Thursday, January 29

50 Greatest TV Shows

Empire Magazine has revealed its list of the 50 Greatest TV Shows ever.
1. Bold the shows you watch/used to watch.
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
3. Post your answers

50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space 9
46. Sex & The City
45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Food and Horses
41. Band of Brothers
40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted
35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI: Las Vegas
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood
30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under (best show ever, IMHO)
26. Red Dwarf
25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office
22. The Shield
21. Angel
20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who
15. Heroes (only the first season)
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica (all the original, none of the new)
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld
10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24
05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons

Totally lifted from my friend Kimber's Blog

LOST Recap

Read the Recap Here
Courtesy of EW

Wednesday, January 28

LOST Preview

Episode 5.03: Jughead
Airdate: January 28 at 9 p.m.

I'll tell you that the mystery [of which female may note make it through the season] will be solved in the closing seconds of the Jan. 28 episode. Source: The Ausiello Files

Desmond goes in search of a woman who could be the key to helping Faraday stop the island's erratic movements through time, and Locke discovers the identity of the unknown forces who have been attacking the survivors. Guest starring are Nestor Carbonell as Richard Alpert, Sonya Walger as Penelope "Penny" Widmore, Alan Dale as Charles Widmore, Rebecca Mader as Charlotte Lewis, Tom Connolly as Jones, Alexandra Krosney as Ellie, Imelda Corcoran as Abigail, Matthew Alan as Cunningham, Dan Hildebrand as custodian, Mary Ann Taheny as Moira, Raymond Ma as Efren Salonga, Sarah Farooqui as Theresa and Tuli Roy-Kirwan as secretary.

From TVGuide:
Will Ben's childhood girlfriend, Annie, be showing up on Lost this season? And any word on Rousseau?

I'd give my Dharma-brand nuts to have the castaways time-trip to the Others' very early days and spy on nerdy Ben and his pubescent crush. And who knows, maybe that territory will be plumbed when we get a Ben-centric episode in mid-March? As for "the French woman," I'm holding firm to my belief that we see Danielle in this week's episode.

And lastly.... A Doc Jensen Theory to read before tonight's episode.


Tuesday, January 27


First of all, I'd like to remind everyone that "I Left My Duggar in San Francisco" and "Duggars on Safari" air tonight on TLC. The San Francisco episode should be particularly interesting as Jim Bob and Michelle visit a head shop where they comment on the "funky glassware."

Now, on to the wedding! "Once a Bride, Always a Duggar" and "A Very Duggar Wedding" aired on Sunday night on TLC.

The first was a half-hour show featuring Josh and Anna's wedding preparations, including a trip to Florida for Josh and his sisters.

The good:
  • The older Duggar girls got to travel sans-parents!
The bad:
  • The older Duggar girls, plus Anna, were bossed around by Josh as they prepared for the wedding.
  • Anna obviously only married Josh to get out of the trailer she was living in with her parents and 8 siblings.
  • A "fancy restaurant" to the Duggars is one with silverware and glassware.
The funny:
  • The photo pillow Anna made for Josh with a giant picture of them together. (Did he use it to practice for his first kiss?!)
  • Josh called the restaurant they went to "Eye-talian" and couldn't pronounce the names of any of the foreign foods like lasagna or fettuccini.
  • The waiter at the restaurant was crazy! (And yes folks, he's for real.)
  • The Duggar girls set some sort of trap to spray Josh with soda when he opened his car door..?
The next show was an hour-long special about the wedding itself, from about the day before. But the main focus was sex! For such a modest family, they really put it all out there, don't they?

