Kim’s Entertainment Blog

November 12, 2009

Damn, Russell!

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Okay, don’t want to spoil tonight’s episode of Survivor for those who haven’t seen it yet, but wow!  Russell sure knows how to play the game of Survivor, and I was quite impressed! 

Watching Grey’s Anatomy right now . . .

November 11, 2009

Thoughts on what I’ve been watching lately . . .

Yeah, I know, it’s been a while!  I’ve been busy watching a lot of things . . . just haven’t had time to do much posting!  Instead of individual posts on what I like and don’t like, you’re stuck with this giant post! 

Mondays

House (Global, 8pm): Still the best hour of television, in my opinion!  Watching House become more “human” has been an intense journey, and I really like the direction they’ve taken the characters so far.  Watching the “old team” work together while the “new team” drifted away, has filled me with nostalgia.  This past week’s episode had some great House-Cuddy scenes, and some great humour!

One Tree Hill (The CW, 8pm): Yup, the show is definitely different without Lucas and Peyton!  For the most part, I don’t really miss them too much . . . though the show has definitely lost its edge!  I like a couple of the new characters, particularly Nathan’s agent Clayton, and Brooke’s boyfriend Julian.  I can’t say I’m overly crazy about Quinn, Hayley’s sister.  The storyline involving the woman who accused Nathan of getting her pregnant was interesting, but didn’t exactly cover new territory.

Gossip Girl (The CW, 9pm): Yeah, I’m not so sure I’m feeling the whole college thing!  The show has become increasingly unbelievable.  Normally that would be okay, but this completely stretches the limits of credulity!  An 18 year old running a multimillion dollar company?  A college student still clinging to the idea of wealth and hierarchy?  Another 18 year old landing a job as a publicist?  I mean the list just goes on.  I still watch though – I do like Hillary Duff’s character Olivia, and Vanessa. 

Tuesdays

NCIS (Global, 8pm): I was so happy they managed to bring Ziva back to the team in a way that actually made some sense!  I was a little disappointed with their rescue episode, but overall, I’m enjoying this season!  The sexual tension between Tony and Ziva is still palpable, and the humour and camraderie is what keeps drawing me in!  It doesn’t hurt that Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly are so hot!

Law and Order: Special Victim’s Unit (CTV, 10pm): While I don’t think this season is necessarily breaking any new ground, I still enjoy all the Law and Order shows.  The cases are usually borrowed straight from the headlines, and I enjoy figuring out which cases they are using and how they’re going to change things up a bit.  I am completely thrilled that Stephanie March is back as ADA Alex Cabot!  When they brought her back for a few episodes last season I was super-excited and had hoped they would bring her back permanently.  When the season opened and Christine Lahti was the new ADA, I was disappointed.  Having said that, I thought the storyline involving Christine Lahti’s character and her ultimate undoing was extremely compelling!

Wednesdays

America’s Next Top Model (The CW, 8pm): While the idea of having petite models was fresh, I’ve not really loved this whole season.  The format is starting to feel really stale, and I can’t really say that any of the models have been really compelling for me.  I think they’re all a little weak when compared to some of the previous winners.  I still love the Jays though, and for now, that’s enough to keep me watching.

Bones (Global, 8pm): How is it possible that the sexual tension between Brennan and Booth has gotten even stronger?  The real draw of this show is the characters, and I’m loving every minute of it!  I’m so glad to see that Stewie hasn’t made any reappearances – I was really concerned towards the end of last season that the show had “jumped the shark” and would have lost some of its steam! 

Thursdays

Survivor (Global, 8pm): Talk about an interesting season!  Having Russell on has given us a whole new evil genius villain in Survivor lore!  The guy is such an egomaniac – but whatever he’s been doing has worked so far!  We’ll see if last week’s “playing the idol” move ultimately proves to be his undoing!

Grey’s Anatomy (CTV, 9pm): I have to give credit where credit is due: the show has managed to become somewhat interesting again after last season’s sex-with-a-ghost debacle!  It’s not perfect, but definitely more watchable this season!  The storyline involving the merger with Mercy West has promise, though so far all it’s done is introduce a bunch of new characters who inflate an already large cast!  I’m glad to see Derek and Meredith doing so well though.  I miss George, but not as much as I thought I would!

90210 (Global, 10pm): Yes, I know the show airs on Tuesdays, but I like watching it on Thursdays!  The show has been good this season.  I like the new characters they’ve introduced, and I think the storylines are good right now.  I really feel like the show has created an identity and following completely separate from the original, and I now tune in not because I want to see members of the original cast, but because I care about these new kids!  I don’t care so much for Annie, actually, but I like Dixon, Silver, Navid and Adrianna!

Fridays

Law and Order (NBC, 8pm): The show is starting to feel a little tired, but it’s still watchable!  It’s nice to see a little bit of the character’s lives, which we get the most of with Lt. Van Buren’s cancer storyline.  I’m glad to see last season’s characters all back this season.  I like ADA Connie Rubirosa the best.

