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Whhhaaat? Whhhoa! June 13, 2010

Filed under: signs of the apocalypse,Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 8:00 am

I really just don’t have the words to discuss the below news.  [It may have something to do with World-Cup-related day drinking.]  One thing to add:  The made-for-TV-movie, My Fake Fiance — starring MJH and Joey “Whoa” Lawrence — was … umm … not that terrible.  I mean it was less stupid than, for example, Leap Year.  And the lighting in the former was way more flattering to MJH than the lighting was on the obviously-more-attractive Amy Adams, so …  yeah, not sure what conclusion to draw from all this.  [So clearly, I always have more than one thing to add.]

From ew.com:

Actor | RolesClass | Individual | Joey Lawrence | Melissa Joan Hart


ABC Family, Aug. 17, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Gen-X nostalgia alert! Sabrina the Teenage Witch‘s Melissa Joan Hart and Blossom‘s Joey Lawrence, both 34, return to their sitcom roots on Melissa & Joey. She’s a party girl–turned–local politician, he’s the bankrupt financial adviser who moves in to help her care for her sister’s kids. In a word: Whoa! —JA


Summer TV: What Your Mom Will Be Watching When There’s Nothing to Watch June 11, 2010

Filed under: Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 11:45 am

Lost is over for good.  Glee just ended for the summer.  And all my other network shows are done.  So what do you watch when there’s nothing to watch?  Your Mom is here to help.  Aside from catching up on shows I missed through Netflix (my list includes Tru Blood, Breaking Bad and the Showtime line-up of Dexter, Nurse Jackie, and United States of Tara), there are some non-terrible shows to keep you entertained during the summer.


1)  Justified

So, technically, this show’s season just wrapped up, but I’ll be none of you watched it.  Which is a real shame, because it is real good.  Timothy Oliphant as a modern, more sarcastic, only-slightly-less-tortured version of his Sheriff Seth Bullock from Deadwood?  Yes, please.

Timothy’s character Raylan is a trigger-happy US Marshall who is sent back to his home state of Kentucky, kicking and screaming, after shooting a drug dealer at what may or may not have been the Delano Hotel in Miami.  Lots of bourbon drinking and sultry crime fighting ensue.  [Query: whether the crime is sultry or the fighting of the crime is sultry.  Answer: yes.]  It also has bad-ass opening credits, with some sort of dirty Southern rap song that totally sets the mood.  You can catch the 2nd half of the season on Hulu now, but hopefully they will reshow the whole thing on FX throughout the summer.


2) Royal Pains

Mark-FeuersteinThis show tops my “Non-Terrible Summer Shows” List.  Yes, it is a pretty stupid premise: Manhattan doctor lets a powerful hospital trustee die, is blackballed, and is forced to become a concierge doctor in the Hamptons.  And it reaches MacGyver-levels of unreality.  “Come quick, Doctor: I have been exposed to mercury poisoning and, somehow relatedly, am being crushed by a panic-room door.”  “Come quick, Doctor: I am a super-rich woman on a remote island with no cell-phone service and am going into labor at the same time that my grounds-keeper is septic because of a broken leg.”  But don’t poo-poo it too quickly; it’s non-stupid summer fun and quite entertaining.  Plus, it gets the rare DJ Seal of Approval. And I think Mark Feuerstein is dreamy.


3) Burn Notice

BURNING HOT The fourth season of Burn Notice stays true to the show\'s formula, which combines old-school action with new-school... | Burn NoticeThis is at the top of my “Cable Shows That Look Stupid But Are Really Great.”  I have always liked this show that adroitly balances cheeky spy action with dark spy action.  Michael Weston is a burned spy who will stop at almost nothing to get back into the spy game (dark spy action).  In the meantime, he helps Miamians in need with the various imbroglios  they have gotten themselves into using his years as a spy to help him out (cheeky spy action).  Four reasons to watch the show:

  • Jeffrey Donovan and Gabrielle Anwar are ridiculously attractive and have crazy chemistry;
  • Lots of stuff gets blown up and/or shot at;
  • Miami has never looked better; and
  • Bruce Campbell.


