weekend wrap-up

Had a blissfully uneventful weeked. It feels so good to have absolutely nothing to do. *sigh*

Thanks to EVERYONE who gave me book recs. I really appreciate it! I’ve written them all down in my little book journal. Now I must find a way to get my hands on them all…

Loved LOVED tonight’s episode of American Dreams. The entire wedding and reception were beautifully done. It was so cute watching everyone dancing — JJ and Beth, Henry and Angela, Jack and Helen, Pete and Meg, Luke and Rox. Aww. Too bad JJ had to mess up his new marriage with a lie right off the bat. UGH. And as much as I think Jack is an ass at times (the whole not supporting Meg’s college education until she begged), all his actions are motivated by love and I really respect that about his character. But I hope he doesn’t take the bribe. That can’t bode well for his future on the city council or his own business. Still don’t like Meg and Chris. At all. I can’t believe she was going to tell him she loved him and let him back in her life. !!! I’m so glad he’s gone and I hope she doesn’t go looking for him.

Totally random but poor Paul Wasilewski (who seems to be going by Paul Wesley now) is always typecast as the “bad boy.” On American Dreams, Everwood, Smallville, The OC… he’s forever going to play the same character.

Next week — OMG, OMG, OMG! *hyperventilates* If you saw the promo for next week’s episode, you know what I’m talking about. Aaaahhhh.

more TV comments

More TV comments…

Smallville
Spell was… a waste of time. And to think I was actually looking forward to it because I enjoyed the previous episode Transference so much. It was good to see Lois again, though. It’s only been a few episodes but I missed her! Lex playing the piano with bloody fingers is an image I want to burn from my mind. *shivers* But it looks like Christie’s right — the writers are totally moving steadily towards some kind of Lex/Lana relationship. I’ve been waiting for this storyline but now I’m torn cause I have a soft spot for Lana/Jason. Though that’s probably just due to the fact that I have a crush on Jensen Ackles. Hee. Anyway, the one scene that I absolutely loved (and made the entire episode worth it) was when possessed!Clark was dancing with Lana at the barn party. BWAH! That was so awesome.

I don’t watch Charmed but I’ll have to catch the next episode cause… Kerr Smith! Mmm.

The West Wing
I *obviously* haven’t watched this show in a loooong time. Cause I finally tune in tonight and all of a sudden, CJ’s Chief of Staff! Which means Leo’s not around. *sniff* There’s also some new character (Annabeth, I think?) who I did not care for. She reminded me of Mandy and that’s not a good sign. I need to find recaps of the previous episodes because it completely drove me crazy that I didn’t know what the heck was going on.

American Dreams
This show kills me. Last week had me in tears. From the very beginning when the Pryors were trying to regain a sense of normalcy after being informed that JJ was MIA… to the very end when they received JJ’s tape and heard his own voice telling them that he may no longer be alive. Agghhh, I know that JJ’s perfectly fine but I can’t help it! I just want JJ to be back home. Specifically with Beth and his baby. Speaking of couples, this show is really testing my shipping loyalty with all these new characters as love interests for the regulars. I don’t like Cal, or Angela, or Chris (I don’t know if it’s Milo’s acting or what but his portrayal of Chris reminds me too much of Jess from Gilmore Girls). I don’t like anybody getting in the way of JJ/Beth and Meg/Sam.

Gilmore Girls
I’m very likely the only person who’ll say this but I’m kinda sad that Rory and Dean broke up. I know, I know… the storyline’s been dragged out and it’s getting tired and sad. I know all that. But I’m irrational when it comes to couples I love. I do like Logan though so I’m looking forward to their inevitable romantic relationship. After all, he *is* on all the GG billboards.

I still have to catch up on a few episodes of Lost. But that’ll probably have to wait until the weekend. There’s just not enough time in the day for all the TV that I watch. Hee.

more tv commentary… and a meme

I *really* enjoy looking at the GAP website. Why, you ask?

Reason #1 — Michael Vartan.
Reason #2 — Josh Duhamel.

YUM.

Anyway, watched a few more premieres so a few more TV thoughts (may contain spoilers)…

CSI
I’m a little bummed because I got home too late and missed the first half of the premiere. Grrr. From what I saw, it seemed like there were too many cases going on (4, if I remember correctly) so the storylines weren’t as in-depth as they normally are. However, seeing Greg in the field was cool and I really loved seeing Reiko Aylesworth as the replacement lab tech. Too bad she quit already! Reiko would have been a great cast addition. Glad the show is back though — as if I don’t watch enough CSI with the daily reruns on SpikeTV… hehe.

