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Testing, testing… May 15, 2012

Filed under: Life,Pop Culture — mandy @ 9:52 pm

Ok, I’ve decided to really give this blogging thing a chance. A couple of years ago, I started doing weekly recaps of the shows I’m watching. I’m thinking I’ll give that a go again. This summer promises for some good commentary with the return of The Bachelorette and So You Think You Can Dance. Also be on the lookout for excerpts from Duck Dynasty and Toddlers and Tiaras. Way too much good material comes from those shows.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned…

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This just in February 8, 2010

Filed under: Pop Culture — mandy @ 11:27 pm

So much for my weekly re-caps.  How bout every 2 weeks?  That’s still good, right?!   I have lots to catch up on so here are a few shows you may have skipped  on the DVR.

1.  CHUCK –

Love this show!  For all you folks who love spy stuff and computer geeks, this show is for you!  Chuck, a normal guy who works for a computer geek squad ends up becoming a CIA intersect.  Basically, he sees a computer full of CIA stuff and it becomes part of his memories.  He then is trained by CIA agents to use the information in his head to help them get the bad guys.  Chuck is on NBC on Monday nights.  The characters are smart and the comedy is witty!  I never miss an episode 🙂
2.  MODERN FAMILY

This show is hilarious!  Ed O’Neil (Al Bundy) plays the patriarch of the family. He has two grown children who have their own families.  These characters are ridiculous.  One of my favorites is Phil.  He’s one of the son in laws.  He tries to be cool but always fails.  My favorite episode was one where he had a kidney stone and pain and torment that caused him.  Knowing that pain first hand made watching it super funny!  If you haven’t caught this show yet, check it out at www.hulu.com or on ABC on Wednesday nights.
3.  THE BACHELOR –

Ok, I didn’t want to keep talking about the Bachelor, but come on, it’s been absurd.  The girls are by far the strangest group of women ever on this show.  I kind of feel sorry for all of them.  Jake seems to be holding it together, but everything has to be so dramatic with the girls.  I would have never picked the last four women.  The only one I liked from the beginning was Ali .  However, Gia has grown on me with her sweet and quiet personality and Tenley is also being portrayed as the nice girl.  She’s been divorced and that seems to be the only blur on her image.  Maybe Jake can heal her heart.  (Insert cheesy sigh here).  Now for Vienna.  What’s the adage, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?  Well, she’s crazy and dramatic and all over Jake, but it’s boosting the ratings.  The producers must love her for that!  I don’t get why Jake likes her, but to each his own.  They had hometown dates tonight and I won’t spoil it for those of you who have it DVR’d to watch later.  But let’s just say there is an abundance of tears and furrowed brows.
4.  SNL – Ashton Kutcher

I’m a fan of Ashton.  He’s usually clever and funny in his movies.  Also, I’m a fan of SNL, but the last year or so it has really been lacking in the funny.  The only characters that get good grades from me are Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig.  They usually come up with one or two really funny skits.   This weekend’s offering of comedy fell a bit short.  There were one or two funny bits: Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen  as Garth and Kat singing on Weekend Update was one of the funniest things.  They kept making each other laugh, which I think is awesome!!

Well, friends.  That’s about all I have for now.  I’m not feeling super witty this week so I apologize for the lack of creativity.  Perhaps it’s the lack of vitamin D since we haven’t seen the sun much this year.  Also don’t forget to post your own reviews or comments if you have them!  Have a great week!

 

In case you missed it… January 19, 2010

Filed under: Pop Culture — mandy @ 6:14 pm

This week I begin what I think will be loads of fun.  A weekly review of the shows you might have missed.  Now I know that with all that is going on in the world right now, this might seem trivial; however I love laughter and I hope that it will make your day a little brighter.

Here we go:

The Bachelor: http://www.abc.com

This show is quite possibly the craziest, worst written reality junk out there.  I do like the guy though.  His name is Jake and he’s a pilot from Dallas.  He claims to be a Chrisitan and seems very kind.  The girls, on the other hand, are plain crazy.  There are a few that could be in the running, but I’m hoping that this guy will see through all the drama and lip gloss and find a girl to love.  I don’t fully believe that something like finding your soul mate should happen on tv, but I’ve seen stranger things.  Anyway, if you’re not watching, you’re not missing a whole lot other than girls picking on each other for kissing this guy and coming home and talking about it.  If you do want to watch, it’s on Monday nights on ABC.

American Idol: http://www.americanidol.com

I LOVE this show!!  First, I’m a huge fan of music and people who can sing.  Secondly, I just can’t stop watching the bad auditions. I feel bad for them, but also know that the producers just want to keep their ratings up by showing the weirdies.  Let me share a few of my favorites from the first episode:

The first girl to audition really caught my attention by the shear fact that she based her ability on the video game version of the show.  Sad.  She told Randy that he liked her 90% of the time on the game.  Real life…maybe .09%

Second favorite was the kid in the striped shirt who kept saying “holla” in a really high pitched falsetto.  I loved him and he made me laugh.  Sassiness in stripes.  Seriously though:  Holla!

There were some pretty good singers – The girl with the Portuguese grandmother was great.

The guy who beat cancer was pretty and had a nice voice. I loved the kid whose family was from Uganda and he sang a George Strait song “You Look so Good in Love”.  Which, by the way is one of my favorites!  They never show all the good ones they choose.  But that’s how they get us to watch all the way to Hollywood week.

The night wound down with Norberto, who was a strange little guy who looked like Prince and Gloria Estefan had a baby.  He was all sorts of interesting.

I liked the addition of Victoria Beckham.  Even though she needs to eat something, she was super classy and seemed to give the contestants good criticism.

I missed Wednesday night’s auditions, but I heard all about Pants on the Ground.  Saturday night, while I was in downtown Ft. Worth, I heard a group of 8 year old girls singing it.  Catchy little tune 🙂

How I met Your Mother:  http://www.cbs.com

This show has quickly become my favorite!  With it’s witty banter between characters and Neil Patrick Harris’ version of a ladies’ man; what’s not to love.  If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and watch.  This past Monday was the 100th episode and they celebrated by doing a song and dance routine about suits.  Sounds weird, but it’s fun and makes me want to move to NYC.

Well, friends, that’s all I have time for today.  I’ll be taking notes for the next installment.  If you have any of your own commentaries that you’d like to share, please send them to me!  Oh and FYI, this is just the tip of the iceberg – there are many more shows worthy of review.  In due time, they too shall reach the pinnacle of their success as a featured guest in Mandyland.