Thursday, October 01, 2009

Ask and ye shall receive!














Did someone request a new thread?

191 comments:

Scott and Steve said...

...in 4 more months


/"“Little drops of water wear down big stones.”
- Russian Proverb

mb said...

At least I THINK Lost is back in February

Stephanie said...

Thanks, mb.

Jordan said...

Forgot that MB has access. Guess that's one regular. ;)

Stephanie said...

Y'all, I don't think FlashForward is for us. It's for the mainstream who has to hear the same information over and over to get it because they don't pay attention. The second episode was the same as the first. Nothing new.

memphish said...

We needed a new thread for this?

Hope everyone has awesome fall weather this weekend. Looks like we are. Our family is heading down to middle of nowhere Mississippi for Church Family Camp for the weekend. Yeah, I know most of Mississippi is middle of nowhere, but this is actually the darkest place east of the Mississippi River. There's a planetarium there and the creepy old man I keep expecting Scooby Doo to unmask always tells us that.

I still can't figure out what to watch when on Thursday nights. At this point I think I've watched everything but Fringe which I probably won't watch until Monday. FF was okay. Not as interesting as the first week. A little slow which gave me time to obsess over the accents. Why did they cast 2 Brits in the lead roles to do American accents? Come on USA, step it up with some lead actor talent!

Parks and Recreation was the funniest thing of the night for me. SNL was abysmal; The Office and Community were meh.

Holli

Ralph- said...

how many of us know the secret password?

mb said...

I do

JonFromNKY said...

If the password is "password" then it's time for some creative thinking.

JonFromNKY said...

Holli, just do what I do and DVR everything and watch on Sunday after the Bengals lose.

JonFromNKY said...

I haven't watched the second episode of Flash Forward yet. I liked the first episode, but as I recall I liked LOST, but it wasn't until the third episode (Walkabout) that I was absolutely hooked.

I wonder if FF will have that type of episode?

Jordan said...

Holy crap! Having never seen the amazing movie known as Gia, I never knew this scene existed!!! But if you hadn't already seen it before and wanted to see a hot young naked Elizabeth Mitchell get it on with with a hot young Angelina Jolie, today is your luck day. Heard Mr. Skin mention it on a podcast the other day. Woo hoo. NSFW!!!

Ralph- said...

Jordan, that is nothing compared to some of the things i've seen Sonya Walger do.

Jordan said...

Come on Ralph. You gonna just tease like that with no back up?

Chris JC said...

It would appear Ralph is intimating that he is familiar with HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me".

Either that or he's talking about finding it sexy that time she was strapped into a booby-trapped chair rigged with mousetraps in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which would mean that Ralph is a terrifying sexual deviant.

Chris JC said...

As for LOST and FlashForward - I actually think most of the LOST nutters who really get into the time stuff will enjoy the book. It's very well thought out and the author has thought of a number of different questions the reader may have and sets about answering the lot. Enjoying it so far.

PalmerEldritch said...

"Either that or he's talking about finding it sexy that time she was strapped into a booby-trapped chair rigged with mousetraps in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles which would mean that Ralph is a terrifying sexual deviant."



heh. you said 'booby.'




i still cant force myself to watch Heroes. and i'm afraid of the Office from two weeks ago being boring so i haven't watched that or last week's.

on the bright side, i'm on the last DVD of season 2 of mad men.

andrew. said...

- watching endless commercials for "The Very Special Office Wedding Episode" has me really worried that that show and i are headed for a break-up.

- Cindy has competition for my heart: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzZQ4Ec_g_E

Jordan said...

Allow me to continue the Office hate train. Blech. Talk about a show that has overstayed it's welcome as well as forgot how to be funny. While it's nothing groundbreaking, Parks and Recreation is entirely better/funnier and way more worth your time. That is unless you enjoy The Office being unfunny and focusing way too much on the terribly unfun combo of Jim and Pam.

mb said...

Back to Lost...

Reading this essay made me realize (belatedly, since I imagine it's been mentioned on here and I just don't remember) how Locke's general MO - that the crash of 815 and the Losties presence on the island is "destiny" - aligns him with Darkman and his predestination philosophy (vs. Freewill). I've spent so much of the series associating Locke with Jacob in my personal theories that this really changes my perspective. Has Locke's problem all along been that he has spent his whole life looking for his "purpose" and not balancing it out with a belief in freewill. I present it as a 'problem' since we have again and again been shown how difficult his life has been in conjunction with his enduring belief that he does have some 'purpose' which he feels he needs to find.

I don't know where to go with this idea - just needed to type it out.

mb said...

Not sure that link is working - one more try

Triangulation – 1.06, 1.07 and 1.08 House of the Rising Sun, The Moth, Confidence Man

or this link at Doc Arzt's Blog

Jordan said...

Slow blog day? What, not tons and tons of Heroes deconstruction?

Stephanie said...

I want to know what Andrew. and Jordan were saying about me. Was Jordan making fun of me?

Jordan said...

Anyone notice that the current #1 podcast on itunes/tv&film is "Jay and Jack's FlashForwardCast"?

.........

andrew. said...

Stephanie said...
I want to know what Andrew. and Jordan were saying about me. Was Jordan making fun of me?


we were just talking about Starga... shut your mouth

Chris JC said...

Jordan - they're gonna do one for V as well.

Stephanie said...

I can not keep up with all the podcasts. Maybe I need to clean house more often. I think that's why I can't keep up.

PalmerEldritch said...

hello, blogspot!!!

PalmerEldritch said...

anybody still doing the rewatch? i've slowed down considerably as i'm lazy as all get out. however, i'm halfway through season 2.

locke just punched the bejeezus out of charlie's face. awesome.

Kelly Jo said...

hey blogspot how have you been?

PalmerEldritch said...

pretty good. where's the link to your office podcast?

Kelly Jo said...

We haven't released an episode yet but it's at http://dunderheadnation.podbean.com/

Stephanie said...

Have you recorded yet, Kelly?

Jordan said...

Blarg!!!

Kelly Jo said...

Yeah I'm going to edit it tonight it'll be out tomorrow

PalmerEldritch said...

is the Office an hour long? how does that impact Parks & Recreation?

Jordan said...

Doesn't. Just means no stupid SNL Weekend Update.

PalmerEldritch said...

ah! phew.

PalmerEldritch said...

can you tell that i dvr tv instead of watching live?

Jordan said...

Whaaaat? No post-Office wedding special thoughts?

Loved it? Hated it? What say you?

PalmerEldritch said...

didnt watch it. yet.

hope to watch Parks & Recreation on the DVR tonight. then catch up on the past two weeks of The Office sometime soon.

how is Community? any good?

andrew. said...

Ka-Blam-Mo!!

Stephanie said...
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Stephanie said...

If you boys diss the Office wedding episode, you have no heart. See this just in case you don't get the reference.

Rrb said...

So I was under the influnce and bored.

I typed in Dharmalars in hope of something i might have missed i got NOTHING no archive????THEY never existed?? o well i guess tjat was the end...at least for me.big tear shed...from a drunk idiot...:(

PalmerEldritch said...

hey, rrb. welcome back!

happy birthday to jordan. Uncharted 2 on Tuesday?

Jordan said...

Ugh. So. Hung. Over. Head. Hurts. Ugh.

As for Uncharted 2. You know it! Can't wait!

Steph, I think I better not say anything regarding The Office. Other than you really don't want to do a podcast about it with either myself or Andrew. Fair warning. TDot on the other hand would prob work. Hmmmmm. Sensing a theme here...

JoeSC said...

I have to agree with Steph. I was really disappointed with the last two episodes of The Office and I was dreading this week, because I just knew they were going to turn it into overly dramatic schmaltz.

I was wrong. While I still don't think the show is anywhere near as clever as it's been in the past, the wedding episode at least proved that there's still a spark with the writers and there may be hope for this season yet.

On, the other hand, while I got the Youtube video reference in the last scene, it really didn't feel like it should have been in "The Office." I didn't HATE it, but it just felt a little over the top...

On another note, did anyone watch Fringe this week? Possibly the best episode of the series. Even though there have been some really bad episodes (especially the one two weeks ago), they continue to surprise me and suck me back in.

Can't say the same for Flashforward, though... I'm going to give it a couple of more weeks, but I'm getting really close to throwing in the towel on this one!

andrew. said...

Happy Birthday Jordan.

no. i didn't not like the very special Office wedding episode. unfortunately i was aware of the youtube wedding video before hand too. that show just isn't made for me any more.

rock on blogspot.

mb said...

Well I'm afraid I have to also throw off Jordan's gender curve ;) re: the office wedding, I thought it was a lot of fun. In general I don't think I'm as tired of that show as some of you - for some reason, it hasn't hit overload for me yet.

mb said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! sorry you had the hangover - hope that means it was worth it though :)

memphish said...

Happy Birthday Jordan! I raise a glass to you. I'm at that point in the vacation where we're finishng what's open, so I'm sure I'll be right there with you hangover- wise tomorrow.

I haven't watched The Office or other NBC comedies, nor have I watched Fringe for the last 2 weeks. Amazingly the show I'm liking the most s far in the new season is Cougar Town. It's just darn funny. Modern Family can be funny, bit it doesn't always quite hit. Flash Forward is about to lose me. Nothing is happening, and the characters are actng utterly illogically. As someone said unless they have that Walkabout moment, and soon, I'm done.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday, Jordan. The Office wedding episode probably speaks to the same folks who like Glee... which is awesome!
Yeah, I forced myself to watch last week's Flash Forward last night. Very cool Jeff Buckley song at the end for a funeral. Who's funeral was that anyway? I don't really care. Ugh.
SGU was boring this week. Sand is boring. It bored me in the last Dr Who special.
Dollhouse was great, written by Tim Minear(Firefly, Drive, Angel you get the picture).

andrew. said...

i just realized that i made a typo. i didn't like The Office, if that wasn't clear. I'm not watching it any more.

i DID like Fringe. I'm usually not very impressed by the big mythology stories in most series, but Fringe is doing a good job.

30 Rock this week!

PalmerEldritch said...

fringe is engaging and enjoyable.

flashforward... eh, not so much.

JonFromNKY said...

