Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Lbs. is a movie that aired recently on Thirteen a PBS channel. Often they show classic and indepent films with a brief narrative about the film and the process. This film was remarkable since the main guy in the movie actually lost the weight over the year it took to film.

The film Lbs. introduces us to an overweight Italian-American man from NYC that has a heart attack and must change his habits. He eventually pushes his family to the limit with his lack of will power and buys a trailer in the woods.

Enlisting the help of drug addicted friend they try to get sober together. That fails but it pushes the fat guy to do it on his own. What helps the most is final getting some nookie from a local married woman. He gains enough confidence to lose weight on his own and return to his family. Since most of his family and friends are toxic he keeps his distant and that is the point. He must now be independent and that is the best for him.

What annoys me is that this do nothing has enough money to go around and buy expensive things for a year without working. While he has no job he bought a $5,000 plot of land and buys healthy food for a year then moves into a hotel. The movie is good and Miriam Shor was great in her small role.

Friday, October 18, 2013

NBC Cancellations

Ironside (TV series)
Ironside (TV series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Welcome To The Family, a show about a Latino family that must get along with a white family because their kids are expecting a baby. The white daughter gets knocked up and her mother is also preggers. I watched the most recent episode with a special appearance by Eva Langoria. The show is not that funny and surprisingly not that racial or edgy, despite my description.

Ironside, a remake of the original Ironside except the main character is cool while Raymond Burr, the original was more tough and straight. I tried watching an episode but when Ironside found a gun because it was at eye level saying something like thanks to my wheel chair I  have a new perspective I knew it was poorly written.

Sean Saves the World and the Michael J. Fox show are still hanging on. I have not seen Sean's show but it looks like a typical sitcom. Michael's show is good as I saw the pilot and liked it better than Robin William's show but it is less shiny than Robin's show so it may not last.

Is it a coincident that the "ethnic" shows were canceled first? Probably not but I blame the writers since they are not yet writing for all types of voices.

Community is coming back praise be the lord.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wishful Thinking

Saw this sportscast the other night about the MLB playoffs and no one noticed that they had the wrong graphics or they just really wanted to go back in time.

That should say Red Sox vs. Tigers ALCS 2013 but instead we were back in happier times when the Yankees played and all was right in the world.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Lottery Feed Error

Technical information not meant for the public. I do enjoy when TV stations make small mistakes.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Un-Lucky 7

Windfall NBC 2006
First canceled show of the season is Lucky 7 a show about 7 lottery winners. I never watched any of the two episodes because it looked long, slow paced, and boring.

I liked a better version that was also unceremoniously canceled years ago called Windfall. Windfall had a well known cast and they used sexier people and storylines. Even with all that at the end it ran its last episodes on a weekend afternoon when absolutely no one was watching.

The legend of nothing ending well for lottery winners is now extended to the shows about them.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


Still have not seen Breaking Bad so shhhh.

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TV is educational. If you can't learn something everyday your box is broken.