Voted Hoff! NBC Comedy! Plus Bieber the CriminalPosted by BRADY in 30 Rock, CSI, Dancing With The Stars, The Office
September 24th, 2010, 04:01 PM
The Hoff: Man of dance. Man of Song. Man of fashion.
Sadly in a season filled with tabloid trash and unremarkable “stars,” it was actor, singer and national treasure David Hasselhoff who was voted off Dancing With The Stars in it’s first week of the season. What is wrong with this country?! Millions gladly watched Hasselhoff flop around the floor with no shirt on, trying to eat a hamburger while plastered, but nobody wants to watch the man dance? Come on, he’s been on Broadway, he’s got some moves! Ok, saying he has “moves” might be generous but he was bound to make some pretty hilarious faces on the dance floor! Shame on you America, I’m sure some famous for the sake of being famous no-talent like The Situation or Bristol Palin (who did a very bizarre dance dressed as her mom, clearly stepping into the “trying too hard for headlines” role Kate Gosselin filled last season) will win the season. Meanwhile poor David had to take the long, lonely ride home to eat his meals off the floor again. Actually it might not have been lonely, his cars tend to talk to him. Still, I’m sorry he was voted off. Or, in honor of the man, that he was voted Hoff.
But I didn’t lose much sleep over the Hoff, because last night was the first Thursday of the new TV season. You know what that means: new NBC comedies! Community kicked off the season resolving the drama from last season’s finale (clearly getting all the stuff out of the way so we can get to the big concept episodes later in the season, like a confirmed Apollo 13 parody episode), but it still had it’s fair share of laughs. Unfortunately none really came from guest star Betty White, who didn’t have much of a role and was apparently just stunt casting to ride the Betty White hype to higher season premiere numbers. Hey, if it helps Community get better ratings and stay on TV that’s fine with me. Bring the “Bed Intruder” internet sensation guy on next episode if you have to, just don’t let Community go anywhere. 30 Rock was joke-filled and funny as usual, and The Office was pretty good, although I was hoping for a stronger premiere for Steve Carell’s last season. Hopefully they’ve got some fantastic final Michael stories for the rest of the season. In short: NBC Thursday shows, oh how good it is to have you back old friends. Except, of course, that you forgot to bring someone along. Making me wait for Parks and Recreation until mid-season and cramming this terrible Outsourced in it’s place is disturbing.
Speaking of disturbing, Justin Bieber made his acting debut this week on CSI (because if tweens love two things, it’s Bieber and procedural police dramas), and boy was it an arresting performance. I say that only because he was arrested in the episode, otherwise he was lousy. Not that it’s his fault, it was the Biebs’ first acting gig, we can’t expect an Emmy win out of the box. I’m waiting for him to alter his hair style in just the slightest until I label him a committed actor. When he has the same painstakingly crafted hairdo in a prison cell, you know he has a “don’t touch the hair” clause in his contract. But here, for your enjoyment, are all 2 minutes of Justin Bieber’s screen-time on CSI: