Asta 2

Too Much TV, Too Little Time

Hmmmm, let's see if I remember everything I wanted to mention.


I have to admit I didn't like this ep as much as the pilot. danceswithwords mentioned it was too slap-sticky and she may be on to something. It did skew more towards wacky action than character interaction and development and I'm all about characters. One of my favorite moments was when Chuck, his family and Morgan showed up at Wienerlicious (Love the name. Yes, I can be twelve. ;p) as a way to say sorry and hang out and bond with Beth. It felt very much like an O.C. moment. I also enjoyed Casey chasing down the shoplifter. :)


Ten minutes in my brain was going, "Bored Now." If I hadn't jotted down a few things I don't know if I could recall anything from last night. I did, in fact, end up washing dishes during Peter's scenes. I like Peter, but his storyline right now is terrible. soundingsea brought up the atrocious Irish accents in her post. Let me mention the stereotypes. Do all Irish men need to be thieves and thugs and hang out in a pub? I should probably throw in stupid too. They are blaming Peter for the stolen ipods. So, let me see if I get this. He took them, hid them, then went back to the storage container, shirtless, and chained himself up. Yeah, that makes sense. ::rollseyes::

Hiro taking Kensei's place and the young lady falling for Hiro as Kensei - boy, I didn't see that coming! Kensei's 'death' I may have been taken in by if not for the fact I knew David Anders was signed as a series regular. Not sure how I feel about him pulling a Wolverine.

When the black ooze started coming out of Maya's eyes did anyone else think 'X-Files'? Still not carrying about her or her brother.

I did like that The Haitian is back and working with Bennet. I'm waiting for the heroes reunion to take place at the copy shop. :)

Mrs. Bennet is in the loop now. Yay! I really do adore the Bennet family. And it would seem instead of paintings giving us clues as to the dead hero walking, it's a series of eight drawings this year.

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Mr. Muggles stole the show for me. When Claire turned off the TV and he started yapping at her...hee! If the little guy can't participate in the shows anymore, he's going to watch! I also loved how when they ran outside, as Claire was looking in every directions but up, Mr. Muggles was trying to clue her in.

So, basically, if they did a spin off show featuring the Bennet's I could quit watching this and be happy. :)


I don't have much to say, but I really, really enjoyed this episode. I'm not sure I've ever thought of the show as being fun before, but I was feeling that way tonight. My favorite of the new recruits are...um, since we didn't get names and I can't recall all the numbers...6 or 9 (depending on which way he has his number next week), the sassy brunette, the plastic surgeon, and the older gentlemen. Ok, I know he won't be one of the new ducklings, but he's Sam Carter's father! Which you will get if you watch Stargate. The Mormon doctor didn't seem to have much personality and the other female doctor is too selfish and backstabbing and we already have Hosue for that. ;)

Most of House's reasoning in the episode, shockingly, made sense to me. From getting rid of 2, who didn't take any chances, to not ratting the patient out to NASA. She's been treated and, he's right, will probably be more on top of her health then any astronaut in the program. And while there were a lot of guesses before getting to the right diagnosis, I appreciated her not being treated for a bunch of stuff she ended up not having. How refreshing!

It didn't surprise me at all that House didn't notice Cameron for three weeks. Didn't they establish last week he wasn't leaving his office? And he wouldn't go anywhere near the ER unless he had to. I also thought they did a nice job in a brief period of time as to why she needs to be around. She's the only one who would have known that, yes, he didn't want to kill the patient's dream.

Nice glare from Chase. :) I'm a little surprised that Wilson revealed that Chase and Cameron are engaged. That makes no sense to me from what we saw of their relationship last season. If it is true and not another fib of Wilson's then I wonder if the writers were matching the characters relationship to their real life counterparts and it bit them in the ass.

Dancing with the Stars - Unless one of them breaks a leg, I'm not sure how Julianne and Helio can lose. I loved Apolo and he wasn't nearly as good as Helio in week 2.