Happy belated birthday Jordan. I need to keep up with the posts here on the blogspot. I've been so busy lately it's insane. I guess I'm lucky to be working so much.

I have to admit. I'm digging Glee. Really like Community. I'm 2 epidsodes behind on Flash Forward, but I liked what I saw in the pilot. Parks and Rec grew on me. Never been a huge fan of the Office, but I like it. I did like the wedding episode, but I think it's the middle of the end of the show.

Stephanie said...

Yeah, if this were The Office's last season, it wouldn't break my heart. It's had a good run. I could live without it.

memphish said...

So I watched the NBC Thursday comedies tonight. I think it was the best episodes for Community and Parks and Recreation and call me girl, but I really liked The Office wedding. The dance was kitschy as was the real wedding, but I'll admit it, I cried. I thought it was sweet, and thought most of it was really funny. I hope they don't followup on that last scene though.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

happy thanksgiving, canada!!

t-dot kim said...

Canada thanks you, P

t-dot kim said...

I have been away for too long...

andrew. said...

- yeah, it's always a highlight to see you on the blogspot Kim!

- just caught up on Dollhouse. This season is good. It's not earth shattering but it's fun and I think the writers are doing a good job of maintaining the style of the 1st season while using the unaired episode as subtext for the hardcore fans. I think I can see the direction that this season is taking and it should be fun, even if Eliza Dushku isn't my 1st choice of actors for the story. The Actor who plays Victor however was pretty impressive this week.

I guess the show is on the ropes because of poor ratings, and after the last episode, I would be sad to see it go. I'm sure the whedonites will be in a frenzy to save it, and I hope that translates properly to a good buzz and new viewers. The 'save our show' tact can be dangerous as television is supposed to be escapism and viewers can resent being given responsibility, especially for a show that is best when it doesn't take itself so seriously.

- do Canadians eat cold tofurky sandwhiches all week after Thanksgiving too?

Tha Kid said...

One of my friends got me the Donnie Darko blu-ray (along with the "sequal") and I watched the movie again for the first time since Lost started.

I don't know why it never came to mind during all the universal course correction talk, but I really hope the series isn't going to end with Desmond having to course correct something in order to fix the time line.

Stephanie said...

Victor! and Sierra is pretty good too.
The Save Dollhouse Campaign is well underway. Whedon Fans live for this stuff.
I dreamed last night that I was preggers and Jordan came to visit. I can't really imagine why he'd come here. But anyway, I couldn't go out drinking with him. How tragic.

Stephanie said...

Andrew., more people are watching Smallville on Friday on the CW than are watching Dollhouse on Fox. The numbers are really bad.

PalmerEldritch said...

i remember the whedonite in front of me at comic-con who was super pissed after the Wonder Women (of Sci-Fi) panel because she felt that they didnt let Eliza Dushku talk enough and that wasn't fair cuz now people weren't going to watch Dollhouse.

yeah, there was a conspiracy to screw over Dollhouse by inviting the star to a panel with Siguerney Weaver on it. cuz that's not free publicity and good company or anything. ugh.

memphish said...

I've enjoyed catching up on Dollhouse on DVD and watching this season, but that still doesn't mean I'm going to stay home on Friday night just to watch. That time slot is death.

Holli

Jordan said...

Thanks for the words guys. Man, what a wild weekend. Think I'm gonna be recovering for a bit.

Jordan said...

I've been meaning to watch Dollhouse. I figure by the time I get around to doing so, if I end up liking it, it'll prob get canceled.

Stephanie said...

I made a special effort to see Zombieland early Friday and was back in time to watch Dollhouse. That's more because I'm old and don't like being out late. BTW, Zombieland was a lot of fun. I have nothing negative to say about it. If you're going to see it, try to avoid spoilers. Fun.

PalmerEldritch said...

the worst jerk chicken ad ever

hey! is that a U in neighbor? and does that say Toronto?!

has Kim seen this ad?

Stephanie said...

What's up blogspot? Palmer must be sick today.

andrew. said...

- Slow internet day. Everybody must have really tied one one for Thanksgiving/Columbus day.

- 'getting' the 1st season of Friday Night Lights. I've heard nothing but good things (with caveats for season 2) so looking forward to that

- Listened to Stephanie & Kelly Jo gush about Mad Men on the Confessions Of An Internet Addict. good job as always.

- while watching Mad Men this week, I saw a new commercial for The Prisoner miniseries (starting in November on AMC) It looks quite a bit different from the original series. I'm excited though.

- we had a family of meeces move into our house this week. The cat got 2, and i caught & released one. The cat is not talking to me.

- I'm sure we did this last year, but let's recommend horror movies for Halloweenie!
some slow & creepies:
* The Innocents (1961)
* Let's Scare Jessica To Death (1971)
* The Haunting (1963)

Fast paced & funny:
* Drag Me To Hell (2009)
* Ravenous (1999)
* The Frighteners (1996)
* House (1986)

memphish said...

It is frakking raining again in Memphis. I'm so tired of rain. It's been ubiquitous this fall.

For those who liked Once, the new Swell Season CD is streaming at NPR. I think it comes out next week. There's a free single at Amazon as well.

