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Ringer “It’s Called Improvising Bitch”

11 Apr

I gotta hand it to the folks at Ringer, I think they knew the end was near so they just keep going for broke with these last few episodes.  Even if they don’t get a second season at least they will be remembered as that bat-shit crazy show Sarah Michelle Gellar did for a season on The CW. We should have known the ship was going down when the wardrobe went from being cutting edge fashion to Target chic.

On last night’s episode. Catherine tries to kill Bridget, who she thinks is Shiv, when Andrew foils her plan she decides to kill them both, when Juliet foils that plan she decides to hold everyone hostage. Then she calls, wait for it… Olivia, her lover and partner in crime. Olivia is having none of this craziness and tells Catherine good-bye, sending Catherine over the edge, or more over than she is already.   Our hapless tri call Agent Machado on cell phone they have hidden in the couch, using the old one way call to fill him in on their situation.  He springs into action, and heads off to Olivia’s, he uses her to lure Catherine out of the apartment. She takes Bridget hostage and heads to Olivia’s, where our FBI guy finally gets to save the day.

Meanwhile, Shiv is still trying to get Henry cleared of Tyler’s murder. She heads over to Oksana’s (the hotel maid that fingered Henry) and quickly figures out Oksana is a high priced hooker and that is why her payoff wasn’t nearly enough. One of Oksana’s tricks shows up, she hides Shiv in the closet.  Ok, if all the crazy with Catherine wasn’t enough, check this out.  Shiv is locked in the closet while Oksana and her customer have sex, do blow and Oksana od’s, and to top it off Shiv goes into labor.  Love this crazy show!!

Shiv has a C-section, her twins, yes her female twins are premature and in bad shape. Henry is by her side, and in a move that proves Henry bought a clue, he asks the doctor for a paternity test. Go Henry.

I am not sure how they can top this if they get a second season, I am sure they will have to dial it back a bit if they do. 

What are the possible cliffhangers for next week’s finale? The paternity test? Does Macawi kill Shiv or Bridget? Does Andrew figure it out?  One thing I am sure of, I won’t get a satisfying end to the show. What would I do if it was up to me, if I was Pam Veasy and The CW let me know I had one hour to wrap it up.

First of all I would apologize to the audience that stuck it out all season, I would apologize for squandering the talents of  Ioan Gruffudd, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Dohring.  I would apologize for taking a show with an interesting premise, and some great glossy noir episodes in the first half of the season and letting it unravel into the campy crapfest we witnessed in the last 12 episodes.

Then, Malcolm leads Machado to Macawi, Machado gets shot (doesn’t die) Malcolm saves him and kills Macawi in the process. A new bromance is born.  Henry finds out the twins aren’t his or Andrew’s and leaves Shiv and the twins. Shiv, leaves the hospital, abandoning  the twins to social services.  Henry and Bridget renew their vows, the second half of the episode is filled with wedding fun, Juliet and Bridge getting all gussied up. Henry and Tim coming to an agreement over Martin Charles and destroying the flash drive.

Last two minutes of the episode, set against some of the music this show is known for using. (The CW site for Ringer music)

Bridget walks down the aisle, to a beaming Andrew

Shiv walking down the street

Bridget gets to Andrew, he leans in to kiss her and whispers in her ear, I love you Bridget.  Pull back to reveal Bridget’s reaction.

Cut to Shiv walking into a strip club to apply for a job.

Chessy, obvious, but hey after the crap Pam really wrote how could my version be any worse.

Next Week:

Ringer “You’re Way To Pretty To Go To Jail”

7 Mar

Overheard at the Ringer production offices, “it looks like we are getting cancelled, so lets just go all out crazy for the rest of the season, throw as much crap out there as possible”.

The sad fact is I am really enjoying this clichéd, over the top crap, the sloppy writing and the mustache twirling acting. Last night we got FBI Agent Machado’s (Nestor Carbonell) backstory, they have reduced him to a man seeking revenge for his dead pregnant stripper girlfriend.

They turned my Andrew into a supervillian, complete with glaring stares and ordering “Tyler to be taken care of”, my sweet romantic Andrew is a bad guy. This is where the mustache twirling comes in, all he needed was an evil laugh. Mwahhhhhh!!

Poor Tyler, so pretty, yet so dumb.  Talk about Bambi taking a drink at the stream, looking up and thinking. “wow those orange vests are pretty”.  Just like Bambi, Tyler is dead. I think Shiv is behind it because he took her flash drive and she wasn’t ready to make her move.  

