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Due to my laptop cord breaking (for the second time in 3 months), I’ve been stuck doing all my writing from my work PC, which explains the lack of blogs for the past few days.  I whipped out a Heroes one but avoided doing FNL because of the computer and a lack of general interest.  So I thought I’d cover that one along with several other shows in another of my TV roundups. 

American Idol

I have barely watched this season, once the Tatiana show began I checked out.  Now she’s gone and I’ve checked back in but I’m not remotely invested.  The show has 3 clear title contenders; Danny, Adam and Lil Rounds (awesome name).  This appears to be the year of the hair color, as at least 4 of the top 13 have pink streaks or pink hair or a blue streak.  It’s also the year of the child, as several of the contestants have little kids waiting at home while they attempt to become the next American Idol.  Tonight Megan was sobbing about how she missed her kid.  Buy a clue, bitch, if you miss her so much, don’t leave her to try to become famous on a reality show.  Stay home and raise your kid.  Or stay there and perform, but don’t sob to me about it. 

The three I named had stellar first performances (well I only saw Lil and Danny’s recaps, didn’t see them live as I was watching Reaper) for Michael Jackson week.  I also enjoyed Matt and Allison quite a bit.  There is talent this year they just buried it behind the histrionics of Tatiana and Norman and Nathan.  Note to the producers: Do not throw 3 freaks at us in the final Hollywood weeks.  It’s a turnoff of major preportions.

Castle

A new show with Nathan Fillion.  Odds are it won’t last much longer than the attention span of a gnat, thanks to it airing on ABC, but I still enjoyed the show.  Nathan was charming as the wildly successful author with a self-possessed air.  I didn’t dislike the head cop that he’ll be working and flirting with for however long the show runs.  I liked the mystery, someone using his stories to recreate murders, but felt it would have been better served to have that be an overlying mystery throughout the first season instead of solved in one episode.  Loved his daughter and thought his mother was rather entertaining in small doses.  I will keep tuning in, it’s not bad.

Reaper

Reaper is back!  So far there have been two new episodes and they have been enjoyable.  Ray Wise continues to sizzle as the devil and Tyler Labine steals the show as Sock.  He’s currently obsessed with his stepsister, which is highly fun to watch if a bit unsavory in subject matter.  Sam found a guy who actually got out of hell and can stay out due to some deal with the devil so he’s working on tracking him down and trying to get away from his maybe father.  I’d like to see some follow up on what happened to his parents, I believe last we saw them mom was rescueing demon dad.  Hopefully we’ll get some clarification soon, but it has been fun.  I was happy to see King Charlie the rabbit survive this episode; I was wondering if my shows had severe bunny issues.  Maybe Anya from Buffy is writing Heroes and Reaper now? 

 Friday Night Lights

The last episode was all about Jason and Riggins heading to NY to land Jason a job.  It was sweet bonding for the boys but the whole landing a job at a sports agency when you’ve got nothing but a high school diploma really took me out of the episode.  I was glad that Jason got the player to sign with the agency but let’s face it, they would have thanked him and told him to give them a call when he completed business or law school.  So that bothered me some.   Loved Matt and Julie pushing Coach to let him play WR and he got some chances there, so that pleased me.  Here’s hoping he doesn’t get hurt.  I’ll do a full blog next week, looks like Tyra will be in some big trouble, which she is an idiot right now so maybe it’ll knock some sense into her.

Supernatural

It’s baaaaaack and looking badass!  I saw scenes during Reaper and Sam is bragging about what a powerful stud he is now and it appears that Dean is torturing someone!  And more Castiel!  I could not ask for more!  Well yes, I could, preferably shirtlessness for our boys but other than that, I’m happy!

Those were the highlights I wanted to hit for you.  I’ll be vigilant again on blogging as my shows are all picking up or returning from long hiatus.  I know I owe everyone a Days post and that’ll get done fairly soon, as will my next Twilight blog along with my regular Lost and Supernatural and Heroes and FNL of course.  See you soon!

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I’m not really in the mood to do a whole FNL post today, so I thought I’d chat about it and a few other shows all together.  Combination post!  Before I tackle FNL, I have to address the show that I should be writing about now but I won’t and I must let it be known why.

American Idol

Yep, the only reality show I watch on a consistent basis is American Idol.  It’s one of my little shameful secrets that’s not so secret I guess, since I started writing about it last year.  But this year I refuse to write anymore than I am writing here until Tatiana, also known as the most annoying contestant ever, is off the show.  I have no earthly idea why they are keeping her around, her vocal talent is minimal and her annoyance factor is off the charts.  Which, of course, is actually why they are keeping her around.  Look at the drama queen lose her shit week in and week out!  Whoo hoo.  This bitch is worse  than Sanjaya and that chick that sounded like Fran Drescher combined.  I didn’t think it was possible, but it is.  And she’s gotten more air time than any of the actual talented contestants on the show this year, of which there are appear to be many.  Not that I know.  I have officially stopped watching the show until I hear that Drama Queen is gone.  I made this vow a couple of places but I make it here on my own blog so I can be sure that everyone knows just how done I am.  Guess I’m back to watching that insipid 90210 on Tuesday nights.   Even that is better than Tatiana.

