Monday, October 10, 2011


I thought I would watch this show to see some fluff and maybe have
a laugh or two.  I find myself completely engaged in it and would be
a bit embarassed by that if all my friends were not engaged in it too!

Emily VanCamp stars and I remember her from years ago on Everwood
and she was pretty one dimensional but has matured into this role.
She is a young woman whose father was wrongly imprisoned when
she was a child and she was in foster care until she was 18 and by
then her father had died. (or so she is told).  When she leaves the
care facility, a young man is there to tell her about her father and
to give her some things he left for her.  Nolan also informs her that
her father invested in his business which made a fortune and she
now has all the means necessary to invoke her revenge on those
who wronged her and her dad.

She moves to the old house that she lived in as a child and her
revenge begins.  One by one, she takes them down in pretty
inventive ways and gets lot of help from computer genius Nolan.
Everyone else doesn't know who she is and it is a cat and mouse
game each week.

There are beautiful parties, beautiful people, fancy clothes ~ it
is a lot like we live.  I still find myself curious enough to continue
watching, it's like Dallas and Dynasty and the Kardashians all rolled
into one.

Victoria and Conrad Grayson are the biggest enemies to her and she
seems to be saving them for last. Throw in a couple of love interests
and you can see that young Emily is busy, busy, busy.

She's taken down three people so far, what will this week bring?????

Friday, October 7, 2011

PROJECT RUNWAY - Lifetime Channel ~ Thursday night

Six designers are left and now it gets very, very interesting.  They
are all talented to have gotten this far and one bad design and it's
"out" for them.  But they are now tired and losing inspiration
quickly. This week's challenge was to draw inspiration from
three birds that they had, a raven, a parrot and a cockatiel.
Everyone was paired up but the challenge was to compete
against their partner.  Each pair had a losing and a winning
look.  That certainly changed the dynamics of the outcome.
But the winner would have a spread in Marie Claire magazine
as well as winning $20,000.00 from Loreal Cosmetics.  That
is a lot of incentive!!

They were give two days and $300.00.  At this point you
can see that they all work hard and have great ideas so
it's routine to watch them work on the garmets.  Kimberly
burned her dress with a glue gun and cried in the bathroom
but that was the extent of the drama this week.  Everyone
seemed to enjoy Bert now and treat him with respect which
is nice to see.  Later in the day Tim came in and announced
a small twist - another look inspired by the bird was to be
made - another $300.00 and another trip to Mood.  They
moaned, they groaned and sewed and sewed.  Tim then
announced (after having them drop their scissors) that
only one look would be used and to use the rest of the
time on that one design.

The runway show was a success and it was hard to have
to choose a winning and losing look from the three pairs
but the judges did it.  Lots of pointers for the designers
who should know exactly what is expected from them by
now but sometimes forget.  Anyway, Bert was out but
seemed sincerely grateful to have gotten this far.  Anya
won the challenge and Joshua had a small bitch fit and
whispered about how her model had to be cut out of
her dress.  Those two may have a big fight before this
season is over.  We're down to five and only three get
to go to fashion week - who will it be???????????????

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


We all know that this is the final season for this terrific show.  I know it is
a little soap-operay but when it began it was such a refreshing change
from what was on TV.  So now it is near the end, with the same cast
of characters and oddly enough the same actors playing those crazy

Last season ended with Gabrielle's abusive stepfather tracking her
down.  No 911 call for this family to rid themselves of this creep,
instead Carlos kills him and the girls are ready and willing to help
him get rid of the body.  So begins this season with a voice-over
about good friends who stay after the party to clean up the mess.
They go out in their fine clothes and bury him in the woods and no
one sees or wonders where they all are - hmmmmm.

A new man in the neighborhood and the women are like dogs
in heat, same old, same old.  Lynette is separated and they
finally tell the children the bad news.  This is sad but only
because it happens so often.  Susan wears her long face
and only changes it to cry, I don't think I will miss her.
Bree is finally happy with a police officer boyfriend and
there is a very funny scene where she and Gabrielle
try to ditch the dead guys car.

It did move pretty fast as I'm sure this season will -
see you next Sunday night ladies.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Only two episodes left and this show had gone from very slow to warp speed
in a matter of weeks.  There is so much going on, you have to pause it to catch
your breath.  Hank is hell-bent to find Heisenberg and has detected that there
is a laundry facility owned by Gus in town.  He convinces Walt to drive him
there and Walt drives into a truck to deter him.  Walt is getting as reckless
as Skyler.  Walt goes to Jesse's house, is so happy that he is okay and is
abducted by Gus's thugs.  They take him to the desert and Gus appears
to read his future to him - Walt is fired and he will be killing Hank.  If
Walt tries to interfere then Gus will kill the entire White family.  What
to do Walt - Better Call Saul.  He is given the name of someone who
will help the family vanish for 1/2 million dollars.  Walt is excited and
ready to leave only to discover that Skyler has given Ted the money
to pay the IRS. 

