TV Binging and Season Finales (part I)
Well, the one thing about this COVID-19 crisis hitting in the summer is that we have a lot of television to catch up on. This year is also the year of many final seasons of television shows. I don't know if this was planned, or it was a good opportunity with the on-going pandemic. I suspect a little bit of both (depending on the show). Here are some quick thoughts on some recent finales
Review: Defiance:The Essential Guide
Thursday, Aug 29 2019 13:37 | Books, Defiance, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, syfy, Television, video games, VideoGames
Defiance:The Essential Guide by SyfyMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I was reminded of this ebook while rewatching Defiance this summer. This was a "getting to know the world of Defiance" sort of book. I think it mostly focused on the TV show, even though Defiance was originally envisioned as a transmedia type of franchise (with the eponymous MMO still running/limping along to this day). Too
Review: 24: Legacy - Rules of Engagement #5
Sunday, Jun 17 2018 10:18 | 24, Books, Comic Book, Entertainment, prequel, review, Social Media, Social Networks, Television
24: Legacy - Rules of Engagement #5 by Christopher FarnsworthMy rating: 4 of 5 stars An enjoyable prequel to the TV series 24: Legacy. I guess I should have read this before seeing the show :-) The five part series of comics (reviewing the last one, but it really covers all of them) is the story of the protagonist of the show, jumping back in time to two times in his life (one as a drug
Section 31, yo!
A deleted scene from Star Trek Discovery's season finale his the netwaves the other day where Mirror Gheorghiou is recruited into section 31 (which also answers all the questions on the web about that little black starfleet badge). Effin' awesome is what I have to say! I hope that the fact that this was deleted does not mean that this plotline is killed off... This would be a totally awesome
Colony Season 3 coming soon!
May seems a little late, but it will be here soon enough! So will Colony season 3! The trailer for it came out a few days ago and I am all excited about it! My only worry is that we're treading into "Falling Skies" territory here. Falling skies started strong and it really fizzled out. It's as if the creators didn't know what to do with the series. A protracted war would be
Demodogs - a bit of a mashup
Sunday, Feb 18 2018 20:17 | comics, Entertainment, Humor, netflix, StrangerThings, Television, thundercats
A little humor found earlier today on Kotaku Sunday comics - a funny mashup between Thudercats and Stranger Things
Star Trek TCTU ideas (part I)
Bring these back ;-)The other day I was thinking back to the 1990s and early 2000s when we had two or three star trek series going on at the same time. Man, that was entertaining ;-). The recent DC universe (Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow) shows on the CW have made me ponder about what a Star Trek equivalent would be like (call it the TCTU - Trek Cinema and TV Universe -
New Discovery trailer
This one is from the recent San Diego comic con, for the upcoming Star Trek series. It seems interesting. While I do like Star Trek, and I will watch the broadcast pilot, I don't know if I am a hardcore-enough fan to shell out money for All Access. Just put it on Netflix and Hulu and be done with it :p. Looking at some of the consume designs, they seem pretty interesting, but
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017 01:30 | Entertainment, Humor, shootEmUp, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames, XBOX, youtube
I love Terry Crews ;-) Now all this game needs is a Jake Peralta recruit haha.I wonder if I need an Xbox One X to run this. I seriously don't see a reason to buy an xbox one X over an xbox one S given my own gaming habits.
Castlevania - the TV Series!
Saturday, May 27 2017 02:30 | castlevania, Entertainment, NES, netflix, nintendo, Television, trailer, video games, VideoGames
It seems like Netflix has a Belmont up its sleeve! Soon (I hope) an anime-style Castlevania series will be hitting Netflix. I think that this teaser trailer is well done (hope the series is well done too!). I wonder how they will tackle the lore...
Most shocking moments of Colony this season? Here's a wrap-up in the video (spoilers). I can't believe that Bob is alive. The former proxy and current "I am out for myself" man Snyder is a wild card. Personally I think that he is more cunning that people give him credit for and I think he'll do the right thing in the end.So are they aliens? Humanoid AI? Aliens with
I completely forgot to have a look at ThinkGeek's April Fool's lineup. Usually some of their April Fool's products make it to production (and some are actually just jokes). I picked three of my favorites.The Hot Pockets burrito sleeping bag. I picked this (even though I don't particularly find Hot Pockets all that appetizing) because I think that there are enough people who want
Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save Tonight
Another 20-year-old song...originally I remember this being promoted on Dawson's Creek.
Millenium | Done
Back in the last 90s there was a show on Fox, a spin-off of the X-Files, made by the same folks as the X-Files. If it wasn't a spin-off, it just took place in the same universe as the X-Files and the Lone Gunmen.[SPOILERS]I had started watching the series when it was originally on the air (you know, before DVR, streaming, and all that) back in 1996 but I wasn't really sure how much of the show I had
Somehow I got on the White House's mailing list (must have been some petition I signed at some point), and now I get spam like this. I guess the White House is seriously pushing their new reality show "Presidential", but it faces steep prime-time competition from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, and El Rey. I think Sharnado probably does better than this new reality show ;-)
This week in television theme song music...
I've been watching a series called Berlin Station recently. The series uses Bowie song that I hadn't heard of before, and it's been stuck in my mind. It's not new...but it's new to me.Afraid of Americas by David BowieVerdict: Obviously I like this since it's been stuck in my head :p
Alphas | Done
One might think that my brain is rotting from too much TV these days ;-) I've been continuing on my quest to wrap up old TV shows that I had started to watch at one point or another, but I had either stopped watching, or they were cancelled and I had not read the comics that came out as continuations. This time around there is a show called Alphas. The show was on the SyFy network,
Need more Jericho!
