Live Bloglet: Lost Season 4 Finale May 29, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Lost, TV.
Tags: ABC, Amy Yen, live blog, Lost, Lost finale, Lost live-blog, Lost Season 4, StrawGrasping
Previously on Lost, the Oceanic 6 are totally in different places all over the Island. Hurley is with Locke & Ben, who totally gave himself up to Keamy, who totally wants to kill everyone on the Island. Kate & Sayid got captured by the Others while going after Jack, who is with Sawyer, going after Hurley. Sun & Aaron are on the Freighter with Desmond & like a bunch of C4. SO how to they, & not the others, get off the Island?
1.) Whoa, we’re opening in the flash-forward from the Season 3 finale? “We have to go back??” Also, who the hell is Jeremy Bentham? I totally think you just made that name up! And what horrible things happened the day they left?? Two hours, we better get some freaking answers.
Live-Blogging Top Chef 4.12 May 28, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Top Chef, TV.
Tags: Allen Brothers, Amy Yen, Bravo, Kathy Griffin, live blog, Rick Tramonto, StrawGrasping, Top Chef, Top Chef live blog
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8:59 (b/c yes, I am now on Central Time) – Previously on Top Chef, Spike & Lisa are inexplicably still around at the beginning of the episode. Restaurant Wars return. Team Disaster predictably bomb. And Spike & Lisa are inexplicably still around at the end of the episode. Which mean Dale is preemptively eliminated. Aw.
9:01 – Everyone is excited that they’re close to the final 4. OMG, one of Spike & Lisa is going to make the final 4. That is so wrong!
Tags: Amanda Mooney, Amy Yen, Boston, Emerson College, Laura Nelson, Maria Garcia, StrawGrasping
Two years ago, I came to Boston to get my Master’s degree from Emerson College. Boston was as advertised, youthful, culturally rich, full of energy and passion and, unfortunately, unacceptably cold. So last week, I graduated with my ASL friends and did exactly the opposite of most of my classmates: I quit my job. It was scary, and sad, because I will really miss @MsCharlotte, @juliehallboston, @swirlingmedia and my other SA colleagues. But now I’m going back home to Dallas and then out to LA to find my next opportunity in integrated marketing or digital communications.
I’m on the plane right now, after a wonderful last night in Boston with @AmandaMooney, @MariaGarcia and @LauraNelson. I don’t think I quite realized how much I will miss all the great friends I made in Boston until the end of the night, when we hugged and said goodbye and promised to stay in touch via Facebook and Twitter. We are all splitting up now, going to different cities to begin our different lives.
This is not a sign-off, you will hear from me when I find my new life. In the meantime, friends, please keep your promises and stay in touch. I know where you tweet, so don’t think you can hide.
Goodbye, Boston. I’ll see you around the blogosphere.
Live-Bloglet: Grey’s Anatomy Season 4 Finale May 22, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Grey's Anatomy, TV.
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I’m trying something new. Live-blogging takes an awful lot of time, but there’s been such wonderful season finales lately that I want to find a way to put more content up. So starting with tonight’s 2-hour Grey’s season finale, I’m going to experiment with a live-bloglet, which is just a stripped down version of a live-blog. There will be less recapping and more quick-hit commentary. Like a live-blog, I’m putting down my thoughts as the show happens. See what you think.
1.) How does Mere & Derek keep getting these brain tumor clinical trial patients? How much time is passing here? That’s really depressing.
2.) Mere & Cristina talking depressingly in bed = awesome. Except that Cristina doesn’t want to dance or drink tequila, which is how you know something is seriously, seriously wrong with Cristina. God, I wish they would just move on from this storyline already. I miss Awesome Cristina.
Live-Blogging Top Chef 4.11 May 21, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Top Chef, TV.
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9:59 – Previously on Top Chef, Andrew is crazy crazy crazy crazy CRAZY. And also Eliminated.
10:01 – Watching the title sequence, I really can’t believe Spike is still here.
Live-Blogging Top Chef 4.10 May 14, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Top Chef, TV.
Tags: Amy Yen, Chicago Police, live blog, StrawGrasping, Top Chef, Top Chef 4.10, Top Chef Boxed Lunches
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9:59 – Previously on Top Chef, Wedding Wars, baby! Dale is angry & bitter & tragically competent. Spike is a lazy, absurd jerk. And Nikki is finally, FINALLY eliminated. Only about 5 weeks later than she probably should have been.
10:00 – Apartment open. Everyone is still all tired from the cooking marathon. Spike interviews that Dale’s a-hole-dom will follow him through his career. Dude, no one is more of an a-hole than you, Spike. Andrew interviews that he’s got fire inside of him or something, I didn’t really pay attention because the next thing he says is that he feels like he’s either going to stab someone or cook something really good. OMG. I hope he stabs someone. That would make this show SO MUCH MORE AWESOME.
Live-Blogging Top Chef 4.9 May 7, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Top Chef, TV.
Tags: Amy Yen, Bravo, StrawGrasping, television, Top Chef, Top Chef 4.9, Top Chef Wedding Wars, TV
9:59 – Scrambling to get the live-blog set up…putting the DVR on pause, but am skipping the previously. Basically, Antonia exploits her unfair advantage of being a single mother on the way to winning the elimination challenge. Also, Crazy Mark the Crazy Australian is sent home.
10:00 – You know, usually I’m typing furiously during Padma’s little introduction before the title sequence. Wow, did not realize just how many product placements they pack into like a minute. Pretty impressive.
10:03 – The chefs head into the kitchen for the Quickfire, but instead of a guest judge, there’s Tom C standing there, looking smug. Padma tells them in a grave tone that the Quickfire winner will no longer receive immunity, which would be a lot more shocking if that didn’t eventually happen in every season of every reality show since the beginning of time. (more…)
Live-Blogging Lost 4.10 May 1, 2008Posted by Amy Yen in Lost, TV.
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10:00 – Previously on Lost, the season happened & I didn’t live-blog cause b/c once again, that whole having-school-and-a-job thing got in the way of what’s really important. But yeah, previously on Lost, Daniel lied about the chopper coming back & then admitted to Jack that the Freighter were never going to take them off the island. Touche, rescue.
10:02 – Old school eye-close-up open. It’s Jack. Juliet is trying to wake him up, but it takes a few minutes. When he does wake up, he hears yelling outside the tent. It’s Bernard & the beach Lost-a-ways, yelling at Daniel & Charlotte because the phone has suddenly lost signal. Bernard rightly points out that Dan has lied before. Jack comes up & says that when the Freighter people come back for Dan & Charlotte, they will be ready for them. Meanwhile, as Jack walks away, he’s not looking so hot. And then he collapses. Touche, Jack.