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I had a pitter patt in my heart when I opened the box of Family Guy Blue Harvest to be greeted with a inset saying how easy it was to use the second included disc for "digital copy" on a mac. It's the first such release with this new feature. I'm excited to see it, it's a great idea!
Inside it says: " Simply insert disc 2 into your Mac's DVD drive and 'Double click to transfer to Transfer Movie to iTunes' will guide you the rest of the way and.. once you have it…transer to iPod etc…". Great I think, I'll do that!
I insert it. It opens up a window with a nice graphic and a iTunes icon saying "Double Click to Transfer to iTunes" , I double click it like it says… and… nothing. I do it again… nothing. Again, nothing.
Obviously it doens't work as advertised, so I look in iTunes, there is the disc – I select it and BAM, up comes a screen with the title asking for a serial number, it's on the insert. Type type type… download starts.
So it worked – but not off the disc, I think. It downloaded it from iTunes, I think, not sure. But it worked, I think, as advertised, kinda. They need to do it on a mac a few times to get the instruction process down a bit more, I think.
I will say though that the Mac side was one paragraph of instructions (that didn't work) sharing the front with all the 'freakin' sweet' info, serial number and fine print, the whole other side was PC instructions with a four screenshot spread. WTFs up with that?
I got it in iTunes anyway for now, so that's somethin' I did this week other than be buried alive in pincushion orders. (how many times am I supposed to feel weird saying that?)
Viva Laughlin, based off the hit Brit Series Viva Blackpool, was cancelled after two episodes and will not even air what they have left of it. TWO. That's faster than Fox cancels things, and they've cancelled shows during the producer's potty break. (Didn't anyone in Hollywood learn anything from Cop Rock? Americans don't like singin' on Drama shows.)
The caveman series lives. it's not great but I actually did laugh at a couple points during the ep where it's about IKEA, well not "IKEA" but instead called "NørdBild" or something.
But how sad is it that award winning series with Tony award winning actors can't do two eps and men dressed as whiny urban Neanderthals makes it to six so far. Oh right, Americans don't give a crap for Tonies. It's the Soccer of the awards world.
- Digging on Torchwood.
- Miss Dr. Who already. Martha left – boo!
- ER – Bring my LUKA back!
- House: damn! I hated all his old staff! Make them go away! I suggest blowing them up and setting the pieces on fire. I hate them all.
- Life: don't think it's gonna make it, it's a little too quirky, winding and dark and seems to be refocusing andnt for the better.
- Bionic woman doesn't half suck, warming up to it but then I'm watching for Katee Sakhoff who plays mean punk ass kick your butt six ways to Tuesday cybergirl like no one, her second such role, though I fear she's being typecast.
- Heroes is just warming up nicely. I think Nathan has absorbed some of Pete's powers from the blast, the one pete didn't seem to manifest: Nickie's split personalities.
- Where the hell is LOST and Medium, it's like almost November already!
- I miss Burn Notice! (anyone else watch that? It was on USA during the summer and we loved it, it's just great. Can't wait for next summer! Awesome show, fun ashell, hot leading man and Bruce Campbell too – can't beat that. Catch it on repeats.)
- I'm seriously jonesing for Battlestar. I have to find out what happened to Katee, er… Starbuck!
Remember I said that they were making a series of the Gieco cavemen?
ABC TUESDAY 8/7c
Over the last hundred thousand years, mankind has evolved from primitive creatures to sophisticated beings, except for a small minority who unfortunately didn’t evolve physically at all. Now three sophisticated cavemen (who already have a fan base from their popular GEICO commercials) are living in modern-day Atlanta, where they are at odds with contemporary society as they struggle to overcome their physical appearance and the accompanying stereotypes.
Oh yes, there’s a video clip.
Somehow I doubt even the right wing creationists will bother to protest this show as I predict it’s destined shelf life is 3 episodes before ABC cancels it in shame.
I mean it’s not easy to find such abhorrently bad TV anymore, and that’s saying something with all the reality TV lighting up the screens. So hell yeah I’ll watch at least the first ep – it will have a historic level of suck that I must witness.
This Ain’t It Cool News review pretty much sums up exactly what I thought the series would be like when I heard about it… ouch. I like the commercials, but the idea of a series makes me shake my head.
Okay so I have like the 10 stinking months to see if I'm right, but I have a theory. If you haven't seen the last episode of Season three, go no further. I'm telling ya.
So here's guesstimation.
Chief Tyrol will be the first outed as a cylon. Confused and desperate he will seek the one cylon he trusts. He will ask Sharon/Athena to meet with him in some far off area and meander to the point. She'll think he's nuts, but will believe him finally. But of course can't tell him anything, because she has no idea about any of it. Just some legend so or something. She will be troubled by the news and soon will tell Helo. Then after that, one or both of them will turn Tyrol in as a cylon. (Ironic if she does it, predictable if he does it since he's such a wussy).
