Lame discussions and poorly constructed theories about the hit ABC series "Lost."
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I've missed so much...what happened the past 2 weeks, folks?
nada mucho.got past the halfway mark in the LOST rewatch... of season 1.have you checked out the myriad of LOST videos from Comic Con yet, kim? or are those too spoilery for you?
p.s. we missed you. *single tear*
erm, well there's the leak of the first episode title... but that's underwhelming.other than that... i found out that Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel Air did the voice of Shredder in the cartoon on Teenage Mutant Ninja ("hero" for us UK peeps because the tv people thought that kids would freak out if we heard the word "ninja" on tv) Turtles. My mind, it is blown.
Thanks P...No I haven't seen any videos from Comic Con. Too Spoilery. (I'm probably going to see them before the season starts, lol)Uncle Phil...what??
Kimberley, where have you been? England?
Kim here's on thing you missed me getting extremely bad sunburn.
- i'm dodging LOST spoilers left and right out in internetica. Here be dragons mateys!- well, i did it. i watched GI Joe. Stephen Sommers is THE WORST!!!! Save your money and your marbles and avoid it. oh my god, Stephen Sommers is so bad! THE WORST!!!!- Stephanie & Chris, i listened to the Joss Whedon cast today. It was very entertaining, so much that i now have mixed feelings about your moratorium on talking about Whedon. I do think you would like Six Feet Under Stephanie.- THE WORST!!!!
I've managed to avoid the episode title so far. It's not really spoiler-phobia leading to it, it's just I don't care that much right now with months to go. I've been sort of kind of following the Paul Scheer stuff, but no so much that I've watched his video or anything. I'm pretty much over the inter-season nonsense. However, if Paul Scheer did manage to prank call Greg Grunberg, then I say good on ya. Anyone seen Ben Linus welcome the ABC newbies to the ABC House? It's so unfunny, and the shows look equally unfunny if the ads I saw last night during Better Off Ted are the best they have to offer. Anyone got any new shows they are looking forward to?And Kim, you should watch the Comic Con stuff. The ads are spoilery, but just to set you off speculating; nothing specific. And that in memorium video chokes me up every time. Oh wait, Kim's an ice queen. Holli
Six Feet Under will be watched as soon as I finish Veronica Mars.
I forgot to thank Andrew for listening and to apologize for Chris' blareiness and for Robin's lowness. I forgot I usually turn up his volume. Or gain. What is gain?
So get this peoples. I was put up in a hotel the other night for work. My room #....108.Yeah Steph. You'd like Six Feet Under. Although admittedly I'd prob say that about anything to get you to broaden out from your Whedon/Buffy obsession. :P But no, seriously. 6FTU is good stuff.
Ooooh! How cool might this be? Possible Walking Dead series on AMC.If done the right way, that series has the potential to be awesome. Still though, key phrase being, "if done the right way." The fact that AMC is attached gives me more hope than say one of the networks.
Holli! Oh wait--you're right, I am an Ice Queen :PSteph...no I wasn't in England this summer, but I've been to Muskoka, Ontario and over Montreal, Quebec (for 2 afternoons of helicopter training) and to Chicago. In between visits, I've been sleeping and recovering--mostly from heavy drinking and the smoking of natural herbs. I've seen one commercial for Season 6. I'm worried I'll spoil it for myself, but I'm itching to watch more videos. Hummm...what to do?
This place is exciting!
- i look forward to a good Walking Dead series. And AMC is definitely doing a great job with their shows. Frank Darabont is a really good match too. I really enjoyed The Mist but i look forward to him getting away from Stephen King.Walking Dead as a comic series has done a good job of retaining forward momentum without trying to completely change the premise of the book. It has resulted in there being a sameness to the drama but there is plenty of story for atleast 3 seasons so far.- having a bad day because of hackers. >(
I'm a horrible blogspotter. Sorry internet. I'll try to stay up to speed, but summer is killer on me.Can't wait for LOST.
