Monday, July 18, 2011

Fall 2011 Preview: Monday

As many of you know, chedner and I enjoy our TV quite a bit.  This series will look at the new network shows.  With any luck, this series will show I have some sort of prowess in picking winners and I’ll be picked out of cyberspace to become a writer or network exec.  *nudge, nudge.*



2 Broke Girls, 8:30 on CBS

Two twentysomething women—one from a wealthy family, the other working class—end up working at a diner and living together trying to make ends meet.  The jokes aren't that funny and the exec. producer, Whitney Cummings, is a comedienne who isn't that funny.  Cummings’ meh-inspiring, gender-based humor didn’t keep her from scoring her own sitcom in a prime slot on NBC Thurs. (link to preview)



Terra Nova, 8:00 on FOX

Catastrophic developments force humanity to abandon Earth and colonize time/space.  Little do they know that their new world has a mysterious dark side.  Plenty of  potential as FOX didn't reveal too much in the trailer (generally a bad sign in my book). Seems to be a cross of Lost, Jurassic Park, and Avatar. A well-hidden hand with plenty of good reveals could keep this series going for a while.  (link to preview)



Hart of Dixie, 9:00 on CW

A modern version of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman that lacks the strong female lead it needs to succeed.   Rachel Bilson plays a brand new big city doctor who inherits a small-town practice, and comes off just too one note—“one note” as in “blah”; not “one note” as in the awesome Microsoft software.  Her presences is just so lukewarm. The premise is a good twist, though. Such a problem could possibly be remedied by a more ensemble focus, but they don't seem to be going that direction. (link to preview)



The Playboy Club, 10:00 on NBC

One of a few new shows aiming to bottle the Mad Men lightning, the series follows a group of playboy bunnies.   I feel like it will run out of fuel in the first half of the season. The focus on women in the 60s is a nice inversion of the Mad Men equation though Pan Am (Sundays, 10:00, ABC) I believe, has more potential.  I do hope that I’m mistaken, but it reminds me a lot of Studio 60—a good concept that slowly lost weight like a bucket with a hole in it.  If the characters in this series are presented with the depth they deserve, there’s potential for this show to make a big crybaby out of me. (link to preview)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Embarrassing Things that Make me Cry #7

I’m sharing this one because this music video follows my own interpretation of Lady Gaga’s song so much.  The official video was (let’s face it) uninspired. 

What this post deserves is an in-depth reading of the latest album as one synthesizing faith, self-confidence, and love in the face of persecution, but I won’t have time for that for a bit.  chedner and I have had a few talks about musical empowerment, so I’m glad this video brought it all to the forefront of my mind for at least a video. 


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Your Daily Madonna #1

Chedner’s convinced me I need to learn a bit more about a certain muse.  (Note his blog post on a planned Madonna musical).  I start this meandering series imagining what he might have been like as a young Madonna fan.

ME AT NINE, PERFORMING TO MADONNA IN SUMMER '91! from Robert Jeffrey on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Laugh of the Day #35

Something totally 80s-rific from my reader.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just Friends #1

I’ve been doing a lot of wonderful soul-searching the past few months and one thing I’ve become more certain of than ever is that I’ve never had sexual feelings for a woman.  I suppose the remotest heterosexual thought I have encountered is, I wonder if a woman’s lips would feel any different than Chedner’s perfect ones.  That said, none have ever really seemed all that “palatable.” 

Based on talk like this (or of other girl parts) makes gay men sound like total misogynists incapable of finding beauty in any woman save their own mother.  Well, not really.  I just wanted to share this  Calvin & Hobbes comic…


before transitioning into my point that I really love the women in my life.  Emily, Jacqueline, and Serenity (among others) should know that I wish I had more time to spend with my best girls, and that they’ve not only been amazing examples but inspiration for many aspects of my life including humor, writing, and simply living. 

In honor of them, and to balance out the gratuitous Man Harem posts (which I enjoy quite a bit), I christen a new series of posts for beautiful women I would die (figuratively speaking) to be friends with. 


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If you haven’t noticed, I have a bit of an Indie vein to my tastes.  It’s no vena cava, but it’s there.  As Indie girl poster child (imitated by many a Mormon mommy blogger)  in my book, I’ve got to say her look, her voice, and her humor really hit that if-only-she-were-a-boy nerve.  (May you all appreciate those hyperlinks). 

Question: What more could the girl have going for her?  A music career, movie roles (I must say that she saved Hitchhiker’s Guide from the abyss), a husband with musical talent, enormous (and well-managed bangs, etc.  Answer: a new sitcom which will either be really good or really bad.  Here’s the trailer for The New Girl:

Lately, I’ve just been craving a good “Just Friends” coffee date banter:

“Will Ferrell isn’t nearly as annoying in person.” 

“Seriously?  It’s hard to handle him in anything but Stranger than Fiction, IMO.”

“What about Elf?”

“…and Elf.”

“Thank you.”

“…On a good day.  I tease, I tease.”

“You watch it now….”

“Deal.  Now please tell me kissing Joseph Gordon-Leavitt was underwhelming, so I can feel less jealous.”


Friday, May 6, 2011

Haiku #2

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        Just a quick I love you note:
           thinking of your smile
        and dreaming of your curry. 

Haiku #1

Aang hug

Thanks for last night.  Even though
     we were apart, I
felt so close to you last night. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Mashup #10

So as to avoid this blog completely turning into a Doctor Who blog I now present a mashup of a TV show and a movie which are both in their respective top 5s of the last three years:

That said, the return of the Doctor (in Utah no less) deserves a few posts of its own….

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