Thursday, February 26, 2009

Less Idle - More Idol

Has anyone else heard about

I stumbled upon it today when researching one of my favorite television shows - "American Idol". It is kind of a spoiler site but not unless it is accurate. They name the contestants in order of who got the most votes - before the results are revealed. 

I am very curious if this site is at all precise. Tonight they will air the results and we shall see how accurate this site really is. If Adam Lambert, Allison Iraheta and either Matt Giraud or Jesse Langseth are the top 3 tonight, then this site will save me a night of wondering each week. 

Lets hope this site is legit because waiting from Wednesday night to Thursday night to find out the results is pretty ruff. 

The Survivor Diet

Women of the world - stop counting calories - I have discovered the ultimate diet!

I have watched a few seasons of "Survivor" and I have come to the conclusion that every season the cast members do not only get cast off one by one but they physically whither away. I don't know why anyone bothers with Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig anymore.

My advice to all you women out there who hate diets - apply for the next season of "Survivor".

I'm not saying that you need to be as skinny as the girl in the picture - but when that girl got back to the states, I'm sure she was able to eat a pound of brownies and still be as skinny as a twig.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Bachelor Spoiler Alert or False Speculation? We shall see . . .

So, the big question on my mind right now is, can I trust that Reality Steve is speaking the truth or does he have my panties in a bunch for nothing?

First of all Reality Steve is a guy who claims to have a lot of connections with people behind the scenes of our favorite reality television shows, including "The Bachelor". He recently posted three videos of himself where he tells his viewers the juiciest spoiler I've heard in a long time.

*STOP reading now and continue after you finish watching this season of "The Bachelor" if you don't want to know the possible reality of the outcome*

Now that you've been fairly warned, if you chose to continue, it is at your own risk.

Reality Steve tells us, in his videos under his post titled "The Truth", that Jason and Melissa get engaged on the Finale but Jason shockingly breaks up with Melissa on live television when everyone comes back for the "After the Final Rose" show and then gets back together with Molly, the girl he supposedly dumps on the Finale. Okay, take a breath, I know that was a lot to swallow but that's not even the biggest shocker.

Okay, are you ready? Our Jason, the single father we all know and love, the "good" guy was approached by the producers with this plan and agreed to go along with it and knowingly hurt and humiliated Melissa. Now, this may not be true, but this is all according to Reality Steve.

I want to believe as much as you do that Jason wouldn't do this, he wouldn't be that cruel and cold-hearted to a sweet and innocent girl, Melissa. But, how well do we know Jason? We only know what the producers chose to show us. This is a sad truth but at this point, I don't know what to believe.

All I can say is, if the producers really played this inhumane trick on Melissa, they better be making her the next Bachelorette! Now let's all watch the Finale and the "After the Final Rose" and then we'll all see about Reality Steve's theory. While we wait these long dreaded two weeks, let me know what you think about Reality Steve's theories and if you have any of your own.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

TAA: Television Addicts Anonymous

Everyone knows about AAA for alcoholics but have you ever heard of such an organization for television? 

Well I haven't, so I wanted to see if it existed and this is what I found. According to Wikipedia,  television addiction exists. Who would've thunk it?

Wikipedia's definition for television addiction is "a disorder where the subject has a compulsion to watch television." Ha! a disorder?! I speak for all television addicts across the world when i say my obsession with my shows is not a disorder which Wikipedia defines as a "functional abnormality or disturbance."

I like television. I like my shows. I admit I have an addiction but I do not view it as a problem. Some people choose to read books, I choose to watch television - what is so bad about that?

I was very disturbed when I found a Twelve-Step Program for TV Addicts. First of all, they refer to television as the "plug-in drug" - are they kidding?

This site is like the TAA: Television Addicts Anonymous for help against the "plug=in drug" ha! Second of all, their first step is to throw the television out. To me, that's like throwing a bible out - why would someone do that?

I know I can live without television but it's not hurting me so why would I want to? Maybe one day I'll be a member of that 12-step program but as for now- me and my television are going to live happily ever after.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

LOST in Maryland with Locke

Little old me was sitting in Miss Shirley's Cafe on Cold Spring Lane the other day enjoying the best breakfast I've found in Baltimore thus far, when all of the sudden Terry O'Quinn also known as John Locke from "Lost" strolls on in.

Yes I mean the John Locke who recently died to save the island. Of course I tried to talk to him or at least get an autograph but he was not having it.

I was really surprised by how different he looks in person. The show makes him appear to be a lot older and less buff which does not do him justice.

A reliable source of mine tells me he is a frequent customer there. I can personally say I will be going there all the time now, not only to eat some great food but also hoping to run into him again.

I wanted to fill you all in so all of my fellow "Lost" obsessors out there know a spot where there's a great possibility of running into the man in the wheel chair who magically walked when oceanic flight 815 crashed on the island.

From Broken Heart to Bachelor

A few season's ago, the producers of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" decided to add a little twist.

They decided to link the season's by making the runner up/broken hearted victim of the season before, the new bachelor/bachelorette of the next season. I think whoever made that decision is a genius!

