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Buddy TV’s ’100 Sexiest Men of 2012′ kind of makes me feel like a dirty old lady. January 2, 2013

So I stumbled upon Buddy TV’s list of the top 100 sexy guys of 2012 (BuddyTV Slideshow | TV’s 100 Sexiest Men of 2012.,) and I have to say that I don’t have my finger on the pulse of TV like I used to. I didn’t know who a lot of these guys were, and many of them looked way too young to be considered sexy unless you’re a teenager. I just kind of skipped over those dudes.

I was pleased to see that Lucas Bryant made it in at 97, although I have to say that Haven and I are a thing of the past. I got tired of the whole bolt gun killer and Jordan thing a few episodes ago and let it drop.

Sam Palladio from Nashville, who came in at 82, looks like the kind of guy I hope my daughter brings home some day.

I have some mixed emotions about Charlie Hunnam making the list at number 80. I love Sons of Anarchy, and I can see that he’s pretty hot, but I don’t know… Jax doesn’t have anything on Juice. No one has a smile like that. I’m a season behind on Sons, by the way, so no spoilers if Jax or Juice are dead by now.

I’m kind of creeped out that Evan Peters showed up on the list. Yeah, I guess he’s good looking, but how can you think of someone from American Horror Story that way? Gross.

Good for Adam Scott for being number 34.

True Blood really brought home the bacon with Ryan Kwanten at #22 (who wouldn’t spend a night with lovable Jason,) Alexander Skarsgard at #15 (yes, please,) and Joe Manganiello at #7. I stopped reading from there, because there’s no way six people in this world could look any better than Joe Manganiello.

Exhibit A

 

The Walking Dead: A possible zombie fetus, sexy times for Carol and Daryl, and real live PEOPLE! October 15, 2012

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I was instantly brought back into the world of the Walking Dead last night. I expected to pick up right where we left off, so the changes in the characters since we’ve seen them last were a bit of a shock. My favorite part of the entire episode was that there was no speaking during the opening sequence, when they were scavenging through the house. It illustrated how the group has become a close-knit, well-oiled machine.

I totally would have eaten that dog food, by the way…

Our heroes are getting really good at this life of fighting for survival, and every single one of them is capable of looking out for the group. The thing that really brought home to me how much the characters have adapted, was their joy at killing walkers and securing the yard. In past seasons, fighting off walkers took a serious emotional toll, but now we see the gang smirking, chuckling and patting each other on the back. These are not the same people we left by the side of the road last season!

I enjoyed last night’s glimpses into interpersonal relationships. Of course Beth and Carl would become buds and have a little flirtation! I would never have thought of it last season, but really, what else do they have going for them? And Carol and Daryl? Ha! We all expected them to get together at some point, but I wouldn’t have envisioned Carol throwing out the sexual innuendo like that! I think I may have sold Carol short in the past. She may grow on me this season.

The one thing that had me saying “Oh, god, no…” was when Lori and Rick started fighting. No more. Thankfully, they kept it short. I did enjoy the conversation between Lori and Hershel about the baby and such. Would they really do Lori in with a zombie fetus?! I doubt it… When Lori started bitching and moaning about the overdone Shane thing, I thought for sure Hershel’s “You know who doesn’t give a shit about that?” was going to be answered “Me.” That would have been a lot funnier. Just saying.

Speaking of Hershel, I almost shit myself when he was bitten. My first thought was that Rick should just have shot him right then and there. I guess the amputation was a bit more logical. Then, just as I’m catching my breath from all that: PEOPLE!!! “Holy shit,” indeed.

Hmmm. Is it just me, or does that baby look like Shane?

 

Not too much going on with the new Fall TV schedule. Haven’s on, though! September 28, 2012

Just wanting to take a few quick minutes to weigh in on the Fall TV season so far. A couple of the shows that I didn’t expect to like (sitcoms!) have turned out to be pretty good, but a couple that I had faith in are falling flat.

Let’s start with Revolution. Yikes. I really really want to like this show – expected to, even. It just isn’t grabbing me. It’s one of those shows where the husband and I tune in, but trade jabs about it the entire way through. “Wow, how lucky that only the attractive people seem to have survived!” I mean, if the women can still find all of that sexy make-up, you would think they could come up with adequate clothing to cover their cleavage. And the daughter, are we supposed to like her? Again – yikes. I think I’ll give it one more shot, just because I want so much to like it.

My other big disappointment has been The Mindy Project. I love Mindy Kaling. She’s better than that. Again, I will keep watching for an episode or two to see if it grows.

I can’t believe all of the good things I’m hearing about The New Normal. Really? Every single character is a stereotype. No, thanks.

Three shows that I’ve managed to catch that were so boring I don’t even have anything to say about them one way or the other: Partners, The Neighbors, and Guys with Kids. Meh.

I was surprised to find myself sucked into the first episode of The Mob Doctor. I usually don’t like medical dramas, and I was just about to turn it off when it caught me with an unexpected plot twist. Still, even though I watched the entire first episode, it wasn’t enough to bring me back for more.

