Category: TV

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LOST Still Doing Fine

I don't know if I've mentioned it before, but yes, I am a Lost viewer. I wasn't until the fall, and hearing so much about it I decided to check into what all the hubbub was about. I got a hold of the first two seasons and managed to go through them in about two weeks (that was like 30 hours worth), and I was quickly addicted. The interesting thing about Lost is that nobody's fully informed about anything. Normally,...

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Race Scheduling Conflict

Last night, my wife was busy with homework early in the evening, so we decided to let the DVR pick up the debut of "The Amazing Race: All-Stars" for us at 8pm. A few hours later, we decided to watch it when she was done with her work, and what did we get when we pressed play? The second half of "60 Minutes", and then the first half of "The Amazing Race". Boy, were we miffed. Now, this was more...

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Best Top Gear Ever!

Well, one of my guilty pleasures is watching fragments of the BBC car show Top Gear on YouTube. Sometimes they're informative, and sometimes they're doing things that are just off-the-wall. Regardless, they're almost always an entertaining watch. In this episode, the guys went "caravaning"…maybe better known in the US as "camping with a camper", and in their attempt to show how bad of an idea (they're a little biased against it as "vacationing") it was, and almost everything goes very...

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TV's Nielsen Problem

I'm officially growing sick of "This Week's Top TV Shows" Reports, and the dependence upon which the television industry places upon them (for advertising purposes, which then influences program decision making). While the Nielsen ratings are often taken as de Facto proof, they are, in fact, a very loose approximation of the viewing population. According to Nielsen Media Research, they pull from a representative population: "Our samples include homes from all 50 states, from cities to towns, from suburbs to...

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Get In Gear

Recently I've caught on to the BBC car show, Top Gear. I wouldn't call myself a car buff, but this is easily the best car show I've ever watched. Along with serious reviews of performance cars, they also have crazy contests and other events such as: Creating and racing "amphibious" cars they each made in about a day. Racing a car vs. a plane/ferry/speedboat from London to Oslo, Norway. Trying to figure out why people like to go on vacations...

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OLN: <em>Outdoor</em> Life Network…Right?

I caught a little bit of the Tour de France on OLN today during my lunch bread, and what do I see but a self-advertisement promoting their 8-ball Billiards finale on Sunday. Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to remember that most people play billiards indoors. Oh well, I can forgive them just this once… And them moments later they air another self-promo for their fall lineup, which includes NHL hockey and it looked like Arena Football,...

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Futurama Coming Back Indeed

It won't be for two more year, but this outstanding series is coming back! New Episodes Of Futurama Coming To Comedy Central

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Until Next Year, Jack Bauer

So, last night I got to catch up on the end of the season of my favorite show on TV, 24. I've been recording it on the DVR so I can watch an intense 40 minutes instead of a commercial ridden hour for each episode. What an ending this past season had, even after the season had forced so much change. Let's check the checklist: President Logan goes down for the atrocities he had committed in giving terrorists access to...

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Busy Few Days

Boy, it seems like it's been a busy few days. Let's recap, shall we? Work – Work has been crazy the last week as I've been learning our old system in order to add a new client. It's the same reason I spent Saturday working, and it's just drained me a bit. Haven't been too motivated to hit up the computer and accomplish much more than checking my e-mail. 24 – Still easily my favorite show on TV today, and...

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Celebrity Cooking Craptacular

Welcome to the latest lousy idea from TV execs! This weeks Celebrity Cooking Showdown has started, and after one episode, it has ended for me. With another washed-up actor as host (this time Growing Pains' Alan Thicke, who I also loved in the Not Quite Human movies, but he hasn't done anything significant in years), a collection of C-list "celebrities", great chefs with little personality, and some garbled format, it was just terrible and almost painful to watch. Let's see...