Tuesday night TV is a wasteland. I'll use tonight to catch up on Fringe. I'm 2 weeks behind. I guess next week there will by SYTYCD. Hopefully it will be interesting. Auditions and Vegas weeks have not been.

Funny you mention The Prisoner Andrew. I was thinking about how Dharmaville on the Island in DI Days must have been very much like The Village. Radzinsky would make a good #2.

Holli

andrew. said...

you're right Holli, Dharmaville does have a kind of Village like quality, but i would argue it's much more pronounced once the others take over. They kidnapped Juliet (and others?) and tried to make her assimilate. Also, there's the way Ben is the leader, but answers to someone higher (Jacob, instead of #1) and gets replaced unceremoniously by Locke. Richard is like the midget butler.
Radzinsky would be one of the more prickish #2's.
i don't want to spoil the OG prisoner (everyone should see it! so i'll stop comparing the two but there are a couple of other fun similarities)

Stephanie said...

This is the perfect Halloween movie. It's outstanding.

Tuesday night is a wasteland. Nothing. At all.

The new Prisoner looks great.
Andrew., was that you that sent Tyler the email to More than One Lessons? In my brain, you are the only Andrew on the internet.
Thanks for listening. And thanks to Holli for the comments. Excellent insight.

memphish said...

Good call on Othersville Village Andrew. The thing that got me thinking about it was the fact that they got TV at The Flame and there were TVs in the houses, but I wonder who decided what and when and where people in the houses could see things on TV.

Ben of course would be the ultimate #2. Locke would think he could be, but 6 would run rings around Locke. Juliet would be a good #2 as well.

AMC did have all the old eps on their website. Don't know if they still do or not in case there are folks out there looking to catch up on The Prisoner. I'm glad the remake will be different. Stylistically is has to be or it would just be silly. Yet the style is what makes the original in part so interesting.

Holli

andrew. said...

- Trick R Treat is a fun Halloween movie. Totally should have been released in theaters instead of Saw 35 or whatever watered down remake.

- i didn't send an e-mail to More than One Lessons but i will fight to be the only Andrew. on the internet.

- The only thing i watch on Tuesdays is Chopped on the Food Network. The really cocky chefs usually lose so i like that.

andrew. said...

haha, no. 6 would completely ruin Locke as no. 2

Jordan said...

Yo blog. Sup.

Yeah, Tues night absolutely sucks for tv. Not a single thing I watch.

However Uncharted 2 came out today so I'm all set! The game is awesome. Palmer or Ralph or any other PS3 people out there who get the game. We need to play some multi-player sometime!

Stephanie said...

Hopefully soon I'll be able to play! Or maybe y'all can play with Morgan.

Holli, the rain is here from Memphis. I am so sick of being wet. I ran in the rain Saturday, bought groceries and my tootsies got wet yesterday causing me to be cold all evening at work, and it's raining again now. Is this how Seattle is, Jordan?

mb said...

SIGNS IN NEED OF A PROOFREADER:


TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:(I sure hope so)
ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Seen during a conference:
FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR

Notice in a farmer's field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK)

memphish said...

Caught up on Fringe last night. The last episode especially was excellent. So now I'm going to stockpile Flash Forwards in the hopes that it somehow gets better when I watch it in a block.

Does anyone else think that airing 4 episodes of V and then a 3 month break until March before anymore episodes is a crazy bad idea? Makes me think I'll stockpile those episodes as well and watch them during the ever so boring Winter Olympics.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, fringe is good. flashforward? i like the scifi parts of it. everything else... not so great. maybe it'll get more engaging in a couple of episodes though.

one thing, it does humor awfully.

PalmerEldritch said...

also, UNCHARTED 2!!!!!!

memphish said...

So do you think Kate took Aaron to Disneyland since she'd never been according to her I Never game with Sawyer?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

if she did, she probably had a hard time choosing whether to get her picture taken with straight-laced and responsible Mickey or with hot-tempered bad boy Donald.

memphish said...

Do you think Kate would pick Chip or Dale?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

the decision might drive her nuts.

Jordan said...

PalmerEldritch said...
also, UNCHARTED 2!!!!!!


I know, right?! Wow! That's all I can say about this game.

Jordan said...

To the PS3 guys playing the new Uncharted. If you beat the first game, while playing the new one go to the pause menu. Select Bonuses, then store, then hit square. It will recognize the save file and give you $100,000. Pretty neat.

PalmerEldritch said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiice. i'll check that out.

JoeSC said...

I wanted to get Uncharted 2 this weekend, but didn't have the money... out of the blue I get a $100 Best Buy gift card from work today for no good reason... I am now picking up Uncharted 2 tomorrow after work AND taking Friday off to devote my sole attention to it. I think this may be the work of Jacob!

Jordan said...

Awesome Joe. Congrats! It just might be the best game I've ever played.

Do you have a PS3 online account? If so, what's your screen name? A bunch of us here are on there. Myself, Palmer, Ralph, Trevor, Jon from NKY. Would be fun to all go at it online some time.

PalmerEldritch said...

enjoying Uncharted 2 but wouldn't mind the weekend getting here so i could play it for a nice long chunk of time.

thanks for the $100K, jordan!

Stephanie said...