Malcolm, it turns out may be the key to busting this crap wide open, more on that in a minute. Malcolm convinced Bridget that Andrew may not be the safest person to be around, so she moves out of Park Ave. Good Malcom. Then he goes to Henry for help, bad Malcom. Back to how Malcolm maybe the key, ( not in a Buffy sort of way), Shiv blocks her number pretends to be Bridget and calls Malcolm, she tells him to get out of her life. This phone call could be the clue that leads Malcolm to realize Shiv is still alive

Malcom calls FBI guy and agrees to testify about Macawi kidnapping him, I am not sure how much longer he will be alive. Perhaps as he lays dying he will utter the phrase, “she’s alive”.

Tyler and Olivia have a meeting in the backseat of her Towncar, she tells him she knows what he has been up to and he is going down. She tells him to turn the files over to her, he does, but not the flash drive.

Bridget goes to Tyler’s hotel, just in time to see Andrew leaving. She goes to Tyler’s room and bam! he’s dead. Guess he wasn’t bulletproof after-all. Ha! Of course Bridget thinks Andrew did it, but we know better.

Cut to Olivia in the backseat of the Towncar with the flashdrive, oh my.

Cut to Malcolm on the phone, there is a knock at the door, its Andrew looking very menacing.

Next Week:

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Monday – What you should watch

14 Nov

Top Spot Monday November 14, 2011

CBS comedy block from 8 to 10, who doesn’t need a good laugh. 

Second Choice – Hart of Dixie, cause this TV chick needs her chick TV. (keeping my fingers crossed Wade will be shirtless tonight)

How I Met Your Mother

Robin and Barney keep a secret from their significant others; Lily, Marshall and Ted go to a concert
 

2 Broke Girls

Johnny’s jealous girlfriend hires Max and Caroline to make cupcakes for an art show featuring his work.
 

Two and a Half Men

After being released from the hospital, Alan is faced with challenges that test his mental stability.
 

Mike & Molly

Mike encourages his mother to get a job, not realizing how it will impact Molly’s life.
 

Hart of Dixie

Lemon reluctantly accepts the mayor as her replacement co-host for Bluebell’s annual turtle race after NASCAR driver Brian Vickers drops out; an attractive veterinarian asks Zoe out; Wade receives an unexpected visitor.
 
 

House

Episode: Parents
The team discovers a disturbing family secret while trying to find a bone marrow match for an ailing teen; House tries to remove his ankle monitor so he can go to a boxing match; Taub’s ex-wife wants to move across the country with their daughter.

The Vampire Diaires – “Homecoming”

11 Nov

Its mid season finale time on The Vampire Diaries, last year brought us Katerina.  This year it’s “Homecoming”, another Mystic Falls school event another death or two, can’t wait for Prom.

The Salvatore brothers are slowly catching up to the Winchester brothers on Supernatural, the lengths Stefan will go to protect Damon are epic.  How many times has Dean sold his soul or died to protect Sam.

 I can’t believe we have to wait until January 5th  to see what happens next.

I have a question, can someone please tell me how Klaus (Joseph Morgan) didn’t know he was talking to Katherine and not Elena,(Nina Dobrev) can’t vampires sniff out other vampires?

“Homecoming” was probably the strongest episode we have seen so far this season, it built to a final 20 minutes of non-stop twists, and everyone was in on the action.  I thought it was really weird that Alaric (Matt Davis) was missing from a significant mission, how will they explain why he wasn’t there for the Klaus showdown.  

We open with dead Mikal (Sebastian Roche) on the floor, we soon learn this is part of the plan to lure Klaus back to MF so Mikal can kill him.  Apparently Mikal has a magic stake (sounds dirty right) that only he knows about and it is the only thing that can kill Klaus.  Stefan (Paul Wesley) calls Klaus, tells him Mikal is dead, come on back. Klaus says ok, but I want to see the body.

A vampire can’t dagger an original without dying, so Elena has to do the honors, and boy howdy is she getting good at using that dagger. They even get Rebekah (Claire Holt) in on the plan, she verified Mikal is dead when Klaus asks to speak to her. Remember Becky is pissed at Klaus for killing mommy so she is inclined to help the gang. 

Break for teen angst, Elena is whining because she doesn’t have anything to wear to the dance, Bonnie (Kat Graham)  is whining because Jeremy fell in love with the ghost of his dead girlfriend.  When this show does it’s 90210 moments it cracks me up.

