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Being out of school & having only a part time job has all of a sudden new chances to try new television shows. So I had Eric download me the American version of Being Human & decided to try Girls & Femmes Fatales on OnDemand. I’d heard a lot of Being Human from some friends on Facebook & they seemed to really enjoy it. Girls & Fmmes Fatales had interesting blurbs and either just started or had season 1 available so I decided on those to try one night while I was bored. Below are my thoughts.

 

Being Human

 

So there’s Aidan the vampire, Josh the werewolf & Sally the ghost. They all live together in one house & try to make a go of it with their resp0ective struggles. Josh is an orderly at a hospital & Aidan is a nurse at the same hospital. Yeah, a vamp working at a hospital, sound familiar? It’s really not. Anyway…. I truly expected to love this show from the get-go, I remember seeing a preview of it & I just couldn’t wait to try it. Well I’ve tried it & I just can’t force myself to go back and finish the season. I find Aidan (hot as all hell ;-p) just the cliché struggling to stay good vamp but failing at times. I liked that there are vampires in every facet of the city to ‘clean up’ any mistakes that any of them make. I did like seeing Mark Pellegrino back on screen though, there’s just something I love about him & hey being head vamp dude is not so shabby. Josh is THE most annoying werewolf in the world I’m sure. I cannot stand his whining or his whiny faces. And Sally, well there just wasn’t much to her at first & I don’t think I’ve made it far enough to say how I really feel about her. I’ve checked the spoilers though & if you’re anything like me, you are right as rain about her death circumstances.

Overall, it has some moments but not enough to draw me in. I think I’ll try the British version since it’s on NetFlix. The acting’s not bad but I don’t feel much chemistry among the characters, but again it could be that I just haven’t made it very far in. For me, B-

Femmes Fatales

It was an interesting concept to me. Women (always gorgeous, of course) coming out on top through methods not exactly innocent. Boy was I wrong. This is apparently based on a Men’s magazine which explains a lot I didn’t know in the first 3 episodes. One reviewer on IMDB said he didn’t feel as though nudity was seen just for the sake of seeing it, I disagree. I saw so many lady bits I was confused about what I was watching. The show is a cheesefest, over the top acting that I‘m sure hope is a part of the act. The show apparently does pretty well but I’m not sure who’s watching it, okay scratch that it’s men duh. The few plots that I’ve seen have had potential, a young movie starlet being thrown in jail with a jealous head guard & she has to survive however she can, even after catching the token jail baddie & a nurse who is taken hostage by a gangbanger brought in from a gun fight. But everything went so wrong.

Overall, too cheesy/skinemaxy for me. C-

 

Girls

 

I’ll be honest I’m not yet sure how I feel about this show. Actually that’s not totally true. I feel the same way I felt about Nurse Jackie when I started watching that. I felt an inexplicable draw to it. I needed to know what was going to happen but I wasn’t sure why. The creator’s (Lena Dunham) character is by far the most irritating character on television right now. She reminds me of Michael Cera, the voice, the mannerisms & the incessant talking fast to make a point. I was a girl that age once & my sister is that age now. This is not the strange shit that happens when you are 19-20. Certainly not Jessa’s life!! Although I have to admit she is my fave character because 1. I LOVE her accent & 2. She’s not afraid to be vocal about wanting & getting sex & 3. She’s not bloody afraid of anything. She’s fucking wild & crazy and I envy that mentality. The ‘I can do whatever the fuck I want’ mentality. Shoshanna is by far underused in this show, the last episode she accidentally smoked crack & I cracked up. Normally this wouldn’t be so funny, but she already talks a mile a minute & then she sped up WHILE running away from the guy Jessa told to watch over her. And then there’s Marnie. She is the quintessential girl in the group defined by her relationship with her boyfriend. She is absolutely gorgeous but bitchy as all hell & annoying because everything revolves around her relationship with Charlie or lack thereof. Back quick to Hannah since I got off track up there. She is in a very strange relationship with a guy named Adam who is ALWAYS inappropriate & quite honestly a jackass to her. She is floating from job to job after being cut off financially from her parents which she whined about like a little bitch. Seriously?!?! Time to grow the fuck up!! Honestly she annoys me like crazy, yeah I know I’ve already said that but I don’t think I can say it enough.

