OK, it’s been a while since I posted, but I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last couple of weeks (a phrase learnt from Glee when it was still awesome). I did a bit of singing into the mirror in Glee style to try and help, but probably chose the wrong song in style of Adele, Someone Like You. It didn’t help.
So across the weeks I’ve been going to bed later, getting up later in the day and letting my sleep pattern become more and more nocturnal. What is there to watch really late into the night? Well there’s South Park and Two and a Half Men marathons on Comedy Central of course! I have become a little bit obsessed with South Park over the last 2 weeks. I’d always liked it, but don’t think I’d actually sat down and watched a bunch of episodes in a long time. And the best thing I’ve noticed about it is that even seeing old episodes is entertaining because old or new, each episode holds the same premise of 4 kids and their naivety in adult subjects, and of course Cartman being a total dick. My favourite episodes so far? Obviously Scott Tenorman must die, and almost any episode where Butters has a central role – you just can’t help but love this poor kid.
Of course there’s plenty of entertaining things to watch where you don’t have to wait until 2 o’clock in the morning. Over the last 8 weeks I have gotten totally sucked into the Apprentice, to the point where I need to talk to someone about it afterwards and give my opinion (I’ve even made my mum watch it, which is pretty crap because after every episode when I ask her opinion she replies with ‘Whatever’). I think the new prize of starting a business with Lord ‘Sir Alan’ Sugar makes this season very hard to predict. Any other series and Tom would have been fired long ago, but Lord Sugar definitely sees something in him, and I think Jim would have been a clear winner in previous series with his top selling abilities. This series has been a notch higher than others with much ballsier contenders (of course would have to be if they want to be their own boss) and until we’ve heard what the finalists’ business plans are, it is pretty difficult to predict it. I’d say it was anyone’s game. Apart from Natasha. She’s crap. I also think that talking about the Apprentice cannot be complete until I’ve mentioned the brilliance of Lord Sugar’s sidekicks – Nick, who I love, and Karen, who I also think is great in her own right; any time that either of them pipe up in the boardroom and give their opinion on the task just makes it that little bit more exciting. I particularly enjoy it when they appear on ‘You’re Fired’ afterwards and give us that inside information. I love that there’s a Junior version as well because it means that I get 2 fixes of the show in one year. There’s something about sitting down and trying to work out who’s going to get fired, and if you miss it, avoiding all forms of social networking or any type of actual human interaction in fear of finding out before watching the show. Brilliant show.
Now. One Tree Hill. I wasn’t that fussed about catching up with last season because it was aired when I was in Australia. But I’d already seen half the season and my mum had Sky+d the rest, so I watched it. And it ended with a right bang. Now it was kind of obvious that they weren’t going to kill off both, or even one at that matter, of the 2 new characters that they had just introduced to replace Lucas and Peyton. Anyone who fell for that is so easily fooled that they should be off watching … OK I can’t think of anything that I don’t watch myself, and come to think of it One Tree Hill isn’t really known for it’s thrilling believable drama and should be taken with a pinch of salt. So maybe I should start again with the attitude I have when watching the show.
Oh my gooooood, I can’t believe they were shot, I cried like, a lot. They can’t die. And Clay is so hot (not as hot as Lucas but still hot because you have to be to be on the show). Oh my god they can’t die when they’ve just embraced their love for each other – which wasn’t brought about really quickly at all. The dream of them being on the beach was so beautiful and I cried again when they realised that they’d been shot and Quinn had to leave Clay, like, oh my god. I mean I was so sucked in by the storyline that I haven’t even noticed Quinn’s hair turning to blonde and then a bit dark again and then with streaks and then blonde again. That is until they show her in the subtitles and you see how really dark her hair was before she was shot! OK I’ll stop making fun, because you can’t really watch One Tree Hill in a serious manner. It’s one of those dramas that is so over the top in everything that you just need to forget that things like this don’t really happen and people aren’t that reasonable and lovely and pretty with awesome hair. Normally I do let it all go and will cry a lot in the emotional parts and go ‘Aaaaw’ when it’s anything to do with James Lucas Scott. But, and I don’t know why, but Quinn’s ever changing hair is really annoying me this season. Whether the show isn’t as good at doing what it does any more, or whether I can’t buy into it any more and have become way too cynical, I just can’t help but roll my eyes whenever she’s on screen. I’m going to put it down to me being depressed and never leaving the house and being unemployed that I just have to pick at everything (I mean, I do scowl at happy people whenever I do leave the house). But if any other keen OTH fans are feeling the same, please let me know so I can feel like there’s a bit of hope for me and my cynicism yet.
I have much more to say (it has been weeks since I last posted and I’ve been on the telly again!) but I think I’ll leave it there for now because I am still kind of in a funk and I don’t want to totally bitch about everything and make you all think I’m a miserable cow. It’s a good job I included my Apprentice opinion because it shows I do think that some things on the telly can be done well!
Remember to watch tonight’s Apprentice!
Square Eyes xx
P.S. I turned 22 last Friday. It was a bit of a rubbish birthday. I didn’t do anything on the day, it got a bit better when I went to see Bridesmaids (my kind of humour and review to come) but then I had a fat argument with my Dad and haven’t really spoken to him since. Happy Birthday!