Saturday, January 14, 2006

Boob Tube Sunday

Sunday's become my most busy TV night.

Let's see. First there's the fleeting Charmed on the WB. The show definitely has slipped in quality. I can't even blame it on Shannen Doherty's replacement Rose McGowan since McGowan's first season (Charmed's 4th) actually was one of my favorites. But the last couple years have been crappy to say the least. Adding Kaley Cucoo of 8 Simple Rules fame takes the focus away from the original premise of the show. Yet I still watch. Thankfully this should be Charmed's last season.

Then there's Desperate Housewives. Yeah I'm one of 22 million plus viewers who got sucked into this sleazy fest. Season 2 doesn't seem as exciting to me but I love my girl Edie. Alfre Woodard seems so wasted on this show. A show that has way too many characters. A word to the producer's. Maybe try developing the characters that already exist. But it was nice seeing the network's first gay kiss. Was that hot or what?

After DH, I flip over to Lifetime to catch my girl Vivica Fox (sorry Ms. Holiday...*LOL*) on drama Missing. They've been in rerun season for the longest but this coming month they're showing their last five episodes of the season. Despite the unrealistic plot twists, for example, how the characters are able to fly to another state in a matter of minutes, the show has me hooked. I guess I love seeing Vivica's sassy around the way girl attitude in action.

For the rest of the evening, VH1 grabs me for my newest TV show addiction. You know what time it is. It's Flava Flav time. Not since Being Bobby Brown (I heard there'll be another season of that.) has a train wreck so deliciously bad ever looked so good.

Flav's show, titled Flavor of Love, rips on the fleeting popular ABC show The Bachelor. The premise is Flava Flav is looking for a new love. He has 20 hoochies (literally) competing for the ultimate prize. Flav. Amazing, huh?

I saw the first episode while hanging out at my boy's crib. It had me hooked with all the hoochies screaming and Flav walking in with his legendary clock necklace. Plus Flav instead of calling the hoochies their proper names (okay..and yes hoochie isn't a proper name but that's how a lot of the ladies were acting) has colorful nicknames for each. And with real names like Xocholit (that was the sweet and spicy nicknamed Ms. Latin), the whole nickname concept works. Plus it's funny hearing the other hoochies call each other by their nicknames. The man scares the shit out of me but he is fucking amusing. Then instead of roses, each surviving hoochie gets a clock. I'm loving Goldie. She's so as Flav puts it "cuntry".

The show's a perfect compliment to the new installment of Celebrity Fit Club. Though CFC really needs to refrain from picking psycho nuts for their show for dramatic effect. It's annoying. Plus Temppest Bledsoe and Countess Vaughn actually don't look like they need to lose weight. Maybe tone up a bit, but that's about it. Nonetheless it's a cool show to watch. And Harvey so has a man-crush on Young MC. I can't blame him actually. I think I have a crush on him too.

Sigh. 5 hours of nonstop TV watching. Well except for commercials. I got my snacks ready.


Blogger lady in satin said...

The only shows I watch on your list are Flavor of love and Celebrity fit club. I agree with you...hoochies are competing for Flav's love!! lol

But its so funny though! It reminds me of how petty women can be.

But what about Boondocks? Does that still come on? I was only able to remember to watch like two or three episodes. lol

11:10 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger E said...

Oh yeah! I forgot about Boondocks. Tell you the truth...I stopped watching. I may have to catch it in repeats.

11:17 PM, January 14, 2006  
Blogger Holiday N said...

i am not kidding when i say that i think they found those women at strip clubs and adult websites..most of them.they look so hard and they are willing to do whatever for the money they think flav a stripper or escort or internet girl.

i adore the boondocks and through you i too have fallen under the suburban white woman spell of Desperate Housewives.

i find celebrity fit club painful to watch in more ways than one..
but yes, sunday's have gotten it's act together tv wise.
p.s. the vivica thing was squashed by her she said "thanks for doing me a solid and i apologize for acting less than i am". this was at last year's vma's in miami.she's cool.never knew she had a tv show.

11:37 AM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Death said...

I watched Desperate Housewives first episode, but then it got popular, and I stopped liking it. It was more simple when I watched it...I mostly indulge in retardo-cartoons like Invader Zim, Anamaniacs and Futurama. Of course, the Simpsons too.
TV was meant for melting the brain, so indulge. ;)
(Watching Men with Brooms now)

12:02 PM, January 15, 2006  
Blogger Rose said...

Flava Flav has women fighting and crying over him, I think's the dollars they think he holding. Yes, why is Countess and Tempest on the show...they make fat folks angry...

12:32 AM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Clay said...

i havent watched any of those show! the flav show i just cant endure ... oh and i'm back ... !

12:36 AM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger The Captain said...

Wow...I can't sit in front of a t.v. no more than an hour....I got a very short attention span....I am glad I made it through school.

8:51 AM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger lj said...

Gald I'm not the only one with the Sunday night problem.

I CANNOT watch that Falva Flav thig. I just can't. It's too much, I'm embarrassed for everyone on that show.

Desperate Houswives is still my ish, although I don't really like the applewhite's storyline(hope it gets better)

Celebrity Fit Club is really good. I'm with you. Coutess Vuaghn and "Vanessa" just need to get on a treadmil a few times a week and they'll be alright.

Oh and Family Guy STEWIE!!!

PS. Last nights ep of the Boondocks was just CARzy. What if MLK was in a coma for 30 years and woke up today?

12:41 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Essequibo said...

Sup E,

I'm glad you remembered the Boondocks. That show is the truth... so you have to find a way to fit that into the schedule.

I never got the Desperate Housewives thing. I saw one episode & that was the first and last time.

As for Flav...I can't even bring myself to do it.

I have been out of commission for a lil bit - but I still got you. We'll holla behind the scenes.

2:17 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger "N" Search of Ecstasy said...

Hey E,

I finally saw that Flava Flav show that everyone has been talking about. At first I was like I don’t wanna see that stupid mess, but now I see why people watch it though cause it was too stupid and funny! My sister and I were cracking up!

I was like, are these “hootchies” for real? They were up there talking about how much they were feeling Flav…..WTF? LMAO…too crazy for me!

2:41 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger Stacy-Deanne said...

I only watch reruns these days. Every time I get into a new show they cancel it so I no longer bother. I was watching Night Stalker and that hit the fan in October. The only " real " show I watch now is Eve and I am about to give that up because it's gotten so silly. The longest running show I was watching was The Parkers until they cancelled that. I find reruns better than the new shows anyway.

5:38 PM, January 16, 2006  
Blogger *Madosi said...

young mc might be on the thick side, but he can definitely GET IT!

Charmed, DH and West Wing are my shows of choice on Sunday ...

8:51 AM, January 17, 2006  

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