Archive for November, 2006

Did you know…


… that, in real life, Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli from Heroes) is married to head Dixie Chick Natalie Maines?  I didn't, and it's freaking me out a little bit.

2 comments November 30th, 2006

The Office: Going out on a limb

I don't think I want to see Jim and Pam together anymore.

There, I said it.

Pam and Jim: The way we were.

I know, I know.  This is what the series is all about.  And, yes, Jim and Pam's British counterparts get together at the end of their series (or so I hear).  That's not what I'm talking about.  Lately I've just been feeling like it'd make a helluva lot more sense for Pam to go back to Roy and Jim to get together with Karen.

My rationale? 

First and foremost, there's the issue of Karen.  We were all ready to not like her, right?  Not because she was unpleasant or unattractive — she just wasn't Pam and that was that.  We went into episode one of the series with the whole Sam and Diane expectation that we would be putzing around for six or seven season and then, magically, Jim and Pam realize they're in love and babies, babies, babies. 

But then comes the season finale kiss and Pam completely blows it.  So Jim goes to Stamford and there's this new chick.  From the moment when they did that thing where Jim pretended to throw a grenade at her desk and she threw an explosion of pens in the air, it was obvious that there was a spark.  Maybe Jim just brings out the goofiness in people.

I really like Karen and I think anyone who doesn't just hasn't given her a chance.  She's cute, she's funny and she's got more attitude than Pam, which I think is a good thing.    It just seems to me that they make sense just as much as Jim and Pam ever did.

Also, Roy has gone through some major improvements this season.  After Pam dumped him, he presumably began to realize what an ass he's been.  Now that he's trying to dig himself out of a hole, he's displaying some previously unseen charm — like when he bailed her out of the grief counseling session. 

Keep in mind, I'm sure I'm going to completely change my mind by the end of the season.  I'll be clutching a pillow and weeping about how Jim and Pam are perfect together while eating peanut butter out of the jar with my hand.

Be that as it may, this is the way it seems to me today.  Shrug. 

3 comments November 30th, 2006

Hotness: Zachary Quinto as Sylar

Okay, I'm just going to go out and say it:  I'm going to have a really hard time rooting against the newly de-shadowed villain Sylar on Heroes because, well, he's way hot.  Sure, he cuts open the heads of the innocent and, presumably, devours their brains in some fashion to absorb their superpowers.  But I've been on dates with people with bigger personality flaws.  I'm serious.

sylar.jpgYou might remember Quinto as Tori Spelling's gay pal on the VH1 comedy So NoTORIous. Yes, I did watch it.  And yes, I fucking loved it!  

With Sylar, though, he's wearing less trendy duds, sporting some cool thick frames and becoming the biggest V.I.L.F. in recent memory.  And, for the record, if anyone were to cut open my head and eat my brain, I'd want the culprit to be as pretty as Quinto.

In other Heroes-related news, an actor from two of my favorite movies is going to begin a recurring role on the show.  Christopher Eccleston, who was in 28 Days Later and my all-time favorite Shallow Grave, will play an as-yet-unspecified character.

And in even further Heroes-related news, if you haven't been watching the show, then fire up your TiFaux because the Sci-Fi Channel is doing a marathon at 6 p.m. EST tonight.  They'll be airing the first six episodes.

5 comments November 29th, 2006

Bad Boys Behind Bars

Last night completed Veronica's first mini-cycle mystery, unveiling the HEARST RAPIST. I'll try not to actually name the rapist in this post, although it's much less important to be surprised in this case than it has in previous mystery conclusions.

I mean, remember Aaron Echolls? Anyone? Now that was a dramatic finale. When he appeared in Veronica's rear-view mirror, all creepy-looking, I will admit it: I screamed. Out loud. Alone, in my apartment. I had no idea it was going to be him — but it made so much sense.

But Aaron's dead, y'all. So it couldn't be him. 

I liked the episode, and I think this mini-mystery concept might be good. If there are more excuses to do big, full-cast extravaganzas, I think everyone wins. 

And I think we can all agree that Logan Echolls has the worst taste in friends/worst luck in relatives. Aaron? Trina? Dick and Beaver? His fake half-brother? This Mercer kid? 

But at least he's not afraid to punch some dudes. Though it's obviously not the best way to go about things, especially with his record, getting himself thrown in jail so he can kick the shit of some rapists: Awesome. 

And it's not too soon to start thinking ahead! So let's start the speculation here… 

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November 29th, 2006

Breaking only-interesting-to-me news!

Kathy Griffin’s reality show, My Life on the D-List, has been renewed for a third season.

Apparently, the show will feature more goofy one-liners from her drunk-ass parents, but will not mention her messy divorce.

3 comments November 28th, 2006

TV Catchphrases: What are they missing?

Publications love nothing more than compiling ridiculously long lists of pop culture events and presenting them as authoritative.

The good folks at TV Land are no exception, as they have put together a list of the top 100 TV Catchphrases.  You'll find them here.  They range from "Dyn-o-mite" to "Here's Johnny!" to "I'm Rick James, bitch!"

