And This Is Why I Continue To Not Watch VH1’s “Single Ladies”


Single Ladies is a show that airs on VH1 that revolves around the romantic relationships of three friends played by LisaRaye McCoy, Charity Shea, and Denise Vasi. I watched the first episode of this show when it premiered last year and it’s one of the worst shows ever. The writing and acting are just so awfully bad. There are some shows that are bad but somehow justify to yourself a reason to still watch (Top Model, Tough Love, Jersey Shore, etc). This show has none of that. You would think it would be a little decent too since it’s produced by Queen Latifah but nope. Season 2 of the show premiered this past Monday and a friend of mine watched it for some reason and was kind enough to send me his thoughts as he watched the episode.

  • Is it just me, or in order to be on this show, you have to have a bad weave/wig?
  • Horrible/unnatural introductions and backstories:
  • “My aunt used to live next door to her in Inglewood, and I’d stay there every other summer.  Now we’re like sisters.”
    • I mean, can you really be “like sisters” with somebody you see on average 6 weeks a year?
  • “I just got an email from Val.  She’s not coming back from Milan…forever”.
  • Is everybody an effing Tango dancer?!  I mean dang, now they got a brother feeling like he needs to take classes and ish
  • Oh, hello Rick Fox awkwardly interjected into the scene….with his non acting self.  Somehow, they make him seem shorter than he actually is.  I think they make him stand in a hole or something.
  • Great dialogue: “As you’re looking for things, look for a new dance partner.  Because as you know…it takes two to tango!”
  • “Good morning, Single Lady”
  • Oh, and a literal use of the title helps us remember what we’re watching
  • Did they just REALLY pour out some champagne in honor of Stacey Dash?!?
  • What’s up with these hallucinations?
  • Why is this show feeling like a Mexican telanovela?
  • (we’re only at the second commercial break.  this is easily the most awesomely bad show I’ve watched before)
  • Aaaand nerdy girl becomes magically sexy by taking down her library bun. Never seen that before.
  • I think Big Boy got new veneers.  They look good.  I think rappers getting their teeth fixed is a new trendy: Jay-Z, 50, Nelly…maybe Fabolous just didn’t get the memo yet?
  • Who is Shawn Clark, the lawyer…who busted into the interrogation room RIGHT as LisaRaye asked for her right to attorney?
  • Oh, this random convenient back story tells me that he’s her ex…who got another chick pregnant
  • I will say this is the best that Lisa Raye has looked,ever
  • She’s eating a plain bagel.  No cream cheese; no butter; no jelly.  Is that what’s hot in the streets now.  dry bread is the new black!!
  • What grown man says “You’re not interested in me!  I’m nice. I’m decent looking.  And I make six figures!!” [pouting face]
  • Does Queen Latifah think that just because she is singing the theme song that this show will be as good as Living Single

Thank you friend for letting me know that I can continue to not watch Single Ladies.

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Season Finales Thursday 5/31/12: Touch, Mary Mary


Today is the last day of season finales from all the fall and mid-season shows. I’m sad that all my shows are done but boy am I happy about a break because these summer shows are not looking good. Here are the season finales happening tonight.

Touch – FOX 8/7c – 2 hour first season finale. As the Aster Corporation increases their interest in Jake, Martin joins forces with Abigail as the stakes of Jake’s custody escalate. When Avram reiterates to Martin that Jake and Amelia, a presumed dead girl with similar characteristics as Jake, are connected, Martin sets out on a passionate mission to uncover the truth. Meanwhile, circumstances intensify when Lucy enters the picture and seemingly unrelated events are tied together. I’m going to have to give this show another chance. I watched the first two episodes and gave up after that. It was good but moved really slow. I love Keifer Sutherland and so I’ll give it another chance.

Mary Mary – WE 9/8c – Season 1 finale. Erica gives birth; Erica and Tina perform “Go Get It” at the Grammys; Tina takes drastic measures to save her marriage. I heard this show is pretty good. I had too much on my dvr to add another show into the mix though.

 

Season Finales Wednesday 5/30/12: America’s Next Top Model



America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion – CW 9/8c – Season 18 finale. As the finalists tackle a commercial and photo shoot, one model has a panic attack; after an innovative runway show, the winner is chosen. Gosh why is this show still on. Seriously? I officially stopped watching after the first episode this season. I love to watch Tyra’s crazy train but this was just a hot mess. It has been renewed for the 19th and hopefully last season and judges Nigel Barker and J’s won’t be back.

