Saturday, April 21, 2012

[SPOILER] Thoughts on the upcoming season of Doctor Who

The season is still months away, but every little bit of spoiler excites me. So here's what we know so far:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

I was basically Sorkin-dialogue-deprived after The West Wing and just couldn't stop myself from watching Studio 60 – it was either this or re-watching TWW and I don't want to get tired of TWW just yet (however unlikely it now seems, it will happen if I keep watching it). Plus, Matthew Perry and Bradley Whitford and their wonderful chemistry; can't go wrong there!

It's been a while since I last watched S60, which I blogged about a little on my old blog, but I remember thinking that the Pilot episode was very strong – maybe not as strong as TWW's Pilot – it got me intrigued and captivated right away. I vividly remember watching Wes Mendell's (Judd Hirsch) rant and felt that this was gonna be a good show.


I developed a little girl-crush on Mary-Louise Parker after watching The West Wing –– which is quite strange, with a show that has so many smart, powerful men. Side note: all my girl crushes have been brunette (Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, and now Parker); that must mean something.

Welcome back, Mad Men!

I'm finally caught up on this season's Mad Men, which I delayed watching because the season premiered right in the middle of my West Wing run.

It's been way too long! 17 months separated season 4 and season 5, and I couldn't remember what happened. Through the double episode premier, I was basically trying to remember everyone's names, who they are, what they do, and what they've been up to. Joan (Christina Hendricks) had her and Roger's (John Slattery) baby – though it seems like they're saying that it's her husbands – and Don (Jon Hamm) is married. Other than that, I'm still a little fuzzy on the details.

And I still hate Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser). I've never liked him since the first season, and I dislike him even more now. I mean, who does he think he is, being that disrespectful to Roger Sterling?! He owes a lot to the guy!

There's something about this show that makes me uncomfortable – I haven't figured out what it is – yet I keep getting pulled into it. I'm contemplating watching the first 4 seasons again to refresh my memory but after The West Wing, I'm leaning towards something lighter to marathon.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

Not the biggest horror/thriller fan; I tend to avoid them. But it's Friday the 13th, and it's Joss Whedon and it's Bradley Whitford, so I gave it a shot. A couple favorable reviews of the movie that I skimmed through also piqued my curiosity and nudged me towards the movie theater.

[It might get spoilery – although I try to avoid that – under the cut]

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Postmortem: The West Wing

It might be my attention span problem, but I wasn't as excited about the show during the last two seasons as I was in the first five. It was still a very good show, don't get me wrong, but with Josh Lyman (Bradley Whitford) running the Santos campaign, the show became very fragmented, and I found that to be much less enjoyable than the earlier seasons.

My biggest problem is with Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits) himself [side note: nothing personal against him, but I didn't like his character on Dexter either]. I just didn't buy Santos as a competent presidential candidate, let alone as POTUS. Smits doesn't have that presidential presence that Martin Sheen has, and that alone made the new administration seem a lot weaker than Bartlet's.