Miscellaneous thoughts or “Attention-deficit blogging”:
Bristol Palin finally got raves from the DWTHS judges this week…for performing in a gorilla suit.
What an awful week for sitcom parents. First Barbara Billingsley (June Cleaver) passes away and now Mr. C., Tom Bosley of HAPPY DAYS. He was a lovely man.
Explain to me why ABC says COUGAR TOWN is a hit when last week MODERN FAMILY finished 18th and COUGAR TOWN finished 46th.
JACKASS 3D unseated SOCIAL NETWORK as the top box office film this weekend. Now that Aaron Sorkin has graciously contributed to this blog, maybe Johnny Knoxville will write a piece for me responding to concerns about his treatment of “midgets”.
Best-written show on network television is THE GOOD WIFE. And it’s getting better. But it’s like Christine Baranski is in a different show. Everyone else is so nuanced and subtle and she’s Norma Desmond on Mountain Dew.
With the Giants now up on the Phillies two games to one in the NLCS, they’re going baseball crazy in San Francisco. Ticket scalpers are getting top dollar for kayak space.
Is it just me or is DEXTER not clicking this year? I used to love his internal narration. He was always wrestling with his inability to fit into society. Now he’s giving you a laundry list of things to do today. Dump the body, buy baby oil, get over to the deserted shack before the girl he drugged wakes up. I might as well be watching JERSEY SHORE.
Plus I miss Julie Benz. Why couldn't the Trinity Killer have offed Angel & Maria instead? Their subplot is so unengaging I'd rather just watch Dexter cut up the bodies and stuff them into bags.
ABC just cut V’s order to X.
Self-proclaimed sex and romance expert Jenny McCarthy has a new book out. Love, Lust & Faking It: The Naked Truth About Sex, Lies and True Romance. In what is maybe the most informative advice book since Teri Hatcher’s, Ms. McCarthy strongly advocates honesty in a relationship, even if it sometimes is very difficult to do. She gave a personal example (re he and her new boyfriend Jason Toohey) in a recent interview to PEOPLE magazine. "If he wants Chinese [food] and I don't, I say it." Wow! Say what you will, the woman has courage.
Has BIG BANG THEORY gotten really silly this year? I fear that show has "Jumped the Superorder Selachimorpha".
Remember when the President of the United States coming to your town was a big honor? Now it's a fucking nightmare if you live in Los Angeles. Last time President Obama was here it resulted in massive gridlock. Well, this Friday he's baaaack!! If he even dreams of winning California again he best be tooling around in a Kia.
Hey TBS, if you’re going to replace Chip Caray with someone who’s not a real baseball announcer, why not just let Conan do it?
On CASTLE Monday night Nathan Fillion had to say this line after seeing a murder victim with a syringe puncture: “Looks like someone gave her 20 C.C.’s of death.” As my daughter Annie said: "David Caruso is angry he didn't get to deliver it."
Cliff Lee just cost the Yankees game three of the ALCS and probably another $20 million in the contract they’re going to have pony up to get him.
I’ve given up on BOARDWALK EMPIRE.
Scott Caan steals HAWAII 5-0. The watchword all over town will soon be “Book Dano!”.
Bob Uecker – get well soon.
Mel Gibson will appear in HANGOVER 2. Unless he’s eaten by a tiger (for real) I have no interest in seeing it. And even then, it better be graphic.