Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The City, Season 2 Recap. Premiere Episode: Sleeping With the Frenemy

My recap originally published on AC. -MelanieDee

Last night was an MTV orgasm. Not only did viewers get to sit down for a half hour of drama on season 6 of The Hills, but we were also given the first slice of The City, season 2.

We learn during the narration segment at the very beginning that Whitney has began working for Kelly again at People's Revolution, but still remains in the city. Her Aussie caveman boyfriend is also gone. Thank God!

Anyhow, an old high-school friend named Roxy is in The City as well, hoping that People's Revolution will hire her as well. During her interview with Kelly, Roxy comes off as a cold, crass, bitchy individual who has nothing good to say about anyone. She is clear when she tells Kelly she does not like girls. Kelly immediately notices Roxy's inner diva, and asks her how she likes Whitney.

At first Roxy has good things to say, but her Poison Ivy vibe quickly comes out when she mentions being shocked that Whitney works in fashion. When Kelly asks her why, she goes on to tell her how bland and dull she was in high-school, always wearing colors like yellow.

To me Kelly has played this protective role when it comes to Whitney. I actually really like the relationship the two have. Kelly plays the role of her boss, the role of her mentor, and she even has this warm caring motherly side about her that only shines through for Whitney.

After the interview, Roxy meets up with Whitney, where she weasel's her way in to letting Whitney crash at her place.

Olivia is off about to get hired by Elle. She is told by her boss that he wants her to meet his publicist Erin, whom is excellent at her job. He raves and raves about Erin, and shortly Olivia is introduced to her. Erin seems a little turned off by Olivia.

Olivia obviously senses the bad vibes, so she politely excuses herself. After she leaves, Erin yammers on about how Olivia has an attitude, and how she thinks that Olivia thinks she knows more than she really does. Erin obviously watched season 1 of The City, and had passed judgments long before even meeting Olivia.

Erin though is pretty good at spotting a crude individual, because Olivia's true colors shine through like a star.

While at work, Olivia is sitting at her desk erasing something off of a piece of paper when Erin walks in. They say hello, and all seems fine.

Erin then asks Olivia and one of the interns to complete a very mind numbingly simple task. Seriously a monkey could have done the job.

She tells her to pick out a beach scene outfit for under $25.00, and an office setting outfit for under $75.00. Erin also requests that she picks the outfits up in different sizes.

Basically the job is to compare the low priced clothing to expensive ones. Kind of what you see in all those gossip magazines. The fun little section where they pick a superstar, and give cheap suggestions on mimicking the look.

Anyway, I could have completed the job with my eyes closed at TJMAXX, or Marshall's. Instead Olivia arrives later on with the intern. With drab outfits, and only in a size 8.


Seriously, either get it together, or just quit...

Instead of fixing the issues, Olivia naturally has to play up her role of the socialite diva by talking back to Erin, and telling her that if she does not like it to go and do it herself!

Way to get your co-workers on your good side. I mean hello Olivia, you are the new girl!

Olivia walks out, and I seriously thought she would have been fired for that stint.

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Anyhow, back at home Whitney is showing Roxy around her apartment. She shows her the roof, which apparently is also part of her apartment. It's like the mega 'got it all' apartment in the city. Roxy likes it, and instead of thanking her, and being a good couch crasher, she suggests throwing a party.

I mean right there the red flag should have gone up. This girl just waltz's in like she owns the place, and she is already comfortable enough to suggest wrecking it by throwing a party?

Anyhow, back to People's Revolution.

Whitney is sitting down with Kelly and they are discussing issues outside of work. Roxy's name comes up, and Kelly is shocked when Whitney tells her that Roxy is crashing at her place. Without being a fire starter, Kelly does not mention what Roxy said. Instead she subtly drops a hint that Whitney should watch out for the friends she makes.

The line was seriously perfect for what happens next.

Whitney takes a cab home, and the scene cuts to her getting out of the cab. The music is obviously enhanced to give off the vibe that it is so loud you can hear it all the way outside.

Whitney walks in to her apartment and her eyes are glowing with shock, and likely disappointment. Without her knowledge Roxy has taken it upon herself to throw a party. Classy!

Whitney is clearly upset, but lets Roxy know that she got the job at People's Revolution. Naturally Roxy sees it as a reason to party!!! What a better reason!?

The party ends quickly when the cops arrive due to the noise.