Back in 2006 there was a new show on TV which was good (which means that it was cancelled - HA!), called Jericho. It was an action, mystery, drama type of show where a number of nuclear devices were detonated (simultaneously I think) throughout the continental US. Since the seat of government, DC, was destroyed there was some understandable chaos. What emerged were the Allied States of
seaQuest DSV | Done
When I returned from Greece (back, a long long time ago...) a seaQuest DSV was a TV show that I happened to catch while channel surfing, but I never really watched it when it aired. Now with Netflix I thought it was a good time to catch up. Initially I called the show "underwater star trek" but with all the crazyness that the writers threw at the show I don't think it ended up being underwater
Revolution story wrap up - a bit of a let-down
Tuesday, Sep 6 2016 02:00 | Comic Book, Entertainment, netflix, revolution, Sci-Fi, Television, youtube
[Spoilers] Recently I found the series of four digital comics which wrap up the television series Revolution which I has been watching on Netflix (see related post from a week or so ago). The second season ended in a bit of a cliffhanger, so the story was just dangling out there. The linked video on youtube is a commentary by the writers on the first comic book.So, what happens in
I am conflicted about this new MacGyver. I will watch it, considering that I grew up with the original one, however this doesn't really strike me as MacGyver-y. While MacGyver worked for the "foundation" he was more or less a lone wolf. Any support he got in the field seemed incidental. There was no team involved. This trailer makes it look more Mission: Impossible, and
Star Trek Discovery: 10 years before Kirk
Wednesday, Aug 17 2016 02:00 | Books, Entertainment, novel, online, rumor, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, Television
This past week the rumor, or leak, is that the new Star Trek series (Discovery) will take place 100 years after Enterprise, and 10 years before the original series. I've seen a lot of "bah! humbug"-ing in the various facebook Trek groups I follow (mostly because of fan films). It seems that most people would prefer something set in the post-Voyager and post-Nemesis era, which
Television rewind: Revolution [spoilers]
Tuesday, Aug 16 2016 10:43 | Action, Cancellations, Comic Book, Entertainment, NBC, Sci-Fi, Television
Another of the TV shows that I caught up on (thanks Netflix!) is a show that aired a few years ago called Revolution. The series kicks off with someone coming home and instructing their family to fill up all empty containers with fresh water, fill the tub, fill the sinks, and so on. He looks at this pendant he's got and...power goes off! Oh snap!Flash forward to 15 (or so) years after the power
Summer show catch-up: Agent Carter
One of the shows that's been flying under my radar for a couple of seasons is Marvel's Agent Carter. Since it's summer, and fairly quiet on the new TV show front, I thought it would be great to catch-up and see if this show was any good. The show follows Peggy Carter, from the Captain America movies, after the conclusion of World War II. The SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) still exists,
Saturday, May 21 2016 02:30 | 24, Action, dissertation, Entertainment, PhD, School, Television, trailer, youtube
Woohooooaaaaa! Fall semester is looking aweeeesome! Working on my dissertation proposal AND a new 24 series! This looks pretty amazing! Wonder if there will be some Jack Bower action in some part of it :)
Daredevil | Season 2 done!
Wednesday, May 18 2016 03:30 | Action, Arrow, daredevil, electra, Entertainment, marvel, netflix, punisher, Television
The other day I finished off watching Daredevil season 2 on Netflix. I managed to steer clear of all of the spoilers from friends and acquaintances on facebook talking about this. In season 1 the main introductions (as far as super heroes and super villains go) were the Daredevil and the Kingpin. This time around we were introduced to the Punisher, and got his backstory,
Cannonblast shrimp | busted!
Monday, Mar 21 2016 03:30 | commercials, Entertainment, Humor, Japan, mythbusters, physics, Television, youtube
A while back I (and others) had seen this commercial on the internet which basically shows a couple of engineers (of the mythbusters kind - very unconventional ;-) ) making friend shrimp by blowing shrimp out of an air cannon into batter, breadcrumbs, and over a flame. Then, they enjoy some nice fried shrimp. This seemed implausible, but the mythbusters in their final season tackled it.
Friday, Feb 19 2016 04:30 | #metanastis, Entertainment, Hulu, netflix, Sci-Fi, Stargate, StarTrek, Television, timetravel
Recently I finished watching the show Quantum Leap. The show ran from 1989 to 1993, which means that I barely missed it when I returned to the US, and no television channel was showing it in Greece prior to that. However, it was one of those shows that was referenced by the teachers when I was in high school, and by others in general society. This means that I also missed any references made to that
Now that a pissah!
ROFL. Not an actual movie, but it made me laugh. Enjoy the trailer for Boston Accent ;-)
Man in a High Castle was pretty awesome
Saturday, Jan 16 2016 10:16 | Action, amazon, Drama, Entertainment, suspense, Television, Video, webTV
OK - first of all - SPOILERS - If you have not seen the series on Amazon Prime, go ahead and watch it - otherwise don't complain about the potential spoilers in this post ;-)Over the winter break I ended up catching up on some television series that I wanted to see this past fall. It's very odd to 'catch up' on television considering that the TV was called the "χαζοκούτι" when I was
Something more for the history books, in case someone looks back at this blog in the future. Today David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. The amazing thing is that he just released his last album a few weeks ago (well it seems recent anyway). I wasn't that big into his music, but I really enjoyed the music chosen for the series Life of Mars and Ashes to Ashes on the BBC which used his
Adieu | Yahoo! Screen!
Well...another service bites the dust! This time around Yahoo is cleaning house with Yahoo Screen. It's pretty funny because a day or so before I read the news of the closure of the service I deleted the app from my iPad. I had originally downloaded the app in order to view the last season of Community. Once I finished that (and I sure did take my sweet time to watch it), I
The Wire by Elliot Lim
I was testing blogger/vimeo integration with IFTTT (if this then that). Seems to have worked well! Here is an animated introduction (fan made) to the show The Wire. I am currently half way through. Not a bad show!
