My TV and Me

June 30, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @popcandy – 265 TV Marathons & Specials for 4th of July Weekend 2011! Frasier, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Battlestar Galactica, Snapped, How It’s Made, James Bond, Back to the Future, Buffy, Deadliest Catch, I Love Lucy, Arrested Development, Firefly…Jesus, I may not leave the house this weekend!

Via @triciahelfer – The Uncharted Journey of Ronald D. Moore

Via @HuffingtonPost – Weird Al Gives Lyrics to Conan’s Theme

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It’s Thursday, and you know what that means…

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 1:15 pm

New Futurama episode tonight!

June 28, 2011

Poster for Sons of Anarchy, Season 4 Released!

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 12:14 pm

And it’s pretty awesome.

The show returns to fX for its fourth season in September.

(via Zap2it)

June 23, 2011

Futurama is back, baby!

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 11:19 am

Good news, everyone! Season six of Futurama begins tonight with two brand-new episodes beginning at 10:00 PM. In honor of that, NY Mag’s Vulture has posted a slideshow of 6 hidden jokes that have appeared in the series so far. Example:

The Futurama Theorem

The Futurama writers are nothing if not sticklers for scientific and mathematical accuracy. Season six’s “The Prisoner of Benda” episode ended with the Harlem Globetrotters proving that it’s possible to switch brains with someone else and eventually get yours back. Any other show might be happy with some scrawled gobbledygook (or even just showing the back of the blackboard with a lot of manic scribbling going on on the other side), but these writers are a proud sort, determined to protect themselves against anyone who might check their work. So writer Ken Keeler, who holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, actually developed a formula. “I don’t think any other TV show has had the climactic moment be a solved equation!” Cohen said, then goes on to explain Keeler’s theory. “The idea is, once you switch brains, you can’t switch back with the person whom you originally switched with, so your only hope is to use multiple people, which raises a complication – is it possible to get your own brain back? We had the story arc before the equation, and then, being the big nerds that we are, we had to figure out if it was possible. And Ken came up with a proof showing that as long as you can find two more people who have not lost their original brain, everybody plus those two can get their brains back. You just always need to keep two designated brains. What could be simpler or clearer?”

My kind of show! Oh, and nobody likes a math geek!

True Blood Season 4, This Sunday on HBO. Be There.

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 9:48 am

The show sort of went off the rails last year. It was still fun to watch, but it would make me happy if they kept things at least a *tiny* bit simpler this season. Will they? Probably not.

But check out these awesome covers for this week’s Entertainment Weekly magazine! Love them. (Via EW)

June 21, 2011

A tale of two finales, part one: The Killing

Filed under: reviews — Tags: — gina64 @ 4:03 pm

Who killed Rosie Larsen? After 13 episodes and almost as many red herrings, your guess is as good as mine.

AMC’s The Killing had its season 1 finale on Sunday, and I was left unimpressed. There is a lot – a LOT – of anger out there, but I don’t really feel as strongly as that. I think there’s a big part of me that knew they wouldn’t identify the killer by the end of the season. I’m just left feeling underwhelmed by the show overall, and a bit let down that it didn’t quite live up to what I thought it was going to be.

There are things about the show that I really like – the acting is fabulous; the setting and atmosphere and cinematography I love – but I think the writing leaves quite a bit to be desired (why the hell wouldn’t Stan just TELL Mitch that he bought that house?), and the pacing is WAY off. For instance, if they had intended on stringing this mystery out to another season – which I think they did all along – they should not have spent so much time on Bennett and that stupid Muslim/Somali thing, and should have done a much better job of fleshing out the characters – Linden, Holder and especially Rosie – early on, so that the viewer would have enjoyed watching even if they didn’t get the “ending” that they wanted. Instead they spent so much time on the Larsen’s grief that could have been better spent exploring Rosie’s life, talking to her friends more; they could and should have aired the Linden/Holder character episode, where they search for Jack, MUCH earlier in the season. Instead we got scene after scene of the Larsen misery – Mitch went from a sympathetic figure to freakin’ Lady Macbeth without any real frame of reference. Even after 13 episodes and all of that grief porn, we still don’t know very much about what the Larsen family was like before this happened. I want to like these people more than I do.

Despite all of my complaints, I did think that the finale was actually an enjoyable episode. I think people’s opinions greatly depend on what they expected from it. If you expected to find out who killed Rosie Larsen – as many did and were right to do so – you are pretty pissed right now. Many critics I read (Alan Sepinwall, Mo Ryan, James Poniewozik) have vowed to never watch the show again, they are so angry. Me, I’m OK with not knowing who killed Rosie at this point, and if there is a larger conspiracy afoot, that may – MAY – explain some of the more bizarre writing choices.

I did not like the development of Holder as a (possible) bad guy. Not because they didn’t lay the groundwork – they actually did for this twist, with the secret envelopes filled with cash, the weird pay phone call that Linden walked in on, the fact that he was just a lowly undercover Narc methhead who gets promoted to Homicide…it’s that we just spent an entire episode getting to know him and Linden better, and they seemed to portray him as a really decent guy. It really feels like a rug-pull to me and not earned properly.

What’s my theory at this point about the murder? To be honest, I don’t really have a fully-formed guess, just a vague notion that Gwen is involved and her father, the Senator, was driving the car that Holder got into at the end.

So, will I watch it next year to find out if I’m right? Yeah, I think I will.

A Tale of Two Finales, Part Two: Game of Thrones, coming soon.

Today’s Tweets

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Via @pajiba – “That Jackass Roger Ebert Calls a Jackass a ‘Jackass’, Those Jackasses at Facebook Pull His Page“.

Via @sepinwall – Alan has begun his annual “If I had an Emmy ballot” series of columns. Today’s post is for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.

Via jopinionatedThe Driveshaft Charlie Pace Memorial Tour T-shirt. You all everybody! (Only available today, June 21, 2011)

Via @televisionaryArrested Westeros.

Via @BillCorbettA court-ordered letter from Dora the Explorer’s mother.

Via @tomandlorenzo – How about a little beefcake? True Blood’s Joe Manganiello in GQ.

Via @televisionaryInside True Blood’s Fourth Season. (which starts this Sunday!)

June 17, 2011

Today’s Tweets

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Via @vultureInterview with Emelia Clarke, who plays the fierce Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Via @vultureWatch the trailer for the Game of Thrones new buddy comedy.

Via @poniewozikA review of TNT’s Falling Skies, which has its 2-hour premiere on this Sunday night at 9. I haven’t read the entire thing because I want to know as little as possible going in, but it sounds to me as though he likes it.

June 14, 2011

Ever wonder what happened to Jacob’s candidate wall?

Filed under: video — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:42 pm

LOST Candidate Wall Relocation Project from Verbal Ink on Vimeo.

Sci-Fi women have come a long way, baby.

Filed under: video — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:39 pm
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