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.

Celebrity, Literature, TV

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!


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

Celebrity, TV

SNL’s Live Action Amiguously Gay Duo

There is just so much to love.

1. SNL finally brought back TV Funhouse & The 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!

Celebrity, TV

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

Celebrity, Movies, TV

Comedy Central’s 1st ever Comedy Awards

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

Trailing’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.

Celebrity, Politics, TV

Hiatus = DUNZO.


Not gonna lie – it’s been awhile.


Blame UT’s Advanced Feature Writing, Video for the Web and Magazine Management classes and Texas Monthly, which swallowed my life last semester… And also my distilled laziness.

Anyways, I’m back and in action and in the City of Angels, ya dig?

[I never say ya dig, but I thought I’d try it on.]

Here are some thoughts:

1. Revolution in Egypt. I just wanted to say… “You say you’ll change the constitution… Well, you know.  We all want to change your head… You tell me it’s the institution… Well, you know… You better free you mind instead.”  So yeah, there’s my two cents folks.

2. I’m so into fat shows right now. Well at least MTV’s “health conscious” reality show, “I Used to Be Fat,” where newly high school graduates vow to lose about a thousand pounds before they start their first day of college. Or something like that. Nazi trainers just do it for me, I guess.

3. Jesse Eisenberg is McHotsenberg. I’m not sure why I suddenly find him attractive. Maybe it’s his jumbled, intellectual jargon that makes my heart skip a small beat,  but I decided to rename him.

4. The Bachelor is the funniest sitcom on the network right now. You guys may argue me on this, but I’m totally sold. Girls crying over a guy they may have spoken to twice because they “were just falling so in love with him”? A “group date” consisting of making $5 budget commercials for the Red Cross Blood Drive? And a bachelor who seems slightly retarded? C’mon this is irony at its best. Can’t stop watching.

5. Schadenfreude makes me feel better, especially on Valentine’s Day. I’m not bitter about my past relationships. If anything, they’ve taught me a handful about myself and what I don’t want in a guy. But it does make me feel awesome to know that people had it worse off than I did during those drunk-crying episodes. Pffff don’t judge me, you know you feel the same way! Check out these break-up stories, (via Gawker) and feel better too!

I also have another blog – that chronicles most of my Cali travels thus far. Check it out, bitches.


Feeling especially lazy today…

Let’s just say I woke up at 11 a.m., watched 2 episodes of It’s Always Sunny, made some breakfast tacos and bread with peanut butter, and somehow 3 hours have passed and I find myself in bed again.

This week was rough to say the least, but I always feel like I need to do work. And in reality, I need to do work.

But anyways, here’s a lazy-day list of what  I should be doing versus what I will probably end up doing today:

1. I should be doing laundry, I will probably take a nap.

2. I should be cleaning my room, I will probably take a nap.

3. I should start/finish my Magazine Management Circulation section, I will probably clean my room.

4. I should finish my story pitch ideas for Video for the Web, I will probably make some food.

5. I should write a blog post for my RTF class, I will probably do some laundry.

6. I should deposit 2 checks, I will probably take a nap.

7. I should call restaurants for picture for Texas Monthly, I will probably read a magazine.

8. I should gather information for Out and About newsletter, I will most likely sleep.

9. I should do story edits, I will probably watch another epi of It’s Always Sunny…

10. I should go shopping for more biz casual clothes, I’m going to sleep.

It’s a dangerous, inevitable cycle, you see.

Celebrity, TV

‘Pretty Wild’ is CANCELED…

… And thank God.

Due to some leaked photos (oh yeah and here) of Tess Taylor and Alexa Neiers doing crack, E! has decided to pull the show. I guess they bit off more than they could chew.

So it’s true that “Pretty Wild” starlets, Tess Taylor and Alexa Neirs ARE that dumb. I mean, if you do crack/heroin/bong hitting, the least you can do is be fully clothed and NOT let your friends take pictures of you.

Gah, didn’t they read the crack-whore handbook?