Saturday, May 23, 2009

i still heart SYTYCD

My favorite time of the tv year is here -- SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE! Plus, it's on for TWO seasons this year. Summer and Fall!

Notes on the first episode:
-- So happy to see Natalie (Katee's roommate and friend from Season 4) is back.
-- Nigel's hair is a lot browner than I remembered.
-- Brandon Bryant should be exciting to watch this season. He seems like a hybrid Joshua + Will. He's got the power and muscles of Joshua, with the lines and technique of Will. Mm, he'll be exciting to watch.
-- A note from Jennifer (we were chatting throughout): There is a serious lack of breakers in the first 2 cities of tryouts. Which is surprising cuz one of the cities was Brooklyn, the second was Denver. Perhaps next week?
-- I heart Cat Deeley. And she's become a better dancer it seems?? She looks less awkward than she did in previous seasons when dancing with the audition crowds.

I'm so excited about the upcoming season!!

Fox Stealing NBC actresses?

I'm giving Fox's new show Glee a try. It's not bad so far, but I noticed two familiar faces: Jessalyn Gilsig and Jayma Mays. And coincidentally, both are from Heroes. Jessalyn is the psycho, over-princessed, controlling wife on Glee; she played the biological mom of Clair, the cheerleader on Heroes. Jayma Mays is an uptight, germaphobic teacher at the high school; she was Hiro's first love, the waitress, Charlie. (Incidentally, Jayma also played a character named Charlie on Ugly Betty, on ABC. So a) she gets around, and b) she seems to be "name"-casted.)

Interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about this show, but it's quirky so far. We'll see how it progresses...