Entries from February 2012

GIVEAWAY: Garmin GPS for H2’s Ancient Aliens – CLOSED

February 24th, 2012


Thanks to H2’s show “Ancient Aliens,” you have the chance to win a great Garmin GPS and emergency charger/flashlight. “Ancient Aliens” returns tonight to H2 at 10 PM and it is very intriguing. Make sure you check it out and keep reading to see how you can enter to win the GPS and emergency charger!

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REVIEW: The Secret Circle “Return”

February 18th, 2012


With the long-awaited return of John Blackwell, Secret Circle successfully builds on its momentum from last week! Every episode of this show contains about 50 minutes of boring, dialogue heavy scenes with 3-4 exciting, well-done scenes, and “Return” is no different.

Cassie’s Daddy Drama
John Blackwell is here! After months of build-up, Blackwell’s entrance was rather tame. The two shared a nice scene on the dock as Cassie finally let out all the resentment that’s been building since she discovered her father is alive. Additionally, the moment in the woods as Cassie asks him to help stop her from going through with the spell the evil witch hunter put her under.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “All My Children”

February 17th, 2012


Hi all, I’m here again to discuss some TVD. This episode, “All My Children” was another example of why this show continues to be one of the most exciting hours of television each week. For realz.

We start, as we often do, with Elena waking up. She calls Stefan, who ignores her call. But, she leaves a voicemail about having to talk to him. She then calls Damon (second after Stefan – second place is just 1st loser! – not that Damon is a loser, but to Elena, he loses. Whatever, you all get what I’m saying). He does pick up (while still in bed with Rebekah) and is super pissy with her because his feelings are hurt, seriously. Elena decides to stop by right as Rebekah is leaving (Awkward City, but I’m not sure who’s the mayor…probably Elena). He’s still all snippy and short with her even when she tells him about Mama Original’s plan to do her children in. He soooo doesn’t care about the demise of all those folks.

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INTERVIEW: Daniel Gillies (Elijah) from The Vampire Diaries

February 16th, 2012


Last week’s episode of The Vampire Diaries featured a very interesting development for some of our favorite new Mystic Falls residents, The Originals. Mama Original used Elena’s blood to put a spell on all the siblings, so if one dies, they all die. I think I speak for many when I say that I hope something goes wrong with this spell because I can’t stand the thought of  Klaus, Elijah or Rebekah leaving. (I’m sure I will come to love Kol as well. Finn needs to stop being all into his mother. But I digress.) I recently had the chance to chat with Daniel Gillies, who plays Elijah, about the spell, Elijah’s love for Elena and his and Damon’s unlikely semi-friendship. Gillies also had some ideas as to where The Originals could reside besides Mystic Falls, and one of them involves a very interesting choice of attire.

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REVIEW: Pretty Little Liars “CTRL: A”

February 14th, 2012


Last night’s Pretty Little Liars, “CTRL: A” got us closer to finding out who A is. It also gave us some fun confrontations, some good old fashioned make out sessions and we finally find out what the deal with Holden is. A also almost makes big trouble for Aria and Ezra, and I am so glad that his/her plan was faltered. Also, it seems that one of our liars is actually one step ahead of A (or at least the cops) and it made for some very good drama.

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My Love Letter to Cougar Town: Watch the Season Premiere Tonight

February 14th, 2012


Dear Cougar Town,

I tuned into you at first for Courteney Cox, as I was feeling nostalgic for “Friends.” I wasn’t sold by your name, but when I watched the pilot screener a couple years ago, I knew it had the makings of something special. Sure, there was the weird name. And sure, there was the one character I kind of hated (Barb), but I laughed a lot and I saw a group of friends that really did remind me of the show I was so longing for. Then you continued to grow and grow and find your voice. You were no longer just about Jules (the aforementioned Cox) trying to find love post-divorce and child, you became about a group of friends who get together and drink wine and talk about their lives. They became fondly known to fans as the Cul de Sac Crew (which many suggested should be the actual name of the show). As you became more and more hilarious and lovely, I found myself deeply interested in these people’s lives. I wanted to play Penny Can. I wanted to meet Dog Travis. I wanted to have my own Big Carl. That, my friends, is the making of a good television show.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “Dangerous Liaisons”

February 10th, 2012


E back again for another lovely TVD episode, “Dangerous Liaisons.” (Which Rachael Green claims is her favorite movie, but it’s actually Weekend at Bernie’s…Friends anyone?). Anyway, solid episode with some more info about the Originals.

We begin with Matt and Elena leaving the hospital. Alaric is there for observation. Also, Bonnie and negligent mother are both fine. Caroline is sad, but okay. There are still no suspects for this attempting to murder/murdering peeps situation. Matt and Elena part ways to go home, and Elena bumps into someone with her car. She gets out, and it’s just Rebekah threatening her with death. Luckily, Elijah is there and is awesome and stops her. Mama Original will not stand for any murders on her watch. Elijah then tells Elena that they have some catching up to do.

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REVIEW: The Secret Circle “Valentine”

February 10th, 2012


After weeks of mostly disappointing Secret Circle episodes, it was great to sit down and watch the first truly good episode of the spring.

Secret Circle works best when it embraces it’s horror/thriller elements and tonight was a fine example of that! I fully admit to jumping out of my seat a few times when the ghosts were following Cassie throughout the episode.

The Medallion
I’ve spent a lot of time on these recaps talking about why the show isn’t working for me and what I’d like to see change; one of my biggest complaints is that the show needed to expand the world and introduce some outsiders and villains. Not only did we get villains this week, but we also got a (returning!) outsider, Isaac. Score!

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REVIEW: Glee “The Spanish Teacher”

February 8th, 2012


So I didn’t review last week’s Michael Jackson-themed Glee episode because I was dealing with family issues. However, I considered it and realized I really didn’t like it and had nothing to say. I thought the music bored me (I like Michael, but I guess I’m just not that into him?) and there was no plot because it was a tribute episode. So I hoped that this week’s episode would be better. I have to say, I was disappointed. I knew the songs ahead of time and wasn’t a big fan but I found myself totally bored by this music. Ricky Martin is fine and all, but I’m not super enamored with him. I did however, like some of the plot. Sue wants to try and have a baby, Will is kind of a jerk and Emma is awesome and Kurt and Finn have a sweet heart to heart. But those were the highlights for me. I generally can’t wait to download songs the next day but I won’t have any of the songs from “The Spanish Teacher” on my iPod. Step it up, Glee. I have high hopes for the Valentine’s Day episode. Don’t mess it up!

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REVIEW: Pretty Little Liars “The Naked Truth”

February 7th, 2012


So my Pretty Little Liars reviews were on a small hiatus of sorts due to some family matters, but rest assured, I am back. And last night’s episode had some crazy, shocking developments. There was an unexpected “friendship,” a school sleepover and a twist that was hard to see coming. I really love where this season is going. I also love that we’ve gotten so many answers and there is still a lot more to discover.

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