28 January 2006

Nope, have not signed off yet

I have not blogged for almost a week, but nope I'm not signing off yet. I have been watching quite a lot of TV (crap galore and then some) but haven't gotten around to writing about it. But here I am now, so...

  • Was able to peak at Emily Reasons Why Not ....something like that, long title, too tired to google it...I'm probably right...or wrong... Anyway, moving along...It is cutesy show and the characters so superficial, the network carrying it has decided to cancel Emily after one (or two?) episodes. **/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    Emily begins dating Stan, her very attractive co-worker, but then questions the relationship when Stan's level of passion doesn't seem to match her own

  • Was able to also take a peak at The Book of Daniel. I can't quite grasp the concept. And Jesus is in the cast. It is kinda offbeat, too offbeat in fact, it turned me off. That too, is on the verge of cancellation. */*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    Reverend Daniel Webster's problems begin when his daughter is arrested for possession of drugs and his brother-in-law goes missing, along with a substantial amount of the church funds. In the second hour of this two hour premiere, Judith decides to confront Daniel about the fact that their sex life was discussed during one of Rev. Daniel's counseling sessions. Also, Peter endures an uncomfortable exchange during Sunday dinner when his grandfather Bishop Bertrum Webster grills him about his sexual preferences. Meanwhile, Adam's romance is in jeopardy when he falls out of his girlfriend Caroline's window and is quickly discovered on the hood of her father Roger's car.

  • Was able to check Crumbs. Didn't have any idea who starred in it at first, but was surprised to see Fred Savage (Kevin, The Wonder Years)on the cast. And in this sitcom, he plays a gay film writer. It needs a couple of room for improvement, especially since the comedy isn't as funny. But so far, I'd say okay. ***/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    Mitch Crumb comes home to his hometown to deal with his mother (Suzanne Crumb), who has just been released from a psychiatric facility (Cedar Hill). She has not yet learned that her ex-husband (Billy Crumb) is about to have a baby with another woman. Mitch's brother (Jody Crumb), who's stayed there to carry on the family business, feels Mitch is only there to write about their family to make money.

  • Tuned to American Idol 5. People who've been following the show for five seasons now know what this is all about. So let me just say: this year's batch seem like a talented bunch. Looking forward to the Final rounds. I see some really amazing talents, especially from the girls. ****/*****

  • Followed...
    *Commander in Chief --- Episode: Wind Beneath My Wings - was crappy, what the hell was that about? No wonder ratings is falling. Write smart, people. Although, have to say: everytime I watch this show, my eyes well up. I don't know why. I'm feeling patriotic and I'm not even an American, nor desire to be one. ***/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    President Mackenzie Allen and Speaker of the House Templeton head out west to pay tribute to the dedication of former President Bridges' Presidential Library. While there Air Force One is held hostage by a guy who wants to speak with Pres. Mac. Meanwhile Horace and Rebecca have some friends for a party.

    *Lost --- Episode: Fire + Water - meh....meh...meh. Don't get me wrong, I still love Lost. I just wanna see Jack's Army in action already. Lakas mambitin ng show na ito. ***/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    When Charlie's vividly surreal dreams lead him to believe Claire's baby, Aaron, is in danger, Locke suspects Charlie may be using again. Meanwhile, Sawyer encourages Hurley to act on his attraction to Libby.

    *Scrubs --- in yet another back-to-back episode - show is losing its luster. Maybe because I keep thinking of how Grey's Anatomy is soo much better than this, while I'm watching Scrubs. Yet, for the love of Zach Braff, I still watch this show even if at times I think my 8-year old boy has a lot more maturity than all the cast combined. **.5/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    100th Episode: In a "Wizard of Oz" homage, J.D. is trying to go home, Turk searches for a heart donor and Carla worries that she doesn't have the courage to become a parent. Meanwhile, Eliot doesn't believe she has the brains to lead a question and answer session. The Janitor is is painting color-coded lines throughout the hospital for easier navigation. J.D., Turk, Elliot and Carla are interrogated about the mysterious death of a patient. Dr. Kelso learns that J.D. and Turk were away tracking down a patient, Elliot was traumatized over finding out that her make-out buddy was married and Carla was busy recruiting hospital personnel for a group lottery purchase

    *The Shield --- Episode: Enemy of God - whoa! Best. Show. Ever. *****/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    During an interrogation, Kavanaugh reviews the Strike Team’s corrupt past and attempts to weaken Lem’s loyalty to Vic by bringing up the connection to Terry’s murder. Meanwhile, the Strike Team investigates a multiple homicide. Dutch and Claudette suspect that a minister might have been involved in an attempted murder. Tina gets in over her head while on duty with Julien.

    *24 --- Episode: 11AM to 12PM - whoa! Best. Unbelievably-incredibly-unrealistic-yet-I-can't-help-but-buy-the-story. Show. Ever. *****/*****

    Episode synopsis from TV.Com:

    Jack returns to CTU and has an emotional reunion with Audrey, while Curtis tracks the Russians and the stolen nerve gas.

    Walt sends in a hit man to silence Jack. Chloe discovers that Spencer has his own agenda at CTU.

    Walt convinces Logan to have Martha institutionalized when she tells them of the attack on her.

  • And finally, yesterday, I started watching Ricky Gervais', Extras. He is the guy behind a great comedy called The Office. I'm still on 2 episodes (there's a total of six for one season) and so far I'm liking it. Can't quite understand what they are all saying because of their thick accents (mwehehehe), but am not complaining. I think this one is really a must-watch! ****/*****

    Something about Extras from their official site:

    Once in a great while, a man really has a chance to shine. Andy Millman is not that man.

    Ricky Gervais stars as Andy Millman, a frustrated Englishman in his 40s who gives up his day job to pursue acting, only to find that because of his age, blend-in appearance and complete lack of experience, he just can't land any juicy parts.

    Undaunted by failure and convinced of his "star" potential, Andy spends most of his days changing from costume to costume and hustling from set to set, stalking anyone who might somehow help him land a speaking role or, at least, a larger extra part in a scene. In an effort to make a rare on-camera impression, Andy often milks the scenes that he's in to get more screen time, but that strategy has a tendency to backfire.

    Andy must also contend with his inept and contemptuous agent (Stephen Merchant), who not only fails to get his client a speaking gig, but actually encourages him to quit acting and find another form of employment. It's clear that Andy would fire his agent (we never learn his name) in a heartbeat - if another agent would agree to take him in.

    Even when he's not working, Andy continues his quest, stooping to extremes to seek out invitations to "in" spots and celebrity parties that might expose him to directors, writers and bigger actors. But more often than not, he and his fellow extra, Maggie Jacobs (Ashley Jensen), spend their days ensconced in a green room with other extras, filling the time with gritty stories of their personal lives, all the while envying their A-list counterpoints. Occasionally they finagle a conversation with one of the stars, but these brief encounters have a way of coming back to haunt them. As for Maggie, her acting ambitions are tempered by a far more pressing need: to find a man (not Andy) who might make a suitable husband.

    As Andy and Maggie move from gig to gig, each episode features a different film set, as well as guest appearances by well-known actors playing themselves, including Kate Winslet, Ross Kemp, Les Dennis and Patrick Stewart.