Thursday, August 18, 2016

Big Brother & Love at First Kiss and then...VACATION!!!

My Summer Vacation begins tomorrow!!!! Heading to LBI for 2 Weeks. Of course I'll be watching stuff and reading stuff but I won't be blogging. If I have a burning desire to share anything it will be via Twitter or Facebook. Hope you're following along! If not...Have a GREAT few weeks!!! 

Trivia Answer: Bruce Jenner had to win 10 events to earn his one and only Olympic Gold Medal in the 1976 Olympics.
First Fives: Mike O'Dea, Neil Moffatt, Eric Schwartz, Monica Caraffa & Stephanie Catino

Honorable Mention: Chuck Chiocco


Tuesday's Broadcast Top 5
Summer Olympics-NBC 6.9/24.1
Bachelor in Paradise-ABC 1.3/4.4
NCIS-CBS .8/6.6
Zoo-CBS .7/4.0
NCIS: New Orleans-CBS .6/3.8  

Tuesday's Cable Top 5
WWE Smackdown-USA .8/2.4
American Dad-Adult Swim .8/1.7
Haves and Have Nots-OWN .8/2.9
Big Bang Theory-TBS .7/2.1
Pretty Little Liars-Freeform .6/1.1  

Tuesday's Social Media Top 5
Pretty Little Liars-Freeform 383,000 Interactions
WWE Smackdowns-USA 195,000 Interactions
Scream-MTV 139,000 Interactions
Haves and Have Nots-OWN 66,000 Interactions
Bachelor in Paradise-ABC 63,000 Interactions

Bigggggg Brother
  • Did Paulie say he was going full on BEAST MODE?
  • Paul and Paulie...bromance officially OVER PP-P=P
  • #Keepittogether
  • I feel like BB played up Paul/Paulie bromance and played down the Paulie/Cory bromance
  • Paulie/Cory Soundtrack was hilarious
  • Gotta giver Michelle credit for telling Paulie she wouldn't save him if she won the veto
  • Operation Rattle Paulie didn't work, he took credit for that "play" coming right out of his own playbook
  • I forgot all about the Detanators  (Cody and Derek)
  • James called out Cody for the way he spoke to the girls. Yeah James
  • Zingbot's allowed to say douchbag?
  • I want a Zingbot for President hat
  • Best Houseguest Zing...PAUL's
  • Paulie has to bake pies for the rest of the show. Good thing he's going home tonight. 
  • Cory's Patriot Tard looked good on him and turned Snoutlet on big time
  • Paul has to find and pat down everyone and clear all checkpoints every time there is a red alert. Super annoying punishment
  • Paulie cried like a baby
  • Nobody used the Veto he's going home tonight
Love at First Kiss
My husband actually watched Love at First Kiss with me last night. The concept is so insane, and yet, we  just had to watch. Didn't check out any of the Olympics at all. On last nights show, a guy with Asbergers not on only got through to the speed date, he got through for a second date and ended up driving away with the girl in his Jaguar convertible. He came clean and told the girl about his Asbergers right away and she was like "that's cool." I wonder if we find out what happens with everyone at some point. I need to know about those 2. I thought the first lesbian kiss went really well and they'd be moving in together by the end of the episode but one of the girls didn't even show up for the speed date. That girl was GORGEOUS. Total bummer she didn't show up for round 2.  It's BRUTAL when one person is waiting to see if the other shows up for the speed date or the second date and they get stood up.  I wonder how long the producers let them sit there before telling them the other person's not coming. There was one girl who had way too much make-up, hair extensions, fake lashes, a too tight dress, and an awful personality. She was into African American guys apparently and thought the first guy was THE ONE, he showed up to the speed date planted another hot kiss on her and ran for the hills. He knew she was an empty shell. For the second guy, the same girl took off the make-up, took out the hair extensions, wore leggings and a simple top  and got through the speed round and the 2nd date but something was off with the second African American guy. He was an economist but he seemed like he wasn't all there or something. I really need to know what happens with everyone. Maybe they tell us at the end?


