This is actually a post that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’ve held off on it, however, as I wanted to wait until the two new shows had a chance to get at least half a season in. I didn’t think it would be very fair to judge them before then. I’ll go ahead and start with the first show to air, which is now in its third season, Arrow.
When this show first came out, I really didn’t want anything to do with it. I hadn’t really seen, or read, much with the Green Arrow in it, but what I did see didn’t really interest me. This will probably sound ridiculous, as Green Arrow came out at least ten years earlier, but he always seemed to me to be a lamer version of Hawkeye. Hawkeye’s arrows were more technological and badass. Plus, the Green Arrow was walking around in the movie costume from Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
After the second season of Arrow ended, one of the guys I worked with told me that I needed to watch it. I told him everything I said above. He admitted that he didn’t really like Green Arrow that much either, but that Arrow was a very good show. Still, I was leery about watching it. Finally, I agreed to give it a shot.
My daughter has been on a kick lately. She’s been wanting to watch nothing except for one particular cartoon. I used to like it. Well, maybe not like it. It wasn’t bad. I used to not hate it, anyways. Now, it’s annoying as hell.
For the past couple of weeks, it’s been nothing but “Doo Doo”. For those of you who don’t know what that is, that’s what Baby E calls Scooby Doo. Although, now she also sometimes calls him “Dooby Doo”. (Feel free to insert pot joke here….) Continue reading
The TV show Lost has been over for a few years now and the ending still upsets many fans. Personally, I didn’t like or dislike the ending. I thought there were things it did well. There were also things it didn’t do well. In my experience, I seem to be alone in this. Everyone else I know who watched the show is at the ends of the spectrum: they either absolutely love it, or they absolutely hate it. Most of them are on the “I hated the ending” team.
The problem with the Lost finale is that the Lost world was too big and had too fanatical of a following. Because of this, the expectations for it were set incredibly high. That meant that no matter how they ended the show, they’d end up pissing somebody off. If the people who hated the old ending got a new ending that they liked, the people who loved the old ending would’ve hated the new ending (Am I going to be the only one who understands that sentence?). That’s my opinion on it, anyways.
Are any of you Lost fans? What did you think about the finale?
I just got done watching last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, and I noticed something. The Colbert Report has been on for 5 years, or so, now and you’d think in that time that people would know what to expect when they go on there. In last night’s episode, he had on an energy expert to talk about gas prices, and this guy got thrown every time Colbert made a joke or asked a joking question. Had he never seen the show before? If he wanted to talk completely seriously about gas prices, then he went on the wrong show. I’m not singling this guy out, either. This happens quite often. How? I have no idea. Anyone who has ever watched even one episode should know that Colbert is only 50% serious at most in any of his interviews.
Of course, now as I’m writing about it, I’m also thinking more about it. It’s actually quite funny seeing these idiots squirm while trying to deal with Colbert’s joke questions. If these people were prepared for him, the show wouldn’t be as fun to watch. Dammit! I’ve thrown myself into a conundrum. I’m stopping now before I get any deeper.
I’ve been watching Futurama a lot lately, and there have been some pretty awesome quotes. These are just some of the ones that stood out to me. I’m sure there’s many more, but I’ll get to them when I have more time. The ones I’m putting up now are from just two of the characters, Bender and Fry. If it doesn’t say Fry in front of it, it came from Bender.
“This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me!”
“Do I preach to you while you’re lying stoned in the gutter? Noooo!”
“I’m gonna go build my own theme park! With blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the park!”
“What kind of party is this? There’s no booze and only one hooker.”
Fry: “They’re like sex, except I’m having it!”
Fry: “I don’t regret this, but I both rue and lament it.”
Fry: “Ugh…It’s like a party in my mouth and everyone’s throwing up.”
“I guess if you want children beaten, you have to do it yourself.”
“Call me old-fashioned, but I like a dump to be as memorable as it is devastating.”
Fry: “So I really am important? How I feel when I’m drunk is correct?”
Fry: “Why am I sticky and naked? Did I miss something fun?”
My wife likes to watch reruns of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on CMT, and being the awesome husband I am, I’ll watch it with her. During the commercials, we’ll be bombarded with previews for their other shows, and that’s where I start having problems. Not only are they trying to be MTV, in that they almost never show actual music videos, but they’re copying shows from them and now from other networks too. I don’t know if this is the actual order these shows came out, because until I started watching that show with my wife, I never watched CMT. This is just the order in which I noticed these shows.
It started with them showing CMT Cribs. Then came Trick My Truck. I wonder where they came up with the idea for those. Next, I saw The Singing Bee, which is another karaoke game show like Don’t Forget the Lyrics or that other one I can’t remember the name of. Now, the previews of their new shows are starting. The first one is called Sweet Home Alabama. From the commercials, it looks like a country version of The Bachelorette. The second one is called Texas Girls (or something like that), and it looks like a country version of The Jersey Shore.
I know that with the thousands of channels that are out there now, it’s hard to come up with shows which don’t resemble something else. Seriously, though, you’ve got to do better than this. It’s like they’re not even trying. I’m starting to think that their meetings go like this: One person will say, “Hey, MTV has a show that’s getting good ratings.” Then, another person will say, “Yeah. We should do something like this. But how do we make it different?” A third guy will clap his hands and say, “I got it! Instead of having normal people in the show, we’ll just throw in rednecks!” The entire room nods in agreement, except for one man. This man says, “Why don’t we come up with our own ideas for new shows?” The room goes silent, now they’re shaking their heads and muttering about how the man doesn’t know anything about working at a TV network. The boss looks at the man and, doing his best Trump impression, says,”You’re fired!” As the rest of the room laughs, the boss gets an idea. “Hey, we should do our own version of Celebrity Apprentice. We could call it ‘Country Celebrity Apprentice’.”
I haven’t posted in a while, because I really haven’t had anything to talk about, but I just got done watching something that I had to comment about.
I’m a regular watcher of the Colbert Report. I think it’s hilarious. Last night’s episode, however, was a giant bunch of suck. The reason it was a giant bunch of suck? Jimmy Fallon. Almost the whole show was a lame skit that involved Jimmy Fallon. He’s one of the unfunniest people who has ever been allowed on TV. The only funny part of the whole skit was when Colbert made a joke about how much he sucked on SNL.
Note to Colbert: Jimmy Fallon sucks. I’m extremely disappointed in you for inviting him onto your show. Please do me, and the rest of the world, a favor and don’t give him any more TV time to infect us with his unique brand of sucking ass.