Posts Tagged ‘spartacus’

It’s the 4th of July weekend and I intend to do as little as humanly possible because it is hotter than Hades.  That being said my plans for the weekend:

  • Only eat meat on the bone
  • Read ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’ in air-conditioned cafes around the city
  • Sleep late
  • Drink my body weight in iced coffee and tea
  • Finish watching ‘Leverage’ season one on Netflix Instant and then move onto ‘Spartacus’
  • Watch the two Netflix DVDs that have been gathering dust all week: Wall Street and Chaplin
  • Take photos and actually put them up on Flickr
  • Catch-up on my personal emails
  • Work on my manumission budget
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The Good

  • Returning favorites: Chuck, Burn Notice & Psych. I loved the last 3 episodes of Chuck, though could do with more Casey (though not sure why a Col. is still  in the field that would have never happened in The Unit or in Bands of Brother). Clever handling of Intersect 2.0 so we get an upgraded but flawed Chuck but still waiting to see how they work in Subway.
  • Fresh blood: Human Target, Caprica, Pacific & Spartacus. I was impressed by the Caprica pilot; it has big shoes to fill after BSG but with the strong cast and writing I think it could turn into a worthy prequel.
  • I stopped watching 24 a couple of seasons ago as it just got too tired and predicable but am tempted to tune in this weekend as Jack will be tearing up NYC and Starbuck will be working CTU. Perhaps she can teach Jack about air-locking since water boarding is so 2009

The not-so-good

  • I quite like White Collar but I thought we’d find out more about the grafting side of cons and each episode leaves me a little disappointed
  • NBC has managed to create a hit drama with the fallout over late night chat show spots. Surely the simplest way to solve it would be create a new Law & Order franchise to run in the 10pm slot with all 3 late night talk show hosts.  Leno and Fallon can make up the experience-rookie cop partnership, and Conan can be the sharp tongued DA that we all prefer. That would leave Sam Waterson free to take over the Tonight Show