Posts tagged “TV

Mad Me.

So I came across this website where you can create your very own Mad Men avatar. I played around with it a bit, and I’d say it’s pretty spot on.

This one might me slightly more accurate. Hmm, any guesses as to why this might be??

Check out my other creations below. You can Mad Men yourself here.


What’s Up, Doc?

Cartoon Network came out with a new Looney Toons show. As a child, I grew up watching these cartoons and I loved them. I particularly liked Bugs Bunny and I liked Pepe Le’Pew, too. I was surprised and excited to see the classic characters redone and updated for the new show.

It’s not the same show; the new show is focused on the writing and plot in a contemporary style in contrast to the classic slapstick style of the old toons. They’re both entertaining but very separate. The Looney Tunes Show is actually really funny and clever, but in a different way than old Looney Toons.

I’ll always love the old cartoons, but much like with other things in life, I learn to adapt to the changes that come about, even when it comes to Bugs Bunny.

You can check out clips and episodes of The Looney Tunes show on the Cartoon Network website.

Cobie Smulders: A Hot Robin

I really enjoy How I Met Your Mother, but it’s one of those shows that I catch when I can and I may have sporadic bursts of How I Met Your Mother sessions throughout the year.

I saw Cobie Smulders, or Robin, as she’s known on the show, on the cover of Maxim and she’s looking smokin’. She also had a smaller role on The L Word, which I was crazy about.

Robin Sparkles!

The L Word: Epic Lesbian Goodness.

In the past few months I’ve been re-watching The L Word with a few of my best friends. I absolutely LOVE this show. It’s on my top 5 favorite TV series of all time. I love the way it’s written, the acting, the directing, the weird lesbian music…I love it all. The show is about a group of mostly lesbian women who live in LA and their relationships. There are solid characters and they all grow throughout the seasons so much. Plus, hot lesbian sex. Who knew I’d be so into it?

I know I’ve mentioned the Real L Word on here before, the reality spin-off, but there’s nothing quite like the original. It’s just so good. Do you watch? The women are simply beautiful. Which one is your favorite character? I’m probably mostly a Bette with some Shane phases. You should watch and find out what that means…

Team Coco


A few people know this about me, but I’m a big Conan O’Brien fan. I watched him do Late Night and the Tonight Show on NBC. I grew up watching him, so I was saddened when he went off the air. Well, he’s finally coming back and is premiering his show on TBS on Monday.

I love my Conans! Yes, Conans. It’s apparently how Arnold Schwarzenegger would pronounce Conan’s name.

I forget who it is, but there was a guest he had when he was on the Tonight Show that gave him the nickname “Coco.” It stuck and there was quite a following for “Team Coco.”

He made a surprise appearance on George Lopez’s “Lopez Tonight” and I was reminded why I love Conan! He’s the adorable goofy late night host with the large red hair. I totally dig his humor. Loveit.

Full episodes will be available on the network site Team Coco. Welcome back Conan! I’ll for sure be watching! 😀

True Blood: Bitingly Good

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, and Alexander Skarsgård were on the cover of Rolling Stone a little while ago and they looks gruesomely sexy.

I finished watching season 3 of True Blood. The whole vampire-warewolf thing is a little overdone everywhere, but for some reason I can’t quite stop watching. Now they’re introducing other mythological creatures into the series; it’s interesting.

I haven’t read the books but a close friend has and there are obviously some changes made. Can someone tell me what’s up with Lafayete and the whole nurse witchcraft? Sookie’s light? The crazy Fellowship of the Sun people. It’s crazy. But it’s addicting! Something that I really like about the show is how they incorporate the 1940’s glamour into the show. It’s subtle and mostly seen in the vampire community in the show. It’s lovely.

I like Jessica the new vampire, portrayed by Deborah Ann Woll. (I can see lesbians really falling for this straight girl. I can see might have the same effect on younger guys). Even though she starts off as a bratty character, I like her growth.

And I also really loved Pam, Eric’s vampire prodigy, played by Kristin Bauer. She’s hilarious and bitingly witty and bitchy. Reminds me of someone I know. Hmm…

I especially loved Talbot, Russell consort; he was especially sexy. His feminine air was charming and I thought he made for a sexy vampire. He was also quite sassy, which you know I loved.

The actor’s name is Theo Alexander, which I found looks quite different than his character in real life.

It looks like I’ll have to wait till next summer to find out what happens next. Oh, HBO, you’re such a tease.

Housewives Mania!

Hello, friends. Are you familiar with any of the following quotes?

“Close your legs to married men!”

“Let me tell you something about my family: we’re as thick as thieves.”

“Don’t be tardy for the party…”

Friends, it seems our culture is obsessed with not only any reality TV, but ridiculous wealthy housewife drama television. And I…love it.

It seems like it all began here at home. I think the idea was inspired by ABC’s Desperate Housewives. Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County’s sixth season is coming up and it’s filmed in Orange County, California (which is where I live!). This season, I’m sure there will be more petty drama about insensitive high-maintenance middle aged women and I’m sure America will be watching.

