As 2010 draws to a close, I am working away on my second annual "Year's Best" post, and the collateral damage of that is having to revisit the bottom-dwelling suckfest that was the worst crap of the year.
Okay actually this review is cheezy fun. Living through this stuff at the time, not so much.
New TV Show The quickly cancelled prime time soap Lone Star, acclaimed by critics as the best new show of the season, the one we just had to watch. The premiere bored and annoyed me, with inept actors reading bad lines. I tuned out halfway through. Cancelled after two episodes. Buh-bye.
Returning TV Show A tie here for two shows I gotta admit I still kind of sort of maybe watch... 1) The View: Sherri is a homophobe, Elisabeth is a right wing Palin fan, Whoopi jumped the shark by endorsing Mel Gibson. Why do I watch this show again? Oh yeah, Joy Behar. 2) Brothers and Sisters, oh how I used to love you , and yes oh guilty pleasure, I still watch except when I fall asleep during the show, and I gotta ask, cuz you used to be smart and charming and caring --- what the hell happened?
Book One of my favourite authors, Jodi Picault, laid an egg this year with House Rules. Picoult is known for blending controversial issues with family drama. At her best, she makes me feel and think. When she's not at her best, it's just clunky melodrama.
Music The Dixie Chicks spin-off Court Yard Hounds. An average album from superb musicians is worse than a crappy album you expect to be crappy.
Film Sex and the City 2 takes the crown here. It took four smart sassy sexy characters with a weakness for men and fashion, and made them shrill selfish whiners. Excess does not equal fun. Let there be a part three only so this will not be their final hurrah. Legacy blown?
Scandal and Soap Opera, Part One I felt sad for Sandra Bullock, and sad about Elizabeth Edwards. However the scandal gone too far was all things Lindsay Lohan -- jail, rehab, crazy ass parents, fuck-off fingernails, porn star aspirations, and more. Please make it stop.
Scandal and Soap Opera, Part Two Mel Gibson, for being a misogynist homophobic anti-semite, you are a douchebag. Jodie Foster, for defending him as "the most loved man in Hollywood", you are pretty much just as bad. Where's your integrity?
TV Talk - Homophobia On The View, on June 22, during a discussion of HIV rates among straight African American women, Shepherd blamed this on gay and bisexual men, an old myth that has long since been proven wrong by the Centre for Disease Control. Shepherd and The View refused to correct her dumbass and homophobic 'blame the gays' remark. Douchebags.
I love love love pop culture, and there was lots of great pop culture stuff this year, which I will write about soon. And then on the flipside, we had this crap...