Anyhoo, because I can’t help but be drawn back in but also because I don’t know why I’m going to hover between an A- & a B+. But I think it’s worth a try for anyone really.

 

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Another hubby collaboration.

There are some characters that you just want to throttle because they are so irritating. It’s not the actor (well okay sometimes it is) but the character they are portraying . This post is dedicated to those guys/gals, you can check out Eric’s list HERE

In no particular order:

Daisy Wick – Bones

DAISY: You know, every time I get stuck on my dissertation, I think to myself, “WWBD.”
BRENNAN: I have no idea what that means.
DAISY:“What Would Brennan Do?” I mean, it really should be “WWDBD”- “What Would Dr. Brennan Do?” but that seems unnecessarily formal since I’m only thinking it silently.

Rachel Berry – Glee

“You might laugh because every time I sign my name I put a gold star after it, but it’s a metaphor, and metaphors are important. My gold stars a metaphor for me being a star.”

Meredith Grey – Grey’s Anatomy

“Okay, here it is, your choice… it’s simple, her or me, and I’m sure she is really great. But Derek, I love you, in a really, really big ‘pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window’, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me, choose me, love me.”

Priya Koothrapali – Big Bang Theory

It’s probably sad that I just couldn’t find a good quote from Priya. The character was carried by all the rest repeatedly. Thankfully she’s gone now.

Zoey – HIMYM


Another one I just couldn’t find anything good from. But honestly who would want to be in a relationship that you can’t agree on ANYTHING, especially the big stuff.

Tara Thornton – True Blood

“Know what you sound like? One of those country songs about dumb bitches that let their men beat on them and cheat on them, all in the name of true love.” I actually really liked Tara in season one, would have counted her in among my faves, but along came Maryann & Eggs and things went downhill from there. Sad.

Napoleon Dynamite – Napoleon Dynamite

Deb What are you drawing?
Napoleon Dynamite A liger.
Deb What’s a liger?
Napoleon Dynamite It’s pretty much my favorite animal. It’s like a lion and a tiger mixed… bred for its skills in magic.

Lila – Dexter

“Oh, pardon my tits.”

Well if they weren’t always hanging out we wouldn’t have to Lila, lol.

Liz Parker – Roswell

“Have you ever had a moment when you’re with the one person in the world you want to be with and the wind is blowing through your hair and the song that just describes your entire soul happens to come on, and then the person that you want to be with happens to love the same song and suddenly you realize you’re listening to it together? And that no matter how crazy your life has gotten there’s this one moment… this perfect moment… where you could just say that no matter what happens, nothing can take this moment away from me… And then, something does.” <Gag>

Marissa Cooper – The O.C.

“Standing my ground is not really my strong suit.”

Ruby Rhod – The Fifth Element

“Quiver, ladies, quiver”

“Screeeech”

David – Shaun of the Dead

David: Basically, I’d say your nine lives are up, Shaun
Shaun: Get fucked, four eyes! Why don’t you go out with her if you love her so much?
David: What do you mean by that?
[storms off]
David: Well, I don’t know what he meant by that.
[uncomfortable silence]

Druscilla – Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Drusilla: Ooh. I’m ringing. – Do you hear it? I’m ringing – all – over!
[Darla grabs the phone from Drusilla’s cleavage]
Drusilla: Oh, yeah. I forgot about that.

Theon Greyjoy – Game of Thrones

Couldn’t help but giggle at this.

“I am no man’s daughter. If you mislike my garb, I will change it.

Cassie Blake – The Secret Circle

“It’s like I’m living in a Harry Potter movie.”

