Sunday, June 1, 2014

Game of Thrones, Nurse Jackie, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, Orphan Black and more

Congratulations to Karen Feldman. Karen is May's Trivia Winner. Just a reminder that June is SUPER EASY Trivia Month! I swear, SUPER EASY! So get your answers in. All correct answers count, toward the monthly prize. Also, for those of you thinking there's only one trivia question each day, make sure you read all the articles, sometimes there are others sprinkled in!

THE ANSWER TO FRIDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: Julie Chen was the talk show host with a primetime gig which was the theme of the week. 
FIRST FIVES:Mike O'Dea, Vanessa Benfield, Karen Feldman, Monica Caraffa & Elke Raskob
Bonus Trivia Question #1 Sister Batrille was The Flying Nun
Bonus Trivia Question #2 Melissa Gilbert played Laura Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie


Thursday's Broadcast Top 5
The Big Bang Theory-CBS 2.0/8.7
Last Comic Standing-NBC 1.6/4.6
Hell's Kitchen-FOX 1.6/4.5
Mom-CBS 1.5/6.3
Two and a Half Men-CBS 1.5/6.1

Thursday's Cable Top 5
NBA Playoffs-TNT 2.8/6.9
Pawn Stars-History 1.1/3.9
American Dad-Adult Swim 1.0/2.2
Big Bang Theory-TBS .9/2.2
NHL Finals-NBC Sports Net .8/2.1

Thursday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Scripps Spelling Bee-ESPN 110,000 Tweets
Loiter Squad-Adult Swim 20,000 Tweets
Undateable-NBC 16,000 Tweets
Street League Skateboarding-FOX Sports 2,000 Tweets
Chelsea Lately-E! 1,000 Tweets 

Friday's Broadcast Top 5
20/20-ABC 1.4/5.5
Dateline-NBC 1.3/7.0
Crossbones-NBC 1.1/4.8
What Would You Do-ABC 1.1/4.1
Shark Tank-ABC 1.0/4.3

Friday's Cable Top 5

Friday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Marriage Boot Camp-WE 10,000 Tweets
Fashion Police-E! 9,000 Tweets
Crossbones-NBC 4,000 Tweets
Unguarded-CNN 1,000 Tweets
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives-Food 200 Tweets

Late Night Numbers for the Week of 5/19/14-5/23/14
Fallon-NBC 1.2/3.9
Kimmel-ABC .6/2.7
Meyers-NBC .6/1.6
Daily Show-Comedy Central .5/
Letterman-CBS .4/2.4
Nightline-ABC .4/1.6
Colbert-Comedy Central .4/
Ferguson-CBS .3/1.2
Conan-TBS .3/.7
Daly-NBC .3/.8

The Wrap posted these 2 late night charts. One is a year over year comparison and one is just a May vs. May comparison. Take a look:

Game of Thrones
I can't take much more. I mean what else can happen in the last 2 episodes?  Devasted that Dani sent Jorah away after she found out about him spying on her. Sure it was true, but that was a long time ago. Was the pardon letter REALLY from Robert Baratheon? He died in Season 1 didn't he? I guess the postal service has gotten a lot better over time huh? Next we had Sansa clearing Lord Baylish's name and giving herself a major makeover to assist with his plans for Robin. Where'd Sansa get the Loreal from and the balls? Brilliant move on her part actually.  Ramsey Snow got a name change and The North after Theon helped him out.  Arya and The Hound arrived at Aunt Liza's place, too bad she's dead, but hopefully she'll be reunited with Sansa and the Stark sisters can join forces with Dani and kick all the guys butts. Okay, that's my ending...sorry. Then, finally, it was time for the duel and what a duel it was. Totally thought that Martell had it.  Well, first I didn't think he did, all those showy spins and jumps and stuff, never a good sign. Remember Indiana Jones?  I really thought the Mountain dude was dead, but he wasn't and he squashed Martell's eyes and skull until it literally exploded. With that, Tywin wasted no time in sentencing his son to death and the credits rolled. He better not really die! I love him. Maybe Jamie will save him?

Nurse Jackie
The entire episode had Frank, Eddie and Antoinette helping Jackie through withdrawal. She was fine for awhile, then went through the nausea and vomiting stage, then the hallucination stage, then the fever and shakes stage and came through on the other side. Great cover, stuck in Miami during a hurricane. While she was detoxing, Grace's gal pal dumped her for losing her drugs. Thanks to Zoey, Grace went home to Mommy, had some animal shaped pancakes and just like that, Jackie's back on dope. DAMN IT JACKIE! 

Orphan Black
I know of only a few readers that watch this show. My friend Brett  got me to watch it and now I need you guys to watch it too. It's interesting and a great story that I really don't want to tell you much about. You've also never seen acting like Tatiana Maslany's. Since none of you are watching, it doesn't even pay to go in to what happened this week, especially since you guys will eventually get on this one, but man…the last 5 minutes of this weeks episode were super JUICY! 

