Monday, June 30, 2008

" I Love the New Millennium"

Britney has been busy since she stormed on the charts. Her boys now are just as popular as her wacky antics according to the folks on VH1's "I Love the New Millennium" Photo by

Last week, VH1 rolled out another one of the decade recaps called "I Love the New Millennium." while it wasn't as good as some of the others : "I Love the 80s", "I Love the 90s", I Love the 70s" it was entertaining. My main problem was that it was too soon to do another one of these and it's clear VH1 is milking the nostalgia train. And some of the blatant omissions such as this the arrest and release and arrest of Paris Hilton screamed to me that another one is on the way. I mean they hit some of the high/low points depending on how you viewed it. Razor scooters, Martha Stewart's arrest, "Brokeback Mountain," MySpace etc were all there. Somethings I forgot about and some things I never heard of. Overall, it's worth watching an episode or two but not the whole thing.

Now something worth watching is this show: "30 Days". Last week they had an episode where a woman who is against same-sex parenting stayed with a same-sex couple for 30 days and trust me when I tell you this woman had problems! See for yourself.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The new classics

This is why this show is the No. 1 New Classic in" Entertainment Weekly's" list. May Bart and crew live on forever. Video by

Normally, I hate lists. Sometimes they are fun, but usually someone doesn't agree with something and arguments ensue. But on this list, "Entertainment Weekly" got it right.

A sampling of their picks on the Top 100 New Classics.

No. 10 "Buffy The Vampire Slayer." It should have been higher IMHO.

No. 17 "The Office,"

No. 25. "Miami Vice" (yes, this is the full pilot)

No. 34 "24"

But the BIGGEST error was this show ranking sooo, sooo low.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

She's goofy and she's kooky, but I love her.

Oh Kathy, you've saved my Thursday nights from complete boredom. Photo by

Kathy Griffin will do anything for a laugh. After watching tonight's episode of "My Life on the D-List" it became more apparent. I stumbled on this show a few years ago and it's time for me to come out of the closet. I LOOOOVE Kathy . Her jokes are raw and not for the faint at heart but the thing I like about her, is that she's this kooky best friend who says the things you want to say.

She's hysterical.

See a sample for yourself right here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Do you remember "Mannix"?

Why didn't he ever give Peggy a ride? Photo from

When I was a little kid, I used to be really into the detective shows. My favorite hands down was this show. But another was "Mannix." He was a good guy. He was a smoking, drinking, man's man.

I loved that he was no nonsense and that he did whatever was necessary to solve a case. You can see for yourself because the DVD is out now. I got my hands on a copy and am sitting here enjoying this blast from the past.

Smoking on TV! Rotary phones! Pool halls! Skinny ties! A strong dollar! I'm telling you, there's worse ways you can spend an evening.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The worst sitcoms ever?

If you know who these folks are, then you probably remember the show.

The folks over at Pop Crunch have listed the worst sitcoms of all time and topping the list is "Small Wonder." Sadly, I used to LOVE this show. The premise: A scientist creates a real-life like robot and tries to pass her off as his real-life daughter. Of course hijinks and shenanigans were the center of the show which lasted four seasons.

Some of the choices I disagree with. "All American Girl?" Seriously? It wasn't that bad!

Monday, June 09, 2008

The Falling Man

Normally, I'd put a photo here, but after viewing the documentary, "The Falling Man", I'll link to it and let you decide if it's something you want to see. Photo by Richard Drew The Associated Press

Tonight, I was flipping through the channels and found this documentary "The Falling Man," on Investigation Discovery. The documentary was a recounting of the events of and surrounding 9/11. Earlier in the evening, the station aired "The Secret History of 9/11."

For some reason, I was compelled to watch and it re-opened the wounds of that day. I remember that my mother called me to wake me up to tell me about the attacks and I stumbled to the TV just in time to see the second plane hit. I remember going to work and feeling numb for the next few days.

Sitting here tonight, I reconnected to those feelings and hearing the stories of people who jumped to their deaths was just heartbreaking. It also reminded me of a promise I made to myself that day: Never, ever waste your life because you don't know what's going to happen.

I'm puzzled why the station decided to air this in June instead of in September but either way, I'm glad they did.