Community series(?) finale
The other day I finished (finally) watching the Yahoo Screen sponsored (produced?) season of community. I am not sure if this is the series finale, but the little bit at the end was hilarious :-)I don't think there is a spoiler, but if there is, you've been warned:
Star Trek Renegades (near the end?)
The Star Trek: Renegades kickstarter, as of this writing, still has about 10 days to go, and they still need another $100k to raise their minimum goals for creating episode 2. The stretch goal for this, at least the first one, is $600k, which I really doubt that they will make. The first stretch goal means that they will also make episode 3 in this round. While the story of Renegades
Captain Pike (Kickstarter #2)
Tuesday, Nov 17 2015 04:00 | crowdfunding, Entertainment, FanFilm, Films, Sci-Fi, StarTrek, Television
Seems like Captain Pike is back, with a second kickstarter (or is it an indiegogo campaign?) going to finish off episode 1. It looks quite promising, and it's the second fan film (or independent Star Trek production in case people are offended by the term 'fan film') that takes a character from the original Trek series, that we've seen once on screen, and getting their back story. Wonder how
Well...I guess it's adieu to Defiance and Dominion
Sunday, Oct 25 2015 04:00 | adieu, Defiance, Dominion, Entertainment, MMORPG, SciFi, Stargate, supernatural, Television
Awwww, nuts!As I was browsing my RSS feeds the other day I came across a news story that reported that both Defiance and Dominion, both SyFy channel series, have been cancelled! Come on Syfy! First Stargate, now this? ;-) What do you need more airtime for sharnados? LOL.Spoilers ahead -So, Dominion only got two seasons. The show was based, sort of, around the notions of the movie Legion,
woah! What a season finale for continuum!
Sunday, Oct 18 2015 08:52 | adieu, Books, continuum, DrWho, Entertainment, fiction, finale, SciFi, StarTrek, Television
Last week I was catching up with Continuum, a Canadian science fiction show about a future cop that finds her way to present-day Vancouver.What I didn't realize is that this was the final season, and I was actually watching the final episode, which for once was refreshing to not know what was coming. (yes, spoilers ahead). Stop reading, and go see this series. It's worth watching.With the TV
Falling Skies Season Finale
It's hard to believe that the show Falling Skies has been on the air for 5 years. I guess this is what happens when a show is on in the summer and it only has 12 or 13 episodes per season - time flies! Even so, plot-wise, it seems like the finale to this show was really rushed and it seemed quite anticlimactic. There are spoilers in this, so if you haven't watched it go watch the
adieu, Star Trek Futures
Capt. Rachael GarrettIt seems like one of the fan films that I've been waiting to hear more about, Star Trek Futures, has called it quits. Too bad, because the story concept, and the era, seemed quite interesting. The story would have taken place on the Enterprise NCC 1701-C, in the JJ-verse, and it would center around Beverly and Wesley Crusher, and his father Jack Crusher who is not dead in
Star Trek Renegades, episode 1 is out!
After the long wait, the first episode of Star Trek Renegades is out! Since it's an hour and a half pilot it should probably be considered episodes 1 and 2, but whatever :-) I originally expected this to be out last December, but it seems that the deadlines kept falling back.I actually have not seen the finished episode yet. I was a backer of the project so I got a link to the pre-final
[Defiance]: The road to Sausolito
Wednesday, Aug 12 2015 04:30 | Defiance, Entertainment, Games, GTA, MMORPG, SciFi, Television, video games, VideoGames, Windows
RaidersI've been geeking out a bit on Defiance these past couple of weeks and focusing on getting the main missions completed before moving onto more episode-based missions. I am currently at an EGO rating of 292; pretty meager when you consider that the max EGO rating is around 6000, but anyway.Thus far I've completed the Mount Tam missions, where the main antagonists seem to be mutants of
Getting my toes wet with Defiance
Tuesday, Jun 23 2015 07:00 | Defiance, Entertainment, MMORPG, SciFi, StarTrek, Television, video games, VideoGames, Windows, XBOX
RuthusWell, after a few years of being on the fence, and now that Defiance has gone free-to-play, I decided to give this game a try. I had actually bought the xbox disc (at a steep discount) back at Christmas, but I had not activated my xbox live subscription (school and all), so I never really got to play Defiance on my xbox. Once it went free-to-play (or at least f2p was announced for PS3
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes | Done (???)
