My TV and Me

November 1, 2011

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:48 pm

Via @vultureOur Final Terra Nova Recap: 25 Reasons We’re Quitting This Show. I gave up on Terra Nova a long time ago, and all of my reasons are listed here.

Via @laughingsquidInside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon.

Via @io9The 10 Most Mortifying Seasons of Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows. I disagree with the inclusion of True Blood Season 4 (except for the Eric part – that was bad), but generally agree with their assessments of the other 3 shows on the list that I watched: Alias, Heroes and The X-Files.


October 14, 2011

Is There Another New Fringe Already??

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 8:27 pm

I swear I’ll catch up. I swear.

Here’s a nice TV Line interview with Anna Torv about tonight’s episode. It sounds like we may get an answer to the Cortexiphan trials question, and whether or not Olivia knew Walter as a child. And, of course, Peter’s “re-birth” begins tonight.

I hope it’s a good one.

September 27, 2011

Chatter: Random Babbling

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 2:49 pm

Has anyone watched last night’s premiere of Terra Nova? What did you think? I haven’t seen it yet and I’m feeling some trepidation after my Twitter feed of TV critics basically tore it apart while it was on. It can’t be THAT bad, can it?

What I did watch last night was the 90 minute season 4 premiere of Sons of Anarchy. It dragged a bit here and there, but overall I was happy. It feels good to have them back on my TV, and so far I like the direction the story is taking. SAMCRO wasted no time getting their hands dirty – I think they were out of prison for a day and half before they took out the Russian gun-runners!

A few thoughts:
Jax has good intentions, but I don’t think he will ever be free of SAMCRO;
Tara is SO much prettier when she smiles;
I’ve always loved the Genna/Unser relationship, and he was breaking my heart last night;
Opie, Donna is spinning in her grave – and please, PLEASE wash your hair;
Love the new US Attorney, Lincoln Potter. He is sort of Lincoln-esque, isn’t he? Ray McKinnon is the actor, and his Reverend Smith storyline was one of my favorite parts of Deadwood’s first season. I look forward to seeing what he does here;
Loved this (Gemma, about Chuckie’s new Hamburger Helper hands): “I bought him fingers. Those shitty little nubs were freakin’ me out.”

And my favorite exchange of the evening, between Gemma and Clay after some post-prison-release nookie:

CLAY: “That was fast.”
GEMMA:”Yeah, that’s ’cause you’re used to speed-banging Juice in dark hallways.”
CLAY: “Don’t turn what Juice and I had into something cheap and tawdry!”
GEMMA (laughing): “I’m sure it was sweet Puerto Rican magic.”

It’s not the guns or the violence or the sex that keeps me coming back to SOA. It’s great character scenes like that.

One final note…As you may have noticed, I don’t watch many comedies. I don’t know why that is. Perhaps I am just weird. Anyway, I’ve decided to break out of my drama-prison and check out a new ABC comedy called Suburgatory. It premieres tomorrow night at 8:30, right before Modern Family, the only comedy that I watch regularly. Weird, huh? What’s piqued my interest is this very positive review by Alan Sepinwall. He says:

…the highest compliment I can pay “Suburgatory” is to say this: it is one of the few comedy pilots I can remember where I laughed more the second time I watched it than the first. The comedy of surprise is (relatively) easy; comedy where you already know what the joke is but find it funny anyway because of the confidence and shape of the delivery is much harder, and much more likely to yield good results in the long term.

It sounds too good to pass up, don’t ya think?

September 26, 2011

Beckett’s New Digs

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 5:13 pm

The LA Times has a feature on the new look of Beckett’s loft and how it reflects her state of mind, post-shooting. Whatever. I just want to know one thing: When can I have a loft like that? The stairs in the kitchen? With the cookbooks? I love!

September 19, 2011

Tonight on TV

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , , — gina64 @ 3:57 pm

Just a two brief programming notes for tonight.

Season 4 of Castle premieres tonight on ABC at 10:00 PM. Will Beckett die? Hmmm, let me think about that one…

Eureka’s season 4 finale airs at 8:00 PM tonight on SyFy.

Add a new Warerhouse 13 episode into the mix and I’m a happy TV geek today.

