Christmas Episodes

Since it’s Christmas time, and all 3 of TV series I’m following has put interesting Christmas episode. I feel like doing a little recap.

How I Met Your Mother
Season 6 Episode 12

For 6 seasons straight, I still haven’t get to see the HIMYM Christmas episode that I wanted to see. You know, the episode of HIMYM where all 5 of them sit in their cozy apartment having a warm traditional Christmas celebration. That would be boring I guess. But I really do hope they have 1 of those episode eventually. Anyway, this season’s Christmas is interesting. The best so far I have to say. It’s not only hilarious but also has story and lessons for us to learn from. Well something like that.

Season 2 Episode 10

Glee Christmas episode rocks but the songs were a bit boring except for Last Christmas. Glee Christmas episode has it all. Secret Santa, Glee Club Christmas decoration, Christmas Miracle, and even the Grinch. Totally classic and I love it. I think that’s probably because I never get to really celebrate Christmas in the part of the world. Seeing it on TV probably the closest I can get to the real Christmas atmosphere celebration.

Family Guy
Season 6 Episode 7

FG Christmas episode has to be the best of all three. Beautiful soundtrack, shocking twist, epic climax, fantastic wrap-up and wonderful ending. Glee totally got pwned by FG in song selection this time. I find it rather genius how they could tweak it and turn it into one heck of a ride full of adventures and actions. If you want to know if Santa really exist or not? and what’s going on at the Northpole? and what would happen if Stewie and Brian are doing Santa’s job? then this episode will answer it all.

Christmas Episodes

How I Met Your Mother Season 1

People have been saying this show is hilarious and a must-watch. Well, I finally got time to check it out and just finished season 1. And as Barney would say, it’s aaaawwessome!! To a certain extent, it reminds me of Friends, which used to be my favorite stay-home-on-Saturday evening show. But How I Met Your Mother (HIMYM) is even better because it has Robin!! Nah just kidding….. but seriously. She’s insanely hot and beautiful. Anyway, I would put it this way. Friends would make you smile and laugh occasionally but HIMYM, on the hand, will make you LOL, sometime so hard till you cry.

There’s 4 more seasons to go for me and I’m taking my time with it. I don’t know how the rest of season are like but season 1 is definitely amazing and, quoted Barney if I may, LEGENDARY!

How I Met Your Mother Season 1

1000 Places to See Before You Die

While I was browsing for things to watch the other day, I came across this Discovery Channel program called 1000 Places To See Before You Die. The show is about a newly wedded couple, who got inspired by the book 1000 Places to See Before You Die, put their lives on hold and go on an all paid 5-month odyssey trip around the world to places recommended in the book. I love this show. If you love traveling or a traveler at heart, you’ll definitely love the show. So far I’ve watched only 2 episodes which is to Hawaii and India and going to watch Alaska and Brazil. And YES!! They also went to Cambodia. I’m trying to get that episode. If you have time, check them out.

Anyway, while watching the show, sth that was said in there got me thinking for awhile. During the episode, it mentioned that visiting the place is like realizing your childhood dream. Then I think why most of the time people relate their incredible experience to childhood. For example, I often hear people say “This really fun it’s like we’re a child once again.” or “this brings back our childhood memory” or stuffs along those lines. That implies that childhood is one of the best time in their lives, if not the best. However, we also often see people negatively regard people who are inconsiderate, hot tempered, insensitive, immature etc.. as “childish”. I found it ironic and the same time, humorous. It’s like they’re saying that “I love childhood but I hate being childish or people who’re childish.” How can you enjoy your childhood if you’re not childish?

So the next time somebody says that you’re childish, you say “Thank you.”

1000 Places to See Before You Die

SYTYCD Season 5 Top 18 Performance & Result

And another week passed by and so the top 18 performance and results are over. Time to comment on what went down. First of all, I didn’t like the genre picks this week compared to last week but again I kinda knew this was gonna happen. This week dances were a mixture of awesome ones, so-so ones and bad ones. No surprises.

