Monthly Archives: November 2008

local lovin’ and vic mackey the crybaby

A quick word from our sponsor. That’s me. First, I’m pointing you to the 7-4-7 today because I decided to make it an all-Thanksgiving Eve 7-4-7. I rarely do that, but it’s the biggest night out of the year, so screw it. It’s out a day early, just like all of Sharp this week. So [...]

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boop, boop, boop, boop . . .

***24: REDEMPTION SPOILERS AHEAD*** No matter what Jack Bauer does — or what his writers make him do — there will always be room for him on TV. There will always be a distinct segment of the TV population that needs him around and gets excited the second he pops onto the screen. I’m one [...]

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saying good-bye to the daisies

You may have noticed on the Sharp home page there is no more AP entertainment video. I don’t know all the details, it’s a little above my paygrade. But from what I understand, it’s a money issue, AP wanted something like $500 extra a month to keep it up. we just don’t get the traffic to justify [...]

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tv poker (part 2)

If you missed yesterday’s blog, we’re breezing through the TV season hold-’em poker style, where we compare TV shows to a hand of poker. Translation: I needed a gimmick to release status reports of our favorite shows out there, and decided to go with poker. Wednesday we went over the “FOLDS” — the bad shows. [...]

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tv poker (part 1)

    TV is no different than a hold ‘em poker game.   You either stay in a hand if you believe there is a reward at the end, or you get out when you know you’re beat.   So let’s run through season poker style, with all the dregs of the year:   FOLD [...]

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enough to make me do my own chicken dance

Tomorrow, I promise, starts the TV report. Now that we’re just about through November Sweeps, we have a much better clue of what you should and shouldn’t be watching. To tide you over, here is some news of the day: Last week, I said let’s not get that excited about the prospects of the on-again, off-again, [...]

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rip, trl

We’ve got a new review up, of the Tea Leaf Green/Al and the Transamericans concert from Friday at the Sherman. It included a guest appearance by a local musician, if that entices you. Also, I spent Saturday at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre checking out Ani DiFranco. Mind you, I’ve never heard one of her [...]

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reunion thursday

***SPOILER ALERT IF YOU DIDN’T SEE NBC’S THURSDAY NIGHT LINEUP LAST NIGHT!!!*** NBC always has been the first network to name one of its nights. From ”must see TV” to “new to you” and everything in between, it’s reasonable to believe at this point that they’ve got a team of writers locked away in some broom [...]

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sharpening the ax

I’m gonna make this quick because it’s falling on me today to write the Record’s afternoon update, but some really interesting things are happening this morning: Got some concert notifications last night — but let’s just say we’re not doing back flips. Well, maybe we’d be able to at least fake it if these guys would throw [...]

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arrested development movie on?

Some quick-hitter news of the day links: Talk about not being able to let it go. Jennifer Aniston decided to comment on Angelina Jolie’s 2007 interview with Vogue, where she said her and hubbie Brad Pitt fell for each other on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith — while Pitt was married to Aniston. [...]

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