Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Holidays is for terrorists. Merry Christmas -Jack and Avery

Normally, I use my blogs to discuss what really matters in the world, entertainment, but today I have been feeling the dampening effects of the holiday season and wanted to bitch about such. But now that I think about it, it does relate to good old television. Cornerstone of every parents raising of a child.

Holidays for the most part have sucked for me. Not that I dislike them. Sadly the last nine years really put the kibosh on the true meaning of them. People mostly with their idiot opinions and inability to take a joke has set me off today. Lets get to my complaining.

On my Facebook, I wrote what Jack Donaghy's X-Mas cards said on last nights episode of 30 Rock, which was "Happy Holidays is what terrorists say. Merry Christmas -Jack and Avery. Of course some people decided what I wrote was offensive and started bitching.

First off, you don't watch 30 Rock, one of the best comedies ever, so burn in the fire pit of hell reserved for bad television watching decisions. It'll be easy for you to locate its right between rape and giving aids to newborn babies.

Changing my humor would take an act of God. As in he would have to strike me down dead.

Everything I say is always in good nature and well it may not always be tasteful and politically correct its always a joke. I don't wish to have a debate on Facebook or have a discussion with people its why I post things on my Facebook. Humor is like a hand grenade, you throw it into a crowd and someone is going to get hurt.

Christmas, the holiday that is suppose to bring people together but instead just further proves how horribly different we all are as people and gives us a reason to further hate each other. Being a religious holiday its not for everyone. Everyone has their own traditions and I say to each his own. I don't give a @#$% what you do.

I grew up celebrating Christmas and was always so excited about its coming, but as I grew up the tradition started to further itself from me. My work destroyed every holiday I held near and sapped my ability to enjoy any of the childhood traditions instilled in me. Slowly now I am finally getting myself back and realizing that life ain't too bad. Even though I'm going through some nasty @#$% right now I wouldn't trade it all for the  world.

Anyhoo, Happy Holidays people! Have a great whatever it is you celebrate or don't celebrate and try to be good to people even though we are all bad and horrible is in our nature.

And start watching 30 Rock and learn to laugh. It feels good. Hugs.  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare Review

Zombies! Check. New weapons! Check. A brand new single player campaign! Check! A @#$%ing Unicorn! Check. For 1600 points I picked up the last two expansions I missed out on and the new zombie infested Undead Nightmare expansion for the phenomenal western epic Red Dead Redemption and let me tell you I was not disappointed. One of the best video game times I have had all year!

Rockstar Games managed to outdo themselves and create the best game add-on I have had the pleasure of spending my vast amounts of money on. It did a fantastic job meshing the characters and world you already got to know from Red Dead Redemption into a zombie wonderland. Zombies are the current craze right now. You can't turn your head without seeing the undead on some form of entertainment. Can you really blame the movies and television for overusing them?! They have more personality and acting skills than the whole cast of Grey's Anatomy and most are better looking.   

The game picks up right after John Marston gets his family back and now seemingly has them torn away again by a mysterious plague! You being the badass you are, go to town to see what is happening which leads you in to battle with a town overrun with the undead! These zombies will run at you and everything you originally learned about using cover and taking out enemies is down the shitter! From there you make your way across the countryside cleansing the old west of zombie filth while kicking ass and chewing bubblegum, and your all outta bubblegum! 

I have easily put in at least 12 hours so far on the new campaign. Between the main plot, zombie cleansing  mission in every town, graveyard clean-up, new horses to find, and side missions you will find yourself always busy. All the little touches to characters you previously met are great and will make you chuckle. Especially Seth and his creepy-ass shit! I personally think this little "alternate-reality" story is one of my favorite gaming experiences this year and Rockstar Games really put a lot of work into making a truly amazing western zombie killing epic! Well the only Western zombie video game I known of.

This expansion is better and longer than a slew of full priced games I have gotten this year. Do yourself a favor and pick Red Dead Redemption and the this expansion you won't go wrong. 

What did you guys think of the expansion? I can never get enough zombies in my life. Hugs!  

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zombie Apocalypse On It's @#$%ing way!

Hiya folks! Been awhile since I've posted on the blogging front, been busy with the crapload of games that are coming out in this horrible two weeks! But I decided to stop and see what is going on in the world and too my happiness it looks like one of dreams is coming true!

What you ask? Zombie Apocalypse! That is right people, tomorrow morning the shit is going down! AMC in promotion for The Walking Dead premiering on Halloween this Sunday is staging a zombie outbreak in 26 cities! I so wish I could be in on some zombie goodness!

If you are in any of the cities and get to check it out, tell me how awesome it is! I wish we had zombies walking around where I live, I just got crackheads and old people on scooters.

Also on IFC tonight is the premiere of more zombie goodness, Dead Set. Check it out, miniseries is on the next five nights. Its a good week for us horror fans! Enjoy! Hugs

Here's the press release to see if zombies are coming to your town! :


AMC’s DRAMA SERIES “THE WALKING DEAD” STRIKES MAJOR CITIES WORLDWIDE WITH ZOMBIE INVASION
26 Cities “Infected,” Including New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, London, Munich, Madrid, Rome, Athens, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires
AMC and Fox International Channels (FIC) Unveil Plan to Stage Global Invasions on Tuesday, October 26
New York, NY/Los Angeles, CA – October 25, 2010 – In anticipation of the premiere of AMC’s new drama series, “The Walking Dead,” on Sunday October 31 at 10 p.m., AMC and FOX international networks plan to stage a worldwide zombie invasion stunt. “The Walking Dead’s” international broadcaster, Fox International Channels (FIC), will kick-off the stunts with overseas invasions beginning at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26, and moving across the globe where the stunt culminates at the show’s Los Angeles premiere.
A week prior to the unprecedented global premiere of the show, AMC and FIC have planned to target one day multi-city events that will occur during morning commute peak hours. Taking direction from “The Walking Dead’s” legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period. The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world’s major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more. They will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong, followed by Istanbul, Madrid, Munich, London, Sao Paolo, Buenos Aires, New York City and Los Angeles, among others. Attacking a total of 26 cities, each outbreak will be documented and shared with fans the world over as it happens.
“The Walking Dead” Global Zombie Invasion Attacks
New York City, USA
Washington DC, USA
Boston, USA
Chicago, USA
San Francisco, USA
Los Angeles, USA
Taipei, Taiwan
Hong Kong
Istanbul, Turkey
Athens, Greece
Sofia, Bulgaria
Estonia, Tallinn
Belgrade, Serbia
Munich, Germany
Madrid, Spain
Rome, Italy
Johannesburg, S. Africa
London, UK – Westminster
Lisbon, Portugal
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Santiago, Chile
Caracas, Venezuela
Bogota, Colombia
Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala
“The Walking Dead” premieres on AMC on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. For the first time ever, the series will begin to premiere globally a few hours after AMC’s U.S. launch. Similar to a theatrical film release, all FIC markets will launch the first episode during the same week, before the release of the second episode in the US. “The Walking Dead” will debut in 120 countries, air in 33 languages and be viewed in 250 million households when it premieres.
Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.
Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.
“The Walking Dead”, AMC’s original series, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. Kirkman serves as an executive producer on the project and three-time Academy Award-nominee Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) serves as writer, director and executive producer. Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon, The Incredible Hulk), chairman of Valhalla Motion Pictures, serves as Executive Producer. David Alpert from Circle of Confusion serves as Executive Producer. Charles “Chic” Eglee (Dexter, The Shield, Dark Angel) serves as Executive Producer.
FIC owns all international rights for “The Walking Dead” outside of North America and recently hired Entertainment One to handle third party Broadcast TV, Digital and Home Video sales for the show.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jackass 3-D! Review

