On Tuesday: Lost and V

Ep. “Happily Ever After”

First off, since I haven’t written about this season yet..IT IS AMAZING! It is right up there with season 1 as the best thing on television. Not only are they actually answering some of the questions we have had since season 1, like what is the black smoke and what is the meaning of the numbers, but they have also explained Richard and his agelessness and what the island really is, kind of. And most compelling is this new alternate reality thing where the Oceanic Flight 815 didn’t crash.

This episode centered around Desmond Hume, who is special. When the episode ended it made a lot more sense. He was chosen for an experiment by Widmore due to the fact that he was the only person alive to have survived a massive electromagnetic catastrophe (referring to the day the hatch and the day the plane crashed). Anyways, the experiment exposes Desmond to a large dual-coil electromagnet in a tiny little shed. Unlike the unfortunate operator, who died minutes before, Desmond is only knocked unconscious for a brief moment. But in that moment, Desmond’s consciousness is transfered to his body within the alternate reality where he is a single, trusted employee of Whitmore and has never fallen in love with Penny. Interesting enough, he is tasked with watching Charlie, who we saw OD on herroine a few episodes back, because he is supposed to play at a charity benefit later that day. Well Charlie doesn’t cooperate and events lead to Desmond and Charlie sinking to the bottom of a bay. Apparently during a near death experience, the characters experience a flash of their other “island” reality.

Not getting into all the details, Desmond begins to question his situation in this new alternate reality and discovers that he is the one that has to save the world.

The episode ends with Desmond fully cooperating with Widmore. As he walks away, two henchmen are murdered by Sayid and Desmond agrees to go away with him.

I just realized how crazy all of this sounds. If you don’t follow LOST you will be lost reading this post. See it all makes sense that Desmond is the key. He has had other consciousness-shifting experiences in previous episodes, so it is only correct that he is necessary to communicate with the alternate reality.

Either way, the shows amazing and I cannot to wait for next week’s Hurley-focused episode.

Ep. “Pound of Flesh”

So I am a fan of this show, but I need them to get on with the story. The first four episodes last November were all AMAZING, like couldn’t wait for next week amazing; however, so far this portion has been very long and drawn out. I think this is only the second episode since it’s spring return and I am already weighing whether I care to watch it or not. The show has tons of potential but it is taking too long to build up to the climax. But I am obviously not alone on this front, the ratings are showing a drastic decline week after week and if they dont step it up, and fast, the show is going to get cancelled before the fun happens.

Anyways, in this episode the resistance work to infiltrate the V mothership and imbed a message into Anna’s broadcast to the world. She is announching their Live Aboard program where humans are to be selected by random lottery to live inside the ship with the Vs (random, my ass). However, Ryan, the humanized V that has impregnated his girlfriend, has to attempt a suicide mission to imbed the message, but moreso for him, acquire a V drug that will save his girlfriend during the pregnancy.

On a side note, Anna is getting upset with the Fifth Columns activities, but she devices a test to determine if her alien comrades are of the resistance or not. Interesting enough, it guages empathy; apparently, Vs are totally emotionless and should have no noticeable reaction to thing that would completely upset a human being. Fifth Column members, however, have gained empathy, which is causing their questioning of Anna and her motives.

Good episode, but not great. Let’s hope that next week sparks the reintroduction of an exciting show.

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On Monday: Chuck, Castle and Gossip Girl

Ep. “Chuck vs. the Other Guy”

After last week, I was dying to see this episode. Turns out Sarah was the killer of Shaw’s wife, and he wants revenge! Following a rather heartwarming and hilarious side mission where Chuck attempts to rescue Sarah from Shaw, the episode is littered with great moments. Morgan and Big Mike have two heart-to-hearts as Morgan decides to quit the Buy More and then return to the Buy More (scenes made all the better by the corny soap opera music in the background). Heartbroken Chuck goes all Intersect on Morgan and hog ties him with video game controller cables, and Casey gets “buy-mored.”

And to top it all off, the last 20 minutes were AMAZING! Shaw is actually working for the Ring and kidnaps Sarah, bringing her to the spot in Paris where she killed his wife. Chuck and Casey pursue in hopes to reach her in time and capture the Ring Director. Chuck and Shaw fight, leading to Chuck losing and Shaw taking Sarah to be thrown into the Seine river. In the end, Chuck actually kills Shaw by shooting him three times in the chest; therefore, actually completing his spy training (referring to previous episode) and saving Sarah. Casey is reinstated as an agent, Morgan joins Team Bartowski and Sarah and Chuck get it on in Paris (finally!).

