Boob Tube: Taste the Rainbow

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Boob Tube: Taste the Rainbow

Well, we got one last, longing look at Jamie this week on the Top Chef: New York reunion show. Sadly, most of her interview time got taken up talking about fellow cheftestant Stefan’s crush on her. Boo! Stefan is like the playground bully who starts crushing on the tough girl because she won’t take his crap and doesn’t pay any attention to him. As widely expected, Fabio took home the Fan Favorite prize money of $10,000. I still would have liked to have seen Carla win that one! I will miss her hootie-hooing almost as much as the divine hotness of Jamie.

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In other celesbian chef news, Hell’s Kitchen contestant L.A. came out on top of the pile this week on the ladies’ team. That’s not saying much, considering that the dinner service was so horrendous that chef Gordon Ramsay couldn’t bring himself to actually pick a winning team. Still, I feel compelled to cheer on this latest incarnation of Team Rainbow. I think I’m already feeling deprived of lesbians on TV, now that 90% of them are going to vanish after the finale of The L Word this weekend. Sigh.

It's kind of a lame consolation prize, but one of the folks you’d least expect to is on deck to bat for our team fleetingly, at any rate. On an upcoming episode of Desperate Housewives, Wisteria Lane resident Susan (played by Teri Hatcher) is getting a big gay episode kinda. After locking lips with guest star Swoosie Kurtz, Susan gets girl-on-girl smooching tips from pal Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker). Apparently, Gaby has a history of “experiences with women.” Hatcher certainly seemed to enjoy her experience. “Here’s the thing about being kissed by Eva Longoria,” she says. “If you ever had a question about why she’s so fabulous and has such a fabulous life, you don’t have to question it anymore.” I’m guessing this will be “a very special episode” bicurious silliness more than anything else, but hey, I’m not one to look gift girl-on-girl action in the mouth. Yeah. That just sounds wrong!

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To Watch For Next Week…

Sunday! Lucy Lawless is back to interrogate the gang about the death of Jenny on the series finale of The L Word (Showtime, 9 p.m., with a one-hour retrospective of the show beginning at 8 p.m.).

Monday! Laura Prepon (That ‘70s Show) guests as Ted’s obnoxious ex-girlfriend from college on How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8:30 p.m.). The season premiere of Dancing with the Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.).

Wednesday! Secrets are revealed about those batpoop-crazy folks at the Dharma Initiative on Lost (ABC, 9 p.m.). The Pretenders on Jimmy Kimmel.

Thursday! Liz reports for jury duty on 30 Rock (NBC, 9:30 p.m.). Eric La Salle joins Noah Wiley for an uber-blast-from-the-past episode of ER (NBC, 10 p.m.). The hilarious and fabulous Christine Baranski guest stars as the mother of Betty’s new flame on Ugly Betty (ABC, 8 p.m.). And we finally found out what the frilly heck is wrong with Izzie on Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 p.m.). Eliza Dushku on Jimmy Kimmel.

Friday! It’s the 100th episode of Wife Swap and boy is this one a doozy: an ET-obsessed UFO hunter shacks up with a psychic (ABC, 8 p.m.). Great, maybe they will be able to tell us who killed Jenny! And don’t miss the penultimate episode of Battlestar Galactica (Sci Fi Channel, 10 p.m.). The cliff-hanger ending is rumored to be a real mindfrakker!



Comments [35]

Lezbeth's picture

By the comments you've no

By the comments you've no doubt read, sounds like your decision was a good one.

I hope your job doesn't go sideways on you.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

I guess it just popped up

I guess it just popped up that one time, when I was setting up what to record while on my sleeper break. I figured it might be a glitch in the menu, but I gave a heads up just in case SHO was trying to pull a fast one to screw up TLW finale parties.

And, I did take a pass on the episode. I was worried the finale would be such a disappointment that I would be completely jaded on the series as a whole. I wanted remember the early writing and great plots, not the slow painful death of the show that was Season 6.

Given how absolutely crappy my weekend was at our corporate headquarters, the last thing I needed was something else to depress me. I discovered that a few who have "issues" with my so-called "lifestyle choices" have been promoted to key positions and are now seeking to have me terminated. Trust me, the situation was much worse than my generalized description, and I really couldn't have handled one more disappointment, even if it just is a TV show.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Still is, lol!

Still is, lol!

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

I caught only one episode,

I caught only one episode, and part of another. I didn't see any male "dolls" in them. Even with them though, I personally had trouble with the premise (which Fox loves to promote).

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Yeah, the last episode was a

Yeah, the last episode was a bit tamer than usual. Sarah has become a lot more, um, cautious since her near death shooting and subsequent kidnapping in previous episodes, when she finally remembered her job is to keep her son alive, no matter what.