I just got back from Jackass 3-D and I can say I have not laughed that much in a long time. I am not going to actually try to review this film, but I will say it was a hilarious movie that helped take my mind off the world. Did you know that miners were trapped in Chile?! I didn't! When the hell did that happen? Huh.

If you enjoyed the television show or either of the past two films go check it out. The 3-D really ain't too shabby either. Its actually the best use of 3-D I have seen in a movie. Sorry Avatar I don't have three hours to fall asleep. I am completely still against 3-D cinema but I'd watch another 3-D Jackass film. Other movies quit following a fad and Cameron go make a good movie.

Vomit, poop, and penis are just some of the fun things you will get to enjoy! I don't want to list any stunts as that takes away from the shock factor. Let's just say I did my fair share of cringing. I really do miss Jackass. Watching people get hurt for some reason makes me smile and I can't bring myself to waste my time with YouTube @#$%.

Its just nice to laugh and I promise you if you go see Jackass you will laugh your @$$ off and have a great time. My face still hurts!

If you did see it, what were your favorite Jackass moments?!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Glee, Season 2, Episode 4 Review, "Duets"

This week on my favorite show in the world comes the weakest episode of the season thus far, "Duets". As you may have guessed from the title, each Glee member is paired up with the member of their choice to sing a duet. Competing students are voted on at the end to win a dinner for two coupon to eat at Breadsticks, the "Olive Garden" of the Glee Universe apparently.

First, characters are missing which wouldn't bother me if it were not two of the funnier ones, Sue Sylvester and Puck. Puck missing because he smashed his car into a convenience store and stole the ATM, landing himself in juvenile detention. In truth, there is no doubt in my mind he was written out of the episode to allow for new Glee member, Sam to get with Quinn. I guess that is one way to not have to deal with his reaction until a later show. And Sue does disappear from episode to episode. She seems very non-existent story wise this season. No really purpose, well, besides silly quotes.

Kurt finds a new crush to crush on, former quarterback and the club's newest, Sam. Kurt just doesn't realize how strong he comes on to his crushes. Calm down, boy! Finn has a problem with Kurt ruining Sam's reputation, which really isn't his business. Finn and Rachel are such annoying little pains in the @$$. Sam agrees to duet with Kurt. Then Kurt breaks it off and sings a duet by himself, cause he stands alone and is different, sigh.

I was actually surprised Kurt was taking care of his Dad, Burt in the episode. I am used to things like that being written out of TV shows once they happen.

For the prevs in Gleekdom, this episode confirms that Santana and Brittany are more than just friends in a little bedroom petting sequence. Brittany and Santana end up have a falling out, leading to Santana duetting with Mercedes. While Brittany goes after Artie to help her win the contest. She also helps him learn that the most important part of his body works still. You go Artie! Naughty, naughty.

All you Mike Chang fans prepare to have your dreams crushed! Mike Chang can't sing! I am hoping it was just the song Tina and him sang. But if that is really how he sings don't you dare let that happen again, Glee!!! If he is pretty dancing, let him dance!  

Rachel and Finn decide to lose the duet competition on purpose for the better of the club, cause they believe they will win of course. Rachel is a @#$%#. Something about her is driving me up a wall this season. I can't help but complain every time she is on the screen. She looks horribly like one of my least favorite people this season, Barbra Streisand. I think it is her hagrifical hairdo. They sing by far the worst of the already @#itty song selection, Billy Preston and Syreeta, "With You I'm Born Again". It's bad.

Song wise this episode, what is the nicest word to describe it? Crap, with a capital C. I found myself hoping they would just end. Only two were not so bad which were Elton John and Kiki Dee's, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" sang by Rachel and Finn and Jason Marz and Colbie Caillat's, "Lucky" sang by Sam and Quinn. Otherwise shame on you Glee! You hurt my ears this week!

The episode wasn't terrible, it was actually good story wise. But after the last three very spectacular episodes, it just fell short and feels worse than it probably was. Bad, Glee! Balance your songs!

Next week no new Glee. Rocky Horror coming in two weeks!

What did you think of the episode? Any songs you wish they would sing?

Episode Song List:

Elton John and Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Finn and Rachel
Ike and Tina Turner - "River Deep, Mountain High" - Mercedes and Santana
Victor/Victoria - "Le Jazz Hot!" - Kurt
Billy Preston and Syreeta - "With You I'm Born Again" - Finn and Rachel
A Chorus Line - "Sing" - Mike and Tina
Jason Marz and Colbie Caillat - "Lucky" - Quinn and Sam
Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand - "Happy Days Are Here Again" - Kurt and Rachel

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 Demo Out Now!

Last night, the sneaky X-Box Live released the Star Wars: Force Unleashed 2 demo to its gaming masses! Force Unleashed 2 is the sequel to the 2008 smash hit of the same name, well without the 2. You continue the story of Vader's former apprentice searching for his place in the universe. But you know what you really want from it and that is jacked to holy hell force powers!

 I'm not usually a fan of demos, but I really want to force push some Stormtroopers off a cliff right now! Tell me what you think of the demo! Are you excited for this sequel? Enjoy peoples! Hugs!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

New Harry Potter Posters!

WB just unleashed a slew of new posters for the second to last Harry Potter film.

Here are the new portrait ones. They are so-so, Voldemort one is pretty cool looking though. Gonna be awesome! But sad when they are all over.

Not really a fan of the HP7 logo either. Sounds like sunscreen when you say it out loud. I'll quit wasting your time, enjoy!




















DC Comics Lowering Prices

I love you DC!

Starting January of 2011, DC Comics is lowering the price of all standard length $3.99 titles to $2.99 as a commitment to their core fans and to help the overall health of the industry.

I can't be happier! The $3.99 price hike on both Marvel and DC's part has been killing me. I don't like having to decide which titles I'm going to have to cut each month. Even though Marvel's writing staff helps me with that sometimes. Burn!

Some of the $3.99 titles with co-features stories will have said stories cut and a new place will be found for this characters. Only ones I really enjoyed were the Question and Manhunter getting a place to shine.

