Friday, January 30, 2009

Battlestar Frakin' Galactica

Katee Sackhoff as Kara Starbuck ThraceKara is finally getting a bit of screen time... yo that bitch is psycho!
(but in an awesome way!)

Edward James Olmos as William AdamaStay behind to allow time for the ship to get away?... doesn't make sense, there was plenty of time for the ship to get away - no need for anybody to stay behind... the captain wanting to go down with the ship maybe?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Smallville - Let's get it on...

Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang, snatching bullets out of the airWell, now that Lana can snatch bullets out of the air there's nothing to stop her and Clark from being together ... back to the days when she had powers and they were causing "earthquakes" all over Smallville...

Lana and Clark kissingsame ol' scene, just a different backdrop... yawn

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

LOST - S05E03

With the flaming arrows last week and the claymore mines this week... there must be some budget cuts on the set cuz' they're just thinning down the cast of island extras left and right... reminds me of the old Johny Weismuller Tarzan movies of the 30's and 40's... every movie would have the white man jungle expedition and to carry supplies, they'd bring along a dozen or so African natives that they could use to 'bump off' evey time they encounterd danger along the way... attacked by a lion, eaten by an alligator, fall off a cliff, etc... good stuff!

...and speaking of cast, this episode was a little lite on the main cast - Locke was in it and Sawyer had a couple lines but most of the regulars were missing from this episode - giving some extra time to the secondary characters...

 Alan Dale as the Charles Widmore of todayCharles Widmore - Before and After

Daniel and Charlotte find love, a little too lateI love you, I love you too ... Dammit!
Looks like Daniel and Charlotte may have found love a little too late...

Big Love

Didn't realize the new season of Big Love had started so I just got caught up of the first two episodes tonight...I have to say, that's a pretty impressive TP job they did on Niki's house... as Bill came walking up to her through the toilet paper, it almost looked like the opening credits when they are walking through all the white curtains...

OK, this show is bizarre enough with the compound, the polygamy, the multiple houses and all the kids, etc... but this!?... what kind of neighborhoods have block parties like this?... no place that I've ever lived! Everybody dressed all neat and out in the street having a barbecue in their perfect little neighborhood - it's the most disturbing thing I've ever seen!

Cleaning a bird's ass with a Q-tip... where do the writers come up with some of this stuff?

Funniest part of the episode was when Lois dragged her husband out of the house and as she pulled him out the door he bumped his head on the ground and you could here her laugh...

Monday, January 26, 2009

24 Day 7 - 1pm-2pm

Chloe and Buchanan rescue Agent WalkerChloe and Buchanan to the rescue... they handled that impossible situation nice and neat. How Jack was able to call them undetected, explain the situation and give directions to the construction site was conveniently not explained... and how they were able to get there so quickly and happen to have readily available the medical equipment they would need to bring Agent Walker back to life was also a neat little coincidence.... Hmmmmm

OK, and riddle me this... "stick to her guns" President Allison Taylor is refusing to give in to terrorist demands - I understand the whole idea of giving in just encourages more terrorism but... couldn't they just temporarily "give in" to his demands to appease Colonel Iké Dubaku and then as soon as they find his location and recover the device, move the military back into place? It seems like such an obvious and simple solution that it's bugging me that they haven't even addressed the option and given us a reasonable explanation as to why they don't try it... just seems like such a big plot hole; it's driving me crazy ever time they show the President and advisers arguing...

Carly Pope getting bumped offWell, I was half right in my prediction last week... kind of obvious that something would go wrong with the attempt to kill the President's husband but hey, they did bump off Carly Pope in a rather disturbing way...

Colm Feore the presidents husband getting a strangle hold on the situation

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Flight of the Concords - Prostituting their Sugarlumps

Bret and Jemaine at the kitchen table during opening credits of Flight of the ConcordsOK, so the premise of this episode of Flight of the Concords is that they only own one mug so Bret buys a second mug for $2.79... which leads them to bouncing a check because they were $2.79 short in their checking account, resulting in their electricity being shut off and Brett having to sell his guitar... BUT... if you look at the photo above you can clearly see in the opening credits that not only do they each have their own mug in front of them but there are at least four mugs on the dish rack and one more mug on the table, background left, for a total of seven mugs! AND, none of those mugs match the two used in the episode (below) bringing the total to at least nine mugs owned by Bret and Jemaine! ...I'm sensing they are not being totally honest with us the viewers on this show... they may be trying to pull something over on us for comedic effect... hmmmmmm

Jemaine upset with Bret for buying a mug
Bret from Flight of the Concords singing Sugar Lumps"I see you girls checkin' out my trunks
I see you girls checkin' out the front of my trunks
I see you girls checkin' out my junk, then checkin' out my rump, then back to my sugarlumps..."

