Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

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Of Turkey and Tudors

November 30, 2007

Had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with fantastic friends, delicious food, bucketsquelf.jpg of wine and board game called Quelf that I highly recommend (by the end of play one friend had his hand wrapped in tinfoil, another had a box under her dress and there was an egg sitting on the middle of the board) no seriously, it’s fun. Later in the evening we found the karaoke.jpgOn Demand karaoke channel which proved to be a lot of fun…until the next morning when I woke up with laryngitis! Yeah, it sucked, but my sister and her husband took care of me, making me tea and turkey sandwiches and, the piece de la resistance: we had free premium cable channels all weekend!

the_tudors.jpgOn Sunday morning I decided to give The Tudors on Showtime a look…and ended up watching the entire season! It was pretty fascinating what with all the drama, death, intrigue and sex – did I mention the sex, wowza! But really, I think it was the hot guys that kept me going. It’s a great cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Sam Neill, Jeremy Northam, Gabrielle Anwar (forgotten all about her hadn’t you? yeah, me too),cavill.jpg but I have to say, Henry Cavill is my new boy crush. I think it’s because he has that cocky/bad boy look and sadly that always seems more attractive…

Anyway, I’m thinking I may have to sign up for Showtime so I can catch the second season next year – great, another distraction, just what I need!!

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Fat for a day

October 8, 2007

With a little help from my trusty DVR (man, I love that thing, how did we ever live without them?) I’m finally getting around to watching the premier episodes of the Fall TV season. As I wade through I’m sure I’ll have more to say, but last night the two I watched had a similarity I just couldn’t help but point out…

It seems the fabulously snarky Becki Newton of Ugly Betty and Jane Krakowskiamanda_uglybetty.JPG of 30 Rock both gained fat suits over the summer – ahh, fat people are just so funny. I wish I could say my summer padding was courtesy of a fat suit but sadly mine is the real thing and will have to be removed by countless hours on the elliptical machine, not a quick trip to the wardrobe trailer. Sigh, we’re still doing fat jokes? Seriously? Oh well, I’m sure I’m in the minority here so I’ll pipe down. I must say, however, though I didn’t think 30 Rock was as funny as people keep telling me, I loved the idea of Mystic Pizza the Musical!

New shows I am liking but didn’t expect to: Dirty Sexy Money, Gossip Girl and Chuck. Though I do enjoy looking at cute boys, I couldn’t even watch an entire episode of Big Shots and Private Practice is no Grey’s, sorry.

OK, will report back after I watch the rest…