Now, I predict they will go to either Admiral Adama or Tigh (Again the irony! Ahhh!) and the Chief being an honest man still a little shell shocked that Sharon turned him in, admits it and is promptly thrown into the brig after much soul searching and chest beating of the staff. Chief will be in there a very long time, unwilling to reveal the other cylons he knows of. (Irony abounds!) Of course Kallie will be a mess, what's frakkin' new.
The other secret cylons (two of which just happened to be the other backbones of the New Caprican resistance with Tyrol) will finally reveal themselves, of course Tigh's revelation will practically cause an implosion within the fleet becasue if he can be one, anyone can. Maybe they even help break Tyrol out for safe passage to a Basestar before they admit it.
Oh and Kara is the 5th final secret Cylon, but you probably guessed that. I think her "resurrection" triggered something and caused the music to "flip the switch".
Tell me that's not kick ass and sensible? Go on I dare you!
If you don’t watch this show (shame on you) read this shocker instead – for everyone else….
OMFG! OMFG! OMFG!
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??? NOOOOO!!!!!! AHHHH!! AHHHHH!!!!!!
::::deep breathes in paper bag::::
It’ll be okay, it’ll be okay… They wouldn’t do that.. They couldn’t I mean I knew it was gonna happen eventually, sure, but now? No no nonono! Not like that! Not like that!!!
GOD DAMN I love this show.
(Eick and Moore are total bastards.)
I’m not the man’s biggest fan, in fact I pretty much detest the blood that courses in his veins, but I have to agree with most of what he’s saying. He’s got a BIG point. Or three. Or eight.
(including that Giada can cook, but she DOES look like a bobblehead on a toothpick)
You know that one match.com or wherever commercial on TV where the guy is dating all these really odd women who say things like “Let’s talk about something fun, like magic!”
I’ve seen several versions now, but no female counterpart… un fair! Here’s the suggestions I have:
Nerd bragging about his latest campaign as a “14th level mage” while wearing some snarky Star trek T-shirt
A guy completely decked out in sports team gear and a painted face ignoring the chic and roaring at the tv at the bar.
Yuppie guy with a bluetooth headset who keeps giving her the “1 second” finger
Guy who stares at the waitresses ass, and nothing but.
The dork talking about how his mom took his keys to punish him for not taling out the trash so that’s why he’s late.
The “I’m short this week, can we go dutch?” guy
Come one, how about some equal time already?
ABC offers full eps of shows online, you might know that. I found myself over there to watch Knights of Prosperity, since I realized I had in fact not set the Tivo to grab it (it was too far away when I went to do it then forgot I hadn’t done it) and therefore missed the first two eps.
Funny, give it a try. I’m looking forward to the new episode this week (Yes i finally set the tivo)
Being I haven’t seen NBC Must See Thursday since Channel 5 In Sinsinnasti pushed all the shows till tomorrow spread out over 12 hours… for a stinkin’ Bengals game I haven’t seen The Office or I’d include it. (but I hear it was most awesome.)
I’ll hide it for those who don’t want spoilers…
I’ll ignore the fact that (whoever that rapper is) rhymes “hood” with “hood” three times in a row (a real Chaucer ain’t he?) but who in the heck is “Dave Champipple?”
Wow. And he twisted that name to kinda rhyme it with “Mistle” with no “toe”.
I take back everything I’ve said about rap – it’s creative as heck.
Wow Bengals versus the Ravens… two teams that can get beaten by a PeeWee hockey squad.
Oh, Yeah prime viewing there… morons.
And Ken Broo, you addle minded sports dork, there are more than ” a lousy million” satellite television users as you claimed on the radio today.
Up to my eyeballs in deadlines right now, argh. Clients and pincushions book stuff.
Has everyone seen those godawful Intel Core Duo commericals with the scary ugly New Yorkers dancing? (and yea, I can tell they are east coast see #2).
First, anyone doing that kind of solo body dancing looks like a massive egotist and more than a little bit of a retard.
Second : Ug, bad hair, stupid hats and ugly clothes. Street culture sucks for fashion sense.
Third: It’s not an ipod ad morons, why are they dancing exactly? You can show people multiplying themselves without the epileptic seizures and one man dance parties.
Fourth: The guy in the dorky green sweater has some of the prettiest blue eyes I’ve ever seen. Yowsers.
DirecTV Tivo Remote control tricks – ching!
