with more workspace?  We will stop hearing the words sophisticated and polished over and over again? 

Last night's episode was an homage to the Rockettes and the designers had to create a new look for these ladies.   Hmmmmmmm.  Definitely costumes (which they are always told not to do) but kind of a cool, I heart New York challenge I guess.  Anyway, some embraced the challenge (Dmitry, Christopher) while others had multiple meltdowns (Elena, Sonjia, Melissa). 

Christopher won!

and I agree that he deserved it.  I was not a fan of Dimitry's look but what do I know?

Ven was sent home, in all honesty, for being boring....finally!

A few other observations from last night...was Elena on something?  The manic crying thing was overwhelming and uncomfortable to watch.  Sonjia just seems like she has given up.  And to think that purple feathers is a good idea?  Ven really thought he had it.  He thought his was the best one out there.  Yawn.

Until next clothes?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

So You Think You Can DANCE!

And the people (or the producers) got it right this time.  Last night was the season finale of So You Think You Can Dance and the two best dancers actually won.  As much as I liked Cyrus, I was glad to see Chehon take home the prize and as cute as Tiffany was, Eliana deserved the win.  Great season and wonderful numbers abound.  And by the way, Cat Deeley deserves an Emmy!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I watched the season premiere of Glee last night and real quick before I go to work...thoughts...

  • Kate Hudson was phenomenal.  Her body is incredible and her character was a combination of Satan and a drunk as a washed up dance teacher.  Awesome!
  • Liking the new blood on the "team" this season so far.  The addition of Puck's brother (played by Jacob Artist ) and Marley the lunch lady's daughter (Melissa Benoist) are going to be fun and both voices are strong.
  • Loved the "who will be the next Rachel" storyline and as much as people trash it "Call Me Maybe" is a fun tune. 
  • Not sure about the addition of Wade/Unique.  Will have to see how that one plays...
  • Love Kurt's dad and watching him send Kurt to New York.  
  • Rachel's dorm boy is cute (don't know who he is but does this mean the end for Finchel)
Not all of my questions were answered about the Lima kids but  the premiere set things up to hopefully have a good season.  Little concerned about the number of storylines but as always it will be interesting to watch. 

Let me know what you thought and if you watched.  Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

So You Think You Can Dance (?)

I am going to make myself highly unpopular when I go on this little rant.  I love this show.  I love the talent on this show.  I am in awe at what some of these kids can do (Chehon, Eliana).  I find that it lessens the quality of the show when someone like Cyrus makes it to the Top 4.  Please understand, this kid (Cyrus) is amazing.  I think he is great at what he does (remarkable) but he has not been able to translate his dance into other styles of dance and he is lacking in the skills department for other genres.  Now people will say, what about Joshua or Twitch or even Legacy who were hip-hop boys that could hold their own in other styles.  That's just it, they could hold their own (and even amaze) in other styles.  Cyrus can not.  If not for outstanding partnering he would be lost.  The judges will say what about personality and showmanship and Cyrus has that, in spades, but this is still a dance show.  I hope to see 2 of the other 3 win this season (did not even mention Tiffany and she is a wonderful dancer as well), I just think that to maintain the integrity of the show, Cyrus does not need to take the title.  If he wins America's favorite dancer, it seems unfair to the those that have trained so hard and for so long to make it to this point.  Shouldn't the favorite be a true dancer in every sense of the word? 

Stepping down off my soapbox now....

Monday, September 10, 2012

Spread the beauty...

I guess it is true, the beautiful people stick with the beautiful people!  With Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively getting married over the weekend, the world is guaranteed to have fewer beautiful ones running around (imagine what could happen if they spread their genetics to just mediocre looking people).  Anyway, I am happy for them, I guess.  Their kids will be good looking for sure. 

Project Runway - Elena Sucks

I finally watched Project Runway and I have come to the conclusion that Elena sucks and I want Dmitry to either punch her in the lip or to make something besides a "seemple" dress.  Can't say I was surprised about Alicia going home.  Oh and did anyone else think that Ven, Melissa and Fabio's models looked fat and frumpy in their outfits?

Just sayin....

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Congrats to Michael Strahan

The worst kept secret in Daytime Television has finally been revealed.  Michael Strahan is the new co-host for Kelly Ripa and the show will now be known as Live with Kelly and Michael.  I am excited for Michael Strahan and excited for the show.  I watched the premiere today and I love his personality.  It will take him a few episodes to get in the groove but this show will do well.  I just love it when a former football player does something (anything) besides movng into the sports broadcast booth.  Looking forweard to watching Live!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day my friends.  I am taking the hubby and the kiddos and we are hitting the beach with fried chicken and cold beer.  As of tomorrow I am a working woman with a class (kids in preschool start after Labor Day) so I have been spending a lot of my time getting ready for a new school year.  Oh and here is a laugh for you, my daughter's age group did not have enough soccer coaches, so yep I volunteered.  Never played soccer in my life (I watched the Olympics though) so this should be interesting. 

I have a couple of posts that I am working on and want to get them out this week.  Been reading about the new shows for the Fall and I am intrigued by a few (Nashville anyone, love Connie Britton).  Plus, I finally finished Newsroom (so good) and I am gearing up for the NFL season. 

Happy "last day of summer" to you all and I will check in this week.