Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

Hi everyone! I hope you're all doing well and ready for Christmas and New Year.
Since a lot of networks are taking a hiatus for the holiday season, I am gonna be taking a holiday as well when it comes to reviewing some of my fave TV shows. I might review a movie or two until the new episodes for my regular TV shows/series resumes again, but for now I'm going to take a rest.
Have fun & stay safe! If you're going to party-hardy, please DRINK RESPONSIBLY!!! Don't drink & drive! Other than that, ENJOY!


"The Lost Room"

A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to alternate universe.

Rating: 5

I am not really a sci-fi fanatic, but I tend to enjoy watching movies/shows/series/minis about the paranormal or supernatural just as long as they were done in good taste and the gore justifies the plot of the story -- not because a lot of people these days are sadistic pricks who loves to see peoples' heads get chopped off or whatnot.

When I saw a preview for this 3-part mini series while watching one of the evening shows with my mom some time last week, I was intrigued by it. And my mother, knowing my taste so darn well, knew I'd be interested in it and voiced it out. I didn't pay much heed to it since I usually miss out watching these so-called 'interesting' shows that irked my fancy.


Simple. I see a preview for it days in advance, store it at the back of my head, then LIFE happens and I forget about it. -LoL- You'd think I'd sit down and write it in my agenda book or something, right?


I ain't really much of a TV-watcher these days. I have a set day or days when I am going to glue myself in front of the television, and that's only when my fave shows (the ones I watch every week almost religiously) is/are on. Other than that, I'd be lucky to turn on my TV to watch something other than one of my numerous DVD movies! -LoL-

So anyway, back to the movie (which was awesome, by the way), I was sitting watching Stargate SG-1 over at the Space Channel (it was Monday night and I was bored; I dunno why I was even watching TV that night). I was browsing for what other shows are there to watch when I found out tha The Lost Room will follow the show I was watching. Well, ain't I lucky, eh? I almost forgot about it until I saw it on my screen.

Anyway, so yeah, I waited until 7:00 pm when it finally came on. Usually movies that irked my interest in previews tends to not have a very good follow-through when I start watching it (I base my interest in it on whether I'll get hooked on it during its first 5 minutes or not), but this show...well, let's just say that I was hooked on it and I wanted to find out exactly what the heck was going on. Mind you I had to switch channels back and forth 'coz something else that caught my interest was showing in another channel (gawd, don't you just hate different networks showing all these good shows at the same time?!), but overall I ended up sticking to watching this show and was thankful when the continuation (each episode was 2 hours long) will be shown the following evening as opposed to most 2 or 3-part series that gets shown once a week.

I was confused about the Legion and the Order. I wasn't sure whether the Legion were the good guys or the bad guys and same goes with the Order. I was thrown into the confusion and experiencing the feelings Joe Miller (Peter Krause) was feeling by taking a leap of faith, so to speak, and trusting or not trusting this character or that.

By the end of the first episode I was unsure if one of the good guys, the homicide doctor helping Joe and his partner on the case, was good or bad. But it was soon resolved in the second episode. Also, the question about whether the Legion or the Order should be trusted or not was answered in the second episode. There was a twist in the third episode; something so predictable and yet I chose not to believe it until that scene appeared and the dialogues were spoken.

I will not divulge any more of this story's plot. It was a good show. Very well done. And I noticed that it was directed by TWO directors (the third episode was handled by a different director). Nevertheless it all stayed within context. The ending left me wondering; there were some loopholes left unchecked and I wonder...will there be a sequel to this? Will Joe be one of the Objects now?

If this goes on sale I'll buy it! -LoL-


"Scoop" starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson & Woody Allen

A student journalist, for a college paper, visiting friends in contemporary London happens upon the scoop of a lifetime. Along the investigative trail, she finds magic, murder, mystery - and perhaps love, with a British aristocrat.

Summary written by Focus Features
Rating: 2
OK, I know I am not a huge Woody Allen fan nor have I seen of his movies he has done in the last how many years since he's made a name for himself, BUT for the sake of wanting to see two of my fave actors on screen together, I went and bought the DVD. Mind you it took me a while before I removed it from its plastic wrapper and popped it in to my DVD player. I was just bored last night and so not wanting to sleep yet so I decided to watch the movie that has been beckoning me to watch it ever since I bought it.
What got me to wanting to see this movie was the really intriguing summary concerning the plot. Then I found out Hugh Jackman's playing the 'eye candy' male and Scarlett Johansson's the leading lady. And I read in the newspaper as well a pretty intriguing review about it so it got me curious.
Well, all I can say is: Thank God I didn't spend over $10 bucks for tickets!
Hmmm...come to think of it, I paid more to buy the darn DVD! Anyway, at least I can always pop the DVD in and drool over the debonair Hugh any time I want. -LoL-
OK, on with the review (since I sooooo love to digress here).
The movie started off with a funeral for a famous journalist who has passed away. Cut scene to his buddies praising him at the local pub, drinking to his happy descent (or ascent -- whichever) to wherever he (the deceased journalist) was going. Another cut scene; it was night and a boat with people were on it. Focus on the Grim Reaper standing at the front of the boat and this guy comes up to him and asked where they were going. Of course no answer. A fellow female passenger told him she has tried, then they got the introductions out of the way.
Ever the journalist (reporter), our deceased named Joe Strombel (Ian McShane) was intrigued by his fellow passenger's tale on how she suspected her boss poisoned her.
I won't be spoiling too much. A series of rather mundane, not so laugh worthy scenes followed, then it was time for Sandra (Scarlett Johansson) to find out who this Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman) is and scoop out the truth about the so-called Tarot Card Murderer.
Scarlett and Hugh were awesome! Made me love them as an on-screen couple. And I applaud Hugh's ability to be both a comedian and a serious actor. And Scarlett...well, she's just a gem! I mean, I watched her in An American Rhapsody and the Island and In Good Company portraying three different characters. She was awesome.
Scoop served a few good laughs, but honestly, I was soooooooooo glad I could press the forward key and skip through the scenes that bore me.


Supernatural Ep. 7-009 "Croatoan"

Rating: 4
I watched the series premier of this show last year and I have to admit, I was freaked out by the storyline. I ain't much a fan of this type of genre shows/movies, but for some reason I found myself drawn to it.
Maybe it had something to do with Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki -- two hottie young actors whom I assume both hailed from Texas. Anyway, aside from the two aforementioned leads of this series being eye-candies, I kinda stopped watching it after the third episode from season one (the series was good, but my heart can handle only so much suspense, ya know?).
This season, however, I found myself getting back to watching the series yet again.
In last night's episode Dean (Jensen Ackles) must come face to face with his demons and either kill or be killed when his little brother, Sam (Jared Padalecki) got infected by the demonic virus that wiped out an entire small town in Oregon.
Although the person 'carrying' the virus was kinda predicatable (if you've seen that teen-flick The Faculty with Josh Hartnett & Elijah Wood from way back in the late '90s you'll know what I'm talking about here), the twist in the end (which I ain't going to spoil for those of you who haven't seen the episode yet) was kinda unexpected. But I did get the feeling that it wasn't over yet; the brothers couldn't have escaped such peril without further casualties.
Mind you Sam escaped a near-death experience after his blood was mixed with the psycho nurse, but that was only expected. There was a heart-to-heart moment between the brothers when Dean gave the keys to his precious car to the civilian he befriended and was the only one not infected and stayed behind to be with Sam.
Dean started off telling Sam that he was sick and tired of the chase; he wanted to 'retire' from demon hunting, but he knew he couldn't. Of course Sam played a big role in him not wanting to quit just yet. It was the mystery their father told Dean before he passed away in the first episode of this season.
Now it wasn't revelead by the 'Yellow-Eyed Demon' was after Sam to begin with, but Dean obviously knows, only he wouldn't tell Sam. He did, however, mention to his brother that he made a promise to their father before he passed away about something concerning Sam. And like all series wanting to keep their audience at the edge of their seats, that was how last night's episode ended.
Suffice to say I'm hooked on the series and this time I'll do my damnedest to watch each and every episode this season to understand what the heck's going on! -LoL-


"Angel" Beverley Mitchell

Song Title: Angel
Artist: Beverley Mitchell ('Lucy' on 7th Heaven)

OK, I know this is not a TV critique/review, but I just found out about it this evening while browsing the CW site.

Now who would've thought that Beverley Mitchell ('Lucy Camden-Kinkirk' from 7th Heaven) was an aspiring singer????

I remembered a few seasons back (before everyone of the Camden kids decided to get hitched!) that she sang in a Valentine episode or something (that particular episode's kinda foggy now -- it has been years since I last saw that episode!), but never in my life did I expect a country album will come off it! -LoL-

Now I just listened to the first track off her debut album and...well, I didn't know it was a country song until I went to her site and read more about this latest venture of hers, but I knew it sounded kinda country-ish to me, with a Christian-vibe to it.

I ain't gonna thrash her here. I actually kinda like the song. It's soft, sombre and...well, it fits with the mood of her hit TV series that's been going on for like ever now. It was just recently featured in an episode of the show hence how I found out about it (go browse the CW site).

Not bad for her debut single. And I have to say, she definitely took a different route with her choice of music genre. I mean, country? She's like the Carrie Underwood of the already established actors/actresses venturing off to make it big in the music business as well! -LoL- Wasn't Carrie Underwood an American Idol winner or finalist? She went to pursue the country-music route while majority of the AI winners ventured to mainstream pop; and some of the other celebs go the 'pop'-route when making an album.

So major props for Bev Mitchell for not going with the flow! -grins-


Gilmore Girls Ep. 7-006 "French Twist"

Rating: 4
So, okay, I almost gave up on this after the second episode. It seemed to me, at the time, that Lorelei (Lauran Graham) will go through her usual men-problems. Then Christophber (David Sutcliffe) came back into her life and rekindled their old romance.
Now wasn't that used countless times within the past 6 seasons of the series?
Of course now Christopher is divorced and has a young daughter whose mother suddenly realized she was prepared to become a mother and asked her ex-husband if he could bring their daughter to Paris to be with her. By this time Christopher and Lorelei are head over heels in love with each other it's...ridiculous! I am not going to bore you with details because if your'e a die-hard fan, you already know what's going on.
Rory (Alexis Bledel) is going through some...thing this season. I dunno what's wrong with her. She's been kinda like off since she lost her virginity to Dean (Jared Padalecki) a couple of seasons ago. I have to admit I liked the Rory-Dean relationship, then Jesse (Milo Ventimiglia) came into the picture and created a mess of the Rory-Dean 'ship and faster than a speeding bullet, Dean was out and Jesse was in! Like, WTF?!?!?!? That was one of the reasons why I stopped watching this series after its first season.
In this season, her new bf Logan (Matt Czuchry), a rich kid who lands a dream job in the UK, seems...well, I dunno. When I watched some episodes from last season, I was thrilled by their relationship. I mean, mind you it was kinda like an FWB (friends with benefits) type of relationship at first that morphed into something solid; something real, like this one. But over all and I am not feeling the love between this two.
OK, on to the twist in last night's episode.
Christopher proposed. The camera panned in on Lorelie before it faded and after the commercial break it was a different scene. We didn't see Christopher and Lorelei in Paris again until the end, when the big reveal was announced; Lorelie Gilmore she is no more, instead she has become Lorelie Hayden -- Christopher's wife!
I say even though she's got a ring on her finger, this is not a happy marriage is made of. For that monkey wrench thrown in, I wanna check it if this is the end for Lorelei's string of bfs/lovers and the end of the Gilmore Girls series...