One of the earlier housewives, Jo de la Rosa, got her own spin-off show called “Date My Ex: Jo & Slade.” (Never watched it.)

Oh, I guess I should mention you might see your very own blogger (me) on this new season of The Real Housewives of OC. They were filming at a club I was at and I got some camera time; we’ll see if I make the cut: stay tuned!

After the success of Orange County Housewives, Bravo decided to launch a New York City version of the show. The housewives were very different, but just as deliciously bitchy and dramatic. New Yorker’s are known for their no-nonsense, straight-talking style and these housewives completely embody this attitude, with a dash of sophistication. There is, after all, a countess on the show. (Excuse me as I roll my eyes.) But I certainly appreciate the European influences and the sense of worldliness about the show.

Through the success of the show, a few housewives have writing books and Bethenny Franco got her own spin-off show called “Bethenny Getting Married?” where a pregnant Bethenny is planning her wedding and balancing her career and personal life.

No one knew just how HUGE The Real Housewives of Atlanta would turn out to be. You get some independent strong black women together who have money and power and all the hair in the world, and you have some great TV. I have to admit, this is probably my favorite group of housewives, because they’re simply so outrageous. Nene probably stands out as the most outrageous and outspoken; I love it. In fact, silver fox Anderson Cooper, formerly known as my celebrity crush, ranted and raved about Nene. Kim Solciak went on to record some catchy dance singles, despite her tone deaf vocals. Oh, okay, and for those of you who have kept up this season, Phaedra Park’s husband Apollo: hot tottie. The southern “belle’s” beau is simply gorgeous. So WHAT if he’s done some time in the slammer…I have yet another reason to watch the ATL Housewives.

And then we have the Real Housewives of New Jersey. Despite the big hair, less than pleasant accents, and questionable taste, it’s definitely a step above the tragic “Jersey Shore.” The Jersey housewives have plenty of table-throwing, hair extension-pulling, sex-tape, mafia, show-mom drama. All the housewives hate diplomatic housewife Danielle Staub and her “leaked” sex tape. I’m biased against these ladies because of where they live, but I’ve learned to look past the city and just see them for who they are…and their big hair.

Now, with the Real Housewives of DC, I wasn’t sure why they decided to do DC as the next city. Then I began watching and it all made sense. High profile couples near and around the white house getting into some serious scandals, so far as to appearing before the US Congress for “crashing” a White House party: it just makes for good TV. You’ve got a rude/sassy Brit, an interracial couple, lavish lifestyles and a fabulous and centered black democratic woman. What more could you want!

And the latest addition to the Real Housewives family: Beverly Hills. Although Orange County is only about an hour away from Beverly Hills, they are a world’s apart. I watched the premiere and these plastic ladies are quite powerful and have the big bucks. I guess Paris Hilton’s aunts are on the show? I’m not sure, but I do like the housewives so far. I really like look of the housewives and is probably the most appealing aesthetically.

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen. Why are we so obsessed with the lifestyles of the rich and shallow? Is it because we secretly want to be like them? Or is it because we like how unattainable they are and so we watch with amazement from afar? Either way, I like to watch these ladies when they’re on because they’re so fabulous sometimes, even when they’re hot materialistic shallow messes.

I’ll take fabulous housewives over greasy guidos any day!

The Real L Word: Lovin’ Lesbians

Let’s talk about lesbians! I love lesbians. I know that there’s this weird unspoken understanding that for some reason gays and lesbians don’t always mix well. Something about gays liking girly girls who like men and lesbians not feeling the flaming queens…but you know what? I say get over it, people!

We’re all gay and we should work together to educate the rest of the world.

So I’ve been watching Showtime’s “The Real L Word,” a reality spin-off of its popular lesbian drama “The L Word.” I absolutely LOVED the L Word. It’s by far one of my favorite shows of all time. I like how it’s written, the way it’s shot, the acting, the weird unknown music, the insight to lesbian culture, and the characters are so solid. I love it!

Well, I wasn’t so sure how I’d feel about a reality spin-off of the show. I mean, I love The Hills and other reality shows, but I wasn’t sure how this was going to work, exactly. Specially when originally the spin-off would be a drama about one of the main characters: Alice. Well, either way, I’m actually really enjoying The Real L Word. It’s a completely different show with a different feel, mainly because it’s unscripted.

At first I was trying to pinpoint who’s who in the show, then I realized that it’s not like The L Word, these women have their own personalities. I see fusions of different L Word characters in some of the women. They’re all cool and I like all the main gals. Plus, it’s so cool that they shoot in a lot of the places where I’ve been or hang out. It’s set in LA and you see places where I have had my own memories or drama or whatever (ahem, THE ABBEY).

So I give The Real L Word a thumbs up. It’s not like The L Word, so L Word fans, please don’t turn on me. It’s a separate idea and different tone to the flow of the show, but it’s cool. So watch!