Archive for February, 2009

“Who Cares?” – A LOST Review

Posted in ABC, Humor with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by tvismyiv

THAR BE SPOILERS AHEAD!!!

The quote in the title refers to probably Ben’s most deadpan lines ever.  When asked by Jack what will happen to the rest of the passengers on the plane ride to doomsville a.k.a. The Island, Ben utters, “Who cares?”

Last night’s episode, “316,” was the best of the season so far, and here’s a few reasons why:

  • The Oceanic 6 are now the Ajira 5 (maybe more, maybe less)… and they’re back on Oahu The Island.
  • Ms. Hawking (Dan Faraday’s Ma, ‘natch) explained a little miniscule bit about how the Dharma Initiative finds said other place.
  • Frank Lapidus is back!  I saw Jeff Fahey’s name in the credits, but I wouldn’t have expected him to be piloting Flight 316.  Been a big fan of the Lawnmower Man since his days as The Marshal.  Always happy to see him.
  • Loved the opening shot on Jack’s opening eye!  Of course, it’s an homage to the pilot episode/movie (and early seasons).
  • John Locke gave Jack an “I told you so” of sorts from beyond, via a letter he wrote before committing s-u-i-c-i-d-e?!
  • And the closing shot of Jin, driving Hurley’s pre-beat-up, pre-repair-job minibus (actually, it was Ben’s Dad’s van, a.k.a. Workman)… in the past?

Overall, it’s great when shows like this get back to basics – especially when this show gets back to basics (like halfway through Season 3 after the mess that was Season 2).

Now for the SILLY THEORIES portion of our show.

  • Who beat up Ben?  Answer: the missing 6th member of the Oceanic 6 – lil’ Aaron.
  • What did Sayid do to get arrested and brought aboard in the same fashion as KateHe shoplifted the pooty.
  • How did Hurley know about the flight?  Well, this is kind of serious, but I’d guess Charlie the Friendly Ghost.  I said “kinda.”
  • And finally, will Jeff Fahey and Matthew Fox unite to star in We Are the Marshal?  One can only dream.
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Bale Family Guy Out!

Posted in FOX, Humor with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2009 by tvismyiv

Oh, Family Guy… you’re sooooo on the cutting edge of comedy.  And so is TYismyIV, so yay!  Kismet!

SNL Real-Time Review – Alec’s Back!

Posted in Humor, NBC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2009 by tvismyiv

11:35pm – Dan Aykroyd, yay!  Cold open, boo!  I don’t know if Dan’s just a bit rusty, or if he didn’t get enough prep time, but any laughs he elicited from the audience were almost out of pity or happy memories or a mixture of both.  It didn’t help that the bit wasn’t all that funny.  It tried to make fun of Obama’s recent plans and actions and turn them into some future positive spin for Republicans when they fail.  The skit failed.  Horribly.  Kristen Wiig Counter: 1

11:40pm – Alec Baldwin thanked Christian Bale for taking some of his heat (for calling his daughter a “rude, thoughtless, little pig”) and made further fun of himself.  Kudos.  He introduced Jack McBrayer from 30 Rock and did one of the sometimes funny, sometimes tired Q&A sessions.  Getting sleepy.  Wiig Counter: 2

11:45pm – Baldwin as one of the Jonas Brothers named Gary.  If you thought Britney Spears was a bad actress, triple that.  And yeah, that one Brother is 100% gay (which one, you ask… take your pick).

11:53pm – The Cougar Den – Introduced the concept of a CouGay, which is ho-hum ha-ha, and brought back original skit cougar, Cameron Diaz.  Thank god the boyfriends weren’t the Jonas BrothersWC: 3

11:59pm – Digital Short – Damn.  Jonas Brothers again.  At least Andy Samberg found a way to limit their acting and in turn make them mildly entertaining.  In the skit, Samberg confronts them with an old VHS cassette featuring them performing in the 80’s, and he wonders how it’s possible.  It turns out a wizard granted them eternal life.  That’s the joke, folks.

12:01am – Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Photo Shop – Bring your photos in to have back added to the photo.  Abby Elliott’s shown, but has no lines.  Don’t think Wiig is in this one.  I wouldn’t be either.  Mix-a-Lot was used much better in this:

12:07am – Jonas Brothers perform and I assume this will be the only time I ever see them.  Well this and later in the show.

12:13am – Weekend Update – Angelina Jolie returns (via Abby Elliott)!  Michaela Watkins as Angie Tempura blogger of BitchPleeze.com gets chuckles.  Joaquin Phoenix appears (via Jason Sudekis) and bombs worse than he actually did on David LettermanSeth Meyers’ closing joke garners the biggest laugh – “If you’re at home watching this Valentine’s Day episode, better luck next year!”  At least he didn’t say anything about blogging.

12:26am – Vincent Price’s Valentine’s Day SpecialBaldwin plays Richard Burton.  Meh.  Wiig Counter ups to 4 with her awesome portrayal of Carol ChanningIt rivals her Bjork from last week.

12:35am – Business Meeting – Different excuses to cancel an appointment.  Good lord, please end.  Thank god, it did.  I’m getting ready to watch last’s week’s 30 Rock on Hulu.

12:41am – Definitely watching 30 RockJonas Brothers are introduced by Baldwin’s rude, thoughtless, little pig?

12:45:am – Wii Game – First, a Mix-a-Lot skit, then Liberace gay jokes, and now a Wii masturbation bit?  Did they go to the file cabinet for these ideas?

12:49am – Chewable Pampers Commercial – I saw this already somehow.  Maybe it was online, but still…  Well, I guess, yeah, it’s kinda funny.  Mostly the different flavorsWC: 5

12:52am – Virgania Horsen’s Hot Air Balloon Rides – Not as good as her Pony ExpressWC: 6

12:53am – First Coughs – Probably the best skit, where Baldwin’s DVD teaches you how to foreshadow your death in a movie with a slight cough.  Saying it’s “probably the best” isn’t saying much.  I’m trying to remember if there was a cough earlier in the show that foreshadowed this episode’s death.

12:58am – Disappointment sets in.  Onto 30 Rock!

SNL Update Has The Best Stuff – A Video Highlight

Posted in Humor, NBC, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2009 by tvismyiv

Bradley Cooper was the host of last night’s Saturday Night LiveWho? What? Why? you might be thinking, but my suggestion is to pretend it didn’t happen.  Here’s quite possibly the best bit of the night:

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Otherwise, the other highlights would be Seth Meyers’ solo run at Really?!? regarding Kellogg’s dropping their sponsorship deal with Michael Phelps after the pot smoking incident, and Kenan Thompson playing Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison, who broke a Superbowl record returning an interception the entire length of the field for a touchdown.

The Office After SuperBowl Thoughts

Posted in NBC with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by tvismyiv

Two things…

1) Very happy about the new opening.  The remainder of the cast’s names are not only included in the beginning, but they’re also shown!

2) Is it just me, but… I really want to see that Jack Black/Cloris Leachman movie!

Otherwise, the first half about the fire drill was meh… aside from Dwight’s Hannibal impersonation. 

The half about the roast was great.  I especially enjoyed Angela’s “You might be Michael Scott if…” jokes, as well as Michael’s eventual comebacks.

That is all.  Check out the two-part episode Monday on Hulu.