Saturday, October 25, 2008

Episode Five: The Little Podcast That Could

We're back with another episode! On yet another week in which our lives have intruded far too much into our podcasting duties, Faith finally accomplishes the task of actually taking the GRE, and Ky is sick. TV this week was excellent, as always, and we loved it, as always. In addition, we examine our least favorite season of one of our all time favorite shows, Buffy, as well as the beginnings of Angel season one.

Ok, I'm tired, and intro posts are hard to make witty and fresh every time, so I give up. Listen and enjoy freaks.

(Sorry, I was channeling my inner Cordelia. She's gone now and I apologize. Forgive me and enjoy your week!)

TV Week: (4:00-19:15) Gossip Girl, Chuck, Heroes, T:SCC

Music used in this epsiode:
"Boom Swagger Boom" by The Murder City Devils
"Wicked Game" by HIM
"How She Died" by Treble Charger
"Sex Is Not the Enemy" by Garbage

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Future is Still Momentarily Intact

I received word last night from our friends over at SkyNext Podcast that our beloved Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has been picked up for a full 22 episode season. Thanks to everyone who emailed Fox to let them know how much we are invested in this story, and continue to send email throughout the season to encourage them to keep up the good work. Because, as we all know, no one is ever safe.


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Epsiode 4: Yet Another Hope

From the frozen tundra of Ky's apartment we bring you Episode 4 (seriously, we're sitting here working on our computers with gloves on). This week we finally discuss Buffy Season 3-- the greatest season EVER! (you argue with us about that, I'll just get a replica of the Jackel and kill you) We talk about what we liked, what we didn't like (which was, like, nothing), and Faith briefly overviews her favorite character of all time. Tv this week was amazing, though a little lacking thanks to baseball and the presidential debate. Yet, as always, we find much to talk about.

Edit: We're not sure what happened to the audio quality during the season 3 recap, but we'll figure it out before we record again.

TV Week: (5:30-23:00) Gossip Girl, Heroes, True Blood, Chuck

Music used in this episode:
"Shadows" by Four Star Mary
"Chinese Burn" by Curve
"Faith's End" by Christopher Beck
"Untouchable" by Garbage

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monday Night Television is Way Better Than Monday Night Football

Until recently, Monday night football was on ABC. I can remember being so excited every week when I was a kid when my parents started letting me stay up until 9 so that I could see kickoff. I always thought that ABC had the most creative show openers (my favorite was the Top Gun theme their last season). But then it moved to ESPN and became truly dull (plus, my family doesn't get ESPN, so I didn't get to watch it again until I came to college). And I can still speak to this, because I work during all of my shows on Monday nights, but can usually catch part of the game (The bit I saw this week? Boring). However, despite how enraged I was that they moved networks, what came in to replace the NFL was even better.

Heroes 3.05: Angels and Monsters
I actually just finished watching this about an hour ago. Ky can attest to that fact. I literally threw my earphones onto the table when I finished because I was so freaked out. She's pretty adamant that of course Mr. Patrelli wasn't dead, and of course they're going to bring back Ando, but I don't care. I love the fact that I can buy into another universe completely and be truly traumatized by what they do with it. Therefore, I usually completely go by what is shown on tv (Unless I'm into some form of other media if the universe exists beyond tv Though I'm not for Heroes).

When Hiro killed Ando, I thought I was going to cry. I know I know, I'm such a girl. But I love Ando. He doesn't have abilities. He isn't "special". Which is what makes him so amazing. I know we see him in the future killing Hiro. So this would be perfect justification. However, the future is always in motion, always changing. It isn't something concrete, which is why I was so surprised last week when future Peter was able to take present Peter to the future that he had come from.

Also, all of these other storylines that they've brought in... I can't even wrap my brain around it. The scenes with Saresh? Freaky. I'm more afraid of him than Sylar. Though we're seeing Sylar reemerge from Gabriel, which leads me to just believe more that he is faking his "redemption".

