Sunday, January 27, 2008

57 Channels and Only This Is On vol. XVII

Quote of the Week: I’m afraid that I may have to send my 95 year old mother over and wash Chuck’s mouth out with soap. (John McCain, responding to Norris’ comment that he is too old to be president)

Song of the Week: Love on the Rocks - Neil Diamond (Chuck)

Big News of the Week: It Is Bitterly Cold: No seriously, when is this global warming stuff supposed to kick in?

Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:

Yvonne Strahovski in a fight

Bonus Gratuitous Token Hot Chick Picture of the Week:

Yvonne Strahovski getting dressed

Coalition Links of the Week:

Buzz shared tons of stories from the Freaks and Geeks reunion in San Francisco. (BuzzSugar)

Sandie interviewed Sophia Myles who plays Beth Turner on Moonlight (Daemon's TV)

Liz watched writers from The Daily Show and The Colbert Report stage a hilarious mock debate on the strike. (Glowy Box)

Fergus looked at five shows that never made it to the airwaves, much to our disappointment. (Pop Vultures)

To kick off the Adopt A Writer project Kelley interviewed Jasmine Love, a writer with credits from Moesha, The Division, and The District. (RTVW)

Vance is going to miss Betty and Chuck during the strike hiatus. (Tapeworthy)

Jace was all about British TV this week, from an advance look at Torchwood's second season opener to the awe-inspiring finale of Life on Mars. (Televisionary)

Dan had some misgivings about Carson Kressley's tepid new show How to Look Good Naked. (TiFaux)

Raoul interviewed Rachel and TK from The Amazing Race. (TV Filter)

South Carolina Debates: Who better to host in a debate sponsored by the Black Caucus on Martin Luther King Day than Wolf Blitzer. And did they seriously ask Barack Obama on MLK if Bill Clinton was the first black president. Were in the middle of two wars, at the start of a recession, heating bills are through the roof, and these are the types of questions they are wasting? I would have said John Edwards won the debate for pointing out the real issues after Obama and Hilary Clinton sparred for ten minutes on the stupid Ronald Regan question, but he started going negative later too. There was so much mudslinging I had to take a shower after it was over. And did I hear correctly that Hilary was on the board at Wal-Mart. After some research it looks like Clinton sat on the board of Wal-Mart from 1986-1992, so if you vote for Hilary you are un-American because Wal-Mart is the evil empire. Oh and guess who had their picture taken with the slum lord, that they attacked Obama for working with. Yep, both the Clintons have.

And looks like Hilary’s opponents are finally talking what will help them the most, The Big “E” electability. Obama said that in a general election, all of her supporters would support him, but not all of his supports would not necessarily vote for her in a national election. Which gets at a bigger notion that after all the race baiting the Clintons have done lately, if she is the nominee could the blacks stay home or even consider voting for a Republican? This could be possible if Mike Huckabee, who openly courted the group as governor and who social programs help and the lone Republican who participated in the Martin Luther King day festivities, is on the ticket (albeit it would most likely be on the bottom of the ticket).

John Edwards also pointed out this week that he would beat John McCain in a national election where Hilary would get trounced by McCain head to head. Okay this is a silly assertion considering such a vote is still ten months away and polls are generally stupid. Although after the New Hampshire polls debacle, the media unveiled a new polling devise this week, the Keith Number which is the margin of error plus the percentage of undecided. For instance, the Keith Number in yesterday’s South Carolina primary was 16, which is pretty worthless.

Chuck: Much like My Name Is Earl a couple weeks ago it was hard to get into the show knowing it was the first and last episodes that we will see for a couple months. Not to mention the hour gap in-between and it has been over a month since the last episode. Speaking of that last episode, wasn’t the lasting image was Casey being told that they will soon dispose of Chuck with the new intersect getting close to being replace? That wasn’t addressed at all this week. As for stuff that actually happened, the first was definitely better with the Casey-centric theme with his ex resurfacing. Although did I miss when she explained how she survived the blast? Seems like a gaping hole to the plot.

Oh, and one more thing, Morgan still needs to die a horrible death sooner than later. Check out the latest episodes over at You can also download Chuck on iTunes.

Florida Republican Debate: Maybe the most boring yet. I never thought I would say it but I miss Fred Thompson. You know he would hade gone after somebody during the ask another candidate portion where everyone else went softball. Although a thought of a Chuck Norris vs. Sylvester Stallone debate would be great. If only Saturday Night Live was still on. That sketch writes itself.

Friday Night Lights: Now that the rape/murder plotline has been cleared up, it looks like the Riggins/meth dealer plotline has replaced it as the please end as soon as possible plotline. What is worse is that every time I think it is over, the creepy dude just shows up out of nowhere. At least the volleyball stuff was thoroughly enjoyable. Check out the latest episodes over at

Promo of the Week:

Next Week’s Pick: Lost at 9:00 on ABC: The highs and lows of this show are well telegraphed with an amazing first season the sputtered to a boring finale and the show really hasn’t gotten back on track for a long period of time since. The third season ender looked like it was going down with the same tedium as the first until the jaw dropping twist of the flash-forward. Granted, despite the faithful that try to tell you otherwise, a hundred and ten minutes of dullness, plus a mind blowing ending still doesn’t make for a great episode. Not that I will stop watching. Yet. Get caught up with the show by downloading the free videos from iTunes with the banner below or just tune in an hour before the premiere with a recap show.

Lost Free on iTunes

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