It’s the voice. It’s winning me over. I’ve been hesitant but I must admit that I’ve packed my bags, I’ve bought a ticket and I’m ready to board the Adam Lambert train.
This week’s killer performance of “Tracks of Me Tears” did me in. He was incredible. If you were a fan you can buy the single from iTunes, but be sure to download the performance version rather than the in-studio single. When they got him in the studio they had Adam record a traditional version of “Tracks of My Tears” which stripped all the originality and beauty that Adam brought to the tune during the live performance. Disappointing.
In the early days of this season there was some buzz about Adam’s past as a cast member in “Wicked”. Indeed Adam was the understudy for the male lead in the national touring company. And because YouTube is so bountiful, I just happened to find a few clips of Adam’s performance as Fiyero. As a big fan of this show I would have been just fine if I had to see him as the understudy. Fantastic.
Fans of Adam Lambert and Wicked…enjoy.
“As Long as You’re Mine”
“Dancing Through Life”
If you’re looking to find out who got kicked off on tonight’s episode of AMERICAN IDOL, check it out here: Who Went Home on AMERICAN IDOL (April 22, 2009)
I’m babysitting tonight and don’t have access to the Internet. Forgive me for the short post but I’m updating from my phone.
Imagine my surprise when I turned on IDOL at 8:30pm and saw my boy Matt Giraud standing next to Michael Sarver in the bottom two. What?! And it only got worse when Scott was asked to join Matt and Michael in the bottom three but then quickly sent back into the safety zone.
We’ve got 15 minutes left and I’m kind of freaking out here. I can’t deal with Matt leaving this early.
I’ll be back with the update once the final name is revealed.
UPDATE: Whew. Matt escaped that one. It’s Michael Sarver who is going home tonight.
What did you think about Michael going home? And what about Matt and Scott in the bottom three with him? IDOL is nothing if not surprising this season.
MY BOYS will be back to kick off Season 3 on March 31st at 10:30pm on TBS. I just caught the first two episodes of the new season and I know that you’ll be as happy as I am to have P.J. Brendo, Andy, Mike, Kenny and Stephanie back!
I’ll be dishing on the first two eps later this week but for now I thought I’d celebrate the return of MY BOYS with a giveaway!!
The cast of MY BOYS has sent over an autographed poster for one lucky GiveMeMyRemote.com winner.
To enter, just tell me which ONE of the MY BOYS characters you’d like to hang with for a day and why.
I’ll pick one lucky winner from all the entries and the poster will be sent to you.
Jane, finally back in the dating pool, worries she won’t remember the basics of courtship; Rosemary pretends to be pregnant; Emily shares the truth about some childhood myths with her preschool-age son.
The suits over at ABC can’t be too happy with the President right now. His press conference caused chaos on the TV schedule which resulted in tonight’s AMERICAN IDOL results show going head-to-head with ABC’s new comedy IN THE MOTHERHOOD and returning darling SAMANTHA WHO.
I haven’t had a chance to see IN THE MOTHERHOOD yet, but I did see some of the webseries it was based on last Spring at the Upfronts and I thought it was hilarious. I’ll try to check it out tonight, but I’ll be ‘in the motherhood’ myself…babysitting, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to watch. Watch for me in case I can’t.
Question – Why did Fox bump BONES tonight? They could have easily aired the episode at 8pm and aired the IDOL results show at 9pm (bumping HELL’S KITCHEN). I would think that Fox would like to take a solid swing at the Thursday 9pm competition. Odd.
Anyway, here’s a few highlights from tonight’s schedule.
In the Motherhood | 8pm on ABC | Series Premiere
“It Takes a Village Idiot”
Jane, finally back in the dating pool, worries she won’t remember the basics of courtship; Rosemary pretends to be pregnant; Emily shares the truth about some childhood myths with her preschool-age son.
American Idol | 8pm on Fox
One contestant is eliminated; Smokey Robinson and former “American Idol” winner Ruben Studdard perform.[GMMR: Did you watch last night? Who will be going home? Share your thoughts here.]
