July 3, 2012 at 8:20 pm #227033
Right now i am catching up on Parks and Recreation season 4 and 30 rock season 6. I also watch the Golden Girls almost every night at 12am to like 1am……sometimes until 2 am…… lol its an addiction i know. I’m 16 and i have been watching that much golden girls since like 3 years ago ๐ ๐ ๐ But yeah Parks and rec. is getting really good ๐ i’m on like episode 11 of season 4July 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm #227034
Just starting to watch House of Lies, on about episode 4 and its pretty funny, not as funny as i thought it would be but ill finish the rest of the season.July 4, 2012 at 8:58 am #227035
I can’t attest to the factual accuracy of Game Change. It’s portrayal of the 2008 Republican presidential campaign is not flattering and goes into some detail about not only the key events of the campaign but also the emotions and motivations of its players. I can only say that it’s a good portrayal, which uses former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) to explore how national politics can run roughshod over a person.July 5, 2012 at 10:33 am #227036
I watched the complete series and had a blast. It’s still a very, very good show, love it to death and it’s as good as I remember it.
Season 1 was awesome, establishing all these characters, they managed to do a good job with all those people, from Keith and Veronica all the way to the random students at Neptune High. The mystery itself was very well played out with and it was very good for me that I didn’t remember who the killer was AT ALL. It was a nice twist that Aaron ended up doing it and then the slight chance that it could’ve been Duncan in season 2. I remember this season was very weird for me because I missed some episodes, the internet wasn’t as good to me back then as it is now.
For me, Season 2 remains the best season, even though Veronica and Keith had a very close interest in Lilly’s murder, for some reason the bus crash seemed like a much better mystery and it played out much better. I did remember Beaver being the killer but I didn’t remember how good it was that it wasn’t revealed or even thought about it until the very last minute because even though we and Veronica knew it had to do with the little league and the picture, nobody noticed that Beaver wasn’t pictured. I bought the twist because it really did seem like a geniune mistake anybody would make considering nobody even got close to the picture until that moment.
This season was pretty good because of the awww factor between Logan and Veronica, they really did make a nice couple. Adding Tina Majorino to the mix was also a favorite moment of mine, I loved Mac as a character a lot and wished she and Veronica could’ve teamed up more often in season three leaving behind the new characters. It was also nice to have Percy Daggs go away for a while, the kid was never a good actor. Charisma Carpenter as Kendal Casablancas was extremely fun to watch too. The worst part of the season were the earlier performances of Tessa Thompson as Jackie. The girl was just awful and the character was extremely annoying at the beginning. Thank God they fixed both her and Jackie. I never got why she was made a regular and people like Michael Muhney as Sheriff Lamb had to wait until season three to become a regular only to end up dying mid way through the season.
Season 3…. Where do we start. I think it was still very well done. I like the idea of having separate mysteries instead of a big long one, but maybe in the end it hurt them instead. The rapes were good enough to make them the entire season mystery with something on the side related to it to balance things, like Woody and the bus crash.
But some of the side cases Veronica worked on seemed very random. Of course Piz and Parker were completely useless and the show knew it, Parker specially. Stosh Piztowski has to be one of the worst character names ever since Topanga on Boy Meets World and Parker with the ridiculous wigs and the fact that later on it was as if her hair had magically grown back and never been shaved. Logan and Veronica on again off again kind of got a little bit tiresome but in the end, it was still a very nice season. I will say that the comedy was amped up and it turned into some very good comedic performances from Kristen Bell.
The show in season 3 got extremely dark in the final episode and considering the credit sequence changed to a more serious note to illustrate how the season would play out, I wish the Jake Kane secret society thing would’ve been explored further in season 3 or in the upcoming season that never was. It certainly seemed more interesting, dramatic and problematic for Veronica and Keith than anything else they ever did.
I don’t know what would’ve happened to this show in season 4, it seemed like Veronica was going to go further with the secret society thing since we never got to see what the feminist reporter chick did with what Veronica gave her and it looks like Keith was going to loose the election and Veronica would get back at Jake Kane. I know Rob Thomas mentioned she would go on to the FBI but maybe this would still be a part of it. But in the end, it would’ve been a very different show than what it was in all previous seasons.
It’s pretty funny to see all the guest stars and where they are now. I did remember Max Greenfield as Leo, it was the first place I ever saw him, he was fun. As was Krysten Ritter. It was particularly weird to watch Leighton Meester as a student at Neptune while Kristen Bell was acting and specially narrating THIS show. There was Dianna Agron suddenly in a class at Hearst early during season 3 with barely two or three lines, she showed up later on as a suspect in a case. There was Adam Scott in that same Meester episode looking very young, extremely thin which of course translated into a much bigger head and hair. The guy from Grimm also showed up for 20 seconds. Nelsan Ellis was on the show near the end and on the next episode the other waitress on True Blood, the witch.
