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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 Sunday: Kings, Desperate Housewives, The Amazing Race & Rock of Love

KingsEp. “Prosperity”

This week, peace talks were in session between Gilboa and Gath, but tension arises when David is not found amongst the Gilboa party present. This causes major issues for Silas since he has ordered David’s death while David continues to prove essential for the continuance of his kingdom. All the while, Crossgen withdraws their gold from the kingdom’s treasury causing further misfortune for Gilboa. Also, David struggles to figure out what he is supposed to do. Much like any rising hero, the path he must take is wrought with uncertainty and he must “follow the signs” to find the correct way.

After watching this second episode, I am even more into it. I love that there is a king stricken with fear of losing his kingdom, a son wraught with rage against his father, a humble servant of a king whom he is destine to usurp, a princess stricken with forbidden love, a pair of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern-esque comedic figures and a series of events destine to be of Biblical proportions. Also, the writing is very refreshing. It has a somewhat Shakespearean rythmn that I love. I cannot wait for the next episode, and you should be awaiting next Sunday with as much anticipation as I am.

Desperate Housewives

Ep. “A Spark. To Pierce the Dark”

This week’s major point was . Just like last week, I have decided to just comment per housewife.

Edie Britt: Edie may be dead! The entire episode basically revolved round her getting the message that would reveal David’s entire plan. It also would be the message that would instigate her inevitable demise.

Gabrielle Solis: Gabby deals with an uninterested husband the entire episode. No matter what she does, she cannot get Carlos to have sex with her and it begins to drive a wedge in their marriage. It seems like the issue is taken care of by the end of the episode.

Katherine Mayfair: This week Katherine is almost killed. She is on a camping trip with Mike and Dave and as part of Dave’s plot to destroy Mike, he plans on shooting Katherine while on a hike with a hunting rifle. However, his plot is foiled when Edie calls him immediately before he pulls the trigger. Katherine you are one lucky bitch.

Susan Mayer: Susan deals with her ex-husband’s child enrolling in the private school she teaches at. The real issue though is dealing with a child who seems to be dealing with some major psychological issues and it results in some interesting confrontations with the ex.

Lynette Scavo: Lynette has some issues at work with the second in command, but through a few Lynette like actions, the woman is fired for improper decorum.

Bree Van de Camp: Bree is once again dealing with her emasculated husband, and as a result, almost sells her business away to a competitor. In the end, Bree decides that Orson needs to suck it up and figure out how to get past his issues without destroying her legacy. You go Bree!

So the promotions state that this episode was the beginning of a 5 week sequence of events leading up to the “biggest finale ever.” At the moment, Edie is still alive, but by the end of the season I believe her death is inevitable. I mean Nicolette Sheridan is leaving the show so I would expect her to die by finale end. But I guess she could always move away again after dealing with her insane husband.

The Amazing RaceLet me say that I would love to know what went on this week in The Amazing Race. It is the one reality show that comes on on Sundays that I look forward to; however, this week I had stupid March Madness to destroy my television enjoyment. As with the NFL season, the programming on CBS on Sunday is plagued with delays due to sporting event overages. For some reason, CBS can’t just cancel 60 Minutes and let the primetime programming run like it should. Since they don’t do that, all the programs are pushed back, which kind of destroys your programs you plan on DVRing. This week, basketball games pushed the start of the Amazing Race to the last 6 minutes of its regular time. I believe that we, the masses, should start a petition to request that CBS at least post all their programming for free on On Demand in order to allow its loyal followers to watch the shows they enjoy. So just like with the NFL…I hate sports on Sunday. I hate Comcast. I hate CBS.

Rock of Love BusEp. “Lyrics”

This week the final four, minus the entire Blond-tourage, were tasked with writing lyrics to a Brett Michaels song and perform it for him. The prize: an overnight date to Texas to watch Brett perform at a festival and then party all night. In the end Taya wins the date but Beverly is granted an extra seat on the date because of her great showing in the challenge.

This week, however, was less about the dating and more about the drama. Taya has major issues with Mindy because she makes a comment during the competiton…”And you all thought she came on this show to promote Penthouse, haha.” And Mindy gets all sort of crazy and self-conscious as the realty of the competition sets in. It was hilarious watching Beverly’s face as Taya and Mindy made ridiculous comments and remarks, and even more hilarious listening to Jamie comment on the situation in her confessionals.

In the end, Beverly was the one who was left off the tour bus as the final three head down to Miami.

I am still behind on Brothers & Sisters and forgot that Tough Love began on VH1 tonight. I will definitely ammend this post when I finally get to watch them.

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On Saturday: Legend of the Seeker & Kings (from Hulu)

Legend of the SeekerEp. “Bloodline”

This episode is supposed to center around the group trying to keep the Box of Orden away from Darken Rahl while also revealing Zeddicus Z’ul’s true connection to Richard Cypher. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet since I had to get caught up with “Conversion” but now that I have seen it I should be able to watch the new episode shortly and amend this post.

