Too much sports on lately! LOL! They pre-empt some of my
favorite shows for that.
I enjoyed this week's "Doctor Who", even though it was a bit
confusing. They never explained, for instance, why the
wolves and tigers were acting so weird (or why they were out
of the zoo). I think that Peter Capaldi is a great actor,
but they need to have him smile more and be a bit more
madcap like the previous Doctors. This doctor is not very
likable. He's the hero and needs to act more like someone we
We've added John Oliver's "This Week" to our TV watching
schedule. He's usually pretty funny!
I just watched last week's "Haven" - I was so busy over the
weekend! I loved it (I always do). I can't wait to see what
happens next week.
I was happy to hear that they're turning the "Librarian"
movies into a series; plus, some of my favorite actors will
be in it: John Larroquette, Christian Kane, and Matt Frewer!
As well as the ones from the movie, Noah Wyle, Jane Curtin
and Bob Newhart! I love those movies. If you haven't seen
them, they're great fun. Sort of a cheaper, funnier version
of Indiana Jones.
I've been so busy today, doing the appearances for our site
and also sending out our daily soap newsletters....
I only did a little work today because I was sick. I did
watch "The Good Wife" (always great!), and "Supernatural"
(love it), and the usual comedy news shows with my husband.
I don't watch the soaps any more, but I see parts of them
and I hear about them on social media. I guess fans are
upset that Michael has cancer on "The
Young and the Restless". I'm pretty sure that they're
not planning to kill him off. It's great that he has such a
meaty storyline for a change, and he's doing a fabulous job
of it from what I can tell.
It was fun seeing Larry Ashton on "General
Hospital", although he's gotten
so old now!
I've been reading Sci Fi Magazine that I picked up in the
store, and it has some great coverage of all of the TV shows
and movies. Great in-depth reporting and interviews. I
wonder, though... is it still connected to the channel Syfy?
They have different names now. Odd.
I don't know what cable you guys have, but I have Oceanic
Time Warner Cable, which is some sort of version of TWC here
in Hawaii. For the most part, I can't complain. We live in a
condo building, so the basic cable (plus one DVR and HBO)
and internet comes free. We just pay for an extra DVR,
slightly faster internet, and a phone land line, which is
cheap. I haven't had too many problems with any of it in the
year or so we've lived here.
A few months ago, I noticed this weird pop-up notice that
comes up now. It happens whenever a show is about to record
on my DVR. It asks "Record as Planned?" and the it lists the
show(s) I have on there and I have to press the select
button or wait for it to go away. It's really annoying. You
know, I set up the recordings on the DVR. I just set them up
and forget about them. I can check them, if I wish, any
time, so why is it telling me this??? It's completely
unnecessary and obnoxious. I record shows a lot from the DVR
in our bedroom to DVD, so that I can watch them later.
So now that annoying popup is all through my recordings.
If I'm watching a show, the popup comes up, disturbing my
viewing. Today I was fast-forwarding a show and it came up,
so I had to press Select and then stop the fast-forwarding
and rewind since it got way ahead of where I wanted to be.
So I phoned the company, and they were completely clueless.
I asked them on Twitter and finally, after many hours,
they're telling me that it's a "feature" and it can't be
disabled. Grrr! I'm so angry about this. Why add
something that is useless and annoying??
I've had cable for a long time, since the 80's, and I had
DVR's as soon as they came out with the cable company. I
also had DISH network for a while. I've experienced Comcast,
COX and now TWC. They all have their own drawbacks,
pluses and minuses. Comcast was definitely the worst. I like
TWC okay, but this is bad. I wish I could go back to DISH, but
it's not allowed in my building. The TWCE tech support
people are very polite and
tried to help, but....they couldn't fix the problem. :(
They're sending someone out on Monday to see if that person
can help me, but I have my doubts. The TWC Twitter Help
person seems to think that it's an inherent feature in the
Navigator software, and it can't be turned off.
Today I watched a bunch of shows...I was falling behind, so I
watched "Forever", "Gotham" and "The Flash". "Forever"
looked like it was going to be predictable, but then it
wasn't. Very enjoyable episode. "Gotham" was outstanding as
always!! Such a great show. I really enjoyed "The Flash",
too. I loved seeing "Captain Cold". I just wish they'd stop
calling the Flash "The Blur" because that was what they
called Clark on "Smallville". "The Streak" isn't much
better, for obvious reasons! I'm very glad that they gave
The Flash a costume right now away. Smallville could be very
annoying that way, and it took Green Arrow a long time to
get his real costume together, too. Do they still call him
"The Arrow" or are they calling him "Green Arrow" yet? They
I've got a lot of new interviews coming up. Most are
conference calls. Friday I'm interviewing Matt Ryan, star of
NBC's "Constantine"! That should be great. Then I have a
one-on-one interview with veteran actor Sebastian Roché who
plays mostly bad guys but is so smooth and sexy when he does
it! He's on "The Originals" right now and also has a movie
out with Liam Neeson. Last week he was on "General Hospital"
again as Jerry Jax. He was also on "Scandal", which I
don't watch. Such a busy guy! I've seen him on so many
shows like "Vampire
Diaries", "NCIS", "Fringe" and "Supernatural".