I need this show to be renewed! I love it and fans love it, but the ratings are starting to slip. I think this week got a bit of a bump, but it is right on the cusp of what NBC would considered renewable viewership. Now, with a three wee hiatus, I fear for the shows survival. Watch it! Watch it! Watch it! It is only the best thing on TV on Mondays. What are you watching Dancing with the Stars? Ugh.

Ep. “Wrapped Up in Death”

I love this show. Every week I look forward to the new adventures of Beckett and Castle, and they never seem to disappoint.

In this week’s episode, Beckett investigates the mysterious murder of an assistant curator, who has recently discovered the tomb of a notorious Mayan king. This leads to hilariously juvenile excitement on Castle’s part, as he gets to go to the museum and see all the cool ancient stuff. It turns out that the staff are blaming the curse of the Mayan king as the reason for the curator’s death. It says that all those who look upon the face of the king are doomed to die. Unfortunately, Castle’s curious sensibilities lead him to seeing mentioned king’s face before hearing about the curse. This is what made the episode. Watching Castle cope with his looming death was priceless, especially since Beckett and the team pull a few pranks on him to sweeten the situation. Loved it. It always seems to be the best thing before bed.

Ep. “Inglourious Bassterds”

I still feel guilty every time I watch this show. I shouldn’t like it, as I am a man, but something about it draws me in. Anyways, my man-pride aside. I enjoyed the episode. It was Nate’s birthday and Serena was throwing him an “Assassin” party. I have never played Assassin, but now I am hoping that I can get a game going in the very near future. Apart from that, Dan and Vanessa’s relationship continues to have it’s bumps and bruises as they work out the differences between a friendship and romantic entanglement. Also, Vanessa is apparently applying to the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU as well, and she hasn’t told Dan (GASP!). After last week episode, where Jenny gets ruffied and saved by Nate, Jenny is how gungho on stealing Nate from Serena (oy vey) and she steals a kiss with him during Assassin.

On the Bass side, Jack and Chuck continue to have a pissing contest in relation to the Empire Hotel, and it turns out that Chuck manipulates Blair into “sleeping” with Jack to get the hotel back. In the end, Chuck has his hotel, but does he have Blair anymore?

Sidebars: Dorota and Vanya get engaged and Eric finds a new love interest in a mysterious man from the lobby.

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On Blogging about TV

I don’t know if I have any active readers out there, but when I started to really get involved in my blog, I was trying to write my perspective on every show I watched that night. At the time, I was a student and my lifestyle allowed for me to take the time to write the reviews. In the end, writing reviews of 4-7 shows a night was too much for me to handle in addition to my life, which is what caused me to basically quit. Now, I am in the working world and have less time. In fact, I now have to watch some shows days after they air, which KILLS me.

But I plan on returning to blogging as often as possible. When I was actively posting, I received quite a few very encouraging comments and I don’t want to disappoint. It definitely will not cover as many shows each night, but I will pick out those few that really stuck out to me and say what I think. There are some great shows that have joined the world of TV and I want to talk about them, damn it.

On Clash of the Titans 3D

Every time I go into a movie that is based on ancient mythology, I have high hopes. Since I was a kid, I have had a fascination with ancient mythology and seem to love anything that even alludes to it. I can even remember watching the old Ray Harryhausen stop-motion films  Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans. At the time, I didn’t know that much about mythology, so inaccuracies in the storyline weren’t a huge deal for me; however, as I have matured, directorial tampering with source material has become a major issue with me.

And I should have known it when I went to the theater. This is a movie based off of another movie that is based off of mythology. Oddly enough, the 1981 movie is surprisingly accurate. Apart from the scorpion fight, Calibos and Pegasus, the main details of the film are in line with the source. Without Medusa, the Kraken and Andromeda, this rendition went so far beyond the mythological source material that it became almost impossible to identify as the story of Perseus.

I understand some of the changes Leterrier made to the film. He stated in many interviews that he didn’t want the movie to be directly compared to the 1981 cult classic, so he changed around the motivations of Perseus to be one of revenge against the gods rather than, what I would say, was duty and honor in the earlier film.  However, I don’t understand why the city was changed to Argos, when it is definitely Joppa in the myth and the original movie. What was Io doing there? What was the point of the Jin? What on Earth was that Perseus origin story Leterrier concocted (the actual one is plenty interesting)? I have come to accept Perseus riding Pegasus as it is moreso based on Renaissance art rather than myth (In myth, Bellerophon tamed Pegasus, fyi).

Anyways, aside from my mythological issues, the film wasn’t terrible. It was definitely what you expected as an action movie. It was an action-packed, high-paced film that followed the journey of Perseus as he slays the gorgon, Medusa, and defeats the Kraken. If you can get past the mythology problems, it is an entertaining movie to watch. But I must admit, I did begin to laugh out lound when Worthington (as Persues) turned to his comrades before entering the lair of Medusa and attempted to deliver a rousing, inspirational speech. Needless to say, it was a bit formulaic and horribly directed/delivered that it became comical rather than inspirational.

I also jumped on the band wagon, like the rest of the world, and decided to spend the premium to see the film in 3D. Critics are tearing the 3D to pieces, but I don’t think it was that bad. Apart from a single moment when Hades was talking to Zeus on Olympus, and it looked a bit strange to me, I didn’t notice anything that was absolutely terrible regarding the postproduction effect. I had more of an issue with the unfinished look of the CGI Medusa than the 3D.

Everyone is comparing the 3D to that of Avatar, and I think that is unfair to do. Avatar took four years to produce and required drastic advances in technology to create. In that regard, every single 3D movie that has come out is no where near the same quality. It is a matter of managing expectations. If you are expecting to see another Avatar in regards to effects, you are kidding yourself. If you are expecting to see an action movie where the 3D adds a bit of flare to the experience, you will like it. 

Rating: B-

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On Sunday: Kings

KingsEp. “First Night”

This show is still proving to be very interesting and entertaining to watch but this episode was not nearly as engaging and dramatic as the previous two. This time, the Queen and Jack conspire to shift public opinion of David after they realize that is popularity is beginning to exceed that of the royal family. As such, the Queen uninvited him from the first artistic performance ever performed in Shiloh and Jack takes him and a group of sodliers out for a night on the town. For Jack, however, the night on the town was actually a platform to catch David in a lust-filled stupor and then leak pictures to the press.

The other part of the episode went around King Silas and his illegitimate son. Basically, the son is sick and Silas has to secretly go to his aid in the hospital. He seems very concerned about his secret child but in the end I believe he ends up walking out on the son and the mistress. It was very confusing.

I still am very excited about the entire Biblical story unfolding on the series and I am interested to see how the character profiles develop over the course of the season. Also, I was brushing up on the story of David this weekend and I came across some of the less than honorable bits of his past (mhmm, Bathsheba). I wonder if the show will last long enough for these bits to come up and how they will address them in the modern setting.

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On Saturday: Legend of the Seeker

Legend of the SeekerEp. “Deception”

In this adventure of the Seeker, Richard Cypher has to infiltrate a D’Haran garrison that is housing a new deadly weapon called a “Whisperer” that is able to silently kill anyone within a league of its location. In the episode, Kahlan and Richard come across a band of soldiers from the Resistance and collaborate with them to infiltrate the garrison and steal a Whisperer to use against the D’Harans.

However, the plan turns sour when Kahlan find out that the Resistance wants to use the Whisperer against an entire city of civilians. Also, Richard grows close to the D’Haran commander and he realizes that the enemy are still people too. They have families, children and problems just like the rest of them.

In the end, Kahlan and Richard have to fight off the D’Harans and the Resistance and stop the detonation of a Whisperer in a loyalist city. It was a good episode but not as good as the last two, but I think the future holds some good gems.

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On Friday: Dollhouse

DollhouseEp. “Echoes”

This week a new memory drug gets dispersed into the college campus and a team of actives have to take over the campus, treat the aflicted students and find the stolen vile of the drug. However, Echo was assigned to another client during the outbreak but she begins to remember her past, prior to becoming an active, and ends up getting involved in the mess. She goes to the campus with flashes of her past as Caroline when she wanted to expose the research company for unethical testing on animals. It was very interesting watching all the “non-actives” get infected by the drug and act like absolute idiots. Topher in his underwear…priceless.

The one very important part of the episode, however, concerned the process of acquiring the actives. It was believed that these people were being kidnapped and trafficed to become these dolls, but it turns out that they are somewhat coerced to sign a five year contract. I am curious to find out if these contracts are upheld but that isn’t really known. Also, next week’s episode is titled, “The Awakening” and it seems like it will be a really good one. Watch and find out.