Thanks to On Demand and Showtime making it available for nonpaying customers, I'm finally catching up on Dexter. I'm watching Ep 10 as I type this. I'm enjoying it, but I'm not feeling compelled to dissect it...er, no pun intended. A couple episodes back I predicted how the first season would end and what would happen to certain characters and having read a review of the second season premiere it would seem I was right in my assumptions.

I picked up the new Matchbox Twenty album today, but haven't listened to it yet since I've listened twice online recently. Best Buy is carrying a version with two live bonus tracks and I'm all for the bonuses.

OK, Flist, you are failing me! I've seen no links to con reports and I know I have Katee and Tahmoh fans here! I did manage to track down one and it seems as if they didn't talk much about BSG. Perhaps that accounts for the relative LJ silence. Here's the link to the report I found. One thing jumped out at me. Julie Caitlin Brown was there and she represents Katee *and* Tahmoh. I'm now terrified that she's going after all the BSG actors and Jamie will sign with her. Though, he seems pretty laid back about the con thing and I'm assuming leaves them up to his manager to organize. Someone with a better knowledge of these things can enlighten me, but what is the point of a con manager? It just seems like yet another person you are paying out money to and none of these guys are making BIG TV money.
Nice glare from Chase. :) I'm a little surprised that Wilson revealed that Chase and Cameron are engaged. That makes no sense to me from what we saw of their relationship last season. If it is true and not another fib of Wilson's then I wonder if the writers were matching the characters relationship to their real life counterparts and it bit them in the ass.

Wilson was faking him out! He was calling "Arizona" clearly knowing that Cam had been in town for three weeks. I am pretty sure they are not engaged, because he was trying to just push the point and mention that if he had been keeping in touch then he'd owe them a gift.
It's possible Wilson was faking him out, but I thought he mentioned to House after he learned the truth something about Cameron following Chase. I could be remembering that incorrectly though. Hopefully, we'll get some clarification next week because while I could see them still dating I find it hard to believe they would become engaged.
OK, Flist, you are failing me! I've seen no links to con reports and I know I have Katee and Tahmoh fans here! I did manage to track down one and it seems as if they didn't talk much about BSG. Perhaps that accounts for the relative LJ silence. Here's the link to the report I found. One thing jumped out at me. Julie Caitlin Brown was there and she represents Katee *and* Tahmoh.

Believe me I've been trying, but those Sacramento con goers whoever they are have been very tight-lipped! You see the more detailed report from encylops over at battlestar blog? (I linked to it from All about Tahmoh). Kate, who runs Katee's website, went so there's some hope for more photos and a report soon. But otherwise nada.

It seems like all the BSG stars already have con managers. I've heard Aaron Douglas and James Callis do too. So I'd be incredibly surprised if Jamie didn't too. If I work up the courage I may ask Tahmoh whether it's true about Julie Caitlin Brown as everyone seems to hate her...

As for Chuck, Auseillo says next week's ep is great, so don't give up? (Not that his opinion is worth a whole lot... but eh).

Loved House. Agree with you on the engaged thing. Seems to take the characters a bit far. I want annoying girl to be fired already. Like you say, she's trying to be House and failing. I predict the brunette (who was on the OC), 6/9 (wasn't he Kumar in some movie?) and annoying girl will make it. I'm most confident on the first two.
I forgot about Kate being at the con. She's sure to have something. And I'm glad to know my searching skills have not let me down and people just aren't posting. Bastards! ;)

I did take a look at your site Monday afternoon, but not since then. I'll remember to keep checking now. :)

If Jamie has a con manager, great, since it means Julie can't get to him. Btw, I would love it if you asked Tahmoh about her, but I can understand if you don't. Maybe she's very nice to her clients and just a bitch to everyone else.

