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The Rings of Akhaten

April 8, 2013

Spoilers! (You’ve been warned)
I didn’t like “The Rings of Akhaten”.

Here are some reasons:
1. Children
2. Singing. Really? So much singing.
3. The secret song to open the secret door to make a secret escape is “A-a-a-a-a”?
3b. Why is there a secret door when the Vigil can apparate. Also, why is it needed when the main door can easily open?
4. The door changes its combination millions of times a minute, but the sonic screwdriver can find the combinations quickly enough?
5. The door is heavy? WTH? How does the mass of the door make a difference to the doctor?
6. Sure. Let’s go on a flying moped instead of taking the Tardis even though we had to the rent the moped by giving away a memento from a deceased relative.
6b. How can a moped keep up with a beam carrying a single child?
7. Way too religious/spiritual. What happened to science?
8. The leaf somehow tells infinite stories but nothing else does? Everything has infinite possibilities. (My shirt, for example, might have been made into your shirt, a completely different article of clothing, or just burned up in a field fire.)
The ending didn’t resonate with me.

I watched and waited for something interesting to happen and I was disappointed. The episode never really started. I was severely underwhelmed.

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Bachelor 2010 Mar 1

March 2, 2010

Spoiler – Don’t read unless you’ve seen the Bachelor episode from March 1, 2010 or you don’t plan on seeing it.
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This was the season finale of “The Bachelor”. Jake had to choose between Tenley and Vienna.

Jake brings the women, separately, to meet his family. His family gives him some guidance. Later he takes each of them on a water date and spends one last evening alone with them.

Can someone explain to me why the women on the show wave their hands 3 inches from their faces when they feel they are going to cry? Does fanning oneself prevent tears?

Isn’t is silly for Vienna to write “I love you” on the beach sand right by the waves? You know those words won’t last past the third wave to hit the coast.

One second Jake is all nervous over who to choose, the next he’s sure he got the right one. Seems like a very sudden decision.
Here are some of the interesting quotes in tonight’s episode:

“He brings out the best in me.” -Vienna pleading her case to Jake’s sisters
He “sees you for who you are.” – Jake’s sister talking to Vienna about how Jake sees her
“I so judged her” – Jake’s sister, Laura, feeling guilty for thinking Vienna was a troublemaker.
“I so need my mom to see that.” – Jake, sounding like a momma’s boy and showing that the whole family relies too heavily on “so”.
“I see my future wife with both of them” – Jake speaking about whether he’ll choose Tenley or Vienna.
“I’m excited to get down and dirty with Jake” – Vienna, discussing going mud bathing with Jake, but giving, perhaps, a bit too much information to a television audience. 😉
“Our last date on this journey” -Jake being cruel to Vienna
I want to be “your best friend and your rock”. “I want to be your everything.” – Vienna trying to speaking to Jake, but only able to come up cliches.
“I broke my dad’s heart when I did that” -Vienna on how her dad felt when she eloped. (Seriously? Unless she cheated on her dad, why would his heart be broken?)
It’s been an “unforgettable journey” – Vienna’s note to Jake. Otherwise known as the phrase that proved to Jake that Vienna was “The One For Him”.
“I was captivated like I never was before.” – Jake, lying to Tenley
“I love that you’re so positive” -Jake trying to get out of his misspeak by reminding Tenley that she’s supposed to be positive and therefore not focus on any of his faults.
“I love Tenley. Absolutely.” – Jake, trying to convince himself.
I’m just gonna “figure out who has my heart” – Jake, along with O.J., is going to launch his own investigation.
I’m “trying to let my heart lead, but, it’s leading me to both women.” – Jake, in need of a cardio-GPS.
“This is the day that will change my life forever, but, this has been an incredible journey.” – Jake, after a season of trying, has finally managed to say that sentence correctly and without cracking up.

It was like “a ball of energy waiting to come out.” – Jake on being able to tell Vienna that he loved her, but, giving, perhaps, a bit too much information to a television audience.

Bachelor 2010 Feb 22

February 23, 2010

Spoiler – Don’t read unless you’ve seen the Bachelor episode from Feb 22, 2010 or you don’t plan on seeing it.
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This week’s episode was titled “The Women Tell All”. The title was descriptive because the women did tell all. Sometimes, more than they had knowledge of.

To sum up the episode, here are the main points:

Michelle, was it dumb to tell Jake you were leaving with the expectation that he would beg you to stay; knowing there were other women who are happy to be with him? Answer: Yes!

Elizabeth, did you make a mistake by playing mind game with Jake? (By telling him, you cannot kiss me. I’m the best kisser and I know you want to kiss me.) Answer: Yes!

Ella, why do you think you were sent home?
Ella’s Answer: I don’t know, I opened up, but Jake didn’t
Jake’s Answer: There was something there, that I’ve seen in previous relationships, that I didn’t want to deal with again.
Real Answer: Because you have a kid! For all the talk about starting a family and settling down, all Jake wants in a fantasy girl living a fairy tale. (Vienna, anyone?)