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On Thursday: Smallville, Idol, Grey’s Anatomy & Millionaire Matchmaker

SmallvilleEp. “Hex”

This week wasn’t one of the really necessary episodes if you know what I mean. Basically, Chloe is inadvertently granted her birthday wish by the Mistress of Magic, Zatanna. She wishes she could have the life that Lois Lane now has and is transformed into her while she is away in Mexico City. Throughout the rest of the episode, Clark and Lois (Chloe) go on a hunt to find Zatanna and reverse the curse. However, Zatanna is working her magic to find a book from her family that is within the Luthor archives. She basically contracts Oliver to acquire the book. Her master plan: to resurrect her father by sacrificing herself, a life for a life. Also, in the middle of the journey, Clark is hexed to believe that he doesn’t have any powers and that he is just a facts-only reporter.

The one really cool part about the episode was that Chloe discovers her “purpose.” She becomes Watchtower for the loosely-based Justice League headed by Green Arrow. She now is the tactical eyes and ears of Aquaman, Black Canary, Cyborg, Impulse and Green Arrow as they fight to save the world. I can’t wait to see where this new career track takes her.

American IdolEp. “1 of 10 Voted off”

Following the Motown performances on Wednesday, we were able to catch the results show tonight. Lucky for me Survivor wasn’t on tonight so this scheduling didn’t mess up my viewing schedule. Anyways, the show of course began with a group number. Now as you know from past posts, I typically fast-forward straight through these segments since I hate them; however, this week I decided to watch it since I wanted to see what songs they chose to perform. Did anyone notice how lip synced the performance was? I mean it was so obvious it was painful to watch. Also, Lil Rounds was basically the front woman for the group performances and everyone else was just backup.

In addition to the group performance, there were also performances by Reubin, Joss Stone & Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder. I was kind of glad to see Reubin since I haven’t really heard anything from him since that horrible singe he put out in 2004, “I’m Sorry In 2004.” Joss Stone and Smokey’s performance was really good but it was somewhat awkward to watch them looking at each other during the performance. I mean Joss Stone is younger than I am and Smokey is older than my father so it was just a little creepy. Stevie Wonder’s medley performance was awesome. He definitely showed Scott MacIntyre what a true blind artist is. I mean there is no comparison between the two.

In relation to the results, Scott MacIntyre, Matt Giraud and Michael Sarver were in the Bottom 3 this week and Michael Sarver was eliminated. Of course he had the chance to be saved by the judges, but I knew the minute he was announced as the loser that there wasn’t a chance in hell that he would continue.

Grey's AnatomyEp. “Elevator Love Letter”

So this week’s episode did not begin as I expected. Well it did and it didn’t. They had Alex as the narrator, which makes sense since the episode was primarily about Izzie starting her treatment, but the opening scene had Christina being strangled by Owen in bed. Apparenlty, he is still dealing with some PTSD issues and he went into a somnambulant rampage.

The rest of the episode dealt with Sheperd trying to gain the confidence to work on Izzie, Alex dealing with the love of his life going under the knife, Callie dealing with the guilt from wishing Izzie would die in the past, George being both upset and scared at Izzie’s potential fatal diagnosis, and Christina and Meredith handling their own personal issues on top of Izzie’s procedure.

Also, Meredith gets engaged to Shepherd after a very sweet “Elevator Love Letter’ that chronicled their relationship through the cases they have worked on. I know most people have loved them from day one but I still cannot stand Shepherd.

Millionaire MatchmakerEp. “Matt & Jimmy D”

So this week, Patty started the episode bitching to her peons about how they suck at getting the money from the millionaires in the club, but after she was done reeming them, the episode moved on to the new millionaires of the week: Matt Hatchette and Jimmy D’Ambrosio.

Matt HatchetteMatt Hatchette, better known as Hatch, was an ex-NFL player and a current film producer/actor in Hollywood. He proved to be an interesting match for Patty since he was really combative when it came to the argument of whether chivalry was dead. In the end, Patty won, especially since she made Hatch go to a “Chivalry Boot Camp” before his date with Maya. They really seemed cute together and their date went well. I will be interested to see how they really fair in the long run. I think this was one of the good millionaires that weren’t too crazy or hard to manage for Patty and it showed as he was able to land a really cool and pretty girl.

