Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Best & Worst

All right fellow HACKers, here's my group blogging activity idea #2, sort of a new spin on the Weekly Question. Think TV Guide's Cheers & Jeers or "The Colbert Report" Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger: The Best and Worst Thing I Saw This Week. Can be TV, movies, songs even, whatever, but I think it'll be a short enough format we can easily answer it every week (unlike my Emmy nominee which is tantamount to writing a small pamphlet to answer, sorry about that ladies!) and could keep us up to date on things we're not watching or let us commiserate/celebrate the things we all love.

So, for me this week: The Best Thing I Watched was "Covert Affairs," the new show on USA starring Piper Perabo as a CIA agent.
Also, totally loved the premiere of "White Collar," got into "Psych" when they did the all-day marathon before its season premiere on Wednesday, "Burn Notice" was great this week, "Royal Pains" totally took a MacGuyveresque move with Hank saving Tucker and his friend after they fell into a wine vat . . . pretty much everything I see on USA, I love. Funny, since with the exception of "Community," everything I see on NBC, I strongly dislike. But "Covert Affairs" was my surprise love for this week, I wasn't expecting it to be so good. So it wins The Best for me this week.

I don't really have anything totally worthy of The Worst Thing I Saw This Week, except for maybe the five seconds I caught of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" before I fell asleep this afternoon. I do not get the appeal of those shows. It makes me sad to see grown women behaving that way, must Bravo take feminism back fifty years with all of its programming?

Heidi:  I totally support this idea.  I think it's utterly fantastic and I wish I had thought of it first.  Haha just kidding.  Alright let's just jump right into this.  Best thing I saw this week was Timothy Olyphant.  I saw him in three different movies this past week.  First:  The Crazies.  This is a horror movie.  And I realize that Cor and I are the only ones in the group who do horror, but really, horror is about fifty times better when you have him to look at.  The Crazies was a terrible movie that I completely would not recommend to anyone but he was phenoMENal as always.  Then I saw him in Catch and Release which I forgot he was in, and also in Hitman.  Both those movies were randomly on tv.  I just can't get enough of him.  I caught thirty seconds of an interview with Jennifer Love Hewitt about her Lifetime movie The Client List where she turns prostitute to save her family's financials and the girl asked her who she would put on her "list" if she were picking this kind of thing in real life.  Well she added Ian Somerhalder.  So I of course started compiling my own list and it is definitely topped with Ian, and Timothy.  TOPPED.
OH WAIT.  I take that back.  While Olyphant is definitely top this week it was not my absolute favorite.  My absolute favorite is most definitely going to be the return of Eureka.  It came back two weeks ago actually but I've just this week caught up on it and I must say I missed it.  I love that show with my nerdy heart and soul.  Love it to the depths.  It's witty sarcastic and science-y.  What more could a girl want?
The worst thing I saw this week actually has to be Covert Affairs.  Not because it was bad.  It was actually pretty good, and I must say I absolutely adore the blind guy.  But I just wasn't immmmpressed.  I'm so used to the quality of White Collar, Psych (which I haven't kept up with but also absolutely adore when I catch it), and first and foremost Burn Notice.  I feel like it's good for summer when the pickin's are slim but that's all.  I haven't even decided if I'll tivo it or not...

Cory: Ok I also agree that this is a super idea but also hold no illusions about myself and know I will totally forget every week. OK BEST was all the eps of Friday Night Lights I caught up on this week. The show continues to amaze and is all heart. The best thing though is that all the stories are not only original but also extremely well acted. And if that is not enough for you one word girls: Riggins that is all you really need to say.
WORST hmm why I agree I was underwhlemed by Covert Affairs it was more because it is basically a vanilla Alias. My standards were just too high I think. And although I enjoy my lovely Housewives (I think it as more of a case study of crazyiness and it always makes me feel normal), I tihnk it had to be The Good Guys. I was looking forward to this show for the funny that only Colin Hanks can deliver but alas he does not. Oh well after giving it a few weeks it is off the old DVR.  

Thursday, July 8, 2010

And The Winner Is . . .

I have a few ideas here to get some Hack Group Blogging going on here, and I will mention those in a bit, but first, I believe it is time that we begin a tradition of making our predictions for awards shows. The Primetime Emmy Nominations were just announced, so I say its time for us to make our predictions, cheer for the nominations we're happy about, and boo at the people who were totally robbed. (Joel McHale, we love you. Like, seriously. And you did a good job announcing the Emmy noms, even though you didn't get one.)

