Sunday, July 27, 2008


Everwood Star Will Be Pushing Up 'Daisies'

In what can only be called the greatest case of color-blind casting ever, Everwood alum, Debra Mooney, has been cast as Calista Cod, Emerson Cod's momma, on Pushing Daisies. Mooney will only appear on one episode, but there is potential for her to return. The storyline has Calista Cod, who used to be Emerson's partner in solving crime, visiting her son to help him with a case.
I don't know about you, but this casting coup has me giddy with excitement. I love my Everwood peeps and the idea of seeing Debra Mooney on the boob tube again has made my day!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Weeds: No Man is Pudding

Well, well, well. So we start off where we ended the last episode. Celia on the ground, with a gun pointed at her head. Guillermo asks her why she's there, and of all people, Nancy comes to her defense, by lying and telling him Celia is her associate. And then she grabs Guillermo's gun and smacks Celia around until one of her teeth fall out. Celia is not having a good season. But at least she's still alive.

Nency then takes her out to find Andy at the border crossing. But alas, Andy isn't there. And again, Celia gets the brunt of Nancy's anger, courtesy of a drive with her head in the car window that I'm sure would make anyone else barf all over the Prius. When they get that settled, Nancy gets back to finding Andy...

And what's our favorite Botwin uncle been up to? Oh nothing much. Just latching on to a coyote while making the trip back to the US. And his fee for crossing the border? Not much, if you think about it. Just $6 and his Fall Guyz belt buckle. But he soon finds out the others don't have it so lucky. The coyote is breaking arms, stealing money and exacting sexual favors. Andy decides to fight back since he still has the gun Nancy gave him. He pops the coyote in the knee, gets back his $6 and delivers an amusing punchline that, unfortunately, no one hears, "Who's the fall guy now, coyote ugly?"

Back home at Botwin Central, Bubbi's death and Lenny's disappearance allow the family to be more open with the weed business. Silas starts drilling a hole in the wall, only to discover a bee hive. The bees are none to happy about this turn of events and Shane, Silas and poor allergic Doug end up with the brunt of the stings.

Well, at least Nancy didn't get stung. At least, not yet. She blackmails Captain Till into conveniently "forgetting" about her and Celia. As for where she stands with Guillermo, he incorrectly assumes that Celia is Nancy's crazy lesbian lover. And then gives her a new job: manager of a women's maternity store.

Considering customer service is hardly Nancy's strong suit, I don't see this working to her advantage. And certainly not if there's a excavation going on underneath the store that gives off a distinct feeling of hell. WTF, indeed. So, what do you think is going on underneath the maternity store? And what exactly has Nancy gotten herself into?

Monday, July 07, 2008


OMFG! It's Bluck.

Well, what would Diddy's all-white Hamptons party be without some Chuck and Blair action? While the terrible twosome look fairly cozy in this pic, don't expect their relationship to be smooth sailing next season. I'm hearing the duo will spend season 2 duking it out, in part because of Chuck's dalliances over the summer. Ah, music to my ears. Nothing disturbed me more than the lovey-dovey scene last year's finale.

Friday, July 04, 2008


Chuck and Hellboy

The GE Empire strikes again. In an effort to promote Universal's latest flick in the Hellboy franchise, the red giant teams up with NBC's very own super computer, Chuck Bartowski. Watch the marketing possibilities open up above!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Brenda Could Be Back!!!

The new re-do/spinoff/whatever of 90210 might just get a little bitchier. At least if Shannon Doherty has anything to say about it. According to EW's Ausiello, the temperamental actress is in talks with the producers at CW's most buzzed about show to come back to the zip code that made her famous.
According to Ausiello, the stalling point is three-fold. There's the ever-present issue of money, her actual storyline, and oh yeah, half the original cast hated her guts. The now infamous catfights between Jennie Garth, who's already agreed to guest star, and Doherty, could get another go-around. For her part, Garth says, "A lot of time has passed, and I'm a big girl. I'd have no problem with her coming on the show."
I guess only time will tell. And while we wait, let's hope the show gets Luke Perry on board. I tried to call him, but all I got was an answering machine with the message, "This is Dylan. You know the drill." Argh.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Weeds Episode 3: The Whole Blah Damn Thing

The third episode of season 4 was all about pulling the plug. Guillermo temporarily shut down his operation to switch to a new location. Doug left his Agrestic life behind after the city council discovered his insurance scheme. And of course, the Botwins debated assisted suicide for Bubbi.

Speaking of Bubbi, when we saw her last, the Jewish granny was begging for someone to kill her. Andy, who is scared of her Darth Vader breathing (heh), spent the episode trying to convince the family that they had to help her die. The usually off-kilter Botwin turned philosophical about life while in the pot-growing van. He said, "Just when you think you've got the whole blah-damn thing figured out and you're surrounded by the ones you blah, death shows up and blah, blah, blah." Wow, it's the yada, yada for the new millenium. Andy and Silas convince Shane to talk to Lenny (Albert Brooks) about pulling the plug. While that plan backfires and Shane gets cold feet, it does produce a sweet bonding moment between grandfather and grandson.

But bonding certainly isn't on Celia's mind. Still stuck in prison, she agrees to do anything to get out. Including spying on Nancy for the DEA. And dying her hair back to its original color because the DEA captain prefers his snitches blonde. I see where that storyline's going, and all I can say is yuck. But anyway, Celia breaks into Dean's hotel room to find clues on Nancy's whereabouts. Aah, modern technology. Izzy's cell phone leads her directly to Bubbi's beach house in Ren Mar.

Meanwhile, Nancy is reliving her disastrous trip to Mexico, courtesy of the the Jesus bobblehead doll's video camera. Guillermo makes the obvious jokes about Nancy's pee-in-a-cup moment and tells her to give up the slutty dresses for J.Crew attire. She gets another shot at the drug running, and this time, makes sure to look like she just finished teeing off at the country club. But nothing ever goes really smoothly for this pot-selling housewife. She finds out she's gonna have to stash drugs and Guillermo's cousin for the ride. And just when she finally makes it over the border, she realizes Guillermo has closed up shop. She drives around aimlessly until she winds up back at home. And this is no happy homecoming.
Andy tells her that Lenny and he have decided that they're gonna help Bubbi die but Nancy has to actually do it. After all, "Bubbi did say bringing not-Francie into the family would kill her." (heh) And then she gets a phone call from Guillermo to meet her outside. They do their business quickly. At least quickly enough that Celia, who's watching them from a nearby car, doesn't have time to snap a picture with her $5 disposable camera.

And so, Nancy, unaware that the sh-t is about to hit the fan, heads back inside to eulogize Bubbi. Well, sort of, considering she doesn't even know her real name. Nancy switches off the circuit breakers throughout the house until she gets the one for Bubbi's ventilator. But Bubbi's will to live may have to started to kick in at some point because she keeps on breathing. At least until Nancy asks Shane to bring her a pillow. Oh Nancy, you're leaving traces of your crimes everywhere you go...

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