Time Warner FAIL

Time Warner Cable Logo

Last night was the series finale of Lost on ABC.  We pulled together an impromptu viewing party (OK, so it was the in-laws, the wife and I, but that’s still a gathering dammit) and settled in to watch one of the most beautiful shows on TV come to an end.  That is until Time Warner Cable got involved.  The high definition feed was so bad that we eventually had to switch over to the regular … Continue reading

The Confusion Ends Sunday… Maybe

Lost On ABC

Don’t worry… this post contains no spoilers.  I couldn’t spoil you if I wanted to. The series finale of ABC’s Lost airs on Sunday evening and so (hopefully) does my confusion.  I consider myself a Lost fan for sure, but I’m not a Lost geek.  The distinction is minor, but one that’s important to make between fans.  As an example, I have no problem sitting in a bar talking theories with my buddy Pat about … Continue reading

The V Season (Not Series) Finale

V On ABC

Tonight is the season finale of V on ABC and I’m thrilled to say that it’s just the season finale and not the SERIES finale.  There was a time there where I was very worried that V would not be picked up for another season based on how it was doing in the ratings.  Now that it has been picked up, the writers better make some serious changes if they want to get to a … Continue reading

At Long Last… Lost Is Back

Lost On ABC

It seems like forever and a day but tomorrow night Lost on ABC will finally return for it’s final season.  I’ve written in previous posts how I wondered if ABC had made a mistake by keeping Lost (and another show V) off the air for so long.  Well I can’t speak for everyone but I can tell you that for ME it wasn’t too long cause I’m pumped as hell about the season premiere tomorrow … Continue reading

Has ABC’s Lost Made A Tactical Error?

Lost On ABC

This post contains no spoilers whatsoever on the upcoming season… I (like countless others out there) am a HUGE fan of the ABC show Lost.  There are certainly others out there who are more fanatical than I am.  For example I’ll listen to a couple of podcasts about the show but I’m not one to re-watch an episode looking for stuff I’ve missed.  If I missed it, I missed it.  Part of the reason I … Continue reading

The Re-imagining of ‘V’

V: Coming This Fall

These days you can’t turn around without seeing a reboot, remake or retelling of some story from your childhood.  Hollywood has been on this kick for quite some time now so it was only a matter of time before remakes came to network television.  ABC is throwing its hat in the ring with a “re-imagining” of the 80’s classic V. I’ve heard about this for quite a while now and to be honest with you … Continue reading

Another Childhood Favorite – ‘G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra’

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Before I start this review I wanted to give you my Joe credentials.  While I’m not old enough to have had the 12 inch figures I was fanatical when it came to the Hasbro figures and the original Marvel comic books.  I watched the cartoons religiously and remember like it was yesterday when I saw the animated movie for the first time – Cobra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!  With that out of the way, on to the review. This … Continue reading

Tried And True Formula For “Fast & Furious”

Fast & Furious (2009)

This is the 4th entry in the Fast And The Furious movie franchise.  For those of you not familiar with the series I’ll give you a brief recap of pretty much all the movies: Fast cars Beautiful women The “bad guys” are actually the “good guys” Fast cars A little plot Fast cars More women Fast cars That’s pretty much it.  If you’re looking for really deep movies here you’re not going to get them.  … Continue reading

Weekend Knowledge Gains…

Mounds of Paperwork

We’re learning all the time right?  This weekend was no different.  Here’s just a small sampling of stuff that I either determined as truths for the first time or reaffirmed based on very specific examples… When you have no “plans” for the weekend you’ll look back on Monday morning and realize just how tiring doing “nothing” really is. A child that takes a nap every day during the week will NOT take a nap on … Continue reading

‘Saw’ – Horror Hasn’t Looked So Good In Years

Saw (2004)

Now before you get all on my case about this movie review being 5 years too late let me give you a bit of background… I don’t watch nearly as many movies as I used to.  At least I don’t watch them right when they come out.  The wife and I haven’t seen a movie in the last 15 years that we both like so it’s very rare that we rent anything.  My kids are … Continue reading