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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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April 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm

tv-update

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So Prison Break Season 2 has been intense, awesome, whatevs. I’m digging Agent Mahone’s character (William Fichtner) and liking Michael Scofield as per usual… but seriously, can’t they just escape for good? Do they have to come this close every time? So frustrating.  *Post edit. Really guys? Breaking out AGAIN? But in Panama? With essentially the same people? That’s definitely different than before guys… Man.

Another show I dig that is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine is V with Elizabeth Mitchell. I love me some sci-fi.  I know it’s got terrible ratings (it isn’t even on ABC.com anymore…) but I really hope that it can keep going to some conclusion, I’m really invested in this!  And I just want Anna to get what’s comin’ to her.  This show is actually pretty well crafted, I’ve been impressed with it so far (and isn’t quite so manipulative as Prison Break though it still is to some extent, no lies).  Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, and Morena Baccarin are good.  And I love anything with any Lostie (Mitchell).

30 Rock hasn’t been as funny this season, but I do still catch a few laughs from Mr. Donaghy, Liz Lemon, Tracy, and Kenneth.  Kinda glad Matt Damon and Liz broke up – they had potential but that whole plane scene was terrible.  “Never Too Late For Now” was also kind of awesome. Just sayin’

Gotta love the Liz Lemon fanny pack…

p.s. 100th post!

tv rules my world a little too much sometimes: an update

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So I’m in college, right? And when you’re in college that naturally means that you have no time to watch movies because you’re studying 24/7.  Right right right… This is half true.  I figure that I can grant myself 20 (or 40) minutes leisure time after a long day of school and work.  So I’ve been watching a lot of TV.  But really, after 4 40-minute episodes… I should have just watched a movie.  I justify it in that I don’t care as much for TV series so I concentrate less and do a little bit of homework.  With movies I want to soak it all in.

Lately it’s been Prison Break.  I cruised through Season 1 and am now about a third of the way through Season 2.  The only thing that can sufficiently describe this series is “crack cocaine.” It’s soooo addicting but it never leads ANYWHERE.  Just 40-minute segments each with a new twist and cliff-hanger to boot and you just HAVE to see what happens next… every time.  The first season was solid though.  There’s nothing cooler than those tattoos, man.  Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) is a good lead guy, Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) is also pretty good stuff.  So far this season (2) hasn’t been disappointing either, though it’s crazy how these shows manipulate you this way and that.

When I only have a 20-minute window though I’m working my way through The Office from Season 1.  Man, I forgot how hilarious this show is.  I hadn’t been too pleased with the latest efforts in Season 6, (I’ve yet to catch up with Season 7) but this is back to the basics.  What a stellar set of characters.  Dwight (Rainn Wilson), Michael (Steve Carell), Jim (John Krasinski).  And I completely forgot that Amy Adams was even in this!  Jim and Dwight together are so great: staplers in Jello, selling Dwight’s personal items in the vending machine, pencil health-hazards, “Um, it’s also Thursday… but Dwight thinks it’s Friday.  So keep that going.”  That “Basketball” episode in Season 1 is classic.  

Quote from the last ep I watched: “I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, so sue me. And since I don’t have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill. I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it’s good for me; it’s the perfect way to start the day.”

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February 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm