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tv-update

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  • So I finished Prison Break.  Forever ago.  I’m mostly satisfied, but that end threw me a little.  By the end, Lincoln and Sucre were probably the favorite characters of the bunch, though I still have a place in my heart for Michael.
  • Peace out, V.  I guess I stopped caring, like, immediately after you were cancelled.
  • Pam and Jim are the cutest couple.  Ever.  Second ONLY to Doug and Carol on ER.  But it’s, like, suicide to compete with George Clooney, let’s be honest.  I’m on Season 5 of The Office, and I haven’t seen all of these episodes but they’re still funny.  “Guess what? I have flaws. What are they? Oh I donno, I sing in the shower? Sometimes I spend too much time volunteering. Occasionally I’ll hit somebody with my car. So sue me– no, don’t sue me. That is opposite the point I’m trying to make.”
  • 24 Season 1 is one of the greatest modern-day shows ever created.  It’s so original, so intense, and pretty much revolutionized TV in the 21st century.  Don’t deny it.  Jack Bauer is a definite bad-A.  I’m starting on Season 2 now, and it’s awesome too.  Sad that it started sucking in the end.

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Written by laurenthejukebox17

April 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

emmy time

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This won’t be long because frankly I never get too into the Emmys.  I watch Lost and V, that’s it.  And the only reason I watch V is for Elizabeth Mitchell.  I wouldn’t mind getting into The Good Wife for Juliana Margulies though and what I’ve seen of Parks and Recreation is pretty funny.  Anyway, the emmy nominations came out today and while skimming through this jumped out at me

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost.

Excitement!  I really like her.  I’m also happy for Matthew Fox, Michael Emerson, and Terry O’Quinn as well as Juliana Margulies and Tony Shalhoub whom I just love.  Check out further nominees here.

Written by laurenthejukebox17

July 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Vantage Point (2008)

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I consider myself to be a “film person.”  I mean, more so than TV.  I never watched much TV growing up and there few shows that I watch regularly.  My heart lies with movies.  But I will say this: if the series is good, I’m there, and I’m there to stay.  Some of my favorite TV shows include Lost, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Monk, The Office, The West Wing, and ER. There’s something about spending that many hours with the same characters (we all know I’m a character person).  I feel so attached to Mary Richards, Mark Greene, President Bartlet, and Monk.  They’re my friends.  So, you see, my small but firm attachment to TV improves my film experience.  If ER‘s Juliana Margulies is in anything – I’m there.  Same goes for John Krasinski, Ed Asner, Rob Lowe, and certainly George Clooney.  So, even though I’d heard mixed reviews for Vantage Point – I was totally going to see it because of Matthew Fox, our lead Lostie.

And you know, I liked it!  To a point, that is.  Essentially, it’s nothing more than a glorified 23 minute assassination.  We figure out the whodunnit and whole story by viewing multiple vantage points of the various characters.  It’s like putting a puzzle together – with each “rewind” more pieces come together.  It’s a great concept with mediocre execution, though it is stylish.  The story itself is extremely implausible (and I mean extreme), but a lot of fun.

It’s got a good cast – William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, Forrest Whittaker, Sigourney Weaver, and Fox.  Two thumbs up for the short running time.  Great action sequences.  I’m not sure what the moral is nor what *certain characters* motives were.  Also, the ending felt abrupt – as if the big build up throughout the movie led to no where.  And, frankly, this is not Dennis Quaid’s best movie ever.

So really, the more I intelligently think about it the worse it gets – I no longer fear being hit by a car since, obviously, I will never die nor be injured despite being smooshed by a semi.  I’m also now pretty confident that I can single-handedly take out the secret service and waltz into the residence to kidnap the President. …But I can’t deny that I was pretty into it.  Suspending my disbelief is rarely this fun. 6/10