Quote of the Week: I atone you Vic, you’re atoned. (Sarah Manning, Orphan Black)
Song of the Week: Love Is All Around – The Troggs (Orphan Black)
Big News of the Week: 90’s Week: It was 90’s week here at the 9th Green where I counted down the 100 Greatest Songs from the Golden Age of Alternative Rock and even added 25 Deep Cuts as an added bonus. Now that you have seen the lists, you can now listen to them on Spotify, I have embedded them below. The National Geographic Channel was so excited by my list that this week they sent me CD of Sublime’s self titled album. For the kiddies out there, compact disks were how we listened to music in the nineties. It is also possibly they sent me the CD to hype their upcoming mini-series The 90’s: The Last Great Decade?. For those interested, it starts Sunday, July 6 and will feature interviews with Kurt Loder, Vanilla Ice, Matthew Perry, Newt Gingrich, Monica Lewinsky, and Julie Genry of the very first The Real World. Be sure to turn in so maybe I can get a Dodgeball Blu-Ray when they promote inevitable The 00’s: Well That Sucked sometime in the next year or two.
Preview Picture of the Week:
|“Pilot” Chasing Life, Tuesday at 9:00 on ABC Family|
Orphan Black: I have never been a fan of binge watching shows; I actually prefer watching them week to week, giving you time to think about it. But I did watch the ten episodes of the first season over seven days last summer, but now that I am watching week to week, I have found my entertainment level drop this season. One of the benefits of binge watching sci-fi is it is easier to follow things if you just saw it a day (or seconds) before. This season it is hard to follow the science part of the show. And with the clones separate this season also hurts the entertainment value. Until this week, the only time I believe we have seen a clone imitate another clone was the season premiere when Sarah pretended to be Cosima to get into a party. Sarah as Alison was the highlight of the season so far so hopefully they get the clones to interact more in the second half of the season.
You can download Orphan Black on iTunes.
Crisis: Interesting that the kids all think Gibson was forced to kill the kid and none came to the realization that he could be involved. I guess you would not want to think the worst of your father and ignore all the glaring warning signs. Now the question is just how Gibson gets out of the house and reunites with the blood samples. Obvious he has something planned, just what?
You can stream recent episodes on Hulu. You can also download Crisis on iTunes.
The Challenge: Free Agents: Who knew Jessica had that in her? I was expecting a blow out that we ended up getting from LeRoy / Cuhutta. But really had she not try to shoot the ball like a free throw instead of a slam dunk, she could have actually won that duel. But the star of the episode, much like the entire season, was Nany who took the worst blow of the challenge and still managed to win. But the best came on the After Show, which was inexplicably absent last week when they desperately needed one to discuss the Nany / Johnny / Cohutta situation. Unfortunately Nany was joined randomly by Devon (granted she did give a very interesting conspiracy against the black contestants this season) not any of the boys, but we did get some good reation shots of Nany looking back at her time on the show so far. I think Nany may have taken Camilla’s spot for the most entertaining contestant of the current generation.
You can download The Challenge: Free Agents on iTunes.
Free Download of the Week: Night Like This – LP (iTunes)
New Album Release of the Week: Stay Gold - First Aid Kit
New DVD Release of the Week: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Video of the Week: Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the theatrical release of the first Ghostbusters and what better way to celebrate with quite possibly the greatest movie theme song in the history of cinema (sorry Bobby Brown). The film is coming back to theaters to mark the anniversary but not until August 29 (probably because it is closer to Halloween) and of course that will be followed by a 30th Anniversary Special Edition Blu-Ray which will feature both movies and a Slimer figurine.
Next Week Pick of the Week: Pretty Little Liars, Tuesday at 8:00 on ABC Family: The guiltiest guilty pleasure returns this week after an explosive season four finale of Pretty Little Liars which saw A shoot Ezra who was just about to reveal who A was. Unfortunately the TV Guide description of the episode already spoils his fate in the description for those that cannot wait a couple days to find out.