Look what I missed by having no internet. Nothing! Yay hiatus.

PalmerEldritch said...

new LOST poster with cast silhouettes.... spoilerishical?

scrdmnkydst said...

So... I've not even posted in this thread yet. Oh well.

I've just read a rumour that there's going to be a big disaster in Desperate Housewives. One involving a plane. One involving an Oceanic Airlines plane.

I'm not impressed.

memphish said...

Yeah, what's the crossover between those 2 shows? Ok, I watched S1 of DH on DVD and watched part of S2 and some Nathan Fillion in whatever season that was.

Did Flash Forward get better last night? I'm pretty sure my recording of it will be messed up by the Memphis Mayor's election. Everything else has been. Got halfway through Community when - Bazinga! the NBC affiliate got me. Going to explore hooking computer to TV today for streaming.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I have officially given up on FlashForward. I don't think I finished last night's. Maybe I did and don't remember. They keep teasing us with Dominic Monaghan and he hasn't shown up yet.

30 Rock was disappointing. The beginning was clever with the word-play and such but it just spun out of control and didn't go anywhere.

I have watched most of this season's Parks and Rec and enjoyed it so much more than last season. It has developed into it's own and Leslie is more quirky and more likable.

Palmer, I am so worried about Shawn for tonight. He gets shot?!
I'm excited for the marathon today. I can catch up.

memphish said...

Halfway thru the NBC comedies. Community needs to lose Chevy Chase desperately. They need more John Oliver and Ken Jeong though. I liked the Dean too. Also liked the Abeb/other guy bit. (Yep, still don't know the characters' names.)

Parks and Recreation was very enjoyable even though I pretty much despise Fred Armisen. I love the new black female office person and Jerry. Nice to have someone other than Leslie and Tom in the office banter.

Holli

memphish said...

Did you realize Annie on Community is Pete's wife Trudy from Mad Men? I was thinking it was, but couldn't decide, but IMDB confirms it. Also Jane from Mad Men (the 2nd Mrs. Sterling) is the babysitter on Flash Forward. Makes Roger's cradle robbing even more evident.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

heck yeah, that's trudie.

did community get better after the pilot?

Jordan said...

Pretty much the same. It's decent enough for me to watch. Nothing special though. This from the credits of one ep has been the hilight so far.
La Biblioteca rap

Haven't watched all the shows from last night. But as I've been saying on here before, Parks and Rec has been great this year. And was going in that direction at the end of last season. As Steph pointed out, it has a lot to do with them figuring out how to make Leslie more likeable and not as moronic. As well as the show being more balanced character wise. Very similar to how both The Office and 30 Rock needed much of their first seasons to find their comedic voices. For that exact reason, I'm not totally willing to give up on Community, which even as it is now, I think is decent enough to watch. Better than My Name Is Earl, and immensely so than, ack, Kath and Kim.

One of the tv critics I respect more than most and often agree with said he didn't think much of the first 4 ep's of 30 Rock. Still haven't seen last night's premiere. But if the first couple are underwhelming, let's hope it's just a slow start.

The Office can go jump off a cliff for all I care. Yeah, I'll still watch for the 1 or 2 moments when I slightly chuckle. However, you have the Jim and Pam go on their honeymoon, and the perfect excuse to give the other characters the screen time they deserve, and instead you just make it the Michael Scott show, featuring Andy and Dwight. Pretty sure half the cast wasn't even in the episode. Plus, they couldn't even go without one ep without some Jim and Pam, having to have characters call them twice. And even in the 30 seconds or so that their voices were on the air, they managed to annoy me. Grr.

memphish said...

I like, but don't love Community. It has some funny stuff, but the timing doesn't completely work IMHO. The funniest stuff (to me) tends to go by really fast, while they'll beat unfunny stuff to death. I'm sure I've missed funny stuff, but I don't care enough to slow down or rewatch.

I was meh on 30 Rock. I'd like 30 Rock better if it was just Jack, Liz and Kenneth, and sometimes you could get rid of Liz.

Holli

memphish said...

An additional TV note - I saw Fringe's ratings from last night and they were worse than 30 Rock, which is bad, 6.something. Any ideas what's up with that? I think the show's been way better than it was this time last season. Is it the Thursday problem? I loved it on Tuesday and wish they'd put it back there.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Now that I think about it, I pretty much hated the Office. I'd like to say Kevin stole the show but it's more like Kevin was the only mildly funny part.

PalmerEldritch said...

because i care about you, balloon boy as fresh prince via facebook status update

mb said...

KA to the BLAMMO!

I totally think Fringe's ratings have to do with the Thursday night Network-executive-scheduling-brainless crap. I so hate this technique of sacrificing ratings on a good show (especially when it's developing into something good)to try and eat into the ratings of the other networks. I don't know - am I totally off-base? I feel like one too many execs are trying to get a piece of the Thursday night pie. I don't know, maybe it just all shook out that way by accident. Stupid is my assessment of the situation.

**end rant**

mb said...

DOH!!!!!

the day is yours Eldrich

PalmerEldritch said...

muahahahahahaahahaah!

/evil space cyborg laugh
//this guy

andrew. said...