Smallville | 8pm on The CW
The magician Zatanna (Serinda Swan) comes to town and grants Chloe’s birthday wish to be more like Lois, resulting in the two switching bodies. She also grants Clark his deepest wish.
Samantha Who | 8:30pm on ABC | Season Premiere
“My Best Friend’s Boyfriend”
When Todd and Samantha go on a double date with Andrea and Tony Dane, Todd makes an awkward discovery; Dena inadvertently begins an online relationship with a lonely soldier.
The Office | 9pm on NBC
Michael’s relationship with the new vice president (Idris Elba) becomes more and more strained, but that doesn’t stop Michael from shirking work and responsibility even more than usual. Meanwhile, Pam falls victim to the new copier; and Kelly develops yet another crush.
Supernatural | 9pm on The CW
“It’s a Terrible Life”
Sam and Dean live normal, separate lives but they don’t seem to know each other, even though they work at the same company. However, when colleagues start committing suicide, they team up to investigate the situation. [GMMR: Nicole's interview with Misha Collins (Castiel) had to be postponed until next month due to Misha's schedule. Thanks for your questions and keep 'em coming.]
Grey’s Anatomy | 9pm on ABC
“Elevator Love Letter”
While Derek prepares to perform his first surgery since his breakdown, Izzie must undergo one. Meanwhile, Owen has another PTSD episode, which injures Cristina, traumatizes both of them and throws their relationship into question.
30 Rock | 9:30pm on NBC
Jack plans his 50th birthday party; Liz’s ex-boyfriend, Dennis, makes a confession that stirs up drama between Jenna and Liz; Pete and Kenneth try to make Tracy’s childhood dream come true. [GMMR: The return of Dennis...YES!]
Private Practice | 10pm on ABC
“Do the Right Thing”
Cooper struggles with a patient’s mother because she allows her 12-year-old daughter to be sexually active. Pete begins dating his patient’s mom, arousing jealousy in Violet. Meanwhile, Sam must testify at a colleague’s malpractice trial; and Addison continues to fight her feelings for Noah (Josh Hopkins).
- My Name is Earl | 8:00pm on NBC: When Dodge develops feelings for a girl in the neighborhood, Randy is reminded of his first love, Pinky.
- Hells Kitchen | 9:00pm on Fox: Ramsay tests the chefs’ palates; celebrity diners (Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick) stop by for dinner, bringing tensions to a boil.
What does YOUR TV lineup look like tonight?
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Crazy love going to WWK for sharing these clips of Jason Dohring’s upcoming guest appearance on PARTY DOWN (Fridays @ 10:30pm on Starz). In case anyone’s asking, I’m all for having Jason Dohring on my TV every week. Soon enough…soon enough.
As we’ve talked about, PARTY DOWN is the playground for ex-VERONICA MARSers, and it nice to see at least three VM alums in the following clips. Did you spy all three Neptunites? There was Adam Scott, Jason Dohring and….Alona Tal. Here’s to hoping Jason and Alona shares a scene with Ryan Hansen. I’d love to see Logan, Meg and Dick reunited once more.
Hey Starz people…please please please keep sending press screeners. I don’t have Starz and my cable bill is already astronomically high. Can’t afford another station. Yes, this is me begging.
P.S. Is it me or does Jason look a lot like UGLY BETTY’s Daniel Meade?
Can you believe we are at the Top 10 of IDOL already? It was such a slow start and now BAM! we’re here. Tonight the wannabes are performing the hits of Motown and they’ll be getting a little help from the legendary Smokey Robinson.
I’ll be sharing my commentary on each of the performances before checking in to see what the judges had to say. Rounding out the critique will be YOU, so chime in on the performances in the comments below.
Let’s do this.
