Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Huge catch-up day for me:Celebrity Apprentice, Downton Abbey, Episodes, Galavant, Girls, Togetherness, The Good Wife and Madam Secretary! IMPRESSIVE WORK!

THE ANSWER TO MONDAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION: Sorry to say that Eric Schwartz's questions were way too tough for this crew. Sure Monica Caraffa knew the answers but she was the only one. I did the first five based off of the easy question. Greer Grammar, Kelsey's daughter was Miss Golden Globe. As for the other question, Claire Danes won Best Actress for both Homeland and My So Called Life. David Duchovny won Best Actor for X-Files and Californication. 
FIRST FIVE:Lillian Doremus, Kathy Connelly, Karen Heniger, Mike O'Dea & He Who Shall Not Be Named


Friday's Broadcast Top 5
Shark Tank-ABC 1.9/7.7
Last Man Standing-ABC 1.6/8.5
Undercover Boss-CBS 1.5/8.5
Hawaii Five-0-CBS 1.5/11.2
Blue Bloods-CBS 1.4/12.6

Friday's Cable Top 5
Gold Rush-Discovery 1.4/4.2
Big Bang Theory-TBS 1.0/2.6
Alaskan Bush People-Discovery 1.0/3.0
NBA-ESPN .8/1.7
American Dad-Adult Swim .8/2.0

Friday's Top 5 Primetime Twitter Ratings
Glee-FOX 127,000 Tweets
WWE Smackdown-Syfy 35,000 Tweets
Tonight Show-NBC 19,000 Tweets
Marriage Boot Camp-WEtv-6,000 Tweets
Live Championship Kickoff Concert-CMT 3,000 Tweets

Celebrity Apprentice
I really don't see why this show has to be 2 hours. One challenge is really enough for me each week but The Donald probably insists on 2 hours in his contract, so that's what NBC has agreed to. The first challenge had everyone taking off their clothes for a fitness spread in Cosmopolitan magazine. It was great when Johnny Damon and his wife got naked, and Terrell and Brandi but I really didn't need to see Geraldo strut around in his boxer briefs and boots. I would have liked to see Ian take his top off though. The guy's a Chippendale dancer for god sakes. Jamie Anderson got booted off that round and then in the second round Mr. Trump finally mixed up the teams a bit and had Ian and Geraldo go head to head to sell the most wedding gowns. Super close competition this time. Only 2500 bucks separated the two of them and they each raised 300K for their charities. Unfortunately it was Geraldo who came out ahead. Ian had to dump Terrell since he brought in the least amount of money. This was the first competition where my man Sig Hanson from Deadliest Catch actually spoke and seemed to participate. With so many people already voted out, we knew it would only be a matter of time before he had to step into the spotlight. He was a little rough around the edges but hey, they guy spends most of his time on a smelly boat smoking a million cigarettes, hyped up on caffeine catching crab with a bunch of fishermen. I need him to be Project Manager soon. I'm still a bit obsessed with the Trump kids. Do you think they EVER where jeans? Do the men where suits to dinner EVERY day? Donald Jr. has 4 or 5 kids, do you think he wears suits to play with them? That's the reality show! Weekend at Mar-a-Lago!

Madam Secretary
First and foremost, congratulations to Tea Leoni, Tim Daly and the entire cast of Madam Secretary for the big renewal news. I'm sure nobody watched on Sunday night while the Globes were on. I caught up on all of Sunday night while waiting for my son for 4 hours yesterday. Who knew Henry McCord's dad used to be Maverick and Goose's boss in Top Gun? Now he's a retired steel worker visiting his grandchildren and lying to them about everything. The only good thing that came out of his visit was that he got Stevie to forgive her Mom and move back home. Speaking of Elizabeth McCord our super cool, super mom, Secretary of State, she's back to her crazy sleeves and while there are no takers on her staff copying the crazy sleeve look, all of the women are going with the scarf/tie blouse look. Did you happen to notice that? Nadine freaked out that someone stole her NASA pen, but didn't say boo when she realized Elizabeth took it and gave it away to some kid who won an essay contest. Of course Lizzie did have some Secretary of Stating to do. Issues with some Bahrainian Ambassador who was holding his maid prisoner in a closet. Lizzie convinced her old high school buddy, Prince Yusef to handle it which ended up getting him killed. She flew to Bahrain for the funeral, fixed everything, flew back, changed out of the scarfy-tie blouse and had a glass of wine and dinner with the family. Just another day.

