This week sees the beginning of “American Idol” proper, with live performance shows and elimination episodes. It’s late February; the season runs into May. I have no idea how I will make it.
“American Idol,” Week Seven: Top 12 Girls Perform
“American Idol,” Week Seven: Top 12 Guys Perform
“American Idol,” Week Seven: 4 Singers Eliminated
Kind of. Anyway, a fun episode.
“Lost” 6×5: “Lighthouse”
A solid episode. Always good to see the real Locke tooling around again:
“Lost” 6×4: “The Substitute”
“American Idol” is now wrapping up its Hollywood Week in typically slow fashion. By the end of this season, I’ll be exhausted from all the fake-outs and postponed reveals.
“American Idol,” Week Six: Hollywood Round, Part Three
UPDATE: “American Idol,” Week Six: The Top 24 Are Announced
I’m fascinated by the fact that The Beatles’ albums were often released in dramatically chopped and repackaged ways to manufacture more content in the United States. I know that even today, albums can have slight changes between their U.K. and U.S. versions, but this seems like an extreme that hasn’t been matched in years. The Beatles’ U.S. records feel like history from an alternate universe, and I’m now hooked on collecting them.
It’s hard to pick a favorite, but “is lady gaga a man” is right up there.
Better than last week’s, that’s for sure:
“The Office” 6×15: “Manager and Salesman”
Last night’s “Lost” was a decent episode, but mainly a set-up for that final reveal.
“Lost” 6×3: “What Kate Does”
This week saw the beginning of the major cuts that will winnow the group down to 24 semifinalists, with a final winner being crowned in, let’s say, April 2012.
“American Idol,” Week Five: Hollywood Round, Part One
UPDATE: “American Idol,” Week Five: Hollywood Round, Part Two