Thursday, October 11, 2007

You can't do that on a Podcast!

"The Lars": Episode 12 - Ben and Ralph return for their first ever Opposite Podcast. Can you figure out all the moments that are out of place? Awesome calls from the listeners and a movie review from Producer Ryan! Non-stop Sarcasm and Loathing, wait i thought this was supposed to be OPPOSITE DAY!!! Sit back and enjoy!

Playlist:
The Corner Table - Combustible Edison
The Launch - James Newton Howard
Q's Trick - John Barry
Take a Giant Step - The Monkees
Dum Di-Di Dum Dum - Monty Norman

Click To Listen:
You can't do that on a Podcast!

202 comments:

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MB said...

wow...first?

elias said...

?FTW

like that poor monkey in The Fly.

memphish said...

Podcast & games! W00t!

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

argh. new podcast and i'm missing out. at least until tonight.

memphish said...

Just saw Liam Pace on Dirty Sexy Money. He now has a crap Southern accent.

Holli

dharmalars said...

The show is going away for a half hour. Redownload it then.

it dropped a call.

PalmerEldritch said...

i think Liam was on The 4400 as a crazy, drug-addled rock god.

memphish said...

Typecast, huh?

Holli

MB said...

Naughty Number 9

Anyone from my generation remember Schoolhouse Rock? (learning your multiplication table for #9 by watching a mouse getting shot around a pool table by a fat cat)


...or was it just me?

FutureAlly said...

liam pace, are you talking about the twin?

MB said...

Ah the wonder that is YouTube - here it is

MB said...

the BAD twin?

memphish said...

No Ally, I'm an episode behind, so it was in Episode 2. He was the blackmailing airplane mechanic.

MB, I love all those Schoolhouse Rock things. I have them on VHS. Next year when the kid is learning multiplication we'll have to pull them back out.

If you can't fold a Yoda, you could just get one of these.

Holli

memphish said...

Palmer, Best Week Ever is ripping you off.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Oh ok, yeah that makes more sense. Wow I'm slow. But the twin (and yeah he is bad, kinda) does kinda look like him sometimes.

memphish said...

Beauty pageant contestant playing Star Wars on a trumpet. Make sure you see the part with about 1 minute to go. No word on if she won.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Dear Lord, that was horrible. But this is good.
Dharmalars! Yay!

PalmerEldritch said...

well, in their defense, it's a pretty obvious reference. i'm half expecting Parkman to start singing "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon.

still, if they want to send me a check, that'd be pretty cool.

stephsmith said...

Since I HAVE to support everyone, I have already listened to the Randy Rando-whatever podcast. I liked it. The two guys are teachers from San Fran I think. I can't wait to hear next weeks. So, check em out. Let me find the link.
http://www.therandyrando.blogspot.com/

Sorry, Andrew. I thought you were in Philly but it's Pittsburg, right? One of those P cities.

PalmerEldritch said...

trevor's couch is a Pee City according to the BBS.

memphish said...

Ralph, how long is the "right" version of the podcast? I'm not sure which version my iTunes downloaded automatically.

Holli

Ralph- said...

37:21

Jordan from the 206 said...

Wow Palmer. "I don't want to live on the moon" took me instantly back to a little kid. Talk about nostalgia. It even gave me chills for a sec. lol.

Jordan from the 206 said...

BTW, not sure if anybody fell for it. But I was joking in that last thread about turning 40. I'm only 26. No offense to anybody who is actually 40 intended.

Palmer, Forget Parkman signing alone. I want to see Parkman and Mohinder reprise Ernie and Aaron Neville's rendition of IDWTLOTM. I figure Mohinder would do the Aaron Neville part.

FutureAlly said...

I was gonna say something about your age, but i wasn't sure if you were kidding. I remember seeing Aimee's pictures from Seattle and i didn't think you looked 40, so i didn't say anything.


/lol @ my confession.

avwalker said...

Kevin Smith hearts LOST:

http://www.ew.com/
ew/article/0,,20151394,00.html

memphish said...

I wasn't sure about the age thing either. I was pretty sure Jordan was young-ish. He gets an "ish for being over 25.

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Thank Holli. ;)

Yeah, I had to renew my drivers license yesterday (ugh btw), and after I was talking with my dad. He says to me, "Next time you renew it, you'll be 31." Thanks dad. Thanks. lol.

And thanks for the link avwalker. According to the writer's desmond abilitie, my Seahawks are going to win the super bowl! Woo hoo!

trevor mcfur said...

Tht Star Wars video ... wow. I've just watched it 5 times and it gets better and better each time.

trevor mcfur said...

I used to live in the P-City of Philadelphia. And yes, now I own, at the very least, the Pee Couch, christened by our dear cat Wiggum.

FutureAlly said...

you know, after all that cat peeing on your couch talk, i never even thought about asking the cat's name. lol.

so it's Wiggum McFur?

FutureAlly said...

Groom-to-be:
Your stuff on the 'Lars was awesome! Entertaining stuff.

stephsmith said...

