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FlashForward Part One, Season One DVD is not worth your money. Michelle’s Review

FlashFoward is one of those high concept shows that I was initially excited for, but then let me down. I tried watching the first few episodes when they originally aired but could not get into it. The pacing was too slow, it took forever to establish the characters and it’s way too serious. I decided to give it another chance now that the first 10 episodes are on DVD. This is one of those series that’s made for the DVD medium, the show works surprisingly well when you can sit back and soak it all in and let it wash over you. It still requires a LOT of patience.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (03.11.10)

Tonight is it!  The Top 12 is revealed and a MAJOR UPSET is coming.  This is important because this is the last week the sexes are separated.  It’s also important because this moment becomes the game changer.  Their venue gets bigger.  The contestants get to use a stylist to help shape their images.  And of course, next week they begin competing against each other in theme weeks.  Next week’s theme week is rumored to be…get this…THE ROLLING STONES.   Will the infamous Stones be there to mentor?  We shall see.

Meanwhile, back to tonight.  To recap, my predictions for who I think is going home tonight:  Paige Miles, Katie Stevens, Andrew Garcia and Toddrick Hall.  We’ll see if I come close.  Last week I was 3 out of 4 and I readily admit that I am not sure about the guys tonight.  To make matters worse, Ryan Seacrest teases at the top of the show that “we could be in for a surprise or two.”   Oy!  Full details and who’s going home…after the jump.

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Television: American Idol Recap (03.10.10)

The boys are up tonight.  This is THE week.  They are vying for a spot in the top 12 and they will stop at nothing to advance, including one who takes on Christina Aguilera’s “Genie In A Bottle.”  No, I’m serious!  He’s not the only one to take a risk.  We have some pop, some country, some easy listening too, but it’s Michael Lynch (pictured) who gets mad props from the judges tonight.  If you want to know why it’s all after the jump.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (03.09.10)

Sorry for the delay, all.  I am very much under the weather.  In any case, on with the show.  It’s Ladies Night once again and there are eclectic songs in the mix.  The judges give us everything from “That was all wrong” to “You are the one everyone has to beat.”  Many missteps and a few people right on the mark, among them, DiDi Benami (pictured) who redeems herself quite nicely after last week’s tongue lashing from the judges.  A complete wrap up of the night, after the jump.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (03.04.10)

It’s another results night.  27 million votes this week, plus former Idol finalist Danny Gokey (pictured) performs to promote his new album.  Who will be going home and who will be sticking around to battle it out for another week?  To recap my predictions:  Guys:  John Park and Jermaine Sellers.  Gals:  Lacey Brown and Haeley Vaughn.  We’ll see if I am close…after the jump!

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (03.03.10)

It’s Ladies Night and contestant Crystal Bowersox (pictured) who’s fate was up in the air due to complications with diabetes will indeed perform tonight.  Let’s hope the women will not be as nervous or jittery as the men were last night.  We should see some great performances tonight since just about everyone agrees the women are stronger performers.  It will be interesting to see what happens with Crystal since she lost a full day of rehearsal.  In fact, she performs first.  A full recap, after the jump.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (03.02.10)

There is a change of plans tonight.  The guys will be performing instead of the ladies.  It seems contestant Crystal Bowersox (pictured) was sent to the hospital for complications with diabetes.  That would have put her out of the competition tonight and she is clearly one of the favorites of the judges.  Instead, Idol producers decided to flip flop the guys and girls.  Bowersox should be able to perform tomorrow night and next week the routine reverts back to normal with the ladies performing on Tuesday night and the guys Wednesday night.  As for this week, it’s the same scenario as last week.  The contestants will perform a top Billboard hit of their choosing and two guys and two girls will be sent home Thursday night.  With that said, on with tonight’s show… after the jump, of course.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (02.25.10)

Tonight begins my least favorite of the Idol shows…the results show.  Idol producers have to stretch a 5 minute announcement into one hour.  So let the waiting begin.  Tonight 4 people are going home, the two guys and two gals with the lowest votes.  We’ll also be treated to performances by former Idol winner Kris Allen and former Idol contestant Allison Irahita (pictured).  On with the full results show, after the jump.

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap (02.24.10)

Tonight it’s the guys turn to take over the mic.  Like the ladies, they are singing songs from the Billboard chart.  It will be interesting to see if they guys take the advice the judges gave the ladies last night.  Simon helps inspire the guys by saying he watched some of the rehearsals earlier and if the guys let the nerves get to them, “your career is over.”  Nice, Simon.  In any case, LEE DEWYZE (pictured), had nothing to worry about since Simon crowned him the best performance of the night.  A complete breakdown after the jump. 

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TELEVISION: American Idol Recap 02.23.10

The live performances begin.  For the next 3 weeks, girls and guys perform separately and America will vote for their favorites.  Tonight, it’s Ladies Night and hits from the Billboard charts.  We have a few surprises and some disappointments.  Only a couple of performances were “wow” performances and the judges really seemed to love Lilly Scott (pictured).  Sadly, they did not like more than they liked.  A complete breakdown is after the jump!

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TELEVISION: IDOL Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, OH MY!

 

Well, it only took nine years for IDOL to get hip to social networking.  In the past seasons, contestants were contractually obligated to shut down their Facebook and MySpace pages, but this year, the producers have had a change of heart.  Not only will the contestants have approved (and I am pretty sure monitored) Facebook and MySpace pages, they will also have Twitter feeds.  If you have your favorites already, check out how to connect with them AFTER THE JUMP.

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