A- Pretty Little Liars

How can a faceless person (team) be so annoying….. Because they are so faceless. Whoever A is they keep screwing around A-nonomously & it’s annoying.

Jenny Schector – The L-Word

“I’m sitting in the chair, writhing in agony. A demon, a minor demon, is pinning me there, fucking with my head. ‘Abraxas’, he says, ‘I’m Abraxas, the demon of lies and deceit’. ” <Writing. Always so dramatic & seriously just so fucked up!!

Catherine Martin – Silence of the Lambs

Maybe I’m just being cruel here, but stand up bitch and fight back. Scream, scream scream and wait for rescue I guess. Maybe steal a dog but then not plan for royally pissing off the freak that just kidnapped you.

Fran – The Nanny

Honestly I don’t remember much about this show except her strange nanny outfits & that damn voice. Screechy annoying voice, blech.

Michael Scott – The Office

I actually can’t stand this show, the strange camera set-up (which has also deterred me from Modern Family which I enjoyed otherwise). But how on Earth does this man get to be a manager, wtf!

“When I said that I was king of forwards, you’ve got to understand that I don’t come up with this stuff. I just forward it along. You wouldn’t arrest a guy who was just passing drugs from one guy to another.”

There are various reason why a character can be annoying as all hell & I know there are so many more out there. It’s nothing against the actors/actresses, although there are certainly some of those as well which you can’t stand in anything they play. For me those are Will Ferrell, Michael Cera & Steve Carrell, just not my cup of tea.
I haven’t been including a blast from the past lately so I’m going back in time to bring you…….
TADA
The Freaking California Raisins
It was mentioned on something Eric & I were watching the other day and I remember having little plastic figurines that I just loved to chew on for some reason.


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F.U. The Killing F.U.

Very obviously talking about the American version here…

I am seriously getting fed up & here’s why.

Last year there were several interviews with cast members as the season was coming to an end. In these interviews they played up constantly that the viewers would not be disappointing and we would be left satisfied with the final product. And then the tune changed and said that “Who Killed Rosie Larsen” would not be revealed until season 2, but not far into the season because they had another case that would need to be solved. And again that changed to by the end of season 2, well guess what….. I am beyond frustrated at this point. I want to know who fucking killed Rosie Larsen since that was the bloody tagline for all of season 1 implying that we would eventually know whodunnit. I am tired of getting the runaround week after week, and to you people that keep saying, “Well in real life, crimes don’t get solved immediately either & I like the reality”…. Well screw you too. There is little ‘reality’ involved in this case, it is discombobulated & all over the board. The storylines have become a tangled web of I don’t give a damn anymore.

!!!Spoiler Alert Ahead!!!

Rosie is not Stan’s daughter. She also apparently hates her parents and wanted to get away from them, maybe becoming an escort herself & befriending the son of a man Stan killed years ago.

Mitch is hiding out in a hotel pretending some runaway is her murdered daughter, sleeping in the same bed (WTF) and completely shunning her responsibilities as a mother to two other kids.

Terri has her hand in something off, between being a prostitute escort & doing the father of Rosie’s boyfriend who is claimed to have been doing Rosie too, trying to be a mother to the boys, oh yeah and can’t forget waiting for Stan in bed and kissing him, yeah her sister’s still husband.

Richmond is in a wheelchair and seriously pissed off because, oh yeah, he’s been framed by his mayoral opponent.

Gwen left him to go try and be the daddy’s girl she so desperately craves but that won’t work out so she comes waltzing back to help Richmond again. Surprise surprise, he lets her back in… business only though. Uh huh, sure.

Holder, the only character I actually really like is given little this season except being given the treatment of a worthless human being. Being called ‘dirty’ by someone he truly trusted and then initially shunned by Linden for that exact reason. I always feel a little bad for him, his major shining moments are with poor moody, brooding Jack.