I have bad news. There are rumors of a Bionic Woman spin-off- Isaiah Washington will be the Six Million Dollar Man. Will he be adjusted for inflation?
The theme to You Can't Do That On Television took me back to my childhood.

Jordan from the 206 said...

The funniest thing just happened to me. I'm at work and I've been on the phone talking with a few different people regarding some business matters. And I was jotting down random notes on a sheet of paper. Among the notes was some contact info for different contractors. So anyway, I'm doing other work afterward and glance down at the paper on my desk the name "Bruce" and underneath it "Wayne". I think to myself, why the heck did I write Bruce Wayne? And then it hits me. Those were the two names of different contractors. It was totally random. lol. I couldn't stop laughing hysterically.

trevor mcfur said...

No, Wiggum is the cat's last name. Her first name is Chief.

memphish said...

Her?

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Don't be sexist. Chief can refer to a female.

trevor mcfur said...

Actually, my wife thinks that our animals are all gender-confued. We've got a female cat named Chief Wiggum, and a female dog named Baxter O. Beagle. We just got a second dog, and my wife refused to let me name her. Her name is Bonnie A. Beagle.

I say, they're all neutered anyway, so who cares if they have boy names or girl names.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Hey - I appreciate the overblown fanfare music. Excellent!

Thankety Thank!

PalmerEldritch said...

MB!!!

casting spoiler for LOST.

so, don't click if you don't love the spoilers.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Number Johnny Five!

memphish said...

Kablamo!

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ah, it's just like old times.




i think Police Squad is available for uber cheap on DVD.

memphish said...

Yes that Kablamo felt good. I had really wanted to the one for 69 on the last thread, but alas, it was not to be.

If anyone does not want to know that casting spoiler you better avoid every site that talks about LOST. I've already run into twice this morning and I wasn't looking for it. I'm betting it will be in mainstream places as well like EW, TV Squad and USA Today blogs. Most people seem to think casting isn't a spoiler.

Holli

memphish said...

In my guilt for not watching Arrested Development when it aired, I pledge to watch or at least tape (assuming no LOST conflict) this.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Snorlax!!! NSFW language

stephsmith said...

I'm kinda confused. Does ralph- like Naked Gun or not? The rest, I think I'm pretty clear on.

FutureAlly said...

I know this is probably late, but thanks for clarifying that Chief Wiggum is female. I would've never thought that, from the way she's been behaving. It's not very lady like to be peeing on the couch.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Well, I'm off - see you next week, slightly less rich and with a heavier left hand.

trevor mcfur said...

Congrats GW ... have fun!

Not that this is news to anyone, but wow, that Ann Coulter is one crazy bitch.

FutureAlly said...

Do we get all kinds of wedding details next week? A wedding recap? lol.

andrew. said...

- luckily i'm not really familiar with the new Lost cast member. It's pretty safe to just assume there will be a lot of new cast members this year, and some of them will be buried alive.

- i was confused by the Naked Gun segment as well, mostly because i have a soft spot for the first Naked Gun movie but actively hate everything Leslie Nielson has been a part of since.

- Filmspotting gave Darjeeling Limited a tepid review, but they don't seem to like Wes Anderson very much anyway. Come to think of it, i really enjoy their show, but i don't trust their reviews very often.

PalmerEldritch said...

work is boring. anyone got any more amusing links?

MB said...

Thanks Palmer!

I have updated the SPLOG to include that info and basically did the ultimate in laziness and put up a link to Dark UFO cause there's a s-load of stuff on there from this week (shooting pics and info) and I'm too busy today. But - god willing - a new spoiler seg will be coming soon...

trevor mcfur said...

If you're not watching, here's the great musical number from Pushing Daisies this week. And if you're not watching, then start! It's definitely the most original new show this year.

Also, Holli posted a great clip yesterday of the Star Wars Trumpeteer. If you missed it in yesterday's forum, or even if you didn't, it's worth a view. I've watched it close to 20 times and it gets better each viewing.

stephsmith said...

Andrew, I haven't listened yet but Adam doesn't seem to be big on Wes Anderson. Sam was. Too bad he's gone. I don't expect the new guy to be singing Anderson's praises. I miss Sam. I found my opinions were more aligned with his. But Adam is talented with beautiful articulation. I heart Filmspotting. I'd listen to it everyday if I could. My throat hurts. I think I'm running a fever.

FutureAlly said...

sorry to hear that steph, and right before the weekeknd! i hope you feel better. i hope everyone is having as nice weather as we are here. it's sunny and in the low 80s. of course i wish i could be outside to enjoy it, instead i'm stuck in a freezing cold office.

i'm about to leave in about 30 minutes to go enjoy the rest of the day. i don't think i've ever worked this fast and hard to get out of here so i could leave early. lol.

PalmerEldritch said...

ack! get better, steph.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I agree Andrew. I really like Filmspotting as well, but don't seem to be on the same page when it comes to their reviews.

