Things have been very hectic lately on our site! We have some new writers and things are going great. Right now, so far, we have all the soaps covered for daily detailed updates (summaries), more or less. Check it out if you are a soap fan. Our DOOL and Y&R updates are a day ahead of the U.S., so you won't find that in very many places. Most sites either have really short or badly-written recaps, or they are not a day ahead.
I guess everyone is getting ready for Christmas right now. I am almost done with my shopping! Got to take advantage of those Thanksgiving sales, especially with the economy the way it is. Anyway, if you haven't done your shopping, you might want to check out our Holiday Guide for TV fans. If you need a DVD, calendar, or TV-related book, etc. you may find what you're looking for. We have all the latest. I put a lot of work into that calendar page!
I am doing so many interviews this week, it's not even funny. Normally I have one or two at most, but I have SIX this week, and I had to turn down two because of conflicts. That has never happened. I'm not complaining, really, because it is certainly awesome getting to talk to TV celebrities. Monday I spoke with Jason Lee, star of "Memphis Beat" on TNT. Most people know him from his movies or his NBC show "My Name Is Earl". He is guest-starring tonight on "Raising Hope" and it is very funny. He was such a nice guy to talk to. Unfortunately it meant I couldn't talk to Lucy Liu, who is starring in the Lifetime movie "Marry Me" Sunday, Dec. 12. I will be reviewing the movie, though, on our site.
Today I got to speak with Alyssa Milano, one of my favorite actresses!! She is so great and what a thoughtful and intelligent person, too. She should have her own talk show. I think all of us on her conference call learned something today. She should be the next Oprah, definitely. She is starring in the Lifetime Movie "Sundays at Tiffany's", which is based on James Patterson's book. What a great story, and a very good movie. "Charmed" fans should definitely watch as it has some fantasy elements. It is a really great romantic movie with some Christmas stuff in it. Stockard Channing, Ivan Sergei, and Eric Winter are all great in it, too. I have to say it is probably Eric Winter's best role to date. That movie airs this coming Monday, Dec. 6 on Lifetime.
I also spoke with Daphne Zuniga today. I haven't written up these last two yet. I recorded them and hope to type them up tomorrow. She was very nice. Her movie is very good, a fun family Christmas movie with some feminist overtones. "On Strike for Christmas" airs Sunday, December 5 at 8:00 pm ET/5:00 pm PT on Lifetime Movie Network. I laughed quite a few times when I watched it, which doesn't happy all that often for a cable Christmas movie.
I can't wait until tomorrow when I speak to Timothy Hutton and Beth Riesgraf of "Leverage" on TNT. That is such a fun show to watch, anyway. I have always loved Timothy Hutton. Funny thing, I had a huge crush on his father, Jim, who played Ellery Queen on TV when I was around 12. I just loved him on that show. Then his son is so cute and wins and Oscar, and what a ton of great movies he has done since. And now he is on this great adventure/comedy show, that is so much fun and has all these geek-related jokes and comments. Kind of like Burn Notice but more fun sometimes. And Riesgraf is so awesome as Parker, too. It will be fun to talk to them.
Then on Thursday I get to speak to country singer Trace Adkins, who is hosting the American Country Awards on FOX, Monday, Dec. 6. I am not a big country music fan, but I like some of his songs and have them on my iTunes. That should be interesting, since he's not your average TV star, and I love singing so I should have some good questions to ask him.
I also get to speak to Eddie McClintock and Saul Rubinek from "Warehouse 13" on Thursday, and that is such an enjoyable show...one of my favorite scifi shows. They are really good actors, too, and that should be a hilarious call. Sometimes the people on the call are more entertaining than the show itself.
It looks like there will be Emily Deschanel on Friday, as well. I guess they are trying to get them all in one last time before the holidays. I had to turn down "Fringe" producers, and Ashley Benson of "Pretty Little Liars", this week, as well. It is horrible not to be able to do ones I want. If only I had a second person to help me out. So far I don't. I will have to look into that, for sure.
I have been enjoying the shows this fall...nice to have a little break, though, to catch up on all my DVD's and my secondary shows. I am SO bummed that they are canceling Medium, although I can kind of understand it because the show is not as good as it was a few years ago. I don't know how anyone can put up with them still questioning Allison after all this time. When her boss or husband question whether her dreams really mean anything or not, she should just say, "Well, they meant something all the other hundreds of times!" LOL!! But she doesn't, so it's stupid. And they shouldn't have let the daughter go off to college...she is so pretty, I'm sure that meant losing male viewers. I really love the actor who plays Joe, so I hope we see him in something else soon!
There have been so many new DVD's coming out, and so many TV shows, and I have been reviewing most of them, so please check out our Reviews Page.
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What is your favorite Christmas movie? Leave a comment! Mine is Miracle on 34th Street, although I also love the Grinch and Rudolph, and the musical Scrooge.