Posts Tagged With: television

Whitney Watches: Agent Carter 1.01 & 1.02

It’s been far too long, but I’m back with another vlog – and it’s about Marvel’s Agent Carter – the 7 part television event (that’s a fancy name for mini-series) focusing on Peggy Carter. Last night’s two hour premiere was made up of two episodes, and the above video are my mostly coherent thoughts. I promise that next week I’ll have it more together- the Whitney Watches videos aren’t recaps, they’re meant more to talk about characterization, possible arcs and all the fun references. But I was overwhelmed by the awesomeness. If you missed last night’s episodes and didn’t DVR…

More thoughts about Bloodlines.

I know, I already posted a vlog about Bloodlines, but that was very much my on the fly opinion. But having given it a chance to sit, and being able to discuss it with a few people… I have a few more things that bothered me about the episode- a backdoor pilot for “Supernatural: Bloodlines.” When the show was first announced, the list of the main characters was comprised of men. It wasn’t until much later that they started to announce female characters. Which was a bit of a relief. Since Supernatural is such a male heavy show already- I…

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January 9, 2013

Worshipping at the altar of tech.

Or, our new TV. Shortly before we moved into this house, my father in law bought a brand new top of the line LCD TV. We marveled at the clarity, and my TheBoy began wishing he had one. The day we moved into the house, he took his little brother to the store and came home with one for our bedroom (as well as a wall mount). Not kidding at all. We’re a big TV family. While I’ve gotten a little bit better, I was one of those people who would watch 2 hours of TV every single night, and…

December 15, 2011

Lazy Writing, H5O.

I watch Hawaii Five-O. It’s by no means a realistic show. But I sort of love that I can turn off my brain and watch some crazy TV show once a week. Let’s admit it- with the way the show was in the first season, there was no way that any case could have ever gone to trial. The second season started on a tense note. Steve was accused of murder, the team broken up. Kono lost her badge just as Steve was cleared and Hawaii Five-O was back in action. So while Kono brooded and was obviously doing undercover…

September 14, 2011

Torchwood : Miracle Day

As River Song would say, “Spoilers.” As in, this post will be full of them if you haven’t seen Torchwood Miracle Day. So… stop now, especially if you haven’t seen the finale. Last chance, I warn you! I liked it. The concept was solid, and I enjoyed the more adult yet very much Doctor Who vibe of Torchwood. The entire series felt a bit bloated. About writing, I’ve been told time and time again that you need to cut things back to the bare bones and then add in moments here and there to keep pacing up. Miracle Day felt…

May 25, 2010

Lost: The End

I remember ABC promoting JJ Abrams new show. About a plane crash on an island. It seemed like an odd premise, like a dramatic Gilligan’s Island or less scripted Survivor. But I watched it, and was hooked. Never once did my belief in the show falter. I played the ARGs, I watched the shows and mused about where it was all headed. I acknowledged that some seasons weren’t as interesting as the others (sorry Tailies, I really could have cared less about you, except that it meant we got Mr. Eko, Bernard and Libby). But all through it, there was…