I don’t watch X Factor…or The Voice or American Idol or any other competition-based reality show aside from the occasional YouTube video or tuning into Survivor when Boston Rob makes an appearance (Team Rob/Amber for life, yo). My longstanding love of Rob Mariano aside, I’ve made an exception to my personal rule because Britney Spears is awesome. I’ve been listening to Britney’s music since I was in elementary school. Seriously, she was my first concert. I had a Britney Spears poster hanging in my bedroom for the entirety of my tween years. Christina Aguilera can keep those fancy red swivel chairs over there on The Voice because those of us watching X Factor have BRITNEY SPEARS’ FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. The four genius photos to the left are but a small sampling of the brilliance Britney provides us with on a weekly basis. This show would be improved 1000% if there was a box in the corner of the screen that just showed Britney’s reactions at all times. Think about it, FOX.
I didn’t like the Ben & Kate pilot. It reminded me of Raising Hope, a show that really never clicked with me even though I can see why some people like it. But I’m here to say that I thought episode 2 was adorably sweet and I’m on board for more. Nat Faxon’s character, who I thought was childish and a little bit creepy in the pilot, seemed marginally more competent and sane as he helped his sister fake their address so her daughter could go to the good elementary school. It didn’t all work, but it was goofy and funny with just the right amount of heart. If the writers can continue to make this show work, it’ll help make FOX’s Tuesday night comedy block one of my favorite nights of the week*.
*I will never like Raising Hope. Sorry, FOX. Not gonna happen.
Wilson Bethel is beautiful. We all know this. So it is here, in the middle of the internet, that I would like to thank the writers of Hart of Dixie for embracing male objectification. There are a lot of other reasons to watch that show (Seriously, it’s really good. Check it out if you haven’t.), but it certainly doesn’t hurt that Wilson Bethel spends about 50% of his time on screen shirtless. But if we’re going to objectify the men of Hart of Dixie, let’s be fair. Equality is important, folks. Scott Porter should be shirtless more too.
As a follow-up to last week’s praise of Crystal the Monkey’s genius portrayal of Dr. Rizzo on Animal Practice, I would like to take a moment to say that she was not used nearly enough in episode 3. THAT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE. However, she knocked it out of the park again with the tag. Crystal fell asleep inside a puppet and scared the shit out of one of the doctors when she woke up. I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I laughed. A lot.