-Feeling pretty bad for my friends at Pivot. The network's shutting down after 4 years. I did my part. I begged people to watch Hit Record, the Joseph Gordon Levitt show, but I'm guessing that if I never had the network on my cable system, a lot of you guys didn't either. Hoping some of the shows find homes on Amazon, Hulu or Netflix. Wishing everyone at Pivot the best of luck. It was a good idea and a great effort but it's tough out there for everyone in the content world these days. A niche network focusing on Millenials that tried to inspire social action and social responsibility just couldn't find it's audience and build the momentum it needed to survive. 

Thursday's Trivia Question: I'm going on vacation...remember when the Brady Bunch went on vacation? They went on a three over the course of the show. Name all 3 of the Brady's vacation destinations.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Married at First Sight and More


Trivia Answer: REALLLLLY disappointed guys! How could only only 4 of you know that it was Joe McCoy who got Coach Taylor fired from Dillon High School? HOW???

First Fives: Only Neil Moffatt, Monica Caraffa, Mike O'Dea and my cousin Dani Jackel got this one.

Sunday's Broadcast Top 5Summer Olympics-NBC 7.8/26.5
Big Brother-CBS 1.8/1.1
$100,000 Pyramid-ABC .9/4.4
America's Funniest Home Videos-ABC .8/4.0
Match Game-ABC .8/3.5

Sunday's Cable Top 5
Power-Starz .9/1.8
Family Guy-Adult Swim .8/1.7
Walking Dead S7 Preview-AMC .6/1.6
Basketball Wives-VH1 .6/1.2
Naked & Afraid-DIscovery    

Sunday's Social Media Top 5
Power-Starz 462,000 Interactions
Big Brother-CBS 309,000 
Basketball Wives LA-VH1 47,000 Interactions
The Night Of-HBO 33,000 Interactions
Real Housewives of NJ-Bravo 25,000 Interactions

Monday's Broadcast Top 5
Summer Olympics-NBC 6.9/23.9
Bachelor in Paradise-ABC 1.4/4.7
Mom-CBS .8/4.0
2 Broke Girls-CBS .8/3.6 
The Odd Couple-CBS .7/2.9
Monday's Cable Top 5
Love & Hip Hop Hollywood-VH1 1.3/2.4
WWE-USA 1.1/2.9
VH1 Live-VH1 1.0/1.9
Family Guy-Adult Swim .7/1.5
Real Housewives of OC-Bravo .7/1.8

Monday's Social Media Top 5
WWE Monday Night Raw-USA 380,000 Interactions
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood 307,000 Interactions
Bachelor in Paradise-ABC 105,000 Interactions
Are You the One-MTV 54,000 Interactions
The Rachel Maddow Show-MSNBC 36,000 Interactions 

ListenFirst TVI Ratings for the week of 8/8/16
Stranger Things-Netflix
The Get Down-Netflix
Bojack Horsemen-Netflix
Luke Cage-Netflix
Orange is the New Black-Netflix

Morning News Ratings for the week of 8/8/16
Today Show 1.8/2.1
GMA 1.1/1.3
CBS This Morning .8/.9   


Married at First Sight
I really think UnReal has ruined reality TV for me. Last nights episode of Married at First Sight was super lame.  Pretty sure that Tom and Lillian kissed a thousand times. They repeatedly told us how happy and thrilled they were that they had found their soulmate. Boring, right? You could feel the producers screaming "BORING" So Lillian freaked out when Tom commented about people with fancy cars. Apparently Lillian has a nice car and was offended by his remark. Drammmma. Of course they made up 5 seconds later and resumed kissing every 3 seconds. Tom hasn't told Lillian that he lives in a bus yet. That will make things interesting but it's obvious that the producers want him to wait as long as possible to tell her. Keep us all in suspense as long as they can. Same EXACT thing with Nick and Sonia except for the fact that they aren't very affectionate with each other yet. I don't love Nick. He's pretty much emotionless. I really like Derek but Heather's a nit-picky bitch. She just cannot get past the fact that the dude's smoked a cigarette every day since they've been together. People smoke when they're stressed Heather. Marrying a stranger is stressful, give the guy a break. Derek came back at her and called her an alcoholic. I haven't seen Derek take a long drag or Heather do a shot, so not sure how bad the situation really is. They're interesting to watch but again, I feel a bit manipulated by the producers. Let's get to the bus already. The bus at this point is the star of the show for me. 