Jemaine from Flight of the Concords singing Sugar Lumps
Bret and Jemaine for Flight of the Concords singing You Don't Have to be a Prostitute"It's a cold night
Beneath the street light
There's a man whose pants are too tight..."

Sugar Lumps

You Don't Have To Be A Prostitute

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Office - Hillary Swank, hot or not?

Dwight Schrute and Michael Scott practicing their licking lips secret signalSo disturbing...

Oscar Martinez giving his argument in the Hilary Swank hot or not debateI love Oscars' presentation and argument here... and even better is Jim's reaction (below) at the time and effort they're spending at debating whether Hilary Swank is hot or not... which actually a tough question and something I've wondered myself. She's one of those that can go either way, sometimes I think she's hot and other times, not so much... not so much at all...

Jim Halpert's reaction to Oscars' Hillary Swank presentation

Smallville... back to la-la-Lana land...

Kristin Kreuk is back with a new attitude and haircut!Lana is back with a new attitude and haircut...
...just as I was getting used to her being gone and really diggin' the Lois-n-Clark tension that was building ... (she actually came back last episode but I'm just getting caught up on this season of Smallville. I lost interest in the first couple episodes and stopped watching. So the other day I had a mini-marathon and got caught up on the season just in time to watch this weeks episode.)

Goodbye Lex LuthorOk, so we know Lex is alive but fill me in... if he's in contact with Tess and running things through her - why is he "missing"?

Man, I need to get me some of those video optical eye implants - talk about a great way to keep up with my Facebook status! I'd just stream a live video feed of my day right to my profile...

Clark and Lana have a little bit of kissey time...and back to the Clark-n-Lana drama....boooooring! It's already been played out so hopefully it won't last long and we can get back to checking out Erica I mean Lois... :-)

Lie to Me - Pilot Episode

Tim Roth as Dr Lightman in Lie to MeTim Roth... love this guy - Four Rooms is so underrated, he was brilliant in that movie and he'd be brilliant in this if his character wasn't so F'ING ANNOYING! This show has a cool concept and is supposedly inspired by a real life behavioral scientist who, if he's anything like the show character, must have been beaten to death long ago by his co-workers... OK, I GET IT! You can read people's expressions and body language and can tell if they are lying but please give this character a little bit of depth... he doesn't have to be constantly analyzing every person of every second of every day for us to get the point that he's good...THAT'S JUST ANNOYING!

Kelli Williams as the pudding chick...and speaking of annoying - I get it that they're trying to make this Dr. Foster character out to be this confident, witty, and charming character with a streak of sexy youthfulness - and the pudding scene was OK (I like pudding and would eat it for breakfast... yeah, I'm wild like that!) but they crossed the line when they tried it again with the cup and straw bit... Mary-Louise Parker from Weeds OWNS the "super-sexy 'older' hot chick sipping a drink through a straw in a carefree playful manner" bit! So don't even try it because you'll never be more than a second-rate!

Kelli Williams not as sexy with the drinking straw as Mary-Louise ParkerKelli Williams, not as sexy with the drinking straw as Mary-Louise Parker

The sexy Monica RaymundMonica Raymund (above) and Michelle Rodriguez (below)

Michelle Rodriguez as Ana-Lucia on LOSTI'll skip my rant on the "always tells the truth" side-kick guy for another week (didn't he already get his ass 'Terminated' in another show ;-) and move on to the "new on the scene" chick, Monica Raymund, who has got me a bit interested... in her little blue uniform she looked a little bit like Ana Lucia in this weeks episode of Lost (which I watched live and recorded this new Lie show and watched later ).

Which brings me to my final point - they ran the pilot episode of this show up against the season premier of Lost... are you insane! You're competing in a Lost time-slot... literally and figuratively. Are they even attempting to making this show a success? Have they shot more than two episodes? Do they want to fail? ...stay tuned or rather set your DVR cuz' nobody's watching this show in real time...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Five New LOST Revelations!

LOST writers really advanced the storyline this episode by revealing 5 things we desperately wanted to know:

Sawyer finds a shirt1. It was revealed, to the dismay of women around the world, that yes, Sawyer has found a shirt.

Hurley harts shih-tzus2. Hurley also found a new shirt which revealed to us that he "hearts" his shih-tzu (and I also learned that it's not spelled "shit-zu")

Sayid has brown eyes3. It's been revealed that yes, Sayid does indeed have dark brown eyes (note: we've only been able to confirm the left eye)

Shot with a flaming arrow4. It's been revealed that when stranded on an island, rubbing sticks together is an inefficient and time consuming method for starting a fire - simply shout the word "fire" and it will appear! (the down side it that it may appear in the form of a flaming arrow in the chest...)

