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On Thursday: Ugly Betty, Smallville, Hell’s Kitchen, Millionaire Matchmaker & Obama on Leno

Ugly BettyEp. “The Sex Issue”

So this week the Meade group went to secure new advertisers while Wilhelmina deals with sleeping issues. She continues to see Connor in her sleep and can’t get her mind off of it. It was hilarious watching the possessed-looking, open-eyed Wilhelmina fall asleep at MODE. Betty also dealt with sleeping issues of another sort. As a side note, has anyone noticed how little interaction Wilhelmina has with the son?!

Now it’s time for “Operation Betty Sexification.” I thought this scene was hilarious! Sight. Touch. Hair Flip. They were kindly helping Betty woo Matt into sewing her Latina oats, and the montage through the senses was awesome.

In the end, Wilhelmina got a nice talk from a night nanny and Betty got her lovin’.

SmallvilleEp. “Turbulence”

With Clark embrassing his alternate identities, Metropolis is feeling a wave of hope. At the same time, Davis/Doomsday is learning to control his “rage” by taking it out on Metropolis criminals. So in a sense, Earth’s worst enemy is actually doing a little bit of good. Vigilanty, Daredevil-like good, but good none the less. Obviously it isn’t going to last very long though.

Tess tries to manipulate Clark into revealing his powers by staging a midair plane accident as they fly to New York for a press conference. You could tell that she suspected Clark of being “different,” but I didn’t realize that she would put her life in danger to find out. Also, her code to go along with her plan was so cliché, “How’s the weather in LA?”

Now the Jimmy and Chloe portion of the episode was really sad. Jimmy decided that their relationship was a lie and denounced his marriage to Chloe. Chloe looks absolutely crushed and it will be interesting to see what happens with them in the future.

Hell's KitchenEp. “10 Competitors Remain”

So this week was much like every other. Lacey didn’t get along with the Blue team. The women were bickering to each other. Both kitchens did poorly in the service and Gordon wasn’t happy about it. Now with a little more microscopic look at this episode in particular, the chefs were challenged to make tapas (which I love!) and J was eliminated from the show during the dinner service.

Here is my deal with this show. I have watched it and almost ever other cooking competition and the chefs that are on this show don’t ever seem to be at nearly the same level as those from other shows. I mean look at the Top Chef contestants and the Hell’s Kitchen ones. Who do you think deserves a restaurant more? Seriously?!

It seems like the chefs don’t get any better next week.

Millionaire MatchmakerEp. “Shauna and Dave”

So this week we had an old favorite from season 1 and a new millionairess: “Sex Toy” Dave and Shauna, respectively. Also, apparently Patty wrote a book on dating. I am interested to see how many references to “the penis getting of the couch” there will be in the first chapter alone. My guess…13. So about the millionaires:

Shauna RaischShauna Raisch is a 41-year-old millionairess who owns a high-end salon in Minneapolis. She was quite the character. She had freaky, soul-sucking eyes, and she was an extremely superficial woman. I loved Patty’s line with her, “Baby steps…baby steps for the superficial bitch!” Hilarious. She went on dates with two men, but apparenlty she didn’t decide to go on a second date with either of them. I am all about dating older women, excuse me…more mature women, but there are some that are just as bad as the 18-year-old bimbos you find in your undergrad. Good luck, Shauna.

Dave LevineDavid Levine is a 40-year-old sex toy distributor who has stripper pole in his living room. He is more commonly known as “Sex Toy Dave,” and he really has no idea what he wants. It seems that, because of his industry, he believes he needs a crazy, swinger girl to date. Well this week he was given just that and OMG that was CRAZY! Did you people see Johanna? She was a psychotic, eye-licking, sex pot who is more forward than anyone I have ever seen. I mean the woman was straddling Dave’s head on the second date! Boundaries woman, boundaries. After the date, Dave decided he needed to move to a more “conservative” woman, but we don’t know how that is going.

