It's another Teen Stars We Loved Screening Room! Let's check in on our all-grown-up actors...
This week's episodes:
Hart of Dixie - "Parades and Pariahs"
Ringer - "It's Gonna Kill Me But I'll Do It"
First we'll go down south for Hart of Dixie!
So, this week we got to see Zoe attempt to improve her bedside manner. Seems like Wade would be happy to help her practice her bedside manner, if you know what I mean *winkwinknudgenudge*. Zoe didn’t become any more popular with the town at large, but she did make friends with a crazy cat lady (her cat's name is Prince Purrfection the Third. I want to be her friend based on that fact alone!). Lemon’s cousin Betty came on the scene and we found out that she has been living with MS for a year, and Zoe crashed the Belles Founders Day parade float in order to keep Betty’s disease a secret. If that’s not a dedicated doctor, I don’t know what is! In other highlights, I picked up a wicked new catchphrase (WWCBD – What Would Carrie Bradshaw Do), Bilsey had a bunch of funny one-liners (zing!), Mrs. H is leaving (why, God, why?! Here’s hopin’ it’s to get a blow-out) and finally, I find Bluebell is starting to increasingly remind me of Bontemps, minus the sex and nudity.
I have to say, Rachel B’s fashions were a rather large snooze. When she wasn’t wearing her “I’m a super smart and important doctor and make more money in one week than you do in a year” lab coat, she was wearing *yawn* black pants or shorts (“lovechile” shorts according to the town biddies who sit on a bench and gossip all day) or a plain top. In the beginning, it was a grey, baby formula shade oversize t-shirt and in the second part of the episode it was a reddish-pink tank top. Neither of these outfits was BAD per se, just boring.
When she wasn’t dressed as a doctor, or wearing a pillow case, R-Bils was looking like a gang member’s girlfriend:
Apparently when the mayor asked her to come help build his parade float, she assumed she was going back to Cali’ to do it.
I thought this was the Founder’s Day parade, not the Football Bunnies parade.
Mrs. H looked slightly less frumpy-secretary and a little more stylin-secretary in this green tie blouse and orange cardigan. Lovely fall colours, even though this is the South and it’s summer all the time (lucky bastards). However, just when I thought her look was improving, she came on the screen wearing this:
*sigh* Oh Mrs. H – I know you could be hot if you just put some effort in. Or had someone - preferably a gay male - put the effort in and make you over. Paging doctors Carson Kressley and Clinton Kelly! I can’t help but love Mrs. H though – she is like a favourite teacher who makes up for her unstylishness by being warm and encouraging; she gives you the best advice but still lets you find the answer yourself. But she's leaving already?? I hope we're not seeing the last of her…
Even though she is quite sour (see what I did there?), Lemon looked as sweet as pie this week in a series of dresses with pretty summery prints. OK, so most of the time it looks like she stepped out of the 1940’s, but at least she always looks polished. Gotta respect a girl who has personal style, even if she is named after a fruit.
Remember when I said Bluebell was starting to remind me of Bontemps? Exhibit A: Cute sundresses that I would like to steal.
Exhibit B: All the men wear plaid shirts:
One good thing about this photo is Rose – this isn’t the best shot of her, but in actuality she is just as cute as a bug’s ear (they say that kinda stuff in Alabama, right?). I mean, she’s a BLOGGER, what more reason do I need to love her? Also, her hair is pretty, she wears cute albeit a tad Miley-Cyrus-esque outfits, has stylin’ glasses, and has a mind of her own. In other words, she is not the traditional Southern Belle. It’s nice to see that not all the characters in this town are stereotypes.
Meanwhile on Ringer...
So! Many! Secrets! Revealed! We flashback to Siobhan and Bridget as wee pre-teens in bad 90’s denim and find out they were too poor to afford a heart necklace each, so they shared one and exchanged it every year on their birthday. Andrew and Bridget escape to the Hamptons for Bridget/Siobhan’s birthday, Henry continues to be creepy stalker, (geez, man, have some self-respect. Honestly, frigin’ writers are so dramatic and self-absorbed *dartseyesbackandforth*). Agent Mochado gets even hotter on Bridget’s lyin’ tail and discovers that she and her sister went out on Siobhan’s boat together before the evil twin disappeared. Remember back in episode one where Bridge tried to call for help on the boat radio after discovering her sister had gone overboard? Yeah, apparently the Coast Guard actually saves those (why they didn’t actually ANSWER the call instead of letting it go to voicemail is still a mystery). Gemma finds out ALL of Bridge’s secrets *gasp!* while across the pond, the real Siobhan found herself a sugar-daddy and continues to dress like a reject from Dynasty.
Bridget spends a good portion of this episode in knee-length sweaters she apparently borrowed from her grandfather’s closet. Girl, I realize you are fake-pregnant but it doesn’t mean you have to throw afghans over all of your outfits! This sweater did look rather cozy though, I gotta say (and I kind of like the oatmeal colour):
What I don’t like is the green bedsheet she is wearing over one shoulder as a dress, and which she apparently is holding up with a leather strap (perhaps since she and Henry aren’t getting’ freakin anymore she decided to find other uses for the gear?). Just add in the huge bug-eyed black shades that take up half of her face and you have a pretty haphazard outfit.
Real Siobhan looks similarly frumpy in a flashback to 6 years ago, but I can’t hate on Bridget’s outfit too much. Ok, so it’s a little Dixie Chicks, but still kind of cute and fresh. I like her white top and her necklace, and you can never go wrong with a great jean jacket. At least she doesn’t look like she pulled the linens off her bed and wrapped them around her waist like her sis.
The two couples get dolled up that evening for fake Siobhan’s birthday dinner. I am loving Bridge’s black, glittery, floral headband and low, loose bun. Um, and while we’re on the subject of the birthday dinner, did Andrew not throw his “wife” like the best birthday dinner ever?! How is it possible that someone so pretty, sweet and British could be married to such a gold-digging beotch? And how is he not gay?! Straight guys like this don’t exist.
I have to say, Gemma is quickly becoming one of my favourite characters. I love her fiery red hair and her colourful yet chic outfits. She almost upstaged Bridge at the birthday dinner. Check out her gorg sequined mini-dress – LOVE!
Her simple ponytail and lack of accessories keep the attention on the dress and keep the whole get-up from being too Vegas-showgirl. But – UH OH – she overheard Bridge and Henry talking and now she knows that they had an affair! And that she is pregnant! Not only that but Bridge told her that she is, in fact, Bridget and not-Siobhan!! DUN-DUN!! I am very curious to see what she does with THAT news. I am hoping B and G will join up to take revenge on Siobhan, Thelma and Louise style.
Sadly, it appears that The Murder Trunk is no more. No matter, I am sure we haven’t seen the last of the bodies (I am definitely hoping this is the case with Tyler – the Parisian man-candy)
So, what'd you think of our shows this week?