Saturday, Mar 7 2015 09:11 | 24, Action, Entertainment, Metal Gear, Television, video games, VideoGames, WTF, XBOX
A few weeks back I was debating what game to start next, games being the interactive equivalent of that TV show that you love to follow along with. I thought that it would be a good idea to get into Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes which I got for a cheap price last Christmas on xbox live (I think it was $7). I was simultaneously excited that Kiefer Sutherland (of 24 fame) would be voicing
A few thoughts on Lexx
A number of years back I was walking through a Tower Records or Virgin Megastore, or something like that and I noticed a series called Lexx, which was touted as Star Trek's evil twin. Being a fan of Star Trek I thought that it would be worthwhile to try this series out, and since I had some time I decided to give it a try. The show is a space "exploration" based science fiction series with four
Well...I guess it's time to bid adieu to TvTag :-/. This is a social television watching service that took over the old GetGlue once GetGlue was bought by i.TV. The concept behind GetGlue, and later on TvTag was that you could check into shows that you were watching, you would thus have an opportunity to see what your friends were watching, get some recommendations for television shows,
Sevylon 5: Last best hope for peace
Back in the day a friend of mine and I used to have debates about which series was better, Babylon 5 or Star Trek Deep Space Nine. I sided with DS9 back then (still do, the dialog on Babylon 5 is pretty awful - good story though). There used to be a parody comic strip (which has now disappeared from the web) which had various off-shoots like Sevylon 5 (Babylong 5 parody). If the
I never grew up with Reading Rainbow (I take it that it was popular in the US). My first introduction to LeVar Burton was as Engineer Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Despite my complete and utter ignorance of the Reading Rainbow I did find the Tweeting Rainbow parody quite funny :)
Alien Nation - some thoughts
When I came back from Greece back in the 1990s there was a SciFi show on television called Alien Nation. In all honesty I don't remember much of the show because there was just so much to take in at that time. That said, I did end up catching one of the made for TV movies of the series as the show was winding down and it seemed pretty nice. Now that most of these things are available for
Andromed | Re-viewed
Back when I was an undergraduate, and working two jobs and going to school full time, I had started watching another Roddeberry show called Andromeda. Since my schedule was irregular, and Andromeda may have shifted time-slots I wasn't quite sure when I'd be watching the show. Sometimes I caught it on the regularly scheduled time on the WB, and other times I'd miss it because of work (or traffic
Star Trek: TNG | re-viewed
It's been quite a long time, but is have finally completed my reviewing of all Star Trek (official) TV series and movies. Well, OK, I have not yet seen the animated series, so I guess I can't claim "all" official ones yet. The latest one to get the check mark is the Next Generation and its associated movies. TNG was my first trek, wathvung it in Greecewhen is as a kid with my grandfather. Personally
Old School Internet!
Computer Chronicles from 1995 introducing the internet! wow!I think I remember seeing this originally ;-)
Periodic Table of Elements
I love this show ;-)The show is Mr. D. on CBC (30 minute sitcom). Here is Mr. D. in a web training video explaining the Periodic Table of Elements :)
Some series finales, some thoughts
Over the past month or so a few shows (that I watched) have had their series finales, but I haven't had much time to really write about them. I thought a quick abstract of each would be good, just for posterity purposes ;-)FringeI have to say that I really liked fringe! I wasn't quite sure where it was going during the first season. It seemed like the X-Files for a new generation with the weekly
Πίσω στο Σπίτι - το φινάλε
Monday, Oct 1 2012 07:00 | Entertainment, Greek, sitcom, Television, Ελληνικά, Τηλεόραση, Χιούμορ, Ψυχαγωγία, σειρές
Από την άνοιξη παλεύω να τελειώσω μια Ελληνική σειρά στο Mega με τον τίτλο “πίσω στο σπίτι”. Σε κανονικό browser το web player του Mega δεν παίζει λόγο του ότι είναι στην Αμερική, αλλά ευτυχώς (για κάποιο λόγο) το ipad δεν δίνει γεωγραφικές
When I was a kid, every two years (once for the winter Olympics and once for the summer Olympics) my grandfather would drive us to Ancient Olympia, about 30 or so minutes from where we lived, to witness the lighting of torch ceremony. I didn't realize it at the time, but it was a rather huge privilege to be able to witness this so often, and to be able to visit these archeological sites with th frequency
I started watching a new NBC show last week (and caught up with all 8 current episodes) called Awake. The basic premise of the show is that a family has a car accident. The father (a police detective) wakes up in a reality where his son is dead. In that reality he goes to sleep and wakes up in a reality where the wife is dead, but the son is alive.In essence, this guy is getting no sleep, since
Another interesting Australian series has come our way, this time it's not a cop show, but (I guess?) the Australian version of The Sopranos - I say "I guess" because I've never watched the sopranos.The basic plot revolves around the drama around this family - the adopted kids, the oldest son as the stereotypical person to take over the family business, the middle son who's not respected, the
I had almost forgotten about this series, until I saw Timebomb on Being HumanThe series is called No Heroics, a sit-com following people who have some sort of super human ability, and they all want to be the next big super hero...but it isn't quite happening for them. This really needed a second series :-)
Deep Space Nine - great even the second time around
This past week I finished watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine on Netflix. I had originally watched some of the series when it was originally on television, but I had missed the first couple of seasons by virtue of being out of the country (and watching them in summer re-runs made little sense). In any case, since netflix had the entire series on streaming I decided to watch it from
Daybreak - interesting series
The other day I finished watching the series Daybreak on Netflix. The series is only 13 episodes, so I guess it was cancelled, but at least the story was wrapped up somewhat neatly. The idea behind the story is police-drama meets groundhog day: a day keeps repeating and repeating until something happens to stop it from repeating.In this story the main character is framed for murdering a District
Hell's Kitchen Jumps shark...
I have to say, I was a really big fan of Hell's Kitchen, but it's been slowly declining. Last season was m'eh but there were a few chefs that made the show really worth watching. This season has hit rock bottom - None of the "chefs" really have any personality. They are all annoying to watch, and what's even more annoying is that they just can't cook!What season is this now of Hell's
Best use if a QR code!
Sunday, Jun 19 2011 19:14 | Entertainment, Hulu, Internet, Society, Television, Για γέλια, γέλιο, παρωδία
I was watching the Daily Show this past weekend and in one of the episodes from last week Stewart was making fun of CNN and the republican candidate debate; more specifically CNN's use of on-screen QR codes to rake viewers to some CNN website (stats about the candidate ? LOL). In any case Stewart throws up his own barcode which too you to a website with the image bellow. Well played sir! Best. QR code
Dr. Who intro - SNES version
Now THIS is cool! I never thought I'd ever become a Dr. Who fan, and now more Whogeeks are creating original retro art ;-)
TMNT Pizza Taste Test
Man, this looks pretty nasty, I don't know why anyone would do this (must be avid TMNT fans).
