Sunday, March 31, 2013

Supernatural Saturday

Every Saturday is now Supernatural Saturday on BBC America. Yesterday, it started with a new episode of Doctor Who, followed by the premiere of new series Orphan Black, and ended with a new season of The Nerdist. I skipped Orphan Black because I was in the middle of watching Gilmore Girls. But I'm going to check it out if the reviews are good. I mean, it's in the middle of Doctor Who and The Nerdist; might as well, right?

Doctor Who

It's been way too long since I last watched Doctor Who that even the theme song excited me. I thought "The Bells of St John" was okay. I didn't like the unrealistic and misrepresentation of hacking throughout the episode (the fastest typers are the best hackers), but I shouldn't have expected it on a show like this. Plus, I think it's incredibly dumb that all the employees post where they were. If you're working for a super evil corporation, you might want to be a little more discreet. I understand the want/need to be accessible through social media, but you don't need to tell them where you are all the time. Or, you could lie or something!

Although, I like that the book was by Amelia Williams. And that they're going to release the actual book on Thursday ("Stay tuned" according to the show's Facebook page). BUT, I'm a bit weary of the conversation between Clara and the kid who was reading chapter 10: "Eleven is the best; you'll cry your eyes out." First of all, Tennant is obviously the best; second of all, I don't want to cry my eyes out, Moffat!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Re-watching old favorites

I came across a GIF of a scene from Gilmore Girls on Reddit yesterday, and I immediately looked for a way to watch the show. It's not on Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video, so I had to resort to less legitimate ways. And that means I had to wait until I was able to watch the episodes. First world problem: waiting for something to download is such an inconvenience!

In any case, I managed to watch the pilot episode and I got insanely excited! I've missed them so much. And it's quite strange seeing them; the last time I've seen the two Gilmore girls were on Parenthood and Mad Men.

I only managed to watch one episode because then The Voice was on (started watching again because I was curious about Shakira and Usher), followed by Go On. And, on Go On, it's the episode where Courteney Cox guest stars! She and Matthew Perry were hilarious and just perfect together. And that made me miss Chandler and Monica, and just Friends in general. I haven't started watching it yet, but these two shows will be my next few weeks, I think. Along with Battlestar Galactica that I think is getting more and more interesting.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I really don't get it

Last night's episode of HIMYM, "Time Travelers," was the strangest episode I've watched. I just don't understand the episode at all. I mean, the promos were interesting; I thought multiple Barneys (and Teds, I guess) would be awesome. And he was (they were?). It's just that... I don't get the point of it. All of that was Ted's hallucination and that he was daydreaming about an (unimportant) event that happened 5 years ago. He was all alone, and I guess that's sad, but nowhere near oen of the saddest moments in the show's history as some people seem to think. It wasn't funny, and I feel like the writers were trying too hard to make the episode feel sad. The show does that very well, going from funny to sad in the next scene, but this episode was not that at all.

How is Ted going to his future wife's apartment crying and telling her he loves her 45 days before he met her beautiful? I think that's just desperate. The whole episode makes Ted look extremely desperate, and sad in the wrong say. I just...I just don't get it. I feel like this episode was thrown in for a filler. It has nothing to do with the previous episodes, and I don't see this episode having any relevance in future episodes. I really hope to be proven wrong, though.

There are quite a few people on the internet saying that this episode supports the theory that the Mother is dead. That would explain why Ted wanted the extra 45 days so much. But I don't think the writers are that cruel. Plus, it still doesn't make this episode any good.

Side note: the Teds and Barneys' a cappella at the end was amazing. The only good thing about this episode.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

I tried

I tried my best to keep watching this show; I watched the season 3 finale episode a couple days ago, and I got so tired of all the yelling and talking over each other and just the general dramatizing of nonsense. I mean... I like the characters, but I can't take all the... noise. I'm going back to Battlestar Galactica instead.

Official trailer: Much Ado About Nothing

I'm very excited for this! A lot of the people I love together, and it's Much Ado.

Joss Whedon, along with the cast, will be at SXSW this weekend to present Much Ado About Nothing. And Joss, hilarious as always, took to to address his fans. He will be tweeting from this account:

Seriously, this movie is gonna be amazing!

PaleyFest 2013: Community

I absolutely adore the gang. The table read was amazing, especially the tango. And the banters and rambles that the cast went on were hilarious. They could have used a better moderator, though. I understand that he wanted a structure to the conversation and he wanted to get to the points he had prepared for, but with this group of people who would just play off of each other so wonderfully and quickly, he just broke the flow of the conversation.

In any case, I'm very excited about the rest of the season. I believe tonight's episode is the thanksgiving episode, in which Jeff meets his father. Speaking of, Jeff's father is played by James Brolin, who also plays Jackson Hunt on Castle, Rick Castle's father. So, as that one audience pointed out, are Jeff and Rick half brothers? How awesome would that be?! And with how much Nathan Fillion loves Community, how awesome would it be if a crossover happened?

And the puppets! It reminds me of Angel's puppet episode. Whatever the puppets turn out to be, I can't wait!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

PaleyFest 2013: The Newsroom

I'm going to reserve my judgment of Piers Morgan. It makes sense that he was chosen to moderate this conversation. And it seems that Aaron Sorkin respects him. I think he did a decent job moderating, although I prefer when the moderator talks less and gives more time for audience questions.

I understand that the show is about a newsroom, and that Piers Morgan is a journalist, but he asked a few questions to the cast as if they're supposed to be journalism experts. I know that he just wanted them to state their opinion but it felt very awkward for a few moments there. In any case, I thought the cast were wonderful and answered the questions gracefully. I was particularly impressed by Olivia Munn, for some reason. I am a little disappointed that Margaret isn't sent to Mandyland, but a few Redditors pointed out that her character isn't as bad as Mandy, her storyline is, and I agree. Hopefully it will be better in season 2. I don't know about Sloan and Don, though...

I am also disappointed that no one asked Sorkin about the possibility to bring back unresolved storylines from his previous works; particularly, from Studio 60, fighting the FCC over time delaying the news. I really wanted to see Sorkin's take on the issue.

Dexter's 8th season to be its last?

Taken from TV Line:
If CBS head honcho Les Moonves is to be believed (which, let’s be honest, he is), Dexter will really, truly wrap its eight-season run this summer.

The corporation’s president and CEO seemingly spilled the beans during a conference call Monday, per Broadcasting & Cable, when he referred to the Showtime saga’s upcoming outing as its “last.”