Becky, or evil blood slut as Caroline (Candice Accola) (love her) calls her, is going to Homecoming with Matt. Poor Matt (Zach Roerig), you know that has disaster written all over it. Becky is trying on her dress for the dance, and it is not flattering at all. She tells Elena how she never go to go to a Homecoming dance before and blah blah blah. Elena feels bad, she suggests Becky wear her mother’s necklace, (the one that will not die) and then Elena daggers her, she feels bad about it, but she can’t leave anything to chance. And Becky could screw up the plan

Damon (Ian Somerhalder) and Elena prep wolfsbane grenades, Stefan comes in to borrow a tie for the dance, Elena says he doesn’t have to go. Stefan responds with the best line of the episode, “I’m compelled to protect you, and if I look at your track record at high school dances, its’ pretty tragic. My luck you’ll go ahead and get yourself murdered by the homecoming queen”  Side note, does anyone remember the Julie Brown song, “everybody run the homecoming queen’s got a gun”

Tyler (Michael Trevino) and Caroline argue, the whole Klaus sire thing is getting out of hand, not surprisingly they break up by the end of the episode. Which completely sucks because they had some of the hottest sex scenes on the show.

The gym is flooded, (guess who did that), the dance is moved to Tyler’s house. Where the heck are the chaperones, don’t all these school dances require chaperones.  Klaus and his band of merry hybrids are there to make sure Mikal is dead, when the death is confirmed Stefan will get back his freedom.

Basically the episode comes down to this, Mikal shows up to kill Klaus, Mikal threatens to Kill Elena, (really Katherine), Klaus says go ahead, so he does.  Then Damon stakes Klaus, Stefan stops him, Klaus kills Mikal.  Now Stefan is free. And everyone watching  just said WTF??!!!!

Damon and Elena have a very touching scene back at the Salvatore mansion, they will survive this, they will have to let Stefan go.  Damon is torn, he wants his bro back, but he also wants Elena.

Katherine calls to say she is on the run, after she hangs up we find out Stefan is in the car with her and a flashback reveals why Stefan stopped Damon. Basically if Klaus died so would Damon, Stefan has sacrificed him self once again for Damon. Now he is on the run with the caskets full of Klaus’ dead family.

Questions for January:

how many people will Klaus kill in revenge, Jeremy, Tyler, Bonnie and Matt are all ripe for the picking,  don’t even think about touching my Alaric

will Aunt Jenna finally return

will Stefan undagger all of Klaus’ family and build his own family to take on Klaus

will Tyler and Caroline get back together

how many shots of Stefan spying on Elena and Damon watching them get closer and closer will we get

I predict Damon/Elena sex for Feb sweeps, Stefan back by the end of the season and next year is about the reverse love triangle. Maybe we can finally get Stefan and Caroline together.

Here is The CW‘s January sneak peak

Ringer Review “Oh Gawd, There’s Two of Them”

1 Nov courtesy The Cw

Malcolm is free, Charlie is a plant and Bridget has an ultrasound. The show keeps building, the story is strong and has really evolved 

courtesy of The CW

from what could have been a one note premise into something multi-layered. Good job show. The opening was made of win, with the split screen as both Henry(Kristoffer Polaha) and Andrew (Ioan Gruffud) identified the photo of Bridget. I love it when the show does that kind of crap. Like Juliet walking in with the cops.

First of all I am so glad the torture of Malcolm(Mike Colter) is over, but why is he heading to Bridget, shouldn’t he be on his way to the police.  I guess he is doing the hero thing, and off to protect Bridget. Whatever. I really want Bridget and Andrew together so Malcolm is just in my way.

Fun fact, there is a great fashion site called Go Fug Yourself, they pick apart people’s hideous fashion choices, you should check it out.  They cover the fashion on Ringer and they are merciless. I understand that Sarah Michelle Gellar sent them an email in response to some of their observations. Really a leather dress in the middle of the day.  Loved Henry’s suit, the pink tie and pocket square were awesome.

courtesy The CW

Someone please tell the costume designer, no more sleeveless for SMG, he upper arms are not up to it. I know SMG said she isn’t pregnant in real life , but she sure looks like it on the show. Full face and boobs.

A couple questions for you the viewer, why is Bridget telling Charlie all that stuff. I understand the bond between sponsor and addict is supposed to be confidential, but really Bridget, have you learned nothing.  At the beginning of the show the writers show how smart she is, setting up the Bridget info with Henry and Andrew, covering her tracks. So is she smart or dumb?

