Friday, May 18, 2007

Quality TV going down the toilet

This just in from "Watch With Kristen" gossip (

Veronica Mars' future is bleak. The article says, and I quote:

"At a CW press conference, Dawn Ostroff told reporters that Veronica as we know it is over, but that she is talking to Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell about a future project.'

I just checked in with Rob Thomas, who tells me:

'I haven't heard about a future project yet, but I suppose I'd listen. Would love to work with Kristen again, however.'

When I ask point-blank if VM is over, Rob tells me:

'I believe we're out of hope.'"

This news absolutely sucks. This clearly tells me that quality TV viewing as we know it is going down the drain. Hell, Veronica Mars has only been the show that's allowed me to say that there are still quality TV shows left.

I don't know why shows I love get cancelled prematurely - eg. Roswell. What are the majority of TV viewers looking for that the can't find in Veronica Mars? What is it about the common TV viewer that is different from the cult fanbase of Veronica Mars? What could possibly be more interesting about farmers looking for a mate?

And what good was winning 2nd place in the Save One Show and getting 1st place in Teavee to our cause? When are they going to review that whole Nielsen box rating scheme anyway?

This is absolutely depressing.

Let's still vote at Teavee for Veronica Mars to show how much we love the show and how much we believe in the witty private investigator and her awesome cast. Let's hope that they realize what a mistake they're making, cancelling Veronica Mars.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

American Idol Results are in and they're surprising... or not?

If you haven't watched the results night of American Idol then I urge you not to scroll down further.


Alright then, Melinda Dolittle is out. The ever consistent, goosebump-generating, quirky Melinda was beaten by a teenager who (in my opinion) had a very lukewarm night last night and who never really captured my attention, and the 25 year old stylish, funky, modern beatboxer.

I'd agree with the viewers' choice of voting for Blake Lewis, and I'm quite happy that this show does not always choose the belters over the wild cards. What I'm not too thrilled about is that voters decided to choose the less sensational belter. Clearly, when you listen to Jordin and Melinda, you know who stands out more, and the judges agree.

However, I find that I am not all too shocked about the results, despite the 74% who said they were "absolutely shocked" in the American Idol website polls. I had a creeping feeling that this was how it was gonna go. Why I had this feeling, I don't know. Perhaps it's because American Idol has that knack of shocking you, that I had prepared for the shock already.

The question is: What could have possibly caused Melinda's elimination? Could it be either: (1) the viewers frantically voted for the idol who got less positive comments, assuming that the others would have voted for the idol who was "a cinch to be in the top" (ex. Chris Daughtry) or (2) the viewers got bored by Melinda's consistent greatness?

It's quite ironic that Melinda went to the bottom 3 just when it really counted. But I'm not worried. I think Melinda will release an album. It would be a crime if she didn't.

It would seem obvious from my previous posts and this particular post that I am 100% rooting for Blake, now that it's between the teenager and fresh, hip beatboxer.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Elimination Songs from American Idol Season 1 to Season 6

I'll admit it. I'm crazy. I spent some time off my busy schedule to figure out all the elimination songs from season 1 to season 6 and figure out if there are artists that future AI contestants should probably not attempt to sing; that is, songs made by artists that have caused the most number of contestants to be eliminated.

And here are the results!

#1 Killer: The Supremes
Hit List:
Season 2 Where did our Love Go - Julia
Season 6 You Can't Hurry Love - Brandon
Season 2 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Vanessa
Season 3 You Keep Me Hangin' On - Leah
Speaking of Diana Ross, another one on the hitlist by Diana Ross is Season 2's Rickey singing Endless Love

Tied at #1: Donna Summer
Hit List:
Season 1 Last Dance - Ryan
Season 5 Last Dance - Brenna
Season 4 On the Radio - Vonzell
Season 3 No More Tears - Diana

Big Contender: Stevie Wonder
Season 4 All in Love is Fair - David
Season 6 If You Really Love Me - Jared
Season 5 Overjoyed - Sway
This is of course excluding Mellisa during Stevie Wonder Night since one would have inevitably been eliminated because of a Stevie Wonder song that night.

