Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Save Lie to Me!!!!

Admittedly, the direction of Lie to Me is a little iffy (in my opinion) since they don't have the FBI case of the week angle or the Clara Musso arc anymore, but I'm eager to see where it's going. And since it hasn't been picked up for a back nine (leaving the current season at 13 episodes), fans are worried that it's a sign that it won't be renewed for Season 4, which is a valid concern, as far as I'm concerned.

I'm worried too, because Tim Roth is fun to watch on a weekly basis on the small screen and I can't be arsed to watch some of the films I've not already seen he's been in that he's not wearing prosthetic makeup (Hulk, Planet of the Apes) or not.

Why Lie to Me should be renewed

  1. Tim Roth - 'nuff said.
  2. I'm a Cal-lian 'shipper, so shoot me.
  3. Dr Paul Ekman (who's work the show is very loosely based on) is also a consultant and has a blog where he comments on each episode (if applicable) - worth a read if you're into these things.
  4. The father-daughter relationship is similar to the one on Castle (yes, I said it), just with more snark - LOVE IT!!
  5. Because it's not a cop and/or procedural show - it is still a drama series.
Twitter users should check out the Twitter-based petitions here and here; and if there are other petitions online, please sign them and spread the word.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random thoughts about the Golden Globes

Apart from finding most of the Golden Globe winners a little meh, I thought it was just alright.
  • Saw some ugly dresses/outfits - yes, I'm talking about Tilda Swinton, but that's an easy target; that's like poking fun at some other badly dressed famous person.
  • Ricky Gervais's scathing opening monologue (by American standards, anyway) - makes me wonder who's gonna get the hosting gig next year, haha. Anyone noticed that his refreshment vessel was getting smaller as the evening went on? (He started with a beer mug and ended with a wine glass on the podium). Also love the rest of the hosting gig. 
  • The only people who loved Ricky Gervais's hosting was the people Gervais did not poke fun at during the show.
  • There's no way in heck that Robert Downey Jr should host an awards show, no matter how raunchy he gets doing it, like he did when he was presenting an award in the show. If that was him sober, imagine  if he wasn't :P
  • Always love the Globes, knowing that at least some of the acceptance speeches are tinged with slight inebriation (allegedly) and people would fuck up a little.
  • Call me weird, but I also like to see who the Miss/Mr Golden Globe (actor offspring; the young men and women that guide people off stage, etc) is because some of them would come to their own down the road - this year it's Gia Mantegna, daughter of Joe Mantegna.
  • How the heck is Scott Caan the only one nominated from Hawaii Five-O?
  • Yes, am a little sad that Inception didn't win anything, it got beat by The Social Network in all their nominated categories.
  • Why is Matt Bomer the only one out of White Collar presenting? Pretty boy role? If I hadn't seen the guy in a tux on the show before I'd be amazed, but I'm not.