Linden gets accused of allowing her emotions to rule. To that I respond, “What emotions?” I’m sorry Mireille Enos, but that character is sooo one dimensional it’s ridiculous.

Bring in the family of a man Stan murdered, an Indian reservation & some bigshots …..

And this season everything gets thrown together in a big jambalaya pot and shaken not stirred. Bring in the mob and hey we’ve got a party. Wait, they’ve done that so everyone’s here, now let’s congo.

All in all, let’s get this show on the road now. You’ve spent more than enough time still working on last season’s objective, “Who Killed Rosie Larsen?” and nothing substantial is coming out of each week’s episodes. Mitch’s storyline is almost stand alone, except for the fact that she is operating on the guilt of letting down her daughter. The custody arrangement for Jack has nothing to do with the story. And quite honestly weirdness abounds.

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Books & Movies

 

Just read an EW.com article about movies you should just read the book for because the movie did it no justice at all. Interesting concept & I agreed with them one some of them, others I couldn’t form an opinion because I had never seen them. I decided to make my own list but then changed my mind & decided to make a list of movies that deserve a movie portrayal and not a half assed one. You can check out EW’s list HERE.

In no particular order,

The Blue Nowhere

This book is so terrifying, in the way that it portrays just how cunning and awful people can be when you have this kind of understanding of the techno world. Done properly, it could be an amazing movie to behold. I picture Clive Owen as Frank Bishop & someone Ethan Hawke(ish) as Wyatt Gillette in my head.

Otherland

Just read that Warner Brothers is planning on adapting this into a movie. I hope it works out, though in all honesty I think it would be better suited towards a television series. It is a MASSIVE book with so much information, kinda a la George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. It concerns a large group of people that find themselves in another land inside computers, virtual reality at it’s best (or worst actually at times), the types of people are completely different so I don’t even want to get started on that… But they have to work together to stop a group of old farts who want to stay alive forever. I am doing it no justice, so  HERE is a link to the synopsis. I hope it’s adaptation will not get mangled in translation. I couldn’t even begin to try casting for this, I think a lot of unknowns would be best in all honesty but casting Xabbu would be insanely difficult. I look forward to seeing what WB will make of it.

Thirteen Reasons Why

There are already talks of adapting this with Selena Gomez as the main character. I wasn`t sure about that choice then & I`m still not sure now, but she has some sort of passion for this story so why not give her a chance I guess. This new generation doesn`t seem to read like those before it so I think that acting this out is needed. It`s a story that needs to be told. People should realize that your every action (or non-action) makes a difference and it is up to us to decide which differences to make in this world. The term Bully is overused these days, and I don`t say that to mean that it`s not as wrong as it should be. But it is not seen in the context that it should be seen. Bullying has so many more forms it can take in our current society that some people don`t realize that they are taking part in it or that that the internet is not as faceless as it seems. And then others sit back and do nothing, which is just as bad. Celebrities can make all the “It gets better” videos they want, what victim really thinks that those people know anything about what they are going through at that moment. So make the movie & SHOW these people that their actions count and maybe some of us will make the choice to make them count for the right reasons instead of the wrong.

Wit’ch Fire

With all the supernatural things out there these days I am amazed that this hasn’t been done. It has elves, goblins, shapeshifters & so many more, Oh yeah I’m pretty sure there’s a witch in there somewhere too ;-p. Elena is the witch and she is just a young girl trying to deal with these newly discovered powers after her parents have been slaughtered and her brother taken. She is on her own but quickly finds help and the story unfolds naturally. Clemens is a genius! It is a coming of age story, sort of, with a number of characters that are endearing and heartbreaking at the same time. It also is a long saga that could probably do with a tv series portrayal but I highly doubt that.

On the Jellicoe Road

I couldn’t devour this book fast enough. It has a relationship dynamic unlike anything I have ever read before. People you are supposed to despise and you just can’t, a history to uncover and understand & tragedy that can’t be quite let go. I would love to see if the relationships could transfer through to the big screen and it’s one of those young adult angsty things that catch on like wildfire. I need to see Jonah Griggs brought to life!

