Monday, October 29

Last Holiday

Movie equivalent to whipped cream - sweet, frothy, light.
Wasted use of talent and charisma - not horrible, but certainly not great.

2007 Tally, dvr: 3

Sunday, October 28

The L Word: Season 1

I got hooked on this show this year. Unfortunately, this past winter was season 4 of the show. I had a good bit of catch up on the history of the characters. I enjoyed S4 a lot, but I would have liked it even more if I had seen previous seasons.

My boyfriend at the time of the original viewings told me that you start watching because of the s3x and stay because the characters and plotlines draw you in. I have to agree with that assessment because I love the characters. They have a sincerity and rawness about them that makes one believe that they are 3-dimensional and you almost feel that they could be your friends.

The show is really well-done and I felt, only minorly gratuitous (of course, personal opinion). I suppose it's not something that you're going to watch with your parents (ha!).

2007 Tally, DVD: 52-55

Thursday, October 18

20on20: Week 41?!?!

1. Believe – The Bravery, The Sun and the Moon
2. Glamorous [Fergie cover] – The Constance Billard Choir, Gossip Girl, Episode 3
3. If It’s Lovin’ You Want Part 2 – Rihanna (feat. Corey Gunz), Good Girl Gone Bad
4. Young Folks – Peter Bjorn & John, Writer's Block
5. Taking Chances – Celine Dion, Taking Chances
6. Dig – Incubus, Light Grenades
7. The Ballad of Gus and Sam – Ferraby Lionheart, Catch The Brass Ring
8. Money – Jesca Hoop, Kismet
9. Gimme More (Azriel Drake’s Impurity Remix) – Britney Spears, Blackout
10. Ladies & Gentlemen – Saliva, Blood Stained Love Story
11. Dirty Laundry – Bitter:Sweet, The Mating Game
12. Stronger [K.West cover] – 30 Seconds From Mars
13. The Little Things – Colbie Caillat, Coco
14. Look After You – The Fray, How To Save A Life
15. The Way I Are. – Timbaland, Timbaland Presents Shock Value
16. Possum Kingdom – The Toadies, Rubberneck
17. City of Night – Pink Martini, Hey Eugene!
18. The Queen & I – Gym Class Heroes, As Cruel As Schoolchildren
19. Lay Lady Lay (feat. Gemma Hayes) – Magnet, OST – Mr.& Mrs. Smith
20. B.P.M. (Beats Per Minute) – Kylie Minogue, B-side of ‘I Believe in You’

Tuesday, October 16


Corny little film about the importance of family. A few laugh out loud moments were had.

2007 Tally, dvr: 2

Sunday, October 14

Musings on Moonlight

Granted as a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other vampire films, I was already part of the show's built-in demographic, however, I was all ready to hate the show.

Friday night death slot? Check.

Multiple cast changes? Check.

Private eye? Been there, done that.

Biggest "name" in the cast is Jason Dohring from Veronica Mars. Not being a fan of VM, that was even a bit of a detriment for me watching.

I set in to watch it not once, twice, but three times...falling asleep within 10 minutes the first two runs. And then, the third time was the charm. I'm hooked.

The show, while not necessarily breaking new ground, has a slightly original plotline between the two main characters. The girl was kidnapped as a child and the vamp found/saved her and subsequently kept track of her throughout the years. Now she is grown up and a reporter for a local news program, and their paths cross again. He seems to be torn between fatherly concern and true love (?). I don't know how long they can bring on the "bad guy of the week" plot and hold a show like this together without its completely overreaching reality, but it is holding its own in the timeslot.

Wednesday, October 10

Musings on Pushing Daisies

How can one hate a show where the hero's hometown is Couer d'Couers (heart of hearts)? Fascinating show, terrific engaging cast. A lot of reviewers have been using the word "twee" to describe the show - I don't know if I find that word revealing or revolting. There's something about it that just doesn't seem right.

Unusual, eccentric in a quaint way says Ned in the second episode to describe something and I would use those words to describe Pushing Daisies.

I hadn't thought of the fact that your reaction to death may inform how you view this show, however I suppose that would be true. Death, of course, is a very personal thing. On the same token - the honeyed voice of Jim Dale, the crackling dialogue, the super Technicolor saturation - this may help one get past the reality of the premise.

Friday, October 5

Musings on Dirty Sexy Money

I don't think I could love this show more. At first, "great title" - then Wednesdays at 10, "great time slot." And then...

Well, and then, the opening with the blaring rock music and funeral, where you meet The Darlings. Gave me chills, I tell ya.

Ok, the characters are a tad grating, not at all like anyone you've ever met or probably will ever have the chance to meet, but fun as hell to watch. Acting is really slick, esp. Sutherland and Krause. And I think the plots will get even more interesting without all the setup required in the pilot.

Thursday, October 4

fx - Nip/Tuck (Oct 30)

McNamara/Troy going west coastal...

Less than a month away, catch up on last season and gird yourselves...