Saturday, October 17, 2009

TV Quick Quips

Here's my take on this week's shows:

1. The Biggest Loser - Well, I thought this episode wasn't going to be a tearjerker at first. And then Rebecca offered Dina her family video and I lost it. And then Liz sacrificed her DVD for Danny and more waterworks. But when Mo offered to go home and the blue team chose him over Tracy I really lost it...and not in a good way. As self-sacrificing as it was of Mo, I can NOT stand Tracy and I can't believe they didn't take the opportunity to get rid of her. The woman is completely irrational. She wants to call all the shots and have it be "game on", but then she can't understand why everyone is angry with her. I'm sick of her tears and her poor pitiful me attitude flip flopped with her complaining about everyone else being babies and her "tough" attitude. You can't have it both ways. You're either a hard @ss or you're not. Choose one. Better yet.... go home! (Next week I'll be sure to let you all know how I really feel) ;)

2. Modern Family - Still loving this one. Loved when Mitchell and Claire's mom, DeDe called Gloria "Charro". Loved when Gloria and DeDe were fighting and Phil kept calling out "I've got Gloria!" Too funny! Loved Claire's face when Phil was grabbing Gloria.

Loved how everyone was humming/singing Dillon's totally inappropriate song at the end of the episode. But the best part was at the end of the show when ABC told the audience we could watch a video of Dillon's song and we could even download it! OMG! How hysterical is that?

3. Glee - My 14 year old daughter has been watching this show from the beginning and in her words, "Glee is life". That seems a little dramatic for me, but then again she's a 14 year old girl - so maybe not! Anyway, many of you have commented on past TV Quick Quips that you also love Glee. And, as far as I know, none of you are 14 year old girls. So, I decided to give it a try. Since I am totally Type A when it comes to TV shows, I decided to watch the shows in order. Thanks to Hulu I was able to watch all the past episodes online, with the exception of episode 1 which was already gone. (I was able to let that go. It was difficult, but I did it). Anyway, I really liked it. I didn't love it, but I'm definitely hooked. And that totally surprises me because most of the characters are exaggerated stereotypes yet the show still works and I actually like it. Usually if a show (or a book) is too stereotypical or outrageous, I can't stand it. But somehow that is not the case here. Not sure what makes it work, but it just does. So far I can't stand the Cheerios Coach. I know we're not supposed to like her, but her character is too over the top, IMHO. I love Emma. She's sweet and a weird throwback to the 1940s. What's with her clothes? I like how Will/Emma/Terry triangle mirrors the Finn/Quinn/Rachel triangle. And even though it's completely wrong and unethical, I'm routing for Will and Emma and Finn and Rachel. Again, very un-Pamlike. So what is it about this show? All of you who love it so much, what do you think it is about Glee that is so appealing? Do you agree with my daughter that "Glee is life"? (And if so, are your 14 years old?)

4. The Office - I thought this episode had some good, classic Office humor in it. Though I watched it so late last night (after my Glee catch-up marathon) that I can't remember any lines specifically). I do remember that Oscar had some great lines and it was nice to see more of him. He doesn't get all that much camera time. Same with Kevin. Maybe since Jim and Pam were out of the office, they could focus more on the minor characters. I loved Oscar's line about the Committee on Rationality (or something like that). Very funny! Love how Toby just walked out of the meeting before Michael even had a chance to kick him out. Loved Creed's (he's my favorite) ideas for small talk (peas, ball bearings, dimes). Not an earth-shattering episode, but a good solid back to basics Office episode. Yay!

How about you? What are your thoughts on these shows or your own favorites? I'd love to hear what you think.

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The Royal Family said...

Ha I started a tv blog hop well i'm going to start one on tuesdays. for other shows.
I watch BIGGEST LOSER and I cannot stand traci she needs to leave and I was shocked that they didn' do it when they could. But poor mo just wanted to get away from her LOL
the buzz, brandy

Sue Jackson said...

Hi, Pam -

Sorry I haven't been around in awhile - I've been going through a really rough patch with my illness. Feeling a little better today and hoping it sticks.

Thank goodness for the new TV season! Watching our favorite shows each evening has been the highlight of my very dull, homebound life these past weeks!

We never miss: House, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice (ooh, all medical shows - weird, huh?). We've also gotten into the new FlashForward - very cool concept. And we enjoy a few comedies on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Friday night, we watched the DVD of Blindness - excellent movie, though parts were pretty disturbing.


Rebecca & Twixy said...

I just want to say. - I think your blog is great! I love how it's put together. Very nice!


Corrie Howe said...

Happy SITS Sharefest! I know I was by your blog last week. We must be on the same schedule! :-) Sorry I can't comment on these shows. I'm down to NCIS, the original CSI, Monk and Psych.

ModernMom said...

Love that your a TV watcher..(me too!) I have Glee taped and had to stop watching The Biggest Loser b/c I cried EVERY time!!

Tonya said...

Visiting from SITS. Have a great day.

Tammy Howard said...

I do like Glee - it is what it is - a fluffy little bit of fun. The 'Single Ladies' thing at the football game (a couple episodes ago) made me laugh right out loud.

Loved Shelley Long as the mom/ex-wife on Modern Family. she may never see them again, because she's moving out of the country. To Canada. with a logger. Not a lumberjack, he logs information onto a grid. OMG, again, laughed right out loud.

Again, haven't watched The Office yet, but am looking forward to it. I like it when the minor characters get screen time.

The Blonde Duck said...

I missed the Office wedding! Drat!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

(Next week I'll be sure to let you all know how I really feel) ;)

Yeah, hope you do. Maybe I could get some weight loss tips from watching that show. Couldn't hurt.

Bethany said...

I'm really enjoying Glee and Modern Family too! I saw last week's Office but it doesn't hold a candle to the wedding episode. Of course, I'll still watch! ;)


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