September 2008 Archives
As has become my weekly tradition, I again find myself writing about Bones. But I swear this week was a really great episode (check out the video after the jump if you don't believe me). So good that I wish I had watched it on Weds. when it aired, but I was off watching Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe wave his um, magic wand around on stage. So I'm delayed in my enthusiasm, but that's nothing against the episode. Anyway, the case was about dog-fighting, and there was lots of good banter and plenty of moments of Brennan being awkward about not dealing with human emotions. And cute scenes of Booth showing off his parenting skills (for the record, he was never carried around like a monkey by a girl). But the best part was that this week's rotating grad student du jour was played by former Practice star Michael Badalucco. He was a former used car salesman, veterinary assistant and wannabe forensic anthropologist. He was clever, had a diverse and interesting past and really fit in well with the Jeffersonian squints. If they ever decide they want a permanent person to replace Zack, I'd say Badalucco's Scott would be a good fit. Not annoying, was able to cope with the neurotic Hodgins and seemed to know his stuff. If not, here's hoping they at least bring him back again once and while.
The Emmys can just be so dull and predictable... or just outright boring. Does anyone remember last year's never ending Sopranos tribute complete with Jersey Boys singing? Yeah. This year they are trying to spice things up by having Josh Groban sing classic theme songs (yup, Friends is now classic), presenters recite memorable TV lines ("Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"), recreating famous sets and reuniting stars of classic shows. Sounds like a lot is going on, but we've got some of our own ideas about how they could really make this show unforgettable, and, most importantly, watchable.
Who thought of this? Seriously? When VH1 Classic did Matzoh + Metal a few years back, it was kinda cool. A funky way to celebrate the usually-ignored-by-the-mainstream holiday of Passover. But now they've gone too far. They are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year (and one of the High Holidays) by playing 24 hours of ... get this Rush. The crappy ass Canadian band Rush (nothing against Canada or Canadian music in general). They are calling it Rush Hashanah. Now I get that someone probably thought this was like a clever play on words and got a good laugh out of it. But Rush? That's just insulting. I don't know if any of the band is Jewish or not, but still... couldn't they have found another band? Bush maybe? They are slightly less crappy and Gavin Rossdale could use the cash since he's got another mouth to feed. Sigh. I'm kinda glad that I'll be in synagogue for like six hours, and then subjected to family dinner, so I won't be tempted to tune-in to see this horribleness in action.
Not to be crass or anything but I think I speak for legions when I ask: just whose you-know-what is Denise Richards you-know-whating these days? That's got to be the only logical explanation for how in the name of all that's slutty her poo-smelling reality show It's Complicated got renewed for another mind-numbing season. Let's review the highlights of the first scintillating season, shall we? In one episode, Denise decides to breed her potbellied pig. In another, she calls a reporter the c-word in the course of addressing tabloid rumors from about a year ago that people have since stopped caring about (and ceased to care about before they even knew about them). And let's not forget the heartwarming episode where she gets her poor sap of a dad a spray tan and man-scape and drags him to some red carpet affair. And the one where she tries to stop swearing! I mean the action is just non-stop here, folks!
This is probably the geekiest article I'll write this month, but with my love for all things Doctor Who and Harry Potter (I just saw Daniel Radcliffe naked in Equus last night!), I just couldn't help myself. According to the reputable source The Sun current Doctor David Tennant nixed a proposal that would have Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling guesting on the show's annual Christmas special feature .
Good news, fans of sexy vampire TV shows: True Blood got picked up for a second season after airing just two episodes. (Ep. 2 got a nice bump... likely because they didn't air it during a holiday weekend!) Either HBO's real desperate, or it knows that its got a slow-building culty hit on its hands. I'm hoping for the later, but I'm kind of a realist these days, so it is probably the former. Having read a bunch of the Sookie Stackhouse books (or the Southern Vampire novels as they are oft referred to) there's a lot of potential. Given that the first two episodes are mostly in keeping with the first novel (with a few additional and amalgam characters), but only tackle a few chapters, I presume that the first season will finish out the tale the unfurls in book one.
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