American Dreams
Stellar premiere. Meg and Rox’s skirt protest rocked and JJ’s phone call home seriously hurt my heart. Guh. Is it sad that I totally want JJ and Beth to be together? I believe they still love each other but they’re both too stubborn to admit it. And I’m totally worried about this relationship he’s forming with the Vietnamese caretaker/nurse at the hospital — it’s such an intimate situation that they’re in right now. Sniffle. I want JJ and Beth to work things out.

And a TV meme for good measure (stolen from Allison)…

Which 15 TV characters (past and/or present) would you want to be stranded on an island with?
Pacey Witter, Dawson’s Creek
Jen Lindley, Dawson’s Creek
Roxanne Bojarski, American Dreams
Bright Abbott, Everwood
Colin Hart, Everwood
Nathan Scott, One Tree Hill
Tony Almeida, 24
Chandler Bing, Friends
Eric Weiss, Alias
Maria Deluca, Roswell
Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Lane Kim, Gilmore Girls
Warrick Brown, CSI
Summer Roberts, The O.C.
Lex Luthor, Smallville

Which 15 TV characters (past and/or present) would have you seriously considering death as an option?
Dawson Leery, Dawson’s Creek
Eddie Dooling, Dawson’s Creek
Patty Pryor, American Dream
Jess Mariano, Gilmore Girls
Jason Stiles, Gilmore Girls
Dylan McKay, Beverly Hills 90210
Ray Pruit, Beverly Hills 90210
Kennedy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Tess Harding, Roswell
Julie Emrick, Felicity
Oliver Trask, The O.C.
Hailey Nichol, The O.C.
Madison Kellner, Everwood
Alexander Petrovsky, Sex and the City
Sherry Palmer, 24

american dreams

Ugh, I hate daylight savings time. It always makes my day all screwy. Not that I had any real plans today or anything. But still.

Rob had work all day today so I lounged around and watched an entire season of Sex and the City. Season 4, to be exact, which I recently got as a gift (thanks Carms!). You know, I never really liked Aidan when I was actually watching the episodes unfold (I’m much too much of a Mr. Big apologist) but good grief, during this viewing, he totally broke my heart. Guh. *sniff* I miss this show.

Ooohh, I can’t believe tonight’s episode of American Dreams was the season finale! It’s going to be a looong summer. I rarely write comments about this show (mostly because I can never find the words that will bring justice to the storylines, the characters, the emotions, and the quality) but it really is one of my favorites. And because I can never really get the shipper out of me, I loved the scene when the girl at Penn thought Sam and Meg were a couple. I just adored the shy, awkward look they exchanged. I can’t wait to see how their relationship develops next season especially with their arrests hanging between them. Eeek!

Sucks about Wonderfalls being cancelled. I was just getting into it and the crazies at FOX yank it off the air. They really have absolutely no faith in the shows they order. I don’t know why they even bother.

Yay for new Everwood tomorrow! Finally.

mid-season wrap up

Since it’s close to hiatus time, I thought I would do a little mid-season commentary of all the shows I started to watch this season…

Monday
Everwood – My saving grace this season. The show has continually gotten better and better with each episode. I may not necessarily like the direction of some storylines (Ephram/Madison and Andy/Linda) but I appreciate that the characters are being true to themselves. I do miss Colin, though. *sniff*

Las Vegas – Truly a guilty pleasure. 😀 It’s not really a great show plot-wise or anything (it’s usually downright predictable) but I think it’s a lot of fun. Plus, Josh Duhamel!!! LOVE him. He’s adorable.

Skin – I didn’t even get the chance to watch a whole episode before it got axed by FOX. I recorded the pilot (never got around to watching it and I probably taped over it) and watched about 15 minutes of the second episode. What I saw had potential though I didn’t fall in love. I enjoyed Adam Roam however. *g*

Tuesday
Gilmore Girls – I haven’t been watching this show faithfully like I used to. This season hasn’t grabbed me at all. I don’t really enjoy Digger or Marty and I wish there was more Lane and Paris. And as much as I love Rory, the girl is getting on my nerves.

