summerr's watchin'

confessions of a tv junkie

GLEEk much?

Posted by summerr on November 13, 2009

I’m totally and utterly 100% certified in love with Glee. Imma gleek. Btw, thats a way better word than shingz and totally trumps boomz.

How could you NOT love a show about zeroes to heroes? AND it has music. GREAT music. GREAT covers. Watch this ….

and then check out my other post about Glee.

Then go watch Glee. Join me, I’m on a Glee-a-thon, Ep 6 and counting.

xoxo, s.

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lovin’ Vampire Diaries

Posted by summerr on September 17, 2009

How can you pass up a show about vampires that has ‘Love Sucks’ brandished across its poster?

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I was sold on the show before I saw it. Firstly, I  love Kevin Williamson. He’s been my hero ever since Dawson’s Creek – love that show. He’s also responsible for Scream (1, 2, 3 and upcoming 4), one of my fave slasher/horror flicks of all time.

Secondly, I think Ian Somerhaulder is gorgeous. Ever since season 1 of LOST, I’ve been lost in his baby blues, plus I love his rosy cheeks! SO CUTE!

Third, I guess, like most people, I was in Twilight mode – I’d just watched the movie not long ago, read the books (including the leaked manuscript of Midnight Sun (email me and I’ll email it to you if you want), and am now looking forward to New Moon.

And finally – hello have you seen the promo posters the CW put out? This one’s as hot as Gossip Girl’s…they should super ‘OMFG’ or something on it!

So what about the show?

the-vampire-diaries-posterNina Dobrev who plays the lead Elena, looks very familiar to me. Thats cos she looks like a cross between Jordana Brewster (Mia on Fast & Furious) and Laura Breckenridge (Ms Carr in Gossip Girl).

The two guys after her heart, are Damon (Ian Somerhaulder) and Stefan (Paul Wesley), a coupla vampire brothers. Stefan wants to protect her and Damon just wants her.

Paul Wesley looked awfully familiar too, and after awhile I realised why – ages ago he played Lucas Luthor (long lost Luthor prodigal son) on Smallville! And he was also on Everwood, and up and down the ‘crime’ beat of CSI, CSI:Miami, Cold Case and even Law & Order SVU!).

Anyway, all that trivia aside, I totally enjoyed Vampire Diaries. Despite Williamson’s countless attempts to convince the public that this baby is nowhere  near Twilight, the similarities are there, but in a good way.

cw-promo-vampire-diaries-112There’s the creep factor – how its always gloomy and fog even rolls in whenever a fanged one is around.

The ‘loner’ girl the vampires fall for – in this case, she’s just lost her parents so she tends to write in her diary most of the time, in graveyards too I might add, beside her parents’ grave.

The good looking cast – Paul and Nina look really good. As for Ian, well, I thought he looked ‘older’. Granted that season 1 of LOST was 5 years ago, but somehow, the centre-parted long hair and constant smirk aren’t very appealing to me. I mean he’s still cute, but not as dropdead gorgeous as when he was Boone…(sigh…those eyes, those cheeks!)

I like that Elena’s bestfriend is psychic – so that gives us all an easy way out to warn Elena of forthcoming danger etc. Nice backdoor producers 🙂

Bottom line is – love it, can’t wait for ep2 to come. Woot!

xoxo, s.

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ah the NEW season has begun!

Posted by summerr on September 17, 2009

Its September, that time of year in the US where the new and returning slate of tv shows begin woot!

I’m not even in the US and the fall season always excites me!

I just watched Vampire Diaries a few nights ago – LOVE IT! Brooding leads, beautiful cast and well, vampires…whats not to like? I was a big Buffy fan 🙂

I also managed to catch Cycle 12 of America’s Next Top Model on Channel 5. It gets cheesier every year, but I still love Tyra and the ‘J’s. And of course hunky ‘noted fashion photographer’ Nigel Barker.

Melrose Place was …interesting….oh and of course, I’m just one more blog entry away from watching the premiere of Season 3 of Gossip Girl!! (I’m disciplining myself – must tell ppl abt VD (ooh, that didn’t come out right – Vampire Diaries) before I forget and get caught up in GG!)

Other shows I’m lookin’ forward to this Fall season are :

New series Eastwick – Charmed but older? hopefully wiser too?!

New series Fast Forward – I just can’t resist John Cho.

New seasons of Survivor, Amazing Race and Project Runway (Heidi’s preggers with her 4th! Amazing!)

