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Lately it seems I spend all of my time just doing a few
things: gathering information for our
Primetime News Page
(and the weekly schedule), running
finding TV appearances, doing
reviewing new shows, writing in my
blogs, and then sometimes
if I have time, something else, whether that's updating our
contests page or
putting up some news I happen to come across, or updating
something. I don't know where the time goes! I definitely
waste a lot of time, though, especially on my personal sites
for Facebook and
also have The TV
MegaSite's Facebook Page and our
Talkin' TV Group and The
TV MegaSite's Twitter.
I don't even have the time to waste on other sites
like YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram et al. Sheesh.
Weekends I usually spend running errands and doing other
things, at least during the day. At night I sometimes watch
Tonight I started catching up on "The Americans" on FX.
They sent me 4 of the upcoming episodes. Always a great
show! Basically a soap opera, like most dramas nowadays, but
very well written and acted. Tons of drama packed into each
Everyone's watching the Super Bowl today...we're Chargers
fans, and I don't really care for football, so... he's
watching the end of it right now, but he doesn't care about
either team. It appears to be a close game, though, so I
guess that's good. I have friends in both Washington state
and Boston so, someone's going to be disappointed!
Huh, it's Super Bowl 49, so next year is Super Bowl L.
L is for....LOL!
I've just been doing my usual work this weekend and
getting a lot done!
I'm catching up right now on some older episodes of "The
Daily Show" and "Real Time with Bill Maher". My
husband mainly likes the jokes, not the interviews or panel
discussions, so I go back later and watch those. The
"Real Time" with John Cleese, in November, was hilarious.
Not just his part, but the discussion afterwards.
I do think that Bill Maher is funny, but I think that
he's wrong in a lot of what he says about Muslims. There are
plenty of Muslims in the world that are not terrorists nor
violent. I wish he could distinguish more between the
terrorists and just regular Muslims. I'm not religious at
all, but I don't think it's fair to blame the whole
religion, and all of the people who follow it, for the
extremists. But, you know, he's a comedian, so his
main goal is to be funny. I don't agree with some of his
other views, either, like about marriage. I wish he weren't
a support of PETA, either, because I don't like them or
agree with their methods. I don't agree with his support of
guns, either. But it's ok, he's entitled to have his
By the way, the episode last Friday 1/30 with Mel Brooks
was hilarious!! I'm going to have to make sure to watch his
Today I watched the movie "Christian
Mingle" that's going to be on UpTV this Sunday. It's not
a bad little romantic comedy. I spent quite a bit of time
linking to it, promoting it etc. I really like Corbin Bersen,
who wrote and directed it, ever since he was on "L.A. Law"
back in the 80's. I've seen him in lots of things over
the years, and I also follow him on Facebook. He seems like
a really earnest and sincere guy. He's been more religious
since his mom passed away and I guess that's part of the
reason he made the movie. He even came on my Facebook page
to discuss religion with me, which I thought was very kind
of him. I'd made a comment on something he said and he felt
like he should discuss it with me. Very nice of him. He
seems to really cater to his fans. Of course he was
wonderful on "Psych" as well! I get to interview him on
Wednesday, so I'm really looking forward to it! Should be a
I'm going to be receiving the third season DVD of
"Longmire", so that's awesome! I love that show. I can't
wait for the 4th season on Netflix.
I have the soaps on while I run the transcripts, with the
sound down. I don't actually watch them regularly any more.
"General Hospital" is not a particularly realistic show, but
this whole storyline with Fluke has been great, and since
it's February sweeps time, there are lots of fascinating
things going on. I just wish it wasn't all about guns and
explosions; it should be more about romance and family. It's
still a cartoon, to a large extent.
For the past two days, the closed-captioning has not been
good on GH, for some reason. It's annoying because now we
have to go through and add in the names and some other extra
work. I hope they can fix it!
For the past two days, I've had to go through and make
all of the changes, which means sitting there and listening
to the show a couple of times. I like it ok, and right now
it's exciting, but....certainly not something I want to do
every day. I still hope that "Fluke" is not really Luke...
I watched last night's "Gotham" and it was awesome as
usual. I also watched Sunday's "Grantchester", a fun old
timey-style mystery. And then I watched "Castle", which was
a fairly serious, but really good, episode. And then later,
I watched "The Flash". Great show!
Tomorrow morning I'll be interviewing Rainn Wilson in a
conference call interview again about "Backstrom". Then
later in the afternoon, I have a one-on-one interview with
actors/director/writer Corbin Bersen. I have to write those
questions up tomorrow. I was supposed to have an interview
on Friday with Annet Mahendru of "The Americans", but now
it's next Tuesday. So busy!!
The call this morning with Rainn went fine..I didn't
really have anything interesting to ask him. I love the
show, but I have no questions. I got to talk to him a lot
I'm waiting right now to talk to Corbin Bernsen...he's
supposed to call me any minute after his audition. He's
supposed to call between 3 and 4pm my time, and it's 3:57...
hopefully it won't be too late.
Tomorrow I'm supposed to interview Cody Christian of
"Pretty Little Liars" unless Krista does the interview
instead, and then Tamala Jones of "Castle". She's promoting
this Lifetime movie "Megachurch Murder". Busy busy busy!
had a great call with Tamala Jones. There were only a few of
us on the call, but it was a lot of fun.
You can hear it or
read it with our other Interviews. I have quite a few
others I need to put up, too.
I don't watch many commercials, but
one is so cute!
I never did get to speak with Corbin Bernsen, which is a
real shame. I always enjoy his work. This is the second time
I was supposed to interview him and it fell through!
I enjoyed watching "How to Get Away with Murder", but it
seems like the characters are not going to actually "get
away with it", so maybe they should change the name of the
way behind on posting on my blogs... I had a friend visiting
this past week, so I didn't watch much TV or do anything
online! Or do my laundry or anything else :) Now I'm
I had posted this on Twitter: "I'm very annoyed... ABC
did something to turn off part of the closed-captioning to "General
Hospital". There are 2 different types of CC, one that I
can turn on or off via the TV, and one that I can turn on or
off via the cable box/DVR (HD). The first one puts all of
the characters names in and is very accurate and formatted
well. The second is not. It's the first one that's not
working. It's ONLY for that one show as of Monday so they
changed something, whether on purpose or inadvertently. I
emailed them and they don't seem to even understand the
problem. I called and left a message, so hopefully someone
can figure it out... it's maddening. I have a program/device
that captures the closed-captioning via computer and turns
into a transcript for our site. I do this every day since
2001 for all of the daytime soaps. It requires minimal work
on my part. Now since Monday I have to go through and put in
line spaces between all of the dialogue as well as the
characters' names and edit out the commercials. I have to
sit through the show to do this, too. Very time-consuming."
I finally did hear back from someone at ABC, who then
said they would let the relevant department know...of
course, I haven't heard back from anyone since then, and the
transcripts are still coming out messed up. Gisele, who runs
our daytime section, has been helping me out with them,
since I was very busy. It sucks!
While I was watching GH last week, I noticed this: "LOL!
I guess Johnny
Zacchara is a
Stern fan. He yelled "Baba booey!" on Thursday's
"General Hospital" when Sabrina took his bullet out... "
Apparently Brandon Barash is a Howard Stern fan, so Johnny
is, too. :)
I watched "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" on DVD
last week and it was really good. It was the origin story of
Aquaman, along with the Justice League. Fabulous!
I've started catching up on stuff. Sorry for being so far
behind on everything! Have a great week. I hope you all had
a nice Valentine's Day! Happy Chinese New Year and
Presidents' Day Weekend.... And then Happy Mardi Gras this
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