i'll admit it. i kinda, sorta, maybe, just a little bit like ashton kutcher.
he's not one of those serious actors like jude law or leonardo dicaprio who have solid resumes (critters aside) and a couple of oscar noms under their belts, but for some reason, i've always enjoyed everything i've ever seen with him in it. he was pretty good in that 70's show and he gave (i thought) a decent showing in a lot like love and the butterfly effect. even cheaper by the dozen wasn't so bad because of the laughs we got from him (diba ging?). so, okay, i found the punk'd black-and-white-shot monologues a little OA for my taste, but the concept of the show was good—i mean, who doesn't want to see justin timberlake crying? even the other shows he's developed, beauty and the geek and that latest one, pop fiction (this time, it's the paparazzi that gets punked) are interesting, to say the least.
my favorite ashton kutcher offering to date though (and the main reason why i'm writing this post), is his latest tv production, miss guided, which stars judy greer, chris parnell and brooke burns, among others. the show's premise revolves around a high school guidance counselor who returns to work at her old high school and the hilarity that ensues. it only has 7 episodes (being a mid-season replacement) and is right now pending renewal (which it may not get) from the network but in a season where there's little to watch, and even little to laugh at, it's nice to see a show that's funny, quirky, and even kinda sweet on television. not since how i met your mother, do i think i've actually enjoyed a 30-minute sitcom so much. if you can only catch one episode, try to catch the one where ashton guest stars as a spanish sub. his accent is horrible but his scenes are just too good to miss. if you can catch two, watch the one entitled high school musical. if the last scene of the musical doesn't get you laughing out loud, then guest star rumor willis looking a lesbian will.
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some things to look forward to this year:
- sookie stackhouse – clarie got me reading this series some years back about a telepathic barmaid who meets a vampire and i've spent the past couple of days catching up. now HBO's coming out with true blood which is scheduled to debut this fall. the show stars anna paquin and is developed by six feet under creator alan ball. but before it comes out, check out the books first. oh, and, for a 2-second peek at the show, click here to watch HBO's video montage of their past shows and shows to come (apil pud ang entourage diri sang).
- more how i met your mother – thanks to the britney-guest stint, how i met your mother (now airing) is mostly likely coming back for a fourth season. and in case the hint above wasn't clear enough, this show is f-u-n-n-y. why? because neil patrick harris as barney is not only AWESOME, he's also legendary.
- more gossip girl – click on the link and on the page you'll see a videos section with 3 new interviews with creator josh schwartz
- new kids on the block reunion – okay, so you may not be looking forward to this. or are you? hahaha. aminin. who had a crush on joe mcintyre or jordan knight in the '80s? i'll admit to one but not the other. hehe.
- dollhouse – anything by joss whedon, i'm watching. as far as i'm concerned having eliza dushku, olivia williams and that battlestar galactica guy on the cast is just icing on the cake.