Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ello FRANS!!!




Endgame
[Who knew a show about a chess master could be so interesting]
It is good to see again that Canadian TV can deliver the hits first with Lost Girl and now this show about a Russian chess genius. At the moment I find US on top then Canadian and lastly comes British TV. I would like to try out Hong Kong, Japanese or Chinese TV but I have absolutely no idea where to start.

Anyway back to the show in question as I write this little featurette I have only seen two episodes but it makes for exciting watching, reminds me a bit of House and The Mentalist and the chessboard scenes are interesting too suggesting that the Grand Master might not be totally in command of his faculties while retaining his acute insights.

I would highly recommend checking this out while the series lasts I am not sure how long the main idea of this guy going after the people who killed his wife but for now it is worth following with interest.

SUMMER TV
[Shaft takes a look at what the Summer holds]

So it is heading towards the last episode run of the shows that started in the autumn/fall although at the moment it is pretty much in the off season with a few shows coming back. Stargate Universe is one of those shows but we already know its fate as it was cancelled perhaps before its time but it was always a little convoluted and a step too far for normal network television.






Burn Notice is one of the shows that I am really looking forward to seeing return it is just compelling watching and the American public seem to agree with me with a prequel movie getting the green light and currently in production. Burn Notice is the story of a US spy who is disavowed by his agency and embarks on a mission to clear his name while doing a variety of jobs for people in need in the exotic locales of Miami.




Another show that will be returning is True Blood and after spending the off season consuming the Southern Vampire Mysteries series (yep the whole thing) I am eager to get back into all thing Bon Temps. Janina Gavankar helps too but who doesn’t like hot shape shifters even when they’re not like 17 and male.


The final show I am waiting to see return is Covert Affairs starring Piper Perabo I initially decided to start watching this after I got into White Collar as they were both part of a decent one two punch by the network. It is worth a watch definitely. 

Monday, March 14, 2011



[WORLD OF WARCRAFT]
So let us make it official I am taking a major break from WoW. Due to the new job I am way too busy to spend enough time on my adventures in Azeroth so I decided that I would just save myself the money and wait till something interesting happens on the patch front. Also I am working on saving up for a new computer to replace my rather ailing old hand me down gaming laptop.

The new guild system is annoying to me it takes so long just to get to friendly let alone Honored so what happens after you get to 85 with your leveling guild? Start things all over again in a raiding guild where guild perks could well mean the difference between exclusion and invite? I don’t know what I was expecting with this expansion but I have just lost my spark and it seemed at least a month before I took my little vacation that a lot of people in my guild were suffering from the same fate. Could it be that Blizzard has finally done the impossible and made World of Warcraft unattractive to casuals? It remains to be seen.


[GLEE SEASON TWO EPISODE 15]
This was a powerful episode for me as some of the ones with a meaty roll for Kurt’s dad are, Gwyneth was ok I really don’t quite get what all the internet hate for her is all about but I digress. There was very little Sue action going on in this particular episode but then I suppose if she was in every episode you would get tired of her if such a thing is possible. Hmm Will and Emma, bored of it, was bored if by the end of the first season with the back and forth of it.

There has been some rumblings on the Interweb about some dissatisfaction with this run of Glee that perhaps it has lost its initial magic, I can agree on some of those points a lot of the episodes of season 2 seem to be standalone and to not exactly make sense. The first season flowed a lot better than this one had and second seasons are always treated more harshly especially when the first was a runaway success.

[Japan and the media coverage]
This was a powerful episode for me as some of the ones with a meaty roll for Kurt’s dad are, Gwyneth was ok I really don’t quite get what all the internet hate for her is all about but I digress. There was very little Sue action going on in this particular episode but then I suppose if she was in every episode you would get tired of her if such a thing is possible. Hmm Will and Emma, bored of it, was bored if by the end of the first season with the back and forth of it.

There has been some rumblings on the Interweb about some dissatisfaction with this run of Glee that perhaps it has lost its initial magic, I can agree on some of those points a lot of the episodes of season 2 seem to be standalone and to not exactly make sense. The first season flowed a lot better than this one had and second seasons are always treated more harshly especially when the first was a runaway success.
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