Saturday, September 29, 2007

TGIF!

Here is the last of Thursday and then Friday's shows ...

Thursday September 27th, continued:
Without A Trace - I must've slept through the final couple of episodes during the last season because on the whole "last season on without a trace" was not familiar at all. But I think I picked up the gist. I thought last season was getting a little slow, so this episode was surprisingly good to me. Although, the white celebrity couple adopting a baby from Africa to then have the kid's "father" come and want to claim him was a little bit too "ripped from the headlines" for my tastes. I love Vivian in this show, and of course Anthony LaPaglia is wonderful. I'm glad they moved it off of Sunday's because it was too hard to watch it with football and all that garbage. Back on Thursday's where it belongs.
Season Potential: Actually, I think this will be a good one.

Friday September 28th:
Moonlight - Oh my word this was cheesy. I might give it another week or two before I make my final decision, knowing that pilots have to relay a lot of information and all, but wow. Of course I am used to my vampires from the Buffy/Angel camp and to see this one and his vampire-ness differences it's gonna take some getting used to. The main guy is kinda cute, and the reporter girl is getting on my nerves already. Oh, and that Tami chick from the LA season of Real World about a jillion years ago is on this! The crazy one who wired her jaw shut to lose a few pounds. I can't believe she's an actress now. Or maybe I can. Sigh. Her character is pretty bitchy too. Big surprise there.
Season Potential: Jury's still out .... will have to see after a couple of more episodes.

Numb3rs - First impressions, Charlie needs a shave and a haircut in a bad way. I'm glad Megan is back, and that Larry is back. I'm glad that Charlie and Amita are together. Whoa, Val Kilmer guest starring! I really thought it was a good episode, lots of intrigue and a couple of good gunfights :). Sometimes I think they push the math too much in this show, and that some of it can be unrealistic - but I just remind myself that it is a TV show and not reality. I really like the interpersonal relationships so that is a good part to watch, and it has really been getting good lately.
Season Potential: I think it'll be a good one. Especially if they dial down the match just a tad.

There goes the last of the shows for this week. There are a few next week that I'll be watching and I'll try to post on those too :) Next week the shows I plan to watch are: Pushing Daisies, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Supernatural and the week after Woman's Murder Club. Although I won't be able to watch Supernatural for a while since I have 12 episodes from last season to go through first!

Now I guess we'll just have to wait and see what stays on and what gets canceled. Time will tell ...

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Friday, September 28, 2007

I Feel Whole Again

Finally, the night I've been waiting for all along arrived and it was wonderful.

.::SPOILER ALERT::.
I have tried to refrain from giving any spoilers during this week but I just can't abide by that for the Thursday shows. So if you haven't watched the shows from last night then read on at your own risk.

Thursday September 27th:
The Office - I laughed so much at this episode! It was one of the best, I know I say that for all of them but this was just wonderful. OK first of all ... Michael hit Meredith with his car!!!!!! I was dying, that was so funny! The look on his face was priceless. Then the whole Michael Scott's Dunder Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awareness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure, really? Pro-Am? Celebrity? I am sitting here having a hard time typing this because there are so many thoughts racing through my brain. Andy's overly sensitive nipples and their chafing; Creed entering the 5K in the 'over 75' category; Michael thinking a 5K was 5,000 miles; Pam seeing Michael nekkid; Jan getting up in Pam's face about it!; Stanley in his Panama Jack hat; Kevin running in his work clothes; Michael Carbo-Loading 2 minutes before the run starts; Oscar, Stanley and Creed getting in a taxi; and going to a BAR!; Jim & Pam going to an estate sale in the middle of the run; Darryl feeding peanuts to a squirrel; Angela's medical routine with her cat - fungal infection at the base of her tail ... ewwwwwww; Dwight putting the cat in the freezer!; the head of a monkey, with the antlers of a reindeer with the body of a … porcupine, toby winning the race, realizing the finish line was actually 5K away from the office, Andy using Kevin as wind resistance, I could go on forever. And I haven't even mentioned Jim & Pam!!! I think the way they are handling them getting together is perfect. Not too in your face, they are trying to keep it on the down low. But Kevin "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!" and PB&J - Pam Beesly & Jim. You gotta love Kevin. Hell, you gotta love this show. I am so glad it is back, the wait was excruciating but so worth it. Welcome back my friends.
Season Potential: #1 show on TV in my book, no question

