Episode: "Combat Jack"
RecapThe Episode “Flight 1” starts off at a 60’s marijuana party where Peggy is doing some necking with a boy in sharp horn-rimmed glasses. An American Airlines crash in NY makes Sterling Cooper have to pull some of their ads for Mohawk Airlines.
There must not be a lot going on in Tampa this week, since the whole news team for the local Fox affiliate seems to have the time to analyze a Criss Angel stunt like it's the tape of the JFK assassination. Apparently Criss was using the demolition of a Florida hotel as a premise for one of his Mindfreak stunts.
Diddy is doing it again. Or redoing it again. I’m not sure.
Anyone that has ever done work as a personal assistant knows that the depths of human horribleness are much greater than the common man can fathom.
Even though this show seems fake most of the time, I’m getting more and more into it.
Finally, two warriors can rise from their respective ranks and apply their battle-hardened skills toward a problem that is poised to destroy all life as we know it. One is armed with an ability to utter rhyming words in meter, often to a beat. The other is known to bang wooden sticks on a thin membrane, often getting a BJ on a boat from Pamela Anderson. Yes that’s right.
Eureka is a kind of nerdy, guilty pleasure for me so I'm glad that is has caught on enough to make it into its third season. After seeing this season's premiere, I feel pleasured, but I still definitely feel guilty.
Comedy Central has a pretty good track record when it comes to roasts (Jeff Foxworthy's not withstanding), but the line-up for the Bob Saget affair has me extremely excited as a stand-up fan. Names like Gilbert Gottfried, Artie Lange, Norm McDonald and little Jimmy Norton are some of the highlights (complete list is after the break).
I have to admit that I was actually pretty late to the Weeds party. Maybe it was because I don't smoke weed, so I thought there might be some subtleties that were lost on me. More likely, though, it's because I was too cheap to get Showtime. But I'm all caught up now and I'm glad because it seems like season four is finally getting to the good stuff, like naked pictures of Nancy.
For the first two episodes I've been complaining that the bad decisions of the high-ranking officers have kept the brigade out of the action, but it's the opposite this week. Everyone's jones for shooting at hostiles has led our boys into all kinds of dangerous situations that are actually pretty intense. Impressions:
After last week's dialog-filled and action-free premiere, I had high hopes that Generation Kill would take a turn for the interesting in the second episode. Luckily, it seems that they've gotten all of the boring character exposition out of the way, and we'll be in the shit from here on out.
Veteren screen actor but relative TV avoider Harvey Keitel has inked a deal to play a regular role in the forthcomming ABC sci fi cop drama Life on Mars.
Sometimes I wonder if America is running out of ideas when most of our new shows and movies are either 1) stolen from comic books, or 2) stolen from the…
I was a huge fan of the original BBC Office when it came out. When the American version rolled around, my initial impression was that it was a rehashing of another culture's jokes, watered-down for an audience that is unaccustomed to dry Brit wit. But the show really did find it’s footing pretty fast and has become one of the best things on TV.
Shwaze has a court date from getting busted for allegedly making fake id’s. He doesn’t tell his manager about it until the last minute.
Hunter S. Thompson said ”The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs….
The last season of Mad Men was one of the best thirteen episode streaks in modern TV history. It slowly doled out back-story on the main character, building steam that brought the show to a boil in the last moments. Combine that with the critical acclaim surrounding AMC's golden child, and it’s no wonder that this was one of the most highly anticipated-premieres of this year.
Sitcoms and the word “smart” don’t come into contact very often, and usually when they do you end up with some snooty piece of crap like Frasier or Sports Night. But Tina Fey’s show about the inner-workings of a fictionalized NBC is one of the funniest shows on TV thanks to its wit. Sure, it gets a lot of hype, but most of it is deserved.
Unless you’re the kind of insufferable jackass who can’t watch the American version without talking incessantly about how much better the UK version is, you’re already plenty familiar with Steve Carrell and company’s brand of douche chill-inducing humor.
Ah, 1960. A time when you could get totally obliterated at work, as long as you were drinking some type of whisky from a tumbler. The worst punishment for sexual harassment was a smirk. Doctors would smoke cigarettes on airplanes filled with asthmatic toddlers and no one would bat a bloodshot eye.
The little town of Eureka is populated almost exclusively by gadget-obsessed geniuses, which makes it the exact polar opposite of According to Jim. The residents are constantly inventing new contraptions that have a tendency to go nuts and completely screw up the lives of the town’s inhabitants, often to hilarious, if extremely nerdy, results.
Plot:The series opens with a bunch of young and verbose soldiers taking on a live-fire training exercise in Kuwait. You’re introduced to some of the main characters and prepared for the mount of cursing, sex-talk and racial slurs you’re about to hear. Most of the early scenes are spent trying to establish the crushing boredom involved with waiting around to go and kill people, which puts the focus on the dialog. It’s all very Full Metal Jacket-like, but unfortunately doesn’t have nearly the same flair or authenticity. About halfway through an episode full of bickering, and people calling each other “faggots,” the troops hit their vehicles and drive to another place where they wait around for a while. I understand that they’re trying to convey how boring it is before an invasion, but I really could’ve done without it. It’s like watching the prequel to The Fast and the Furious where Vin Diesel sits around taking the driver’s test at the DMV.
Since Lost hit the air, companies have been losing money every Friday, because all employees want to do is search for conspiracy theories on the internet and stand around the water cooler arguing about why that fat guy wasn't losing any weight.
Two of the guys behind HBO's awesome series, The Wire (David Simon and Ed Burns), adapted a Rolling Stone journalist, Evan Wright's account of his time in Iraq into a seven part miniseries. Since the information was recorded first-hand, it should provide a pretty accurate account of what it's like to sit around for hours, waiting for someone to come and shoot at you.
The kick-off of Comedy Central’s post-primetime Thursday line-up has Dave Attell at the helm of their remake of a classic wacky variety show. It’s kind of like America’s Got Talent, only it doesn’t completely suck. Every week a new panel of judges, including hilarious people like Andy Dick, Brian Posehn and even Dave Navarro.
Comedy Central’s history with gameshows is a little spotty—Win Ben Stein’s Money anyone? But after watching the premiere of Reality Bites Back, I’m convinced that this one is a total winner.
With Reno 911! done for the season, Comedy Central put 10 up-and-coming comedians in a house and made them compete in twisted versions of popular, but terrible, reality shows. Shows getting the comedy treatment include American Gladiators, The Amazing Race and even The Biggest Loser.
Thanks to the complete dearth of decent programming during the summer season, America’s Got Talent is one of the top-rated shows on TV at the moment. I tried watching it, but quickly grew tired of the parade of annoying fat people they bring up on that stage to dance, sing and do stupid magic tricks. Apparently they sneak something interesting in there once in a while, or at least that’s what I gather from the clip posted above in which a woman named Busty Heart crushes some cans with her, well, enormous cans.
NBC’s updated and somewhat watered-down version of The Gong Show puts a variety of acts at the mercy of judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne and some bitchy British guy no one has ever heard of. It’s a hit during the summer off-season, primarily because it competes with absolutely nothing and requires absolutely 0% of your brain capacity to watch.