Saturday, March 21, 2009

TV Geek Out 79: Gossip Girl, "You've Got Yale" and "Carnal Knowledge"

"You've Got Yale" and "Carnal Knowledge" weren't among Gossip Girl's most stellar moments, and in fact spotlighted some of the show's biggest problems. Chuck's Uncle Jack was sent packing in the opera-tastic "Yale" when it seemed like he could have caused mischief for at least a few more episodes, while Dan and Serena broke up for the umpteenth time during "Carnal Knowledge" ... and the less said about Chuck's Eyes Wide Shut-like adventure with the mysterious party girl Elle, the better. TV Geeks Dana and Heather love Gossip Girl for its silly soapiness, but we couldn't quite get behind these episodes. However, we had a lot to say about them!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

TV Geek Out 78: Oscars Chat

The Academy Awards are almost always a mixed bag, but for many a movie and TV geek, they're a must-see event. TV Geek Out Geeks Perry and Dana got together to discuss this year's Oscars telecast, which had a whole new crew of producers, who reimagined the show and recruited blockbuster leading man Hugh Jackman as the host, rather than the traditional comedian types of years past. Jackman wowed the audience with his singing and dancing skills, which, though well-known to Broadway fans, were a surprise to many viewers. Did all of these changes work? Was the show a success? Were the winners deserving of their golden statuettes? Dana and Perry hash it all out and suggest a comedy pairing that could take the Oscars by storm if the producers are smart enough to snag them for next year.

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