Last night, we all curled up in candlelight and read a book. Kidding! We watched endless hours of television! Come on in!
Books are bad for you. Ask this family. They lost their eyes reading Jane Austen. Consider yourself warned.
Flash Forward: Moorels
Well gang, it was FINALLY Somalia time last night on FlashForward as our brave and intrepid FBI agents finally found a way to make an international aid organization useful. After that, it’s apparently Indiana Jones time for the team because there’s more skeletons and flashlights than any show should ask you to handle in an hour. And of course, SHOCKING DISCOVERIES.
Oh, and the beta characters continue to be angsty back in the States. Dr. Olivia made a delightful return after a puzzling absence last week, and a rare appearance by her daughter Charlie (I know! I couldn’t believe it!) capped off the night. Stay tuned for a much more timely recap than usual!
Models of the Runway: PottyMouth
Last night on Models of the Runway……….drama! It’s the old farts vs the young upstarts! And a commercial for Garnier!
But the best news of all is that CERRI IS BACK!!!!! Unfortunately her return is not as triumphant as Flamingay’s. In other news, Lorena has a giant ego to match her giant forehead.
This and much more will be discussed in the full recap, so be sure to come back my three amigos! We have some shit to talk about!
After a long and weirdly-timed break, Fringe finally returned with a new episode. Most of it was a flashback to how Peter — the original Peter, that is — died of some horrible genetic disease, and how Walter, with the aid of a magical picture frame, crossed over to a zeppelin-filled alternate universe and kidnapped some other Peter to replace his dead kid. We saw how Nina lost her arm — it wasn’t from cancer, as she originally told Olivia in the pilot, but from trying to drag Walter away from the entrance to the parallel world. See, she was worried that he’d shatter the barrier between universes and destroy all life in the process. Such a worrywart, that Nina. Honestly, the episode was a bit on the slow and obvious side, but it introduced the term “Walternate” to describe the alternate-universe version of Walter, so it was totally worth it just for that. Nice to have you back, Fringe.
My heart, it is broken.
I mean, we all knew this was coming, right? So: the Heroes rediscover their mojo, winning the reward challenge thanks to Colby (which reward comes with a clue for another immunity idol), and then the immunity challenge. Jerri and Coach are now stuck in the middle between Team Rob and Team Russell, and Jerri has somehow convinced herself that Russell is her better bet. Coach, who promised his vote to Rob, decides to be a complete pussy and cast a throwaway vote for Courtney, because he thinks that means he’s keeping his word, which is not at all the case. Jerri, on the other hand, is much nobler, and basically tells Rob she’s going to do what’s best, which is to vote him out. And because Coach is a giant hypocrite, the throwaway vote is essentially a vote for Rob, who’s now sent home after having led the heroes to victory. So now Russell and Parvati are in charge, and frankly I’m really not interested in watching another season of Russell’s boasting, but that looks like where this is headed. Our only solace is that Russell (who may not be quite as bad at strategy as we thought, although Parvati might deserve more credit) still doesn’t get the whole “don’t treat people like shit who may one day have to decide whether you get a bunch of money” portion of the thing, so it’s going to be totally awesome when he cries at the reunion again.
But for now, this sucks so hard.
Fugitive Chronicles: Chooch
I got a phone call from Fla. telling me to turn on A&E at 10pm. They had a new show premiering called “Fugitive Chronicles”. To my amazement, it was all about Bucky!!! Okay, it may mean nothing to you, but it does to me & all the people in my neck of the woods. Bucky Phillips was a local guy who lived around here and was in & out of jail most of his life, for petty crimes. In 2006, he broke out of jail & was on the run. The sheriffs & state troopers started looking for him, of course, but he wasn’t considered a huge public threat.
That is until he got pulled over by 2 troopers & shot one. Things changed drastically after that. It was a full scale manhunt for the guy & they just couldn’t catch him. The cops became a joke to everyone in the area because they just couldn’t catch him. Silly t-shirts were made with Bucky’s picture on them and “Which way did he go?” with arrows pointing in every direction. Huge road blocks & check points were put up EVERYWHERE.
I had my car searched over & over again. My kid’s car overheated in line at a checkpoint & he had to have it towed. That was a major incident for the cops. Not only did they search the broken down car, they also searched the guy who came to pick up my kid, the tow truck & the driver. All were searched. Thank god Matt didn’t have any pot on him.
It eventually turned very ugly. Bucky got away one time on a 4-wheeler. Cops spotted two guys on the same type vehicle and detained them. One kid took off & a trooper was snagged on the vehicle & it dragged him down the road. The kid didn’t stop & the cop shot him in the back, killing him. He was one of Bucky’s cousins. When two sniper agents had him pinned down in a relative’s house, he shot both of them & one died. That’s when Bucky became #1 on the FBI’s most wanted list. Helicopters were flying over continuously. He’d been on the run for almost six months before he was finally surrounded in the woods & surrendered. He’s now in prison 300 miles away, on the other side of the state, for murder & attempted murder of law enforcement officers. He’s there for life.
I just had to share a hometown story that made it on TV as entertainment.