Next Tuesday we get to talk to "Celebrity Cast Members" from
NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". I mean, come on, how can I
interview them if we don't know who they are ahead of time?
That should be interesting! Should I ask them just how
obnoxious Donald Trump really is? LOL!
Then on Friday November 7, I get to chat with Christopher
Gorham of "Covert Affairs" again! I love him. He's so nice
on the phone. And then also that same day, we get to chat
with the producers/writers for "Law & Order: SVU" and
"Chicago Fire"/ "Chicago PD" because they're doing a
three-way crossover. I'll be tempted to say: Bring back
And then on November 18 I'll be in a call with John O'Hurley
and David Frei, who're hosting "The National Dog Show" on
NBC. You may know O'Hurley from playing Peterman on
"Seinfeld", or from "All My Children" or one of his other
many great cartoon voices or character roles.
They're awesome, I can't wait!
Still waiting on two transcripts from Syfy...I have no idea
what's going on with them, and I hope everything's okay. I
can't wait for their new show "Ascension" - sounds very
Almost Halloween! I'm very excited.
Right now I'm watching the first part of "Death Comes to
Pemberley". Good cast and an intriguing story. I don't think
I saw "Pride and Prejudice"; if I did, it was very long ago
and I don't remember it. Or perhaps I only saw some of it.
Next week's news page is at
It'll be all caught up by late Sunday evening, I hope!
I also watched "Bones" this week, which is always fun
and a solid show.
I had interview calls this morning. It was tough waking up
for the first one with NBC's Constantine, Mark Ryan. He was
very nice and fun to talk to. I've only seen the first
episode so far, but I enjoyed it. He's another Welsh actor!
But his accent is not as thick as, say, that of Matthew Rhys
("The Americans"), probably because he's been acting since
childhood and spent a lot of time in England.
My second call was a one-on-one interview with
Sebastian Roché,. We had a nice chat and he
seems like a really gracious person.
I watched this week's "Haven"
- love that show!! Good 2-part episode. They keep us
surprised and on our toes! I wonder if Duke is falling for
We were out a lot this weekend for Halloween stuff, so I
didn't spend too much time watching TV. I did watch some of
the "From Dusk Till Dawn" DVD - great show if you don't mind
gore and violence. Very good acting, lots of humor and some
supernatural stuff. It skips around a lot, time-wise, which
makes it even more interesting.
I had a party Saturday night, so I really over-decorated our
apartment with Halloween stuff, including putting out some
Halloween DVD's. I had a few already and then picked up some
cheap ones as well. I had our TV set up on the music channel
for "sounds of the season", but for some reason the sound
went out and I couldn't get it to come back (for ANY of the
music channels). It's okay now, though.
Two of the people we invited had kids, so I
suggested they watch some DVD's in the bedroom when they got
board (two girls, one 9 and one 12). Out of all of the DVD's
I had there, including "Frozen", "Catching Fire" and many
more, they chose last season's DVD of "The Big Bang Theory"!
Go figure. Smart girls. I had also recorded some cartoons
and Harry Potter for them just in case.
In one of our bathrooms, I had my Kindle Fire set up with
spooky sounds and music I had downloaded to lend some
Among all of the other Halloween decorations, I had some
Buffy The Vampire action figures set out, too. I had Buffy,
Angel, Spike, vampire Willow and The Master.
A few weeks ago, I had read
an article about how movie star Seth Rogen had run into
Garth Ancier, who's a TV network programming executive (he's
worked for NBC, FOX, The WB et al.), who canceled his 2000
show "Freaks and Geeks". So I found Garth on Twitter and
tweeted "I read the fuss about your canceling "Freaks and
Geeks". I'm still upset about the cancellation of "Savannah"
in 97! :)" I didn't expect a reply, but on Halloween
he tweeted me back: "Me too...Loved that show!" LOL!
Now, such a nice guy...I can't really reply to that! I guess
TV executives are not heartless, soulless bastards like we
all like to they are, huh?
I hope you all had a nice Halloween!
Now I have to make up for lost time...I fell really behind
on work this week because of the party and all the
preparations. Back to work!
This week's News and Schedule Pages are
here and next week's will be
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