A story I keep forgetting to mention, soap-wise.....Miguel's return on Passions. Okay, for one thing, I never cared about Miguel and Charity. I thought they were boring and pretentious and when they both left, I was beyond thrilled. So hearing that Miguel was coming back kinda made me go "Ugh", because I like the whole deal that Kay has moved on with her life and is trying to be with Fox. I mean, I guess it's the perfect twist - her first love, the guy she was obsessed with, the father of her child - comes back just when she has finally found happiness - but, yeah. Here's hoping that Miguel is a little more interesting now that Jesse Metcalfe is no longer in the role.
On that note....am I the only person who can't stand Jesse Metcalfe? He just seems like such an attention whore who doesn't actually do anything to merit the attention, other than prance around without his shirt on. It doesn't help that I never liked him as Miguel - again, he was SO BORING - but I really don't like him now.
Anyway. So Miguel is back in town, and everything I'm reading indicates that he is going to be unhappy with the role Fox has taken in little Maria's life. And to that I say.....where does he get off? He barely paid any attention to the kid, then he abandoned her to chase after his insipid wimp of a girlfriend. Thank god the poor girl had Fox in her life, who seems to have had no qualms in taking on the father figure role.
So, yes, basically I'm hoping that Fox wipes the floor with Miguel's indecisive stupid ass. And as for those rumors of a Charity recast....ugh. I don't even want to think about it.
.....and I still hope Theresa dies a fiery death. In case anyone is curious.
Other soaps.....does anybody actually get
The Bold and the Beautiful? Because I sure as hell don't. I know it's only a half hour show, but they seem to subsist on focusing on the same five characters and shifting them in and out of each other's beds. It's kind of sick. Brooke loves Nick, but Nick is with Bridget (her daughter!), who once wanted Ridge (who she once thought was her father!), who wants Brooke, who sometimes wants Eric, who happens to be Ridge's father. I read about this show and I'm just like, seriously, people watch this shit?
I heard that Janet killed off Trevor on All My Children. What exactly is the story there? Other than, you know, Janet Is Crazy, which I already knew.
Moving along to non-soap stuff....the Oscars.
Now, don't get me wrong, I like Charlize Theron. I do. She's pretty and she seems down to earth and (most of the time) she has a pretty good sense of fashion. But this whole shock-and-awe act she pulled at being nominated really wore on me. Let's see, she gets an Oscar for dressing down and playing a real person.....then the next role she picks, she has to dress down and play a real person. It just seemed pretty calculated to me, like the main reason she probably took on North Country was just so she could get another nomination. Which is fine - I mean, all actors want to be lauded for their work. I get that. But don't act all "Oh my gosh, I'm so surprised!" when it's obvious that the main reason you took the role was for this exact purpose.
Is it wrong that I don't really care about who won most of the Oscars? Heh. I was all about the fashions, of course.
I thought Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek looked fabulous and - though she really freaks me out most of the time - Nicole Kidman's dress was very pretty. (The straw-like hair I could have done without....but you know, we're getting closer). The one dress that I totally, totally, did not get, though.....Michelle Williams. Again, I normally love Michelle Williams. She's so cute, and she's usually so well put together, and she and Heath and their little Brokeback baby are just too cute for words.....but what was up with the Oscar getup?
The style of the dress was so-so, but it could have been salvaged. But that COLOR! I get that she wanted to stand out, but I'm sorry, that color was hideous. Maybe if it had been turned down a notch, but it was just so garish and loud. And speaking of garish, I don't know whose decision it was to pair it all with fire-engine red lips, but....oh, honey, no
. The dress was bad enough on its own, but then paired with the horribly clashing lips, which were the first thing one noticed.....it was just bad news all the way around. And everyone else seemed to love it! That's what I really don't get. When I first saw a picture of her, I thought "Oh, poor thing, she's gonna get roasted." And everybody ADORED it! I don't understand.
Anyone see Failure to Launch yet? Is it any good? I'm not the biggest Sarah Jessica Parker fan in the world, but I do have a neverending affinity for Matthew McConaughey. And the movie itself looked kinda cute.
I finally got caught up on my television. It helped that I taped last Thursday's must-see TV without realizing it was all reruns. Excellent! That cut my viewing time in half.
My Name Is Earl - what I love about this show (well, one of the many things I love about this show) is the recurring characters who keep dropping back in. Like Kenny the gay guy, or Hank the prison inmate, or whats-his-face played by Giovanni Ribisi. All of these characters we've seen before make returns in one way or another, which is great.
Also, Darnell/Randy might be my new Earl OTP. I loved how they kept going back and forth with the whole Roadrunner business.
The Office - I loved everyone trying to keep the football away from Michael (go, Phyllis!) and then Dwight just tackles
Ryan. Poor Ryan just can't seem to catch a break. And I love that he was recruited to work on wedding invitations with Pam and Kelly. Heh.
Angela faked being sick to go see Dwight's speech! Aww. And the look on Pam's face during the whole "Best of luck to you, Dwight!" exchange? Oh, god, it was priceless. I died. I love it when Pam interacts with the cameramen.
ER - ( Darfur )