Season two of Real Housewives of Atlanta has ended and VP of Programming for Brave Andy Cohen is hosting the reunion show...again. This one is so big and boring they had to make it two nights long so part two is tonight. Somehow TV producer Andy has fashioned himself into a TV personality by hosting all the reunion shows. But that wasn't enough and he had to created a talk show just for him called Watch What Happens Live. It's just awful. He tries to talk about current pop culture and politics. Please stop, you are such a self absorbed douche.
Anyway, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is just fascinating. First off, only one is a housewife. Sheree is a NFL divorcee and a wannabe fashion designer, not a housewife. Kim's husband just left the NFL and he seems to be taking care of the kids while she runs several businesses. Kandi is a never married songwriter who used to be in Escape. And then there's Kim. She's got that Big Papa money but she's certainly not a housewife. I don't really know what she does all day. Only the chemically imbalanced Nene is actually a housewife. Most of the episodes had to do with someone having a big party or event and then one of the other women making it all about herself. They are awful. I can't wait for season three!
BTW, I bought Kim's Tardy for the Party from iTunes this weekend. I'm just supporting bad behavior. Sorry.
It's hard to say what are my favorite comedies this season. 30 Rock is as funny as even and Parks and Recreation is getting really good. Community is a great addition to the Thursday night line-up. Last week Parks and Recreation was particularly good. The show could be about a bunch of characters who work together but don't like each other but instead it's a lot more fun with them being slightly annoyed at each other but not hating each other.
CBS has the good Monday night shows. HIMYM is great because the cast is so good. I love all the Robin Canada jokes. Big Bang Theory is always a laugh.
But the best new shows are on tonight on ABC. Modern Family is hilarious and Cougartown is a hot laugh riot with Courtney Cox even funnier than she was on Friends. I've skipped the other two and I've heard they suck. Here's the full video from the song the teenage boyfriend sang on the Shelly Long episode.
The new reboot series "V" starts tonight on ABC. It stars Juliet from LOST as the lead FBI investigator, Scott Wolf from Party of Five as the intrepid report, and Inara the prostitute from Firefly as Anna, the leader of the Vistors. I was a big fan of the original mini-series and one-season show. In my defense I was 12. Remember when there used to be mini-series? They were cool. North and South, The Last Days of Pompeii, The Stand. And Roots. I never saw that one. Anyway, I digress. V is back and I like the new look. The old one had some core problems with the premise. There is so much easy water to get in the universe than the high gravity well of a planet with a population that might not want their water supply shut off. Also I can't imagine taking people as food is a good idea either. They should have stuck with the story that everyone taken was being reprogrammed to serve as soldiers to fight the Visitors enemies. But no, they stuck with an absurd premise and put the protagonist in an unwinnable situation that only biological warfare would solve, something so repulsive to most modern civilization. Hopefully they will drop the cannibal part of the story like they are dropping the Nazi parallel of the first series. Instead they are more like Fox News and the Bushies, a far more relatable bad guy in our times.
Last night I watched the direct to DVD follow-up movie to Battlestar Galactica called The Plan. It was an interesting back fill story which shows alternative views to many of the events from the first two seasons starting shortly before the attack on the 12 Colonies. There's not much new info but it is great to see how Brothers Cavil's "Plan" hits one snag after another. Since it is a direct to DVD movie, there is some nudity. First we see the boobies from the stripper/bartender on Picon as Ellen meets Brother Cavil shortly before the attack. Later there's a most gratuitous hot Galactica bathroom scene with a hot naked ass and a full frontal shot of the same extra with very nice bait and tackle. But the attack on the 12 Colonies is the best part of the movie. We get to see more of the planets before they are engulfed in flames. So overall I give the movie a thumbs up. Get it now.
I love TV. Movies are great but there's so much more story and character development that can be accomplished in episodic television. Since I started unwittingly studying television over 25 years ago I've noticed many patterns and advancements. I will share my views, opinions, and TV news several times a week. Please leave your own comments.