-I have no reason why anyone wouldn't have Amazon Prime. Pretty much anything can be shipped to your home within 24 hours AND you get lots of free stuff including...original programming.  If for some crazy reason you are NOT an Amazon Prime member and haven't been able to watch some of Amazon's originals...they've made it EVEN easier for you to check them out for free. Transparent, The Man in the High Castle and a bunch of other pilots are now available for anyone. Check out Amazon's YouTube page or their Facebook page and start bingeing on pilots. If the ability to receive anything you can think of in a day won't get you to sign up for the service maybe Jeffery Tambor in pumps and a dress will. 

-Speaking of women in a dress...Caitlyn Jenner's show, I Am Cait won't be back for a 3rd Season. Turns out, we're all just not that into her. I'm pretty sure we've all cast her aside in favor of Pokemon Go. She did her job, got the transgender topic front and center, then like every other shiny new object in our lives, we got bored with Cait and started chasing Pokemon all over town. Not sure what's next for her.  Bottom surgery in Rio might get us all interested again. 
-Mr. Robot was renewed for a 3rd season. No big shocker there, but I haven't heard much at all about Season 2. Buzz and ratings seems to have tapered off quite a bit. I wonder if my friend Brett Blattman's still watching. He was constantly telling me to watch this show after Season 1 and I just never got into it. Still good, Brett? 

-Univision's buying Gawker for $135 million bucks which is good news for Gawker. The Hulk Hogan thing forced Gawker into bankruptcy so they realllllly needed someone to fork over some dough and help them out.  Start writing that thank you note Gawker. Just write it in Espanol.

 -Britney Spears has made out with Madonna and giant snake on the MTV Awards. To promote her new album, she's doing Car Karaoke with James Corden and who knows what she's planning but she's confirmed for the VMA's  too. Not sure how she'll top herself and shock us all but I'm sure there's a team of people working on exactly that right now. Heyyyy wait...Caitlyn Jenner's out of work, maybe pull her on stage and makeout with her???

Wednesday's Trivia Question: How many medals did Bruce Jenner, aka Caitlyn, win in the 1976 Olympic Games?

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Night Of, Real Housewive of NJ and Odd Mom Out


Trivia Answer: Only 4 people knew that THE GATE was the magazine on Suddenly Susan. 
First Fives: Mike O'Dea, Nicole Zittman, Dani Jackel & Monica Caraffa

Friday's Broadcast Top 5
Summer Olympics-NBC 6.4/24.0
Shark Tank-ABC .7/3.1
20/20-ABC .7/3.3
What Would You Do-ABC .6/2.6
Hawaii Five-0-CBS .5/3.5

Friday's Cable Top 5
Family Guy-Adult Swim .7/1.6
Summer Olympics-NBC Sports-NBC .5/1.5
Bring It-Lifetime .5/1.1
Rap Game-Lifetime .4/1.0
Girl Meets World-.4/2.0

Friday's Social Media Top 5
Girl Meets World-Disney 25,000 Interactions
Hannity Special-FOX News 22,000 Interactions
Bring It-Lifetime 19,000 Interactions
The Rap Game-Lifetime 12,000 Interactions
The Great British Baking Show-PBS 7,000 Interactions

Sunday's Broadcast Top 5
Summer Olympics-NBC 7.8/26.5
Big Brother-CBS 1.8/1.1
$100,000 Pyramid-ABC .9/4.4
America's Funniest Home Videos-ABC .8/4.0
Match Game-ABC .8/3.5

Sunday's Cable Top 5

Sunday's Social Media Top 5
Power-Starz 462,000 Interactions
Big Brother-CBS 309,000 
Basketball Wives LA-VH1 47,000 Interactions
The Night Of-HBO 33,000 Interactions
Real Housewives of NJ-Bravo 25,000 Interactions