 How did Juliet (Zoey Deutch) get her teacher’s number so fast?  Not that I mind because I love Jason Dohring so any opportunity to bring him deeper into the story is fine with me, but I still think he is bad news. Who the heck drives in Manhattan, I lived there it is brutal. Really Juliet, you couldn’t cab it, and you ruined my Andrew/Bridget squee moment. Way to cock-block.

courtesy The CW

Gemma, poor Gemma, Shiv is brutal!

I wonder what Bridget saw on the ultrasound monitor? A blank screen? Malcolm’s baby? Or a baby with horns?  If she is pregnant with Malcolm’s baby she is going to have a hard time explaining that one in the delivery room.

“Call me with the next move”

The Vampire Diaries – Ghost World Review

28 Oct

I should have known I would jinx myself, in my Thursday what to watch post I talked about how the Vampire Diaries delivers and that’s why it is my favorite. Well, it didn’t deliver tonight, this was pretty lame. 

Let me see if I understand this correctly, vampires, who are already dead can come back as ghosts when they are killed? Huh?

Moving on

At the end of last week’s episode we saw Mikal take a bite out of Katherine, and ghost Mason attack Damon.  This week’s episode didn’t even hint at Katherine’s fate. WTH.

But we did get plenty of vampire ghosts, some friendly like Casper, some not so much.

After Mason got done kicking Damon’s ass, he revealed his real reason for coming back was to help Tyler. He told Damon and Alaric he knew about a weapon to kill Klaus. 

Best parts of the episode were the Damon and Alaric scenes, I love Alaric for not forgiving Damon so easily, and Damon wants to be forgiven. I haven’t enjoyed a bro-mance this much since Clark and Lex on Smallville.

Once again the Lockwood’s have another buried secret on the property. Good thing they have a lot of land, the writers can keep finding stuff out there for seasons to come.  Mason and Damon head out on their adventure thru the tunnels to find the “weapon” that will kill Klaus.

Meanwhile Elena, still not willing to give up on Stefan, asks Jeremy to use his new-found gift as a medium to contact the ghost of Lexi to come and set Stefan straight.  Jeremy is too busy sucking face with Anna, I don’t care what Bonnie says he is not cheating, and she needs to get over it.

Lexi shows up, she and Elena chain Stefan to a chair and the intervention begins.

Bonnie and Caroline work together to get rid of the ghosts, Bonnie’s grandmother is summoned and tells Bonnie how to get rid of the ghosts. They have to destroy Elena’s necklace.  Off they go to the Salvatore mansion to retrieve the item, but it is gone. (big surprise).  Anna took it, (bigger surprise) she doesnt’ want to go back, she wants to be with Jeremy. 

Then come the bad vamps seeking revenge on the founders, and lucky for them we are having one of those founders celebrations. This one is about lighting lanterns, to symbolize when the town was safe again after the founders killed the vamps.  This history lesson comes courtesy of the head of the history department and Alaric’s boss.  Did I mention he is a member of one of the founding families.  All the warning signs are there, this guy is like the red shirt guy in the original Star Trek. Whenever they beamed down for a mission if a red shirt guy was on the team, he was dead before they got back. So you knew this guy was a goner.

The bad vamps start killing and everyone including Anna realizes it must end, she turns over the necklace.  Bonnie and Grams do a little spell, destroy the necklace and all the ghosts go poof. But not before a sad music montage, of everyone leaving. Very emo.

Lucky for Mrs Lockwood they go poof before they kill her, not so lucky for Damon, Mason goes poof before he can show what he found in the cave. Damon must go to Alaric for help, he agrees, and off they go to the cave. Alaric discovers cave paintings, next episode we get out our decoder rings and figure out what it all means.

Lexi is not successful, before she goes she tells Elena how to finish the job and poof she is gone. Elena, kind of grows a pair and tells Stefan if he wants help she will help him, but if he doesn’t change he will lose her forever.  Blah Blah.

There are only 2 more episodes before the show goes on hiatus until January. Here is a sneak peak for next week’s episode “Ordinary People” (makes me think of the Timothy Hutton movie).  Looks like we all need some post it notes.

Sweaty Shirtless Men – Hart of Dixie Sneak Peek

17 Oct

Check out the sneak peek for Monday(10/17) night’s episode of Heart of Dixie, “In Havoc and In Heat” 9pm EST on The CW

Ladies, after this promo I dare you not to watch and fall in love with this charming little diversion of a show. The CW already committed to a whole season, now its your turn. You won’t be sorry, I  promise!!

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