I'm not giving up on Chuck. I do judge a series by it's pilot meaning if it's crap (hello Big Shots) I'm not watching again, but Chuck had a very entertaining pilot and I understand that shows need time to find themselves and for the casts to begin to clique. It's quite unusual for me to fall in love with a show right away. The exception might be House. Heck, even with BSG I wasn't feeling the possible love until 'Bastille Day'.

I keep wanting to say 6 of 9 like he's a Borg. ;) I think the brunette might make it because House found her attractive (she did seem smart as well) and she and Cameron vying for House's attention could be interesting (I think we can assume Chase and Cameron won't last).

I can't believe I'm saying this, but Mr. Muggles stole the show for me. When Claire turned off the TV and he started yapping at her...hee! If the little guy can't participate in the shows anymore, he's going to watch! I also loved how when they ran outside, as Claire was looking in every directions but up, Mr. Muggles was trying to clue her in.

So, basically, if they did a spin off show featuring the Bennet's I could quit watching this and be happy. :)


And so would I!

Be my guest. I just found a photo of him online and stuck it in the "Manage Userpics" area when you can let LJ make the icon.
When the black ooze started coming out of Maya's eyes did anyone else think 'X-Files'?

I believe my exact words were, "how X-Files is that?!?" ;)

I, too, have been a bit meh about most of the Heroes storylines these first two new episodes, though much of the meh is alleviated by the Bennett family love--who'd a thunk it! I'm also growing fond of the idea of Mohinder/Matt...

And re: JCB, in my somewhat slow progress through Babylon 5, I've quite grudgingly had to admit that I preferred her Na'Toth to that of the woman who replaced her. Maybe she should have stuck with acting?
Mohinder is annoying me a hell of a lot less now that he's with Matt, so to speak. ;) He also seems to have become less stupid and he's not being played by everyone he comes in contact with so YAY! to that.

Given what I've seen of JCB I wonder if her attitude may have caused her to be let go? Pure speculation on my part since I know nothing of went on with B5 when it was on the air.
I think Wilson was fabricating the whole engagement thing. After House finds out that both Cameron and Chase are back he says something about Cameron following Chase and Wilson says he actually thinks Chase followed Cameron. And the way he said it made it seem like Cameron had left Chase behind for the job. Hopefully, things will be made more clear in coming episodes.

I also really liked the House/Cameron interaction at the end of the episode. She can address him as a colleague now in a way she couldn't when she was a part of his team. I think it will make for an interesting dynamic.
OK, I got it mixed up. I thought Wilson reiterated that Cameron followed Chase, but I like your scenario. :)

The House/Cameron interaction was very good. She hasn't been the love sick puppy for awhile, but they really did feel more like equals in that scene. And if the do go with House/Cameron her not working for him will elevate some issues.
When the black ooze started coming out of Maya's eyes did anyone else think 'X-Files'?

Yes! I also noticed Jacob Carter on House. ;)

What happened at the very end of Heroes? My DVR cut off too soon. Claire ran outside, and then what? Was West floating above her or something?
We didn't see West floating just Mr. Muggles hopping up and down, barking, and looking up at the sky. There was some more voiceover after that, but you didn't miss anything important.
I think all of the Bartowski family interaction was the best part of this week's Chuck.

I also loved how when they ran outside, as Claire was looking in every directions but up, Mr. Muggles was trying to clue her in.

That was a really nice touch.
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One day I'm going to shock everyone by being in America when this stuff airs and not showing up three days late... But that day is not today! :p

Let me mention the stereotypes. Do all Irish men need to be thieves and thugs and hang out in a pub? I should probably throw in stupid too. They are blaming Peter for the stolen ipods. So, let me see if I get this. He took them, hid them, then went back to the storage container, shirtless, and chained himself up. Yeah, that makes sense. ::rollseyes::

ARGH! YES! The stupidity and stereotyping burns us, preciousss!

And also makes me feel guilty for last week wanting more stupidly faux-cosmopolitan international settings. Perhaps I ought to have said, I want more faux-cosmopolitan settings that in that I want international settings that turn that setting into a comic book world rather than just...being derivative and vaguely insulting.

