Monday, July 26, 2010

Cable Original Programming

I didn't usually watch original shows on cable. I don't know why, I just stick with major network shows. I watch reality shows, but for the most part I know what to expect from them. Now that it's summer, I don't have anything to watch because I've caught up on all my shows. So I've started watching TNT shows Hawthorne and Dark Blue and ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. I've added AMC's Mad Men, TNT's The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles, and USA's Covert Affairs to my list of shows to watch. Mad Men and The Closer have both won numerous awards, so I want to see what all of the hype is about. Rizzoli and Isles is a new show, but it looks interesting.

So I started watching some Hawthorne episodes and it's no Grey's Anatomy but it's a good show. Dark Blue, however is. My. New. FAVORITE. Show. It's about four undercover cops in LA. I love undercover shows, I still watch 21 Jump Street and New York Undercover.

In Dark Blue, the cops go undercover as drug dealers, smugglers, and other unsavory characters. They have to remain calm under pressure and deal with their job affects their personal lives. The cast consists of Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick, Logan Marshall-Green and Nicki Aycox. Remember Dylan McDermott? From The Practice? So he's almost 50 and still hot! Then you have Logan Marshall-Green, he was on the O.C. He played this shady character who ended up getting shot. I don't remember him being this hot, though. Maybe because he played a villain? I don't know. And saving the best for last, let's talk about Omari Hardwick... Here's a picture because I have no words:

What do you think? I like it. A really really like it. He plays Ty Curtis, who recently got married. He struggles with his promise to his wife to stop working undercover when they start a family. And...who cares about the storylines? I just like to look at him. Apparently he was in the A-Team, I guess I blinked and missed him. And he was in Next Day Air, which I did not see, but will definitely be looking for. Anyway, have you started watching new shows, because its the summer time? have you been pleasantly surprised by what you found? Or a little disappointed and waiting impatiently for fall premieres?

P.S.- I've been keeping tabs on Trey Songz's show, that alleged fight with the wardrobe woman? A false promise, the commercial was more interesting than the episode. *Sigh*

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A New Title...

So, I've changed the name of my blog. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you care? This is just a quick post. I am currently catching up on a show, that I just started watching. And ladies, the male leads are Ooh-la-la! Especially one in particular. Muy muy caliente. I'll tell you about it later.

Oh and have you heard about the interview Mashonda, the ex-wife of Swizz Beatz, gave Vibe? She has inspired me to be a better woman and not let my ego get in the way of my life. I mean the fact that she can wish Alicia Keys well, after everything is a testament to her maturity. (I'm trying to get there.) It is well worth the read. Check it out here

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Kim, Keyshia and...Trey???

So Trey Songz follows the footsteps of DMX, Lil' Kim, and Keyshia Cole and has a reality show on BET. It's all about him going on his first tour with Jay-Z and Young Jeezy. It looks like a real documentary, I was surprised. I mean all reality shows promise to be real and they usually lie. There are no scripts, its a true "day in the life of" show. Unlike with Keyshia Cole's The Way It Is, there looks to be no chance of a spin off for this show. Can we all release a giant sigh of release? Now let's talk about Trey.

Trey is a perfectionist. And we all know that perfectionists can be...confident. Demanding. Driven. He was really adamant that everything be perfect and I can understand it. He's on tour with Jay-Z! And it's his first tour. He really does have a lot to prove. When he talks to the musicians he makes sure that after he barks at them, he does explain that they all have something to prove. I love that he says that everyone is going to work just as hard as he is. Now, I'm not completely blinded by lust, he was rude to the wardrobe women. Maybe not rude, but a little...abrupt? He was very vocal about what he didn't like. I guess they didn't mind because then he would smile and then it was all good. (However on the newest episode that airs on Tuesday, he does get into a little tiff with a woman who is not impressed by his smile or his invitation to his show. I like her.)

So the show features his mother, his mentor, and Kevin Liles who is something of a manager/supervisor. They all talk about where he came from and how he learned music. This is what he has always wanted to do and he won't allow himself to become lazy, because he recognizes that there is someone else out there ready to take his place. I love that his mentor said that Trey treated his career as though he was a rapper. I guess that explains his mixtapes. (I was wondering) So I like it because it seems like a real reality show. It stays on topic, so far there aren't any crazy fights. I can't promise to watch the episodes as soon as they air, because there's no cliff-hanger. I'll definitely catch the reruns, though.