Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I got a rock....

Just a little quick reminder that tonight ABC will once again be taking part in a timeless tradition... well, timeless circa 1966-ish...

The classic children's tale, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, will be on tonight at 8PM (PST), so be sure to check your local listings and gather the kids 'round the TV set to indulge in Charles Schulz animated nostalgia.

It may be a few days early, but lets all get into the joyful Halloween spirit, shall we? There's nothing like childlike wonder, innocence, magic, and sugar induced hyperactivity. So enjoy the movie. It's a great and wholesome hour of quality family time... just watch out for those rocks.

The "Peanuts" Halloween treat features Charlie Brown finally getting invited to a Halloween Party, Snoopy battling the Red Baron and (my favorite) Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin.

Monday, October 27, 2008

This kiss will potentially be post-poned due to rain...

Greetings Folks!

So, I haven't written anything on this here blog for a while... Now, I doubt I have any regulars, constant lookie- lou's, or, lets face it, any readers at all, but I'm here now, and that's all that matters =)

Anyway, like I was saying, I haven't updated the blog for... what, a week?... but not because there has been a lack of material on my end, not by any means at all, I just haven't had the time lately. I actually do have loads of topics that I have set aside that I hope to get around to, hopefully some time soon.

So what's todays topic, you ask?


Yes, again. I know I ranted about House a few days ago while I was missing Wilson's (or maybe it was Robert Sean Leonard's) presence on the show, but I want to rant about House again... so bear with.

Okay... I have never wanted to watch House more than I do right now!

Let me explain/ elaborate:

I can't remember if I mentioned in the other post, but I haven't been a regular viewer of this show for very long, in fact, I don't think the label 'fan' fully applies to me just yet. I've only been into this show since about the beginning of this past summer (2008), give or take. The first episode I can remember watching was the one that aired right after the Super Bowl (sorry, can't remember when that was exactly), and I was pretty drawn in... I really liked it... But then, I kind of forgot about it, or lost track of it, or forgot its airing schedule, or... whatever. Then I randomly, and by chance, caught the season 4 two part finale last TV season. And that was it... I was totally sucked in. I mean, how could I not be? It was just brilliant! Brilliant in acting, in story, in storytelling, in direction, emotion, cinematography, etc., etc.! Just brilliant.... and then of course I had to wait through the whole summer break to catch a new eppy! Hehe... But, being as how it was summer, I watched the season one DVDs... and that, along with what's been aired of season five, is pretty much all I've seen of House...

But now I've gone slightly off tangent from my original thought...

So, like I said, not a fan for very long... which is why I am so utterly surprised that I cannot wait for the next new episode... Frankly, I blame the damn FOX promos! Have you seen these things!? They're just playing at my hopeless romantic heart strings! LOL. I've been wanting House and Cuddy to have a little fling thing (I got over Cameron and House rather quickly... however cute those two were together, they were just going no where). So, imagine my surprise while I was peacefully watching The Simpsons a week ago and saw the new FOX November promo. It ended in... in... just awesomeness that literarily made me say "Woah!" out loud. Which was funny because, at the end of the preview, Wilson also says "Whoa!"... Well, here, take a look for yourself...

Not exactly the one promo I was talking about (in fact, this is the first time I've seen this specific promo), but I don't feel like rummaging through You Tube... besides you get the point.

Anyways, did you see House and Cuddy almost kiss!! =) Oooohhh... can't wait!! Sadly, I may actually have to wait! I know! Why you ask? Well, because today's 2008 World Series half played baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays was post-poned until tomorrow Tuesday due to rain (first time that has ever happened in the history of World Series baseball, by the way). I'm actually quite optimistic that it will air tomorrow nonetheless, the game was already in the sixth inning, and they're going to start playing at 5 PM (Pacific Standard Time)... I just wonder about the east coast, because that's their 8 O'clock (House's time slot)... and I wonder if that will through off the whole TV schedule throughout the country...

Hmmm. ::shrugs::

Anyway and nonetheless, I can't wait to watch to see if that tease of a kiss ends up being a real throw- the- sexual- tension- out- the- window kiss. =)

Here's the actual promo for the episode, "Joy."

Take Care Peeps!

Oh... PS! ...Since we're talking about House, it means we're talking about Huge Laurie, so I decided to change the 'Video of the Moment' over on screen left. Check it out... I dare you not to laugh! Because you don't have to be British to understand, or 'get', British humour.

Night Night!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Edward Norton has a cute smile...

...What?... I JUST noticed!


He was on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" last night-- he smiled, I noticed, I liked. Heheh.

Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The 2 Best Moments of the 2008 Emmy's....

I know the Emmy's are long forgotten by know, but it's a slow blog day...