The Glass Castle

Hope, that is what this book represents. That no matter how bad things seem there is a way out if you choose to find it. Heartbreaking & uplifting at the same time, sometimes even on the same page I think it could transfer well to the screen. The public loves a dark story & you slap a based on true events sticker on it & poof…. you’ve got it made. Reading the book, it’s a bit choppy (Being a memoir and all) putting it together on film would make it seem less so I think.

Butterfly

I read this book LONG before I probably should have. It’s sexy, gritty and the ultimate revenge story. Rachel sets Danny up for a huge fall after  he ruined her life years ago. She is forced to become a prostitute for him and when she becomes pregnant (by Danny) he forces her into an abortion and then onto the streets. From rags to riches, homely to beauty and pitiful to powerful. We have the power to change ourselves no matter what anyone tells us. That’s what this story is about, never back down. We need more movies like this. Putting it out there in the world that we don’t have to be someone’s bitch, we can be ourselves and rule at it.

The Beach House

Another revenge story but on the legal level. Imagine holding your brother’s killers captive while you give them your own trial on camera and broadcast it to the city. I love the books that Patterson writes with Peter De Jonge, they turn out so well. Most of this takes place in a beach house so it could be pretty cheap to make so long as you don’t go all out on superstar actors. I think this should be made, but don’t ruin it like you did with Along Came a Spider please.

Before I Fall

Another one that needs to be told for today’s youth. We really do have the power to change things with our actions, even when you have not been the best person the whole of your life. Regard your actions as if someone’s life depends upon it.

World of Warcraft Lore

The fantasy genre is not just for dorks anymore. Hell, dorks aren’t just for dorks anymore (Big Bang anyone??) Yes I play the game, but the books that people out there have written about the lore are pretty good too. Seeing it played out would be pretty awesome, but live action not animation. We get enough of the animation in game and the potential to make a truly amazing live action fantasy movie is ripe for the taking. So go on, dooooo it! You know you wanna!!

Dark Tower Series

So I’ve never actually read this, it’s coming from Eric’s mouth and this is what he says…

It an amazing fantasy book that while you are reading it you can’t help but want to see it done well on film. It’s been thought of before, been put on the back burner for multiple projects but a tv series would be best because of all the content. Casting would be best with unknowns, easier not to typecast with unknowns.

Books that deserve better movies than they got

Great Gatsby

Maybe this new version will be better but I highly doubt it. The story is well written and the movie was blah. Mia Farrow, not your best performance. The whole point of the story is lost in the movie. It’s about living and obtaining that American Dream, the wealth & recognition. Daisy comes off as a big whiny brat not the desired object of Gatsy’s heart.

Percy Jackson

 I can’t even begin to tell you the mistakes they made with this!! Grover is NOT cool, he’s a nerdy goat boy. Annabelle is blond, hello that’s a discriminating feature of Athena’s children, don’t change it. And they got rid of the big bad guy, how do you do that!!

Twilight

I loved the books, yes I really did. But the movies are terrible. I even liked Bella in the book, even though she really is so annoying I still loved the relationship between her and Edward. But the movie, yuck even though they seem to get better as they continue, though I haven’t bothered to watch part one of Breaking Dawn yet.

Running Man

Arnold Schwartzenegger?!? Really. If anything could be on a please remake this 80’s movie list, this should be there!! What were they thinking. Massacred.

Da Vinci Code & Angels and Demons

First mistake was casting Tom Hanks as Langdon, not that I don’t love Hanks but he is not Robert Langdon at all. Aurey Tatou wasn’t too bad of a choice in all honesty. But the film did not transfer over well. Not sure what exactly the main problem is but it didn’t come out well at all & Angels and Demons, whew what a stink.

