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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.

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I Had To Be LOST Before I Was Found

Posted in ABC, Humor with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2009 by tvismyiv

It’s been awhile since any new posts have been placed on this site, but I’ve sworn off American Idol and I missed the beginning of 24 so there’s no hope other than catching up on DVD (or Hulu… I may still do Hulu.)

Okay, let me be perfectly realistic here.  I may still watch Idol.  Who am I kidding?  It’s a juggernaut, bitch!  But we’ll see… (How’s that for conviction.)

About the only things I’ve managed to keep up on are The Office and 30 Rock, and they’re not highly bloggable.  (So did you hear, Holly may be coming back to Dunder-Mifflin and do you think Jack and Liz Lemon will ever hook up?  Because Mary Richards and Lou Grant never did…)

But there is one other huge glaring blinding hot spot that I must get on about…

LOST.

This show may not have gotten its bearings straight until Season 3, hence a lot of loose ends and changed courses (Tailies, anyone?), but this season’s Unstuck-In-Time theme is going to be interesting.  Interesting in the fact that it will allow to uncover much of the Island’s history without it being expository.

Not since Billy Pilgrim bounced around Slaughterhouse-Five have I ever been so excited and intrigued.  So far, we’ve uncovered some nice little details like these:

  • Desmond and Penny’s son is named Charlie… after Charlieaww
  • Charles Widmore was in fact on the Island in his past.  AND he funded Faraday’s time travel studies, PLUS the victim of said studies.

(SIDENOTE: I love the insight provided by EW’s Lost blog by Doc Jensen, which this week was written by Adam B. Vary…

The door to the Dept. of Physics that Desmond first entered is labeled “Claredon 142-08,” which appears to be a typo, since according to the Oxford University website, the Physics department is housed in the “Clarendon” building. But that number seems to point to the Lost episode from last season that aired on Feb. 14, 2008, “The Economist,” i.e. Ben Linus’s still un-named target for his assassin Sayid. And a “don” is the common term for both a senior instructor at Oxford and a high ranking member of the Mafia. Perhaps Claire and The Economist are connected?

Crazy stuff.  END SIDENOTE.)

  • The Jughead H-bomb?!  Could that be what gets buried in concrete at the core of the Swan Station?
  • What’s with all the Redshirts that keep dying?  The Frogurt’s of Flight 815 are getting picked off in droves.  And as my brother, Scott, noted – “Where’s Rose and Bernard?”
  • And Charlotte, poor Charlotte… why does she bear resemblance to Ellie, the Other that held Faraday at gunpoint, and Theresa Spencer – the time travelling coma girl?  Some answers please!

Friday’s TV Picks

Posted in ABC, CBS, Film, FOX, Humor, MyNetwork, NBC, The CW, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2008 by sgottahurt

8pmThe Incredibles is on NBC, so it’s an easy choice, even though they cut out all the sex and nudity for broadcast tv, which is what made it so awesome.  What?  Oh, I’m thinking of The Inbedibles.  As they say in Canada, “Sorry!”  (Emphasis on the “o.”)

9pm – What are you still reading for?  There’s nothing else worth watching except The Incredibles!  Anyone that might enjoy the subtle homoeroticism of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on MyNetwork might be dazzled by the gayness that is The Polar Express on ABC, so there’s a conundrum for those folks at 8pm.  But if you like Chris Rock (The CW), Jack Black (Fox), or Jennifer Love Hewitt’s tits (CBS), your path has already been chosen.  There is no swaying you.

10:30pm – After The Incredibles, you can stay tuned and catch the second half of The Office’s season opener (which is a standalone episode), or if you’re a Hollywood whackjob like Madonna or (let’s be honest) Angelina Jolie, you can flip over to ABC and watch the second half of 20/20 – it’s about adopting foreign babies.  If you can’t stick foreign objects in places they don’t belong, why bother?

Once upon a time...

Once upon a time...

Saturday’s TV Picks

Posted in Humor, NBC, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by sgottahurt

I’m not the usual guy who was writing these recommendation posts, but for me, today is all about waiting for Saturday Night Live.  They’ve recently lost Amy Poehler to a newborn and a supposed spinoff of The Office.  So tonight they are adding two new ladies to the cast: Michaela Watkins and my future ex-wife, Abby Elliot, daughter of SNL Alum, Chris Elliot.

The fine ladies over at Jezebel compiled a list of lessons for the latest additions.  You can find the entire list with video examples here.

Their strongest advice:

When In Doubt, Think Of Tina There is perhaps no better role model for the incoming women of SNL then Tina Fey, the woman who added to the show in every possible way, leading the writing team, anchoring Weekend Update, participating in several sketches, and creating a female-friendly environment that allowed women like Poehler, Dratch, and Rudolph to display their skills alongside their male co-stars.

Meet you ladies tonight at about 11:30.  I’ll be the guy in his boxers, sitting on his couch, being (hopefully) entertained by you while I eat leftover Halloween candy.