Friday, November 24, 2006

I Feel Nauseous, Quick To The Hospitals

House: Whac-A-Mole
A kid comes in with vomit and two kids and leaves with the vomit. A teenager is raising his brother and sister because their parents died. He chooses to stay sick and the kids go to foster care. Not a bad episode but the formula of make a patient sicker to cure them is getting ridiculous.
In this episode the little sister was played by Cassi Thomson and ends up in foster care.

Grey's Anatomy: From A Whisper to a Scream
Dr. Yang seriously screws Dr. Burke but not in a good freaky red pantie way. Everyone else besides Meredith is all mopey and depressed. Great extra long episode.

ER: Scoop and Run
This was a
Dr. Abby Lockhart centered episode. She is a heroine and inspiration during a bus crash over the cliffs of Chicago??? Dr. Tony Gates and Dr. Neela got it on but I think he only did it to make it clear his live-in girlfriend/friend that their relationship is over, very scummy indeed. Everyone else in the ER was falling in love left and right.
In this episode the foster girl was played by Cassi Thomson coincidently.

General Hospital: 11/??/06

Luke and Laura had their last wedding but I found it interesting that in the backyard where they held the wedding were palm trees. No big deal you say. Well since it is in upstate New York in November I think it is kind of retarded of the director of that episode to show them so many times.


Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Before I Forget: Reba

Reba: Let's Get Physical/Just Business
One of the last sitcoms on TV is back for it's sixth season and it's damn funny. I was laughing out loud throughout both episodes. The episodes dealt with Barbra Jean Booker Hart (Melissa Peterman) dramatic weight loss.

The scene where she was exercising with her trainer had me rolling. Reba was jealous of her and playing the "straight man" is always funny. Scarlett Pomers is back in the briefest of appearances making slightly odd jokes about getting something to eat. For those who don't know she was sent to an eating disorder clinic for being too thin. Yeah.

Reba and Julia Louis Dreyfus are the funniest people on TV and it's sad they don't get more credit for it. Meanwhile Micheal Richards and others are constantly on TV for being idiots.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Out Damned Box! Out!

While my TV time is being cut in half it's not really for lack of trying. It is lack of watchable programs.

Time to rant.
The sitcoms are almost dead according to network executives since they are too expensive and reality shows are more popular. I hate all reality shows but I occasionally watch the first season. Now people who love these pieces of audio/visual crap also hate real documentaries. A real documentary are those things on PBS that have lots of old nerds talking over real videos and non-CGI special effects. I happen to love Nova, Frontline, This Old House, etc. and think it's a slap in the face to say they need to compare it to Survivor.

Next rant we have "Fall Season Finales" which is just a lazy way to stretch out a season for those who don't understand why shows have repeats.

Then there are "Bonus Content Online". For the Sci-Fi channel it requires 40 minutes and a secret password. For NBC it is posted a day later. Now I want to sit on my couch and relax while my brain goes numb. I don't want to rush to the computer to see 4 extra minutes of boring dialogue that didn't make on the tube.

What do all these things have in common? They are done to bring in people who are not regular TV watchers to catch an episode or two. Watching a season on DVD is not being a real fan because those episodes are not exactly the same as the first run episodes. You can easily tell the comments of fake fans because they complain constantly of whats wrong with the shows they watch instead of just laying back and escaping for an hour or so.

Sure there are certain characters I don't like, The Cheerleader, Dr. Grey, Charlie Sheen, or the bad-wigged-TA(who may be a woman) on Veronica Mars, but I accept them as annoying and focus on the other parts of the show.

It's like reading a book you don't start in the middle and then quit right before the end and call the book stupid, meanwhile your going online to read what others said about the book. You either read the whole book or you don't.

I'm done back to the Star Wars Marathon on Cinemax.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

What's New

My head is about to break with all this useless engineering formulas. Trust me when building a bridge no one wants the work submitted in by hand. In real life you use computers and modern measuring equipment.

As for TV...

  • Jericho is the best thing on now.
  • The Cheerleader should die.
  • Don't get arrested around J.J. Abrams.
  • 4 of the 20 shows I watched had Halloween episodes.
  • My cable box has the hiccups and keeps changing to channel 1 on it's own.
  • I understand why Doogie spent more time with his "best" friend then Wanda.

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