Archive for August, 2010

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TV Thoughts: Burn Notice – “Guilty as Charged”

August 27, 2010

After a twelve episode summer half-season, Burn Notice had its summer finale this week.  My thoughts about the finale and the season as a whole after the jump.

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Trailer Alert: The Walking Dead

August 25, 2010

Okay, this isn’t a trailer for a film.  Instead it is a trailer for a TV show that will be premiering on AMC on Halloween.  That’s right, the network that brought you Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Rubicon will now bring you an adaptation of a graphic novel about zombies.  That sounds so jarring at first, but I couldn’t think of a better place for The Walking Dead than on one of the most original and highly decorated basic cable channels.  I have not read the graphic novel that the series is based on nor am I a huge fan of the work of Frank Darabont.  I haven’t seen most of his filmography and I am not a big fan of The Shawshank Redemption since I think it is a pretty decent feel good movie, but it doesn’t really do anything for me.  But I will say this, the man is very meticulous about everything that he makes, making sure that all of the details and the little things have been taken care of and are all in place.  I like that kind of attention to detail from directors and I think that will serve a TV series like this very well.  I also like the idea of getting a 6 hour zombie “film” because you can enhance an intriguing premise a lot more when you have 6 hours to play with as opposed to the 2.5 hours of a film.  Long form storytelling seems to be something that the AMC development team is good at telling, so I have high hopes for this six episode mini-series.  And that final shot in the trailer is just chilling.

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TV Thoughts: Burn Notice – “Blind Spot”

August 20, 2010

The penultimate episode of this half season of Burn Notice set all the pieces in their proper place for the big summer finale coming next week.  More on Michael’s blind spot after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: Burn Notice – “Hard Time”

August 17, 2010

Garrett Dillahunt returned as Simon on the latest episode of Burn Notice and Michael went to prison.  Some thoughts about Michael enjoying prison food after the jump.

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TV Thoughts: Battlestar Galactica – Season 1

August 11, 2010

I spent 6 weeks at the beginning of this summer watching all of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica series and that experience kind of shaded everything that I have watched over the rest of this summer.  Since I know that several of my friends have watched and enjoyed this series, I wanted to offer up my thoughts about it by breaking it down into 6 separate posts about the different seasons (1, 2.0, 2.5, 3, 4.0, 4.5).  I’ll start with my thoughts about season 1 after the jump

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Post 100

August 10, 2010

I have reached, what I would describe as a pretty significant milestone here on this blog.  This post is post number 100 and it also marks the 7 month anniversary of my first post back on January 10th of this year.  Reaching such a milestone makes me look back at what I have done and look forward to what will happen in the future.  My thoughts after the jump and please let me know what you think because I could use the feedback.

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TV Thoughts: Burn Notice – “Center of the Storm”

August 6, 2010

Vaughn finally returned to Burn Notice in this week’s episode and mother nature took her course in Miami.  My thoughts about the hurricane after the jump.

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