If you ask me, they're missing one very important catchphrase from The State.

November 28th, 2006

The More You Know: Not Funny Edition

I basically just want to fall asleep right now.

  • Dancing With The Stars has become big enough that it seems like actual stars want to be on it.  Namely Fergie (the princess) and Jennifer Aniston. 
  • In a wedding of a devil and an angel, Mark Burnett, creator of The Apprentice and Survivor, just got engaged to the Irish chick from Touched by an Angel. 
  • In too much, too soon news, Michael Cera (George Michael from Arrested Development) is going to helm a short-form online series.  He will produce, write and star the series, focusing on TV producers who think they're hot shit.  As much as I love George Michael, I can't see this ending well.
  • Michelle Rodriguez, the departed Ana Lucia on Lost, was apparently outed by her girlfriend in an interview with The Advocate.  Sorry Michelle, you don't get a celebratory post until you actually come out.
  • Episodes of 30 Rock are now available on iTunes. 
  • The Nine has been yanked from ABC's schedule

2 comments November 28th, 2006

Highlights: Post-Turkey Edition

Monday after a long weekend… what could be sadder? Certainly not this week's television schedule, which looks to be full of fun. Too much fun, in fact. Undoubtably, you will watch TV this week like you ate turkey last.

Heroes has a Hiro-centric episode tonight. Studio 60 continues to air — if it isn't already clear from my many rants, I decided I like getting so angry at that show's bullshit; it's cathartic. And Barney has a gay brother on HIMYM — time for some winking at the audience!

vm308-9.jpgOn Tuesday, Veronica Mars cracks the case. Last call to vote in the poll or make your prediction to claim the bragging rights; as of this posting TiFaux readers believe that Aaron Echolls did it.

Also on Tuesday, "One of these people will betray House." I predict it's going to be… none of them. Those Fox promos are full of more bullshit than Studio 60. And Christopher fails to make friends in Stars Hollow in this week's Gilmore Girls, to which I say: duh.

Wednesday: still no Lost.

Thursday is the inaugural night of the new NBC Thursday comedy block. Give 30 Rock a chance if you haven't — it's not as awesome as The Office (yet), but it's funny and Alec Baldwin rules. Not on NBC but also funny — no, not funny, let's go with "charming" — Ugly Betty, and the return of Henry the adorable Not-Walter.

If you hate funny things, you will probably want to watch Grey's Anatomy. I have to say, though this show generally makes me question what I'm doing in front of the TV, I really enjoyed last week's episode, with all the betrayals and drama and whatnot.

On Battlestar Galactica on Friday, we finally find out what happened between Kara and Lee during the year on New Caprica, as they work out their issues by beating the shit out of each other! Personally, I can't wait! Simmering resentment and sexual tension erupting in violence! That's the kind of sick plots this show kills.

Have fun, and watch responsibly. 

1 comment November 27th, 2006

Veronica Mars: Ridiculous guest stars

Quoth my roommate during last week's Veronica Mars: "Who is this woman and why can't she act?"

That woman, actually, was Patricia Hearst.  Patty Hearst.  You know, Machine Gun Patty.

young patty.jpg

Again, this is a post where the only real sentiment is "Did you know Patty Hearst was that lady on Veronica Mars?  Isn't that weird?" 

But isn't it weird?  Apparently she fancies herself a little bit of an actress, which is remarkable because she was really, really bad.  Distractingly stilted. 

Last week's episode had two guest stars that have unescapable pasts.  There's the one who spent two years in prison after helping her kidnappers rob a bank and then there's the one who spent six years alongside Fran Dresher in The Nanny.

Charles Shaughnessy, aka Mr. Sheffield, played Patty Heart's husband and I spent the entire episode waiting for him to shout "Miss Fine!!!!"

4 comments November 27th, 2006

The More You Know: Gobble, gobble edition

I need to make pumpkin muffins tonight, because I'm going to be too tired to do them tomorrow.

  • My close, personal friend George Takei is going to be joining the cast of Heroes as Hiro's dad.
  • Lifetime has ordered 18 half-hour episodes of a show called "Gay, Straight or Taken." It's a lot like that show "Playing It Straight" (that FOX yanked before it could even resolve itself) in that it's truly a test of the single woman's gaydar.  The premise is that a woman meets three men that are, you guessed it, gay, straight or taken.  If she guesses the straight guy, she wins a vacation with him.  If she picks the gay or taken guy, then they win the holiday for themselves and their partners.
  • Kelly Ripa and Clay Aiken are having a slap fight. 
  • MSN will be stream every single episode of Arrested Development online for free as a way to promote its new long-form video player.  There are five episodes available now and, starting Dec. 15, they'll be adding 3 episodes per week.
  • Winnie Cooper has a new show.  Well, Danica McKellar does, but she has about as much of a chance of not being called Winnie Cooper as Mark Paul Gosslear has of not being Zach Morris.  The show is on the Lifetime Movie Network (yeesh) and is called Inspector Mom. 

5 comments November 22nd, 2006

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