I wanted to see Darjeeling tonight, but I have to go to a wedding. Boo. But there's an open bar, so yay! Maybe I'll catch tDL tomorrow.

memphish said...

Cute kitty picture for Palmer.

Get well soon Steph!
Have a nice wedding GW!
Have fun at the wedding Jordan!
Don't get caught sneaking out Ally!

Holli

MB said...

Finally watched the Star Wars trumpet. holy moly. what happened there? did she know if was f-ed up but just went with "the show must go on......badly" motto. could she not hear. nine notes stacy - it's just nine notes! wrong every single time. But she finished the show nevertheless - I suppose you could argue that took courage.

seriously though - (for the musically inclined), I forget my music theory, but it sounded like she transposed the notes consistently, they were just a step or two off (which is what often sounds the worst). too funny.

Anonymous said...

nuts

trevor mcfur said...

When I watch that Star Wars Trumpet, it makes me think fondly of this.

stephsmith said...

Thanks for the get well wishes, guys. I expect my weekend will be spent on the couch. Yay.
Trev, that is freakin awesome. That was the ringtone on my last cellphone. I miss it. That was a great phone. The new one doesn't measure.

stephsmith said...

up.

Kell said...

Remember when Craig and Dylan had a podcast that was actually worth listening to? Remember when this site was actually the place to download MYOKOM w/SAS?

The rest of this crap ought to get their own wepage and stop jumping this train (dead or not).

Ralph- said...

We do have our own Webpage, but Craig asked me to post shows here.
When was the last time you talked to craig or dylan about this site?

PalmerEldritch said...

what? like march 2006?

but if you'd like to round up enough money so craig and dylan can quit their jobs / careers, and focus their life work on podcasting while living on a generous monthly stipend from you, that'd be pretty sweet.

Ralph- said...

KABLAMO!!

PalmerEldritch said...

cigarette?

MB said...

wow Kell - that was f-ed up. not nice at all.

Steph - I meant to give you well wishes on the last post - my apologies. I hope you feel better - have Morgan make you a bowl of soup :)

Ralph- said...

"cigarette?"

Yes, i know.

stephsmith said...

Thanks, mb. Because I've babied Morgan all this time, she couldn't possible fix soup. Good news- G4 has an Arrested Development marathon on all day. "Loose Seal!"

memphish said...

Toilet House.

Holli

Boomerang Brown said...

Yo Kell. We don't come to your house and poop on your couch. What gives? Lay off the podcasters on this blog. They are doing their best. It's not easy to podcast without anything particular to talk about. Wait til Lost comes back. It will get better.

elias said...

talk about perfect days - we beat the Estonians with the pig skin and the French with the dinosaur egg.

Cheers!

Mike Campbell said...

Hey everyone. While playing through the new half life for 360 and pc i noticed that people found some Lost references. I don't know where they are in the game but i am going to try to find them. I am bad at posting links but here they are old fashion style :)

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3337/ep2outland110000wu7.jpg

http://kotaku.com/gaming/easter-egg/lost-found-in-half+life-2-310606.php

If anyone has posted this already i am sorry.

memphish said...

Colbert for President.

Mike, that first link didn't work for me.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...
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PalmerEldritch said...

mike, one of your links didn't work but the other one was pretty funny.

SET YOUR DVR FOR TOMORROW!

Drew Carey hosting "The Price Is Right"

andrew. said...

- perfect weather today which i celebrated by skipping work and moving a refrigerator. This indian summer business is nice and all but its cutting my favorite season, Autumn, even shorter.

- listening to the Jay & Jack Lost Podcast this week, i really liked the theory that Enter 77 was a flashforward. i didn't even catch the nonsense about Sayid not being able to speak French on the island but working at a French cafe.

- it was a good week for a bye week, & i'm glad to have it out of the way. Hooray Steelers! ps. i hate the Patriots!

- everybody drink lots of Orange Juice and stay healthy!

trevor mcfur said...

Holli, thanks for the Colbert link. It's always nice to have a laugh on a Monday morning.

Andrew, nobody likes the Patriots nowadays. They've really done a good job of turning themselves into the most hated franchise in the NFL. Nevertheless, I was happy to see them win yesterday, because my number 1 rule is, "Always root against the Cowboys".

PalmerEldritch said...

hey, i like the patriots.

PalmerEldritch said...

can i watch The Price Is Right streaming online somehow?

trevor mcfur said...

Boobies!

PalmerEldritch said...

i'll take two.

FutureAlly said...

I went to a wedding this weekend where they had a groom's cake. I took a picture of it, just for you guys. The wedding was nice and had lots of free booze, don't worry, everyone had a designated driver.

GROOM'S CAKE

trevor mcfur said...

Link doesn't work for me, Ally. What tasted better, the Groom's cake or the real cake?

memphish said...

Ally, the link didn't work for me. Jordan went to a wedding too right? Jordan, was there a groom's cake?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

Ally's friend's Groom Cake

/neeeeeeeeeerds!!!

stephsmith said...