The good:
  • Anna and the Duggar sisters ended up making some beautiful bridesmaid dresses.
  • Erin Bates played the piano wonderfully.
  • John-David speaks! And is funny! (Is Erin Bates lined up for him?)
The bad:
  • Jim Bob's "talk" with Josh, which mostly consisted of giving him a Christian book on wedding-night prep, and telling him to listen to whatever his silly wife wants to blather on about.
  • Pa Keller's pick-and-choose translation of the bible. "Jesus changed the water to wine at the wedding. That word really means grape juice. He changed the water to grape juice."
  • The hair!
  • The "transfer of authority" from Pa Keller to Josh. Poor Anna will never be under her own authority, I guess.
  • Josh's "serenade." I guess he has an okay voice, I just hate when people sing like that.
  • Josh went into their wedding night hotel room first, leaving Anna to drag the suitcases behind her.
The funny:
  • The engagement re-enactment skit. They got every detail down to the half-hug! And I loved the lines, "It's her birthday, give her some lemon in her water," and "It's a half-carrot [crunch]."
  • Jim Bob equates sex to Legos.
  • John-David wiring the car brakes to the horn!
  • There was rampant pickle-eating!
  • The first kiss, which I highly doubt was worthy of the sound effects they played for it (including church bells, choirs, and fireworks).
And no, there was no pregnancy announcement at the end. Darn.

Thursday, January 22

Lost Recap

Courtesy of EW:
Lost Recap

Wednesday, January 21

80s Flashback

I've been feeling very nostalgic for the 80s lately and happened to run across this site hawking some awesome 80s Valentine's Cards.

LOST Returns!

Here's a great link that will help you get up to speed for tonight's season 5 premiere!

And, the ever-popular EW coverage

Tuesday, January 20

Kinda Creepy In A Big Brother Sort Of Way

Photos From Space

Not sure how I feel about this. Kinda cool but yet really creepy. Is it legal? Should I be wearing clean underwear?

Breathing A Sigh Of Relief

White House

Remind You Of Anyone?

Mr. Potter from 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Tuesday, January 13

Lost Time!

Just in time before tomorrow night's season finale recap eppi!EW's Lost

Wednesday, January 7


I'm finding so many neat things I would love... like this awesome belt from Steel Toe Studios

I Must Have This!

Giant Cupcake Maker

Tuesday, January 6

Apple Innovation

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Tuesday TV

This is definitely on my must-see TV list:
Tonight at 10pm on PBS, Independent Lens explores the history of the popular Helvetica font, which was created in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger, as well as the world of graphic design, detailing how different fonts affect the way people process words and the information imparted by them.

Also on tonight:
8pm Biggest Loser Couples: NBC
8pm Homeland Security USA: ABC
9pm Dirty Jobs: Discovery
9pm Scrubs: ABC
10pm Primetime: What Would You Do?: ABC
10pm Real Housewives of Orange County: Bravo

Monday, January 5

Predicament of Massive Proportions

It's not often I find myself faced with having to choose between so many QUALITY television shows, but tonight I am in quite the predicament.

First off the OSU Buckeyes are playing (stop right now... I already know that if they run it back for a touchdown on the kickoff we are assured of a loss, but enough about that).

Then, the second episode of Superstars of Dance will air and we'll learn what country gets the boot. I also suggest the show would be far more interesting if Michael Flatley tippity-tapped his dance routine as he goes back & forth between Miss Vapid USA and the panel of Utterly Boring Judges. C'mon.... give a us little something. Saying shit like, "I sat on the edge of my seat the entire time" is just not enough to keep this viewers attention. The dancing was interesting but I don't understand how you can judge native African dancing against some dude doing contorted hip-hop. But I digress.

Next up we have the Bachelor. I swore off the last installment but know enough about it to know that this is the dude the last chick blew off. He's truly an idiot. Was experiencing the train wreck once not enough? He's gonna put himself through it again? Idiot. But yet I will probably watch. With one eye.

If you're into stuff like this, you'll want to watch Bromance (Sarah... you reading this?) Tonight on MTV, the guys compete in a "broathlon," featuring a blow-up doll-raft race and a downhill La-Z-Boy slalom. Later, each contestant gets some one-on-one time with Brody.

Also on deck for this evening is a riveting episode of Jon & Kate Plus 8. Actual episode description: "Kate attempts to make soup to freeze for the winter season, with unexpected results." I don't think I need to say anymore about that.

And finally, if you need even more crap to watch, tune into True Beauty. Beginning an eight-episode elimination contest in which 10 gorgeous people face challenges to determine the most beautiful---and inner beauty counts as much as physical attractiveness.