Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Monday's Hits.



1. Not since Carmella Soprano found out about Tony's Russians have I seen grief and despair in acting this spot-on. Jennifer Carpenter hasn't done much outside of Dexter, but her performance in the most recently aired episode ("Dirty Harry") was nothing short of phenomenal. It was absolutely amazing. Catch it.



2. I just finished reading Eclipse, of the Twilight series. And at this point, I'm growing a little tired of all the vampire business.
Meh. TEAM JACOB.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Television


1.The new grandbaby on 18 Kids and Counting: Did that son HAND-DELIVER his own daughter?? I mean, I saw the whole episode and there was talk over the "doula" staying for a home birth because the doctor was out of town, maybe they meant midwife? Doulas wouldn't carry cord-cutting utensils with them. . . .



2. Supernanny: What always amazes me on this show is that these parents somehow either forget they are being taped or are okay with looking like complete LAZY MORONS whose kids are ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARES (on National television). I don't get it. I mean it's like that house on Little People, Big World. You'd think that after 3 or 4 seasons on the air they would either see it themselves or have someone close to them point out THIS HOUSE IS A SHIT BOX WITH SHIT ALL OVER THE PLACE. CLEAN IT. OR RE-NAME THE SHOW "LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG MESS." How the parents on Supernanny don't at least *try* to clean up their acts for the audience is beyond me. Gross.



3. I think they could have just implied the scene in this where Annikin kills the younglings or referred to it in a conversation or something. It's just too much, and not necessary.

WHAT'S THIS?


yes, I know I'm probably behind the times with this realization, but I very much approve.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This is what I watch. . .

when LOST isn't on.



LOTR. My husband has forced me for the last four nights (before last) to watch these all over again. EXTENDED versions. I am agreeable and humor him by watching with him but I'm cross stitching my LOST Island Map at the same time. The only remarkable thing I can say about the films this time around is THOSE ORCS MAKE ME WANT TO GAG. Yuck. And Frodo needs to quit his bitchin'. Sam really deserves all the credit for hanging in there with Frodo that long, if you ask me. The whole thing is entirely too long, while marginally entertaining. I'd much rather read the books.



Yo Gabba Gabba. I really REALLY don't like that I like this show, but I do. I fought it for a pretty long time, and the male-voiced puppets still weird me out a little (Muno, Brobee, and Plex) but the rest of the show seriously cracks me up. Sometimes the music on this show is like one long Sixteen Candles soundtrack. It's cool.



And then you get things like THIS. Leslie, a guest "dancy-dancer" showed up to perform GLITTER HANDS GLITTER HANDS GLITTER HANDS GLITTER HANDS, RAZZLE DAZZLE! RAZZLE DAZZLE! Hilarious. Then her free-styling with the rest of the group? Hilarious! There are a few other things that I find funny, like everyone's random monotones and DJ Lance's FRICKING OUTIFT. . . . . it's definitely worth watching.



Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.
My children have taken a liking to this series, my almost four-year-old daughter has the serious hots for Will Turner. Or she wants to be Will Turner, I can't figure out which. I love these. The most striking thing in this one, for me, is when The Flying Dutchman resurfaces at the end, the fish men all turn into real men again and Will Turner as he takes the helm as the new captain of the ship. Almost tear-worthy. The scenes with Calypso are nice too.

I Know What You Did Last Summer.

I on-demanded this last night and made it approximately 40 minutes. Did people actually watch this? I mean, I know I saw it in the theater (I was young and dumb) and all the rest of those late 90s new horror films like it, but wow. Jennifer Love Hewitt seems to have definitely influenced KRISTIN STEWART'S (bella swan) acting style, as in, gasp and glare a lot and just try to be mousy. . . .


and also, NICE FASHION. This coming from me, is serious, since I have no fashion sense at all. The long skirts in this film are almost ridiculous enough to make it worth watching. As I have never ever been able to stomach Ryan Phillipe, this film really didn't do him any favors, either, what a douch-ey character. I completely believe he's that big of a dick naturally, he was very convincing in the role. Gross.

Gosh I wish LOST was on.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dexter Season 4



Yes, back again after a bit of a hiatus. Nothing really worth blogging about lately, save for the occasional LOTR film festival or various LOST reruns when I can get them. I gave True Blood a whirl, and while I kind of hated it at first, I let it grow on me and despite the fact that I didn't really find it blog-worthy (yet), I suppose I'd still consider myself a fan.

Onto Dexter.
Just some preliminaries, so I can just clearly state where I stand with this show. I love the show, I think the writing is awesome, and Michael C. Hall is **WONDERFUL**.
Deb=Hilarious.
Batista=My Dexter-ish Frank Lapidus.
Masuda=Hilarious. Need more of him in every episode, please.
LaGuarda=acceptable. It took a few seasons to warm to her, but she's fine, I suppose.
Quinn=shady but is starting to grow on me. He and Deb as partners for some reason REALLY pleases me.

So to paraphrase a friend of mine's husband (about LOST characters, no less) we have Deb, YES, Batista, YES, Masuda, YES, LaGuarda, YES, Quinn, probably YES, and Rita?

A BIG FAT "NO."

I was fine with her during the first two seasons because she was so mousy and timid, not any sort of presence at all, really. And who couldn't feel sorry for someone with that witch of a mother, loser ex-husband, and kids with those names? ASTOR AND CODY? Geez. That's harsh.

This season she's just a nightmare. Now that they're married, I feel like she's turned the corner and become a totally unpleasant liability for Dexter, not just because he's committed to her and their kids and therefore is vulnerable, but because she's always just an annoying pain in the ass. Usually when she's in a scene I go get a snack or go to the bathroom. I suppose they are showing the kind of changes that occur when one goes from a dating to married status, or maybe it's that I've become so emotionally invested in Dexter that I have negative feelings toward anything that might be a downfall for him, which she definitely IS, but really, boo.

Other than that, 4th season is fine. With Lundy back and all the Lithgow-y serial killer grossness, I am expecting some good things here on in. WHO WAS THE GLASS OF BOOZE POURED FOR? (bludgeon-y male?)

On another note, it's hilarious for me (or hideous, maybe) watching John Lithgow play these GROSS, DISGUSTING creeps; because I know he's a dad and I have both of his family-centered books (Lithgow-Palooza and Lithgow-Party Palooza) and he's really a creative and devoted parent. I wonder what his kids think of him being such a slime on film? If my dad was an actor and did this I'd be completely grossed out and embarrassed. Yuck.
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