Monday, May 3, 2010

10 Things You May Have Missed on TV this Week

I really enjoy watching the Soup on E! which pretty much shows clips of television shows are what ridiculousness American television is. Lately I have not seen the newest episodes, but I found a blog that almost does the same thing. Check out 10 Thinks You May Have Missed on TV this Week.

Why's Glee so dang popular?

The number one television show right now is Glee. The show is fun and the characters are fantastic, but the plots SUCK. I wholeheartedly believe that without the musical aspect of the show that it would fail. Not to mention Tuesday's (4/27/2010) episode what entirely too Broadway-esk to keep a mainstream audience tuned in. I believe the continued success of Glee rides on the gimmicky themed episodes such as the Madonna episode that aired on April 20th, 2010 and the much anticipated (by me) Lady Gaga (my first blog was Lady Gaga fan themed) themed episode.

It is interesting to see a show that I believe only has value on the ditsy blond cheer leader's (Brittany) stupid remarks and the groups musical numbers, be hugely successful. There are so many shows struggling on television today that have much better writing.

So I turn to you readers: Why do you think Glee is so popular?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Betty White SNL Promo

Get ready for Betty White to be super silly on Saturday May 8th on SNL. Check out the promo:

Betty White is more popular then ever as of late with a hysterical role in this summers best romantic comedy, The Proposal and with the best Superbowl ad this year for snickers. I have a feeling she is going to bring SNL's mojo back next week.

These strange guys compiled her best lines:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

M.I.A.'s Born Free Video

M.I.A. released a video for her song “Born Free” on her website, (warning - it is very graphic, as they say in internet land NSFW), that depicts a military roundup and violent slaughter of the redheaded citizens of a war-torn desert nation. Yes, this does not have to do with television, but as a redhead I think it is interesting to share. I see the video as interesting way to get people to start thinking about genocide and wars throughout the world by using very America/European looking persons as the victims. I think this video is a great way to battle apathy that many have towards issues such as these. Especially as a redhead it makes me think about how it might be if I were to hunted down.

Check out the poll and see how other feel about the video.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Party Down Puts Glee in its Place

The cast of Starz orginal series Party Down made some big statements to E!Online. "We're better than Glee," said Martin Star; Ryan Hansen chimed in with, "Waaay better than Glee ." Relax, Gleeks. It's all in good fun since Jane Lynch, Sue Sylvester from Glee used to be on the show. 

Party Down is about a team of caters and their escapades on the job. Lynch returns this season when the Party Down team caters her wedding and Ryan Hansen's character Kyle's band plays and Lynch's replacement Megan Mullally faces off with Lynch.

In my opinion it is one of the more outragously funny shows on television. It is a funny workplace comedy like 30Rock or the Office, but being a cable program it can take things to the next level. I suggest watching the entire first season and then start up with season 2.

The second season of Party Down on Starz at 10pm on Fridays. If you have Comcast cable you can check out the lastest episodes at

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

PSAs are getting more graphic... Are they getting your attention?

In a recent article on CNN the effectiveness of extremely graphic Public Service Announcements (PSA) was questioned. The PSAs for the Meth Project, Cervical Cancer prevention and Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving  all are graphic, but in different ways. The Meth Project PSAs, vividly depict the way a life can crumble when young adults start using meth. The commercials are rather disturbing. They actually gave me the chills. These commercials are the most graphic. The Cervical Cancer awareness ads are realistic in their tone and setting and seek to unsettle viewers.The Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving ads depict very serious situations that are awful and scary, but use a bit of humor to knock some sense into the viewer's head.

All The Meth Project Ads

Help Prevent Cervical Cancer Ad 


Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving Ad

School administrators claim that the students have changed over the years and that they are exposed to a lot more at a younger age. I completely agree that the messages should be stronger, but the commercials like the meth projects ads are just disturbing.
Readers, do you think these ads are effective in getting peoples attention or would they make you want to change the channel?

Friday, April 16, 2010

Glee Spoiler!

Idina Menzel just joined the cast of Glee as Shelby Corcoran the director of the rival school's show chior, could be having a huge impact on Lea Michele's character, Rachel Berry's life. In an interview by E!'s television expert Kristin Dos Santos with one of Glee's creators Ryan Murphy revealed that in the Lady Gaga episode, "Lea and Idina Menzel will do an acoustic version of 'Poker Face.' It's sort of like a stripped-down mother-daughter 'Poker Face' that Lady Gaga was involved in. Really. If you listen to the lyrics, it kind of works; She can't love anybody…It works. Listen to the lyrics again."

Check out the clip from E! News: