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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted in how i met your mother, random, tv on September 23, 2008 by pgleason85

Well, as you all no doubt noticed if you’ve read this blog with any regularity (or even just for a week for that matter) I enjoy scripted television.  I really do.  And thankfully last night, a few of my favorites came back in all their original glory (sort of).

How I Met Your Mother returned, and picked up right where it left off.  Ted is engaged to Elliot Stella even though he doesn’t know what color eyes she has.  Dude, she’s blonde, your safe with blue on that one.  Also, she’s never seen Star Wars, which is actually a rather huge deal for some people (nope, not me, never tried to force feed Star Wars to a girlfriend…never happened)  And Barney loves Robin, but has to pretend to love bimbos because he’s Barney and stereotyped.  There, quick recap.  For more check out the Tuesday Morning HIMYM over at Midwestern’s Guide To NYC.

Now, I was really tired from working all weekend (and every weekend for the foreseeable future, damn you being broke!) so I was looking forward to watching Heroes and going to sleep at 10. But nooooo, Heroes has to have a two hour premier! Wonderful! So yeah, I hope Heroes can return back to form from the first season, rather than the dismal 2nd season.  Luckily, they made a step in the right direction by abandoning EVERY plotline from season 2 as if it didn’t happen. I thought the episode(s?) was (were?) strong and started enough conflict to last a whole season.  Here’s to hoping they don’t use quick fixes and new, deus ex machina style heroes, to move the plot forward.  But we’ll see. You want more on Heroes you say, well go to AV Club’s TV Club entry on Heroes.

So yeah, that’s what I did last night. Speaking of television, anyone watch the Emmy’s? What the shit was that? They were awful.  I mean, yay  30 Rock and all, but god, what the shit was that?  Specifically, what the hell was this?  I didn’t really watch much of the show actually, because I had to watch the Yankees say goodbye to Yankee Stadium in front of a crowd full of more man tears than the cancer support groups in Fight Club, but what I did see was absolutely terrible.  A smattering or reality show hosts here, Jeff Probst winning an emmy there, what is wrong with television! As someone who harbors a secret (not so secret) dream to win an emmy (without trying very hard to do so) the emmy’s being a suckfest kinda bums me out.  Hey, at least Alec Baldwin won.


Oh Yeah

Posted in drinking, fridays, how i met your mother, pabst blue ribbon, pbr, videos, wayne brady on June 6, 2008 by pgleason85

It’s friday!

You know what that means, it means i’m gonna go out and have a sane time. Wait, thats not right. I’m gonna have a crazy time. My little younger (he is most certainly no longer little) brother is coming to the city tonight. We have plans to go to the Belmont Stakes tomorrow, but hopefully the 90 degree heat will deter him from going and we can drink outdoors in a more enjoyable setting.

But we’ll deal with that tomorrow. Until then:

A Philisophical Question

Posted in 30 rock, how i met your mother, mtv, rambling on, random, rants, scrubs, the office on June 3, 2008 by pgleason85

If you could be on any reality show, which one would it be?

I was having this discussion with a friend last night while watching the mole. I feel somewhat hypocritical posing this question, as a formerly staunch opponent to all things reality TV related. However, the current state of TV has a great deal of quality scripted programming. High-intensity serialized dramas, smart and hilarious comedies with amazing casts (plus, i haven’t seen an ad for “According To Jim” in forever, which leads me to believe it might not be on), as well as great stuff on cable. There’s enough stuff on TV that I actually enjoy where I’ll put up with Vh1’s newest version of “C-Level Celebrity Spreads Syphilis” or whatever is on E! these days.

But aside from the aforementioned STD spreading specials, i think it might actually be kind of cool to be on a reality show. Kinda lame, but still cool in an “I am extremely vain and secretly want to be famous” kind of way. But I wondered which show I would want to be on.

I don’t have any skills that would lend themselves to a reality competition per say. I mean, there was that director show a few years ago, but I’m not good enough (plus I’m rusty as hell) to have any shot at something like that. I can’t cook to save my life so no cooking shows. I can’t sing, no idol. I fucking know I can’t dance (so does anyone who’s seen me try), I don’t have talent (at least not any that would impress Sharon Osbourne or The Hoff). I secretly (or not so secretly, depending on if i’ve actually told you this) wish I could be the Last Comic Standing, but despite how hilarious I come off in print on screen I am painfully unfunny in person. I just really miss the mark, a lot. So basically any contest that takes a skill would be out.

There are the “regular people doing ridiculous shit to try to win money at the end” shows. I fucking do not want to live in the wilderness for like 4 months, so no Survivor thank you very much. I DEFINITELY do not want to race around the entire damn world. The Mole would be cool, but I don’t pay close enough attention and I tend to be extremely gullible trust people so I would probably suck at it. If I am gonna be on one of these shows, I damn well want to stick around to get my full 15 minutes dammit! (side note: i love during reunion episodes when the first few people to get the boot just sit there the whole time.)