Gia, did you make a mistake by not TELLING Jake that you were falling in love with him? Answer: Yes!

Ali, did you make a mistake by leaving the show for your job and rejecting Jake instead of staying? Answer: Yes!

Chris: Rozlyn, did you have an inappropriate relationship with a producer?
Rozlyn: No!
Chris: Are you sure?
Rozlyn: Yes
Chris: Ah, you said “yes”, na na na kish kish!
Rozlyn: Oh yeah, then why were you hitting my lover’s wife?
Audience: Ah, diss!

Jake, was it an “Incredible journey”? Answer: Yes. And since you asked me that, I feel a chemistry with you. I am definitely feeling a connection. I am falling for all Americans. Will you marry me if I ask? You will? Then go home, I don’t think we could work out!

Bachelor 2010 Feb 8

February 9, 2010

Spoiler – Don’t read unless you’ve seen the Bachelor episode from Feb 8, 2010 or you don’t plan on seeing it.

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Gia – showing Jake her world (NYC is a world, right?)

“take another one” – Jake, on taking another picture. Translation: “i want to kiss you again!”

Meeting Gia’s parents just ended and I am officially confused! I did not expect Jake to be talking about “loving” Gia.

Ali in Massachusetts.

Jake reminds me of George W Bush.

“unbelieveable” – Jake on his day with Ali – Unbelievable can be good or bad 😉

“I’ve been blow away” – Jake on Ali to Ali’s mom [TMI]

Tenley:

She’s relieved because Jake says he makes his own decisions and he wants to involve his wife in decisions?

Vienna:
Wearing 80s shirt

“I sure have. I sure have” – Jake on eating Gator tail

“The house’ll be clean” – Vienna’s dad, selling Vienna

I think he has to let Ali go. Even if it’s just a mind game , he prefers to distance himself from anyone who “rejects” him.

Anyone else suspect Jake would prefer a unemployed woman? barefoot and pregnant

Jake recovers quickly after “losing” Ali.

Best of Twitter:

@PatServo He IS a big baby! He finally admitted it! #bachelor

@tanyarenea What’s worse- getting threatened to have your legs broken or a date with the dead grandma? #bachelor

@Fashion4Lyfe doesn’t alli have a dead aunt for jake to meet? or a dead 4th cousin twice removed? #bachelor

@effedparkslope Did Alli run out of stuff 2 wear? These chicks start w/evening gowns at the amusement park, and now she’s down to nasty flannels #bachelor

@elenaleemc On the #bachelor the standard response to a girl pouring out her heart is silence, a smile and a kiss. Weak.

@fairlyoddmother Waitaminute. He JUST said he runs his decisions by his parents 1st. Isn’t that EXACTLY like her ex-husband? #delusional #bachelor

@slnabb “When I took Jake upstairs…” (Tenley’s dad talking) Whoa easy there Pop. We’ve just met. #Bachelor

@Whiskeypawz Urrrch! Did he just say this year? Tenleys divorce was just this year? No wonder she keeps talking about the ex! #bachelor

@DaleRadio: Vienna’s father will be played tonight by Eugene Levy!! #bachelor

@Hank_Thompson Tenley wants her marriage to be a “we.” I want mine to be an Xbox. #bachelor #thebachelor

@msn_lnotv Jake looks so sincere when he tells four different women and their families that he is honestly falling for them. #MSN_LNOTV #BACHELOR

@andreavaleriac “I have completely fallen for all 4 women” -Jake … #DieJake #bachelor

@heymissmegs I won’t lie, I have considered quitting a job for a guy. But he wasn’t dating three other women. #bachelor

Bachelor 2010 Feb 01

February 2, 2010

Spoiler – Don’t read unless you’ve seen the Bachelor episode from Feb 2, 2010 or you don’t plan on seeing it.
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Jake chose Tenley for the first one on one date.

It was a mean trick to play on Vienna.

“i don’t want one to feel more important than the other” – jake
We know he meant “less”, but a Freudian slip perhaps?

“you can eat my salmon” – gia
A double entendre?

jake appears to be lying to Gia when he says he’s into her. I think he’s sending her home. Even though he’s kissing her. [post script] I was clearly wrong about who is going home tonight. But I still feel like Gia is on the way out.

why is vienna searching for jake when he’s alone with gia?!?

6 year old kids every single day. vienna is living in a fantasy world

Jake – is open up code word for kissing?

“saving yourself for marriage?” – Jake incredulous at Corrie.

@EsteeBrooke who names their kid vienna or paris? why not totonto?

“i’m gonna let my heart go and see where it lands.” -Jake about Vienna

Vienna gets the last rose again! If i were her, I’d take it personally.

I think it was probably good for Corrie to be sent home. I don’t think Jake could really handle having a girl there that wouldn’t show up in his bedroom or at least kiss him. This might be bad to say, but Corrie might be “too good” for Jake.