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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TV and Books and Music. (You know... the usual)

It's Fall! You know what that means; All of our favorite TV shows are back (or will be shortly)! I'm really happy with some old favorites (as well as a little eh with one) and I have some mediocre feelings toward some new ones. We'll see what the coming weeks bring me when Modern Family (Tonight!), Once Upon A Time (Sept 30th!), The Vampire Diaries (Oct 11th!) and The Walking Dead (Oct 14th!) start back up. Oh, how I love TV!

I didn't watch a ton of stuff over the summer. I read a lot (surprise, surprise) but I did watch White Collar and it was really great. They were just renewed for a 5th season and I am ecstatic about that.

This is the first time that I can say, aside from Jason Stackhouse, I was completely disappointed with the entire season of True Blood. It pains me to say it but it's true. I thought the storylines were boring and kind of all over the place and I hated that Sookie had pretty much no interaction whatsoever with Eric and Bill. They underused both Christopher Meloni (man, did they waste him and his talents) and Scott Foley (that poor guy cannot catch a break on all these shows he is guest starring on). I still hate Tara but I really love Pam. The season finale showed a little bit of promise at the end of it, so we'll see where they go next season. With Alan Ball leaving and a new fella taking over, I'm really hoping things get better. I'm OK with the story having nothing to do with the books as long as the stories are GOOD and creative. So much of last season was just blah to me and that makes me sad.

We also watched Bunheads. Yes, WE. Jeff watched it with me (he will probably deny that if you bring this up to him). I loved Gilmore Girls though and it's by the same people who made that. It's basically Gilmore Girls 2.0 and it makes me laugh and there are cameos by former GG actors and I love that so it made for a fun show to watch. 

The Bones season premiere was eh. They wrapped up the season finale storyline too quickly and listen, I know it's a TV show but the ease of which they solve these murders is appalling to me. I guess after so many seasons it's just starting to get on my nerves.

New Girl came back last night and good God, I LOVE THAT SHOW. It is so consistently funny and I truly love all the actors and characters on it. It makes me so happy. I just love it.

We also checked out The Mindy Project last night (which was created by Mindy Kaling, who played Kelly on The Office). I would give it a solid OK. I'm not completely in love with it and I didn't completely hate it. It definitely showed promise though, so I will continue to watch. Speaking of The Office, we watched the season premiere. I didn't watch at all last season, so I didn't know what was going on with some stories but I was still underwhelmed by it and that makes me so sad. I used to love that show so much. I'm glad this is it's last season and I hope they really do it justice and go back to the roots of what made it so funny to begin with and that it has a good send off. With that being said, however, I think that a Dwight spin off is a terrible idea and they should put a stop to the thought process on that immediately. Anyone remember Joey? Ugh.

Dancing With The Stars :All Stars started up on Monday. My votes belong to Kelly Monaco. She was the season 1 winner and the whole reason I started watching this stupid show to begin with. I love the chemistry between her and her partner Val. Also, she is absolutely gorgeous, so there's that as well.

Now, my thoughts on Revolution: It's a JJ Abrams show. It has a lot of Alias/Lost connections. It has a cool concept, which I like. I absolutely adore Elizabeth Mitchell and Billy Burke. I think that Monroe fella is real hot. So, why then do I not like this show more? I don't dislike it yet and I know we are only 2 episodes in but I am a little annoyed by it and a lot bored with it. Maybe it's because I feel like all they do is walk around in the woods? Maybe it's because I find the fact that that one boy (Nate/Not Nate) can follow the main group of people so easily and they never see him coming is stupid? Maybe it's because I feel like there is too much fighting? Mostly I think it's because I don't like the characters who I am meant to like. That Maggie girl is irritating. The aforementioned Nate/Not Nate does nothing for me. The one guy with the AC/DC shirt is just meh and it saddens me to say this but... Charlie drives me nuts. She's always on the verge of tears, even when she isn't supposed to be and she constantly has cry-face. I hate that. Her good qualities (the hunting/survival skills) remind me of Katniss, while her bad qualities (whiny/need to constantly help/only to muck it all up) remind me of Kate from Lost. Kate, people. I hated Kate! Anyway, she will no longer be known as Charlie to me. She will henceforth be known as Kateness. I want to like this show, I do. I want to know why the power went out and why everyone is so angry but I need to be entertained at the same time, so these next few episodes need to wow me.

You might notice that I haven't mentioned any excitement toward the premiere of Greys Anatomy. Well, that's because I have none. I will watch because I have invested a lot of time into watching this show but I am so angry at it that I'm really not looking forward to it. Every interview I read with Shonda Rhimes makes me like her less and less and that alters my feelings on the show... even though it probably shouldn't.

I am still watching Doctor Who. I just started David Tennant's stint and I adore him already. I totally get why he is everyone's favorite Doctor.