Dollhouse

I watched Joss Whedon’s new show, Dollhouse, this morning and I really liked it.  Eliza Dushku was great as Echo, I felt drawn to her right away and sympathetic to her loss of an actual life.  I’m very curious as to what she did to get in trouble and have to serve her time.  I’m intrigued by the little flashes of memory she’s having and the FBI agent who knows too much.  I thought the assignment of saving the kidnapped girl was effective but disturbing at the same time; them implanting a memory or her having been abused worked but was awful.  I like her conflicted handler and imagine he will be instrumental to her possibly regaining more memories down the road.  I’ll be coming back for more.

Friday Night Lights

This was the first Friday Night Lights episode this season that really didn’t touch me.  It was a good episode, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t feeling it the way I have the rest of them so far.  It could be because I missed my Smash!  Matt officially lost the starting QB job, which was not a surprise at all.  He was angry about it but Coach wouldn’t let him quit the team.  It gave him a little bonding moment with his mom, who of course wanted to come see him play for the first time.  Maybe a bridge will be gapped there and Matt will find a little happiness.  He deserves it!

The Taylors were busy having fits over Julie getting a tiny tattoo on her ankle.  It was quite over the top, I thought.  Tammy was going to force her to get it removed but instead she told her about how she nearly dropped out of school and Coach was the guy who kept her from being stupid.  Um…okay.  I guess she thinks Tyra is leading Julie down a bad path but she’s clearly not, and getting a tattoo is not quite on par with dropping out of school either.  I thought it was a bit overdone really.

This week saw the return of Jason Street.  We got to see his adorable little baby and that he’s splitting time with the mother when it comes to raising the baby.  He’s desperate to make enough money so that he and the mom can maybe get a place and raise the kid together, but she doesn’t seem too enthused about the idea.  Jason was desperate enough to go into business with his wheelchair buddy and the Riggins boys, which is a very big sign of desperation.  They decided to buy Buddy’s house and flip it, which isn’t very bright in this economy.  Hijinks with the Riggins ensue but eventually they have the cash and Buddy won’t sell.  Jason talked him into it, because Buddy actually liked him, but Baby Momma informs him that she’s taking the kid and moving in with her parents in New York or something.

Tyra is falling harder for Cowboy Cash and skipping school and getting subpar grades on tests, which is part of what freaked Tammy out I imagine.  They had a nice talk but Tyra more or less told her that Cash is good for her.  Tyra is quite wrong but of course she’ll find that out down the road, possibly as soon as next week because some woman shows up demanding her child support.

Grey’s Anatomy

The Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice crossover episode finally kicked into gear this week, with Sam, Naomi and Addison all descending upon Sacred Heart to get her brother, Archer fixed.  McDreamy managed to get the worms out of his brain (SO GROSS) and Archer will be just fine.  Of course, McDreamy’s other patient, a pregnant woman, was getting sick and it turned out to be her baby making her sick.  Thankfully Addy was on hand to work her magic on the baby.  Mother and child were fine but it looks like she’s having another aneurysm and next week more drama ensues.  I enjoyed the interaction between Sam & Bailey and loved Christina/Military Docs side story.  I don’t care that much about the PP stuff, some mom went psycho and tried to kill her baby.  It was not fun.  That’s about where I was with that.  I more or less stopped watching that show and am only watching now for the Grey’s part.

Psych

I have yet to write about this show but I love it to an amazing degree.  Shawn’s wisecracking humor speaks directly to my own and I adore watching him and Gus have their bromance weekly.  Best friendship on TV I think!  This weeks episode featured cameos by 80’s stars Mackenzie Astin and Justine Bateman, so of course bonus points for that.  Mac, playing Jason, invites Shawn and Gus to his camp to find a missing counselor.  Turns out that he’s playing a joke on Shawn and Gus is in on it, but a janitor turns up dead and they have to investigate that.  While I’m not so much on the potential Shawn/Juliet romance I did love that she got to save him by shooting the killer in the hand.  Shawn’s “that was hot” reaction was pretty cute.

On the sad side, Lassiter met with his estranged wife, Justine Bateman, and he thought they were getting back together.  She served him with divorce papers.  I’m not sure why that got put in this episode, it was totally separate, but I felt for dear Lassie and hope Shawn doesn’t get on his nerves too badly next episode.  Sadly, it’s the season finale, but hopefully the show will come back in summer.  USA has weird scheduling for their shows.

Supernatural

I don’t have a lot to say here but I’m very disturbed that SN is repeats for the next 4 weeks or so.  I get that March is sweeps now but you couldn’t throw us at least one new episode?  4 weeks without new Dean?  Very traumatic.  I just had to whine about it cause I already miss my boy!

That’s the big stuff on my mind TV wise this week, I’ll be back to post on Heroes Tuesday.  Til then, enjoy your Valentine’s Day, those with or without significant others.  I saw He’s Just Not That Into You, I felt that it suited the day nicely!

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