The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #162
Can you believe it's March already? Wow!
I spent most of the weekend working on catching up on
stuff for the site...
I watched a bunch of "Suits" episodes to catch up before
I got to speak with Gabriel Macht (Harvey) yesterday on the
phone, but I'm still behind... Great show, though! I'll be
putting that up on our
I've been trying to find someone to help me out with our
weekend primetime news
and schedule, but so far, no luck. This week's is
here and next week's is
here. I'm hoping to find someone who can do it gradually
all week and then it wouldn't be such a chore. It's hard for
me because I have too many other things going on with the
site and other stuff. I usually start on it on Saturday and
the earliest. Email
me if you can help out!
I also spent a lot of time this weekend catching up on
DVD's that Syfy and others sent me to
For some reason, "Real Time with Bill Maher" wasn't on
this past Friday. I guess he's on vacation or finished for
now? I hope not. We always enjoy that show and "Last Week
Tonight with John Oliver." I hope you got a chance to see the
one this week because they did this
hilarious movie ad parody
"Infrastructure" starring Ed Norton and a bunch of very
recognizable TV and movie faces, including Steve Buscemi,
Vincent D'onofrio, Hope Davis, Campbell Scott, Dan Hedaya,
Michael Gaston and others. I would definitely see that
I got a chance to send a Tweet to Michael Gaston about
it, and he replied, so that was nice! I also got a nice
tweet from Kathleen Gati, who plays Obrecht on GH. I'd read
that she likes turtles, so I asked her about them. Since I
live in Hawaii, turtles are big here. I mean, popular but
also BIG! Giant sea turtles ;)
Anyway, back to the shows...unfortunately, Comedy
Central's "The Nightly Show" has not been nearly as good as
it was the first week. I think he wants to tackle big
issues, which is fine, but it's got to be funny, too.
I think the problem is that he's relying too much on his
panelists and being funny on the fly. If you look at the
other comedy news shows, the funniest parts are when they do
their monologue, skits, news stories, or other prepared
jokes. Writing the jokes ahead of time means they're
funnier. Some of "The Nightly Show" is written ahead of
time, but most of it is not.
You can see all of the
latest stuff that's new on our site!
I also really enjoyed the return of "The Good Wife!" It's
such a fabulous show. Now if only it had Simon Baker... It
did have Dylan Baker this week, but they are NOT the same!
LOL! Ed Asner was great as a creepy old rich bigot. I guess
he would have made a good Archie Bunker back in the day! Ed
Asner's always great, though.
Now I've got to watch some new shows. No rest for the
wicked! :) I've got to watch the new shows this week like
"Battle Creek, " "American Crime," "The Good Witch,"
"Secrets and Lies," "CSI:
Cyber ,"et al. Too many!
this week? Boo! There seem to be a lot more re-runs this
week.... I guess sweeps month is over.
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I watched this week's "Forever", which is always very
good. I just love that show. I enjoy the actors, the
vaguely-scifi aspects of the show, the flashbacks to
different times in the past, and the Sherlockian-murder
mysteries. It's all good. Even if "computer hackers" is a
really-overused plot device now.
One of the fun things about my job is having our
drawings/giveaways. I wish it were more than just the
occasional DVD or T-shirt! But anyway, we just had our
"Longmire Season 3" DVD giveaway, so it was great to make 3
people happy with that. Right now I'm choosing our February
drawing winners, too, for our monthly
DVD giveaway. Enter
now because there aren't tons of entries, so your chances
are good! Look at our
winners list - the same people win all of the time!
Because they enter every month.
Tonight I watched "Justified," a fabulous show. Ava and
Boyd are so great together. Just great stuff.
Now I'm watching "Once Upon a Time" - probably my
favorite show, or at least one of the top. It's always so
fabulous. We live in such a wonderful time where they can
make a fantasy show with such awesome actors, writing, and
special effects. Just so amazing! Not to mention, ABC owns
the rights to such wonderful characters that they can use.
Here's a funny coincidence. I just watched that "Good
Wife" episode where Alicia has to deal with the creepy old
bigot that wants to give her money. Today I met
someone that I want to do a project with, and he's not as
bad as Asner's character, but he did make a bigoted joke.
Now, if it had been a social situation, I would have said,
"Don't say that. That's terrible" or something to that
effect, making it clear that I disapprove. But like Alicia,
I mostly held my tongue. I did say "okay...." in a somewhat
disapproving way and changed the subject. Hopefully at some
point, if I do work with this person, I can find a way to
set them straight about their comments without pissing them
off too much. Who knows, maybe it will be out of my hands
and we won't work together...
I finally was catching up on some episodes from the past two
weeks. I always love "The
Big Bang Theory." It's so funny! The characters are just
so good. There aren't too many comedies I like on TV. I
guess I'm picky.
I really really enjoyed this week's "Backstrom." For one
thing, it was the first episode I hadn't seen in quite a
while. FOX let us watch a bunch of episodes at the beginning
of the season, and I devoured them then. I love Robert
Forster, so it was awesome seeing him as Backstrom's dad.
