Friday, July 25, 2008

Television's Seasons To Remember

For most, summer is the time when they flock to the theaters to see blockbuster films every weekend, but me, it’s when I catch up on the seasons of television shows I’ve missed over the past year. Some shows I’ve heard about and want to try out and others I just didn’t have the time to watch and thus put them in the Netflix queue and await their arrival. It’s not that I watch more TV in the summer ‘cause I probably watch less, but I do tend to stay up a little later night, especially if the episodes of a particular show are really good or a storyline has really grabbed me. Besides, we know that network television is either on hiatus or just bad and thus The Deadliest Catch is the only regularly scheduled summer show I watch. With that now over, I’ve got season one of Criminal Minds coming in the mail. I got a few episodes of this show in the past two years and thought I would give it an honest try from the beginning. I like the writing and intelligence of the show, but always found the time slot to be hard to watch and never was able to get into it. Given that AJ Cook is one of my favorite actresses, you’d think the opposite would be the case, but perhaps we’ll chalk that up to better late than never. Finally, I have to at least mention a show that I’ve long been a fan of and admittedly had pretty much given up on last year. The Dead Zone was a show I used to watch every Sunday night along with The 4400, but after five seasons, I grew increasingly tired of the show and was also saddened by the departure of one of the show’s main characters. Knowing that season five had really gone away from the original premise, I wasn’t expecting all that much from the sixth and final season, but decided to give it a shot anyway. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised with the storylines, the production, and the acting. I truly thought that with the end of the show’s run already decided, that it would have been a poor production, but in 13 episodes they were able to tie up five years worth of loose ends and do it in a respectful way. This is a show that I am sad to see go, but am pleased that I took a final chance on.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A dedication of sorts

I had the idea that creating a blog which has most of its' content devoted to movies and television and alas, here it is. While I had said I wouldn't use Blogger, well... What can I say, it's easy and free. Nonetheless, the title of the blog is a dedication to David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Any fan of the show will see that I added "still" and an "s" so that I wouldn't be stomping into copyright territory, but something tells me that Mr. Lynch wouldn't minds. So anyway, it's clear that I am a big fan of the show and many others. I hope that through this blog I will be able to share my thoughts on movies - new and old, as well as television shows, also new and old. I'd love to share ideas, picture, guest writers, you name it. And if you have a movie or show you are curious about or wanted reviewed, send a note via the comment section and I will surely hook you up. Thanks for reading and enjoy! ~Jerry