Friday, October 12, 2007

On the Glowy Box: Boys becoming men / Men becoming wolves

Have you entered the Veronica Mars season three DVD contest yet?

Watched Last Night:
30 Rock: Tons of Kenneth (who does it "all the different ways"), a guest appearance by Will Arnett (whose character is now a scientologist practicologist), Jane Krakowski on the Japanese Porn Star diet ("...but you can eat all the paper you want"), and Ikea-style office furniture labeled "BLĂ‹RG"? Last night's episode was all kinds of awesome. I probably laughed the hardest at Tracy's line: "Things have been said that can't be taken back! She called my license plate 'inscrutable'!" Also, last night marked the return of mind grapes! I've personally had the "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" song stuck in my mind grapes all morning. Liz got a bit shrill and repetitive with her "changing the world" thing (much like the Liz who's writing this, so apologies to those who know me in real life), but it was worth it for the "It's like those Dove commercials never even happened" line. I LOVE THIS SHOW!

The Office: Last night's episode was better than the past couple hour-long shows (and I'm sure many fans were placated by all the Jim/Pam moments in the second half), but The Office is still not quiiiite back to its usual self. Instead of focusing on the negative, though, let's focus on the positive! I loved: Angela in general, Andy doing acapella ABBA with the help of speakerphone, Pam and Jim's IM prank on Dwight, and the possibly burgeoning Kelly/Darryl relationship. Oh, and Michael finally standing up to Ryan, in his own way.

Grey's Anatomy: I'm finally, slowly, getting on board with this show again. Read my thoughts here.

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

Women's Murder Club: Lindsay, Claire and Jill cautiously welcome a new member into the club; Jacobi and Lindsay work together to solve a crime of passion; Jill makes some major domestic adjustments. ABC, 9 PM, Tonight.

Desperate Housewives: Bree tells her friends what she overheard in the Mayfair house; Stella makes Lynette some special brownies to help her through chemotherapy; Susan throws a charades party for the neighborhood. ABC, 9 PM, Sunday.

Life is Wild: Popular girls at school volunteer to help Katie write a poem in the Zulu language for a class project; Tumelo befriends Katie and teaches her about an African concept embracing respect; Jesse visits a local hangout, where the bartender attracts him. The CW, 8 PM, Sunday.

Plus about a million hours of stuff saved on my DVR. Yikes.


Bruce said...

I loved the pamphlet from Dr. Spaceman the best. "You do the Meth". I am not sure how attached I am to keeping all my teeth.

Liz said...

Ha, I missed that punny title. I loved Jenna's response, "What about my crazy surgical options?"

Bruce said...

I like the new look of the site. Nice work. Enjoy your night off.

Liz said...

Hey, thanks! It's only halfway done...I'm going to try and work in some more new stuff tomorrow, hopefully. So if something suddenly stops working or looks crazy on your browser, let me know!

kp said...

I always thought of 30 Rock as one of those, "Take it or leave it" sort of shows, but they had me when Will Arnett said, "I'm gonna make your heart explode. Ha!

With The Office, I really feel like Angela's coming into her own this season. I lurve her! And I love that in real life, she's really, really nice.

Liz said...

I feel like 30 Rock started out as "take it or leave it," but quickly became mandatory viewing for me. And a guest appearance by Will Arnett definitely doesn't hurt!

Agreed on Angela--I think it's hilarious that she and Jenna Fischer are best friends, too.