Day 64: Paranormal State, season 1 (2007)


Oh, how I love Netflix. I love the concept, the system, and the site. And lately, I have been seriously crushing on their recommendation system. Yeah, I know, it’s a bit silly of me to even consider their suggestions as my queue is already bursting at the seams, but I like it. Netflix asked if I enjoyed Being Human (I sure did!). Why not try Jekyll? It is then added to my queue. Do I like reality programming? Who doesn’t?! Then why not try Top Chef season one? Why not, indeed. Do I have an odd fondness for supernatural shows? Uh, yes. Have I considered Paranormal State? Well, I hadn’t, but I will. How could a system like that let me down? I mean, it is probably based on well thought-out algorithms, a literary analysis of genre, and the 7 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Solid. So, based on this, over the past few days I have been watching a few episodes of Paranormal State.

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Day 63: Sherlock (2010)


I have one word to describe the first season of Sherlock, and that word is: Wow! Although I pretend to be hip to entertainment news, I was somehow unaware of the existence of this show. A friend recently told my husband and me about it, and we were able to catch the first episode when it aired on PBS. It was love at first viewing. I don’t know how to explain it, we just clicked. We laugh at the same jokes, we don’t have any extended periods of uncomfortable silence, and we finish each other’s sentences. You know how it goes. I should probably thank the friend that introduced me to the series that changed the last three Sundays of my life from bleh to “omg, the new Sherlock is on tonight.” I usually don’t do shout outs in my posts, but thanks, Brad– I owe you one (just one…he he).

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Mid-Season T.V.: Or, What the Heck Was I Thinking?


When I was a kid, I always looked forward to when school started up. Not just the first day, mind you, the entire year. I thrilled at what the school year might hold for me—what would I learn? Who would I meet? And what projects would I work on? Yeah, I was a dork, so what? I just loved the potential of the upcoming school year; it was essentially my clean slate. However, my zealous attitude towards school would inevitably wear off sometime during the first month. Instead of hopping out of bed, I would drag myself like a turtle to the bus. During the first week of school, I would do my homework the second I got home; but as the weeks progressed, school took a backseat to DuckTales (woo ooo!) and Darkwing Duck (hmmm…do I have duck issues?). Eventually, the excitement and the procrastination would balance out, and I would have a noneventful but productive school year.

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Day 59: The X-Files: Season 2 (1994)


There is something not quite right about me. Now, I’m not talking about the fact that I am older than six years old and I still wear shirts with kitties on them. Nor am I referring to the habit I have of making up songs to sing to the pooch (Although I must admit, the one about the bone-bone is pretty catchy). Or the fact that, on occasion, a handful of Cheetos sounds like the biznomb. Or the fact that I just wrote biznomb in my post today. Hmm….yeah, all of those habits are not quite right, but I was actually referring to my obsession with television shows. I have a compulsive need to finish entire seasons (series, even) as fast as possible. True, I am the type of a person who reads the last page of a mystery, then reads the rest of the book; so I am sure the desire to know what happens propels my compulsive TV habits. But I also just love stories—of all kinds– and I enjoy following interesting characters on their adventures. And isn’t television just the perfect medium for this?

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Day 55 : Being Human, series 1 (2008)


You would that think by now I would know how to spot a vampire when I see one. The same goes for werewolves–and don’t get me started on ghosts. I’ve read all of the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse series; and watched the shows that were born from these two franchises. Hell, I even watched Fright Night, which, oddly enough, kind of combined the whole vampire and wolf thing. I have seen enough Ghost Hunters episodes to earn me respect on several internet forums (should I choose to comment). So you think I would be prepared for a show like Being Human. Yeah, one would think that, but I guess I wasn’t.

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TV-mania! Wednesday’s Wrap-Up


Have I mentioned that I really love Wednesdays? If I haven’t: I love Wednesday. It is the new TGIF (TGIW?). Sure, there is no feisty toddler saying, “You got it, dude,” anytime there is a pause in dialogue; but all around, Wednesday has proven to be a good TV day.

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Woot! It’s Wednesday! (That means good TV…)


I know it and you know it– I watch way too much TV. Some of the shows deserve an audience; and some, well, I should really just cut the cords. I know that sounds harsh coming from this TV enthusiast, but it is starting to take up way too much time without the payoff. So,for  the next two weeks of television, the shows on my list will either make the grade, or be let go. In other words, TV shows, shape up or ship out.

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I’m only a few weeks into the Fall TV season, and my head feels like it will explode.


Aw, man! I can’t believe I got behind AGAIN on updating my Fall TV rundown. Damn, as usual.

 

When we last left off, Megan was diligently trying to work her way through primetime television. Little did she know that fall TV was ready for her, lurking in the dark alleyways and at the bottom of the pickle jar that has been in the fridge for as long as she can remember (did it come with the fridge?). Oh yes, TV was trying to get the best of her. Who will win out in this fierce fight for survival in the internet age? Well, more than likely TV. Wait– have I been beaten already? Am I referring to myself in the third person? Mustn’t…. let…. television….win…

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Fall TV Through 10/6/10


It’s another rainy day here in L.A. I mean, like really rainy. Cats and dogs living together rainy. Ah, lovely. The rain makes me miss the Midwest and seasons. When I first moved to L.A., I felt like I was living in a scene from Groundhog Day (only without Bill Murray)—every day seemed to be exactly the same, at least as far as the weather was concerned. Soon I became accustomed to the Southland, and started to notice the subtle (sometimes oh, so, subtle) differences in temperature and winds that account for most of the weather here. However, I still occasionally have issues telling the seasons.  Thank you, fall TV and commercials with back-to-school supplies for clarifying this for me (although I am slightly confused because I think I saw my first Christmas commercial. Huh? And I haven’t even had time to put up my Halloween decorations yet). Oh well.

So, last night and this afternoon,  I caught up on a few episodes from my Fall TV line-up.

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Fall TV as of 10/5/10


I have been bad about following up with my ventures in Fall TV. I suppose I am still trying to see what works best for the blog. Ideally, I thought about writing each morning about the previous night’s entertainment, but I am unsure if that would be too many postings. This week, I will try to experiment with the frequency of the Fall TV postings. Until then, let’s catch up on what I was too lazy to write about until now.

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