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Archive for January, 2006

Watched log for Tuesday

Gilmore Girls: Friday Night’s Alright For Fighting

The Simpsons: We’re on the Road to D’Ohwhere

Nor do I condone…

Well, just a few words about downloading TV shows off the internet. I don’t have any here, nor do I encourage or condone such downloading. But if you really must, try mininova.org. And give Life On Mars a try.  

Watched log for Monday

Skating With Celebrities: Episode 3

After the elimination last week, the scores were reset. So, whoever scores lowest is eliminated. Deborah and Kurt have been eliminated, even though Kristy and Lloyd were confused and thought that they had been eliminated. Wow, that’s a lot of “eliminated”s in one paragraph.

24: Day 5: 12:00PM-1:00PM

Iron Chef America: Secrets of Kitchen Stadium

American Chopper: FANtasy Bike 3, FANtasy Bike 4

Courting Alex: Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Watched log for Sunday

Veronica Mars: Donut Run

Grey’s Anatomy: Break On Through

Number 1 Single: Leaving Los Angeles; Welcome to New York

I just heard about this show, and it’s pretty cool. Basically it’s a reality show that follows Lisa Loeb (*swoon*) as she looks for love in NYC.

Malcolm in the Middle: College Recruiters

Samurai Champloo: Elegy of Entrapment, Verse 1

Watched log for Saturday

Stargate SG-1: Stronghold

Stargate Atlantis: Grace Under Pressure

Battlestar Galactica: Black Market

Surface: Episode 13

Watched log for Friday

Crumbs: Friends In High Places

Saturday Night Live: Scarlett Johanson, Death Cab For Cutie

What I Like About You: Coming Home

Twins: Sneaks and Geeks

Watched log for Thursday

Smallville: Reckoning

Obligatory Ferris Bueller’s Day Off tv-edit reference: “Clark is so tight if you stuck a piece of coal in his fist, in a minute, you’d have a diamond.”

Chloe quote of the episode: “…yanking on your closet door”

Man, I could write this show. It’s so retarded. And if you didn’t know who was going to die, for real, you haven’t been paying attention. Especially with all the Jor-el crap and the continuity of the movies and the comics, which while they’ve blatantly ignored it before, it was the character that was least utilized.

Also, funeral scene just an excuse to use slow motion snow.

The O.C.: The Pot Stirrer

Not the drugs! Not “the pot.”

That 70’s Show: Sweet Lady

Four Kings: Tale of the Tape

My Name Is Earl: Monkey’s in Space

The Office: The Carpet

Courting Alex: Everything I Know About Men – Pilot

Review: Life On Mars

Life On Mars
Mondays on the BBC, episodes available from various BitTorrent sites for those in the US
Grade: A-

Life On Mars is the story of Sam Tyler, a detective inspector, on the case of a serial murderer, who gets hit by a car and falls into a coma. Inside this comatose state, he is transported back to 1973, where he finds that he is an inspector working on a murder that seems to be the work of the same killer. Unsure of how to exit the coma or if he even is just imagining everything, he decides to stay.

At its core, Life On Mars is a fish-out-of-water drama, but with an added supernatural element. Sam wants desperately to go back to his own time to help his girlfriend, but the clues he finds in the past might help him in the future. The biggest problems he faces are the “backwardness? of the times, e.g. sexism, an absence of sophisticated forensic tools, and as he regards it, a lack of professionalism. It’s very Starsky and Hutch but in England.

I decided to check out the show based on a description on TVSquad (damn you guys for giving me something else to watch) and so far I haven’t been disappointed. It’s very well written, the acting is excellent. Actually the worst thing about the show is more a fault of mine, as I have a problem understanding some of the slang. If you get a chance, download an episode or two and check it out.

Watched log for Wednesday

Smallville: Lockdown

Clark is an idiot and totally gay. That’s the whole episode. Oh, and Lex and Lana play “Panic Room” whilst being questioned about the vanishing spaceship. This week’s episode should be just as gay. Spoilers predict that one of the title sequence characters will die. And it’s someone Clark loves, so it must be Lex.

Battlestar Galactica: Epiphanies

BBQ With Bobby Flay: BBQ Bashes

Sealab 2021: Bizarro

Lost: Fire Plus Water

Bones: Woman at the Airport

Mythbusters: Archimedes Death Ray (Revisited)

Good Eats: Raising the Bar

Watched log for Tuesday

Scrubs: My Way Home, My Big Bird

Love Monkey: Nice Package

Life On Mars: Episode 1

Watched log for Monday

Monk: Mr. Monk Bumps His Head

Skating With Celebrities: Episode 2

Wow. Not a huge surprise but Todd and Jenni have been eliminated. It’s really sad how excited I get about this show. Especially as I have been out of skating for almost 15 years.

24: Day 5: 11:00AM-12:00PM

Medium: Raising Cain

How I Met Your Mother: Drumroll Please

Related: The Godmother

Top Gear: Best Of… Special

Watched log for Sunday

Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates a Part Time Job

Stargate SG-1: Ripple Effect

Stargate Atlantis: Critical Mass

Desperate Housewives: There’s Something About a War

Grey’s Anatomy: Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

Iron Chef America: Cora vs. Fraser

Watched log for Saturday

Actually did’t get a chance to watch anything. Got up late and left soon after to go to a LAN party.

Watched log for Friday

Twins: Dancin’ & Pantsin’