chrysalitron: (beautiful - sofphia)
First off....I missed the premieres of My Name Is Earl and The Office. I know. I KNOW. I was stressed out today and for some reason, convinced myself that they were coming on at 9/9:30. Which makes no sense, as that's when CSI comes on and I've been all relieved that, as of the moment, none of my shows overlap each other anymore. But that's what I had in my head.

So that's obviously a disappointment. I wanted to see The Office more so than Earl, but I did want to see them both. Does anyone know if you can download episodes off of Limewire? And either way, if someone else saw them, can you give me an update of what I missed? I'm more concerned with The Office (how are Jim and Pam?!?), but recaps on either/or would be super.

Yeah, I know. I'm starting out really well this season, right?

A smattering of CSI and then some ER talk. )


In other news....and I have yet to respond to the last comments, which I'm definitely going to....but I believe I may have found the CW. It's on some random higher channel (253 on Comcast...okay) but...it appears to be there. I'm kind of knocking on wood, afraid that as soon as I say that, I'll be wrong, but I think I may have gotten lucky. So maybe there will be One Tree Hill for me after all. Thank GOD.
chrysalitron: (write)
Yeah, so....I'm still alive. Shockingly enough. I more or less decided to take a break from the old livejournal over the summer. I had a lot of stuff going on (mostly work-related) and I just didn't seem to have the time or inclination to keep posting. Part of it (a lot of it) was due to the fact that it was the summer hiatus and all my shows were off the air. I wanted to watch Entourage, but it fell on Sunday nights, which was a bad time for me. After I'd missed a handful of shows, I decided I probably wasn't going to catch up anytime soon and would have to wait for it on DVD.

So what did that leave me with? Not much. I'm still steadfastly against watching General Hospital. I keep up with it, as I keep up with all the soaps - that's an addiction I'll never quit - but not even the prospect of a Liason reunion could bring me back. That sort of surprised me. We all know Elizabeth and Jason were my favorite couple (or not-quite-couple, as it was) and you would think I'd come running back upon hearing that they were bonding and then sexing and now possibly pregnant. But it didn't happen.

I think part of it is that I know I can always find the clips somewhere online. That way, I can watch Elizabeth and Jason, but not have to deal with any of the other crap that is going on. Sonny and Jax fighting over a woman again? Maxie's character being driven into the ground? Sam still being around and still, from the sounds of things, being a screechy, self-righteous harpy? Yeah, I'm gonna go with a no.

See, some things never change. I don't watch General Hospital.....but I can sure as hell talk about it.

Anyway. So my point is, there wasn't a lot for me to do, entertainment-wise, over the summer. Besides thank god for the fact that this time, Britney appears to have more or less grasped the concept of decent maternity wear.

But now we're starting to get back into the season. And I have to admit, I'm a bit excited about it. I finally - finally! - watched my tapes of the CSI and Without a Trace season finales, which was a pretty good opening for things. (Yeah, I know.....I sarcastically said, back in May, that it would be August before I watched them. In the end, I watched them on September 3rd).

So let's get this party started by going over my thoughts about the upcoming season: Even after all this time, I still know how to do an lj-cut. Thank god. )


I feel like I'm forgetting a show. (Okay, I am - My Name Is Earl - but I found that I had nothing really to say about that one). Maybe it just feels weird without Scrubs in there. It's coming back in January, right?

Anyway. So now that I've written another novel (come on, you missed that....okay, maybe not, but still), I'll leave everyone in peace. See, I knew by the time September rolled around, I'd be all excited about TV again!
chrysalitron: (write)
My Name Is Earl - not the funniest one ever (not enough Darnell or Catalina!), but still good. The slow-mo walk to Sabotage was the absolute best part.

The Office - I loved when Dwight "questioned" Angela about drugs and she just smirked at him. I absolutely adore those two together. They're both so uptight and neurotic, and you can tell that Angela is SO PROUD whenever Dwight goes after someone. I love it! And Jim's comment about Dwight carrying around his own urine while dressed like one of the Village People cracked me up.

ER - No Place To Hide )
chrysalitron: (st patricks day)
Thursday nights are fantastic in that I like My Name Is Earl, I love The Office, and I really love ER. Well....okay, maybe I love The Office most of all. But, still. The lineup works for me.