- yeah, i don't watch Fringe live because it's on Thursday & even though i'm kind of over the NBC comedy line-up now, it's just easier to leave my TV on NBC rather than seek out Fox in time for Fringe. I wish they would send someone over to pre-chew my food too.

- The weird LOST viral campaign continues. Now there's a song dedicated to LOST by a good producer, 88-Keys, on his blog, http://polo67life.com/
It's been a while since i checked in with 88-Keys but in the early 00's he was putting out a lot of solid tracks for some good underground MCs. Now i think he's trying to be an MC himself.

- The posters for this LOST viral thing have been mostly pretty bad with a couple of exceptions (the Locke one & the Dharma van one). The new one with Rousseau is just lame as shit.

- When is Parks & Recreation going to realize that Jim Halpert 2.0 is the lamest TV character & either make him the target of jokes for being so dull or cut him? Otherwise, pretty good. pretty... pretty... good.

Jordan said...

Agreed. Jim Halpert 2.0 sucks. Pretty much the only part of the show I dislike. Especially since he has scenes with Rashida Jones, which just further hammers home the fact that he is doing a John Krazinski impression. Everyone else though is awesome. Pohler, Aziz, the dude with the mustache whose name I don't know. Even the young girl with the glasses has gotten better.

Speaking of comedies. Anybody here watching Modern Family? At first glance, it didn't look like my cop 'o tea. But after hearing some positive buzz and giving it a shot, I gotta admit it's quite funny. Haven't seen this week's ep yet. But of what I've seen, I think it's a much funnier show than Community.

Fans of Fringe worried about ratings. I fear the quality of the show doesn't matter one bit at this point. All shows seem to have an early window in which they can grab viewers. And after that, unless the show becomes the biggest thing in the world, it's going to have a really hard time grabbing the casual average people who didn't jump on at the start. Even worse, the few people who do go, "hey, maybe I should check that out?", just end up waiting to watch on dvd. Kinda like I've been doing with Dollhouse. Sucks that tv shows upping their game don't see any results or recognition ratings wise. This is a similar issue for Parks and Rec. And likewise back in the day, Arrested Development. AD was actually one of the worst cases of this as it was winning Emmys and getting critical acclaim up the butt and it still couldn't pull in new viewers. I know this cuz I actually watched the show while it was on the air and cried every time I saw how dismal the ratings were.

JoeSC said...

Fringe wasn't as good as last week, but still better than anything else on TV last night.

Steph - Here's a good explanation why you shouldn't be worried about Fringe's ratings. It may not have great numbers, but it's doing much better than Fox's lineup last year.

Also, I was close to giving up on Flashforward as well, but make sure you finish watching the episode from last night. It's probably not going to change your opinion on the show, but it may keep you watching for a couple more weeks.

RE: The Office - I really think the whole Mafia thing was one of the dumbest plots they've ever had. I don't know how much more i can take of this. I still do like Community, though. I don't think they've properly used Chevy yet. I see a lot of potential there.

Jordan - Didn't have a chance to pick up Uncharted 2 today, but I'm hoping to get it sometime this weekend. My screen name is Mekong77. Just shoot me an invite. The South Carolina / Alabama game tomorrow night is gonna put a serious dent in my playing time, though. Go Cocks!

memphish said...

Only the Bama/Cocks game? My whole day will be consumed by college football from the 11 am kick of Texas/OU onward.

Modern Family and Cougar Town are 2 of my favorites. Most of you around here are probably too young for Cougar Town, but as a contemporary of Courtney Cox, both the Hubby and I can agree that Cougar Town while far from perfect just makes us laugh. Pre-season I'd not been interested in either of these shows, but the 2nd half of the Modern Family pilot had been doubled over with laughter. I really enjoy it.

I don't know what to make of Fox and Fringe. They've already gone into cost-cutting mode by moving from NYC to Vancouver. Then again, if they can give the creators enough notice I could totally live with a 2-3 season run for the show and be completely satisfied with it. I do think they're doing a very good job this season creating gruesome, entertaining weekly stories with a nice mix of over-arching mythology.

Holli

Jordan said...

Interestin you say you'd be satisfied with 2-3 seasons, Holli. I was having a discussion with a friend just the other day about what the right number of seasons for a tv series is. I know it's different in every case. And also is different for comedies as opposed to dramas. But in general, I do think there is a cut off point where shows should in gerenal call it quits. I think 4-5 seasons for most shows is plenty. Seems around there is where a lot seem to lose their creative juices. (cough*office*cough) What do you guys thinks?

Jordan said...

I'd even say that with some shows where the premise is a bit limited, 2-3 should be enough.

Jordan said...

Also forgot (cough*weeds*cough).

JoeSC said...

I agree that the best shows typically have an end date in mind towards the beginning of the show.

It usually helps to keep the story focused because the writers know exactly where they're heading.

That's one of the reasons I'm not giving up on Flashforward yet. I read in an interview that the producers have the overarching mythology and ending already planned out, so that leads me to think this show is only going to run about 3 - 4 seasons max (if the ratings hold).

Stephanie said...

Mitchell and Cameron have become my favorite tv couple.

