I Am Legend  

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From Yahoo! Movies:

Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable...and manmade. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City...and maybe the world. But he is not alone. He is surrounded by "the Infected"--victims of the plague who have mutated into carnivorous beings who can only exist in the dark and who will devour or infect anyone or anything in their path. For three years, Neville has spent his days scavenging for food and supplies and faithfully sending out radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. All the while, the Infected lurk in the shadows, watching Neville's every move, waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But his blood is also what The Infected hunt, and Neville knows he is outnumbered and quickly running out of time.

I Am Legend KICKED ASS!! And that's all I need to say. LOL One would wonder if a single man could carry a whole movie, and there's no need to wonder - Will Smith definitely can! I love zombie movies and this movie knocks Dawn of the Dead and Shawn of the Dead off their pedestals. Scary, action-packed, scary and just down right awesome! I think I need to go see this movie again. It was a blast.

I'm All Caught Up!  

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Gracie girl for getting me hooked on Samantha Who? I'm finally all caught up and I really enjoy this show. I like Samantha and how goofy she is and how she doesn't like the woman she was before the car accident and how she wants to be a better person but keeps having trouble when Old Sam pops up at unexpected times. This is such a quirky little show that has me completely addicted.

I have so enjoyed getting to know Samantha, well the new Samantha and her adventures in trying to move on from her accident and remember who she is and what she wants to accomplish in her life again.

I heart Todd too. I think he's such an awesome part of the show and I think this is my favorite character that Barry Watson has ever played, including Matt on Seventh Heaven. Todd is just such a normal, lovable guy and I'm anxiously waiting for him and the new Sam to find their ways back to each other, which shouldn't be too hard since Todd is living in Sam's apartment (or flat as Gracie girl would call it). I'm not a fan of his running partner, Chloe and I can't wait until that relationship goes kaput!

I really enjoy having Dina apart of the show because having Dina and Andrea in Sam's life is like having the devil (Andrea) on one shoulder and Dina (the angel) on the other shoulder and they're just a good mix for Samantha. I really enjoyed meeting the both of them and I totally just love love love these girls. They're all good for each other, even Dina and Andrea, I really enjoyed watching them get to know each other, again because Sam didn't remember who the heck they were.

Sam's parents are another crack me up pair of characters that I totally dig. I can't wait to watch more, so really, Grace, thanks for pimping this show on me because it's the bomb diggity...I mean, how can I not like a show that has Eddie frickin' Cibrian on it? Damn that man is fine...don't you think?

If you haven't watched this show, you should definitely fix that because this show ROCKS MY SOCKS!

Sam is just a cutesy little lady who is trying to remember who the heck she is because she was hit by a car and she now has amnesia and she's learning how to live life on her own...again.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets  

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The continuation of the National Treasure franchise, Book of Secrets picks up with Benjamin Gates having to defend the family name. Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) has come forth with a lost page from a diary that implicates a Gates ancestor in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. This stirs up Benjamin and his side kicks (all the same as the last movie, with Helen Mirren as a great addition) to find the proof of a lost treasure that will surely clear the Gates name.

My thoughts: Although not horrible, Book of Secrets didn't have the oomph as the first movie. I believe this stems from the fact that they'd already done it before, so it's the same stuff, but a different treasure. Also, the clues they had didn't seem to have much heft to them. The leaps in logic were very big. Aside from this, Book of Secrets wasn't bad. Just a little bit less than the first movie. I suggest waiting for the DVD, unless you want to watch some fluff fantasy and eat expensive popcorn.

GND- Alaska  

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This last episode was about Holly taking the girls to her hometown in Alaska.

Kendra was nervous because I guess to get around to the different islands, you have to fly on a float plane. As they are flying to Craig, they hit some turbulence or something. Kendra freaks out. She scratched poor Bridget. The plane made an emergency landing but then Kendra realized they'd have to take another plane to get to their destination. I have to give props to Kendra for getting back on the plane.

Holly's town is really small. It looks so cute though. Like those small towns you see in movies or read about in books. Alaska also look so beautiful and cold!!!!

