Archives For March 2008

We’re back with a new edition of why the 90’s ruled!! For past reasons of why they ruled, check the following links:

Part I
Part II
Part III (Disney Edition)

Ruth InfarinatoThis time, I’m gonna be talking about the coolest VJ in MTV Latin America, and that was Ruth! The orange-haired Argentinean who graced MTV Latin America for long enough so she could make an impact on my TV viewing. She was chill, she was hip… she was just what VJs are supposed to be.

According to Wikipedia, Ruth is a host and an actress, and became one of the main figures for the Latin American youth thanks to her job as a VJ for over 10 years. I mainly knew her from her show Conexion, but she also hosted, co-produced and wrote several other interactive programs… which make her even cooler.

You see, MTV was cooler at that point in time… VJs didn’t try hard to be hip and cool. MTV was actually about music, and reality tv and crappy series weren’t part of the scheduling. You could actually keep your tv on MTV, and no one would think that was weird. There was also Daria, Beavis and Butthead, and even Ren and Stimpy!

And why the heck am I writing about this? Well, I was watching old tapes, and I had recorded some of Ruth’s show Conexion. I actually ended up watching the whole show, and it made me nostalgic about watching MTV, lol. I barely watch any MTV, maybe I occasionally end up watching it at 3 or 4 in the morning, but you wouldn’t catch me watching it during the day.

Nowadays, I tend to watch more VH1, but it’s not necessarily good either, but it’s better than MTV’s programs… most of the times. I remember that in Canada I began watching MuchMusic, which is like Canadian MTV… after a while, I was more of a MuchMoreMusic type of person, almost like the Canadian version of VH1. I did watch quite a bit of CMT too, but that was in Canada – Cable in Peru did had, at one point in time, CMT in their listing but it didn’t last much longer than a month.

Way before (film) award season began, I came up with a For Your Consideration campaign for Marion Cotillard, who ended up winning! *woot woot* – the funny thing about the whole thing was that the graphics I made only listed three awards, the Academy Award, the BAFTA and the Golden Globe. Yes, she didn’t actually get the Golden Globe for drama, but she got the one in the Comedy/Musical, to the disbelief of some Ellen Page fans (I’m an Ellen Page fan, but… come on, get real. lol’) – Anyway, I had totally forgotten about the SAG and SHE LOST THAT ONE! Now I’m better prepared.

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Sholly Shippers Rejoice

March 12, 2008 — 7 Comments

First off…

What’s a shipper?
According to Wikipedia, a shipper is a person intellectually or emotionally involved with the development of a romance in a work of fiction.

Ok, since I got that out of the way… the first time I heard the term was probably when I got really into Harry Potter, just after reading book5 in the summer of 2003. I’m a Harmonian, and proud of it! I can’t talk about shipping without mentioning Harry and Hermione, bless their fictional souls. It was nuts that summer, reading and creating my own fanfiction… looking at fanart, and embracing other Harmony shippers – thanks to Harry and Hermione, I was introduced to the world of shipping and friends. lol’

Now, that I’ve sort of moved on from Harry Potter (I still support Harry and Hermione, though) – I’ve moved on to other ventures, lol’ WHICH brings me to Sholly.

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Apparently, Showtime just confirmed the rumors that the last season of The L Word (aka. Season 6) is to be only 8 episodes. Yes, the LAST and FINAL season will not be 12-13 eps, but only 8. (link to the Hollywood Reporter)

I don’t really wanna rant, but the show is just frustrating – hate to love it, love to hate it. I will wait for the season finale on March 23 to full rant on it. LOL’

We Love Bree!

March 9, 2008 — 4 Comments

Let’s start off with a quote from EW.com:

Bree Van De Kamp has a deeper role: She is Wisteria Lane’s beacon of perfection — the exquisitely starched pleat in a wash-and-wear world — and God love her, it’s the only thing keeping her sane.

We didn’t always love Bree, so correct in her deportment she made Miss Manners look sloppy.

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