Welcome back to civilization Kim!I try to stay 100% spoiler-free, so I think as long as you skip the two commercials and AMW segment from the LOST panel, they don't give much else away.If nothing else, you MUST check out the first two parts of "Mysteries of the Universe" on the LOST section of abc.com. Damn creepy and cool as shit!
Kate's mom (well Beth Broderick) is playing Nancy Grace on Leveage tonight.Holli
Holli, how did you ever recognize her? Amazing!I probably couldn't pick Kate's mom out of a lineup if I only had two options!
Rewatch baby -- rewatch!Oh yeah, and I'm a Lost nerd.Holli
Damn! Strike that last comment... I was totally thinking about Jack's mom since we've seen her for a total of 5 minutes...Kate's mom is much more recognizable. I still probably wouldn't be able to pick her out on another show, though.BTW, I'm doing my best to keep up with the re-watch, but it's coming along slowly. Before Season 4 I watched Seasons 1-3 with wife to catch her up with the show and before Season 5 I watched Seasons 1-4 with a friend of mine to catch him up on the show.A full re-watch 3 years in a row is a little rough, but I'm totally committed! I'm just waiting to pick up the Blu-Ray for Season 1 and 2 before I start.
Kim right now I'm on disc 2 of season 3 of lost. madmen starts this weekend can't wait and fond out dexter is coming back on in 9/27 can't wait and what kind of natural herbs ;-). started dollhouse only seen the first episode so far. going to see district 9 on friday heard it was awesome. kim we have to record sometime.
Jack's mom was on Hill Street Blues forever, so I'd probably be able to pick her out most places.I rewatched seasons 1-3 before 4, but didn't rewatch the whole thing before S5. I find it easier to power through a season in a week or two vs 1 disc a week. So far I've rewatched seasons 3&4 in my mirror rewatching schedule. I'll start season 2 in 2 weeks once Kiddo's back in school.Holli
"I find it easier to power through a season in a week or two vs 1 disc a week."I completely agree with you. It helps to pick up the episode to episode connections a lot better. If I take too long of a stretch between episodes I don't catch as much as I do when I blaze through them!
do you think Timothy Hutton feels bad about Leverage since he guest starred on Hustle?or are the striking similarities between the two shows more superficial than i imagine?a team of conmen screw over evil people every week by using their conman skills... same on both shows?
Saw Funny People and 500 Days of Summer. Quite liked 500 Days. Very charming. Funny People was alright. Funny at times. But too long and inconsistant.
- i thought "Funny People" was sort of like Judd Apatow's "Chasing Amy," a noticeable shift to more dramatic and heavily self-confessional. Also, like Kevin Smith, I like Apatow better when he's not trying for gags, and the humor is more understated. A solid 3/5 with a penalty for being noticeably too long but bonus points for making Jonah Hill a likeable character.
Les Paul died today. :(
(500) Days of Summer left me feeling rather depressed. If it's aim to to have taken me back 20 years listening to Every Rose Has it's Thorn over, it did it's job. This show is fantastic. Hot vampires. And hot werewolf sex.
I knew you'd love Being Human steph.
My last post was all kinds of messed up.(500) Days of Summer left me feeling rather depressed. If it's aim was to have taken me back 20 years listening to Every Rose Has it's Thorn over and over, it did it's job.
watched me some "Deus Ex Machina" last night. man, that Giacchino can write some music.also, the episode makes me wonder if they dreamed up Eko when they were writing the episode or if they dreamed him up later to "explain" that wacky Nigerian plane.
THEY PLANNED EKO FROM THE BEGINNING. RIGHT FROM THE PILOT. BEFORE THAT EVEN.
hey. Mr Eko on Monk this week, eh?
We do need to record!! I've recorded with Aimee and have a podcast to be posted (soon). I've also lined up TLI's first guest co-host while Aimee is at "The Academy"(btw, I've finished the re-watch...I'm done...and thinking of starting again)SUPER NERD!
