Friday, December 31, 2010

News Fail

I used to love local news especially WPIX where Kaity Tong has anchored for decades. The news was simple straight forward and light with fluff and teasers.

Then suddenly they started bringing in pundits and commentators who resemble rejects from FOX or Comedy Central. Then they changed the format to a standing woman in front of a green screen doing a top 11 news run down. It's like a Youtube version of the news. Unfortunately the ratings reflect that it is working. For me this news is now unwatchable.

Oh and they have the original anchors pushed to the side and weekends doing on the scene stuff.

Moving onto NY1 the only good news channel left suddenly changed from channel 1 to 8.

Worst part was that TiVo changed it 2 weeks ago but Cablevision did not move the channel until Monday. When TiVo deletes a channel you can no longer record or even watch the programs.I don't know why the move but I fear what shenanigans will happen soon.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Timeout

Usually Christmas means no new shows which is a good rest for us obsessive types.

Granted yesterday Men of a Certain Age did premiere and it was as depressing as ever.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Valerie, Valerie, Valerie,...

I got this song stuck in my head ever since the last episode of Glee.

Skip to the 50 second mark, it's just better that way.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Low Price TV For Sale

No I'm not selling my TV. Just saw hundreds of new televisions for sale over the Thanksgiving holiday. 40 inch name brand sets for $400 or less. As incredible as they were I still did not buy any.

The state of TV shows these days does not justify it. I was looking at $2,000 SLR cameras more than TVs. I guess this blog may transform to a photo blog.

Best of November:
Dexter, Weeds, The Big C, Chuck, Law & Order: SVU

TV Camera...Get It?!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Walking Dead

Based on a comic book, wait don't runaway it is actually fun to watch.

I never actually read the comic book or any other comic book so I can't say if it is better or worse.

The series on it's own is good drama.

Like Resident Evil the main hero is a law enforcement person who slept through the zombie apocalypse. Hero cop is searching for his family and hopefully this show won't stretch it out too much.

What makes this zombie caper better than average are the zombies themselves. They are not always slow, they eat more meat than just humans, and they use tools. You almost feel sorry for them as they still have many human traits.

Other shows also premiering were Psych and Burn Notice. Too many one hour shows.

Monday, October 25, 2010

The writers of 'Two and a Half Men' think you are one sick puppy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Foxed Up

Since I have Cablevision I have no Fox channels, which adds up to 10 channels.

Fox has a waiver in NYC and owns 2 broadcast channels (5 & 9). This would be illegal but that didn't stop Fox.
Now they are asking for twice as much money for these channels and are holding the viewers down by refusing to broadcast.

Luckily/unluckily the Yankees are not in the World Series and all Fox shows are repeat so no one is paying attention.

What I found extremely funny is that TiVo deleted all the channels from their guide 2 days after the blackout. So not only can't I watch Fox but I have no idea what Fox is showing.

Oh well more room for other channels. Since Fox was also blocking Cablevision internet access to Fox shows online.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Worst October Ever

Not because of TV but just life in general.

So how about TV?

Well all the shows are back and the best so far Dexter, Law & Order: SVU, Glee.

Worst  Running Wilde, a show about a rich guy who is mentally challenged and obsessed with a pretty woman.

Watched Ghostbuster today and man that is a great movie, you find a new funny each time you watch.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Day the Earth Stood Still

So after 13,858 episodes As the World Turns ended on Friday to little fanfare.

Apparently the two and half tornadoes that hit NYC was more important. So any special soap opera coverage never happened.

As the World Turns was a NY filmed showed and it should have been an event but with the bad weather and the fact the show wrapped up back in July it did not have a big impact.

The final episode showed no old clips instead it had the chief of the hospital retiring in a quiet moment while a glass globe spun on his desk.

The ending was awkward since the shows power couple, Holden and Lilly, were not back together. This is because the original actress who played Lily was dumped last year and the replacement was not as good. Also ever clip of Lily was the original actress so they chose not to show her face again which was a big mistake.

As far as I can tell all the storylines wrapped up with love and babies.

So for the next week instead of showing clips and best of episodes the will have The Price is Right. Then after that they will have a new talk show that is just a copy of The View, which itself is a copy of Politically Incorrect.

The golden age of TV is gone and if I never get an HDTV I no longer care.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Before, During, After

Before people barely talked about the twin towers, unofficially they were an eyesore. No talked about a field in Pennsylvania. A few people talked about the Pentagon but with little sadness.

During that day 19 Muslim extremists with hate in their hearts decide to kill and hurt and tried to forever change the American way of life.

After the people, mostly non-New Yorkers or non-Pentagon employees, decided that anger was good but being petty was better. First you had the greedy wives, then the deniers who swarmed the internet with foolish conspiracies. After a while you got the phony sick who spent 30 years smoking and then spent 2 weeks many blocks away from the site and whined their way to millions. Now you have the exploiters who seek to use the day to win elections or plug their church/mosque.

Still they tested the tribute in lights on Sept 10 while having no building to walk into on the 11th.

Rebuild and never forget.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Update for Update's Sake

List of awards and nominations received by Mod...Image via Wikipedia
It's not that I'm overwhelmingly busy at work more like TV has not been inspiring.

Lots of great winners especially Modern Family for best comedy.
Shame that Mad Men won again seeing how I can't seem to get into the show.

They should have kept it canceled. They have lost that edge.