Wow, what a great character. If the
survives to a second season, I will be creating a section
for it on our site! Probably "Constantine," too, and maybe
"12 Monkeys" and "Empire."
I watched the new series "Secrets & Lies," too. Good show
with a lot of
suspense. Ryan Phillippe is always good. He was on "One
Life to Live" years ago as Billy, a gay teen. A lot of
people have been saying that they don't like Juliette Lewis
as the police detective, but she's not supposed to be
likable. The actress is doing an excellent job as a
bulldog-like detective. I think people are just
uncomfortable seeing a woman that way.
Netflix has the first episode of "The Unbreakable Kimmy
Schmidt," a good comedy from Tina Fey. You should check it
out! It's very silly and farcical but fun. It also has Fey's
co-star, Jane Krakowski, in a small role.
an upcoming Hallmark movie that looks good, "Portrait of
Love" starring Bree Williamson (formerly of "Haven"
and "One Life to Live"), Corbin Bernsen (of "Psych," "L.A.
Hospital," etc.) and Jason Dohring ("Veronica
Mars" and "Moonlight"). I had gotten an email about
possibly interviewing them, but now I'm told that Hallmark
doesn't think our site gets enough traffic to bother with
me. That's very sad. Who do they think they are? LOL!
Well, their loss. Somehow NBC, FOX, Lifetime and other much
more popular channels think my site is worthy... I like
their movies, but, wow, what a bad attitude. It's one
thing for, say, ABC, to say that, but who watches Hallmark?
Not too many people, in comparison... But I am looking
forward to that movie, anyway!
I'm going to try very hard this week to start catching up
on the shows I'm so behind on that I really like, like "Arrow,"
"The 100," "Marvel's
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Perception,"
"Rizzoli & Isles," "Reign," "Sleepy
Vampire Diaries," and "The Originals." First, I
need to watch these new shows that are airing this week.
Too much to do!
Sundi, who used
to volunteer for our site, is an English professor in
Georgia. She tweeted today that one of her students wrote a
paper (something to do with "General
Hospital") and cited me, as well as the site, and GH EP
Frank Valentini. That's very cool!
I just had an exciting chat on the phone with "Bates
Motel" star Vera
Farmiga, plus producers Carlton Cuse ("Lost")
and Kerry Ehrin! Can't wait for the Monday premiere on A&E!
Plus it's followed by "The Returned," a new show, also run
by Cuse. Very nice people on the call, and I got some great
Netflix has the first episode of this new show "The
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt." It's pretty cute, and the
premise is interesting, but it's not that funny. I wish that
comedy writers would realize that they need to actually
write jokes and not just have fun, quirky or cute characters
and situations. Since it's on Netflix, you know it's
not going to be as good or it would be on a real network.
Sorry, but that's true of comedies. There are tons of
great dramas on Netflix and Amazon Prime etc. but comedy is
a lot harder to get right, I guess.
I also watched this week's "Elementary,"
which I always enjoy. It may be CBS's best show after "The
Good Wife," now that "The
Mentalist" is gone. It was a particularly good episode
about Sherlock having to face his past while he was
addicted. Great stuff!
I don't watch too many new shows regularly (no time!),
but I'm glad to see that "Empire" is doing so well! It's a
good soap and has amazing acting and writing.
Speaking of soaps, I happened to see part of "The
Young & The Restless" this week. Wow, lots of whiny
women like Chris (who just lost her baby) and Summer (who
just found out that her dead husband was sleeping with her
aunt). There was just too much weepin' and a wailin' for my
taste. Neil also just found out that his wife slept with his
son. Perhaps he and Summer should have revenge sex? ;)
I saw the end of "The
Bold & Beautiful" where Brooke is telling Quinn that
there'll be no wedding and that she won't allow it. Okay, I
know Quinn is a bit crazy and insecure, but if Brooke said
that to me, I'd just laugh. Especially now that she's a
Wow, today's "General Hospital" sure had a great
cliff-hanger! No, not Ava! This whole thing between Sonny
and Michael is sure ridiculous and childish.
too. Last week's shocker with Fish Mooney scooping out her
own eyeball was a real OMG moment! Yikes. Speaking of
"Gotham", I'm annoyed at Entertainment Weekly because they
had an article about the show where they said that the
character of Bruce wasn't very interesting. I mean, first of
all, all of the other characters in the show are extremely
interesting, weird, quirky, extreme etc. so of course he'll
pale by comparison to that wacky group. Secondly, that kid
who plays Bruce, David Mozouz, does an amazing job. Thirdly,
he's just seen his parents brutally murdered, so of course
he's not going to be all that animated and excited.
Fourthly, he's the future BATMAN in a show about
Gotham City, so of course that makes him inherently
interesting. But he is just a boy, so I think people are
being unfair. The whole point of the show is to see
how it all leads up to Batman's adulthood and how he has to
save the city. You can't expect him to be Batman right now!
FYI it looks like
Jada Pinkett Smith won't be back next season, but my
guess is that either she's going to die in this season's
finale or they'll just write her off for a long while. I
love her character, but she's not really an important part
of the Batman universe.
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all of the soaps!
Have a great week, everyone....
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