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I thought I was excited about Celebrity Apprentice with Chuck Lidell last year.  But holy. freakin. potatoes.  I love this show.  Or maybe I don’t.  I do know that I recorded it in HD and watched it immediately.  Maybe that’s because Chriso may or may not want to watch  it later on.  If he does, I won’t delete it right away.

But this season of Celebrity Apprentice intrigued me because of Sharon Osbourne.  I think I’m in love with the old hag.  I certainly love watching her on television since way back when her, Ozzy and the kids did their own reality tv show, and if I could stomach watching America’s Got Talent,  I would certainly love watching that also.

The first challenge of the season always seems to be about getting your contacts in the area to donate big bucks.  This time, the scenario was a local diner/burger joint, and as always, it was men vs women.

Anyone care for a spoiler alert?  Of course, you’d LOVE one.  Joan Rivers made a cameo on behalf of Donald Trump to decide which team she like better, which happened to be the women’s team.  However, Joan’s influence did not help them, and they lost their first challenge.  And who got fired?  Carol.  The resident comedian and writer was thrown under the bus but almost everyone.

Except Cyndi Lauper.  Who clearly doesn’t have a mean bone in her body because she utterly refused to choose someone to fire, even under the duress of Donald Trump.  She even had a genuine look of sadness when Carol was fired.  She is naive, but she’s a pop star.  I’m not sure if either of those things will help her or hurt her.

What I do know is that I will be recording the series and watching until Sharon Osbourne gets fired or wins the whole show.  Which ever comes first.  Or until Chriso tells me I’m crazy to be watching this crap in HD when such a show could be watched and recorded in standard definition and still be just fine.

Among the other celebrities were Holly Robinson Pete, whom I found utterly annoying, and the type to not want to get her hands dirty.  Then there were the Victoria’s Secret Model and the WWE superstar, whose names I cannot remember for the life of me.  But I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

But for the men’s team, the heavy hitters were just as plentiful.  Sinbad, Brett Michaels, and Daryl Strawberry to start.  Then some British celebrity chef, the former governor senator man place highly in politics and was stomped down due to conspiracy in Illionois and some other guy.  Yup.  Heavy hitters indeed.

Yeah, I’ll catch a few more episodes, and make my decisions later.

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The Office – The Meeting

Michael gets worried after David Wallace and Jim have a private meeting. Pam tries to get a headcount for the wedding. Darryl’s worker’s compensation claim makes Dwight suspicious.

No one should be surprised that this week’s episode was a little weaker than the premiere.  Actually, while it was a weaker episode with comedy, I definitely think it was more emotionally charged than most episodes.  And that came from the tension between Jim and Michael.  Jim exerts himself and basically reprimands Michael for telling David that he didn’t deserve the promotion.

It was really cool to see Jim take a stand.  I can’t wait to see that play out more now that they are going to be “Co-Managers.”

Community – Spanish 101

In Spanish class, Senor Chang asks the students to pair up for a project. Jeff’s attempt to team up with Britta fails and he ends up displeased with his actual partner. Annie and Shirley assist Britta with her cause for social justice.

Second episode out of the way – and not as good as the first.  Although Chevy Chase is making strides at being one of the funnier characters on the show.  I don’t have much to say about this episode other than Chevy Chase was funny.  I’ve watched it 3 times, and I’m really not impressed by it.  One more episode will tell.  And also, Chriso is LOVING the show, so it looks like it may be a permanent fixture on my DVR.  * sigh *

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Parks and Recreation – Stakeout

After discovering marijuana being grown in the pit, Leslie becomes determined to find out whose crop she had stumbled across.

Umm… it was all about weed.  Oh, and Amy Poehler was funny.

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Bones – Harbingers in the Fountain

For the past six weeks Booth has been recovering from brain surgery, and Sweets has finally certified him as mentally fit to return to duty. Meanwhile, while reading her tarot cards, Angela’s psychic reveals that there are several bodies buried under a fountain. Booth and Brennan are skeptical about checking it out, but are surprised when they find the remains of eleven bodies exactly where the psychic said they’d be.

Cyndi Lauper was the guest star.  Chriso and I watched the ENTIRE episode before he said, HEY, I know her.

Bones – The Bond in the Boot

Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a man who was murdered for the secret contents of his briefcase. They suspect that secret operatives are at work, and their theory is proven correct when they find the liquified remains of a CIA agent in the trunk of a car. Meanwhile, Brennan’s new best-selling book causes tension between her and Booth, and Wendell loses his scholarship.

These last two episodes of Bones were really very good.  It’s the same formula as it’s always been, which is good.  What makes this season really good so far is the relationship between Booth and Bones.  There’s always been tension, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this season would be THE season where they would finally decide that they need to be together.  Anyone who has been faithful to the show will know the excitement.  The old adage goes that loyalty will always be rewarded.  So, I think we are going to see some rewards this weekend.

What were you watching this week?