The new 90210

I’m still not sure how I feel about them doing a spinoff of Beverly Hills 90210. I loved 90210 and part of me thinks they should just let the show go already. But then I admit that I’m curious to see the show just because I loved 90210 and I also just saw this article:
Shannen Doherty Returns.

Apparently Brenda will be playing a visiting drama teacher and Jennie Garth will return as Kelly, playing a guidance counselor. I think it would be nice if they could get any of the guys to come back. I know I’d love to see Steve Sanders again.


Not Desperate Housewives!

Despite what you might think from my blog so far, there are really very, very few TV shows I watch religiously. Most of the shows I do watch religiously are ones that have been long canceled…Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Seinfeld, Friends, Sex & the City, My So-Called Life, and many of the old sitcoms they rerun all over the place. I guess I’m an old fart in that I can not get into any of these reality shows or reality type shows and prefer my television to have a story and script. Of course there are exceptions for shows like Colbert, Daily Show & Olbermann and some news type programs.

Anyway, one of those few shows I still watch religiously is Desperate Housewives. I know the show has lost fans over the years, but I think it’s still really well done, has great quirky story lines and fantastically developed characters. And in the Darren Star (and the late Aaron Spelling) tradition, you really get some nutty characters and great cliffhangers. Ugly Betty does a great job with this too, but Desperate Housewives does more to fuel my need for fluff.

I always like surprising people by saying I love shows like Melrose Place,
Dawson’s Creek and 90210. Since I think so much during my regular day, shows like this really do a great job sucking me in and distracting me from everything else I’m dealing with since they have such intricate stories. The Office is funny and does have tiny bits of drama thrown in, but, obviously, not to the extent of DH.

So I was disappointed when I saw this headline on Yahoo! today:

Housewives Saying Goodbye to Wisteria Lane.
“I’ve made the decision that after seven years I will probably keel over in a hump,” Cherry explained. “I love my baby, I love working with these gals, but the idea of letting anyone else take the show from me kind of makes me sad and sick to my stomach…I’m going to take it for seven years, and we’re going to get out while people still like us.”

I’m guessing he’s trying to pull an act like Seinfeld with DH, which I do think makes some sense. Right now I’m up to season 9 of 90210 on the Soap Network and, really, as much as I love the show, they really did drag it out too much by the end. 90210 without any of the Walshes doesn’t really make sense since, really, the initial premise of the show was about Brenda & Brandon trying to acclimate to life in Beverly Hills. I know there were lots of Brenda fans that jumped ship when she left, but the Brandon character still made the show valid.

So, there will be 3 more seasons of Desperate Housewives. Of all the ladies, I really hope that Marcia Cross keeps working after the show’s over. Her character has been one of my favorite parts of the show from the beginning. Cross always plays such a good, insane person.

Like, Omigod!

I had to get a physical for work today and I have lost 11 pounds since January. It’s not much, but I guess what I’ve been doing has paid off.

I was contacted by a staffing agency today and am seeing some good opportunities through them. So, we’ll see what happens there. They did say they get positions from non-profits, which I thought was promising.

Tonight I’m watching all my Aaron Spelling soaps. They’re coming down to the end of 90210, tomorrow they’re showing the episode where Kelly & Brandon decide not to get married. I’ll be working and missing it, but I don’t care so much. I was never much of a fan of the Kelly/Brandon relationship. I like them both apart, but wasn’t wildly amused about them together. I still find myself much routing for Donna & David. I know they get married in the series finale, but I’m intrigued to watch the follow up to it. I think I route for them like I route for Billy & Allison on Melrose Place. Except I’m not finding Billy as adorable as I did when I first decided to get myself sucked into this show. I do find him more intriguing than Jake (Grant Show), but eh. Right now I’m in the season where Marcia Cross’s character just blew up Melrose Place and Kristin Davis is on being all vixen-esque. I must say that it feels really odd seeing Kristin Davis playing such a nasty, manipulative character on here. She certainly has talent for playing someone like Brooke and going on to play a character like Charlotte on Sex & The City.

In unshallow news, today I shipped back the Thinkpad I ordered from Overstock. It officially went defective over the weekend, making really loud clicking sounds when I turned it on. I didn’t do anything unusual…just tried connecting to a wireless network. I might look into installing a new hard drive on my old Gateway laptop and maybe running Linux on it. I have no idea how to go about doing any of that, but during my bored time at home I’m planning to read up on it.

Guilty Pleasures

Well, I’m going to be starting on my wacky schedule soon. I’m hoping things will be resolved soon.

On another note, I’ve been watching Saved By the Bell at night instead of Jeopardy! I never watched Saved By the Bell when it was on, but it is weirdly interesting to watch. Right now there’s a very young Tori Spelling on playing the girlfriend of Screech.

And tonight I’m planning to watch The Secret Life of the American Teenager. I know it looks like such a horribly bad, sappy, cheesy, (insert more synonyms here) show but I am strangely intrigued. Maybe it’s because it’s written by Brenda Hampton of 7th Heaven fame. I used to watch that show simply to watch how bad it was…very train wreck-like. And I’m suspecting this show will have that same train wreck affect. I’m curious too that Molly Ringwald is playing a major part.

Apart from that, the job at Project HOME was filled, but I have 2 interviews coming up. So here’s hoping. This past weekend I went to see my friend Kim in New York on Saturday. We didn’t do much, just walked around in Chelsea. And I got me some Krispy Kremes and goodies from Zaro’s. I also got some beauty products from Lush, namely their Cupcake mask and their Brazened Honey mask and a bottle of their Curly Wurly shampoo. My Bolt ride went well…they were running 15 minutes late in the morning, but it went very smoothly on my way back. I talked to my friend Izabella over the weekend too. She sounds like she’s doing ok in Galway…she was working at a US company that just laid her off, though. But she was pretty much talking me into moving to Europe. I’ve always been tempted to just pick up and move somewhere where I don’t know anyone, but I don’t think I’d ever have the nerve to actually do it. Anyway, she said there are lots of other Polish people in Galway and that everyone’s just *really* nice. She liked Dublin better, mostly because they had more salsa clubs and it was bigger, but she still likes Galway.

Sunday I was supposed to see Sex & the City with Laura, but she canceled so I just stayed home and did job hunting. I ended up making some steak tacos, using soft tortillas, but they turned out too spicy, even for me. No other wildly fun cooking things this week. Today I made bratwurst simmered in Yuengling and topped with caramelized onions. That’s not that wildly exciting, but it does taste good.

Will blog again later. Can’t wait to see what happens with this pregnancy scare on The Secret Life of the American Teenager!

Melrose Place

Last week I went to the library and got 5 discs from season 1 of Melrose Place. I was/am a fan of 90210 and look forward to watching the reruns on SoapNet every day. That still may be considered a guilty pleasure, but I really don’t care. Aaron Spelling did a great job with the stories, casting and everything else. Growing up I wasn’t allowed to watch 90210 or such shows so it’s nice watching it now.

So, along that line, I never watched Melrose Place, but I know that many actors and actresses I know from other shows now got their start on Melrose Place. So…I took it out hoping to get an idea what the show was about and leave it at that. But, of course, now I’m addicted and can’t wait to watch the whole series and see what happens with all these characters. I really love Andrew Shue’s character and am sorta sad that he’s just doing cheesy Lifetime movies these days. On Desperate Housewives I can’t stand Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, but I love him on here and am now warmed up more to him on DH. So…now I’m waiting for Marcia Cross to appear. I have enjoyed everything else I have seen her in so I’m curious to see what her character on here is like. And of course I can’t wait to see Kristin Davis.

People that know me are probably surprised I get hooked on such fluff shows, but with all the thinking I do during the rest of the day I’m happy to rest my head with nonsense that doesn’t offend me like most reality shows do.