Sunday, August 29, 2010

As Good As You

  • Random Pop Culture:
    • With so much time doing nothing lately, I've had the chance to catch up on a lot of shows that are returning in the next week or two, none better than Sons of Anarchy. Its second season easily ranks among the best seasons of any show in recent memory, a list that for me includes the first season of Friday Night Lights, the third season of Mad Men, and the third and fourth seasons of The Wire. Whereas I have to wait until next July for the payoff on the Breaking Bad season finale, I thankfully only have to wait until next Tuesday to catch back up with SAMCRO.
    • Two reasons why I don't watch the Emmys, besides Jimmy Fallon being the host: 1) Katey Sagal acted rings around every other woman on TV last season in Sons of Anarchy and wasn't nominated for best actress. 2) Flash Forward now has one more Emmy than Treme and The Wire combined.
    • I find it amusing that Entourage, which badly needs drama, is moving towards Vince being in rehab, while Mad Men, which can do whatever it wants, also seems to be moving towards Don getting some help for his alcohol problem. Either that or he says something he really doesn't want to say in one of his blackout-drunk periods.
    • Critic Alan Sepinwall has a running joke on his blog about how the contracts for John Slattery and Christina Hendricks should stipulate that there be on Roger-Joan scene in every episode. The producers have been obliging us so far this year. I especially liked the one in the flashback when Joan had not yet become confident enough to be anything but bowled over by Roger's advances.
  • Random Video:
    • Sure, it's Michael Jackson's birthday, but I'll point out this song, released August 29, 1964:

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