It was really cute to see Hef missing the girls. I would think he'd be having a grand old time. You know, when the cat is away the mice will play. Not Hef. He was playing with the girl's pets and it was soo cute to see Hef greet the girls when they came home.

Until next time.

What We're Watching...  

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When you're a home body like us, you tend to watch a lot of shows. Shows that are funny, shows that are heavy on the drama and shows that are stupid but you watch anyway. This post serves as a guide to the kinds of shows that we Boob Tubers are watching this Fall Season.

I'll start, don't laugh at the insane amount of television that I watch...

...I'm serious, so I don't have a life, so what? I have a baby at home that needs my attention and I'm only allowed to go out on Monday nights, so I have a lot of time on my hands.

Anyway, on with the list...

I, Rowena am watching the following shows right now:

The Hills. I'm absolutely addicted to this show and I'm gutted that Brody and Lauren didn't end up together, I mean seriously Brody, was she really gone for that long that you couldn't wait for her? Sheesh! Get it together already, goodness!

Gossip Girl. This is my favorite show of the season, well this show and The Hills. This is the show that has everything that I love in television shows. It's got beautiful people, teenage angst and lots and lots of drama...what more could you ask for in a show? Seriously.

Brothers and Sisters. This show reminds me of my own family. It's got so much drama and it's funny drama. It's funny drama and it turns into teary eyed drama and I just love the characters, the fights, the unity and just the wealth of love that these guys have for each other. They're a large, chaotic family and they're just...perfect. And the gay brother, Kevin is the best at making me laugh...I just effing love him.

October Road. I heart Nick Garrett. I also heart Eddie Lutekka a great deal too. This show isn't the best show out there, atleast not for me but there's just something about it that has me tuning in every week and loving it over and over again because I havea come to love these characters as if they were my very own friends. I love the friendships, the courage it must have taken Nick to gather together to face his best friends who were also his greatest enemies. This is one of those shows that you won't be able to help yourself but love...I totally do.

General Hospital. I just absolutely love this show. It's the one Soap Opera that I have watched faithfully since I was in like Junior High and Luke and Laura were together and happy and in love. Back when Felicia was in love with Frisco but married to Mac. You know back in the good ol' days, nowadays there's still high drama on this show but with no hotties. They have hotties like Jason Morgan (who is a dreamboat, for real!), Patrick Drake (YUMMA!), Johnny Zacarra (who I want to tutor in the art of KISSING) and the storylines are getting so good...I'm still so pissed off that they killed Georgie off because I really liked her, she was the best and I can't believe she's gone. I heard the old Carly is going to come back as a different character and seriously, that's going to be so interesting. And I cannot believe that Jason and Elizabeth are finally together, like seriously together and Emily? OMGOSH, why did she have to die? I loved Emily, everyone loved Emily, just like everyone loved Georgie...oh goodness and who in blue hazes is the Text Message Killer? Is it Coop? The cops at PCPD? I think so maybe it's one, if not all of them...but WHO? See, just color me addicted to this show.

The Office. Oh goodness, this show is the very bestest! It's one of those shows that I always miss but I watch online because I need my JAM fix and my Michael fix and because I think BJ Novak is such a cutie patootie and Dwight is a funny one...oh and I love Creed. It's just a barrel of laughs and we all need to laugh sometimes, I always laugh when I watch this show. LOVE IT!

Pushing Daisies. I heart Ned. I heard Chuck. I want them to be together for real and I want them to find a way to touch because I heart this show. FOR real! =)

The show that isn't on but I will be watching religiously when it comes on is:

One Tree Hill. This is my show. My one true love of a television show, if television shows could be my soul mate, this show would be my soul mate. It's the ying to my yang and the apple of my eye, the ham to my burger, you know all that stuff...I absolutely love this show and have loved it since the very first season. I've been a faithful viewer of this show and I was so happy when last season, all the storylines came full circle and ended the way it needed to end. With the new season coming back after graduation and bypassing the college years, I'm really anxious to see how it all turns out...is it January 8th, yet? GOODNESS!

And next, we'll take a look at Isabel what is watching.

