More V?

Nov. 3rd, 2009 09:16 pm
av8rmike: Tenth Doctor, text: Do not MESS with a TIMELORD (timelord)
Speaking of V, I just happened to catch the "re-imagining" of V on ABC. So far, it's kind of eh. As I told [ profile] right, it felt much more rushed than the original, which had a nice TV-movie-sized block to fill. For a pilot of a weekly series, this one had too much exposition to cram into an hour. It also feels doubly derivative: the "rebel teenager" character even mentions the resemblance to Independence Day, which itself borrow from V.

Oh well, Tuesdays are one of my off nights, so I may actually tune in. At least Elizabeth Mitchell has gotten work while LOST is on hiatus, and nice to see Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk from "Firefly" working together too.


Nov. 2nd, 2009 09:25 am
av8rmike: Futurama's Bender in Jeffries tube, text: I'm done reconfoobling the energymotron (Default)
Whoops, I forgot that everyone is doing a "post for 30 days" thing in November, and I've already missed a day. My excuse is that SyFy channel was playing the entire 16-hour "V" mini-series, from which I could barely tear myself away. SO 80s.

Monday after Halloween = everyone bringing in leftover candy. And I'm having a cinnamon roll for breakfast. I'll be lucky if I have any teeth left by the end of the day.

EDIT: Also, HA! I totally did not make the connection that John, the Visitor leader, was also Mr. Wilhelm, George's boss on Seinfeld.
av8rmike: Tenth Doctor, text: Do not MESS with a TIMELORD (timelord)
This was too good not to share, which I came across a while back linked from someone else's blog:

[ profile] ask_captainjack [Harkness, not Sparrow]: Should I get a Dreamwidth account?
av8rmike: Tenth Doctor, text: Do not MESS with a TIMELORD (timelord)
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This is kind of a timely question... Jamie and I were just watching The West Wing and commenting that Roger Rees might make a good Doctor. He certainly had the eccentric thing down when playing Lord John Marbury on The West Wing, and he's even Welsh! (Most of Doctor Who is filmed in Wales.)

Look at these pictures and tell me he wouldn't make a good Doctor!
av8rmike: Mythbuster's Adam, text: I reject your reality and substitute my own! (reality)
I accept that I'm going to wake up most days with a random song playing in my head. So why on Earth was today's the theme song to "Diff'rent Strokes"?
av8rmike: Darth Vader on Death Star, text: I find your lack of pants disturbing (pants)
I LOLed. Dad even stayed awake for most of it. It sure was a lot better than Simpsons, which was completely unfunny. I don't think I so much as chuckled once. I think 19 years is enough time to throw in the towel.
av8rmike: (rolleyes)
I almost never watch "The Office", which I know everyone says is supposed to be great. So how come both times I've remembered to turn it on lately, it's been the same episode: Where the go to Scranton and Steve Carrell just wants to throw a big party in his hotel room.

"I hope that's urine."


Oct. 19th, 2006 02:12 am
av8rmike: LOST's Locke at computer, text: I'm in ur hatch, pushing ur button (pushing ur button)
I finally have a good icon for talking about LOST... on the few nights when I actually get to see it real-time, instead of days later.

But, man, they're starting to lose me. They haven't really answered any of the questions from last season, they invented games to play all summer, there'll be six episodes, then a six or eight week hiatus. It's all of the direction of The X Files, in half the time! Chris Carter Syndrome, someone called it.
av8rmike: Star of David (jewish)
Why did I watch the replay of Jericho last night? I should have known it was going to freak me out. It's a good thing it's on Wednesday nights, when I have GVO rehearsals. In any case, I don't have time or energy for another ensemble-cast serial show.

All I wanted to do afterwards was walk around the city, maybe patronize a business or two, just to reassure myself it was just a TV show and there were still people around. Which I did, except for the patronizing part. Except for bars, there are surprisingly few places in Mt. Vernon open past 10:00. I talked to Jamie for a while before going to bed after 1 AM.

Now, it probably isn't related to the TV watching, but I must have gotten up three times during the night to pee, the third of which was before 7:00. After that, I couldn't get to back to sleep because I was thinking about the show. I putzed around here for a while before getting breakfast at the farmers' market. I suppose I could have gone back to shul, but I've never in recent memory gone to services on the second day of Rosh Hashana, so why start now?

Maybe I can grab a nap this afternoon, since I won't be going over to Dad's to mooch dinner tonight. They're in England until next Wednesday. Oh yeah, I should also finalize my fantasy football line-up, since it looks like most of the players are done being injured.

Reality TV

Jul. 13th, 2006 08:30 pm
av8rmike: (webcam)
Does anyone out there who cares enough to read watch the show Project Runway on Bravo?

The older sister of a high-school friend of mine is a contestant this season. Mom and I ran into their mother on July 4th, and she told us to watch.

Just thought I'd put that out there.

EDIT: Also, I love that there's a contestant named "Michael Knight". He's a man ... who does not exist. ... A young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.
av8rmike: (rolleyes)
20 minutes to go until Lost starts, and I somehow managed to fuck up my VCR's video head. I'm seriously considering skipping the rehearsal tonight, but I can't fight my unwavering dedication. At least the VCR was no great loss; it is probably 10 years old and I got it free from my dad.


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