There is just too much to digest in this episode (as always), and I'm left with an intense curiosity.

Oh, and that Mos Eisley reference? Made my night.

Chuck 2.03: Chuck Versus the Breakup
When Bryce showed up last week I didn't know what to expect. Part of me wasn't surprised, because whenever a relationship starts to go "right" on tv, something always happens to mess it up. The return of an ex (especially one that had to fake his death) is a great way to do this. As a geek myself, I'm completely in love with Chuck. He's got this cuteness that comes from his geeky side, but he also manages to save the day in some fashion. Have to say though, it was cool to see a tango done "properly" on this show (though, honestly, that was way too sex-driven to be proper in any culture).

And Anna? How awesome was that. I loved Casey's phone call to headquarters. "Yes, I need to run a security clearance on. . . I have a possible candidate for field work." And Chuck just freaking out about it.

As a fan of NFL on Fox, I would be remiss if I didn't mention the appearance of Michael Strahan. I knew it was coming, but I didn't know when, so that was a nice treat.

Overall, great episode. Loved the ending. Can't wait for the next one.

Gossip Girl 2.06: New Haven Can Wait
That was pretty sweet. I had a big (like grade determining big) test today, and so my mid-study break was to watch this episode. Can I just say that up until the end I truly started to hate Serena. I'm not saying I liked what Blair was doing any more, but we expect that from her. It was more shocking coming from Serena. While the ending was very unexpected, it did seem to fit. I'm anxious to see what these two do now that they've decided that they have to stay together.

Dan and Nate are friends now? I admit, I buy it. Unlike Chuck, Nate seems to have a conscious. No, I take that back. Unlike Chuck, Nate often listens to his conscious. With these two now hanging out one must wonder, How long until Dan writes another story about this experience? Hopefully never.

Chuck now owns the Life and Death Brigade (Or whatever this version of reality is calling them. Honestly, Gilmore Girls, Gossip Girl, they're both GG, so I'm going with the L&DB until that's clarified). Classic. And now that he's lost both Blair and Nate, what's going to happen to the great Chuck Bass? He's not been the same since he stood up Blair last season. I miss the reckless and dangerous but highly intriguing Chuck Bass. This moody one? Just isn't the same.

Little Jenny Humphry. The truly bright hope in this show. While everyone else is dealing with their teen angst and social dynamics, Jenny seems to have her feet planted in reality and to be happy and thriving. Though I said that last week and then she quit school. Now her dad is letting her homeschool (And maybe go to a school for working children? I guess it's what Vera Wang did). I hope her storyline goes well. I like Jenny and want her to be the solid person along with Vanessa.

And can I just say, the thing about whatever Bart has on Lilly? I like the way they're taking this storyline. I don't want details. I do want her to eventually get fed up with him and go back to Rufus. They're so cute together. In a middle-aged couple-y way.

Where's Eric? He has a new friend. Or so we hear.


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Episode 3.5: Raspberry is the Best Thing EVER!

So... it's the last few hours of Fall Break and life is chaos. Faith has midterms and the GRE in the week ahead. Ky has... well... Ky has little people (there, we gave her something) (This is Ky here - I resemble that remark. But no, really. I'm taking 19 hours plus a 150 hour practicum in the schools while working 20 hours a week. I'm slightly busy. Though, granted, I don't have a massive test that will define the rest of my life on Friday. No pressure, Faith. No pressure. But I digress) (yeah, well, I have 18 hours including 2 independent study, a non-credited national research project that I have to travel for, and 23 hours of work. And yes, the future depends on Friday). Because of this, we haven't really been able to do our podcasting to our satisfaction. BUT, we still bring you our ramblings about our lives and the tv shows from this week.

The much anticipated Buffy: Season 3 review will be done in episode 4 (see, we didn't lie. This is episode 3.5, not 4).

Hope you enjoy. And remember, eat more raspberries!

Spoilers for Smallville, Heroes, and T:SCC (not sure of the time, but Faith yells spoiler when we start).

