Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

SNL: Justin Timberlake(3/9)

OMG people, if you missed this episode for whatever reason, go and watch it right now...else you can just check out all the clips I’ll be embedding, because there was a LOT of good tonight.

Let’s jump right in, shall we?

The Good

Monologue(8)-This wasn’t so much a monologue as a ‘look at all the other funny people we can smash into one 5 minute segment,’ but damn it all if it didn’t work really well.  There were some od moments that kind of made me go ‘huh?’ but other that that, it was great.  Oh, and JT totally ragged on the internet: “You get to inevitably let everyone down thanks to overly high expectations...Thanks internet!”  

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SNL: Kevin Hart/Macklemore&Ryan Lewis(3/2)

Wow, this episode was literally a snoozefest, as I fell asleep within three sketches. And since I’m a slacker, I didn’t even get back to it until just now.

Let’s jump right into this terrible terrible episode, shall we?

Starting with...

The Meh

Cold Open-Presidential Press Conference(4)-Best line: “I could explain in financial terms, or in human terms, but since I really have no idea about how money works, or budgets works, I’ll go with human terms.”  This was basically the long way to get to a YMCA joke, so there’s that?

Staff Meeting(4): This sketch gets less and less funny every time it is rolled out.  And the host not being able to hold it together at this clearly unfunny sketch made it even worse.

Weekend Update: Segments(6)-Nothing really memorable, but I did get a  few laughs.

The Ugly

Monologue(2): This is where EVERYTHING started to go downhill, since it was probably the worst monologue I’ve seen this season.  Apparently, Kevin Hart is a stand up comedian, but I would never have guessed from his delivery.  It was unfunny and far too mean and yelly to boot.

The Steve Harvey Show(3): The joke is Steve is afraid of horses, or something?  That was an incredibly weak sketch to open the episode with.

The Situation Room(2): Quvenzhane Wallis is the new Pope, for reasons.  It’s about as unfunny as you would guess.

WE Segments(3): From a yelly Bobby Moinahan to a host who still can’t keep a straight face, not to mention be arsed to read the cue card properly, this was so bad it barely deserves to be mentioned.

The Walking Dead(3): Race card obnoxiousness at it’s worst.  TWD doesn’t really appeal to me anyway, but when the writers feel the need to explain the joke during the sketch, it just goes from bad to worse.

Shark Tank(1): I don’t get it

Z-Shirts(1):What?? It’s funny cause the guy was a robot, or something?  Stupid premise for a stupid sketch

Recording Session(3): God, that was terrible.  If it weren’t so spot on to a certain persuasion of people’s actual thinking, it actually would be laughable.

Funeral(1): WTFFF again!

360 News(3): God, the last half of this show was seriously the worst.  This got a slight bump from everyone telling the host he was the worst(not in so many words, of course)

The Rest

As I alluded to in the various segments, Kevin Hart was possibly the worst host this season, rivaling Adam Levine in terribleness.  He yelled all his lines, and didn’t bother to learn any of them, as his blatant cue card reading showed.  He couldn’t even keep himself together in a horribly unfunny sketch, and yet, people in the audience were still laughing.  

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were fine for what they are, a rapping duo.  Since I’m not to into that kind of music, it was kind of a whatever moment for me.

Though it was interesting during the live broadcast, Macklemore’s microphone didn’t seem to be leveled properly, because I could barely hear him, and the horns were way too dominant in a song that is much more about wordplay than backing tracks.

With an average score of 3, this show is not going to be on the pile of good ones for the season, though we do have JT to look forward to tonight.  Let’s see how this episode stacks up.

1. 11/10 Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (6.60)
2. 12/15 Martin Short/Paul McCartney (5.90)
3. 11/3 Louis CK/fun. (5.89)
4. 11/17 Jeremy Renner/Maroon 5 (5.83)
5. 9/22 Joseph Gordon Levitt/Mumford & Sons (5.71)
6. 9/15 Seth McFarlane/Frank Ocean (5.38)
7. 10/13 Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (5.09)
8. 10/20 Bruno Mars (5)
9. 2/16 Christoph Waltz/Alabama Shakes (5)
10. 2/9 Justin Bieber (4.42)
11. 12/8 Jamie Foxx/Neyo (4.3)
12. 10/6 Daniel Craig/Muse (4)
13. 1/26 Adam Levine/Kendrik Lamar (3.38)
14. 1/19 Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (3)
15. 3/2 Kevin Hart/Macklemore&Ryan Lewis (3)

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Amazing Race: Like James Bond Again(S22E3)

Well, that was a fun little break for me:  it was new nephew weekend, and then I was a major slacker, so expect lots of reviews starting tomorrow, when I have a day off finally.  To start...
SO we jump right back in with a recap of Dave’s possible race ending injury.  But first, an overview:  The teams fly out to Christchurch, New Zealand(Phil’s hometown) where the boat out to the detour, a choice between fishing and vintage racecar driving.  The car thing was a bit of a trick, since both team members had to finish a course with a combined time of 83 seconds.  The teams then went to a hillside to participate in a messy obstacle course involving molasses and chicken feathers, ending with a dunk in a manure pond.  Lovely.  They then get to see Phil in all their stinky glory.  I bet Phil felt very lucky to smell that.
Bates and Anthony left first, and still didn’t leave much of a mark in my brain, beyond being following followers who follow, all the way to the top of the wrong mountain.  Smooth, guys.
Dave and Connor went to the hospital to check out Dave’s ankle, and it turns out he tore both the tendon and the muscle.   They got a boot from a pharmacy, and decided to continue on.  Jessica and Jon did give them the express pass, which was used almost immediately at the detour, since Dave couldn’t drive stick, and neither of them had the patience for fishing.  Connor was able to do the obstacle course, and Dave and Connor came in first.  But will they stay in the race?
Jessica and Jon, beyond giving the express pass to the team that posed the least threat to them, were completely forgettable.
Joey and Megan were surprisingly competent in everything they did, which surprised me a bit, since I am pretty sure I still hate them.
Chuck and Wynona though they were so smart, they took the latest flight out of Bora Bora.  They also were the only team to take the fishing detour, which was finished competently.
Mona and Beth apparently were racing, but I have absolutely no recollection of that occuring.
Caroline and Jennifer likewise made no impression.
Max and Katie are still on my haaaaaaaaate list, but no new reasons this week, luckily for them.
Pam and Winnie managed to get into first place for all of five minutes at a bunching point, but when they actually had to navigate themselves, fell down to fifth again.  Other than that, they were another forgettable team.
An to end, when Dave and Connor came in first, we learned that we don’t have a pit stop this leg, and everyone is still racing.  Dun dun DUN!