Let’s pause this Chicago theatre discussion for something much more important and topical. I’m one of those people who goes around saying snobby things like, “I don’t have time for television; I attend the theatre.” However, that’s a total lie, and I usually spend it watching 1) Golden Girls reruns (duh) 2) How It’s Made… Read More Five reasons why I heart ‘Smash’ (so far)
Let’s pause all this theatre nonsense and discuss what seems to be all the chatter in the surrounding environs — at least from my vantage point. Which is my home office, since we don’t get Logo on our shitty RCN service, so I’m forced to hunch over a laptop and watch season 3 of this… Read More And now for something very important: my thoughts on RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 3
I can’t tell you how many times my friends and family members have said, “Why don’t you watch ‘Glee?’ It should be right up your alley!” First off, I’m one of those annoying people who don’t watch much T.V. (aside from every procedural crime drama known to man, thanks to my partner who lives for… Read More Why I don’t watch ‘Glee’
I’ve saved one of my more tasteful blog headlines to discuss the mess that was last night’s 2010 Tony Awards broadcast — starting with Catherine Zeta Jones’ inelegant, mannered, and lip-sweaty performance of “Send in the Clowns.” If that is what she does 8x a week at the Walter Kerr, then I’m completely baffled. And… Read More ‘Don’t you love farts?*’: The 2010 Tony Awards stink it up
While channel surfing, I stumbled on the new Lifetime show, Drop Dead Diva. Always eager for a new campy train wreck, I tuned in to the pilot episode. Ten minutes in, my interest was piqued. Twenty minutes in, I may have teared up a little. At the show’s conclusion, I was hooked.
I don’t know who bdtb is, but I want to hug him/her. They’ve managed to capture some of the best performances from the old Rosie O’Donnell daytime talk show (and other talk shows, too!), including some fantastic Broadway numbers and belting divas. Having been a fan of Rosie’s show, and having recorded (I thought!) every… Read More Wednesday discovery: Classic “Rosie” clips
If the pilot episode is any indication of the series, Glee isn’t living up to my expectations. It’s a scattered mess, with too many competing tones and quick cuts and comedy styles vying for my attention. Also, too much plot crammed into one hour, as if they feared the season would last only 1.5 episodes.
“You’ve got pluck, girl!” That’s what Patti LuPone, star of stage and screen and the original Fantine in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Les Misérables, had to say about Internet sensation Susan Boyle’s performance “I Dreamed a Dream” on CBS’ The Early Show. Boyle looks like she’s ready to burst with pride. (However, as… Read More If this ain’t a seal of approval, I don’t know what is.
If Matty Morrison were teaching it. Most def. Oh, hell, I’d join glee club, anyway. I was a dork in high school, so what did I have to lose? Looks like my kind of show, baby. (via persistent cookie)
Last night was the finale episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, one of my favorite series since the third and fourth seasons of Project Runway. Let’s see how I predicted a month ago: I want to win, in this order: 1) Ongina 2) Nina Flowers 3) Bebe Zahara 4) Shannel 5) Rebecca Glasscock Who will most likely… Read More RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale
you’re really missing out. Last night’s episode featured one of the most touching moments I’ve seen on reality TV. Ever. I also appreciate the fact that LOGO didn’t exploit this moment in the promos or the commercial bumps. So, props to you, LOGO. I won’t give anything away, but Ongina should win. LOVE HER. I… Read More If you’re not watching RuPaul’s Drag Race…
While watching “The Soup” this weekend On-Demand, Joel McHale presented a few clips from the new LOGO reality show, “Rupaul’s Drag Race.” What a brilliant idea for a reality show! And why hadn’t it been done before! Thanks to the miracle of On-Demand, I discovered that the latest three episodes were available for viewing, and… Read More My new addiction
I’m loving Anne Hathaway and Kristin Wiig in this skit. I mean, snorting-in-my-cube loving it. I think it’s the combination of my affection for Lawrence Welk and my sick sense of funny. I also enjoy the Poppins one, too. Very much so. Spit spot.