Onto the other storyline - Skyler goes to Ted and tells him to write
a check to the IRS.  He tries to get more money out of her.  What
to do Skyler - Better Call Saul.  Saul arranges for two of his thugs
to visit Ted.  They have him write a check, sign the IRS forms and
as he tries to run away, he slips, falls, and hits his head.  We are
never told that he is dead but you get that impression.

Sidebars:  Mike is left in Mexico.  Gus gives Hector the necklace
that they took from the Cartel.  Someone has been cooking in
Walt's lab.  Whoosh - can't wait until next week.  

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills - Bravo, all day every day

Yes, I indulged in this reality (?) show today.  This was last week's
episode of the trip to Camille's home in Beaver Creek.  We get
to see how they live with hot tubs, skiing, lots of wine, chefs and
tears galore.  This week was Lisa's turn to meltdown and I felt
uneasy watching it knowing that her husband committed suicide
before this season aired.  Bravo had said that they would edit
the show but there still seemed to be a lot about Russell that
seemed inappropriate at this time.

Lisa is bone-thin and fragile and everyone has the solution
to her problems.  Other than that, everyone got along pretty
well.  Adrienne's team is leaving Sacramento and she and
Paul are going to the final game and the build-up is that fans
will be mad and bad things may happen.  But they are troopers
and go to the airport to their private plane and wait for Kim
to get it together to go along on this fun, fun trip.

Yes, that was about it for an hour of my time.  But I get
to see beautiful homes, clothes and people and forget
about how dire things are in Michigan and sometimes
you just need to do that.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


This is the time slot that "Seinfield" dominated years ago and I
hope this tradition of great comedy continues.  We all know that
Michael Scott has left the building.  Last season ended with
the question of who would replace him.  Andy was chosen
and he is a good fit for the position.  He brags about going
to Cornell but is very unequipped to manage the office.  You
can see him agonize over every little thing (much like Michael
did) and building a whole day around a five minute job.  I
personally know many, many managers like that!!

Dwight is furious and who knows what he will do this season.
He meditates, karates and generally is just plain mad.  Pam
is pregnant again and everyone else is status quo.

Enter James Spader with his serial killer stare and scares
everyone including the audience with what he is thinking.
Great acting (I hope) and adds a new dimension to the
sometimes boring group that sells paper.  He leaves his
planner on the receptionist desk and after awhile the
entire office has seen it, analyzed it, made copies, and
work has ceased as they band together to find out what
the list of names means.  It is a pretty true to life show
and I enjoy it a lot.  It will be fun to watch how the
season developes .......................

Friday, September 23, 2011

PROJECT RUNWAY ~ Thursday on Lifetime at 9:00 p.m.

Even with lots of new episodes and new shows debuting this week
some old stand-bys are still the best.  Project Runway is doing lots
of new things this year and this was no exception.  It was called
"Image is Everything."  Once again, there were teams but it made
very little difference as there were no team leaders and each made
an individual look and the looks didn't have to be cohesive - why
the team?  Then one judge mentioned that it didn't seem to be a
team effort!  Anyway, their challenge was to design a look for
rock band "The Sheepdogs".  The winning look would be featured
in a Garnier ad and worn to a Rolling Stone event which gives
the designer tremendous exposure, they could leave next week
and still be on their way to a career.  The group has made it
to the part that is very, very important to their career and
they need to do their best but they are getting tired by the
challenges.  They had to create looks for one band member
so they heard their ideas and off to mood with $300.00 they

Work, work, work, no meltdowns this time but you can see
the strain of trying to come up with fresh ideas.  Instead of a
traditional runway showing on models, the band did a performance
wearing the clothes.  The drummer was shortchanged because
both of his outfits looked similiar and unfortunately looked
similiar to bowling shirts.  The other looks were good and bad
and you can now name who will be going in the coming weeks
because the differences in tailoring and listening to the client
are coming into play.

Viktor won again and I predict he will be in the top three.
Oliver is gone.  Once again, he presented a not completed
outfit and kept complaining about how big his client was
but it was time for him to go.  Oddly enough, he is a menswear
designer, the only one in the group.  I guess just for small
men.  Too bad!!