“Excuse me, I have to call everyone I have ever met, right now.” – Cordelia Chase, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Use: Whenever something crazy or awesome happens, or I just ran into Jonathan Taylor Thomas at a bar.
“I KNOW.” – Monica Geller, Friends
- Use: Whenever I’m really right about something (often), or sharing amazing news that is unbelievable.
“Nerds.” Liz Lemon, 30 Rock
- Use: Literally every day of my life, usually in place of a curse word (meaning I’ll say this at work).
“Everywhere in LA take twenty minutes.” – Mel Horowitz, Clueless
- Use: Whenever someone is complaining I live too far away to drive to, AKA when I’m too lazy to drive anywhere and want people to come to me.
“Legs crossed towards each other. That is an unequivocal sex invite.” Cher Horowitz, Clueless
- Use: Whenever I see two people with their legs crossed towards each other who definitely want to bone.
“NOPE.” – Lana Kane, Archer
- Use: Also every day of my life. Pronunciation of it is just fun. Nuuuuupe.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
I was briefly deciding which I was more excited for – this or The Goldbergs – but then I came to my senses and realized I’m 10x more excited for this. First of all, IT’S JOSS WHEDON. Second of all… actually no, that should be reason enough for this to be one of the greatest shows ever. Still, the cast looks great, the writing will obviously be amazing, and it’s from Marvel, which makes me love it before I’ve even seen the pilot.
Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC
Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
Okay, so I’ve always been much more into comedies (of course), and this show looks about intense as they come. BUT I like the “Alice is crazy” approach they’re taking. If Michael Socha is anything as good as his sister Misfits‘ Lauren Socha, then I’m definitely excited. AND it just looks really good cinematography-wise.
About A Boy
Normally, I’m not one to like movies that become TV shows (one word: Clueless), and especially not books that become movies that become TV shows (three words: The Babysitters Club. Probably. It came on late, so I usually had to be in bed before it was on… anyways.).
However, About A Boy, looks really fantastic. First, it’s about time David Walton got his own show…I mean, really. Second, it’s produced by the same people who did the movie, which was great, AND created by Parenthood‘s Jason Katims (Thank God he exists). Third, the pilot is directed by Jon Favreau, which is just kind of the greatest thing ever. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come out until next year (mid-season show), but I’m holding out for a hero…of a show…or something. It’s gotten mixed early reviews for the pilot, but I think the potential is great so I’ll need to watch a few to make a definite opinion.
1. It’s awesome. Seriously, who has ever heard anything Ron Swanson has said and thought, “Eh, that’s not awesome.” NO ONE, that’s who.
2. It makes me laugh. Obviously, because it’s comedy, but good comedy television that makes me cry with laughter coming from the bowls of belly? That’s the best.
3. All the people from good comedy shows are on other good comedy shows, like the greatest kind of incest possible.
4. It’s really awesome and funny. Have I mentioned this already? Well it’s true.
5. That’s pretty much it. Watch good television. It makes you happy and it cures all diseases.*
*This hasn’t ever been disproved, so, there you go.
The funniest thing about the internet (other than monkeys in suits playing tiny violins, obviously) is how easy it is to start something and not finish it. The same is true for me trying to teach myself how to crochet – I have bags of yarn in my room and unfinished mittens that became coasters. But that’s beside the point. The point is that it’s been too long since I’ve posted here, and it makes me feel like I’m neglecting a sad blog-child.
Thus, I’ve decided to start posting again! I know, you can finally end that hunger strike you started. Reviews are coming back! Nerdy postings about Doctor Who and random British television will be here once more (since you clearly can’t get that anywhere else)! And it’s all with my patented (ish) style (meh) and things that are mostly interesting to me!
Let the great experiment begin!
I know this post might make me sound like a television junkie, but okay, so what, I’m a junkie. SUE ME.
I need the fall to get here. Not because I like leaves falling off trees, or wearing sweaters, or pumpkin lattes (which I actually hate). But because I need the fall television season to have started, like, yesterday.
There’s this quote from Happy Endings, where a character is looking for a new roommate, and part of an interview goes something like this:
Alex: So, what television shows do you watch?
Woman: Oh, I don’t own a television.
Alex: But…what do you do at night?
And that should just be my life motto right there.
It’s actually more unhealthy (unhealthier?) for new episodes of my favorite shows not to come to me on a weekly basis, because instead, I just watch a never ending stream of every episode of Charmed or Mad Men or 30 Rock or Parks and Recreation on Instant Netflix.
It’s a problem. It really is.