Came across this trailer and decided to give it a try. Lets hope this isn’t just pretty pictures devoid of substance. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a really good anime series.

Posted in Television at April 17th, 2010.

With books, video games and random side projects I’ve been able to avoid the siren song of television for many years. That was until a year ago when someone told me about Nip/Tuck. Now I seem to be hooked on cable television show like Band of Brothers, The Wire, Spartacus, Dexter, True Blood, Californication and Mad Men .

My newest addiction, Rescue Me, focuses on the professional and personal lives of a group of New York City firefighters in the fictional Ladder 62 / Engine 99 firehouse.

The show mainly follows veteran firefighter Tommy Gavin, an ill-tempered alcoholic who is haunted by visions of his cousin and best friend, who died on September 11, 2001.

Posted in Television at April 6th, 2010.

What better way to spend Easter Sunday than grilling meat on the BBQ and watching Christ’s murder’s in action. What?!

Let me explain, earlier in the week a friend mentioned he was watching Spartacus: Blood and Sand. A new television series about the Republic’s most infamous rebel, Spartacus.

Impressions
The first few episodes are so corny it hurts. With computer generated blood, bad dialogue and obscene amounts of nudity this series would probably turn off most audiences. But, somehow it grew on me and became this guilty pleasure I relished.

Posted in General, Television at April 4th, 2010.

I’ve begun watching reruns of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on Netflix and realized I have a deep respect and fondness for cynical New Yorkers. From my This explains my love for the main character in Californication, Hank Moody.

About Anthony Bourdain
Bourdain gained immediate popularity from his 2000 New York Times bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly. The book is a witty and rambunctious expos√© of the hidden and darker side of the culinary world, and is a memoir of Bourdain’s professional life as well.

Bourdain subsequently wrote two more New York Times bestselling nonfiction books: A Cook’s Tour (2001), an exotic account of his food and travel exploits across the world, written in conjunction with his first television series; and The Nasty Bits (2006), another collection of exotic, provocative, and humorous anecdotes and essays mainly centered around food. — Wikipedia

Posted in Food, Television at January 30th, 2010.

Out doing season 2 was going to be tough but if the first few episodes were any indication of the quality they just might pull it off. Not a big fan of Jimmy Smitts I have to admit he is putting on a clinic,making the rest of the cast look like amatuers.

Posted in Television at January 23rd, 2010.

A tiny but disillusioned by the lame story arc of season one I’ve decided to keep watching. According to my friends season 2 is arguably the best of the bunch and worth my time.

Posted in Television at January 5th, 2010.

Spent New Years Eve at my parents watching Dexter season 01. So far I find The character of Dexter fascinating but the plot silly and typical of bad soap opera television. His brother, really?!

I was glad I didnt go out this New Years. If my commute home was any indication of the night life, it was amateur night. The walk home was quite with an occasional drunk puking up his over priced New Years Eve drinks in the gutter and himself.

Posted in General, Television at December 31st, 2009.

Twenty two minutes of uninterrupted hilarious morsels of brainless entertainment is the best way to describe 30 Rock. Perfect for those moments you want to be entertained but don’t have two hours to spend on a movie.

Posted in Television at December 28th, 2009.

Based on a friends recommendation I spent all day watching 30 Rock streamed via Netflix to my Xbox 360 (pure bliss). My favorite gag on the show is Spooky Bar Mitzvah.

Posted in Television at December 26th, 2009.

Along with my appreciation for all things horror related I hold a fondness for vampires.  True Blood is that rare case of vampire entertainment (books, film, television) that gets everything right.

Now where can I get some of that True Blood beverage?

Posted in Television at October 25th, 2009.