Quote of the Week

"Our daugher sucks at driving, thats the problem so butt out."
-Christina, Parenthood

Monday, April 25

How Great Thou Art

I am going to stick with the Entertainment theme on this blog but I definitely wanted to post something about Easter weekend. This past sunday was Easter and I hope it was a true reminder of what Christ did for us on the cross. He bore the weight of OUR sin, he took OUR place and OVERCAME sin and this world!!! We can have VICTORY in Jesus!!! I hope you were reminded of the true meaning of Easter and it touched you to the CORE!!! I came across this youtube which is very appropriate for this time of year and I just pray that all the people that performed and in the audiance understood the true meaning of the words being sung....HOW GREAT THOU ART!!!

O Lord my God,

When I in awesome wonder

Consider all

The works Thy Hand hath made,

I see the stars,

I hear the mighty thunder,

Thy pow'r throughout

The universe displayed;

When through the woods

And forest glades I wander

I hear the birds

Sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down

From lofty mountain grandeur

And hear the brook

And feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul,

My Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art!

How great Thou art!

When Christ shall come,

With shouts of acclamation,

And take me home,

What joy shall fill my heart!

Then I shall bow

In humble adoration

And there proclaim,

"My God, how great Thou art!"

Thursday, April 14

Why Are You Not Watching Parenthood?!?!

I am going to keep plugging this show until everyone is watching! I believe this is truly the best show on TV right now! It actually ranks in my top five favorite shows of ALL TIME! If you aren’t watching this show I am not sure why? Please tell me! Is it because you haven’t seen it? Do you not like it? How is that possible? I would love to hear your thoughts.

Once again let’s review some reasons why you should be watching Parenthood:

1. The actors – last time I really focused on the parents and how great they are (AND THEY ARE) but the kids on this show are equally amazing! Amber (Lauren Graham’s daughter played by Mae) is wonderful. She may be my favorite character but it really is so hard to pick a favorite because they all do a wonderful job! I can’t imagine the cast being any better and there is not ONE character that I could do without. If one person left I would be really sad and I can’t say that about a show since Friends!
2. Plot lines – I hit on this last time but this show has realistic plot lines that pull you in. Real life is funny, they don’t take things over the top. It pulls at your heart strings and makes you laugh out loud. There are not many shows that do that. Most shows are one or the other. Grey’s – Purely drama, Modern Family – Comedy, this show is MOST DEFINITELY a DRAMEDY and PERFECT one at that. Desperate Housewives is a DRAMEDY but it is so crazy and over the top it isn’t nearly as good as Parenthood.
3. I want to watch it over and over and can’t wait for new episodes. I seriously could watch the episodes over and over again, they are that good.
4. Friday Night Lights Stars – If you are a FNL fan then there are several cross over stars on the show: Minka Kelly, Michael B. Jordan (Vince – had no idea his name was Michael Jordan until I just look it up), and even Angela Rawna (Vince’s mom) appears in one episode.

I wish I could find the perfect words to make you watch this show because it is great and you are REALLY missing out if you aren’t already hooked! Here is a sneak peek at Season 2 (which is on now) but it shows a little bit of the wonderfulness of the show: WATCH THE SHOW!!!

Thursday, April 7

America's Best Dance Crew - NEW JUDGE!

DOMINIC SANDOVAL!!! I couldn’t be happier at the news that Dominic is joining the judging table of America’s Best Dance Crew! It should be fun to watch his interaction each week with the judges and the crews. HOWEVER this probably means he won’t be an All Star on So You Think You Can Dance This Season which makes me REALLY sad! Maybe he can do BOTH!! Now let’s just take a look back at some of his best performances: What do you think of the addition to the judges table?

Top 9 Performance Rankings:

I need to start off by saying I thought everyone did a good job last night I think OVERALL it might have been the best night. That doesn’t mean I think this was everyone’s best performances but I think it was across the board a good night for everyone which makes the rankings this week very difficult. I wrote down my order and I keep wanting to change it around (I am not 100% comfortable with what I came up with) but I am leaving it alone. You be the judge (and I know some of you will), did I get it right?