Jimmy DJimmy D’Ambrosio is an interestingly aggressive Italian club owner from Chicago. It was quite interesting watching him this week because he fit the stereotype of the Italian mob than anyone I have ever personally met (and p.s.,  if you Wikipedia his last name, you get Italian mobster hitmen). He couldn’t stop himself from talking in the third person, which I cannot stand, and he ended up selecting Cara as his match for the date. Now did anyone but me recognize Cara? She was recently on another dating show, Mamma’s Boys. I could recognize that unbelievably ditsy, wide-eyed, huge teethed bimbo from a mile away. She was crazy in Mamma’s Boys and she was still just as crazy when on a date with Jimmy D. Also, we found out she has a bit of a circuit issue in her brain (“Mal, Mal, Mal, um, Mal, Mal, Mali, Mali, Malibu”). I seriously thought she was a Stepford wife for a minute and that sparks were going to shoot out of her head. Makes sense since we also found out that she is a Scientologist. Doesn’t she know that you never talk religion on a first date? Anyways, their date didn’t go too well and Jimmy D has decided to remain single after the Hollywood disaster he had.

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On Wednesday: ANTM, American Idol, Lost, Chopping Block, Damages & Make Me A Supermodel

America's Next Top ModelEp. “Put Your Best Face Forward”

So this week, the episode began with Cycle 3 star, Toccara, coming to the model house for a sleepover and to talk with the contestants about showcasing their personalities. Toccara has really become quite the model since she left the show; she is in Italian Vogue, a BET anchor, etc. After that, the entire episode was based on posing, and what would an ANTM posing episode be without Benny Ninja. This time he talked about using music to inspire posing, and the challenge was at the Mansion where an audience of fashion gurus judged the models on their ability to pose to the beats dropped by former model/DJ Sky Nellar. Celia was able to win the challenge without contest and get a custom Blond design. The photo shoot was also about posing, but more about holding the pose. The shoot was based around Ellis Island and immigration and the photos were actually taken with an old-school 8×10 camera (totally cool!). After the judging, Kortnie was eliminated even though Celia tried to fight for her.

American IdolEp. “10 Finalists Compete”

On this special 2-hour audition round of American Idol that was pushed to Wednesday (unfortunately) marked a classic Idol genre, Motown. It is thought that many of these songs are the best that have ever written so it will be interesting to see what the contestants picked and if they are able to work the songs in a modern way. And did you guys here how Ryan Seacrest said “crayons?” It sounded like “crahlns.”

Matt Giraud: Performed “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye. I must say I kind of laughed a bit when I heard he selected this song. I mean it is the song of sex, and I can never hear the song without thinking of Jack Black in High Fidelity singing it. He did an ok job but the judges all seemed to love it. He does have a good falsetto.

Kris Allen: Performed “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by Marvin Gaye. I really liked this performance. He sang the song well and he definitely has a really cool, Mraz-like feel. My only issue is watching him sing out of the side of his mouth. But he will definitely be safe with that one.

Scott MacIntyre: Performed “You Can’t Hurry Love” by Diana Ross. I really didn’t like it. I think his voice just didn’t work to match the  famous Diana Ross number. He did do a few things that were interesting to hear and trying to make it a bit contemporary, but I totally agree with Simon.

Megan Corkrey: Performed “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder. This sounds wierd but I think her voice cracked more this week than it did when she had the flu. Is that possible? I think the clips we heard during her session with Smokey were ten times better than the actual performance she had tonight.

Anoop Desai: Performed “Ohh Baby Baby” by Smokey Robinson. I am going to give Anoop props on this one. I thought he did very well on performing the song and I would have never expected him to be able to hit those falsetto notes. He definitely is stepping up his game and I think he is extending his stay on American Idol.

Michael Sarver: Performed “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” by The Temptations. First, I cannot stand his time keeping finger tap he does on the mike. It is distracting and stupid. Now in relation to his performance, I don’t think he was pointed enough for the song. I personally believe it is supposed to be quick, powerful, almost staccato phrasing but he definitely was too “smooth” with it. And he was seriously flat on that last portion of the song…painfully flat.

Lil Rounds: Performed “Heat Wave” by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas. Holy crap fringe. I am not sure about her styling but she sang the song well. Now like I think of Jack Black with “Let’s Get It On,” I immediately see a chorus of nuns from Sister Act singing this one. It is nothing against here but that song has been branded. Also, I am afraid she was kind of screaming the song in parts, which wasn’t as nice to hear as I wanted. I really want her to do a ballad next week.

Adam Lambert: Performed “Tracks of My Tears” by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. He performed the song stripped down and he was styled in a seriously different manner than weeks past. He got a standing ovation by Smokey Robinson himself! The vocals were awesome and he was able to really show a different side of his artistry. He definitely is still in the front running this season.

