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Archive for September, 2007

Scott Baio is 45 and Single (VH1)- Episode 7

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

This is the end, Beautiful friend
This is the end, My only friend, the end.

Wow, no more Baio…..I wonder what other has been we can exploit for my viewing pleasure.  Seriously though, are there any left that haven’t been thrust in the media spotlight for their 2nd chance at 15 minutes?

Doc Ali suggests that Scott go to see a lawyer about a pre-nup and shop for rings – as a test to see if these really are his issues, as he told her they were.  She wants him to be prepared either way, but be prepared to make a decision to Renee.  Renee had a session with Doc Ali where she told her that if he didn’t make some sort of commitment to her at the end of this, she was outta there. Can’t say I blame her, but, you’d think if you were dating Scott Baio, you’d know what you were in for.

Since Steve had to go and shop for a wedding band for his future Mrs, Scott went with so he could check things out.  The entire time, Johnny V. is texting him more than a jilted girlfriend- it’s really sad. Scott said that he had been sending pictures of himself also.  I think that Johnny V. needs Doc Ali’s help to find his own self.  It’s clear he doesn’t know who he is without Scott.  His texts were stuff like…’Scott, why don’t you call me back? This isn’t over, you bastard’.  Isn’t that something you’d text to an ex that you wanted to get back with?

Scott has a graduation party for himself, for making it through the Doc Ali weeks.  Jason couldn’t be there, but Steve was and Johnny wasn’t invited.  A few of the ex girlfriends were there- odd that they’d all be together but…   (Julie, if you are reading this, lose the out of style haircut and throw that hat in the trash)  Julie and Renee go for a little chat which to me is the weirdest, after all, Julie’s the most bitter of his chicks.  Things seem to be going nice and smoothly when Scott calls Renee over and they pan to a bouquet of flowers tucked out of site.  I guess he IS going to marry her.  In his smooth Brooklyn wop way…he proposes… (‘Renee, I’m ready to marry you now’) she doesn’t really say much at first, but then grins.   Scott’s voiceover was actually really sweet though, he said that all his reservations melted away when he kissed her after proposing.  Renee, not to be outdone, leans in and whispers in his ear – ‘Guess what?’ And you just kinda see what’s coming next…it’s a bit cliche but cute nonetheless.   She tells him that they are having a baby.   The end shot is just his mouth catchin’ flies.

I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t show any other reaction to Renee’s news other than the mouth agape.  After all, he did say a few times that he wanted to have kids of his own.   Now will we ever know what really happened? Or how he really felt about it at the time?  I wonder if it was staged, if he knew that she was pregnant …. hmmmm.
Damn you Scott Baio- I have unanswered questions.

Saving Grace (TNT)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

As a Holly Hunter fan (Come on, Copycat….Little Miss Firecracker…The Piano)  when I heard about this show on TNT, I had to check it out.  But, as a fallen Catholic, the religious aspect of the show had me running just like The Last Temptation of Christ and that Mel Gibson piece of shit. I thought, well, I’ll just watch the first episode and if the Jesus stuff is too much, I’ll just stop watching it.  It’s not. Holly plays a detective, single, alcoholic, slutty as can be,  but she’s been given a last chance from God to make her life right. It’s set in Oklahoma City, and her sister dies in the OKC bombing, leaving a son and husband behind.  She does all that she can in her wild and backward way for her nephew.

In the first 15 minutes of the first episode, she’s drunk and buck naked riding a dude like she’s in the rodeo. I was a little put off by that to be honest but as in the context of the show, it makes sense.  You see what her life is really like and frankly it’s a little disturbing.  Her angel, Earl, first appears to her while she’s drunk and standing over the body of a man she’s run over.  The man is actually a death row inmate, who had the same ‘dream’ as she did.  Earl, offers her a last chance to make her life right and get right with God.   And we’re off…..

I’ve seen the first 5 episodes and have loved everyone of them.  The way all these characters interact, the history between them it’s all brilliant.  Bailey Chase is great as her ex-lover and current co-worker, Laura San Giacomo is wonderful as always as her best friend since childhood and scientist for the police force. Leon Rippy steals the show as the redneck, tobacco spitting angel, Earl.  I hate to say, but the theme song by Everlast really ices the cake.  Yes, I said that.  It’s just that the song fits the show really really well.

TNT is becoming a major player in the TV game.  Some of the shows they have been putting out are impressive to say the least. I’m still heartbroken that Tom Everett Scott’s show ‘Saved’ got axed.  Bad TNT….  The Closer and Saving Grace are redeeming you.

The Two Coreys (A&E) Episode 5 – Wing Man

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

This episode should be called ‘Haim Needs Laid’  The Feldmans get ideas to get haim a girlfriend and their first attempt is a local ‘speed dating’  at a club. That doesn’t go well, the women there just don’t pique his interest and frankly I can see why.  While there were some women there that weren’t actresses (Haim’s deal breaker is that he won’t date another actress) they weren’t very attractive and one even said she wasn’t single. His next attempt is online dating….he looks through some profiles and picks what seems to be a really pretty normal girl.  They meet up for a frisbee date and it all seems to be going really well, they seem to be having fun.  Then the girl tosses out the deal breaker….yup, she’s an actress.  the 180 that Haim does is awesome.  This girl might as well have said that she has a contagous disease spread through sharing the same AIR.

During this, the happily married Feldmans can’t seem to have any alone time to get a little.  Haim actually walked in twice during some married people time.  Must be hard for them to know that he can walk in any second because the boy has no boundaries.  The Mrs. actually said that she didn’t want to have sex because she was afraid that Haim could hear them.  Ewww..not a visual I would like in my head, please.  Seriously, even back in the day (yes I AM that old) I thought Feldman was creepy as hell and Haim was like the dumbass in school that would follow you around thinking he was so funny.

It seems that Haim has had a lady.  Jo from England whom he met while doing a Lost Boys appearance. He’s apparently got some heavy feelings for her that he’s wanting to explore.  So, he flies her over to stay with him at the Feldman’s.  He gets some roses and meets her at the airport.  They are pretty cute together, I must say. I think that she might actually want to be with him. It’s not that cute London girls have a shortage of hot guys to pick from….so it only stands to reason that the poor girl likes the Haim-meister.

Let’s see what happens with Haim and his lady love.  Perhaps there will finally be some action in the Feldman house.

Big Brother 8 -UK

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

I can not tell a lie. I have spent my first summer in the UK hooked to this show. And whatever shows I missed, I downloaded. It’s a little more intense then the US version and F bomb is dropped frequently on network TV.  It truly is a social experiment here as they don’t have a handful of pretty people dropped in the house. These really are the most diverse group of people that one could imagine being crammed in a house for 3 months together.  We are in the last week here, and I am going to be one empty person when this is over.

They have Little Brother, a chat show about the show- they have evicted housemates on, celebrities on and families of the housemates on to talk about the house.  They have the Daily Show which is highlights of the previous day. They have Big Mouth, an interactive chat show about the house, various celebs host for one week at a time, the audience is loud and quite funny. Pete Burns was the BEST host…. with Chris Moyles a close second.  And they have 2 weekly shows – Diary Room Uncut, where they show pieces of the Diary Room confessions and On the Couch, where they have psychiatrists come on and dissect what is said….and the body language of the housemates.  Pure Gold, I tell ya.  They also have a channel that shows live footage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I can sit in my livingroom and watch these poor bastards sleeping.  Amazing, isn’t it?

The winner will be announced this Friday out of the 6 housemates that are still left….. cross your fingers with me that Brian wins…

I have to wait until next summer to get on this damn ride again.  It’s just not fair.