Category Archives: TV

Bonnie and myself have become a tad absorbed by the re-airing of Lost on ABC recently. A couple of week back, they started over with episode one, and we caught it as it was coming on completely by accident. I’m so glad we did. I had heard lots of great things about the show from various people and was quite curious. I really am glad we found it because we’re loving every episode so far. ABC on Wednesday night @ 10 for those uninformed.

In other news, I may be needing a new router soon at home. I’d like to get another D-Link, except one that does QoS. My DI-614+ is going on three years old now I think and other than wanting QoS, I really have no pressing reason to upgrade. The thing is, I have plans to be gaming quite a bit at night over the next few weeks/months and Bonnie likes to chat on the phone in the evenings and I don’t want the network traffic caused by my multiplayer gaming to affect the quality of the Vonage service. We have plenty of bandwidth from Time Warner now. I think our downstream is around 5Mbps and upstream is 354Kbps now, so I can easily set aside the 100Kbps needed for the Vonage box. I’ll probably end up doing with a DI-804HV if nothing changes. I’ve purchased a lot of these for work over the past six months and have been mostly happy with them. They can serve as a VPN endpoint which will be super useful once we have our VPN up and going at the office.

countdown

Just under one minute until the season premiere of Fox’s 24. I’ll be glued to the TV for the next two hours!

And the time issue with posts is solved. If anyone who reads here is having the same problem, grap the latest copy of template-functions-general.php from CVS here.

justice served

I’m used to seeing criminals and thugs of all sorts caught and required to serve their time on TV. Good to know that CBS is doing their fair share in the real world as well. I was so mad at this producer last week when my show was interrupted three minutes from the end while they were unravelling the sinister plot. Like Arafat wouldn’t have still been dead three minutes later. Good luck finding a new job producer man!

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I’ve been getting my fill of movies lately. More than my fill, actually. I’ve seen quite a bit more TV than usual as well, thanks to me finally making the time to get back into the shows that I love, such as all the variations of CSI and picking up a few new habits such as Crossing Jordan and Medical Investigation. The O.C. restarting two weeks ago has been awesome as well. Nothing like a good night-time, teeny-bopper soap opera to make me drop everything and park my rear on the couch. Almost every night for at least the past week or so has been spent in front of the tube with the remote in one hand and the mouse for my laptop in the other.

My Netflix and Blockbuster accounts are overlapping at the moment, plus “to thank our customers” Blockbuster sent an extra two coupons for free in-store rentals this month which only added to the pile of flims Bonnie and me have been watching. In the past 10 days or so I’ve watched the following things…

    Movie Related
  • Day After Tomorrow
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Prince and Me
  • The Perfect Score
  • Man on Fire
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Pay It Forward
    TV Related:
  • CSI Season Three on DVD (Episodes 1-6 so far)
  • CSI: NY
  • Crossing Jordan
  • Medical Investigation
  • Will & Grace reruns (daily)
  • That 70′s Show reruns (daily)

Now of all the above, I don’t know that I’d classify any of it as “great” entertainment. However, as far as movies are concerned, I did like Man on Fire and Butterfly Effect. Denzel is excellent as an ex-assasin turned bodyguard turned psycho, revenge-seeking bodyguard in Man on Fire and I’d highly recomment it if you like action-packed flicks. Butterfly Effect surprised me because I don’t typically like Ashton Kutcher and I really had a hard time imagining him in such a serious role, but it turned out to be an excellent movie, and one I’d like to see again so I can view it restrospect and pick out all the little details that I missed out the first time around. In the chic-flick department, both A Cinderella Story and The Prince and Me get a thumbs up from me as far as chic-flicks are concerned. I like chic-flicks, but they’re all so predictable these days.

Well, thats enough of my running off at the mouth, if you’re still reading, wow – you’re loyal!

fall schedule

The episode of CSI: Miami last week introduced the major players in CSI: NY and it was all-in-all, a good piece of television. Gary Sinese will excel in this role and be a much better lead character than Horatio Cain (David Caruso) is on Miami. Sinese’s character, Mac Taylor portrayed the same attitude of superiority that Cain gives off, but in a much milder, non-offensive manner.

CBS is releasing information about their lineup for this fall. Rather than giving one of the CSI series a spot on weekend primetime, they’re crunching them in early in the week. Miami and the original CSI will stay in their current time slots and New York will take over the spot currently held by ’48 Hours Investigates.’ That will give us shows on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. This is fantastic since 24 airs on Tuesday nights. and will give me a solid week of TV Crime Drama.

the end is near

Well, it’s that time of year when all the weekly TV shows are wrapping up their seasons with a good cliff hanger. What exactly does this mean to me? Netflix. Netflix. Netflix. There are some shows that repeats are fun to watch, mainly the comical ones. That’s why shows like Seinfeld and Friends do so well in syndication. The main one I’ll be looking to get caught up on during repeat season is “Two and Half Men” starring Charlie Sheen (Bonnie loves this show). The OC finished last week and I do hope to get to watch all of the episodes over the summer that I missed towards the beginning of its run.

Best of my knowledge, the WB is wrapping up all of their drama shows this week, starting tonight with 7th heaven and Everwood. I am quite an avid Everwood watcher, and tonight should be exciting as it would seem that “much older than him” girl that Efram was dating is pregnant. When will these kids learn?

24 still has 3 weeks left and should be an awesome rest of the season. Intense stuff people…very intense.