In relation to “Conversion,” it was quite the episode. To watch Kahlan go into a “blood rage” was insane and totally AWESOME!! She could confess people without even touching them and move things with her mind. I can’t wait to see this new one.

KingsEp. “Goliath”

So due to DVR ridiculousness and my very busy week, I didn’t get to watch the Kings premiere until today. Thank God for Hulu! Now that I have seen it, I am so sad that I waited so long since it aired to watch it. IT WAS AMAZING! The drama seemed real and relatable, the obvious tie to the Biblical story of David was well executed and the modern take on an ancient monarch was quite interesting. To have the story of David play out in a modern, technologically- and culturally-advanced country was completely unique and worked perfectly.

Here is the basic synopsis of this two-hour premiere:

King Silas Benjamin is the well-entrenched king of Gilboa, whose flag bears a divine butterfly symbol. Gilboa has its capital in Shiloh, a clean new city that is unspoiled by time or litter. They describe that the city of Shiloh rose from the ashes of war and separation to become a clean and glorious metropolis. However, Silas must deal with the tensions rising between Gilboa and neighboring nation, Gath. When several prisoners of war are taken, a young soldier from the country, David Shepherd, defies orders and crosses enemy lines to save them. Unknown to David, the soldier he saves is Jack Benjamin, the son of the king. From that day forth, David’s life will never be the same as he become the new hero of Gilboa. By the end of the episode, David is somewhat attributed to ending the war with Gath twice even though corporate giants don’t want the profit-gaining war to end, and David is given the “sign from God” that he will be the next king, even though he doesn’t know it yet.

In the end, I thought the show was bold, a bit bizzare, and completely intriguing. It made me want to immediate see the next episode and I have high hopes for its future. Unofurtunately it didn’t get great ratings so I need people to watch this so it doesn’t get cancelled.

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On Sunday: Amazing Race, Kings, Brothers & Sisters, Desperate Housewives & Rock of Love Bus

The Amazing RaceEp. “She’s A Little Scared of the Stick”

This week the contestants remained in Syberia while attempting to obtain a lead on the other contestants. In the midst of the race, Michael identified a new archetype; the “sinister deaf kid” has now entered the mainstream. This label was created after Luke and Margie were identified as the ones who used the “blind road block” in the previous leg. Also, Tammy and Victor have put themselves on the radars of other teams as they have employed less than ethical race tactics. I think that they were kind of idiotic when dealing with the situation. Since they had already said that they were going to work with the other two teams, to decide to break from the pack even though continuing to work with the other teams would have been more beneficial to them in the long run. Also, the ened up getting ot the location after the others anyways. Bad move Victor and Tammy!! Now none of the teams trust you.

In the end, Christie & Jodi were the last to arrive at the pit stop in the Russian ballet but they were lucky that this was the first of who knows how many non-elimination rounds. As such, Christie and Jodi are able to move on to the next leg but they will encounter a speed bump that could cause them to not achieve their goal…beat one other team.

Desperate Housewives

Ep. “The Story of Lucy and Jessie”

So apparently Orson’s kleptomania cannot be stopped. Just like last week, I have decided to just comment per housewife.

Edie Britt: So this week, Edie begins to really investigate the past of David Dash. She goes to the newspaper archives and discovers that both David’s wife and child were killed in a car accident three years ago. She has yet to realize the connection to Mike in the incident.

Gabrielle Solis: Gabby has to deal with the death of Carlos’ boss and is pleasantly surprised when Carlos is promoted to the president of the company. However, not everything is dandy in the Solis house as Carlos decides to hire one of his old flames as his vice-president. The woman isn’t what Gabby would peg as a threat but when she finds out that Carlos loved her even with the weight, she begins to freak out.

Susan Mayer: Susan’s story this week was actually pretty interesting. She has to deal with her accidental lesbian advances on her boss at the school and the uncomfortable tension was palatable. The best part was watching them discuss the incident in metaphor while trying to teach an art class. Which is it? The rhinoceros or the gazelle?

Lynette Scavo: Lynette spends the episode looking for a job. She has a bit of difficulty in that she appears to be too old for the advertising industry. She does end up landing a job, but turns it down to work at Carlos’ firm as the director of marketing. She now has a good job and is Gabby’s spy.

Bree Van de Camp: Bree is still dealing with Orson’s kleptomania even though she thought the issue was dealt with in the previous week. She decides to take Orson to counseling and secretly replace the items in the appropriate houses under the guise of neighborly visits…”Can I borrow a screwdriver?”

One of the major points in the episode is in discovering why Daniel hates Mike so much. The car accident that drove Mike and Susan apart was also the accident that killed his wife and child. Now, David, Katherine and Mike are headed to the woods and David’s plan is being set in motion. Next week someone is supposed to die! Can you say, “EXCITED!!”

In other news, I must apologize for my poor posting in the past few days. This was the end of my finals week and coursework had to take priority. I do plan on amending these posts as I get to watch the shows so come back to see what I have to say about Kings, Brothers & Sisters and Rock of Love.

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