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The Critics Apparently Don't Know What Funny Is...

Posted on the 17 January 2014 by Kristy47 @watchingwaytoomuch

The Critics Apparently Don't Know What Funny Is...
The answer to Thursday's Trivia Question: According to the front page of Yahoo Wednesday, Maryann from Gilligan's Island, aka Dawn Wells, was the first woman to wear short shorts on TV

FIRST TWO: Alex Nagler & Maryellen Papaniclaou were the only 2 to get it right Bonus Trivia Question #1: Chuck was Richie and Joannie's older brother for a few episodes and then he just disappeared with no explanation. 

Bonus Trivia Question #2: The laying low comment from Suburagatory referred to the movie Running on Empty with Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti and River Pheonix. If you've never seen this movie, I definitely recommend it. Wednesday's Broadcast Top 5
American Idol-FOX 4.7/15.1 (Down 23% vs. last year's premiere)
Modern Family-ABC 3.2/9.1
Criminal Minds-CBS 2.4/10.3
CSI-CBS 2.0/10.3
The Middle-ABC 1.8/7.5
Wednesday's Cable Top 5
Duck Dynasty-A&E 3.4/8.4 
American Horror Story-FX 1.7/3.4
The Big Bang Theory-TBS 1.3/2.9
Family Guy-TBS .9/1.5
American Dad-Adult Swim .7/1.6 Wednesday's Top 5 Nielsen Twitter Ratings American Idol-FOX 275,700 Tweets
American Horror Story-FX 147,700 Tweets
Duck Dynasty-A&E 69,600 Tweets
Law & Order SVU-USA 49,100 Tweets
Modern Family-USA 15,300 Late Night Ratings for the week of 1/6/14-1/10/14 Leno .9/3.9 Letterman .6/3.0 Kimmel .7/2.5 Fallon .6/2.0
The Daily Show.6/1.5
Conan .5/1.0 Nightline .4/1.6
Colbert .4/1.1 Ferguson .3/1.4 Carson .3/.9
Early Morning Ratings for the week of 1/6/14-1/10/14
GMA 2.0/2.3
Today 1.8/2.1
CBS This AM .9/1.1
Parks & Rec
Not all of um can be hilarious. Didn't like Leslie and Ben being annoying jerks, but they sort of were last night. Didn't like Chris and Ann Perkins waffling at the jewelry store. All I really liked was all Ron Swanson scenes especially ones with bacon in them, because everything's better with bacon. Amy's been busy prepping for the Globes, so I'll give her a pass.
I knew when Camille came back from Paris, it wasn't going to be good. Forget the bangs and new hairstyle, that alone is upsetting, but the worlds opened up for her and she wants to keep flying...and while we want her to, and totally understand her feelings, we also feel for Zeek who really tried, the best way he knew how, to show his wife how much he missed her, how much he needed her, and that he could eat Italian food, it's not enough. She's planning on leaving again in 3 months and her plans don't seem to include him. I'm assuming the writers are letting this phase of their relationship sort of develop. We can't have 2 separations in this family at the same time, we just can't, and Joel's officially declared he's leaving. I'm still sort of on his side here. Julia's not helping herself in any way at all. How did she fall so fast from super tough corporate attorney to whining, insecure, wimp? Amber's also having a hard time with Ryan's departure, but she hit the road, hit the bottle (or should I say flask-isn't it weird how you only see flasks in TV shows and movies? I mean have you been out with ANYONE and they breakout their flask?)  and hit her Dad up for some pancakes. Seth seems ready to be there for her this time, let's hope he comes through or it'll destroy her. Hank met with the doctor to see if he does in fact have Asbergers and the doctor couldn't say he did but couldn't say he didn't "Jump Ball" I believe is how he phrased it. Hank...you have it. I know you do, you know you do, and even that doctor knows you do. Drew needs a haircut, but other than that, he went from this awkward virgin to this sort of studly college guy bangin 2 chicks. Ahhh college. Kick Amy out Drew and get back to partying.
Critics Choice Movie Awards
I love award shows, you know I do, but I think I needed a bit more time between the Golden Globes and this one and then I have the Screen Actors Guild Awards coming up Saturday. I'm not ready for them yet. Can you believe I feel this way?
Aisha Tyler was the host of the show and I wasn't sure if she was doing well or not with her opening monolog. Some jokes killed and some jokes bombed and I wasn't sure if the audience liked her or not. She also would sit at the celebs table trying to be funny one on one with them, but it gave me doosh chills. Weird, I don't feel like this show is bullet pointy...I'm going free flow...hope it works out. Let me know
Best Actor in a Comedy-Leonardo DiCaprio for the oh so NOT funny Wolf of Wall Street. WHAT? This movie is SO not funny!
Best Actress in a Comedy-Amy Adams for another non-funny movie, American Hustle. Do the critics know what comedy is?
Best Comedy-American Hustle-Should I turn this off now? American Hustle's NOT A COMEDY!!!