Great Movie & Great Book

Harry Potters & Shawshank Redemption

Yes there were some parts left out that were hard to swallow sometimes, but overall they are really well done. If you haven’t bothered reading the books I suggest you do because you are missing some really great writing. Rowling is great at what she does and you can tell through her writing that she is completely invested in her characters.

They turned a short story into a phenomenal movie with two actors that possess an awesome dynamic. That’s good writing, and plus they managed to stay true to the short story. Can’t beat it as a prison movie in my opinion.

There are others few and far in between that somehow made the movie even better than the book. A Walk to Remember & Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist for example. The writing was dry and boring in each, and Norah was so damn unlikeable in the book I wonder how it got cleared for a movie to begin with.

 

 

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Another collaboration with Eric (Guess who’s idea this one was, lol). We each have 25 because I simply couldn’t cut my list down, and just kept thinking of more instead of less. Once I reached 25 that was it though, no more. They are in no particular order and are listed by their show character, not necessarily their actual names.

Here is Eric’s list, check it out….After you’ve checked mine out, lol

Zack Morris – Saved By The Bell

 One of my childhood crushes. *Time out* *Time In*

Weevil – Veronica Mars

And Weevil on a motorcycle, yum yum even better!

Tory Belleci – MythBusters

Tory cracks me up, and he’s willing to do just about anything. Can’t go wrong there.

Spike & Angel – Buffy The Vampire Slayer

I’m actually fairly new to this show, tried it before left it then started trying it again with Netflix. But these two guys make Buffy’s whining easier to sit through.

Scott Wilson & Justin Lukach – Departures

Another new show. Justin is HILARIOUS! Scott is so down to Earth and sensitive. I love the two of them traveling together, and pushing each other to do different things.

Sawyer – Lost

Ah Sawyer!! King of nicknames, and King of my Lost heart!

Jack – Revenge

He’s just so darn sweet, you can’t help but love him. But then he gets behind the wheel of his boat and I’m just lost.

Pacey Witter – Dawson’s Creek

Pacey was not only my favourite character of the series, but in my eyes he could do no wrong, even when he was doing the teacher.

Khal Drogo – Game of Thrones

Jon SNow – Game of Thrones

My GoT boys. Drogo is so damn sexy that it makes me want to watch Conan just to see Jason Momoa barely clad again. And Jon Snow is such an endearing character he makes my heart melt, plus those ringlets aren’t bad wither ;-P

Kappy – Greek

The sensitive party boy, somehow able to make ugly hockey hair look good.

King Henry – The Tudors

A far cry from the portraits of actual King Henry the Eighth. I’d risk beheading for those ice blues and pouty lips.

Nathan Scott – One Tree Hill

From asshole to sweetheart to lost to superstar and so on and so forth. Whatever his ‘tude is, he’s still a great husband and father and I just love him to pieces.

Gordon Ransay – Hell’s Kitchen & Kitchen Nightmares

Yes, he’s a huge asshole, but he’s damn sexy while being one.

Eric Northman & Godric – True Blood

Eric is always smoldering no matter how much of a jerk he’s being, and there’s something about Godric’s manner and then his tattoos that get me going.

Dexter Morgan – Dexter

Dark passenger and all.

Coop – Nurse Jackie

Coop is so flippin’ funny, stupid as hell but lovable all the same. I even think Jackie’s starting to come around to him, just a smidgen.

Caleb – Pretty Little Liars

This is definitely more of a , darn if I was a little younger I’d be all for him. He’s a sweetheart with an edge, which seems to be a theme here, lol

Michael – Roswell

Broody Michael with his smoochable lips!!

Agent Seeley Booth – Bones

Agent Booth can arrest me any day!!

The Big Bang Boys – The Big Bang Theory

I couldn’t decide on just one of them. Leonard is short but sweet and pretty good looking for always wearing hoodie, Howard cracks me up and I love a man that can make me laugh, Raj is too adorable for words which would be just fine since I’m a woman and he wouldn’t talk to me anyway, lol. And Sheldon is just plain Sheldon, can’t help but love him especially that itty bitty laugh he does.

