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Mad Men fever has infected the hearts and minds of pop-geeks everywhere, but I challenge you to pry yourself away from the promos, or from Googling street shots of Jon Hamm hanging large, and open your eyes to the world around you…

1. The Wolverine

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Ok, I’ll admit it. Even though I enjoyed the X-Men films, I did not see the first Jackman-fronted spinoff. Wolverine is certainly badass, but I need me some exotic locales and lethally sexy villainesses to truly peak my interest amid the neverending glut of comic-book films. Well, consider it piqued! The Tokyo setting looks vibrant and sinister while, Wolve’s anime-ready sidekick, Yukio (Rila Fukashima) appears GoGo Yubari lethal-cute. Plus, Svetlana Khodchenkova (Viper), thank you for showing Scarlett Johansson’s frumpily disappointing Black Widow how a comic super-vixen should look.

2. Jimmy Fallon

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Oh Jimmy, who could have imagined any of this? When we first met back in 1999, your boyish charm and uncanny impersonations of everyone from Enrique Iglesias to Mick Jagger could make my stomach rumble with laughter and my heart skip a beat with delight. Yet, as your tenure on SNL continued, and you experimented with literally every hairstyle currently worn by one of the Backstreet Boys, the love affair cooled down significantly. Something about you and Horatio Sanz cutting up in nearly every one of your increasingly grating scenes just rubbed me the wrong way. In fact, when you departed SNL (notwithstanding that classic Grease homage), I was all good riddance! Well, now I’m all pitter-patter again; from ‘Jersey Floor’ to ‘Downton 6B’, ‘Let us Play With Your Look’, and the ‘History of HipHop’, your humor and skits are better than ever. So long Jay, karma’s a bitch.

3. The Real Housewives of Orange County

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I know these women aren’t dripping in ostentacious wealth like the ladies of Beverly Hills, nor do they have the family drama of Jersey or the general heat of Atlanta, but like a comfortable old sweater, you can always count on them to bring the catty insults and insecure posturing that started it all. I have high hopes for these girls as my interest in Bravo seems to remain in perpetual free-fall as of late. Now, with Rachel Zoe’s season shaping up to be a bore, it’s only BH and Atlanta that consistently entertain. Here’s hoping you ladies help me rekindle the old flame! And PS – that’s not Zolciak after some facial contouring…Laurie’s back!

4. Happy Endings

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It’s finally back on the air, and if we want to save this consistently hilarious ensemble comedy, we have to watch. Sure ABC has relegated it to Friday nights, forming a completely appropriate viewing block with Mark Burnett’s Shark Tank (WTF????), but that’s ok, because DVR is around for a reason. Actually, who am I kidding? I’d rather spend my Friday nights with my favorite wacky gang (yes, even Alex) anyway!

5. Anderson Cooper

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The Silver Fox’s eternal quest for butchness never ceases to amaze me. Whether he’s swimming with Great Whites or entering every hostile combat zone of the last 20 years, the man is never less than fearlessly intrepid. However, something about Sunday’s 60 Minutes, which found AC swimming face to face with 12ft+ Nile Croc’s amid the murky waters of their home turf, just took it to the next level. Andy, you might not be the best talk show host, but as you repeatedly prove, you are a damn good, fearless reporter.