Monday, June 29, 2009

Tales from the DVR

Been trying to keep the DVR hovering around the 50% mark, which is like 60-some hours.

We finally watched the last episodes of "Pushing Daisies" -- sigh. They did their best to tie it all up in the finale, so it was a bit of breathless rush. So a big thank you from your small but eternally devoted legion of fans. A part of our hearts will always reside in Couer de Couer. And ABC sucks. Also.

But on the other hand, ABC did unexpectedly renew "Castle." So now I have this weird love/hate relationship with ABC. If you don't love Nathan Fillion, there is a dried-up little cinder where your soul should be.

The first two series of BBC's "Primeval" were quite good. The third, not so much. The creatures are great, but I fear there is more hole than plot at this point. Take it as a bad sign when the main chracter is unceremoniously dispatched in the third episode -- and not for any good reason, but because he realized the show was now being written by monkeys and no longer wanted his good name associated with it. Despite the charms of Jason Flemyng, it's a chore at this point. I'm only hanging on to see the evil characters get their eventual comeuppance, hopefully in a spectactularly gruesome fashion.

Been keeping up with "The Closer," "Saving Grace" and "Burn Notice," but as yet untouched: the whole season of "Reaper," the whole season of "Medium," the whole season of "Ashes to Ashes" from BBC America, and a replay of "Invasion," because even though I've seen it, you can never have enough William Fichtner. Plus on Sundays Chiller is playing obscure UK supernatural series -- currently "Strange" and "Spine Chillers" -- which I am of course compelled to watch. Hi, Alexie Sayle!

Oh, and Doctor Who!!! The Christmas episode is on the DVR, and next month they start rolling out the last five specials with David Tennent. And I will be crushed when David Tennent goes, absolutely crushed. Yeah, I know I thought the same thing when Christopher Eccleston left, but this time I REALLY MEAN IT.

Coming soon, the return of "Leverage" and "Eureka." It hardly seems sporting that new seasons are now rolled out continually like chocolates on Lucy and Ethel's conveyor belt. Why, you'd think I had nothing better to do.

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