The Night Of
I really wish we knew how much time has elapsed. Just a few words on the screen would be very helpful. Naz's Mom and Dad have both lost their jobs and have had to resort to cleaning floors and delivering food. Naz has completely changed in the 5 weeks that I've been watching, but I don't know if it's TV 5 weeks or TV 6 months. He's got huge arms and he's starting to get a 6 pack. He's settling in to prison life pretty well. Almost too well. If ya think about it, prison doesn't seem THAT bad. Naz watches TV, smokes crack, receives brand new pressed shirts, gets tattooed, makes free phone calls and gets 3 meals a day. Sure, he could get his throat slashed in the shower and can't go see Sausage Party, but there's a down side to every situation, isn't there? We didn't get to actually see the jury selection process but the trial has started and Helen's voice is really...REALLY annoying. We learned that Naz had to change high schools because he pushed a kid down the stairs. So again, another secret revealed but is he a killer? We also now have 2 more suspects who could have killed Andrea. The stepfather dude who slept with Robin Wright in House of Cards and Elvis's great-grand daughter in The Girlfriend Experience and the super creepy funeral home dude. So as Naz's lawyer told the jury...the burden of proof is on Helen. Helen's got a lot, but does she have enough to put Naz away forever? I guess we'll find out in the next 3 episodes. BIG NEWS...BIG...Jack's foot rot has miraculously disappeared. Sure he spent $300 bucks on some herbs from some Asian guy, but whatever that guy sold him...WORKED! Of course that means his entire skin rot support group hates him now. Did you see their faces when he revealed his healed feet? Jealous mother-f'ers! What does the word support mean to these guys? They should have clapped or congratulated him!  

Real Housewives of NJ
The entire Theresa/Jacqueline thing is absolutely ridiculous. The entire story line has to be completely scripted at this point. I know Jacqueline and Chris need money. Nobody I know is drinking black water and I'm telling you now, nobody's into those tiny popcorn kernels guys, so put that house on the market asap. Sell the house and get off the show because Jacqueline, you are coming off like a crazy person.'s time to bag the leather pants. Chris seems so normal and yet, he seems to go along with his wife's insanity. Jacqueline knew she was going to start a fight with Theresa before she set one foot in the house. What a disaster and honestly, it made her look like an idiot. I'm sure the producers put her up to it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I actually agreed with Theresa. I'd be furious if my "friend" called my brother to ask him about something he said 2 years ago. I wonder if Joe knew the call was coming before hand. Over in my town, Siggy Flicker's daughter got detention, they ate at my diner, talked about my Dunkin Donuts and drove all around my streets. I've never seen or heard Siggy around town. Trust me when I tell you, I don't travel anywhere near her circle. I don't think I could handle it, even if I could afford it. Melissa's kids walked in Fashion Week. Not sure how something like that actually goes down unless Bravo pulled some strings, but they did look very cute. 

Odd Mom Out
Last nights episode of Odd Mom Out was pee-in-your-pants funny. Lex's man-bun's gone and it really makes everything right in the world for me. I like them and their story line now that they're bunless. I don't know if Jill's living in my desk drawer or something, but just last week couldn't remember my work phone number, just like Vanessa! That being's still all about Andy and Jill for me. From the dance party that ended with Jill's broken FU finger, to the laugh-out-loud-for-real dinner-in-the-dark scene to the naked doorman photo shoot, to Andy's bizarro light mask. I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face. I know there are a ton of crazy restaurants in NYC, is dinner-in-the dark really a thing? OMG I was dying watching Andy trying to eat his dinner. Also...shout out to the Invisalign product integration. Perfectly executed! I freaking love should too. 


-Larry Wilmore's Nightly Show on Comedy Central's the first late night show to get the ax. Larry's saying in the press that it's a black thing. Pretty sure it's just a ratings thing. Nobody's watching, nobody's tweeting, nothing's going viral. These days it's all about retweets and views Larry. Just go to YouTube and type in Fallon, Corden and'll see what I'm talking about. Sorry it didn't work out. Chris Hardwick's fillin in with @Midnight in the mean time. Will they need to change the title to @11:30? Could be confusing for stoners if they don't.

