Monday, June 8, 2009

Kicking Some Tuchus

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Watched Defiance tonight, which is a pretty good movie and a remarkable story. I think I've danced around the fact before that I am really sick of the victim mentality regarding the Holocaust. This fills the Jews-kicking-ass quota. Maybe not as much as Munich, but it works.
    • Speaking of both Munich and Defiance, when did Daniel Craig become the go-to actor to play kick-ass Jews? Does he really look that Jewish?
    • Weeds is back and, while it hasn't been nearly as good since they left the suburbs, it's still a pretty funny show. Andy Botwin is still one of the best supporting characters on TV.
    • Nurse Jackie, Showtime's new show starring the always brilliant Edie Falco, is really, really good.
  • Random Hatred and/or Love:
    • I have to again recommend EA Sports Active if you are someone who has a Wii and enjoys the fitness/motion aspects of it. It's totally kicking my ass. Apparently, some form of "kick" and "ass" are my words of the day.
  • For You Sopranos fans:
    • Any Sopranos fan remembers that the inarguably greatest sexual tension moment in TV history was from the first season episode "College" (one of the best episodes in the run of the series), when Father Phil came over to the house while Tony was out of town and gave Carmela Communion. Father Phil was played by Paul Schulze, who plays a doctor that is having an affair with Edie Falco's character on Nurse Jackie. An oddly anti-climactic pay-off to that tension.

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