Sorry everyone. I haven't been updating this site much lately. I've been keeping tabs of recent TV shows that I like to watch, but with work and everything else that often gets in the way...well, here's a less than in-depth review of some of the shows I've seen this past couple of weeks (or so):

Veronica Mars = after the third season opener episode, this show didn't really tickle my fancy and I haven't seen an episode since!

Gilmore Girls = and here I thought this chick series was off to a good start, but I am starting to see the same ol' pattern in Lorelei Gilmore's love life yet again; she's back with Christopher again. How many times will she be going through a relationship with how many different men every season, building up to an almost marriage then ending up with Lorelei suffering from cold feet? It's getting way too redundant for my taste!

CSI: Crime Scene Investigations = this season's off to a dark start. Grey's Anatomy is sure killing this long-time #1 Thursday night drama series in US rating, but I heard here in Canada this show's doing good in ratings. So far so good; at least they aren't focussing too much on the Grissom/Sara relationship although they're showing a soft spot of Grissom for Sara.

Smallville = Oliver Queen is a hottie! And he's not really a bad guy. He and Lois Lane sure are meant for each other. And I am sick and tired of Lana Lang; Lex Luthor's starting to grate on my nerves now too, but at least the Lex/Clark Friendship's been dissolved now -- too bad it was Lana who ruined that so-called friendship between those two.

I am still keeping my eyes open and in tune for other series on TV. When I am more 'in the zone' I'll be posting an in-depth review of other series I've seen.


SMALLVILLE Ep. 6-002 "Sneeze"

Rating: 3

Lois & Clark... FINALLY sparks starts flying between this two characters (not that the sparks fizzled out when Lois Lane [Erica Durance] was first introduced I believe back in the series' 4th season; believe me, I saw the first episode she was in and...daime, I wished they'd work the Lois & Clark love story into it). Their first interaction at the beginning of this season, albeit a short and somewhat cheesy scene, gave me the tingles inside. Of course Lois & Clark Kent [Tom Welling] will get together, but seeing them interact at the stage before they both ended up working for the Daily Planet just makes the whole Lois & Clark pairing worth watching. -grins-

Anyway, Thursday night's episode is aptly titled SNEEZE, due to Clark's sudden 'illness' and blowing a barn door 7 miles from the Kent Farm with one sneeze.

Surprise! It's a new Clark power discovered! Whoopee!

Actually after this series' first season I lost interest in it, even after they introduced Lois Lane as Chloe's [Allison Mack] cousin, I really lost my appetite for this series. I dunno why I decided to watch this season's opening episode. Maybe it had something to do with Lana [Kristen Kreuk] & Lex [Michael Rosenbaum] finally getting it on. It was foreshadowed in the first season episode (can't remember which one right now) that Lex has a thing for the popular girl, Lana Lang.

Now Lana's embroiled in the turbulent life of Lex Luthor, rich-boy extraordinaire, and...well I couldn't be more happier; they seem to have...well, seriously, I believe Lex is in love with Lana, but Lana...Kristen's acting doesn't really appeal to me. It leaves me feeling...well, very unsatisfied with the way she delivers her lines, her facial expressions...the only episode I enjoyed watching her in was when she turned to a vampire, but in other episodes...she lacks...let's just say she needs to work more on her facial expressions. She comes across as flat to me.

Clark with Chloe or Clark with Lois illicted more giggles from me than seeing Clark with Lana!

Anyway, Thursday night's episode was entertaining. It rejuvinated my waning interest in Smallville, but this season promises to be something WORTH tuning in to -- again. But we'll see...


VERONICA MARS Ep. 3-001 "Welcome Wagon"

Rating: 3

For the firts time since this show's debut 2 years ago I watched an entire episode of this popular 'sleeper' hit series. I heard so much about this one (having two pals who are addicted to this series could sure help keep a gal updated), and almost every time I tune in to Entertainment Tonight or some such shows I'll hear something about this show or whatnot.

