February 21, 2009

Dollhouse

Have you watched this show?   I missed the first episode when it aired last week and I was most annoyed.  Then SarahK told me to look on hulu.com.  Sure enough they are posting the shows which is a wonderful thing for people like me who can't remember when stuff is on.  This is a show that is difficult to follow if you don't watch from the beginning.

Therefore, if you haven't seen it:

This is a link to the first episode.

The second episode has been posted too and is on that same page. I may just watch them again.

My take, without spoilers.  I love it.  Terrific dialog (as Joss Whedon fans expect), lots of action - most excellent non-pc action.

You do have to pay attention, especially in the first episode.  It's pretty choppy at the beginning.  Stick with it, it will make more sense later.  I'm betting it will make even more sense by the end of the season.

The second episode contains a number of flashbacks which I finally got the hang of after figuring out that the "background" lighting was a more sepia toned hue when they jumped to those. Duh... sometimes I'm a tad slow on the uptake. 

The second episode also has one of the BEST lines I've heard in a television show in... forever.  Anyone who saw it will know the line I mean.  It's worth it to watch both shows just to get that one line. 

Go watch and enjoy.

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September 10, 2007

Firefly

I believe I've mentioned in some other posts that beloved husband and I are finally getting around to watching Firefly (oops - I should mention that this link automatically plays a video short from the show!) which is currently showing on Saturday nights in hi-def on Universal HD channel. We're doing the weekly show for several reasons. First - we get to watch it for the first time in HD - which really is excellent! Second - it's the first show I've ever watched that I am enjoying so much, I'm still giggling over bits of it several days later. I want to stretch this out because I know it will end shortly.

After a couple of years watching the extremely frustrating 24... (which I will not waste time on ever again) not to mention all the mediocre to really hideous shows that have been presented over the years as "entertainment", this show is so good I'm having a hard time believing anyone actually approved it to be broadcast on television ever!

Those who have seen the show and love it, will know why I'm laughing... They showed "Our Mrs. Reynolds" this last Saturday. I will only say "Vera" and "You kissed her didn't you."

There is always a twist with every show that is completely unexpected. And in my entire history of watching television - which includes watching avidly as a kid... I can't remember a show I've enjoyed more. I'm very sorry it only lasted 14 episodes - what was Fox thinking!

It's also the only television show I will take the trouble to buy. If you haven't seen it - may I recommend that you at least rent it. Personally, I'd cut to the chase and buy it - the series is less than $30 from Amazon (BTW - checking out Amazon, it has a 5 star rating with over 3000 reviews - that is amazing!).

Now, I have neglected to read any blogs for about 24 hours. Time to get myself reading again.

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May 22, 2007

24 - The End - Mercifully

Oh most definitely below the fold... more...

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May 15, 2007

24 - Be Still My Heart!

Action! Murder, mayhem, gratuitous violence...

Definitely below the fold. more...

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May 08, 2007

24 - We're Nearly Done

Good Grief! Certainly below the fold! more...

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May 01, 2007

24 - Or How to be Smothered By Bubbles

Back in the 60's there was a television show called The Prisoner. A man was abducted from his home in London and placed in a small prison village. One of the things I remember most about the series was the huge bouncing ball that would be sent out to kill stop people from escaping. (okay I haven't seen the show in so long - my thanks to Velociman for reminding me what was going on in the show... I just remember holding my breath whenever the ball would come bouncing onto the screen) It would basically seek out the person, knock them down and smother them. The ball was very soft plastic and the person would push on it to no avail - their hands sinking into the ball instead of moving it away. I'm kinda feeling like that bouncing ball has gotten me with this last episode of 24...

In deference to those who could care less - I place the rest below the fold. more...

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April 24, 2007

24 - As Soap Bubbles Rise

Okay, because I got completely lost yesterday evening and finally turned around and went home - I actually made it back in time to watch this mess of a show. Mind you - I would have preferred to have been able to find the meeting I was trying to get to... but it wasn't to be. (driving around Boston - especially on Red Sox game night - just sucks. It's like Wrigleyville when there's a Cubs game... except the streets aren't in squares and I had no idea where I was)

So, on to 24... below the fold as usual... it doesn't deserve the time I'm investing, but I'll finish out the season. more...

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April 10, 2007

24 - Bauer, Jack Bauer 007

And finally into the land of action... yes, below the fold. more...

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April 03, 2007

24.... ho hum....

Definitely below the fold material. It's too dumb to be out in the open where everyone can see it... more...

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March 27, 2007

24 - Jumps the Shark and Lands on a Whale

None of this is fit for above the fold... sad but true. more...

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