TV, TV, TV on DVD

  • May. 11th, 2010 at 7:07 AM
logovo: (Mulder)
Breaking Bad.- 2 episodes in to season one. So not a fannish show. No one is exceptionally clever, pretty or even that likeable, but I've enjoyed it so far. I know a bit of the character arch for the next 3 seasons and it's fun to see where it all starts. The pilot has a lot of problems, too much typical TV writing, but episode 2 made me remember why I liked Vince Gilligan so much during his The X-Files days. It's a lot smarter and funnier (in a kind of sick/dark way) than the pilot.

Damages S2 is still sitting there unwatched, partly because Mr. L kind of hated the first season. He rather rewatch The Wire from the start. It would be something to watch S1 again and not feel so confused in the first episodes by the huge cast.

A little gray today

  • Jun. 20th, 2009 at 3:27 PM
logovo: (SGA - John can be the man in black)
We went out for breakfast and a movie this morning, Food, Inc.. Even if I had already read books like Fast Food Nation or Omnivore's Dilemma, the movie is worth seeing. I wonder how shocking or not the movies might be to anyone who might not know about CAFO's or GMCs, or how the cheap labor coming in across the border is in part a result of subsidized US corn. I would imagine it would freak me out if this was the first time I heard about business practices by companies like Monsanto and Tyson, if this was the first time I saw just how few companies control about 90% of the food supply.

Driving back home we stopped at [personal profile] minotaurs', saw [personal profile] elke_tanzer who has been doing battle with dustbunnies and Stuart's IT stuff. She's been here for 3 days already, helping Stuart's mom, going over over boxes and boxes of stuff. I picked up 4 boxes of VHS tapes that someone might want. At this point we're not sure if anyone would, with a lot of the material already out on DVD. For now I made a quick list of most of the contents to type up later. Lots of Wiseguy, Highlander, Buffy and Seaquest.

Came home and worked on the garden. Took out the last of the beets and cooked up the greens with bacon, onion, pepper flakes & apple cider, baked the beets, grilled some pork chops.



I'm not a big fan of beets, but Mr. Logovo likes them. But after growing them I'm a big fan of the greens, specially done with this recipe.

Sat down to watch the first episode of S5 of The Wire. It's amazing TV, no question. I really care about all the characters, but like almost all really good TV, I feel no fannish impulse when it comes to searching out much info beyond what I see onscreen. There was this one time where I saw an interview with the guy who plays McNulty and was shocked to realize he was English. Oh, I should look and see if I can find an interview with the guy who played Stringer Bell, I think he's also English. That'll be a trip.

Chuck

  • May. 26th, 2009 at 6:54 AM
logovo: (Default)
It only took two years and some serious pimping by several friends to finally get me hooked on Chuck. Really, I should have seen the pilot episode sooner, but like a lot of other series I've come in late and I've been seeing a lot of them out of order.

I went looking for fic last night but didn't find anything that sort of had the same kind of feel as the series. Chuck has a weird kind of vibe, the comedy always there and a lot of it laugh-out-loud stuff, but ... huh, I don't even know how to describe it or if I can come up with a single example of another series that I felt had the same thing going on. At this point I really care about the characters, so I'm starting from the beginning and sitting down for a few more episodes this week.

Other TV stuff...

We finally started watching Season 4 of The Wire, which takes on the schools. Ay. I already know it's going to break my heart, apart from the usual pissed-off-ness at bureaucracies, because of the kids.

Caprica. I bought it from iTunes and loved it. It fits wonderfully with the BSG I carry in my head. The series is supposed to premiere in January, but I wonder how well it will do. It doesn't the have battles and life and death struggles of BSG, it's more of a drama, so I'm wondering if it will find an audience.