Night In With The TV

2 Jun

It was a slow Friday night working the bar last night so I actually got to leave early. So what did I do? I went to my parents house to spend quality time with them (and do much-needed laundry!). My parents are still fairly big tv watchers, and since I don’t have cable at home, this got to be quality Friday night TV watching as well.

First up, Jennie Garth’s A Little Bit Country. I’ve been a huge fan of Jennie for a long time. Seriously, I had the Kelly Taylor doll and watched Danielle Steel’s Star (which also starred the gorgeous Craig Bierko) a gazillion times, so I was so glad it was coming on when I could actually watch it. It opens with some bad acting on her assistants part, and Jennie giving her a day at a spa only to call as soon as she gets there to run an errand. It, within 10 minutes, sucked. Hard. I didn’t want to start looking at her differently, she has to stay Kelly Taylor to me, so after 10 minutes I turned it and never went back.

The next thing I caught was a couple of shows that had like 2 minutes each to win me over. Bitchin’ Kitchen was the most irritating thing I’ve seen & heard since the Kardashians. Is that the chicks actual voice or an act? I don’t even care cause it bothered the bejesus out of me. I may not have even made it 2 minutes. Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is still great and I probably stayed on longer than 2 minutes. And whatever place that was with the meatloaf sandwich I want to go! Say Yes To The Dress: Bridesmaids is what I had been watching up until Jennie’s show, so we did keep flipping back, but having been a bridesmaid’s consultant myself 8 years ago it just brings up both fun & annoying memories. Bridezilla’s and jealous bridesmaids will always make great TV. More on that later.

Jennie’s show ended and it was on to the next new reality show, Melissa and Tye. It stars Melissa Rycroft, who is a former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (and was featured on Making of Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders), was on the Bachelor/Bachelorette and Dancing With the Stars. I’m a fan of hers (clearly) and I think she’s the only person that has really done reality TV right. This particular show follows Melissa, her husband and their journey raising their baby. It was actually a really cute & entertaining show and I enjoyed the whole 30 minutes.

Then one of my favorite Friday night shows, E! Fashion Police. I loooove this show so much and adore Joan Rivers with all of my being. I have since I was a kid honestly. As funny as the show was I have one big issue with last nights episode .They had RHOA NeNe Leaks on it. Ugh. How is this broad getting TV work?! Please stop casting her!! (And while we’re at it, quit casting Snooki too, thanks).

Throughout the night there were commercials for new shows that I’m excited (and one I’m not) for:

Cashing in on the bridal shows, Rande (who I heart!) from Say Yes To The Dress is getting his own spin-off called Rande To The Rescue where he’ll be giving bride’s makeovers! This is where my girly side is excited and giddy and I will watch it. Judge all you’d like.

Dallas is coming back with most of the original cast, on TNT June 12. I can’t wait!!!! Just please don’t shoot J.R. I can’t go through that anxiety again.

The Choice, which clearly is the new version of The Dating Game. I’m not overly hyped for it, but I will tune in for sure and give it a chance.

Beverly Hills Nannies. I watch all of the Beverly Hills-type shows, so I’ll watch the first episode or 2. But I’d rather have all those shows gone and Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous return. Do you hear me Network Exec’s?!

The Newsroom, which is a new show coming on HBO, looks amazing. I will be tuning in for sure. Jeff Daniels stars in it and looks almost like Peter Jennings.

And the one I won’t be watching? Redneck Island which is hosted by Steve Austin. I like Steve Austin, but I find the show concept appalling. Especially since I have a Southern family. It’s nothing but another version of Survivor with “hillbilly” stereotypes and cliché’s. Ugh.

So if there’s anything new you think I should catch, let me know! Here are the shows I already watch when I get a chance:

Mad Men, The New Girl, Once Upon A Time, almost anything on E! and Bravo, Guiliana & Bill and Modern Family.

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