As a rule, I don’t like werewolves, be it in books, in movies or TV series. Of late, there has been one exception: Monroe, played by Silas Weir Mitchell, from the show Grimm. (If you take a look at the video, he’s the bearded guy figured prominently in the trailer’s middle and end.) (more…)
Archive for the ‘Television’ Category
Some of my favorite TV Duos are not couples. They are friends, bromancers, or just excellent co-workers. Here are just a few of them:
Duo: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from Sherlock
Why They Are Great: Sexy, brilliant, witty, loyal and fun. (more…)
As Downton Abbey’s season was ending PBS began a full-on press for Mr. Selfridge. I was intrigued by the trailers and looked forward to the first episode last Sunday. I’m a big fan of costume dramas, and the costumes looked gorgeous for this early 1900s drama. Add in a London setting and shopping, and it seemed a sure winner for me. (more…)
I have been smugly proud of the fact that I limit my TV viewing. I have certain shows I watch and when I am in the mood for a television fix, they are readily available on the DVR. However, the last few weeks my DVR has been a waste land. Many favorites have not yet started. Their summer substitutes have already ended. Enter Food Network. One evening while sitting on my sofa, clicking through literally a hundred channels looking for something to watch, I stumbled upon Cupcake Wars. On this show, cupcake bakeries compete for an opportunity to cater a high profile event and win $10,000.00 dollars. Let the yummy battle begin! (more…)
My fall TV viewing has already begun. NBC got the excellent Grimm off to an early start back on August 13. Sophomore years always frighten me as they can be quite the letdown (I’m looking at you Falling Skies) but thus far Grimm Season 2 has proven as darkly magical as Season 1. It’s on a brief break until September 28th but this show is on my must record/watch list for the year.
We recently put the axe to our cable subscription, thereby saving $500 a year, and one of the questions the cable agent nagged about was didn’t I want to watch the Olympics, at least, and delay the cancellation by a month. Well, no. Not really. But if, as we’ve experienced, there’s a delay in the service actually stopping, then I might actually tune in. For the tennis, and Clara Hughes.
The Summer Games are supposed to be the big ones, the official ones, where we crown fastest man on the planet, and the traditional Greek Olympian field athletics legacies. Shot put! Javelin! High jump! Don’t you remember the days in the sand pit? But me, I was always into spectator sports, and not into athletics. I didn’t care about soccer, really, or baseball, and while I liked gymnastics, it got a bit routine for me. Ice skating, now, was fun. It was drama. And hockey was just the best. So the winter Olympics became a priority in my mind, while the summer games slipped by. (more…)
Do you like to watch sports on TV? If so, I am sure you have watched one (or more) of those matches that were, well, a tad boring. Dragged for a while. That didn’t hold you interest because honestly, both teams were equally unappealing. On the other hand, I am sure you have also watched matches that got you so worked up that you were ready to throw the TV magazine at the screen, that you needed something, now, to distract you. In either of these cases, what do you do? (more…)
Right now, Sherlock is the only thing I watch on TV. Name any other show, new program, serial, mini-series, and the answer is no. (I tried Downton Abbey, but sorry folks – not interested.) But for Sherlock, I am on tenterhooks. For Sherlock, I could curse the 18-month wait until the next one. I couldn’t wait until Series 2 was broadcast in Canada – the minute it was up on iTunes, I bought it. And I loved it. (more…)
Here’s the translation: “Bird with cute feathers. Bird with cute eyes. Bird with a cute beak. Bird with a cute price.’”
Is this spot played outside Germany? Do you like advertisements with animals?