Wednesday, October 31, 2007

We Have To Go Back, Kate!

  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • How about Jared going Paulie Walnuts on "Kid Nation" and knocking over his competitor's store? And Pimp Jared? Wow.
    • Ptolemy from GW is in a Rachael Ray commercial for Nabisco. It's just weird to see someone you knew on TV like that.
    • I'm hoping I can squeeze in some time this weekend to see American Gangster. I haven't been this hyped up about a movie since The Departed.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
    • Tomorrow, I have a meeting with Stan Kasten (President of the Nats) and a walk-through of the new stadium. Rumor is that Torii Hunter, the top free agent besides A-Rod, wants to come to D.C. How do I not ask him about that?
    • I don't think Hillary waffled last night as much as they say she did. Her explanation of why Spitzer needs to issue licenses to undocumented workers/illegal immigrants seems pretty reasonable to me.
    • History Channel tonight, on a show about the history of Halloween, showed a Wicca coven praying. I know TV had Samantha and Sabrina, but there are no hot witches in real life, right? It looked like the cast of Trekkies had decided to star in something else together.
  • Your List Sucks!:
    • I was going to do a rant on how contrived Halloween is and how it's just an excuse for repressed women to dress like sluts and get drunk enough not to remember anything the next morning. However, I decided to reintroduce something from the old Reisterspound site. So, here we go with the Top 5 Currently Running Network TV Shows:
      • 5. C.S.I.: -- Beats out "Grey's Anatomy" by a fairly close margin. The difference is that "Grey's" had a weak season last year, while "C.S.I.:" is unfailingly consistent. You always know you're going to get a minimum level of quality and every so often you get a big winner like the Liev Schreiber episodes last year.
      • 4. Heroes -- We gasped the first time we heard "Save the cheerleader, save the world." We were on the edge of our seats during the "Company Man" episode. The world of Peter, Hiro, Claire, and Sylar, swallowed us whole from episode one.
      • 3. Survivor -- The inarguably greatest reality show of all time is having one of its best seasons. The secret is that they keep bringing on intriguing personalities that, due to the nature of the show, keep it fresh, no matter what locales or twists they throw out.
      • 2. House -- Greg House is the single best character on TV, hands down. That's really all the explanation I need to give -- his pure charisma. The supporting performances are just very good icing on the misogynist, racist cake.
      • 1. Lost -- Everyone seemed to be losing patience after a weak mini-season last fall, but it turned out to be a foundation for what came next. And what came next is second only to "The Sopranos" in terms of quality TV over a given period of time. Who or what is Jacob and why was Ben so angry after the visit with him? The revelation of the fate of the Dharma Initiative. What the heck is the security system protecting if Dharma was keeping it out? And the last minutes of the season finale, that brilliant season finale, flipping everything we thought on its head! February can't come soon enough.

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