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Magnolia
14 September 2007 @ 10:40 am
I almost never post on LJ anymore, but I wanted to share something and make one last plea to anyone who might be reading this.

Salon has given its annual Buffy Award for the most underappreciated TV show to . . . you guessed it, Friday Night Lights.

If you aren't watching this show, why not?

If you've never even seen an episode, check out the wonderful picspams by typicrobots to see what you're missing. (She's done the first seven episodes so far.) How can a show about football -- FOOTBALL! -- be the most beautiful show on TV? I don't know, but it is. It's so beautifully shot, beautifully directed, beautifully acted.

Yes, I know, you hate football. So do I. But I love FNL.

If you are still mourning the loss of Everwood, or Once and Again, or My So-Called Life, or heck, even Party of Five, you owe it to yourself to try this show, at least two or three episodes. It isn't about football, it's about people. (People who love football, okay, but some of them hate it. So you won't be alone.) It doesn't have vampires, or demons, or serial killers on the loose, or strange and obscure medical mysteries -- it's just about regular people, living regular lives, and doing the best they can with what they have.

If you are already on the FNL bandwagon, what do you love most about the show? And what have you done to try to convince others to try it out? Any luck so far?

I get a lot of raised eyebrows and "I can't believe you of all people are watching a show about football. You hate football!"

I know! But doesn't that tell you something about how good it is?
 
 
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Magnolia
11 May 2007 @ 11:57 am
I so want to be mad at NBC for screwing up The Office last night and going over (damn it!) . . . but then they go and renew Friday Night Lights, so I can't.

Thank you, NBC, for bringing us another year of the Dillon Panthers.

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose.

If you aren't watching FNL, you should be. (And this is from someone who HATES football.)
 
 
Magnolia
27 April 2007 @ 10:48 am
Am I the only one who was pretty disappointed with the 30 Rock season finale? That must have seemed funnier on paper. Or something.

But The Office was hilarious. It never disappoints.

Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
 
 
Magnolia
19 April 2007 @ 06:04 pm
Oh, man. I knew Alec Baldwin had a bad temper, but this is pretty appalling.

Have y'all heard this? Wow.

It's going to be hard to look at him as Jack Donaghy without thinking of him calling his 11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig." And threatening her in a very menacing tone.

All this time, I thought Kim Basinger was the nutty one. But I wouldn't want that man around my child either, if that's the kind of tone he takes with her on a regular basis.

For the parents out there, what do you think?

I know that you probably wouldn't want anyone to record you when you are yelling at your kid, but I honestly can not imagine talking to my child like this, no matter how mad I was.

And her crime was failing to answer the phone? Yeah, that's not something you'd expect from an 11-year-old. Sheesh.

You just know Kim Basinger (or more likely her lawyer) leaked this to the press, but I can't say that I really blame her. It's only going to help her in their custody fight. This is going to be a PR nightmare for him.
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Magnolia
06 April 2007 @ 11:41 am
Oh, Office! How I missed you. {{{hugs it}}}

Angela's reaction to the fight was the best part of the episode.

I think I also have a crush on the Law Stylist. Anyone else? Floyd (he has a name!!) is all kinds of adorable.

Thank you, NBC, for renewing 30 Rock. Yea!!

And Thomas Jefferson flipping off the Maury crowd was the best part of that episode. Where do they come up with that stuff?
 
 
Magnolia
12 March 2007 @ 01:51 pm
Lesson of the day: Spelling counts, people!

I'm an attorney, so I know when someone's lying to me.Collapse )

In other news, Saturday (March 10) was the 10th anniversary of the the airing of the Buffy pilot. That was some good TV. Entirely pointy, you might say.

ETA: Oh yeah, Battlestar Galactica was on last night also. I have absolutely nothing to say about this episode. I was kinda bored, actually. (Although sad about the noticeable change in the credits. *sniff*) Next week better be good!
 
 
 
Magnolia
06 March 2007 @ 07:08 pm
I'm many days behind on LJ and I'm trying to catch up.

I haven't read any of the BSG reactions but I'm looking forward to seeing what people thought about "Maelstrom."

But I have a quick question.

BSG fans, help me out.Collapse )

Is anyone watching The Amazing Race All-Stars (aka The Amazing Race with a lot of annoying teams you didn't like much the first time around, except for Rob & Amber and Cha Cha Cha)?

Mirna and Shmirna need to GO.

And Mirna needs to be punched in the face. Preferably by a "native" after she yells something at him/her in that awful fake accented pidgin English ("less-o of the rapid-o!").
 
 
Magnolia
20 February 2007 @ 12:41 pm
What was Jamie Bamber doing on Cold Case?

I thought my eyes were deceiving me for a minute, because, dude, isn't he like a REGULAR on another show about pilots in space and stuff? I could understand if maybe he was on another NBC/Universal show, but CC is on CBS. How'd that happen?

I don't normally watch CC, but I saw the beginning because I padded The Amazing Race. (Damn football and how it screws up my TiVo scheduling.)

(ETA: It wasn't actually football that ran over -- because football is OVER, duh! -- but GOLF. Whatever, CBS. Start your damn shows on time! Grrr. You are no friend of TiVoers, CBS.)

Go Team Cha Cha Cha. I forgot how much I hated Mirna, oh she of the pidgin English that she thinks is "communicating with locals." STFU, Mirna.
 
 
Magnolia
09 February 2007 @ 12:20 pm
So The Office was on last night.

Michael was a jerk, Pam and Jim pined for each other, and Dwight was weird and funny. And none of these things are spoilers, because they apply to every single episode. But for the people who don't want to read about how Michael was a jerk, I offer a cut tag.

There are too many people in this world. I wish there was another plague.Collapse )

. . .

I am still loving 30 Rock. I really only like the Liz/Jack stuff, but that's enough to love.

This would have worked on Ugly Betty.Collapse )

It's very sad about Anna Nicole Smith. But nobody is actually shocked at her death, are they? C'mon now. In her last ET interview, she was barely coherent. And looked like death warmed over. Pun intended. It was only a matter of time.
 
 
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