Danny Gokey: Performed “Get Ready” by The Temptations. So I was kind of confused when he started to perform. His entire intro video was about him singing the background parts and then he doesn’t when he is on the stage. He has strong energy and a great voice, but it definitely didn’t feel as great as Lambert’s performance.

Allison Iraheta: Performed “Poppa Was A Rolling Stone” by The Temptations. I must start this one with I love this song. With that in mind, I thought Allison did a very good, funky rendition of the song. Totally enjoyed it and I thought she did good job at adding her own flare to the performance. Still cannot believe she is only 16.

LostEp. “He’s Our You”

The promos for this episode basically said that Sayid would stir things up. They definitely weren’t lying, Sayid was an uncooperative man. Rather than working with the others on the island, Sayid decided to “be on his own.” This definitely throws a wrench in the plan and really threatens the safety of the Oceanic people. It was crazy hearing Sayid’s interrogation in the woods while he was drugged. Now the Dharma people think he is bat-shit crazy, especially since he tells them that he is from the future.

Holy crap, Sayid killed young Ben. What does this mean? Will time change from that point on? What does it mean for the others? I cannot wait for next week now.

DamagesEp. “Look What I Dug Up This Time”

As the season begins to come to a close, a lot of the questions that have been looming for months are starting to be revealed. First, Ellen does shoot Patty, but the question of its aftermath still remains. Also, the Cadillac was discovered and evidence against UNR has been locked in. Like Maddox, Parcel is turned to help Patty in the case. And I don’t even know what to think with this whole Parcel’s wife portion of the show. Next week is the 90-minute season finale. All will finally be revealed! YAY!!

Make Me a SupermodelEp. “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall”

So the one thing about this show that I actually like more than America’s Next Top Model is that they allow men to participate. It has always bothered me that ANTM is an only female competition especially since there is an ample amount of men out there who would also like to be models. I know there was that show a few years ago on Bravo about male modeling, Manhunt, but it definitely didn’t do to well. Anyways, I am glad that the much neglected men get their shot on this show.

So in this episode, the photo shoot was about connecting with themselves and really expressing some emotion. Of course, some of the models had issues expressing themselves, but what was strange was that while I was watching the episode, I alone started to go to some “bad” places and I could feel my throat kind of close up and tears well up in my eyes. Now, I wouldn’t consider myself an emotional person, but it was weird to feel myself just give in while watching a modeling show. Strange.

In the end, Amanda and Brendan were the winners of the challenge. They get the opportunity to go to Montreal to audition to walk during Montreal Fashion Week. They selected Colin and Mountaha to join them in their go-sees. What is crazy is all of them book the job. They get to walk in Montreal Fashion Week.

The runway challenge was very strange. It was supposed to be a kind of performance art walk and some of them did some crazy stuff. I thought it was interesting to see how some of them interpreted awkward and strange.

Shawn was eliminated.

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On Tuesday: The Mentalist & Real Housewives of NYC

So because of the Presidential Press Conference, a few shows I would normally be watching on Tuesday were either put on hiatus for a week or moved to another day. As such, American Idol was moved to Wednesday. However, even with the President ruining primetime Tuesday, The Mentalist and Real Housewives still aired.

The MentalistEp. “Carnelian Inc.”

It was kind of funny watching this weeks episode since it revolved around a financial company and the unfortunate murders taking place while they are on a retreat. Kind of appropriate, don’t you think? The overall story wasn’t too crazy. In the end, it was the CEO of the company that was the murderer. He actually killed one of the coworkers and faked a bomb threat on himself to try and pull of the intended murder. The fun part of the episode was watching the somewhat giddy, childish excitement Patrick Jane was expressing. He really makes this show. If it wasn’t for Simon Baker this show wouldn’t have lasted two episodes.

Real Housewives NYCEp. “Runway Run-In”

There definitely was some drama that arose this week while the housewives attended Fashion Week, but I feel like this was just a prelude to the bombs that are going to go off next week. There is a tension betwee Bethenny and Kelly that seems completely unfounded, but it seems like it is going to blow up big time in the near future. Also, Alex and Simon had another altercation with Ramona. Just before a fashion show, Simon and Ramona have it out in the front row. I would agree with Kelly that it wasn’t the right time or place for it. Apart from the drama, the entire episode did center around fashion. There was a luncheon/private runway show that Jill hosted and numerous trips to different designer boutiques in New York and Brooklyn. I like that with this subject matter the producers are choosing to start to look at Kelly a little bit more. It seemed like she was being neglected in previous episodes this season.

Can’t wait for next week.

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