Holli, I know exactly what you mean about Cougar Town. It's bad, but I love it. Also, the Bama game is late this evening. I need more than one Bama t-shirt. I will be wearing the same on for the third week to work tonight.

Stephanie said...

Oh, I forgot. Paranormal Activity is hugely overrated. Just like The Blair Witch Project.

Jordan said...

Anybody see this video of a baby that fell in front of an on-coming train and survived? Holy crap!

PalmerEldritch said...

that's a tough baby.

steroids?



...hey! check this out. courtesy of Peter Serafinowicz and a Peter Serafinowicz fan. Mos Eisley Re-Edit :)

Chris JC said...

Up was finally released in the UK last week.

Am waiting for the missus to be interested in going to see it.

I suspect I will eventually get a scratched DVD of it from LOVEFiLM which I'll have to send back.

scrdmnkydst said...

lost postsecret

y'all know what postsecrets are, right?

Stephanie said...

I do now.

PalmerEldritch said...

BLOGSPOT!! what's up?

Jordan said...

Dudes.

memphish said...

I thought of all you Uncharted 2 players several times yesterday. That's a pretty good TV ad campaign.

Holli

Stephanie said...

I'm seeing Uncharted 2 discussed everywhere.

Jordan said...

Cuz it's that good.

If there isn't a movie based off this video game franchise, I'll be shocked. Just hope it doesn't suck. As the voice acting is already a lot better than many blockbuster action movies. Also, if there is going to be a movie, it needs to star Nathan Fillion. Not saying that because I love the dude or anything. But he is the spitting image of the main character. Watch the trailer for the game to see what I mean.

scrdmnkydst said...

Jordan loves Nathan Fillion.

Ergo, Jordan loves men.

Ergo, Jordan is a gay. Or a Bisexual. Or at the very least a little bicurious.

Jordan said...

Don't you wish. ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

uh oh. blogspot slash fiction? :\

scrdmnkydst said...

Ummmmm... I don't know what you look like.. and i don't think a transatlantic relationship would be a good thing.

Also, I'm taken. Sorry.

Jordan said...

And on a different note....

I hear some on here have seen the new BSG movie. Thoughts?

Stephanie said...

I'm still trying to convert the avi file to mp4.

Nathan Fillion should just play every role.

andrew. said...

we are 138!

PalmerEldritch said...

BSG: The Plan (to Get More Money)

hope its good.

Jordan said...

If you've ever wanted to hear someone interview a space alien, check out Adam Carolla's podcast from Sept 29th where he spoke w/ Bai Ling for an hour. Prepare to have your mind blown.

Jordan said...

You guys are all on Twitter, right? That's the reason this place bows now, correct? I try it every now and then, but just get overwhelmed.

Speaking of Bai Ling and Twitter. If this blog had a trending topics, what would they be? First things to come to mind to me would be LOST, bacon, and Bai Ling.

memphish said...

I don't know that I'd blame Twitter for the crickets over here. I think mostly there's just not that unifying topic. Not even a good bacon story lately.

Holli

Jordan said...

Yeah. But I think Twitter has taken the place for most of the randomness.

Jordan said...

I think y'all should take a page out of Miley Cyrus' book.

Chris JC said...

I'd like to take a page out of Miley Cyrus's book.

mb said...

I can do Twitter in controlled, relatively small doses. I'm not on their a ton which means I miss most of any conversations I'd be interested in having (i.e. with friends). The blog is definitely more my pace most of the time - I can check in after a day or so and be able to go back and read and not get overwhelmed.

I can see it's appeal though - if you are online most of the time via iPhone and the like. You definitely feel connected.

mb said...

their = there

memphish said...

I mostly use Twitter to complain about things knowing that no one in my real life uses it. Things like trying to figure out how not to go to Hubby's college reunion this weekend; how crappy local TV is for interrupting MY shows with an election; and Leonard (not Sheldon) and Penny's relationship on Big Bang Theory. So if anyone here has any suggestions, and/or agrees or disagrees -- fire away.

Also a topic, why So You Think You Can Dance should not be on in the fall. The dancers better be as good as Mia Michaels says because so far the season is boring and disjointed and pointlessly long in its setup process.

Holli

JoeSC said...

Jordan - I listened to the Bai Ling podcast the day it came out. I can't believe I forgot to mention it to you guys. If you haven't heard it, you must listen. Anyone who can manage to carry on a conversation with that woman for almost an hour deserves some kind of medal! So painful... I think she really is an alien (and I'm only half-joking)!

BTW, finally picked up Uncharted 2 on Saturday afternoon and I must say, f not the greatest game of all time, it's easily Top 3! ...and I haven't even played online yet.

JoeSC said...

Oh, and for those of you that have played Uncharted, did you notice The Dharma Wheel in Nate's notebook?

Coincidence or shout out to Lost? I'd like to think it was the latter.

scrdmnkydst said...

Dharma Wheel?

Sure you don't just mean an I Ching?

PalmerEldritch said...

he means dharma wheel.

JoeSC said...

Good catch Palmer! I didn't even plan to dig much further on that one.

PalmerEldritch said...

joe, enjoy uncharted 2. i really like the main storyline and i've enjoyed what multiplayer i've done so far. bluetooth headset and partying up is really fun.

maybe we should all post our PSN IDs over at the SAS BBS so we can party up and kick @$$ multiplayer?

memphish said...