Kim I'm free anytime to record, finish the first disc of dollhouse its better then I thought it was going to be I was so mad of losing terminator sarah connor chronicles that I told myself I would stop watching all fox show but I saw hells kitchen was on and started back up. lets hope I can get the new season of 24 when its on.
Tonight is Gina Carano's (Crush from AG) fight against that insane Brazilian monster lady. Hope her pretty face doesn't get messed up too badly.
p.s. dont nobody hurt crush!
Go Crush!I know most people around here liked the movie Once. You can download a new live performance of Swell Season, the name of band from Once, at NPR. You can stream it from their website or find it to download on iTunes from the NPR:Live Concerts podcast.Holli
I've become obsessed with Big Brother and watching the live feeds. I need some serious life-coaching. Thank you.
I heart Big Brother. I'm glad Ronnie's gone, but thought he was good player--he just made his move too soon. Therefore, huge target on his back
Yeah...way too soon. I'm glad Jessie's out of the house, but I think I'll miss him a little bit. And since he's been out a LOT of INSANE stuff has been going on. Of course I'm rooting for Jeff and Jordan though.
Jeff is super hot! I love him, he's soooo friggin' hot. Jordan is cute too, they make a cute couple. I hope their showmance continues after the show.
district 9 is fan-fucking-tastic.anyone else seen it yet?
also, holli, thanks for the link to that Swell Season performance!
- i saw District 9 as well. I really enjoyed it. The effects work was consistently really good and inventive. If you liked the naturalistic effects styles of Battlestar Galactica or Firefly, you'll really love this. They can make Robotech now!- saw the 'lost pilot' episode & 'lost finale' of Dollhouse tonight. They were fine, but i think Fox actually made the right decision on both of these. The series is stronger because they were left off.- ?uestlove twitters non-stop.
'Sup blogspot? (That was my Palmer impression.)Here's a link to a free Swell Season tune.School starts here on Wednesday, but it's only a 1/2 day which is stupid. Nevertheless, it's true.Anyone other than me and Steph watching Mad Men? I didn't get to watch last night's episode 'til today, but I very much enjoyed it. I like the slow burn nature of the show. And I found a flaw in Jon Hamm. He has ugly toes.In blogspot news, I heard Mac (of MB and Mac) featured on this song as I was cutting the grass today. It took me a minute to place him. Holli
School is in the second week now. Middle school is so much better than elementary.I am blind to any flaws John Hamm has.I do not care for the weird dreamy flashbacks. How does Don Draper know what went on the day of his birth? Too bizarre.I am going to make Morgan's week and take her to the live Riftracks event Thursday night.
I'll bet Draper's ever so loving parents told him that story of his birth. Whose to say if it's even true; I'm not sure Don can tell what's true and what's not anymore.Holli
still waiting to rent season two of Mad Men. so, shhhhhhhhhh! :p'sup, blogspot?
anyone following Paul Scheer's LOST stuff?incidentally, if Scheer's like 6'1" or taller, i totally got stuck behind him in the Exhibition Hall for a good two or three minutes.a brush with sweaty celebrity!
I've been following Scheer's stuff casually. It seems to me viral marketing for some LOST art. There may be clues in there as well, but I'm not overly jazzed to dig into it. We'll move Mad Men over to the boards if we need to discuss. Holli
6'1"? That's practically dwarflike
I watch Mad Men. Good show. But I have yet to watch the season 3 premiere.
- just caught up on my sunday TV. it's close to a full time job now.- I'm going to give the Mad Men season 3 opener a critical pass since it felt mostly like a 'welcome back' establishing episode. Although, i agree the show doesn't need dream sequences. I hate dream sequences.- watched all of "Being Human" series 1 last night. thanks for the recomendation Stephanie. I really liked it. sorta kinda reminded me of Angel meets Spaced.- i've avoided the Paul Scheer stuff, mostly because videos on the internet are annoying.
I watch Mad men too. Haven't seen the premiere, but have it DVRd.
In order to sit at the cool table I got Season 1 of Mad Men on DVD tonight for 60% off. My brgin hunting Grandma would be proud :)
* bargain ;)Hey guys!I've been made redundant and since I worked online I've been taking the opportunity to have a break from the internet. Not a total break, just a severe reduction in the time I've been here.We all good?
welcome back, chris!you've been missed. what's up in Englandburgh?sorry that you've been made redundant. on the bright side, plenty of time for a LOST rewatch. am i right?
What up peeps!can't believe I haven't been on here in over a week!Sorry about you're newfound redundancy Chris - if you need a reference (from a person you've never met in person) I'm happy to tout you're mad edit skills to whomever it may concern :)Watched most of the Mad Men season premiere. That's the first (almost) full episode I've actually watched of the series and I was pretty transfixed. I'll have to check and see how many eps are on-demand to watch.After Palmer's enthusiastic endorsement of District 9, I am seriously motivated and psyched to see it - w00t!
I have spent the better part of my life having people tell me that my fear of walking across sidewalk grates is silly. GUESS NOT BIATCHES!
and in (months) old newsWatch your step Jordan!
price cutblamo!big PS3 news today. price cut, new slim model, etc.
I liked the Mad Men premiere. It's going to be weird watching this season because I watched season 1 and 2 in about a week. I sure do hate that pip-squeak Pete. I see his face and I want to punch him out.I can't believe I'm saying this--but I'm also into True Blood. I HATED the first 4-5 episodes, but something happened and I'm hooked. Even with my outright loathing of Anna Paquin, I'm still watching. Is it worth it? Getting a PS3?
omg kim, i'm loving True Blood. I've literally just finished watching episode 9 of season 2, and it is amazing. It's the best thing that's come out of this recent facsination with Vampires.......I should leave this post here before i go on an R.Pattz rant.
HE'S GOT A FOOT FOR A FACE!?!
He is butt fugly. I feel the same way you do about him for Anna Paquin. I have a weird fascination with "Eggs". He's beautiful. After the ep you just watched, I now have a thing for Eric. Pasty white with blond hair usually doesn't do it for me--but it works with him. Why are vampires so "hot" right now? I don't get it.Sad to announce that E! will no longer exist in Canada as of August 31st :( How will I watch The Soup?!?!?!
Vampires have always been hot. There are continuously book series out. Twilight has just brought the vampires out of the woodwork with it's abstinent, teen love affair. I still prefer Spike and Angel. Did I just list Spike first? Oh my.
I'm 5 episodes in and I can't stand Pete.
Eggs? Everytime he's on screen, I am just constantly reminded that he was in Desperate Housewives. Yeah, i watch it. There. I admitted it. It's not as bad as Grey's Anatomy though.I just looked at Anna Paquin's page on Wikipedia... I had no idea that she had won an Oscar. I don't think she's as bad as some people think *cough*Steph & Kim*cough*, but how she won an Oscar i don't know.Pasty white guys ftw tho.
OMGJames Marsters is joining Caprica for a big arc.YAY
She won an Oscar when she was 7 or 8. Doesn't count. :PHer accent is horrible, imo.Never watched Buffy, or Angel. Should I? Mind you, I'm all caught up on Supernatural and Smallville...they're on par with Buffy, right?
I heard Patton Oswalt was cast as a reoccurring cast member in Caprica as well.
omg, Buffy was basically the template that Smallville and Supernatural were forged from.But Buffy does it so much better.
Supernatural is almost as good as Buffy. Smallville is far from Buffy. Do it, Kim. Watch it.
Steph just wants someone else to talk to about Buffy.
- hee hee, so much teasing- found a picture of the Lost Season 5 DVD/Blu-Ray Dharma Initiation Kits:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5109wL2kDGL._SS500_.jpg
Here's my reaction to Distric 9 via my twiter accoutnt, "D9 not only was it awesome. It blew my socks off which is weird because I'm wearing flip flops."
i'm gunna log into twitter just to retweet that.