I am excited about this because now for every three DC titles I would normal purchase, I can buy one extra. Maybe you should take a cue from DC, Mr. Marvel.

Here is the official press release straight from the beast:


Official Press Release
Beginning January 2011, DC Comics will implement a line-wide pricing adjustment, lowering the prices of all standard length 32-page ongoing comic book titles currently priced at $3.99 to $2.99, it was announced today by DC Comics Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio.
“Today’s announcement re-affirms DC Comics' commitment to both our core fans and to comic book store retailers,” said Jim Lee, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “For the long term health of the industry, we are willing to take a financial risk so that readers who love our medium do not abandon the art form.”
“As Co-Publishers, we listened to our fans and to our partners in the retail community who told us that a $3.99 price point for 32 pages was too expensive. Fans were becoming increasingly reluctant to sample new titles and long term fans were beginning to abandon titles and characters that they’d collected for years.” said Dan DiDio, DC Comics Co-Publisher. “We needed a progressive pricing strategy that supports our existing business model and, more importantly, allows this creative industry to thrive for years to come. With the exceptions of over-sized comic books, like annuals and specials, we are committed to a $2.99 price point.”
When taking into account mini-series, annuals and specials, more than 80% of DC’s comic books will be priced at $2.99.
As of January, the following titles standard length ongoing titles, previously priced at $3.99 for 32 pages/22 story pages, will be priced at $2.99 with 32 pages/20 story pages:
American Vampire;
Batman: The Dark Knight;
Batman Incorporated;
Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors;
JSA All-Stars.
As of January, the following licensed titles, previously priced at $3.99, will be priced at $2.99:
Gears of War;
God of War;
Kane & Lynch;
Ratchet & Clank.
As of January, the following ongoing titles previously priced at $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages including co-features, will no longer include co-features and will be priced at $2.99 for 32 pages/ 20 story pages:
Action Comics;
Adventure Comics;
Batman: Streets of Gotham;
Detective Comics;
Doc Savage;
Justice League of America;
Legion of Super-Heroes;
The Spirit.
In January, five books are $3.99 for 40 pages/30 story pages:
Batman: Europa # 1
First Wave # 6
DCU: Legacies # 9
Weird Worlds # 1
World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen
The following oversized anniversary issue will be $4.99 for 48 pages/38 story pages:
Hellblazer # 275
“Fans of our co-features should stay tuned. Some of these characters will find a new platform,” said Dan DiDio. “Going forward, mini-series and special events may feature a different price point and page count to best allow writers and artists the flexibility of format and story pages they need to tell their stories best.”

Green Lantern Movie Villain Confirmed

SuperheroHype.com reports that hidden source code in the Green Lantern Movie site confirms that the yellow entity of fear himself, Parallax will be the villain of the upcoming movie. Not so much a big update but here is what the source code reveals:.

GREEN LANTERN - In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, a small but powerful force has existed for centuries.  Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps.  A brotherhood of warriors sworn to keep intergalactic order, each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers.  But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power in the Universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of their newest recruit, the first human ever selected: Hal Jordan.


At least with Hal being the first we don't have to worry about Gardner and Stewart muscling their way in till the sequels. I guess Parallax is good enough place as any to start villain wise, also could lead into Sinestro Corps War. Here is a hoping.


What do you think of synopsis above? What about Parallax as the villain? Who do you think they should have used?



Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Glee, Season 2, Episode 3, "Grilled Cheesus"!

Can this season get any better fellow Gleeks?! Finn has so many funny lines in just the beginning of the show that I was laughing my head off before the title credit showed. This episode entitled "Grilled Cheesus" brings up the fun subject matters of religion and faith and actually made it amusing and funny, while not offending anyone. Anyone being me at least.

Beginning of the episode finds down on his luck, Finn making a grilled cheese sandwich on his George Foreman grill, only to find an image of Mr. Jesus Christ burnt into his sandwich. Not being of much faith but not wanting to be sacrilegious, he carves the sandwich in half and keeps the second half on a plate in his room. Later that night he decides to pray to his "Grilled Cheesus" for a victory in his upcoming football game. Victory! He finds that his prayers have come true. Praise the Grilled Cheesus!

Finn brings his newfound faith to Glee Club, wanting to sing praise Jesus in song! This splits the Glee club in  two different fronts of Yea and Nay for the religious jam session. Puck grabs a guitar and plays Billy Joel's " Only The Good Die Young", which is quite a catchy tune as it still is lingering in my head.

Meanwhile, Kurt has an argument with his father, Burt, about what is more important, the wants of a teenager or family. Television staple, Burt ends up having a heart attack that leaves him in a coma, leaving Kurt devastated. That's what happens when you fight with people! Haven't they watched TV?!

The Glee club tries to comfort Kurt with their prayers and songs. Rachel and the kids sing "Papa Can't You Hear Me" from Yentl while praying at Burt's bedside. Kurt is an atheist and doesn't believe in God and lashes out at them. Mercedes sings Whitney Houston's "I Look To You" also. I must have been getting ice cream during that.

Sue Sylvester finds out the group is singing songs about God and goes to Principal Figgins about it to shut them down. She needs a student complaint and uses Kurt to do so. So far that is two episodes of the song themes not pleasing Sue this season. Maybe that is purpose this season?

Finn prays again to his Cheesus and ends up with two more of his wishes coming true. Touching of Rachel's boob. Check! Getting his position of quarterback, back. Check! New quarterback, Sam getting his shoulder knocked out of place during a game.

School counselor, Emma Pillsbury goes to Coach Sylvester to tell her how horrible she thinks it is that she used a grieving Kurt to stop the Glee kids from trying to support their friend. Sue reveals she used to believe in God and prayer, until she prayed to God to cure her sister's Down Snydrome and the way people treated her sister, and no one was listening.

Kurt's best friend Mercedes takes him to church with her. Mercedes and the church choir sing, Simon and Garfunkel's, "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Kurt loosens up to his friends and sings a song that reminds him of when his mother died and his dad held his hand at the funeral, the Beatles, "I Want To Hold Your Hand". Finn has a crisis of faith and sings R.E.M's, "Losing My Religion".

Overall, everybody ends up where they were going. As for "Jimmy" or I mean Burt's fate and Finn's fallout with religion I'll leave that for you to watch yourselves. I don't want to give you no reason to watch the episode. I realize I am rambling about plot way too much.  :)

The New Directions crew ends the episode with Joan Osborne's, "One of Us" leading us into the episode ending montage! Another great episode down.

There was a lot of big, dangerous subject matter bouncing off the walls in this episode, as everyone has their opinions about these topics and different people will see things differently. I think they approached it from an interesting angle with the sandwich and tried to fit an opinion to please everyone. It is a TV show we watch them to get away from the world.