That is amazing, Ally.
Since I watched everything on my DVR over the weekend, I think I'll watch TPIR. I am dying a slow and miserable death.

FutureAlly said...

I actually didn't have either of the cakes, but the groom's cake looked better. It was chocolate. And yes, their both nerds, him especially. LOL.


Sorry to hear that Steph, we're all trying to wish you well, aparently we're not wishing hard enough.

elias said...

Get well soon Steph.

memphish said...

Get well Steph and give us the Drew Carey report. The Vegas Married Man podcast is pushing the Explicit tag to the limit.

Holli

memphish said...

Avoid TV Guide if you don't want S4 spoilers. There are scans at Lost-Media.com from the mag purporting to have photos and info on early S4 stories and set photos. You have been warned!

And don't share here if you do read it. I don't want to know.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

get better, steph!

i'm glad i DVRed TPIR.

stephsmith said...

I'm about to get started on antibiotics so I should start getting better soon. Z pac is the greatest thing since penicillin. Drew is doing a good job but I don't pay much attention to prices of things so I don't care for TPIR. Watching Oldboy. Regrettably, it's dubbed and not subtitled. It's bad-ass none the less.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Dubbed? Yuck. Still an awesome flick.

Holli, there was no groom's cake. Just a groom's open bar. lol. Come to think of it, I have NEVER in my life seen a groom's cake. Must not be popular here in Southern Canada.

I went and saw The Darjeeling Limited a couple nights ago. I quite liked it a lot. But then again, I am a huge Wes Anderson fan and tend to like everything he does. Even The Life Aquatic, which most didn't like. I can totally see how somebody who doesn't overly like his films, would not enjoy this one. But I thought it was very nicely done. Much of the same, but different enough to enjoy. If you like his stuff at all, I'd check it out.

trevor mcfur said...

Hope you feel better Steph. The Z-pak should do the trick.

stephsmith said...

Jordan, that was sick.

memphish said...

Groom's open bars are my favorite wedding cakes.

Darth Vader Hot Air Balloon. Be sure to click the enlarge button.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Wow, that Vader Balloon is great.

In the same vein, I can't remember, but did anyone post the real-life X-Wing Fighter here? I can't remember if I saw it here or someplace else. Guess it's the Alzheimer's setting in.

FutureAlly said...

those balloons are awesome, holli. well at the wedding i went to they had an open bar AND a groom's cake, of course i was too busy drinking to eat cake ;)

andrew. said...

Bearforce1
On one hand the whole "bear" culture is pretty awesome because its just people being open about who they are and what they like & it challenges social norms without being contrarian, on the other hand terrible pop music is terrible pop music.

stephsmith said...

Andrew, you piqued my curiosity. For all like me who had no clue, here's what a BEAR is.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah Steph. Crazy ending, huh? Email me your thoughts on the movie. I'm interested to hear what you thought of it overall.

stephsmith said...

An SNL Digital Short
Shouldn't it be A SNL Digital Short?

memphish said...

Kablamo!

Holli

FutureAlly said...

No An SNL Short is right. I feel like I'm learning how to read, pronouncing it both ways out loud.

:)

memphish said...

From Grammar Girl:

Just remember it is the sound that governs whether you use a or an, not the actual first letter of the word.

So an SNL short it is.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I figured SNL was correct but I didn't know why. Thank you, Grammar Girl.
This skit could have taken place in my bedroom. I need to get my hair higher.

FutureAlly said...

Thanks, Holli. I was trying to explain that, but couldn't think exactly how to word it.

FutureAlly said...

I'm just now listening to the Married Man podcast from Vegas. Wow! It sounds like those guys are having a party.

stephsmith said...

I must be feeling better now.
Who is planning to see Samantha Who? tonight? And don't forget Aliens in America. It's the funniest thing on tv.

FutureAlly said...

I probably won't be watching Samantha Who? just because it probably interferes with the rest of my TV schedule.

Tonight:
Prison Break
Heroes

/i've totally given up on Journeyman (cause i don't understand it) and CSI Miami (cause it's a big ol' cheese fest!) I watched it last week and couldn't believe what was going on.

FutureAlly said...

I hope you're feeling better Steph. :)

stephsmith said...

Thanks, Ally. I believe I am feeling better.
Will be taping Samantha Who?
7:00- HIMYM
7:30- Aliens
8:00- Heroes
8:30- Samantha Who?
9:00- Weeds
From what I hear Journeyman is very complicated. It's like they said people like that complicated plot of Lost, let's make a show even more confusing.

memphish said...

I'm taping Chuck and Heroes and watching "The 23rd Psalm", episode 2.10 of LOST. I'll also be watching for the Horatio line on CSI:Miami. The last 2 weeks of Horatio lines have been awful. I'll also be looking to the blogspot for whether or not I should watch Heroes or stockpile. I'm going to need some encouragement like "just like S1" or "not as sucky as the last 3 episodes (4 if you count the finale)" to make me watch.