Best Actor in an Action Movie-Mark Wahlberg for Lone Survivor. Isn't Mark Wahlberg odd? He tries so hard to be eloquent, say the right things, etc. and yet he still comes off like a stuck up ahole sort of.
Best Action Movie-Lone Survivor
Best Actress in an Action Movie-Sandra Bullock for Gravity -Witty speech, a tech error, and still, she came off classy and adorable.
Best Acting Ensemble-The cast of American Hustle, I'm fine with that.
Ian Somerhalder and Isaiah Washington presented Best Foreign Language Film, Ian was hot and Isaiah was annoying. He was over enunciating foreign words. I wanted to smack him. Maybe I'm still mad about his Grey's Anatomy stuff.
Best Foreign Language Film-Blue is the Warmest Color
Oprah Winfrey presented Forest Whitaker with the Joel Siegel Humanitarian award. Forest was way too serious for me and seems to almost whisper when he speaks and he always looks like he's about to get hit by a car.
Everyone seemed upset that Tom Hanks was snubbed by the Oscar people, but aren't a lot of the people in the room the Oscar people who voted?
Best Animated Feature-Frozen
Best Young Actor or Actress-Adele Exarchopoulos for  Blue is the Warmest Color in a very interesting outfit. I think it was a hot pants/dress combo sort of thing.
Kellan Lutz had never heard of the show Silver Spoons-kill me
Margo Robbie was much more casual in a beautiful black pantsuit
Best Supporting Actor- Jared Leto I'm such a huge fan of his and they played "City of Angels" as he walked up to accept his award. His rock star hair was loose and long and he was back in rock star mode. He did a great "all right, all right, all right, Matthew McConaghey impression". Watch him here rocking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLqHDhF-O28
Best Supporting Actress-Lupita Nyong'o in a gorgeous white dress. Oprah Winfrey gave her a standing O
Louis XIII Genius Award-Ethan Hawke Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater were honored for their trilogy of films and came off super weird to me.
Scarlett Johansson's voice was nominated for an award, which sort of pissed me off
Best Director-Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity
Best Actor-Alright, Alright, Alright-Matthew McConaghey for Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress-Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine
Julia Roberts presented Best Picture. Her hair wasn't done and I don't think her dress fit very well and she was wearing Meryl Streep glasses and yet...I love her and want her to teach me to knit
Best Picture-12 Years a Slave
They shot the movie in 35 days and used 1 camera (and Brad Pitt). Not my choice, but I get it. 
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee http://www.crackle.com/c/comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee?mid=2491305&plid=2122323
When I checked to see who Jerry's guest was this week, I was sort of bummed that it was Jay Leno. I'm not a fan of Jay's at all. I don't watch or DVR his show, ever. I think it's because Howard Stern brainwashed me to hate him. I was pleasantly surprised to have enjoyed this episode of CiCGC as much as I did. Jay was interesting, funny, and sort of charming really. He and Jerry have been friends for 35 years and you could see their connection. It was like we were peeking into a window while these 2 old friends were hanging out. I also learned something I never knew before. Jerry's first gig was on the show "Benson".  Jay mentioned his characters name. 5 points if you caught it.  I also learned that Jay and I actually have an interesting thing in common. We both have never had a cup of coffee.  So, Jerry, I'm open to having my first cup ever...with you and your crazy sneakers in a 1977 Honda Civic which was my first car ever. 

Lots of Gilligan's Island news in the past 24 hours. First, we learned that Maryanne was the woman to break the short shorts barrier, thenTV Land announced that Gilligan's Island will be back on the network after a 10 year absence and then, the sad news that Russell Johnson, aka The Professor, passed away yesterday at the age of 89. RIP Professor. 
Another sad 70's sitcom death, Dave Madden, aka Ruben Kinkaid, The Partridge Family's manager, passed away yesterday. He was 82. RIP Ruben! 
It's driving me absolutely INSANE that I can't see Joseph Gordon Levitt's show HitRecord because my lovely cable company, Cablevision, doesn't carry the network. I can't watch online, I can't watch on TV, WTF. First time in a LONG time that there's something out there I really want to watch and have zero access to it. DAMN YOU CABLEVISION! 
Friday's Trivia Question: Matthew McConaghey keeps saying "Alright, Alright, Alright" name the movie he first said it in.  Have a great weekend! WWTM-Kristy Like me on Facebook at Watching Way Too Much Follow me on Twitter at [email protected] http://watchingwaytoomuch.com [email protected]

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