Posts Tagged: television

“Arabian Street Artists” Bomb Homeland: Why We Hacked an Award-Winning Series | Heba Amin

The series has garnered the reputation of being the most bigoted show on television for its inaccurate, undifferentiated and highly biased depiction of Arabs, Pakistanis, and Afghans, as well as its gross misrepresentations of the cities of Beirut, Islamabad- and the so-called Muslim world in general. For four seasons, and entering its fifth, “Homeland” has

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Boxed In: Employment Of Behind-The-Scenes And On-Screen Women In 2013-14 Prime-Time Television

From the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film: San Diego State University, the annual report on women in television The report is available in a downloadable PDF file: Boxed In: Employment Of Behind-The-Scenes And On-Screen Women In 2013-14 Prime-Time Television In 2013-14, women comprised 27% of creators, executive producers, producers, writers,

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Warehouse 13: Endless Wonder

Nice video recap of the first 4 seasons of Warehouse 13 to promote the show’s 5th season starting April 29th. “Single brunette female seeks same for hologram play and rope tricks” – glad they kept H.G. Wells in the mix. Fun explanation of her relationship with Mika.

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Jennifer Hudson – ‘I Can’t Let Go’ on Smash

I know it’s fashionable to hate on Smash recently, but you gotta at least admit that Jennifer Hudson KILLS this song. I’ve been playing this on repeat all week. Favorite line – “And when heartache comes a’calling, / I won’t even try to run / Cause it’s all that makes me know that I’m alive.”

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Ryan Murphy does hate lesbians, apparently

Via Vulture magazine, some interesting commentary of last night’s Glee episode, which I have yet to see. Glee Recap: Carefully Chosen Bells and Whistles — Vulture. Speaking of chaos, if you’re a casual Glee fan, you might have missed out on exactly how directly last night’s episode knocked down the fourth wall between it and

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It’s like we’re not even watching the same show

“Glee” Recap (4.01): Marley & Me | AfterEllen.com. I can’t read this recap of Glee. You read it for me. I couldn’t get through the first paragraph, because it’s like the writer and I aren’t even watching the same show. Or sitting on the same planet, even. The crazy; it burns. I thought her recaps

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Newsroom’

(‘The Newsroom’: Yesterday’s News, Today – Entertainment – The Atlantic Wire) This whole review is worth reading if you’re at all interested in Aaron Sorkin or his new HBO program “the Newsroom” (a fictional take on Cable News networks), but this particular quote is pithy and a good summary of the failure of the show:

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Episodic v. Serial – Complications Ensue

Episodic v. Serial – Complications Ensue: So when we actually saw Rob Thomas (creator of VERONICA MARS) giving a talk at Banff, DMc asked him about his thoughts on episodic vs. serial. Rob busted out a factoid I’d heard before, but which really hadn’t sunk in. When people say they watch a show, on average,

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Friday Night Lights

While I’m working through my CD ripping project, I’ve been knitting and doing some marathon Netflix watching. I can’t remember what prompted me to start watching Friday Night Lights, but I’ve been working my way through the first several seasons – and it’s GOOD. The writing is amazing. I wish I’d been watching this all

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Golden Globes Nominations 2012. Wha?

Looking over the list of nominations for the Golden Globes for 2012 is just oddness. I’ve read an number of allegations that this particular awards ceremony is basically just bought and sold pretty freely, and it somewhat makes sense looking at the nominations. How on earth is New Girl nominated but for “Best Television Series

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Lesbian Web Series

There aren’t too many mainstream television shows with lesbian main characters, but there is no shortage of online web series and shorts. Many of them are independently produced and rely on viewer contributions to keep production going. I’ve only seen the Girl Trash series so far, but have read reviews here and there — enough

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10 minutes of Santana

This has appeared on every lesbian website on the planet, so I’m just following the crowd, kiddies. Santana Lopez, being a badass, as is her wont. (p.s. – see how I used the word “wont” in a sentence. I’m so proud of myself today.)

