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What I Watched this Weekend

April 23, 2007 by  

What to do when your traveling alone for just about 2 weeks in a strange city with so-so weather? I got out a little and explored, but I’m a pretty social person so walking around a new city all by myself was rather depressing. So when the rain hit I was secretly relieved to head back to my hotel room and watch a little TV. Between my hotel TV and my new Slingbox (which I love), I stayed caught up with my shows. Here’s a little of what I watched (in no particular order)

Saturday Night Live – I almost skipped it this week when I saw Scarlett Johannson was hosting. For some reason I thought Scarlett already hosted this season and that this ep was a repeat. But it wasn’t, and it was eh. I can’t think of one sketch that really had me laughing. We talked a lot about SNL here last week, and I think we all agreed that a good host was one that really committed to what they were doing and took the time to learn the sketches and give it their all. Based on that, I think Scarlett did a great job. She didn’t just show up and read the cue cards, but really made each sketch her own (ok now I sound like an American Idol judge).

Click – Caught Adam Sandler’s movie “Click”. Hmm. It was enjoyable enough. I’m glad I didn’t see it in the movie theater though. Here’s what kind of bugs me about Sandler. I think he has potential to be a really incredible actor, but it’s almost as if he’s afraid to really go there. Just when you think he can do something interesting with a dramatic role he pulls back and relies on his comedy bag of tricks to get him through the scene. I’ve heard great things about him in “Reign on Me”, so maybe I’m wrong. I’d like to see Sandler leave the comedy behind when it’s not called for. Great comedians have done it – just look at Jim Carrey, Will Smith, hell even the oh-so-annoying Robin Williams knows when to let it go (and he’s usually at his best when he does).

Oprah – Yes, I caught some Oprah this weekend. Angela Kinsey (The Office) was doing a little improv with Miss O and I couldn’t miss that. It was pretty funny stuff and Oprah did a great job. And how adorable was Angela?! Loved it!! In the same episode, Oprah talked to Simon Cowell about the departure of Sanjaya and the remaining contestants. Simon admitted he has a soft spot for Melinda, and he thinks Blake will be a popstar. Simon is so at ease and funny when he’s talking to Oprah. Personally I think she intimidates him a bit. The 6 wannabe Idols were on via satellite and LaKisha shared what it was like to be in the bottom two with Sanjaya this week. She basically did a lot of praying – as did we.

The Amazing Race – I can’t believe I’m still watching this show seeing that I hate all but one of the teams left. Rob and Amber are gone early AND we have to deal with Charla and Mirna (ok I like Charla, but Mirna???) to the end? Eric and Danielle are so whiny and annoy the hell out of me. The Beauty Queens are ok, but they don’t have much personality. I’m on Team Donny and Oswald!! I was nervous they were going to be Philiminated this week, but was relieved when the found out it was the last of the non-elimination round. I think it says a lot about how great this show is when I tune in every week without really loving many of the contestants.

Red Sox vs. Yankees – Yeah, I watched a LOT of baseball this weekend. I’m a huge Red Sox fans, but with the advent of GMMR last year I haven’t had as much time to watch the Sox as I would have liked. Some (who shall remain nameless) have accused me of being a pink hat. SO not true. Most Sox games are played at 7:05pm and end around 10:30pm or so. That’s prime time!! I have to watch anywhere from 3-5 shows during that time. Anyway, it was a hell of a weekend to be a Sox fan. Besides it being a Yankees series (which we swept), we also had a huge come from behind win in one game and then of course yesterday’s 4 back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs. I would have so loved to be at Fenway for that game.

So yeah, that’s a little of what I watched this weekend. Nothing too exciting. And no, you can’t have the minutes back you just wasted by reading this boring post.

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11 Responses to “What I Watched this Weekend”

  1. John on April 23rd, 2007 9:56 am

    What is a “pink hat”?

  2. LMP on April 23rd, 2007 10:04 am

    you dont want to be a pink hat..ugh pink hats… in new england..GO SOX!!

  3. Give Me My Remote on April 23rd, 2007 10:05 am

    Sorry…a pink hat is a girl who pretends she likes the Red Sox but really only goes to (a) get drunk and (b) watch the hot guys. You can usually tell this type of girl because she walks around Fenway wearing a pink Red Sox hat. She was easier to spot in years past because she’d be wearing a pink hat AND usually a pink Johnny Damon shirt.

  4. Jo on April 23rd, 2007 10:34 am

    OOH, maybe you can answer this Sox question. Why were they in green? It was on a TV in the restaurant so we couldn’t hear anything and we were all wondering.

  5. Kristi on April 23rd, 2007 10:43 am

    Hey GMMR, have you tried “Notes from the Underbelly” yet? It’s actually really good and rather funny 🙂

  6. Brian on April 23rd, 2007 10:43 am

    Since baseball is televised, and since you brought up the topic, I feel it’s not out of left field (get it?) for me to point out that Peter Gammons and Buster Olney were on ESPN this a.m. talking about how it was a pretty good week for the Yankees since they went 3-3 against the Sox and Tribe despite a bunch of injuries. Of course this is crap. Those two should be forced to wear pink hats on the air. By the way, I bought my wife a pink Mets hat, but she a.) knows more baseball than most guys; b.) never checks out hot guys not named me, and c.) doesn’t get drunk anymore (nor any less).

  7. Give Me My Remote on April 23rd, 2007 10:45 am

    A few weeks ago the Sox had scheduled a day to honor the legendary Celtics coach Red Auerbach. Unfortunately the ceremony was postponed because of the weather. The Sox were the Celtics green the other day as they re-honored Auerbach.

  8. Jim on April 23rd, 2007 1:08 pm

    I’ve always felt the same about Adam Sandler. It seems as though he uses that angry yelling bit as a crutch in almost every movie. However, it was obviously missing in Reign Over Me, and he delivers a winning performance as does Cheadle. I would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for Sandler to finally come into his own. Only time will tell if he can continue though.

  9. kelli on April 23rd, 2007 2:31 pm

    really? team danny and oswold? rob and amber were my favorites as well, but now i’m team danielle and eric. i think they get stepped on every week by teams for no reason, and deserve to be a bit whiny. but agreed, i can’t stand charla and mirna. at all.

    how did you like the “roy rules” digital short on snl? i thought the whole episode was pretty good, and really enjoyed the short. (yet i am biased because i love samberg and the other lonely island guys who make the shorts every week)

    + GO SOX!!! 😀

  10. Carli on April 23rd, 2007 6:24 pm

    I can’t believe there were two non-Philiminations in a row! They should have used one of those on Rob & Amber!! I like Danny & Oswald and The Beauty Queens. They’re playing to win. I hate when teams get mad because someone used a yield on them…uh, hello it’s a game and that’s how it’s played! I can see how maybe it would make sense to make friends on a show like Survivor, but not TAR. No one gets voted out by their teammates.

  11. TheNextKristin on April 24th, 2007 9:49 am

    I can tell you why you thought Scarlett’s SNL would be a repeat… you saw it coming like three months ago!