And before you get too into that new show… here’s the scoop:
-The Knights of Prosperity: expected to debut in January
-Big Day (Tues. 9 p.m.): premiering on Nov. 28
-Help Me Help You (Tues. 9:30 p.m.): four more scripts ordered
-The Nine (Wed. 9 p.m.): four more scripts ordered
-Ugly Betty (Thurs. 8 p.m.): full season renewal
-Six Degrees (Thurs. 10 p.m.): on hiatus; expected to return in a new time period in January
-Men in Trees (Fri. 9 p.m.): full season renewal; moving to Thursday at 10 p.m. on Nov. 30
-The Class (Mon. 8:30 p.m.): on the fence
-Smith (Tues. 10 p.m.): canceled
-Jericho (Wed. 8 p.m.): full season renewal; heading to hiatus until February.
-Shark (Thurs. 10 p.m.): full season renewal
-Heroes (Mon. 9 p.m.): full season renewal
-Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (Mon. 10 p.m.): full season renewal
-Friday Night Lights (Tues. 8 p.m.): four more scripts ordered
-30 Rock (Wed. 8 p.m.): moving to Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 30
-20 Good Years (Wed. 8:30 p.m.): canceled
-Kidnapped (Sat. 8 p.m.): canceled and shipped to the web for the final episodes
-Vanished (Mon 8 p.m.): waiting for the axe to swing
-Standoff (Tues. 8 p.m.): waiting for the axe to swing
-Justice (Wed. 9 p.m.): canceled
-’Til Death (Thurs. 8 p.m.): waiting for the axe to swing
-Happy Hour (Thurs. 8:30 p.m.): canceled
-The Game (Mon. 9:30 p.m.): full season renewal
-Runaway (Sun. 9 p.m.): canceled
A few of the shows I’ve been watching are onthe list… My mom is into Men in Trees, but it moving opposite ER will kill it, at least for her… but most likely for good.
Studio 60 on the ropes/a> but some fans are trying to pull a Fan campaign to save it. Folks – It’s not murder, it’s a mercy killing.
The fan site though is kinda stupid, I mean online campaigns are laughable. And over 1000 people singing it is still less that 1% of the viewership they would live with. One of the few shows that really got some serious results from a fan ’save our show” routine was Farscape – which this joint doens’t even don’t mention, but was the inspiration for the Firefly one. Why does Firefly get all the lovin? (I wasn’t a big fan of it, but to be fair Fox showed it out of order and it was non-sensical that way.)
Besides, Studio 60 it’s on NBC not FOX. Fox is famous for serial killing shows after 10 or so eps or in the case of one of my favorite shows Keen Eddie, it never even got a chance, cancelled after 6. Arrested’s killing was a clear crime.
NBC however has in it’s time been too gracious on keeping some programs find audience or improve. Seinfield took a whole season to get noticed. They don’t fall into that serial killer category to me like Fox does. They actually try to give things a chance. Sometimes to much of a chance, which is where Studio 60 is to me. I saw three eps and I knew I wouldn’t watch another. Word is NBC has ordered some new scripts, I bet it’s more to see what might be in store next season, to see if it gets better and worth the effort and time for a network that’s hard up for cash right now. Studio 60’s not paying it’s way thus far.
My problems with Studio 60 are pretty wide ranging, but thats another post that won’t happen since it looks like it going to over soon.
Hey that’ll free a time slot for NBC to bring back Scrubs! Yay Scrubs!
Okay, so, I am gonna have to shoot a few network programmers.
See, Wednesdays and Thursdays are going to to kill the Tivo I’ve figured out, a couple of these show time slots switches haven’t even happened yet and already trying to figure out how to tape up to four networks between 8-10 PM when my TiVo only does two tuners at once. Here’s what I’ve figured out.
(Now whether we watch it live or record it all it’s still a tuner in use. We can record two channels at once, and watch something already recorded at the time, but if you want to watch one and record one, it’s just easier to record everything to ensure you get to see it regardless and delete as you go. We are really good about deleting.)
So here is Wednesday’s Growing Ball of Confusion:
Medium is coming back on the 15th – and it and Lost, and Ghost Hunters are ALL going to be on at 9pm.
Since I only have two lines to record on so I’ll end up having to record two (watching one) and be forced to record Ghost hunters at 12am EST (repeat for the West Coast) showing to see it at all since it’s a no miss show for us. Only way to make this Work.
Thursdays also have Way Too Much Must See TV:
NBC: 8-10 – My Name is Earl, The Office, and ER.
Scrubs will be in this stretch soon as well, but NBC has once more decided to hold it for a bit before showing it, so it comes back the 30th – at 9pm. They treat that show like a $2 Ho, I tell ya. It’s too good for that kinda treatment. They are bumping it currently for that crappy Deal or No Deal “game” show. (Guessing barely qualifies as a game if you ask me.)
ABC: Ugly Betty @ 8 – won’t die if I miss it, but it is kinda fun.
CBS: CSI @ 9
Since we actually have West Coast CBS and FOX feeds out of LA (and have since before locals were available on Direct TV) I can actually re-set Tivo to record off that one instead to be able to fit it in after Scrubs comes back.
