Friday, April 24, 2015

Letter to...Shonda Rhimes, How dare you kill McDreamy!

Has a petition been created for fans to boycott Grey's Anatomy for the rest of its existence? If there isn't, I will start one and be the first to sign. #boycottgreysanatomy

Dear Shonda Rhimes,

Words cannot express the rage and sadness I feel, but I will try my best to let you know how you have ruined my life.* You've got some sort of ego thinking all of the fans of your show are not going to revolt after killing off our beloved McDreamy, Derek Shepherd.

First, can you stop exiting people off of this show by killing them? It is NOT necessary. There was a time when you would make me cry and I'd think, "Wow, Shonda is good." Now I just think, "I am not surprised that Shonda is emotionally terrorizing viewers again...I mean, it is Thursday." Can we not have a good story and drama without death? You know that there are other ways to be emotional right? Why do you keep going down that road?? I am concerned for your mental health. (Actually, I'm concerned about my mental health right now - I could really care less about how you are doing.)

Second, do you actually think you have a storyline left that the long-time fans are really going to stick around for? I would list all the reasons why what you currently have is not appealing, but I don't want to bore the readers.

I know you tried to set this up so Meredith could transition to life on her own. Derek was hardly in this season...and Meredith did fine. Hell, she was on a streak. Does this mean that she is going to die alone and be the best surgeon ever? Well that's boring. I'm glad Meredith doesn't need a man, but that doesn't mean that I don't need McDreamy.

I hate that you killed him. I HATE that you faked the viewers out so many times in the episode, basically attempting to murder us by heart attack. I hate that Derek's hair looked the best ever on the day that he died. I hate that there were no cars on that road the entire day except for the 4 that got in two separate car accidents. I hate that that little girl saw her dad die and then saw Derek in the hospital. I hate that Derek knew where the doctors messed up and that he was going to die. I hate that the on-call surgeon took forever to get there. I hate that you played Chasing Cars while Meredith said goodbye AND when Denny died, forever labeling Snow Patrol as the band that kills love. I hate that Meredith didn't call anyone or have anyone else there with her when he died. I hate that we all knew it was coming and held onto hope until the very end. I hate you Shonda, I hate you.

I am through with the trauma Shonda. Done. Over it. As far as I'm concerned tonight was the series finale of Grey's Anatomy. I'm sad it's over, but glad to get away from Seattle Grace.

Rest in peace Derek. I MISS YOUR HAIR ALREADY.


*And by life I mean night, I'm sure I'll get over it - just like I will get over you and your shows. Scandal has sucked this season too by the way, in case you were wanting to take my temperature on that show as well.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Justin, Ariana and Lance Bass try to give Carly Rae Jepsen a boost

Carly Rae Jepsen's newest pop hit I Really Like You is not getting the air time that Call Me Maybe did. Maybe that's why Justin Bieber rallied the troops to make a lip dub video of him and B list friends singing along to the song...recreating the magic from this video with his former lover Selena.

I mean, it's not a terrible song, but it's not as catchy as Call Me Maybe...and the Biebs just doesn't have the pull that he once did. He is trying to make lightening strike twice, but we know that that's rare...even with the help of Ariana Grande, Lance Bass, Kendall Jenner and Frankie Grande.

Plus, this video is way more budget.


Friday, April 10, 2015

Review: Kurious Cabinet of Curiosities (Calgary)

Do you ever wonder why people slow down when they drive by an accident? Is it to gawk? To see if anyone was injured? Or maybe they are like me, and slow down to assess the situation and decided in their heads what the accident would have looked like had I been here for it live...would it have been dramatic to see?

There is a certain rush you get from witnessing a mishap...and even a thrill from watching something that may end up failing. That is why I have always loved live theatre and that is most definitely why I love Cirque Du Soleil. Not because I hope anyone falls on their face or misses their cue, but come on - the risks that those performers take are amazing.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

New album by Canadian singer Peter Katz does not disappoint

Canadian singer Peter Katz is not disappointing anyone with his third studio album We Are the Reckoning - which includes this super cute song Brother featuring another Canadian artist Royal Wood.

The song is just so lovely, as is Peter Katz. The first time I met Katz was in 2011 when he was promoting his first album First and Last to Know. I was a inebriated mess and talked him into giving me a private concert underneath the stairs in the venue he was playing in. He was so Canadian, he couldn't say no. And thus started my love of all things Peter Katz.

Review: The Book of Mormon

If you haven't heard of The Book of Mormon, you aren't really in tune with the Broadway scene. I'm serious. The show has won major awards since opening on Broadway in 2011 and has set ticket sale records for good reason. It's hilarious, smart and entertaining from start to finish.

The satirical piece follows two Mormon missionary companions to Uganda. From their start at missionary camp through to the end of the story, there were laughs and 'I can't believe they just did that' moments. Elder Price and Elder Cunningham are two mismatched missionaries. Price is an overachieving overly-confident kid who believes he is God's gift to the world while Cunningham is a weird socially awkward guy with no friends and a penchant for lying. The two are sent to Uganda (much to Price's dismay because he wanted to be sent to Orlando) and well...if the jokes about Mormonism weren't un-PC enough, the jokes about Africa could take an easily offended person right over the edge.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Big Brother Canada Sindy with an S takes her exit

Sindy with an S was voted off of Big Brother Canada the second week into the game, but we may not have seen the last of her yet. Sindy and Risha both sit waiting to see if they will be able to go back into the house...and on Sunday another person will join them after this seasons first instant eviction.

Sindy with an S was quite a polarizing character from the moment she stepped into the house, introducing herself to her fellow houseguests as 'Sindy with an S'. It didn't seem like many of her peers enjoyed her drawn out name and put her on the block the first night. Then, after playing hard through the first POV competition, Sindy took herself off the block. Saved for the first week.

The second week she almost won HoH, but lost to Bobby. Which was really unfortunate, because after Kevin got himself taken off the block and convinced all of the guys that Sindy was the ringleader behind the girls alliance, she was nominated as a replacement. Now she sits on the outside of the house as she was evicted 12-0 on Wednesday night.

In the first couple of weeks in the house, I never have the best game related questions for the houseguests. There just isn't really anything big to talk about yet, but there was one thing I was dying to know about Sindy.  (Read the interview after the jump...)