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15 October 2009

Scoot Over Addison Forbes Montgomery, Emma Pillsbury is now my TV Fashion Icon

The other reason why I love watching Glee, aside from the singing and the dancing?

I'll give you a clue --- she's cheeky, she's colorful, she's this doe-eyed retro-geek you see in all these photos below.




She's Emma Pillsbury, the adorable Guidance Counsellor and Glee's resident neat freak. Does she not have the cutest sets of clothes and accessories?? Ever?

Jayma Mays, the actress who plays her, calls the style "quirky-chic". There's plenty of adjectives to describe it ---- prim, vintage, classic, retro, geeky. It's so unlike my previous fashion figure of choice, Addison (Kate Walsh), who usually wears these sophisticated designer clothes  on Private Practice.

Lou Eyrich is the costume designer for Emma and the rest of the cast of Glee, who last week dressed the girls up in eyelets, laces and sunshine-y yellow:



And because of this, I've been obsessing on vintage clothes on Ebay, finding the perfect Emma blouse.

Must. Resist. The. Urge. :P

13 October 2009

Aus Idol: Single Ladies Fever and a Single Lady Who Needs Make-Up Tips

The song, Single Ladies, has been played many times, copied many times, done many times...it's everywhere. People have the Single Ladies fever and I guess it's that kind of song that will never get old now. I do not especially like Beyonce all that much, nor am I a big fan of any of her songs, including this. But when you hear it often enough, you're programmed to like it no matter what.

The other week, I heard it on Glee. I have yet to get the song out of my head when this week, someone from Australian Idol chose it for Big Band Night. It's a risk to sing this with such a theme, but because Stan Walker's got a beautiful tone and melody to his voice, it paid off:



I enjoyed that, but I liked this performance for Big Band night better:



And one of them chose to sing Sinatra's My Way which sounded odd but heartfelt and vulnerable, it makes me ambivalent. Did I like it? Hate it? Was it bad? Good? You judge:



Fun, fun night. Yet no one really made the hair in my arms stand, unlike in past seasons.

Anyway, something has been bugging me for the past weeks watching this show.

Someone ought to fire the host's Ricki-Lee's make-up and hair stylist, please. I mean, why would anyone let her come out on TV with her blush looking like a clown and her eyes looking like a raccoon? Seriously.

Such a good-looking lady but, the hair and the make-up? Awful! I know she's only in her late 20's but....



See?

09 October 2009

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Just got caught up with the most recent episode of Brothers & Sisters (Season 3, Episode 2), with Kitty's cancer. So, here is what I wanna say about it ------- "WAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!"

What an emotional episode!

I have no words.

My eyes aren't dry yet.


The beautiful message from Robert, Kitty's husband, at the end of the episode:
It takes time to talk about something like this. You need to find the courage. And when you do talk, you realize the most amazing thing: that what's happening is ----horrible as it is --- is bringing you closer to the people that you love. It's reminding you of what's most true in your life. And that is a good thing…no matter how it happens.

The Office's Mr. and Mrs. Jim Halpert

What every Office fan has been waiting for: Jim and Pam got married today.

I stayed away from spoilers sites once I saw the first photos of Pam in a wedding dress a month ago and had little expectation for whatI was about to watch. If I had been at the wedding? I would've definitely enjoyed it!


Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don’t get me wrong I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit in front of friends and family that I do know how to make a photocopy. I didn’t need your help that many times. And do you remember how long it took you to teach me to drive stick? (Pam: Like a year). I’ve been driving stick since high school. For a really long time that’s all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.

I bought that boat tickets the day I saw that Youtube video. I knew we needed a back-up plan. The boat was actually plan C, the church was plan B. And plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago…pretty much the day I met her.

Me = melting.

Episode = funny and satisfactory.

Andy tearing up over Jim's speech = stole the show (again!)

Andy tearing his scrotum = classic!

Erin = cute bundle of energy. Love her!

Michael = poor, poor, awkward Michael.

Michael's wedding gift = hilarious!

Dwight having raw, animal sex = Ick!

Kevin and his feet = Barf!

Phyllis and Bob Vance of Vance Refrigeration's gyrating moves = Disturbingly hot!

The wedding march, though very unoriginal, should make it to the list of Greatest Moments on TV. I wonder if they paid JK for the idea?

