Posts in category "TV Recaps"

American Idol: Top 8 Perform

When did Idol get down to the Top 8? I missed the show last week because…I forget why, but there was a reason. I swear it. But now we’re already down to the Top 8? Fox is really burning through this final season of Idol, except for the eleventy weeks of early audition rounds that... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Showcase #4, Judges Vote

Duets! Amelia Eisenhauer and Kellie Pickler, “Suds in the Bucket” by Sarah Evans: Kellie doesn’t know why she’s here. Neither do we, Kellie. Neither do we. Amelia was good on the fiddle. And her voice is much better than Pickler’s. Haley Reinhart and Cory Wheeler, “Bennie and the Jets” by Elton John: A fun, cute... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Showcase #3, 2nd Top 12 Perform

Remaining 12 sang tonight. Tomorrow they will sing with Idol legends such as Daughtry, Sparks, CONSTANTINE, David Cook. Those are real legit celebrities (in the Idol universe). PREPARE YOURSELVES. Shelbie Z, “Work Hard, Play Harder” by Gretchen Wilson: The most interesting fact they could come up with about Shelbie Z is that she hates wet paper? Bodes... Read more »
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American Idol Recap: Showcase #2 -- Judges Vote

Tonight everyone sang “star” duets with former Idol “greats.” Lauren Alaina and Emily Brooke, “Flat on the Floor” by Carrie Underwood: I remember Lauren Alaina. She was from the last season I recapped. She was…not my favorite. Both of these girls were fifteen when they auditioned. That’s really young. There’s so much spray tan on... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Showcase #1

American Idol Recap: Showcase #1
It’s the first week of actual Idol performances! Yay! American Idol is at the Viviana Theater in Los Angeles, Ryan Seacrest looks like a hologram of himself from five years ago. It’s all happening! This week, half of the top 24 perform solos on Wednesday and duets with Idol LEGENDS on Thursday night. Which illustrious... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Hollywood Week - Decimation

This episode was–mercifully!–only an hour. I love hour-long Idol! It’s not as easy to find a star these days, but it is easy to get rid of all the interesting contestants without letting us hear them sing again. Shenanigans. Here are some of the folks we’ll see again. (RIP preschool teacher Florence Welch) Jordan Sasser.... Read more »
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American Idol Recap: Auditions, San Francisco and Little Rock

Let’s look at whom we might see again, shall we? Cameron Richard, 15, from the bayou: Um, I adore him. His voice is a little high, but it’s so clear and he manages to stay right on pitch. Plus, he seems like a delightful person. Yes, please. Daniel Farmer, 24, Memphis: Soothing voice. Too much... Read more »

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver

American Idol Recap: Auditions, Atlanta and Denver
I’m going back to my roots this season. I started blogging because of American Idol. It was back in 2006. I wasn’t working at the time and, in lieu of doing anything productive with my, let’s call it, “sabbatical,” I started translating every last word that fell from Randy Jackson’s mouth. Some would call it... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Mother's Mercy

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: Mother's Mercy
It’s a season finale, but instead of our favorite characters’ storylines being wrapped up neatly and nicely, most of our heroes are stuck in cliffhangers and have found themselves on the losers’ list. Ouch. Let’s see how the finale treated everyone. Enjoy this post? Click like on the Hammervision Facebook page and join the party.... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: Mother's Mercy

Game of Thrones recap: Mother's Mercy
Looks like Game of Thrones blew all its Mother’s Mercy dollars on CGI-ing Lena Headey’s face on some naked lady’s body. That’s why we got to see so little of Stannis’s war against the Boltons. Way to budget, show. This was the Season Five finale and we didn’t get the Mother’s Mercy Lady Stoneheart ending... Read more »