Overall, I don't like to think much, it hurts! The episode was hilarious and had some of the best lines yet! I love you, Brittany, your so sweet! It had some good songs. I worry sometimes that Glee is going to disappointment somedays and then I watch the next episode and then realize I am full poo. Until next week, Gleeks! It's Duet time!

What did you think about the episode? Hugs!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Green Lantern Movie Site Up and Running!!!

People of Sector 2814 your attention please! The Green Lantern is here to protect us!

That is right, the Green Lantern movie from Warner Bros is one step closer to being a reality and blowing us away with green, shiny awesomeness!!!

The official Green Lantern movie page is up just in time for the New York City Comic Con this weekend! Not much on there at the moment but still check it out! I am sure that could change at any second with comic book shenanigans going on all weekend long. Stay Tuned! Hug!

Mera Is Everywhere!

EW reports that Aquaman (Alan Ritchson) returns next month to Smallville and he will apparently be bringing his ball and chain with him, Mera! The fiery redhead that has been written into anything Geoff Johns writes, will be making her first small screen appearance being played by Elena Satine.

What other crazy characters are going to make appearances this year on Smallville?! I'm hoping for the Metal Men! Maybe the Doom Patrol!

What DC characters do you want to see live-action versions of on the tv and big screen? A lot of new projects coming our way.

Monday, October 4, 2010

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Has Release Date!



Prepare yourselves adventurers of Azeroth! The next expansion for World of Warcraft will be arriving just in time to brighten your holiday season. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will be releasing on December 7th, 2010. With it a new level cap of 85, two new races, new high level zones and a completely reworked Azeroth, retooled by the destruction brought about with the return of Deathwing!

The two new races are the werewolf like, Worgen and the awesome as always Goblins. I have been waiting a long time for Goblins to be playable. Maybe, just maybe I will start a new Goblin character. If I have a slot on my account.

I have been WoW free for awhile now but nothing sparks my mood to play more than new content. I only actually tapped out my Lock to 80, last expansion and then just got bored with all the repetitiveness. When it gets closer to release we shall see how I feel about returning.

How excited are you current WoW players about the expansion? Are any of you former players going to return to Azeroth? How do you feel about WoW in general? Hug!  

Front Magazine is now Digital!!!


Front Magazine, my favorite magazine of all time, has now gone digital! You can now enjoy Front on your iPad, PC and Mac. This news makes me happy as importing the mag costs a wee bit too much and getting to my local bookstore can be a bitch sometimes. Seeing Front on that iPad is beautiful!

If you haven't taken a gander at Front Magazine before, check it out on their website, Front. It is by far my favorite men's magazine ever! And I have read a lot crap magazines in my time! Front is like a T-Rex riding a giant awesome robot with lasers turrets manned by hot naked chicks!

For a subscription, make sure to go to Front Magazine and follow the instructions and grab a PC subscription if you want the dirty parts still showing. Stupid Apple and their modesty!

What I Am Watching This Season!

I haven't been this excited about a television season since the days when both, Friends and Seinfeld were on Thursday together. Which has been a pretty long time. It has been the rare occasion when I actually got my money's worth from my satellite dish the past few years.

I decide to write this blog to give the reader an idea of what I am watching and excited about. I'd review every show I watch, but then I'd probably quit watching TV. I've been watching a slew of new programs as well as a few oldies from last season. But even with all this television watching, I realized that I only watch programs on certain days. Mainly Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

I have a show or two on those other four days, but those four days I am naming my TV Black Hole. There is nothing that excites me to keep me going through the day. Friday and Saturday there is nothing that interests me at all! I'd start Smallville or Supernatural on Friday but both are way too many seasons in for me to catch up with and I don't watch things out of order.

So I guess I will start with Sunday and go from there.

Sunday:

 This is a strange day, as this used to be my go to day for funny. Fox's Animation Domination block was a favorite of mine as a kid. Now I watch it mainly as filler until Dexter is on Showtime. The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad I still record and watch. I do still enjoy them. I get a lot of flak cause how much I love American Dad. It's great! Watch it a couple times and you will see what I mean, the humor is much more darker and enjoyable than the other MacFarlane comedies. Much better written than Family Guy!

 The Cleveland Show actually made me turn it to the Amazing Race for that last half hour before Dexter last night. What a terrible show! Must be MacFarlane's revenge for Fox taking Family Guy off years ago. It is crap! Third time I have tried to give it a chance.

Showtime has Dexter during the fall, right after HBO's True Blood lets out from the summer. Which works great! It's crazy how Dexter can make you sympathize with a serial killer. Such a great series!


Monday:

 This used to be known as Big Bang Day by me and my friends, now not so much so! Monday is one of my four least favorite TV days. I hate you Monday!

 I do have one show I am really enjoying on Mondays and that is The Event!

The first episode started out slow, but put enough hooks in me to make me come back for another episode and the second episode did not disappoint! It has me addicted now. It is a fun sci-fi conspiracy show! I will post an article or two about it soon! If you want to talk about it with me, text or IM me!


Tuesday:

GLEE Night! I'm a Gleek! It's my favorite musical television show! Probably cause it is the only musical TV show. Makes me smile so much! If people give it a chance, it will win them over. And if not I will force it upon them. No, sometimes means Yes.

I also really enjoy Fox's new sitcom Raising Hope! It's hilarious! It reminds me of life where I live right now. People really are like that. It also fills the gap the sudden cancellation of My Name is Earl left in my heart. Funny since it is written by same guy.

I also have been watching Running Wilde, which has its funny moments. I want for it to succeed and it be brilliant. Maybe it will turn into that genius show I want it to be in time. Parks and Recreations was horrible and never made me laugh in its first season and it turned hilarious in season 2. At least I am laughing here and there.

No Ordinary Family started last week and looks like it could be a nice replacement for the awful, Heroes. I'm a sucker for super powered hero shows.



Wednesday:

First really busy night of television. First show is my guiltiest pleasure, the CW's, America's Next Top Model.
I started watching cause I had an interest in photography and stayed for the drama. I am not a fan of Tyra Banks, so it gives me an hour to complain about her. I have given it up for a season or two before, but always end up back. Only reality program I watch or ever will. My least favorite kinda show, so-called reality filth.

The ABC's brilliant comedy twosome, Modern Family and Cougartown! They are two of my favorite comedies! They both are just fun and entertaining. Watch them, laugh! Having fun and laughing is good!

I also am watching the lawyer drama, The Defenders. It's pretty enjoyable. I like Jerry O'Connell from his Sliders days. He and Jim Belushi are likable and work well together. I have never been a fan of lawyer shows, as I hate law and how it is just a game to lawyers, guilty or not, doesn't matter. So it is impressive feat to get me to watch a show about such.



Thursday:

Community and The Big Bang Theory start at 8. I hate that! Community is the superior show at the moment and not being given a chance now. Please watch them both people of Earth!