FOX: We’ve been taping “Til Death” on Fox LA but we’ll likely drop it. It’s funny but you can’t carry off newlywed storylines after a couple years. Besides, let’s face it, it’s on Fox, they’ll kill it off before too much longer anyway, so it’s doomed regardless.
Networks are all all vying for the same two nights! There are SIX OTHER NIGHTS PEOPLE! Mondays and Tuesday are kinda bare, and so are Fridays! Saturdays are DED – dead! With my luck Comedy Central will move Reno 911 to Wednesdays or Thursdays and my head will explode and the issue will be solved once and for all.
Tivo does some of this for me thankfully, god bless that silver box of joy. It will record one over the other according to they way things are listed on my season pass list in priority, so I’ll need to go shuffling the order a bit to help it along. A few little switches and a check of my todo list should be all the confirmation I need.
I’ve actually spent over an hour writing this, running over my various Tivo lists and a couple network webpages to figure this all out. How sad is that?
Didn’t anyone on the set of the old PBS series Cosmos have a comb? I swear Carl Sagan’s eyebrows are spooking the hell out of me. I mean his hair is awful too, but his eyebrows are actually waving in the wind (and the hair, oddly, is not).
Celebrity Paranormal Experiment on VH1 (It’s oogy boogy month, get over it): I have come to the conclusion that Gary Busey needs to be on every reality show in the world. Reality for him is not the world we live in.
Desperate Housewives on Tivo: I still say Terri Hatcher needs to fix her crooked flat nostril.
The new ABC Series Daybreak: It’s Groundhog day with drama – big freaking woop. I give it six weeks.
I’m still thinking about Battlestar Galactica and how much that episode freaking rocked.
Travel show host and writer Rick Steves: There is no way in heck I’d ever take on of his tours into Europe. It’d be like traveling with Ned Flanders and I’d have to harm myself, or him, in someway. ::hudder:::
That was amazing. I was screaming, hooting and throwing popcorn – what a stunning episode. Ellen and Tigh… and The Pegasus… and Starbuck’s mind frag… and the battle scenes – OMFG. Woah. Just woah.
I’m watching it again gawdammit… and I’m still staring gapejawed at the screen while typing this.
Holy hell. If tonight’s episode of Battlestar Galactica does not get a Emmy for Best Drama, the academy voters all need to surrender their SAG cards and get lobotomies.
Fraking hell. Woah.
Woah. Lots of little AHAs.
The others are based around an old zoo, thus where the polar bear came from. We felt and heard the magentic explosion, and saw the plane break up. Creepy. The are underwater and likely underground as the other hatches are – though the nice little bunaglows are a interetsing thought. Where are those at? I’m back to thinking this is a seven deadly sins thing… Jack is SO “jealousy”. What did they do to Kate after she put the handcuffs on and since she and Sawyer are in cages is thier fate to be different than Jack? What happened to Hurley when he got back to camp? Juliette is a prisoner too, just she’s not in a cage me thinks.
There was NOTHING on last night and Tivo was picked bare. It looks like we’re going to have to hoarde programs on the Tivo for Tuesdays now. NOTHING ON!
I saw some clips of 30 Rock on NBC’s YouTube feed, THAT NBC show about late night sketch shows might be worth watching. Did I mention I HATE Studio 60? HATE.
Lost is on tonight, and Battlestar is
tommorrow Friday! I can’t wait!!!! I’ve been dying over here.
This morning I got to witness a NBC reporter chase a older Amish man into a circle (so they could get his face) asking him how he feels, and if he forgives the murderer of thier children with that loud insistant nasal voice. I want to drive to Pennsylvania right now and just beat the all the reporters with sticks (they are period to the 1800’s.) I’m writing them next to shame them, the bastids.
Former CONgressman Mark Foley has released that not only was he an alocoholic (doubted even by other repubs), molested by a clergymen when he was 14 (too old for pedos), gay (gay men don’t molest children, pedos do) but apparently according to Bill O’Reilly on FoxNews he’s now also suddenly a Democrat.
Here’s some future excuses I’m sure he’ll use next:
1: His puppy died when he was five and left a hole in his heart
2: He has butt cancer
3: His mother was a democrat who never loved him and dressed him funny
4: The Chrisptopher Lowell show came on while he was alseep and he woke up gay
5: He was a vicitim of fraternity hazing
6: His gym teacher in school smacked him on the butt that one time in class
7: He never got a date for his senior prom so he went stag
8: He was secretly undercover for that damned liberal media outlet DatelineNBC and got carried away
9: Clinton got a blowjob! Remember???
10: Abortion is a bigger sin than being hot for sinewy lucious teenage boys, the Pope said so!
(thanks to my bro for helping me write the list)