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You a Project Runway Superfan? Be on their TV Commercial!

projectrunway_mainI love Project Runway, it’s one of the few reality shows that I will admit to being a fan of (seriously). As most Runway fans know the show is switching from Bravo to Lifetime (after much drama). It’s been quite a wait for fans, so I’m very excited about it coming back to my TV.

If you’re a superfan and would like to appear in a Project Runway commercial Lifetime is opening up casting to fans!

From Lifetime’s website:

Project Runway Fan Commercial Casting Call

Are you a Project Runway Superfan? Are you counting the days until Heidi and Tim are finally back? Well, now you’ve got your chance to make it work – and show us whether you’re in or out. Be a part of the hype and show your stuff in the new Project Runway Superfan Commercial on Lifetime. For more details email your name and why you think you are a super-fan and would be perfect for the commercial. Feel free to send photos or links to video of yourself as well

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Review of Bones S1 Ep 1 – “Pilot”

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Fave Quote:

Dr. Temperance Brennan: What, exactly, am I supposed to be *squinting* at?
Special Agent Seeley Booth: It’s like pornography – you’ll know when you see it.

Do you like smart TV? Do you like sexy actors? Do you enjoy witty dialogue? Mystery? Danger? Comedy?

If the answer to the above questions is “Yes!”, then you will love the Fox Network TV show “Bones”. Starring Emily Deschanel as a forensic anthropologist and David Boreanaz as an FBI agent, Bones is a fantastic character drama with crime procedural mixed in. The show is based on the life of real-life forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, a first in TV dramedies. Click below for a spoilery recap and review of the first episode.

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So You Think You Can Dance – Vegas!

Day one of Vegas Week started off with a bang. All the dancer were asked to perform a solo and the first round of cuts were handed down.

The afternoon session of hip-hop with Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo continued the cuts and those who manged to remain went to bed hopeful.

The morning of day two was spent with Jean-Marc and France Généreux learning a waltz that sent 16 dancers home, while the afternoon’s jazz routine with Sonya Tayeh saw the departure of last season’s runner up Natalie – an action that shocked everyone in the competition.

This led into my favorite night of Vegas Week: Group Numbers!!!!

Take three to six dances from different style backgrounds, who have never danced together, some of whom have never had to create their own steps, then deprive them of sleep. The drama writes its self.

This process also lead to my favorite quote from Adam Shankman, “That was so convention 101. Barf!”

Day three continued to get harder with a contemporary number from Mia Michaels that cut another 13 dancers.

Tyce Diorio took over day four with two amazing Broadway numbers from West Side Story. First the girls got spicy with “America”, then the boys tried to play it cool with “Crazy Boy”. Another round of cuts left us with just 16 girls and 16 guys.

Tonight night the top 20 will be reviled. There are some dancers that I really like that I’m sure won’t get in, there are others who I think should have been cut two days ago that might make it, but the only thing I know for sure is that the dancing with be amazing!

“So You Think You Can Dance” airs Tonight at 9:00pm on Fox.

Review of The Unusuals S1 Ep 7 – “The Tape Delay”

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My [rating:5]

Non-Spoilery Review:

After having what seemed like quite a long hiatus (though in actuality was only a few weeks), The Unusuals came back with Episode 7, “The Tape Delay.” Bringing it’s usual witty banter, intense drama, and interesting characters, this episode did not disappoint me at all. (Spoilers After the Jump)

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Torchwood 101: Welcome to Torchwood!

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“We don’t just catch aliens. We scavenge the stuff they leave behind. Find ways of using it. Arming the human race for the future. The twenty-first century is when it all changes, and you’ve got to be ready.”

Welcome to Torchwood: a world of violence, sex, humor, and plotholes you can drive a tractor trailer through. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can make for some of the most entertaining twists that happen in the show. When I took on the assignment of being your guide to the Torchwood universe, I was going to start off with just jumping into doing recaps and reviews of the episodes. But I started thinking about those who might not be familiar with the the universe the show is set in (the Whoniverse, so to speak) and changed my plans.

So what, or who, exactly is Torchwood?

First airing in October of 2006 on BBC Three in the UK, Torchwood is the story of a secret organization based in Cardiff, Wales. Located in a hidden base under the water tower in the Roald Dahl Plass, the team’s job is to protect the citizens from aliens – and their technology – that fall through a rift that runs through Cardiff. Show creator Russell T. Davies initially planned to call the show “Excalibur”, but later changed the name to “Torchwood”. The name Torchwood was originally an anagram of “Doctor Who”, which was used when New Who was being filmed to try and keep it secret.

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So You Think You Can Dance – Auditions

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I know it’s summer by the return of my favorite TV contest – So You Think You Can Dance.

The last two weeks we’ve slogged through the open audition rounds. The producers have given us the usual mix of amazing, mediocre, funny and what-were-they-thinking.

My favorite moment of the auditions was judge Adam Shankman’s impromptu swing dance. Adam has become world famous for his choreography in movies like Hairspray, The Wedding Planner, She’s All That and Blast From the Past, but it’s still a treat to see the man himself in motion.

This week is Vegas Week, where the dancing talent is brought up to the next level and the top 20 is selected . I know my DVR is set so I won’t miss a moment of it.

So You Think You Can Dance airs this week on Wednesday at 8:00pm and Thursday at 9:00pm.

John Lithgow Signs on for Dexter

10846953_profile_mbox_backgroundTVGuide just announced that John Lithgow has signed on for the 2009-2010 season of Dexter.

The Emmy-winning actor will play Walter Simmons, aka the “Trinity Killer,” so named because he murders in threes. Simmons is a mild-mannered suburbanite who shows up in Miami, on the run from FBI Special Agent Frank Lundy. (Keith Carradine returns as Lundy after a season-long absence.) Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall) becomes infatuated with the Trinity Killer’s methods, and his ability to evade capture for more than 30 years.

Lithgow will appear in all 12 episodes of Season 4, which premieres Sunday, Sept. 27.

Lithgow is probably best known for his role as Dr. Dick Solomon, on 3rd Rock from the Sun or as the voice of Lord Farquaad in Shrek.

One can only imagine what having Lithgow as a villian (object of fascination) on Dexter will mean. I can totally see him in the role (no offense Lithgow). There’s something about comedians playing dramatic bad guys that just makes it extra special.

Review of Arrested Development S1 Ep1: Pilot

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My [rating:3.5]

Quote of the Episode:

Lindsay: You’ve had $80,000 worth of cartography lessons. Get us a channel to the ocean.
Buster: Okay, okay, okay.
(Pauses)
Buster: Obviously this blue part here is the land.

Non-Spoilery Review:

Arrested Development is one of those shows you either extremely love or extremely hate. The style of the show seemed to be one that I’d truly hate, but after some convincing from my friend Emma, I watched and fell in love. A well written pilot is no small task for creators of a show, you have to include elements that set the tone and story line for an entire season of television before those episodes are even written. Some of my all-time favorite shows have fairly week pilots, so I’m always fascinated when I find a show that has a very well written one. Arrested Development is one of those shows. Spoilers below the jump.

 

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