30 Rock is still great as always! One of the best on TV still after five seasons.

Shit My Dad Says, it is funny "sometimes". Mainly meaning Shatner has some funny lines every once in a while. I am not a fan of the rest of the cast, especially the old Mad TV cast playing the brother and sister in-law. I don't know why I am still watching this now that I am writing this. Don't watch this! lol.

I have watched every episode of CW's Nikita. It reminds me a lot of Dollhouse for some reason. It is a fun actiony type show. I have a special place in my heart for the original TV series that was on USA back in the day is why I originally decided to give this one a chance.

Lastly on Thursday, is FX's, It is Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League. Sunny hasn't been able to find its magic that made it great for the last three seasons and makes me so sad. There is maybe three episodes a season that are stellar and the rest are just there for no reason.

The League is one of my favorite comedies! It is great! I am not the biggest football fan but I still find it hilarious. If you are not watching it, you may want to fix that mistake.  



Friday:

Usually movie theater night for the most part. I record Star Wars: Clone Wars and Batman: Brave and the Bold on Cartoon Network. Also I am giving IFC's The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret starting David Cross a chance.

Saturday:

Nothing. What a sad way to end this list. Not my fault, TV's fault for sucking.

Anyhoo, that is all the shows I watch so far this season, tell me what you think. I put a picture of my favorite show above each day. What shows are you watching? Is there anything you think I may like? What am I missing out on?

Hugs!
 

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Big Bang Theory, Season 4, Episode 2, "The Cruciferous Vegetable Amplification"

Last night's episode of The Big Bang Theory, found Sheldon struggling to come to grips with his mortality. Based upon charts and graphs of the way he lives his lifestyle he is going to pass away a tad short of being about to transfer his consciousness into a cyborg body.

Sheldon then decides to start changing the way he lives, by eating better and exercising to extend his life expectancy.

Which of course ends in a series of epic fails. First, involves eating healthier first, by changing pizza night to everyone's favorite, cruciferous vegetable night. This almost kills Sheldon, well kinda.

The other repeated joke of the episode is related to Penny and the fact pretty girl's don't have to pay for anything, well, because they are pretty. Pretty enough to obtain a $1,400. debt from Leonard, in a month, that is questionable in my eyes?! I still haven't forgiven her for hurting Leonard.

Rajesh of course is still not talking in front of lady folk which even includes Penny with whom he sees all the the time. Howard tells lies of what Rajesh is whispering which is kinda funny. But don't try to do this again cause I know you probably will writers of Big Bang! Recycling is good, but not for jokes!

If he can whisper to Howard, is he not still talking in front of a woman? And if so why can't he talk to the other male friends around him and ignore that Penny is there? It gets to me that he still has progressed through this point yet at season 4.

Second, Sheldon begins his running routine with Penny, which lasts about fifteen feet from his door before he falls down the stairs and hurts himself again. Proving living well is dangerous and that an accident may cause his downfall.


And so the Shel-bot is born! A roving, robot body with a monitor showing Sheldon on webcam, a shirt and speakers. I have sometimes wondered if it was possible to never have to leave my undisclosed, safe zone and still interact with society and as Sheldon as proven it can be done!

Really two robot related episodes in a row?! :)

We go through all the normal Sheldon jokes, but now with the Shel-bot! Which is funny in that its a new twist on something old. Sheldon really is the star of the show, if not for the fact he overpowers everyone else's characters.

The final scene in the episode finds the gang at the Cheesecake Factory to bother their favorite waitress, Penny. Sheldon goes through his normal restaurant Sheldonisms, before realizing this episodes guest star, Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozinack is seated across the room from them.

Robo-Sheldon drives on over and sparks up a conversation telling Steve, he is his 15th technological visionary.  Steve tells Sheldon if he were there in person he would sign his prized old Apple computer system, resulting in Sheldon flying out of the house and falling down the same stairs in their apartment again, proving that accidents are the most common way a man of Sheldon's age could die.

Once again if you couldn't tell from the amount of times I used Sheldon's name, this was a very Sheldon-centric episode, as most episodes have become. I love Jim Parson's and his character Sheldon. He is one of my favorites of all time, and not just because I get referred to being like him by friends. I just wish there was a proper balance between all the characters and that some got to grow more, cough, Rajesh, cough.

I know I am asking a lot from a television sitcom. I can only watch Rajesh talk into Howard's ear so many times!

This episode I found more entertaining then last weeks season premiere, which may have come from the faces Sheldon was making on the monitor of the Shel-bot. They were pretty funny! All the jokes were delivered for the most part to at least a chuckle from me. Since I started writing about the show I've become very critical about its shortcomings, but overall it is still one of the funniest shows out there.

Also the sudden ending of shows with no conclusions has become really popular recently. Half the time I don't realize, FX's It's Always Sunny is even over until The League begins. Are proper endings too hard to write? Or is that the new "In" thing, I get behind on the times occasionally.

How did you feel about last nights episode? Do you like shows with no endings or conclusions your kinds thing?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Glee, Season 2, Episode 2, "Britney/Brittany" Review

If you could not tell by the name of the episode, it is about and features the music of two of my favorite Britney/Brittany's. I love Heather Morris's character Brittany Susan Pierce! I believe I have stated this before. She makes me laugh every episode and has most of the best lines on the show. I am just a tad bit biased. I was a bit worried that too much Brittany may cause her to be annoying, but after watching the episode I think I could watch a spin-off of just her. Well, that may be overkill.

This episode is of course revolving around the wonderful pop artist, Britney Spears, much like last season's Madonna themed show. The episode does not disappoint at all! Glee teacher Will Schuester begins class wanting the group to learn about the music of Christopher Guess. The kids have become bored with his horrible music choices and want to do a song by Britney Spears for their homecoming assembly. Will hates Spears music and wants nothing to do with it. Both on the show and in real life.

The show also features the return of Emma Pillsbury, Will's love interest who was missing in the season premiere. As rumored last season she has brought along with her, her new boyfriend, dentist Dr. Carl Howell, played by John Stamos. Carl and Will meet and as boys do, act friendly to one another, ending with Dr. Howell being invited to talk about good dental health care with the Glee Club.

Dr. Howell brings along some dental plaque test strips that show how clean your teeth are by showing a blue tint on one's teeth and some people have not been taking care of their chompers. Especially Brittany who "uses soda to rinse her teeth after every meal." So begins the students stopping one by one at Dr. Howell's office.

Brittany is the first to go under with a record breaking amount of work needing done, and just before she falls asleep from the anesthesia, Britney Spears comes on Pandora. Brittany performs "I'm a Slave 4 U". The next day she returns with Santana and performs a duet of "Me Against The Music, Featuring Madonna". After her Spears induced hallucinations, Brittany starts to take charge of herself and become more assertive. Claiming some pretty funny things.

Rachel and Artie also go in to the dentist and have some crazy Spears dreams. Rachel performing "Hit Me Baby One More Time", which sadly I can still sing word for word and Artie, "Stronger". Both of them feel empowered and start doing what they want.