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Space Girls

The song is by The Imagined Village. Source in order of appearance: Raumpatroille Lost In Space Outer Limits Doctor Who The Giant Behemoth Twilight Zone Attack Of The 50 ft Woman Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Avengers Forbidden Planet Queen of Outer Space Space 1999 V Sapphire And Steel UFO Star Trek Logans Run 5th

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links for 2011-05-27

Why does everyone want to fix "Glee"? – Glee – Salon.com Lots of valid criticism here, too, Glee. And some good ideas for fixing some of the problems. (tags: glee television writing) Styling ordered list numbers | 456 Berea Street If you (well, your client) can live with list item numbers not having any special

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A Song of Ice and Fire

The HBO series A Game of Thrones starts tonight, and author George R. R. Martin responds on his blog to the off-base New York Times article by Ginia Bellafante claiming that the fantasy genre of literature is “boy fiction” and that his series attracts women by spicing up his novels with graphic sex. As he

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Elizabeth Mitchell confesses

Shamelessly cribbed from Dorothy Snarker’s very nice blog post about Elizabeth Mitchell: this cute video of her “confessing” to TV Guide magazine. Gosh, she is really funny. I thought she was a great actress in Lost, but had no idea what she was like as a person. Dorky and cute, as seen here.

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Glee Recaps

I really enjoy reading recaps of Glee episodes because it’s funny to read someone trying to write a coherent narrative about a program that doesn’t actually make any fucking sense whatsoever. It’s mostly “and then this happened” followed by “yeah, I don’t know what that was about, either. WTF.” And yet I watch the show

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Skins: British vs. American

Skins is a British TV show finishing it’s fourth season in the UK. It’s fictional, set in Bristol, England, it focuses on teenagers, and it’s very raw and realistic, covering drug and alcohol abuse and sexuality as topics. It’s raunchy and hugely popular in Britain. I’ve been watching the British version streaming through Netflix, and

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links for 2010-12-16

Cable TV’s Top Shows For 2010: ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ ‘The Closer,’ ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘Deadliest Catch’ See? I'm not the only one who thinks you should be watching Rizzoli & Isles. (tags: television) A Call to Men An organization for men committed to ending violence against women. (tags: men activism feminism violence)

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Another thing I love about fanfiction.net

The site has great mobile stylesheets You can read on your mobile device, which is why I was the only blissfully happy person standing amidst a crowd of very disgruntled people for an hour and a half in the security line at La Guardia. So yes, I was basically reading what amounts to very light

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Well, hello there, hot cop.

Call me a juvenile goofball, but this email made me the teensiest bit giggly this afternoon: Ahem – For your reading enjoyment: Fanfiction.net’s Rizzoli and Isles channel. I haven’t read fan fiction in quite a few years because it was always so hard to hunt down good stuff and separate it from the crap. But

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Fringe: Better than the X-Files

A smart, funny, brainy show with the strongest female lead I’ve ever seen and interesting story lines. A version of the X-Files done right, and infinitely smarter; It doesn’t go off the rails or take itself so seriously that it’s over blown the way Mulder and Scully did. I don’t know what I can say

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Fall Television 2010 – What We Picked

In my extended exam of the reviews of new television shows this season, I ran out of space to track what we actually decided to watch. I made a list and we then cut it down to 8 shows – 6 1/2 hours a week. How I Met Your Mother The Event Castle Glee NCIS

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Fall Television 2010 – New Shows

In times past I made big elaborate lists on my blog of the fall television I was going to watch, using the Fall TV Preview issue of Entertainment Weekly as a guide. I formatted the whole list as a table cell grid with times and shows, highlighted what I was going watch, what was new

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Sapphic matchmaking

Apropo of nothing, on the way to the restroom at work, this notion popped into my head: “Hey, wasn’t Joan’s roommate Carol (played by Kate Norby in season 1 of Mad Men) a lesbian? They should write a scene where she meets Peggy’s new friend Joyce (played by Zosia Mamet, appearing in season 4) so

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The Lost Finale

Kottke does a nice round-up of sites’s comments on the Lost finale. Many of them express what I’ve heard as a common theme among fans – it’s okay that all of the questions weren’t answered, because most of them were. The major storylines were wrapped up. io9, on the other hand, came up a with

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Wheel of Fortune Tryouts

Last weekend, there were Wheel of Fortune tryouts locally, and Stephanie and our friend Melissa decided to go see if they could get on the show, and I tagged along to take photos. This is definitely Stephanie’s game show – she’s very good at it. Watching the show with her is fun, if a bit

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links for 2010-04-18

Qanat – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Qanats are constructed as a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by gently sloping tunnels. Qanats tap into subterranean water in a manner that efficiently delivers large quantities of water to the surface without need for pumping. The water drains relying on gravity, with the destination lower than the

