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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Shear Genius Finale ,plus sizzling summer TV shows to watch

Tonight,the Shear Genius finale will be on,crowning one of our three stylists the winner. While I'm still rooting for Daisy(I adored the Marie Antoinette Wedding look she did on the first episode),Anthony is wonderful,too. Ben's a real wild card but he does have that knack for pulling off a great hair style at the last minute,which we saw last week at his photo shoot.

Shear Genius has been alot of fun to watch and I hope that they get another season. It's certainly been more good natured than some of the other reality competition shows(even with the Tabatha/Tyson feud) and much more creative than you might have expected. The Final Challenge for the Final Three looks like it's going to be one hell of a hair show. As the Bravo ads always say,"Watch what happens!"

Speaking of watching,now that most of the regular TV season has wound down,what is there to look forward to,besides reruns? Well,quite a few things,actually. Instead of my usual Thursday Tv round-up,today I'll give everyone a preview of some of the summer viewing that I'll be checking and writing up for the blog. I'll be doing something big on Friday(which I'll expand more space on tommorrow),which means there's no time like the present to get this party started:


Top Chef returns for a third season,this time taking place in Miami. Host Padma will still be on,along with Judge Tom and Gail. Ted Allen,who was a great guest judge last season,will be a regular panel member as well. I'm happy to see Ted join the show(I was one of many who signed an online petition to keep him there)and hope that we don't get as nasty of a feud as the Marcel/Ilan deal that happened last time. I enjoy a good row but not to the point that it went to,with Marcel getting jumped.

Speaking of Marcel and Ilan,we'll being seeing both of those boys again,having to work together for Top Chef All Stars. TCAS will have the casts of Season 1 and Season 2 having a cook-off to see who really knows their way around the cutting board. This should be interesting,especially after Ilan's dissing of previous TC winner,Harold:

Not cool,Ilan! We will see who has the bigger knife soon enough. Top Chef:Miami begins on June 13 and Top Chef All Stars starts on June 6.

Beginning next Monday is another hot cooking competition-Season 3 of Hell's Kitchen with Gordon Ramsey as the culinary curse word king,who chops up the unworthy like scallions. HK is sort of the boot camp version of TC and while Gordon may just seem to be mean,he does know what he's talking about when it comes to top notch restaurant service. Here's a compilation of clips from Season Two that should give those who have never seen the show before a real good idea of what to expect:


The 4400 will be back June 17,launching Season Four of the show and hopefully getting some answers to the questions left at the end of the last one. Now that Isabel has been rendered powerless,is she still a threat to the world? Why was Alaina taken and will she be back? The big focus this time around is Jordin Collier,who wants more and more people to try Promicin,the wonder drug created last season that could either give you extrordinary power or kill you instantly. USA has a nifty little online campaign going,with pro and con Promicin ads that are all too realistic:



Rescue Me returns on June 13 and while Tommy seems to have survived the house fire he was trapped in,it looks like he's going to have a lot of explaining to do:

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia will be back,too and after seeing Kaitlin Olsen on The Riches this season,I'm even more hyped up than Charlie is about America to watch the new season:


While I haven't read the Gigi Levangie Grazer novel or been a big fan of Debra Messing,I want to give The Starter Wife a shot. It looks like the video version of a summer beach read and with a great cast made up of Judy Davis,Joe Mantegna and Miranda Otto,this should be fun indeed:

The two hour premiere is on tomorrow night at 9:00 and I intend to enjoy it to the fullest. With all of this potential goodness piled on my plate,looks like a night in front of the TV won't be a wash out after all.


Pop Culture Diva said...

Thanks for reminding me about Shear Genius. I always forget about it. I'm rooting for Daisy as well.

lady t said...

You're welcome,PCD. Let's keep our fingers crossed for her:)

Anonymous said...

check out this coverage of the official "Shear Genius" finale party with all the contestants - http://myitthings.com/Yuli/Post/entertainment/It_Event/My__Shear_Genius__moment/82531200701483829.htm