Crazy Random Happenstance

Billy: So good... Hey, this is weird. I ordered one frozen yogurt and they gave me two. You don't happen to like frozen yogurt, do you?
Penny: I love it!
Billy: You're kidding? What a crazy random happenstance!
-Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Monday, September 6, 2010

A mish-mash of TV rants, reviews and thoughts.

It has been a week and to say that I am disappointed with The Emmy's would be an understatement. While I get that Breaking Bad and Mad Men are excellent shows, this was Lost's last hurrah, their last chance to get the recognition they deserve and what did they get? Absolutely nothing. Zero. Nada. They got a funny tribute performed by Jimmy Fallon as Billie Joe from Green Day (which I loved), but that's not the point. Whether you liked this show or not, whether you "got it" or you didn't, you cannot deny that what Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse and J.J. Abrams created was unlike anything on television before. THAT alone should be rewarded.

Through 6 seasons they had their ups and downs. I admit that I was ready to give up very early on in season 3, but they realized what was wrong (unlike so many other shows, coughHEROEScough), owned up to it and fixed it beautifully. The show was creative, clever and had fantastic characters. It NEEDS to be recognized for that. How many buddy cop shows, Law and Order's and CSI's are on your tv right now? A TON. They thought outside the box and challenged viewers without dumbing down their storylines and I loved that. The worst Alias episodes were always when they tried to "catch viewers up" and remind them what was going on. We don't need reminders. If you are truly invested in a show, you get what's going on. Those actors, Matthew Fox, Terry O' Quinn, Michael Emerson, Elizabeth Mitchell (to name a few), should have been rewarded for their efforts. They were fantastic and I guarantee you will not see characters such as their's again... or at least for a very long time.

That concludes my bitter Emmy rant.

What did I love about The Emmy's? This:

Jeff and I still have yet to catch up on The Office. We have 5 episodes remaining. It makes me sad that I don't feel like watching. I'm irritated because most of last season was painful to watch and I think I am a little disheartened by the fact that Steve Carell is leaving and they want to continue without him. Here's some advice for The Office peeps; Don't do that.

True Blood's season finale is next week and I have no clue how they are going to wrap things up. They created loads of new stories, so I am very curious to see what happens. I'm also VERY sad that it's coming to end. I am going to miss my weekly Eric Northman fix.

Season 2 of The Vampire Diaries begins on Thursday (9/9), YAY! Even Jeff is excited for that to come back (though, he probably won't like me telling everyone that). This show is so fantastic at surprising you and they reveal important things every week. It keeps the momentum going and never lets the viewer get bored. Also, Ian Somerhalder is AMAZING in it. AMAZING. I didn't care for him as Boone on Lost, but as Damon on VD? Awesome. Love it.

The season finale of White Collar is tomorrow night and I have yet to hear about a season 3 renewal. Let me tell you, I will not be happy if this show doesn't get picked up for another season. If they gave they go ahead to Covert Affairs (Alias Lite) and not White Collar, I may feel obligated to write a letter to the USA Network. Seriously. My television cannot be without Matt Bomer. Nope. Also, I stopped watching Covert Affairs after the 2nd episode. Not only was it boring, but I really can't get over all the Alias rip-offs. And I can't justify watching a show with Sendhil Ramamurthy. No thank you.

The coming weeks will be bringing back all my favorite shows, yippeeee! I can't wait!


  1. mohinder and poor man's paul rudd are no vaughn and weiss. matt bomer is gorgeous. put the office on in the background of doing something else. that way technically you did watch them.

  2. Another well done post. I, too was disheartened by the LOST snub at the Emmy's, but what would an award show be without us being pissed off afterwards.

    Jewel singing during the In Memoriam part of the show, was clearly what my hell would be like. My most hated thing ruining my most loved.

  3. I came to your board to tell you Vampire Diaries starts tonight and then I saw you had posted a blog that I haven't read yet. Of course you knew it started tonight...what was I thinking?

    In other commentary regarding your awesome blog, I think you should stick with The Office. I really like seeing Pam & Jim as new parents. Also, Ricky was asked who Steve's replacement should be and he said they should hire within. Who? He suggested the Nard Dog. I think that has potential to be terrific. This is the only candidate that I've liked.

    In regards to Carrie's comment, I was telling her that when Jewel came on that I was so distracted by what I imagined was happening inside Carrie's head that I could not appreciate it. I blame Jewel.

  4. Haha, I am VERY much looking forward to watching those Salvatore brothers this evening. VERY much!!!

    I won't give up On The Office just yet. I just need to get in the mood to watch it again. My favorite episodes last season were both Jim and Pam centered (the wedding and the birth), so hopefully there is more of that. The Nard dog would definitely be an interesting choice. I just remember hating it so much when Michael quit (to start Michael Scott Paper Company) and that other guy came in, that it makes me nervous for his departure.

    Hahaha, yes, Jeff and I LOL'd (literally) when the Memoriam came on. Of all the singers in all the world, they chose Jewel to ruin Carrie's most favorite part. So disappointing! Poor Carrie :(