2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Chris Martin's induction of Peter Gabriele was brilliant. I wonder if he came up with bible thing himself. Chris was so cute and charming. Loved the Say Anything reference. 
  • Peter Gabriele looked really good. He wore his earpiece during his speech, one in, one out. Good acceptance speech, he seemed to get very emotional and then, he hit the piano and Chris Martin joined him. So glad that he did "In Your Eyes" it's my fave of his. 
  • Glenn Frey inducted Linda Ronstadt. I knew that Don Henley and Glenn Frey were in her back-up band and started the Eagles from there. Glenn's still cute. His hands looked a lot older than his face, but maybe that's because of all the guitar playing.
  • Linda wasn't there. She doesn't travel anymore, she's has Parkinsons Disease and can no longer sing. Carrie Underwood, Bonnie Raitt, EmmyLou Harris, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow (who looked insanely amazing) all performed Linda's songs. 
  • Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine (had to look that one up) inducted Kiss. He did an incredible job with his induction speech. He got everyone pumped and on their feet. 
  • Kiss has sold 100 million albums worldwide and has 28 gold albums in the US which is more than any other American band. Pretty impressive numbers
  • It was the 4 original members being inducted: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Freehley and Peter Criss who was my fave. (He sang "Beth") 
  • Of course Gene spoke (Shannon was there, but Gene didn't thank her or anything)  
  • Peter Criss comes from Brooklyn and sounded like it. Apparently he's a male breast cancer survivor. Didn't know that one. 
  • Ace Freehley is sober 7 1/2 years and needed us to know it. 
  • Paul Stanley was last and called the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame board out for NOT originally inducting Kiss. Great speech Paul! 
  • Art Garfunkel, wearing a stupid painters beanie, inducted Cat Stevens. Cat was pretty cute back in the day, before he changed his name to Yusef Islam and grew that long beard. He's still not bad looking. I'd forgotten how many awesome tunes he was responsible for. He sang my favorite song of his, "Father and Son" it gave me chills and got him a standing O. Then it was "Wild World," and "Peace Train"  
  • Brian Epstein, The Beatles manager and Andrew Loog Oldham, The Rolling Stones manager were both inducted.
  • Questlove with his pick in place and his silver high tops inducted Daryl Hall & John Oates. They're from Philly, he's from Philly and he gave a great speech. Hall & Oates had some great hair back in the day, they actually still do.  Oates was looking tiny up on the podium next to Daryl and Quest. 
  • Daryl Hall shamelessly plugged his show Live From Daryl's House during the performance.  They played "She's Gone," & "You Make My Dreams Come True" 
  • Bruuuuuce and The E Street Band performed "E Street Shuffle" Damn Bruce looks good.  Really tan and really good, I mean the guy is 64 years old! Max, Patti, Little Steven, Garry, Vini, David, Roy Danny, Clarence, Nils & Patti were all finally inducted. I can't believe Patti's been in the band 30 years. Of course Bruce's speech was perfect. An awesome storyteller, told an awesome story. I learned in Bruce's speech that only one member of the E Street Band actually lived on E Street. Name him for some points.   
  • Weird editing as all the E Streeters spoke. Then…"Kitty's Back"
  • Michael Stipe inducted Nirvana. Michael Stipe is ONE SERIOUS DUDE. Great speech but super serious. Kurt, Kris, and Dave. They were great. I know I'll get sh*t for this, but I actually prefer The Foofighters. Dave Grohl is just the coolest dude ever. His speech, just like him, was brilliant.  If you haven't seen Sound City, see it, you'll know what I mean.  Kurt looked just like his Mom. Courtney got booed, then got off stage…awkward. Nice way to ruin the moment.  Then, Joan Jett joined the guys and did "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Cool drum cam in place. Kim Gordon from Sonic Youth came out and sang and then Annie Clarke from the band St. Vincent came out and sang "Lithium" and then Lorde came out and sang to finish it out"
  • HBO's running it all week…def check it out if you haven't already.

-Sooooo sad for all of us Brady Bunch fans, Alice, aka Ann. B. Davis died yesterday. She was 88 years old and we all loved her!  Me, You, Mrs. Brady, Mr. Brady, Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, Cindy and name her boyfriend for a few bonus points. RIP ALICE!!!!

-I had already watched the pilot of Halt and Catch Fire. Did any of you guys watch it last night? Thoughts???

-So a few weeks ago, Arsenio Hall was renewed for a second season, but then affiliates moved it around and financially, it just didn't make sense so it's been cancelled. I sort of feel bad for Arsenio, but I gotta be honest, forget ratings for a minute, socially, virally, did you see anything all season that you shared? I didn't. These days in order to get the money from  advertisers, forget the ratings, worry about the buzz, the social, the viral videos, the tweets etc. It all drives to audiences wherever they are. I thought for the African American audience and the General Market audience Arsenio would have a place at the table, but...not so much. Oh well, we still have Jimmy, Jimmy, David, Stephen, Jon, Conan, Seth, Craig and Carson to keep us all awake. 

Monday's Easy Trivia Question: What network does The Walking Dead air on? 

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