I’ll see your OMG! and raise you a ZOMG!

“OMG! Gawker Q&A with Joss Whedon!”:http://gawker.com/tag/interview/?i=5024570&t=omg-gawker-qa-with-joss-whedon

Oh, and either “Marti Noxon”:http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0637497/ has changed her name to Marni Nixon or Gawker needs a fact checker/more skillful transcriber. See, her name is easy to remember if you’re a _real_ Buffy fan, because you HATE HER.

television, the fast view.

ANTM: At this point, i have to root for Whitney to win. It doesn’t hurt that she’s the only one of the three remaining who I don’t find to be incredibly annoying.

NUMB3RS: This show is just getting weaker and weaker. It’s sad; it used to be so good.

WNTW: It’s so obvious that the network decided the show needed to “have a heart” and be less catty. It’s a little strained.

Bones: Still love it. During Buffy and Angel I just didn’t get David Boreanz as being a hottie and a good actor. Now I get it. He is a good actor, as it turns out, and the show remains strong.

Reaper: Surprisingly, I love this show. It completely does not suck.

Heroes, Season 2 — too bad.

Dear large stupid television network,

if you’re going to yank Heroes from iTunes, only provide downloads of the current season to Windoze/IE users, and also not rerun the current season during the writer’s strike (just give the writers a reasonable royalty already, OKAY?), then _you realize you’re shooting yourself in the foot, right??_ Heroes is so intensely plot-driven that I’m really loathe to start watching season 2 in the middle, if and when it ever starts airing again after the strike.

It’s 2007 and there’s no reason it should be this difficult for me to catch up on the current season of a major network TV show.



house hunters drinking game

* if suzanne whang announces both the city and state, and it’s the state you live in, take a drink

* if one of the house hunters is pregnant, take a drink. take two if she’s further along than seven months.

* every time someone describes a room, closet, or back yard as “a little small”, and it’s bigger than yours, take a drink.

* every time someone says, “it needs work” or “i’ll have to update it”, and the room in question is similar to or better than yours, take a drink

* take a drink every time someone says, “ooh, GRANITE!”

* take a drink every time someone complains that the appliances aren’t stainless

* take a drink every time someone complains about the color of a room

* take a drink every time a realtor says that something is “easy to change”

* take two drinks if it’s not actually that easy to change (like installing a hardwood floor)

* take a drink when suzanne whang says, “the house was theirs!”

what else?


throttle.gif Ah yes, it has finally happened. Except the way it’s happening is kind of… weird.

I’d heard of the infamous Netflix throttle– it made the news. If you go through a lot of movies in a month, you’ll have far more new releases marked “Very Long Wait” than you did when you were a new user. If you turn your movies in too quickly, the turnaround time starts slowing down.

Over the winter break, I decided to embark on a a Star Trek: Voyager marathon. With seven complete seasons to the show, that’s a lot of hours of tv to watch. I was dismayed to find that my favorite local video store did not have Voyager. Neither does the iTunes music store. And the discs are wildly over-priced (which might explain why the video store doesn’t carry it).

So I turned to Netflix. I loaded my queue with all of the Voyager discs, in order, at the top of the line. I even increased my subscription so I could work through them faster.

This worked great for about a month. Now the turnaround time has slowed down– not a surprise, I guess. But what’s weirding me out is that they keep sending me movies in my queue that are _not_ Voyager. As far as I can tell, they’re going to the movies that are placed right after Voyager, and sending those in order. I’ve got four of these non-Voyager discs in my posession right now, and I’m betting I’ll have a fifth before long.

Obviously, increasing my subscription to five at a time has backfired completely; it just put me on the throttle list that much faster. So i’ll be bumping my subscription back down.

You know, if they want to limit the number of movies I get a month, yes, I wish they’d be more honest about it. I get that they need to make money to stay in business. Why not let me throw scads of money at them for a month or two if I want to rent 24 disc in 30 days? It would still be cheaper than my one other option, buying Voyager.

But it’s absolutely infuriating that they’re sending me movies, just not the ones I’ve said I want. It’s so… lame. What the hell are they accomplishing by doing this? I guess it’s some weird almost passive-agressive way of _sending me a message._ C’mon guys.

So, I dunno what I’m going to do. I might remove everything but Voyager from my queue. I can save a record of it and reproduce it if I want to later. If I had a second mailing address, I could open a completely separate Netflix account and they’d be none the wiser. I could experiment with dividing my queue into two different queues.

Or check with other video stores..

Or decide to stop watching so much tv…

the best tv shows ever, according to me

An attempt at ordering has been made.

# Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Best. Show. Ever.

# Twin Peaks

# Sandbaggers

# The Simpsons

# Dead Like Me

# Sex and the City

# Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.

*Runners Up:*

(Those what find themselves in this category should take heart. You’re in good company.)

* Battlestar Galactica (the new version)

* Angel

* The Prisoner

* MI-5

* Ultraviolet (yes, it was a tv show)

* The L Word

* Queer as Folk

* Lost

* The X-Files

* Alias

* Jeeves and Wooster

* Monarch of the Glen

* Second Sight

ps, comments will work on this and future entries.