Monday, August 25, 2014

The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #137

Last week was incredibly busy for me! Besides running the TV MegaSite, which is a full time job, I'm in a band, and lately that's been like a second job.  Also, we moved a couple of weeks ago, so I've been unpacking and dealing with house stuff (like having to repair appliances).  Crazy and hectic!

I tried really hard this week to catch up on some of the DVD's that they've been sending me lately for review. I really fell behind. You can read my reviews. Sundi also has written some new ones.

I was supposed to interview Piper Perabo of "Covert Affairs" last week, but I had to miss that one. So disappointed about that! Couldn't be helped, unfortunately. I really had wanted to speak with her because I met her husband years ago when he was playing Reginald on "General Hospital". They just got married, too.

Sometimes these DVD's take a long time to watch. I've been watching "Elementary" all week. One disk left! Then I can start on the "Criminal Minds" DVD from this past season.

I spent a lot of time making tons of new primetime pages for our site. Lots of hard work. I also fixed a lot of buttons that were having problems or needed new ones added, and Gisele helped me with that, too, on the daytime section.

I binge-watched this PBS show "Vicious", which I'd been recording. What a hilarious British show! It's one part "Married with Children", one part "The Golden Girls" and one part "Are You Being Served?"  I just laughed and laughed, and I had tears streaming down my face during the last few episodes. It's been a long while since I laughed so much!

I'm so glad to have "Doctor Who" back! Yay!!! I guess I'll put up with Peter Capaldi. Like Clara, I do prefer the younger, sexier Doctors that we've had for the past 9 years.... this guy is too old. Ah, well, as long as the writing's at a certain level, I'll still be entertained.

I was watching new BBC series "Intruders" starring John Simm. It's good and very creepy. However, I hate when they take these great British actors and then make them play Americans, stripping away their sexy accents.  This is made by the BBC, so why the hell does it take place in the U.S. and why does everyone have American accents? It makes no sense whatsoever.

I did notice one mistake, though. When Simm's character, Jack, is looking at his cell phone after trying to call his wife, it says "Amy's Mobile" rather than "Amy's cell". Um, we don't call them mobile's here in the states, you silly Brits! And even if we did, they would be called MObulls, not moBILES like you call them.  Oops!  Otherwise, it does look like the US and the accents are convincing.  Good cast. I'm always glad to see Robert Forster, and his partner is played by James Frain, who's in "Grimm" and so many other shows and movies. I remember him on "The Cape"!  That little girl is great, too.

This week's news page is at and next week's will be at !

I also binge-watched "The Killing" on Netflix (4th season). It's always awesome. I'll write up my review tomorrow.

I'm in an oldies rock band now, and when I'm not singing lead, I sing background and play the tambourine. I feel like Laurie Partridge! Only I actually sing and don't lip-synch (much)....

I'm posting this on August 25th. This is the last day to enter our August drawing! Don't forget to enter.

Have a great week!

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