So what has the very first episode offered? A new diva named Roxy, and an old diva named Olivia, who has stepped up her role as the mega bitch, to an all new heightened level.

Whitney is sort of the innocent victim as it seems. A baby bunny thrown into a small cage with wild, out of control, selfish hungry wolves.

The Hills, Season 6 Premiere Recap: It's On Bitch

Last night the world was graced with the presence of yet another drama fueled season of The Hills. We pretty much left off at season 5 with the Speidi wedding, that LC actually broke down and attended.

Of course for one last smack in the LC face before she left, her old high-school nemesis was invited along to the wedding as well. Ms. Kristen Cavallari!

It became quite clear that MTV played a role in this whole set up, considering Heidi and Kristen have not spoken in... oh gee... possibly never?

So MTV likely played a huge role in Kristen's arrival. How nice right? How fitting! Let Kristen come in and pick up Laurens show. I think its a lame slap in LC's face, but regardless, MTV knew that in order to keep this show going they had to stick with their old characters, and they had to invite some more fire into the mix. Speidi is getting old anyway, so new drama is surely a match for success.

So Kristen is back, and she is forced to mingle and mix with the old characters of the show. She barely knows any of them, but slides right on in, just like a good little MTV reality robot.

We picked up in last seasons final episode that Kristen was going to stir the pot when it came to Justin and Audrina.

Anyway, let me take you back to the very first episode of season 6, titled, It's On Bitch.

We are brought to a mixer thrown by Heidi and Spencer; or at least that is what it looks like. We learn a few things about Kristen that we pretty much already knew thanks to Laguna Beach. We also learn that Audrina is unusually jealous of Kristen even though she didn't do diddly squat to her...yet.

So the tension is in the air. It's there, but somewhat unnecessary. It makes one think the cast just got their script and notice that Kristen is back. Likely they are pissed at MTV, but hey, they have to take it out on someone, so why not the girl they hired to narrate? It makes sense.

Anyway, before we know it the drama is escalated thanks to a neat little bitch off thrown by Stephanie Pratt.

Stephanie notices that Kristen has just arrived. Perfect timing considering they are all gossiping about her just seconds before her arrival.

Kristen is in good spirits. She makes round greeting everyone (it was supposed to be Heidi and Spencer's party, but really it looked more like Kristen's, Welcome to the Show' party), being polite, being just a regular person, when suddenly she makes one big no-no. Kristen goes over to say hello to Justin, who needs to shave his face Bobby.

Immediately Audrina is feeling angry/jealous. Stephanie then introduces herself in a cold, un-friendly manner. She begins accusing Kristen of ... hmh... I honestly couldn't even tell you. She just gives Kristen crap for really no reason. Stephanie basically wants to warn her to stay away from Justin. Audrina and Stephanie are what appears to be new BFF's.

The way Stephanie went about things though reminded me of the time when she gave Lauren crap about not being friends with Heidi anymore. Steph has more bark than bite, because the moment Kristen starts getting loud and obnoxious, Stephanie just sits there.

Audrina soon walks up, and the yelling, and spatting occurs between the two. For a very short millisecond it even looks like Audrina goes in for a very weak attempt at a choke out on Kristen. The camera guy, how could he miss something so spectacular. Man if it was an attempt at some sort of choke out, it was weak! Fail!

At any rate this scene is where the title of the show comes from. 'It's On Bitch', is basically all Kristen says after the tiff is over and done with.

Anyhow, with that aside, Heidi and Spencer are house shopping, and Heidi non-stop yabbers on about a nursery, and a child proof house, and all this baby stuff. It's obvious she either wants one, or already had a Spence Jr. seed implanted.

Although their clothing is the last thing I usually bring up, I just had to mention the cowboy retarded outfit Spencer had on while house shopping. I just hope there wasn't a Realtor present, because he looked like a goddamn moron. Why Heidi even let him out of the house looking like that is beyond me. The only reasonable reason for such duds would be learning that he came from a rodeo, and was practicing riding bulls.

Spencer goes ahead and does his usual Spencer move, and decides to just pick the house he likes without confiding in his wife first. He puts a deposit down on a house that Heidi clearly does not like too much. She called it too modern, or a porn house. Too bad though huh!? Spencer went ahead and put down the deposit, the house is hers and his, whether she likes it or not. Typical of Spencer.