Possible Groom's Cake.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

that's awesome! screw the groom! i would want that for me!

i hope heroes is good tonight. it better move something along. i'm ready for some action.

PalmerEldritch said...

no PrisonBreak thanks to baseball that i don't care about? blech!

of course, if the Red Sox make it to the World Series, then i'll try to catch the last inning of the World Series. Schilling is the man. anyone who spends his free time playing computer games, buys the rights to the old Avalon Hill games so he can found a video game company around them, and devotes a room of his mansion to the Pacific theater of WW2 is ok in my book.

Heroes better whup some ass tonight. i saw the word "Wonder" on the tv earlier tonight and immediately thought of Maya and Aburrido. blech. snoozefest.

i think that Heroes needs something to happen each episode. maybe not a Freak of the Week like Smallville, but BSG almost always has a plotline introduced and resolved each episode. even if it is just "our wheat ship needs its engine repaired" or whatnot. Heroes is just "here's another part of the middle of the story."

memphish said...

Didn't watch Heroes. Watched LOST re-run instead. Frankly much happier.

I realized I like TV that thinks I'm smarter than a 5th grader; that makes reference to obscure Kinks songs and minor characters in the Old Testament; that makes me wonder are there born killers or can they be redeemed; that makes me seek out screencaps to find out WTF is in that smoke; that makes me grit my teeth every time it misquotes the 23rd Psalm . . . but still.

Looking forward to reports thumbs up/down on Heroes tomorrow. Off to see if Horatio redeems himself tonight.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

oh. and Bearforce1 is hi-freakin-larious. holy crapazoid. three of those guys look (and act) like someone i know. the guy in the front is totally Roger Hazard from Sell This House.

PalmerEldritch said...

heroes was pretty meh-worthy. but there was finally some movement in a few stories.

memphish said...

A reason not to disconnect the cable.

I think my new Heroes strategy is to save them up so that when the writers' strike hits (scheduled for 10/31 and it looks very likely) I'll have something to watch after they run out of stuff they've managed to get in the can. As I type this I wonder if this is the problem with Heroes this year. Supposedly they've been working as fast as they can to get as much as they can ready in case of a strike. I'd say the writing demonstrates this fact is true.

Holli

memphish said...

Doc Jensen interviews HRG.

Holli

memphish said...

MB, Kristin's latest spoiler chat have a couple of LOST items that my eyes refused to look at.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Yeah, but wouldn't you think that the stories would be going somewhere then?

I worry about how the writers' strike is going to affect Lost.

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, i kind of wish you were watching Heroes so you could complain with us.

kim and aimee, Heroes?

memphish said...

The latest I read about the strike and LOST says they may be in the best position. They didn't take an extra-long hiatus despite the late airdate, so they have the opportunity at least to produce scripts at a normal pace. Assuming there is a strike, hopefully it would be resolved in plenty of time to get the rest of the season done without rushing giving the fewer number of episodes and late start date. Also, the have the potential to be one of the few shows on air with new episodes come February if the strike is a lengthy one.

Cuse is on the negotiating committee for the WGA.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

the WGA strike is a long con by Carlton Cuse to thoroughly bone the competition come february.

and you wonder why those guys write Ben Linus so well?

stephsmith said...

If not only for Sylar's return, Heroes was good last night. Will save the rest for the forum.

PalmerEldritch said...

Ridiculous Story of the Day

Best part is that it takes place in West SCRANTON, PA.

memphish said...

Boy I hope my neighbors don't read that story and get any ideas.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Wow and they just give out this lady's address? So people can go looking for her? That's crazy, of course now I'll be careful about pissing off my neighbors before I end up in the paper, address and all.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

I'm back. did I miss much?

FutureAlly said...

Welcome back! You didn't much at all. How was the wedding? Did everything go as planned?

PalmerEldritch said...

congrats, ghostwatch. how went it?

trevor mcfur said...

Honeymoon at the blogspot?

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Honeymoon in Brighton, really. Uploading pictures of the tubby couple to Facebook - but then that would require knowing who I really am.

FutureAlly said...

i don't know if we're ready to know the truth. but then again, we're very curious people around here, so we wanna see!

trevor mcfur said...

Lady loves her some Plinko.

Jada said...

ghostwatch, at least link a picture here so we can see! Not everyone in the world has a facebook account. (or is it just me?)

FutureAlly said...

it's not just you. i actually have one, but i don't really use it, i think i only have like 1 maybe 2 friends.

andrew. said...

TV viewing report card:

- Curb Your Enthusiasm - B - seems like some of the magic is gone but each episode has a little nugget of Larry worth watching for. The war with Danson & living with the Blacks could be mined for a lot more. Also, Cheryl is a total bitch this season so i hope Larry hooks up with Vivica Fox.

- Reaper - D - i ended up watching episode 3 because i couldn't be bothered to take the show off of my DVR program. This show is dead in the water. i feel bad for the main guy, between this shit and that airline show it looks like that career he was getting groomed for is on the way out.

