Tuesday, February 19, 2008

When You're Hooked on Jericho...

...who has time to blog? I've been watching Jericho all weekend and you guys were right. It is a good show. I can't stop watching it. I haven't seen one episode yet that made me want to throw in the towel. Once I adjusted to the pace of the show and the characters, I just couldn't stop watching. Currently, I'm on episode 10, Red Flag. I thought I was going to be finished with the show this weekend so that I could see season 2 with everyone else but it's not happening. I'll catch up soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Battle of Writer's Strike is Over

...and boy was it a nail biter. TV might suffer for about six months to a year as we recover. It will be interesting to see how we pick up the pieces. What shows are still in and which one's are out? It's been a LONG 3 months. It seems like it's been a year.

Comic Book Bin: The Writer's Strike: The End is Nigh!
BREAKING: The Writer's Strike is Officially Over!
Writer's Strike Officially Over!
Writers confirm strike end

from the Comic Book Bin:
The second season of Heroes is apparently finished. Any new episodes put into production will air as part of the third season beginning this fall. As the show is built around longer story arcs similar to the contemporary layout of comic books, to put only a couple of episodes into production would probably not add to the overall experience of the show.

The current season of Lost just began airing not that long ago, but with only the eight episodes produced before the strike. Executive Producer Damon Lindelof is hesitant about how many episodes can be produced and still aired without extending the show far into summer. A tentative plan of creating five episodes has been discussed, bringing the total of the current season’s episodes up to thirteen of the initial pre-strike plan of sixteen.

24: Possibly the worst off for all of the shows affected by the Writer’s Strike. 24 will likely stay off the air until a mid-season start beginning in January 2009, creating a year and a half gap between episodes. Being unable to have a complete 24 episode season would ruin the concept of the show and cause a story to end mid-season.

OT: I must say that I will be VERY HAPPY to see the writers return to "The" Daily Show. I didn't realize how much they actually contributed to the show. The fight between Stewart/ Colbert/ O'Brien was funny but I want that quick witted take on news back.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Finally Watching Jericho

This isn't going to be a show with humor; it's more like Lost. I've heard that comparison before. It is true in that Jericho is a very serious and intense show. I'm on episode 2. I'm not hooked yet but I'm giving it the 5 episode test. Folks promise me it's a good watch. I'm going to trust you all.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Superbowl and Sci-Fi

This year marked the first year that I watched the Superbowl from start to finish. (Okay! I missed the first 20 minutes.) This game had sci-fi written all over it from it's number 42 to the Terminator vs. Foxbot ads. A side note: the animation on the Foxbot's thighs are what got me. The animation was so fluid and life- like. I just couldn't stop looking at the robot's thighs.

Sarah Connor Chronicles got a really big push. It was great to see a sci-fi show, ON FOX no less, getting a mainstream push. If the show stays with the explosions and fast paced storyline, Fox just might retain some viewers. Christensen Hayden has a speaking role in Jumper, which for all intense purposes looks like it might get me in theaters. And sonofa... this guy is going to be in Neuromancer! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEUROMANCER MOVIE!!! I can only muster a half- hearted girlie- squeal because of the Hayden factor. He has to prove himself to me. He owes me $16 bucks for Episode 2 & 3 but I digress.

I'm not sure what Wanted is but Angelia Jolie is in it and quite frankly, I'm a fan. She makes sci-fi fun and sexy. Next up is The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Sexy, hot, dreamy man- that- I'd- give- my- paltry- paycheck- too Liam Neeson will reprise his role as Aspan. I'm not a a furry but that lion makes me go rawwwrrrr!

I must say that the game was better than the commercials. If you are a glutton for punishment, the ads are still up on Myspace and Fox Sports.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Torchwood Returns and is Flaming Hot

Torchwood is back and started very strong. The premiere was the stuff that classics are made of. I was so supercharged by this that I had to record a short bit on it.
Torchwood and Man Kisses
Torchwood is back!!!

Hands down; the best scene is the kiss/fight scene between Jack and Captain John Hart.

I'm getting ahead of myself. The episode begins with a man with a blowfish head driving a sports car down the street. He's not all bad because he lets a little old lady cross the street without running over her. His chivalry was short lived when the Torchwood teams hunts him down and kills him.

There was some blah, blah, blah, then Spike/ Captain Hart/ John Marsters shows up. The kiss caught me off guard but I loved it. The two hot guys fought then had a beer. Men...
I still don't understand how Captain Jack is gay in real life but still manages to make me hot under collar. Very strange.

Captain Hart is how Captain Jack was went we first encountered him; very Ferengi like. Hart killed a woman for a diamond and tricked the team into helping him find it. He betrays them, gets the diamond but it is booby trapped. If hart doesn't get the team to help him, he will die. He manipulated them into saving him. They do and he leaves. It sounds straight and to the point but the dialogue was fantastic. James Marsters added fun and excitement to the return of Torchwood.


I can't say that much for the next two episodes of the season. They were good and well written but a bit too dark and depressing. One involved a lady that didn't know she was a sleeper alien assassin. She ended up waking up other cell members and almost did some serious damage. Yes, yet another apocalypse. Intriguing but not fun.

The third episode was a time travel circle jerk that was Toshiko heavy. Her character is never fun. I wish they put her on a stripper pole or give her some laughing gas for once. It would be cool to see her let down her hair and get wild. The episode was a touching story. We even got a nice Torchwood™ walk down a hallway but the science in this one just was too distracting and left too many unanswered questions. Too many things were glossed over. I didn't understand how Torchwood kept the soldier frozen in 1839 when Cryonics* wasn't even invented. They say they woke him up every year to see if it was time for him to fulfill his destiny. Why? Under what instruction? How did that key work? What was it's origin again? Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention. Who knows? I do know that again, this episode was good technically but not fun.

Get it together guys.
Next week, Rhys might discover what Gwen does for a living. This ought to be interesting.

*Perhaps they used alien tech. *rolls eyes*

Lost: The Beginning of the End

The return of Lost was like the SuperBowl of science fiction for me. I was really excited. I watched the pre-game show (Lost: Past, Present and Future). I didn't throw a big party or paint my face. The best part about it is that everyone came out a winner.

Instead of flashbacks we are getting flash forwards. Hurley goes mad and ends up in an insane asylum. After the writers killed off Charlie, this is the only way to keep him on the roster. I also want to add that the summer break was really good to Charlie. His look worked for me. He had a really nice rugged, handsome thing going on.

Hurley. *sighs* Not that the insane thing is boring, I just don't want to see my favorite character going through this. On a brighter note, he got his very own creepy Haitian ala Heroes. Hurley also makes a curious comment that he wished that he'd have gone with Jack instead of staying on the island with that crazy assed Locke. To his credit, his logic was sound at the time. Charlie said it was a bad idea, listen to Charlie so that Charlie wouldn't have died for nothing. Hurley also mentioned "The Oceanic Six". If this means that only six people survived, I sense some traumatic TV viewing in our future.

The way people get killed but don't die right away annoys me on this show. Naomi gets knifed in the back by crazy man Locke. She slinks away like she's Sylar. She leaves a fake blood trail, gets on another trail, manages to climb a tree, attack Freckles, put a knife to Freckles' throat, have a change a heart, fumble around with a sat. phone then die a great and dramatic kung fu death.

I like how Jack was actually going to shoot Locke. If that gun wasn't loaded John would have been a dead man. I didn't think Jack had the stones. Way to go Jack but next time use your own loaded gun.

Lost had a good return. I wasn't disappointed and I hope they keep up the good work.