So I watch a lot of tv and believe or it not, I have cut out a lot of shows from my line up. I need DVR really bad. Anyhoo, these are the shows I'm watching:

Simpsons - I watched this show when it first started. Lost a little interest and have started watching it again.

Family Guy - I freaking love this show. My favorite characters are Stewie and Brian. Every week something about this show makes me laugh. It's also so jacked up how they treat Meg but it's funny!

Girls Next Door - My guilty pleasure. These girls crack me up. My favorite is Bridget. She just seems like a real nice person. Season 4 just started a few weeks ago. Woo hoo!

Prison Break - I started watching this show because of Wentworth Miller. I admit it but season one and two were sooo good. They were full of suspense. Each week I was at the edge of my seat thinking how Scofield would get them out of their predicament. Rowena and I were like: What Would Scofield Do? lol. This is season is just okay. It's not like the first two seasons and I don't know how they can continue the series with out it getting repetitive.

Pushing Daisies - This is my favorite new show this season. I think this show is cute. I heart Ned. I love all the characters especially Olive. At first she kind of got on my nerves, but she's grown on me. Plus I love the actress who plays her. I've seen her some talk shows and she's just so cute. She also has an awesome and beautiful voice.

CSI - This fulfills my one time dream of being forensic pathologist. lol. Last season's miniature killer story... dang. I'm kind of bummed Sara left. I'm glad they didn't kill her off but I think they could have done better with writing her out. Like one minutes she was fine and then the next she wasn't. Now we're dealing with a mole inside the lab. I hope it isn't anyone I like.

Grey's Anatomy - I started officially watching during season 3. I watched season 1 on video and complete missed season 2. So there is a lot of stuff I missed. I know a lot of people don't like Izzy because of season 2, but since I missed it, I don't hate her like other people do. It sucks George and Callie are divorcing but I didn't seem them as a couple. they just didn't fit. Meredith is bugging me. She needs to make up her mind dang it. I'm so tired of her wanting him but not wanting the commitment. I think Derek needs to move on to make Meredith realize he's not going to be there waiting for her forever. I also want McDreamy to have a story line and not with Dr. Hahn. No no no. Also, I was so happy with Miranda got Chief Resident. She was perfect for it and Callie was just not cutting it.

So those are my main shows. Other shows I watch when I can:

Dirty Jobs, Myth busters, Men In Trees, Ace of Cakes, Army Wives, Project Runway.

Told you I have no life.

And Ames has no life either!

Like Ro and Izzie, I love my tv shows. And I'm extremely bummed about the writers strike. Looks like I'll have to turn to Canadian tv shows to console myself in the interim. One Canuck show I love to watch is Canada's Worst Driver 3. Sadly, it's finished, but I look forward to the next season.

Pushing Daisies - Ned! Chuck! I heart you! LOL It's like Tim Burton on t.v. If you haven't caught a show yet, check it out.

Gossip Girl - Woot! This is my guilty pleasure. I like the whole cast, even the parents. And is Chuck going to tell Nate about him and Blair? Can't wait for January 2nd, when the show resumes after the Christmas break.

Grey's Anatomy - I'm so sick of everyone! And yet I cannot stop watching. That sums up how I feel about GA this season.

The Office - Damn that writers strike! Pam and Jim finally got together. A culmination of geeky hopes around the world. LOL

Heroes - I became obsessed with this show over the summer when the first season came out on DVD. I was disappointed with the beginning of the season 2, so I dvr'd the rest of the season. Haven't watched them yet. But I will over the Christmas break.

I also watch Desperate Housewives, but not really. I do other stuff at the same time while it's on, so I just absorb the show subconsciously. Susan (Teri Hatcher) pisses me off and the antics the wives get into are just ridiculous. So I just scoff and get on with my ironing. :P

I also watched America's Next Top Model this fall. This is my guiltiest of all guilty pleasures. I was rooting for Heather, but glad Saleisha won. She was the most likeable in my opinion. There was no extremely bitchy contestant like there have been in the past. Bianca wasn't as bad as Melrose. LOL

Aside from those shows, I also watch reruns of Friends. I will never get over that show!

Rowena here and ME TOO Ames, I will never ever get sick of watching the episode where Phoebe tells Ross that he's Rachel's lobster...haha, I LOVE FRIENDS!