- Weeds - C+ - I'm really starting to worry about this show. At the moment it's neither funny nor compelling dramatically. It feels like it could turn that around at the drop of a hat so i'm holding out hope.

- Dexter - C- - This show is really on the cusp after the last 2 episodes. The dialogue in this show is so terrible that it really has to make up for it with the story and after a pretty good season opener the show feels like it's been backsliding.

- Brotherhood - B- - this show feels like the younger brother to the Sopranos & the Wire, constantly trying to prove himself. Sometimes he's quietly putting together a solid story but getting overlooked and sometimes he acts out in ridiculous ways to get attention. They seriously cheated by not following through with the outcome of last season's finale.

- The Shield - B+ - i'm finishing up season 4 now. I'm invested in all of the characters and i'm interested in what happens next, and that's 1/2 the battle. It's hard to give the show too much credit because the cop-procedural is such a gimme in terms of drama, and i feel like the shows that came before did most of the heavy lifting in terms of working out the format. Vic Mackey is a really compelling character though.

- The Office - B - Michael Scott is a lot like Homer Simpson. It's a careful balancing act to get him to be dumb enough to wind up in the crazy situations but capable enough to get out of them. or not be committed to supervised care.

i've got the 1st 2 episodes of Pushing Daisies ready to watch, but haven't yet.

Jordan from the 206 said...

It is just me, or does the dude in this article totally look like Keanu Reeves?

FutureAlly said...

It's not just you. Maybe that's why they spared him.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Andrew, I agree about Curb. It's not as golden as the first few seasons. But it's still far funnier than most current network comedies. "Barack Obama motherfucker!" lol. That was classic.

MB said...

Hello folks

have not read up on this thread since I posted and probably won't be on here much this week (selling house/moving nightmares coupled with work overload and the baby coming very soon)
I am just here quickly to say that I FINALLY listened to the Dharmalovers and wanted to say to Ghost - I will indeed check out Peter Serafinowicz - was he in Hot Fuzz? Thanks for the suggestion - and also... nice uke playing :)

Oh - and "Always Sunny in Philidelphia" is so f-in nuts it is making me laugh. Enjoying it.

memphish said...

More Colbert for President.

Thanks for the TV report Andrew. I'm still sticking in there with Reaper, mostly because there's nothing else on I want to watch then. I thought last night's was markedly improved over episodes 2 & 3 primarily because there was a lot more Devil in them. Also, I like Sock. And Ben had more depth to him as well. My big beef with the show is the girl. She's ANNOYing with a capital ANNOY.

Holli

memphish said...

So here's what Fox is doing to their Monday night lineup:

Josh Friedman, the creator of "The Sarah Connor Chronicles," has confirmed to the site the series will premiere Monday, January 14 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX. The newcomer will be bookended by the three-hour seventh season launch of "24" - Sunday, January 13 at 8:00/7:00c & 9:00/8:00c and Monday, January 14 at 9:00/8:00c (the show's regular time slot).

Latest rumor is LOST is staying on Wed. Maybe this will nail that coffin shut.

Holli

stephsmith said...

She does have nice shoulders though, Holli. That is what's important.But, yeah, nothing good is on Tuesday nights. I ended up watching something about the Dead Sea scrolls on National Geographic. I can't believe I;m saying this but I am tv'ed out.

memphish said...

The first 20 seconds of this deleted Office scene are LOL funny.

Holli

memphish said...

Butt-Kicking Babe #15

Butt-Kicking Babe #14

Holli

memphish said...

Lost on Letterman.

BTW where is everyone?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

that's a crappy list.

new bionica jones tonight. hope there's plenty of starbuck and romo lampkin.

PalmerEldritch said...

watched Heroes yet?

stephsmith said...

I knew she had to be on the list. She is the Ultimate Butt-Kicking Girl, imo.

stephsmith said...

I got a question for ya, Palmer. Are they trying to make Romo Lampkin look old enough to be the dead boyfriend's father? Is that why he looks so different?

memphish said...

I've watched the first 5 minutes of Heroes. I'm savoring it. Ha Ha! I'll probably get through it this morning and will be ready to rip through the board comments then. I liked the twist before the eclipse at least.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i think Katee Sackhoff's pretty cool but Starbuck was one of the most annoying characters on tv for awhile.

remember the whole Starbuck/Apollo/Dee/Anders storyline? good grief, that sucked.

but Ms. Sackhoff seems cool.

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, they are trying to make Romo Lampkin look old enough to be Bionica Jones' older boyfriend's dad. which is weird. just have him use his science-voodoo to rejuvenate himself. get rid of that weird makeup that's only there sometimes.

stephsmith said...

Yeah, Starbuck rubbed me the wrong way at first but she grew on me after a while. Now, I love her or I admire Katee Sackhoff's portrayal of the character.
Holli, you asked about what everyone else in the world thought of this season's Heroes. Well, the TV Guide podcast guys think the show is definitely in the Sophmore Slump. They also say, "Yawn."

