Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crushing on Cupid

There is something about Greek mythology that I can't get enough of.  I love the approach this ABC show took using Greek mythology.

A HOT main male character as "Cupid" plus many more attractive characters equals a key trait for a highly successful show. 

He is the god of love sent to earth to bring 100 couples together but no body believes him. Don't worry Trevor - I believe you.

Matchmaking and television have clearly become a popular team. This show is different because it's not a reality show like Bravo's "Millionaire Matchmaker" and Vh1's "Tough Love" but you never know if he will make a match or not on each episode.

This story line is original and intriguing while it still succeeds in having a hint of fact behind it with the Greek mythology.

I hope that Trevor and Claire eventually end up together and she becomes Cupid's wife as they hinted too recently in an episode.

I love the idea of that working out but I am that hopeless romantic that always roots for the 'happily ever after' ending.

This show could go on for a million season's and I would love it. Here's to hoping.

Grey's Anatomy - The Second Wedding

As the second wedding on Grey's Anatomy quickly approaches, this website about the fictional wedding of Meredith and Derek got 1400 RSVP's in the first 24 hours. 

This was a brilliant idea, a little weird but brilliant. They ask you to donate money to charities in lieu of gifts. Not only does this site promote the show, it is also philanthropic.

We all know how the first Grey's wedding turned out. Poor Cristina got ditched by Burke (but we also all know that the real reason for that was real life words between the actors who play george and burke) anyways - that wedding did not have a happy ending.

We have seen everything Mere and Dere have gone through and we've been with them through their whole relationship. Obviously we want 'happily ever after' for them, right?

I don't know about you, but I want this wedding to be a success. Knowing Grey's Anatomy - it can go either way. 

In a few days we will know when the wedding happens on the 100th episode. Can't wait!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Answer THE PHONE at Your Own Risk

"The Phone" is a new exciting show that premiered on MTV tonight. 

It's like you are in a Shila Labeouf movie or playing a real life video game. 

It's a crazy show where two strangers have to work together to team up against two other strangers. 

They have to complete insane tasks given over the phone in order to win a sum of money. 

The teams believe that they are winning the money as a team but the twist is in the end, one teammate gets to decide if they would like to keep all the money or share it with their partner in crime (who keep in mind was a stranger before this experience).

I think this show keeps you on the edge of your seat. Since my biggest fear is insects and I do not see them thus far on the show, I would complete any task thrown at me so I am going to apply for the show.

If you want to be in your own real life action movie go to and sign up - you never know, you never know what they could have you do next.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Dirty Duel

MTV's Real World/Road Rules Challenges are back and better than ever.

This is the first season where I have truly felt like it is any body's game.

The "Duel 2" - one of the richest challenges in history - is hosted by the hot TJ Lavin as usual and has 26 cast members.

In the first episode, CT and Adam got into a physical confrontation and had to leave the show before the first competition even went down.

As a result of CT and Adam's stupidity - MJ and Nehemiah got lucky and took their places in the competition.

This show is truly genius. You cannot go wrong with HOT people confined to a house with a lot of alcohol.

This show is full of drama, betrayal, "friendships" aka alliances, physical and verbal confrontation, hook-ups (both straight and not) plus mental and physical challenges.

After watching Paula get stabbed in the back on the last duel, I thought she would lay low on this one. 

Instead she decides to make herself a target but then somehow the bulls-eye ended up on Evan's forehead. 

I love Evan - he is so funny and it's not fun watching people hate on him. 

I hope he can just keep beating people in the duel until people realize calling him in is suicide. 

Don't worry Evan - I'm rooting for you!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Harper's Island

Harper's Island premiered tonight on CBS

The series is about a wedding party on an isolated island whose members are killed off one by one.

They didn't waste anytime - the first character was killed off only seven minutes into the show. 

It's a twist on Clue with the mystery of deaths. It's like watching a scary movie piece by piece. 

It is something new, that I haven't seen before. 

It has extremely hot actors plus love, mystery, fear, happiness, money, friendship, betrayal, relationships, family - basically it has everything needed for a great show. 

As great a show as it is, the bad part about a show like this is soon enough it will be over.

Realistically as people quickly die off - the show must die off as well. 

Upsetting I know but as a viewer, knowing there will be answers in the end keeps me watching. 

The story line is really thorough and turning a wedding into a murder - two opposite things do attract.

If you love scary movies - you will love this show. Trust me.

From OC to Southland

I am sure you all remember drooling over Ryan Atwood in "The OC" - played by Benjamin McKenzie.

