Friday, November 13, 2009

Recaps! Get Yer Recaps Heeee-ah!

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Recap: "Mac and Dennis Break Up"

Last week's episode of Sunny, with its dick towels and "frame bangs" (a euphemistic Dennis-ism for late night rapes performed for blackmailing purposes, his casual use of which still makes me cringe), started to make me worry that the show might be headed down the wrong path - being raunchy just for raunchiness' sake. While I enjoy a good teabag joke as much as anyone else, crude does not automatically equal funny. (Are you listening,Sarah Silverman?) So, I was relieved to find that this week's episode managed to be one of the funniest this season, while keeping things as close to PG-13 as these guys are ever going to (or should) get. And Dennis didn't threaten to rape anyone, so that's a plus.

Although on the surface, the plot might seem simple and trite, leave it to Sunny to resuscitate the stale "bromantic comedy" theme (which peaked and went out in a blaze of glory with the brilliant I Love You, Man) with a breath of fresh absurdity. Left up to the writers of any other sitcom, the "man breakup" would have probably fallen flat, but here it really works because of the actors' chemistry and because these "men" are like no others on TV…or in the world, for that matter...Continue on to Starpulse for the full recap!

Project Runway Finale Part I: Top 3 Designers Ready Their Collections For Bryant Park

Last night's Project Runway focused on the Final 3 - Althea, Carol Hannah and Irina - as they prepared for New York Fashion Week.

Before the designers take off, Heidi greets them one last time on the runway to let them know that they will each receive $9,000 to create a 12-piece collection.

Cut to a few months later, and Tim Gunn visits each of the finalists in their respective homes.

First up is Carol Hannah, who's moved from Charleston, SC to Huntington, NY. Tim visits on a very snowy day to have a look at her mostly eveningwear collection. While she may be worried that the judges will think her gown-heavy line is not risky enough, C.H. is smart enough to know what she does best and strong enough to stick to her guns and keep her point of view. She does have a few separates in her collection and even - gasp - pants, to which she extends the classy, evening wear theme...Continue on to Starpulse for the full recap!


Dr Zibbs said...

I watched Always Sunny. Some of it's really funny and some of it dumb.

I think I need to give it a few more times.

mylittlebecky said...

i really love your IASIP recaps. i love that show :)

ps BECKY CLUB! we're working on a secret handshake. should be neat. also? i agree, re: other bec derivatives. gotta keep it real, i mean, becky.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I'll head over to Starpulse and drop a comment.

BTW, I got the Muse interview. I know, you hate me.

: )

Soda and Candy said...

Yay recaps! I had to wait until I watched them to comment.
: )

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

I tried to leave another comment on Starpulse - but was again unable to read the Capcha image - here's the comment:

Who on earth is stupid enough to be surprised or shocked when Heidi announces they have to make a 13th outfit? Duh. I'm not sure why they even pretend. I'm also sure all three of the designers had a go-to sketch ready 6 months prior.

Penny said...

I loathe Irina. I hope her stupid t shirts fail miserably.

whew..that was hateful of me.

cube said...

I gave up on Project Runway when they gave the win to that tattoo-necked freak, Jeffrey. His collection was utter crap.


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