Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

Entertaining Moments in Award Shows 2009

October 5, 2009

Some of the funniest and most entertaining moments of this year’s major awards shows.  Enjoy.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Sesame Street
36th Daytime Emmy Awards
August 30, 2009
118 Emmy Awards!

Ricky Gervais presents the award for Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
September 20, 2009
Hilarious guy.

Dr. Horrible interrupts Emmy broadcast
61st Primetime Emmy Awards
September 20, 2009

Ricky Gervais presents Happy-Go-Lucky
66th Golden Globe Awards
January 11, 2009
IMO Ricky should present in every major awards show every year.

Hugh Jackman’s opening number
Academy Awards
February 22, 2009
Who knew Anne’s been hiding that voice all these years?


TV Show Clip: The Most Interesting Alien in the World (American Dad! Season 4)

February 4, 2009

The clip is entitled “The Most Interesting Alien in the World – #2”. I don’t know where the hell #1 is.

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TV Show: The Practice (1997)

December 28, 2008

I’ve always thought of The Practice, the 8-season TV series that debuted in 1997, as a timeless masterpiece.  Sure, it’s a serious Ally McBeal with hints of Boston Legal thrown in, but it’s an original TV series on its own, with just the right mix of gripping drama and my kind of comic relief.

Wait, that doesn’t matter now as the show’s been over since 2005 and look what we have here!


TV Show & Soundtrack: Life Season 2

November 22, 2008

TV Show: Life

Season 1 of the TV Show Life was a tad confusing as it was a lot meh.  There seemed to be too much lighting going on, and the episodes were very concerned about building up the main, season-long plot, rather than trying to make the crime of the week entertaining enough to hook the viewers into watching more.

Season 2, however, starts to move into more interesting aspects of storytelling.  Suddenly, the hot female lead character gets noticed by a man.  Suddenly, humor behind a boss being ordered around like a slave goes on episode after episode.  Suddenly, Zen philosophy becomes increasingly ridiculous.  Suddenly, characters begin to pursue lives rather than dwell in the past.  And even if the viewers are aware that there is still a main plot left hanging week after week, they are left wanting to watch more because every episode is funny and every new crime is fresh and intriguing.

I had little hopes for Life Season 2 after Season 1 ended, but the latest episodes of Season 2 currently showing are surprisingly likened to old packages of newly sweetened, great stuff.

Equally entertaining as well as keepers are unique songs played in every episode.  From the full list here, some favorites with links to pages that play a sample of their music:

Guster – One-Man Wrecking Machine
Jackie Greene – I Don’t Live in a Dream
John Doe – The Golden State
Low – Cue The Strings
Spoon – They Never Got You
The Beta Band – Squares
The Gutter Twins – I Was in Love with You

TV Show: Heroes, after some season 3 episodes.

November 17, 2008

Heroes is soap opera with self-propelled flight, telekinesis and spontaneous regeneration.

That is all.

TV Show: Fringe

November 13, 2008

Fringe Science. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

Yes, I have never heard of Fringe Science, and I’m not too crazy about movies or TV shows that come in one-word titles and names of actors surrounded by little buzz. But considering a show like Fringe came from a guy like J. J. Abrams, I had a change of heart.

Stars Anna Torv, John Noble and Joshua Jackson, Fringe is a show about unexplained phenomena, and scientific inquiries that help to understand their occurrences and solve the problems they cause. It’s the most exciting TV series that debuted this year. Episode 1 pretty much says a lot about the rest of the show, so go check it out. Definitely worth a shot.

The pitch: All over the world, a series of apparent experiments collectively referred to as “the Pattern” (e.g., a newborn baby who rapidly ages and dies within a few hours, a bus full of passengers trapped in a strange substance like mosquitoes in amber) are occurring for reasons unknown. FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, scientist Walter Bishop, and his son Peter are in charge of investigating these strange events to determine their source.

Satisfy your curiosity? I did mine, for a bit.