Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

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Life Update

February 9, 2009

I do not have anything too deep to post about today, so I will give you a rundown of some of the random things that have been happening:

  • Had my Facebook profile disabled for some yet-unstated reason.  I am still trying to get some kind of response from Facebook other than the initial auto-response message.
  • Kept up on all my homework and most of my reading.  (Business Law is an interesting course but REALLY dry reading.)
  • Watched some Hulu on my 22″ LCD monitor (Christmas gift from my wife) on my Ubuntu box using Boxee.  Now I just need Netflix to get their act together and support Linux.
  • Got a new general manager at work.  I think he will work out better than if the interim general manager had stayed.
  • Nursed my wife through her bout of flu.  Now I just hope I do not get sick.
  • I think we are cancelling a trip to New Jersey because my wife missed two days of work this week.  It is kind of a bummer, but I get another Dungeons & Dragons game in this way.
  • I have not been able to have lunch with my friend Chris, but due to the pending trip cancellation, I might be able to this week.
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Moonlighting

January 20, 2009

Thanks to Pepsi’s PepsiPoints promotion, we scored the first two seasons of Moonlighting.  I remember it was popular and funny when I was a child, but going back and watching it nearly 25 years later I realize just how great it was.

The writing is amazing, and the wackier the episodes get, the better they are.  It’s like the spiritual ancestor to Farscape.

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Project Rantway

August 8, 2008

A new season of Project Runway means new contestants to love and hate.  Let me give you the rundown on my thoughts so far.

  • Suede.  Suede talks about Suede in the third person.  Suede is a whack-a-doodle.  Suede needs medication.
  • Kenley.  She looks like Bettie Paige, but she sounds like Fran Drescher.
  • Blayne.  Blayne has to tan.  If he does not tan, he loses his super-designing-lisciousness.
  • Stella.  Stella loves leather.  Everything she makes has leather in it.  I keep waiting for her to skin Blayne and make a bustier out of him or a nice pair of pants.

I do not have a favorite designer yet, though.  I will let you know.

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This Week’s Netflix

July 30, 2008

We had a bit of an eclectic mix arrive from Netflix the other day.

First up is the first disc of the first season of Sex And The City.  The first few episodes really annoyed me.  The ladies have such a bleak outlook on love, it is no wonder to me they cannot find anyone.  I would not want to date any them.

Then we get to Oldboy.  It is a Korean movie and a bit twisted.  A Korean business man is imprisoned for 15 years and then mysteriously awakens out in the real world again.  He starts seeking vengence on those that imprisoned him and reveals a few dark (and twisted) secrets along the way.  It is good, but it takes a little nerve to watch.

Finally we watched the first disc of the first season of Jericho.  It is about a small Kansas town that survives a series of nuclear strikes around the country, the closest being in Denver.  They are isolated and have to figure out how to survive in this brand new world.  There are also a few mysterious people that have recently arrived in the town.  The first episode did not really grab me until almost three quarters of the way through, but then I was hooked.  I know at least one reader of this blog will be happy to hear Shoshannah Stern, the deaf girl from Weeds, is one of the stars.

The next batch of DVDs is already on the way.

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Stupid Things On TV That Bother Me

March 15, 2008

Tonight, it’s Torchwood.  There’s a dead, ambulatory, sentient character.  He’s been walking and talking all episode.  Then, when he’s required to give CPR, he realizes he has no breath.  Um, we talk by breathing air through our vocal cords.  So, obviously he had breath to give CPR.  He’s a doctor.  He should know these things.  I know these things.

Buffy pulled this in the first season when Angel claimed he couldn’t give Buffy CPR for the same stupid reason.  When will writers learn?

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TV Dump

March 13, 2008

Here’s a little round-up of all the things I’ve been watching lately:

Project Runway – Yay! Christian won! It was nice to see him a little worried, though. There’s nothing good about someone who is cocky all the time.

Mythbusters – I love a show that puts things to the test in a fun and geeky way. They seem to be back on reruns after the McGuyver episode, though. I’ve seen most of them, but I always give them a chance.

Top Chef – I sit here while my wife watches it, but I’ll get into it soon. The first episode was good enough. I kind of hope the dude that uses lots of gadgets and liquid nitrogen. I always root for the mad scientist candidate.

Dexter – I haven’t seen it in awhile, since the season finale was back in January, but I wait with bated breath for the next season. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when he abandons the Code of Harry.

The Tudors – I usually hate period pieces. However, The Tudors is very well done. I’ll miss Sam Neill this season, but I’m sure I’ll get along without him. March 30th is the premiere!

Weeds – Another big shakeup at the end of the third season sends them off to I don’t know where. I can’t wait for the next season of this, either.

Californication – So, it’s David Duchovny playing David Duchovny as an alcoholic writer with a broken marriage. It’s funnier than it sounds. I’m not sure what they are going to do after the season finale, but I’ll give it a watch when it is back on.

The Sopranos – Netflix delivered us the first disc of the first season. It was… okay. I’ll watch it, but I’m probably not going to be raving about it like some of the other things I’ve been watching.

Babylon 5 – We are re-watching it for the second or third time. It has low production values, but a few of the characters, like Londo and G’Kar, make this one of the best sci-fi shows ever produced.

The X-Files – Netflix has also been sending us episodes of The X-Files. We’re halfway through the first season without David Duchovny. I kind of like Doggett, but he’s going to need a little more time to grow on me.

So, that’s my TV rap for the week. Hopefully someone somewhere will start to watch one of these shows because of me. 🙂

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That’s Fierce

February 28, 2008

Yes, I watch Project Runway.  Last night was the episode when they finally decided who would show at Fashion Week.  I have to say, I don’t agree with the judges.  Chris’ collection was thought provoking and much more interesting than Rami’s.  I still think Christian will end up winning in the end, but we will see.