And Robo-sis is posing as John's sister, one who the family considers "special" in public, if you get my drift. But, it's Lena Headey's "Sarah" portrayal I tend to follow more than all the subplots, though those are coming together in a very interesting way. It's kind of like BSG, one of those series you have to catch from the start to follow all the various intricacies.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

I guess for me I'm all into

I guess for me I'm all into the "cause and effect" premise of temporal anomalies, causalities, etc. It kind of appeals to my egg-head side, lol. But, I kind of gravitate to shows where the leads are women to be taken seriously. The robo-sis character is actually fascinating to me, as she "evolves" to complete her mission, though yeah, so of the lines there are a bit lame.

But Lena Headey has been brilliant with the psychological aspects of her role as Sarah Connor, which is what keeps me hooked. That, and I love women who know their weapons, lol! Laughing out loud

Not2Taem's picture

The flying monkeys! I had

The flying monkeys! I had nightmares forever. Still makes me cringe.

Steph H's picture

I still find the witch in Oz

I still find the witch in Oz kinda scary.....

Rusty's picture

I know what you mean. I think

I know what you mean. I think I was 12 before I could watch The Wizard of Oz from anywhere but under the kitchen table because of the damned witch.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Steph H's picture

Aaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggghhhhhh

Aaaaaaaaaaggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Robin Rigby's picture

Is that for any program? Or

Is that for any program? Or just Numb3rs? Don't watch the episode where the hot latina FBI chick goes undercover unless you like you're women ridiculously skinny. Suddenly, she doesn't do it anymore for me.

Not2Taem's picture

OK, you can be our screener

OK, you can be our screener gal. Just mention the episodes with hot ladies here, and the rest of us will catch the reruns.

Xanadu's picture

*screechy electronic voice*

*screechy electronic voice* "Ex-term-inate"!!

Robin Rigby's picture

I like the Terminator

I like the Terminator franchise. I loved the first few episodes of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but lately it's been pretty crappy. This whole bit with Sarah having some sort of crisis is just plain boring. I also liked how Summer Glau played her character with some humor in the beginning but that's just gone. Now when she says something ridiculous while trying to act human it's pathetic instead of funny. Overall, it seems like the show is taking itself far too seriously and has lost it's edge. I hold out hope it can get that edge back.

Robin Rigby's picture

I think I tune it in for

I think I tune it in for noise more than anything anymore. Oh, and I keep hoping they'll have an episode as good as the two-parter with spree killer Crystal but then I know that was only so good because Kim Dickens is so good so it's hopeless.

Steph H's picture

I have never recovered from

I have never recovered from having the life scared out of me by the daleks when I was a child. Still can't watch Doctor Who after all these years...

Steph H's picture

Would that it were!! (I never

Would that it were!! (I never thought I would get hooked on a show with ballroom dancing but I LOVE it...)

Btw, I know what you mean about the Sara Connor programme - it's not great but I think Lena Headey is unbelievably hot so I make allowances for the rest of the show..

Hope you are having a good Sunday!! Smile

Not2Taem's picture

Strictly Cum Dancing LOL. I'm

Strictly Cum Dancing LOL. I'm envisioning competitive bondage dancing. :twisted:

Not2Taem's picture

If Shecter weren't dead this

If Shecter weren't dead this would have been a perfect next gig for her. :twisted:

Not2Taem's picture

I watched SC the other day,

I watched SC the other day, just to see what you were all excited about. There was nothing to equal your pic. Wink Maybe it was an off episode, but it did not real me in. Sarah was very laid back and the RoboGirl is too much like someone's 13 year old sister for me. I tuned out at the commercial break. I haven't even tried the Doll House bit; the previews were enough to turn me off.

Not2Taem's picture

Numb3rs was interesting when

Numb3rs was interesting when it started, then it just got weird. Kind of turned into a brothers soap opera with implausible plots. I also really thought that the quirky little red head professor and Charley were going to end up bed buddies. I don't find either of them believable with women. Haven't tuned in at all this season.

Rusty's picture

Any BBC America fans? I

Any BBC America fans? I watched the premiere of Ashes to Ashes last night and loved it. It's the sequel to Life on Mars/. I'm also impatiently waiting for the Doctor Who Christmas 2008 episode and Torchwood to come back.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Not2Taem's picture

Callie needs lessons. She is

Callie needs lessons. She is a complete klutz when it comes to making out with women. Did we ever actually see her make out with men? Maybe I just erased those memory reals.

RPDR: The show definitely varies in quality from week to week, but that episode was hilarious! I loved the expressions on the queens when they found out the girls were going to toughen them up; and the one who backed away from the make up over and over. Laughing out loud

Still prefer Kings, though. Wink

Rusty's picture

Hi CAMW, I agree with you on

Hi CAMW, I agree with you on Sarah Conner (excellent avatar, btw) and BSG but I have to disagree on Dollhouse. You said, "I’m not so keen on the whole premise of women being enslaved and programmed to do a man’s bidding. . . ."