There are about a billion categories, and to be honest I'm not that interested in the outcomes in some of the races, and in others I just don't know enough about the skills involved to make an informed choice (I honestly don't know a thing about directing, so I can't necessarily judge those categories.) If my other Hacks would like to, however, add on another category and we shall all make our predictions!

True Blood, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Lost, The Good Wife

Kara: The Winner: Lost- It becomes painfully obvious that I don't really do the drama thing, because I have only seen three of these shows, and I haven't seen that many episodes of any of them. However, my vote for Winner goes to Lost because I think as a cultural phenomenon it eclipses these other shows. I do like the character study/developments of "Mad Men," and I know a bunch of people who like "True Blood" but truth be told, I'm kind of vampired out. I already sold out in reading/begrudgingly liking the Twilight series, so I can't go any further down that road. The Snub: House- I don't particularly like the attempts at incorporating the "old team" with the newer players, but the episode with Kutner's suicide and everything going along with House's breakdown were stellar.

Abbey:  The Winner:  Lost- Duh.  Oh wait.  Abbey, wha??? Yup, heard that right.  I have returned from the depths to grace you with my presence.  Anywho.  I appalingly haven't watched any of the other shows nominated, nor have I ever watched Lost.  But, like Kara said, it is for sure the #1 culteral phenomenon of the last 6 years, it has to win after it's last season just on principal.  And yeah, no True Blood for me because I don't like Steven Moyer.  Isn't he, like, 45?  Too old (for me, for Anna Paquin, for the rest of the tweens who enjoy vampirism).

Heidi:  Okay.  I'm conflicted.  Lost was a cultural phenomena I freely admit.  And the last season was even more of a boundary pusher.  But I feel like the writer's got so caught up in being 'edgy' that it lost the edge.  Although the last ep was fairly amazing.  I would be okay if it won.  And it is probably the best up here. I don't know.  I guess I just wasn't completely floored by it as I was the first couple of seasons.  But then again the last season was MUCH better than the third.  So yes.  Lost is the winner.  I would also be okay with Mad Men just because of the era it portrays and looks straight in the eye.  The infidelity and "role" of the perfect housewife and all the other things.  I have difficulty thinking of House as a drama because I'm laughing a lot.  But it should have been nommed anyway. Snub:  In Plain Sight.  If Friday Night Lights is a drama then this sure is!  I would TOTALLY vote for this if it was on here.  Are they just against USA??

John Hamm as Don Draper from "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House from "House"
Bryan Cranston as Walter White from "Breaking Bad"
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor from "Friday Night Lights"
Matthew Fox as Jack Shephard from "Lost"
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan from "Dexter"

Kara: The Winner- Matthew Fox- I personally would vote for Hugh Laurie, but I think its going to be Matthew Fox. The poor guy has never been nominated ever, and did really great work for five seasons on "Lost." I'd also be okay with a Kyle Chandler win because I really like "Friday Night Lights" as well. The Snub- No one. I really would need to watch more dramas in order to have an informed opinion here.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Hugh Laurie.  I absolutely adore Hugh Laurie, as do I adore Mary McCormack.  The pattern?  People who can be bitingly sarcastic and cruel and yet I love them all the more.  Sarcasm is my lifeblood, and when done as well as Hugh Laurie does it, I applaud.  I love how people who are fabulously funny and pleasant in their real lives can pull of super mean and heartless convincingly.  I think it's talent, and should thus be awarded. 
Heidi: I would actually be okay with anyone except Kyle Chandler. Matthew Fox, I agree with Kara, he did awesome for so long he should be rewarded.  Hugh Laurie, agree with Abbey, the way that he completely changes his innate personality and carries it all off is amazing and absolutely awesome to watch.  Michael C. Hall.  Um.  Wow.  He's a serial killer, and still somehow endearing.  His character suckkkksss you into his world and somehow makes you want to be there even though you know you're watching a killer.  I think it's phenomenal acting.  He's amazing although I cannot watch Dexter, it creeps me out that I'm watching it and could continue watching it because it's fascinating.  Brian Cranston, also amazing character.  I think I'm drawn to him because I could see my dad as a high school science teacher becoming a meth maker and making lots of money from it.  I don't watch the show but I've seen it a few times and him going from terrible dad on Malcolm to this is insane.  John Hamm, same reason as voting for Mad Men above.  I just vote against FNL and Chandler because I don't believe that his drama is of the caliber of these other dramas.  Perhaps because it's about high school football but I just don't see the drama as much as in the other shows.  Although he does do a great job.  Wow, just realized that I know ALL these shows....hahaha guess I'm the dramatic one of the group : ).