4)  Leverage

This show would probably go on my list of “Ok, It’s Kinda Dumb, But Lighten Up, It’s The Summer And This Show Is Fun.”  Timothy Hutton leads a rag tag bunch of con artists including Lindsey from Angel, who still needs to cut his hair; the arrogant New Orleans quarterback who almost took the lead spot from Saracen before Coach Taylor sees the error of his ways on Friday Night Lights; the slutty one from the British Coupling; and Pilot Inspektor’s mom.  It’s the most fun you’ve had watching criminals solve crimes since Remington Steele.


5) Remington Steele!

Why not!  Thee first three seasons are on Hulu, and it’s even better than you remember.  I still want to be Laura Holt when I grow up.  Her hat collection would be the envy of every hipster this side of the Hudson.


And now it’s Golden Girl… June 3, 2010

Filed under: Television and Movies — davissn30 @ 4:54 pm

Rue McClanahan: An Appreciation Of The Original JezebelThere’s an awesome profile on Rue McClanahan on Jezebel, in which I learned all sorts of interesting fun facts.  Did you know Rue

  • Was a long time supporter of GLAAD and starred in a 1971 movie about gay men and their lady friends in the West Village called “Some of My Best Friends Are…”? [please hold, caller, while I update Netflix queue …]
  • Was one of the first PETA celebrity spokespeople?
  • Gave a bitter/awesome Emmy acceptance speech?
  • [And in the same vein] Won an Emmy?

Sigh, so now there’s one more reason there will never be a reunion show.


Nike Goes to the Movies January 23, 2009

Filed under: signs of the apocalypse,Television and Movies — iamyourmom @ 7:12 pm
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Nike, not the official outfitter of the NBA, is trying keep up its basketball cred by going to the movies.  They just released a new set of kicks inspired by classic basketball flicks — TEEN WOLF being one of them.  And, yes, this sneaker sports fur.  Please see below:

Not that it matters, but the top shoe is inspired by Hoosiers, and the middle one by White Men Can’t Jump.  For all of you closet werewolves — or just those that aspire to be — these are for you!  More awsome furry pics after the jump…

[The Slanch Report via Racked.com]



In Not Inauguration News… January 20, 2009

Scifiwire.com (yes, it is an occasional read — DON”T JUDGE) has news today of talks of a Dr. Horrible sequel!  For any of you that have not seen the genius three-part series from the mind of Joss Whedon, and starring the incomparable (and two-first-named) Neil Patrick Harris, I suggest you get your butts over to Hulu.com to watch.  NPH, singing, Nathan Fillion, special effects… what more could a fangirl ask for??


You’ve Got a little Something in your hair… May 13, 2008

Filed under: Television and Movies — iamyourmom @ 10:46 am
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SJP can really pull off just about anything, including this:

SJP SATC Premiere

Your Mom is starting to get excited for the Sex and the City premiere!!  It debuted last night in London — where the girls were seen in these outfits (go Cynthia Nixon — that’s a hot little number).  Who dies?  Do Carrie and Big actually tie the knot??  And, will there be any available showings at Kips Bay in the first weekend?  I’m guessing no…

May 30 people.

[photo via The Daily Intelligencer @ NYMag.com]


Robin Sparkles Returns! April 16, 2008

Filed under: Television and Movies — iamyourmom @ 2:38 pm
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Robin Sparkles Dances

April 21. Mark your calendar folks — for the return of Robin Sparkles on HIMYM! Variety.com has a preview of her new single, and let me tell you… it’s good! Just take read over this choice lyric: “together we were going to travel the globe, from Alberta to Ontario.” I mean, how can people not watch this show?!?!!!

UPDATE: BestWeekEver.com has the video!!!  And, it’s goooood.

[via PopCandy.com; image via MagneticMediaFed.com]