I’m Cheating on You…for 17 Weeks

Apologies in advance to those of you who do not watch Lost…I will be immersed in that world from now through May.  Though my primary attention will be focused on the Lost blog, I have grand plans to keep posting current entertainment news and commentary on this site as well, with the same frequency.

But stay tuned because I will also be reviewing and discussing new and existing shows for another site (links and details to follow shortly)!

Thank you again for your readership, patience and support. Without you, well…I would be talking to myself on paper. Not as much fun.

- Jo

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Latest TV News & Links for 1/15/09

Because my life is about to consumed by all things Lost when Season 5 begins next week, I do not want to neglect this blog.

I thought I’d try out a new weekly feature in the style of the USA Today Pop Candy and the Houston Chronicle Tubular blogs; links to relevant television news and my brief response to each.

Arrested Development movie; Michael Cera on hold?
Cera shouldn’t shun the role which put him on the map now that he’s achieved a certain level of success on the big screen, and AD wouldn’t be AD without young George Michael.

Damages, Season 2: A Big Chill Reunion for Glenn Close & William Hurt
One of the most intriguing and compelling shows on television; if you’re not on the bandwagon yet, rent Season 1 this weekend.

Friday Night Lights returns tomorrow night (for those of us who don’t have DirecTV)
I’ve missed Tammy and Coach, and really look forward to this season.

Jericho to be revived again, perhaps on the big screen
I watched it after the fact and LOVED it, so I’m on board for the film.

The L Word‘s final season begins on Sunday; spin-off for Alice?
I have a love/hate relationship with the series and was openly thrilled to be spoiled ahead of time with news of a death that occurs in episode 1, and although Leisha Hailey’s character is my favorite…I will not tune in if they revamp Alice and take off in an entirely new direction.

Amy Ryan will return to The Office
Hallelujah…perhaps she’ll bring the mojo with her that this season seems to have misplaced.

Remaining Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money and Eli Stone episodes to air this summer
Thank you for answering my question from Monday, ABC, even if your answer is disappointing; if I were Tina Fey, I’d tell you to ‘suck it.’

More to follow early next week!

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Donde Esta Pushing Daisies?

Dear ABC:

I wish I knew how to quit you. I’ve said it to other networks before, but there is no way I could possibly abandon the one which hosts Lost.

And although I am thrilled that you retrieved and resuscitated Scrubs from NBC, your triple show homicide (Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies, Dirty Sexy Money) is beyond disappointing.

By the way, do you find it at all ironic that during the first episode of Scrubs to air on your network this season, they allude to and make fun of their previously mediocre Nielsen ratings?

Right now, the real question is…do you have a game plan for airing the remaining episodes of those three shows? Whatever you decide, please advertise and alert your viewers, but do not subject us to inconsistent dates and times (i.e. on Friday at 10pm one week, on Monday at 8pm the next week).

Disgruntled Daisies Fan,


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Live-Blogging the Golden Globes, pt 14

Tommy. Rebuilding that image, one public appearance at a time.

Best Picture, Drama:
Benjamin Button
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Slumdog Millionaire

Winner: Slumdog Millionaire. Such a great sweep!!

To the three of you who followed along – thank you! This is the only way I can survive this awards show. I promise to be more witty and quick during the Oscars.

Now go see Milk and Slumdog!

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Live-Blogging the Golden Globes, pt 13

Are we there yet?

Remind me to drink me during the Oscars. I fear I’m rather dull this evening.

Susan Sarandon.

Best Actor, Drama:
Frank Langella
Brad Pitt
Mickey Rourke
Sean Penn

Winner: Mickey Rourke

Apparently I really need to see this film too. Sorry, but I was seriously rooting for Sean Penn, who was phenomenal in Milk.

Take off your sunglasses.

HOLD ON..screen went black for 5 seconds. Was it something Rourke said or the raging winds outside???!

Has anyone ever thanked their dog before?

I’m sure he was great in The Wrestler, but my vote is for Penn come Oscar time.

Sigh. Commercial break, then Best Picture.

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