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links for 2010-04-15

LOST Artwork « Mattson Creative Really beautiful poster designs. (tags: retro lost poster graphicdesign illustration television) Hyperbole and a Half this is a cute blog with many cute illustrations. You will probably like it. Take a look! (tags: illustration funny blog cartoon comics) Not Just Boys: Catholic Church Abuse of Women + Girls : Ms

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links for 2010-03-29

WEEKEND ARTS SECTION: Dear Leslie Knope of TV’s “Parks and Recreation,” — Feministe I do not have to make a list of how much I love Leslie Knope, because Sady makes one for me. And it is so true! And very funny. And makes Parks and Recreation one of my favorite shows, like, ever. It

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In search of the next Lost

Entertainment Weekly has an interesting article in their current issue about all of the shows written to be the next big Lost and how none of them seem to be taking off in the way the networks are hoping. I am watching FlashFoward, and it’s interesting, but most of the shows are missing a key

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links for 2010-03-26

City of Pawnee – Parks and Recreation April Ludgate was born in Björk’s house in Iceland and grew up on Easter Island, where her parents were giant stone heads. She has the ability to fire beams of tacos out of her hands and she can turn her legs into tigers. On Sundays, April enjoys reading

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links for 2010-01-19

The Dirtiest Player: Profiles: GQ GQ story about former Colts player Marvin Harrison. (tags: sports football crime Colts) Thousand and One Words The photo blog of Ryan, the character from the Office. Yeah, it's pretty funny. (tags: photography funny office television parody) BBC – Magazine Monitor: 100 things we didn't know last year BBC's annual

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links for 2010-01-16

Of Rats and Jen » From Childhood Toy to Fiber Art Ploy A yarn swift from tinker toys. That rocks. (tags: knitting howto tinkertoys) Progress Trackers in Web Design: Examples and Best Practices – Smashing Magazine Sweet – I'm in the middle of redesigning one, so this is quite a dandy help. (tags: webdesign navigation

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2009 Fall TV Season

Checking out EW’s cheat sheet of when the fall TV shows premiere, — either they left shows off here (Lost is the only one I noticed missing) or I just don’t watch that much TV anymore. My selections this year: Wednesday, September 9: Glee, 9 p.m. (Fox) Thursday, September 17: Bones, 8 p.m. (Fox) The

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I’m Not Here To Make Friends

A video aggregate of the number one thing I hate about reality TV — people acting like asses for money. This is why the love of money is the root of all evil. Just once I’d like to see someone make friends and try to win the cash, too.

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Rachel Maddow in the NY Times

The New York Times interviews Rachel Maddow at home, and includes this excellent picture. I had no idea she lived at our house in the corner of our library. Pardon me, I’ll be back in the stacks.

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL

In the comments on MetaFilter, posted by Naberius: Oh my god. OH MY GOD! I see the way clear to a better future. We vote in John McCain. Then, stay with me, stay with me… we KIDNAP SARAH PALIN AND REPLACE HER WITH TINA FEY!! She’d totally pull it off. She’s perfect. If Sarah Palin’s

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My reality show concept: Celebrity Karaoke Roulette

Shakespeare’s Sister question of the day the other day was: “You’ve been given unlimited resources and creative control to create your own contest reality show (a la Project Runway) or game show: What’s your concept?” I’ve had this one rolling around in my head: Celebrity Karaoke Roulette. Take five famous musicians, throw them up on

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links for 2008-01-11

Subtraction: Word on The Wire One of the many folks who think The Wire is the best show on TV. Kohi Vinh is the Design Director of the New York Times, and writes here about why he loves the show. (tags: television) Home Page: New York Times Polling Photos (tags: photography election politics) Sweet Jesus

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Fascinating Interview with David Simon

David Simon is the producer of HBO’s “The Wire” – a highly acclaimed series that I have on my Netflix queue since I’ve heard so many rave reviews calling it “The Best Show on TV Ever.” Here is part of an interview he gave with Nick Hornby for The Believer: We got the gig because

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“I’m here to shoot a pilot”

Boing Boing is questioning whether this is actually true, but it seems to be making the rounds and has shown up on numerous news sites: Director Mike Figgis spent longer at LAX airport than intended. He’d arrived in Los Angeles, along with half the acting and directing world, for what is known as ‘pilot season’,

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Meredith Grey’s Heart Surgery

I know it’s just a television show, but, really. There’s no way they could have her on heart bypass for over an hour, and then have her snuggling in bed with McDreamy not long after. That would fracking hurt – it was weeks/months before Stephanie and I could spoon in bed. I adore the show,

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The Ladybug Picnic

Awesome – Shakespeare’s Sister posted YouTube clip of Sesame Street’s Ladybug Picnic, and I had to grab it because it’s one of Stephanie’s and my songs. She put together a great CD for me of all kinds of Sesame Street songs, including some like that this that I hadn’t heard since I was a little

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Locked on the roof? Seriously?