This season's Bachelor is Jason Mesnick, the runner up for the heart of last season's Bachelorette Deanna Pappas. America falls in love with the people putting their hearts and souls on the line publicly. America, including myself, fell in love with this single father throughout the last season and felt his pain when Deanna broke his heart.

I admit that I am a hopeless romantic, but every season I really believe the relationship formed is going to last, and out of the numerous season's I've watched only ONE has lasted - very discouraging odds. But I must say, once again I believe this season's love match is going to last!

In two weeks there will be a season finally in which I'm going to predict Melissa (my pick from the first episode - not trying to brag) will win Jason's heart.

This week's episode however I did not see coming. I had predicted Jillian and Melissa (former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader) to be the final two this season - and let me tell you, I'm a master at predicting television shows and movies! But when Jillian got eliminated I was in shock. Jillian was serious competition for Melissa and with her gone, I now believe there's no chance Melissa's going to loss.

I don't think America has fallen in love with Molly (at least I haven't) so I'm thinking this show is going to have a fresh face as the next Bachelor/Bachelorette. If the impossible happens and Molly somehow wins Jason's heart, there's no doubt the world has fallen in love with Melissa and she will totally be the next Bachelorette. However the show might take a new twist because the world did fall in love with two girls this season, poor Molly's just not one of them. There is talk about Jillian possibly being the next Bachelorette. I don't know about you, but I'd watch it!

Oh and I haven't even mentioned the biggest drama we are all waiting for, the previews make it seem as though Deanna comes back into Jason's life next week to ask him to take another chance on her. I believe Jason has moved on but there's only one way to find out, stay tuned to my blog and I'll let you know who gets that final rose.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Making the Band or Breaking the Band?

Last night, the third season of "Making the Band 4" premiered. Fans of the bands and this show have been anticipating this premiere ever since the dramatic and shocking end to the last season.

The question on everybody's mind is 'What's going to happen to Danity Kane?'

Unfortunately, last nights episode left us with more questions than answers. As a devoted fan I must believe that they will work things out, but it's not looking promising for these divas.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

One Young Mother, One Welder, One widow, One Ex-con, Four wacky judges and a Partridge in a pear tree

"American Idol" has graced us with it's presence once again. Every year the competition seems to get stiffer and this year is no different. Season 8 kicked off with more talent than ever before. Last night on "American Idol", the four judges (including the newest, Kara DioGuardi) narrowed it down to 36 contestants, letting go some truly talented people.

There are many reasons this show it so great, one being the emotional attachment we (the viewers) develop with the contestants. Last night one of my favorite girls got kicked off, Frankie. I was upset to say the least but I am hoping to see her next season.

Another great thing about this show is how it gives opportunities to people who otherwise would probably never have that door opened. There are many people in this season's top 36 who are great examples of that. From young mother's to welder's, this season has it all. And I mean, has it all - including one ex-con. Careful what you say to this one Simon.

With tremendous talent and inspirational stories, I don't know how this season will turn out but the one thing we do know is, it will create a star!

Cannot Vivo without Tivo

This is my dedication to my favorite invention - Tivo. For those of you who don't know, the device was created by TiVo, Inc., a company started by veterans of Silicon Graphics and Time Warner's Full Service Network digital video system. The founders were Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton. For all the television addicts out there, lets take a moment and thank God, Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton for Tivo.

What did we do before Tivo? Unfortunately, I remember. We taped our shows with those lovely VHS tapes and if you only had one recorder, you could only tape one show. With our busy lives and busy schedules, it is hard to stay committed to the numerous shows we are obsessed with. Tivo makes it possible.

All those annoying commercials that make us wait to see what happens next on our shows. Tivo made sure we don't have to suffer through those agonizing few minutes anymore. Tivo recently evaluated the ratings of commercials and thanks to them its not looking good for those advertisers. With the invention of Tivo, every advertisement is susceptible to fast forwarding. It is a rare occasion that I actually stop on a commercial when I am fast forwarding. The only times I do stop are when something seriously catches my eye (which takes a lot) and when they are advertising the season premiere of one of my many shows.

When it comes down to it, the world, or at least my world is a better place because of Tivo.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Hello! My name is Melissa and I am addicted to television (i admit it!) I've heard that's the first step. Any way, this blog is dedicated to all my longest relationships, also known as my favorite television shows. Just like any relationship - there is drama, laughter, tears, reality and it takes a whole lot of commitment.

Some people read books - I watch television and honestly, my shows have taught me a lot over the years. It all started when I was six years old with "Full House". Oh my, I was obsessed the first time I watched it, you might call it love at first sight. So that's where my addiction began but like any addiction it's hard to kick - and so far I haven't been able to detox nor have I wanted to.

In this blog I hope to meet other television show addicts. I will talk thoroughly about all my favorite shows so you can get to know why I love all my boyfriends and girlfriends (apparently making me a television bi-sexual cheater) and why it is so hard for me to let any of them go.