Thursday June 13, 2013

The Real World Portland  finally wrapped up last night without any major explosions, unfortunately.  I will give it to the producers, they did a great job of stirring up emotion for the viewing audience.  To set the scene, Nia, after a HUGE blowout with Johnny and Averey which ultimately forced the house couple to spend their last 3 days in Portland living in a hotel for fear of their safety in the house, called upon her idiot thug friend "Dom."  Nia lied to Dom and told her that Jordan had physically held her down allowing Averey to land blows to her face.  Not true.  In any case, Nia got Dom so fired up that he "wanted to put a hole in {Jordan's] head" and was ready to "knock all of his teeth out."  At the end of the day, cooler heads prevailed after Marlon spewed some nonsense about God and being a good person or some other BS.  There was no bloodshed and Jordan and Nia ended up hugging it out.  Lame.

Here's a lengthier recap from Crushable in the event you still need more. 

The reunion show didn't offer much else either.  Johnny still held a grudge, but host Coral seemed to be the most feisty one of the group.  In an EXTREMELY unfortunate bout of miscasting, the next season of The Challenge  will feature Anastasia and Jessica from this season's Real World  cast.  Regardless, that show can't start soon enough.

Beginning Sunday, July 21 at 9p, Style Media's docu-series City Girl Diaries follows five beautiful 30-something best friends as they navigate their fast-paced New York City lives. The show is produced by Discovery Studios LLC.  Sounds like a real novel idea!

CMT's first animated comedy series, Bounty Hunters, premieres Saturday, July 13 at 10p.   Executive produced and voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall, the 13-episode series features America's favorite funny guys tracking down fugitives, while trying to please the bonds woman who throws them cases, voiced by Lisa Lampanelli. 

Vince Gilligan sat down with Entertainment Weekly  to talk about the final season of Breaking Bad.  Amongst the highlights:

“Walt has been the world’s greatest liar, and I think the person he lies most capably to is himself. So in these final eight episodes, perhaps the lies will cease to find traction and the scales will start to fall away from Walt’s eyes. And when that happens, will Walt really begin to realize who he is? That’s a question that we asked ourselves a lot in the writers’ room this year.”

“We worked long and hard to ensure that these final eight — and, in fact, the very last episode — would satisfy an audience,” he says. “I am guardedly optimistic that we have achieved just that. And furthermore, trying to be as coy as possible, trying to give away as little as possible, I feel like this ending represents on some level, however small, something of a victory for Walter White. Read into that what you will. And try to be as open-minded as possible when you watch this episode, because it may not indeed feel like a victory. Or maybe it will. … I feel good about where it all ended up, and I can’t wait for people to see it.”

I just saw an ad for Devious Maids  premiering June 23 on Lifetime.  What is this, you might ask yourself?  Here's your answer:

In Devious Maids, murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of Beverly Hills’ wealthiest and most powerful families. Class warfare has never been as fun and dirty as it is in the tony enclave where the staff is as clever, witty, outrageous and downright devilish as their employers. Whoever holds the dirt holds the power, and before the season is over, illicit affairs will be revealed and deep dark secrets exposed as we learn the sordid details behind a shocking murder of a beloved housemaid.

Here's an interview with Veep  creator Armando Iannucci.