Did You have fun at the wedding?

Glee: Fave Video of the Week - ALONE with K. Chenoweth

From last week's episode, I pick this one as the favorite. 1) Because I love the song, 2) Because I'm in love with Kristin Chenoweth. 3) Because that's 1 + 2.

She. Effing. Nailed. This!!!

I'm almost sorry it's just a short clip.

Margie Simpson Strips For Playboy Magazine

According to E!Online, one of TV's most loved wife and mom is posing nude for the popular men's magazine. The feature will have Margie going au naturel in a 3-page spread. The feature will also include an interview...because that's the reason why this magazine sells, for the *cough* interview *cough*.

Cute, scandalous and hilarious.

Also, slightly sick at the same time.

Heh.


Picked Up: Cougar Town, Modern Family, Middle


Back! But not in the full swim of things yet. Things are still not back to normal here. We're experiencing rotating blackouts and that gets in the way of TV watching.

Anyway, just popped in to post this news... Cougar Town, Modern Family and The Middle have been picked up for a full season.

Via Ausiello:

An ABC rep confirms that the network has extended full-season orders to freshman comedies Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle.

Despite experiencing some slippage last night, all three shows have performed solidly in the ratings. Creatively speaking, they’re firing on all cylinders — particularly Modern Family, which continues to live up to all my the hype.

No word yet on back-nine pickups for fellow newbies FlashForward, Hank, Eastwick, and The Forgotten.

Three episodes down and I'm seeing less of Monica Geller on Courtney Cox in Cougar Town. She really got into the role quite well. What did I say the first time? She is so comfortable doing comedy better than drama. I still keep hearing "Emmy!" in my head when I watch her.

I'm kinda liking The Middle, which I didn't expect I would. Reminds me so much of Malcolm in the Middle, alright, but I don't mind..it's still funny and entertaining. The youngest kid who whispers to himself? Adorable!

Save for the pilot, haven't had the chance to watch the other episodes of Modern Family yet but I do like this one, so am glad it's getting a full season. Hooray!

03 October 2009

Regular programming will be back...soon, I hope!


Couldn't, as yet, go back to regular programming, folks. My connection online is temporarily sloooooow, as service in our area is still being restored (no thanks to tropical storm Ondoy!).

The last new show I've seen before calamity struck our place was Eastwick --- which I loved. Have prepared something to write about it afterwards, which I was supposed to be posting before blackout affected our area. Anyway, here's what I was supposed to share ---

Expected so little from this TV adaptation of an 80's film (starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon & Michelle Pfeifer). The reviews for it have been unkind. But I think I've become one of the few who actually found the TV series entertaining (starring Paul Gross, Rebecca Romjin, Lindsay Price & Jamie Ray Newman).

KorbiTV calls it Desperate Housewitches. I can't think of a better monicker. It does have that quaint Desperate Housewives feel. But throw in a little of Charmed's darkness…and you have a show so entertaining, with a lot of potential.

Paul Gross as the devil does decently. He's going to be compared big time to Jack Nicholson but I think he does alright. Sometimes, he even sounds like Nicholson.

The three ladies, who in the premiere have yet to discover their power, have a wonderful chemistry. Their characters are pretty standard and unoriginal, but I've easily fallen in love with them….Lindsay Price, especially (who I liked very much in Lipstick Jungle). Even Sara Rue (who play's Price's best friend) is a joy to watch.

It's light and fluffy, this series…which I think presents a good option for us viewers since most other programs falling in their time slot are so serious.


Anyhow, I'm missing tons of shows from last week and I expect to be missing a lot more. :( I am so bummed.

In the meantime, and as I wait for our high-speed connection restoration, I've been watching Dollhouse's first season. I know I said I didn't like it the first time I watched it. And I truly had to patiently sit through a couple more episodes to warm up to it. But, after watching Season 1 over the week, I have to say that it improved and got better and better. Joss Whedon? Still a genius!

I also finished Drop Dead Diva, another show I said I could't stand watching longer the first time. Glad I sat through that, too. The final episode for the first season had me considerably entertained.

I am also following up on Greek Season 3 and Raising The Bar Season 1. If am going to stay offline for a longer time, then I have five seasons of The Wire to finally start gorging into.

Oh, and I am dropping Vampire Diaries from my list. It's an okay show...but really not for me.