Bazinga!!

Anderson Cooper – CNN & Anderson & Anderson 360

No matter how boring the subject he may be discussing, he makes it look good while he does it.

Amar – Little Mosque on the Prairie

Former lawyer, madly in love with a woman and a great friend and imam.

Cesar Milan – The Dog Whisperer

I might not agree with all of his advice, but he is a dog lover and so patient with the people he tries to teach. And I love listening to him talk in Spanish!

Bart SImpson – The Simpsons

As a child I had such a mad crush on Bart. Carefree (duh, he’s a kid) and a rule breaker, that’s my kind of cartoon boyfriend, lol

Greg – CSI

He cracks me up, and his wacky hair and smarts work for me!

So it seems as though a theme is present. I like humour, bad assness & crazy hair it seems. Well Eric has 2/3 so maybe there’s something there after all. J/K husband I love ya!!

You can check out his tv crushes Here

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The Voice-Live Shows

Just began watching the first live show of The Voice. Decided to pull an Eric and do a quick take on each performance. This week is Team Christina vs. Team Blake, and it should be pretty good though I wish it was Adam vs. Christina because I enjoy the ribbing between those two. I also would like to point out that these type of shows are not my norm, I don’t watch American Idol, but there’s something about this one that I actually really enjoy.

The JudgesQueen Medley

They performed it well for the most part, I found Christina to be the same as usual attention hogging, and Cee-lo to be fairly bland. I’ve found though since watching that I am liking Blake Shelton more and more. There’s not too much unique about his voice, maybe it’s the way he holds himself while he belts out. Christina’s make-up seems a little off though, like crooked off.  8/10

Raquel CastroBlow

I just can’t help but love this girl, I mean she’s the adorable Jersey Girl kid for goodness sakes. I think she’s cute as a button, and multi-talented to boot. The performance went really well save for a few moments when it just didn’t pull together. Maybe it was nerves, dancing or like Christina said trying so hard to avoid a wardrobe malfunction (it was a pretty miniscule mini, lol) but there were some points that fell flat. There’s no denying she gave it her all to prove to America that she really is the whole package, and with some hard work she really could be. 8.5/10

Edit: After hearing the small replay at the end I’m taking my rating down to 7.5/10 There were even less notes hot than I originally thought. I’m sorry Raquel, but tone was just off, I don’t know what else to say about it.

Jared BlakeUse Somebody

Another one I love, tough not to root for someone who has 6 kids, I mean honestly 6 kids!!! I think you can handle anything. His performance was awesome, he performs with emotion and a rawness that you can’t ignore. His style (less the shiny bandanna, lol). I do find he hides a bit behind his guitar, Christina mentioned he may have stumbled when tossing his guitar but I disagree, in fact I think she just needed to have something to say. I agree with Blake however, he is a rocker, no doubt. He was one of my faves to begin with, and this performance changed nothing for me. I hope he goes right to the end & if not at least gets a break. 9.5/10

Beverly McLellanI’m The Only One

She may look a little scary, but she is superb. A little growly at times but it fits for her, I think. I was glad for the blind auditions for her, because honestly I don’t know if a few of them would have been chosen including Beverly.  What a great song for her!! Some of the lower notes got a bit lost, maybe because of the illness though. She performed it like a champ, humour, feeling & even a bit of dance. I was surprised she went with Christina, but Christina is embracing her and I really like that. She truly rocked not only that song but the whole damn stage. 9/10

Dia FramptonHeartless

I have to say I was surprised to see this song choice, I loved the piano addition but was not overly impressed with the sound of the song. It had its moments, and she’s quite good at holding those steady, clear notes, very little if any wavering. As the song began wrapping up towards the end I enjoyed it a bit more, I did not like the “Heartless” part though. I found it did not suit her voice, but maybe that was real emotion coming out. I’m not really sure though, because we haven’t seen much emotion from Dia at all, even when she was chosen. Shyness, aloofness I don’t really know, but overall she has a great voice and the performance was good, just not great. 7/10

