TV Gal Butters Up Her Readers
Want to know a secret?
You are the only ones who understand my TV obsession. Thank goodness I have you to take my TV business. Oh, sure I have friends who watch "Lost" and "The Office." But do they talk to me about their theories that Michael is the one in the casket or that Jan may be pregnant? Nooooo. Sure they watch TV, but they don't live for this stuff.
But we do. We are totally in love with TV.
As I've long said: you are my people. You'll join me in my "The Class" support group. We couldn't help it. We liked the show in spite of our better judgment. When "Friday Night Lights" was renewed against all odds, you were as happy as I am (oh, I saw you doing the dance of joy). Many of you have already booked a plane ticket to visit me in my lovely world of denial about the cancelation of "Veronica Mars" (let me know what you like to eat and drink, so I can have the right food waiting for you). You reached out to me when rumors started to spread that "How I Met Your Mother" was going to be canceled and we all breathed a collective sigh of relief when it turned out not to be true.
You're so darn proud when "Ugly Betty" ends its season with a fantastic episode. When "24" has a bad season, we're not just mad at them, we're disappointed and wonder where things went wrong? Was it something we said? Are we responsible? And, bless your little remotes, you still talk to me about "Arrested Development" and "Everwood." Better to have watched and loved then to have never watched at all.
We have a lovely little co-dependent relationship. But that's not to say you always agree with me. All season long I haven't been in love with "Heroes" and you have. And then I thought the finale was not so bad actually and you HATED the finale. I don't talk enough about "Supernatural" or "Battlestar Gallactica." And I can be maddeningly focused on one show (see Anatomy, Grey's).
That's why once a year I turn my column completely over to you.
Drum roll please ... this is the official kick off of the 2007 Amy Awards. What are the Amy Awards? I'm so glad you asked. You control every aspect of the awards. You pick the categories. You pick the nominees. And you pick the winners. Me? I simply tally the results.
First you have to decide on the 12 Amy Award categories. You have until Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m. ET to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for the 2007 Amy Awards categories. From your suggestions, I will pick the 12 most popular ones.
Here's the schedule for the 2007 Amy Awards:
June 4, 2007 – Announcement of the Amy Awards, call for categories June 11, 2007 – Announcement of the Amy Awards categories, call for nominations June 18, 2007 – Announcement of the Amy Awards nominees, voting begins June 25, 2007 – Announcement of the Amy Awards winners
Now remember this isn't the award show for your typical categories such as Best Actress, so be creative and be fun. To get you started, here's a sample category from a previous Amy Awards -- Floor, Please Give Me My Jaw Back or Most Shocking Moment, You Can Say That Again or Best Quote, I Wouldn't Buy That If It Was on Sale or Worst Story line or Plot Twist, and I Don't Love to Hate You, I Just Hate You or Worst Character.
So let's get this party started. These are your awards so hear let's hear you roar. Let's celebrate the 2006-2007 television season. Send me your 2007 Amy Awards category suggestions by June 7, 2007 at 5 p.m. PT.
Quotes of the Week
"I once captained my own spaceship." Denny Crane to the media mob on "Boston Legal." Thanks to TV Gal reader Joe who was the first person to send in this week's most popular quote.
"We all know this is a program where no one argues," Barbara Walters on "The View." Thanks to Anthony for the quote.
Where Have I Seen Them Before?
That was Matt DeCaro playing the psychiatrist on the season finale of "Boston Legal." DeCaro played Officer Roy Geary on "Prison Break." Dan Byrd, who played the young Colliar Sims on "Any Day Now," was the abused son accused of killing his dad. By the way, did it bother any one else that we didn't find out who actually killed the abusive dad?
Seriously? Seriously? Can we wait until Fall 2007 for these answers?
The season finales left us hanging and they certainly haven't even starting filming the season premieres yet, but will that stop us from talking about what we think will happen next season? Nooooooo. A few items for us to start to discuss.
Who is in the coffin on "Lost"? Well, I told my dad about your theory that it's Michael who was in the coffin and he declared it to be "a damn good theory, damn good." But you also think it could be Juliet, Ben or Locke. And, of course, the internet is abuzz that it was a character we haven't even met yet –- something about freeze framing on the obituary.
What's up with "The Office"? Is Jan pregnant with Michael's love child? Will Pam and Jim start dating? Will Ryan become Michael's boss?
Who died on "Heroes"? Will Peter regenerate himself? Did Nathan drop Peter and fly off just before Peter exploded? And, by the by, was that George Takei in the final scene?
Was Christina happy or sad that her relationship with Burke is over on "Grey's Anatomy"? My theory is that Christina was de-va-stated when she realized that she was alone and without Burke –- that she was horrified to realize that she didn't, in fact, long to be free. But so many of you (including my friends Coleen and Todd who are insistent on this topic) think that Christina was so happy to finally have ended her relationship with Burke.
Okay, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the above topics. Write me at email@example.com and let me know what you think.
Highlights of the Week Ahead
All times listed are Eastern Time for June 4 to 10
So I've been neglectful and not really discussed the series finale of "Gilmore Girls." My apologies. Since I basically cried through the entire hour, it's taken me awhile to be strong enough to talk about it. But it was an absolutely pitch-perfect series finale. And such a nice tribute to Stars Hollow and the best grandparents a girl could ask for. I'll miss the show but at least I'll have closure.
Kathy Griffin returns for a third season of "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Bravo. This year, Griffin deals with divorce, the death of her beloved dad and the continued trials and tribulations of not being on Hollywood's A list. Before the premiere check out her one hour comedy special "Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It" at 9 p.m.
Let the record reflect that I was wrong about "The Sopranos." I thought I was over caring about the show, but they pulled me right back in. I thought the finale would be about the showdown between Christopher and Tony, but Christopher is already dead –- killed in a surprising and devastating fashion. Meadow is grooming herself to be just like her mother. And A.J.'s descent into depression is so distressing. I can't wait to talk to you about the series finale, which airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.
That's all for today. I'll be back next week the announcement of the categories for the 2007 Amy Awards. I'll also talk about the return on "Rescue Me," new season of "Big Love" and "Kyle XY" and the new Showtime series "Meadowlands." Have a question, seen a familiar face or want to nominate a quote of the week. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to send in your suggestions for categories for the 2007 Amy Awards.