Rachel ends up dressing more provocatively, which means the Britney schoolgirl outfit look of course. That causes blogger and jerkbag, Jacob Ben Israel getting caught by Sue Sylvester masturbating to a picture of Rachel in school. Sue informs Will that Britney Spears and her music can lead to nothing but trouble and that he and the Glee clubbers best not be singing her tunes. Which of course gives Will the idea to do so.

Artie asks Coach Beiste to be on the football team again and she accepts both him and Finn. Artie as a human battering ram! It doesn't say you can't in the rules. Don't ask me, I got nothing, I am just going to sit back and watch whatever comes out of this.

Rachel goes back to her plain jane, whiny self about ten minutes later in the episode. Rachel not liking the both of them not being outcasts sets Finn up to test his loyalty by having Quinn ask him out. Finn declines Quinn's advances, passing Rachel's test. Only time poor Quinn gets to do anything all episode. She needs to find her place now that all this baby nonsense is over.

Will decides to perform "Toxic" with the Glee Club at the McKinley High homecoming assembly and we find out that apparently Britney's music can cause a sex riot! Mr. Jacob Ben Israel accidental in a crazed lust grabs a fellow male student's buttocks and starts a brawl. Sue seeing the chaos happening about her, pulls the fire alarm in the auditorium causing a stampede. A mess that ends up with her in a neck brace and threatening to sue Will for everything he owns.

Rachel ends the episode singing "The Only Exception" by Paramore dedicated to her boyfriend, Finn as an apology. How sweet? If not for the fact she doesn't trust him and I am sure this is not going to be the last time she tests him. I have become quite the Rachel basher. Love you Lea Michele!

This episodes was one of the best! It was even more witty and fun than normal. I thank Ms. Heather Morris/ Brittany for that. So far the season is going along well. I think they need to start working into longer lasting story lines soon. Other than that I am fine with the amount of humor and pacing so far. I have certain characters I like and some that annoy the living piss out of me and that is the way all shows should be. If you don't care about a character whether love or hate, it means the writers are not doing their job and you should just quit watching.

My one complaint is I wish when certain things happen in the show, for example Finn getting kicked off the football team, that the storyline would last more then one or two episodes. Sometimes the quick wrap up to problems and story lines annoys the hell outta of me. Makes it feel like it all happened for no reason at all.

Hugs!
  

Zombies Marching Into Your Black-Op!

If you were a fan of cutting down Nazi zombies in Call of Duty: World At War, prepare to get super excited about this news. Treyarch, developer of Call of Duty: World at War and the newest Call of Duty: Black-Ops has confirmed that everyone's favorite undead, brain eating, killing machines will be making an appearance in Black-Ops.

G4TV has confirmed that Treyarch will bring a slew of brand new zombie experiences to us the fans.

I enjoyed killing Nazi zombies in World at War. It was a change of pace from the boring multiplayer routine found in all COD's. I actual play most Call of Duty games for single player, finding myself to get bored of multiplayer about twenty five hours in when all my friends quit playing. You can only play the same boring, not destroyable map so many times. And I don't find a game fun to play camping in a corner.

What kinda zombies do you think we will be facing this time out since Black-Ops looks to span time? Everyone wins when zombies are involved!  

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trent Reznor, TV Series Based On "Year Zero" Record

Hero Complex reports that Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, the greatest band of all time, has stated that BBC Worldwide and HBO are moving forward with "Year Zero" a sci-fi television series based on the NIN album of the same name. It is currently in the pre-production phase and being written and such which means its a long ways off. But still excites me greatly!

Reznor is currently working with Producer Lawrence Bender, who's credits include "Reservoir Dogs", "Pulp Fiction", and "Inglourious Bastards" and Kevin Kelly Brown, Executive Producer of "Roswell". I do enjoy Snapple. Also heading up the writing duties is Daniel Knauf, writer of HBO's Carnivale.

With all the viral marketing that was put out for that record and that "Year Zero" the album was telling a story musical I guess that makes sense to turn it into a show. But how about a "Broken" movie? Or you could at least put "Closure" on DVD! Love you, Trent! I can't wait to see what you come up with.


Future "Flash" Movie Could Have Darker Tones

SuperheroHype.com released an interview claiming that co-writer Greg Berlanti, and his Green Lantern collaborators, Michael Green, and Marc Guggenheim may take the upcoming Warner Bros film, Flash in a darker direction. In movie terms a much more Se7en and Silence of the Lambs sort of feel. Check out the interview.


I don't know exactly how I feel about that happening. I guess in my head I always pictured Wally West being the  Flash in the movie version of things. But that was because Barry Allen was dead. Does the world need more darker toned comic movies? Or can just maybe once somebody should make a fun comic book movie that doesn't make me ill?

Comic book movies for some reason seem to be a difficult thing to write and make up to the standards of the comic universe that it is based upon. Most of the dialog and stories are already written for them, so how do these things get so screwed up? Do they overthink it? Try to make it realistic? Which they are not based on realistic events for the most part.

I think one problem is that they believe they have to cater to everyone. And "everyone" which is most of the nation that needs their hands held and for the movie to be explained to them in clear, simple English. And now that the Dark Knight was such a success does DC believe that is the movie model they should follow for every film? Is Superman going to be brooding and writing about how mean Lex is in his diary?

Wow! What a lot of questions! Personally, I think a darker-toned Flash movie could work and it could be awesome, but that all depends on how its directed and written. A lot of hands are in the cookie jar when it comes to movies being made, and some of those hands just need to be cut off.

What are your thoughts? Barry or Wally? CSIsh tones?

Monday, September 27, 2010

World of Darkness MMO on the way!

It has been a very long time since the last game based on White Wolf RPG, World of Darkness, so nothing excites me more than the news I read today! Ardwulf's Lair, reports that the makers of MMO, EVE Online, are currently working on a new MMO based on the World of Darkness!

From the looks of the video and information on the site, it's looking as it will deal more with the Vampire: The Masquerade or Vampire: The Requiem sides of the spectrum of the universe. CCP the developer of the upcoming game says the game will deal with " player politics and social interactions" which fits in perfect with the way the actually RPG plays. I can't wait to start my own secret vampire war and engage in political spats with other players!

Sad news, it won't be out until at least 2012. Sadly I haven't played any RPGs in years as a lack of interested and geeky enough people exists in my area. So sits my thousands of dollars in Vampire: TM books and my ridiculous amount of vampire knowledge. It will be great to finally be able to play some form of Vampire again even if it is online. Check out the video on the site above and get excited fellow White Wolf fans!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Comic Review: Morning Glories #1 - Image Comics

Morning Glories #1
Image Comics - Shadowline Productions
Writer: Nick Spencer
Art: Joe Eisma
Colors: Alex Sollazzo
Lettering: Johnny Lowe
Design: Tim Daniel
Cover: Rodin Esquejo

This is my first comic book review and for such I decided I'd begin with a comic that is new and not in the middle of a ridiculous crossover of some sort. And with that I choose Morning Glories from Image Comics. I won't lie but when I saw the solicitation for Morning Glories # 1 in the my Preview Guide, I saw girls in schoolgirls outfits on the cover and was sold. So sue me, I'm very easy to sell stuff too. Of course I forgot to put it on my pull list but managed to grab a second print.

