Friday, June 18, 2010

Hot in Cleveland has premiered!!

by Amy K. Bredemeyer

Miami Medical (S01E10): my DVR screwed up somehow and didn't get this one for some reason (even tho I checked the schedule the night before and it showed up there...). After several days of searching on and off for it online, I finally found it streaming for free without having to fill out surveys or download anything here. Now, onto my thoughts... I'm kinda tired of "where's blank?" followed by "we need to concentrate on you right now," LoL. "3 days short of forever" is silly. The amputated finger shocked me, BIG TIME. I was surprised how well Serena did in the hyperbaric chamber after her initial claustrophobic freak-out. Quick thinking on her part, too, to get the bag with the rip fixed temporarily. The diagnostic session outside was very House, MD, but it worked. That EMT who messed up with the finger count and then found the finger was cute, he totally looked freaked and then relieved. I love how we keep hearing new stuff about DeLeo's past. It makes me sad that the show was canceled because I want to learn more, LoL. It was sweet how the emergency made them not want to put off getting married any longer. Serena turning down the guy in person to try out seeing her text-boy in real life was interesting, too, and I can't wait to see how that turned out.

Sons of Tucson (S01E06): Stair Luge. Awesome in concept, bad in execution. "That thing on my knee was serious... it's called a boo-boo!" hahaha. He does make a bad father... not letting you into the bathroom, leaving the kids alone for the weekend, etc. I loved the littlest kid's acting when he pulls a hot dog out of one pocket and a cheese stick out of another and keeps a straight face, lmao. And the oldest kid getting taken for both his phone and his wallet is even funnier. And the middle kid gets drunk... go figure. Brandon, Gary, and Robbie... I need to remember their names. I thought it was funny that Ron pulled the fire alarm so nobody else was sleeping, either... haha!

Kate Plus Eight (S01xx): this show took a week off, but I did dig up a tiny bit of info... The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry granted the work permits to the kids on April 26th, so they couldn't have filmed before that I guess.

Little People, Big World (S05E39 & S05E40): [these seem to be jointly referred to as the season finale] ...weeds took over? Is there no grooming in the off-season or something? I loved Amy's dotted top. I think having it as a dress would be darling. It's one week before pumpkin season at the beginning, so that means it's the last week of September (season started for them October 2nd, according to Matt's twitter). The whole thing about it being a farm vs. being commercial was interesting. I think Amy's comment about just giving up and selling the farm was a bit out of context. [I was just thinking, what are those forts/treehouses that they built earlier this season being used for, now? Maybe he should've had them be more mobile so they could be donated somewhere.] I was surprised at how many people were at the pumpkin meeting... that's a TON! Geez, $4k for structural changes is rough! Especially since you have to bring in some of the pumpkins! It was kinda weird that he "brought his engineer" to the meeting... but we don't get a good shot of "him" nor do they put his name up, even tho we get plenty of other explanations of who's who in this episode. The baby barbary lion was super cool! Did it stick around for the entire pumpkin season, I wonder? I'm glad that they were able to open because it would have sucked to do all that extra work and then be foced to sit out. Too bad the bridge wasn't allowed to open tho. I bet because of that scene last year, LoL.

I think this episode must have taken place before the pumpkin one, since, a
ccording to Portland Community College's academic calendar (they apparently go to the Rock Creek campus), classes started September 21st, and we know that pumpkin season didn't even start until October. Weird that Jeremy doesn't even answer his dad's phone call from the home office... and what was that little cart that Zach was driving around? Zach is taking 3 classes? Jeremy is taking 2?? What is this mess? And if Jeremy was already going in for academic advising to get his writing class on a day other than Saturday, why not also get some advice on what else to take, since he told his parents "everything else is full" ??? This whole attitude that Amy and Matt have where the kids have to figure this out for themselves isn't working. AND, Jeremy's surprise at the fact that there were going to be THIRTY kids in the class was ridiculous. Um, I understand they went to a private school, but let's be REAL. I was in shock that Jeremy goes in for advising, goes home to do it on the computer, doesn't get anywhere, drives back to school, decides he doesn't want to wait, and goes home, with the idea that he'll just "come back later or a different day." omg, he isn't gonna make it, LoL. Matt was saying some weird things about death, I though. The blurb for the show suggested that Jeremy and Zach run the show for like a week, but in reality it's only for the better half of one day, LoL. At least Jeremy knew to introduce himself to workers that he wasn't familiar with so that he could address their concerns directly. What was painted on Amy's face, I couldn't tell? And more on death by Matt. And then we have this huge cliffhanger at the end where Matt collapses and nobody is very panicky... weird. It was renewed, by the way, more to come on September 6th.

