Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year New Problems

My TiVo is dying. It is sticking, freezing, and not recording. It is only 3 years old but from what I understand that is when the hard drive starts to fail. Replacing the drive cost $119 getting a new TiVo is $90, my choice is simple.

It recorded 7 hours of shows a day for over 1000 days, more during sweeps. The software is running fine and I guess maybe one day I'll try a self-installation to see if I have any computer skills.

Apparently TiVos have a 5 year time limit. If I buy a new one I'll let y'all know which one I chose. So 80-hours or 180-hours?

Back to TV I've been watching the Friday Night Lights marathon on Bravo it's a good show well made, well acted. No other shows are on this week so might as well start something new.

Happy New Year

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Life After Tomorrow

Just saw the Annie documentary following up on various girls who played in the musical Annie.
Sarah Jessica Parker(Sex and the City), Allison Smith(Kate and Allie), Martha Byrne(As the World Turns), and Danielle Brisebois(All in the Family) are among the featured talkers.
Noticeably missing is Alyssa Milano and Molly Ringwald the most famous Annie alums. The most outrageous involve Ana Lovelis making this show not suitable for kids.

Most of the ladies have left the acting business and are doing ok. It was nice to see so many familiar faces from the seventies and eighties are doing fine. Only one religious nut among them.

Showtime will be airing the documentary 1,000 more times.

Merry Christmas...Eve

Surprisingly few Christmas shows to talk about. Although they will have the Yule Log this year in HD, it's a NYC tradition.

  • I saw the Doctor Who season finale with the departure of Rose and it was very sad.
  • Tivo has been recording The Shield and now I'm addicted.
  • King of Queens is getting canceled.
  • The Jets are doing better then the Giants.

Quote of the week: "I'm mean a full on Sydney Bristow kick." said a very pregnant Nicole Varzi on What About Brian when describing her baby's kick. (For those of you unaware JJ Abrams who made Alias also does this show.)

Friday, December 22, 2006

Merry Everything

I'm done with college for the next month so let's see what I missed.


Mike Evans, original Lionel Jefferson, dead

He was 57 and died of throat cancer, he left Hollywood and became a successful real estate investor. Personally I thought he was one of the funniest actors of the 70s.

Past the sadness I'm home know and there is nothing on the Tube to watch. Everything is on break and the new shows haven't started. That and problems with UPS delivering packages has delayed my festive/birthday celebrations. Oh well I'll celebrate December 28 that's a holiday somewhere right?

Best show on now Big Day.

Ok now back to shopping and shipping.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

One Left

One more final and I'm done for the semester and can finally get back to my sweet sweet TV.

Oh crap I have to do some shopping.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Heroes: Fallout

Eden shot herself to stop Sylar,
the Haitian guy talked and didn't erase the cheerleader's memory
but most of all
Peter is da' bomb.
By the way people keep saying this show is a Lost ripoff but I strongly disagree.
This is a Surface ripoff, even down to the episode/chapter numbers.
But mostly it is a Surface ripoff because they are not bringing the cast together until the end.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Yeah, More Sitcoms

Big Day: Pilot
The best 24 rip-off since 24 first aired. This show is a comedy that takes place in more or less real time, starting at 8am the morning of a wedding. Alice played by the still hot Marla Sokoloff, is getting married to Danny played by Josh Cooke, formerly of Committed and Four Kings.

Wendie Malick is the mom and the best part of the show, another great character is the ex-boyfriend. Apparently everything that can go wrong in a wedding will go wrong. The best man is now legally blind after a one night stand with the brides sister who drank his contacts. One of the groomsman is in love with the groom and the father hates his soon-to-be son-in-law.

Stephnie Weir of MadTV fame plays the wedding planner who tries to referee the mom and Alice.

While I say never judge a show by it's pilot I still have hope this one will stay funny. Too bad it's on a terrible time Tuesdays at 9pm ET on ABC.

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