I had this blog all written, but I forgot to save it, and
then my program crashed, and I lost everything! Darn...
was a weird week because of the Monday holiday, and then
there was the president's speech. February sweeps hadn't
started yet, so there were some re-runs still, but it's past
enough time that some shows have returned from their winter
break. It's a confusing time for TV viewers who may
not realize why there are so many re-runs. It certainly
doesn't help that February sweeps start in January! (the
29th, to be exact) I supposed it's because they want to make
sure to get the Super Bowl in the sweeps period.
I don't watch many commercials, but I kept seeing this
one when we were
watching a show OnDemand. It's for
TurboTax, but it's kind of creepy if you're a "Doctor
Schedule page is here and
will be here. I usually put all of the info up on the
weekends. The past two weeks I've ben really late getting it
all done, though! Busy, busy, busy. Make sure you check it
out to see what's on TV each week. I delete the previous
week's page after
info to this page. Every I check the TV Guide What's New
page to find shows I may have missed earlier (especially
The guy who hosts our website, Marcos, ran some kind or
program to figure out what our site statistics are for the
past few months. We're working on possibly setting up
something that will do it automatically. Should be great.
We have a huge site and you never know what people are
going to look for. We cover both daytime and primetime, but
it seems that most of our top pages are still about daytime
soaps! That's fine but I wish we had more Primetime
visitors. It definitely affects the number of visitors we
have because there are only 4 soaps and they have low
Here's a list of the pages and how many hits they received,
and a small chart. We used to get three times as
many visitors to our site. It's disappointing, especially
since we all work so hard on the site every day! But it's
ok, we don't do it for the money or fame (good thing!).
is still our most popular Primetime page, which is odd since
it's been off the air for a few years now...then again, it
did last for ten years! Which is a lot, especially nowadays,
and especially for a "Fan" show.
We review a lot of new shows, so make sure to check out
our Primetime Reviews
Page! There are lots of great new shows out and more
We've been enjoying the new comedy news show on Comedy
Nightly Show". It's pretty funny and a good successor to
"The Colbert Report."
I had hoped to
interview Tamala Jones, Matt Long and Dean Cain soon,
but I don't know...two of them got postponed and the other
one hasn't been scheduled yet. I missed one today for Jada
Pinkett Smith (Fish Mooney on "Gotham")
because they only gave us one day's notice and I didn't see
the email until it was too late. There was one last week
(Crane in "Sleepy
Hollow") that was the same way. I missed two good ones
yesterday due to being sick. So I'm not doing well on these
interviews lately!! LOL! There's one next week with James
Spader (of "The Blacklist"). I hope it happens and that I
get to chat with him! I've been a big fan of his since "Boston
Legal". I miss Alan Shore and Denny Crane!
Friday I have a conference call with the winner of "The
Biggest Loser", so that should be great. I don't watch the
show, but I know it's a good one, with a lot of fans.
FX is one of my favorite networks. This week you can see
new episodes of
and "The Americans" as well as the new show "Man Seeking
Woman", which is a bizarre little comedy.
We lost our interviewer/reviewer Sundi, which is a real
shame because she's very smart, a good writer, and very
reliable. I think she's like me--too many things going on
and not enough time in the day. Anyway, one of our previous
volunteers, Lisa, is going to start interviewing, so that's
So far I've enjoyed "Galavant". I have most of it on DVD
now, so I'll catch up later. I hope they bring it back for a
second season. It's just my kind of show, fun, silly,
musical and funny, with great guest-stars!
episode about the telenovela actors was awesome! Very funny
and it was good to see Kamar de Los Reyes again (he played
Antonio on "One Life
to Live"). I was surprised that Kamar was not the
murderer because so often on any kind of whodunnit on TV,
the murderer is the biggest star or at least, the most
recognizable person. You can tell they had fun with it. Of
course, it wasn't as good as the great "Warehouse 13"
episode about telenovelas! I'm enjoying seeing Rick as a
private eye. My only complaint is that he wouldn't be using
I have to say that the writers on the show do a good job
of keeping Castle and Beckett interesting. One of those TV
tropes is that once characters get married, the show
fizzles. It's just not true. It only happens if you have bad
or lazy writers.
Mentalist" was good as always, and I like how their work
Jane and Lisbon's relationship. I'm really going to miss the
show so much when it's gone. These three shows, "Castle,", "Bones,"
and "The Mentalist," are all my favorites because they have
handsome leads with smart women, and a great romantic and
working relationship. They're all very different, too.
"Two and a Half Men" has had a few funny episodes, but
mostly it's not nearly as good as it was last year. This
"let's pretend we're gay so we can adopt a kid" story is
really boring. And where's Amber Tamblyn??? For that matter,
why is it that "The Big Bang Theory" is still all re-runs?
has a two-part episode and the first part was pretty good.