You're up, Gracie...=)

It looks like I'm in GREAT company here, because I'm just as bad, when it comes to my tv shows. I'm a tv addict in serious need of a 10 step program. Or not. I heart my shows too much to ever let them go. LOL. Let's take a look at the list, shall we?

24 - Last season was a little off, but I'm keeping the faith and hoping that this upcoming season will be superfabulous just like Season 1-5, where Jack Bauer kicks ass. Seriously, how cool is Jack Bauer?!

Brothers and Sisters - Oh how I heart the Walkers. I love how this family can be gossiping (about each other of course) and working their phone chains one minute, fighting and yelling at each other the next, and then all of a sudden hit you with a major tear jerker moment. It's bloody awesome.

Cane - I just picked this show up recently, as one of my episode fillers, while I impatiently wait for my staple shows to return. I was pretty surprised at how quickly I soaked this one up, and rushed to watch more. It's a family drama, set in Florida..and holy cow, is there DRAMA! Each episode Alex Vega finds himself getting pushed closer and closer to the darker side, just to protect his family. I'm addicted to this show, just to see what happens next.

Gossip Girl - This has fast become one of my favourite tv shows of the week. I used to be a major DAN/SERENA fan, but that has slowly changed and now I'm totally rooting for team LILY/RUFUS. And team CHUCK/BLAIR. Oh, and NATHAN/SERENA. Hahaha.

How I Met Your Mother - This show has me laughing each and every week, without fail. The dialogue and plots that the writers come up with for this, are brilliant. They're simple concepts, which have been given a "Barney Stinson" spin..and voila..you have one funny as hell episode.

Las Vegas - Another guilty pleasure. There's just something about this show that has me dedicted to watching it each and every week. Oh thats right. It's Josh Duhamel. ;)

Moonlight - This is another one of my episode fillers. It's more of a supernatural genre, with a Vampire spin to it. And I absolutely love it. The lead guy was previously turned by his wife at the age of 30 and he finds himself unable to escape a girl from his past who he has come to care for quite dearly. It's so endearing to see how protective he is of her. You can tell he has feelings for her...but the only problem? She's human.

One Tree Hill - I'm with Rowena on this one. OTH is my first tv love. Watching throughout the seasons has been like a rollercoaster, with all the drama taking place in Tree Hill..and rooting for certain couples to finally get together and certain villains to be punished. The coming season is fours years down the track from when the gang finished up highschool and I cannot wait to see how their lives have progressed during the break!

The other shows that I'm addicted to, but probably not with the same intensity (and by that, I mean, I won't be counting down the days til the next episode, lol) are as follows:

Friday Night Lights
Greys Anatomy
October Road
Prison Break
Samantha Who
The Big Bang
The Unit
Ugly Betty

Yeah..like I said, I'm a tv addict with a serious need for 10 step program. ;)

NBC: Clash of the Choirs.  

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So this week, NBC had a battle of the choirs from different cities across the United States with a celebrity choir director. They were competing to win a big prize for their selected charity from the city in which the choir was from.

There were four choirs headed by top celebrities in the music business.

First up is Team Labelle. Patti Labelle led a fantastic choir that sang songs from The Whole World in His Hands to Queen's We Are the Champions and they rocked out each and every time their choir took the stage, I seriously thought they were the choir to beat but as good as they were, they weren't my favorite choir. They were missing....something to make me a complete fan of their choir. I'm not even sure what it is. My favorite performance by these guys was when they performed I'll Stand By You. I thought home girl that sang that song did a fantastic job and she tore that stage up. It was really cute to watch these guys dreams come true by singing with Patti Labelle and doing big thangs on the stage, performing in front of all of those people. It was a good thing. I loved it!

