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  • I've been watching the very enjoyable documentary series, "Movies That Shook the World" on AMC. Each week they focus on a movie that changed something about our world view or about pop culture. Very enjoyable for me as I've learned all sorts of things about movie controversies that I did not know. The China Syndrome practically destroyed the nuclear power movement single handedly. Along with that real nuclear accident. Whatev. I did not know that!

    I've also been watching the single greatest show ev! It's called "Most Haunted" and it's a UK show that they are airing on Friday nights on The Travel Channel. It's HYSTERICAL! A team of ghost hunters spend 24 hours at a real "haunted" castle/estate and sit around with the Paris Hilton porn-camera and jump every time they hear wind whip through the masonry cracks. They have the single greatest psychic ever! He's stylish and sort of gay (or maybe just European) and even though they claim he has no prior knowledge of the place or its history he can literally name names. My favorite moment came in last night's episode when Derek the psychic's spirit guide "Sam" tells him a name and Derek goes on to explain that he doesn't know how to pronounce the name but he'll say it anyway! As if Sam had suddenly taken to writing names down instead of speaking to Derek. I know Sam speaks to Derek because Derek is always asking Sam to repeat himself, asking, "What's that, Sam? What did you say?"

    It's truly wonderful TV!
    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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    • I love Most Haunted so much! It's the best show ever because nothing ever happens, yet I am still entertained. I saw one episode where the sound of some metal drums rolling around was a major plot for about 10 minutes! That psychic and his spirit guide are hilarious. I want them to get their own spin-off.

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      • The episode last night had the most exciting plot so far -- they all sat around a table and it started vibrating and even shifted a couple of inches! It was fab!

        But the show is better when nothing happens because the host chick starts getting so desperate for something to happen that she gets a little hysterical and makes stuff up. I LOVE it.
        Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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        • Oh, I so agree.

          In the one I saw, a wardrobe started rocking and almost fell over! And you know they replayed that shit about 10 times. Half of them in slow motion.

          And then the host got sent off somewhere by herself, proceeded to freak out, and had to be taken out of the building crying. It was awesome!
          Last edited by jennk; 12-25-2005, 10:15 PM.

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          • Lately I've been looking forward to watching two shows above all others and it's a wierd combo. The first is Scrubs. I think I'm in love with Dr. Perry Cox. He's just such an angry athiest that is always right about everything! *sigh* He's weirdly dreamy!

            I also love J.D. & Turk.

            I'm becoming old enough that 30 minute "cute" shows are all I have, I guess. Except -- I also lovelovelovelovelove The Boondocks. The Boondocks is by far the edgiest show on TV. Huey & Riley Freeman make Dave Chappelle seem like a pussy when it comes to racial commentary and liberal use of the "n" word! I watch it with one hand on the remote (so I can pause or rewind, as needed) and the other hand over my mouth because it's not polite to sit in your living room with your mouth agape. I was like that for most of last week's episode that wonders what would have happened if MLK had never died but only slipped into a coma and re-awakened in the new milleniun. MLK wakes up and suggests that Christians turn the other cheek after 9/11! And a Tucker Carlson-esque persona screams at MLK to declare his love for America!

            Perhaps I love it so much because I relate to Huey. I've always felt a strong kinship with the black power movement (and the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s in general) and, in the first episode, when Huey declares that Jesus is black, Ronald Reagan is the devil, and the government is lying about 9/11? I feel that shit.
            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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            • I watched Logo for the first time this weekend. They're doing Wonderfalls reruns! I didn't quite watch all of Wonderfalls when it was on. What's so gay about it?

              Any who, I think Young Americans would be PERFECT for this channel. Don't you?

              <-- runs to see if there's an online petition
              It's all about me and my precious.

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              • We don't have that yet!

                I could see Jaye being kind of a gay boy fave. And the boy on that show was hawt!
                Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                • Also, Jaye's sister is a lesbian.

                  It seems to be on Logo all the time for a show that had so few episodes. Whenever I'm looking for something to watch, they're showing it.

