Archive | August 2011

True Blood Episode 10: “Burning Down the House”

Warning: This post contains spoilers from this week’s episode.

Drama, drama and more drama! I love it! But there is SO MUCH to resolve in just two episodes!

The episode picked up right where it left off last week, thankfully. I wouldn’t have been able to wait and see what happened to Bill at the hands of spellbound Eric. Sookie tried her damndest to break up the fight…she jumped on Eric on get him off Bill, she begged Bill not the shoot Eric…I wonder how she expected the fight to end without one of them hurting the other. Thankfully that magic hand of hers that shoots out lightning bolts (or whatever they are) was able to stop Eric – AND reverse the spell Antonia had put on him. I know this sounds strange, but somehow Eric is physically hotter with his memory. There was something about the way he said “get off me” when Bill had him by the throat.

Back at Bill’s house, Eric told Sookie he remembers everything about their time together and still loves her. She told him she loves him too, but she realized when he was about to kill Bill that she can’t imagine a world without him it in and loves him as well. Similar to her threesome dream, Eric wasn’t fond of this idea.

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The Challenge: Rivals – Finale

This week’s episode is the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the final challenge. And leave it to MTV to top themselves once again in what is the longest final in challenge history. Partners had to work their way from check point to check point, slowly creeping up the mountain, until they reach T.J. at the end. To make matters worse, both Jenn and Tyler were suffering from food poisoning – they couldn’t keep anything down, were seriously dehydrated and overall at a huge disadvantage.

The show picked up right where last week left off with phase 1 of the challenge underway. Teams had to kayak three miles to a beach where they found the next check point. To keep some distance between teams, not crowd the playing field and probably keep things fair, the guys started a little while after the girls.

Here are the finalists:
Johnny & Tyler
Wes & Kenny
Leroy & Mike
Jenn & Mandy
Laurel & Cara Maria
Evelyn & Paula

After the kayak race Evelyn & Paula had a slight lead over Laurel & Cara Maria, while Jenn & Mandy weren’t even close. On the boys side of things, Wes & Kenny spent a good portion of the three miles turning in circles, arguing of course. Once getting the kayak under control, they eventually pass Johnny & Tyler. Poor newbies Leroy & Mike don’t stand a chance. After the first phase of the competition it was safe to say who third place was going to be for both the guys and girls…

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5 Shows You Should Catch Up On Before Fall Premieres

August is almost over, which means we’re in the home stretch for fall season premieres! I’m of the mindset that you can never watch too many shows, especially with great inventions like DVR and On Demand to help you out! I picked a list of five of my favorite shows that I think everyone should catch up on (or at least start watching) before their season premieres. And since most shows aren’t coming back until late September or even early October, you still have some time!

Castle | September 19, ABC

I just recently caught up on this show myself (spoiler alert: don’t read that post if you haven’t already seen the epicness that was the season 3 finale!). If you’re a dramedy fan and enjoy police procedurals, this show is definitely for you! If you aren’t familiar with the plot, it’s about a mystery novelist named Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) who starts helping the NYPD homicide department with their cases. He’s first called in because a murder scene is set up to look like one from a Castle novel, but he sticks around after that’s solved because he wants to base his next character on  Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). But as the seasons have progressed he seems to be in it more for the crush he has developed and the friendships he has made. And for those of you who enjoy a nice bromance, Detectives Kevin Ryan and Javier Esposito (Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas) provide just that! They definitely steal the show for me a lot of the time.

Seasons 1 and 2 are currently available on Netflix, and season 3 is on Hulu Plus. Season 3 will also be available on Netflix on September 20. If you choose to go that route, I suggest you begin DVRing season 4 while you catch up on season 3 (this is a science I’ve perfected over the years 🙂 )

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True Blood Episode 9: “Let’s Get Out of Here”

Warning: This post contains spoilers from this week’s episode.

Can you believe there are only 3 episodes left? I feel like they have SO MUCH to settle before the season can end!

As you may have guessed, Sookie’s gunshot wound didn’t kill her. I loved seeing Bill care for her, and I loved it even more when she thanked him for the blood and he said “anytime.” (Side note: did anyone else laugh when Alcide asked Bill why Sookie was fighting and Bill said “Werewolf, I’m gonna need you to shut the f— up.”? That probably wasn’t meant to be funny, but I loved it!) In case you missed it last week, I decided I’m over Sookie & Eric and ready for Sookie & Bill to be back on. Alcide told Sookie he’s done with her after she didn’t take her near-death experience as a sign to stay away from “fangers.” Somehow I don’t believe that’ll stick…

Sookie had a sex dream about Bill, which was to be expected after drinking his blood. But what made this one interesting was the presence of Eric. I guess that makes sense too, as she drank his blood the day before. After stopping them from fighting over her, she told them that she doesn’t have to be Eric’s or Bill’s, but rather they can be hers. After some reluctance from the men, they came around and both bit her neck at once, causing Real Sookie to wake up. Surprisingly, I wasn’t really feeling the threesome…I guess maybe because I really am over Sookie & Eric. He just seemed like an obstacle.

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Birthdays of the Week: August 21-27

 

August 21

  • Loretta Devine, 62
  • Kim Cattrall, 55
  • Alicia Witt, 36
  • Hayden Panettiere, 22

August 22

  • Ty Burrell, 44
  • Kristen Wiig, 38

August 23

  • Shelley Long, 62
  • Rick Springfield, 62
  • Jay Mohr, 41
  • Scott Caan, 35

August 24

  • Steve Guttenberg, 53
  • Marlee Matlin, 46
  • Dave Chappelle, 38
  • Alex O’Loughlin, 35
  • Chad Michael Murray, 30
  • Rupert Grint, 23

August 25

  • Blair Underwood, 47
  • Alexander Skarsgard, 35
  • Rachel Bilson, 30
  • Blake Lively, 24

August 26

  • Macaulay Culkin, 31
  • Chris Pine, 31

August 27

  • Chandra Wilson, 42
  • Sarah Chalke, 35
  • Aaron Paul, 32

True Blood Episode 8: “Spellbound”

Warning: This post contains spoilers from Sunday’s episode.

Oh boy! This is getting intense! Actually, it’s been intense the whole time, but now it’s getting CRAZY intense! I tried something new this week and didn’t take notes while I watched (and I must say I enjoyed the episode much more), so let’s hope my memory can keep up!

First of all, Jason and Jessica! Their kiss in Bill’s foyer made me so happy! And did you notice the way he was petting her head as she was feeling guilty about killing the guard? Adorable! I really love them together and hate that it’s complicated by Jason’s friendship with Hoyt.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad Jason is loyal to Hoyt since their friendship should hold more weight than his blood-induced infatuation, but it’s still an obstacle that I’m not fond of. Poor Jessica had two house invitations rescinded in the same day! I can’t say I blame Hoyt for doing that, and I’m actually glad he stood up for himself, but Jason’s just seemed mean. I’m hoping this isn’t the end of these two. (Side note: was I the only one who was fooled by Jessica’s dream? For a second there I thought Hoyt was really dunzo – but then I realized Jason wouldn’t play the role of Man Meat quite so soon after his BFF’s death).

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