I can’t think of any more off the top of my head, but when I was flipping thru the mio TV Season Pass catalogue earlier, wahlao, mentally ticking almost every other show! (too dark to flip thru now, kids are asleep, will do so tomorrow …with a highlighter!!)

ok, onward to my take on Vampire Diaries!

xoxo, s.

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Gossip Girl where are you already?!

Posted by summerr on August 28, 2009

Check out these pics from Perez Hilton.

OMG as if we aren’t already dying from what feels like the LONGEST.WAIT.EVER.

I want to know wats up with Dan kissing Duff! She still looks like Lizzie McGuire to me.

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Can Season 3 like just get started already!

need. gossip.girl.

xoxo, s.

ps. mio tv better be having it I tell you…

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BLUCK on ELLE

Posted by summerr on August 14, 2009

Gossip Girl’s Chuck + Blair goth get-up for Elle.













Gossip Girl fans! Is this picture just rockin’ awesome or what??? Perez posted this on his cocoperez website
HAWT is definitely an understatement.

This pic is from a photoshoot for Elle magazine – you KNOW I’ll be lookin’ out for THAT issue of Elle (hopefully we’ll get it here).

Ed is just so fabulously gorgeous! Lookit him! *drool*
Sigh. Anxiously awaiting the start of Season 3!
xoxo, s.

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Bachelorette Finale

Posted by summerr on July 28, 2009

jillian-harrisI’ve been following the Bachelorette religiously from the very beginning,every Wednesday, faithfully on mio TV here in Singapore. We get it about  a day and a half after its U.S. broadcast.

But THIS TIME, I couldn’t help myself. I just HAD to find out who Jilly chose – Kiptyn or Ed? Or Reid even!

So I did what most people in desperation do, turn to the internet and Googled! I  found a live blog  and read the thing blow by blow at 9am here in Singapore whilst it was happening in the U.S.

Ok, so now I know. I kinda expected her to pick who she did. But I STILL NEED to watch the show – WEDNESDAY HURRY UP!!! Suddenly 24 hours is TOO LONG!

For those of you who still don’t know, take the poll below – would love to know who YOU ALL think she should pick?

xoxo, s.

ps. I’m still hoping for a huge huge upset on the After The Final Rose Special. 🙂

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Bachelorette Trailer : Down to the final 2!

Posted by summerr on July 28, 2009

Super excited about this week’s Bachelorette finale!

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Mancode on Bachelorette : Men Tell All Special

Posted by summerr on July 28, 2009

MANCODE. So what exactly is Mancode? Is it something related to Mankinis, Manties and Manning Up?

The answers are all on The Men Tell All Special of The Bachelorette. (too complicated and Man-specific to explain one by one.)


I thoroughly enjoyed the 2-hour special (mostly because I’m an optimistic (read non-cynical) viewer.  I think it could have been done in an hour after you minus out all the video montages (the unnecessary ones) and the whole segment with last season’s Bachelor Jason Mesnick (the guy who dumped the girl he chose on the show for the one he dumped for her initially – confused not? Doesn’t matter, cos we’re here for Jillian and HER guys – btw Jason is the guy who dumped Jillian on his show and thats how she ended up being The Bachelorette! )


Jillian and her 30 boys

Jillian and her 30 boys

The Men Tell All Special(like the Women Tell All version for The Bachelor) usually yields loads of catfights and bitchy comments and arrows shooting left right and centre.

This season, all the negative energy was focused on a few key people and a few key dramatic moments eg Angry Dave vs Should-Be-Gay-Juan. And Jake’s perfect-ness (not perfection, thats different). And Tanner P.’s obsession with feet.

Check out this clip if you can’t remember how grossed out you were the FIRST time you saw it.

Maybe its just me, or maybe I’m a prude, but just the way he went on and on about licking and sucking and tweezing feet…ugh, uncomfortable very!

What else did we get to see … here’s what I noticed…

1. Everyone seems to have gotten a spray tan (Jillian included)

2. A number of the guys have grown out beards (notably Angry Dave and Jesse the winemaker <– both are cuter w the goatee!)

3. The audience is mainly made up of women, split into like 3 or 4 sections with one token MAN planted in the middle of each section! (either gay or dragged there by their wives) (or planted by producers!)

4. Missing in action are : Kiptyn and Ed (obviously duh! Final 2), Reid (sure got conspiracy here despite Chris saying he has ‘prior engagements’) and Wes (scared shitless to be bombarded).

Actually its  a good thing Wes didn’t turn up, from the amount of booing the mere mention of his name got, I really don’t think he would want to be sat on the hotseat in front of THAT unforgiving crowd.

We also get to see outtakes and funny moments that didn’t make it on the show. My favourite is the clip of Reid trying to Hula dance in Hawaii. If you all thought Kiptyn was bad at the Flamenco…OMG Reid looked like he was humping an invisible tree. Even the hula dancers looked embarrassed for him!

I love it when producers put together the UBER BITCH trailer, where they showcase all the guys bitching about each other to camera.  I swear, men can be cattier than women!  And once the montage ended, you could see some of the men who weren’t featured in the video breathe a big sigh of relief! “Aaah thank God, i didn’t violate the mancode by bitchin about my buddies!”

So Target #1 – Jake and his perfect-ness.

I recall from previous episodes someone called Jake ‘creepy’ cos he was so ‘perfect’.  He’s the all-American good guy, good-looking, athletic, smart, accomplished, good manners, didn’t back-stab, didn’t swear, a real stand-up guy…..so what’s wrong with him? Everyone thought his perfect-ness was a facade, but apparently he’s just being himself.  Are there really such sweet, innocent people like that in the world?

The women didn’t seem to mind, the minute he took a seat in the hotseat, it was cat-calling, woot woot-ing and loads of excited, happy claps (you know the one that looks like butterfly wings fluttering cos you’re so excited your hands are moving so fast and you have a crazed grin plastered your face).

Target #2 – Juan (i like to call him Should-Be-Gay-Juan)

All the other guys are jocks. Juan is not. There’s the problem. Seriously, he’s got a ‘quality’ about him. My gaydar bleeps whenever he speaks. But thats just me.

Biggest target of the night – Wes.

And he wasn’t even there to defend himself. The consensus was that he was there to sell his music. Some of the guys backed him up, saying that he did have feelings for Jillian as the show progressed. But then, the producers ran a video on him, and he came out looking like a major lying schemer again.  I wonder if the truth about him will ever come out. Or whether creative editing will prevail.

All in all, a nice special in the lead up to the big finale.

Clincher at the end, when they show clips of the finale (about to happen in less then 12 hours on American TV – aaargh have to wait til Wednesday to watch it!!), there’s a short clip of Reid with a ring at the end — has he come back to fight for Jillian’s heart?? Here’s the trailer for the finale….SO EXCITING!!

Here’s my take….

1. Reid comes back to propose and says all the things Jillian needed him to say.

2. Jill pics Reid.  There have been troubling rumours that Ed Swiderski is the one with the girlfriend on the side – and maybe Jill will find out on the finale!

3. Kiptyn will be the next Bachelor.

Alternate ending…Jill picks Ed, later finds out re girlfriend situation and does a Mesnick (as in Jason) — Dumps Ed on the After the Final Rose Special and asks Reid to take her back instead. 🙂

See..I have it all figured out…what do YOU think? 🙂

xoxo, S.

ps. if you wanna know more about what WASN’T aired, check out this LINK.

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Better Off Ted – be prepared to laugh your socks off!

Posted by summerr on July 22, 2009

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My post for Better Off Ted is HERE. Click and go read!

xoxo, s.

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Bachelorette : Wes is a No-Show

Posted by summerr on July 22, 2009

*SPOILER ALERT!* (kind of)

Hollywood Gossip has announced that in the upcoming episode of The Bachelorette, which is the Men Tell All Special,  (to be aired on mio TV this Wednesday) will be less two ousted Men.

The infamous Wes Hayden. And recently eliminated Reid Rosenthal (aw, I still say wrong move Jilly!)

We all know (or think we know) the reason behind Wes’ absence …

a. He doesn’t want to be exposed for the liar that he is

b. Producers didn’t invite him on the show because they KNOW they edited him wrong and he’ll call them on it!

c. He knew he wouldn’t get a fair edit on this ‘recorded’ special, so he decided to skip it.

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Oh well, la di da, I don’t care about Wes anymore anyway.

Reid’s absence however has sparked tons of speculation, most saying that he’s not there because he will be making a surprise entrance (ala Jake and Ed) in the finale to fight for Jillian’s heart one more time! (YAY! I like Chandler…I mean Reid!)

Well personally I like Reid. I like that he has a great sense of humour and that he’s shy. He is SO ADORABLE!  Check out these pics I found online of him modelling tees for his brother’s teeshirt business.  They have some pretty cool tees there. Sorry Reid, you’re no model, but good try sweets!

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Already this season producers have ‘brought back’ eliminated men twice – first with Jake, and secondly Ed. Looks like they’re on a roll…so what the heck  bring Reid back!

In the meantime, lets just sit back and relax and watch the claws come out on the Men Tell All ep (I hope there are claws otherwise it’ll be a yawn fest!)

xoxo, s.

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