I can't tell you all the books I've read over the summer because there are just too many but I will tell you (as I told all of my Facebook friends), go read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I'm not going to tell you anything about it, just take my word for it and read this book. Then we can discuss it. It's so so good, guys. Also, Emily Giffin's new one, Where We Belong was fantastic. Fantastic. Read that one too!

Lots of new music came out in the last couple weeks. All by my favorite bands; The Killers, Green Day, Ben Folds Five and Mumford & Sons. The Tragically Hip have a new one coming out as well. All of those bands (with the exception of Mumford & Sons) are coming here in concert. ALL of them. What are the chances that all of your favorite bands come to town within months of each other?


  1. I won't watch that Revolution show because you know how I feel about adventure. Also, I feel like its just a version of the Hunger Games without the aspect of a game. Mind you, I haven't watched any of this show.

    Moving on...

    I'm so very excited for the new season of Modern Family tonight! Also, I missed it last night but will more than likely catch the new episode of the New Girl because I always enjoy that show.

    You didn't mention the new Dave Matthews Band album and how insanely boring it is. I'd probably listen to Green Day over that boring album.

    That is all.

    1. I think that you would hate Revolution. Guaranteed.

      I'm real excited for Modern Family too! Also, there were 2 New Girl eps last night. Both were very,very funny.

      Haha, I've been over Dave Matthews for awhile now. I'm not surprised that it's a boring album but I am surprised that it's not a LIVE, boring album because they love releasing live cd's. The Green Day CD is really fun! The complete opposite of the new DMB.

  2. No power = everyone is a sword/horseback/bow and arrow expert. sign me up!

    1. They've had 15 years to get good at being sword/horseback/bow and arrow experts! And they aren't allowed to have guns. It's punishable by death. Those things don't bother me though. It's other, little stuff that annoys me.

  3. New girl is the best show!! Love it!

  4. Since I'm Sarah's partner in crime, here are my 1 1/2 cents:

    I do not watch Bunheads. ;-)

    White Collar: Really, really good show. Interesting plots with a good amount of humor.

    True Blood: Blew bloody chunks!

    Bones: The storylines have just been dumb. The crimes are solved too easy. The best characters on the show get too little screen time. Bones is no longer funny, just irritating. This show needs help. Quickly. Watch Castle instead.

    New Girl: Spit my drink out hysterical.

    Mindy Project: Sorry Sarah... it was bad.

    Office: Just not funny. Dwight spinoff: while he was once one of the funniest aspects of the Office, he is now the most annoying. DO NOT MAKE A DWIGHT SPINOFF!

    Grey's: Who cares?

    Sarah, you forgot Castle. Love it! Nathan Fillion, aka Castle, is super awesome and Beckett is smoking hot!!! Reminds me of what Moonlighting was like back in the 80's. Anyone remember when Bruce Willis was on the small screen and had hair?

    And now my thoughts on Revolution: I enjoyed the first episode, however the second episode was a bore. Made me miss the days of changing diapers. OK, not that bad and the ending got me somewhat enthused for the next episode. I told Sarah that I didn't want to see Billy Burke swordfighting every episode, but I have a bad feeling about that. As for "Charlie" ditto on what Sarah said and come on wifey... we came up with Kateness together. :-) And there is nothing I like about any of the other characters. Nothing! The female they introduced in episode 2 has potential, but we'll have to wait and see.

    Shows still to come... Elementary & 666 Park Avenue

    My current favs: Hell on Wheels & Copper

    Returning favorites: Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, Modern Family & Walking Dead

    1. I knew you hated the Mindy show, LOL

      I totally forgot Castle! Oops! They did a good job with the Beckett/Castle union. I am very happy with it. It's way more believable than Bones and Brennan.

      I'm really looking forward to Elementary. I hope it doesn't suck.

    2. Jeff that is what I was going to say, she forgot "Castle" !!

      I still do not like the way she expects Castle to always help her out & he is NOT a cop !!


    3. I love that one of Jeff's favorite returning shows is "Vampire Diaries"

  5. I could not agree with you more on the Revolution bit!!! I get so angry when I'm watching this, because all I think of is Kate. I hated her so much, and now we have Kate 2.0 to watch. She's so caught up in being emotional and concerned with all the little things at all the wrong damn times. Like when she had a fit about Miles being in the militia formerly. THERE ARE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO BE WORRYING ABOUT RIGHT NOW, LITTLE GIRL.

    I just want to hit her. That was terribly written and very ranty. Sorry about that.

    Did you notice some of the music is Lost music??

    1. It's ok, Kate/Kateness brings out the ranting in us. It's understandable! I've also decided that it's just too damn serious. There needs to be a hefty dose of humor injected into this show some how. Everyone is just so angry!

      And yes, the music is very Lost-y!

  6. And it's starting to get flashback heavy!! A la Lost.