I haven't seen the entire show yet (taped it... yeah TAPE... TiVo is overrated...), but I have seen parts of it (Fast Forward is a great little button) and, so far, I think I can say a few things about the actual show itself.

For one... one of the worst Emmy's that I have recent memory of (Wow... look at that, I ended a sentence in a preposition!). Anyway... part of what I really enjoy every year when watching the Emmy's (and yes, I do try to watch them every year if I can) is the opening sketch/ skit/ monologue. They're just quite brilliantly funny most of the time.

Remember Conan O'Brian trespassing all over the major hit television shows of the time, only to be scared away by Chris Hansen to do an ode to television ala "Music Man"

He may be an ass, but he's a genius.... But if that's not your funny cuppa tea, how about 'Family Guy's' Brian and Stewie Griffin's brutally honest nod to television??

Freakin' Hilarious! Am I right, or am I right? =)

Sadly, I can't say the same for this years show. 2008s 'reality' version... well.... let's just say that it left a lot to be desired... and that's putting it mildly. I'll be honest, when I first heard that there were going to be five hosts this year, I honestly thought that it was going to be a pretty good idea. Nice change, I thought. How wrong, I was. As soon as Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Jeff Probst, Howie Mandel, and Ryan Seacrest took the stage and started talking (after Oprah of all people! Why was she even there, anyway?), I couldn't stop thinking: "Wha??... That's it?... That's not funny... that's hardly even reality!" Really, Ryan, I expected more out of you, at least.

But alas, there were two really great moments that I just absolutely loved... and as such, I wish to share with you... ain't you special:

#1: THE funniest moment of the ENTIRE show... THE FUNNIEST... Awww.... leave it to a Brit! =) Good show, indeed! Oh... and I don't care what anyone says, Gervais carried the whole act., NOT Carrell...

Ricky Gervais dissing on Steven Carrell:

#2: Josh Groban singing TV Theme songs, it was great and funny and cute, I love the SNL part.. pretty accurate impression if you ask me. Good to see Groban in a completely different light than just a classical artist:

Hope you enjoyed this little opinionated YouTube moment. Please feel free to comment.


Night night, and take good care!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I'm THIS close to buying a volleyball....

I miss Wilson!!

House is just not the same with out him. And by 'House' I mean both the show "House MD" and the man House, MD... Seriously, it's just not the same without him there to quip offhandedly, look the other way and/or berate were applicable. Yes, Cuddy is there to fill the void by offering some, if not all, of these things to House, but it's just no the same... she doesn't have the same delivery as good ol' Jimmy (and by that statement, I'm not implying that the actress can't handle that kind of dialogue, Lisa Edelstein's great, but, let's face it, Cuddy's just not that girl in House's life... that's Wilson's role... as a boy....).

Speaking of Cuddy as the girl in House's life... I sure hope that I'm not the only one who was a little lost on what House really wanted to get out of showing Cuddy a real picture of himself as a cheerleader. Am I the only one who saw some kind of love thing going on there... or is that just wishful thinking on my part? (And yes, I do realize no one is actually reading this...) But, being the hopeless romantic that I am, I cant help but want something to happen between House and Cuddy... not anything sexual, and certainly not anytime soon, but some kind of loving hint? Although... she did stay by his bedside while he was sick after the bus crash that killed Amber... Hmm....

Anyways... back to the point... I'm pretty sure (::crosses fingers::) that Robert Sean Leonard hasn't gone anywhere, the fact that his name is still in the opening credits is a good sign, and as such, he's hopefully not going anywhere for a very long time (::crosses fingers::). It's just that after one full episode of 'House' without him in it, and then following that a week later with an 'Ugly' season 4 repeat... well... it just makes me miss Wilson.

Previews for next week have me hopeful. Not just because Wilson is back, but, because it seems like these two boys are going to have some time to chat things out... in their own unique way, of course.

Here's hoping volleyball season is over.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

My favorite TV show... is a children's show...

Yeah, that's right, and what? A 22 year old girl can't love a children's show? You got a problem with that? Wanna fight about it? =) ('Family Guy' reference... hope someone got that...)

But yes, my favorite television show is a children's show. Don't worry, it's not a cartoon, there are no felt puppets and no educational purple dinosaur dancing and singing about. No. This weekly 45 minute children's show centers around the adventures of a 900 year old alien with no name from the planet Gallifrey, who travels about the universe fighting evil in his time traveling- phone box- shaped- spaceship called the TARDIS.

TARDIS = Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.

Cool, huh?