I think competition shows might not be my cup of tea. I guess I would have to be a show where I don’t get thrown off for being completely incompetent. If it was still on, I think Road Rules would have been an awesome show to be on. I mean, there was the whole travel thing, but it seemed fun. The shit they had to do was wild. And it would have probably been really cool to be on. Oh well.

Showing up on a few episodes of The Hills could be interesting, but thats a totally different story.

I feel like I am left with The Real World. For as ridiculous it has gotten since its original inception, it would still be absurdly fun to be on. I mean, you basically just act like an ass on television for a few months. I mean, they don’t even seem to have a “job” anymore. Its just going out and getting drunk. It seems like it could be really fun. It also seems like it could be fucking awful when I say something snarky and piss off a ‘roid head and take an elbow across the face. I mean, getting layed out on television would probably be extremely embarrassing. They would probably use it to promote the series and shit like that. I mean, it would literally be seen by every 15 year old in the country. That would suck. But it seems like the best option for me to be psuedo-famous. It’s not like I would have to travel far for it.

Anyone out there have a reality show they would sell their soul and dignity be on?

How I Met Your Mother Finale

Posted in drinking, how i met your mother on May 19, 2008 by pgleason85

I know I just got into this show, but I’m really excited for the finale tonight.  Maybe because last week was terrible.  Maybe because today was so terrible I need something to brighten my day.  Maybe it’s because there’s a live blog i can read along with while I watch.  Well I think I am ready.

what do you think?

Well Now I’m Fucked

Posted in how i met your mother, random on May 6, 2008 by pgleason85

Over the past week or so I’ve discussed my newest obsession, How I Met Your Mother (man, I am really insufferable when I get into something).  But a blog I happen to frequent now runs a “Tuesday Morning HIMYM” feature.  See, its not just me, the universe is steering my television watching habits.

The worst is that I’ve literally only watched this show a month.  I’ve mostly caught up with season 1 & 2 on DVD, but still.  I really can’t be that obsessed right?  I mean, it’s not at an Arrested Development level yet.

Did anyone else go out drinking for cinco de mayo? I fucking did.  Now I have a hangover and a brand new insecurity (I thought my jeans were fine dammit).  Actually that’s a lie.  I really don’t have a hangover.  I did, and I thought it was gonna linger.  It just kind of evaporated on the train in this morning though.  It could be that I had to stand on the train from Connecticut for an hour cause it was full.  Whatever, at least I finished my book.   Of course now I need a new one..SONOFABITCH!

I might as well update you on one of the first things I wrote about.  People still suck at riding in elevators.  I don’t even want to get into it.  Now I just listen to hardcore while riding down so people look at me funny.  Serves you right you fucks!

I still have to go back to Connecticut for one more night tonight.  I feel bad, but i really can’t take being home for more then two days.  I start to go absolutely insane and have to get out.  I think I made the right call moving out.

And from FilmDrunk, I want to point out the best lede to a movie review ever from the New York Post.

MADE of Honor” is something old, it’s something new, it’s something borrowed and it’s something that blows.

That is all.

In Advance Of Carpal Tunnel

Posted in how i met your mother, random, videos on May 5, 2008 by pgleason85

I barely spent anytime on the internet this weekend.   That was probably extremely healthy and I should definitely try to do that more often.

Of course, I did spend a lot of the weekend watching TV, so that probably undid some of that.

Thank God the Yanks finally had a good weekend.  Of course, The Mariners sorta suck, so I don’t know how excited I should get about this.

So I spent the weekend at my parents house. I don’t know if it’s just me, but being home zaps all my energy for the entire time I’m home.  I honestly develop a bad case of mono.  I sleep in all morning, I can’t get up off the couch, I just feel so damn zapped of all energy.  Is this just me reverting back to high school?  Is it suburbia draining me of all motivation to do anything? Do I miss the squeal of the cheap breaks on the bus outside my window?  I just don’t know.

Update on my current addiction: I still can’t get enough of How I Met Your Mother.  I have a serious problem when I get into a new TV show. I think i’m going to purposely wait a full season of a show before starting to watch just so I can gorge on DVD sets when they’re released.  Its so much better.  No commercials, so it just goes!  That’s actually my problem.  I put it on, and I simply can’t stop.  I just watch and watch and watch.  It’s never ending! SOMEBODY HELP ME!!!

You know its a bad day when the only recurring thought you have is trying to figure out what you are going to do for lunch.  I’m thinking of barbecue, or Chinese, or pizza, I don’t know.  I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

And because I’m hopelessly obsessed:

Would This Work?

Posted in how i met your mother, videos on April 29, 2008 by pgleason85

I mean, this can’t actually work, right?

My friend insists that it works, but i dunno.  It just seems like you would get the crazy eye followed by a cold shoulder. Unless the girl happens to watch How I Met Your Mother, then I just plain don’t see how it would work at all.

On a related note, i get way to into TV shows when I first start watching them.  If it wasn’t for DVD box sets/Comedy Central marathons I don’t know what I would have done for the last few years.