Meanwhile Lo and Stephanie are discussing Kristen for a short period of time, and Lo passes a lame comment about how she does not want to get on Kristen's bad side. As if Kristen is some sort of mega diva anyone should give a damn about. At any rate the comment is dropped to make it look like Kristen is more than what she really is.

Next we see that Kristen is meeting up with Justin in some hub, pub, sports bar type atmosphere. Nothing really pivotal happens here, but the second meeting takes place at a more private dinner setting.

Kristen lets Justin know that she knows Audrina loves him. He apparently likes hearing this, but flirts away with Kristen anyway to obviously get to Audrina. Why he'd be so pathetic is beyond me, but its clear the whole scene is staged. Kristen looks like she is bored with his presence, but it does not stop her from going for the ratings MTV so wanted.

She makes a comment about her bed, and before you know it Justin passes some sort of 'breaking it in' comment.

We leave off pretty much there. The ratings I'm sure were some sort of all time The Hills record, however the sad way it seemed so staged made it a little boring. Regardless though, its still worth watching for the drama.

I also wanted to note that Audrina looked way hotter with her darker locks. I hope she goes back to her original mysterious dark roots. Oh and... I also hope she finds love elsewhere than with Justin. The guy is so scuzz.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Breaking Bad Season 3 Coming This March 2010!!!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

TV has gotten really, really lame this year. The only thing that seems to be even remotely entertaining is VH1's reality shows. However that all changed when one of the reality contestants turned out to be a murderer/suicide case. Not 1, but 2 reality shows were cut because of it.

Now we are left with squabble, garbage, rubbish, reruns.

However this fall things are looking up for other TV Stations. Ugly Betty will be coming back for another season, and Breaking Bad one of my all time favorite 'rooting for the bad guys' shows is headed back to AMC this March of 2010.

Unfortunately there is no official air date, but at least we know to watch out for our March line up on AMC.

We left off with a plane exploding over Walt's house. It's going to be exciting to see how things pan out after that, so stay tuned, March will be here before you know it, and the answers fans have all been waiting for will hopefully come through in the season premiere!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Brad Pitt Gets His Gerbil on The New Show, The Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless: Rodent, That Is

Brad PittNow I really like Brad, and I think Angelina is sizzling hot. However when I hear rumors buzzing around the net on some of my top favorite celebs, I take it with a grain of salt. You can't always believe what you hear when it comes to celeb news anyway.

However one rumor thats been buzzing around all week is that Brad Pitt spent $90,000 building and designing a rodent house for his kids pet gerbils.

The actual price was said to be somewhere around $82,000...but alas 82 or 92, thats still horrid, considering most people are lucky to afford an actual home, for their actual human selves.

I know the power couple has done some fantastic things, with donating to charities and so forth, however when you hear crap like $90,000 rodent motels, you have to wonder about them. Both of them.

I'm sure the kids would have been just as happy with their pet Gerbils had they lived in small gerbil houses like normal kids have.

I'm just hoping that it's a twist, and that Brad found Gerbils in his $90,000 car... or something like that. Or I'm hoping the whole thing is just a bluff.

Hey Brad, I'll let you pet me if you build me a $90,000 house for a human. I won't even bite, I swear.

-The title of course is a gag-

The Hills Season 6 Coming This Fall

Can you feel it Laguna fans, can you feel it Hills lovers? MTV has been airing reruns of The Hills all month long, back to back and side to side, the reruns can only mean one thing! That The Hills season 6 debut will begin very soon!!!

Unfortunately there is not yet an official air date, but fans know its set for this fall, and it will be airing on our tubes before we know it!

This season however will not allow us to peek into Lauren Conrad's life, however fans are hoping she will do some scene drops. I mean hell, she's friends with a few of the characters left on the show, and I'm sure Speidi will make sure to name drop her initials once in awhile. All hope is not lost.

Season 6 is going to be following Kristen around....remember her? She was LC's number one enemy back in the Laguna days, so I'm sure MTV hiring her enemy to fill her shoes was a slap in the face for Conrad.

Now I'm not sure if the show will be narrated by Kristen, but I'm pretty confident in saying that likely it is how it will pan out. I'm still however left wondering why they didn't scoop up Audrina for the narration job.

At any rate season 6 is said to be packed filled with drama, tear drops, and lots of designer duds, so keep your eyes and ears open for the season premieres official launch date.