Episode: "Allison." The most fun I have ever had with one of those compressed air keyboard dusters was back in college when we discovered that if you spray it while the can is upsidedown, you can freeze things. It will also burn the hell out of your skin. Because of that, I guess it never occured to me to inhale all the crap inside of the can. Allison did, though.
Documentaries can be about as interesting as an eighth grade biology film strip, but when the cameras are following around people with serious drug addictions, you never know what's going to happen. After watching the subjects further screw their lives up for a few days, they spring an intervention on them and try to get them treatment.
Episode: "Little Boats." The run of fantastic episodes had to come to an end some time and I guess this was it. That's not to say that it was a bad episode, but with all the crap that has happened in the past couple weeks, I think it was a much needed break that let the writers do some housekeeping and hopefully set up some wild stuff that's yet to come.
Episode 2.03, "The Benefactor" starts off on a comedian doing a commercial for Utz potato chips and comparing a fat woman who has walked onto the set to the Hindenburg. Meanwhile, Betty Draper is riding horses at the stables, ogling one of the male riders with her friend.
Episode: "A Burning Dog"
At the top of the first episode “Raise The Roof” Ludacris and Tommy Lee have yet to be united. They are both sent on mysterious tasks to discover their mission…a mission of utmost importance.
This year's crop of comics for LCS was easily one of the best, but America (and the show's producers) narrowed the field down to five for the hour-and-a-half long finale. I think they were all solid choices, but the actual final show itself could've used a little more, you know, comedy. The opening:
There are a lot of reality shows out there, but this one actually makes a little sense. Contestants from all across the globe bring their stand-up chops in front of judges from other NBC properties and then, in the grand tradition, America votes. The comics tend to be pretty funny, but they sprinkle in a bunch of wacky gimmick acts, I feel like they could do without.
Episode: Mexico Anthony Bourdain said that he thinks vegans are "rude," which leads me to believe that he would get along just fine with Bear Gryll who is willing to eat just about anything. For the season five premiere, he dropped himself in the middle of the Mexican desert where, apparently, they don't have In 'N Out.
Bear Grylls is the kind of guy that makes the rest of us slobs look bad. He's climbed Mt. Everest and knows enough survival techniques to make MacGuyver look like a cut-rate Eagle Scout. Every week he drops himself into an intense situation and does all kinds of gross crap to get through it. Don't watch it with your girlfriend unless you want her to know how much of a wimp you are.
As usual, Cisco and Shwayze are late for their appointment—a photo shoot on the beach. Jordan has a heart to heart with Warren about the weekend shows in San Diego.
Episode: "Exploding Steak"
If you're the kind of kid that used to watch Bill Nye, then you've probably already been following these two mad scientists blow crap up since the beginning. Mythbusters is the show that's almost single-handedly responsible for Discovery's line-up full of shows where people explode things and justify it by showing some scientific formula.
The first episode of I Want to Work for Diddy does what every reality show does—it shows you incredible losers that are immediately cut lose. From a production standpoint, this is great filler that you can really only do at the top of a show. And viewers love it because it helps cement our suspicion that the world is filled with people MUCH crazier than we are.
I'll admit that I skipped out on most of the semi-final round, but I feel like it's part of my duty as a fan of fake sports to cover the finale. There are no new gladiators, no new events and the contenders aren't particularly interesting, but I'm the kind of guy who only watches football during the Superbowl and only goes to church on holidays (and even then it's only to pick up girls).
Episode: "I Am the Table." Finally!
J.J. Abrams is the first to admit that his success is all about building buzz around the monster before showing it. The fact that he has figured out Hollywood probably makes him sleep well at night. On his mattress filled with money.
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.