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Sunday, January 9, 2011

TV and Movie Roundup

For everyone out there suffering from the True Blood blues, like me even though I have the first two seasons on DVD as well as Blood Ties (missing Moonlight on DVD still)... I've been hoping for something to really grab my attention with the start of the New Year.  So far, I've been disappointed.  First, The Walking Dead ends WAAAAAY too soon, it's a freaking awesome show on AMC's new lineup, but I have to wait all the way until next October to be zombified again (when I recently read the creators had fired some of the creative writers from the show, I was like....what!?  Do you really screw with a good thing!?!?)

And then Caprica was abruptly canceled!  I loved this show, but it was one of those shows where you never knew if it was going to be a week of new shows or a repeat.  I don't know why Syfy does this... I did tune in and watch the 5 hour series finale.  I loved all the episodes except for the last which was so rushed, I had trouble following it.  It needed about another two hours and it could have had an ending that made sense.  In the very last moments of the episode, it showed Drs. Graystone creating the first 'skin job' as a housing for their daughter, Zoe's avatar/spirit.  Lacy was the reverend mother to the one true God, with the robots as back up.  We all know where the series goes from there because we've all seen Battlestar Galactica, the Cylons need to crush their human makers, and their eventual understanding that they're more human than not.  That last episode of Caprica was so confusing... and it could have been done so much better.  All the other episodes were great.

Sanctuary, which I had high hopes for is a hit or miss, sometimes it's a good thing when I flip over to Syfy (such silly new label on the channel) and hit on Sanctuary... sometimes it's fun, excellent science fiction and sometimes I wonder what's going on... Magnus is currently undergoing some kind of identity crisis (illness) and she can't find her way.

Eureka which had an excellent holiday show, but it's one of those shows where Syfy throws a few shows out at a time... drives me crazy because I never know if I'm tuning in for a new episode or a rerun of the last one.  Baffling to me.

Warehouse 13, which at first I thought was going to be a major flop, but, I've started in enjoying the series.  They introduced a couple of new characters and expanded the storyline and the show started to grab a hold.  Again, it's one the shows Syfy throws out there and it's hard to find the current episode.

But, I have high hope for this current viewing season... at least until Spring when the shows all go on hiatus...

There's The Cape which starts tonight on NBC.  For those not in the know, The Cape is a new superhero show.  A cop done dirty by the local crime boss, takes to the streets in a whole new way.  When I first heard about the show, I was unsure what to think, but then, I saw the trailer, and I looked up the show to see how some of the critics were reacting.  And guess what, it's supposed to be a sparkler... stellar addition to NBC's lineup... and I have to say... I'm so freaking tired of see Law and Order this, Law and Order that, Law and Order.. the special unit... I mean, I know everyone loves Law and Order, but there only so much of the law that one network can sustain, I reached my limit long ago.  Is there nothing else to fill the time besides LAW and freaking ORDER!!!  I still love (click to watch full length episodes) NCIS, Mark Harmon's naval crime fighting show on CBS, but I think it's because it stays fresh with Abby and the gang.  The Cape begins with a 2 hour pilot episode that airs this evening 1-9-11 (repeats tomorrow evening) at 9 E, 8 C.

I've also got my eye on Syfy new upcoming series, Being Human (a vampire, werewolf, and ghost all share space).  I don't know if I'd call it a remake or an addition to the British series, Being Human that aired on Lifetime and Chiller TV.  I watched the British version of the show and really enjoyed it.  The American version will probably be tamer (but I hope not) and airs it's first episode on January 17, 2011.  I hope it lives up to my desire for the series.  So far, it looks entertaining... my favorite line from the commercials... "So, you want to invite the neighbors over... and eat them?"  Said with such deadpan, best line I've heard to far.

[Aidan, werewolf (Sam Witwer), Sally, ghost (Meaghan Rath), Josh, vampire (Sam Huntington)]

I'm also patiently waiting for the return of The Vampire Diaries  (click for full length episodes, new episodes return 1-27-11).  I love this show, but since it's shown on Tuesday night and there's either HS basketball or tumbling practice, I have to wait for the episode to come up on the CW and watch online.  I will be picking up the DVD's at some point.

(Damon, damn good bad boy-ness)

I've seen some good movies, on DVD... Scott Pilgrim - pretty good, mostly sustained by the action.  Toy Story 3 (which I originally saw at the movies) - it's another (final?) great addition to the Toy Story franchise and I loved it.  Inception (with Leo) - totally weird, dream induce science fiction, but a pretty tasty offering.  Percy Jackson and the Olympians - really really enjoyed this movie, probably should have paid the 10 bucks and enjoyed it on the large screen. 

 Also enjoyed Cirque du Freak, the Vampire Assistant, not as much as I thought I would, but it was good.  I still haven't seen the remake of The Clash of the Titans, I've heard good and bad things about this one, but I'll probably take a peek now that it's out on DVD.  And finally, Avatar, Star Trek, Iron Man 1 & 2, and Eclipse... I enjoyed these are the big screen as well as my little one at home.  (Avatar and Star Trek were so frakking amazing... there wasn't any way I wasn't purchasing those on release.  And I have to say, I think Eclipse, which I bought as soon as it was available, is the best of the Twilight Saga so far.)

Movies I've enjoyed lately are Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows Pt. 1 - it was soooo gooood, I'm eagerly waiting and anxiously denying the final episode.  I hate to see the movies come to an end, just like the series.  This is one series that could have continued, but all good things have to come to an end.  Tron - what can I say, Jeff Bridges was amazing in the first movie, and he's creepy cool as Clu in this one too.  He plays dual roles as Clu and Flynn, Clu the evil master control in this edition, and Flynn as his laid back far out self who has to try to gain control of his alter ego, Clu.  Bruce Boxleitner as Tron/Alan is pretty good too, and they could have shown more of him.

(Lightcycle from Tron: Legacy)

Movies I'm hoping to see (and I'm hoping are as good as the hype), The Green Hornet - really want to see this one, I loved the old series, like Batman, hokey good fun, available sometimes on TV Land.  True Grit - I love Jeff Bridges, and you know, John Wayne was a hero in my house growing up, I have to see this one.  Also, I Am Number Four, with Alex Pettyfer, frakking hot (you may remember him from the Alex Rider movie, well HE'S grown up some), and the movie looks hot too.  Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Breaking Dawn, I have to wait a bit for these, but I'm patient (well, sort of, lol).

(Alex Pettyfer in I Am Number Four)


Blodeuedd said...

Ugh, zombies, you know I had to stop watching after 3 eps. I kept having this vivid zombie nightmare, several a night

Unknown said...

The worst episode was where they were trying to disguise their scents by wrapping their bodies in zombie pieces.... those intestines were nasty.... But, I still loved the show.

No more zombies for you then... I hate nightmares...

Dottie :)

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