“Let’s Get It On”
My Take: My #1 kicked things off tonight with a great performance. Not only were the vocals strong but his whole performance was really well done. I liked how he started off on the piano and then left to play to the audience. It felt very professional. Can’t shake the JT vibe and I think that’s only going to work in his favor. And as a side note, if any of my college friends are reading this (and I’m sure you are not), I have to say that Matt totally reminds me of Chris R., right? (Oh yeah, and is Matt on a diet? He has definitely has lost weight since last week.)
Judges: Randy thinks Matt is challenging the other guys for the top spot. Kara liked it and said it was a solid performance. Paula loved it and said he was respectful of the melody. Simon thought it was a cool performance and said that Matt is for sure one of the front runners in the competition.
“How Sweet It Is”
My Take: Going in order, my #2 guy was up next. I love the texture of Kris’s voice. It’s very smooth. I enjoyed the performance and liked the way he changed it up – I heard a little country, blues and rock in there. It was a tiny bit safe but not boring at all. Another underdog, Kris is quietly climbing up to the front of the pack.
Judges: Kara praised his artistry and said he did everything right with the song. Paula thought he picked a great song and said the performance was brilliant. Simon said it was smart to do his own version of the song, but encouraged Kris to have a little more confidence on the stage. Randy loved it and said it was all good.
It’s time for another installment of GiveMeMyRemote.com’s Take 5. With Each Take 5, members of Team GMMR pick their five favorite episodes of some of their favorite shows. After sharing their faves, it’s up to YOU to tell us which episodes stand out as some of the best. There are no wrong answers, just a lot of fond memories.
I’m tackling the top five episodes of ANGEL, which was tougher than I thought it would be. But I decided to be a Champion and just go for it.
I’ve decided that since there were five seasons of ANGEL, I’ll choose the top episode from each season.
So raise your goblets of Mountain Dew, and let your old pal SeeleybabyCakes try and do justice to our favorite Vampire and his crew.
Season One: I WILL REMEMBER YOU (1×8)
I want to say straight out, that of all of Angel’s ‘relationships’ with women, Kate was my favorite (Lonely Hearts). So…there you have it. Having said that, I also loved Doyle, and Hero was so close to being my top choice for season one. But…
For my money, this is the episode where Angel became “Angel”, for good or for worse. He has a chance to be with Buffy, for as long as they both shall live, but he gives it up, and therefore accepts his mission as Champion. The moment where he asks her why she never told him about chocolate and peanut butter is heartbreaking to me, more than the part where they decide to turn back time.
Season Two: REDEFINITION (2×11)
This episode is one of the most artistic of the series. David Boreanaz pulls off a great deal of serious acting while the voiceover describes his readiness. And his work out regimen is intense, but when we see all of the action he takes later, we know he was just getting started. But in contrast, almost every other character in the show is grouped with another. Cordelia, Wesley and Gunn, while at the Your browser may not support display of this image.beginning move separate ways, end up together at the end (We are the Champions, a classic), and they agree to continue the mission, with or without Angel. Lindsey and Lilah join forces within and against Wolfram and Hart after surviving the massacre that was Dru and Darla.
But through it all, Angel separates himself to become ready for his mission. And it’s a very cruel Angel we’re seeing here, although Darla tells Dru he’s not Angel or Angelus. All in all, it’s a defining, or ‘re’-defining episode of the series.
I wanted wait to share my thoughts on the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Finale until I could talk about it with Dan. After all, he was the one that brought this show to me in the first place. And I’ll be forever grateful that he did. Rather than write a long rambling post about my take on the last episode, Dan and I put together one last BSG podcast. A So Say We All-cast if you will.
Please listen and then share your thoughts on the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series finale in the comment below or on the brand new The TV Talk Podcast website.
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We’re back and talking TV. We’re breaking down the past TV week for you and covering a lot of the week’s best shows including: Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck, Gossip Girl, Castle, Idol, Better Off Ted, Damages, The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, 30 Rock, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights, Party Down, The Amazing Race, Supernatural, Kings, Brothers & Sisters, My Boys, Greek and much more!