And you did! lol
I can see District 9 today and be 45 minute late for work. Should I?
The Time Traveler's Wife. I read the book and I must have enjoyed it as I finished it, which is plenty rare for me and books but I can't be sure if I want to see the film at all.I don't think things should necessarily only appeal to one gender and for my money, the book straddled the divide well enough but they really do seem to have made a woman's movie out of it which is no bad thing in and of itself, just wondering if I would find it interesting to watch.Anyone seen it? Opinions?
I read somewhere that The Time Traveller's Wife is just basically The Notebook with added time travel and a less believable male lead.
From the trailer, I can believe that. Ok. Co-worker staying over for me. District 9 today, Rifftracks tomorrow, and if co-worker will stay over again on Friday I will see Brad Pitt kill Nazis.
Who wants to talk Long Awaited Good Summer Movies with The Internet Addict?
I always want to talk with the Internet Addict.In addition - did I mention Holli is amazing?
What can I say? BTW your discs are in the mail.I read The Time Travelers Wife a couple of years ago. I thought it was a good novel and not overly a "woman's book" which is not a genre I enjoy. In fact it had things that were distinctly not the expected or sweet sort of thing you'd find in a "woman's book." Still I have no interest in the movie. I'm not a sappy chick flick kind of girl. Never seen (or read) The Notebook, for example.Holli
Holli, his is exactly what I'm saying - while skewed largely to a female point of view, which one might expect with a female author and lead character (Henry is a big character and has his own sections but Claire is clearly the lead character) it certainly remained a book for all especially considering it's in the traditionally male dominated sci-fi genre but the movie doesn't seem to be interested in striking a similar balance, at lease not in the trailers/spots.That and a plot development that takes up a massive percentage of the book is blown with casual disdain in the TV spots too.
I think the genre name you're searching for, Holli, is Chick-Lit.
That last post brought to you by the Typographical Error Societie.That's how they spell it.
Chick Lit is different. Chick Lit is epitomized by the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series (also made into a bad movie I hear). Chick Lit always strives for the humorous and tends to be the 20-something/30-something looking for love story or the 20-something/30-something dumps cheating man and is looking for love story. Usually it's looking for love in the big city no less and also involves an unfulfilling job that leads to a dream job.Women's books, which Time Traveler's Wife certainly might have been, but wasn't, tends to be more dramatic books, women done wrong and overcoming that wrong, like Danielle Steel and those sort of writers. I like some Chick Lit; I hate Women's books. Holli
The Notebook the book is about alzheimer's disease and is tragic. The movie isn't.
Sorry Kim, i just sort of pop in now and then. I should get back on the blogspot with more frequency.
wassup, blogspotica?i still havent had a chance to catch up with the Paul Scheer stuff.but i did just see Boone die on DVD the other day. yikes.now, i'm off to the LAST DISC of season 1! am i almost caught up in the rewatch that everyone forgot about?
Ralph! Anytime you want to post a new thread, please do.Books? Why are we talking about books? I'm going to see District 9 over the weekend. Everyone I've spoken to says it's amazing, now I think I'm going to be ruined if it doesn't blow my socks or flip flops off. Steph, are you watching Dance Canada? Mia Michaels was at the Montreal auditions and I killed myself laughing last night at one part. Wonder if you saw it...
No, Kim. I wonder if I can find it online somewhere. A month is too long to wait for more SYTYCD. Another competition show that's on right now is America's Best Dance Crew. Not as good as SYTYCD but a fine replacement for the moment.District 9 is awesome. It's like watching Michael Scott in Cloverfield. But better. I got my mom and myself tickets to see Grease on stage today.There. We've talked tv, movies, books and theater today. We are a very well-rounded group. Although I don't really think of anything Taylor Hicks is in as actual theater.
Bloody hell. I can not twitter from work anymore. I expect to be posting here more.