-My son and I are in the middle of Season 1 of Last Chance U on Netflix. We are loving it. Good news for us...Netflix is giving us a 2nd season. If you were a Friday Night Lights fan, you'd love this docuseries. It's about a real community college in Mississippi with the number one football team in the country. These kids have compelling stories and it's football that they and their community cling on to.

-Scandal's going to premiere on election night. I get it, we'll find out who will take Fitz's place in DC just as we are finding out who will take Obama's place but I'm thinking that real life election coverage might just pre-empt fake Scandal election coverage, no?

Tuesday's Trivia Question: Gotta ask a Friday Night Lights trivia question. Name the A-Hole that came into town with all the money and got Coach Taylor ousted from the Panthers. Name his son for bonus points.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Said Goodbye to ARod on Friday, The Get Down & Sausage Party on Saturday and of course LOTS on Sunday Night


Trivia Answer:  Kanye West was presented with last years MTV Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift.
First Fives: Mike O'Dea & Chuck Chiocco

Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
Summer Olympics-NBC 9.2/31.2
Big Brother-CBS 1.7/5.1
Big Bang Theory-CBS 1.1/5.1
Life in Pieces-CBS .8/3.4
Code Black-CBS .5/2.3

Thursday's Cable Top 5
American Dad-Adult Swim .6/1.2
Big Bang Theory-TBS .5/1.6
NFL Preseason-NFL Network .5/1.2
Cleveland Show-Adult Swim  .5/1.0
Summer Olympics-NBCSports .5/1.4

Thursday's Social Media Top 5
Big Brother-CBS 365,000 Interactions 
Hannity-FOX News 50,000 Interactions
Impact Wrestling-POP 21,000 Interactions
CNN Tonight with Don Lemon-CNN 17,000 Interactions
Braxton Family Values-WE 16,000 Interactions

Big Brother
  • Flashback to 24 hours before the Eviction Ceremony
  • Natalie told Zakiyah that Paulie was a snake, Z should've known this already but she's a moron
  • Paulie's FROM NJ, isn't he? He hates Jersey girls? WTF?
  • Natalie told James about Paulie's comments which was actually a smart move
  • James and Paulie in the bumper car beds just made me laugh even though there was nothing funny going on
  • Paulie called Natalie OUT which was super uncomfortable and honestly, not good at all for his game   
  • What was Paulie clapping about? Did Cory have a clue why he was clapping. 
  • Paulie's game is totally imploding and he knows it
  • #PPFallout 
  • Victor and Paul are in the middle and they know it and what's better, they know how to play it
  • The BB house has a strange power over the people in it. Where else would a guy in a duck tube hold hands with another guy and jump together in a storage room?
  • I liked the HOH Hollywood Squirrel comp
  • America's Care Package hit Natalie right in the head
  • Snoutlet received scrunchies for that rats nest and Super Safety that came along with a very cute costume.I agree it was
  • I really don't think that Paul has a clue what the word friendship means
  • Victor nominated Paulie and Corey Claus #Blindside Big Time
  • Blindside Friendship Dance was hilarous
  • Whoa Whoa Whoa...Paulie's crying.'s a game Paulie! You SHOULD know how to play it. You got toooooo cocky and needed to zip your mouth up! 

