Friday, April 02, 2010

Watched - a month's worth of TV.

Been procrastinating this for a while...

Smallville, Batman The Brave and The Bold, Men of a Certain Age, Burn Notice, NCIS, The Daily Show, Modern Family, The Middle, Community, Parks and Recreation, Archer, Castle, House, SNL, The Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, 30 Rock, UFC 110, The Human Target, Ugly Americans, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, UFC Vera vs Jones, Dream 13, TUF

In particular...

Justified - Bullock from Deadwood VS Shane from The Shield?  Sign me up.  Great show.

Blue Mountain State - goofy, immature, juvenile.  So, yeah, I enjoyed the hell out of it.

The Pacific - Cleary no Band of Brothers.  Hasn't really captured my attention.  And I really wanted to like it, too.

Stossel - Occasionally over the top and a bit goofy - 'shattering conventional wisdom'?  Really? - And anything involving the studio audience is a waste of time, but they have some fascinating stuff.  Their episodes on Education, Medicine, Prohibition and Licensing were all excellent.

Newswipe with Charlie Brooker, Series 1 & 2 - take Jon Stewart, make it British, more caustic, cynical and funny and that's Newswipe. TOTAL WIN. The 2nd series, as a whole, serve as a brutally effective takedown of the complete inanity of modern 'news' services.  Plus bonus Doug Stanhope as the "American correspondent."









Older made for TV movies [the internet is glorious] based on the Robert B. Parker Spenser novels - Ceremony, Pale Kings and Princes, Judas Goat, A Savage Place - all entertaining, and you can't beat Avery Brooks as Hawk.






Mentalist - a good show, noted here from a line of dialogue I couldn't help but notice - "a punched in mirror is an act of self hatred" ---  Helloooo college! 

Community - Lee Majors = WIN.

The return of Breaking Bad is great TV.  "I'm the bad guy."  Indeed.

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