Sorry for the delay in posting, my friends. Thanks to Time Warner, my internet was out of commission for five days. Nice to know the $150/month is going towards top-notch customer service. My writing partner
and I are wrapping up work on three different projects before the holidays, so I promise things will pick up on the blog in the new year. What are we working on? Thank you for asking. We're finishing the final revisions on an independent movie we were hired to write earlier in the year, also in the process of developing a comedy feature with a major studio, and prepping for the upcoming tv staffing season. Busy times. If any of you readers need the services of two brilliant writers, holler at your boy (and by holler, I mean monetarily compensate).
Speaking of brilliant writing (you see that genius transition there, yeah, that's right, you hire us, you're getting your money's worth), there were some splendid episodes this past week. Let's do the rundown:HIMYM
: Nowhere near the hilarity of the prior week's "Robin Sparkles" episode
, but still good nonetheless. The flashforward raises some interesting questions. My first reaction was to think that Robin and Ted are still together a year later, but since the episode's titled "Single Stamina," and the entire episode was about couples getting tired early, I would think Ted and Robin's "we're not tired at all" reply implies that they are not together a year later, but still close friends. Thoughts?The Class
: I had completely given up on this show. COMPLETELY. My girlfriend told me to watch two weeks ago, and I still wrote it off. HOWEVER. She told me to watch this past week's episode and promised goodness, and she does come through on her promises. The episode was surprisingly great! I actually laughed out loud! Multiple times! And it was oddly moving. Crazy, I know. If you don't believe me, check for yourself on Innertube
. Click on 'All Shows', then 'Comedy', then 'The Class', and lastly 'The Class Runs into a Convenience Store.'Veronica Mars
: Okay, I admit. This recent episode was pretty awesome. But I ask you, did we really need all the shitty episodes to get here? This arc really should've been, at the most, three episodes. And it saddens me that we don't have an overaching mystery payoff
to look forward to at the end of the season. Regardless, you guys were right, this episode was splendid.30 Rock
: This show has quietly developed into one of the funnier shows on TV, and hands down, the funniest new sitcom this year (which really isn't a compliment if you think about it). Alec Baldwin makes me laugh with every word, and Jack McBrayer is perfect as the Page. Of course, I may be biased, having been a former Page myself. But for those of you who may have given up early on the show (I'll be the first to admit that I wanted this show cancelled), definitely give this show another chance.Scrubs
: Oh Scrubs
, how I missed thee. Definitely my favorite sitcom on air, I think this show best fits my type of humor. My writing partner and I were talking a while back about how much we love the Zucker brothers' movies: all the Naked Guns
, Hot Shots
... you don't see that kind of humor as much anymore. But I think Scrubs
is keeping the absurdist comedy alive, especially with their love for puns. My favorite exchange this episode:
TURK: "Yo Elliot, what's your ringtone?"
ELLIOT: "Jesus Take The Wheel
by Carrie Underwood."
TODD: "I'm carrying underwood right now."
If you missed the episode, catch it online here
Also, check out this clip
from the upcoming musical episode! Oh, and they moved their blog to this site
: This was the highly anticipated Gervais-penned episode
. And it did not disappoint. I think Ricky Gervais is a God among men, so I'm a bit biased, but I thought this was the best episode so far this season. Team Karen all the way! In it to win it!!The OC
: Josh Schwartz recently said in an email that "episodes 4 through 7 might be the best run [they've] ever had." He is absolutely correct. I take back what I said about "The Metamorphosis"
being my favorite, because this past week's, "The Sleeping Beauty," was absolute perfection. I know some of you prefer the show as a drama, but you would be mistaken. The show works best when it doesn't take itself too seriously. I'm here for the comedy. And it definitely delivered with the funnies and the heart. Autumn Reeser for President, she exudes nothing but goodness into the show. (I promise that interview
will happen eventually! So keep leaving questions!)
Anyway, make sure you check out "The Summer Bummer" tonight! Grey's is a re-run, so you have no excuse!!
And lastly, the tunes are below. Enjoy and leave a comment!
How I Met Your Mother - "Single Stamina"
"Skyway" - The Replacements [buy album]
Friday Night Lights - "Crossing The Line"
"Glittering Blackness" - Explosions in the Sky [buy album]
"Search and Destroy" - Iggy Pop & The Stooges [buy album]
"Dead Man's Will" - Iron & Wine/Calexico [buy album]
Veronica Mars - "Spit And Eggs"
"Right Here, Right Now" - Fatboy Slim [buy album]
""Sweet Caroline (live)" - The Diamond Smugglers (covering Neil Diamond)
"Have You Never Been Mellow" - Olivia Newton-John
"Thank The Lord For The Night Time" - The Diamond Smugglers (covering Neil Diamond)
*here's the original
"Can't Get Over You" - The Digbees
Scrubs - "My Mirror Image"
"Bye Bye Bye" - 'N Sync [buy album]
"Dancing Queen" - ABBA [buy album]
"Funky Cold Medina" - Tone Loc [buy album]
*another great line from Scrubs: "My brother was killed by a Funky Cold Medina."
"Be Yourself" - Audioslave [buy album]
"Here It Goes Again" - OK Go [buy album]
Grey's Anatomy - "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
"Sociopath" - Anya Marina [buy album]
*thanks to krissi for this week's songs!
"Show Me" - John Legend [buy album]
"World Waits For You" - Son Volt [buy album]
The OC - "The Sleeping Beauty"
"Gubbbish" - Chad VanGaalen [buy album]
*thanks to iva for most of this week's songs!
"Float On" - Goldspot (covering Modest Mouse) [buy album]
*thanks to hernan for this one!
"Waiting To Die" - Zero 7 [buy album]
"While You Were Sleeping" - Elvis Perkins
"Under the Sea" - Digby Jones [buy album]
"Need Music" - Ben Gidsjoy
"Without You" - Brothers and Sisters [buy album]
"Butterfly" - Tom Quick