When the black ooze started coming out of Maya's eyes did anyone else think 'X-Files'? Still not carrying about her or her brother.

YES! ME! I DID!

I did like that The Haitian is back and working with Bennet. I'm waiting for the heroes reunion to take place at the copy shop. :)

It should SO be the sekrit Heroes HQ!

So, basically, if they did a spin off show featuring the Bennet's I could quit watching this and be happy. :)

Only if it's the Bennets + the Haitian!

You know it occurs to me that I was going to disagree with you on this episode being boring because I really enjoyed it. But then I realised that despite that, I really don't feel compelled to write anything about it in my LJ so...perhaps you're righter than I want to admit.

I did love Mrs Bennet sticking up for herself and...well in the last episode it looked like she was desperately clinging to normality and trying to ignore the weird stuff that had gone on. It was really refreshing to see that no, that's not quite it. She can joke with Claire about her power even as she worries and she can insist that Mr Bennet tell her stuff. And then accept it and work towards helping rather than just shrieking about how it all has to stop as that sort of stock character is usually wont to do.

I don't have much to say, but I really, really enjoyed this episode. I'm not sure I've ever thought of the show as being fun before, but I was feeling that way tonight.

Me too! Thanks for introducing me to this show. I loved the increasing ludicrousy as they alternately got her drunk, took her running and gave her a boob job. Hilarious.

I'm not a big fan of the bitchy girl either; she's sort of 2-D at the moment and I just don't like her. But I'd love to see more of the older gentleman and 6/9 was interesting too. Though I actually liked the Mormon doctor. I'm...not religious, probably an atheist, at best an agnostic. But it was interesting to see a religious person portrayed as logical, rational, and also committed to his beliefs. Especially a religion so often portrayed as "weird" as Mormonism.

It didn't surprise me at all that House didn't notice Cameron for three weeks. Didn't they establish last week he wasn't leaving his office?

I absolutely agree.

I'm a little surprised that Wilson revealed that Chase and Cameron are engaged. That makes no sense to me from what we saw of their relationship last season.

I'm pretty sure that was part of Wilson playing House. She wasn't really living on the other side of the country either.

I'm finally catching up on Dexter. I'm watching Ep 10 as I type this. I'm enjoying it, but I'm not feeling compelled to dissect it...er, no pun intended.

HAHAHA! That's terrible, but funny. ;) I really like this show too - and again I was about to try and convince you of its awesomeness before realising that...I've never really written about it on my blog either. Eh well...
Only if it's the Bennets + the Haitian!

He can join the spin-off too. And the Petrelli's can make guest appearances as long as Nathan shaves.

But then I realised that despite that, I really don't feel compelled to write anything about it in my LJ so...perhaps you're righter than I want to admit.

Oh, you can admit it. ;)

And then accept it and work towards helping rather than just shrieking about how it all has to stop as that sort of stock character is usually wont to do.

It was rather refreshing to not have her choose to live in the land of denial. She also provides a nice contrast to Matt's wife who apparently couldn't deal with who/what he is.

Thanks for introducing me to this show. I loved the increasing ludicrousy as they alternately got her drunk, took her running and gave her a boob job. Hilarious.

You're welcome and glad you are enjoying it. :) I will admit Season 3 was a bit rocky, but, so far, I'm loving this season.

But it was interesting to see a religious person portrayed as logical, rational, and also committed to his beliefs. Especially a religion so often portrayed as "weird" as Mormonism.

I agree. I don't think my problems are with the character as written, I just found the actor lacking. He didn't hold my attention at all when he was on screen.

I really like this show too - and again I was about to try and convince you of its awesomeness before realising that...I've never really written about it on my blog either. Eh well...

Hee! Yeah, I might have tuned in sooner if you had talked about it at all. :p I have the season finale to watch tonight and then I can get to downloading. I have to say I didn't care for the sister much in the early episodes, but now I really feel for her.