Sunday, February 22, 2009

Just Ewww!

Dollhouse: The Target
Again Echo is being used as a hooker and then becomes the victim of a human hunt.
Honestly I don't understand how a show about a glorified brothel is on air, oh yeah it's Fox. I think it comes as no surprise that men buy prostitutes at higher rates than women. Keeping that in mind half of these dolls in the Dollhouse are guys so I can only conclude that they are also being turned into sexual play things for rich men, even if they are originally straight.
Unless they blow up the Dollhouse in the next few episodes I will probably stop watching soon.

Don't get me wrong Mr. Joss Whedon I'm a fan of morally ambiguous story lines and hope this is all leading up to something just don't stretch out like they did with Battlestar Galactica.

Verminators: Night at the Races
This is a Discovery channel reality-documentary where we follow exterminators doing their job. They enter an apartment that is clean but they have roaches. Soon the expert concludes it is a neighbor causing the problem and they enter the next door slum and find roaches under everything. I insist on eating while this show is on and eventually make myself nauseous.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Dollhouse: Ghost

When I first heard of this show I thought this was doomed and had no chance. A group of young troubled people get new personalities/lives for special missions. Then I saw some trailers from the original pilot and was intrigued but then came the reshoot.

This episode Ghost was the second pilot and was not as good as the 1 minute original trailer. It doesn't seem as much sci-fi and instead it's more corporate and conspiratorial. Elisha Dushku is great and so is Harry Lennix (last seen getting beat-up in 24).

The first problem I had is she is being used as a high priced designer hooker, although probably realistic if this type of personality exchange did exist, it left a hatred for the entire organization behind these transplants. Knowing this the next episode will deal with a rogue agent.

While I know the pilot is the worst episode, Lost being an exception, this one makes me want to root for the bad guys at every stage.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Missing in Action

So this season has been just fine nothing special but it's not complete. Beside missing shows the new thing in American television shows is to not show the full cast. This is a cost saving measure but is quite annoying since out of 30 minutes a week for 20 odd weeks a year we don't get to see all the characters.


[scrubs] -missing either Judy Reyes (Carla) or Donald Faison (Turk) but last episode they had Zach Braff (JD) do a phone in ala Chrissy Snow circa 1981.

The New Adventures of Old Christine didn't even show new Christine.

Some shows are so subtle that it isn't until days later that the main character didn't even make an appearance.

Cost cutting for a show is fine but to what end. Will a show of 5 regulars be reduced to 2 alternating every week.

Adding one slightly related item students keep losing cell phones, thumb drives, and cables which I find and happily return. Before I do I have to take a peak inside to find the rightful owners. I just want to say thanks for nothing. With all the cool stories about government files or tons of private info lost via missing tech I'm very disappointed in what I see. I get drives with old copies of books I can't use or phones with picks of families and dogs.

Last semester one professor lost his thumb drive with all the exams and codes for the computers but I didn't find it, what did I find an Ipod cable that was returned within hours. Honestly I don't want to take anything but peaking into this generations most sacred keepsakes is very boring.

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