Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TV Quick Quips

Considering the fact that The Biggest Loser finale is on tonight, I'd better hurry up and post Quick Quips for last weeks episode. Better (super) late than never.

The Biggest Loser - I was so impressed that Danny was able to lose 59 lbs while at home for 60 days. And Rudy lost 40+ while both of the women lost about 16 pounds (a respectable and realistic 2 lbs a week). What's up with that? Why is it so much easier for men to lose weight than it is for women? I realize that Danny and Rudy both have a lot more weight to lose than do either Amanda or Liz, but I've noticed this all along. It just seems so unfair. OK, rant over. As for the 4 finalists... I really hope Danny wins. Of the four remaining contestants he has been the most consistently nice and supportive without ever being annoying. Rudy really disappointed me when he stabbed Shay in the back. (In this morning's newspaper, I read that Rudy actually grew up in and still works in RI. I had no idea. Usually I would root for the hometown boy, but not this time). And as much as I like Amanda and think she's adorable, she's a bit of a whiner and a crybaby. Something I really have a hard time with. And while I've been rooting for Liz as the middle aged female on the show, she really can be a bore at times. But Danny is just a genuinely nice guy. I hope he wins. Phew! Glad I got that posted before the finale.

Glee - I'm no longer watching this train wreck of a show. I'm really disappointed about this, too, because the show started out so strong. I just can't stomach it anymore. I will no longer be quipping about Glee.

Modern Family - No show this week. I'm having serious withdrawal symptoms.

The Office - Ugh! I really need to give this show the heave ho. I just can't though because of the awesomeness that was season 2. I know. It was years ago. Time to move on. I'm working on it. This episode was just so stupid and repetitive that I can't even think of one episode specific thing to say about it. Oh wait. I think Rainn Wilson did a great job with his impressions of Stanley, Kevin and Toby. So good, in fact, that I thought maybe he was lipsynching over their real voices. That's about all I can say about The Office this week.

Not a great TV week. I did watch an excellent foreign film, however. If you don't mind reading subtitles, I highly recommend Elling. Here is how Netflix describes this charming and quirky movie:

Per Christiansen Ellefsen and Sven Nordin play the shy, retiring Elling and the imposing Kjell in this Norwegian movie about two mentally challenged friends who battle adversity and find their place in the sun. When the two become roommates, they attempt to create a life for themselves outside the confining, but protective, walls of the hospital. Petter Naess directs this Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film.

Genre: Foreign Comedies, Foreign Dramas, Scandinavia
This movie is: Feel-good, Understated, Quirky, Emotional

Elling was without a doubt the best thing I watched on TV this week.


valentine said...

i have been very disappointed in the office this season. i don't know if they have a new writer, got rid of an awesome writer or are just tired, but it isn't the same sweet, hilarious show it used to be. if it were any other show, i would not continue watching week to week....but i want to hang in, just in case it becomes awesome again.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

If my husband very stops changing channels between sports, the history and discovery channels, I might discover some of the shows. Just saw a Clue game for the Office. Do you think highschool/college age fans might like that?

Helene said...

I never caught on to Glee, though I hear lots of people really enjoy it.

I'm excited that BL is on tonight. I think you're right that Danny will win and I truly hope he does. He seems like an honest, genuine family man and he has worked hard, with very little whining or complaining. I liked Rudy until he pulled that stunt with Shay...that turned me off. I know it's just a game but there is a such thing as playing a game while still having integrity.

Online, I voted for Liz....I think she's so sweet and it's impressive that she's the oldest woman to make it to the final 4. Amanda? I totally agree with you...I can't stand her "poor me" attitude. But you know, I think she and Bob have a little something-something going on behind the scenes. I wouldn't be surprised if a story came out after this season is over that they're an item (unless he's married or gay but I haven't seen anything in the media indicating either one of those!)

boliyou said...

I'm hanging in there with Glee, at least to the mid-season break episode. I really miss Modern Family too.

The Rambler said...

I'm out of my little funk I was in to seek out my fav blogs...I JUST started watching Biggest Loser this week. I'm all for Danny also. I do love that Southern woman too just cause she got me when she talked to her skinny self from DAY one...funny thing about this week. The audio was off on ALL my shows Thursday...weather did something to the station. That I actually thought the beginning of the scene was them just mouthing things on purpose...cause the back up noise was still there (??) But looks like I didn't miss much huh?

Karen said...

I'm sorry you had to give up Glee. I felt like last week's episode was really good. I'm glad to see they are finally looking to resolve some of the more serious storylines.

And for The Office...Dwight's impressions were SO awesome. I had to back it up and watch them again! I didn't think it was the best episode, but not the worst either. I couldn't imagine how telling a bunch of kids he couldn't pay for college was going to turn out well or be funny, and I thought they handled it in a very good way.


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