Friday, April 30, 2010
The television season is beginning to wind down with summer approaching. I also wondered why the networks have not abandoned the current tv season format and move to a 12 month season. Some networks, ABC in particular, kill their shows by taking multi month log breaks which really screw up viewership. If they planned better it could be done in a way that did not destroy the momentum many shows gain then lose due to the long breaks.
May sweeps are just around the corner, but some shows are already starting the desperate attempts to gain viewership. I loath when producers begin using terms like 'life altering events', 'life or death decisions' and 'one life hangs in the balance' when describing their episodes, especially their finales. This particular life finds them overly manipulative and in addition they are used so often, they have lost their power. Really, what 'life altering event' could really mean anything on 'Big Bang Theory'.
One person desperate to continue to attract attention in Oprah. Oprah should have left the air about 3 or 4 years ago. At that time she might have gone out with more respect. Some of her shows the past year or so are no better than Jerry Springer. Her interview with Rielle Hunter this week is a prime example. Oprah can longer claim to be 'above it all' when she does interviews like this one. I would also bet you don't see any of Tiger Woods mistress's on Oprah either...
In other talk show news, was Elisabeth Hasselbeck serious when she said Melissa Etheridge was over to her house the other night watching Dancing With The Stars together? I have been liking Hasselbeck more and more the past year (I know she is annoying and you all will think I am nuts, but I think she is more liberal than anyone on that panel, Joy included, except for Goldberg) but this would take the cake.
Speaking of tv, if your like me and don't get TV Land, you can still check out the Farrah Tribute and presentation by Jacyln Smith and Cheryl Ladd HERE:. Thanks to Tom Ryan for the link!
I am still working to save Accidentally On Purpose but I think the odds are against me. If you want to give the show a hand, please go HERE: and sign the petition. Every little bit helps!
You all know I have lovedIdol the past 8 years,and... most of you know I now have totally lost interest... But I am going to start back up again next week. I love the Idol's finale's and right now am hoping for an upset with Lee winning. Not likely I know but I am a fan of the underdog and even though Crystal is the clear favorite, I cannot see ever buying her album, but Lee's I might.
I am still head over heals for GLEE who has Olivia Newton-John as one of several guest stars this week when the 'Glist' becomes the center of drama.