Raise Your Hand…

JOHN FROM CINCINNATI
Raise your hand if have absolutely no idea what last night’s premiere of JOHN FROM CINCINNATI was about.

Raise your hand if you’re so confused by Papa Yost’s inexplicable ability to levitate himself off the ground that you may actually give this series another chance.

Raise your hand if you don’t even care what’s going on, but are now really inspired to learn how to surf.

2007 TONY AWARDS
Raise your hand if you’re annoyed that CBS didn’t pony up the money to broadcast last night’s Tony Awards in High Definition.

Raise your hand if you think SPRING AWAKENING is the most over-hyped Broadway musical ever and you don’t understand (because you’re not fourteen) why exactly watching teeangers embrace their sexuality has been hailed as the ‘second-coming of the modern musical?

BIG LOVE
Raise your hand if you’re excited for tonight’s long awaited return of BIG LOVE?

Raise your hand if you actually started to raise you hand while reading this post.

Raise your hand if your co-workers are starting to stare.

Okay I’ll stop.

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  • Liz

    2007 TONY AWARDS
    Raise your hand if you’re annoyed that CBS didn’t pony up the money to broadcast last night’s Tony Awards in High Definition.

    Raise your hand if you think SPRING AWAKENING is the most over-hyped Broadway musical ever and you don’t understand (because you’re not fourteen) why exactly watching teeangers embrace their sexuality has been hailed as the ’second-coming of the modern musical?
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    Raising my hands like i’m praising God. FINALLY! Someone else who shares the same feeling.

  • um, consider both hands raised about John from Cincinnati. I turned to Corinne after the episode and said “I feel like I don’t know what happened in the last hour”. I’ll give it another shot, if only to find out what the frak is going on, and because I just love Luke Perry 🙂

  • Linda B.

    Is it just me, or am i the only one who hadn’t heard anything about John from Cincinnati til The Sopranos ended last night? I was like, what’s this show?

    Oh, and hand totally raised for Big Love tonight!

  • Jenny

    *thinks Linda B didn’t read her column this week* LOL I mentioned it. The only reason I knew anything about it was cause of Kristin from eOnline.

  • Amrie, completely agree. Any show with Luke Perry can’t be bad. I wonder if he’s going to give a shout out to the ‘green room’

    And if you have no idea what the ‘green room’ is… you clearly weren’t a fan of the best teenage melodrama ever — BEVERLY HILLS 90210.

    Bonus question: What was the name of the surfer chick who was Dylan’s friend in season one, who also became the subject of Brandon’s Blaze article?

  • Did any of you actually see Spring Awakening? Its the best musical I’ve seen in years. To simplify it as “teenagers embrace their sexuality” is to completely miss the point. Its like saying Harry Potter is “about wizards” and is therefore stupid and for children, and if you’ve read Harry Potter, you know there’s more to it than that. See Spring Awakening, then go see 5 other Broadway musicals and then try to tell me that Spring Awakening isn’t something incredibly special.

  • Spring Awakening is amazing. You’re killing me…

  • mediamaven…. I did indeed see it, and while I appreciate the music and lyrics, I think the story (or book as it’s referred to in the theatre world) is ridiculous. Talk about teenage melodrama. I’ll take another Marissa overdose on THE OC thank you.

  • Mossi

    I’m sorry, but I though John from Cincinnati was awful. It was so boring. I didn’t care about any of the characters or about the story. I think I’ll pass, thanks.

    Bring on Big Love!!!

  • Nicole

    I just couldn’t help but love the Tony Awards, though I must say the highlight of the entire show for me was seeing Idina Menzel present an award!! I LOVE Wicked!!! and Idina!!!

    haha but I have to disagree with you about Spring Awakening… true, the content may be a little… raunchy, but the songs they did on the Tony’s showed just how incredible of a cast and crew they have. The show is really great and thought provoking and the people involved with the production seem like intelligent and really nice people… well their speeches were nice at least!

  • It’s only teen melodrama because that’s what its like to be a teen. Maybe you were never a teenager, but theyre extremely melodramatic and full of angsty energy. Every teen has moments where they discover love, or rebel, or think about suicide. At least its realistically depicted here. How many teens do you know who go to Tijuana and overdose on medication? None that I’ve ever met.

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  • Im wtih Nicole, Mediamaven and ducky here. I know you told me you didnt like it and I get the people that don’t like it but I wouldnt have thought youd be one of them. It was seriously the best musical I’ve seen (live) but granted I’ve sat through some doozies so maybe its a relative thing? Still, Spring Awakening is simply amazing. Not perfect. But it is amazing.

  • Jennifer

    I said this last year and i’ll say it again: I BIG LOVE BIG LOVE! what a great show.

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  • RE: JOHN FROM CINCINNATI

    So, at first I had no clue what was going on with the show and really wasn’t impressed. I had the same problem with Deadwood. When I first watched the pilot episode, I didn’t care for it but by the third show I was sucked in…

    Well, after watching the third show this evening I *REALLY* have no clue what I’m watching or why…

    So, yea… No clue what it’s about or how it’s going to stay on the air.