January Jones as Betty Draper from "Mad Men"
Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson from "Law & Order: SVU"
Julianna Marguiles as Alicia Florrick from "The Good Wife"
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson from "The Closer"
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes from "Damages"
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor from "Friday Night Lights"

Kara: The Winner- Glenn Close- I would vote for Kyra Sedgwick (and she still might win) or Connie Britton, but I think Glenn will probably take it because she was really, freakily scary in "Damages" and a lot of people think its ridiculous that FX canceled that show, and will likely vote for her in protest. Judging from the nominees in Outstanding Variety, Musical or Comedy Series, that seems to be how the Emmy voters rolled this year. The Snub: No clue. See above as a reminder that I'm all about the comedies.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Kyra Sedgwick.  Because she's married to Kevin Bacon.  And I think she's adorable.  Haven't ever seen the show, but from the clips, she's spot on.  I'm terrible!!  I do need to school myself in all of these dramas.  Close 2nd for me though is Mariska Hargitay.  I adore her.  I do watch Law & Order:  SVU and I watch it mostly for her and Elliot (not all the sad story lines).  She's been Olivia Benson forever, and she does so well at it.  She is by far my favorite L&O detective, out of all the spin-offs. 
Heidi:  Um Glenn Close.  She is absolutely terrifying in this show and it's awesome.  She straight up acts people into the ground and it's scarily good.  I would also be okay with Mariska.  She pulls off her terrible job so well and is fascinating to watch.  Again with my comment on FNL.  I like Kyra as a person but have never watched the show so I'm not sure about her.  Although she pulls off the "I'm smiling sweet but I'm going to send your ass to jail" really well.  Snub:  Mary McCormack.

John Slatterly as Roger Sterling from "Mad Men"
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman from "Breaking Bad"
Andre Braugher as Owen from "Men of a Certain Age"
Martin Short as Leonard Winstone from "Damages"
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke from "Lost"
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus from "Lost"

Kara: The Winner- Terry O'Quinn- his character's story line got very weird this last season as he was actually playing Locke reincarnated as other people, and he did a great job subtly letting the audience see clues that he wasn't quite himself. Even his fellow cast members didn't know that was the nature of his storyline, and kept wondering why he was playing Locke so differently and erratically. The Snub: Robert Sean Leonard- the bromance between House and Wilson is funny all the time, dysfunctional often, and touching at just the right times.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Martin Short.  It's been well documented that I haven't watched any of these shows, so I'm chosing Martin Short because he is pure brilliance in all he does.  Done, the end.   
Heidi:  Martin Short hands down to the floor.  In Damages he is like evil and it's terrifying.  Awful because he still has his "hi I'm ridiculously funny" smile and then he's trying to murder you.  I would also vote for any of the Lost peeps because those two were absolutely phenomenal in their characters.  Especially Michael Emerson, he was my most favorite character in Lost because he was so twisty and bendy.

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris from "Mad Men"
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma from "The Good Wife"
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson from "Mad Men"
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons from "Damages"
Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen from "Burn Notice"
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart from "The Good Wife"

Kara: The Winner- Sharon Gless- she's totally not going to win, but that is my pick. I'm a little divided over whether I think "Burn Notice" is a drama, however . . . The Snub: Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona Glenanne- again, if you're going to say "Burn Notice" is a drama, then Fiona needs recognition. Or she'll blow up your car. Girlfriend carries C4 in her trunk.
Abbey:  The Winner:  ....  A)  I don't think Burn Notice is a drama, and B) I'm choosing Gabrielle Anwar even though she wasn't nominated.  Sharon Gless is awesome in BN though, and I loved the episode when Cagney and Lacey were reunited-super fabulousness.  But Fiona is formidable in many ways, and for sure needed recognition!
Heidi:  Sharon Gless or Rose Byrne.  I agree with Abbey that I don't think Burn Notice is a drama because I am laughing too often, but if you have it up there then Gabrielle needs to be nommed.  Sharon Gless is truly awesome though so I would totally support her.  And Rose Byrne is just good at being scared on Damages and still maintaining her smarts.  Love it.

