So it’s that time of the year when magazines, TV shows, and blogs do Top 10 lists to summarize the year we’re about to leave behind. So you know what this means – another blog series! Just kidding, it’ll be a long time before I put us through another one of those. I did, however, take some time to think about some of the important events in my life over the last year. Some of them are obviously much more significant than others, but this is what I came up with. I think it’s a weird list. (Also, they’re in order of occurrence, not importance.)
Bon Jovi concert – This was really fun, but I mostly added it to the list because I didn’t have anything on the list before May and I felt like I should acknowledge that I did, … Read More »
Todd and I recently stayed up until 2:00 am one Sunday morning having our hearts ripped out by David Simon finishing The Wire. It was probably the best ending to a show ever (not because it was an especially happy ending, ‘cause it wasn’t, but because of the continuity and the way it made sense for this particular show), and it almost makes me want to say something bad about Lost, and how The Wire is proof that it’s possible to start stories in season 1 and bring them to logical and satisfying conclusions in the end. But I don’t speak badly of Lost so I won’t say anything like that.
The Wire was about the modern American city and all its corrupt and crumbling institutions. It mostly used drug dealers and the cops who chase them to symbolize all that’s … Read More »
So apparently my dad thinks that if I have a blog I should actually, you know, post something every once in a while. He asked if I was going to post about fall’s new shows, but I haven’t found them very inspiring. We tried Lone Star and thought it was fine, but it appears it’s about to be cancelled. We tried Hawaii 5-0 and liked it alright, but I played online Solitaire through the whole thing, which doesn’t say much for it. I have a couple more shows I’d like to try, but mostly I think I’m sticking to last year’s shows (minus Lost, so sad).
In fact, the two most amusing TV-related things to happen in our home this past week* both involved older shows.
1. Todd got in trouble twice during last week’s 30 Rock.
a. Not … Read More »
You may have heard that Lost’s series finale aired Sunday night. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet, but I think I liked it.
Nonetheless, I’m sure my readers (all three of you!) are tired of my Lost posts, so this will be my last one.*
Some fans made this fantastic song and accompanying video, and they’re both awesome. Plus, their love for the show (which I honestly think exceeds my love for it) makes me feel not quite so weird. I hope even you non-fans watch and enjoy the video. It really is a thing of beauty.
Spoiler Alert – If you’ve never seen the show and plan on watching it someday, be warned that there are some possible spoilers. Also, Bruce Willis is dead.
*At least for now. I really can’t make that kind of promise.
Me: “So, Lost will be over this time next week.”
Todd: “I don’t want to talk about that.”
Me: “But it’s really gonna be over and it’s sad.”
Todd: “I really don’t want to talk about that.”
Me: “But I’m sad about this and I need you to show that you’re sad, too.”
Todd: “What do you want from me?”
Me: “Just some recognition that this is hard for you, too.”
Me: “We sound like a couple in a movie whose child has died and they’re both working through their grief in different ways.”
Todd: “Yeah, this isn’t as sad as … Read More »
This is what’s on my mind lately re: TV.
I don’t even like Chuck E. Cheese. It should be more like, “Oh look, a piece of chocolate cake!”
“It’s like when you spend time with a 3-year-old, you quickly find out that one question just begets another — there’s a ‘why’ in the wake of every ‘why’ — and the only way to end the conversation is to say, ‘Oh look, a Chuck E. Cheese!’ The show is doing its best to say, ‘Oh look, Chuck E. Cheese!’ For example, we’ve now given the viewers as much as we’re willing to say about the numbers, and we’re moving on.” Lost co-executive producer Damon Lindelof [Wired]
I know you Lost haters will think this quote proves what you’ve all been saying about how the writers don’t know what they’re doing and they’ve just been … Read More »
We all know that God loves variety, and not only because Morgan Freeman’s character in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves told us so. We also know this because of all the different types of animals, bugs, plants and, most significantly, geeks God made. There are history geeks, music geeks, book geeks, movie geeks, political geeks, band geeks, goody-two-shoes geeks, Bible geeks, math geeks, World of Warcraft geeks, and science geeks, just to name a few. Obviously, the lines between each subset of geek are often blurry, and at one point or another in my life, I could have been classified as one or more of these types of geek. And I think I’ve accepted that.
But there’s another type of geek, perhaps the quintessential type of geek that I never was: the sci-fi geek.
This is a breed type of geek, … Read More »
You’re welcome. Happy weekend!
Questions left over from this week’s TV (warning: may contain spoilers, particularly regarding Lost):
LOST: Who is Jack’s baby momma? I’ve heard Juliette, but I don’t think she’d hang up those ugly curtains shown in David’s house. She also wouldn’t put cute bunnies statues on her door step.
OLYMPICS: Why are Asian countries so intense about figure skating?
SURVIVOR: Just how far back has Parvati set the women’s movement?
PROJECT RUNWAY: Why was Project Runway a rerun this week?
If you have the answers to any of these questions, please enlighten me in the comments. If you’re writing about Lost, please put LOST at the beginning of your comment so those who are for some reason waiting until the DVD comes out to watch this final season will not have anything ruined for them. (As if they can get through the entire season without having … Read More »