Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? I know I do which is why I wasn’t totally bored out of my mind watching this weeks Mystery Girls. I do have some realizations that I want to point out thought. The show focuses on two stars of an old 90’s show titled Mystery Girls, but no one seems to know who they are. And if they do, it’s only briefly mentioned. And second of all, I don’t even think their solving crimes in this new agency, which makes it so irrelevant. This week they were asked to go to a “haunted house” overnight to see if there were any ghosts. Like really? I could do that for $2000.
Anyways, the two bff’s grab all their ghost hunting gear and head on over to the house, which may or may not be haunted. The maintenance guy informed them of the woman who once lived in the house, Hester. Her husband disappeared during the war, and she waited around for 60 years hoping he would come back. When she passed they didn’t find her body for days and when they finally did, it was eaten up by her cats and dogs. Really romantic right? Well that’s the ghost that our Mystery Girls have to deal with.
There was no ghost activity on the radar, but then Holly saw a “ghost” walking in the hallway. It ended up being Nick in his snuggie coming with some bloody marys. The whole thing played out super cliche. First Nick disappeared because of a rotating bookshelf, then Hester’s gold necklace appeared on Charlie, then a chandelier fell and Holly and Nick tried communicating through wiji board. The girls ended up getting into their usual fight, this time after Charlie called Holly out on her obsession with making decisions through the supernatural; psychics, 8balls, horoscopes. Case and point, she didn’t marry the love of her life Clyde because the horoscope said not to make any rash decisions that month. Only the horoscope was fake and written by Charlie who was trying to protect her friend from marrying a loser. Only problem. While Clyde might have seemed like a loser, he was a millionaire who owned a video game company or something like that.
Eventually, Charlie reads that Clyde’s wife died in an accident coming home from a gala and Holly takes that as a sign that Charlie saved her life. If she had married Clyde she would have been dead, which means she cheated death! They sleep through the whole night without any more ghost activity and report back to their boss, whose thrilled. Charlie decides to keep Hester’s gold chain, but upon learning that it brings the new owner bad luck and a life full of suffering, returns it to Hester and takes a vase instead. Mystery solved!
Really, sometimes I wonder why I even bother with this show. Nothing about it is good, funny or enjoyable. Except for Nick. Despite being the stereotypical gay guy, he’s actually quite funny to watch sometimes. Nick highlight of this week; escandal!
Young and Hungry Renewed; Ashley Tisdale Debuts New Hair
Ashley Tisdale debuted blue locks earlier this week, but this good news makes her anything but blue. (Okay so it’s actually lavender). The producer posed with a Young and Hungry poster, celebrating the ABC Family show’s second pick up. *Insert Cheers Here*
Photo Credit: Ashley Tisdale Instagram
‘Aaaaaahhhhh!!! @abcfamily picked up @youngandhungryabcf season 2!!! I am so excited I am literally kissing @wree’s a*s,’ Ashley captioned the photo.
Unfortunately, the same happiness cannot be shared with comedy Mystery Girls featuring Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth. The series originally got a season 2 pickup, but ABC Family has since decided against it.
The network also picked up one of it’s three procedural drama options, Stitchers. It passed on the tennis themed Unstrung and did not decide on the rehab drama Recovery Road.
According to Deadline.com Stitchers “follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.”
Young and Hungry was a no-brainer pick up compared to Mystery Girls. The show about a young entrepreneur and his witty young chef had a great and emotional cliffhanger at the end of season 1. It ranks as the number 1 in its time slot on basic cable in adults and women 18-34. It also received two Teen Choice Nominations.
Mystery Girls- Pilot (1×04)
For some absurd reason, the Mystery Girls’ series premiere was the 4 episode, while pilot played out mid season as a flashback episode revealing how Charlie and Holly came together after years of not speaking and formed their own Mystery Girls agency.
Reruns of Mystery Girls were on and while Charlie couldn’t stand watching because “she didn’t like to watch her boobs jiggle as she ran”, Holly was a mess eating ice-cream and reminiscing on the times she used to be famous.
Holly gets called down to the police station to see Detective Dwayne Freeman, where she’s hilariously mistaken for a hooker. In that outfit, it’s not shocking. Holly has no taste in clothes. She finds out that she’s been called in to help solve a case. Not because she played a detective on a show, but because this super gay witness is a huge Mystery Girls fanatic and refused to give his confession unless it was to a MG. Charlie was also called down to the station and surprisingly showed up from her lame life in the suburbs. Both girls in the same room unofficially marked a MG reunion and Nick almost peed his pants from excitement. Nick gives his statement about how he saw one guy shoot another guy in the head by Katy Perry’s property on one of those Hollywood tours. When the girls go to lunch to catch up, they spot a man who matches the description of the shooter Nick saw.
Holly devises a plan to pretend to be waitresses and question him. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan. Holly prematurely whips out her pink fuzzy handcuffs and attacks the guy. As it turns out, she handcuffed the wrong guy. He’s just a local thief. Their adventure sparks an idea.Why don’t they take all their years of “detective” training and open up their own MG agency? Obviously Holly is on board while Charlie seems a bit skeptical (as she should be!).
Holly opens the agency up herself, but has trouble landing any actual clients/cases. For some reason everyone thinks its a phone-sex hotline. Charlie comes down to meet Holly after realizing she missed her and wanted to join in on the MG venture. After trying to solve the crime last week, she felt like her old self and didn’t realize how much she missed being a Mystery Girl. Plus it doesn’t hurt that her family thinks she’s like the coolest mom ever. They begin their search for an assistant but Nick sends all the candidates away telling them the job has already been filled. He’s practically a third Mystery Girl and joins the team to help them clean up this city.
Nick turned one of the phone sex calls into their first case and is accepted onto the team. And that’s how the Mystery Girls story began!
Mystery Girls- Partners in Crime (1×02)
Mystery Girls went super Beverly Hills this week as Holly decided that the agency was too good to deal with regular cases and should tackle on the new Bling Ring mystery instead. Charlie being the grounded one was obviously against the idea, but ended up going along with Holly’s crazy plan and getting sucked into a crappy night at the hottest night club in town.
Holly had a little tiff with some of the teens, which her sixth sense told her were up to no good. Her hunch was that they were the bling ring crowd. Nick ended up scoring the guys number and the next night Holly devised a plan. She went to go talk to the teens and slipped that Jennifer Lawrence’s house was just down the street and word was that she was out of town. The next day, Charlie found out that J-Laws house had been broken into and she realized Holly was really onto something.
With the help of hunky Detective Duane Freeman the Mystery Girls agency set up a trap at Holly’s house. Nick lured the teens in via hottie from the club, but they couldn’t arrest anyone because all of Holly’s stuff was “ugly”. I agree, most of the stuff Holly wears is ugly mainly because she’s stuck in the past. Newsflash hunny, it ain’t 1995. Take that to heart and stop pretending your 18. Sometimes, I wish stars could accept that their aging and find a role that better suits them.
Anyways, Nick leads the bling ring pack to James Franco’s house, where the cops are waiting for them. Mystery solved.
Aside from the mysteries, the girls make friends with a convict in custody, steal files from the police, throw $800 worth of liquor at clubs and dine out at lobster houses.
I honestly don’t know why I watch this. I feel like the only sensible person on the show is Charlie, while Holly pretends to be Paris Hilton. this show doesn’t bring anything new to the table, it just goes off of some cliche story lines that we’ve seen so many times before. The bling ring is old. No one wants to hear about teens stealing from celebs. And while next weeks episode looks kind of interesting only because I like the “scary, haunted house” concept, it’s also super cliche.
I’ll only tune in if there is more Detective Duane Freeman. I like me some detective!
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