Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globes

Saw most of the year's Golden Globes. Ricky Gervais as host - not too bad, I guess.

Winners I don't have a beef with, as well as first time Globe winners like Kevin Bacon and Drew Barrymore
People who didn't win who I kinda wished did
  • Hugh Laurie
  • Simon Baker
Of course as usual there are plenty of movies and shows I've no time and energy to watch, so there's that.

Only thing I hated was James Cameron and Avatar winning a couple of Globes. Sheesh.
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Asia Uncut Season 2

After watching some of the first season, I wasn't totally expecting Asia Uncut to get a second season. So I totally didn't know that the new season started tonight...

At least there's been plenty of changes to the show since last season:
  • Change in location (he's moved to Shanghai, hence taping's done there).
  • New house band.
  • Set's more streamlined and not as cheesy as the one from last season, almost American network late night talk show standards. The niggling thing I had about it was Jon's new desk is the same as Conan's current desk on The Tonight Show. Shit you not. Pay attention to the desks used on both shows.
  • Jon's not so sweaty looking.
Also checked out the website for the new season. If I was them, I'd get the web guru over there to do a spellcheck because some of the celebs' names are spelt wrong.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Leno, Conan and NBC - WTF?!

NBC don't want to spend money on scripted dramas five nights a week, so they got Jay Leno (who just left The Tonight Show after 17 years) in for his own 10 p.m. talk show before The Tonight Show.

Now that NBC finds that idea a bust, they have no idea where to put Leno and want to put him back at 11.30 p.m., which is Conan's current slot.

Dude, if you want to retire, then do it properly, not do a Michael Jordan. Sheesh.

Last heard that Jay will do a half hour talk show before The Tonight Show and Conan might get the slot between The Tonight Show and the Late Night show. Major WTF.

If nothing else, check out the collection of videos of other talk show hosts weighing in on the situation here.

Personally I have no preference between the two, but now I want to know: which one is CNBC is gonna show on the weekends?

[Update: Conan's taking the huge payout by the network - I wonder what'll happen to the people that work on the show? It's got to suck for them. He should pay the staff out of that $30-40 million payday...]

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

What I think of The Biggest Loser Asia so far

Been watching The Biggest Loser Asia (TBLA) on the Hallmark Channel, here are my two cents (too many) on the show so far to mind dump.
  • I like that the contestants are non-famous people to begin with - and I was sure they were gonna that celeb that we saw in the auditions through. Can't exactly say the same about TARA.

  • Country representation amongst the contestants leaning towards the Singaporeans and the Filipinos with about 4 from each country. But I'm hoping for the best of the Malaysian contestants, Aaron and Nadia, on the show.

  • Trainers are not too bad, but Kristy the Red Team trainer is getting her butt kicked by her own team members due to their own self-destruction...

  • "Secret location" my ass - as far as we know, they're somewhere in Malacca and nearby A'Famosa Resort. They could be at said resort for all I know.

  • The product placement is a bit the obvious: the reward excursions seem to be at (again and again) the A' Famosa Resort or somewhere like that. Also not forgetting the time Kristy was plugging/explaining the site to the contestants.

  • Challenges so far not terribly memorable.

  • Too many trips to the hospital/medic/other medical problems. Dang.

  • There's nothing more symbolic of Malacca than the trishaw. But a 200m trishaw race? Really? It ended so badly for the red team when the Indian woman broke the bike chain and the trainer (who was supposed to cheer them on from the passenger side) ended up pushing her big ass back to the finish line. Major WTF.

  • I've no idea whether Sarimah is trying to be nice, serious or a bitch. Or just schizophrenic, haha.
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

David Tennant - From Doctor to lawyer

Can't be arsed to watch Doctor Who (found the Tennant exit/regeneration scene on YouTube), but at the same time glad that David Tennant's gonna do a Hugh Laurie and try his luck on American TV in the NBC pilot, Rex is Not Your Lawyer.

From what I've read about the plot - the show is set in Chicago and Tennant plays a lawyer who's so crippled by anxiety he has to coach his clients on how to represent themselves in court.


With NBC being known for late night talk shows and Law and Order, there's no telling how long it'll last, but it won't stop me from watching.

I can't wait.

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