The Week of Gays in Unexpected Places, Like Outer Space & Behind-the-Scenes

Hot Almost-Naked Alien Award – V

Episode 103 – A Bright New Day
(by Intern Daphne)

This episode, the V’s are granted visas to visit Earth.v_103-lisa-half-naked2

Erica’s cop partner George, who is a Visitor, apparently didn’t get killed in the attack in the warehouse. He’s in the spaceship. When they try to get his memory back, he remembers who killed him and wants revenge. That means he wants to kill Erica. But no worries, the good guys have inside men aboard the spaceship. And coincidentally, George’s doctor is a good guy. And that means: bye-bye George.

Also, in the world where there are Aliens, media is a powerful thing. The wife of a pilot who died in the defense operation when the spaceship first got to New York gets her face pixilated on the TV, and does the whole drama thing about how she doesn’t like the Visitors and why they are bad and such. Ana realizes the truth of this because she is an Evil Alien Genius, so she decides to do something about it. She goes to talk to this woman, off the record. Would it surprise you that all of a sudden, the woman’s opinion makes a 180 and now she totally loves the V’s?

v_103-hot-cop-ericaMeanwhile, they want to stop an anti-V terrorist who isn’t really an anti-V terrorist, just a setup. Each FBI agent gets teamed-up with a V and they all try to stop the sniper. Guess who catches the bad guy? Yes, Hero Cop Erica. She doesn’t like to protect the aliens, but it’s part of her plan. Good thing is, she found out that there is a secret camera hidden in the jackets the Visitors wear.

Remember Erica’s son Tyler who has the hots for that spacegirl? Well, Lisa the spacegirl gets a visa, so they meet and hook up. They are passionately kissing (Come on guy, it’s an alien you’re kissing. Eww!) in Tyler’s room when Erica gets home. Tyler tries to hide Lisa but doesn’t succeed. Lisa, the genius alien, understands that Tyler’s mom can’t see her uniform and find out she is a Visitor, so basically she strips and hides her clothes. I like this kind of smart-assness. But HEY WHAT? You guys, right at the end, they reveal that hot spacegirl Lisa is Ana’s daughter. Lisa is hot, but I wouldn’t want Ana as a mother-in-law even if I were into aliens.


Special Comment: Grey’s Anatomy

Episode 610 – New History
(by Intern Emily)

greys-anatomy_610-arizona-callie-kissWow! This was a bit of a strange episode. It went from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve which I guess means that in Grey’s Anatomy land it’s 2010 already. Anyway, in this episode we find out that Mark has an 18 year old daughter! She comes to stay with him & Lexi, and Lexi cuts her finger off accidentally. Mark wants his daughter to leave, but then she tells him she’s pregnant and has nowhere to go. Meredith gets private lessons from the Chief and eventually she convinces him to apologize to Derek. At the end of the episode she sees him drunk at the bar, even though earlier he had promised he would stop drinking. Bailey’s dad visits her and finds out that she got a divorce and didn’t tell him. He watches her perform surgery tells her he’s ashamed of her, (I’m not sure I really get this part?) and makes Christmas dinner kind of awkward.

Callie and Arizona aren’t in this episode much, but THEY DID KISS! I watched it twice.

Worst Roommate Ever Award – 30 Rock

Episode 406 – Sun Tea
(by Intern Rachel)

30-rock_406-liz-dramaThis episode was about awkward roommate situations and environmentalism and peeing. Who knew they intersected at all? Not me!

Liz is screwed over by the Machiavellian monster that is Manhattan real estate, and ends up having to try to drive the gay cop who lives above her out of the building so she can have her Dream Apartment With Working Fireplace That Smells Like Both Burger King and Cinnabon.

Although – and maybe this is just because I’m still in college and still live with roommates – I didn’t really get why making him leave was so important? To me, a person who will still be friends with me after I’ve yelled that they remind me of my father and that I’m going to put on a wedding dress and jump in front of the subway is perhaps my ideal living companion?

Whatever, Dotcom was the best part of this episode anyways. “I’m gonna be coming over here all the time, getting jealous, and takin’ stuff out of context!” ALSO the guy with the ironic trucker hats whose name I can never remember pees in jars. This saves the Earth. THE END.