As a teenager - I thought he was dreamy to say the least. He was that bad boy you can't help but crush on. 

Now this bad boy is playing Ben Sherman, a new police officer being trained to protect and serve the city, in the new NBC show "Southland". 

It's not the bad boy act - but you got to love a man in uniform.
First the producer of ER gave you insight into the life of an emergency room attendant and now they are taking you behind the badge. Should be interesting.

Personally, I am going to watch this show just to see Ben. Humanahumana.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Unusual new show - The Unusuals

This new ABC show is witty and just plain unusual. 

I'm not sure if I quite get the story line of "The Unusuals" yet. 

I wouldn't call it brilliant but its a pretty good show. I would say it has it's moments. 

This police drama, set in New York City, is about the homicide department. It's a quirky show with a lot of zany detectives. 

What bugs me about this show is that it so unusual that it does not appear to have much truth or fact behind it. 

While I love Lost which i could describe the same way, it's different because when you have a setting like a police department - you have an actual opportunity to have some truth and fact.

Personally, I do not think this show will last very long but it's entertaining enough for me to keep watching so you never know.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Welcome to ABCastle

Castle is a new show on ABC and so far a GREAT show.

What I look for in a new show is simple - something new. 

This show is about a murder novelist, Castle,who starts solving real murders with detectives - which is something I haven't seen before.

The show has so many aspects - it's scary and has mystery, it's funny and intriguing - there's great chemistry and a new dynamic I have not seen thus far in a show. 

It's like CSI Miami (which I love) but it's better. The murders are so original. Not only does it have the aspect of solving murders but it has a great story line of characters.

This show is going to be big - I can feel it.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

GREEK Returns

GREEK is back with it's second season. 

With good guys and bad guys, scandals and relationships - there is nothing this show does not have. 

I am a huge fan obviously but I do have one problem with this show. It's grip on reality and they way it portrays greek life is not exactly accurate. 

As a member of a sorority I can speak from first hand experience when I say - GREEK on ABC Family is not an honest portrayl of greek life in college. While the struggles they face through college are certainly accurate, the way the greek life system works was not.

I spoke with a member of a sorority on University of Massacusetts campus about the show. 

"I personally love the show, me and my sisters watch it together every week but our nationals did not feel as comfortable with the show. I know for a fact that my sororities nationals along with a few others wrote letters and went out of their way to try and get GREEK cancelled. They thought it was giving greek life a bad rep," said Rebecca Goldberg. 

Thankfully, her sorority and the others were unsuccessful. Television always has some truth from it but everyone knows it is television and ultimately fiction - so the shows mean no harm and therefore should not be taken so seriously.

Take it with a grain of salt and don't judge what you are not a part of.

With hot guys and girls, GREEK is back and hopefully here to stay a while. 

ER's Big Goodbye

"ER" came to an end after 15-years on NBC Thursday night. 

The best way to end a show is the go back to the beginning which I think the writers of ER successfully accomplished. 

In the last season, character's from the past began to reappear. From George Clooney to Noah Wyle - all of the shows most famous characters came back for their final moments in Chicago's County General. 

With heart-throbs like John Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis in Full House, this show was a clear success. 

It's always hard to see a show end - to say goodbye to people you've been able to count on for 15-years. But the end of one shows time in the spotlight means the beginning of anothers opportunity. 

While Grey's Anatomy is no ER - its got some of the key ingredients for a successful show and I believe Grey's is as close as television will ever get to another ER. 

In my opinion, the test of a truly great show is if it can impact someones life. I believe ER is one of those shows that educates people on topics that aren't always socially acceptable to discuss. 

I spoke to a pre-med student in his sophomore year at University of Maryland who was an avid fan of ER his whole life. "Watching ER and Dr. Carter, I decided at a young age that I wanted to become a doctor and change - hopefully save lives," said Adam Porto. I am sure Porto is only one of many whose lives were affected by this show.

ER's two-hour season finale had a shocking cameo appearance by Alexis Bledel. This small town girl next door star from "Gilmore Girls" played the last new character on ER, Dr. Wise. As a personal fan of Bledel, I really enjoyed her as the last addition to one of television's first major medical dramas.

For all you ER fans out there who want to reminisce after seeing the end of an era - check out the Top 5 ER Moments on I remember each moment perfectly and it must have been hard to pick just 5 after so many years of GREAT moments.

And now, as hard as it is for me to say - Goodbye ER.