And it wouldn’t be a TV Talk Podcast without Two Idiots Talk Lost.
Oh, if you’re wondering where the frak the Battlestar Galactica Finale talk is, hold tight. We posted a special BSG Series Finale Podcast that will be posted shortly.
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Does the President not understand that I know which day of the week it is by the shows that are on that night?! An IDOL performance show on Wednesday? SURVIVOR tonight? I’m going to be confused all day. Geesh.
Heads up – Based on the comments, it seems most of you were digging BETTER OFF TED. There’s a new episode tonight so I hope you’ll check it out. We need to get these ratings up, and it’s going to be especially challenging tonight since it’s up against IDOL.
There’s so much to choose from tonight…what will YOU be watching?!
American Idol | 8pm on Fox
The remaining finalists perform classic Motown songs; Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy help pay tribute to the Motown sound. [GMMR: You would think that in 8 seasons the producers could possibly find a way to become more contemporary than Motown night.]
Survivor: Tocantins | 8pm on CBS
“The First Fifteen Days”
Previously unseen footage chronicles life in the camp, the formation of alliances, Taj’s emotional struggle at being away from her family, Tyson’s playful side around the ladies, and what Coach’s teammates really think of him.
Better Off Ted | 8:30pm on ABC | Series Premiere
Phil’s after-effects from being frozen have Veronica worrying about the need for a legal waiver; Phil and Lem try to grow cow-less meat in the lab. [GMMR: I saw the episode that was originally planned for tonight, but it seems ABC is switching around the order. Yay! A new ep for me.]
Damages | 10pm on FX
“Look What He Dug Up This Time“
Ellen convinces the FBI to radically change their approach in the investigation; when he re-enters Patty’s life, Daniel becomes critical to her case against UNR.
Life on Mars | 10pm on ABC
“Everyone Knows It’s Windy”
Detectives Carling and Skelton are shot by a gang leader. When the shooter is then murdered outside of a bar, evidence points to Sam, who has been working undercover with the gang.
- The Chopping Block | 8pm on NBC: Each team has to create a dish in one hour for Marco; the teams are surprised to learn that every single diner rated their restaurant with a Zagat rating form.
- America’s Next Top Model | 8pm on The CW: Cycle three contestant Toccara Jones stops by to host a slumber party and offer tips about a career in the modeling business; the contestants compete in a posing challenge.
- Criminal Minds | 9pm on CBS: The team hunts for a serial arsonist who targets community meeting places in a small town, resulting in the deaths of several residents.
- CSI:New York | 10pm on CBS: When a Native American chief is shot on the subway, the team has difficulty communicating with possible suspects.
- Make me a Supermodel | 10pm on Bravo: The models learn their prize for winning the photo shoot is a trip to Montreal and the opportunity to walk in Montreal Fashion Week.
- Law & Order | 10pm on NBC: While investigating the murder of a TV reporter, detectives learn that she was involved in a love triangle.
May I ask…what will YOU be watching?
Alright, I’m just going to say it—it’s hard for me to concentrate when I know Six (Tricia Helfer) is going to be on next week. Hello! She is le hot. And le badass. Nonetheless, we had a plot-laden episode and it’s time to get down to business!
The Jeff that I know and love was in full force this week. My favorites were when Lester said they’d never have to buy toilet paper again, and he said, “Why start now?”, and when Emmett was saying that the Beverly Hills Buy More was so fresh and clean and Jeff suggested that it was like a douche. Hee! And that office! It totally reminded me of Chi McBride’s cell in Let’s Go To Prison. I think I was one of about five people who saw that movie, but I thought it was hilarious and I am now the proud owner of the DVD.
I feel like they did something a little different with the Buy More plot this week, and I liked it—it started out kind of joined up and crossing paths with the spy plot, and then went its own separate way. I felt like it really worked, and I loved how the beginning with the laptop was like a shout out to War Games, the 80’s movie starring Matthew Broderick and featuring globothermonuclear war. Yay! And I liked how it was easy for Chuck to figure out who had the computer, because hello, it should be.
