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24 Reruns, X-files, and Crank

Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: 24 Recap, Season 1

Jack Bauer: “The following takes place between 8am and 9am on the day of the California presidential primary.”

From Pictures

I can’t believe you guys are watching old episodes of 24. Doesn’t it ruin it knowing what’s going to happen already?” Ann asks of Frank, Billy, and Scott who are sitting on the couch riveted.

Nah, it’s still good stuff.” Scott says.

Really makes Jack look stupid knowing what’s going to happen though. It seems so obvious.” Frank observes.

I doubt you thought it was obvious the first time through.” Tabitha says.

No, but in the more current seasons of 24 it’s a lot easier to suspect.” Frank says.

That’s because we know their style now. I don’t think they’d ever pull a Nina over on us again.” Billy says.

Watching it over, they all but tell us who the bad guys are, and we still didn’t get it. This is why the first seasons were the best. Pure.” Scott says.

I can’t get into shows that are always killing main characters. I think it’s depressing.” Tabitha says.

Oh, It’s the best. You can watch the show for the action and plot without getting attached to the soap opera of the character interactions season after season.” Billy says.

But I like that stuff!” Tabitha says.

They keep Jack around at least.” Frank says.

They ‘kill’ Jack at least a couple of times don’t they?” Ann asks.

Yeah, but that’s one of the ruses you always see through. They can kill whoever they want besides that, but the show would never go on without Jack.” Billy says.

Like when Mulder and Scully were off the X-Files.” Ann says.

We never did see the new X-Files movie. Someone should probably Netflix that.” Frank says.

I’ve heard nothing about it. That must mean it was completely horrible.” Ann says.

Can’t hurt to find out.” Scott says.

From Pictures

Queue’d up. I bumped it to position one in front of Crank: High Voltage.” Tabitha says.

Aww! I want Crank..” Frank says.

You saw it in the theaters. You can wait. Not like Crank 3D is out soon anyway.” Ann says.

Fine, but I’m going to make fun of X-Files constantly if it sucks that badly.” Frank says.

As we all will.” Ann says.

September 24th, 2009 by Ann in 6th Floor, movie, review, tv
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Dollhouse

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Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: Watch Dollhouse

Dollhouse is Joss Whedon’s new drama/thriller staring Eliza Dushku. It’s an excellent show, as your esteemed critics below will tell you.

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I loved Buffy and Angel. I never did get to watch Firefly, but I’m really enjoying Dollhouse. It’s a fresh story every week with an interweaving of ongoing storyline and mystery. Quickly becoming my favorite show.

I love that it allows you to get a completely different show each week. One week you can have an Ocean’s 11 style robbery, the next a manhunt in the forest. It’s probably fun for Eliza and for Dichen Lachman, who is one of the other dolls. They get to play a different role each week.

In Whedon’s Dollhouse, the main characters are Actives, or Dolls, that have their memory erased after each mission. They’re hired out to buyers with a task in mind, and imprinted with the proper personality and skills needed to complete that task. The tasks always end up being more dangerous than the base price, so you often see them asking the client for more money. I like Topher, the genius that operates the technology and imprints, he seems like he easily could’ve been one of the genius villains in season 6 of Buffy. He has sort of a nerdy arrogance that’s entertaining.

I draw a lot of comparisons to La Femme Nikita actually. Of course, Nikita was a character with some attitude and rebellion and Echo, the main character in Dollhouse, only has the attitude she’s imprinted with. Although, there is a flashback scene where it implies she might have had some spunk prior to being ‘erased’, or whatever happened to her. As much as I like the show, It’s Whedon on Fox and I’m nervous. Not to mention they’re doing that remote-free television thing, where they have half the commercials. Can’t be helping advertising money for the show’s slot, and it isn’t the best slot anyway, which I hope Fox doesn’t take out on Dollhouse. Or Fringe, which is also doing the less commercials thing.

Eliza’s hot. That’s always a good start. The show is captivating, I’m enjoying the underlying story of Alpha and who and what he is. They’re definitely setting up an season-wide story arc, while still having individual episodes be entertaining in their own right. If you’re not watching, you’re missing out.

Thrilling! Spectactular! It’s as if I’ve been imprinted with the personality to like all of Joss Whedon’s work. The characters all have depth and history, which makes them feel real and the show well done. Whedon shows loyalty to actors he’s worked with before, such as Amy Acker who played Fred on Angel and obviously Eliza Dushku. It suggests that not only is Joss Whedon a genius, but he’s a good guy to work for too. Now if only Fox stays on board. I’m curious to see when these webisodes I’ve heard rumors of will start.

Grr….Argh…

March 9th, 2009 by Ann in tv
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TiVo Logjam: 24

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Today’s contributors are: Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: 24

24 Premier tonight. Two hours worth!”

And two hours worth tomorrow. That’s 1/6th the season already. Isn’t that crazy?”