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Nurse Jackie, The Office, Modern Family, Glee, 30 Rock

Kara: The Winner- Glee or Modern Family- I am very, very torn between which show I want to win because they are my absolute favorites. Both rank as high as "Friends" and "Gilmore Girls" with me (I have almost all of those episodes completely committed to memory) and are slowly eclipsing "The Office." The others don't come close, and I'll be pissed if "30 Rock" wins again. I love Tina Fey, but I've given that show many, many chances and do not find it funny. The Snub: Community. Seriously, this show is also fantastic and is one of only two quality shows on NBC, so it definitely needed some Emmy love.
Abbey:  The Winner:  GleeModernFamilyCOMMUNITY!CougarTown. Ahhhh, my area of expertise for the last year!  I think some subconsious part of me desperately needed comedy more than it needed drama this past while, which is why my favorites were ALL comedies.  Glee, insanely brilliant.  Each character was well developed, you knew their idiosyncracies and you feel all their personal pains.  Gosh, sure did love the music, but that's an aside.  I love all the sterotypes they played into and I could go on for hours.  Oh oh oh, have to mention that I have an overly zealous crush on Jonathan Groff.  Like, really bad.  And yes, I know he bats for boys, but goodHEAVENS.  He does it for me.  Glee-perfection.  Modern Family-perfection.  My husband joined me this year watching tv (woo hoo!), and this was I think our favorite.  One of my most favorite noises to hear is Ben laughing his fabulous belly laugh, and watching MF, it was heard often.  Phil was freaking awesome. 
Ok, in all seriousness though, Community got super snubbed.  Were people pissed because Joel makes fun of them on the Soup so they didn't vote them in?  Each character on Community as well was amazing (especially Abed, holy cow).  And Joel, well, Joel is...  Also perfection (did they miss the episode where he played pool in his skivvies?...).
Heidi: Um Modern Family.  I love the Office but I have to say I'm disappointed.  I also hate to say it but I think it's outlived it's funny.  Now that Jim and Pam are together, Michael is still awkward and the only reason I watch it anymore is for the rare moments when Dwight gets to shine with a fantastically terrible scheme.  And those moments just haven't been there.  Glee I LOVE, but for the music.  I don't think it's ridiculously funny.  I must agree with Abbey though that I have a man crush on Jonathan Groff.  I say man crush because we're both going for men but geez I just wish we could be friends so I could be hot by association.  His voice is just yum.  Modern Family just has me rolling on the ground every week.  The stupid little boy in the episode where they get the dog had me laughing for days afterward.  I love every character on there.  If it doesn't win it's a crime against humanity's funny bone.  Super snub on Community and Cougar Town which were both phenomenally funny as well.  I think 30 Rock is the most unfunny show I've ever seen.  And I have a funny-crush on Alec Baldwin.  Him on SNL is my favorite.  But I just think 30 Rock is dumb. 

Larry David as himself from "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Steve Carell as Michael Scott from "The Office"
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper from "The Big Bang Theory"
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk from "Monk"
Matthew Morrison as Will Shuester from "Glee"
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy from "30 Rock"

Kara: The Winner- Matthew Morrison- "Glee" is so amazing because its a show filled with triple threats- the cast can sing, act, and dance. Really, really well. The other actors don't necessarily need to have all of those skills for their shows, and that's fine, but the fact that they don't have to showcase them week after week makes them not as good as Matthew Morrison's Will Shuester. Therefore, Mr. Shue wins. I would also be okay with Jim Parsons winning because he is consistently hilarious as Sheldon and this is his first nomination. If Alec Baldwin wins, I puke. The Snub: Joel McHale. Hilarious, consistently solid work was turned in week after week by McHale and should've been recognized. Tony Shalhoub's nomination is already a joke in this category, and his slot definitely should've gone to McHale.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Jim Parsons. Let's check off who I'm not voting for.  Not voting for Larry David, he's a class A a$$hole.  Really, he's just plain mean.  Saw him both on Regis & Kelly as well as The Marriage Ref and he's a super bitter, pompous, flat out jerk.  So, haven't seen his show, won't see his show, even if it's funny.  Steve Carell, not voting for him because the show lost it's humor somehow this past season.  Which I'm phenomenally sad about, the Office is an epic show.  Not enough awkward situations for Michael?  Who knows.  Either way, Steve is hilarious and has a great movie career outside of the Office and doesn't need this win.  Not voting for Tony Shalhoub,,, merely because I haven't seen the show.  I'm sure he's brilliant in it (anyone portraying someone with OCD comically has to be), but I also can't get Men In Black out of my head (seeing his tiny little head grow back...).  Not voting for Alec Baldwin, only because I just sit and say "heh" (really, it's that small of a laugh) when I watch 30 Rock.  I feel like it should be making me roll on the floor laughing out loud and it just.... doesn't.  Do love Alec though, mostly in animated form (Zumba from Madagascar2 and also the banker from Despicable Me).  Perfect bad guy!  Not voting for Matthew Morrison, because I didn't think he was the funniest part of Glee.  Is that blasphemous of me?  He is insanely talented and he is perfect for Mr. Shue.  I just didn't laugh a whole awful lot when he was talking.  Ok, VOTING FOR Jim Parsons because no one can be that obnoxious in real life, and so he has to be the best actor out there!  Shelden has to be one of the best characters ever created, he makes me laugh even though I watch the show alone :(.  Shelden and Boyd Crowder top my fav characters list for the past year (Uh, HELLO, just reminded me, where are nominations for Justified???!!!)
Heidi: Jim Parsons hands up to the ceiling because I'm raising the roof.  He is absolutely brilliant in BBT.  I've seen him in interviews and he said he doesn't know science.  Um hello, brilliant meet my friend actor.  He is so funny and I love his comments.  Especially in response to a sarcastic comment made my Penny or Leonard.  I don't think Matthew Morrison was funny enough in Glee to warrant a win.  Alec Baldwin is my funny crush but again 30 Rock is my buzzkill.  The others are good in their roles but I just don't think they get the win. (I don't know anything about Larry David so he is left out of this assessment, or a**essment as the case may be)

