Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 10: Television Meme

A Show That I Thought I Wouldn't Like But Ended Up Loving

Not to sound like a broken record, but...

And here's one that might surprise you more frequent readers...

Yes, my favorite drama and my favorite series of all time (Friends!). I did not think I would like either, having seen an episode here or there and not thinking they were either funny (in the case of Friends) or worthwhile (in the cast of Lost). Boy am I glad I decided to revisit both!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Day 9: Television Meme

Best Scene Ever

If you haven't watched Lost and are planning on watching it, then do not watch the following scene. It's a spoiler and it's from the season 5 finale, "The Incident." The scene is so emotional and important.

Here's a less spoiler-filled favorite scene.. the beginning of Desperate Housewives. It's stumbled a bit recently, but it would be very hard to regain the magic of this opening scene for anyone.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Day 8: Television Meme

A Show Everybody Should Watch

Friday, July 16, 2010

Enrique Break

Love this new Enrique Iglesias song. It's so summer(y?)!

What's been your essential summer song so far?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

100th Post

I'm on post number 100! Hooray!

No, that video does not mean this blog is over. I just totally love that scene!

I'm sorry my posts are so arbitrary. Would you guys like more order or do you like my random musings more?

If you would like me to get organized, sound off! But if you like the way my blog is not (a total mess), sound off in the comments, also! If you have something you've just been dying to say to/ask me, you can also go for it!

Thanks to all of the support throughout my first blogging year. You all know who you are, and your support for this blog has meant the world to me. I love all of your blogs and they inspire me a lot. I'm sorry that this got a little emotional and drawn out, but the blogging community has been so accepting so I just wanted to say thanks!

Here's to hundreds of more toasts!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Emmys - Quick Reaction

I'm writing this in a hurry, and I have only two things to say.

Congratulations, Matthew Fox! I'm a huge Jack fan though most other Lost fans seem to dislike Mr. Shephard.

It's okay, Courteney Cox Arquette. You're only doing some of your best comedic work carrying the bulk of Cougar Town on your own back. Maybe next year you'll get some Emmy love!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Emmy Predictions

The Emmys are upon us! Well, the nominations, and I'm here to offer up some predictions for those nominations.

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Drama
Naveen Andrews, Lost
Michael Emerson, Lost
Terry O'Quinn, Lost
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Martin Short, Damages
John Slattery, Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Rose Byrne, Damages
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

Outstanding Supporting Actor - Comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Rainn Wilson, The Office

Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Lead Actor - Drama
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Ray Romano, Men of a Certain Age

Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Harigtay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Sally Field, Brothers and Sisters
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary Louise Parker, Weeds

Outstanding Drama Series
Mad Men
Breaking Bad
True Blood
The Good Wife

Outstanding Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Office
Modern Family
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
How I Met Your Mother

Emmys and Meme Day 7

How on earth do you pronounce meme?

Anyway, let's start with Day 7 of the Television Meme - My Least Favorite Episode of My Favorite Show

I shared some favorites today, so I'll do today similarly and list some least favorites.

The One Where Chandler Crosses The Line
Season 4 is honestly probably my least favorite season, despite some great episodes and lines (Michael Flatley, lord of the dance!). This episode has the utterly boring Kathy story line, and Joey and Chandler bickering over such a boring girl. This episode is sort of a snooze. Sorry, fans of TOW Chandler Crosses The Line!

The One With the Ride Along
I'm not a huge fan of Gary, though he does have some awesome Phoebe scenes. But this episode, where Joey, Chandler, and Ross go for a ride with Gary shows the lack of chemsitry between Gary and the male leads (totally unlike Paul Rudd, who brought the hilarity out in all of the cast members). Also- boring subplot in the seemingly endless Ross/Emily story.

Lastly, all clip-show episodes are boring. Sorry, but they are.

Okay I have an upcoming TV related post on the Emmys... stay tuned...

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Day 6: Television Meme

Favorite Episode of My Favorite Television Show

It's hard to choose just one episode, so in the following arbitrary order are some of my favorite episodes of Friends:

The One in Barbados
There's so much to love here. Though I'm not a huge fan of Joey/Rachel, I still love the way Joey and Charlie fell apart, and Charlie/Ross Rachel/Joey came together. And Monica's whole hair things show how good actors can make silly stories in pure comedy gold. And how could I forget David? Poor Hank Azaria. His David was just never destined to be with Phoebe!

The One Where Everybody Finds Out
Oh how the writers must have had a tough time figuring this out. She knows we know they know we know? I know they know we know they know? It's never confusing figuring out who knows what, and to that the writers deserve a standing ovation. And, naturally, Kudrow steals the show with the help of Perry's Chandler.

The One Where Ross Hugs Rachel
Season 6 is one of the most consistent seasons, and TOW Ross Hugs Rachel is just one of the many examples of the amazing consistency and hilarity of the season. Whether it's stupid gags (Monica's gross cookies) or balancing comedy and heart (Ross loving Rachel, Chandler and Monica's huge step forward), Friends always succeeds in making the audience wish that their friends were this sixsome. (Sixsome is so not a word.)