We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, here are some queries we’re going to lob at you, from shows including Political Animals, RAW, Fringe, Bunheads and Runway!
1 | If we never again see Political Animals‘ Elaine Barrish boogeying with Garcetti at a rally, it’ll still be too soon, won’t it?
2 | What do you think Breaking Bad‘s Future Walt needs that big ol’ machine gun for?
3 | Can we put a moratorium on the use of Coldplay’s “Fix You” to telegraph moments of great meaning — such as when the Newsroom gang reported on Gabrielle Giffords’ shooting?
6 | Shouldn’t someone as “cultured” as Real Housewives of New York’s Sonja Morgan know that bidet is pronounced “buh-DAY” and not “BEE-day”?
7 | Dear WWE: Now that you’ve “engaged” Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee and they’re set to exchange vows in Raw‘s Episode 1000 next Monday, will we get a signature (trainwreck) wedding, or are we being set up for a
heartbreaking fake-out? (We’re crossing our fingers for the former — come on, instead of “I do,” they could say, “Yes! Yes! Yes!”)
8 | Seeing as how Boo is the most interesting Bunheads ballerina, can Amy Sherman-Palladino refocus the teen half of the ABC Family drama so it follows only her? Speaking of the self-conscious hoofer, was she actually thinking of serving lunch to her customers after her Dumpster jump was done? (Pass the Purell!) And why are those horrendous mom jeans part of her work uniform?!
9 | When and where can we buy Glee Project Nellie’s album? And did vocal coach Nikki Anders really think she wouldn’t upset Abraham by asking him if he considered himself an androgynous performer? (It’s one thing to slap that label on Bowie or Jagger, but quite another for a slightly effete twentysomething who identifies himself as straight and is just dipping his toe into the world of reality television. Plus, while in an ideal world, “androgynous” would be just another adjective, it’s unfortunately still a loaded and negative word in many circles.)
10 | Were you bummed as we were that White Collar‘s Neal and Mozzie didn’t get to use their “empty safe” painting/mirror trick? Guess we’ll have to rewatch this instead.
11 | Did NY Med go out of their way to find the most telegenic caregivers in New York? Between the trio of beautiful nurses — Diana, Katie and Marina — and Dr. Ben van Boxel, who looks like a mix of Zach Gilford and Bones squint Wendall, consider our pulses racing!
12 | We love Covert Affairs‘ Auggie as much as the next person, but isn’t Coupling vet Richard Coyle unexpectedly sexy as Simon?
13 | TV’s most underrated, underwatched storyline: The L.A. Complex‘s Tariq and Kal?
14 | On Dallas, shouldn’t Marta’s lifeless body have been swarmed by frantic hotel staff? (P.S. to John Ross c/o Political Animals: Never call a bitch a bitch; them bitches don’t like that.) And how well-mannered is Rebecca? First, she gives a dainty gift basket to Elena — whose wedded bliss she years ago derailed in the name of a long con — and then she apologizes for hurling in her powder room. Emily Post would be proud. Lastly, could Ann’s big secret be the wild “plastic surgery” theory that’s been making rounds? Or is it just some long-lost kid thing?
15 | Given Alexa’s Week 1 exit on So You Think You Can Dance — and following Ryan’s fairly early ouster in Season 8 — is it foolish to think Nigel Lythgoe might finally realize that giving a trumped-up, tear-streaked backstory to a pretty blonde contestant is not the way to carry her all the way to the finale?
16 | While it was nice to see Emmy shake up the list of reality-competition nominees by adding NBC’s The Voice to the mix, did anyone else find it a little daft that American Idol — which is coming off a juicy, talent-filled Season 11 — got omitted, while Project Runway — coming off a rushed, slapdash Season 9 — got love? Plus, now the whole Idol vs. The Voice showdown is a non-starter!
17 | Did any
One Life to Live General Hospital viewers actually buy Blair’s claim that she made herself up so “gorgeous,” as Todd himself put it, just for Starr’s concert thingy? Also, who else is ready for Heather Webber’s reign of terror to end — and for her obtuse son Steve to open his (increasingly tan) eyes?!
18 | Wouldn’t it have been smarter for the producers of Duets to build toward a Kelly Clarkson-Jennifer Nettles performance toward the end of the season finale, rather than putting it at the top of the hour and making everything that followed feel anticlimactic?
19 | Was anyone else confused by Project Runway‘s in medias res opening at the top of this week’s season premiere? Was it really necessary?
Hit the comments with your answers — and any other questions you care to throw out there!