Friday, January 30, 2015

Let's Touch God This Time, Boys

I'm about to admit to an oddity about myself.

I dislike watching sports. Pretty much all sports, excluding the Winter Olympics.

I like watching movies and (sometimes) TV shows about sports. Some of the *best* movies have been based on true stories about people in sports. I like the positive impact the game can have on people. It can change lives in fundamental ways. Good ways. People reach in and tap into their full potential, learn the value of teamwork, learn you don't always win, and come to terms with losing. It's all in there.

A great TV show about football was Friday Night Lights. Yes, I know it was a movie, too. But, this is a TV blog.

Here are two short clips from Friday Night Lights. It's my way of celebrating the World Series Super Bowl this Sunday.

TV Show: Friday Night Lights
Status: Cancelled

Thursday, January 29, 2015

It Was, Literally, The Perfect Crime

I've really enjoyed the take on the Holmes/Watson relationship as it's presented in CBS's TV Show, Elementary. Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock and Lucy Liu as Watson... on the surface might not seem to work all that well. The reality is quite the opposite. This season, Season 3, they've introduced a new character, Kitty, who's received positive and negative feedback on YouTube (you know, one of many places on the internet where everyone assumes their opinion is wanted AND correct). For me, the jury is still out, but I think I like the layers her character adds to the dynamic.

This is a clip from this season, Kitty included. Enjoy... I particularly love Kitty's first line, "You should know I have a stun gun... just in case." Hahahahaha.

TV Show: Elementary
Status: CBS, Thursday, 10:00 PM Eastern Time

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

I Do Know Two Things

Have you noticed how shows are now doing a mid-season finale before they take that long hiatus before Christmas and come back in January (sometimes February). We now get cliff hung twice a season, as opposed to just once. I'm not sure if I like it or not...

Anyway, here is a scene from the mid-season finale of Arrow (from November 2014). I really like how the Oliver/Felicity relationship has developed. Yeah, I know that the comic books all tell the same story: Oliver and Canary (aka Dinah Laurel Lance) is his soul mate, love of his life, and they are destined for marriage and big things. And still... I love the Oliver/Felicity relationship. I'm not the only one; "Olicity" fans are lighting up YouTube.

TV Show: Arrow
Status: CW, Wednesday 9:00 PM Eastern Time

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Here's The Fun Part

The Mentalist is in its final season. It has evolved in the ten years it's been on the air (Has it been ten years??? I think it has!) Anyway, the show began with Patrick Jane, pretend psychic, keen observer of human beings, working as a consultant for the CBI (on all cases). He did help them solve all their cases, but his goal was to solve ONE case. Red John, a serial killer, killed his wife and daughter and he is determined to find and kill him. So, this show had the ongoing Red John arc for many, many years. When that was solved, there was speculation the show would end. It didn't. It rebooted and changed direction, dropping some cast members and adding others. It's now reached the end of the road... final season. To commemorate the ending, here is a clip from the beginning.

TV Show: The Mentalist
Status: CBS, Tuesday, 10:00 PM Eastern Time

Monday, January 26, 2015

We're Friends, Aren't We?

I confess I really like all of the TV shows that are digging into the "before lives" of our favorite comic book characters. I vividly recall when I started watching Smallville on DVD (several seasons into the show) and I was just BLOWN AWAY. I still love that show, btw. Anyway, the idea has caught on and there are now several shows reaching into the way back (having fun building these characters from the ground up to the people we KNOW they become). One such example is Gotham...

TV Show: Gotham
Status: Fox, Monday, 9:00 PM Eastern Time

Friday, January 23, 2015

You Just Want It To Be The Way You Want It To Be

This scene cracks me up every time I watch it...

Do the astronauts have weapons?

Hahahahaha. As much as I enjoy Joss Whedon's current show (Marvel's AGENTS OF SHIELD), the characters in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel... multi-dimensional wonders. It was life and death one minute and *this* the next. Just brilliant.

TV Show: Angel
Status: Cancelled

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

No More Sweet Poison... I Already Drank That Cup

There are too many things I love about the TV show Nashville to give you a comprehensive list. The music is amazing (considering that these are actors first, and musicians second, it's even more astounding). Though that may not be true for all parties on this show. But, the acting and singing are both just... *wow.* If you're the kind of person who scrolls the comments on YouTube, like me, you'll be surprised at the number of people who don't like country music but love this show... and the music on this show.

Interesting fact... the way this all started was that lesser known (as yet not hit songs) were found and used for the characters. To make it better, they brought in said writers to talk with the actors about the songs. That led to many songwriters deciding to co-write songs with some of the actors/musicians on the show. Now, the songwriters are as often on the set as the actors and work hand in glove with the show to make sure that it comes out right. I'd say that the partnership has bee extremely successful.

This was the season finale at the end of season 2 (I think). Maybe it was season 1. My memory is lousy. Anyway, really look forward to this one coming back from the winter hiatus.

TV Show: Nashville
Status: ABC, Wednesday 10:00 PM Eastern Time

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

There's An Art To This

Still going strong with the clips. For those of you not In The Know (I daresay all of you), but, hey, that's why I'm here! Cougar Town originated on ABC. Was cancelled, which invariably happens sooner rather than later when a show is Excellent. However, TBS stepped in and saved the day by picking it up. And new episodes continued. Well, Cougar Town is currently in its final season. But, there are some people, like me, who will enjoy it forever thanks to YouTube and TV shows on DVD.

TV Show: Cougar Town
Status: TBS, Tuesday, 10;30 PM Eastern Time

Monday, January 19, 2015

What Kind Of Punch Does a Jellyfish Like?

Another week has rolled by and I've only barely kept up with Life., not so much. I'm going to try and be more on top of things this week. However, I'm still so time-limited that I don't see a "real" TV post in the near future. So, let's watch a video, shall we????

TV Show: Scorpion
Status: CBS, Monday 9:00 PM Eastern Time

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Truth or Penny Can

Well, it's Thursday and Battle of the Bands over on my other blog. If you like music, and have yet to check that out, I hope you'll stop over. In the meantime, I'm posting here ANOTHER TV clip. Enjoy!

TV Show: Cougar Town
Status: TBS, Wednesday, 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I'm Just Sitting Here Reading A Book

Okay, still don't have that "real" post. So, another video clip for your entertainment...

TV Show: Alias
Status: Cancelled

Monday, January 12, 2015

I Could Watch This One On Repeat

I still don't have the time/energy to write a "real" TV post (you know something that looks at a TV show critically and offers an opinion), so how about a fun TV clip???

Holy cow. That was so funny, I'm going to save it and post it on my "Other" blog. My writer friends will LOVE it!

TV Show: Castle
Status: ABC, Monday, 10:00 PM Eastern Time

Friday, January 2, 2015


Okay, this stopped being a "new thing" about a month ago. But, it's still just for fun... YouTube covering the Boob Tube. This is a TV blog. Enjoy...

TV Show: Person of Interest
Status: CBS, Tuesday, 10:00 PM Eastern Time