Saturday, April 7, 2007

TV This Week

1. What Not to Wear - the British version - is one of the best shows ever, but I discovered today that for this new season they have 2 new presenters: Not Trinny and Not Susannah. While I'm terribly upset, I figure they at least have to be better than these two.

2. Speaking of (or hyperlinking of) those two , I accidentally came across a new show called Shut Up! It's Stacey London. Why would you watch a show called that? Here is the description from the TLC website: "Shut Up! It’s Stacy London is an "as-live" hour long Friday night chat show. Like Stacy, it’s sassy, stylish, inspirational, cool and a little bit naughty. It is the perfect Friday night cocktail!"

3. Enough of the complaining... I am loving this new show called Raines. I am pretty sure that it is mostly because I am so in love with Jeff Goldblum.



4. Did anybody see Lost 2 weeks ago - March 28? That was like the best episode of any show ever. (That was the lamest portion of a blog entry ever)

5. It sounds like I watch a lot of TV. Maybe I do, but through the magic of Tivo, I don't have to watch any commercials! However, last week while T was fast-forwarding through some commercials, something caught my eye and I rewound it to find this piece of temporary public art by Marc Quinn as the backdrop of a guy on a cellphone in a commercial for Cisco (no, not Sysco the food delivery company, or the rapper Sisqo).


The sculpture is called Allison Lapper Pregnant, and is part of the Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square in London. I just thought it was odd that it was in a commercial. I checked to see if any of the funding came from Cisco Systems but didn't see any mention of them, but did see that FedEx is a sponsor of the Fourth Plinth project. Go FedEx! I also had to google the rapper Sisqo, and I felt really white when I initially typed in "cisco rapper".

6. Speaking of all things British, I seem to be able to watch shows on BBC America that I would not watch if they were on plain ol' American TV, because of the accents. Shows like How Clean is Your House or How Not To Decorate would just get on my nerves with American accents, but put British folks in there and I'm all over it.

7. Speaking of commercials, if I did watch them I'd like to see this one - it sounds funny.

5 comments:

Robin said...

I saw Jeff Goldblum on Regis & Kelly (I'm sorry to admit that I may have watched this show more than once) and he was delightfully bizarre. I thought he was going to mount Kelly at one point... And his SNL skit with Will Farrell as Harry Caray, BRILLIANT!

RJA said...

I found myself in front of the Raines program the other night. It is remarkable in its likeness to every. other. show on television. But with Jeff Goldblum. I realize there is no arguing the point.

Stacey Greenberg said...

i have to admit i like clinton and stacy. do you remember that long haired dude they had before clinton?? ew.

but, uh, jeff goldblum, appealing? really?? i can only think of him as the fly or the really annoying guy in the big chill.

Stacey Greenberg said...

i have to admit i like clinton and stacy. do you remember that long haired dude they had before clinton?? ew.

but, uh, jeff goldblum, appealing? really?? i can only think of him as the fly or the really annoying guy in the big chill.

Stephanie said...

Stacy and Clinton rule!

So does Lost.