To celebrate "Turn off the TV Week" I decided to START watching a new series as well as keep up with some old favorites. First of all, I feel I MUST comment on American Idol. What the Carly? She was so good this week and SHE was voted off? C'mon America! What's next? Hillary really DOES win the Presidency? Get some taste people. Also, David Cook, I am sorry to say, was TERRIBLE. Don't get me wrong, I usually like the guy, but this week really showcased his weaknesses as a singer. OUT OF TUNE (it was pitchy, dawgg!) as well as OUT OF TIME!!! (did anyone else catch that); he sang/screamed one particular note so loudly I thought Mexico was going to call us up and tell us to quiet down... it was a key point in the song that is supposed to be sung quite tenderly and softly... it exposed a very common weakness in his control. Finally, that ending, quite frankly, just sucked raw eggs. Other than that, it was an okay performance. Tell me WHY the judges did not say anything like this.
Then I watched the first 14 episodes of "Arrested Development"... There are not many shows that have made me laugh out loud: Seinfeld, The Office (the British version, of course) and now, Arrested Development. It really was THAT good. Just think, I'm sure there are millions like me who have yet to discover this short-lived gem and if we had, it might still be on the air. I HIGHLY recommend it! Pure comedic genius!
Finally, I'm embarrassed to say, I watched VH-1's (already doesn't bode well, does it?) "I Know My Kid's a Star" with host, (and messed-up former child star himself) Danny Bonaduce. It should be named, "How to Mess Your Kid up and Ruin any Chance of a Normal Life for Your Family". You cannot believe these stage moms and the way they bad-talk and back stab one another while their children cry because they just can't all be friends... it warms the soul, doesn't it? I don't think that will become a regular stop on the midnight TV train... I'd much rather watch re-runs of something classier like "The Girls Next Door".