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Year in consumables: 2009 movies

Star Trek posterEvery year it seems I debate how to approach this list. Is it based on the movies from the year that I actually viewed during that year? Any movie I viewed that year? Any movie that came out in that year that I have seen as of the date this is posted?

Traditionally it is the first of those choices and I double checked last year’s post and that’s what I did. I guess I can stick with tradition, but it kind of sucks. I can tell you right now that the best movie I watched during 2009 was Slumdog Millionaire, but that came out in late 2008. The best movie I have seen from 2009 was The Hurt Locker, but that was this past January (2010). Both would top the list for their given year of release, but that’s not how I am doing the list. That’s the rub.

Besides Locker, I have also watched eight other movies from 2009 this year, and yes, some of those wou... Continue reading »

Telefizzled out

If I were ambitious enough to dive into the archives, I would look and see what the point was in writing these posts for 34+ weeks. I think it was to show attrition in my scheduled viewing, so we’ll go with that and there was definitely some of that, but not as much as I’d hoped for. You see, I know I don’t watch too much telly, but I watch more than I’d like. Anyway, I am thankful for the break this Summer will afford, although Burn Notice starts back up next week.

So, before I try to remember what has come and gone, let me finish off with thoughts on three last episodes I caught this week and last:

How I Met Your Mother: This one finished up last week. It would seem CBS wanted to go longer than everyone else as a lot of their shows did the same. Anyway, no mother and no yellow umbrella, but it does close out with Ted taking the teaching gig and revealing that the mother is in his class, so I guess we are getting some teacher or student macking for this ... Continue reading »


Kind of burned out on television a little bit last year. I don’t know if it was the WGA strike, the inconsistent quality in shows I watch or just getting over watching a ton of telly. I suspect, now that I typed that out, it is a little bit of all those things.

So, I guess it comes as no surprise that my schedule this year is pretty light, which is a good thing. I deliberately decided not to glom on to any new hour long shows this year. I am going to try a couple out, but other than that, I am just saying no. I am also going to try out a new 1/2 comedy and re-adopt one that fell to the wayside last year. Finally, I am going to try and write a little bit about shows each week just to judge my interest, and yours, in them. That means comments people!

That said, here’s my fall schedule (new shows in bold):

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What a weekend!

(Now, what a week too!)

I started writing this post on Monday night, but I got sidetracked by one of the topics, which I will get to in a minute. Funny thing about the post was everything (five things) revolves around the word shock, hence the title shocking. I find it even funnier that an event happened on Tuesday to add a sixth, so the word of the month is now shocking. Anyway, I’m trimming some of the fat since I have more to add on…

I was going to talk further about the Pat’s spying scandal because some of the other information that came out during the weekend (losing draft pick(s)?!, leak of tape, even more penalties if Belichick doesn’t turn over all data), but there is just too much and I am just too sick of it all. Now, don’t we have the Mangenius being accused of something by the Ravens? Oh, and can we stop referring to every scandal as a “Gate”? It was just Watergate. Let it go already! Anyway, I’ll just leave this one as disappointing on many angles, but particularly because it tarnishes,... Continue reading »

Tellyman returns

Not really, no.

Well, not in so much a way as before?

Ah, who cares, it is just a post about some televisionic observations I have had of late (and maybe later…).

So, I was watching Heroes last night, which has been so very good the past three epsiodes, and NBC is running ads for their newest show sure to fail, Raines. Now, was the pitch for this show something along the lines of “let’s put Medium, Tru Calling and The Ghost Whisperer in the blender and sprinkle with a little bit of Monk… oh, and we’ll get Jeff Goldblum!” Really?

Anyone else watching The Black Donnelly’s? I feel compelled to watch, you know, as an Irishman… yeah. Well, if you are, do we really need Joey Ice Cream as a narrator? The sudden insertion of himself into a scene, with subsequent character reaction, is unnecessary and seems forced as a way to try and distinguish the storytelling as unique or different. The story being told does the job just fine… which is to say, mediocre at best. Not sure this one is going to fair much better than S... Continue reading »

Year in consumables: 2006 games

Gears of War boxPromises, promises…

You know, I said I’d have this posted by March first, but things got out of hand at work this week due to Daylight Savings Time. You know about that, right? Well, work got in the way of proper sleep, television viewing — ‘cept Lost and Heroes — and blogging.

So, I won’t bore you with the details of that, but instead bore you with the third and final installment of my 2006 Year in Consumables series. You can read the music and movie posts in the archives.

By my count, I have rocked se7en games on the 360 this year. Okay, it was really ten, but demos of Contra and the... Continue reading »

Lost heroes

Last night’s episode of Heroes was written by Jeph Loeb. Mr. Loeb is a kick ass comic book writer, but also a former Supervising Producer on Lost.

Anyway, not only did the episode feature a cameo by the main Marvel man, Stan Lee, but this nod to Lost by Nathan Petrelli:

“I’d round us all up. Stick us in a lab on some… island in the middle of the ocean.”

A sly nod to all the island’s inhabitants having power like Desmond?

No More Heroes

Isaac's Energy Man painting I am done. I am out. No more Heroes!

Of course, since Heroes is my favorite new show of this season, I am talking strictly in the blog sense and not in the viewing sense.

You see, I wasn’t kidding in my last post about Heroes that if commentsations weren’t going to happen, then I wasn’t going to continue posting. While I enjoy writing about the episodes, it does take a fair amount of time away from trolling match.com to craft each post, so I am going to abandon posting about it.

I am not into writing this stuff because I wannabe famous or an armchair critic. I was hoping it served as a watercooler substitute since peeps can’t talk this stuff up like we used to due to the ever growing needs of being a growned up and/or parent. Fostering a little corner of the Interwebs for you to post your thoug... Continue reading »

Heroes: Homecoming

Eden from the Chapter 9 Heroes mini-comic on nbc.com

Worst epsiode ever…

Just kidding. It was okay, but nothing as great as what has come before it, which is why it has taken me a while to write about it. Another reason is I am not feeling the love on this from you readers, so I don’t know why I bother. I mean, I know more than a few of you watch this every week, yet no one besides Ed really comments.

The same goes for Ed‘s posts on Lost. No one besides me has any thoughts on it? I find that hard to believe and even if you agree with everything we write or you have nothing to add, you could just let us know that you agree. We get more comment Spam than regular comments these days, so why do we bother?

Sorry for the rant, but it i... Continue reading »

Heroes: Seven Minutes to Midnight

Isaac from the Chapter 8 web comic

For Chapter 8, we don’t see the Petrelli boys (thank you Geez-us), Niki, D.L. or Micah. I also happened to notice that creator Tim Kring wrote this chapter, so does that mean we get more reveals than usual? No… not that I could tell. Well, on to my lightbulb moments and queries.

Activating Evolution has the original picture of Chandra Suresh (Erick Avari) on it as he finally makes an appearance. It would seem the picture swap I noted in Collision was a continuity error. I did a quick Google search and hit upon a Heroes Wiki that tells the tale. Unfortunately, I can’t read the Wiki since that will lead me down the... Continue reading »