Season Finales Tuesday 05/29/12


Cougar Town – ABC 8/7c – Season 3 finale. When Grayson complains that he’s living the movie “Groundhog Day” because the gang shows up at the same time every day at Jules’ house, Jules asks for a “Groundhog Day”-themed bachelorette party so that Ellie and Laurie can explain the movie to her. Then, fed up with the lack of privacy, Grayson convinces Jules to elope to Napa but of course the cul de sac crew tags along. Love this show glad it will be back next season with a new home at TBS.

L.A Complex – CW 9/8c – Season 1 finale. Doubt this one will be back. Nick and Abby are trying to move past the casual phase of their relationship while still desperately trying to make their career dreams come true. Connor continues searching for answers but remains sad and lonely. Raquel’s  conscience gets the best of her and she starts to question all of her decisions. Meanwhile, Kal and Tariq seem to be moving in a great direction until the unthinkable happens.

16 & Pregnant – MTV 10/9c – Season 4 finale. A Texas teenager’s pregnancy is marked with tragedy. Yeah don’t watch this show. I just find nothing appealing about this show but I know many 😉 that do. To each it’s own.

Postmortem On This Week’s Finales **Spoilers**


Revenge – Holy crap. Did all that happen? I had said that this finale better be worth all the stops and breaks that this show put me through this season. Well it definitely was. They really answered a lot of questions but then brought up a lot more that set up where next season is going. We finally kind of got some closure on the white-haired man. When Emanda met up with him, she kicked his ass good. Oh my gosh I was dying. I wanted white-haired man killed but I can see that it would have just taken all of her humanity away and then she wouldn’t be able to be with Jack.

Except now she really can’t because Fauxmanda has returned and claims she is pregnant with Jack’s baby. It’s possible but I’m calling b.s on this one and where the hell has she been. Where did the Japanese man take her? Maybe it’s his baby lol. Glad Emanda got rid of Daniel he is sooooo ridiculous. I like the character but sometimes I’m just like for stupid are you? Ughh now he and Ashley are going to get together. Gross. That girl will do anything to try to get into the Grayson family. Hell if Conrad wasn’t with Lydia, I’m sure she would have tried to get with him.

Speaking of Lydia hope she’s gone. She became such a useless character that it took 3 episodes before I noticed she hadn’t been there. She is supposed to have met her demise with Victoria on the plane that was taking them to testify against Conrad in D.C. I believe that Lydia is dead but Victoria isn’t (Madeline Stowe who plays Victoria is still signed on for season 2). There is no way they could ever kill Victoria. Her character is definitely one of the things that makes this show successful. Charlotte can go too. Talk about a useless little brat. Ughh. I’ve said she needs to go kill herself for most of the season and I’m glad she took my advice and finally did it.  Hopefully it sticks for next season. That would be wonderful. Oh and Amanda’s mom that we’ve been told all season died is actually alive. WTH? Overall great season, good finale and I look forward to more craziness from the crazies in the Hamptons in September.

Modern Family – OMG Haley is so stupid lol. Sarah Hyland plays her so well. OMG Phil teaching Alex how to dance is hilarious. “Arms down here says, ‘I’m white and I’m sorry!’ But up here says, ‘You don’t know what I am!’” I couldn’t stop laughing at this part for some reason it was just too funny. And then it only got funnier when Alex’s “bad boy” date showed up and turned out to be a boy who is clearly gay and just doesn’t know it yet. Alex delivers a great line “Yes, my bad boy prom date is gay – he just doesn’t know it yet. I’m basically his beard. Pre-beard. His stubble.”  OMG Dylan has to be one of my fave recurring characters on this show. This is what he said to Claire and Phil when they got upset about Hayley moving in with him. “Look I know that you’re concerned, but I’m designing t-shirts now. They’re gonna be huge. Also medium and small.” Hahahah. Sad that Cameron and Mitchell didn’t get the baby. Glad they didn’t though. I think it would have been too cliché. The whole scene at the hospital that played out like a telenovela reminded me of an SNL sketch that Christina Aguilera did when she hosted that made fun of just how over dramatic all of those telenovelas actually are. It was cute Jay dancing with Lily. Is it terrible that I just don’t care for talking Lily? When she was a baby and not talking, I could take her even though she had absolutely no personality, but now with this new Lily talking she’s just such a spoiled brat. And right when Jay says he can’t do another kid, Gloria announces she’s pregnant. That’s gonna go really well next season with her old man husband but it doesn’t open up for some great moments with Claire and Mitchell because you just know they are going to act crazy when they find out they are gonna have another sibling.

Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt 23 – OMG June is such a mess. Just so entirely awkward and kind of sad and that makes her so hilarious. OMG James Van Der Beek is so hilarious in this exaggerated role of himself. I have come to like the dynamic of June and Chloe. They are complete opposites but they work together. The finale was just ok with some really funny awkward bits in it but I have come to like the show. It was renewed for a second season by ABC and hopefully it gets funnier.

American Idol – Hahaha opening performance Joshua Ledet fell during the performance.  Soooo funny. Not a bad performance. Boring performance with John Fogarty. Holy hell Fantasia. This performance with Joshua Ledet and Fantasia was a hot mess in more ways than one. They are both good singers and have that screaming voice. Can we talk about this catsuit? WTF? Seriously? WHY? She just had a baby. Why is she trying to wear this catsuit? It’s so bad. Just see for yourself.

I just can’t. Then the very next performance is another catsuit culprit, Chaka Khan. No no no. I know she has lost 60 lbs recently but she didn’t need to do that. The performance itself was a pretty good one. The top 12 girls actually sang pretty well.

These Ford commercials within the show are just so awkward and bad. I know they are their sponsor but no. Oh my girl Rihanna is on. Ooo and she’s singing live. Her performance game has definitely come up from where she started from and I can always applaud improvement. Performance with Reba McEntire was great. Steven Tyler is sooo not good-looking. Why did he look like that sloth he was carrying? Jessica Sanchez did a great job with that Whitney Houston song. Boring top 12 boys performance with Neil Diamond. It was probably good but I’m not really that much of a fan of his. Phonebook bit was ehh. Some of those people have some good voices though.

Oh JLo trying to take us back to her Jenny from the block look. The dancing is good on this performance but why are her and Flo-Rida lip syncing? That proposal between Ace Young and Diana Degarmo was so contrived, the only thing that made me think otherwise was that Diana was shaking so much as he put the ring on. Jordin Sparks nice performance. I like her. She looks great. More boring performances. Jennifer Holiday is making the craziest faces and yelling like crazy. She didn’t even give Jessica a chance on their parts together. She pretty much just made herself louder and louder to overpower her. Same thing she did to Jennifer Hudson when they sang that song together. Aerosmith is so classic that I’ll take all of Steven Tyler’s crazy antics for them to keep performing. Joe Perry is such a beast on that guitar. Boring Jessica and Philip performance and 2 hours later the winner is who cares. Everyone knows that the losers always fare better than the winners for the most part.

New Trailers


The Great Gatsby

This trailer looks so good. Tobey McGuire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton and Leonardo DiCaprio all in one movie, yes please. The movie is directed by Baz Luhrmann, who did one of my favorite Nicole Kidman movies, Moulin Rouge. It is based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald book most of us had to read in middle school or high school about “writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles.” The movie hits theaters Christmas Day, 2012.

True Blood

Yesss my show is back. Season 4 was crazy and Season 5 looks even crazier. They had already released a trailer but that one was more of a teaser. This one finally shows who new cast member, Christopher Meloni (Stabler, Law & Order: SVU), will be playing. Last season ended with a blood bath. Jesus, Tara, Debbie, Marnie, Tommy, Nan and more were all taken out. Russell is going to be back (Yay love him). The new season is only 2 weeks away. It premieres June 10 at 9/8c.

Skyfall

Love Bond movies. All this trailer. It’s all fluff. Lots of things exploding and plenty of action scenes, plus it’s got the hot hot Daniel Craig in it. I will always watch Bond movies because I have watched them since I was a kid so they always have a special place in my heart. Skyfall hits theaters November 9, 2012.

Anchorman 2

Anchorman has to be one of Will Ferrell’s funniest movies and when I saw they were doing a sequel. I thought yes but ughh a sequel. After watching this teaser trailer, I can say that all my doubts have been removed. It was too funny. The movie hasn’t started shooting yet but it has a release date of sometime in 2013.

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

This movie is produced by Tim Burton and I like him so I will most definitely be seeing this movie. It is based on the Seth Grahame-Smith novel by the same name about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He then makes it his mission to end them. This trailer is the new red band trailer with lots of blood, gore and killing. The movie hits theaters June 22,2012.

**UPDATED**Awkward Black Girl Season 2 Gets A Premiere Date and A New Home


**UPDATE** Season 2 of ABG will premiere on June 14th. Here is the trailer for season 2.

ABG is back snitches!!!! Writer, producer and star of the hit and Shorty award-winning webseries has set the premiere date for the new season. Season 2 will premiere this June, more than likely on June 7th, if the pattern of the episode releases (first Thursday of the month) stays the same.

