Sunday, September 23, 2012

Emmy Awards 2012

Jimmy Kimmel. Meh. I think it was hard to live up to Jimmy Fallon.

I will say that months ago I was right:

Aaron Paul really is the best crier on tv. Amazing and well deserved.

I really enjoy Homeland. Claire Danes was a well deserved winner. I do not think Damian Lewis should have won over Bryan Cranston nor do I think Homeland should've won over season 4 of Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad's season 4 was still the best season of tv I've experiences. I will preface that by saying I have not see The Wire (there goes my credibility for anything). I did want Bill Hader to win cause I love him. I did also want Luther or Sherlock to win in the acting/supporting actor categories to win (Hatfields/McCoys was boring as f). I loved the whole Julia/Amy sketch and the John Stewart bit. I love fun stuff.

What was your biggest disappointment/joy? Least favorite/Most favorite moment?

Comment away, 2 readers!

[p.s. I've made my dad watch the first two seasons of breaking bad over the last few months. this weekend we watched the first half of season 2 - up to "One Minute" - where Hank encounters the cousins. He said "wow" at the end. That's the most emotion my dad has shown to a tv show in probably 30 years. yeah science, yeah mr. white, yeah breaking bad.]

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I hate judging a new show by it's pilot. So I try my best not to. That doesn't mean I don't have questions about NBC's Revolution. Did it look cheesy in the commercials? Yes. Did I still watch? Yes. Of course I was gonna watch. First off, it has Gus Fring and the dad from Twilight (who was my second favorite character in those movies after Jasper who just pouted the whole time). Second, it has a strong backing from people connected to LOST. Finally, it was different than a lot of the new pilots this season -story wise.

It was ok. It wasn't awful. It wasn't great. It was pretty much what you would expect for an NBC concept drama. I had to put aside a lot of sense of reality and logic while watching (do they still have working curling irons? Really, you want me to believe you'd kill off Elizabeth Mitchell before the show even started and just say "she died out there" without expecting me to know she'll be back probably in the season finale? such little progress in 15 years!) but that doesn't mean I won't watch next week.

A day after the show I actually kept thinking about it. More specifically I kept thinking about 2 things:
  1. Where are the bicycles?
  2. Do magnets still work?
If all of a sudden electricity stopped working and cars stopped working you can bet your ass I'd try and get my hands on a bike or anything with non motorized wheels. Maybe the militia took them? Maybe they are all in a warehouse somewhere with flat tires? Did you wonder where they bikes went?

Do magnets still work? Was there any indication in the pilot that magnets no longer worked? I feel like magnets would be another source of power (ha! pun.) during a newly formed dark ages.

There were a lot of shots that reminded me of LOST. Three characters trekking along on the side of the river - reminded me of where Kate almost shot Jack that one time. The google guy is the Hurley. Charlie's brother with asthma is a combination of Shannon ("where's my inhaler!!!") and Walt (he got lost). Girl Charlie has boy Charlie's name and a leather jacket. She just needs a guitar and a heroin addiction. And Bella's dad from Twilight is Sayid Jarrah cause I still only believe Sayid Jarrah could have defeated that many bad guys pretty much alone. He could've done it with his hands tied behind his back (Remember he killed the guy with his feet?! I'm still amazed.)

What else did you notice that was missing from this 15-years-after-the-darkness-came time? What did you think? Do you miss LOST too?