Best Guest Stars Award – Modern Family

Episode 108 – Great Expectationsmodern-family_108-ed-norton
(by Intern Lily)

Are you watching Modern Family yet? Because if you aren’t there is something wrong with you. Not only does my future wife Sofia Vergara play one of the funniest characters on the show but every time I watch it I am both overcome by laughter and being on the verge of tears; the show is always so touching! This week the best guest stars EVER joined the family on the screen including our Hot Girl of the Week Elizabeth Banks and the ever amazing Ed Norton who, by the way, played the best ex-bassist-of-a-bad-80s-rock-band ever. This episode basically involved Phil giving his wife Claire amazing gifts for their anniversary and Claire giving Phil the worst (see Ed Norton’s character singing off key to Phil in their living room). I won’t spoil the rest for you, because honestly you just have to watch it.

Hot Girl of the Week Award – Elizabeth Banks

(by Intern Lola)hgotw_elizabeth-banks-modern-family

What makes Elizabeth Banks so hot? For starters, she graduated magna cum laude from an Ivy League school, and smart = sexy. Then there’s the subtle provocativeness underlying her pretty “All-American” looks. It’s obvious why she gets cast as the main love interest often. (She was so convincing in Zack and Miri Make a Porno, her attraction to Seth Rogen actually seemed plausible!) She’s great at playing the sweetheart, but the best thing about Elizabeth Banks is that she’s great at playing anything. (Hell, she even made Laura Bush seem kinda likable!)

Oh, and she’s also HILARIOUS, as evidenced on Modern Family. She plays Mitchell and Cameron’s brash, melodramatic drinking buddy (definitely not her “girl next door” role). As soon as her character Sal appears, she enthusiastically shows off her new boob job (and I’m jealous of Mitchell because he touches them). Sal is all sorts of wild and fun… and also batshit crazy. She’s jealous of baby Lily and wants to go to Cabo — RIGHT NOW. She’s so over the top, and it’s ridiculously funny. Beauty, intelligence, sense of humor… Sounds like the perfect girl to me!

(Scuba) Suit Up Award – How I Met Your Mother

Episode 509 – The Playbook
(by Intern Emily)

himym_508-barney-scuba-suit2In the beginning of this episode, we see Lily advising some blonde chick not to approach Barney, who is sitting at Mclaren’s in a scuba suit. Why? Well, that’s what we’ll find out via flashback.

After their recent breakup, Barney and Robin have different methods of coping. Robin focuses on her career while Barney brings out his “Playbook” — a bunch of tricks to seduce women.

Lily is upset when one Barney uses one of the tricks to sleep with a woman who was supposed to be on a date with Ted and steals the Playbook, which is when Barney gets in a scuba suit and goes to the bar.

Back to present time, the gang is sitting at Mclaren’s with the blonde chick whose name is Claire wondering about Barney’s suit. When they sit with him he admits he was just having a hard time dealing with his breakup with Robin and sleeping around was how he dealt with it.

The gang then all say that Barney is actually a great guy and that Claire should go have coffee with him, and she does. Fooled! “The Scuba Diver” was part of the con. Barney wins.

Honorable Mentions

So You Think You Can Dance: (by Intern Lola) Meh. I’m not really into it. I think I want Mollee (blergh, why couldn’t her parents just stick with “Molly”?) to win, just because she has the best music. (Lady Gaga! Ida Corr! La Roux!) Also ’cause she was in High School Musical, which is pretty rad. It doesn’t seem like she’ll be around much longer though, so whatevs.the-office_611-michael

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: (by Carlytron) The last two episodes have been so funny. I feel like it’s one of the funniest shows on TV that will never get recognized for it because if there’s one thing that scares America more than gay people it’s The Gang. Charlie tries to help Dee get a cat out of her wall by bringing in like 30 more cats and Mac and Dennis break up because they are like an old married couple; Dennis explains the D.E.N.N.I.S. system for getting girls to fall in love with him; Danny DeVito continues to make me LOL like a crazy person.

