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So anyway... [Oct. 3rd, 2007|10:44 am]

I have a WoW blog... with other weird stuff in it...



The new television season is here... i've Tivo'ed, but not yet watched... 


I figure I'm gonna hate the second one. But it's a N.O. police show, so i gotta watch just one, right?

I'm sure The Wire has spoiled me for cop shows just like Babylon 5 spoiled me for science fiction...

Anyway... on to stuff i've actually watched!

The cream of the crop


/butthead voice on
This is the greatest thing ever!
/butthead voice off

I really could spend a day ranting about how awesome a waste of time Chuck is. Let's see...  the first american show I've seen that does fan service right. Roasts every cliche in the book. Good cast. Plot doesn't insult every brain cell in my head... characters that actually are interesting enough to watch develop.

My fav cliche roast... Adam Baldwin, A.K.A. the only baldwin with talent, personal motto: "I know Josh Whedon, so fuck off!" plays the NSA's deadliest and most psychotic killer.

Yeah, the NSA. Now the bastion of shoot first and then again secret agentdom. It took me an episode to realize the writers weren't being idiots... just making fun of hollywood's absolute ignorance of what the NSA actually does... when did I realize this? The second episode introduces a massively powerful mini-bomb developed by the NSA...

Itsa cell phone.

This show spends so much time over the top that its easy to miss the subtle things. Like any great show.

Oh yeah... lotsa fan service. The CIA and the NSA are fighting over the main character, Chuck. The NSA has Adam Baldwin looking over him. The CIA sent Yvonne Strahovski, a smoking hot Aussie that can even act! The first episode, she spends a lotta time in her underwear... mmm... good... 

The second episode... she and adam baldwin get cover identities to keep up with Chuck. Baldwin gets a job at the Best Buy ripoff that Chuck works at. Yvonne works across the street at...

Wienerlicious. In a peasant blouse and skirt. The shop is immediately overrun with 14 year old boys.

AND she gets into a fight with Baldwin, while wearing the outfit.

High kick (panty flash)
High kick (panty flash)


The other awesome new show...

starring damian lewis, who was exceptional in band of brothers... and is an accomplished shakespearian actor.

Lewis plays a police officer who was framed for a crime (still undefined) and sent to prison. 12 years later, he is exonerated, gets a MASSIVE payout from the state, and goes back to work as a cop.

The first few minutes of the first episode involve a montage of the various cons and prison guards kicking his ass, in between interviews with his ex wife and partner... and the prison doctor that put "about 250" stiches into him.

He became a buddhist.

Dude... it works. There's a scene where he is tooling around in a new jaguar repeating...
"I am not attached to this car."
"I am not attached to this car."

Kinda in the columbo/monk genre of out of it detectives that think outside the box... except he is obsessed with his own case, and gets very intense... 

The crap...

Bionic Woman.
The first 5 minutes... Katie Sackhoff, dressed in a hospital robe, surrounded by the bodies of people in doctor's coats, gets into it with her character's ex boyfriend, who is leading what looks like a police tac team. She jumps at him with super speed, he shoots her, and when the bullet hits, she rebounds in mid air like she hit a brick wall.

Then, at the end, Katie Sackhoff, the first, and crazy, bionic woman, who is fully borgd out, and ex military, gets her ass kicked by Jamie Sommers, the titular bionic woman, who is a part time bar tender just learning her powers..

Yeah... don't think this one is gonna last long.

The "if your into this kinda stuff"

Kitchen Nightmares

Gordon Ramsay moves into struggling restaurants and helps them turn around. Since most restaurants are failures because of personel... well... itsa really really nasty reality show. My fav line so far...



k... vampire detective.

Face gets all weird when he uses powers... check
Haunted by a dark past... check
Stalking a hottie... check
Hottie does something that puts her in near constant danger (internet reporter)... check
Hottie has daddy issues, so she'll do the creepy much older stalker... check

sigh. formulaic? yep... only redeeming factor is the "best friend vampire"... who is utterly and delightfully amoral. 

"You have scruples and morals, and that's fine.... sorta..."

The producers, by the way, come from Beauty and the Beast and Angel. I mean, really... its not gonna be original in any sense of the word... but if you're doomed vampire romance ticket aint been punched lately...


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[User Picture]From: sekelley
2007-10-03 05:45 pm (UTC)
That's your bit... jess tryin to be original...
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-03 10:31 pm (UTC)

from Dibley

Mom agrees with you and thinks she might have to watch Chuck, because it sounds awesome and Life sound pretty good as well. Daisuki says meow.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-04 11:29 am (UTC)

New T.V.

Chuck was ok but prefer other shows, Life is awesome but he is driving a Bentley the difference being about 300,000 dollars. Reaper is awesome best new comedy, Kitchen nightmares is a good show, don't want to watch Bionic Woman and moonlight sucked.
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[User Picture]From: sekelley
2007-10-04 02:38 pm (UTC)

Re: New T.V.

I suck at recognizing cars :(

It was expensive and looked awesome wicked fun to drive tho...

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