Ah, the early spring hiatuses have begun. Has anyone else noticed that there is nothing on television anymore?!

One Tree Hill: I found this episode very boring. I know the death of Mama James should have had more an effect of me…but it didn’t. I feel like the whole “my parent has cancer – child wants them to fight but it’s a losing battle – parent dies” story line has been WAY overused. It was still touching and very well acted, but I guess I wanted a more original story line for Mama James. I am praying to every higher power that One Tree Hill gets picked up for an eighth and final season so the writers can wrap up the show properly. The show is going to crap as of late.

Lost: On the flip side, Lost just keeps getting better and better. This final season is turning out to be amazing. I am so glad that we are finally learning the answers to some of the fundamental questions on the show. Jack is a father in the flash-sideways story line…never saw that coming. In the final moments of the episode, Hurley and Jack arrive at the humongous lighthouse on the island (a light house they have conveniently never found during their 108 days on the island). Hurley tells Jack that Jacob has instructed him to turn the wheel to bearing 108 to help direct someone to the island. 108 has a name next to it on the wheel, Wallace. Okay, Damon/Carlton & Co., who the hell is Wallace?! I sincerely hope it’s not a random character being added to the show in the final episodes. It is becoming glaringly obvious that the passengers on flight 815 were indeed called to the island.

Nip / Tuck: Nip / Tuck’s last episode ever will be aired next Wednesday. So sad. I always look forward to tuning in to the tumultuous lives of those at McNamara/Troy. I recently read in an article here about the finale, saying that the “final hour of Nip / Tuck was unlike anything we ever expected.” This disappoints me slightly. The best thing about the show was the shock factor. I’m still looking forward to the series finale nonetheless AND to see what happens with Matt and Ava. Poor kid can’t seem to catch a break.

Valentine’s Day: I finally saw Valentine’s Day last night and it yet again asserted to me how amazing ensemble cast movies can be. Sure, some story lines took slight precedence over the others, Ashton Kutcher’s character for example, but the sharing of screen time was equally dolled out between the large cast. I personally loved the “best friends to something more” story line of Kutcher and Jennifer Garner. They were really believable as best friends. The whole Eric Dane – Bradley Cooper story line came out of left field for me. Truly a shocker there. I am not used to seeing Dane without scrubs and Cooper without Zach Galifianakis. Anyways, lovely movie.

REVIEW: Twilight Saga: New Moon

Last night I joined the masses of uber-excited teen girls at the midnight premiere of Twilight Saga: New Moon. I was preparing myself to absolutely hate the experience of watching a movie whilst people screamed “OHMYGOD EDWARD I LOVE YOU!” every three seconds…because this is what I experienced at the Twilight premiere. But to my surprise, the audience was mostly calm and just sat and watched the film. Thank you, it was much appreciated.

So…IT WAS AWESOME. But really, after the suck-fest that was the first movie, things could only improve. There was no annoying blue tint, the Cullens still looked vampiricly pale but not to the point where you could see the makeup caked on, the acting was a million times better and actually seemed sincere, and Taylor Lautner was shirtless 90% of the movie *insert fangirl squee here*.

There are a few things I would like to address about the movie: First, I understand that making a pack of wolves look realistic is a challenge…but seriously, those CGI wolves looked as fake as MJ’s nose (RIP by the way). Secondly, Mr. Pattinson, you are aware that Taylor Lautner packed on 30 pounds of muscle, right? Which implies the fact that you could probably do laundry on his washboard abs…? So when you got your chance to shine shirtless, would it have been that difficult to shave and/or wax your chest? There was simply no competition. Taylor owned. Word. Third, why must Jasper look so creepy? Yes, he is having a harder time controlling himself around humans, but does that call for wacked out hair and a permanent maniac expression? I don’t know how the other Cullens could be around a face like that, family or not. Finally, if you are worried about the lack of Edward in this movie, you seriously don’t miss him that much. I personally hated Jacob in the books (Team Edward all the way), and yet I strangely liked his storyline in the movie (that could just be Taylor…but that’s besides the point).

Even if you are extremely against the whole Twilight phenomenon, it’s worth seeing (if not only to laugh at CGI wolves). But if you are a “Twilighter”, you will definitely not be disappointed. Only 7 months and some odd days until Eclipse!

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