Monday, February 15, 2010

Bollocks!!!

Okay, so the Winter Olympics are now here. Oh joy. NOT. More like, bollocks, as the English say! Not only is that all that will be ON NBC for the next who knows how many weeks, but all the other stations are actually afraid to compete with the Olympics, so they are airing re-runs until like April!! Okay I admit, during the SUMMER Olympics, I watch gymnastics, that is one amazing sport, but nothing else even during the Summer Olympics. And that one has basketball and sports the normal person really watches. This is the WINTER Olympics...I find nothing of interest. I live on the East coast and I don't even ski or skate or...luge. So why in the heck would I want to watch it? The Summer Oympics are also on IN the summer, when most channels are on hiatus, so the only new shows on are reality TV. But this is the middle of February!! We expect to be able to watch our regular programming, not have it totally pre-empted for luging or re-runs.

I mean seriously. Who would rather watch people skiing than a new episode of The Mentalist?! No one, unless maybe a guy. But half the population is female, so COME ON!! We just got most shows BACK, after a lonnnnng boring Christmas hiatus. So them taking them all away again is just plain MEAN. Okay I admit it, I do have a FEW that I can cling onto. And I will share the few with you in case you are desparate for some real TV. Survivor just returned and is already fantastic!! Previous players engage in a Heroes vs. Villains showdown. I LOVE half the people on the Heroes team, Rupert and Stephenie and JT. And Russell on the Villains, well he IS despicable, but he SO deserved to win the million and lost! To THAT chick, who road his coattails, the Jury screwed that one up royally. Seriously though, people, in the first episode, Rupert got his toe broken in 2 places, and Stephenie had her shoulder dislocated. I was really surprised Jeff didn't warn them after Stephenie was hurt, because they wrenched her arm on purpose, and the Medics had to pop it back in. Steph is such a trooper. And I was REALLY surprised, and am still waiting for Jeff to say that it is NOT allowed, when Sandra unsnapped Sugar's bra and wouldn't let it go, so to win Sugar had to shake it off and run naked to the winner's mat. You should NOT be allowed to unhook a woman's bra/bikini top, period. I don't think you are allowed to pull the guys shorts down so I am shocked Jeff didn't have a talk about exposing people on national TV.

There is also still new episodes of One Tree Hill, Life Unexpected (which has really turned out to be a cute show, though I am ticked that we only get a 13 episode season, they charge just as much for a half season on DVD as for a whole season!), Make It or Break It on ABC Family, The Forgotten, Smallville and last but NOT LEAST, LOST! It is so good so far!! I am already like what is wrong with Sayid? How on earth did he FAIL being tortured?! And I am SO excited for Claire's return! She disappeared like forever ago! And she was with Jacob, so why wasn't she with him when fake-Locke had Ben kill him? That is still a doozy, Locke is reall dead. I can only hold out hope, that before the Series Finale, the Island will bring back John Locke to life. He has always been the biggest believer in the Island, so the dude seriously deserves to be alive. Ben should die, he killed his "leader" and then killed Jacob, THE leader...I wonder who/what Jacob really was exactly? Is there supposed to be some comparison to christianity? Like Jacob, the man in white, is like Jesus and the man in black, now inhabiting John's body, is Lucifer? And why did he knock out Richard and then kinda steal him? I am so excited for answers but so sad too. It is weird to think next year, there will be no more Kate and Sawyer and Jack fighting. No Hurley going "Dude!"...you should go search for that on Youtube, there is a video that counts how many times Hurley has said Dude on the first 4 seasons. So funny!

I am really hoping there is going to be some Claire and Jack bonding. They are siblings and never knew it, so they never got close really on their time on the island together. I want to see them bond, I just do. Seeing Charlie made me miss his character so much all over again. He died so bravely. I can picture in my mind him slapping his hand against the window with "Not Penny's boat" written on his hand, AS he drowned. And that whole Desmond/Penny plotline has had me confused for awhile. Why didn't he HAVE to go back to the island like the Oceanic 6? He got off the same way they did. And why on Earth would Sun leave their baby behind if she thought she could be reunited with Jin?!! Now maybe neither will ever see the child, and her horrid father could get custody and ruin their baby's life!! Ugh! It is also difficult to hear that the writers will only be answering what they think the characters need to have answered! So they make US insanely curious about something and if it doesn't directly affect a character, we will NEVER get to know the answer?!! THAT BLOWS!

So I will probably be watching a lot of my movies until regular TV returns, which for most shows, seems to be around April 1st. A few are returning in March, but is is only just turning mid-February! Tonight we watched Flight of the Phoenix with Dennis Quaid and Giovanni Ribisi. I think it is a fantastic movie. You should rent it if you never saw it. A cargo plain crashing in the middle of the dessert somewhere between Mongolia and China with no help in sight. So they decide to build a plane from their plane, with the directions of a very eccentric man. And the dessert is no place to be building anything, when you are running out of water...and men. This is a really good flick, Ribisi is the eccentric man, and I tell you, Sam agrees with me too, Ribisi's character reminds you of a Nazi. If you have seen it, you know what I mean. And if you haven't and do rent it, think about it as he acts, like a tiny Nazi soldier. He picks such odd roles to play! He likes to be the psycho or the weird guy. Seen Basic? Another awesome movie, this one with Travolta and Sam Jackson. He is a freak in that too, and in GI Joe! And in Avatar, he is THE guy to hate...well one of them. But it is definitely movie time, so pull out your collections and settle n, because besides those few shows, TV is crap right now. Just since Friday, I have seen this movie, The Breed, Journey to the Center of the Earth, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Yes Man and many Supernatural Season 4 episodes on dvd.

The Winter Olympics irk me. They irk me but good.

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Toriz said...

I think that with most sports. Fair enough that plenty of people want to see them, but not everyone does, so why nnot let them watch other stuff if they want to? I especially hate when they move a show from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm so as to show a sport and all the bits going on before and after it. Why can't the other show stay in its time slot and the sport start later? The soaps - which is what they do it with a lot - are only half an hour long. Surely people who want to see the sports can wait half an hour?

Lee said...

I'm mad that Desperate Housewives is gone because of the Olympics. It was just starting to get good.

The Olympics are evil.

mama-face said...

OH, I'm sorry about the shows being interrupted! But I LOVE the Olympics. Always have. I have them on right now and I'm not even watching it...I even like listening to them.

Hold on for just a couple of weeks, k?
:-)

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