Archive for March 2013

Team-Up Review: Freaks and Geeks, "Tricks and Treats"

Emma Fraser and I are back at This Was Television, talking about Freaks and Geeks in your internet. This week’s episode is the fabulous Halloween show where Bill dresses up as the Bionic Woman and Lindsay (spoiler alert) eggs her brother Sam. What Halloween shenanigans did you partake in as a small person? Did you... Read more »

Why the Facebook Equality Avatars Do Matter

Why the Facebook Equality Avatars Do Matter
I am not a joiner. I am a well-documented bitter old crone who hates doing what everyone else is doing. I detest meaningless symbolic gestures like, “Let’s all not buy gas on this day” or “Let’s force everyone running for election to wear flag pins or risk losing, thus rendering the point of wearing a... Read more »

The Walking Dead Recap - "This Sorrowful Life"

The Walking Dead Recap - "This Sorrowful Life"
Last night it finally hit me who the real MVP of this season of The Walking Dead has been. That person is Michonne. When you think back to Season 3, she has been a part of almost every big episode and moment, even if she uttered only a few words. She was there when the... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Call (***)

Movie Review: The Call (***)
THE CALL Genre: Thriller Rating: R Running Time: 96 mins. Premise: A 911 operator (Halle Berry), haunted by the death of one of her callers, must face her past when she takes the call of a girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown in the trunk of a car by the same killer. Behind-the-Scenes: Produced by... Read more »

How I Got Knocked Up During March Madness

How I Got Knocked Up During March Madness
I posted this back in March of 2011, and I’m reposting because Butler is back in the NCAA tournament, baby! In case you haven’t heard the tale… Unfortunately, this is not the story of some seedy hotel room in downtown Indianapolis after some of that magical shrimp cocktail from St. Elmo’s.  Far from it.  This... Read more »

The Walking Dead Recap - Prey

The Walking Dead Recap - Prey
I’m sure there were people who watched last night’s Walking Dead episode and thought, “Hey, that was a pretty damn fine hour of television.” Those would be the people who were watching The Walking Dead for the first time, who had no preconceived knowledge of Andrea or the Governor. Those of us who have seen... Read more »
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Movie Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (**1/2)

Movie Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (**1/2)
THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Genre: Comedy Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: Las Vegas magician duo Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton (Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi) find their increasingly outdated act, and tenuous friendship, threatened by a new, risk-taking performance artist named Steve Gray (Jim Carrey). Behind-the-Scenes: Screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley also wrote the... Read more »

Freaks and Geeks Chat: Beers and Weirs

Freaks and Geeks Chat: Beers and Weirs
Over at This Was Television, Emma Fraser (@frazbelina on the Twitters) and I are talking about Episode 2 of the beloved Freaks and Geeks (speaking of shows that should be Kickstarted). Did you ever throw a party when your parents were out of town? How did that work out for you? Enjoy this post? Click like... Read more »

Veronica Mars, and 10 Other Dormant Projects I'd Love to Kickstart

Veronica Mars, and 10 Other Dormant Projects I'd Love to Kickstart
The entertainment world was rocked today by one hell of a bombshell.  The beloved CW show, Veronica Mars, which prematurely ended its run after only 3 seasons, was brought back to life in a big way thanks to Kickstarter.com.  Creator Rob Thomas teamed with star Kristen Bell to start a campaign to fund a feature... Read more »
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17 Best Tweets That Happened While You Were Waiting for the New Pope

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>White smoke over the Vatican = New Pope. White smoke @<a href="https://twitter.com/carlsjr">carlsjr</a> = lunch hot off the charbroiler! <a href="https://twitter.com/search/%23EatLikeYouMeanIt">#EatLikeYouMeanIt</a></p>&mdash; Carl's Jr. (@CarlsJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/CarlsJr/status/311906954610089985">March 13, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Lot of things happened today. New Pope! Veronica Mars! Football stuff, I guess! Here are some fun tweets about these things…and more. (Also, no one needs to make any more pope as groundhog jokes. That train has sailed.)