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Monday, January 28, 2008

Dance War - Round #2

So tonight we will learn which team received the lowest vote total and therefore has to lose a member. We also get to see the teams perform two more routines.

Team Bruno: Think
- it was ok. Lacey forgot the words at the start of the first chorus and went off key in some places.

Team Carrie Ann: Papa Was A Rolling Stone
- it was pretty good. There were some mishaps with the mike stands but nothing to bad.

Team Bruno: Caught Up
- the dancing was great. However, the vocals were brutal! Tony was especially bad.

Team Carrie Ann: Upside Down
- much much better. The best performance of the night by far. I do not get what Bruno and Carrie Ann are listening to!

So Bruno's team lost and he chose Kelsey and Charity for his bottom two. I think Kelsey got a raw deal and Tony should have been up there. I agree with his decision to let Charity go. Now we have to wait to see who else will be leaving us next week.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Dance War - Round #1

So tonight is the start of the real competition. The two teams will compete for America's vote. The team with the lowest number of votes will lose a member next week.

Team Bruno: A Little Less Conversation - it was really good. All three of the guys - Tony, Zack and Phillip - can really sing.

Team Carrie Anne: Run It - it was ok but they need to step it up to compete with Bruno's team. It sucks that Chris' microphone wasn't working though.

Team Bruno: SOS - it was good but not as great as the first one. Charity lost her voice at one point in the song.

Team Carrie Anne: terrific job. Much better than their first performance. On this team it is the girls who can blow!

I think Bruno's team may have the advantage. Although if Carrie Anne's team does lose I have no idea who will go home. If Bruno loses either Charity or Philip could leave.


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The continuation of our favorite sci-fi movie series. In this show Sarah and John Connor are on the run from the authorities in 1999. They thought they had destroyed SkyNet, the computer defense system that declares war on mankind, but terminators are still hunting them. John is 15 and it is hard to believe that is is the leader or the human resistance movement. Soon John and Sarah learn that the future John has sent back a young female terminiator to protect him. Now they must travel to 2007 to destroy SkyNet once again.

I really like this show. Lena Headey is wonderful as the mother of the future Sarah. Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau are also very good as John and his terminator bodyguard Cameron. Finally, one of my favorite hotties, Richard T. Jones, is great as James Ellison, the FBI agent hunting for Sarah and John. If you are a fan of the movies you will really enjoy this show.


American Gladiators

I am not afraid to admit that I loved this show as a kid. So of course I had to watch the new version when it came on. While there are no hotties on the new version, unlike Malibu and Nitro from the original, it is pretty good. All of the favorite games are back, like joust and my favorite assault. Also every show ends with a run through the classic eliminator. I could do without Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as the hosts but they are not so bad that it would make me turn off the show. All in all this is just good cheesy entertainment.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillippa Gregory - #1

Another wonderful book by one of my new favorite authors. This book is told by three very different women. The first is Anne of Cleaves, the fourth wife of King Henry the VIII. We learn that she can not wait to leave her homeland and go to England because her brother, the Duke of Cleaves, hates her. However, she has been told by her mother that she needs to be a proper young lady and appear to be a slut. When she arrives Henry hates her immediately and soon set her aside. Next is Jane Boleyn, the sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn. She has returned to court to serve the new Queen Anne after her exile. She gave the testimony against Anne Boleyn and her husband, George, that sent them to the executioner's block. Now she is back to serve her uncle and help the family achieve greatness again. The final women is Katherine Howard. She is a young maid who is a Boleyn cousin. She comes to court at the age of 14 to serve the new queen and soon catches the eye of the King. Soon she finds herself the part of the Howard/Boleyn plot to regain the throne and is married to Henry, a man old enough to be her father. Soon she falls in love with one of his groomsmen and that is the beginning of the end for her.

I really enjoyed this book. I love how Gregory can make you feel connected to women who lived over 450 years ago. She was able to give these three different women their own distinct voice which I thought was amazing. Reading these books make me so thankful that women today have so many opportunities and freedom. We all really need to thank these women who paid the ultimate price for what we have. If you like historical fiction you will love this book.


Golden Globes

Normally I would make my predictions on the winners of the Golden Globe awards. However, without the ceremony taking place some of the fun has been taken out of it for me. I was going to do it anyway but I figured since nothing else is the same this year than why should I? I will watch the press conference though but this really sucks. I support the writers 100% but it still sucks.