Are you watching Up All Night with Christina Applegate, Will Arnett and Maya Rudolph? If not, you should. Enjoyable sitcom. And we all need to do all that we can to support SITCOMS over REALITY television.
But seriously, the best part of that show is Ms. Rudolph. First off, she has always reminded me of my sister-in-law, Nadja. So that’s fun. And Maya is funny on the show. And, each time I see her on SNL or in a random interview, I heart her more. I want to be her friend.
Next, on to reality T.V. shows that I just can’t quit.
I love Joan Rivers. She’s the hardest working woman in Hollywood. I DVR both Fashion Police and Joan Knows Best. (At least I admitted it. I’m not perfect.)
Fashion Police recently went from a 30-minute show to an hour-long format. I thought I’d like it but it’s killing me. The half hour version was just enough of a guilty pleasure. An hour? Well, it’s too much. I don’t need to hear them chat. I want fashion reviews. Give me trite comments on wardrobe choices in 30 minutes or less. I’ll be sure to let E! know.
(I fear that if I complain about the show’s new length they’ll take it away from Fashion Police and give a Kardashian another half hour show. Between a rock and a hard place, kids. Rock and a hard place.)
Next, let’s talk about Frozen Planet.
Have you watched this on Discovery? It’s INCREDIBLE. And, it’s narrated by Alec Baldwin. (Score.) I love it. And the best thing is that it’s not one of those animal documentaries that shows animals feasting on other animals in slow-mo, extended 10-minute scenes. The necessary circle-of-life shots are brief and non-gratuitous. (Thank you.)
Watch this. Sundays.
(I had to talk about Frozen Planet before I brought up Bethenny Frankel.)
I used to be a Bethenny fan. I was entertained by her on the Real Housewives of New York, when she wasn’t yet a housewife. I’ve watched the show when she met her husband, got married, had her baby girl and then sold her skinny girl margaritas and made her millions.
Well, she’s got her 3rd season on T.V. and we’re maybe what? Four episodes in? And I find that I CANNOT ABIDE HER.
She’s so incredibly self-absorbed that it oozes out of her in EVERY scene. I can’t take it.
I can’t watch it anymore.
She’s aggressive. And quite honestly that doesn’t bother me. But the constant verbal assaults and the lashing out and the sword-tongue is ridiculous. YOU.ARE.A.LADY. You do not need to talk about BALLS in virtually every conversation. (Ya dont’t.) But most importantly, you don’t always have to be so mean.
And, I’m SO TIRED of her constant jabbering about how her husband is not perfect.
And seriously, the episode that did me in was the one where she was mocking the way he dressed.
Bethenny – you and your husband are on the SAME TEAM. Put your bullet tongue away when you’re with him and be kind. Your daughter’s listening.
Now on to Mad Men.
First off, how long was this show on hiatus? I feel like I was pregnant with Lila the last time I watched a fresh episode.
So I can sum up my thoughts about the 2-hour season premiere by saying: BLECH.
Judging by the this episode, the show has definitely lost its momentum.