Royal Pains, Rescue Me
Both shows have been stretching out their season beyond reason and with weak storylines this is not good.

As The World Turns
Well in a few weeks this longest running soap/TV serial/radio drama will end and they have been wrapping up storylines left and right.
Special guest, memorials for those who have passed, and lots of clips from over 50 years have been sprinkled throughout the final episodes.
I can only hope they end with dignity.

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Sunday, August 01, 2010

Reviews: Summer so far

Summer has been better than normal.
TV on the other hand has never been worse.

Royal Pains, Eureka, Psych, Warehouse 13, Wipeout have all returned without a bang. I mention only the shows I watch.
Sci-Fi as been particularly weak this season.

Haven a new Sci-Fi channel show based on the Stephen King novel The Colorado Kid is not good at all.

True Blood has been the only bright spot. That and repeats of ABC comedies I didn't see last year.

All the "premium" movies that made hundreds of millions in the box office are awful. Honestly I haven't seen a great movie in years.

I'm having more fun taking pictures of stuff being filmed around NYC than actually watching the shows.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I don't care that it's 103 degrees

If you remember the original you're as old as me.
More Curb Your Enthusiasm sports edition.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

On the Set: Curbed

Not a fan, at all, of Curb Your Enthusiam but still managed to find them filming.

 Larry David, Cheyenne Jackson filming a scene at Washington Square Park.

I must say this camera is great.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Still seeing these...

but none of "my shows" have been close enough to see.

Tomorrow is a great day to visit any set.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fall is Nigh

Ok this is just ridiculous.

CBS has already started to promote the Fall schedule and Summer is still days away.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


The season premiere of True Blood although I will be out of town. Dang.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Lost: Finale

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2 hours and 15 minutes of greatness and then 15 minutes of ghost nonsense.

The theory most people had about being in purgatory was partially correct.

The only clue given that the past 6 years on the island wasn't a dream was that Hurley mentioned to Ben that working together as the islands No. 1 and No. 2 were good years.

So the Island was real.
The flashbacks were real.
The flash-forwards were real.

The flash-sideways was fake.

I just wanted to write it down before I forget the show entirely.

One thing I did predict was that Hurley would ultimately be in charge.

Final Theory:
The light was a natural phenomenon  that people over the years have accidentally discovered all over the world, Eloise Hawking said as much.
On this Island the light allows people to make rules.

2,000 years ago a woman made a rule to keep the brothers on the island and not kill each other.
Once she died the Jacob made more rules about finding candidates, creating a lighthouse, rules about these candidates and rules for himself.
Now that Hurley is in charge he can make any rules he wants.

Reference this....
South Park: Dead Celebrities 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

TV is abandoning me

CBS is axing five other shows, the majority of which, like "Whisperer," have female leads. Julia-Louis Dreyfus' "New Adventures of Old Christine," "Cold Case," starring Kathryn Morris, and the freshman Jenna Elfman sitcom "Accidentally On Purpose

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Friday, May 14, 2010

They should cancel more

Heroes was just canceled yet Smallville keeps going.
Not that I want either to fail but when they just stretching episodes just for ratings sake then might as well cancel them.

Lost is getting better every episode.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Missing Scenes

I'm so busy I missed Glee and South Park.

What is worse is that they are not repeating South Park and I can't even find it online.

I've been missing shows left and right but currently I'm so tired I don't really care.
Crap I'm writing in my Facebook voice.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Subway Encounter #6

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 21:  Clinton Kelly attends...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Clinton Kelly from What Not to Wear, saw him on the train but couldn't take a picture because it was too crowded.
Yes, he was well dressed despite the rain.

Previous subway encounters include, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Seth Meyers, and a few other character actors.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Yes, I Heard

But I'm actively avoid anymore death posts. I was a fan of Boner, that one Corey, and Mr. Graves and will be a fan of the next few who will die but it was getting a bit morbid last year.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

On the sets...

Gossip Girl meets Law & Order: SVU


From My Box Is Warm

From My Box Is Warm

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

We Were The World

Congratulations for ruining another modern classic.

That was the worst remake since the last remake.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Football is Football

Sure it's Superbowl Sunday but so far I've watched the Jersey Shore marathon and Puppy Bowl VI.

Since I don't care about either team I will catch up on my projects while the game is going.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Still Watching

Just not too much with the blogging of TV.

Dollhouse was just a hot mess.

Lost is back on Tuesday and I'm expecting about the same.

None of my football teams made it to the SuperBowl so I have no team to root for.

Friday, January 08, 2010

What Else is On

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So it is that time of the season where all my shows are on hold and I watch other shows just to have something unproductive to do.

Burn Notice is always great, caught up a lot with the marathon they had.

Modern Family: Julie Bowen and Ty Burell steal the show it is funny with out being outrageous.

The Middle:  Everyone is great while being outrageous, they are so good you don't even realize Chris Kattan is on the show.

Cougar Town: Courtney Cox tries real hard. What Julia-Louis Dreyfus does with ease Cox makes so hard...he he he. Busy Phillips is great as is the rest of the cast.

Scrubs: Med School while most of the original cast slowly fades away, although Carla was dropped like a brick, new students fill in their spot. I still enjoy the show although Dave Franco is a bit too much.

Better Off Ted: Great, great, great.

V: Finally caught up with all the episodes and it turned out better than I thought.

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