Morning Glories starts out in the prestigious Morning Glory Academy and the attempted escape of two of its students. I don't want to spoil things so I'll leave the outcome of said students to your future reading of this comic. Lets just say its not good and leaves you wondering what the hell kinda shady things go on in this facility. I gotta leave some mysteries for you!

After this we meet each of the six main character, getting to know a little about them and there lives and personalities. Casey, a cute blonde with a loving family. Ike, a spoiled rich kid and his mother who doesn't agree with some of the sick things he has done. Zoe, nicest word I can think of, slut, saying goodbye to her five different boyfriends. Hunter, a nice kid saying bye to his stepbrother. Jane or Jade as she now goes by with her emo-ness, her brother and father seem almost scared of her and her differentness. And finally Jun Fukayama from Tokyo who has a lot of questions and finds his ride to the academy just a bit "sleepy".

When Casey arrives at the school she meets the Miss Daramount, the Faculty Liaison, who takes her to meet the rest of her new classmates. They are all watching a welcome video with Miss Dagney, the Residence Director. A welcome video that apparently Tyler Durgen got a hold of. Everyone who works at this academy seems to be up to something, just something is not right the more you read on. The teachers and students all seem to be whacked out and sinister in someway.

Each character comes from a different background and has different personalities but all have something linking them together. You find one of those things, but what does it all mean?! You get a sense that something very evil is happening at this so called "Academy" and that these kids are in a load of trouble.

By the end of the issue you will want to know what happens next that is for sure! Luckily I have issue two sitting right next to me. There is a lot of info to take in and a lot of mysteries started that I now need to know the answers too. Nick Spencer's writing is an enjoyable of pace and Joe Eisma's artwork is excellent and both mesh well together. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a well written new series that is engrossing and a fun read full of mysteries and excitement. I'm hooked!

This is yet more proof that there are good comics are out there that don't involve just superheroes. Give it a try you will enjoy! And any folks who know me, I go to Books Galore in Erie at least a couple times a month, I can always get you copies! Just ask  :)  

Friday, September 24, 2010

Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is by far the best Spider-Man game I have played in years. It perfectly captures the heart of the Spider-Man comics and translates it to game form. You star not only as Spider-Man, but four different Spider-Men! This game managed to create essentially four different Spider-Man games that are all awesome on their own. 

You play as the Amazing Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man Noir, and Ultimate Spider-Man (Black Suit). Mysterio well robbing a museum breaks an ancient tablet, the tablet gets scattered through out the Marvel multiverse. Madam Web enlists the Spider-Man of each dimension to help recovery the fragments which have ended up in the hands of a assortment of different Spider-Man Villains. 

The games graphics are done in a cartoony cell shade effect that really works well with the game. 

Each level and Spider-Man has its own unique flavor and style. Each level has a boss who has gotten hold of the fragment which you need to defeat. The powers of each villain have been greatly increased and leads to some unique and fun boss fights. The banter from the Spider-Men is hilarious and will amuse you greatly. The Deadpool level is by far my favorite. In the Ultimate Universe, Deadpool is a reality show host who never shuts up. Its great!

The only factor I can see some people not liking is that it is not an open world Spider-Man game. No swinging around New York City. You pretty much have a set path and challenges. I personally don't care either way. Sometimes I don't like getting sidetracked in an adventure!

The Amazing Spider Man levels are the normal Spidey levels you would expect in any Spider-Man game. Spider-Man Noir is a black and white world filled with gangsters and stealth taking part in most of the levels. Spider Man 2099 is a bright colorful world that is filled with giant corporations and he has the ability to slow down time. And Ultimate Spider-Man is just like the Amazing levels but you have the black Venom suit and a rage power making you stronger for a period of time.  

Throughout the levels you collect hidden Spidey emblems and hidden Golden Spiders that give you points to spend on new abilites and character upgrades. Fighting moves and character upgrades are shared by all four Spider-Man. Except ones that are for specific Spideys. Each level has a set of challenges that grant extra points and gives you something extra to shoot for. There are also special Spider-Man suits to open that are fun to collect.

The last couple of Spider-Man games have not been the greatest of games so it is such a nice change of pace to enjoy this one so much. Not only did they make one awesome Spider-Man game they managed to make four Spider-Man games in one. As a lover of comic books it was quite a pleasant surprise that this game turns out so well. Their are some issues with the controls from time to time and the game is not very long, clocking in at about 15 hours on hard mode. But even after I was finished I still found myself going back and collecting what I missed my first time through. I highly recommend this game to any Spider-Man or Marvel Comics fan and anyone looking for a fun time.   

I played through the X Box 360 version in case you were wondering.

The Big Bang Theory, Season 4, "The Robotic Manipulation"

Last season of The Big Bang Theory left us in a coffee shop as Sheldon Cooper met his perfect online dating match, Amy Farrah Fowler, played perfectly by real life Neuroscience major Mayim Bialik. Who of course to all us hipsters of the 90s played Blossom on the show of the same name in the early 90s. 

The Season 4 Premiere picks up with the gang watching as Howard uses a robotic arm he stoled to distribute their Chinese dinner. Penny arrives and we find out four months have pasted and Penny knows just about as much as we do. Since that coffee shop visit, Sheldon is now "dating" Amy Fowler, via texts and the world wide web. But just in case the idea of Sheldon dating is not frighting enough, Amy and him are also in discussions to have a baby. Or I am sorry not a baby, but Earth's First Overlord. 

Penny suggests that maybe Sheldon should actually hang out with Amy outside of the virtual realm and get to know her better before they decide to procreate and so Sheldon takes that advice. Not having a vehicle, Sheldon brings Penny and her car along for his first date ever, besides his square dancing with his sister at a Christian square dance when he was a teenager in Texas, which he finds is not considered a date. Amy and Sheldon play off each other so well, for the most part they are almost the same character, besides on being a chick. Even though a lot jokes are changed slightly and recycled on this show, I still find it hilarious. 

Meanwhile, Howard took his stolen robo arm home, where he has it giving him back massages. But if a robot arm can give human feeling massages, why couldn't it do other things for a male man?! An with that Howard got his robotic arm stuck to his penis, or I guess stuck holding his penis. When he was getting the massage, before the camera panned in, I assumed that was what was going on before we see him getting a back back massage. Howard in a state of robotic penis death grip induced pain calls Rajesh and Leonard to come and help him with his situation. And so starts the robot masturbation jokes. Rajesh and Leonard before that were sorting comic books at the apartment, and Rajesh was wondering where Aquaman poops in Atlantis. Which now I can't quit thinking about it, where does Aquaman poop in Atlantis, Geoff Johns? I need answers!