Sliders...wow, what a missed opportunity!
Thanks to the wonders of Hulu and Netflix I was recently able to finish watching the entire series or Sliders. Back when I was in high school I really liked the series, which originally aired on Fox, but, like many other shows, it was cancelled and later moved to a cable network - and I didn't have cable. I really wanted to find out what happened to the gang after all these years so I started
Earth Final Conflict [Spoilers]
Last year I had an opportunity to start watching an old favorite series, Earth Final Conflict (a Gene Roddenberry story), again. I never really got into the final seasons of the show when it originally aired because I had both work and loads of undergraduate homework to do, so by the time I got home the show was almost over.In any case, having just finished watching the show in its entirety, I think
Hollowmen - ABC funding
I can't wait for the Hollowmen to come back!Yes, I know it's an Australian show, but politics is absurd no matter what the country ;-)
This should become a sitcom!
There are some commercials that have become sitcoms in the past, the Geico cavemen come to mind. That was a nice, albeit short-lived sitcome. Watching shows on Hulu I've been served up this ad (as well as other ads in the same series). The idea is that a bunch of experienced men (in a retirement community?) guide the younger of the clan along their life paths. I don't know why, but this commercial
This has been Finale Week (I guess with the end of the semester come and gone I now have more time for entertainment ;-) ) In any case I decided to make all of my season and series finale comments in one bigger post. Yes, it's filled with spoilers so don't read if you don't want things spoiled ;-)NCIS & NCIS: LAHonestly these two shows are like a soap opera, who cares about a season finale?
LOST unanswered questions
I came across this college humor video on LOST's 100 unanswered questions:See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.Anyone got answers? :-)
24 Series Finale
Seems to be a Finale type of week on the blog ;-) Last night (yes a day later) I watched the series Finale of 24 on hulu. After a somewhat disappointing series finale for LOST (yeah, I know - there are people out there that love it - can see why, but I still feel it was mediocre - anyway...back to 24) I was a bit afraid that the 24 series finale would not live up to expectations - after all this
LOST Finale - a big bowl of M'eh
Because Comcast doesn't provide us poor souls on the basic (local only) plan with HD, I decided to wait a day and catch the LOST series finale on Hulu. I will do my best to not post any spoilers for those who have not seen it yet.Personally I had some high hopes of getting some answers about the island, but as my RSS reader pointed out LOST provided answers to some questions, and left others unanswered,
Colbert on the Greek Economy
I saw this the other night when I got home after having seen it on Twitter (via @asteris).Honestly the situation seems like a major clusterfuck. It seems like a classic north south divide and the unfortunate (or just callous use of the PIGS acronym) is making things worse. -- Post From My iPhone
Television Blue Screen of Death!
OK! I will admit it! HD Television has spoiled me! Last night, those of you who follow me on twitter, would have seen my frustration as my cable provider (Comcast) and how none of the HD channels were working! No CBS, no NBC, no ABC and worst of all NO FOX! I was so prepped to watch 24 in widescreen HD glory (like I've done for the past season, or two) but when I switched inputs from computer to
2009, το έτος της ελληνικής τηλεόρασης
Πάει ο παλιός ο χρόνος...Ας γιορτάσουμε παιδιά ...Για κάτσε, το 2009 δεν έφυγε ακόμα . Κοιτάζοντας πίσω στο 2009 βλέπω πως το 2009 ήταν πραγματικά το έτος της νέα ελληνικής τηλεόρασης για μέν. Όχι την κρατικής ΝΕΤ, αλλά προγραμμάτων
24 - Season 8 Trailer
I was kinda wondering what the heck writers had in store for poor ol' Jack Bauer. I mean after 7 seasons, some very hellish days, probably a year or so of torture at the hands of the Chinese, some crazy stuff happening over in Africa...how much more can this man endure?Luckily it turns out that Jack is retired...but he's still dragged (kicking and screaming?) into saving the world. I look forward
Geek 1.5 or Geek 3.0?
I came across this funny infographic over at theNextWeb.com about Geek 1.0 and Geek 2.0. Essentially Geek 1.0 is Moss from the IT crowd. Geek 2.0 is something like Roy from the IT crowd, or a Mac Genius (if you are familiar with Apple's retail stores).Now, the big questions is what about Chuck? He seems to straddle the line between Geek 1.0 and Geek 2.0. Is he a 1.5 or is he a 3.0? Is it too geeky
Last Chance to See - the Kakapo
The BBC has a great series called Last Chance to See, in which a zoologists and Stephen Fry go around the globe to see species on the brink of extinction, to take some good photos, and to hopefully raise awareness so that we don't lose them.In a recent episode the New Zealand Kakapo (a flightless parrot) was featured and the zoologist...well let's say that the parrot fancied him ;-)
Stargate Universe - very exciting!
OK, OK! Stargate Universe reeks of the same stench as Star Trek Voyager. Voyager at least had a fully functional ship (with the exception of supplies if I am not mistaken), whereas the Destiny (the ship on SGU) is battered and beaten and in serious need of a spacedock (which they don't have).Still, it is a nice addition to the Stargate franchise, and I look forward to many, many seasons. At least
Super Friends Office Space
YouTube is a veritable treasure trove of all that is great and crappy at the same time!As a huge fan of Office Space, this little video made me chuckle :-)
Norwegian Actors' Playhouse
I saw this on SNL this past weekend (apologies for the Hulu link for the international audience).This skit reminded me of all the language teaching culture. This video gives us a funny example of why you just can't translate word for word, or even try to superficially use language and culture - you really need to get into the skin of the role (pun intended ;-) ) and dive deep into the host culture.
