Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Seasons Ending..

Well I've finally caught up with the Tivo, watched all the season finales so far and now I'm left with the decisions of which shows to continue watching and which ones to get rid of. I guess I'll start with Dollhouse only because I've been scanning the web and I've seen that they've renewed it for another season. Just let me point out how on the fence I am about this show is that I never even really DVR'd the show. I would just watch it at work on Hulu.

So I was never into Joss Whedon shows. I never dug Buffy or Angel, though I do love me some Firefly and I thought Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog was genius so to be honest I didn't even realize this was Joss Whedon show until I saw the credits. I basically started watching it because Eliza Dushku was in it and she's number 3 on the stalk list. If you haven't watch the finale you can stop reading here. While throughout the show I was like it's ok, it never really knocked my socks off. It is very interesting concept though. Tailor made companions, all you have to do is pay a lot of money, tell them what you want and boom you got a hot woman who loves to play video games and laser tag. So the main bad guy is a guy named Alpha who one of the original dolls, who you find out is actually a criminal that they used to trial the program. So long story short, he loses it, kills a bunch of people and is the bad guy behind the scenes. In the season finale you find out he's Wash from Firefly. Now as an actor I like this guy. His character in Firefly was awesome and my favorite. As Alpha, a bad ass killer/computer hacker/schizophrenic, I'm not so sure of. Still undecided if I'm going to continue watching this show, though now that Alan Tudyk is a character, I'm leaning towards continuing though I doubt I'm going to DVR it, I'll just continue to watch it on Hulu as time permits.

Now I come to Supernatural. Season 4 done and I've got to say it's really gotten me excited about the show again. Season 3 wasn't bad but it definately lost me a little. With the bringing in of Angels, flawed some of them, was a great idea. Now what I really love about the angels being brought in is that they got some kind of coup going on. What they're shooting for I can't guess but I'm sure we'll learn more in season 5 since you find out that the upper echelon angels are actually helping the bad guys release Lucifer from Hell. My guess though, is maybe the delusional Archangels think that if they defeat Lucifer that Heaven will come to Earth and bring them closer to God since a couple of times they mentioned that they can't believe humans are God's favorite. Who knows, but I am excited to see what comes next and next season is 5 so syndication here they come. So I'm hoping for a big season if the rumors are true that it will be the last season. My favorite character of the last season is the prophet Chuck. Chuck in the show has been writing comics about the Winchester boys and they find one and figure the guys must be some kind of psychic. When they confront him they find out from the angels that he's one of God's prophets Charles. Still makes me grin when I think about a comic book writer being a prophet.

While there are other shows that I do love I'm just going to finish up with Chuck since we were just talking about the Prophet Chuck. Love this show and I'm glad it was picked up for a 3rd season. I love the fact that Scott Bakula gets to be the father, is the creator of the Intersect and is a spy. So after months of trying to find the guy who created the Intesect, you find out it's his dad that created it and turns out to be a spy. Chuck finally get the Intersect outta his head with the help of his dad only to get it put back in but upgraded to be more bad assed as at the end of the season finale, Chuck lays down the whoop ass on 6 rogue agents and ends with him saying "I know kung fu!" Great cliffhanger. While NBC only renewed just for 13 episode I hope they'll see the light and order the other half to make it a full season. Just really bother me that there can be 37 seasons of Shit Survivor, but a decent show that cares about the storytelling and just doesn't ride the comedy along barely makes it along. Let me just say that that Sarah Lancaster is pretty hot and might just make the top 10 on my stalk list.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Time does not stand still...

Well I've been waiting a bit before commenting on some of the movies that have come out in the past month. Let me start with the new Star Trek movie. I'll go on record and say that I did like it. Enough that I went and saw it on IMAX for a second viewing. I see the points where they tried to stay canon. Capt. Pike showing up was nice and seeing Kirk as kind of a punk before stepping up to be a man was kinda cool. There are only two things in this movie that are negatives. The first one is not that big and can be directly related to the second. First off I'm not sure how I feel about Spock and Uhura knocking boots. I find it weird, but doesn't take too much away from the movie for me. Second, is there ever gonna be a Star Trek movie that doesn't involve the friggin' Time/Space continuum? Couldn't we have a Star Trek movie without someone from the future coming back to the past. Hell Spock alone should have 25,000 frequent Time/Space Continuum flyer miles enough to last the next 2 movies. Again I'll say it didn't really ruin the movie for me, but I'm just saying.

Second movie I would like to talk about is Wolverine: Origins. Now I'm not the biggest Wolverine fan, in fact my favorite X-Man is Cyclops, not the whiny Cyclops from the movie but the solid leader from the comic books. Still I went because it is a comic book movie and I like to see how these pan out. Hell I even rented the most horrible Capt. America movie on VHS tape no less. As expected Wolverine kicks the shit outta everything. I did like that Ryan Reynolds was Deadpool though I didn't like the movie adaptation of Doomsday. I personally would've liked to see Ryan let loose before becoming Deadpool, though I've read he's coming back to reprise the role in his own movie. If they let him be Van Wilder with bad ass sword moves I think it'll be a great movie. Liev played a great Sabretooth, much better than that mook they had in the first X-Men movie. Going back to Deadpool the only thing I didn't like was that he had Cyclops' eye blasts and the extending swords from his hands. The thing I love about Deadpool is he's a sarcastic bad ass, so let him be one! (edited because of sleepy and stupidity.)

Now to sports....Denver-Lakers....this is turning up to be a great series. Holy crap. I thought Barkley might've lost his mind but Denver is here to play and this time they didn't screw up. I know a lot of people are placing the laurel on Kobe but Carmello is playing and cancelling out the Kobe factor and it seems to me that the Lakers bench is not stepping up, but not as bad as the Cavs bench. LeBron rocks 40+ points and they still lose? That third half was re-cock-u-lous! You might as well had LeBron out there by himself with 4 dead bodies as much as his teammates were moving around. In my opinion all that did was make the bench cold so when LeBron shuffled a pass to them and they took a shot, they missed. Turrible, just turrible.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It was a good game...

Well what can I say....as soon as Phil Jackson gets 10 championship rings I can stop rooting for the Lakers. In all honesty, Denver had that game in the bag. They dominated almost all 4 quarters and then they unraveled. Carmello pushed Kobe around like a little girl but it was nice to watch the physical game between the two. Denver was right in it till the inbound steal by the Lakers that shut the door on the Nuggets.

Now my latest heartbreak. The Blackhawks. Boo. Though I really really really want the Hawks to win, they're a young team, and the Red Wings are the reigning champs. This second meeting was a great game. Lost by one in OT. I'll give Detroit they're props. If any sports team in Detroit is consistant, it's the Red Wings. Still I'd have rather had the Hawks play Anaheim with home field advantage.

So we've been playing the Arkham Horror campaign that Fantasy Flight has put out. It's the second campaign they put out. For those of you who don't know about the campaign, it's a storyline that makes you use certain aspects and expansions of the Arkham Horror series. I'm really digging it and my gaming group is enjoying it also. When we're finally done with the story line maybe I'll post our results in story form. Maybe.

Coming back with a bang?

Well, just a quick note since I'm really not sure where I'm going with this. Many moons ago I had a website up about games, both video and board. Covering almost everything from Formula DE to Warhammer 40K and everything in between. That being said I think I'm going to be heading in that direction again but I think I'm going to add my love of comics and sports to this version of Geeks With Attitude. Let's keep our fingers crossed.