One show that I totally did not expect to like is Go On. I don’t quite know what it is that has kept me coming back for more, but there’s just something about it. It’s not that Chandler’s in it, either. I could always take or leave Friends.

My favorite new Fall show so far is Ben and Kate. The characters are likeable and kooky without being over the top. Plus, there’s no laugh track. I despise laugh tracks.

I still have a couple of new shows waiting in my TiVo queue, and I’m really looking forward to 666 Park Ave this weekend.

All new shows aside - The Walking Dead and American Horror Story both start soon! Until then, I finally have Haven to keep me company. I missed you, Duke.

 

 

‘Big Brother’ – Danielle’s afraid of lesbians, and Ian’s starting to make sense. July 30, 2012

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What’s up with Shane’s hair? That’s my first thought every time I watch this season of Big Brother. He seems like a nice enough guy (if a little dense,) why doesn’t someone tell him not to do that to his hair? If this was American Idol, a stylist would have taken care of that for him by now.

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You are too old for that hair.

Like every summer, I have found myself swept up in Big Brother. This is a show that could never make it during the fall, but for summer what more could you ask for? Lounging? Check. Good looking people in bathing suits? Check. Cheesy competitions? Check. Cattiness and backstabbing? Check. Big Brother is good clean fun. Did I mention how cheesy those competitions are? Love it!

From what I understand, people aren’t too into the whole coach thing this season. I disagree. It’s nice to see a change in the formula. I enjoy the fact that the show is just a little bit different every year. Plus, I love all of the coaches. I honestly don’t think I could pick between them. Although Janelle doesn’t seem as into it as she could be. She needs to focus. The contestants themselves haven’t grown on me just yet, with one exception. I’m not sure if it’s because I am already familiar with the coaches, or just because the contestants kind of suck.

The exception: Ashley. I would love to sit around and talk about dream boards with Ashley. Plus, she could help me sort out my farmer tan. I hope she doesn’t go this week…

Ian is starting to grow on me just a little bit after this last episode. I am beginning to understand his strategy. His theory about being willing to take the punishment so that the other players will keep him around makes sense. But, did I hear him call Boogie an “older gentleman?” I had to do a little googling to see that Boogie is 42. Hmmm, that is quite a bit older than I thought. Still.

Danielle, please stop being so freaking annoying. Here are two suggestions: Try not to come across as desperate when it comes to Shane. He’s already rejected you for JoJo on national television. Refrain from talking about how much lesbians frighten you. There you go, that should help.

While I’m doling out advice: Joe, we are all in the diary room together. You don’t have shout.

 

I’ve been off the grid – mostly worrying about ‘Haven’ and missing DJ Qualls. July 27, 2012

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Man, what a summer so far. I have been busy going back to school and buying a new house. There was even a day or two there where I didn’t watch a single TV show! It may not sound like much, but that’s a record.

Like most summers, I have suddenly found myself emotionally invested in Big Brother contestants. I don’t know how they do it, but that show just sucks me in every time. 

Truth be told, I am a little sad about summer TV this year. What the hell, Haven? You’re going to be on in the fall now? That’s crap. I am accustomed to having my Haven in the summer. I have a bad feeling about this. With so many other things to choose from the fall, will Haven be lost in the mix?

I am also mourning the loss of Memphis Beat this summer. Yeah, I know it was kind of cheesy, what with the Elvis impersonating and all, but I like my TV cheesy in the summer. Plus, I miss DJ Qualls. I know, he makes occasional appearances on Supernatural, but I am several seasons behind on that show. Like, however many seasons there are. I think I’ve made it to episode 6 at this point.

The one incredibly bright spot in this summer’s TV: Breaking Bad. Shit yes.

 

‘The Walking Dead’ just won’t let me move on. May 23, 2012

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Here’s our first look at Michonne, courtesy of Inside TV. Thanks, Dalton Ross!

‘The Walking Dead’ first look of Danai Gurira as Michonne | Inside TV | EW.com.

Kudos to The Walking Dead for doing such a good job keeping viewers’ interest during the hiatus. I’ve been seeing one or two season 3 promotional items a week, so just when I might be starting to forget how sexy crossbows are now, or how much I wish Beth hadn’t made it out alive – Boom, The Walking Dead. Well played.

 

Trailer Court: New fall TV previews judged!

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Yay – Trailers!! Thanks, Inside TV!

Originally posted on Inside TV:

[ew_image url="http://img2-3.timeinc.net/ew/i/2012/05/23/trailer-court_320.jpg" credit="" align="right"]UPDATED: CBS trailers are now live!

Order! Order! EW.com’s Trailer Court is now in session, with the honorable James Hibberd and Lynette Rice judging broadcast’s new fall TV trailers. For some viewers, these trailers will be the biggest factor that decides if they watch a show next season. So here are our reviews, then we’ll turn the conversation over to you, the jury, in the comment section. Full bias disclosure to help you gauge our opinions: James is partial to serialized dramas, and isn’t easily impressed by sitcoms; Lynette likes classic multi-camera comedies and anything with former stars from The Shield.

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