Category Archives: Television

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Fox is always on top of things.  Thank you for this Jeffrey Wilczynski.

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Kinetic Type

It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted… even though “blog” is on almost every single to do list I make.  In any case, at the request of my babi girl Kaley, I am posting even though I have about six hours of editing I should be starting on instead.

This video is super close to my heart because it was my first successful finished piece in After Effects for my Motion Graphics class.  It’s taken from a scene in Gilmore Girls where Luke and Lorelai have a conversation about Star Wars.

Hey Arnold

The IT Crowd

Since I’m finished with The OC and I won’t be starting Modern Family until my Netflix queue gets flushed out a bit, I was wandering aimlessly through the internet today when I decided to watch the first episode of The IT Crowd. I know British comedies are supposed to be all the rage, but I’m sorry to say it was such a disappointment. And yes, it was the British one that I’ve been watching… not the NBC version.

The story is about the IT center (in the basement) of an office building with idiot employees… The boss hires a woman as the IT manager without any qualifying questions of computer knowledge. It turns out that she padded her resume a bit, and knows nothing about fixing computers. The boys decide to keep her around in order to add some personability to the unpopular department.

The actual humor, however, is very “Stella”, and that automatically alienates the audience. To be honest, it’s missing a third, less nerdy character who can be the leader of their little group. In short, this is a crappy version of The Big Bang Theory…

I’m not going to give up on it just yet… Hopefully it’s the kind of comedy that starts out ironically cheesy and matures into something with better character identities and stronger jokes that extend beyond awkward one liners… Either way, I feel pretty certain that I’d like NBC’s version better.

The O.C.

For those of you who aren’t my roommate, my ex boyfriend, or Kaley, I have been watching The O.C. over the last couple of months.  I know, I’m six years or so behind… I would say spoiler alert, but you’ve all been there done that, right?

I think the reason I can appreciate this show years later (way past it’s prime) extends beyond the fact that I am madly in love with Adam Brody.  I have been ever since the first time I saw him jam with Hep Alien on Gilmore Girls many moons ago… Anyway, the incestuous nature of the show is something that makes me feel warm and fuzzy for my high school years, and the soundtrack is just so damn entertaining.  When Seth gives Anna and Summer The Goonies and Death Cab For Cutie for Christmukkah, I swoon.

While on one hand I can see why the show was cancelled, (which is the same reason that Weeds had to drastically alter their storyline) because there are too few people in the show to provide convincing drama.  The story lines are over reaching and repetitive (more than one coma in a series is teetering on being a tad bit unbelievable).

But alas, here I am at the end of season 4, which is without a doubt the worst season of any show I can think of, and I couldn’t be more upset.  What is Netflix going to send me now?!  Movies?!  Well, this was a big day for me.  Thanks for being here to share it.

Star Trek

I ship Rory/Jess

So, do any of you kiddos hang out on forums? I’m not sure how many of you are hip to the idea of “shipping”, but I want to share with you my favorite couple. “Shipping” is a fandom term, short for relationship. It’s often times the basis of fanfiction or fan art involving two characters from a book, film or tv show being in a relationship.

There are two kids of ships– the kind that are legitimate and already formed, and the kinds that are unlikely, improbable, or even impossible. For example, me shipping Jess and Rory (of Gilmore Girls) is one that the writers of the show already imagined, and, anyway, I’ve been watching a lot of Gilmore Girls lately, seasons 2 and 3, and it’s making me all romantic.

I first fell in love with Milo Ventimiglia on season 2 of Gilmore Girls. In a few episodes, he had stolen my heart completely. I got into heroes a little bit, but he really shines in this show.

The chemistry between the two of them is some of the most youthful, sweeping, romantic of all the teen romances on television.  You find yourself making justifications for Rory’s infidelities towards Dean as the seasons go on, because every girl needs a bad boy at some point.  You can’t help but love him, and it’s not just the writing, this show is filled with good acting.  Did you know the average Gilmore Girls script is double what most hour long sitcoms are, because of the fast paced dialogue?

So, who do you all ship? Harry Potter, I would guess? Come on, let out your inner fan girl.