And then a few other contenders with 2 eliminations each:
Alicia Keys
Season 5 If I Ain't Got You - Shontai
Season 4 You Don't Know my Name - Aloha

Bonnie Raitt
Season 6 I Can't make you love me - Amy
Season 6 Something to Talk About - Sanjaya

Elvis Presley
Season 3 Jailhouse Rock - Jon Peter
Season 5 Suspicious Minds - Chris Daughtry

Faith Hill
Season 2 Breathe - Julia
Season 4 When the Lights Go Down - Celena

Gloria Estefan
Season 3 Music of My Heart - John Stevens
Season 6 Turn the Beat Around - Haley

Season 3 Amazed - Matt
Season 4 I'm Already There - Anthony

Nat King Cole
Season 5 That's All - Ace
Season 5 When I fall in Love - Kevin

Nina Simone
Season 6 Feeling Good - Leslie
Season 6 Feeling Good - AJ
Same song, same season, same night... creepy!

Peggy Lee
Season 6 Fever - Nicholas
Season 1 Glory of Love - Christina

Ray Charles
Season 4 Georgia on my Mind - Nikko
Season 5 I Believe to my Soul - Elliott

Taylor Dayne
Season 2 Love will Lead you back - Carmen
Season 4 Love will Lead you back - Mikalah

The Temptations
Season 4 Get Ready - Sarah
Season 1 My Girl - Ejay

Perhaps this may mean something to future contestans... Perhaps not. If you can sing well, then by all means, sing the risky songs (ie Elliott Yamin singing Stevie Wonder). It's just a tad interesting to see an elimination summary (at least it was a tad interesting for me tallying it)

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Hana Yori Dango Wallpapers and Buddy Icons!

Some Hana Yori Dango goodies for you: from Oguri shun icons, Junpei icons (gotta love him despite his evil-ness), Nishikado icons to Makino-Domyouji icons and 1 happy ending wallpaper :) Here go the icons:

And the wallpaper! Now if you haven't watched the last episode of season 2 then this may be a bit of a spoiler:

Hope you like them. Would love to get a comment :)

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Bye Bye Gilmore Girls

This just in. Gilmore Girls is finally saying goodbye.

From the CWTV Blog:
“Announcing the final season of ‘Gilmore Girls’ is truly a sad moment for everyone at The CW and Warner Bros. Television. This series helped define a network and created a fantastic, storybook world featuring some of television’s most memorable, lovable characters."

See more here

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

A great new Veronica Mars episode, A great night at American Idol

After the longest hiatus (due to a highly "intellectual" reality show to pick the next pussycat doll), Veronica Mars has finally come back... and in my opinion, with a vengeance. The episode had all the Veronica Mars elements we love - witty repartees, the Logan and Veronica angst, a good mystery, and all the good ol' characters we've come to love in the first season. Of course, the episode would have been better if Parker was duct taped to a chair gagging on a handkerchief and miles away from Logan, but that couldn't have been helped.

My opinion on Pizonica? I like it. I know I'll be dodging many proverbial tomatoes but objectively speaking, they look great together, and Piz is a sweet guy. Piz and Logan are so different and that is the beauty of this whole Pizonica relationship. If you're still gagging, just remember the jealousy that Piz has sparked in Logan. You just gotta love that scene at the elevator. And here it is again:

So, whether you're an avid LoVe shipper or open to the Pizonica fling, I think you should find this episode quite good. Stay tuned for the next episode, where Piz and Veronica's relationship is questioned by Paul Rudd and... (Drum roll please) Logan! Tut tut, Logan, you go with Parker, you lose.

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Now to American Idol, Bon Jovi Night. If you think, for one second, that American Idol produces unoriginal belters and the show is becoming boring, here's one performance that will change your mind, I guarantee it.

How can you possibly top that??? Blake Lewis managed to make something as mainstream and cheesy as "You Give Love a Bad Name" into a really modern Blake-y song! I also love his quirks when he sings, the way he points to the air whenever he's about to sing a high-pitched part of the song. Blake Lewis rocks.