Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Season finale

So, like every year, I was freaked out that all my tv shows ended. And like every year, I realize I love summer tv. This year I am looking forward to:

1. Mad Men
2. True Blood
3. Top Chef Masters
4. Burn Notice
5. Army Wives
6. Project Runway

1. The last couple episodes of Pushing Daisies and Kings.

It turns out that I may not even have time to watch Wire season 5 (finally), Party Down, John Adams, and Twin Peaks as planned. Though I might while waiting for all of the above to begin. When do these suckers start? I can't wait that long. Nonetheless, I am very relieved. Thank you Alan Sepinwall for reminding me that not all is lost. And for the Just One of the Guys ode. And for reviewing season 2 of the Wire.


Thursday, May 14, 2009


1. I worry that Lost is now an extended interpretation of Job.
2. I think foxes are the next deer in hipster iconography.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Parks and Recreation Update

The most recent episode mentioned Indianapolis twice and featured pictures of Dan Quayle, Dick Lugar, and Evan Bayh.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

War Games and Harry Potter

I think War Games-era Ally Sheedy would have made a really good Hermione Granger.

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Love, Hate

I love this article about Michelle Obama. Muppets and wearing a dress more than once.

I hate doing pushups.

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Tip of the Hat, Wag of the Finger

Tip of the Hat
1. Cookie Magazine. I'm not supposed to like Cookie since I don't have kids. But it's a nice Domino replacement at the moment.
2. Parks and Recreation. Parks and Recreation is really growing on me, which was not entirely unexpected. First, the Office people know what they're doing so it was only a matter of time. I really love Mark and April so far. The jokes are getting funnier, and the bit characters will probably be as hilarious as Stanley et al later. Also, they're inundating me with Indiana references. They're doing a really amazing job actually, including everything from Bob Knight's hand/sweater visible in the corner of a poster all through the pilot and instantly recognizable to any and all Hoosiers to using the outline of Indiana to cap off episodes to a small picture of Larry Bird alongside Leslie's collection of portraits of women in government. It turns out that this sports blog guy has noticed this as well and taken some pics for me to borrow.
3. Manny Pacquiao. Filipino pride baby! Bring on Mayweather!

Wag of the Finger
1. Lost. SPOILER ALERT. So Lost has possibly lost the thread of its time travel logic. I hate this new "variable" angle. They had a nice gig going for them: closed loop except for Desmond who could create alternate timelines in theory. I'm hoping that Daniel is either a) mistaken or b) setting Jack up to do exactly what Jack needed to do in order for the future to happen as it did. I think this is a reasonable possibility since he told Dr. Chang about Miles so that Chang would do "what he's supposed to do," ie send his wife, son, Charlotte, etc, off the island in the sub. So maybe he's similarly manipulating Jack to "do what he's supposed to do.' Otherwise, boo Lost. Boo.
2. My birthday flower, care of Angry Chicken, is not in fact a flower. A spruce is a tree, thank you very much. Still not a bad plant to be affiliated with.

Thanks Colbert for the title.

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