Team ChristinaLady Marmalade

Way to go Beverly!!! Nice flavour to that song, and Frenchie added her huge voice to the mix (although I do wish she would lay off the humongous earrings, my lobes hurt for her). Beverly stole the show on this one, she was completely out of her element and it worked amazingly!! The two younger girls were good, but nothing spectacular about either of them, I would even go as far as to say Christina was outshone by Beverly, I am just totally blown away that a rock edge completely overtook Lady Freaking Marmalade. Excellent job, Team Christina!!! 9/10 < Only because I felt that Lily & Raquel were not truly utilized (or just didn’t step up)

Xenia MartinezPricetag

I really wish she would come out of that shell, there were quite a few times in this performance that she just seemed so lost. The chorus did not work with her voice, too low for her range. She appears uncomfortable most of the time, and that really takes its toll on her performances. The judges really played up the whole “to the left, to the right” thing too much, I personally don’t think it was such a big deal because it didn’t come off natural. It was forced, and the half-hearted thumb point behind her was dull. For the most part I think Xenia actually has a pretty nice voice, and she sang this well the chorus fell flat for me. Sorry Xenia, 7.5/10

Lily EliseBig Girls Don’t Cry

Have to say, I was surprised she was the winner last week in the battle. Lily’s voice is good, but she misses notes often and that was exactly what happened on this song. Her emotions felt contrived, which didn’t surprise me after the little video of Christina’s teachings. The performance overall, was just okay for me. Nothing exceptional, a lot of note errors and just felt fake. 6.5/10

Team Blake This Love

I loved this!!! Minus Xenia, I’m sorry I would love to get on board with the Xenia loving but I just can’t get behind her. She was boring and this song didn’t come off her well, thank goodness for Patrick, he totally brought it out with her. The performance became super with Dia & Jared coming in. Total redemption in Dia’s performance, and hell this was a great choice for Jared as well. Then Blake, oh Blake you are awesome!! Well done Team Blake!! 9/10

Patrick ThomasI Hope You Dance

Patrick’s really, really good. He nailed this song, and I loved that it was meant for his sister, it speaks for his character. Not as blatant as Christina, but he truly is adorable, and that hat (is it a Stetson? I don’t even know what that means, lol) completes his look perfectly. I honestly can’t find any mistakes with this performance. It wasn’t as flashy as some of the other performers, but that wouldn’t have suited him. I think his performance was absolutely perfect for what he appears to be. 10/10

Frenchie Davis When Love Takes Over

Those poor ear lobes >.< Man, that woman has got some pipes!! Frenchie has stage presence, not the biggest ‘performer’ but her interaction with the audience works well to compensate for that. She truly has a great voice, and her personality is great and works with her stage presence. Blake nailed it, she’s a power singer. Yes!! Christina exactly! Frenchie just has that ‘something’, and she pulls it off without a hitch. 9.5/10

Quick ending…..

Cee-lo > Please get rid of that ‘stache, it’s hideous, and red’s my fave colour too, but it’s not cheating on red if you wear another colour. Just sayin’

Christina > Make sure your make-up artist is not drunk when she makes you up, you are on television

Adam > I totally hope you’re doing a Blake Shelton song next week, that would be awesome. I love the dynamic between these two.

Blake > Keep doing what you’re doing

I’m interested in seeing what happens next week, the thing I don’t like about this show as opposed to one like AI, you don’t get to see the contestants(?) grow week by week. They don’t get as many chances to improve, and really make their mark on the voters. Good luck to all. If I was to vote it would have to be for Jared & Beverly, but I don’t do that kind of thing so for your chances I’m pretty useless.


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