Tip o' My Brain

May 31, 2007

TV Finales

Filed under: More TV for Me! — kryptobrent @ 7:48 am

I’m waiting for tech support for my new Blackberry right now (don’t ask), so I thought I’d comment on some of the season/series finales for some of my favorite shows. Why? Because, as you’ve probably already guessed, I love commenting on things and I love lists. So there ya go.

Smallville: Upside–Introduction of Bizarro. We could, FINALLY, have a real super hero battle on our hands. Downside–They promised a series regular would die. Instead we have two or three that might be dead. That’s not the same thing. I’ve still got my fingers crossed for Lana to take that sweet dirt nap!

Supernatural: Upside–This is a great example of how to draw a storyline to a close while setting up next season’s recurring dilemna. Downside–I think we’ve seen the last of Winchester, Sr.

Gilmore Girls: Upside–I already talked about this one. Great ending. Not bowing to the need to sum up absolutely every plotline into a tidy package with a (pink, let’s admit it) bow. Downside–the obvious–no more Gilmore Girls! Aargh!

Veronica Mars: Upside–great writing, great story, great acting. Is there anything about this show that isn’t great? Downside–and this is the biggest suckfest of the month–no more Veronica! The decision to cancel it came so late, there was no time to write a proper series finale. So in all likelihood we’ll never actually know who won the race for sheriff, or if Keith Mars survives the indictment for spiking evidence to save Veronica. Is this cool with anyone? Once again, television executives make it onto my “Career people I want to punch on the street regardless of what shows they represent” list.

Jericho: Upside–taut storyline, good cliffhanger ending. Will Jake and a post-apocolyptic Jericho surrender to their invading neighbors? Jake says “Nuts!” Downside: Yet again, we’ll never know. Lots of fans across the country (making creative us of an online nut company) have registered disapproval at this show’s cancellation. What can I add, except this: If a network can pull a new show so easily, it makes me less and less likely to try out any of their other new shows. Are you listening, TV Executives? I don’t want to punch you!

Bones: Upside–fun chemistry with the characters. Not every finale has to be earth shattering, right? Downside–final minutes with Angela and that curly haired dude’s wedding seem awful derivative, and therefore dumb. Oh well.

Lost: Upside–now this is how you do cliffhanger endings! Not only did we get answers (Charlie) but perhaps a whole new paradigm for the show that doesn’t feel like a shark jump! I love the fact that I’m suddenly trying to figure this show out again. Downside–Charlie. Or is he really going to stay down there?

Scrubs–Upside–It was funny. Modestly interesting cliffhanger. Downside–Let’s face it, this season was a disaster. It’s the ‘miss’ of what I thought was a can’t miss show. Please let next year be better.

Heroes–Upside: Another great example of tying up storylines in a way that leaves fans satisfied while making you want to come back for next season. And they didn’t kill Sylar! Good! Downside: I like this show a lot. But I don’t love it. Sometimes the writing seems a little weak to me (don’t throw stuff at your computer screen as you read this–it’s just the messenger).

24–I’ll have to let you know later. Darcy and I have been taping the epys and have only now started watching it. Good so far! If you comment on this and blow the ending I will find you.

I think that’s it.  So what now?  That’s easy–I’m going to Netflix The Office and maybe Dr. Who over the summer, and maybe The 4400.  And I’ll catch Eureka on SciFi.  I love TV!

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May 15, 2007

Goodbye Gilmore Girls!

Filed under: More TV for Me! — kryptobrent @ 10:30 pm

I stand on the rooftops of America and declare–I am a heterosexual male Gilmore Girls Fan!  And just a few minutes ago, I said goodbye to Lorelei and Rory forever.  The seventh season of GG wrapped up with a happy but bittersweet ending.  I’m sorry to see them go, but it’s actually heartwarming to think that there’s a place called Stars Hollow, Connecticut, with a cast of zany and lovable characters that will be there, entrenched in the public’s imagination, where no unkind thought or deed can ever enter.

February 21, 2007

I love another woman…

Filed under: More TV for Me!,Shallow Thoughts — kryptobrent @ 11:33 am

…or so my wife told me, per a conversation we had recently.  Her name is Veronica Mars, and the world can watch her wacky exploits every Tuesday night after Gilmore Girls.

“I do not!” I retorted.

“Yes, you do, you love Kristen Bell,” she said.

“No I don’t!” I replied. “Remember that movie she was in a few months ago, Pulse?  I didn’t see it and I don’t care to.  You know why?”

“Why?” she said.

“Because Veronica Mars wasn’t in it.  Just Kristen Bell,” I explained. I waited a beat, then postulated, “But I do love Veronica Mars.”

She gave me a look so I blurted, “But, then again, I love Jack Bauer too.  And Angel. In other words, I love their characters.”  Because we all love well written characters, right?

My wife seemed okay with this, to which I can only say, nice salvage, Brent!

February 7, 2007

Have I Lost You?

Filed under: Cool Stuff,More TV for Me! — kryptobrent @ 10:24 pm

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In honor of this evening, check out my sweet new shirt!

February 2, 2007

I love Complicated TV!

Filed under: More TV for Me! — kryptobrent @ 11:21 am

Any other Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip fans out there?  Darc and I DVR a handful of episodes and then watch them in a marathon.  Pretty much every episode I feel a curious mix of amusement, anger and reluctant agreement.  I don’t know any other show that does that for me. Anybody else know what I’m talking about?

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