It's a so-so show; it didn't really get me hooked until like the last 10-15 minutes of Tuesday night's season three opener. Heck, I wouldn't have watched it if Gilmore Girls didn't precede it. I was surprised to see "Mac" played by that girl from Andre and Corrina, Corrina. But after seeing the teaser trailers for the 3rd season opener I figured, what the heck? Let's check out what has gotten two of my gal pals hooked on this show.

The dialogue was cool, in my standards anyway. I like the way Veronica (Kristen Bell) talks. And there was that cheesy, but cute line between Veronica & Piz (Chris Lowell) after she gave him a lift to the police station (it has something to do with Mars riding a Saturn in Neptune -- and Veronica replied using the lovely and always pun-worthy planet, Uranus, before switching to the next scene inside the police station).

But with the sharp dialogue aside, the pace was...oh blubber! That's all I can say about that with a matching eye-rolling to give more emphasis. Good thing I was doing some crafts stuff otherwise I would've turned my T.V. off before I could reach the (in my opinion) best part: when Kendall (Charisma Carpenter) got into...let's just say there's a mess involving her (don't wanna spoil the episode for those who hasn't seen it yet) and Keith (Enrico Colantoni) witnessed it. And another push that got this third season opener episode rolling was Parker (Julie Gonzalo), Mac's (Tina Majorino) player roommate, waking up to something very horrific (again, not wanting to spoil the show for those who hasn't seen it yet).

Kristen Bell is still cute (no wonder my cousin's crushing on her BIG TIME). I really love her character's cool, cocky demeanor. She made Veronica seem adorably...in your face? I couldn't help but just like Veronica! But Veronica & Logan's (Jason Dohring) scenes didn't give me the giggles. Granted last Tuesday's episode is my first FULL VM episode I watched, their cute scene in the beginning when Logan said something about making Veronica a 'butch' after they watched a Clint Eastwood marathon wasn't the stuff giggle-factors create. Heck, I giggled more while watching two characters from Bones interact and play down this 'sizzling' attraction (and it's my first time watching an entire episode of it too -- but that's for another review) than watch Veronica & Logans' scenes (I saw clips of their first kiss and THAT was giggle-icious!).

Overall, I say the last few minutes of Tuesday night's episode saved this show for me. Now I wanna watch next week's episode and find out how our college super sleuth sniff out a campus serial rapist...

Critique/Review Ratings

Since I am gonna be 'bashing' or 'praising' some shows that catches my fancy, I thought I might as well set up a ratings guide to let you know what each rating means.
5 = TV Worth Watching
4 = Close, But No Cigar...
3 = I'll Check Out the Next Episode & See How THAT Fares...
2 = Almost Passed-Out There!
1 = I Can't Believe I Wasted My Time Watching This JUNK!

Words from This Blogger...

First of all I'd like to welcome you all for finding this little spot of mine in cyber space. I'm a cyberspace buff and...well, blogging is like one of the things I like doing when I absolutely have nothing to do in my life (or if I feel like I wanna unwind and pull away from whatever regular routine I am doing at the moment).

Anyway, for a person who rarely watches TiVo these days (blame it on the overly used reality TV shows out there), there are times when a person just wants to channel-surf and land on a certain TV station/channel where some yet to be discovered show that is not a reality TV show/series catches his/her attention.

I'll be blogging about my take on certain shows/series this season. There are quite a lot of good ones out there and...well, I am soooo hungry for some television series/show that is not based on some reality scenario (please, Survivor was aight even though I didn't give 2-figs about it the first time this show aired a gazillion years ago!).

I am finding myself drawn to watching television these days so on an almost weekly (if not daily) basis I'll be sharing with ya'll my thoughts, complaints and whatnots regarding the various TV series episodes I happen to catch on the tube.