It’s also sad to see that a lot of these young actors haven’t shown up anywhere else, some of them were in a lot of shows back then.
There were some silly things I noticed throught the whole series in 6 days that you wouldn’t necessarily see over the course of three years: Veronica didn’t own a purse, just two bags. The green one she had in the first two seasons and the black leather one in season 3 (she even took it to the beach). Her camera never got damaged even though she barely protected it always throwing it in with everything else in that bag which she threw of laid on the floor a couple of times just like that. And what the hell were those hairstyles in season 3? Every episode was like a new hairstylist in Bell’s trailer.
This one will remain as one of my favorite shows ever, I had to work very hard to watch it when it originally aired, so it was nice to do it this time so easily and fast. It took me less than a week. And yes, Kristen Bell was seriously snubbed at every awards show.July 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm #227037
Also Aaron Paul, Melissa Leo, and… Jessica Chastain!July 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm #227038
Can’t believe I forgot about them!!!. Some others I’m remembering now: Theo Rossi and the guy who played Hale on Sons of Anarchy were also there. And from True Blood the reverend that’s after Jason on that same Theo Rossi episode.
The rapist from season 3 is the young guy Kitty ended up with on Brothers and Sisters. And it was nice to see Jessica Chastain there which made me realize how “old” she is now, I was sure she was in her 20’s but she’s 35 I think. This is her second credited role. And Lavon Hayes on Hart of Dixie is Wallace’s father.
There was also Paris Hilton on episode 2, Kristen Cavallari somewhere during season 2 I think as a lesbian, Naima and Kim from Top Model, I remember they won a challenge to be on the show. Naima’s character died on the bus.
Of course Patty Hearst was on the show and Charles Shaughnessy was her husband. And Laura San Giocomo was the only Just Shoot Me cast member that showed up.July 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm #227039
I’ve just started Season 1 of Louie. Oh man, this show is funny. The “segments” format of it is slightly disarming at first, and it makes it difficult to say I love an entire episode, since there is no one story being told during a half-hour. “Poker/Divorce” is, of course, my favorite so far. And the escalation of the Nick segment in “Dr. Ben/Nick” was remarkably well-handled. The sex scene in “So Old” had me in stitches.
I’m already starting to see why people say it is one of the most original shows on television. You literally have no idea what you’re getting yourself into at the start of every installment.July 7, 2012 at 12:57 pm #227040
Just started watching Damage’s second season and I’m amazed by how good this show is written and acted, can’t wait to get to season 4.July 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm #227041
Speaking of Damages I just finished the first season and I am starting the second tonight.
Overall, I was really impressed with the series debut season but I noticed as the season drew to a close the use of flashbacks was becoming a little annoying. I understand they wanted to give the audience a whole picture of the events leading up to the season finale but how many times did we need to see the “Do you regret what we did” clip? Jeez.July 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm #227042
I don’t think “Damages” ever quite matched the quality of its first season. The storytelling was just about perfect in terms of pacing, consistency, and suspense. The format of the show — periodically flashforward to vague events from the end of the storylines — has often been effective but never as perfectly designed as it was in season one.
I think all subsequent seasons have been good, but they really caught lightning in a bottle that first year.July 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm #227043
I just finished watching House of Lies first season and i gotta say this show is pretty hilarious. I wish it would get more nominations because im only thinking Don Cheadle has a good chance to get nominated but i think Kristen Bell was great and it would be awesome if she was nominated even tho it will not happen this year.July 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm #227044
I’ve been watching Sex and the City from the beginning again. I can’t understand what happened to Kyle McLachlan between this and Desperate Housewives. He aged way too much, too quickly in just 5 years and that Orson character just destroyed him. He looks incredible in Sex and the City and so boring, dull and 20 years older in DH.
Of course it’s not as bad as how awful James Spader got from Supernova to Boston Legal to The Office.
I’ve also been watching Breaking Bad again, after you watch the season 4 finale, it’s just weird watching Gus for the first time in season 2.July 18, 2012 at 5:28 am #227045
I had to stop watching Damages in season two. It was just season one rehashed and I couldn’t take it.July 18, 2012 at 9:48 am #227046
Starting Louie Season 2, and I’m skipping around with the episode order to see if it changes my opinion of them. “Joan” was a great mentor/student relationship that had me laughing out loud, and “Duckling,” while overhyped, took the series to a place (literally and emotionally) that I haven’t quite seen on a comedy series before. FX never made a smarter decision than when they gave Louis C.K. hands-off full control.
Also finally working through Arrested Development – dad gum it, this show is too clever for its own good. In the early seasons of Modern Family, I would curse because I envied the talent of the writing staff so much. With AD, I’m dropping F-bombs every minute.July 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm #227047
Just finished watching the The Wire. It is by far one of the best television shows i have watched, it’s in my top ten no doubt. Great writing and acting all around. So many great characters my favorites being Omar, Chris, and Snoop. It’s a real shame this show didnt get more emmy love.
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