I love Amanda Bynes.
Also, Speed Racer. Also Roseanne.
SYTYCD: SYTYCD spends at least as much time showcasing wonderful brief moments of dance as it does going on and on and on about how HARD what everyone on the show does is. I’m sorry, you can make it far on American Idol without ever having focused on singing in your life. You’re just “talented.” But that’s not what this post is about! This post is about HARD FUCKING WORK.
Bones: I’ve covered this before a little bit, but the characters on this show are completely defined by their jobs. There are a few episodes that hint at how hard it is to balance a serious personal commitment with the demands of their job (see: Cam), but most of the characters are in relationships with other employees. Because they “get it.” This is led by Bones herself, who is obsessed with work, and would certainly never accept working with someone who didn’t work twice as hard as she did (to compensate for their intellectual inferiority). She’s portrayed as an out-of-the-norm character over and over again, yet her expectations about work are accepted without question. Even free-spirited artist Angela works a bajillion hours a day. Added bonus: work is literally life or death, so how could you shirk?
Nora Roberts’s Bride Quartet: i.e. the only Nora Roberts books I’ve ever read/am totally obsessed with. These books are about four friends forever who open a wedding business together because they are very, very, verrrrrrry conveniently skilled as: a photographer, a chef, a florist, and a Type A monster (wedding planner). My favorite thing about these books, besides the fact that these best friends figured out how to live and work together FOREVER (literally, they just keep getting engaged as the series goes on, and the boys just keep moving on in to the girls’ compound. It is 100% a compound. The girls never, never move out.), is how OBSESSED they all are with working. There are pages of these books devoted to listing out the characters’ schedules. Sample sentence: “By nine, Emma was showered, dressed, and where she wanted to be. At her work counter, surrounded by flowers.” There’s obvs love and sex and stuff, but it is for real carefully scheduled in and around the girls’ work schedules (the boys are often enlisted to help with the weddings; the girls never have to help the boys with their jobs, because the boys definitely have way more flexible schedules than these bitches.).
I have a love/hate relationship with hard work, but most of my favorite things just have a love relationship with it.
Jenna Dewan-Tatum is apparently going to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance which means that fiction (Step Up) has collided with reality (SYTYCD) in such a way that I’m sure the space-time continuum is about to get Fucked. Up.
UGHHH I have barely read any of Anthony Lane on Scarlett Johansson and already I want to stab myself in the fucking EYEBALL
I admit the fact that Ashley Tisdale is on The Crazy Ones is actually enticing me to watch it. Hellcats 4ever!!
This interview makes me even more excited about NASHVILLE’s return because it’s basically All My Thoughts about Nashville http://www.vulture.com/2013/09/nashville-boss-callie-khouri-season-2-interview.html
Reasons I like the television show “Camp”:
They said the word “tampons” on air.
They referenced very specific book publishing bizness, “Jonathan Franzen in The New Yorker,” and Rock of Love all within five minutes of each other. They just get me.
It’s both very kind-hearted and not TOO cheesy (most of the time) in the way I like. #goodvalues
They used Tintin as an insult.
Reasons I’m weirded out by the TV show “Camp”:
Ben from Coyote Ugly is on it and he’s just OLD. So old you guys! I watched six episodes before I realized it. I FEEL OLD!!
Everyone on it is Australian in real life and the accents are all a little off?
Sometimes it’s really too cheesy.
It’s not Young Americans.
The perfect mix of alcohol, love for Usher, and love for Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion results in me crying.
What kind of a name is fucking Maroon 5?
1. Hollywood Game Night looks dumb. 2. I would probably watch it.
Holly whatever’s gospel number was SO 80s!
Re: Judith Hill: Usherrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! He’s so sad!! I love him!!! Also, check your ego Adam.
Carson’s relationship with Christina Millian is my favorite thing.
Blake: “Country fans are the most loyal.” That is true. I am one of them. It’s really to our detriment, I think. Country radio has had the same two songs with lyrics rearranged for the past 15 years.
I can never decide if I’m disappointed or not that the Swon brothers don’t spell their last name “Swan”. Or “Swann”.
WHAT IS THIS TRIVIA-BASED CAME SHOW CLEARLY SET IN NEW YORK CITY COMING THIS FALL? I would like to play please. Play and WIN.
I love in 2 weeks ago Nashville how blasé Rayna is about her CMA nomination. I hope to be so even keeled about success markers when I am her age! (Oh: I muted the blond girl’s song, and am watching Nashville online).
Okay. I’ve lost interest in The Voice halfway through. Good night!