Things I liked about 2010:
The Hills ended. TG For Life. No more fantastic plastic plots and faces to sit through. Longest 22 minutes of my life. Weekly.
Prince William proposed to Kate (Catherine) Middleton. I haven’t been this excited about something since rediscovering vampires.
The Vampire Diaries-Because, as I mentioned above, immortals are awesome and Damon Salvatore is SO. HOT.
The King’s Speech-In a year where great films are few and far between, this one is great. The relationship between King George VI and his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, was well-written and superbly acted. Colin Firth is sure to score Best Actor for this gem. It also doesn’t hurt that the story has to do with the British Royal Family. Just saying…
I Used To Be Fat-Finally! A reality show for teens that actually promotes something positive. Imagine that, MTV. Amidst drunk and vulgar leather bags and pregnant underachievers, the network decided to come with the teenage version of The Biggest Loser (except the contestants had to lose weight in the real world instead of a camp devoted solely to weight loss). It was refreshing to watch high school graduates work hard towards losing pounds before heading off to college. Well done, you svelte kids.
Things that were ehhhhhh not-so-much:
Jesse James cheated on Sandra Bullock with saucy Michelle McGee. Hey, at least he gave her a week to enjoy her Oscar win. Classy guy.
On that note, I wasn’t too pleased about Bullock’s win for The Blind Side. It was a generic story with a “meh” performance by Bullock. The award should have gone to Carey Mulligan for An Education.
Jersey Shore‘s second season in Miami-Reliving your college years vicariously through a show where the cast can’t collectively spell “college” isn’t really the best use of time. What else are you gonna do, right? We’ll watch until they all end up back at their parents’ houses after spending all that hard-earned money on hookers and St. Tropez spray tan. And tacky dresses from Bebe.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt‘s continued popularity-Why are these two still a news item? Who cares about them anymore? She did a sh*tty thing five years ago and we’re still paying attention? This is a center for ants!
Bristol Palin on Dancing With The Stars-Not the fact that Palin made it to the finals. The very fact that she was on the show is disgraceful. Time to say nigh nigh to Dancing With Celebrities That No One Takes Seriously.
Sister Wives-Believe what you want to believe about plural marriages, just don’t air a reality show about it. Don’t show us one man’s relationship with four dumpy women and call it a partnership of equals. There’s no way this would fly if the roles were reversed. DOWNGRADE!
Jessica Simpson‘s engagement to Eric Johnson-They couldn’t have waited a few more months? The whole thing was very suspect, considering Simpson’s ex-husband, Nick Lachey, had just gotten engaged a few weeks earlier. Hmmmmmm. Not to mention the ring is totally fuggers.
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday break, and I hope to have you back here in 2011 for all sorts fodder from the peanut gallery, or as my mother likes to call me, “Another country heard from.”
Happy New Year!
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