TV

Addicted to “Misfits.”

Just started watching Misfits two nights ago, and I’m almost done with the first season.

In my defense, it’s standard for British tele to have short seasons. This one had six. But still, I easily drained five hours of my life. No regrets.

The premise of the show: While on a probation, young adults acquire superpowers during a lightening storm. Just so happens that their obtained powers showcase their insecurities. A metaphor for adolescence? Score one for Misfits.

Of course there’s an overarching plot, but I won’t spoil the fun for you. But do know that it’s a dramadey with lots of sex. Like lots of sex.

If I had a Misfit-esque superpower, it would probably be the ability to poison people, or something to that extent. I get really self-conscious about my cooking and baking for some reason. I’m not a terrible cook in the least bit, but I’m always terrified that my dishes will taste like shit to other people.

So there you go. I just unknowingly Chicken Souped for the Soul.

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Mindy Kaling, be my best friend, please.

I finished Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) this past weekend (thanks to a really close friend who gifted it to me during Christmas break).

Not to give anything away, in case you want to read it (and you should!), but if you’re a fan of The Office, or love Amy Poehler, or want to know where Greg Daniels’ favorite diner is, or what the hell an “Irish exit” is, or have a single funny-bone in your body, you should read it. Just sayin’.

I also found out today that Mindy was greenlit for her own pilot. Can’t wait to see it!

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TV

65th post, and I’m a nerdo.

. . . What the what? It’s hard to believe that Oh Mel, Gee. . . has been up and running for at least two years, and I only have 65 posts. Shit. I need to blog more, clearly. I’ve had good reason though, you know, like a full time job.

Anyways, I’m going to work in a half hour, so I wanted to give you a quick run down of the things I’m currently in love with. And just note that I do live with two dudes and we just got cable a few days ago, so I think since then, I’ve slowly started to turn into one myself:

Captain Hotpancakes.

1. Captain Apollo. I’ve been watching a whole lot of Battlestar Galactica, the sci-fi series that’s swooned the heart of many, including those who aren’t so self-aware of their inner geek (which is me, I guess). Honestly, everything about this series is epic, and I’d go check it out, even if you aren’t a middle-aged man still living in your parents’ basement. Continue reading

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SNL’s Live Action Amiguously Gay Duo

There is just so much to love.

1. SNL finally brought back TV Funhouse & TheĀ Ambiguously Gay Duo.

2. I had no idea Stephen Colbert & Steve Carell were the voices for Ace and Gary.

3. Jon Hamm AND Jimmy Fallon as live Ace and Gary with Colbert in the flesh? Dreams do come true. Watch!

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Wanted: Potential MTV Real World Castmembers:

Preferred Qualifications:

Come from a small town, but have a “BIG” personality. We emphasize BIG because it’s ambiguous enough that it’s interchangeable with “slutty.”

Have parents who are either addicted/have been addicted to coke, alcohol or meth. It’s a plus if they’re still coked up and you have to support your 15 brothers and sisters while somehow finding a way to put yourself through college. We want intelligent people on this show, folks. Continue reading

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Celebrity, Movies, TV

Comedy Central’s 1st ever Comedy Awards

The old logo is SO much better than that shitty backwards C.

Trailing Deadline.com’s breaking news… It’s about time they put this into works!

Comedy Central and MTV are launching the first-ever Comedy Awards, which I assume is a big F-U to “high-brow” award shows like the Emmys and the Golden Globes that don’t think the absurd lives of 5 assholes running a bar is deserving of recognition. (It’s Always Sunny deserves some kind of award, other than a place on my DVD shelf.)

The awards show spans both TV and film and has 15 different categories, including Comedy Series, Stand-Up Special and Comedy Directing.

What sucks about this, is everyone watching expects them to bring the funny. Everyone laughs at lame jokes during the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars because all people expect are yawns. Maybe this award show is just a ginormously huge prank?

Read the nominees here.

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