Battlestar Galactica: the Second Coming
OK, so this series was never produced but this trailed for the aborted series makes me wish that they had created this :-)I guess what I like about this is the Star Trek DS9 aspect of the war with the dominion. The first series of Battlestart was more like Star Trek Voayger - we're looking for our kin. Now they seem to have settled down and they are ready to fight.The cheezy factor stills seems to
Damn, these broadcasters keep taking away shows that I watch leaving television to be a barren wasteland of reality shows and desperate ____________ (fill in the blank with your favorite type of desperate).The latest shows to get the axe are both on ABC. The first show is Defying Gravity. It's about a group of internationally selected astronauts that are on a seven years mission (two more than the
What the f*ck is social media?
When I saw this presentation on another blog I was thinking to myself "yet another one of these...jeez..."The truth though is that the presentation was quite well done :-)What the F**K is Social Media: One Year LaterView more documents from Marta Kagan.
Paint it red
Tuesday, Aug 11 2009 08:59 | Television
I saw this Greek Vodafone ad on ElladDevil's blog recently.I have to say that I love real Greek ads, ads that aren't just dubbed over (like shampoo ads for example).This particular ad is greatly executed :-)
Klingon Happy meal - now with more Gah
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Grumble, grumble....I've written about my disappointment that fox cancelled the Terminator series a while back while keeping Dollhouse on the roster. Dollhouse would not have been kept on if it weren't a Josh Weedon series. Anyway - I digress.I know that the season (and the series) of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles ended with John and Weaver being transported into the future and Sarah and
Lately I've been watching a show on Hulu called Doc Martin about a certain big city surgeon (Doctor Martin) who decides for one reason or another to go become a general practitioner in a small village - which incidentally happens to be the village he grew up in. Of course big town anything in small town is a recipe for humor no matter what - which is probably one of the biggest selling points of the
Last month the BBC was airing a new mini series called Occupation. The series was only three episodes long however it was really powerful, and definitely worth a watch.The series follows three British soldiers from the start of the Iraq invasion in 2003 until 2007. Some of the people who start off as soldiers end up not signing up again but they do become security contractors lured by the seemingly
Simpsons, σας βαρέθηκα!
Εκεί που καθόμουν λοιπόν και διάβαζα το πρόγραμμα της τηλεόρασης μια μέρα, είδα πως ακόμα υπάρχουν οι Simpsons. Παλιότερα τους έβλεπα στην Ελλάδα και όταν ήρθα στην Αμερική πριν 15 χρόνια (ουάου!) συνέχισα να τους βλέπω.Τα τελευταία
Άλλη μια σειρά που βλέπω εδώ και κάτι εβδομάδες (ας είναι καλά ο κενός χρόνος στο τρένο) είναι Η πολυκατοικία.H αλήθεια είναι πως δεν ήμουν και πολύ σίγουρος για αυτή την νέα σειρά όταν άρχισα να την παρακολουθώ αλλά τώρα τελευταία
Television Tuesday: the Listener
For the past number of weeks I've been watching a new Canadian series called The Listener. Luckily NBC picked it up and it's now available on broadcast and on Hulu. The story reminds me a bit of the pretender - without so much of the chasing to get the main character back into an asylum (or whatever that center was).In any case, the main character is a paramedic with supernatural abilities - namely
Television Tuesday: L.A.P.D
Tuesday, Jun 16 2009 03:40 | Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Ελληνικά, Κωμωδία, Τηλεόραση, Ψυχαγωγία
Εδώ και κάτι εβδομάδες έχω αρχίσει να παρακολουθώ την σειρά L.A.P.D. (Lekanopedio Atiikis Police Department). Η σειρά για όσους δεν την έχουν δει είναι περί μιας ομάδας αστυνομικών που ότι και να τους τύχει, όσο και εύκολο και αν είναι η αποστολή,
Thoughts on the Terminator: SCC
This is pretty interesting. I saw the terminator season finale last week and I was quite amazed. On the one hand the series can end now and it will not be a major cliffhanger. Sure we don't know where John Henry went with Cameron's chip and John was been transported to the future where no one seems to know who he is but I see this as a setup for a sequel series or a series of movies (or comic books
Television Tuesdays: Survivors
Survivors is a typical BBC show - six episodes long. It's sort of like 28 days later, but without the zombies ;-)The whole premise of the show is that a disease has wiped out most of the British population (and presumably most of the world), but a certain number of "survivors" got the disease and survived it. What we don't know is if this is man made - like a nation attacking another nation, or an
Television Tuesdays: Rush
I wasn't sure about this series when I first stated watching it but I have been convinced that it is good! It doesn't get a high score on IMDB - I don't know why!This series has an interesting start. It wasn't picked up in 2004 when it was first shot, but because of the great writer strikes of 2007 in the US, the australian television execs gave it a second look and they gave it a go. Hey, if americans
Television Tuesdays: Apparitions
Yet another (short) series on BBC that is worth watching.This series follows the adventures of a Martin Shaw, a catholic priest, who happens to be an exorcist. Of course the Vatican isn't completely on his side which makes his job not as easy. As the series starts out they seem (to me anyway) to be skeptical of all this exorcism hog-wash, but as the series goes on it gives us (or at least me) the impression
Television Tuesday: Demons
One of this season's ITV series that I enjoyed watching is Demons.It takes place in modern London (if I am not mistaken), and it follows the life of the last of the Van Hellsings (Luke) who just found out that all that was written about vampires and demons is true.Philip Glenister (or Life on Mars fame) is his godfather who apprentices Luke into the world of cleansing this world of half-lives (their
Television Tuesdays: Monk
Monk is quirky.Monk is obsessive compulsiveMonk is a crime solverMonk is a show you should be watching.This series, now in its final (8th) year, follows a former police detective Adrian Monk. He has a big case of the OCD and it's this quirkyness that makes the series funny among other things. Monk's life hasn't been easy, and after his wife is killed in a bomb explosion, this throws him in a loop.
