Sunday, October 9, 2011

Summah Sum-up (2 of 8): TV/DVR

By this category, I mean stuff I caught on cable, a mix of some serious classics and corny comedies. Seeing as how my DVR is almost always full (HD programs take up more space than standard-def), I am seriously considering canceling Netflix.


Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1932)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The World of Henry Orient (1964)
The Blues Brothers (1980) (133 min. cut)
Road Games (1981)
The Goonies (1985)
Teen Wolf (1985)
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)
Disney's Beauty & the Beast (1991)
Delirious (1991)
Groundhog Day (1993) 
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Dirty Work (1998)
Pieces of April (2003)
Charlie Bartlett (2007) 
Trail of the Screaming Forehead (2007)
Valhalla Rising (2009)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
Zombieland (2009)
Skyline (2010) 

TV Series (+ Specials)

• IFC completed the runs of 90's series Mr. Show, Undeclared, & The Larry Sanders Show (which I'm going to call my favorite sitcom ever, matched only by Seinfeld. And I think I'd rank Mr.Show alongside sketch classics like SCTV & Kids In the Hall)
• The Rocky Show (original version of Rocky & Bullwinkle, occasionally aired on KOFY-13)
• Louie Season 2 (on FX)
• The Sarah Silverman Program (now cancelled, was on Comedy Central)
• Breaking Bad Season 4 (AMC)
• NTSF:SD:SUV & Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim)
• The Emmys (host Jane Lynch was good)
• CC Roast of Charlie Sheen (comedians Anthony Jeselnik & Amy Schumer were stand-outs)
• Michael Ian Black: Very Famous (CC hour special)
• “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour (CC)
• Doctor Who Series 6 (2011) - starring Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. My first time with "NuWho" - I liked it so much I went back to watch Series 5 On Demand
• Prohibition (latest documentary from Ken Burns, approx. 6 hours on PBS)

Fall '11 Premieres

I don't really watch much network TV. No cops, lawyers, soaps, late night or reality shows for me. And the few comedies I do like I haven't followed all that closely. But after watching the Emmy Awards I became acutely aware that the Fall season was starting and I might as well try to get on board with Modern Family, and after two episodes can say it's not really up my alley but I can see why it's popular.

New comedy series that I gave a shot but probably won't be watching despite liking some of the talent involved:
Up All NIght /  New Girl / 2 Broke Girls / Whitney. 
Free Agents I'm going to give another shot after some good words on The Paul Goebel Show
Going to give The League (FX) a look too.

So for now I'm sticking with my favorites, all of which started off strong this season:
Archer / It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
Community / Parks & Rec / The Office / SNL (NBC)

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