Ugly Betty (Citytv, 9pm): Last season’s heartbreaking conclusion for Daniel hasn’t really translated that well into this season, at least for me.  I believe that he misses Molly, but I don’t see the same strength of storytelling that I saw at the end of last season.  I am glad to see Betty working at her new job, and I think her makeover is cute!  The characters aren’t quite geling for me yet though.  The storyline with Wilhemina and her daughter Nico has promise.  I think they need to ditch Matt as a character though . . . all this tension between him and Betty is annoying!

Sundays

The Amazing Race (CTV, 8pm): I still love this show!  I love being able to travel to all these amazing countries and see the world without leaving my house!  The challenges are fun to watch, and my favourite team, the Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy, are still in it!  I hope they win!

Desperate Housewives (CTV, 9pm): Okay, we now know that Mike married Susan.  To me it seems like their marriage has already entered tired and boring territory though!  Granted they have the huge distraction of Julie’s attack and Katherine’s obsession with Mike to contend with, but I’m just not seeing reignited passion between them!  Bree is still as icy as ever, and watching her with Carl is a little like seeing a traffic accident – you’re disgusted but you just can’t look away!  I think it’s an interesting plot twist to make Lynette pregnant, but I think it’s time they start to reveal that she’s pregnant!

Well, dear readers, that wraps it up for me right now.  What are your thoughts on your favourite shows?

May 17, 2009

And the title of “Sole Survivor” goes to . . .

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J.T! 

In a way, I’m a little disappointed.  This season didn’t really have any surprises, and it would have been a great surprise to have Erin or Stephen win!  The only real “character” this season was Coach, and even he wasn’t as outrageous as people we’ve seen on previous seasons.

I will say that I admired J.T.’s final decision to take Stephen to the final two.  It must have been a really hard decision – friendship and loyalty vs an easy shot at one million dollars.  Honestly, I’m not really sure that either Erin or Stephen would have had much of a chance against J.T. since he was so darn likable. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad that J.T. won, I just wish there had been more drama this season!

I’m watching the Survivor reunion show right now, and I have to say, in my opinion, Coach is a pretty handsome guy without the beard 😉

May 15, 2009

Goodbye Dragonslayer!

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Just wanted to type a few thoughts about last night’s episode of Survivor . . .  Warning: spoilers ahead!

I really thought they were going to vote out Erin.  She really should have kept her mouth shut when Coach was sent to Exile Island, and I think even she realized what a huge mistake that was.  I think she should be very grateful to Stephen for keeping her around for another few days!  In all honesty though, are we really that surprised that Coach is gone?  Yes, he tried to play an honourable game, but he was just so hard to take!  Watching him meditate every morning, and hearing him talk about how he is the dragonslayer just left me staring at the tv going “do you have any idea how pretentious you sound?”

Having said that though, I am kinda sad to see Coach go.  I didn’t want him to win, but he was good for entertainment value, and I have to admire someone who stayed trued to himself and his beliefs in a game that more often than not turns people into the worst versions of themselves. 

What did you think?  Are you anticipating the season finale on Sunday?

May 7, 2009

Reality Roundup

Most of my favourite reality shows are finishing up their seasons in the next couple of weeks.  I thought I’d take this opportunity to make share my thoughts on my favourites, and my predictions for the winners:

The Amazing Race: Tough call at this point!  I really like Tammy and Victor, but I also really like Margie and Luke!  At the same time, I can’t say I don’t like Jamie and Cara!  At this point my prediction for the winning team is Tammy and Victor!

The Celebrity Apprentice: I’ve mentioned it before and I’ll say it again, I’m on Team Joan!  If I’m being honest with myself though, I think Annie is probably going to win it.

America’s Next Top Model: I’m totally bummed that Celia got booted off last episode!  I thought she was really stylish and cool.  My new favourite is Allison.  I think she can with it as long as she doesn’t fall apart in the last episode!  I think it’s definitely betweeen Allison and Teyona at this point.

Survivor: I like the trio of J.T., Stephen, and Taj.  I think it’ll come down to J.T. and Stephen at the end, but if Coach wins a few key immunity challenges, he could end up in the finals.  I predict that Stephen is going to win.

And now it’s your turn, dear readers!  What are your thoughts?  I want to hear them all!

May 2, 2009

Survivor

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Okay, so I kinda wasn’t really paying all that much attention to this week’s Survivor episode, but it did seem to me like Sierra caught Coach and Debbie in a lie.  From what I remember, they did initiate the conversation about renewing their alliance, not Sierra.  Whatever.  At the end of the day, it sure didn’t save Sierra!  I can’t say I particularly care for either of the three.  Coach talks a big game, but I don’t think he’s going to make it to the end!  I suspect Debbie or Coach will be the next to go.  My favourite is Stephen, though I also like Taj.

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