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - This particular episode was a little different to me, as it didn't focus so much on the actual collection and processing of evidence. I mean, I know why and all, and they were showing us what happened to Sara along the way from her perspective. I think they really conveyed how much Grissom loves Sara even thought he doesn't show it in a conventional way. I was pleasantly surprised to see how Nick reacted, to be so desparate to find Sara since he was once in that same position. Lab dude (Hodgins?) still irks me, even thought they tried to make him seem more human this time. And Greg caught a case of the CSI: Miami's, you know, where they over-explain every minor detail like "Here are some footprints on the ground. Oh, well that must mean that the person we are looking for went off in this direction." Catherine and Warrick weren't big in this episode, which I'm OK about Catherine, she bugs the piss out of me, but I like Warrick so he could've been more involved and I'd've been happy. I really knew that Sara wasn't going to die, just wasn't sure how they would find her and when. I will miss the miniature killer, those scale models were so cool. All in all I think it was a really solid start to another good season.
Season Potential: I hope they explore the Grissom/Sara relationship more, and stay away from the really outlandish "Freak of the Week" stuff for the most part. Would be cool if Lady Heather made another appearance, and whatever happened to Warrick's wife?! I am looking forward to it all.

Grey's Anatomy - I was afraid this episode wouldn't be good. I needn't have worried. George came back, he's going to do his intern year over. It'll be hard but probably good for him. Burke is gone for good, Christina's going to have a time getting over that one even though she doesn't realize it yet. I loved seeing Alex admit he missed Rebecca (Eva), I hope he goes and finds her. Callie as Chief Resident, not the best choice as we all knew, but after the Chief explained to Miranda his reasoning it made sense. I can understand why Miranda was avoiding talking to the Chief, her pride was hurt, I'm glad he kept at her until he could speak his mind. Sloane seemed out of place in this episode to me. Really? Going to Derek and telling him that he wanted him back? That seems so out of character for Sloane. Derek and Meredith, what is up with these 2? That is yet to be seen I guess. I know that Meredith isn't ready to be in a full blown way serious relationship but that doesn't mean they can't be together. I hope they find a happy medium at some point. Izzy's group of interns thinking she was a dud was so funny - and then when she turned it back around on them, that was even funnier. The deer thing was a little dorky, but whatever. Meredith's sister is trying way to hard, but Meredith also needs to chill out about her, give her the benefit of the doubt. I think the fact that George is an intern again and the others are residents now has the potential of driving a wedge between them, I hope it doesn't. I was SO freaked out because my Tivo cut off right when Izzy answered the door at the end to find George standing on the other side. CUT OFF! STOPPED! I was furious. But then I remembered you could go watch full episodes at abc.com so I did and saw the last little bit where George tells Izzy he loves her too - which we all knew already, HELLO?! What will this mean? Who knows. But Callie isn't going to come out on the good end of it that's for sure.
Season Potential: Another great season on the way. Meredith needs to stop whining and get over herself and everything will go a lot smoother :)

Without A Trace - I didn't get to watch this last night! I wanted to, but I go to a knitting group on Thursday nights and I didn't get home until 9pm so I was already up til almost midnight watching the other 3. I will watch tonight and include it in my post tomorrow for the Friday night shows.

Stay tuned ... coming on Friday - Moonlight and Numb3rs

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wednesday - 1/2 way there!

I try not to write any spoilers - but I make no promises. Here's Wednesday .....

Wednesday September 26th:
Private Practice - Somehow, Addison seemed more annoying to me in this one episode than on the entire last season of Grey's Anatomy. I didn't like how Naomi didn't tell anyone she was coming, not cool. And I feel like they tried to cram too many "cases" into one episode. I do like how Pete will call Addison on the carpet for her shit. Overall the episode was cheesy and a little shaky but I'm sure it'll be alright. I will say that at first I was quite irked at the whole lady gone crazy in the department store on the floor counting the tiles thing, I think mostly because I'm not a huge Amy Brenneman fan, I don't dislike her, just not my favorite. But when Violet finally figures out what triggers the looney-ness and the lady just starts bawling I got pretty teary eyed. That was quite powerful. And I swear that was Moon Unit Zappa as the crazy lady! (Ha! It was, I just checked IMDB to be sure.)
Season Potential: I think once they get past the "we're a Grey's Anatomy spin off" it might do really well.

Criminal Minds - I read all over about Mandy Patinkin's departure from Criminal Minds this season, although I wasn't sure if he was just NOT going to be there anymore or if they were going to write him out. The answer is ... write him out. And if the season premiere is any indication of how he will go, I am not amused. I was already sceptical about how the show would be without him, he is amazing (His turn as Rube on Dead Like Me was phenomenal, and that show should not have been canceled) and in my opinion the backbone of the series. I know that Joe Mantenga is going to replace him and he is good as well, so I will give it the old college try, however I can't say that it will be an absolute that I will be a Criminal Minds regular viewer after Mandy is gone. That all being said, this case was alright. There were lots of flashes from Gideon's perspective, since losing his friend/girlfriend or whatever she was to the psycho in the season finale. And he perceived that distraction as making him a less than adequate profiler. I am also not happy with squinchy lip lady having Prentiss be her narc about how Hotch is doing his job. I'd like to see her try it. Squinchy lipped ladies in offices have no idea what it takes to do that job, and shouldn't pretend they do. Back off bitch. That's all I have to say about that.
Season Potential: I'm a little concerned with Gideon's departure and Hotch's neck on the line, but I'm going to stick with it and hope for the best.

