Thursday, October 18, 2007

On the Glowy Box: Better late than never!

This will be my last post until Sunday night, 'cause I'm heading outta town for a few days. In the meantime, there are only a few days left in the Veronica Mars DVD contest, so get those entries in!

Watched Last Night:
Pushing Daisies: Happily, there was no discernable quality drop-off from last week. Pushing Daisies is clearly strong enough to stand up to the lack of Barry Sonnenfeld and an absurdly huge budget. Yay! I especially loved the "Kiss a Beaver" t-shirt joke, in that it was so unexpected. This show does such a great job at being incredibly precious to the point where anything perverse is so shockingly out of place that it has twelve times the impact it would on any other show. Similarly, the preciousness also provides a great contrast for the extreme morbidity. Love!

Samantha Who?: From Monday night. Not too shabby, surprisingly enough. I think I liked it even better the second time around. It's no 30 Rock, but it's a new sitcom that's better than just watchable, which is a rare commodity this season. I wish they'd figure out what they want to do with the mother's character, though. Is she small-town and wholesome? A self-centered diva? Caring? Selfish? There was a lot of back-and-forth there, I felt.

America's Next Top Model: God help me, I kind of love this show. I mean, figure skating poses? Gargoyles? Trampolines?! Read my full recap here.

Will Watch or DVR Tonight:
(Descriptions from's TV listings)

Ugly Betty: Betty cheats in her writing class and submits another woman's story, which was intended for Mode; amnesia makes Alexis forget how to act like a woman; a top advertiser issues an ultimatum to Daniel; Amanda uncovers a secret from Wilhelmina's past. ABC, 9 PM.

30 Rock: Jack learns he must give up his secret collection of cookie jars; Tracy's wife (Sherri Shepherd) announces that she will stay with him at all times to make sure he behaves. NBC, 8:30 PM.

Grey's Anatomy: The chief's wife rushes their niece to Seattle Grace; Izzie gets an unexpected reaction when she reveals her feelings about George to a mutual friend; Derek shows Cristina how to be a better teaching resident; Norman misdiagnoses Meredith's patient. ABC, 9 PM.

The Office: Michael tries to combat his growing debt by asking employees for loans; Jim and Pam spend a night at Dwight's family farm. NBC, 9 PM.

Viva Laughlin: A freewheeling businessman tries to open a casino in Laughlin, Nev., despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles like the murder of his former business partner and a lack of financing. CBS, 10 PM.

While "Cop Rock meets Las Vegas" may not be a winning concept for many of you, it's right up my alley. Even if you don't factor in Hugh Jackman, the sexiest man on the planet. That said, it's pretty terrible. That said, I'm totally watching anyway.