January 31, 2012
Last week saw the end of one of my favorite shows in recent television memory, Chuck. If you’re into geekry, you probably haven’t missed the fact that Chuck was on and you will, like me, be sad it is over. It almost ended at the end of the second season due to network stupidity, but I’m really glad it got a chance to suceed for five full seasons (thank you Subway). Sure, I would have loved for the show to go on much longer, but I’m happy with just five. Babylon 5 was only five seasons (and a few movies) because it was written to be that long — and is arguably ranks among some of the best scifi in history.
MythBusters is the Best Show Ever
April 16, 2010
This past evening I was watching some of the latest MythBusters’ episodes after I had returned from Aikido. It just so happened that after class a few guys had gotten to talking about court, then DUI checks, then to the MythBusters’ test on how to beat breathalyzers. As I was watching the show, I realized something: MythBusters is probably one of the best TV shows ever. I’m being serious here. Stop and think about it for a second.
I hate modern TV schedules
March 11, 2010
Let’s take a quick look back at TV in the mid 90s. When a show started for the season, you were safe in assuming that the show would be 24 to 26 episodes in length and that it would be on essentially contiguously. Sure, nothing was on TV during the week of Thanksgiving or Christmas, but who cares? It was the holidays, specials were on and generally you were busy with other things.
Oh, Chuck Me...
January 11, 2010
So last night was the 2 hour season premier of Chuck (Season 3). Very exciting. A while back I lent my mother Chuck Season 1 and then, this last week, Season 2 and got her hooked. So last night I took a little jaunt over to her place to so we could watch Chuck together! I’ve got no cable, so normally I have to wait for downloads/streams. Anyways, I was overall pleased with how Season 3 started, but I had a few comments/thoughts and figured I’d share with the class. No major plot spoilers though. The season starts off 6 months beyond where season 2 left off with Chuck, as usual, in trouble. The thing that I found odd immediately was that it was General Beckman in his ear. Even more odd, and this is shown more throughout the 2 hour premier, General Beckman is much softer this season. You can actually hear some compassion in her voice when she tells Chuck how much he sucks. Very odd. I’m hoping that there is some explanation forthcoming, like they bonded during training or something.