The Office: (by Sarah Palmer) This episode was all about the
fallout from Dunder-Mifflin’s bankruptcy announcement. Michael gets asked to appear at a shareholder’s meeting, which of course puffs up his ego. Predictably, he speaks when isn’t supposed to and gets the shareholder’s excited about false promises. Meanwhile, Oscar wrestles with his desire to tell off the board of directors, and Jim deals with Ryan’s attitude. To be honest, this episode wasn’t too funny. But I think it’s setting up some interesting stuff for the future.

Community: (by Intern Lola) OMG, Señor Chang (the malicious Spanish teacher) has feelings — who knew! After crying a lot over his wife having left him, he ends up winning her back. It sounds sweet… but no, he’s still a crazy dictator. While Jeff managed to be pretty endearing, the episode didn’t focus enough on the rest of the study group. More Britta! More Abed! (OK, Abed & Troy’s “Somewhere Out There” duet almost made up for it.)

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  2. Hey guys, I don’t usually comment but I do love AS! Awesome recap as usual, BUT! Does anybody watch “Saving Grace” [stars Holly Hunter, runs on Showcase here in Canada but probs Showtime/HBO in the US]? Anywaays… it’s a pretty good show normally, but YESTERDAY it guest-starred Clea Duvall, and she and Grace [Holly Hunter] KISSED. IN A BATHROOM. They were interrupted when Clea’s [character’s] girlfriend came in and beat the sh*t out of Grace [Holly]. Anyway it was awesome, and it was very very gay. Tried to find it on Youtube for y’all [I think it’s season 3 ep 8?] but don’t see it there yet – tho maybe someone who is more technically inclined will be able to find it. Cheers!

  3. what a bummer, i actually thought that the hot/evil/genious/hot alien Anna was playing on our team, i actually still do (don’t ask me why wishful thinking perhaps)
    & when i saw her touch/caress lisa’s face i was almost certain, that until lisa called her “mother”.
    I think i screamed or something….
    Yeah i screamed “NO!” to which my 10 year old sister cleaverly responded “not everyone is gay,you weirdo”

  4. these last two episodes of glee have been disappointing for me. the criticisms of the show have become more glaringly obvious – especially the gender stuff, like how the principle male characters, finn and mr. shue, are these semi-perfect beings who are being manipulated by the women in their lives and also have new women waiting in the wings to swoop in. that scene with mr. shue singing to the two of them? barf. so masturbatory. honestly the best line in both episodes, for me, was when mercedes said on the phone “i found out my hampster was pregnant in biology class and i just started WEEPING.” i laughed OUT LOUD. and i’m sad that they’re stereotyping curt in the way that they are, if only because right now he’s sort of reinforcing the idea that if a straight guy’s friend is gay he’ll like, fall in love with him and try to make him gay. sorry for all those unclear antecedents. anyway, i like glee. i just want it to WOW me again. i remember the football episode wowed me. i would like some more of that, please.

    • firstly, what happened to your gravatar?

      secondly, I agree, I hate this fucking turn with Kurt. The idea that every gay dude is gonna fall in love with a straight guy he’s friends with is one of the most damaging ones there is. I was just watching this terrible movie on the TV with this girl who I recognized as the girl that was in love with Marcia in the Brady Bunch Movie who srsly contributed to a lot of feelings i had about lesbians growing up, these weird pathetic creatures who were always lusting for what they couldn’t have but also trying to get in everyone else’s way who was trying to get them.

      • i don’t know what’s happened to my picture thingie. usually it’s just there. yesterday i “logged in” to this site for the first time in forever and now it’s not there, even when i’m signed in to wordpress. THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE ON THE INTERBUTT.

  5. Another reason to lurve that last Parks & Rec episode: the ranger was played by Jay Johnston who plays Officer Jay McPherson (aka Sarah’s sister’s boyfriend) on the Sarah Silverman Program. You probably already know that…

  6. also? never mind the completely ridiculous fake pregnancy subplot that forces us to swallow that mr. shue would have had NO opportunity to see his wife naked since she became preganant, why, WHY has no one managed to tell finn that YOU CAN’T GET PREGNANT FROM THE WATER CURRENTS IN A HOT TUB. would he not have told his mom how it happened? has he not told anyone? ridiculous.

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