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                  • I have just watched an episode of Picket Fences. No idea what one it was, but the coroner dude blamed Aliens on some Jewish guy's demise. He got fired for his trouble. The coroner dude - not the Jewish guy, since what with the being dead and all, he didn't have much use for a job.

                    I thought of Foxy all the way through. What is it about that show that she loves?

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                    • I watched part of Skating with Celebrities. It was interesting - mostly I was surprised that with all the competitions he's been in that Lloyd didn't realize that his team won. hee
                      Damn Kurt Browning is a small guy - Debbie is taller than him and he had to lift her a couple times.

                      I never liked Picket Fences much - actually, I find most of David Kelly's stuff too forced quirky. Never liked Northern Exposure either.

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                      • I loved NE, but never had any use for PF. They both remind me of college though, so there's a certain nostalgia factor.

                        So I have decided something momentous in regards to my tv watching . . . I've been traveling for a few weeks, and once I was reunited with my Tivo, I realized that it seemed like some shows were more of a chore to try and catch up with than others. So, I decided to drop anything that felt like a "chore". I'm no longer going to watch The O.C., OTH, Medium, Everybody Hates Chris any reality show at all, and Lost. That last was a really tough call, but I'm just not loving it anymore. I feel cleansed! Bring on the mid season replacements!

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                        • I pruned my schedule, too! I think it was the long hiatus that most shows went on over the holidays that started my apathy, but I haven't watched OTH since it came back and I've just decided to keep it that way. I think I was only tuning in for the hilarity of seeing Chad and Sophia hook back up on screen just as their divorce proceedings were beginning and now that I've witnessed that, it's just boring.

                          GG is next on my list. I haven't seen the new eps yet even though they're waiting on the TiVo for me. I'm just not excited to watch them. I don't care about Luke's daughter at all, Rory bugs me, and Paris never gets enough screen time. Plus, all the townsfolk who used to seem so quirky and charming just grate now.

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                          • Curiously, I dumped The O.C. and Lost around the same time as Ophy. It's a whole movement thingie.

                            Mr. Is's beloved guilty pleasure is The Dukes of Hazzard so I find myself catching snippets of it after work while I dump the junk mail and contemplate dinner.

                            Last week, I'm watching and I can't place a certain guest star. She had crazy ass two-tone hair. It was dark brown from her roots of her ears and then turned light brown/dark blonde from her ears to her shoulders. It was very distracting. But it wasn't until they gave her a few close-ups and I saw that slight lip puckering that I realized who she was! It was Dawson Leery's mom! She had the same posed look on her face she got whenever she was "listening" to another character. Twenty years and she hadn't dropped any of her mannerism in the meantime. Strange. She was very young and, aside from the hair, pretty cute.

                            She was a Charlie's Angels-esque character that traveled with another hot chick and a cheesey detective and fought crime from their Winnebago. It was pretty awesome. Mason Dixon's Girls!

                            She must have had some fun because she got to drive the General Lee! And kiss John Schneider! And kick some ass so I could see that being a good time in 1980.

                            I kept telling Mr. Is that it felt like a spin-off. I mean, how mean hot chicks get to drive the General? And, sure enough, I looked it up and it was originally concieved as a spin-off possibility! Hee! I know my bad 80s TV!
                            Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                            • So I'm way in to Bones right now! It's just really growing on me as the weeks pass! Weirdly, Boreanaz is mediocre to outright bad in some episodes but the supporting cast of players is fantabulous, IMO. And, clearly, the conspiracy theorist/dirt scientist guy that is secretly rich is digging on the artist chick whose dad is in ZZ Top and that's drawing me in. I love TV longing! And I also love characters with complicated backstories.

                              When that ZZ Top guy showed up in the X-mas episode? I cracked up!
                              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                              • Nine months later, but whatever.

                                I pruned The OC, Gilmore Girls, and VMars. I gave up GG in April, which is just sad, but, wow, do I not like what they've done with any of those characters. Watching that show was giving me nasty S5 Creek flashbacks, and I've vowed never to go there again. I almost gave up on House, but then the docs redeemed themselves the next week, those cheeky bastards.

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