  1. Casey – LOVE him and the upright bass! This is his lane (as JLo would say).

  2. Paul – I think this was Paul’s best performance on the big stage. I thought it was fun and showed off his style better than anything he has performed (I almost put him first) THOSE TWO ARE MY TOP TWO FOR SURE AND THE REST GETS A LITTLE HAZY:

  3. Lauren – I loved her version but after listening to past idols perform this, I see what Randy is saying and it makes me want to drop her down a couple spots.

  4. Jacob – Well he still gets on my nerves “if I get sent home it is not because I didn’t sing it well or because I didn’t do good – it is because America didn’t want to look in the mirror” hmmm I understand what he is saying but let’s not come off as arrogant while doing so. Also I am not sure it would have been nearly as good with out the back up singer (she rocked)!

  5. Haley – I really like her! This week was not nearly as good as last week’s Benny & the Jets.

  6. Scotty – I think he did well. I do think he is a one trick pony but he is smooth and I like his voice.

  7. Pia – I don’t care that the song was “upbeat” it was still boring. Here is the deal she is kind of like Celine Dion (obviously not as good). She is a good singer but is that style really going to make it in the industry? Her upbeat songs still seem like faster ballads. I am sorry she just doesn’t pull me into her performances AT ALL. But there is no denying the girl can sing!

  8. James – He is slowly winning me over with his personality. I didn’t think he was bad this week at all and I somewhat enjoyed his performance but there were moments where I found that I was forcing myself not to press fast forward.

  9. Stefano – He is sweet but it is the same thing week after week. And unlike Scotty his one trick is not as fun or as endearing. I found myself zoning out during his performance.
I hate to say it but I think it is Stefano’s time to go home. I think it is possible that Paul and Haley will join him in the bottom three even though, clearly from my list, they are not deserving this week.

Tuesday, April 5

My Thoughts: Grey's Music Episode

I will go ahead and tell you I was NOT a fan of the Music episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Here is why: · The Music was OK: It isn’t necessarily that the music was bad, because it wasn’t (except that one song with all the couples singing). And I will give it to Shonda Rimes, she was right that I was surprised at how well Lexie can sing. I understand the thought process behind this, "we have great singers (Tony Award winning singers) and we have GREAT music, why not combine them?" BECAUSE you are a MEDICAL DRAMA! · Instead of adding to the emotion it took away. I didn’t think this episode was bad, but it could have been GREAT! I think the singing did the opposite of what they intended. I believe they thought that the characters singing would add a new level of emotion to the story lines but for me it just took the attention away from the story. When Lexie goes to check on Mark and start singing “Just Breathe” it was awkward and I wanted to scream STOP singing and talk to him. I felt like this was true of the majority of the episode. When Hunt started singing about the surgery it was almost comical, that scene was NOT meant to come across like that. Ok so those are my thoughts I know there are a lot of people out there that really liked it, I would love to hear why you liked it so much! Please watch that episode and watch the episode with Meredith almost drowning or Burke getting shot or Izzie finding out she has cancer and tell me that episode brought the same kind of emotion?!?!? I just don’t see how! Here is a clip from when Meredith drowned, no DOUBT music played a huge role in making these scenes emotional. Especially when Mark walks up and sits by Derek. The music helps you to feel the emotion of the scene it adds to it, in no way is your attention drawn to the music. It is drawn more into the scene, into the emotion of the characters. Can you imagine if Mark had been singing that song when he walked up to Derek, no because it wouldn’t have been as good, silence in that moment was PERFECT! Watching this scene reminds me of the best times of Grey’s when Dr. Burke, Izzie, George, and Addison were all still there, ahhh those were the days! George dying…chills EVERY TIME!! Music once again adds, however you aren’t focused on the music it just helps bring the emotion to the surface! Ok so tell me your thoughts.