Downton Abbey
Sooooo much goes on at Downton every week but my main obsession is Lady Mary. I have no idea what form of birth control came in a Tiffany shaped ring box back then, but Lady Mary sent Anna to the drug store to get it for her big trip to Liverpool with Tony Gillingham. Anna was so freaked out the words couldn't even come out of her mouth. She brought a book with a picture to show the women at the pseudo CVS what she needed to buy. Mary and Tony stayed at the same hotel with adjoining rooms. They were going to have dinner, take each other out for a test drive and get their groove on! I don't blame Lady Mary, she's a modern woman who wants to get it right. While Anna and Mary were packing and plotting, Lady Edith and the fireman were also plotting how she could become Marigold's godmother which is boring me a bit. Loved the excitement for the new wireless radio at Downton and the controversy over the war memorial. You know that sooner or later Miss Bunting's going to convince Tom to leave Downton and take Sibby with him which is going to cause a lot of stress for Lord Grantham. Now that James is gone, Thomas is really bumming. He just wants everyone to be as miserable as he is. Poor Barrow, it's hard for him, remember, he's gay and not getting any from anyone! The only one getting any is Lady Mary and Tony Gillingham and you know their secret will be out soon. Oh what a scandal that will be. Can't wait to see who finds out first.

The Good Wife
Well, Cary may have not gone to prison but he still has a lot of stuff going on. I don't even think he got to sleep or shower before dealing with Neil Gross and his cheating wife. Neil and ChumHum were going to leave Florick Agos so what did Diane and Cary do while Alicia was debating Niles Crane in the hotel kitchen? They hired David Lee. So why didn't they just oust Canning when they had the chance? You'd think there were only 2 law firms in all of Chicago. These two just keep moving people around from one to the other and it all seems to be able to happen in minutes. Not sure how realistic that is. Alicia was killing it at the debate but Niles may have gotten a leg up by taking advantage of a Ferguson type trial. I really wish Alicia would give up or lose the States Attorney run and just go back and kick ass at the firm. Of course that could kill Eli but I think it's the right thing to do at this point. 

Everyone is back to film the worst show ever, Pucks! Of course it's only back to keep the fake Matt LeBlanc tied up and unable to do anything else. Supposedly the 6 shows the gang has to film will never see the light of day but it was a way to keep the cast together. Sean and Beverly had to turn right around and get back to LA to start filming. Morning lost a pilot and Matt's business manager stole half of Matt's money before he hung himself. He still has 31 million bucks, so don't feel too bad for him. Matt LeBlanc does drunk really well. He was drunk for most of this episode and it was awesome. I'm betting the drunk Pucks! episodes air, become a huge it and they all get stuck doing the show forever. Carol's newest boss starts next week and she's already in trouble as she slept with this woman's husband. Seems to be a trend with her, doesn't it? Is she the only chick in LA not in therapy?

My entire family really loves Galavant, but I'm glad it's only 4 weeks. It's like a mini musical and it's really hilarious. I don't know if middle America is getting all the jokes though. I mean when Sid, Gal and Princess Isabella ended up visiting Sid's hometown of Sidneyland aka Boca without the beach, it was hilarious, but how many people in Des Moines know what a shiksa or a mensch are? Some of the lines like "Sid but the sir in circumsized" have to be lost on the corn huskers of Nebraska. King Dick was back in Valencia trying to deal with a bored wife and not having much luck. First he tried having everyone kick the unich in his missing private parts, then he himself tried to take comedy lessons from the Jester who happens to be sleeping with his wife. The musical numbers were awesome. My favorite by far was the pirates that Gal and the gang ran into. Could you recognize who played the lead pirate? Huge Bonneville…anyone know what else he's got going on Sunday nights? Bonus if you do! There was also another shout out to Game of Thrones when one of the pirates commented on a battle better than the one at Castle Black.  You really have to appreciate the writing on this one. It's hilariously clever. 

