Saturday, May 9, 2009
Here's my take on this week's episodes of my favorite TV shows:
The Tudors - Still blown away by the acting. Jonathan Rhys Meyers does an amazing job as a distraught and slightly mad King Henry.
American Idol - Where to begin? First, I do not think Allison should have gone home before Kris or Danny. I like Kris, but Allison is definitely a better singer. I'm not sure I really like Danny anymore. I was impressed with him for a while, but now... not so much. Adam, of course, is still #1 to me. On to Paula... What did you all think of her performance? I was not favorably impressed. It was obvious she was lip-syncing, the lyrics and her dance were kind of sleazy for this venue, and her dancing seemed a little strained at times. I will admit that some of the "stunts" were impressive, but they were just that - STUNTS! Overall, I felt as though she was trying too hard. Anyone else think she sounded like Britney Spear? *shudders* More about Paula... Did any of you hear her interview with Ryan Seacrest on the radio on Tuesday (or possibly Wednesday)? He interviewed her about her "upcoming" performance on Idol and he asked her about rumors that she will be leaving Idol at the end of this season. She would not confirm or deny, but she did say that she had been presented with many opportunities and still had a couple of weeks before the end of the season to make up her mind. AHA! I'm not sure if I've said it here or not, but I have said that I felt that Kara was brought to Idol this season as a way of easing the audience into accepting Paula's departure and to avoid a Jane Pauley/Paula Zahn-esque drama. And I speculate that if Paula leaves it will not be completely of her own volition. Just a guess. But, it seems like maybe there is some truth to it.
LOST - Did you all catch that next week is the season finale? I'm actually kind of glad about that. This show is just too confusing and I'm ready for a break. I've said it before, but if I hadn't invested so much time in this show already and if I didn't know that the writer's have a real destination in mind as far as the plot is concerned, I would have given up a LONG time ago. Right now, I'm ready to end this season and move on to next season - which is the final season - and just GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY! There I said it. Something tells me I'm not alone in this.
The Office - I had seen the previews for this episode in which Pam says that she and Jim are getting married "today". Inside I was a squealy fangirl, but I knew in my heart of hearts that the wedding would never happen this episode for the simple fact that they let us see that clip. But I was disappointed just the same. I would LOVE it if we got to see the wedding this season. Dragging it out doesn't really make sense with Jim and Pam's history and her endless engagement to Roy. But, I'm losing hope that we will see a wedding this season. Grrr! On a different note, I LOVED when Angela told Michael that if he's going to make her be at the party she should be allowed to have some fun - by cleaning up! I so get Angela sometimes and that really frightens me.