Ray Donovan
The good news for visit to the dry cleaners, but someone did bring up the fact that his car always looks like it's just been detailed. Pretty sure he didn't have time to go to the car wash in between visiting Cochran and the Texan at the hospital, picking Mick up from jail, driving Connor downtown and scaring the crap out of him, helping Stu out of a major porn jam and then blackmailing Dyckman to help Terry and Hector get their fight back At least he didn't have any dead bodies to deal with. The writers are having a little fun with Ray this season, aren't they? First they had him singing karaoke and then last night he was dancing with Connor and Abby in the living room which I thoroughly enjoyed. Too bad the neighbor had to show up and ruin the first stress free moment Ray's had in months. How funny was Mickey? He was enjoying his gig in the gay wing so much he was planning on performing "I Am What I Am" for sing-a-long night. I would have actually liked to see that happen. I'm sure Ray would have too, he actually smiled just thinking about it. First order of business for Mick, help Bunchy get his woman out of the looney bin and then head back to Nevada to get his woman back. You know something bad is going to happen. Turns out Theresa's got a history of crazy and I'm betting the meds wear off and Ray has head back to Nevada to get them all out of trouble...again. I love Lina. She was just sitting in her office stalking her ex on Facebook when Ray called with her job of the day. Ghost Stu's computer which of course she could do in 10 seconds and OF COURSE the second she started, he was online watching tranny porn. Hector's sister, Lisa Bonet, went on TV and told the world that they have a lot in common with Jamie and Cersei Lannister. Not cool, Cersei would have never done that. Not sure I'd have taken Abby's approach with Connor. Steal a gun from your parents...okay...lets go to the shooting range and teach him how to use it. You know this is going to end badly.  Probably the same exact time Connor kills someone, Ray will get the call from Bunchy in Vegas to come rescue him and Mick from trouble but in the mean time, Ray's day was done. He took care of everyone and everything. All in a days work, now he can get home and get back to Just Dance. 
I sense crossover episode here. Ya know who needs Ray Donovan? Ghost and Tommy!  Power was INSANE last night. INSANE. Tommy's been a wreck ever since he was almost assassinated by the Koreans. Pretty sure he had a gun in his hand the entire episode and was going to explode in one way or another. Of course doing blow with your Mommy doesn't help calm anyone down, let alone Tommy. It's always stressful when your Mommy shows up unexpected, but when you also have your crazy redheaded girlfriend in the house, it increases the stress level...just a bit. Holly finally pushed Tommy over the edge when she used that ancient Blackberry to put a hit on Ghost. Not sure what headphones Tariq owns but they must be REALLY good ones for him not to hear a bunch of guys getting shot to death right behind his head. Was that Ghost's security team that saved the day? I was a bit confused. Kane had Dre's daughter in the air when he got home from work. All Kane wanted to do was chilax and have some dinner but Daddy showed up and pretty much showed him that he would throw his little girl and her baby Uggs out the window if he didn't do what Daddy says. Fitty Cent scares the crap out of me. He seems so nice on Live with Kelly. Between Angela, Greg and Mike I'm not sure if anyone won anything on the legal side of the story. Ghost, Lobos and Ruiz, all made out pretty well if you ask me. So since Ghost doesn't have Ray's number, he had to help Tommy wipe all the drool off the walls and bury Holly's body. I was happy to see Holly go, but man what a crazy scene. Tommy had to have crushed Holly's windpipe. Wait til he finds out she was carrying his kid. That will reallllly send him over the edge. Now Ghost and Tommy have a reason to reunite...Kane & Lobos...both need to go. Can't imagine what's to come at this point, but I really  hope whatever it is it can be handled with out anymore drool.


I  had a pretty busy weekend. Went to say goodbye to ARod on Friday night. Crazy black cloud over Yankee Stadium and the loudest clap of thunder when ARod took the field. Pretty sure George Steinbrenner paid someone off big time up there in heaven to make that happen. Saturday my husband and I went to see Sausage Party. It was funny, not hilariously funny though. A little long, a little stupid, a little bit much. I'd wait for it and watch it from home when it comes out in a few months. I also started watching The Get Down on Netflix. I'm on episode 3 and enjoying it so far. Again, not the best thing ever, but enjoying it nonetheless.

Just to be clear, in case there's even a question in your mind: If you kick anyone at work you will be fired. Thomas Gibson is out for good at Criminal Minds.  Apparently the dude's had some anger issues before and has even gone to Anger Management training. Guess he should try to get his money back since he obviously learned nothing. Now he's pretty much screwed.

Have you ever heard the names Sarah Schneider and Chris Kelly before? No? Well...they are new SNL co-head writers. Lots of changes at SNL. Lorne's obviously NOT sitting around entertaining this Summer.  He got rid of Taran Killam, got rid of Jay Pharoah, got rid of Jon Rudnitsky and now, Rob Klein and Bryan Tucker have been ousted from their head writing gigs in favor of Sarah and Chris. Shockingly to me, Kyle Mooney is STILL around. How in the world is this guy STILL around? HOW???

Monday's Trivia Question: What was the name of the Magazine on Suddenly Susan?

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