I just caught up! Well almost..I need to watch that movie, Redemption.”

Go watch it now. Then we can watch the episodes tonight.”

But I..”

Go!” Frank picks up the remote and turns on the tv and goes to the TiVo menu.

Here, You’ve got three hours. More than enough time. Tabitha will bring your dinner into the living room.”

I will?”

Me too, while you’re at it. I meant to watch it last Sunday, but I forgot.” Scott says, joining Sara on the couch.

Oh, fine. Not like I don’t have better things to do.”

Do you?”

Truthfully..No. Sad life isn’t it?”

And while you’re in there Tab, could you..”

Bring you a beer? Sure, why not.”

Tabitha mutters ‘very healthy‘ under her breath and gets a beer

I’m surprised we have any left at the rate you guys drink them.”

January 15th, 2009 by Sara in Beer, tv
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Are You Going To Watch That?

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Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha

Subject: Tivo Logjam

Damn girls! This TIVO is jam packed! We need to watch some of this.”

I thought I’d been keeping up with it.”

I know I haven’t. I actually forgot most shows had even started.”

They had to have just started. I know It’s only been on episode of Grey’s Anatomy. We can’t be that far behind.”

We still have four episodes of Smallville from last season on here.”

Oh, I’m not going to watch those.”

I’m deleting them.”

I don’t think I finished watching Desperate Housewives last season did I?”

There are seven episodes on here.”

Wow, that’s pretty bad.”

What’s worse, is we still have the finale to Will and Grace on here. Can I delete that?”

No no! I want to watch that.”

It’s been years.”

I’ve been busy.”

New Private Practice tonight right?”

I don’t think you should be able to watch new episodes until you get rid of old ones.”

That’s what you said about Fringe.”

And Project: Runway.”

We have to overrule her on that…Once too much time passes Project: Runway isn’t quite the same. It’s really more of a current show.”

Do you know what time it’s actually on without consulting TIVO?”

It’s on tomorrow right? Or is it tonight?”

I know it’s on at eight.”

I’m deleting these last couple of episodes of the O.C. The last season sucked anyway.”

I feel like I started it, I should finish it though.”

Tell you what, I’ll download them for you. Or buy the DVD.”

Fine.”

October 1st, 2008 by Sara in 6th Floor, tv
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6th Floor Blog Reviews Lost

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Welcome to the 6th floor.

Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Billy and Scott.

Subject: 6th Floor Blog reviews: Lost Season 4

Warning: May contain, and most definitely will contain, Lost Season finale 4 spoilers and insanity.

So, I finally finished watching the newest season of Lost. Insanity!”

Only a month later. That’s not too bad.”

I don’t know how you guys can watch that show. It’s insane and you never know what’s going on.”

I know what’s going on..I’m just not sure why.”

Polar bears?”

They never adequately explained that.”

Well they had Sawyer and Kate locked in the bear cages at one point..so theoretically it’s an escapee..but how and why and what were they doing with it?”

And what’s with these Dharma Experiment dudes? What the hell were/are they investigating? Did they figure it out? Time travel?”

I hate how they just kill characters so easily on that show. I really liked Boone!”

Yeah. At least it seems pretty safe to like the ‘Oceanic Six’. Seems like they’re going to be around a while.”

When they first started talking about that, I was trying to figure out how they were going to have a show about the Island with six characters actually off the island.”

Yeah, well it looks like they’ll be going back or something. Although the Claire bit makes me think there will be some sort of warring factions again.”

Definitely. This show taking place in like four different times gets confusing, and it looks like they’re going to continue it.”

Two more season right? I think they’re going to almost leave this cliff hanger until the final season, and use next season to segue to that, as ridiculously evil a cliffhanger as that is.”

That show has no qualms about being horribly evil.”

And that’s why I no longer watch it. I decided the show title was how they decided to make their viewers feel.”

July 2nd, 2008 by Ann in 6th Floor, tv
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September

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Today’s contributors are: Ann, Sara, Tabitha, Frank, Billy and Scott.

Subject: The Best Month Between August and October

“Well, it’s September again. What do you guys like best about September? I’m just thrilled that I’ve stuck with the blog for six months now.”

“I like how the weather starts getting cooler, and my birthday’s in September.”

“When they change the subway advertisements for the month of September I get to find out what all the new tv shows are.”

“Apple cider. I love apples! Fall starts rolling around and it gets to be time to have a nice hot spiced apple cider.”

“September is crunch time for baseball, It’s a fun month with so much to watch.”

“I don’t know that it’s what I like best, but since I’ve always been a student I associate September with getting back to school and a normal routine. I never know what to do with myself in the summer, at least with school I have goals and deadlines to work with.”

September 3rd, 2007 by Ann in baseball, tv
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