Thursday, September 30, 2010

Exit through the Gift Shop

Over the summer, when the movies that came out were mostly boring, there was this little film that I read about and decided to see.

I liked the movie (though, of course, it was a little too long) and then started looking for street art around the city. Of course, I have seen this guy's work around for years, but you start to pay attention more after you kind of put it into context.

Then when I was in San Diego, I spotted this on a bridge!! Lise was a good sport and drove around in circles for several minutes because of one-way streets and traffic lights so that I could get a good shot of it. I don't know why... just thought it was cool.

Glee quote of the week -- 9/28

First of all, I would like to remind you all out there that my first love was John Stamos. My walls were covered with pictures of his face and beautifully feathered hair when I was in the 7th grade. Sigh....

Secondly, Sue Sylvester to Will: "You wear more vests than the cast of 'Blossom'."

Third, "Toxic" was the best number of this episode, but "Baby, One More Time" was a close second.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Winner is....

Premiere week is behind us. The new shows I watched:
The Event
Hawaii Five-O
Blue Bloods
My Generation
Running Wilde

The winner out of the new shows was "MY GENERATION." I loved this show!! Of course, I can't help but love the idea of revisiting these characters ten years after high school and seeing where people's lives took them. I think I like this idea so much because I am constantly thinking about how my life has taken different turns, and I wonder how everything ended up this way. I have been thinking about this for a few years, but especially in the past few months. What would have happened if I had done this differently, or that differently? I am so looking forward to seeing this story unfold.

The loser was "Running Wilde". I am going to give it another try, but so far, I didn't think it was funny at all. I didn't like "Arrested Development" (by the same writers/producers) until the third episode, which turned out to be one of my favorite shows of all time, so I am going to stick with this one.

"The Event" is also on the block. The networks keep trying to come up with a new "LOST" but they are not going to find it!!

All the others are crime fighting shows and since I don't even particularly like crime fighting shows, I don't know if I'll be keeping any of them. I actually like the idea behind "Blue Bloods" the best -- several generations of NYC cops and also a DA in the family. But the writing is not very good, so I guess I'll see how that one fares. "Hawaii Five-O" may have the best shot because Hawaii and the main guy are both quite beautiful.

So there you have it.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Office quote of the week -- Season Premiere

Creed, talking about following Luke the new guy's twitter page: "Everywhere I look, it's 'Betty White this' and 'Betty White that'. Finally, a kid who isn't talking about Betty White. Of course I follow him."

30 Rock quote of the week -- Season Premiere

Awesome things about this episode:
1. Jack's hair and beard at the beginning of the episode.
2. Jack offering relationship advice to Liz.
3. Carol trying to establish a real relationship with Liz. "I want grown-up love"
4. Jack, the daddy bear, "flirty chatting" with Avery's best friend James.

Quote of the week from Jack, talking about Avery trying to change his house: "If I give in, I'll no longer be the Alpha in my house. Before you know it, she'll have me wearing jeans and reading fiction."

Glee quote of the week -- Season premiere

Sue Sylvester to Quinn, after she auditioned for the Cheerios: "I don't want you anywhere near my squad. You'll deafen them with your stretch marks rubbing together."

Best number: " Empire State of Mind"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rally to Restore Sanity

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Rally to Restore Sanity
Daily Show Full EpisodesPolitical HumorTea Party

Wish I could go to this, but I'll be out of the country. If you go, carry a sign in my honor.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Here it is, People!

My favorite issue of the year!! Somehow, my subscription has gotten lost and it's been a big bummer. But since my neighbor is out of town and asked me to pick up his mail, I have been able to do my usual hunting for the next best shows.

Shows I'm most excited for:

The Event: The preview looks great and I have a huge crush on Jason Ritter. The only downside to this show is it means Jason Ritter won't be returning to Parenthood. (Mondays, NBC)

Undercovers: I guess it's supposed to be a modern version of Hart to Hart. Although I don't think I ever watched an episode of that show all the way through, this one is by JJ Abrams, so, of course, I have to give it a shot. Spy stuff is pretty hit-or-miss for me, so we'll see. (Wednesdays NBC)

My Generation: Looks like it's right up my alley... (Thursdays ABC)

Others I'm going to try:

Blue Bloods: Okay, I admit it. I will probably just watch this one because I love Magnum PI and I loved Donnie Walberg when he was on Boomtown. In fact, I once fantasized that I would be a PI like Magnum one day. I'm not one of those people that will watch anything just because an actor I like is in it, and I'm not even one of those people that won't watch something because an actor I hate is in it. But I'm going to give this show a shot because I like these two guys and EW recommends it. (CBS Fridays)

Hawaii Five-O: Again, it's recommended by EW. Plus, there's a character from NJ, who apparently moves to Hawaii and hates it, which sounds funny to me. I'm not a big cop show person these days, and this will be the third one in the list that I'm planning to check out, so we will have to see who makes it to the end of the season. (CBS Mondays)

Running Wilde: Who is funnier than Wil Arnet?? (Tuesdays FOX)

Returning shows:

Parenthood: Watched some reruns this weekend and loved it just as much the second time around.

Glee: Of course!

Friday Night Lights: CANNOT wait for the final season of my favorite show. I was so happy that the Taylors were nominated for Emmys this year, but disappointed that neither of them won.

30 Rock: Of course.

The Office: Hope it gets better...

On the fence about:

How I Met Your Mother: This is one show that I started watching and then gave up about 3 times. EW promises this season is going to get better. But I'm not sure I care anymore.

The Good Wife: Liked the family stuff, but the procedural stuff doesn't interest me that much. Season one was good, but I don't think I'll stay tuned for season two.

Life Unexpected: One of my favorite mid-season replacements last season... but it really went downhill fast. Then it ended with a wedding, and a guy running in to stop the wedding so he could tell the woman that he loved her. Uff! Seriously??