Television Tuesdays: My own worst enemy
Having written about Jekyll on BBC, I thought it only fitting to write about another series, similar to Jekyll, that is interesting. This season NBC brought us a new series called My own worst enemy.Like Jackman in Jekyll, the main character in my own worst enemy has a split personality. A day time personality of a typical office worker who is married and has the 2.5 kid + large house american dream
Television Tuesdays: Lab Rats
One of my favorite new BBC comedies this past year was Lab Rats. The show reminds me of the sitcoms that I used to watch in Greece when I was growing up. The series follows this really wacky crew of post-docs (or grad students) in a university setting.Among the motley crew there is a professor (maybe a faculty advisor), and three of his supervisees that are conducting various scientific experiments,
Television Tuesdays: Jekyll
Jekyll is a BBC mini-series just four episodes long staring James Nesbitt. It follows a man called Dr. Jackman who has two personalities. Dr. Jackman, the day personality, and what we assume to be Mr. Hyde. Neither personality can control the other, things just happen. Once they discover each other they communicate with various tape recorded messages that they leave each other before they go to sleep.The
Television Tuesdays: Babylon 5 Crusade
Well, after Babylon 5 was over, there was a new spin off series created called Babylon 5: Crusade. I was recently able to see all of the 13 episodes of the series. The series did have a rough beginning, but the series did get progressively better up until the time it was canned.The series follows a prototype ship of human-vorlon-mimbari engineering that treks through the galaxy to find a cure for earth's
Television Tuesdays: Burn Notice
I could have sworn that I wrote about this before...but just in case I haven't, here's Burn Notice. Burn Notice airs on USA, and it's available for Free on Hulu. The story is about a CIA agent who's essentially given the pink slip (fired, made rendandant, call it what you like), but he does not know why.If he were just fired, that would be one thing, but all of his assets and bank accounts are frozen,
Television Tuesdays: The invisible man
The invisible man is another scifi channel series that is free on Hulu.Now, it's not a series that I would characterize as "must see", but rather I would characterize it as "if you don't have anything better to do, and want to see something that doesn't suck, but it's also not excellent, see this".The main character is a professional thief who gets caught because he is also Mr. nice guy. In jail he
Television Tuesdays: Farscape
Farscape was a great series on the Sci-Fi channel before Stargate came into the picture. I remember the series being pitched as Star Trek's naughty twin, or something along those lines.The story follows John Criton, and astronaut from earth who is supposed to perform some farscape jump, go farther than any man has gone before and come back. Well, things go wrong. He does go farther than any man has
Television Tuesday: Stargate Atlantis
Startgate Atlantis is the spinoff series to Startgate, on the SciFi channel. On earth a gate is discovered which takes people to another galaxy. The trip unfortunately is one way because the power required for this trip is massive. An expedition is organized and they head to the other side. What they find is an ancient city, a massive floating ancient city - thus Atlantis.The main antagonists in this
Television Tuesday: Babylon 5
OK, Babylon 5 is not great, but if you are patient, the story line is worth it.I started watching Babylon 5 in high school after a debate with a friend of mine on which one was better: Babylon 5 or Star Trek: The next generation. I thought that to make a better decision, I would have to watch Babylon 5. I did and I was hooked!I recently watched all of Babylon 5 from season 1 to season 5, plus all
Television Tuesdays: Keene Eddie
Keen Eddie was a great show that was axed before its time (luckily The Complete Series is available on Amazon!). The show follows a New York cop who messed up and as punishment he was shipped off to England and was made an attache to scotland yard (if I remember correctly).The store is really about a New York cop in England, and this theme (american abroad) has been explored in the past, but Keene
Television Tuesday: Firefly
Firefly is a series that you SHOULD have heard of before (if not, have you been living under a rock?). Firefly is yet another example of an brilliant series that was axed before it's time.Essentially there's been an intergalactic civil was between humans that are part of the 'empire' and those who are not (to use Star Wars terms). The separatists lost, and things did not turn out all that well for
Television Tuesday: The Dresden Files
I was bored a while back, when there was no TV, and I started watching a series on Hulu called the Dresden files. I think this show was originally on the SciFi channel.The series has as a given that there is such as thing as a wizard, and Dresden is one of them. You're born with the gift, although I never really worked out if this gift was because wizards were a different species (like the Harry Potter
Television Tuesdays: Life on Mars (BBC)
A while back, maybe a year or so ago, BBC America had a series on called Life on Mars. The series follows detective Sam Tyler who is struck down by a car in present day Manchester, England and mysteriously wakes up in the the 1970s as a transfer detective to another police department.His boss, Gene Hunt, is essentially an asshole cop who looks crooked but is actually trying to uphold the law. In the
Television Tuesdays: ReGenesis
Another Freebie on Hulu. This series is a Canadian series centering around NorBAC, a collaborative research laboratory between the US, Canada and Mexico. They are like the CDC on steroids. If there is an unexplained infection of virus, they're there!Each season has an overarching disease they are fighting (or trying to find its origins) while injecting other personal issues into the mix, such as the
Television Tuesdays: The Hollowmen
Now I know I recommend a lot of television on Tuesdays (I haven't panned a lot, I don't think), but this series is a MUST see! This is an Australian show on ABC1 (australian channel). It follows the work lives of a government think tank, complete with advisory committee and pollsters! The PM (prime minister) goes to these guys to get feedback on new initiatives, or to get ideas to get the ball rolling
Television Tuesday: Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog
OK, in case you missed it, while the writer's strike was going on, Joss Whedon experimented with the whole webisode thing and created a three Act series called Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog. You can watch each act separately or watch the whole thing end to end.The story follows Dr. Horrible (Neil Patrick Harris) who is just a regular Joe during the day, and his occupation is to be an amateur Villain
Television Tuesdays: It's always sunny in Philadelphia
I was a bit skeptical when I first started watching this series. I thought the humor would be rather sophomoric - not that I am looking for high brow humor, but anyway - I gave it a chance.The series revolves around a group of friends (and later on a rather immature parent figure) who are running a bar in philadelphia and get into rather bizarre situations.The humor is quite...unexpected, at least
Television Tuesdays: Knights of Prosperity
The Knights of Prosperity is a series that was cancelled, I think it only had one season on ABC. The show is still available, as of this writing, to view online for free, on ABC's streaming site.This sitcom's main idea was that there was a group of unrelated people who had one thing in common: they had financial troubles. What are they to do? Well, they decided that it would be a good idea to try and
Television Tuesdays: The line
The line is an original webisode series on Hulu that is seven episodes long. It chronicles what happens in the week before the final episode of FutureSpace (a movie that resembles Star Wars).Two friends start a line one week before the premier of the movie...and comedy ensues! All I have to say is that it's funny and different. Each webisode is about 4 minutes long, so the whole thing should not take
Second Life - The Office
We were discussing Second Life in class the other day, or rather the like or dislike that some people have for Second Life and that whole virtual 3D internet double life that some people lead. I came across this excerpt from the office on Hulu about Second Life - pretty funny
Television Tuesday: American Gothic.
