TV Junkie: Grammys Post-Mortem; 'X-Play' 1000th Episode Tonight
A highlight of the interminable 52nd Annual Grammys was Stephen Colbert's award, his first Grammy, for the soundtrack to his hilarious holiday special, "A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All." His monologue was the most intelligent banter of the night - it was all downhill from there. From the out of tune singing, to an inability to self-censor for a broadcast audience, a confusing 3D experience, and, the very weak "mosh pit" stage design (3 or 4 "Jersey Shore"-style fist-pumpers?), Tinseltown scored an #epicfail with those and countless other "why?" moments.During the week that J.D. Salinger died, we don't think we've seen a bigger collection of phonies with the phoniest music around. You would have to have a real hatred of music to enjoy watching a broadcast of the Grammys. If that was the cream of the crop of the "music industry", the best of the best, then this is an industry that truly deserves to go out of business.
Whether you watched or missed last night's Grammys, check out the liveblog, from onsite at the performance, by LAist's Music Editor, Joshua Pressman - lots of great commentary!
For those smart enough to avoid CBS last night, the best episode of "Big Love" so far this season aired on HBO. Great performances by all with a preview of Sissy Spacek's appearance next week - definitely worth pulling up via OnDemand.
We knew we were lagging when we signed up for foursquare last week but now Bravo has announced a partnership with the social media site resulting in a Bravo site on foursquare as well as guides designed by Bravolebrities from their "Real Wifes of..." series, "Top Chef", etc.
The TV Junkie Plan: "X-Play", "Chuck", "24", "Men of a Certain Age", "La La Land", Letterman, Fallon.