Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Five

  1. Raise your hands if you watched Torchwood: Children of the Earth on BBC America? Alexis? Very gripping television. And dark. I'm talking Battlestar Galactica and The Wire dark, possibly darker. Gotta love British television. It's available on DVD, so if you have similar taste to me, I encourage you check it out. But be prepared for it to sucker punch you. I thought this quote from a British TV critic described it quite well. "Anyone who had been watching Torchwood Friday as the prelude to a “big night out” would have silently taken off their stilettos around 9.30pm and sat silently on the sofa with a large vodka, crying." Probably not the best sales pitch. :-)

  2. Seriously, what is with the Birthers? Love Obama or hate him, refusing to believe something despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary astounds me. And yet, their viewpoint keeps gaining ground. I'm writing about it! Did anyone else see the crazy lady on the Colbert Report. Check it out.

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  3. I know the Emmy nominations were announced weeks ago, but I just can't let it go. No Kyle Chandler or Connie Briton from Friday Night Lights? No Mary McDonnell from Battlestar Galactica? And as much as I love 30 Rock, it was nominated for all but one of the slots for comedy writing. Seems a little extreme.

  4. So a few weeks ago I hinted that I might have exciting news to report. And I do. I am moving to Dallas! I am staying with the American Cancer Society, just moving to the North Texas Region. I'm super excited. My new jobs starts in month, so I have lots of packing, moving and apartment locating to do.


ABL said...

AHHHHH!!!!! I'm so excited that you will be in the metroplex. Let us know if you need anything in the moving process. so fun!

Alexis said...

Gosh, how did you know?! I've been watching Torchwood since it first started airing on BBC America. I have to say I was really impressed with Children of the Earth. I really had no idea where it was going. I can't help that my taste is a bit dark, and that British television satisfies in a way that most networks can't compete with. It'll be interesting to see where Torchwood goes from here. I've been told that this wasn't the end of the series and that they want to take it in a new direction. If this is a hint of things to come then I'm all for it.