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Next Monday is the finale of 2nd season of Chuck, and yet no news from NBC that they gave a green light for 3rd season. On my previous post, I wrote about shows that will or won’t get cancelled, and which ones are still undecided, and Chuck is one of them. I don’t want start ranting again because it’s not cancelled yet, but I write this post to gather all Chuck-mania to voice your opinion that we need more Chuck! Go to NBC.com/chuck and post on the forum, get your family/friends to watch the finale on Monday, April 27, 2009 on 8 pm EST.

Another blogger also had the same idea and he interviewed several Chuck-mania. Read his post here.

There’s a glimpse of hope that Futurama will be back to FOX. The show that aired for about 5 years on FOX was cancelled on 2002 due to poor ratings (according to FOX) and it was because of inconsistent air time by FOX (according to me). I ranted about that on this post. Anyways, Futurama doesn’t lose its fans (like me) and continue to support the show by buying the DVDs. The good sales of DVD signals FOX that it’s a good time to ressurect this great comedic cartoon for its 6th season. See the video of the interview with actor Billy West, the voice of Fry, here.

This week on Amazing Race, the teams were still competing in Russia. I’m pretty sure that they’re gonna go to Asia next week. Anyways, the teams had to take an overnight Trans Siberian train, and all the teams got into the same train, so the lead from next week was pretty much wasted. Christie & Jodi who won last leg, became the last team to finish this leg. I’ll elaborate more on how that happened.

Since every team was on the same train, so basically the race started when the train stopped. Everyone dashed like crazy to find taxi. Jen & Kisha who wanted to follow the pack, went to the other side of the station, so they were left behind. Their next task was a detour: Russian Bride or Russian Snowplow, which on both the teams had to drive a stick car. On Russian Bride, the team had to find a bride and deliver her to her groom at church. On Russian Snowplow, they had to be trained in operating the snowplough.

Margie & Luke and Jamie & Cara had been alliance for a while. Jamie & Cara let Margie & Luke followed their taxi so they could go together. Victor & Tammy were tailing them, and they decided to work together with them in doing the Snowplow detour. Since they had to drive themselves to the location, none of them had any clue. They had to stop and ask for directions. After getting direction for himself, Victor decided to leave the 2 teams, but because of traffic, it didn’t work. Instead he made the other 2 teams pissed and they don’t trust his team anymore. In the end, Margie & Luke become the first team to arrive at the pitstop, Tammy & Victor 2nd, and Jamie & Cara 3rd.

The next batch were Mel & Mike and Mark & Michael. Mark & Michael did the snowplough, whereas Mel & Mike and the last 2 teams did the Bride. Jen had trouble driving stick car, whereas Christie & Jodi kept on getting lost. After finishing the road block, where one of the team member had to run marathon in their undies, Jen & Kisha became the 6th team to arrive, leaving Christie & Jodie to be the last. Luckily this leg of the race wasn’t an elimination leg, so they were safe, but they’ll have speed bump next week.

This is a new cooking reality show on NBC, hosted by Marco Pierre White. I have no idea who he is, but I bet he’s a world-class and well-known chef. So there were 8 teams of two (one will be the chef and the other will be the server/waiter) who dream to have their own restaurant. In this show, they’re divided into 2 teams Red Team and Black Team. Each team was assigned an abandoned restaurant, and they had to clean, renovate, and open the restaurant to public.

Before everything started, Marco asked the chefs of each team to create a dish for him to taste, then he picked the head chef for the restaurant challenge. In the restaurant challenge, he sent an anonymous food critic, and that guy determined which team won. Tonight Black Team lost because their chicken was cold and under cooked. The young head chef was voted by almost everyone, but one of the chef, Khoa, decided to pull himself out of the competition, so he and his cousin were out of the show.

If you’re interested in this show, you can find more info at nbc.com/chopping-block, you can watch the first episode online there too. I’m sure it’s going to be available tomorrow. Cheers 🙂

Freedom

Posted on: March 6, 2009

After capturing Victor, Michael “interogated” him and he found out that Victor was trying to destroy the organization. Victor was burned and his family was killed, and he eventually found out that Carla killed his family in order to recruit him, so he wanted revenge. He had a file containing Carla’s dirty not-so-little secret. He and Michael were planning to blackmail her to back off while they were hiding in Cuba.