Amy, Penny and Sheldon arrive at the resturant. Penny hating the silence tries to start a conversation between Sheldon and Amy and begins a discussion of Penny's sexual life, including Sheldon's mathematical answers for the number of Penny's past partners. When Penny and Sheldon return home from the evening, Sheldon is very happy he has gotten to see a whole new side to Amy. Still wishing to continue his plan to procreate with her, Penny threatens to tell Sheldon's crazed born again Christian mother and puts those current plans to an end, for now. I personally think it would be very humorous for Sheldon to have a kid or even kids. It would change the show's dynamic and give something else to write jokes about.

Leonard and Rajesh help Howard carry the robotic arm to the hospital, where the nurse secretary goes on to embarrass him because of his predicament and finally frees him by shutting the computer off. Those silly geeks over thinking situations. The very end of the episode ends with Leonard getting a phone call and Howard on the other line telling him he is stuck again. I don't know but if I get a robot arm stuck to my penis and it hurts bad enough I am not going to do it again.

Overall the episode was enjoyable, but didn't feel like a season premiere to me. It was in no way bad or terrible, just average. I just tend to get excited about my favorite shows returning and I guess kinda felt let down. It was just like every other episode and that is not a good thing on a night full of excellent comedies. There were some funny laugh out loud moments this episode but it all just seemed familiar.

Sheldon is my favorite character, but every episode has become so Sheldoncenric that the other characters don't seem to get their fair share of stories or screen time. Sitcoms have a tendency to grow stale without change, and change is hard to make happen when every episode is just the same jokes told differently with no plot changing effects. 

Big Bang was the first show I watched last night and almost every show I watched after Big Bang made me laugh more. I was crying during Community. I personally think they should just move The Big Bang Theory back to Mondays away from all this competition or am going to have to save it on my DVR till Mondays so it doesn't get dwarfed by funnier shows.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glee Season 2, Episode 1, "Audition" Overview / Review

So the day has come! Glee has returned and all is right with the world again!

The first episode of Season Two, titled Audition, opens with Jacob Ben Israel and his Glee's Big Gay Summer video blog, recapping the summers of McKinley High's Glee Club. Between his bashing of the Will's past song choices and opinions of members of the Glee Club, we find lots has changed since this past summer.

 Rachel and Finn are back together, Puck spent his summer pool cleaning money on a vasectomy as it is better for the world, Santana got a boob job, Brittany spent the summer lost in the sewers and Mike Chang and Tina apparently hooked well working as counselors at Asian Camp. Yes, a camp where Asian children are taught to operate electronics. The kids of the Glee club had a very busy summer indeed.

 As like the year before, no one seems to want to join the glee club. That is not the only problem facing the Glee Club this year, Prinicpal Figgins has cut both the Cheerios and the Glee clubs budgets to strengthen their ailing football team. A football team that has a new female head coach, Shannon Beiste.

Sue doesn't take kindly to the loss of two of her confetti cannons and talks Will into helping get rid of Ms. Beiste. The episode finds them playing pranks and just being mean to the point of making the new coach cry.
You really start to feel bad for her if you have ever found yourself on the end of being harassed.

Finally in the end Will realize how childish and mean he was being and can't go on with Sue's plan when she steps over the line. The line, Sue getting Brittney to say Beiste touched her breasts. Will gets Brittney to admit she was lying and eventually makes apology to Beiste. This of course doesn't sit well with Sue and the battle with her and Will begins again.

After a disappointing loss at Regionals at the end of Season One the Glee club decides that it needs to beef up its lineup to win this year and Rachel so she has more background singers. With sign up sheets not working, the kids decide to go out and show the students of McKinley High, how cool it is to burst into random song. First song of the show is Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind". While singing Finn and Rachel notice that two new students seem to be interested in their singing and dancing.

Finn well hanging up Glee signup sheets in the gym locker room stumbles upon one of said students singing in the shower. Transfer student, Sam Evans is singing Poison's, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Meanwhile, Rachel runs into exchange student, Sunshine Corazon in the bathroom and tells her she should come join Glee. Sunshine agrees, afterward she starts singing Lady Gaga's "Telephone" and so starts the duet with Rachel. Sue comes and breaks up the singing and Rachel leaves terrified of this girls amazing voice. Finn asks Sam to come sing with the guys in the club and sings "Billionarie" by Travie McCoy and convinces him to come tryout also. It worries me adding two more singers when some of the current club doesn't get enough screen time as it is.

Artie heartbroken over his breakup with Tina convinces Finn to help him get on the football team so he can get abs, as, a battering ram. As you can imagine this doesn't go well and Finn ends up getting kicked off the football team. Meanwhile, Quinn decides to go take back her throne as head of the Cheerios cheerleadering squad. After ratting out Santana's boob job to Sue, she succeeds and ends up in a cat fight with Santana in the hall. That is two more Glee members at each others throats now. Will Quinn revert to her evil self from the beginning of the series or will she remember all of her life lessons she has learned?

Neither Sunshine or Sam ends up showing up for Glee Club auditions. Sunshine ends up at a crackhouse because of the directions to tryouts given to her by a certain Rachel Berry. Sam on the other hand had football tryouts and is now the new quarterback replacing Finn. Finn finds out when he confronts him to find why he missed the audition. I can't imagine when Sam does finally join the Glee Club that is going to go over well. Rachel after being guilt-ed into apologizing asks Sunshine to come sing a song for the club, which very well may not work in her best interests. Sunshine sings "Listen" from the musical, Dreamgirls and rocks the house. Rachel has another enemy now coming to steal her crown as star of the Glee Club.

But as the world of Glee tends to be, nothing works out simply. Sunshine ends up being recruited or I guess bribed to join rivals, Vocal Adrenaline head by new coach, Dustin Goolsby. Once again all Rachel's fault.

Rachel seems even eviler than before. She is a person who has no problem running over anyone she deems below her. Which is everyone. I never trust Rachel. She never learns from any of her mistakes from hurting her friends. The episode ends with Rachel singing, from the Broadway musical The Chorus Line, "Kiss The Day Goodbye", and throwing a pity party for herself, as a montage of the episodes events climaxes plays. She really thinks the world revolves around her. Hopefully she learns something and it sticks this season.

All in all, this episode was everything I expected from the season premiere. Everything seemed much better paced than last seasons second half. The humor and silly plot twists are where they should be. Brittany is still my favorite character and has the best lines on the show. Some characters were missing out completely from the first episode but I'm fine with that. With the sheer amount of drama and clashing of characters, it was fine without them. Hopefully they find a way to give everyone their time to shine. The groundwork has been laid for a great second season and I can't wait for next weeks episode. Let the singing begin!