1. We know there are male actives as well as female. So far, we've only seen Victor on an "engagement" but we know that Alpha was the first.

2. Since the actives sign up as volunteers, they aren't actually enslaved.

3. I suspect the show is going to actually focus on the attempt to break the programming not the "hooker for a bunch of frat boys" engagements. It's too bad that that's how Fox is promoting it.

So far I've enjoyed the first 4 episodes and I'll keep watching.

"When you look for the bad in mankind expecting to find it, you surely will." ~ Pollyanna

Grace Moon's picture

someone else told me they

someone else told me they loved rupauls drag race. you're the 2nd person who's mentioned it. I haven't watched by I'm going to tune in.

tweet tweet @gracemoon

Lezbeth's picture

You're right, the scripts are

You're right, the scripts are formulaic and follow the same basic outline each episode. The good thing is that the episodes stand alone. There are different ways in which the main story twists and turns in each episode and I like the family quirks and chemistry.

I agree about Numb3rs and the violence (gunfire) freaks me out, so I don't watch it much.

Robin Rigby's picture

I watched "Medium" in the

I watched "Medium" in the beginning, but then it became the same thing week after week so I stopped. Has it improved? Or do you not find the repetitiveness as annoying as I do? The same thing bugs me about "Numb3rs" and I'd stop watching it if there were something else on in that time slot. Smile

lucia_2008's picture

I concur..."Lie to Me" is a

I concur..."Lie to Me" is a very interesting show.

Smile...life is good!!!

lucia_2008's picture

TLW...Laurel Holloman and

TLW...Laurel Holloman and Lucy Lawless in the same room together...that should be enough for anyone to watch the finale.

Smile...life is good!!!

Lezbeth's picture

A couple of other TV

A couple of other TV notes--RuPaul's drag race is a mixed bag. I loved what they did last week when they invited some butchy women who did various intense sports (like boxing) to teach the queens to toughen up. The twist was, the queens then needed to outfit, make-up and teach their butchy counterparts to lip sync.

Also, Lie to Me (Fox) is becoming one of my faves. The other show that is consistently good is Medium. Patricia Arquette is gorgeous in that psychic, constantly puzzled soccer mom way.

And when are we going to see Callie (Grey's Anatomy) pick up her bat for our team?

Lezbeth's picture

Hi CMW...I just checked my

Hi CMW...I just checked my Directv listings and TLW is not listed on mine for tonight. I checked because I thought showtime might be running a back to back season 6 airing of previous episodes. The fact that they aren't says volumes to me about how they perceive the quality of this season.

About not watching the finale, I can't imagine that...after all this angst and drama and well, silliness, I couldn't imagine missing the part where the fat lady sings.

CA_Medicine_Woman's picture

Strange thing about TLW, my

Strange thing about TLW, my DirecTV guide says it's on tomight (Saturday)? We'll find out when I get to our HQ for some body work on my rig later on. I'll most likely watch the retro, but I'm so disappointed with Season 6 I may just skip the finale.

I will, however, catch your recap on it though, Julia! Wink

Seriously looking forward to the next twist in the BSG series! Kinda sad that it's coming to an end, but I'm betting the finale will be great.

I've become hooked on Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles. Nothing like a show where the lead characters are mostly tough as nails intelligent women who kick some serious butt, lol.

Unfortunate, by contrast, I tried to get into Dollhouse, but couldn't. I'm not so keen on the whole premise of women being enslaved and programmed to do a man's bidding, which is what I'm getting from it.

I'm not much into the cooking shows, unfortunately. I use to like them, but I did a live in gig for a patient who was obsessed by them, to the point of being downright abusive to all of her caretakers. After being bombarded by them for 12 hours a day 5 days a week for several months, I swore I would not intentionally or willingly watch one again.

Steph H's picture

I've been feeling sorry for

I've been feeling sorry for myself because I've had to work past 7pm most of the week just gone, but working 'til 11pm on a Friday is a different ball game!

minniesota's picture

Julia, I just realized I

Julia, I just realized I completely missed Battlestar Galactica last night. I had to work until 11 p.m. then came home and crashed. I'm so happy they put episodes up online.

Only caught the tail end of the Top Chef reunion because of work.

I need to pick up my bottle of wine to toast the end of the L Word Sunday night. Not sure if I'll want to drink to it or want to throw my glass at the TV screen.

Still searching for the right brainy quote.

Steph H's picture

A few weeks back I went to

A few weeks back I went to see one of the shows on "Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars) - The 2009 Tour"..... I just love those women in sequins!