Saturday, October 4, 2008

TV: WORST WEEK "THE BIRD"



Sam tries a different method of winning Dick's approval: impressing his wife, Angela. However, Sam's well thought out plan backfires, when Dick's prize birds get involved in "Season 1 Episode 2" of "Worst Week".

The bad luck that comes to Sam continues in the second episode and I guess the second day of his visit to his future in-laws. I wonder if each episode will be a new day but then it can't be unless the show gets picked up for a full season and Sam is staying there for almost a month. Sam has so many moments where you just cringe and realize that he is getting himself into something way before he does. Those set-ups and Kyle Bornheimer, who plays Sam, play it out so well that it makes this show a quick 20 minute laugh.

WORST WEEK "THE BIRD": 7 OUT OF 10



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Friday, October 3, 2008

TV: ENTOURAGE "FIRE SALE"



Ari shows interest in Eric's independent script; L.B. and Nick up their price on their script, believing they have a bidding war on their hands; Johnny Drama prepares to make an appearance on
The View in "Season 5 Episode 4" of "Entourage".

It's pretty good to be Eric so far this season on "Entourage", where in the past it used to be pretty good to be Vincent Chase, who is going through a rough time not finding any work. This season has been pretty good but not the usual greatness of past "Entourage". It needs to get back on it's feet and so does Vinny.

ENTOURAGE "FIRE SALE": 7 OUT OF 10



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MUSIC: KELLIE PICKLER "KELLIE PICKLER"



Kellie Pickler
is the self-titled second album of country music artist Kellie Pickler. The lead-off single, "Don't You Know You're Beautiful", has charted in the Top 30 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Kellie Pickler also includes a re-recorded version of "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You", which was previously included on Pickler's 2006 debut album Small Town Girl. Pickler also co-wrote with fellow country singer Taylor Swift the track "Best Days of Your Life", which will be the released as the second single. Clips of each song were put up on hearsomethingcountry.com, with four full-length tracks on Pickler's MySpace.

"Lucky Girl" was previously recorded by Catherine Britt and was released as a single in Australia.

  1. "Don't You Know You're Beautiful"
  2. "I'm Your Woman"
  3. "Rocks Instead of Rice"
  4. "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You"
  5. "Lucky Girl"
  6. "One Last Time"
  7. "Best Days of Your Life"
  8. "Somebody to Love Me"
  9. "Makin' Me Fall in Love Again"
  10. "Going Out in Style"
KELLIE PICKLER "KELLIE PICKLER": 5 OUT OF 10




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TV: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM "ANGRY UNPAID HOOKER / RODNEY'S BACHELOR PARTY"

Tim tries to explain to his girlfriend and her parents, why a prostitute is in his apartment; Rodney tells Tim about his bachelor party, which Tim finds hard to believe in "Season 1 Episode 1" of "The Life and Times of Tim".

Not a good start to a show that I had high hopes for. Judging from the previews it looked like it was going to be a smart cartoon that was kind of in the same league with "Home Movies" or "Dr. Katz". Sadly though, most of the jokes fall flat and are extremely vulgar, but not in a funny way. The main problem is that Tim is not a likable guy. He doesn't even seem to care that he is caught with a hooker by his girlfriend and her parents.

The show does have a few good moments but not enough of them and Tim needs to stop kind of being an ass. I will give it one more episode until I decide if I'm going to stick with it or tune out.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM "ANGRY UNPAID HOOKER / RODNEY'S BACHELOR PARTY": 4 OUT OF 10



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TV: FRINGE "THE ARRIVAL"



The team investigates a strange cylinder, found in a deadly explosion at a construction site in New York City. The cylinder was in the middle of the explosion and was completely unharmed. Olivia uncovers a correlation between different disturbing events in "Season 1 Episode 4" of "Fringe".

"Fringe" keeps us guessing while adding more puzzle pieces to the mix in this episode. The strange gets stranger with the addition of a creepy bald headed watcher guy. There is also a man who has a weapon that seems like it's from the future and a mind reading device that looks like it hurts. This episode was so out there that even in the end, the episode's story isn't explained and Joshua Jackson's character is now a believer in all this crazy stuff.

FRINGE "THE ARRIVAL": 8 OUT OF 10



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Thursday, October 2, 2008

TV: LITTLE BRITAIN USA "EPISODE 1"



While on vacation to Mississippi, British tourist check into a motel; Ellie Grace heads to a summer camp; and a sheriff shows off his guns in "Season 1 Episode 1" of "Little Britain USA".

This series premiere to the popular British sketch comedy show takes a while to get used to. But after the first couple of sketches I became more comfortable with the weird characters and the guys playing women, as there is not a one woman in the cast, only two guys and lots of characters. Rosie O'Donnell does show up to poke fun at herself and there is a lot of poking. She is a great sport through it all and almost too great based on the jokes.

My main problem with the show is the laugh track which isn't too bad actually but, you know, it's a laugh track. Also, there is never a steady flow of funny jokes. With each sketch there is a few laughs and then a final big laugh, but the final big laugh is always a good one. That's how sketch shows go though, you have some that work and some that don't. Most of "Little Britain USA" works though. My favorite was the astronaut guy talking to the boy scouts and the most uncomfortable goes to the final sketch with the two guys at the gym.

LITTLE BRITAIN USA "EPISODE 1": 7 OUT OF 10



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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

TV: CHUCK "CHUCK VERSUS THE FIRST DATE"



Chuck, Sarah and Casey try to retrieve a vital component for the new Intersect: The Cipher.
At the Buy More, the search for the store's Assistant Manager begins. Chuck and Sarah go on their first date. Casey is again instructed to eliminate Chuck as soon as the new Intersect comes online in "Season 2 Episode 1" of "Chuck".

A good but not great season premier to one of my favorite shows on television last year. The show continues with it's awesome soundtrack. Any show that plays a Flight of The Conchords song, is okay in my book.

CHUCK "CHUCK VERSUS THE FIRST DATE": 7 OUT OF 10



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MUSIC: JAMES TAYLOR "COVERS"



Covers
is singer-songwriter James Taylor's first covers album.

The album was recorded over ten snowed-in days in January 2008, in a converted barn in Weston, Massachusetts. Some of the tunes Taylor had been performing off and on in concerts for years, while others were new to his repertoire. Altogether 20 songs were recorded.

  1. "It's Growing"
  2. "(I'm a) Road Runner"
  3. "Wichita Lineman"
  4. "Why Baby Why"
  5. "Some Days You Gotta Dance"
  6. "Seminole Wind"
  7. "Suzanne"
  8. "Hound Dog"
  9. "Sadie"
  10. "On Broadway"
  11. "Summertime Blues"
  12. "Not Fade Away"
JAMES TAYLOR "COVERS": 7 OUT OF 10




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TV: LIFE "FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE"



We meet John Armstrong, a man who works at a stationary store with greeting cards, is suspected of murdering people by putting people in trunks and letting them suffocate. Also, an ice cream truck driver sells more than ice cream from his truck in "Season 2 Episode 1" of "Life".

This season premier of "Life" confirmed to me why I think it's one of the best shows ever. It's not like your regular cop show. Just look at the writing, the acting, the cases that are involved. Not to mention the fact that the main cop is a millionaire trying to figure out who framed him for murder. Good stuff.

LIFE "FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE": 10 OUT OF 10



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