I really loved the West Wing, most especially when Sorkin was writing for it, and I really do like Studio 60, for the most part. But lately the weird thing Danny’s doing to Jordan, the sort of creepy-stalkerish, pre-rapey, not really romantic, “refusal to take no for an answer” thing is really disturbing, especially since

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Song of Ice and Fire to be HBO Mini-Series

According to George R.R. Martin’s blog, and according to Variety: HBO turns ‘Fire’ into fantasy series HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy series “A Song of Fire & Ice” into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. “Fire” is the first

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Two things I’ve noticed while watching TV all day

1. There’s a new production of “Annie” out — why does little orphan Annie always have to have a red curly hair helmet wig? It looks bizarre. Why can’t get a girl with real red curly hair, or at least dye the girl’s hair red? In the original stage production with Andrea McArdle, they used

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Slush Mug Commecial

We used to have these. Now that I recall, we had this type of Slush Mug, then later another version. I still have my second, newer one; mom gave it to me a couple years ago when we were cleaning out stuff at her house.

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Veronica Mars & Fall TV Schedule 2006

“Here it is… first day of college. What do you say Veronica? New school, fresh start, how about you try not to piss anyone off this time around.” Heh. Barely made it home to watch the season premiere after water aerobics last night — which I must repeat, I am really enjoying. We managed to

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Fall Television Viewing Season

Every year I sit down with my Entertainment Weekly and put together the list of fall TV shows that I think might be interesting viewing. I try to watch the first few episodes of each of them, and some inevitably fall off the viewing chart, never to be heard from again, when I pare my

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ABC’s false “Docudrama”

The ABC television network unleashed a promotional blitz in the last week for a new “docudrama” called “The Path to 9/11”. ABC has thrown its corporate might behind the two-night production, and bills it as a public service: a TV event, to quote the ABC tagline, “based on the 9/11 Commission Report”. That’s false. “The

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Back Home Again

We got home yesterday mid-day from Chicago, and we’ve been hanging out and relaxing. We ended up not going to Ikea on Thursday — we sat in traffic for 3 hours, and finally ended up giving up and going directly to the rink so Stephanie could prepare for her show. We went on Friday instead

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Vonnegut High School

I’m watching the latest episode of Close to Home, and in the storyline, the kids who are suspects of a murder investigation speed away from the scene of the crime in a car with a bumpersticker of “Vonnegut High School.” That’s pretty funny. I wonder if they’ll show exterior shots of Shortridge High School, where

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Desert Island Meme

From various sources, one of them Bil — Stranded on a desert island (with plenty of electronics) edition… You get to take with you one of each of the following: Album: The Beatles Stereo Box Set. Book: Just one? Aw, man. The Complete Pelican Shakespeare Film: The Wizard of Oz Television series: Buffy the Vampire

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Daylight Savings Time and Cable

I noticed with some grumpiness this morning that although my digital cable had adjusted correctly to the new daylight savings time, my DVR settings did not, so my show recordings are all off by an hour — instead of recording Desperate Housewives, then Gray’s Anatomy, my DVR recorded Gray’s Anatomy and the evening news instead.

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Dark Kingdom

I keep seeing the ads for “Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King” on the sci fi network premiering Monday, March 27th — a dragon slayer, a two strong warrior women, a ring of fire — Nibelungenlied? Yep, after further investigation, I called that one correctly. I’ll definitely be watching that; my ancestors are Rhinelanders.

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Brokeback Mountain

I’ve been biting my tongue listening to all the hype surrounding Brokeback Mountain, both before and after the Oscars, and reading what people, both gay and straight, had to say in movie reviews and on various blogs. Now that Annie Proulx has had her say, I feel a little less constrained about unleashing the hounds.