September 13, 2011

Chatter: Where the hell have I been, and what the hell have I been watching?

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , — gina64 @ 3:06 pm

Where the hell have I been?

Well, I’ve been right here, pretty much. I had a nice, long vacation so that’s part of why I’ve been MIA. Also, I injured my neck a few weeks ago and I’ve been on muscle relaxants and painkillers off and on ever since, so, I guess I’ve been high for a few weeks and that’s another reason why I’ve been MIA. Mostly, though, I think I’ve just been lazy, distracted, unmotivated and in a summertime frame of mind.

What the hell have I been watching?

I have a confession to make: Big Brother 13 took over my life this summer. Yes, I said Big Brother. See, it all started last summer when, about halfway through the season, my mother (who lives downstairs from me) asked if I would watch it with her. She’s sort of housebound, and we don’t do much together so…I figured why not. It was fun. She asked me again this season, and I said sure. Once again, it’s been fun, but my GOD, it consumes most of my free time. BB is on 3 nights a week. Showtimes airs BB After Dark every night at midnight and my mother records it and wants to watch it with me and it’s 3 HOURS LONG. Thank the good Lord for the fast-forward button! Then there are the Live Feeds, which I do not subscribe to but I read the spoiler-filled Live Feed thread at TWoP. It’s like having a part-time job! Even if I wanted to blog about it, I’m not sure I could have found the time.

The season finale of Big Brother airs tomorrow night. FINALLY. Porsche, Rachel and Adam (l-r) are the Final 3. Although Rachel was vile for the first half of the season, she is vastly improved on a personal level, she has fought like crazy to stay in the house and I do think she deserves to win. Porsche, however is my favorite of the 3. If Rachel and Porsche go to the Final 2 together, I don’t think Porsche will win. However, for me, second place (and $50,000) for Porsche is far and away a more satisfactory outcome than Adam winning anything.

As I’ve mentioned before, Eureka and Warehouse 13 are other shows that I’m watching. They don’t really inspire me to write anything about them, though. I really enjoy them because they are the perfect summer TV fare: light and airy escapist programming that occasionally hits a satifactory dramatic note but never really forces me to have to think too much.

I have only recently begun attacking my long DVR queue of season 4 of True Blood, and I’m sorry that it took me this long to get to it. This season is in my opinion much better than last year: King Bill has a sexy new haircut and is far more interesting apart from Sookie; Fiona Shaw is killing it as Marnie/Antonia; Pam has a more prominent role; the Hot Shot and Faerie storylines have faded to the background; and most of the action takes place in and around Bon Temps, which I think helps maintain the connection between storylines. I’ve got 4 episodes left to watch – including the season finale so don’t give anything away! – and there’s really only one plot that I’m beginning to have difficulty with: Sookie and Eric. Does he have amnesia, or was that an emasculation spell? One begins to wonder if Sookie has that effect on all the vampires she hooks up with. Eric’s amnesia storyline was funny at first, but at this point (I just watched the episode with the bed-in-forest-in-the-snow-V-trip scenes) I just want him to get his memory back, say inappropriate things to Sookie and fly off to kill some innocent orphans or something. Gah, the shmoopiness is killing me.

Other than that, I’m loving it.

I’m recording Sons of Anarchy and will start watching that once I finish True Blood. I can’t wait.

Coming soon: A post about the upcoming Fall TV season – the new shows I’m looking forward to checking out as well as the return of some favorites.

August 29, 2011

“Addiction at its finest.”

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:02 pm

GIF.TV is a random collection of animated .gifs, some related to television, most not. Just click on the top button of the remote to move to the next randomly-generated gif. Mind you, it is highly addictive, so beware!

August 5, 2011

Stark Week: The Brood

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 1:50 pm

Pajiba posted the rest of the family today, so I figured I do one post with the entire brood.

My favorite line: “Bring me the shrimp!” Hee.

Thank you, Pajiba!

August 4, 2011

Stark Week: Day 3

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:07 pm

(via @quityourJRob)

August 3, 2011

The heck with Shark Week…

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 3:45 pm

…Did you know it’s also Stark Week?

I wonder who will be next?

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