You guys know I hate/watch this show. I finally figured out why I can't cut it loose. Adam Driver. He's the only reason I'm still watching, well, that and to see how much more I can take before I can't take one more minute. What will be the official straw that will break my camel's back? While watching Sunday's episode, I couldn't help thinking about Brian Williams and his lovely wife Jane and what they were thinking while watching their beautiful daughter having her salad tossed. From Peter Pan to salad tossing. We're soooooo proud sweetheart! Was that scene REALLY necessary? I'm SO not a prude. I'm not.  I just don't see why that was necessary. I also can't imagine Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham sitting in the writers room together writing that scene. Judd has daughters what's he thinking? Nice to see the Top Gun theme of the night continue through to Girls with Goose playing Shoshannah's Dad. Ana Gasteyer wasn't in Top Gun but good to see her as Shosh's Mom. Hannah's officially on her way to Iowa which will be VERY interesting. I can't imagine Iowa loving Hannah or Hannah loving Iowa. Jessa's friend Beatie's aka Mary Hartman/Mary Hartman is moving to Connecticut with her wacko daughter Natasha Lyonne.  Marnie's staying put and in addition to salad tossing she's still trying to sing with Desi which we already know is going to end badly since she's into him and he's got a girlfriend. Rita Wilson was back as Marnie's Mom not sure where she got a brass knuckle Iphone case or why she needs one but nothing ever makes sense in this show so I'll just go with it. Yeah I'll be back next week. As much as I hate typing it, I'll be back. Hoping Judd and Lena bag the salad tossing and move on to something else. 

Other than Amanda Peet's boob's there really isn't much here. Sunday night is a tough night. You guys know that already. You guys stress out about Sunday's too. Probably not as much as I do, but deciding what to watch live, what to DVR it's not easy anymore. If I'm going to add a new show to my Sunday night repertoire, it HAS to be kick ass and Togetherness isn't. Its the story of Brett and Michelle who are married and have 2 little kids. Amanda Peet is Michelle's sister and Alex is Brett's BFF. Both of them are a bit of a mess and living "temporarily" under one roof. That's it, that's the story. You'll definitely recognize everyone in the show. Michelle's from Two and a Half Men, Brett's from The League and The Mindy Project and of course you know Amanda Peet. I'm not officially out, I'll give it another week, but definitely not watching this one live. Just because it's on HBO doesn't mean it's must see TV. 


-Guessing Les Moonves is going to join Mark Pedowitz on the golf course or the tennis court or maybe even at cooking class. I wonder if the wives get along? It would help with all of the free time these two have. Now that Les has officially renewed Madam Secretary, Scorpion and NCIS New Orleans, he too, has more time on his hands. Personally I think he should use his spare time for some Julietime. Extra date nights, shopping, dinners and you know the deal Les. Put our Jules on a pedestal and let her know how special she is and not by giving her another show.

-Stephen Colbert's not starting Late Night til September 8th. I'm sure he's got plenty of work to do, but does he need 9 months? That's a long time, isn't it?  He really just has to pick out a new desk, maybe some curtins, write some jokes and get going, no?

-I've never, ever seen one episode of So You Think You Can Dance, so I have no clue if all of you guys who do watch are shocked. happy or sad to see Mary Murphy leaving the show. Sounds to me like she was fired. She said her option wasn't picked up. Maybe it was time for some fresh faces. I wouldn't know. 

-Shameless was renewed for a 6th Season. Never got into that one. 

-Kyle MacLachlan will be back to reprise his role in the revamped Twin Peaks. For some bonus points, name the Detective he played way back when in the original show.  

Tuesday's Trivia Question: It seems that Eric Schwartz's question yesterday was way too tough, so I'm going to give it a shot on my own today but try to stick to the Golden Globe theme.  How about this one: Last year, Jared Leto won Best Supporting Actor for what film? 

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