Category Archives: Television
It’s no secret I liked this show before, but the new season has me thinking Xtina and Cee-lo who? Usher and Shakira are better in every way and this show just keeps getting funnier and somehow manages to find even better talent every season. Read the rest of this entry
Season 4 of this great series is under way and I have just started watching it. I have my own thoughts about it so far, but since I am behind in my viewing, I thought I’d start a thread where others could share their thoughts. No spoilers please.
Also, is anyone watching the new FX series The Americans? I have been watching it and I’m mostly impressed. For those who don’t know, it’s about a couple of sleeper soviet spies living in the U.S. as an American couple during the 80s Reagan/cold war era, and stars Keri Russell as the conflicted female spy with a horrifying history and kickass fighting abilities. Let me know if you have been watching.
We traditionally have a post about the best of the past year in music or movies or television (or all three), so I thought I’d get us started on talking about 2012 by giving my list of the top contenders in each category. Read the rest of this entry
Watching this show this season has been pretty rewarding. I have enjoyed a lot of the contestants and their performances but there is one that, to me, just stands way above all others.
Anyone else watching this? What are your favorites this season?
The highly anticipated fifth and final Season of this great drama got started several weeks ago, and already there are big changes from the previous fantastic seasons. We have previously discussed this show at length, and I won’t try to link to all those discussions, but suffice it to say that this season is living up to the high standards set by the foregoing episodes. Read the rest of this entry
I know you’re all watching so here’s your chance to comment on the stuff that you care about. Here’s my assessment so far: Read the rest of this entry
If you’re not watching this show this year, now’s the time to start. The auditions are over and the performances have begun and they are without a doubt the best ever. There are three classically trained ballet dancers on the show this year. Three ballroom dancers with Utah connections. A robot named Cyrus who can dance broadway. A martial arts expert, a stepper and a belly dancer. You heard me.
This is the most talented top 20 ever and they really should just go on tour with all 20 and be done with it. They’re all that good. there are, however, a few standout performances, including (for maybe the first time ever) the group numbers.
We have now found our way to the finale of this season of Justified and it is a pretty satisfying ending. The loose ends of all the threads of plot that had been dangling all over the place have now been neatly woven into place and all or most of the questions raised during the season have now been answered, including the most important one: How do you disarm a man with a sleeve gun? Read the rest of this entry
The highly anticipated follow up to Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series officially debuts this Saturday, April 14, but the first episode is already available on demand through various service providers and through iTunes. I’m happy to report that it’s awesome.
You know, when someone is warned repeatedly about something it’s almost inevitable that the very thing they were warned about is going to come to pass, so no one should be surprised that Robert Quarles finds a way to escape his predicament in this episode. What is surprising is that someone like Boyd would make it so easy for him.
He leaves a guy like Robert Quarles (who he knows is worth $200k in Detroit) chained (with a comfortably long chain) by his ankle in a trailer and watched by two hillbilly hookers and a moron with a gun. Quarles’ clothes and sleeve gun (still loaded of course) are in the trailer along with a bottle of oxy. Now what could possibly go wrong with that scenario?
A lot of important stuff gets revealed in this episode, which is nice since there was probably a little too much to hold it all back for the finale anyway. The episode is called “coalition” because we are seeing the shifting tides ebb and flow as first one, then another alliance forms and breaks as the characters pursue the Bennett money and each other. Read the rest of this entry