Hawaii 5-0

November 17, 2010

I grew up watching the original Hawaii 5-0 and credit it for keeping me off drugs.  That showed made me think that any time you were high, you thought you could fly right off a cliff!  So of course, you would try and end up dead.  In fact, I’m thinking of bringing my children up on the show, as well!

So the original was good, and I have to say, the remake is much better!  The characters are more fun and much handsomer.  The stories are more interesting (from what I’ve seen).  I thoroughly enjoyed the pilot and consequently set up my DVR to record the season.  But I haven’t gotten around to watching more than two episodes.  Why not?  I’m not sure.  It could be that it’s just a busy (holiday) season for me.  It could be that I’m just not as interested as I was originally.  All I know is that I have yet to watch them, but I have not yet deleted them off my DVR.  They may stay there indefinitely.  If that status changes, I’ll let you know.

Masterpiece Mystery

November 12, 2010

I think I have mentioned before that I have the luxury of occasionally watching TV while I work.  Most of the time, that means watching what is on my mother’s DVR (I work at her business).  And that means Masterpiece Mystery.  But for once, the Masterpiece Mystery is on my DVR as my husband and I are watching the new Sherlock mini-series.  It’s Sherlock Holmes remade into modern times.  Very entertaining, and I also find it to be exactly how I would picture Sherlock if he lived today!  I thoroughly enjoyed Sherlock’s way of commandeering the police’s press conference with all his “Wrong” text messages.

If you’re not watching Sherlock, you are missing out!

Watching the videos from ComicCon have made me so excited for fall when all my favorite shows come back on the air.  But none moreso than the Ausiello videos on V.  The cast is just so likable and the story is so addicting, I just can’t wait to see more!  If you did not watch V Season 1, please use the rest of the summer to watch it so you can pick up Season 2 with me in November!

Videos I’m referring to here.

Great News…

July 27, 2010

…if you agreed with me in wanting more Vaughn on NCIS!

Eric Christian Olsen—who recurred on NCIS: LA last season as LAPD liaison Marty Deeks—has been promoted to a full-fledged series regular, CBS confirms.

Read full article on the Ausiello Files.

Lost Reviews Delayed

May 18, 2010

It’s Tuesday and we all know what Tuesday means: a new episode of LOST (and this is the last Tuesday that will ever be the case!).  I will be live-blogging it again, but if you will recall from last week’s live-blog, I promised there would be a review post the next day.  There has yet to be such a post because I was so disappointed with the episode and was not interested in reading more about it.  Only as of today, in the face of a new episode, have I been interested enough to read a few posts.  Unfortunately for you, I will not be sharing excerpts from them, but I will leave you with a link to the “Totally Lost” videos from this past week, which I found very amusing.

Tony vs. Castle

May 4, 2010

Since I began watching Castle, I have wondered why the character of Rick Castle is just not as appealing as the character of Tony Dinozzo on NCIS.  They seem to be so alike, and yet I am just not as fond of Rick.  So I will attempt to analyse their similarities and differences now, and perhaps get to the bottom of it!

They both…

  • are attractive men (although Tony is the more handsome of the two, but I don’t know whether that is just my bias talking).
  • try to be funny, and sometimes they are.
  • often get shut down by people they work with when they try to make a joke.
  • like strong women, but haven’t had the guts to come right out and say it.
  • are womanizers, much to the chagrin of the strong women in their lives.
  • have tough, no-nonsense bosses.
  • have expensive tastes.

Differences…

  • Tony is estranged from his parents, while Rick is close to his mother (however, this one could go either way, because Rick doesn’t know who his father is).
  • Tony grew up with money, but now has to work very hard for it.  Not sure if Rick grew up with money, but now he’s making it hand-over-fist (and although writing is work, Rick would tell you how much he loved it).
  • Tony seems to take crime scenes more seriously than Rick.  Rick often makes jokes about how the body is found and likes to make up stories as to how they got that way.
  • Michael Weatherly is from Connecticut (hey, that’s where I’m from!).  Nathan Fillion is from Canada.
  • Tony pokes fun at his co-workers.  Does Rick?

I cannot think of any more differences, and none of the ones above seem to be significant in any way.  So why does Tony appeal more than Castle?  I guess this post was useless after all.

Maybe I’ll post a poll to see what everyone else thinks.

Lost is becoming an important enough show at this point that during tonight’s episode (and all those to come), I have decided to do a live-blog.  Join me at 9pm as we start to watch “The Candidate”.

Major spoilers after the jump!!

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