Harry’s Law: Re-Cap!

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This was the most anticipated New Show to come to television in quite some time. And I can say with utmost certainty this is going to be a huge hit. It’s full of promise and real potential. I watched the first episode last night, and it’s ALREADY on my Must See TV List!

I love it.

Love it.

Love it.

LOVE IT.

About The Show:

Harry’s Law is brought to you by the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal”) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in the title role – about how people can embrace the unexpected and other curveballs that life can throw at them.

Harriet “Harry” Korn (Kathy Bates, “Misery,” “About Schmidt”) doesn’t believe things happen for a reason, but she discovers that they sometimes do. A curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer, Harry is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm, forcing her to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen, “Kidulthood”), a kind-hearted college student who desperately needs Harry’s help with his pending court case, and he subsequently goes to work for her. Harry soon finds her balance as well as new offices in an abandoned shoe store just as legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, “The United States of Tara,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) accidentally hits her while driving. Inspired by Harry’s no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam decides to take leave of his shiny corporate firm to go and work with her. Harry, Adam and Malcolm – unlikely but kindred spirits – along with the help of Harry’s shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, “Hairspray,” “American Dreams”), are now ready for whatever walks in through the doors of their unique establishment – Harriet’s Law and Fine Shoes.

Seriously yall.

From the opening scene, where Harriet is smoking a doobie, complete with cartoons and munchies all over her desk, I was hooked. After she was fired from her big-time Law Firm and subsequently moved into her own office located in the Ghetto, they played the theme song, ‘Moving On Up’ from ‘The Jeffersons’, which I thought was brilliant. They introduced each individual character in such a way that it was impossible not to fall in love with them. I like to think I subscribe to the ‘everything happens for a reason’ theory, mostly. Which is definitely something this show touches on.

Without spoiling it for those who haven’t seen it yet, to summarize? I laughed, a lot. I got teary-eyed, once. I genuinely and I thoroughly enjoyed every second. I just hope the network orders more than Six Episodes. Because I would really *hate* to have another awesome show canceled. I’m still NOT over the way the networks put the Kibosh on Arrested Development.

Did you miss it? Well then, watch this clip!

So did YOU watch it?

And if so, I’d LOVE to hear your thoughts!

Betty White – Trivia Fun

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Recently, TV Land helped the one and only, Betty White, celebrate yet another birthday. And what a star-studded event that was! Now, to celebrate the season premiere of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland” I thought it would be fun to play a quick Trivia Game all about Betty.

Yes?

1. Q: What do Betty and David Shwimmer have in common?

2. Q. This past Monday, Betty celebrated a birthday, who old is she?

3. Q. What season of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” did Betty join?

4. Q. How many years was “Golden Girls” on the air?

5. Q. True or False: Betty was the oldest person to host SNL?

*Sorry there are NO prizes this time around.*

The Jimmy

Do you have a favorite television show? One that has stayed with you through the test of time? Or even one that you find yourself still quoting long after the series ended? One that you will continue to watch over and over no matter how many times you’ve seen it? I do. In fact, I have several. But today, I’m talking about one show in particular. Seinfeld.

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I have watched every single episode, and every single season, countless times. And even though I can practically recite every single line, I continue to find myself laughing out loud. There is just something so indescribably magical about the chemistry between the four main characters, coupled with brilliantly written relatable scripts.

Because of Seinfeld, there are certain phrases I will see or hear that make me think of specific episodes. And just the other day I had one of those moments. I was perusing Facebook in all my pajama glory when I came across a friend’s ‘Status Update’ that read as follows:

Jimmy won’t play tomorrow night, but isn’t that far from coming back. Datsyuk was on the ice again today and is expected back just before or after the ASG. Modano expects to be back in early March. Got my fingers crossed the injuries are done for.

Except that I could not see past this sentence:

Jimmy won’t play tomorrow night….”

I immediately summoned my ‘Inner Jerry’ and thought about THIS SCENE before I left this comment for my friend:

I know this is TOTALLY off-topic, but I cannot see past the sentence that says “Jimmy won’t play tomorrow night,” without thinking of that one Seinfeld Episode. “Jimmy’s new in town”, “Jimmy likes Elaine” – do you know what I’m talking about?”

Fortunately, my friend, and her daughter, knew exactly what I was referring to. And that led to a thread full of comments pertaining to all things Seinfeld. At no point did we ever return to the original ‘topic’ of Hockey. Which, for some reason, made the whole thing even funnier to me.

Anysein,

Without further adieu, may I present to you, ‘The Jimmy’.

*CLICK HERE*

Man, I miss this show.

Ricky Gervais and The Golden Globes.

“Knowing that Ricky Gervais will never work again means a lot to me. I’m going to make sure of it.” – Harvey Weinstein

I just saw that in my news feed and had to click the link to find out what’s going on. I very much enjoyed watching the Golden Globes this year, and I was very curious to find out what all the noise is about. According to THIS ARTICLE, apparently people in Los Angeles and Hollywood are royally pissed.

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*If you’re anything like me, you’re too lazy to click the link to the article. So here, just read this:

“RICKY Gervais was warned he will ‘never work again’ after stunning the Golden Globes audience with a string of near-the-knuckle gags. The 49-year-old tackled scientology, gay celebrities pretending to be straight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association taking bribes, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp only being nominated to ensure they would come to the ceremony and introduced Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s father.

“It’s going to be a night of partying and heavy drinking,” Gervais began his opening monologue, sipping from a glass of beer.

“Or, as Charlie Sheen calls it, breakfast.”

He also took the time to have a swipe at Mel Gibson, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Paul McCartney’s ex-wife Heather Mills.

Talking about multi-millionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, he said: “Heather Mills calls him the one that got away.”

Alec Baldwin was seen wiping a tear from his eye at the wisecracks, while Robert de Niro, who was handed a lifetime achievement award, dissolved in laughter. But Gervais failed to reappear for large parts of the show and not everyone was amused by his gags.

The New York Daily News called him “tasteless, bordering on nasty”, while the LA Times said his jokes set “a corrosive tone” for the night.

American film producer Harvey Weinstein joked that Gervais would “not make it out of town tonight”.

He said: “There are seven people that we’ve hired to kill him and deservedly so.

“Knowing that Ricky Gervais will never work again means a lot to me, I’m going to make sure of it.”

The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper said: “Do you know how edgy he was?”

“LA is a careful town – my God he was unbelievable.”

“I thought he was hilarious but will he ever present another award show again? I don’t know but if he went out, he went out burning.”

Australian actor Guy Pearce joked: “He could have gone further, I think there were a few more lines to cross.”

The Office star is not the first Brit to shock an audience of American celebrities with near the knuckle gags.

In 2008, Russell Brand stunned the MTV awards as he championed Barack Obama, ran down George Bush and made lewd jokes about the Christian pop band Jonas Brothers. The comic branded President Bush a “retarded cowboy” and told members of the audience they must vote for Obama “on behalf of the world”.

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Did YOU watch the Golden Globes?

Do YOU think Ricky Gervais went too far?

Or do you think people just need to lighten up?

Harry’s Law

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This is most anticipated New Show to come to television in quite some time. And I can almost say with utmost certainty this is going to be a huge hit. I haven’t seen anything other than previews and it’s ALREADY on my Must See TV List!

Harry’s Law is brought to you by the Emmy Award-winning writer/producer David E. Kelley (“Boston Legal,” “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal”) weaves his rich storytelling into a new legal dramedy starring Academy Award winner Kathy Bates in the title role – about how people can embrace the unexpected and other curveballs that life can throw at them.

Harriet “Harry” Korn (Kathy Bates, “Misery,” “About Schmidt”) doesn’t believe things happen for a reason, but she discovers that they sometimes do. A curmudgeonly ex-patent lawyer, Harry is abruptly fired from her blue chip law firm, forcing her to search for a fresh start. She finds it when her world unexpectedly collides, literally, with Malcolm Davies (Aml Ameen, “Kidulthood”), a kind-hearted college student who desperately needs Harry’s help with his pending court case, and he subsequently goes to work for her.

Harry soon finds her balance as well as new offices in an abandoned shoe store just as legal hotshot Adam Branch (Nate Corddry, “The United States of Tara,” “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip”) accidentally hits her while driving. Inspired by Harry’s no-nonsense understanding of the law, Adam decides to take leave of his shiny corporate firm to go and work with her. Harry, Adam and Malcolm – unlikely but kindred spirits – along with the help of Harry’s shoe-savant assistant, Jenna (Brittany Snow, “Hairspray,” “American Dreams”), are now ready for whatever walks in through the doors of their unique establishment – Harriet’s Law and Fine Shoes.

Seriously yall.
Are you as excited about this as I am?

Not sure yet?
Well then, watch this!

Looks awesome right?

I cannot even WAIT for the premiere, tonight, at 10pm, on NBC.

Heavy

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Twenty-two individuals facing extreme life-threatening health consequences as a result of their obesity experience real life change in A&E’s new original series HEAVY, premiering tonight, January 17 at 10/9c. The 11-episode, one-hour series follows two participants per episode, going through incredible transformations during a six-month treatment program.

