Mini caps of Mad Men, Design Star, and True Blood
Mad Men: Loula
Merry Christmas, everybody! Your present is the return of three familiar, offputting faces: Glenn the Weird Kid Betty Had That Disturbing Friendship With, Freddy Rumsfeld The Drunk Who Peed On Himself AND Lee Garner Junior The Closeted Asshole Who Got Sal Fired.
Poor creepy Glenn is the only person in the world who cares that Sally Draper is miserable, mostly because he’s got some serious issues with his own mom’s divorce and remarriage. Don’s secretary Allison, who’s been working for him since Season 1 but whose name I just had to look up, does some quick drunken awkward overtime on Don’s sad brown couch, which marks the first instance I can recall of Don doing the pen/company ink thing everybody else has been so good at. And Peggy spends her workday scolding Freddy for being so old-fashioned about women, but spends her evenings being all coy and Good-Girly with her boyfriend Karl from Lost, who is under the impression that she is a virgin.
And of course, there’s nothing like the forced merriment of a mandatory office Christmas party to really bring the emptiness of the holiday season into focus. It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Design Star: SwellMel
In last night’s episode, the 5 remaining Design Stars head to the set of a Sears photo shoot.
Genevieve introduces the designers to this week’s guest judge, John Gidding. Gidding is the host of “Curb Appeal: The Block.”
This week’s challenge is to create a picture-perfect kitchen featuring Kenmore appliances for the Sears catalog.
I would love to see Courtland donning an apron, and Michael busting out a June Cleaver outfit.
No Michael, that a-line skirt doesn’t make your thighs look huge. See, you’re picture perfect. ‘pam and jim mental photo click’
Each team will be judged on their single best professional photograph. Teams for this week’s challenge are blue team: Michael, Alex and Casey; red team: Emily the Strange and Courtland.
Check back Wednesday to find out which team was smoking in the kitchen and which team’s design fell like a flat soufflé.
True Blood: WaffleBoy
“I never thought I was smart enough to get depressed.” You have to love an episode where Jason Stackhouse gets to ponder deep questions, just in way the Jason should, translation, sans shirt.
Now, if the producers of True Blood had settled just for that this week, we all would have been happy, but there was much more besides that. To begin with character deaths this week, and yes that is plural. New characters die, old characters die, hell, Sookie almost dies and she’s the main character.
We find out Sookie’s deep secret. Well we don’t, but Eric does. For what it’s worth, he seems impressed by it. We do see Sookie having a near death experience. that involves sparkly water, dancing, and Sookie doing the Ralph Crandon “I know that you know, that I know” bit with some woman who tells Sookie not to let him steal her light.
We learn with Sam and his family, that the family that dog fights together, stays together. Well, not really, but we get to see Joe Lee in his underwear again., which I think is the real reason why dog fighting is illegal.
Hoyt may have a girlfriend, and seems just as surprised by it as we do, and I’m not even going to mention Sam ending up naked and wearing a dog collar. This is amazing TV and I’ll get the full recap up as quick as I can