Congrats to all the Freddy Award Winners!

Hey, did you happen to catch “The 2011 Freddy Awards” Thursday night on local station WFMZ? (Or maybe you out-of-area readers watched it on In fact, you can still can, click here!)  Started in 2002, the Freddy Awards honor area high school musicals with various awards for singing, acting, production quality, stage design, andContinue reading “Congrats to all the Freddy Award Winners!”

Emma on “Glee” and Mentally Ill Me

In Tuesday’s extended episode (“Born This Way”), “Glee” tackled self-image, including appearance, sexual orientation, and mental illness. While this made for an interesting mish-mash of self-awareness, I found myself relating most to Emma Pillsbury, McKinley High’s neurotic guidance counselor. Since the beginning of the show, Emma’s been a bit (OK, a lot) of a “neatContinue reading “Emma on “Glee” and Mentally Ill Me”

Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC

Hear ye, hear ye!  I have updated parts of Backseat Writer’s Review Policy and added a bit of plain speak to my FTC Disclosure.  Read on, you know you want to… REVIEW POLICY Request for reviews/interview/marriage proposals can be sent to Why, yes, I would love to review your album, book, movie, or product! Continue reading “Updated Review Policy and My Love Note to the FTC”

PSYCH. New Episodes. New Night.

The fourth season continues with guest stars John Cena, Robert Patrick, and Rachel Leigh Cook returns as Shawn’s girlfriend. Other guest stars in the second half of season 4 include: Judd Nelson, Chris Sarandon, Miguel Ferrer, Bruce Davison, Ally Sheedy and more. USA will launch a national sweepstakes giving away a Grand Prize trip toContinue reading “PSYCH. New Episodes. New Night.”

True Confessions Friday:: Whenever I see a little blue car, I imagine that Shawn and Gus from “Psych” are driving it.

Tonight “Psych” is ushering in its fourth season with a guest appearance by Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Glory).  In celebration of “Psych” and all its pineapple-y goodness, I’ve decided to confess this—whenever I see a little blue car, I imagine that Shawn and Gus, “Psych’s” dynamic duo, are drivingContinue reading “True Confessions Friday:: Whenever I see a little blue car, I imagine that Shawn and Gus from “Psych” are driving it.”

Fox Teases Millions with “Glee” Pilot

Like millions of Americans, I am enchanted by Fox’s newest show “Glee“.  Although, I am terribly disappointed that the network teased us with the pilot episode after the second-to-last “American Idol” this season and isn’t promising any new episodes until the Fall.  It was brilliant marketing to be sure, but definitely disappointing because I wantContinue reading “Fox Teases Millions with “Glee” Pilot”

“Little Miss Perfect” and Pageant Moms

Have any of you checked out WEtv’s new show “Little Miss Perfect“?  It’s a look at the (often frigtening) world of children’s beauty pageants.   I caught the show last night and found myself horrified and amazed all at the same time.  I’m going to say it up front–pageant moms scare me.  It seems likeContinue reading ““Little Miss Perfect” and Pageant Moms”

Power to the People (Make that the Gov’t)

Like many of you, I watched President Obama’s first prime time press conference this evening.  The first thing that caught my attention was the foliage surrounding the podium area, which seemed hilariously out of place.  Who sets plants side-by-side creating a grassy box for the President to stand in while addressing the press in theContinue reading “Power to the People (Make that the Gov’t)”