Music used in this episode:
"I'll Never Tell" from Once More With Feeling

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday!!

It's Faith's birthday today, so wish her a happy, geektastic one!

Also, check out our promo aired in the Geek By Night podcast, episode 7!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A (wo)man's got to do what a (wo)man's got to do...

Greetings, Cyberland!

So it's currently fall break at our quaint little university in the middle of nowhere. Faith has headed home, as have I. That being said, at this point in our podcasting abilities (or rather, lack thereof), it's kind of hard for us to podcast together. We'll get this figured out eventually, I promise. Probably before Thanksgiving.

That being said, I'm going to go ahead and blog my reaction to all the shows that I watched this week.

Starting with Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles.
What can I say about this week's episode? It was good. Not awesome, but good. I like all the future flashes that have been going on recently. I know that Kyle Reese was supposed to be in this episode at some point, but I didn't catch who it was. Oh well, like I said, it was good none the less. It was nice to see a Triple 8 in this episode, haven't really seen one of those in awhile. I like the bonding between Sarah and the little Marty. They were cute together. I'm glad Sarah gets to play mom to a "normal boy" who hasn't been hardened by having to run his entire life (aka not John). I like how they made little Marty such a normal perfectionist child. He was obsessed with normalcy - getting his book report done. As an education major, I know how children act in tough situations, how they grasp for anything normal. I like how Cameron (of all people... er... terminators) picked up Wizard of Oz. Very cool.

All of the Wizard of Oz references made me happy. I love that story. Never actually read the book, but still. I want to now. Everything from the overall plot line to the names they chose (Baum) made me grin. It was just good.

Can't wait until next week!

Um, wow? First of all, LOL @ dream sequence. Seriously, why Parkman? We have at least two other characters on the show that have dreams that predict the future, but we watch the dream of a dude stuck in the desert in Africa on Peyote. Hmmph. That was really my only complaint. Otherwise, the episode was really good.

Poor Peter. Both of them. It's become apparent that Future!Peter is the Villain of this season (so far), which is sad. And I think even Future!Peter has realized that as well. Present!Peter is just confused. Poor guy. Why does he need Syler's power?

It's weird, but I like Parkman and Daphne together in the future, and teenage Molly made me grin. She really has grown up some.

So apparently it's destiny that Claire will have dark hair in the future. We keep going back to that point. And apparently she's going to be evil regardless now.

Why can't Future!Future!Peter go back and stop Future!Peter from shooting Nathan? Oh, right, because we wouldn't have season 3.

Speaking of Nathan, I like him and Tracy together. Apparently it's also destiny for Nathan to become president. I guess the only question at this point is who will be the first lady. Lol.

Tracy... one of two sets of identical triplets. Cool. So we have Nikki, Tracy, and... Barbara? I wonder what her power is. And "created?" Peter mentioned something about this as well... how some people were born with powers and others were created with them. Interesting. Well, we know what the formula does now.

HIRO! Dude. Seriously? Since when should ANYONE listen to Angela Petrelli? She's obviously evil. Well, for the most part. But yeah, how could Hiro EVER think it would be a good idea to dig up Adam? Come on. *sigh*

Ok, I'm done for now on Heroes. I'm sure I'll rant/rave a bit when we finally end up podcasting.

Knight Rider
I watched the first couple episodes, and it's really good! I like it so far. Faith has pretty much covered the feel of the episodes, but I have one thing to add - Billy from KR is Billy from Battlestar Galactica. That made me laugh. Hardcore. Love his interactions with the Asian chick, Zoe, I believe. They crack me up!

True Blood
Wow. Great episode. New theory that my friend Kamille and I came up with - Sam is the dog that keeps following Sookie around. Just a thought.

Nice to see how Bill was changed. Though I'm a bit fuzzy on the mechanics. I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually.

True Blood is good at ending episodes with "OMG, NO WAY" moments. Wow.

Sorry this is so incredibly long. I'm sure we'll podcast a bit at some point, either that or wait until next week!

You know you love us,

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Project: Save Sarah Connor

There's been an increase in concern that our beloved show T:SCC is going to be cancelled due to ratings. We cannot let that happen. Ky ad I are both Browncoats, and we will not sit by while another amazing show is taken off the air by Fox because the ratings aren't stellar (did they ever think that maybe the people who watch it aren't counted in their system?).

Do your part. Tonight's episode needs to be a home run if we're going to avoid the need for drastic measures. If at all possible (unless you're like us and have to work during the show), watch the episode on tv. And tell everyone that you know. This is a show anyone can get into, and you don't have to be a sci-fi junkie to enjoy it.

Also, email Fox and tell them how much you enjoy the show. (I know, it sounds like another stupid Facebook application or group) If we're proactive now, we might avoid any problems later on.

This is it, people. The future begins now.


True Blood - Episodes 1-4

Wow. This show is pretty freakin awesome. Made me wish I had HBO for once.

Where to begin?

First of all, most definitely NOT a family friendly show. Then again, what on HBO really is?

The murders are cool. I like how they're linking it to Vamps, tho who knows who it will actually be.

They changed Tara after episode 1! WTF? I liked the first girl better, though there is nothing wrong with the second one. The first one was just more amusing. I made my roomate watch the episodes with me, she said the first girl was from the TV show "Passions." The roomie was upset when she left too.

Sookie and Bill. Love them together. All I have to say is Twilight for adults. Like, really. Adults. But it's sooo good! They're awesome together. The guy playing Bill is great as a vamp. I really like him. He reminds me of an older Edward Cullen. Or a darker Mr. Darcy. Which we all know I love.

Sam. Wow, I really like Sam. A lot. Until the end of episode 4 where he "broke in" to Dawn's house and was all smelling her sheets and all. Creepy. For a second there I thought he may be the killer. Who knows, he may be. He seems to have a dislike for Jason, so it would make sense if he was framing him. And he has stuff against vamps. Well, at least against Bill.

Speaking of Jason, poor guy. Can't seem to catch a break. 'Course he doesn't really deserve one, now does he? His "problem" in episode 4 made me laugh. That would happen to him. I wonder though if the effects would've been so potient if he had been injured or whatever. My guess is it probably wouldn't just because of the way Sookie reacted, her sex drive was affected, but not quite as... intensely. 

Lafayette amuses me to no end. I really like him. Though I have to say, I wouldn't quite expect such a flamboyantly gay character in such a small, red-neck Louisiana town (no offence to those living in 
Louisiana). I find it kinda amusing though that the vamps are the new "gays" if you know what I mean. They make all these "coming out of the coffin" jokes and other quips that would probably have been
used about gay people in the past. Also, Sookie's remark when she first sees Bill is about right too when she says soemthing like "I never thought we'd get one here."

Speaking of Bill, I agreed with Sookie about his name. My roommate and I laughed along with Sookiewhen he said his name for a good five minutes. Priceless.

I'm sure I'll think of more as the night goes on. I'm intrigued by the whole Fangtasia club and the elder Eric, and that whole business. Also, Sookie's power. Can she move things too? What's up with the
dog that seems to pop up everywhere? It will most definitely be interesting.

Can't wait for tonight's episode!

Homework time. Over and out.


Saturday, October 4, 2008

Episode Three: Faith is Evil

This has been one crazy week for us. Just the recording of this episode took us 2 days, and then we were both so tired that we didn't edit and cut music until tonight. However, we hope you still enjoy it. We talk about yet another great week for television and discuss season two of Buffy (as well as argue the merits of vamipre vs werewolf boyfriends). We also have a great promo from the amazing crew of Geek By Night and Faith debuts her new segment, "Faith's Five by Five", with a discussion of her favorite podcasts (and she let's Ky talk a little too).