Wronged cat.

Holli

Jordan said...

Yeah, multiplayer is fun. I need to get a headset though.

Jordan said...

This week's Heroes episode was titled, "Tabula Rasa". What's next week's? Further Instructions?

Chris JC said...

Agreed

Stephanie said...

Tabula Rasa is a very common title. I don't think this is the first Heroes episode that sounds identical to Lost. Homecoming. That's it.

PalmerEldritch said...

Thirded.


and Fourthed.

and some jerk philosopher ripped it off too! :p

Chris JC said...

Meanwhile, in 1999.

PalmerEldritch said...

and, in the music world, Tabouli Rasa.


/wait... what?

memphish said...

Thispretty much sums up where I'm at with Flash Forward. I think I"ll hang in until it goes on Xmas hiatus, but if it fails to significantly improve between now and then I'll probably drop it in 2010 when LOST and Burn Notice return.

For USA Network fans, there's a new series starting this Friday, White Collar, which has gotten a lot of good buzz despite the fact that Tiffany Theissen is in it. It stars the guy who played Bryce Larkin on Chuck, and a few episodes in makes Natalie Morales who was on The Middle Man a regular cast member.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Mark Sheppard will be in White Collar. I'm so there. I'm editing a conversation about it at this very moment.

PalmerEldritch said...

eh, White Collar looks pretty crappy. probably more appealing to women.

holli, flashforward is pretty sucky but one of the show runners is the show runner from Eli Stone and he's apparently leaving after the 13th episode. so, maybe it'll get better?

Chris JC said...

To wipe the slate clean of the Tabula Rasa conversation, check out the Windows 7 Torrenting Party.

memphish said...

I saw that Palmer. Problem is I may not get to Ep.14 if I have to watch Joseph Fiennes flash one more time. It's even in the damn commercials.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

chris, that's awesome.

Chris JC said...

And full of useful hints.

PalmerEldritch said...

and a clever metaphor needling torrenters at the end!

andrew. said...

speaking of which
- nobody should pay for that piece of shit BSG: The Plan movie.

Jordan said...

"There was more than one attempt to edit this resource at the same time. This may have been because you double clicked on a link or a button or because someone else is also editing this blog or post."

Just typed up a 5 or so paragraph post touching on topics from the current conversation as well as new. I am far too angry at f'n blogger right now to even attempt to re-do it all............... (smash sounds)

Jordan said...

Not so good news for Dollhouse

Jordan said...

Hulu to begin charging as soon as next year?

But as this article states, it would likely mostly be just the cable network programming, as the networks are currently giving their shows for free on their own sites.

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, Hulu being pay would suck. we'll see how long that lasts.

PalmerEldritch said...

also, watch someone eat the Windows 7 Burger from Burger King in Japan.

scrdmnkydst said...

Lost season 5 Blu Ray and DVD adverts have started showing on uk tv.

It makes me want to watch season 5 again.

andrew. said...

- ah, looking forward to the Europeans lording their early LOST season 5 sets over us again!

- Are people on here getting the deluxe version with the vhs tape and stickers? i'm thinking i can live without the trinkets & honestly i'm a little worried about the set being more unwieldy. Although, as a fanatic, it is a little tempting.

- i think Modern Family, as sentimental as it is, is the best new show. Great cast and good character-based humor.

Stephanie said...

I agree, Andrew..
I'm recording Batman tonight on Cartoon Network for Neil Patrick Harris. Also White Collar. Also Dollhouse is promised to be the best ever.

Jordan said...

I want to go to Japan.

I agree w/ Andrew that Modern Family is pretty dang good. The prerequisite sentimental moment at the end of each ep borders on making my eyes get stuck when they roll into the back of my head. But I get it. The show needs to be liked by moms and grandmas too. Probably smart if they want to actually get ratings from middle of the road America. Still a funny show. The cool dad kills me.

Jordan said...

And who is down for a road trip to Tokyo?

Jordan said...

Also, I just started watching the original version of The Prisoner. It's my goal to finish it before the new AMC version starts next month. Anyone else watching the original for the first time?

Stephanie said...

Jordan, that's so funny. I was watching Blood: the Last Vampire last night and I was saying I want to go to Japan. Let's go.

PalmerEldritch said...

jordan, i've been meaning to watch The Prisoner for a few months now. maybe i'll actually get to it now that the new show is coming out.

Jordan said...

P, Here are all the old Prisoner eps on AMC's website.

Chris JC said...

I promise I won't be lording a LOST box set over you unless I get myself some serious employment.

scrdmnkydst said...

as compared to the more rare type of frivolous employment.

Chris JC said...

Well, I have considered sticking some hair on and going into the Bear market.

Jordan is right - I absolutely should be posting this stuff here.

For which I, of course, apologise.

Jordan said...

Drastic times call for drastic measures, Chris. Nobody here is judging.

Chris JC said...

I knew you'd understand.

PalmerEldritch said...

Netflix on PS3? Cuz then you could Netflix LOST and watch on your PS3 streaming from the interwebbings!

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/26/netflix-is-coming-to-the-ps3/