Friday, June 12, 2009

nearly everything is off-season.

by Amy K. Bredemeyer


The Simpsons
: off until September

Family Guy: off until September

The Cleveland Show: yeah, I'm gonna be watching this. even if the previews are horrible.

American Dad: off until September

How I Met Your Mother: still no return date yet.

Little People, Big World: off-season until...?

House, M.D.: back September 21st.

Lie to Me: back September 21st.

Jon and Kate Plus Eight: there were supposed to be two episodes this week, but we only saw one here on the west coast. We saw the Emeril episode, but missed out on "Cara and Mady learn how to cook" which looks to be a doozy. Emeril was okay. Nothing too neat. I looked up the chili-mac recipe, and will be trying it for my husband at some point (minus the kidney beans). Previews for next week show that there's gonna be a motorcycle being built for Jon... yawn.

Table for 12: off-season, I guess.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager: back June 22nd.

Make it or Break it: starting June 22nd.

Cake Boss: yeah, I've been keeping this one secret. I've seen every episode. I love this show. but the cat's out of the bag. If you haven't seen it, it's an Italian family who owns a bakery in New York. They fill some pretty big orders, and do amazing work. "Buddy" runs the place, aka the Boss. There's a dopey teenage delivery boy, Stretch, who messes every.single.thing.up. Reminds me of Urkel in a way. This week, he does a roulette cake for a mafia-esque group, and a few wedding cakes, with beautiful results.

18 Kids and Counting: Jana and Jill are getting their wisdom teeth out! The commercials made it seem like a much more extreme "surgery" and the date happened to correspond with my sister, who had hers out the next morning. I've had mine out (wasn't put to sleep tho), it happens. It was nice to see how the family adapted (Joy Anna playing nurse, others taking over the jurisdictions/chores of Jana and Jill, the prayers, etc.). The new webshort by Anna revealed that she's almost 18 weeks, and they will be finding out the sex of the baby (although Anna said "gender," but given their convictions I'll bite my tongue on that...) soon and reveal that on an upcoming episode. We also find out the Duggars are in Tennessee to help build a new house (or wing?) for the Bates'.

Lincoln Heights: returning August 4th

South Park: back October 7th.

Glee: Starts back up September 16th.

Wipeout: okay, apparently we're just gonna keep changing up some of the obstacles. I don't know how I feel about this, but I can say that I really want the courses to turn into a theme park, I'm dying to play! And I happen to live in California, which is a requirement. I am THISCLOSE to filling out an application! There was a double dose this week, which included a stupid woman who quit before she started and three sisters, all of whom were really ditzy. The dancer guy was funny. There weren't a lot of memorable characters this time, but I continue to be amazed at the housewife a couple weeks ago who withstood the 1,000 gallon rush of water, but nobody else has been able to do that since??

16 and Pregnant
: yeah, I really did waste an hour of my life to watch Maci have baby Bentley. This Chattanooga teenager at least took accelerated courses to finish high school shortly after the baby was born, and enrolled in a real college afterward (as opposed to a community college, which would have been the standard move for a teen in this situation). The babydaddy didn't really want anything to do with mom or baby, and I think that makes this a good episode to pioneer the series. I'm adamantly pro-abstinence until you are ready to take on the potential responsibility of a child, and irresponsible teenagers should pay attention to the fact that having a baby is "hard work" and "not what (you) expected." Maci's parents were overly helpful, which I guess goes to their credit, as they'd watch baby Bentley at least two whole days, and parts of a few other days, so Maci could work, go to school, and continue dancing (which she does decide to give up in light of supporting her child). Now, the show is very whitetrash, and the previews for future episodes all look this bad (with the possible exception of one), which is a poor representation of teenage pregnancies (I've known several well-off girls who got pregnant before they were eighteen), but at the same time, a good one. I don't plan on watching again, because the show was so bad. That, and to imagine having a child nine years ago is extremely unfathomable to my mind, as I'm not ready to be responsible for another being even now!

Monk: when the hell is this coming back??

The Goode Family: yep, this got moved to Fridays at 9:30pm. Not really an ideal time, I'm afraid the show will die out. Oh well, once less thing for me to follow! I missed it... was out getting Chinese food.

Surviving Suburbia: yeah, this got moved to Friday night to finish out the end of its already-canceled self. Was planning to see it but was at the mall, LoL.
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