The Tonight ShowEp. “Obama on Leno”

So I don’t normally watch The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but tonight history was made…again. Obama has become the first United States President in history to be a guest on a late night talk show, and now that I have seen it, I must say it was AWESOME. You wouldn’t expect it, but Obama is extremely funny and interesting. He was cracking jokes while talking about stimulus packages and investments in future smart grids and alternative energy research. Discussing March Madness brackets just after explaining how the housing marketing will soon be bouncing back.

I am glad I saw it and I am glad we have such an awesome president.

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On Tuesday: The Housewives & State of the Union

Tuesdays are usually my slower night, especially with Fringe being on hiatus until April 7th (What is with that!). However, even with Fringe gone, I would be typically awaiting the riveting performances of the Top 36 on American Idol or the Aussie awesomeness that is Simon Baker in The Mentalist, but this week the auditions were moved to Wednesday night and the Mentalist went missing due to Obama’s State of the Union.

State of the UnionPresident Obama’s State of the Union Address

First, I must give you guys the number. President Obama received 67 breaks for applause during the speech. In relation to the content, Obama seemed to really convey a sense of optimism. He seems to have that hopeful fervor that we fell in love with during the election, and he finally started to lay out his plan for the future: economic, environmental, etc. Now, one of my favorite moments was when Obama gave that little dig at Bush’s administration with the “debt we inherited” portion of the speech. It made me laugh. You rock, Barack.

But not all of TV was ruined, we were able to be graced with a double dose of the suburban drama that is The Real Housewives…

Real Housewives of OCEp. “The Housewives Confess”

So after the promos, there was a lot of hype surrounding this episode. Boy, they did not disappoint! To start, Jeff lost his battle with Leukemia in September and I really do feel bad for Gretchen and the heartbreak that comes with missing a loved one. And to that point, I really hate Vicki and Tamra for their horrible accusations and cold-heartedness towards the entire situation. If they watched the show, they would realize that the love was there and to berate Gretchen about their relationship would be seriously emotionally trying. Gretchen, I love you!

Second, the awkward tension between the other housewives (minus Gretchen) and Lynne could be cut with a knife. The worst part was when Lynne started to cry after Jeana said, “I had a Lynn moment, you know like ‘whoa, where am I?'” I really don’t think Lynne is a dumb or stupid woman, but I don’t completely agree with her parenting tactics. Give that kid a kick in the ass and make her get a real job. Seriously!

Third, there was the revisiting of the infamous night when Tamra decided to get Gretchen “naked wasted” at the dinner party. Ladies of the O.C. remember, “tequila makes your clothes fall off!” Now during the reunion episode, Tamra gave a really fake apology to Gretchen and it seems like there is still a little tension there.

And oh the scandal! Who is this J? Tamra seriously accused Gretchen of dating another man behind Jeff’s back. It really made my pulse quicken because you could see that Gretchen was blindsided by this story. I don’t know what the story is or who is telling the truth (everyone has ghosts in their closet), but I do believe that Tamra is a poisonous person who is attacking Gretchen on national television out of shear jealously. Also, where’s the harm in a booty call? Sometimes people need one to cope with the hurt.

All in all, season 4 ended up being pretty entertaining and dramatic. I’m not going to lie, I will probably be watching season 5 when it starts next year.

Real Housewives NYCEp. “Hamptons Retreat…But No Surrender”

Following The Real Housewives of Orange County reunion, this episode was a bit lack luster. There were some parties in the Hamptons, relationship advice for Bethenny, some beach activities, some shopping and a cancer society benefit. But this show is really going to have to turn up the notch if it wants to keep up with the intense OC women. I must say though, I literally laughed out loud when Bethenny comment about Countess LuAnn de Lesseps. Quote: “That was not very countess. In fact, that was dis-countess.” Hilarity.

So this Tuesday wasn’t the most exciting, but tomorrow we have Lost, Top Chef finale, Life on Mars and American Idol auditions. Damn you American Idol! Moving to Wednesday is going to completely destroy my Thursday lineup. But I fast-forward through the entire results show anyway since I HATE Ryan Seacrest.

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