One Tree Hill – OMG. New obsession. The show didn’t jump out at me right away but I kept watching (pretty much only because it airs right after GG and 24 hadn’t premiered yet). After a few episodes, the show seemed to find its legs so to speak — the improved writing has made me care about these characters. I’ve also found my ship of the season on this show — Nathan/Haley. LOVE. 🙂

24 – Still on my “must watch” list. But it still consistently gets me frustrated. I’m frustrated with Jack’s stubbornness, I’m frustrated with Kim’s hair, I’m frustrated with Tony’s condition, etc. etc. But I guess getting emotionally involved in a show is a good thing.

Wednesday
Smallville – I’ve enjoyed all the episodes this season so far, with the exception of the totally random retro episode. The most recent episode, Shattered, rocked. The acting was fantastic, there was lots of Clark and Lex (and even Clex!), and the storyline was actually captivating — something I was seriously missing from this show. My heart seriously hurt after seeing Lex at the end. *sob* Can’t wait til January.

The O.C. – *sigh* I adore this show. And I love Seth/Summer even more. Die Anna die! hehe. I’ve been hooked ever since it premiered back in August. It’s just excellent cheeky fun. 😀 But if TPTB mess with Sandy/Kirsten — %$^#@! There will be hell to pay.

The West Wing – I watched the premiere and that’s it. 🙁 I always forget that the show is on, probably because it’s on at the same time as The O.C. I still *must* purchase the s1 DVDs but the show just doesn’t have the same magic that it did for me in the earlier seasons.

Thursday
Friends – I have to say that I was definitely not a fan of the Joey/Rachel romance so I’m glad that it was over and done with quickly. I adore Monica/Chandler so I’m happy to see them with an ongoing storyline this season. I can’t wait to see Chandler (he’s my favorite friend!) with a baby. Too cute. I’m so going to miss this show next season!

Tru Calling – Saw the premiere and wasn’t compelled to watch any episodes following. My Eliza love can only go so far. I’ve read the FOX ordered 7 more episodes. Wow. I totally didn’t see that coming. I thought cancellation was on the horizon.

CSI – Still rocks. And now there’s Xander Berkeley (Mason from 24)! Though I found Fur and Loathing to be rather strange. Oh, and there just needs to be more Warrick. Thanks.

Friday
Miss Match – This show is sooo cute. I love what I’ve seen but honestly? Friday nights just don’t work for me. I think Kate and Michael are gorgeous together, though, so maybe I should make it a point to record the show so I can see if anything has happened with them. Anyone know?

Sunday
American Dreams – My precious precious show. I am alarmed that NBC has cut this season’s order from 22 to 18. It breaks my heart. I think this show gets better and better each week. I love everyone in the Pryor and Walker families and I hope that NBC realizes that there are many more stories to tell.

Alias – Still a can’t miss show for me but I don’t obsess over the show as much as I once did. My Syd/Vaughn loving heart just can’t take it! lol. But seriously, I still have yet to fully accept the 2 year time jump. I still feel a little cheated. I wanted to see Marshall and Carrie have a relationship! I wanted to see Dixon get promoted! Agghhh… useless resistance, I know.

Phew… even though I dropped a few shows, I still watch a ton of TV. I’m an addict, hehe.

Still feeling sick. Bah. I need to lie down.

spyMomski — whee!

The season premiere of Alias was pretty good — not really knock your socks off good but I guess the writers were trying to capture a new audience. But since I watched all of last season, I felt a bit like the episode was too slow — and the whole shrink narration thing going on was pretty… blah. All that time could have been spent on better things, like more Victor Garber and Michael Vartan. 🙂

And was it just me, or did a few things seem to be wrapped up so neatly? Like Dixon’s accusation and Vaughn’s escape? And whatever happened to Haladcki? I would have thought Jack would have to face some kind of consequences for that little incident. I do have to say that I am liking Will more and more — I didn’t feel anything for him last season but after the finale and the premiere tonight, he pretty much kicks ass. I wish there was a way for him to salvage his life though. And omg, Lena Olin is magnificent — she is sooo evil and geesh, she’s gorgeous! Can’t wait to see where they’re going with that storyline, especially since the tagline for the “next time on Alias” promos was — “Like Mother. Like Daughter. Like Hell.” Hee!

Hmm… I also caught American Dreams. Another… eh. The premise is cute but it seemed a bit cheesy. I’ll probably give it another try next week. We’ll see how long it can hold my attention.

Anyway, Amy and I are going to work on a recipe site for the DC Network. Whee!