My Name Is Earl )

The Office )

ER - Out On A Limb )
chrysalitron: (so cute omg - jim/pam)
A story I keep forgetting to mention, soap-wise.....Miguel's return on Passions. Okay, for one thing, I never cared about Miguel and Charity. I thought they were boring and pretentious and when they both left, I was beyond thrilled. So hearing that Miguel was coming back kinda made me go "Ugh", because I like the whole deal that Kay has moved on with her life and is trying to be with Fox. I mean, I guess it's the perfect twist - her first love, the guy she was obsessed with, the father of her child - comes back just when she has finally found happiness - but, yeah. Here's hoping that Miguel is a little more interesting now that Jesse Metcalfe is no longer in the role.

On that note....am I the only person who can't stand Jesse Metcalfe? He just seems like such an attention whore who doesn't actually do anything to merit the attention, other than prance around without his shirt on. It doesn't help that I never liked him as Miguel - again, he was SO BORING - but I really don't like him now.

Anyway. So Miguel is back in town, and everything I'm reading indicates that he is going to be unhappy with the role Fox has taken in little Maria's life. And to that I say.....where does he get off? He barely paid any attention to the kid, then he abandoned her to chase after his insipid wimp of a girlfriend. Thank god the poor girl had Fox in her life, who seems to have had no qualms in taking on the father figure role.

So, yes, basically I'm hoping that Fox wipes the floor with Miguel's indecisive stupid ass. And as for those rumors of a Charity recast....ugh. I don't even want to think about it.

.....and I still hope Theresa dies a fiery death. In case anyone is curious.

Other soaps.....does anybody actually get The Bold and the Beautiful? Because I sure as hell don't. I know it's only a half hour show, but they seem to subsist on focusing on the same five characters and shifting them in and out of each other's beds. It's kind of sick. Brooke loves Nick, but Nick is with Bridget (her daughter!), who once wanted Ridge (who she once thought was her father!), who wants Brooke, who sometimes wants Eric, who happens to be Ridge's father. I read about this show and I'm just like, seriously, people watch this shit?

I heard that Janet killed off Trevor on All My Children. What exactly is the story there? Other than, you know, Janet Is Crazy, which I already knew.

~_~

Moving along to non-soap stuff....the Oscars.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like Charlize Theron. I do. She's pretty and she seems down to earth and (most of the time) she has a pretty good sense of fashion. But this whole shock-and-awe act she pulled at being nominated really wore on me. Let's see, she gets an Oscar for dressing down and playing a real person.....then the next role she picks, she has to dress down and play a real person. It just seemed pretty calculated to me, like the main reason she probably took on North Country was just so she could get another nomination. Which is fine - I mean, all actors want to be lauded for their work. I get that. But don't act all "Oh my gosh, I'm so surprised!" when it's obvious that the main reason you took the role was for this exact purpose.

Is it wrong that I don't really care about who won most of the Oscars? Heh. I was all about the fashions, of course.

I thought Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek looked fabulous and - though she really freaks me out most of the time - Nicole Kidman's dress was very pretty. (The straw-like hair I could have done without....but you know, we're getting closer). The one dress that I totally, totally, did not get, though.....Michelle Williams. Again, I normally love Michelle Williams. She's so cute, and she's usually so well put together, and she and Heath and their little Brokeback baby are just too cute for words.....but what was up with the Oscar getup?

The style of the dress was so-so, but it could have been salvaged. But that COLOR! I get that she wanted to stand out, but I'm sorry, that color was hideous. Maybe if it had been turned down a notch, but it was just so garish and loud. And speaking of garish, I don't know whose decision it was to pair it all with fire-engine red lips, but....oh, honey, no. The dress was bad enough on its own, but then paired with the horribly clashing lips, which were the first thing one noticed.....it was just bad news all the way around. And everyone else seemed to love it! That's what I really don't get. When I first saw a picture of her, I thought "Oh, poor thing, she's gonna get roasted." And everybody ADORED it! I don't understand.

~_~

Anyone see Failure to Launch yet? Is it any good? I'm not the biggest Sarah Jessica Parker fan in the world, but I do have a neverending affinity for Matthew McConaughey. And the movie itself looked kinda cute.

~_~

I finally got caught up on my television. It helped that I taped last Thursday's must-see TV without realizing it was all reruns. Excellent! That cut my viewing time in half.

My Name Is Earl - what I love about this show (well, one of the many things I love about this show) is the recurring characters who keep dropping back in. Like Kenny the gay guy, or Hank the prison inmate, or whats-his-face played by Giovanni Ribisi. All of these characters we've seen before make returns in one way or another, which is great.

Also, Darnell/Randy might be my new Earl OTP. I loved how they kept going back and forth with the whole Roadrunner business.

The Office - I loved everyone trying to keep the football away from Michael (go, Phyllis!) and then Dwight just tackles Ryan. Poor Ryan just can't seem to catch a break. And I love that he was recruited to work on wedding invitations with Pam and Kelly. Heh.

Angela faked being sick to go see Dwight's speech! Aww. And the look on Pam's face during the whole "Best of luck to you, Dwight!" exchange? Oh, god, it was priceless. I died. I love it when Pam interacts with the cameramen.

ER - Darfur )
chrysalitron: (better sans luka)
Finally caught up on My Name Is Earl, The Office, and ER. Earl wasn't bad, though I didn't think it was the funniest episode ever. Joy and Darnell fighting over Classy Ass (ha!) and Victoria's Secret, and Catalina's "Excuse me, I am hot!" exchange with Philo were probably the highlights.

The Office, I of course loved. Phyllis is so cute! I will always love Phyllis no matter what, especially when she gets all giddy about girl talk. Hee. And then Kelly, innocently questioning Jan about her hookup with Michael and then winking at the camera! Bwah! I felt so sorry for poor Pam, and I loved that Jim immediately told her to go for it without even questioning her about it. Awww. They're so adorable.

ER - Body and Soul )
chrysalitron: (romanobitch)
Well, shit, part deux.

You know how I previously mentioned that my tape was off for One Tree Hill? Yeah, well, that goes double for ER. I managed to miss the entire episode from last week. So if anyone could give me a heads-up on THAT, as I'm not sure where to find a semi-decent recap now that TWOP has dropped the show.....I would really appreciate it.

*sigh* Chez + technology = seething fucking hatred, yo.

But I suppose now would be a good time to talk about LAST week's* episode, right? )


*And by last week's, I mean that one that's from, like, two weeks ago or something now. I'm so behind I don't even know anymore.

TeeVee!!

Nov. 5th, 2005 04:26 pm
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A fandom roundup, of sorts. Just because I'm bored like that. )


So, yes. The TV season thus far. (Save for Inconceivable, which I couldn't get into - and apparently I wasn't the only one, as it got kicked to the curb pretty quickly). Seven shows on two nights. Eeesh. And god only knows where Scrubs is going to end up. I refuse to give up my Scrubs, but I get the feeling they'll get stuck back on Thursdays, which gives me FIVE shows on that night. God, my VCR is going to literally burst into flame.
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Finally - finally - caught up on the last two episodes of ER. I'm sure it's not spoilerish to anybody at this point, but I'll put my gabber behind a cut, just in case.

Dear Luka: You're hot, but enough with the broody shit. PS: I'd still do you, though. )
chrysalitron: (Default)
Wow. It is really, really hard to get back into the swing of primetime TV when the season begins. For some reason, this year feels even more difficult than past years. I don't know why.

Anyway, my primetime season officially begins tonight, with SVU. Here's how it's looking for the rest of it:

Sunday - Family Guy. Well, maybe - but truth be told, I can never remember to watch TV on the weekends, and I figure I will eventually see every episode of Family Guy somewhere or another. It's just kind of a "If I can remember and am feeling inspired...." thing. Plus, it gives me an excuse when one of our pharmacists repeatedly asks us if we're watching Desperate Housewives, since it is the best show EVER.

Tuesday - SVU. I get the feeling Olivia is going to be even more with the mother bear thing this season, and if the rumors are correct that Mariska wants to get pregnant ASAP.....I can't even imagine what drama we'll have to sit through. Bright side: If pregnancy does occur, I assume that means she'll have to take a break, which (hopefully) means more Fin and Munch. Joy!

Thursday - One Tree Hill (yeah, I know everyone else gets it Wed, but our WB is a day behind). I've actually only seen one episode of this show all the way through, so I'm kind of excited to see what it's like. I'm still not sure what couples I'm really rooting for, other than Jake/Peyton. (Come back, Jake!) And I'm really rather hoping that Haley has to work her ass off to get back into everybody's good graces.

CSI. I'm invested, so obviously, I'll tune in. But god, I'm SOOO not looking forward to Queen Catherine and her dramatics. I'm guessing that if she's not back on Gil's team already, she'll eventually end up there. If she is forced back there, then we'll probably have to watch her pout and throw tantrums about her lack of authority. But if she chooses to go back, then that will probably be even worse, because then she'll act like a martyr who gave up her dream career because of Gil/Nick/fill-in-the-blank. And, likely, everyone else will treat her that way, too. "Oh, Catherine! You're so wonderful for doing this, even though we all know that you didn't want the swing shift job in the first place because it made it even harder to see your daughter! But, really, you're an inspiration to us all!"

And, seriously. Supposedly, Billy Petersen is a completely outspoken bastard, which makes me why he hasn't decided to open his mouth and say "Hey, Marg? Enough with the goddamn Botox, you're freaking us all the fuck out."

ER. I'm kinda not feeling it, but it's a habit and I really do want to see Luka. Though if he doesn't break up with Sam (or vice versa - I don't care who does it as long as it's DONE), I might rip my hair out. They can't even tolerate each other! I'm sorry, but to me, that is not the Greatest Love Story That Didn't Involve George Clooney. And is it wrong that I'm kinda hoping something tragic happens to her devil spawn child and he doesn't come back? Though I suppose that would just bring Luka and Sam closer together, huh? Damn it. I can't win.

I've kind of come around to Morris. I know he's an asshat, but so is Sam and we're supposed to like her. So as far as I'm concerned, it's okay for me to like Morris. Well, maybe not like - but I won't be completely insulted by seeing him again.

Anyone want to take bets on how long it is before Laura Innes leaves the show, too? I swear, the only reason she sticks around at this point is because they let her direct. (I think.....though maybe I'm just thinking about Paul McCrane. *sigh* I miss Romano).

Without A Trace. I only see the occasional episode here and there, but I'm thinking this season might be the one I start watching regularly. We'll see how long this lasts, considering I'll have to juggle some tapes around on Thursday nights. But I actually like all the actors on that show, and as I mentioned in a previous post, I do enjoy the shows of a criminal nature. So, yeah.

Fridays, I was considering tuning in to Inconceivable. It sounds like it could be a good show, but who knows if I will remember to watch it. Especially considering, like I said, my Thursday lineup is so heavy, I might still be catching up on Fridays. I don't know. We'll see.

I feel like I'm forgetting a show. Maybe it just feels weird because General Hospital is not in the lineup anymore.

ETA: Oh! I'm forgetting Scrubs, that's it. I don't believe they start until January. I don't know what night, though. I have a horrible feeling it's going to be on Thursdays, which makes my life even more complicated. *sigh* Back when they first moved Scrubs to Tuesdays, I was against it, but now it works out so much better for me. So naturally, now will be the time they go "Hey! Let's go back to Thursday!" :-/
chrysalitron: (crazy eyes)
A couple of memes! Because, uhm.....well, I don't know why. Just because.

What your name means )

LJ Interests meme )

I didn't realize you were only supposed to pick ten, so I wrote descriptions for all eleven....and then it cut off my answer for The District! So, because I'm pissed, I'm gonna try to remember what I wrote and rewrite it. Hmph. Take that, discriminating meme!

The District: Nobody has seen this show, ever, and that makes me so sad. I myself didn't discover it until after it was already canceled. Craig T. Nelson is awesome, and the show is just so well-written. (And Jonathan LaPaglia is hot, in a weird way). I mean, sure, Ella Farmer and her neverending pretentious attitude usually set me off, and sometimes Temple made me cry in the bad way.....but overall, once I started watching it, I found myself deeply invested.

On that note.....I've found that I didn't really get into The District until the second season, which I'm sure had a lot to do with the fact that I was crushing on LaPaglia and that's when he joined. But honestly, season one involves a lot of politics, and that part kinda bored me. I just didn't care that much. And I know that's kinda bad - after all, that was what the show was supposed to be about, the politics + the crime solving, and once they got away from that, they kinda became your semi-average crime show.......but, yeah. I can't help it.

Anyway, wow, that was a lot on The District. But, come on, guys! Go watch it! You'll see what I mean. Reruns are on USA! And it even has a cute dog!

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