Monday March 4, 2013

The Celebrity Apprentice is a painful two hours.  I'm not sure how I'll be able to get through a full episode ever.  This is the All-Stars version for those who care and retreads such as Claudia Jordan, Dee Snider, Lisa Rinna and Dennis Rodman certainly do NOT make this compelling TV.  I know Donald Trump and my man Mark Cuban continue to battle it out on Twitter and elsewhere, but I'll take Shark Tank over The Apprentice any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

I checked out the premier of Donnie Wahlberg's police officer docu-follow on TNT called Boston's Finest.  Another one that won't have me rushing back to catch the next episode.  Perhaps it takes a few weeks to develop these personalities, but the show did nothing to really capture my interest so I will likely not be back as a regular viewer of this one.  Sorry Donnie.

I'm still on the fence for The Americans on FX.  If you're not familiar with it, it stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys as KGB spies posing as Americans and living in Washington, DC shortly after Ronald Regan's election.  I've heard a lot of praise for this show, but it feels like a slower paced, 1980's version of Alias.  Keri Russell is great, but I'm still not 100% in on this one, which isn't a good sign since it's six episodes in.  I'm planning to stick with it, but welcome your thoughts and opinions.

I have zero clue why in the world I still watch Two Broke Girls.  The writing is subpar and the characters are as subpar.  I think the only part of the show I enjoy is the update on how much money the two broke girls have following the closing credits.

Am I the only one who won't miss Ashley as part of the crew at Shorty's Rescue?  I doubt Ronald or Sebastian will miss her, I just hope for Shorty's sake that he can really find someone to help pick up the slack.  If you missed the tongue and cheek with which I wrote the last two sentences, focus.

Evidently, NBC has decided to add a fourth judge to America's Got Talent, and they've settled on Heidi Klum.  TMZ first reported the news of Klum’s appointment after obtaining a photo of the set of the show's New Orleans auditions that features the judges board with her name alongside those of Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B.  I'm not sure what propels these shows to keep tweaking, and I'm definitely puzzled as to what NBC thinks Heidi Klum brings to the program.  I will be tuned into The Howard Stern Show (as usual) for his take.

Here's an interesting interview from the LA Times with Girls' Alex Karpovsky.

My money remains on Lindsay Yenter to win the final rose on tonight's Bachelor finale.