Yet another Hulu discovery: American Gothic.I have to say that this series was weird, X-files weird (or possibly the outer limits weird)! I thought that since Gary Cole (Lumberg from Office Space) was in it, that it would be rather comical. I was wrong. The story revolves around a small town in the south that has a lot of inexplicable phenomena happening. If you make a deal with the Sheriff, your life
Television Tuesday: Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show !Ok there isn’t much to say about this show that can adequately describe it! You just have to see it!This is a series of short webisodes. The show is essentially a mocking of those crazy Japanese television shows, and the engrish and utter wackiness that you see in them.Also check out their website: CLICK HERE
Television Tuesday: Peacemakers
Whenever I see a western, I tend to turn tail and run the other way. This has been a result of really bad television westerns when I was a kid. Every now and again I try to be open-minded and watch a western. The Peacemakers is a western that I like!You essentially follow a doctor/coroner, a US marshal, and an oxford-educated-former-pinkerton-lab guy in a crime solving mission. It’s funny to
Television Tuesday: Terminator, The Sarah Connor Chronicles
I am a big Terminator fan, that is why I am happy this series is coming back for another season! I initially approached this series with skepticism, but it ended up being quite good! My reasons for being a skeptic were that I really could not see anyone other than Linda Hamilton taking over the role of Sarah Connor, and the idea of a high-school-aged terminator T800 was laughable (at the time).Well
Television Tuesday: Burn Notice
Thanks to Hulu, I have been exposed to yet another great television show (no I don’t spend all my time at home watching television). Burn notice is a series about a CIA agent who’s been, well to put it bluntly, screwed. He’s off on a mission at the beginning of the series, tries to make a deal with some shady people on behalf of the US government and BAM! He’s cut lose! “We
This season’s orphaned shows
OK, so the television season has been over for a few weeks and we’ve now found out which shows have been orphaned, in other words cancelled. Here are four shows that I wish would get picked up by another television station:Jericho: Network: CBS. Post nuclear USA. If you haven’t seen it, you should! It’s a season and a half of great suspense. The end of the second season leaves us
Television Tuesday: Της Ελλάδος τα Παιδιά
OK for those who don’t read (or speak) Greek, the show is called “Greece’s Children”, it’s sort of slang for the young people that are military service. The show is about these slackers who serve in the Greek Air Force, their commander, the local snitch, and of course the General that comes in on surprise inspection visits.The show is of course a comedy staring Yannis
Television Tuesdays: Space Above and Beyond
Back in 1995, there was an interesting FOX show called Space: Above and Beyond. It was a great show, about fighting off alien invaders called the ‘chigs’. What made this show interesting (beyond the sci-fi nature of it) were the various societal conflicts between the ‘invitros’, humans bred to fight the battles of ‘natural’ humans, and who are treated as second class
Television Tuesday: John Doe
This past week I discovered a show on Hulu called John Doe.It revolves around John Doe, a person who does not remember his past, but has some amazing, rain-man-like, abilities. He knows everything about everything. The show originally aired on the FOX network. I vaguely remember ads for the show, but I do not remember the reason I elected not to watch. The show did last one season, and most of it is
Φήμες για μια φορητή παιχνιδόμηχανή από την Apple
Monday, May 12 2008 14:15 | Apple TV, AppleTV, Console, Hardware, Interactive, iPhone, iPod, PS3, PSP, Television, Wii, Απόψεις, Ασύρματο, Νέα, Φήμες, κινητά
Διάβαζα τα νέα για τις ανακοινώσεις συνεργασίας της Apple με διάφορες εταιρίες τηλεπικοινωνιών για την διανομή του iPhone σε άλλα κράτη. Κατά τα δεδομένα η αποκλειστικότητα (τουλάχιστον για τον υπόλοιπο κόσμο) έχει τελειώσει
Thursday, Apr 3 2008 21:54 | Television
I watched the series finale of Jericho a number of days ago. The second season was really accelerated, but it was still pleasant to watch. I really wish that the series would have at least one more full season, but I guess it wasn’t in the cards. The premise of Jericho was that there were a number of nuclear bombs throughout the USA, and we, the audience, did not know who did it, and where the