Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Make sure not to miss tonight...

If your a regular reader of FH you know one of my favorite new shows of this season is Accidentally on Purpose. AOP boasts a stellar cast and great writing. I know some critics have not given the show it's due but AOP is the only comedy currently on the air that has me rolling on the floor laughing. Some of the early episodes were a bit inconsistent but as the season went on the show really hit its groove. This cast has a way of creating magic with line delivery and with writer and producer Claudia Lonow at the helm I am looking forward to the remainder of the season.

Currently AOP is 'on the bubble'. On the bubble in tv terms means it is currently at risk of being cancelled. The rating for AOP have been great, the real problem seems to be that CBS currently has one or two sit-coms too many. It is all going to come down to the numbers. My guess is CBS is looking at AOP and closely comparing the numbers to Rules Of Engagement and Gary Unmarried. With AOP going into Gary's Wednesday's time slot it could simply be a question of which of the two shows gets better numbers as the determining factor for who stays.

I hope there is more to the decision because AOP has so much more potential than either of the other two shows. Neither Gary Unmarried or Rules of Engagement have the magic that I see in AOP. Add to that both have been on the air for a few seasons. AOP has taken off in it's first season and it is far more likely to have it's audience continue to grow. It is unlikely after being on the air for 2 or 3 seasons the other two shows are going to bring in any better numbers than they already have.

AOP needs to continue. It is a sit-com whose first season was all about a meeting, a pregnancy and the beginning of a relationship. Next season after the birth, there will be a whole new set of issues for the cast and writers to explore. (Would be a shame to miss Lennon Parham babysitting!)

If you have not checked AOP out be sure to tune into CBS tonight. It is a repeat but it will get you started. If you watch, don't miss it's move to Wednesday beginning tonight. Lets keep this show on the air. AOP may not be getting the critical acclaim of other shows but I tell you it certainly has provided me with some much needed laughs each Monday night.

Check out Nic and Jon's latest talk show episode where they travel to Texas to get to know their fans a bit better! You can watch that HERE:

Law and Order SVU

I boycotted all the Law and Orders and CSI's awhile ago. (I work with people effected by violence and don't need to see it nightly on tv) but...SVU has had some fun guest stars this season and some memorable if not manipulative rating grabbing episodes. Tonight's installment with some of the 80's finest females looks to be a hoot. Jacyln Smith, Susan Anton, Morgan Fairchild and Ann-Margaret head up tonight's guest cast.

Zach Gilford in 'The Last Winter'

I have loved Zach Gilford since first seeing him on 'Friday Night Lights'. There is something special about him. Not just adorable, but highly talented, Zach has turned in great performance after great performance. How great to discover this scene from last years 'The Last Winter'. Thanks as always to Casperfan for the video download!

Catching up with Guy Tang

When I first profiled model Guy Tang almost a year ago I had no idea he would go on to be one of the most popular models featured on FH. Obviously Guy has something special. Obviously he is smokin hot but I think it is his drive for success and connection with his fans that has created a legion of loyal followers.

Certainly something/someone assisting Guy's rise to success is his friend and agent, photographer Don Pollard. Don has created an amazing site to showcase Guy, filled with info, photos and of course videos. Don and Guy have produced some creative videos using the superior talents of both men to create visually stunning shorts. If you have not been to DestinAsian before don't wait any longer!

Besides being incredibly hot, Guy and Don's latest video promo also had me pulling my old Linkin Park CD's out of my closet. 10 years ago Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory was playing over and over again in my cd player and 'In the End' blasted through my disc man as I made my way through University. Thanks Don for reconnecting me to Linkin Park!

Favorite Pic of the Day for March 30th

Love this shot of model John Cherland by Doug Inglish.

Happy Birthday today March 30th to

Happy Birthday today March 30th to:

Mr France (2003), model and athlete Frederic Deltour turns 28 today.

Actor Rupert Evans turns 34 today.

Rupert in 'Son & Lovers' (Caps via Casperfan).

Mark Consuelos turns 39 today.

Ian Ziering turns 46 today.

Warren Beatty turns 73 today.

Seriously Grey's Anatomy Seriously!

A big thumbs down to actress Katherine Heigl and the producers of Grey's Anatomy.

I know many of you think I am nuts, but I LOVE this show. At this time last year I was caught up in the wedding of Alex and Izzie as she got closer to dying from cancer. Too bad she survived. I was happy at the time... but since her recovery these two characters have been written like shit. Alex especially has been left hanging this season with the writers, despite the characters growth, take him back to the Alex of season 2.

One could blame it all on Heigl but think the Grey's writers are equally responsible. I don't watch this show for Mer and Der (Oh their fans are annoying). I watched for Alex and Izzie.

I painstakingly separated actor from character, and despite the silliness that is Katherine Heigl (no one will write you the material you had on Grey's period) I still loved Izzie. That is why it is so annoying that Heigl is not returning. I am ok she is leaving, but despite her convenient Entertainment Weekly 'save my reputation by admitting to a couple of things' cover story, there is no excuse or no new baby that should have kept her off the set for a day or two to wrap up her storyline with Alex.

People have lots of reasons from DVR's to reality tv as to why hour long dramas are losing ratings. In this case it is the actors and the show itself. Some of us stupidly wasted 5 years rooting for Izzie and Alex (still love ya Justin Chambers) only to have it end this way. A big thumbs down!

The Good & the Bad of Liam Hemsworth

Actor Liam Hemsworth has only been acting a few years, mostly on Australian tv shows but is set to hit it huge in 'The Last Song' the latest novel from Nicholas Sparks to hit the screen.

The Bad and the Good:

The Bad:
Duh...Miley Cyrus connection.

The Good:
This scene from Liam's 2009 appearance on the Australian show 'Satisfaction'

Thanks to Casperfan for the video download!