'Doctor Who' is probably my favorite television show... of the moment at least... and no, not just because of David Tennant... although, that point can be argued. But I loved the show way back when, when Christopher Eccleston played The Doctor (Yes, there has been more than one doctor... but i'll get to that in a second). At that time, I had no idea that 'Doctor Who' was such an iconic show in Britain. I think it has been on the air for something like 44 years now... the longest running television series in television history, I think I read once. Pretty cool feat if you ask me, especially considering that a television show now a days is considered a huge success if it can get past a few televised seasons... five being the huge milestone. Why? Because, five usually hold the coveted 100th episode, which means wonderful syndication rights.

But yes, 'Doctor Who.' What I love about his show is how freaking hilarious it is and how emotionally raw it can be. 'Doctor Who' can have me in stitches (check out the episode 'New Earth' or 'The Unicorn and the Wasp'), have me fanning my eyes at the sadness of it all ('Doomsday'), or have me wishing I wasn't watching the episode in the dark... alone... at night ('Blink' or '42'). Trust me when I say this is not your average children's show. The reason that it is categorized as a children's show is only because of it's narrative structure.

Good ol' 'Doctor Who'... I''m glad I stuck with it after Eccleston left. At the time, I had no idea that The Doctor had been played by nine different actors (including Eccleston), so when Tennant was brought on board as the tenth doctor, I thought it was the lamest, most stupidest recast in television history ('They look nothing alike!') At that point I hadn't seen the regeneration from Nine to Ten take place, haven missed a few episodes here and there, so I didn't know the face change was due to the fact that The Doctor cheats death by regenerating into a new body every so often. Anyway, I was against Tennant all the way, I hated him, and I hated his version of The Doctor... but now, I cannot imagine anyone else as The Doctor... he's brilliant. Though, I still miss Nine every once in a while... he was just... well... Fantastic!

Well, enough 'Who' talk... maybe I'll come back to it... him?.. it... at a later time, but for now, this is good. Check out the show if you ever get a chance... just, try to watch it on something good like the BBC or PBS, or one of its affiliates like BBC America, Sky, or even online if you can... just don't watch it on the SciFi network in America if you can help it. They butcher it on that network... I just don't understand why they feel the need to edit out key points... LOL, don't get me started on the SciFi Network... that's a rant for another time =)

Have a nice day, thanks for dropping by, and take good care! =)

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'm not a doctor... Nor do I play one on TV...

Hello, there! Hi, I am Me. And you are You. Very nice to meet you, You! It's a pleasure. Welcome to my blog!

Didn't really know how to get past the pleasantries there at the beginning, because, well, let's face it, this is cyberspace, I don't know You and You don't know Me, but we are having an interaction. So, yes, Hi! Welcome to my blog... wait, I said that already. No, problem, it bears repeating =) Hi.

Honestly, I do not know why it is that I am writing a blog, just kind of felt right... not because it is the new "hip" thing to do (would have started it years ago if that were the case), nor is it because I think I'm witty and have exciting things to relate to the world (though, I do have my moments)... but basically because I have sorely missed the feel of the keyboard under my fingertips. Oh, I've missed writing. You see, I am a recent Sociology grad from the University of California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos! Wooh!). Though while there I could not wait to leave behind everything that had to do with reading extraordinary lengthly books and writing fifteen page long reports on mundane topics... now, I long for those experiences. Which is why I'm currently reading "Hamlet" and writing this here blog. I know, not exactly the same thing, but it scratches the itch and serves as the fix.

Anyway, by now you're probably wondering what this here blog is all about. Look around! Yep. Feel free to take a step back, put your hands in your pockets in an act of proud contemplative impressiveness and marvel at it. No? Okay, worth a shot. Well, the title pretty much says it all: "TV as I see it." Catchy, ain't it? =)

I'd like to say that I have pretty good knowledge of television as a whole and as a business... you know, as much knowledge as a novice can have, but knowledge nonetheless. Knowledge and opinions. I think that's pretty much what all blogs are basically about, no? Knowledge and opinions? Well, that's what this one is going to try to get across. Anything that has to do with television that I feel up to writing about, I will write about (time allowing, of course). That involves my favorite television indulgences, commercials, songs I hear on TV or even thoughts I have while watching TV... if TV is involved in one way or another, it will find a place here if I so wish.

I already have a few things I think I would like to talk about, but those are stories for another time. Can't throw everything at you all at once. That's no fun... for either one of us.

Well that's it for now. Next blog entry will probably focus on what I like to watch and why, so watch out for that. In the mean time, feel free to watch the "Video of the Moment" over on screen left. That Vid. is awesome... I'd take credit for it, but I have a very strong conscience... I just found it on YouTube and took a shinning to it. Really cool graphic structure... and it gives you a tiny clue about what might be on my favorite shows list.

So, thanks for dropping by! It was very nice meeting you, the pleasure was all mine... and in the end, that's all that really matters. ;o)