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LostPHASE SHOCK:  What the $%^&?

PHASE DENIAL:  I don’t care that Shannon was seen with a gunshot wound to the chest.  I refuse to believe that she’s dead. Until I actually see her body buried in the ground, I will refuse to believe she’s dead.  I don’t care how many people told me that this day would come, I still refuse to believe them. 

PHASE BARGAINING: Didn’t the producers say that one person would be lost forever?  Well..where in the heck did that Cindy-chick go?  She’s your sacrificial lamb!!!

PHASE GUILT:  If only we could have stopped her from having sex with Sayid.  Maybe she’d still be alive.

PHASE ANGER:  What about the rest of the Shannon’s backstory?  What happened between the time she was financially cut off and the time that Boone came to rescue her in Australia?  The viewers deserve to know what happened.  And what about Sayid?  Hasn’t he suffered enough??

PHASE DEPRESSION:  Someone please wake me up when this whole nightmare is over…

Gallery: Lost:  Abandoned


3-D MediumIt’s November, and if you are a TV fan, it’s your favorite time of year. Sweeps galore! This is the time every show tries to outdo itself to grab you and keep your attention. They’ll shock you, they’ll repulse you, they’ll delight you. Births, deaths, fights, make-ups, marriages, break-ups, murders, weddings, cross-overs and more…nothing is too wild for sweeps.

One show gets my vote for the best sweeps stunt this year: NBC’s Medium. The Nov. 21st episode (Monday, 10pm) will be shown in 3-D. That’s right: 3-D! Perhaps you have to be a child of the eighties to appreciate this fully, but could there be anything cooler? TV Guide first leaked the news back in August, and it’s been a long wait. One pair of 3-D glasses will be included in every issue of the November 21st edition of TV Guide. Don’t get TV Guide? Don’t want to buy extra pairs for family members?

Never fear. The hard-working researchers here at TV Envy, always with the goal of making your viewing experience better, have tracked down a simple tutorial on how to make your own 3-D glasses. Get the full instructions here. Have a wonderful sweeps, and if you’d like to submit an image to our forum, we’d love to see you in your homemade pair of 3-D glasses!

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Gallery: Medium Goes 3D For Sweeps

MediumTV audiences have gone crazy for monsters, beasties, and things that go bump in the night. Nearly a dozen of this season’s prime time shows follow a ‘supernatural’ theme, something that lets the viewer travel away from the ordinary world into the shadows of all that is freaky. With so many shows to choose from, which is the best? Which most deserves your time and loyalty? Luckily, there’s an easy answer. Not only is Medium the best of these supernatural shows; it’s the best show on television right now, in this reviewer’s humble opinion. Medium follows the adventures of Allison Dubois, based on a true person, wife and mother of three…who just happens to communicate with dead people in her spare time. Medium’s marketing played up the spooky side: every preview included as many dead people as live. Although these aspects are intriguing, Medium offers a wonderful surprise: the best parts are the normal stuff. It’s a truly rare quality in the genre.

Never on television have I seen a more realistic portrayal of family life. Allison and her husband, Joe, love each other, lose patience and worry, sometimes even yell at each other, but can always depend on their bond of mutual respect.  Their three daughters, especially the older two, love and hate each other equally in true sibling rivalry form. There are no cloying, cutesie-pie kid actors here; these children are completely real. It is these scenes of family life that hold the show together and attract such a strong fan base: ask any viewer what they love about Medium. I bet the response will have the word ‘family’ in it.

Gallery: Medium: Rare!

Nip/TuckFans have been concerned about one of their favorite shows: . Most of the unease seems to revolve around ‘The Carver’ storyline, which the show has heavily focused on since the second half of season 2.  The show gained such a huge following in the first season largely due to the way it focused on the pain and terror inside us all, the way we try to change the outside to quiet the monsters inside. Now, with The Carver as a central focus, those emotions have been taken outside of the characters and transformed into a ‘real life’ monster…which has proven to be less fascinating than the original insights. The possibilities were looking up, though, on last night’s episode. Christian dealing with family demons, Sean facing the loss of his family, and both doctors realizing something is missing without their long-time friendship, harkens back to the first season. Bring on the demons, Nip/Tuck. Just keep them inside.

Gallery: Nip/Tuck: Is The Blade Losing Its Edge?

Mandy MooreWhile we don’t have an exact date yet for its mid-season return, we finally have some new news about Scrubs:  actress/singer Mandy Moore will be appearing in two of the upcoming episodes.  Note, we didn’t say whether that was good news or bad news. I can’t say that we are thrilled about Zach Braff’s real-life love interest guest-starring, but we’re gonna step out of our comfort zone and give Mandy the benefit of the doubt.  She definitely proved that she could handle humor in the hilarious movie Saved! and her story arc on Entourage wasn’t bad either.  Oh - and wouldn’t it be juicy to see Mandy and Elliot rip each other’s hair out?

Gallery: Scrubs Alert: Mandy Moore To Guest Star

Page KennedySo just when you thought you figured out who the mystery man was in the Betty Applewhite’s basement, you are going to have to guess again.  Apparently actor Page Kennedy may have acted inappropriately on the show and in real life.  A Desperate Housewives spokesperson announced Tuesday that Page Kennedy was fired for “improper conduct.”  No other information has been released thus far elaborating on the details.  According to insiders, the incident did not involve any of the cast members.  Variety is reporting that newcomer Nashawn Kearse (Entourage, Marci X) has already been slated to take over the role of Caleb. Kennedy’s last appearance will air this Sunday.

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Gallery: Desperate Housewives: Desperate for a Recast, Page Kennedy Fired

My Name Is EarlAfter rummaging through Earl’s motel room for the umpteenth time, Joy wonders when she will get some of the money that she is owed. When is she going to get her hot tub?  Earl should have known it was inevitable.  Even after all the grief and illegitimate children Joy gave him, he would eventually have to give her something in return.  Which brings us to #153 on his list:  Broke Joy’s fancy figurine.

Adamant that the winnings were only to be used to for his karma list, Earl agrees to remedy something that he ruined of Joy’s.  He wants to replace the fancy figurine that he and Randy blew up with a firecracker.  Unfortunately, completing that task would not be such a piece of cake.  That particular figurine could only be obtained by the first place prizewinner of the Prettiest Pretty Princess Pageant.  Joy received her last figurine back in 1981 when she and mother won.  Seems Earl destroyed a very important piece of Joy’s childhood because that was the last figurine she ever received.  Once the Stoker family entered the competition, the pageant title never changed hands again.

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Gallery: My Name is Earl:  Broke Joy’s Fancy Figurine

Nip/TuckOkay – is it just me, or does this show have some serious issues with chronology?  I really do love and am willing to overlook its flaws for the sake of overall enjoyment, but the glaring errors with time cannot go without comment.

Going back to the show from two weeks ago—
Let’s assume that it took about a week for Sean to agree to the crematorium job that was presented to him (the mortuary couldn’t have let those dismembered corpses wait any longer.)  Are we supposed to believe that in the same amount of time: Gina pitched her proposal to Julia about the spa.. the ladies presented their plan to McNamara/Troy.. the building was purchased and permits were secured… and a crew had been hired and already started working??  Seriously—by the time Sean got around to dismembering Frankenlaura, the women were already


into their project!!

Now let’s proceed to last week’s episode—
Let’s again assume that it took about a week for Christian to meet with a patient then eventually agree to saw off his leg.  In this short period of time:  the ladies were able to conceive a new semen-based product.. collect samples from a sperm bank… mix the final ingredients and package it.. present their idea to Joan Rivers.. get it on QVC.. and then already determine that they will turn a profit in their first year?

I mean, I know that women can multitask—and can move mountains when working in threes—but they’re not miracle workers.  It pains me to say this:  but we’re not gods.

Gallery: Nip/Tuck:  Remember to Turn Back Your Clocks!

West Wing Debate

In case anyone thought the West Wing live experiment would go unnoticed, you were wrong.  The debate between Republican presidential candidate, Arnold Vinick, and Democratic candidate, Matt Santos, brought in nearly ten million people.  The debate, moderated by TV news veteran Forrest Sawyer, brought in approximately 1.5 million viewers than on an average Sunday night. Maybe people were eager to finally see a debate between two intelligent and articulate men?  I know I was.

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Gallery: The West Wing:  Live Debate

Lost PodcastATTENTION LOST FANATICS:  As you already know by now, you can catch up on lost episodes of Lost by purchasing them on iTunes.  Now, starting tomorrow, you can also listen to the very first Lost podcasts. To promote the show during November sweeps, various Lost cast members and producers will help tease the week’s upcoming episode.  Fans will also have the opportunity to submit questions to have answered during the weekly podcasts. Starting Tuesday, November 8, the first Lost podcast will be available only at ABC.com.  Come November 15, the podcasts will also be available via iTunes.

We have the full release for you, after the jump.

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Gallery: The Official Lost Podcast