Next up is Team Lachey. This was my favorite choir because watching Nick up there while he led the choir, dancing a long while he sang and just had the time of his life was such fun to watch. They sang some really out there songs, songs that I was surprised to see being sung because it was just...weird but they put it down and I was hella loving me some Team Lachey. My favorite performance by them would have to have been, hmmm, this is hard because they sang a lot of great songs but if I had to choose one, it'd be...Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield, no it's gotta be The Flight of the Bumble Bee, they rocked that song out. Hmm, yeah that was one of my favorites but I hecka loved when they sang Friends in Low Places by Garth Brooks, oh wait, no I loved when they sang Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas is You, dang I'm telling you this is why they were my favorite, I loved a lot of their performances. I loved the father/daughter duo that was in this choir, they were so cute! I even liked Nick's song that they all sang together...I'm telling you, this was my favorite choir!

Another celebrity choir was Team Shelton. Blake Shelton is the bomb! His choir was my second favorite choir and it was mostly because they were such a fun choir. They had so much energy and their performances were fun to watch. They had the best dancers on this choir too, no joke! My favorite performance by this choir was the Life is a Highway song, they did such a great job with that song and they kept the energy up and their harmonies were on point so it was just a really good performance all around, I was a fan of their choir for real!

And yet another celebrity choir was found in Team Rowland. Man, this choir was another great choir, I mean, vocal wise, they were fantastic and just a really great choir! I loved the personal stories of the different choir members, especially Spencer...his story touched my heart and when they flew his Father out to see their performance tonight, I was all teary eyed and then they started signing for the Dad since he's deaf and their song, One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey...yeah it totally got me, I was hecka loving it and I wish they had it up on youtube, otherwise I'd share it with you guys but since they don't, you're just gonna have to take my word for it, the song was sensational and the choir was out of this world!

The last choir that competed for a prize for their charities for their city was, Team Bolton. This choir was another outstanding choir, one with fantastic vocals and their whole performances were just fabulous! My favorite performance by these guys was when they sang, Living on a Prayer...their lead singer was the bomb! That was my absolute favorite performance by these guys and they had a lot of great performances. They were eliminated second and I felt bad but they did a great job!

It came down to Team Labelle and Team Lachey. Was the diva going to win or the pretty boy? Man was I over the moon when my favorite choir won...when Team Lachey won, I literally jumped up from my seat and was cheering them on because I got all teary eyed when Nick got all choked up trying to tell us how much he admired and loved his choir, I loved his choir all the more when Nick said that if they won the competition that they were going to be singing back up for him on a song on his next album, I didn't know that he was going to make a new album (or maybe if he SHOULD make a new album) but hey, whatever rocks your socks, Nick...handle that scandal and help make some dreams come true, it was the bomb!

I really enjoyed this show and was so glad that I watched it...I love this kind of stuff!


Girls Next Door  

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One of my guilty tv pleasures is watching The Girls Next Door. I love this show. It's a reality show about Hugh Hefner's girlfriends: Holly, Bridget and Kendra.

Season 4 just started up last week. You can catch this show Sunday nights on E! at 10:00 pm.

In this episode, Holly decides to give the gym a makeover. Now the thing with that is Hef doesn't like change. He's kind of stuck in ways. Likes things done a certain way.

We see this when Holly mentions taking out the wood panelling. Hef says no. Now, I have to agree with Holly in thinking the wood should go. It would make the gym seem brighter and bigger. Holly ends ups leaving the wood panelling up but gets some new exercise equipment, a new couch and puts up some new pictures.

Other than that nothing much else happened. Kendra's mom got a face lift but meh. Don't really care about that. This was kind of a duddy episode.

Until next time.


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What do you do when your BBB asks you to start a blog with her to talk about one of your most favorite passtimes?

You invite your two favorite TV buddies along for the ride, of course.

Ames, of Thrifty Reader fame had the genius idea to start up a blog where we could talk about anything we wanted to talk about regarding our favorite TV shows and TV men and all that other fun stuff. Since I watch a lot of TV and love gushing about it with my friends, Isabel and Grace had to be a part of this adventure as well. Although we know that Grace is busy with her schooling and living her life, we snagged her in because she's my biggest TV gushing partner!

So welcome dear readers, to The Boob Tube where you'll get the latest and greatest on whatever WE want to talk about....take a look around and if you like what you see, leave us a comment or two and chat with us, we're fun gals, we promise!

Rowena, Ames, Isabel and Grace
The Boob Tube