Archive for March, 2008

Join TiFaux’s Facebook group

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Or, fine… don’t. See what I care.

I started a MySpace page for TiFaux a while ago. It was, I think, just around the time people started fleeing that Web site like rats from a burning building. Now that Facebook reigns supreme, it’s time to see how many people decide to join this new group.

If you want to e-stalk me and other people who have been known to frequent our beloved blog, join us by clicking here.

March 31st, 2008

Who Would Win in a Fight: Battlestar Galactica’s Apollo versus Lost’s Sawyer

Let’s revisit the old (olde?) TiFaux favorite Who Would Win in a Fight, shall we?

Now that I’m all caught up on Battlestar Galactica, I feel qualified to weigh in on its cast of characters — including everyone’s favorite accent-masking dreamboat Jamie Bamber as Lee “Apollo” Adama. Pit him against Josh Holloway’s twangy, nick-naming Sawyer and I think you’ve got a fairly even match — two pretty boy tough guys who are pretty and tough in completely different ways.

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Let’s break it down.

Apollo

Strengths:

  • Seasoned war veteran
  • Tough boxer, as evidenced in that one boring episode in season three
  • Big ole’ arms

Weaknesses:

  • Easily exploitable emotional weak spots
  • Not necessarily as formidable when he’s not in a plane
  • Definitely the prettier of the pretty boys

Sawyer

Strengths:

  • Scary stubble and tangled tresses
  • Bad temper results in a lot of bold actions
  • Vendetta against the world

Weaknesses:

  • Needs glasses
  • All talk, for the most part
  • Undisciplined; general misanthropy doesn’t always translate to fighting prowess
Who would win in a fight?
View Results

7 comments March 31st, 2008

The More You Know: Puddin’ pop edition

Were puddin’ pops gross? I forget.

March 31st, 2008

The TV Blog Coalition

  • pinkgraphic.jpgWith pilot season finally kicking into gear, Buzz wondered if you could tell the real pilots from the fakes. (BuzzSugar)
  • This week, Sandie proclaimed her love for Doctor Who and Torchwood. (Daemon’s TV)
  • Even Britney couldn’t ruin this week’s How I Met Your Mother for Mikey. He’s also pretty sure joining Mother would be better use of Sarah Chalke’s talents than another season of Scrubs. (Mikey Likes TV)
  • Pop Vultures looked back at the first nine episodes of Pushing Daisies and risked inciting an angry mob by saying some unkind things. (Pop Vultures)
  • Rae finally shares her “Adopt A Writer” interview with writer Lisa Klink whose TV credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Earth: Final Conflict, and Painkiller Jane. (RTVW)
  • For legal reasons, Scooter cannot tell you what his latest album review was, but here is a hint: The band’s name rhymes with basketball great Charles Barkley. (Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green)
  • Vance thinks there is finally a competition starting on American Idol. (Tapeworthy)
  • Dan found an article on Ryan Seacrest that is one of the most disturbing portraits he’s seen in a good long while. (TiFaux)
  • This week, Jace took advance looks at HBO’s Summer Heights High and Showtime’s Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union and was overjoyed to chat with 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey and The Office‘s Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson. (Televisionary)
  • To celebrate the return of The Office on April 10, Jennifer had the chance to chat with executive producer Greg Daniels and actor Rainn Wilson. She got Daniels to spill on whether Karen will be back, and there’s plenty of other spoilery scoop, too. (Tube Talk)
  • The TV Addict imagined what a Michael Sara reunion might look like on PRISON BREAK! (the TV Addict)
  • Kate decided that The Real Housewives of New York City is the darkest show on television (TV Filter)

March 30th, 2008

AJAXey Upgrades

I’ve just upgraded our comment system slightly. You can now read or post comments directly from the home page. If you have an avatar, it won’t show up on the home page. I’m still working on that. You can also edit your own comments up to 15 minutes after posting.

2 comments March 29th, 2008

The anti-Leno: The gays show their “gayest” faces

finger.pngSo, the whole Jay Leno episode appears to have snowballed since I last reported on it.

Not only has Whitty’s letter been making the viral rounds, but it has spawned a Web site chock full of people offering their “gayest looks” to Leno. And by “gayest looks” I mean pictures of themselves giving him the finger.

Take a look. The flipped birds aren’t usually as subtle as the one seen on the right, though.

Not necessarily the most dignified approach to showing Leno and the good folks at NBC that we don’t approve of this kind of behavior, but I appreciate the directness.

Meanwhile, poor Ryan Phillippe is doing damage control — going on big old lesbian Ellen’s show to disconnect himself from the drama and doing a very carefully choreographed discussion on his gay soap opera character without mentioning the Leno flap.

1 comment March 28th, 2008

The More You Know: Hidden thin mints edition

I just found half a roll of thin mints in my freezer!  Awesome!

1 comment March 28th, 2008

Miss Guided: A far cry from Kitty lifting her shirt up

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After seemingly being in the incubator long forever, Miss Guided finally pecked its way out of its mid-season replacement egg and into the barn of primetime television.

I challenge you to come up with a more contrived metaphor.

Moving on. Miss Guided is a single camera comedy focusing on guidance counselor/former high school misfit Becky Freeley. She’s blonde, perky, awkward and full of that kind of blind enthusiasm that just barely masks the exasperated terror underneath.

The rest of the faculty is represented by the sexpot brunette English teacher, the Spanish teacher they’re both fawning after, the grumpy principal and the cartoonish school administrator. All the characters are absurd caricatures, thus spawning outlandish plotlines.

Is it any good?  Well, kind of.  I’m a hard-ass when it comes to comedy, as you know, and Miss Guided does a lot more things right than a lot of fledgling comedies.

First of all, the cast is pretty strong. I find Judy Greer really riveting, mostly because of her fragility. Even when she was Kitty on Arrested Development, I felt like I wanted to protect her from the world. She was in that M. Night Shyamalan movie The Village (yeah, I know) and in that role I really felt drawn to her — wanting to shield her from the dangers of the world. This is an ideal role for Greer, the beta female with equal parts jittery nervousness and innocent goodwill. She’s got the chops, but sometimes the writing doesn’t seem to live up to Greer’s potential.

As for the rest of the cast, Chris Parnell basically plays the same character he plays on 30 Rock, except instead of a doctor he’s a school administrator. And on one of the opening episodes, they stunt cast Ashton Kutcher (he’s an executive producer) as a “dreamy” bohemian substitute teacher. He was not dreamy. Nor was he hilarious.

Will I keep watching Miss Guided?  Probably for a little bit — hoping that it’ll find its voice and turn into the absurdist school faculty comedy it hopes to be. And the vehicle that Judy Greer deserves.  Hopefully I won’t just “Eli Stone” it and keep watching it despite having lost interest soon after the premiere.

6 comments March 27th, 2008

The More You Know: Opinionation is not a word edition

March 27th, 2008

What’s cooking on tonight’s Top Chef? <---that's a play on words... in the culinary sense... get it?

So, Top Chef’s on tonight — in case you forgot. And here’s a teaser…[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/o3YW4Uy3Mv8" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]

I have to admit, I’m really waiting for the competition to heat up — even though we’re only two shows in. On the first episode, they got rid of the person who was clearly out of her depth (just like Clay last season) and on the second episode they got rid of the mild, harmless lady. It was kind of pitiful.
I’m waiting for things to get interesting. It’ll take more than pottymouth Andrew to truly get me engaged. Not even the adorable Kiwi is enough to get me through the entire season.

2 comments March 26th, 2008

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