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (S03E02): I love how they try to work in Henry & Alice every so often, haha. Today they provide the information on how home pregnancy tests work, LoL. hahaha, Ben didn't hang up the phone until after Henry & Alice started talking. What was Amy trying to wear? The idea that everyone in the family lies was funny, too. When Ashley walks into Adrian's house to get a ride to school, she sounds more like herself (meaning the actress), with the slight British accent. Interesting scene with the accent. Grace falling for Ben never really made sense for me, so I'm glad that's on the back-burner for now. Haha, Jack went to Ricky next... with the premise of "it's only for a year," um, that's a LONG time, LoL. I don't know how I feel about the guidance counselor applying to the program without Amy knowing. haha on Grace's mom wearing jeans that Grace gave away. Jack had some great advice to tell Grace about Adrian's situation and what they should do. Interesting that Anne saw Ashley next door all day and didn't say anything. Those are some flowers Ben brought!!

Cake Boss (S03E04 & S03E05): I thought it was funny that the guy was making his sword visible in an effort to get an immediate appointment with Buddy, LoL. It was cool to see Buddy speaking Italian. And it's handy that he does, since his mom isn't there anymore. I do find it curious that he picked it up enough for conversation and his sisters didn't. So the secret to tiramisu is marscapone, egg yolks, sugar, whipped. Then add espresso and sugar and coffee liqueur, and sweet Marsala wine, then soak the sponge cake in it. Stadium seating in cereal treats was cool. For anyone wondering, the Medieval Times is in Lyndhurst, NJ... I looked it up. Apparently there are 9... I only knew about like 3, haha. I'm excited about this show going to Italy! I hope they carry some of it into the episodes! The figures on the medieval cake were AMAZING!! It was cool that the families all came to see the show. It was neat that Buddy got to joust in the show! Buddy wasn't wearing armor, so I'm thinking it was staged, haha. I still think the carrot cake was an interesting choice, LoL.

Um, the episodes seem to have lost continuity. It's winter break in this episode, but we saw Valentine's Day just recently. Not a big deal. Otherwise, not a lot to be said about this episode. I liked how the hearse cake worked as a surprise, but overall not a lot to say about this episode.

Hot in Cleveland (S01E01): This is apparently recorded live. That's awesome, since it's rather rare these days for sitcoms. Funny age joke in the beginning. I like how Jane Leeves cuts off Wendie Malick all the time. And I love how Wendie is so egocentric, reminds me of Just Shoot Me, LoL. "and everyone's eating and no one's ashamed" haha. I kinda loved how the culture shock got them... manners, being looked at and not past, seeing women who look like women, not questioning the sexuality of men when looking at them... 20 marriages is like 5 in LA, and for an actress is like 1... LOVE IT. Jane licking her arm for the french fry grease had me rolling. symphonies, museums, and opera... they don't like those. well, I can deal with that. I think it's funny that Valerie was the one who had the idea to go on the trip, and she was the first one who wanted to bail to stay in Cleveland. I thought Jane's clothing choice with the blue shirt, white sweater, khaki jacket, and red heels was weird. I don't think it's July 4th, LoL. Valerie is 40 and her kids are in college? I think she must be at least 45, but even that seems drastic. haha, nice joke about being Megan Fox's grandmother in Transformers 3, since Megan's not in that, LoL. Has Jane never been married? hahaha, Toledo is the Paris of Ohio.
Oh, and Valerie is Melanie, Wendie is Victoria, and Jane is Joy. I need to learn this.

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Off season/Coming Up:
Wipeout (back June 22nd)
Futurama (June 24th, 10pm)
Minute to Win It (back Wednesday, July 7th)
16 and Pregnant / Teen Mom (Teen Mom back July 20, not sure on 16 and Pregnant)
19 Kids and Counting (Season 5 starts August 10th at 9pm)
Melissa & Joey (starts Aug 17th at 8pm)
House, M.D. (season 7 starts in September)
Mr. Sunshine (new show, starts in the Fall on ABC)
The Simpsons
(season 22 starts in the fall)
Family Guy (season 9 starts in the fall)
How I Met Your Mother
(season 6 starts in the fall)
South Park (have not yet heard, but I assume October or so)
Table for 12: (missing "summer," "busy day," "jumping in," "brace yourself," "back to school")
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