Why can't you twitter from work? i thought that you tweeted from your phone?
Yeah, from my iPod. I don't know why twitterphon suddenly doesn't work. This is catastrophic!
Steph have you tried tweetie?
Kelly Jo, I finally found something that works though doesn't give me my @replies right away. I think it's called zen-something. It'll do.Ya'll, watch Bollywood Hero. It's hilarious. Also I'm enjoying Nurse Jackie. After weeks of fighting it because it takes place in a hospital, I'm hooked. Edie Falco can do no wrong. What else? Hung is still good even with Thomas Jane's lack of talent. Also I'm rewatching Party Down with my hubby. I knew he'd love it.
PROJECT RUNWAY STARTS TONIGHT. WHOOOOOOOOO
from the pics, bollywood hero looks like it could be very clever or... very chris kattan.thomas jane looks a lot like christopher lambert. in fact, i've never seen the two of them at the same time. so, maybe lambert disappeared and then reappeared under a different name. kind of like in highlander... hmmm...CHRISTOPHER LAMBERT IS IMMORTAL.
well, Avatar teaser is out. and looks like sort of awful. wonderful.
I thought it was meant to be some kind of leap in CG tech. Seems to be higher resolution and more detailed than before but still not to the point of fooling the audience.Why is it that the bugs in Starship Troopers are still some of the best CG ever committed to film?
- also the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park.- i haven't watched any footage of Avatar yet, because i'm hoping to be surprised all around, but i do think people's expectations are pretty exaggerated. This is probably because:- James Cameron knows how to hype himself up- all of the talk of this film redefining visual effects started 10 years ago when Cameron started talking about the movie, and despite his claims, other people do progress film techniques and technology- the only people talking about Avatar for the past 10 years have been fanboys and they have a habit of buying into the rumors that they started themselves.- i still like Thomas Jane. I just think his character in Hung is written like a moron so he has to play him like one. He seems to conveniently misread fairly obvious situations on a pretty regular basis, so the only way to play that with any consistency is to make him slow across the board.
"PROJECT RUNWAY STARTS TONIGHT.WHOOOOOOOOO" Thanks for the reminder!
If Avatar came out ten years ago looking like that then it would certainly have been something but as an non film-making observer I can't really see that it's much more advanced than Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within in anything other than the higher resolution renders and the number of things on screen at once.I've just watched The Mist (and because I'm a poncey bastard, I watched the black and white version) and feel I can weigh in on the Thomas Jane argument. I can see the Lambert comparison but in various poses I got late 60s Shatner, older Chris pine (despite the fact that Shatner and Pine don't really look like each other) and mostly a younger version of the Signs model of Mel Gibson.
I'm sorry but I'm Tom Jane.
Sorry, Tom. I'm not a fan.:)
For the blogspot weekend cooking needs.Going to the first high school football game of the season tonight. Amazingly it's not going to be 90 at game time assuming the weather people know what they are talking about. A huge assumption.Starting my Season 2 rewatch next week. The person I loaned it to is returning it today in exchange for Season 3. Holli
that link is beautiful.
I can't get Morgan interested in attending a high school football game. She assumes she would have to sit and pay attention. She does not understand that it's a social event. The Rifftracks event last night was a blast. I can't believe there was enough interest here in boring Birmingham to fill the theater but there was.
I'm having turkey bacon for breakfast. It took me a while but I'm finally used to it.
turkey bacon counts. you're in the club!
So I was at trivia last night and here's one of the questions.On what TV show would you find the Department of Heuristics and Research on Material Applications?And I'm not gonna lie...it took me like 30 seconds to figure it out. I ended up getting it though. And we won.
2 pieces of Pork Bacon are actually healthier than 2 pieces of Turkey Bacon*. Same amount of fat and calories, but Turkey Bacon is ridiculously high in sodium. Full of excess salt. Why eat a turkey that's trying to be a pig?*it must be true, I saw it on Oprah. It's from the book "Eat This, Not That"
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