It's great how they keep this show interesting, too, without
making Sherlock too nice or boring after all this time.
was SO FABULOUS to see Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller
guest-stars on "The
Flash!!" They were both in "Prison Break." I loved
Purcell on "John Doe", but I don't like the short hair.
Still, it was a really good episode. I love that The Flash
has an actual costume, and name, and the villains have
names, too. As someone who grew up reading comics, I hate it
when they mess with the stories and other aspects of the
superheroes. "Smallville" started this trend. It's just not
necessary. I'm still annoyed that the "X-Men" movies don't
have their original costumes. I don't like how "Arrow" is
not "Green Arrow", either.
Of course you can't make all comic book fans happy
because we all grew up reading them at different times. We
all want the TV shows to be exactly like the comics, only
better! But that may not even be possible. The creators and
writers of these shows do feel like they have to have their
own vision of the characters and they also get a lot of
pressure to make them so that non-fans will watch them. It's
just really hard, though.
On the other hand, most of the things that bother me, and
other fans, are the fairly minor details that they could do
and still have a great show with different stories. I mean,
why even have a hunk like Tom Welling starring on your show
and never once show him in the Superman outfit? It's just
stupid. Eventually I did come to love "Smallville",
but it did bother me a lot at first that they cast people
that didn't look like their comic book counterparts. Clark's
best friend, Pete, had blond hair and freckles in the
comics. In the show, he was African-American. Lana Lang had
red hair in
the comics and movies, but in the show, she was Asian. But
it's not about race. I would also have objected if Lois Lane
hadn't been a brunette or if Lex Luthor hadn't been bald
(and I did object to that when they did it in the movies).
The cast of "Lois
and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" were not
traditional casting, either. Dean Cain (Superman) is part
Japanese and the first Jimmy is Latino of some kind. Their
Lana Lang was a blonde!
Speaking of DC comics, I'm looking forward to the new "Supergirl"
series, even though I really don't have time to watch
another show! Ha ha! But their Jimmy Olsen will be
African-American. I guess long-time comics fans have
to get used to changes no matter what.
It's not just the casting, of course. I've objected to
changes in every single TV show or movie that was based on
the comics I grew up with. I'm a geek. I can't help it.
Superman has a curl in the comics, and Clark doesn't. In
"Lois and Clark", it was the opposite! That always bugged
me. Heck, I hate Christopher Reeves' voice in the movies -
too high and not strong enough to be Superman. He got all of
the other aspects of it right, though. I hated that first
movie for a long time due to all of the changes.
Then again, I wish all superhero shows had costumes,
"Misfits," and "Alphas"! It's not like they all have to be
in tights or have bright colors.
is always a fun show, really well written with lots of great
characters. If you're not watching it, you are really
has just been on fire lately. So glad to have it back.
too. It gets a little better every week. I hope they bring
it back next year. People need to watch it! It's a really
I've really been enjoying the Grantchester mysteries on
Masterpiece Theater. A cute vicar and good mysteries. Yay!
I'm behind on most of the other shows...but I have many
on my DVR and on DVD. As always!
Don't forget to check out our
What's New page to see
the latest content on our site!
I bought a DVD collection of this old show we loved
called "Bakersfield PD". I haven't watched it yet...I hope
it's not just a really bad copy from a VHS tape. It wasn't
cheap! I'll definitely send it back if it's unwatchable. I
got it from this site
http://dvdrare.com I'll let you know how it turns
There are just definitely not enough hours in the day for
me to do everything I want to do and watch everything I
like! SIGH. I took exercising regularly so that's cut into
It's time for me to get my tax info together, too. UGH,
that's the worst. Even though it's a lot easier now (all
online), I still hate it.
This week I watched the Oscar-nominated film "Boyhood". I
too many movies besides things like "The Avengers" or "Harry
Potter", but I'd read so much about the movie, especially in
Entertainment Weekly. Also, it stars one of my favorite
actresses, Patricia Arquette, who used to star in "Medium,"
a show I really loved. It shouldn't come as a surprise to
anyone who watched that show what she can do, acting-wise.
It was fun to see her age in the movie and I recognized some
of the hair styles from when she was on "Medium", so that
was fun. Good movie. It's almost 3 hours, but it didn't feel
like it was too long at all.
Another TV actor, J.K. Simmons, is nominated for his role
in "Whiplash". He's been in tons of great TV shows like "Law
& Order" and "The Closer", and he still does
of the movie nominees got their start in TV or still do act
in TV, like Benedict Cumberbatch (of "Sherlock"),
Steve Carell (of "The Daily Show" and "The Office"), Bradley
Cooper (of "Alias"),
and Julianne Moore (of "As
the World Turns"). Those are just off the top of my
head. I'm sure some others were also in TV roles.
Have a great week! Hopefully I can put up next week's
blog a little sooner.
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