PalmerEldritch said...

best use of the printer at work ever.

Milton Bradley's Fireball Island Instruction Manual!!!

FutureAlly said...

Steph, I love your avatar. Nothing like some Halloween humor.

PalmerEldritch said...

anyone else eagerly awaiting BSG: Razor?

are the adama flashbacks on scifi any good?

elias said...

Congrats GW - Brighton's a lovely place so enjoy!

Heroes & The Office were both the best so far this season. Andy singing and the Cornell deleted scene were just fine.

Still not decided on the new shows but Pushing Daisies seems to have good word of mouth. The new 'Brutish' TV shows are pretty lame (including season 6 of MI5) except the Serafinowicz Show.

FutureAlly said...

Pushing Daisies is awesome, Elias. If not for the story, it's at least a visual masterpiece. It's such a surreal set.

memphish said...

I'm interested to see how PD is tonight. Reportedly this is the first episode that cracked down on the budget. Also E!s own Kristin is in the episode.

And Ally, we may need to start a Dirty, Sexy Money thread on the board. I'm looking forward to it tonight.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Sounds like a plan, Holli. I'm really getting into that show. Wednesday night has become a great TV night for me. Top Model, Pushing Daisies, Gossip Girl and Dirty Sexy Money. I'm interested to see where they take both Pushing Daisies and DSM.

trevor mcfur said...

Cool and completely non-spoilery Lost news.

PalmerEldritch said...

fall 2008? gotta go set the DVR!!!

yeesh.

FutureAlly said...

It'll be here before we know it, palmer.

the way i'm seeing it is, at least for the new season coming up, next thing you know it'll be halloween, then thanksgiving, then christmas, then new years, then lost.

trevor mcfur said...

And after Lost, then next summer, then fall of 2008 and Lost 2.0 ... so yeah, set yer TiVo!

PalmerEldritch said...

Ally and Steph,

your avatars kick butt.

memphish said...

And after you set those TiVos for fall 2008 remind yourself that it's less than 2 months until you get to buy the S3 DVDs. I'm pretty much going to have to have all my Xmas shopping done by 12/10 because I'll be in marathon S3 features and commentaries viewing come 8:10 am 12/11.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

Thanks, palmer! It's about time I got my b*spot avatar in the halloween spirit.

so who's gonna be watching Pushing Daisies tonight? I hope everyone has their pies ready.

trevor mcfur said...

"I hope everyone has their pies ready."

Thinks about it.

Maybe that's too crude.

Thinks about it some more.

Ah, the hell with it!





That's what she said.

FutureAlly said...

LMAO! WOW!

(and yes, my impression was that strong that it needed to be in all caps.)

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'll be watching it. It's my favorite new show this year so far. I'll be interested to see what Holli was talking about with this being the first episode with a scaled back budget. Holli, if you're reading this. What was the reasoning for that?

Other than PD, the only other new shows that I am still watching are Cane, and Palmer's favorite, Bionic Woman.

Cane isn't bad. It could go anywhere at this point though. Either good or kinda bad. It has some really evil bad guys in it that are very easy to hate. I don't know who the chick is who is sleeping with Dr. Eyeliner, but she is a biatch.

Bionic Woman, I don't why, but I keep watching it. I'm not overly enjoying myself when I do. But I dunno.

I've heard that Life is supposed to be good. Haven't watched an ep yet though.

FutureAlly said...

"I don't know who the chick is who is sleeping with Dr. Eyeliner, but she is a biatch."

She's the daughter of the man who's trying to take over their land and their crops. She's sleeping with him so that she can turn him agaisnt his family and I guess eventually take over everything.

memphish said...

Jordan, here's what I know about PD.

This is from Alan Sepinwall, a NJ TV Critic and he got from the LA Times. The episode referenced is Episode 2:

according to those LA Times stories, this was the last episode made before Warner Bros. tightened the budget and banned Barry Sonnenfeld from directing.

I'm still looking forward to seeing what happens tonight.

I'm sorry to hear that Cane is entertaining. I want my Dr. Eyeliner back!

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

new bionica jones tonight! not that it's that great of a show. but its entertaining and always has a beginning and an end. sometimes it even has a middle. it's good ol' fashioned 80s/90s popcorn tv so far. which is refreshing when i'm waiting three weeks to find out if Peter Petrelli is going to open a box that may or may not have his wallet in it.

and i've been in a room with bionica jones twice. starbuck twice. and romo lampkin once. good ol' comic con. fiercely loyal to the comic con panels that i attended.

jordan, i havent had a chance to play for more than 5 minutes but there's a CONAN demo on the playstation store.

stephsmith said...

Sorry, Ally. I changed my avatar just before your compliment.
Been vaguely watching Cane. It reminds me of Dallas. I was afraid I didn't know enough about Sugar cane or ethanol to be able to watch. But not knowing anything about the oil business didn't keep me from enjoying Dallas.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Steph, That's a good comparison. Sometimes it gets a bit too "soapy" for my tastes. But it's got some interesting sub plots.

