Sunday, September 30, 2012

CBS's Elementary - Liked it enough

I think I remembered being open to the idea of the American version of Sherlock Holmes.... sort of. Well okay, I had my concerns. Checked out the pilot and I don't hate it. While probably not as visually stimulating as Sherlock, but you have to bear in mind that it takes over a year for Cumberbatch and co to shoot three 90-minute episodes, and with both Cumberbatch and Freeman in the Hobbit movie trilogy and doing other projects, who the heck knows when the next series will happen.

One of my main concerns was that this Holmes would be American. So I was glad that Jonny Lee Miller finally gets to speak in his own English accent (or some version of it) after Eli Stone and that other show he was in that I can't remember now. Can't wait to see who his father is, and to see how long this goes. Aidan Quinn playing another cop so soon after failed American Prime Suspect was a bit of a *facepalm* moment.

I'll keep watching. Will you?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Thoughts while watching the Emmys...

  • Opening sketch with Jimmy Kimmel getting hit by the female nominees in the bathroom to undo the botox "damage" was a bit funny. Even with Ellen offering him her pants to wear. Not sure why Lena Dunham was eating cake in the nude in the same bit, but whatevs.
  • Barely heard the first few minutes of Kimmel's monologue. I don't know if it's them or the video I'm watching it from.
  • Isn't there usually some guy who helps the ladies up the stairs, or am I confusing it with some other awards show...?
  • I was hoping Louis CK win more Emmys than he did. That's just me.
  • Most of the guys in Modern Family against one of the New Girl guys? WTF.
  • The acceptance speech switch between Poehler and Louis Dreyfus? No wonder she got played off :P
  • Not surprised The Amazing Race won.
  • I laughed when Gervais went, "Not again.." when The Daily Show won for the kazillionth time at this point. Laughed even harder when Stewart so red-faced after being wrestled on the aisles by Fallon and Colbert.
  • It's so sad that the 10 episode long show, Missing is considered a "miniseries, movie or dramatic special" in the Emmys. But at least it got nominated.
  • I appreciated the little bits of injected humour into the proceedings.
  • Give Ellen props for actually coming out sans pants. 
  • I give Costner props for always getting away with the exposed chest look :P

Sunday, September 9, 2012

ANTM: College Edition

Is anyone watching this college cycle of ANTM? I'm watching just to see how it'll turn out. 

Having this one be the college cycle reminds me of when they were searching models for the Victoria's Secret  Pink sub-brand comes to mind... you know, the one targeted at college-going women? It's too soon to tell how things will go this cycle, but having the public opinion count in the judging (through proxy Bryanboy) is certainly ONE way to revive this old hag of a show. Having young British male supermodel Rob Evans (conveniently also around the contestants' age) on the judging panel is another.

There's TWO things I personally look forward to:  watching the girls react to the makeover and the nude photoshoot - someone always says no and/or cries about it. Even the makeover part of the season is pretty low-key: now the contestants get to choose whether they want the makeover or not, but before they find out what it is. So shrewd, these producers. Also, so anticlimactic. Besides one breakdown, everyone else was happy with their makeovers. You would think that these girls would KNOW by now about the makeover stage of the season. Sigh.

I know I'm behind the times when it comes to YouTube celebs, but I didn't know the hairy fat guy is one of them. 

I'm such a sucker for trainwreck-y shows.