Dirty Sexy Money - OK, I'll admit it. The real/main/only reason I wanted to watch this is because of Peter Krause. I'm not ashamed to admit this. And until about 45ish minutes in I thought that was going to be the real/main/only reason I kept watching it. But then, the twist happened. I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched yet so I won't give it away, but if the entire show was based on this lawyer bailing his rich and stupid clients out of all the trouble they got into I really don't think it would be all that great. So, to find out what his reasoning is behind why he is putting up with this crap (aside from the obscene amounts of money they are giving him of course) gave me renewed faith that this is going to be a good show. That season pass is going to earn its stripes.
Season Potential: I will definitely be tuning into this one every week.

Stay tuned ... coming on Thursday - The Office, CSI, Grey's Anatomy and Without a Trace.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tuesday on the Tube

As promised, here is my recap of Tuesday night TV for the Fall 2007 premiere week!

Tuesday September 25th:
Bones - I was a bit scared when this first came on, because Zach wasn't there and in his place was this other guy (who I never really did catch his name) who I'm not fond of, the actor that is. I don't even know the actor's name. But he came onto Crossing Jordan in the last couple of seasons and his character was really cocky and he didn't really mesh with the others so I didn't like him. And when I saw this same guy on Bones I got nervous. But ... not to worry, Zach came back and all is right with the world. They did a good job of picking up where they left off last season after Angela and Hodgins' wedding was messed up because of Angela being married to some guy in Fiji that she'd forgotten about. The two of them are trying to track the guy down (with the help of a P.I.) so they can annull the other and get married themselves. There was still tension between Brennan and Booth, which was good especially since it didn't last 43 episodes. The case this week was a little lacking, not believable at all, but I have a feeling that when they get rolling this won't be an issue in further episodes.
Season Potential: It'll be a good run. How can it not when I get to look at David Boreanaz for an hour.

Reaper - This show is on the CW ... I know, I know. Who watches the CW? Well I do for a couple of shows anyway. And I think this will be one of them. It's sort of like a Dead Like Me/Wonderfalls/Something Else mix. This first episode was directed by Kevin Smith. When I saw that on the screen I paused the Tivo to check imdb.com and make sure it was THE Kevin Smith, and sure enough it was. I like several of the cast members, the main guy used to be on Grounded For Life. Which alone wasn't a fantastic show (although Donal Logue kills me), but this was the neighbor boy and he was pretty funny I thought. It also has a guy that used to be on Invasion, he was the crazy brother who blogged about the aliens coming. And then there's Ray Wise, who's been on all kinds of stuff like Twin Peaks and 24 to name just a couple. He plays the devil, and made me laugh a few times. As most pilots of new shows, there was a lot of "explaining" which is a necessary evil when it comes to beginning a new show. But I'm going to look past that and give this one a try.
Season Potential: I'm hoping this one sticks around for a bit to flesh out the plot.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - I used to not watch this when it first came out, but after catching a couple of reruns I decided to catch up on it. And although I've not watched them in any kind of correct order, I think I've seen pretty much all of them thanks to the USA Network. I thought this was an exceptional season opener. Cynthia Nixon guest starred as a person with Disassociative Identity Disorder (read: schitzo) and she was amazing. It was good to see her in a role that had some teeth. She can be really creepy when she needs to be. I was also thrilled to see the addition of a new cast member, a detective from the Bronx who assisted Fin with some cases last season when Munch was out on Jury Duty. He's not like the other detectives and there will be some clashing but I think that'll make for some good viewing when it comes to a head.
Season Potential: Very solid, should be a great season.

So, there's Tuesday. Stay tuned ... coming on Wednesday - Criminal Minds, Private Practice and Dirty Sexy Money.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fall TV Season is HERE!

I'm so excited that this week has finally arrived! This is one of the best weeks of the year for me, Fall TV Season has begun. I will be attempting to post after each evenings shows to give my impressions - and not give any spoilers (to the best of my ability). So here goes, this is actually a double because of Sunday and Monday nights.