With the new season come some new characters who we saw at the end of season 1. There is a new boss and some new hires. We’ll also be seeing how J and White Jay’s relationship is going and all the awkward gems that come from that.

Another thing that is different is that ABG has now become a part of Pharrell Williams’ new I Am OTHER Youtube channel. The channel features programming that wants to celebrate and “explore the pursuit of individuality, the defiance of expectations, and the arrival of a new class of visionaries. ”

I can’t wait. I love this show. If you have never gotten into the awesome, amazingness of ABG, then get on it before the premiere next month. Here is episode 1. You’re welcome.

Robert Pattinson Being Considered As Finnick Odair in ‘Catching Fire’


Francis Lawrence has some explaining to do. I was already upset about a new director for Catching Fire, the next book in the Hunger Games Series, but now rumor has it that he will be casting Robert Pattinson as the fan favorite character, Finnick Odair. Lawrence and Pattinson worked together on the lukewarm critically acclaimed box office bomb, Water For Elephants.

No no no to this. Pattinson is NOT Finnick. Finnick is very much a pretty boy character and that in no way describes Pattinson. Plus I just don’t want my Hunger Games franchise to be tainted with anything Twilight.

It makes sense though that Pattinson would want to jump on another franchise because his other credits that aren’t Twilight have pretty much been DOA. Water For Elephants was not actually not a bad movie but it wasn’t that good either and Remember Me was quite terrible.

Of course I’ll still be watching the movie if he is cast, but I don’t have to like it. Hopefully they’ll go with the better choices that others have come up with.

Season Finales Thursday 05/24/12: Awake


Awake – NBC 10/9c – Series finale. The entire police force is on a man hunt for Detective Britten, who relentlessly works to bring down the conspirators who tore his family apart. Britten trusts no one and time is running out as he gets closer to the truth. Bird and Detective Vega decide to help their struggling partner. When Britten’s worlds begin to clash, bringing together the dueling psychiatrists, Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans in an unlikely debate that forces him to choose his path. Meanwhile, Captain Harper is forced to face her truth. This show was cancelled by NBC. Too bad it wasn’t better. I liked the concept at the beginning, they tried but just couldn’t keep it together.

Season Finale Wednesday 5/23/12


The Middle – ABC 8/7c – Season 3 finale. Mike’s brother, Rusty (Norm Macdonald), invites the Hecks to his wedding, but lists their address as the location of the ceremony; Brick isn’t allowed to go to a party that falls on the same day of the wedding.

American Idol – FOX 8/7c – Season 11 finale. A season of amazing talent boiled down to this night. Who will be the next American Idol? Will it be the musical artist, Philip Phillips or the big voice, Jessica Sanchez? Last season’s winner, Scotty McCreery and Rihanna perform. This might also be judge Jennifer Lopez’s last episode as she is trying to decide if she wants to stay on any longer. I’m sure she will because they’ll throw a ton more buckets of money at her to keep her on the show.

Modern Family – ABC 9/8c – Season 3 finale. While Gloria helps Cam and Mitch pursue an adoption opportunity, Jay and Manny baby-sit Lily; Alex attends her first prom; Haley makes a shocking announcement about her plans for the future. This season has been a mixed bag of nuts. There have been some great episodes and then some lackluster ones but regardless of all that it’s still one of the best comedies on tv.

Don’t Trust The B- In Apartment 23 – ABC 9:30/8:30c – Season 1 finale. June tries to keep up with Chloe and her party lifestyle; James loses it when he finds out that Dean Cain has a bigger dressing room than he has. I like this show. It did get better than the pilot. It’s still not better than Happy Endings but I’m ok with that.

Revenge – ABC 10/9c – Season 1 finale. With the end in sight, Emily fearlessly pushes forward, closing in on the final phases of her plan for revenge, while the Graysons continue their downward spiral into the rabbit hole of self-destruction. But a big, explosive event leaves much hanging in the balance, courses are altered and even more is left in question. For all the stops and breaks that this show took, this finale better be the best one EVER. No matter what, I’ll still be back for next season.

Law And Order: SVU – NBC 10/9c – Season 13 finale. The team must go with caution when an underage escort is found dead at a wild bachelor party with high-profile people in attendance; Brian Cassidy (Dean Winters), a former SVU detective who is working under, helps Benson and Amaro investigate. I haven’t watched this show at all this season since Stabler (Christopher Meloni) left. I heard its been pretty good though.