Unlike other weight loss series, “Heavy” is not a competition or stunt, but is rooted in the incredible real life day-to-day journeys of the participants during a lengthy treatment program. In order to most accurately document these multiple weight loss journeys over the course of six months and present them individually in one hour, A&E sought out two different production companies to undertake the lengthy and ambitious filming process. The result is a never-before-seen look at the unique struggles faced by dangerously obese individuals who must learn to live healthier lifestyles and understand the root of their food addictions. Through their day-to-day struggle and the voices of their loved ones, viewers will see firsthand the pain and self-doubt associated with a debilitating weight problem.

About the Premiere Episode:
In the premiere episode, viewers meet Tom and Jodi, both 37 from Houston, TX, and learn why they are heavy and how they must reverse their lifestyles or die. Tom was the star of his high school football team, but when he dropped out his depression caused him to steadily gain weight. Now, at 5-foot-9 and 638 pounds, Tom suffers from a myriad of issues including sleep apnea, edema and the inability to sleep more than two hours. He is desperate to get his life back before he loses it permanently. Having recently suffered a stroke, Jodi, 5-foot-6 and 363 pounds, is at a critical juncture with her health. Her heaviness prevents her from keeping up with her husband and two children and from her favorite pastime, singing with her brothers in a band.

Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/Heavy

Official Website: http://www.aetv.com/heavy

Shameless

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Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, spirited and independent kids, who without him would be… perhaps better off. The brilliant William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star in this wildly engaging and fearlessly twisted new Showtime Original Series. The Gallaghers may not have much in the way of money or rules, but they know who they are — and they’re absolutely, wildly, unapologetically SHAMELESS.

When Frank Gallagher’s not at the bar spending what little money the family has, he’s stirring up trouble. But he’s not the only one who keeps things interesting. Lip uses his smarts to get what he can, Ian’s exploring alternative sexuality, Debbie’s got her hand in the donation jar, Carl’s breaking every rule he can find, and toddler Liam’s just along for the ride. Good thing the family has Fiona, the eldest daughter who dutifully keeps them all together, even as she tries to figure out where and how she fits in to her own life.

*SHAMELESS premiered on SHOWTIME Sunday, January 9th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Encores will be broadcast throughout the week and available On Demand and on Showtime Anytime™.

So, I finally got around to watching this new series, and I’ve been trying to think of best way to summarize the show without giving too much away. Let’s just say, there’s a lot of sex, there’s a lot of drinking/partying, and there were even a few scenes that totally touched my heart. I have to say, I am a HUGE FAN.

Huge.

Fan.

And not just because I’ve always admired William H. Macy, and not just because Emmy Rossum is positively brilliant.

But because it’s genuinely well-written.

You will instantly fall in love with all of the characters, you might even hate some of them sometimes. And after watching the entire season, I am TOTALLY looking forward to the Season Two debut.

The Cape

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The Cape” is a Brand New one-hour drama series starring David Lyons (“ER”) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana (Jennifer Ferrin, “Life on Mars”) and son, Trip (Ryan Wynott, “Flash Forward”). Fueled by a desire to reunite with his family and to battle the criminal forces that have overtaken Palm City, Vince Faraday becomes “The Cape” – his son’s favorite comic book superhero – and takes the law into his own hands.

Rounding out the cast are James Frain (“The Tudors”) as billionaire Peter Fleming, The Cape’s nemesis who moonlights as the twisted killer Chess; Keith David (“Death at a Funeral”) as Max Milani, the ringleader of a circus gang of bank robbers who mentors Vince Faraday and trains him to be The Cape; Summer Glau (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) as Orwell, an investigative blogger who wages war on crime and corruption in Palm City; Dorian Missick (“Six Degrees”) as Marty Voyt, a former police detective and friend to Faraday; Martin Klebba (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) as Rollo, member and unassuming muscle of the circus gang of bank robbers; and Vinnie Jones (“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”) as Scales, resident thug and cohort of The Cape’s nemesis Chess.

* I watched the Pilot, fully expecting and totally hoping to get sucked in. Unfortunately, I found myself slightly bored. The premise is alright, and in fact, it’s almost kind of Batman-esque. Except that’s it’s not quite as cool. I don’t want to give away any spoilers for those whom have not watched it yet – however, I will say that I think they spent too much time placing emphasis on the wrong parts of the show, and glossed over some of the better parts.

I always give a show at least TWO episodes before I decide whether or not I will keep it in my Television Line Up. So they better step-it-up next week, or I’m not going to be able to keep watching it!

Did you see the premiere? And if so, what did you think of the show?