Palmer, I briefly played the Conan demo. Kinda fun. Have you tried out the Ratchet & Clank one? It's pretty neat and has really nice looking graphics. The Simpsons game is goofy, but kind of fun as well. I look forward to Thursdays a ton now thanks to it being demo day for the PS3. That and all the NBC comedy goodness.

memphish said...

You can get a screensaver like the one in the opening of last week's Office.

Holli

memphish said...

I swear I did not write this review of Heroes S2, but if you've been following my comments on the boards, I could have.

In further news, I read today where they are re-naming the spin-off. It's no longer Heroes:Origins, but they haven't announced a new name. They also announced that the guy who created The Nine and directed Big Fish is going to direct one of the episodes. (You can see all that in Chicago Tribune.)

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm not too big into ripping Heroes right now. It's just too fashionable. People love proclaiming a show coming off a hit debut season as having lost it when it goes through a sophomore slump. I mean, just look at all the dumping on people did with Lost. I'm not saying that Heroes doesn't have some faults right now. It most certainly does.

But a lot of shows suffer the same fate in their second season. 9 times out of 10 going into a show writers don't have a long term mythology or plan for beyond the first season. Reason being usually that they are primarily focused on the first season, so as to not get canceled and actually survive. In Heroes case, the creator Tim Kring had only planned for one season because he wanted each season to be it's own story. But once it became a hit, NBC wasn't about to let him dump all his characters for new ones.

I dunno. Maybe Heroes is always going to be this way from here on out, hit and miss. Maybe once they get re-focused and better implement a long term plan it will improve. Who knows. All I know is I don't think it's totally sucking right now as much as the popular opinion likes to think. And right now I can find a lot of parallels with our beloved Lost from back in the day. There were times where I wasn't so sure that Lost knew what it was doing and whether it was "losing it".

All I know is that my favorite show on tv right now is Pushing Daisies. How great was that episode last night? To me, PD is everything Reaper isn't. Similar premise. Solving goofy cases, guy likes the girl, and such. Good stuff.

memphish said...

Boy you're up early or late this morning Jordan.

I agree about PD. Last night's episode was fantastic.

As for Heroes, I hope it will buckle down on this photo storyline. If and when it does that I think it could be back on track. And hopefully the other things that are frustrating us, Irish Peter, 17th century Hiro, will tie in as well and in retrospect we'll be able to say "cool how they did that." I'd rather be Heroes loving than bashing.

Holli

memphish said...

Happy National Meatloaf Appreciation Day!

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

Yeah, I fell asleep early last night.

And agreed. Get rid of Irish Peter and ancient Japan Hiro, or at least give us a point to them, and the show will be instantly better.

trevor mcfur said...

Ancient Hiro and Irish Peter both seem to me like obvious place-holders, stories to keep the characters in the show even though they're not really a part of the main story (yet). And they may turn out to be eventually, but when Hiro decides at the last second to not go back (even though his character has been very aware of his role in the big picture ... right now, the last thing that he knows is that he stabbed Sylar and then got thrown across the street by him; he doesn't know if Sylar was actually stopped, or if the bomb did or didn't go off ... wouldn't everything we know about his character suggest that he'd be trying to get back there ASAP to help, and to avoid polluting the timeline?), and Peter decides at the last second to not open the box, it just seems like they're dragging them out just for the sake of dragging them out. And the Claire story ... it's irritating to see her and HRG suddenly lying to and not trusting each other after everything that happened last season.

But I'm not giving up, we know that shows can right their ship if they stumble.

trevor mcfur said...

Wow, that was a fucking rant.

Johnny Ghostwatch said...

Frant?

elias said...

Heroes is still good entertainment but I'm also enjoying the popular backlash.

Is it me or is the Baseball post-season a bit disappointing?

stephsmith said...

Huh? I do not know of this post-season of which you speak. Movies, tv shows- oh and that other thing that's on the rest of the time. Sports? What movies are you watching, Elias? I'm watching Jet Li's Fearless for some reason.

trevor mcfur said...

I posted about that on the forum yesterday. 4 sweeps so far, and the two that haven't been sweeps have still had one team pretty dominant over the others. If Beckett can do it again and the Sox win tonight, then that series might get interesting, with the momentum going right back to the Sox at Fenway.

I'm sure that Boston fans everywhere loved hearing Ramirez saying that it's no big deal if the Red Sox lose tonight. But at least now we know that he knows that the Sox are in the playoffs.

Fuck the red sox said...

Go Indians! Down with the Yankee Jr's!

FutureAlly said...

Trevor, we would rather have you rant here, than for you to keep all that inside. Just let it all out, but don't 'whip it out'.

PalmerEldritch said...

baseball bores the stuffing out of me.

it's all about football.

FutureAlly said...

Same here. Give me a football game any day!

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