TV Week: (10:10 - 24:50) Knight Rider, Gossip Girl, Heroes, T:SCC

Spoilers for Breaking Dawn at the end of the Buffy segment (don't worry, we mention it before we spoil).

Music used in this episode:
"Too Late For Chocolate Pie" by Steve Glosson
"Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)" by Garbage
"No Sleep Tonight" by The Faders

Bones 4.06: The Crank in the Shaft

FINALLY! That's all I have to say: FINALLY!

We FINALLY get some reaction from both Angela and Hodgins concerning the fact that they broke up (a month ago). I was beginning to believe that we were never going to see the situation play itself out.

And I really feel that we are FINALLY getting our characters written back to the way we've known them. Starting with just the beginning of the episode. The first thing we see is a shot of Booth's "cocky" belt buckle. I think that's the first time we've seen anything like that from him all season, even his socks are not sticking out in my mind.

The case was ok. I actually haven't figured out why the FBI was investigating it, other than the need for Brennan and the rest of the squints to put together the pieces. However, they're independent contractors (as Brennan makes very clear in this episode), so why would they need the FBI's help? Because I'm pretty sure they don't have jurisdiction over that office building. Great, now I'm curious. I'll have to ask someone about that later.

Overall, I was pretty happy with this episode. Once again the revolving grad student made me laugh (though that lip ring would not have been allowed in a real facility), and everyone seems to be interacting in a more natural manner. I don't mind if they change, but it needs to feel natural. But now I'm really looking forward to the next episode.


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Knight Rider 1.02: Journey to the End of the Knight

I've always had a thing for tv shows / movies about people (usually hot guys) driving some object at a really fast speed (usually space ships, though sometimes it's a jet). Knight Rider taps into the sentiment in a major way. Kitt is an incredible vehicle and the chase scenes in the episode are just so cool. When I watch it I feel like a little kid watching Days of Thunder or Top Gun for the first time.

And the guy who plays Mike Tracer isn't shabby at all either. In all honesty, I would probably still watch this show even if it had no plot. But the fact is, it does, and it's a pretty good one at that.

The episodes consist of a specific conflict that must be resolved by the end of the episode. However, there is also a really intense set of threads that are carried over from episode to episode (I say this after only having seen the first 2 episodes). What is it that Mike's forgotten about his past? Who is the leak that was hinted at in ep. 1? How fast is Kitt learning and what will happen when he's adapted enough that he thinks he can make better decisions than his driver? Not to mention the relationship between Mike and Sarah is picking up speed.

My one complaint: where is the FBI chick (who, in case you didn't know, played Rachel on Joan of Arcadia for some of season 1)? I'm starting to get very suspicious of her. But then again, the man in charge doesn't seem to be that trustworthy either.

But I just love the car.


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Heroes 3.03: One of Us, One of Them

It's really hard to follow the last episode, but I think they did a pretty good job. Parts of the plot seemed to stall, but in other parts it was running ahead full tilt. I mean, the Claire story line has great potential for the next episode, but it felt rather dry. Again, it was great, just very slow because there was so much else going on in this episode.

Hiro and Ando make me laugh. I love the Batman analogies, and it's interesting to note that Ando is no longer trusting Hiro like he used to (see what happens when we go to the future? have we learned our lesson? probably not). And I'm really liking this new Daphnie character. She's got great potential.

And everyone knows what I'm going to complain about. They killed Jessie (Weevil from Veronica Mars)! Yeah, that bummed me out.

It looks like my theory regarding Tracy may just hold up. We know now that Nickie is dead (Is anyone really sad? I mean, I am, but it just didn't have the impact I would have thought). And she and Tracy have the same birthdate at the same hospital, delivered by the same doctor. When he told Tracy that he created her, I for one was pretty excited. Can't wait to find out more next episode.

Sorry for the disjointed-ness. I have a test in the morning and I'm really tired (And did I mention I haven't studied? Oh yeah, it'll be great). I'll try to get some more done before we record tomorrow night.


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