My top 5 performances are:

  1. Jonathan & Karla‘s contemporary choreographed by Stacey Tookey
  2. Brandon & Janette‘s Disco choreographed by Doriana Sanchez
  3. Max & Kayla’s pop-jazz choreographed by Brian Friedman
  4. Vitolio & Asuka‘s waltz choreographed by Louis van Amstel
  5. Ade & Melissa‘s Jazz choreographed by Sonya Tayeh

After watching the performance last night I really  thought Phillip-Jeanine pair was going to be in bottom 3 with the other 2 hip-hop pairs but thank God, I was wrong about that. I guess US people also want to keep Phillip longer in the competition to see more of his awesome hip-hop popping style. And yes surprisingly, I dismissed both hip-hop routines. I hated the 1st one and dislike the 2nd one. Hahaha I think Shane Sparks must be damn sad both pairs under his choreograph is in bottom 3. But again, you have to agree that it’s hard for these choreographers to keep up with the demands sometime.

During the announcement of the bottom 3 pairs, when I saw Phillip-Jeanine pair standing with Jason-Caitlin pair, I knew they were safe. 2nd group of 3 pairs were expected nothing to comment. As for the last group of 3 pairs, when I Evan-Randy pair was announced ‘safe’, then I knew that Max-Kayla pair was going to be in bottom 3 already. Well anybody who has followed the show would’ve guessed that easily as well. Finally, when it came down to elimination, Ashley was eliminated as predicted despite the fact that the judges were not unanimous. As for the guys, I was predicting Kupono since Max is with Kayla and I thought they won’t be in the bottom 3 for a while. Anyway between this 2 any one eliminated is expected.

Other than that, I have to say that I think among all the top ten girls this season, Karla has the best legs followed by Janette. And Melissa is the most Lady (ah duh! she’s 29). 😛 Lastly, I small comment on Jonathan-Karla routine. I think the song plays big part in the boosting the level of their performance. Now I don’t know what will happen next week. Let me note down my guesses here so I can refer to next week.

Next week bottom 3 guess:

Asuka-Vitolio pair, Randi-Evan pair, Jason-Caitlin pair

Elimination guess: Asuka & Vitolio 😛

SYTYCD Season 5 Top 18 Performance & Result

SYTYCD Season 5 Top 20 Performance & Result

Finally So You Think You Can Dance Season 5 top 20 week is here and over. In summary, this week performance is pure awesome, extraordinary, beautiful and fantastic etc… Now that the first week is over, I can tell if the judges’ top 20 choice were up to expectation and also spot my favorites.

Top 5 performance for me are:

  1. Ade and Melissa‘s contemporary choreographed by Mandy Moore
  2. Phillip and Jeanine‘s hip-hop choreographed by Tabitha & Napoleon
  3. Evan and Randi‘s Jazz choreographed by Tyce Diorio
  4. Brandon and Janette‘s Fox Trot choreographed by Louis van Amstel
  5. Kapuno and Ashley‘s Jazz choreographed by Wade Robson

And the performance that I keep watching over and over again although not my most favorite is Phillip and Jeanine’s hip-hop routine.

From top 20 performance last night, my current male favorites are Phillip, Ade and Evan and female favorites are Jeanine, Melissa, Randi, Ashley and Kayla. Yes the girls this year are awesome, it’ll be kinda expected if the winner this year is a girl.

A quick comment from me will be, first of all, you really must watch the show. It’s crazily awesome. Phillip and Jeanine have awesome chemistry. Never expected that coming. Also, it was a blessing to audience that Phillip gets to do Hip Hop. How I wish Phillip gets to do Hip Hop every week. I never get sick of watching his moves. I’m very worried that from next week he may not perform so good in other genre. Nevertheless, I shall wait for him for to surprise me. As for Ade and Melissa, I totally never saw them coming. Ade’s strength and Melissa’s legs movement are incredibly beautiful to watch. They’re gonna be an awesome couple in the show. Lastly, I’m quite disappointed that Kayla got Max as her partner. Their chemistry is doubtful for me at the moment. I’m predicting that as the competition progresses, Max may end up dragging Kayla down or Kayla may end up helping Max to stay longer in the competition. I really hope I’m wrong with that. Otherewise cheers!! Can’t wait for next week to come.

SYTYCD Season 5 Top 20 Performance & Result