On Thursday: Idol Wild Card, Ugly Betty, Hell’s Kitchen & Millionaire Matchmaker

American IdolEp. “Judges’ Wild Card”

I intended to write about all the performances by the wild card contestants tonight, but I thought with performances and the results all in one night it would just be too much. Instead, I decided that just an overview of the show and the decision of the judges would suffice. This time the contestants definitely paid more attention to their song selection; many of them had songs that really seemed to represent who they are as a vocalist. In the end, the judges decided to put 4 wild cards through to the Top “13.” So for the first time in Idol history, there are going to be 13 contestants vying for the title of American Idol on the “big stage”

Here are the Wild Cards…

Jasmine Murray

Jasmine Murray

Anoop Desai

Anoop Desai

Megan Corkrey

Megan Corkrey

Matt Giraud

Matt Giraud

So now that the Wild Cards have been selected, the real fun of the show begins. I know some people really enjoy the early audition rounds with the horrible singers, but me, personally, I really look forward to the Top 12 rounds (or Top 13 this year) because then the real performances begin.

Ugly BettyEp. “Sugar Daddy”

So this episode had some potential as the Meade empire tries to deal with the aftermath of the Connor Embezzlement 2009. Also, amidst the work drama, Betty has to deal with a new man in her life, Matt from YETI, and the possible eviction from her home in Queens.

Of course, the Meade portion of the episode centers around Daniel and Wilhelmina trying to get bail out money from the government. I love that they played off the whole “government giving money to everyone” sentiment that is sweeping the nation. I mean if the government is willing to give money to the dying automotive industry, then why not the print world?

Side note: Did anyone see the awesome placement of the Charles Schwab ad right after Daniel said he didn’t receive the bail out money? “First of all, who’s going to bail me out?” Bravo Charles Schwab!

I also loved the “Kitchen Rumble” part of the episode. Watching Ignacio grind his molcajete made me laugh hysterically. Of course, the cooking battle was fixed, but in the end Ignacio was able to get the $10,000 he needed to keep the house.

Hell's KitchenEp. “12 Chefs Compete”

The allure of this show for the majority of its viewers is obviously to listen to Gordon Ramsay get really angry at the competing chefs. The most aggravating part of this show (at least for me) is that damn narrator and FOX’s editing decision to always cut to commercial before anything happens (no matter how small). I just HATE it!

The episode was alright. Once again both teams got caught up on the meat station and Ramsay shut down the kitchen with less than half the dining room receiving their main dishes. I was kind of proud of Lacey and her determination to prove herself to the blue team.

Millionaire MatchmakerEp. “Harold & Jeff”

On Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, Patty took on another two millionaire clients: Harold and Jeff. Here is what I think about them:

Jeff KozJeff Koz is a 49-year-old, Grammy-nominated jazz musician/producer (and the brother of famous jazz musician Dave Koz). He joins the Millionaire’s Club after a divorce, and according to Patti, he is dealing with “divorced-dad-itus.” According to her, “his picker is off.” He really seemed like a great guy. I thought his dates were pretty entertaining. His first date with Clarissa was hilarious because he just didn’t know what to do with her. His second date with Brandi was obviously more comfortable for him. Unfortunately, Brandi wasn’t feeling him as much. Poor Jeff!

Best Quote: “I was just on a date with Mother Teresa…a hot, slender, ballet dancing, Ace-bandage wearing Mother Teresa.”

Harold WrobelHarold Wrobel is 49, old and lonely. He is a returner from season 1, but he is still the gross letch he was before. To help him with his younger-woman issue, Patti decides to take drastic measures to help Harold get over his narcissistic ways by giving him a “dating intervention.” This time, Patti decides to just give him a date with a woman that she thinks is right rather than having him go through the typical mixer process. I think he is disgusting. I don’t understand his infatuation with younge women when he is soooo old. And I don’t know if I am totaly off on this but for some reason he reminds me of Stephan from Top Chef. Also, what was that intimate information he told Michelle? I NEED TO KNOW!

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3 thoughts on “On Thursday: Idol Wild Card, Ugly Betty, Hell’s Kitchen & Millionaire Matchmaker

  1. Jaymoo says:

    NO OFFICE REVIEW???? WHAT???

  2. Joe says:

    I was honestly sad to see Von leave even though he has a habit of sing out the side of his mouth… he could have done great things if he sang the right songs

  3. Cindi Huster says:

    I want to get in touch with Jeff Koz. I have quite a few family memebers who live in Ca. I would love to take a vacation out there, and hook up with Jeff. I watched him on ‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ My motto for 2009 is: 2009 is my year to shine!! What has he got to lose? Cindi

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