For some reason, "Family Guy" was a re-run this week. And
what's going on with "CSI"??? It's been pre-empted the past
two weeks due to football. Boo!!! CBS needs to stop doing
that. How many shows do they have to kill off that way? It's
why we no longer see "CSI: Maimi" and "The Mentalist". Just
put some reality show or re-runs on in that 10pm time slot
and don't ruin our favorites.
We tried watching "The Simpsons", but it was pretty boring.
What a waste of Jane Fonda.
Lately I've been having to watch "The Good Wife" On Demand
because I've been recording "Masterpiece Theater" as well as
"Once upon a Time".... too many good shows on at once! I
know that a lot of reviewers didn't like "Death Comes to Pemberley", but I enjoyed it a lot. The ending was a little
flat, but I was very relieved that it was happy and not
My favorite show is on Sundays, "Once Upon a Time".
Such a great show and always so wonderful. The Frozen
characters have been a good addition, too.
"Gotham" continues to be a great show! I can hardly wait to
see what happens every week. No new episode of "The Flash" this week,
I finally watched last week's "Big Bang Theory" and "Two and
a Half Men", and the new "The McCarthy's". BBT is always
great. Billy Bob Thornton was awesome as a creepy doctor.
Glad to see him doing comedy. I love "Two and a Half Men",
but the premiere episode was just okay. The best part were
the Duckie jokes. And where was Amber Tamblyn(Jenny)?? I hope
she's still on the show.
"The McCarthys" is awful. I have to write a review still,
but man....another really unfunny comedy. Too bad because
the actors on it are top notch. The writing just sucks. Not
only was it not funny at all, but they clearly know nothing
about the area where the show takes place. First they
established that the family lives in Boston, and then they
had the son telling his parents that he got a job in
Providence, Rhode Island, so he's moving. Well, first of
all, it takes less than an hour to drive from Boston to
Providence. Many people commute between the two places. Even
if he did move away, it wouldn't be far, so they would still
see him a lot. However, instead they acted as if he was
moving to Florida or something. So stupid. These
are two tiny little states right next to each other.
The California writers obviously know nothing. They
could have easily had the mother getting upset about his
leaving, and then have him say, "But, Ma, it's only an hour
away!" and that would have easily fixed it. Instead, they
look stupid and make viewers feel stupid for watching.
There's a new "Hot in Cleveland" this week! Yay! And also
"The Exes" if you watch that one. I love the TVLAND shows.
I don't watch "Days of Our Lives" regularly any more, but I
think it's so great that
Eileen Davidson is on both that
show and "The Young & The Restless" at the same time (that
almost never happens). She's also adding "The Real
Housewives of Beverly Hills" as well. I believe she's
leaving DOOL this week, though. Too bad.
Now that E.J. has left the show, and Kristen is leaving, and
Stefano is almost never seen, the new Chad is the only
DiMera left. That's a real shame. Time to bring Tony back,
Speaking of the soaps, I've been watching a little bit of
"General Hospital" from October. It's a shame how they
destroyed Carly and Franco's relationship, but I'm sure the
reveal will be great.
This morning I was on a conference call
some of the new "Celebrity Apprentice" contestants. It was
interesting because they didn't tell us ahead of time who
would be on the call! Usually they do. If they had, I might
have had some better questions prepared...but it was okay,
anyway. They announced the list of celebrities this morning,
but I didn't see it at first. Then on the call, they
announced who was there, but I had trouble hearing it.
However, by the time they got to my turn, I'd figured it
out. Thank goodness! I was happy to talk to the three stars, Leeza Gibbons, Ian Ziering and Vivica A. Fox. I asked
about working with Donald Trump, and they gave really good
answers. I wonder why Ian Ziering pronounces his name like
Eye-in rather than EE-in?
Tomorrow I get to speak with Angela Bassett, star of
"American Horror Story: Freak Show" on FX. Of course she's
also a multiple award winner and Oscar nominee as well! That
should be great.
There wasn't too much TV the past two days because of the
election. I did watch tonight's premiere of "Hot in
Cleveland"! Too bad Tim Daly was gone.
We did watch last night's "The Daily Show" and "The
Colbert Report". They were okay, but it was hard to watch if
you were a Democrat. Too depressing.
This week's soaps have been riveting...great reveals,
especially on GH and Y&R. I'm not happy that they're making
Franco so evil all of a sudden. I hope they back off from
that, or at least I hope that Roger Howarth is not leaving
the show. Everyone on GH did such an outstanding job
this week, and it was great to see the older people like
Bobbie, Felicia, Mac, Duke and Anna, too! I could have done
without the scenes between Ava and Nina - they went on way
too long. But it was great when Sonny showed up on Ava's
I saw some of the Y&R scenes. They would have been way
better if Michelle Stafford still played Phyllis. I have no
problem with Gina Tognoni, but she's too new in the role for
us to care about her yet, and so it weakens the reveal of
what Sharon has done. Tognoni needs to smile more as
Phyllis. Part of what makes Phyllis sympathetic is that she
smiles a lot. She's a little bit crazy sometimes and thinks
she's in the right, even when she's not. Gina's playing her
too much like a bitch, which doesn't work.
I caught up on some of the shows tonight; I watched "Bones",
which was pretty good. "Two and a Half Men" was very funny,
and it was great to see Jenny back! "Big
Bang Theory" was awesome. As always, I enjoyed "Elementary".
CBS has a great night of TV on Thursdays, but so do ABC, The
CW and FOX.
My Angela Bassett call was pushed back until today, so I
had to get Krista, one of our wonderful volunteers, to take
the conference call interview with Christopher Gorham (Augie
on "Covert Affairs"). Then I didn't get to speak with Ms.
Bassett! Sometimes they have too many callers and not enough
time, especially if it's a big star.
I have another call at 10 with the producers and writers
of "Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit", "Chicago Fire" and
"Chicago PD". They're promoting a new 3-show cross-over.
Should be fun.
ABC announced this morning that "Selfie" would only get
the original 13 episodes that was ordered, which is
disappointing. That's a funny show. I always make sure to
watch it. It's the only sitcom I watch regularly,
actually. Some good news, they also announced that
they would give "Forever" a full season. Yay! There is some
concern on Twitter for the CW show "The 100". The ratings
haven't been good.
Right now I'm watching "How to Get Away With Murder",
which is always good. It has some unlikely coincidences, but
otherwise it's very entertaining.
My second call went great! That 3-episode crossover
I've been enjoying GH this week. I was worried that
Franco is going too evil or crazy, but at least he backed
off from killing anyone. He has great chemistry with
Nina, so I hope they end up together.
Check out this week's
News and Schedule starting Sunday!
Have a great weekend!
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