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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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On Tuesday: American Idol, The Mentalist & Housewives

American IdolEp. “11 Finalists Compete”

This week’s theme was one of Simone’s favorites and a crowd pleaser: country. I was excited and it was interesting.

Michael Sarver: Performed “Ain’t Goin’ Down ‘Til the Sun Comes Up.” I must say I am tired of people picking this song to perform on American Idol. There are a zillion words and it is a Garth Brooks classic. Leave the song alone. Michael did alright, but it definitely wasn’t my favorite.

Allison Irahetta: Performed “Blame It On Your Heart.” I thought the performance was alright. I am really starting to enjoy the tone of her voice more and more; she is kind of like a rocker with a touch of punk. A 16-year-old Pink if you will. I think she will definitely be moving on to the next round.

Kris Allen: Performed “To Make You Feel My Love.” I was a big fan of his performance this week. I liked that the song was really stripped down and so focused on the vocals. The whole time I watched it I thought he was singing it to his wife and it was really an emotional rendition. The judges loved it and I think he is definitely safe.

Lil Rounds: Performed “Independence Day.” I definitely agreed with the judges on this one. There are better songs for Lil that would have suited her more than this one. Also, that song had it’s Idol moment with Carrie Underwood singing it a long time ago. I think Lil is safe but I think that she can do better.

Adam Lambert: Performed “Ring of Fire.” I know there were mixed feelings about this one but I LOVED IT. They always talk about the contestants doing something unique with a song, and I thought that his rendition of a Cash classic was interesting and I was captivated. I plan in downloading it tonight.

Scott MacIntyre: Performed “Wild Angels.” I definitely wasn’t a fan today. I agree with Simon that Scott should be able to keep himself behind the piano; however, I thought the vocal was extremely mediocre. Also, I need him to choose songs that are not so “inspirational.”

Alexis Grace: Performed “Jolene.” I love this song. I love Alexis Grace. I loved the performance. Period.I do agree with Kara’s commentary though, some of Alexis’ edge was gone this week. Hopefully, it doesn’t hurt her.

Danny Gokey: Performed “Jesus Take the Wheel.” Finally one of the contestants had the balls to perform a song recorded by a past Idol winner. The one issue I had with his performance is that the entire first half of the song was in such a stationary tone and it isn’t Gokey’s strength. He definitely added some soul to the song but I don’t get that “chill” I was hoping for. He should be fine.

Anoop Desai: Performed “You Are Always on My Mind.” I am going to steal a line from Paula, “You’ve got tender, amazing, sweet vocals.” He definitely was able to redeem himself from last week. I think he might be safe again.

Megan Corkrey: Performed “I Go Walking After Midnight.” She is slowly growing on me. The song was a bit slow and not the most vocally challenging but she sang it well and it had the Megan Corkrey spin. Oh and she had the flu? I imagine that is why a few of those notes sounded a bit odd.

Matt Giraud: Performed “So Small.” So in one night we get two Carrie Underwood songs?! This week was the first time I looked at Matt as a good singer and artist. Everything prior to this seemed like he was trying too hard and this one seemed almost effortless even though it is a difficult song. I hope he keeps this road as the contest progresses.

The MentalistEp. “Bloodshot”

YAY! The Mentalist and Simon Baker have returned after what seems like weeks and weeks of repeats. This week we got to have quite a few comedic moments with Patrick Jane temporarily loses his vision after an explosion. Also, it was interesting seeing the flashbacks into Jane’s past when he was a “psychic.”

The overall case of this week was a bit predictable. I immediately thought the detective’s boyfriend was involved, and it turns out that he was the murderer.

The episode was highly enjoyable and I am glad that it is back. Can’t wait for next week.

Real Housewives NYCEp. “New York State of Mind”

I haven’t gotten to this one yet but I will write something the minute I get to watch it.

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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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