Their plan didn’t go as planned, of course. Carla ambushed them at Victor’s boat. Victor was shot, and Carla tried to talk Michael to be the hero and hand over Victor to her. Since Michael wouldn’t cooperate, Carla was going to blow the boat up, luckily Fiona and Sam got there on time and shot Carla. More people were coming towards the boat and the management, “the big boss,” was coming too. The dying Victor convinced Michael to shot him dead and he could walk out as a hero, by killing Victor and handing over Carla’s file to the management. Since there was no other option, Michael agreed.

Michael got to meet the management, and he was convinced that Michael was a valuable asset. He offered Michael Carla’s position and a raise, but Michael just wanted his life to be normal. The big boss then said that the organization had been protecting him by keeping his enemies away. Michael knew that if he broke the deal with the management, his old enemies could come and haunt him, but he chose his freedom and gonna take his chances. Well, that’s the end of the 2nd season of Burn Notice. We’ll see Michael’s adventure as a “free man” in the season 3. I’m sure that it’s gonna air this summer. I’ll keep an eye when season 3 will premier. 🙂

By the way, if you miss this or previous episodes, you can watch it online at www.usanetwork.com/series/burnnotice/video/fullep or you can also search it on hulu.com.

This week on Burn Notice, shocking news to everyone: Michael had a fiancee. Samantha showed up at Michael’s house asking Michael for help. She was forced by a black market trader to steal a government chips in order to get her son back. Even though, Sam assured Michael that the boy wasn’t his, he still wanted to help her. So they worked together to trick the guy to give up the chip and returned it to where it was so that Sam was safe from FBI, NSA, and many other government agents.

Sam’s showing up stir up some drama for Michael. The other Sam didn’t have any opinion, but Michael’s mom and Fiona weren’t too happy with the fact that Michael never told about being enganged. Anyways, Sam cleared up the situation by saying that it was she that proposed to Michael, and Michael confessed that he left Sam because he was in love with Fiona.

On other thing, Victor contacted Michael and they agreed to meet. Victor only wanted to be friends on his term, they disagreed and Michael knocked him down. Now he has big choices to be made: make Victor his friends on mutual term, or turn Victor in to Carla in exchange for his freedom. I think Michael would choose the first choice, but we shall see what he’ll do next week. Speaking of next week, I believe next week’s episode will be the finale of the 2nd season, so it’s gonna be good. Mark your calendar March 5, 10 pm EST on USA network for the finale.

This week on Amazing Race, the teams went to Munich, Germany. There they had to take a sky gondola and one of the member had to “fly” down the hill using parachute. It’s tricky however, because when wind blew hard, they had to wait until it calmed down. All teams but one chose to run/walk down the hill by foot. For Mel, from father-son team, hiking down the hill wasn’t an option because of his old legs, so he had to wait. After all team left, Mel & Mike felt so hopeless, but miracle happened and their team was the 5th team finishing the first task.

On the second task, it was road block: Balancing Dolly or Austrian Folly. Tammy & Victor who had lead the race since the beginning won this leg of the race by far. I truly believe their team is very solid and strong (just like Nick & Star from last season), and I actually like them better than Nick & Star because Tammy & Victor aren’t cunning and they’re respectful towards other teams. But from next week’s preview, it seems that they’re gonna have some disagreement. If they can resolve the problem quickly and peacefully, I think their team will go far.

On other sibling team, LaKisha & Jennifer, they already showed their frustration towards each other. They did their tasks okay, but they kept on getting lost which wasted time. In the end, there were 4 teams competing to make it to the pitstop. Because it was dark, it was harder to navigate. Linda & Steve were eliminated tonight; it was a little sad because it was close with Christie & Jodi. But, considering that Linda got lost when hiking down the hill, they did pretty good on the rest of the race. And even if they weren’t eliminated, I don’t think Linda & Steve would go far because they’re competing against teams that have younger members.


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