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Buffy Quotes

A big fat list I had stashed somewhere on my hard drive, that I just recently unearthed. Heh. It’s not comprehensive; it’s missing the last few years of the show. “Anchovies, anchovies you’re so delicious. I love you more than all the other fishes.” -Dawn Summers Buffy: Fire Bad. Tree Pretty. Buffy: “Can you vague

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Natalie Portman Rapping on SNL

Wow. That’s truly funny, and much better than the Lazy Sunday video. I want an mp3 of this. And the lyrics. Darn it. The video has already been yanked from Youtube.com, so my embedded file no longer works. Well, it’ll be on iTunes; go look at it.

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AFA boycotting Desperate Housewives

The American Family Association is urging a boycott of Desperate Housewives. Of course my response to TV censorship is always “unplug the TV” — but this time the nutjobs are addressing my retort: Some people have said to pro-family viewers who dislike indecent network TV programming simply to turn it off, Wildmon notes. In response,

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The Office

Back when the Ricky Gervais version of “The Office” premiered on BBCAmerica, I watched the first season and loved it. Eventually I had to stop watching, though, not because it wasn’t funny, but because it was too real, and watching it was too much like actually being at work, and there’s only so much of

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Veronica Mars on delay until March

According to AfterEllen.com, UPN is delaying airing new episodes of Veronica Mars until March due to poor ratings. Huh. This is the best show on TV, people. It airs Wednesday nights opposite Lost. I expect each and every one of you to start watching, pronto.

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Close to Home

I’m watching Friday’s episode of “Close to Home” the crime drama set in Indianapolis. I’ve written about it a couple of times on IndyScribe because it’s pretty interesting to see how they portray the city on a national TV show. This episode called the “Romeo and Juliet Murders” has some eerie parallels to a crime

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Which Serenity Character Am I?

Your results: You are Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) Malcolm Reynolds (Captain) 80% Jayne Cobb (Mercenary) 80% Wash (Ship Pilot) 65% Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command) 50% Derrial Book (Shepherd) 50% Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic) 45% Alliance 40% River (Stowaway) 35% Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic) 20% Inara Serra (Companion) 10% A Reaver (Cannibal) 5% Honest and a defender

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The L-Word and Hot Sex (or lack thereof)

While we were watching this weeks episode of The L-Word, (episode 4, season 3) we noted that so far this year, there has been a distinct lack of hot sex such as existed in previous seasons. In the past, the characters were shuckin’ clothes and doing the deed several times an episode, whereas this season

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Oscar Classic Movies on TCM

Beginning February 1st, Turner Classic Movies will air 360 “Oscar winner and nominee” movies, 3 per evening, until the Academy Awards (which airs March 5th). All of them are uncut and commercial free. Of course, the criteria to qualify as an “Oscar winner or nominee” is pretty open; they’re not talking all “best picture” noms

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New TV

My friend Joel gave me his old 36″ TV because he upgraded. It’s funny, I’ve never actually bought a TV myself. My very first TV was a 13″ color set given to me by a college roommate. My second TV was a really old 19″ color TV that wasn’t cable ready and didn’t have a

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Super Size Me

Stephanie and I finally got a chance to watch Super Size Me tonight. We had DVR’ed it last year, but never got around to watching it, and it deleted itself after awhile. I knew the basics about the film, and we have already seen most of the first season of 30 Days. But actually seeing

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Four Things Meme

Four Jobs I’ve Had Public Library Page Assembly Worker of Industrial Gas Shut-off Valves Chicken Restaurant Cooking Staff Website Designer Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Auntie Mame The Wizard of Oz Southpark: Bigger, Longer, Uncut Much Ado About Nothing Four Places I’ve Lived Ankeny, Iowa Canton, Ohio Muncie, Indiana Indianapolis, Indiana Four

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ABC kills reality show because winners are gay

The television show “Welcome to the Neighborhood” was supposed to be a huge hit. Seven families compete to win a McMansion on a cul-de-sac in an suburban neighborhood, with the winners being chosen by the neighbors. Turns out, the popular couple who won, by changing the hearts and minds of the redneck republican residents, were

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The Book of Daniel

Man, you ignore political news for one day around here, and the shit hits the fan. Everyone’s talking about the Terre Haute TV station that’s refusing to air the NBC TV show “The Book of Daniel.” that premieres tomorrow night. I hadn’t even heard of it, and had to go look up what all the

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Outrageous Firsts in TV History

