Monday, May 21, 2007

Hurray Up Wednesday!

Man, this feels like the slowest moving week ever! I'm dying to get to Wednesday for the season finale of LOST. This season - the third for the show - has come on huge over the last few months after a rather tepid start. I've been running to Lost sites and blogs more than ever before, anyone who gave up on the show due to a lack of answers has been missing out. Lost is just the best show on TV, the layers to the writing and performances seem never ending. It is the only show I'm talking about days, even weeks, after each episode airs. For the last couple months I no longer look forward to weekends, I only look forward to Wednesdays. Though I am thrilled that the series itself will have an ending. In an unprecedented move, ABC has made a deal with the producers to end the show in 2010, after six seasons. This lets the producers tell the full story, without filler episodes and trying to stretch too little story over too many years (hello Star Wars prequels) for the sake of ratings and money. That is the sort of fate that killed once great programs like The X-Files and Twin Peaks.

24 wraps up tonight and The Sopranos has only two more episodes, but neither inspires the curiosity, interest and fervor in me that Lost does. This season of 24 has just felt like a jumble of repeats from previous years, the only real surprises happened in the first couple hours. But I have to give the show credit; for five season it kept topping itself. It is only here in season 6 that it has felt flat. Which is rather amazing because I didn't think it could even live up to it's first season again. So unless Jack Bauer dies tonight (for real) I don't think anything can save the season for me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

West Coast

Spent last week in California for work and had the chance to run around San Francisco a bit with Larry The Lizard. Larry has been there many times, but there is very little photographic evidence. Even had a mini PlasticVille reunion as we spent some time with Leominster refugees Matt and Maribeth.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

IA Release Day

After many months of wondering and worrying, "Illegal Aliens" is out on DVD. You can buy or rent it at major and minor stores and websites all over the US. So why aren't you watching it right now? Do it for little Dannielynn if not for me. Hell, do it for Larry The Lizard - this is his first movie since "Mr. Deeds."

We celebrated IA Day by attending a Draft Recap presentation by the Patriots down at Gillette Stadium. I still can't believe Randy Moss is a Patriot. On top of all the other great off-season acquisitions (Adalious Thomas, Donte Stallworth, Wes Welker...) and considering how close we came to the Super Bowl last year; the Patriots have to be considered the favorites to win it all again next season. As long as everyone stays healthy and out of trouble, this will be the most potent Patriots' offense ever!

Scott Pioli (Pats VP - Player Personnel) got a huge ovation when he said there was still room for Troy Brown. TB, the Pat's all-time leading receiver, is currently an unsigned free agent while he recovers from off-season surgery. Very glad to see that even the "all business" Patriots realize there are some fan favorites that just can't play football anywhere else - like Troy and Tedy Bruschi. They should be Patriots as long as they want to.