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope from "Parks and Recreation"
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss as Christine Campbell from "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson from "United States of Tara"
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton from "Nurse Jackie"
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry from "Glee"
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon from "30 Rock"

Kara: The Winner- Lea Michele- again, the triple threat thing. She consistently has to showcase way more skills and talent than the other ladies. The Snub: Courteney Cox from "Cougar Town"- I started watching this show halfway through the season and was surprised at how good it is, and Cox is possibly better than she was as Monica on "Friends."
Abbey:  The Winner:  Lea Michele.  She also played obnoxious brilliantly (wow, my theme must be actors who can act like crappy people!), and she's totally what I picture when I think of a girl in HS who is the lead in any sort of glee club.  Plus, holy bisniss, girl can SING.  I do wish I'd seen the US of Tara, I saw her on a few talk shows for it and it looked fabulous but I didn't ever watch it.  I bet she was great.  Amy Poehler was pretty funny in Parks & Recreation, but.  That was another show I wished had made me lol more.  And, agreeing with Kara on the Courtney Cox snub.  She is perfect in this role, and all her supporting actors are gold as well. 
Heidi:  Um...  I actually don't think I can get behind any of these noms.  I love Lea and the girl has her pipes but I just didn't think she was SUPER funny in Glee.  Although how she plays her character is right on and she plays it to the wall.  So in that respect she is the best in the category.  Amy Poehler is funny but I haven't really watched Parks & Rec, and the other shows I haven't seen.  If Tina Fey wins again I will be disappointed.  Where is Courtney Cox???

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett from "Modern Family"
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper from "Two and a Half Men"
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker from "Modern Family"
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummell from "Glee"
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy from "Modern Family"
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson from "How I Met Your Mother"

Kara: The Winner- Anyone but Jon Cryer- I love this category because I adore every character except Jon Cryer. Eric Stonestreet is my favorite, Cameron is one of my all time favorite TV characters, but Ty Burrell is hilarious as Phil and Chris Colfer has the triple threat thing. Although, I'd argue that Colfer doesn't contribute to his show the same way that Burrell and Stonestreet do (partly just because its a bigger cast and he doesn't have to), so it should go to someone from "Modern Family." They make up half the nominees, after all. The Snub: Ed O'Neill from "Modern Family." Everyone in this show submitted themselves as supporting actors/actresses because they believe in the ensemble nature of their show. I read that Emmy voters believed O'Neill should've submitted as Lead Actor, not supporting, and hence the snub, but I like what that cast did and think he easily eclipsed Cryer's work on the aging "Two and a Half Men."
Abbey:  The Winner:  Ditto Kara.  I find him insanely annoying.  But that aside.  Eric Stonestreet!!!  Ty Burrell!!!  NPH!!!  Chris Colfer!!!  Sure do love these supporting actors.  They are all phenomenal.  Cameron in MF is ah-mazing.  He kills me.  Phil.  Kills me.  Kurt, love his voice and he does his part well.  NPH, freaking awesome in anything he does. 
Heidi:  I for real love every one in this category except Jon Cryer.  NPH is so completely another man crush of mine and I love him.  His cameo in Glee was my favorite of the season.  All the MF people were bloody fantastic and should all win.  And Kurt from Glee was really funny and really good in his role.  Jon Cryer is good just not up to the caliber of the others who were nominated.

