Monday, October 08, 2007

The Non-Conformist Cult Radio Show 11/23/01

Once again I’m sorry that I haven’t updated this little bit of mental masturbation in a good long while. I had the chance on Saturday, but I didn’t. And I had the chance on Sunday to update, but I didn’t. I just couldn’t get with the program.

For most of Saturday, I could have written something… But I just didn’t feel like it. Then on Sunday I kept saying to myself, “Ah, screw it!”

It feels like I’ve been on a treadmill of activity here as of late. Just when I think things will slow down… Another big pile of busy-ness get dumped on top of me. And for the first time over the weekend, I got to sit a spell and catch my breath.

--I did something for the first time last night… I watched an episode of Heroes on

I’ve tried to keep up with it the best that I can, but I somehow missed last week’s episode. I even missed the replay on Saturday night. I must have set my timer wrong because when I settled in to watch the tape, it was a couple of episodes of The Office on there instead.

Will someone please tell me why the show is considered a comedy? I just don’t see it.

So last night I ventured over to NBC’s website and decided to give it a go. I have tried watching other shows online last year, but I just couldn’t stand watching 30 seconds… It would freeze up for 2 seconds… Watch another 30 seconds… Repeat process until done.

I watched that episode with only one freeze-up. And that split second freeze-up was no big deal! I may even try to get started on Life because I’ve heard good things about it.

The only new shows that I’ve watched this season are Chuck, Reaper, and Pushing Up Daisies.

I liked Chuck from jump street. I can identify with geeks because a lot of my friends fit into that category. And if you believe in the “birds of a feather” philosophy… You can make up your own mind about me.

That’s also the same kind of feeling I get with Reaper.

Chuck is about a computer geek that accidentally downloads a bunch of government secrets into his brain. I missed the second episode (gotta catch that on, so that’s about all I know about it. Other than the title character now works for the government in secret.

Reaper has that kid from The Loop in it. So there were bonus points before it even stepped up to the plate.

His parents sold his soul to the Devil (Ray Wise from Twin Peaks: added bonus points) who has recruited him to recapture escaped souls from hell.

I know the show is good because I keep watching it. But I don’t think it’s as funny as most of my friends believe it is. I haven’t laughed once during the show. Am I crazy?

Now… Pushing Up Daisies is AWESOME!

I missed the first airing and when I had dinner with Christine and Gwyneth the other night, she convinced me to come over and watch it on her DVR.

Pushing Up Daisies has the same type of surrealism that made Edward Scissorhands so great. It’s built like a fantasy around a guy who has a special gift for bringing the dead back to life. If he touches them a second time, they die again. He has one minute to let them die again or someone else in the vicinity has to take their place.

A private investigator catches him using his talent and figures out money can be made by claiming awards on finding out who killed or what killed folks. He brings them back to life, asks who kills them, and returns them to eternal rest.

It’s a dark little show that is very cute and darling. I highly recommend it.

--I’m now watching season one of Dead Like Me from Netflix. Just from the pilot episode, I must say that I’m digging it.

Why is everyone putting out “death” shows these days?


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1 comment:

  1. I love The Office. We finished up watching Season 3, Disc 2 last night.