I’ve been entertained by a commercial. I can’t believe it. Mind blown. Perspective on life altered.
Mr. Spock and Mr. Spock are back together again and this time, it’s for all the marbles – or who buys lunch. I’m not sure if there’s anything funnier than Leonard Nimoy cursing. What can you say? I’m not going to run out and buy an Audi, but this ad more than exceeded my expectations.
Not sure what this has to do with the product, per say (except that Leonard Nimoy’s car can’t fit a set of golf clubs in it’s trunk as easily as Zachary Quinto’s car can), but there you go.
For me, Star Trek The Next Generation really hit its stride in Season 5. This post will mention virtually every episode in the season, but there are thirteen that I prefer over the others – and I counted the two parters as single episodes. Anyway, let’s dive in!
Ah, how I love thee, Star Trek The Next Generation. In celebration of that love, here’s a list of my favorite episodes from Season 4.
Note: I already talked about “The Best of Both Worlds” in the TNG Season 3 post, so we’ll skip that one.
Last night, Dr. Girlfriend and I hit the local theater to see an HD presentation of Star Trek The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds, which was a two parter end of season 3 cliff hanger and the first episode of season 4. It’s 20 years old and it’s new on Blu Ray, so I assume that if you like Star Trek, you’ve seen it, but to summarize, it’s kinda the Star Trek equivalent to Who Shot J.R.? Continue reading
I’m finally getting back to the Star Trek The Next Generation countdown! Today, I’m taking a look at my favorite episodes of Season 3! I feel that this is the season where the show really hit its stride and found it’s identity and went from good to great. Here they are, the 11 Best Episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation Season 3 (mostly in order of appearance). Why 11 instead of 10? Because season 3 is just that good. Continue reading
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See, I read this and thought, “Bubble Solution? Why do I need a Bubble Solution? Jesus, is this like the Ninja Turtles version of a final solution? Like they’re going to use these bubbles to knock off the Foot Clan?” And then, five minutes later, I thought, “Oh… I mean… oh. Bubbles. Right. Kids blow bubbles. Gotcha.”
A legitimate request, I feel.
I get the feeling that Thomas is supposed to be the sort of character you love to hate, but once you lock a dog in a shed and leave em there for dead, we’re done.
To be fair, the following is not an overall review of the CBS drama The Good Wife or a review of any specific episode – I just wanted to be clear in the post title that I am in fact talking about the TV show and the 1987 film of the same name.
I ended up on the CBS website yesterday and saw the above image for The Good Wife, a show that I know nothing about. From this photo, I can infer that this woman is the titular character and she’s good at… what exactly? Well, I can tell you what it looks like she’s good at from this picture! Let’s just say that at Christmas, she thinks it’s better to receive – nes pa?
Steve Coogan (The Trip) is outstanding in Saxondale, a fantastic British comedy about a former roadie living the quiet life in suburbia – even if the character isn’t quite aware that his pest control day job and townhouse are a fairly moderate pace of life and at odds with his view of the world. I wouldn’t say it’s about nothing in the same way as Seinfeld was, but it’s very steam of consciousness and in a bit of a similar style, if more structured, but it still has those same locations in every episode, like in Seinfeld.
List of locations in just about every episode of Seinfeld:
the coffee shop
List of locations in just about every episode of Saxondale:
These day in the life shows are more about reactions to the world, so keeping them grounded in locations the audience recognizes helps with the flow – Saxondale is just a bit more organized than Seinfeld in their respect.
It also features Ruth Jones (co-writer and co-star from Gavin and Stacey) as Tommy Saxondale’s wife, who is the owner of a Hot Topic/Spencer’s Gifts-esque store called Smash the System, which seems to primarily sell t-shirts with in your face slogans. The show has a great pace and lots of fun characters – not to mention outstanding musical cues.It’s available on Netflix Instant and we highly recommend it.
Gavin and Stacey quickly became one of my favorite British comedies. I love its style and quirky characters and its overall theme of cultural clash between those that live in Essex and those that live in Wales. We’ve adopted several of the expressions we’ve learned from this show at home, especially “Fair play,” meaning what you said/did is true or a harsh truth. It’s available on Netflix Instant – although I’m not seeing the last season there, but they do have the discs. In any case, check it out – we give it our highest recommendation.
Whew, they sure upped the drama with Season Two, didn’t they? I guess a World War will do that.
When I briefly talked about Season One, I mentioned plot points that were telegraphed by a mile, and this season had that in spades. Did anyone really think Thomas wouldn’t wind up working back at the house by the end of the season? That Matthew would never walk again? That Matthew would marry Lavinia? That once Lavinia became ill, that she would live? And so on. And I haven’t seen any of season three yet, but jeez, stop picking on Bates, Downton writers! Still, it’s a good show, and I maintain that the theme sounds a lot like the theme to The X-Files. Or maybe it’s just that they’re both in the same key and follow a similar chord structure.
I’m only seeing Season One of Downton Abbey on Netflix Instant, so I guess we’re out of luck for now.
I’m sure that Downton Abbey is one of those shows that everyone has already said about everything that could be uttered, but I just wanted to drop a few lines. I love its epic reach in terms of both its stunning camera and location visuals and its large ensemble of awesome actors, but some story points either left me flat or were telegraphed by a mile, and I wasn’t a big fan of the mustache twirling maid and footman villains. Still, I recommend it just so you can keep up with the Joneses, if nothing else, but really, anyone who is a fan of film making and performance will like this show even if they don’t necessarily dig everything about it. That might sound like I don’t like the plot of the show, because I do, but I have a hard time articulating about season One, and I can’t help comparing it to the less ambitious Upstairs/Downstairs, right down to the radical chauffeur. Downton Abbey is available on Netflix Instant.
Everybody knows that the History Channel isn’t big on showing programs of historical significance these days – that’s not news. But I had no idea how bad it’s gotten. Continue reading
Greg’s Guardian Angel is the newest joint venture from All Things Random Productions and Phalanx Film/Video Productions. (If you’re not familiar with these guys, check out these posts.) This comedic short pushes all the right buttons and does things that we haven’t seen before from this team, even if they have dabbled in religion before.
Conan O’Brien is part of the “Night of Too Many Stars” charity that raises money for autism. Just to be clear – this is a good thing. The Team Coco folks have a goal of raising $100,000 for autism, and if they hit that goal, Conan will perform an entire show rocking a spray tan and cornrows. This premise, however, seems fundamentally flawed. Continue reading