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A Hairless Kitty — And No, Not the Dirty Kind November 9, 2009

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All of the events of last night’s Brothers & Sisters led to the inevitable Samantha Jones moment.  Kitty’s hair was falling out, so she bit the bullet and shaved it.  And she looks very Sinead, right?  Except they did a piss-poor job making her “stubble” look anything near the hair color she had before she shaved it.  The upside: the dress she wore to Nora’s event was rocking.  I want it in several colors.  I just need to find it first, then rob a bank to pay for it.

Nora met a man, and he’s an oncologist, which seems like a great fit for her considering where she’s at in life right now.  And he’s super cute, too.  Although Nora’s neuroses have really started to get under my skin now that we’re on the 4th season.



Official I Hate Susan Meyer-Delfino Club

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Get in line here!


I’ve never been a big fan of Susan.  The big doe eyes and grasshopper-like legs don’t really do it for me.  So, here’s where things are on Wisteria Lane: after Angie filled Susan’s ear with doubt on what Katherine’s alibi was for the night of Julie’s strangling, Susan went to the cops.  They didn’t take her seriously, but a female detective from Susan’s high school days sort of did.  Well, enough to hear Susan out and then go befriend Katherine because of their mutual dislike.


As usual, Gaby stole the show with the homeschooling issues.  Just when you thought she just didn’t have the patience to do it, she goes and admits that it is ruining her relationship with Juanita and cries on Carlos’ tie — but mostly she cried about the fact that he wouldn’t let her keep the housekeeper.  Next week, she tries desperately to get Juanita into Catholic school.  Now, what the hell happened to their niece, Anna?  She has disappeared for the past couple of episodes. 



“My Daughter is Dying” Sunday October 5, 2009

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ABC is really bringing on the emotional storylines!  Though Desperate Housewives doesn’t pull off the tragedy of it all quite like Brothers & Sisters.


Here’s my thoughts on the Kitty storyline: they’re killing off all the Repubs!  Last year it was Tommy and they sure hyped it up that Robert was going to die, now Kitty has lymphoma.  Also, they must be trying to win an Emmy for either Calista Flockhart or Sally Field and cancer or death is always a top pick.  Nora already has my vote; I was bawling my eyes out last night! 


DH — Gaby makes that show.  That’s all I have to say.  She provides the necessary comedic relief and she has the best spunk.  Here’s the skinny on Julie’s killer if you missed it: everyone suspects the new kid, Danny Bolen.  So much so that his parents have hired an attorney and encouraged him to ask Gaby’s niece to lie and say they were together as his alibi.  But to make it the new, mysterious kid is too easy!  I’m wondering if it could be Katherine since she’s gone over the edge and she used it as a chance to visit Mike and come on to him, but that’s nuts even for her.  Most likely, it’s the guy whose baby Julie thought she was pregnant with, and I don’t think that’s Danny.


P.S. Regarding B&S, I hate loathe despise that Ryan Lafferty.  He needs to go away soon, but he’s obviously wreaking havoc on Ojai Foods first.


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


When Did B&S Become Doom & Gloom? September 27, 2009

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The only thing that the season premiere of Brothers & Sisters accomplished was leaving me with a seriously icky feeling.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m so happy it’s back, but I hope it can take a comedic turn here pretty quickly.  When we left off, there was both a lot and a little going on with the Walker clan.  Their return found Holly and Nora planning an engagement party for their respective children, now engaged.  When Holly realized Nora gave Justin an antique ring of her grandmother’s, not to be outdone, Holly bought them a car.  And that wasn’t all — she also planned an all-white celebration complete with a white baby grand piano.  The only problem is that the lovebirds aren’t singing such a happy tune right now.

Justin found out that Robert made some calls to get him in to med school, and his grades aren’t good enough to keep him there for long.  Stressed out, he showed up late to the party and proceeded to get in an ugly fight with Rebecca.  No worries, all was fine by the end of the episode, but we nearly saw a vehicular tragedy when they almost got into an accident in their new car on the way to a picnic.  Let’s hope for better things on the horizon for them.

Kitty is sick.  We don’t know what the health issue is yet, but it’s serious and my concern is that they’re going to kill her off, which they better not do.  This is an ensemble cast, after all, and it sure would hurt for bits of the ensemble to be taken away from us.  Next week, she starts talking about it to the family but may not be able to tell Robert just yet.

Elsewhere, Tommy is still gone and Sarah is getting ready to go to Paris.  Not sure if we’ll see her in Paris, though…?  She didn’t have much of a role in this episode other than her hilarious internet dating fiascos.  Scotty and Kevin are considering surrogacy, but the cost ($130,000+) may be too much for Scotty to bear.  Some of the best lines of the episode came from Nora and Saul’s mother, who is about as old-fashioned and opinionated as they come.  Of baby Evan: “One thing that can be said of them.  They sure make cute kids.”  Ahhh, old people.


Q&A on Season Premiere of Desperate Housewives

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If you didn’t see the premiere of Desperate Housewives, you may have a few questions about what happened.

Q: Who did Mike marry?

A: For the second time, Mike and Susan tied the knot.

Q: In light of that, how did Katherine take the news?

A: Long story short, not well.  She’s going a bit crazy, in fact.  She held Susan’s dress hostage near a bubbling pot of spaghetti sauce, she turned up at their wedding and demanded a public apology after the ceremony, she’s been staring at Susan a lot from across the street, and she basically admitted to being completely unglued.  More to come, as she clearly hasn’t accepted things and will continue making things difficult for them.

Q: Lynette is pregnant with twins!  What more did we learn about the upcoming babies?

A: Poor Lynette.  She couldn’t be any less thrilled about babies 5 & 6.  So upset is she that she is turning other pregnant women against motherhood and sobbed to Tom that even though she fell in love with the other 4 as soon as she found out they were coming, she doesn’t love these just yet.  The big question is whether or not she’s going to go through with this.



Where Dexter, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters Left Off

On Dexter: Rita and Dexter got married, Dexter killed the assistant DA Miguel Prado after sharing his secrets with him, Rita’s pregnant, Deb is dating CI Anton, and Quinn was still sexy.


On Desperate Housewives: Carlos’ slutty troublemaking niece is moving in with him and Gaby, Lynette is pregnant (with twins), Mike and Susan reunited after Dave kidnapped Susan and MJ and Mike rescued them,  Mike got married to someone and we don’t know who, Bree is attracted to Karl but is being forced to stay with Orson so he doesn’t have her arrested for insurance fraud, and Edie is dead.  Look for a new family with a past to move in.

Endlich wieder Serien-Mittwoch auf ProSieben

On Brothers & Sisters: Kitty was in a car accident while riding with a man she has a crush on that she met on the playground, Kevin is working for Robert and trying to shield his sister from Robert’s political drive, Tommy is staying in Mexico after committing fraud at Ojai, Julia took Elizabeth and moved to Seattle when Tommy left, Rebecca and Justin are engaged, Justin got into med school, and Sarah is back at Ojai.