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Week in Review…Early Again – 9/18/2010

Dean Winchester

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So I may or may not be leaving the state for a much needed mini-vacay, but I didn’t want to leave the blog hanging, so the review is a day early again this week.

*I am definitely going to need an iTunes budget with all the upcoming new music, plus Glee. For those of you who missed it, iTunes posted all the Glee Season 1 tracks on their service, including some that were previously unavailable like Accafella’s riveting version of “I Want to Sex You Up.”

*I made the best discovery ever this week. Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester from Supernatural for those of you playing the home game) can totally sing. Simply because I can, enjoy his cover of The Band’s “The Weight” below.

*While I’m not sure One Tree Hill came back with a bang, it certainly came back with a bite. Given that this season picks up right after the finale last season, it seems awfully miraculous that every female character has a completely different hair color. The Clay/Quinn thing was completely contrived and predictable, yet still managed to make me yell at my TV when Nathan walked away from the house. Favorite line of the night came from Julian when he told Brooke’s mom to “Get Alexander’s dingo out of your wallaby and fix this!”

*I can already see Life Unexpected is going to frustrate me this season since we now know that Ryan has a dirty little secret named Julia tucked away in his past. And once again, Baze gets screwed…granted if he would start thinking with his brain instead of his libido, he may also get to win occasionally.

*The Vampire Diaries is still amazing. The writers are showing no mercy this season to any character. I enjoyed the scene between Damon and Jeremy and hope that they explore that dynamic as the season goes on. I am also loving Caroline the vampire. Not that we need more Stefan’s in the world, but I don’t want Matt to get his heart broken again.

*While I’m not sure how riveted I am by Nikita herself, I am completely fascinated by Lindsey Fonseca’s character, Alex. Hopefully, they’ll keep pushing her out there more. And for the record, I disagree with the critics’ assessment of Shane West’s performance as stiff. I think he’s just warming up.

All right, I’m outtie. Everyone go see The Easy A and watch Ghost Adventures tonight. They’re in Gettysburg so it should be interesting.

Peace!

Melissa

Check out Tyler Hilton’s awesome cover of Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody” to jump start your weekend 🙂

Mel’s Top Ten Anticipated 2010 TV Premieres

With the Fall television season looming before us, we figured it was only appropriate to compile a list of the premieres Sarah and I are most looking forward to. And by “compile a list” I mean two because sometimes we don’t share so well…

[Please be warned that there are possible spoilers in the following post that some spoiler-free readers may not appreciate. Read at your own risk.]

Mel’s Top Ten Anticipated 2010 TV Premieres


Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan

Alex O'Loughlin (left) and Scott Caan (right)

10. Hawaii Five-0 (Monday 10pm EST on CBS, September 20) – Two words: Alex O’Loughlin. (Picture from tvguide.com)

9. Life Unexpected (Tuesday 9pm EST on The CW, September 14) – I breathed a hefty sigh of relief when The CW renewed this little show that could for a second season and also kept One Tree Hill on the schedule for next season since the media whores had us believing we couldn’t have them both. Described as Gilmore Girls meets Juno, the show has all the heart and charm of an old school WB show. Not surprising since half the cast used to be on WB shows back in the day. I’m excited to see where they take the show next. I love Kerr Smith, and from what I’ve read he’ll be sticking around, at least for a while. The Kate/Baze pairing appears to have been back burnered for this next season. Let’s see how long that lasts…

8. Bones (Thursday 8pm EST on FOX, September 23) – Normally, this would be much higher on the list considering this is my favorite show on television right now. However, I have beef with Hart Hanson. Mr. Cryptic (read The Ausiello Files’ more apt names for him here) continues to ride the Mulder/Scully track of unrequited love and I am just about at my flux capacitor max where I will be reaching into the television to knock their heads together. Throwing the Booth/Brennan fans a romantic Hodegla shaped bone does not negate the fact that we have yet to get some solid action out of the brooding twosome. I understand the concept of dramatic tension, but much more and you won’t be able to cut it without a proverbial chain saw. And Booth goes to the desert and gets a girlfriend? Please…

Check out the Bones Season 6/Fringe Season 3 teaser.

7. Brothers & Sisters (Sunday 10pm EST on ABC, September 26) – Let’s have a moment of silence for Mr. Rob Lowe who ditched us for Parks and Rec…ok, moment’s over. Now, with Emily VanCamp and Balthazar Getty officially leaving (Wait, wasn’t he gone already?), who else is going to ride off into the sunset? As long as it isn’t Kevin or Scotty, all will be right with the world. I can’t wait to see where this season is going to take the Walker clan.

6. Fringe (Thursday 9pm EST on FOX, September 23) – Award for most “What the Hell?” moments in a season finale last year definitely went to Fringe. Between the alternate dimensions and the look alikes, how can anybody be sure of who’s who? Anyone want to start a pool for how long it will take Peter to figure out he’s pining after the wrong Olivia?

Michael C. Hall as Dexter

5. Dexter (Sunday 9pm EST on Showtime, September 26) – Aside from “OMG! OMG! They killed Rita!” I really have nothing to say about the upcoming season of Dexter other than bring on the blood!

4. Vampire Diaries (Thursday 8pm EST on The CW, September 9) –  Talented eye-candy aside, I continue to be impressed by how engaging the writing on this show is. The introduction of werewolves has me a bit worried, but as long as they steer clear of the confusing mythology detailed in the book series, they’ll be golden. What I’m most looking forward to is for Ian Somerhalder to play Damon’s reaction to Katherine being the one he kissed, not Elena. I think I just felt a chill…

And just because it could be the sexiest promo on TV

3. One Tree Hill (Tuesday 8pm EST on The CW, September 14) – While I appreciated the genius of the season finale of OTH last year, I can’t get behind the Clay and Quinn attack. It’s like nanny frickin’ Carrie all over again. I started reading the spoilers for next season and I just don’t see how they can possibly have survived that. As long as Brooke gets to stay happy for longer than two minutes and Haley doesn’t set anymore pianos on fire, they’ll be golden.

2. Sons of Anarchy (Tuesday 10pm EST on FX, September 7) – It feels like this show has been gone forever, but I still can’t stop thinking about where they can possibly for from here. Able’s been kidnapped and Gemma’s been framed for a murder a fed committed. It’s all twisted up like a pretzel and Katy Sagel still got shafted at the Emmy’s this year, the jerks.

Sam and Dean trapped in a meadow that looks suspiciously like one I've seen Bella Swan pining in...

1. Supernatural (Friday 9pm EST on The CW, September 24)– Where has this show been all my life? On a whim a few weeks ago I watched the pilot and two weeks and a lot of groggy days at work later, I made it all the way to the end. I can’t wait to see what happens next! The respect and reverence the writers give both the characters and the episodes is completely refreshing and downright awesome. You can’t really get any bigger than an apocalyptic Lucifer/Sam, Michael/Adam, Dean show down, but I have faith they’ll figure something amazing out…like a pop culture vampire satire called Live Free or Twi-Hard.

Honorable Mentions:

Glee (Tuesday 8pm EST on FOX, September 21) – Just because it’s Glee and it always makes me smile to know it’s Glee day!

Grey’s Anatomy (Thursday 9pm EST on ABC, September 23) – I don’t watch religiously, but the crazy, suspense-filled season finale has me wondering how the premiere will be picking up the pieces.

Ghost Adventures (Friday 9pm EST on Travel Channel, September 17)– What can I say? They’re hot, ghosts are scary and I find their excessive use of the word “dude” endearing.

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