Hurley hurls a Hot Pocket5. And lastly, it was revealed tonight that when in danger (and flaming arrows aren't an option) a flaming hot "Hot Pocket" can be an effective weapon... you just may need to work on your accuracy... cleaning greasy pizza sauce off the wall can be a bitch!

LOST - My life has meaning again!

Jeremy Davies as Daniel Faraday on LOST sneaking into the DHARMA InitiativeYea! Lost is back on which mean my life has purpose again! Pretty good opening scene with Daniel spying on the DHARMA Initiative...

Josh Holloway as Sawyer looking for his lost if you missed it, the season opener was about Sawyer having 'lost' his shirt (to the delight of women around the world) and spending the entire episode trying to find another...

Sawyer becoming a good guy?...and we found that deep down, Sawyer is a caring guy... who needs a shirt...

(I'm not going to bother giving an insightful review of Lost... there are too many websites out there already doing it way better than I have the time for!)

Monday, January 19, 2009

24 Day 7 - 12pm-1pm

Rhys Coiro as the creepy Sean on 24And the plot thicken even more... another inter-office romance? Can this guy, Sean, be as creepy as he plays the part? It seems too obvious, too easy - I'm still going with my outside bet that his creepy actions and devious stare is misdirection from the writers and that Garofalo is going to be the bad guy on the inside...

Colm Feore as the president's husband Henry Taylor and Janeane Garofalo and Rhts Coiro as the FBI nerds...the overly nice "yes sir/sorry sir" bodyguard wasn't a surprise. And the whole crazy, paranoid, conspiracy theory imagining, spouse of the president is another 24 plot device that has already been used... and my guess is that something is going to go wrong with the plans to kill the president's husband... Samantha is going to be suspicious of something and screw it up...

Annie Wersching as Agent Renee Walker on 24Mini Jack (Agent Walker) has the most diverse acting job of anyone on the show... going from confident agent, to rebellious agent, to pissed-off agent, to scared agent... she's had to go through the whole range. I like her character but if they really do kill her off that would make for an interesting plot twist... how will Jack get out of that one?

Jack Bauer shooting Renee Walker
...and how many times has 24 used the old "kill somebody to go undercover" plot device? And how many times is the bad guy going to fall for it? Even though they are on a tight time schedule, instead of taking 12 seconds to walk over and make sure she's dead he tells them to go through the time consuming process of burying the body and not checking things out for himself... makes for exciting and suspenseful TV but is just absolutely ridiculous!

Annie Wersching playing Renee walker being buried aliveReminds me of days at the beach playing in the sand!

Friday, January 16, 2009

What the Frak?!

Well, we said "goodbye" tonight to one of my show favorites in an unexpected way. We'll have to watch for Kandyse in other shows... IMDB
I usually like movies and shows that end on a down note like a Greek tragedy but I've been hoping for a little hope, something a little more upbeat. Of course I don't want what happened with Galactica 1980 where they all show up on earth riding rocket motorcycles and cracking cheezy one-liners. But the direction the show is going I don't see how they can end it in anything but misery.

...and speaking of not knowing the direction something is going... what's up with the KFC "Frak Pak"? They do understand that frak = fuck right? So to translate the above ad "KFC proudly salutes BSG ad its fuckin' awesome fans! FUCK PAK SWEEPSTAKES" ... well, I gotta go now so I can enter the frakkin' sweepstakes...

A Frackin' Reminder!

Ohhh frack! It's going to be a frackking good time in Frackville tonight with the new season of Battlestar Galactica... FRAK YEAH!
As I was driving on I81 through motherfrackking Pennsylvania at 3:30 in the frackkin' morning on my way from frackkin' hot Miami to frackkin' cold Boston this morning, I saw this sign and though "Ohhhh frack! The new frackkin' season of Battlestar Galactica starts tonight!" (I know, it's a frakking lousy pic but I took it in the dark, through the windshield of my car while driving 80mph...)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Office - The Duel

The Michael Scott philosophy" philosophy is basically this... and this is something that I live by, and I always have, and I always will... Don’t ever, for any reason do anything, to anyone, for any reason... ever... no matter what. No matter where or who, or who you are with... or... or where you are going... or... or where you’ve been... ever... for any reason... whatsoever..." ~ Michael Scott

The Dwight Schrute and Andy Bernard duel challenge for AngelaThe duel challenge for Angela

Monday, January 12, 2009

24 Day 7 - 11am-12pm

Carly Pope as Samantha Roth on 24Samantha's got a secret
Jack is acting like Jack
Agent Renee is acting like Jack's 24 as usual