30 Days of TV Meme: Days 8-11

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!

So yeah. I pretty much disappeared. Besides working, Rob and I have been prepping, painting and moving. OMG. It’s an incredible amount of work. In the past week, we’ve painted the entry, great room, staircase, 2nd floor hallway, and master bedroom. And there’s still many more rooms to finish. We thought we would be done with the entire house this weekend but that didn’t happen. We totally got burned out. Not to mention that the movers came last Friday so we’ve also been busy unpacking and trying to get things organized and livable. We’re getting there sloooooowly. Very slowly.

Catching up (a little) with the meme (I’m such a failure at these)…

Day 08 – A show everyone should watch

Friday Night Lights. This show is AMAZING. I think many people get caught up in the football/sports aspect of it and don’t give it a chance. It’s so much more than that. Football provides the framework but this is about small town life in Dillon, TX and the people that make it their home. The characters are likable and real, the storylines are rich with emotion, and the show’s not afraid to take risks (some bad – Tyra & Landry’s season 2 storyline, some good – turning the show upside down at the end of season 3). Catch up on DVD! You won’t regret it.

Day 09 – Best scene ever

From Dawson’s Creek episode 3.22: The Anti-Prom…
Joey: I’ve been meaning to ask you something all night, Pacey. Would you like to dance with me?
Pacey: Yes. (they move to the dance floor) How come this feels so right?
Joey: It was those dance lessons.
Pacey: (he looks at her earrings) Where did you get those? They’re not you.
Joey: Why? Because I’m just a poor tomboy or… Dawson gave them to me.
Pacey: Nah. (raising her hand with the bracelet) See this? This is you. It’s not showy or gaudy. It’s simple. Elegant. Beautiful.
Joey: It’s my mom’s bracelet.
Pacey: I know.
Joey: How do you know?
Pacey: Well, because you told me. Six months ago. You were wearing that blue sweater with the snowflakes that you have. You were walking down the hallway at school. I was annoying you as per usual. You said, “Look, Pacey, I just found my mother’s bracelet this morning… so why don’t you cut me some slack?”
Joey: You remember that?
Pacey: (whispering) I remember everything.

LOVE THIS SO MUCH. The ultimate romantic moment.

Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Burn Notice. Rob started watching this show and I just wasn’t interested. The burned spy premise sounded intriguing but nothing about the cast (specifically Gabrielle Anwar) or the advertising appealed to me. Yes, I’m *that* superficial. Fast forward a few years later when I happen to catch an episode and instantly fall in love with Michael Westen. He’s smart, witty, and unbelievably charming. I’ve only seen season 3 on but hope to catch up with the beginning soon.

Day 11 – A show that disappointed you

Heroes. It doesn’t even get its own photo that’s how bitter I am about this show. Season 1 was so great — an ordinary group of people discovering their powers and figuring out how to go about their lives. But it allll went downhill from there. They ruined perfectly good characters with lame storylines (Hiro’s time travel in season 2 was an absolute snoozefest, Peter in Ireland also comes to mind). Characters were introduced only to let them fall by the wayside (Maya, Elle, Monica). Story arcs were unclear and confusing (only season 1 had a fulfilling arc – after that, I had no clue what the point of each season was supposed to be). What wasted potential.

The rest of the prompts…

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chuck + heroes finales

I can’t believe it’s already season finale time… Wowzers.

Chuck and Heroes ended their second and third seasons respectively so I wanted to write up some quick thoughts before I forget…

Let’s start with Heroes, shall we? (beware spoilers!)
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monday night tv

I wrote this entry LAST Monday. I just never finished it. And since I was home sick today (fever, so fun), I thought I would finally get it posted.

Monday night is, without a doubt, my favorite night of TV.

Gossip Girl. One Tree Hill. Chuck. Heroes.

Well, ok. Heroes really isn’t so great anymore but I still like to know what’s going on.

I’m an episode behind on GG and OTH but I’m all caught up with the other two so here I go with the comments (beware spoilers).

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heroes s3 premiere

I watched Privileged tonight and really, really liked it! Two big thumbs up. I’m definitely tuning in again next week.

I just recently discovered an awesome (AWESOME!) Heroes blog written by one of the show’s producers/directors, Greg Beeman. He blogs after most episodes and reveals some behind the scenes thoughts and scoop. So fun. Read it here.

Anyway, I watched the season 3 premiere last night and my first thought was…


Beware spoilers.

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heroes s2

I am SO not feeling Heroes this season. :/ It’s really disappointing.

In other Kelly news, I went to the doctor last week for a physical and she told me I have high blood pressure. Great. Well, at least now I *really* have the motivation to exercise more and eat healthier now. She thinks it might be more closely tied to stress and anxiety, though, so I guess that means I have to start working less. 😀

tv wrap-up

I have to share another photo of Diesel…

I’m such a proud Mommy! 😀

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged about TV so I thought I’d get started with a TV wrap-up for the season.

Up first: Monday shows! Beware spoilers…

*yawn* This season was a huge disappointment. So much potential but not enough follow through… like what happened to President Logan? His ex-wife stabbed him and we don’t find out what happened to either of them. Or to Aaron. Now that I think about it they never explained what happened with Walid or to President Palmer. But anyway, I didn’t care for this season because of the introduction of the Bauer family and their antics. I mean, why introduce Philip and Graham now? And Marilyn and Josh? I didn’t care about them at all. Not to mention the fact that the whole storyline completely felt like the writers were just making it up as they went along. UGH. I did enjoy the finale, though, because I got to see Buchanan and Jack working together again. YAY! The last shot was depressing, however. *hugs Jack* I hope next season is an improvement.

Not much to say except that this is a *great* show. I love that the finale settled the first “chapter.” I just hope that Peter, Nathan, and Matt are okay. 🙁 I haven’t read spoilers in ages (for any show) so I have no idea if it’s been revealed that they’ll be back. I hope so. Anyway, is Sylar dead? Because it didn’t seem like it. But then again, none of the other heroes seemed to be too concerned that his body was NO LONGER ANYWHERE TO BE FOUND. That confused me. :/ My favorite part of the finale, though, was seeing Molly and Micah interact. Usually I don’t like child actors (cause they’re rarely good actors) but these 2 are awesome. 😀

I’m actually home sick today (I think I ate some bad sushi last night) so I decided to catch up on the 2 most recent episodes of Studio 60. Before it went on hiatus, I was a little bored with the show but watched it because there was nothing on TV at 10pm on Monday nights. I didn’t even miss it while it was off the air these past few months. I forgot I had set it for a season pass on my Tivo so I was pleasantly surprised to find 2 episodes waiting for me. I was even *more* surprised to find that I really, really enjoyed them both! If the remaining episodes are as good, I’ll be sad to see the show go.

my e-ring

I’m super tired and honestly, way too lazy to write up my proposal story so for now, here’s a picture of my engagement ring:

I just LOVE it. It’s so shiny and pretty. I kept staring at it during work today.

Hmmm, I really need a manicure. Stat.

In TV news, it’s Upfronts week! NBC’s was today and there’s nothing really exciting to note except for the following…

Heroes is expanding its universe with 6 stand-alone episodes revolving around new characters and their back stories. I love this show so I’m sure these Origins episodes will be just as awesome. This means 30 new Heroes episodes. Woot!
Friday Night Lights is moving to Friday nights at 10pm. I’m so happy the show’s getting a second season but I just hate that the show’s stuck on Fridays. UGH. But maybe that’s my own hang-up… I don’t normally watch TV on Fridays. Hopefully this move will be a good thing since it’s away from American Idol and other heavyweight shows that air on Tuesdays.

I’m half-watching and half-listening to tonight’s episode of 24 and it’s totally upsetting me. This season is totally awful. 🙁

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Quick Monday night TV thoughts…

Poor Jack Bauer. He has the WORST. FAMILY. EVER.

Michael and Sara totally made me SQUEE with joy in Prison Break. Those two have smoldering chemistry. I’ve been so hesitant to like them together because in PB time, it’s only been a few months since they first met. There just hasn’t been enough time for them to develop feelings for each other. But I can’t help it. The show is trying to manipulate me and I’m totally getting sucked in. I’m such a sap.

I absolutely love Heroes but I rarely feel compelled to blog about it… until tonight. HOLY CRAP. The reveal at the end!!! (Cutting for spoilers).

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season premieres

I’m finally posting about the new TV season!!! First up, the new shows…


Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
I wasn’t that impressed with the premiere. Or even the second episode. The show’s a little too… preachy, maybe? I mean, I liked it but I kinda felt talked at, if that makes any sense. I’m also not crazy about Amanda Peet as Jordan. She comes across as too wide-eyed and innocent for me. And she only has 1 expression! The dialogue is sharp, though, and I absolutely adore the relationship between Matt and Danny (yay Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford!). I’ll keep watching for them alone. I just wish the show didn’t air at 10pm. That’s my bedtime, hehe. 😀

Six Degrees
This show had to be great for me to make it appointment TV since Thursday night is entirely too crowded as it is (SMVL, SN, Grey’s, OC). And it just didn’t quite get there. I liked the characters but not enough to *care.* Sure, Whitney’s fiance is appalling, Damian’s situation frustrating and Laura’s story tragic but… that’s it. Nothing’s drawing me back for another episode. Mostly because they’re all such cliched storylines… cheating fiance, good guy with gambling debt, etc. I did enjoy the newly formed friendship between Damian and Carlos, though. That’s a plus. I’ll stick around for another episode.

This is the best of the new shows I’ve seen so far. Reminds me of X-Men, which is probably why I like it so much. 😀 My favorites so far are Hiro (HEE!), Claire (her Dad is creeeepy), and Nathan (yes, even though he’s an a**hole). I wanted to like Niki but her bitchy attitude is such a turn-off. WHAT IS HER DEAL? I’m also on the fence about Pete. The mystery about his power is intriguing but I just don’t think Milo Ventimiglia’s a good actor. :/ Anyway, this show definitely has a place on my TV schedule. Greg Grunberg next week, yay!

Ugly Betty
I. LOVED. THIS. SHOW. Awww. 😀 (I was secretly hoping it would be awful so I’d have one less show to watch on Thursdays… no such luck). America Ferrera rocks. It was predictable but it was also over the top and campy and it worked! I’m hooked!

So out of the 4 shows above, I’ll probably be tuning in for 3 of them regularly. Oh boy.