Archive for April 2014

Game of Thrones recap: The Lion and the Rose

Game of Thrones recap: The Lion and the Rose
Sorry, friends. The Lion and the Rose in this Game of Thrones episode were not Jaime and Loras finally making your fanfic dreams come true. Nope, the Lion and the Rose referred to in the title were Joffrey and Margaery because…somebody’s getting married! Blah blah Purple Wedding blah blah. This episode was all about books. Here’s... Read more »

Scandal recap, Flesh and Blood

Scandal recap, Flesh and Blood
Tonight was the penultimate episode of Scandal, and it was all about family bonds — and a bag full of semen, basically. One thing I realized while watching tonight’s show is that Mellie and Eli are kindred spirits. Both of them were (or are) stuck in marriages in which their spouses are in love with... Read more »

Hosting the Late Show will ruin Stephen Colbert

Hosting the Late Show will ruin Stephen Colbert
In record time, CBS has hired Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert to host The Late Show in place of the departing David Letterman. My knee-jerk reaction is that I don’t like it. My negativity has nothing to do with (well, not everything to do with) the fact that the hiring is completely uncreative. It’s just... Read more »
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My Not-So-Secret Stint as a "Hair" Model: Part 1

My Not-So-Secret Stint as a "Hair" Model: Part 1
I’m about to be a hair model.  Don’t laugh.  Okay, go ahead and laugh.  It all began innocently enough a few weeks ago.  There I was at the Niles Family Fitness Center, lifting weights, which I seldom do – I’m more of a cardio guy, when a woman approached me.  I’d seen her at the... Read more »

Game of Thrones, Two Swords: Westerosi Winners and Losers

Game of Thrones, Two Swords: Westerosi Winners and Losers
Sunday night marked the premiere of Game of Thrones‘s fourth season, and we had a chance to meet up with all of our favorite buddies from Westeros and beyond. Some of them are doing better than others, naturally. Let’s see who had a good night and who, well, didn’t. Related Posts: Game of Thrones recap,... Read more »

Hammering Out...Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Hammering Out...Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  This week: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER. JOHN: Forgive me if what follows reads like a love letter to Marvel Studios.  There is no other production company in the game right now – okay, maybe Pixar... Read more »
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Game of Thrones recap: Two Swords

Game of Thrones recap: Two Swords
The Westerosi posse is back, thank goodness. This premiere of the fourth season of Game of Thrones was really more of a “let’s catch up with everybody” episode instead of a focused hour of television, but I’m okay with that. It has been a year since we’ve seen these people on our TV screens, and... Read more »

40 Bags in 40 Days: Freaky stuff you simply can't get rid of

40 Bags in 40 Days: Freaky stuff you simply can't get rid of
Today’s task was the kids’ closet. I had gone through their stuff fairly recently, so it wasn’t a huge job (except that I still need to figure out what to do with all my son’s kindergarten art projects that are sitting there in a pile on the floor — suggestions please!) I got rid of... Read more »

Movie Review: Noah

Movie Review: Noah
NOAH Genre: Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 139 mins. Premise: Noah (Russell Crowe) is tasked by God to to build an ark before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world, but can he protect his family and how far will his faith take him? Behind-the-Scenes: The film has courted its fair share of controversy leading up... Read more »
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The Art of TV Recapping or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Little Mistakes

I’ve been recapping TV shows since January of 2006. It all started with American Idol. I didn’t have kids. I didn’t have a job. All I had was time, time to watch each show twice, sometimes three times, time to sit there and write down (verbatim) every word that came out of Randy Jackson’s mouth.... Read more »