Everyone breaking into the Buy More to steal the computer on Emmett’s watch was a little screwball comedy, and I’m not usually into that but I found myself really entertained by the whole thing. I think the characters make it work, and them switching up partners cracked me up. Also cracking me up was that Chuck outlawed guns and Casey and Sarah both had guns. Because, as Casey tells us, he ALWAYS has a gun. Of COURSE he does. It would be unprofessional not to!
Hey everyone, this is Jen again, ready to report about last night’s episode of “How I Met Your Mother”. Unfortunately, if you were a fan last night’s episode, then you won’t be too much of a fan of me today.
Not too long ago Ted won a bid to design Goliath National Bank’s new headquarters in NYC. This building would be career defining. He imagined that this building would literally change the landscape of his fair metropolis and that he wanted to make sure he put his stamp on it. His pure excitement over wood beams and natural sunlight in the atrium had me really enthusiastic for him. But all that vanished when he was inadvertently told that the plans for the new GNB had been scrapped a month ago.
Ted was fired from his GNB job, but since the company still had to pay his firm for two more months, Barney & Marshall thought they should wait to tell Ted that he was let go. He kept on revising his designs and presenting them to the GNB team. Little did he know that Barney & Marshall were paying people to pretend they work for GNB and praise Ted for his work. Big mistake.
Meanwhile the rest of the gang is at MacLaren’s talking about which celebrity would they sleep given the chance (Barney = Scarlett Johanssen; Lily = Hugh Jackman) . When Robin mentioned that she almost slept with a celebrity once the gang is intrigued. Of course the celebrity was Canadian, but still, a celebrity. She wouldn’t give up who it was but she did say that the celeb collects stuff and was really kinky. Who could it be? She would only tell them if the guessed (1) the celebrity, (2) what he collected, (3) the Canadian sex act. Lucky for the gang, Barney just happen to have www.Canadiansexacts.org bookmarked. (And another HIMYM faux-site pops up again. Go check it out…”the best is ready to begin”)
This week we were introduced to the rich, glamorous and dangerous world of New York City’s Upper East Side. Doesn’t this sound familiar, almost like a distant cousin of the CW’s flagship show “Gossip Girl”? In many ways, this week’s episode of “Castle” was like the mature crime procedural supplement to the gossipy, teen-driven staple, which proved to have its positives and negatives.
Let’s get the negatives out of the way, but let me say this: Even in the grand scheme of things, they are minor in nature and almost insignificant. In the week’s murder mystery, the son, Donnie, of a once-wealthy family is found dead lying in a boat in a Central Park lake. When his friends are questioned by Beckett and Castle after they find out that they were at the park the night their friend was killed, one of the girls (played by “Real World” alumna Jamie Chung) points the dysfunctional duo towards the wrong suspect in an attempt to cover her friends’ tracks. (A day after Donnie died, another member of the group Max is killed, adding another layer to the prep school circle.) Later, when Beckett and Castle corner the Chuck Bass of the group, Spencer, the dark, brooding prep school attendee plays a video on his phone of the night his friend was shot. A little too convenient right? Moments later, Spencer is interrogated by Beckett and Castle after they realize they could pin him at the through a sync application that was installed on the group’s phones and after Castle witnessed Beckett’s no-holds-bar interrogative technique, employs some of his own tricks of the trade – and gets Spencer to confess … Chuck Bass style.
Yesterday we shared a sneak peek at the new BSG prequel series CAPRICA and today we are thrilled to let you know that CAPRICA Executive Producer, Jane Espenson, will be LIVE chatting today at 1pm EST on Boston.com.
In addition to leading the CAPRICA team, Jane was also an Executive Producer on the recently departed BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. She’s also worked on such fan faves as BUFFY, THE O.C., FIREFLY, ANGEL and many, many more.
Make sure you get to the chat on time as I think it’s going to be a great one. Don’t miss out.