YesButNoButYes lists controversial first in TV broadcast history. 1947: First Couple to Share a Bed – Mary Kay and Johnny, on…Mary Kay and Johnny 1957: First Toilet on Television. – Leave it to Beaver 1957: First Exposed Rack on Television – Jayne Mansfield, 1957 Academy Awards 1967: First Time the Word Hell was Used on

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mental notes

I need to remember to set the DVR in January for: Fox’s “Skating With Celebrities” – Wednesday, January 18th Showtime’s “The L Word” – Sunday, Jan. 8th “My Name is Earl” – Thursday, Jan 5th NBC’s “The Office” – Thursday, Jan 5th CBS’s “Love Monkey” – Tuesday, Jan 17th CBS’s “The New Adventures of Old

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Brokeback Mountain does well at box office

According to the Associated Press, Brokeback Moutain is doing well at the box office in limited release, and may appeal to audiences in wide release as well. The movie is playing here at Keystone Art Cinemas at the Keystone at the Crossing mall. We’re planning on seeing it this evening…

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Inherit The Wind

I happened to catch the 1960 screenplay of Inherit The Wind on Showtime this afternoon, and was blown away. I wish I had recorded it, because it’s extraordinarily timely. I’m guessing that a lot of other people haven’t seen it either. [grin]

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Lost for the Lost

I watch Lost religiously, and I actually picked up a few tidbits of information from this article on the show by Paul Scheer. I didn’t catch that there were six Dharma Initiative science stations around the Island. I didn’t catch the Dharma Initiative logo on the shark, or that ghost Walt was speaking backwards. Ethan

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Fall TV View Reviewed

So far this year, “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives” have been standout hits on my list of new shows. Both have interesting/different concepts, excellent character development, and unpredictable story lines that are keeping me interested. “Veronica Mars” is a bit odd and not perfectly developed, but it’s interesting enough that I’ll probably keep watching. The story

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Rory & Paris, sitting in a tree…

Apparently, on the April 13th episode of Gilmore Girls, the “Spring Break: Gilmore Girls Gone Wild” episode, Rory and Paris kiss. Finally! How much fan fiction do people have to write before they figure out what everyone really wants to see? Update: of course it was played off as an experiment that Paris was doing,

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You can’t Do That On Television

Wow, there’s a blast from the past… My friend Lori B. mentioned that she used to have a crush on Moose (Christine McGlade) the host of this Nickelodeon show… so did, I big time. I looked around for more info on her, but there doesn’t seem to be much on what she’s doing now, except

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Weekend Update 2004-01-26

I finished sanding the edges of the floor in the living room, and did the full-scale cleanup of sawdust required. I hoped that I’d have enough time to start staining the floors, but that was overly ambitious. The edger sander was really hard to control — I was exhausted when I finished Saturday, and today

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New Favorite Quote

Again from the Television Without Pity recap of Carnivale, this time from the season finale: “Libby crosses the carnival to find Sofie hanging out by a tent, and they both kick off their date by lighting cigarettes. Flick…ahh. Then they stare deep into each other’s eyes and kiss. I think it’s kind of sad that

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“Mary Sue” in Online Fan Fiction

MARY SUE (n.): 1. A variety of story, first identified in the fan fiction community, but quickly recognized as occurring elsewhere, in which normal story values are grossly subordinated to inadequately transformed personal wish-fulfillment fantasies, often involving heroic or romantic interactions with the cast of characters of some popular entertainment. 2. A distinctive type of

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TV Dogs

Brush up on your canine TV history with this list of fictional dogs in live-action television. “What’s that Lassie? Timmy fell down the well?!”

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I’m Glad That’s Over

According to the New York Post, Roseanne Barr’s new “cooking” show, Domestic Goddess, has been cancelled. There’s no word on the fate of her “reality” , The Real Roseanne about the making of the “cooking” show, but it’s fate is likely not good. And that makes me happy, because I watched part of the first

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Fall TV Schedule, Revised

I reworked my fall tv schedule to highlight new shows as well as show I’m planning on watching. I also linked all the new shows to their websites and linked all the shows I’m planning on watching as well. Next, I’m going to put a tiny pink triangle next to shows that have gay or

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I Love Television

There are tons of people I know who say things like “I never watch TV.” I’m not one of those. I watch TV. A lot. Usually while doing other things, like laundry, reading, working on the house… but I watch TV. I love TV. Well, the good shows, anyway. Because of the harsh winter this

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It’s a Minstrel Show, Folks.

