Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Gilfinator

I don't know what this web series is, but it's up on NBC's site and it's got Zach Gilford in this episode. In a super hero costume. With his own face on it.

Zach's also going to be in Shonda Rhimes' new show this fall. He was great in the episode of Grey's that he did (but duh, of course he was!), so I'm sure he'll be great in her new long as it's not horrible like Private Practice is.


Yes, I know, I wasn't looking forward to this new, younger Doctor on Doctor Who. I often referred to it as Doctor Who 90210 before the new season aired. Part of that was just my perception on how Matt Smith looked as the Doctor, and how young Karen Gillan looked as the companion.

And then I saw the first episode of the new season and was won over within, I'd say, 2 minutes. Matt Smith is fabulous. Possibly better than my beloved David Tennant (which my friend Michelle already called blasphemy on me for). His superiority to the Doctors who preceded him remains to be seen, but I'm happy to hear Matt will have the chance to win us all over and make us love him at least through 2013.

In addition to Matt Smith, I have enjoyed the new companion Amy Pond, even though I think she's a little bratty. There hasn't been a companion I've liked anywhere near as much as I like Rose Tyler (and I'm still holding out for a possible Rose Tyler appearance because why not?). I didn't love Amy's boyfriend Rory at first, but over the course of the season he became my second favorite companion (after Rose). Rory is the boy who waited, and he deserves his place in the TARDIS.

And finally, is there anyone cooler than River Song? With Matt Smith's being contracted for a while, I'm hoping we'll get much, much more back story and explanation on River. Who she is and how she met the Doctor and what exactly their relationship is. I'm still betting on future wife.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I hate True Blood

Look, I gave it a fair shot. Three, in fact. I tried to read the books, which were fucking awful; I watched the entire first season, which was fucking awful; and then I gave season 2 a shot after my friend Darnell asked me to several times, and you know what? It was still fucking awful. Sure, it's campy and over the top on purpose, but goddamn it I don't care! It's also NOT GOOD. I sincerely don't understand why so many people love it.

And whoever made this video seems to agree with me.

*Speaking of Deadwood, I'll be starting that in about 2 weeks. I just have to finish Undeclared first.

Friday, August 20, 2010

PSA: You should be watching Sons of Anarchy

You hear about how great Mad Men and Breaking Bad are all year long when they're not on the air, and incessantly when they are, and that's the kind of treatment Sons of Anarchy should be getting. It started out a little rough, as some shows are known to do, but by the third or fourth episode it had gotten its footing and barreled on to fucking awesome from there on out. Every single actor on the show from the regulars on down to the guest stars are fantastic, and no one more than Ms. Katey Sagal up there. You will forget she was ever big-haired, whiny Peg Bundy as soon as she opens her mouth as Gemma. It's a travesty that she wasn't nominated for an Emmy this year.

Don't let the fact that it's about a motorcycle club scare you. That's kind of what kept me from watching too, but a friend convinced me to give it a try and I'm so glad I did. You've got until September 7th to catch up, which is totally doable. The seasons are only 13 episodes long.

The Year of the Kat

No, really, if you aren't watching this show, you are missing out. It's ridiculously good. Over the course of the first season it got better and better. I seriously can't wait for it to return next month.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vampire Diaries Season 2 Promo

I think they all look skinnier. How that's possible for Ian Somerhalder I'll never know.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Hobbit and Eminem and Megan Fox

Hey, remember when Dom Monaghan was a Hobbit and no one would ever think to cast him as a badass? Times they are a-changin'. Now he gets to hit chicks and break bottles on people and set himself on fire.

This video is awesome, by the way.