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester from "Glee"
Kristen Wiig from "Saturday Night Live"
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy from "Modern Family"
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroni from "30 Rock"
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett from "Modern Family"
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper in "Two and a Half Men"

Kara: The Winner- Jane Lynch- again, I would be okay with wins for Bowen or Vergara (would probably pick Vergara's Gloria over Bowen's Claire), but no other winner is fully acceptable. I'm totally experiencing Sue withdrawals- I actually watched "Another Cinderella Story 7" or something like that on the Disney Channel the other day because Jane Lynch was in it and her stepmom character was definitely a precursor to Sue Sylvester. The Snub: Dianna Agron from "Glee"- her work in the season finale had to be better than anything Jane Krakowski has done this year, and she's a bigger part of her show than Holland Taylor.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Jane Lynch.  Julie Bown and Sofia Vergara are both excellent, but come on people.  Jane Lynch is absolute hands-down amazingness.  Goin' with the theme still, love my mean people!!  I can't imagine being on the receiving end of her insults.  I'd be laughing my face off uncontrollably.  How she delivers them is just *sigh*.  Wish I could channel my own inner Jane Lynch sometimes, ya know??!!
Heidi: Jane Lynch.  It appears we have a sweep going here haha.  She was THE funny of Glee.  All the way, she was the part I thought was funny in the show and she carried it.  I adore her and her comments on people lower than her.  "Here's a thought, try not being homeless!"  Bahahahaha I laugh.  She was great.  I would be okay with MF wins here as well as they were both great.
Um side note....I didn't even know there was a woman in Two and a Half Men...... 

The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live
(The same shows have also been nominated for Outstanding Writing)

Kara: The Winner- AACK! This is perhaps the hardest category because three shows that I am passionately, consistently devoted to are nominated, but I'm going to go with Conan O'Brien because I'd like to stick it to NBC and Jay Leno. I el-oh-vee-ee that even though NBC submitted Leno's version of "The Tonight Show" for nomination, he got totally snubbed in every single category, whereas Conan submitted himself and received a nomination in every single category. Team Coco rocks on! "The Daily Show" frequently wins this category, and for the past few years Stewart has humbly acknowledged that he thinks Colbert and several others are doing better work than him now, and its time to share the love. So while I'd be fine with him winning again, it should be The Report or Conan's turn. Plus, I really, really want to hear what Conan's acceptance speech would be! For that reason alone, I'd like him to win either show or writing.
Abbey:  The Winner:  Colbert Report.  I love the snippets I catch of all these shows, and the clips that Kara & Heidi send me (thanks girls for making sure I have some daily show culture in my life!!).  But, Colbert rules all in my book.  He's stinkin' hilarious and I am afraid of what might happen were I to ever be in the same room with him.  I could not ever even possibly wish to verbally spar with him!  Even if it were just "Hi, I think you're great", I couldn't hang.  He's too witty.  While I catch his jokes as quickly as he spews them, no chance would I ever be able to respond without massive amounts of stuttering.  I heart him.  I love all his facial expressions too, they complete it! 
Heidi:  Um wow.  I don't even know where to begin here.  The Colbert Report is insanity.  He's so witty I can hardly keep up with the banter and I second Abbey that I would never like to meet him because I'd be on the floor laughing and at the same time horribly embarrassed because I just because the butt of 40 jokes in 10 seconds flat.  I adore all his little segments, but I hate watching his interviews.  Haha because I feel bad for the people.  The Daily Show, I love Jon and the many other John's he has.  They are all phenomenal, but he's won a lot so I think someone else should win.  SNL was not as funny as it has been so while it's great it shouldn't win.  And Conan.  Enough said.  He's supa funny and should be acknowledged for that.  So much funny, so little time....

Knight and Day

Um let me just start by saying that I el oh vee ee Tom Cruise.  LOVE him.  As an actor.  In his movies.  I think he is actually one of the best actors.  Total whack-a-doo in real life, but his movies are just great.  And this one is no exception.

It was an action movie which is always one of my favorites, but also super cheesy and quite funny.  Tom's character is just super dry humor which is fun to watch.  And Cameron Diaz plays a perfect girl who needs to be saved.  There were some moments where the cheese was a little too much for me and I physically had to groan, but overall I completely loved, completely recommend it as a date night/night out movie, and just grab the popcorn!!