My friend Lori posted some thoughts on the new season of Queer As Folk, and this caught my eye: interesting – the showtime website has a question in the FAQ – “Which of the cast members are gay in real life?” Showtime’s answer: “Some of the actors are gay, and some of them are straight.”

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Top Ten Jerry Falwell Pet Peeves About TV

10. Angels Shouldn’t Go Around "Touching" Anyone 9. Mister Rogers’ sissy loafers. 8. "Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane" are lesbian, gay, gay and lesbian. 7. Bastards at MTV didn’t even look at my "Road Rules" audition tape. 6. If you don’t pay the bill on time, Playboy channel gets all fuzzy. 5. Fox won’t even

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Weekend Update 2002-07-22

This weekend I finished painting the foyer and entryway, which now looks great. I also bought a round table for the foyer ($20) and a hat rack ($12) both of which I need to refinish. I got started on both yesterday afternoon. The table isn’t perfect, but it’s the right size. I’m thinking of painting

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Leather Tuscadero

Strange things that come up in conversations at work: Leather Tuscadero from Happy Days (Suzi Quatro). Until I saw the pictures, I really didn’t remember her, and now I’m wondering why I didn’t, because I have a vague memory of Mom hating that character and saying she wasn’t very feminine. You’d think I would have

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Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you?

Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? We got some work to do now. Scooby-Dooby-Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now. Come on Scooby-Doo, I see you… pretending you got a sliver. But you’re not fooling me, cause I can see, the way you shake and shiver. You know we got a mystery to

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Liza Minnelli’s Wedding

So what’s the deal with people freaking out that Liza Minelli married a gay man? So? Her mother married a gay man. Her grandmother married a gay man. It’s a family tradition. Leave them alone. I think it’d be weird if Liza married a straight guy.

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Rosie Comes Out

“They’re saying I’m not gay enough. They say I lied because I said I love Tom Cruise. I do love Tom Cruise. What do I have to do, have sex with Angelina Jolie on TV?” — Rosie O’Donnell, lashing out at people who quibble with her coming-out technique at a benefit for ovarian cancer in

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Bon Jovi?

So, do you think that David Kelley happened to see an HBO rerun of “Moonlight and Valentino” and, because he couldn’t think of anything new to write, decided to lift part of the plot and drop it in Ally McBeal, Bon Jovi and all?

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Shannen Doherty

“I don’t really like being touched. I’m unbelievably claustrophobic, and I have really bad anxiety. There were a few moments when I was very dramatic and thought, ‘I’m not going to live through this. I’m going to hyperventilate and just die. Right here in jail.’” — Shannen Doherty on the 10 hours she spent in

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weird happy

The whole week has been…. weird and sweet, and, kinda happy in that weird way that happy has happened lately. After last week, with the depression and unhappiness going on… any relief has been good. I realize that much of my unhappiness was self-wrought… I could’ve dealt with it much more matter-of-fact-ly than I did.

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The Road to Springfield

The Road to Springfield: [link deprecated] Vote on your favorite supporting character in NCAA playoff-style matches. To be eligible, the character must have appeared in at least two episodes. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie are ineligible. This weekend was laid-back but pretty busy: I went to the lesbian picnic on Friday night. Saturday, we

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birthday!

It’s my birthday, and Beth bought me new new comic book Fray by Joss Whedon, which is very cool. My co-workers took me out to dinner, despite my persistent grumpiness, and I got fortune cookie and free dessert. Doug called to wish me Happy Birthday. Very cool.

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Young Americans

The summer season of the WB’s show “Young Americans” ended last night. This is, certainly, one of the strangest shows I’ve seen on TV It’s almost a homoerotic wet dream with dozens of gorgeous, doe-eyed, apple-cheeked, buffed young men running around at an all-boys pre-ivy league prep school. Almost homo. They try to clean it

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The Friends Refrigerator

I have the same refrigerator as Monica and Rachel. That old International Harvester from the 1950’s with the rounded top, and the copper-colored strip across the middle? The very same one. It even looks sort of the same as theirs on TV, with the pictures and magnets and stuff. Although, I’ll bet theirs doesn’t have

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Bart’s Chalkboard

The opening credits of “The Simpsons” shows Bart Simpson writing on the school chalk board the same sentence over and over again, (the ole "write it 100 times" punishment). Each episode however the sentence is different. Someone (not me, thank you) went to the trouble to tape the shows, watch and copy down many of the sentences that Bart writes on the chalkboard.

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