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What to Watch on Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2009

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…when you’re baking, of course, or not watching football.  For example, I watch while I am in the kitchen.  Until my husband takes over, that is.  Luckily, I was smart enough to schedule all kinds of goodies to record, or I own seasons of many shows that include a Thanksgiving episode.

Here are some of those gems:


1.  Friends Thanksgiving re-runs.  They’ve been airing all week so far, but at least a few are available to record tonight if you are able.  Here in Denver, the channels for it are TBS in the afternoon and CW late-night.


2.  Chuck — season 1, “Chuck Versus the Nemesis”.  Chuck and Ellie do Thanksgiving, along with some guests, Sarah’s ex returns, and Black Friday at the Buy More is an even bigger disaster than usual. 


3.  Gossip Girl — season 1, “Blair Waldorf Must Pie”.  The tension at the dinner table at the Humphrey house is likely to rival that of the upcoming T-Day episode set to air next Monday.  Plus, we get flashbacks to determine how those crazy kids came to be.


4.  Top Chef Thanksgiving Special — last year they aired this and I think it reruns tomorrow at something like 8am.  Maybe you’ll get some last-minute cooking ideas?


5.  Garfield’s Thanksgiving.  Now, this is a special one because I own the Garfield Holiday movie set.  Soooo while I may be fortunate enough to pop in a DVD, maybe it can be found on cable if you hunt around a bit.


Am I missing anything?  Are you a Charlie Brown fan?  Do you start watching Christmas movies on Turkey Day?  More power to you!  I don’t turn my nose up at anyone’s holiday traditions.  Whatever you watch and whomever you watch with, enjoy it!


Nip/Tuck is Sexy/Back October 13, 2009

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Editor’s Note: whoops!  This doesn’t premiere until Wednesday, Oct. 14 (tomorrow).  My bad!  I’m used to it being on Tuesday….


It returns tonight, and I know I’m not the only one who feels like the wait is eternal in between seasons.  Honestly, I probably should have stopped watching this show ages ago because it is so line-crossing that sometimes even I have a hard time watching (and I’m about the least PC person you’ll ever meet). 


This year, the recession hits the business and the boys have to downsize.  I’m so done with “the economy is for shit” storylines.  I’m not going to pretend that the economy has affected the rich THAT much — they had better stock portfolios than me before the recession, and they’ll have better ones after. 


Last season Christian got married to Liz.  And (SPOILER ALERT) they’re already heading for divorce.  I know Christian’s supposed to be great in the sack, but I don’t think he’s so good he’ll turn a lesbian.  Anyway, tune in tonight (times vary dpeending on your feed but mine is at 11pm) since this is the next-to-last season.


Yikes, E! October 4, 2009

New show coming up on Oct. 11: Leave it to Lamas.


You may recall Shane Lamas, the contestant who won the heart of British Bachelor Matt in the London Calling season.  Or perhaps you know Lorenzo Lamas, the dumb jock Tom in Grease, Vince Black on Renegade, or more recently, Hector on The Bold and the Beautiful.  Well, their family got their own show.  Following the popular if not questionable antics of Keeping up with the Kardashians, E! has done it again (and they’re re-using the alliteration technique, too!)

I may not be able to resist.  You know I love the crappiest TV shows, and this one looks right up my alley!  Click HERE to see a trailer and visit the official page on the E! website.


Cougar Town Makes Me Sad October 2, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,News Feed — thedogwoodtree @ 1:24 pm

I watched 1.5 episodes and I decided it sucks.  Courtney Cox’s character is too obnoxious, too ADD/Tourette’s, and too — well — OLD to realistically be a cougar that a younger guy is into.  Nico on Lipstick Jungle could pull it off but she wasn’t a needy divorcee and she had a kickass body and a kickass wardrobe.


Cougar Town, you’re out.


Letterman Cheats, and Wouldn’t You October 1, 2009

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….if your wife/longtime girlfriend looked like this:


Regina Lasko, wife of Letterman

I know, I know, what  a shitty thing for me to say.  But seriously?  Guys with as much fame and money as Letterman can get any young floozy they want, so if that’s the case, AND they’re going to screw around anyway, why not go for the gold instead of this Frumpmaster?

My first reaction was shock — not that he’d do such a thing, but that he’d admit it.  But it’s all part of this exortion plot and since had had to testify before a grand jury, maybe he thought it would be easier to let the cat out of the bag on national television…?  (Hey, I didn’t say there was logic involved.)

At first I was thinking that he must have screwed around w/ interns and Letterman groupies before he was with her.  Uh-uh.  That’d be tough seeing as how they’ve been together since 1986.  And have a 6-year-old son together.  He may have been screwed before in the physical sense, but now he’s screwed in every sense.  Congrats, Dave!  Hope to see a Tweet from you while you’re waiting in alimony appeals court in 4 months.


What to Set Your DVRs For This Week… September 28, 2009


Gossip Girl on the CW at 9:00

Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo at 8:00


Season Premiere of The Hills!  MTV at 8:30

Season Premiere of The City!  MTV at 9:00

Flipping Out on Bravo at 8:00


Season Premiere of Real World Road Rules Challenge: The Ruins.  MTV @ 8

Top Chef Las Vegas on Bravo at 8

Cougar Town on ABC at 8:30

Eastwick on ABC at 9:00


Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo at 8

Project Runway on Lifetime at 8

Grey’s Anatomy on ABC at 8

The Office on NBC at 8

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia on FX at 11


Entourage hour-long season finale on HBO at 8

Desperate Housewives on ABC at 8

Dexter on Showtime at 8

Brothers & Sisters on ABC at 9


Did you know Scarlett Johansson sings? September 23, 2009

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I didn’t either.  Here’s the reason, I think….because she doesn’t sing.  Don’t get me wrong, she puts out albums with her name on them, but they aren’t any good so let’s not bother referring to her as a “singer” from now on.  She’s got big boobies, and she’s going to be a villain in next year’s Iron Man 2 so we could call her an actress.  Yeah, let’s stick to that.  Actress and wife of the amazingly good-looking Ryan Reynolds.  I sure hope those rumors about their marriage are true, so I can hold out hope that he’s leaving her for me eventually.