Sunday September 23rd:
Family Guy - I cracked up at this episode, it was an hour long which was awesome. The greatness that is Family Guy did not disappoint in this season opener.
Season Potential: Fabulous as usual

Monday September 24th:
How I Met Your Mother - This was so great! If you saw the last episode last season and how it ended (Barney: Legen ... wait for it ....) you will not be disappointed on how it begins this season. There are some fun guest stars this episode and you get a glimpse of the "Mother". Lily has a new hairdo, which I'm still debating internally about. Let me know what you think of it.
Season Potential: Lots of laughs and hopefully some plot advancement

The Big Bang Theory - I actually wasn't planning on watching this show, the previews looked sort of forced to me. But we were eating dinner and it came on so we watched. I was pleasantly surprised with it. I'm not saying that some of the scenes weren't forced, they were, but a lot of the jokes were pretty funny and the chemistry between the 2 guy roommates is hilarious. I think I might give this one another shot.
Season Potential: This won't be the funniest show on TV, but I think it really has a chance of bringing quite a few laughs.

Two and a Half Men - This particular episode was a bit of a beat down to me. This is one of those shows that can be funny, but if I miss one I'm not going to cry over it. I like Charlie and I love Berta, and the relationship between Charlie/Alan and their mom is classic sitcom. But Alan is such a big douche (pardon me, but that's the only word I could think to describe him) and it really bugs me sometimes. He's better left to supporting scenes than carrying them.
Season Potential: Meh. I'll watch it on Tivo after I've cleared all the good stuff out of the way first.

Heroes - OK. I just now got involved in Heroes, about 2 weeks ago at the insistence of hubby. I watched the entire first season in about 3 days. Can I please tell you how hard it is now to watch one episode and then have to wait a whole week until the next one?! I'm dying over here!!! I'd say it was a good first episode of the season. I don't want to give anything away yet - I know some people are still going to be watching on the Tivo tonight. I was surprised by a few things, and not surprised by a few others. We got to meet a few of the new additions to the cast right off the bat and there is some mystery there - should prove to be interesting additions. Now get to watching so I can speak freely!
Season Potential: Amazing. They showed clips "This season on Heroes ..." and WOW. That's all I can say. This is going to be a definite watch first, and re-watch episodes show.

Journeyman - Hubby was the one who wanted to watch this one, and I was mildly interested. I was not disappointed. If you watched and liked Quantum Leap from 89-93 then you will probably like this. It's a little different of course, and I am liking the differences. Its more raw and jarring than Quantum Leap, and this guy gets to come home every so often. I'd give it a try if you are into this genre.
Season Potential: I think that its got really good potential. Its a little random on the first episode to understand what is going on, but it all becomes clear before the end and the show seems to hit a nice rhythm.

So, there's my recap for what I watched Sunday and Monday. Stay tuned ... coming on Tuesday, Bones, Reaper and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

I can't wait .... only 5 more days!

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

This is what I was afraid of.

When I started a blog the thing I was most afraid of is that there would come a time where I had so many random thoughts in my brain that it becomes overwhelming to try and pick one thing to talk about. I realize this is an irrational thought, like it matters which one of these things in my head I talk about - just talk about something. I really need to get one of those digital voice recorders to speak my thoughts into so that later on when I get to the computer I won't think "uhm ... I know I thought about something to blog on this morning but I can't remember what it is now." So here I go :)

I learned to knit a few months ago. I LOVE it. I like it more than crocheting. I know that I will catch flak from some friends for saying that but they will have to deal! I've finished one sock of my first pair and cast on + done a few rows of the ribbing, however I was thinking about it today and I think I'm going to have to rip it out and start over because I cast on more stitches for the 2nd sock than the first and that will end up making lopsided socks. Which of course we can't have. Here's a picture of this pair ...

Socks - First Pair

After that I started a 2nd pair which are turning out to be really cool. I'm not as far along with that pair yet but the color combo is awesome. I'm also using smaller needles and I like the size of the stitches better. Here is a close up of that one ...

Sock Close Up

I have also started a Doctor Who scarf for hubby! I'll show a picture of that when it gets a little further along. It's going to be really cool looking I think. I believe it will be about 12 feet long or so when it gets done. He's really excited about it. So yay!!!

On another note, I'm watching a very weird show on TLC right now called "Help! I'm a Hoarder" about people who are obsessive pack rats and can't help it. It's a compulsion for them. It's actually pretty sad, I feel bad for these people. One of the ladies is actually an interior designer and she spends her time reorganizing and decluttering other peoples homes and her home is a disaster area. There's another lady who is about to be evicted because her apartment has so much crap in it that is isn't up to fire code. Things to be thankful for. I'm glad I don't have that problem.

And now ... it's peanut butter jelly time! peanut butter jelly time! In other words .... dinner.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Twenty Eight More Days!

til vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

With all the advances in technology ....

Why is it that lawnmowers are still so flippin loud?!

And why is it that you only notice them at 7:30AM on Saturday morning when you are trying to sleep. OR at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon when you are trying to nap.

I mean really, can nobody invent a quiet lawnmower? My car is so quiet that I sometimes don't even know its going unless I rev the engine. They are both gas powered. I just don't understand.

I would give $5 to someone who invented a noiseless lawnmower. If you do so, let me know.

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