Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer Tee-Vee Update

John From Cincinnati
First off, I've been reading web-rumors that HBO is paying off bloggers to create positive buzz for the show. I'm highly offended that I never got that offer.
That being said, bloggers have just surpassed bored housewives, preteen girls, and congressional staffers on the gossip front.
I genuinely like the show, and if Home Box Office is dolling out the green they should feel free to provide me with an "artist's grant" via PayPal to dclies(at)gmail.com. Please?
Yeah, that'll never work, but I felt it was worth a try.

This is my one and only "must see" show on the air right now. Five episodes in, and I'm ready to throw out my original speculation: "John" is the messiah.
I had the feeling from the start, but wasn't ready to call it until now. I've been intrigued by this particular "what if" scenario for a while now, and even wrote a short story about it last year. Needless to say, I'm hooked.

The show is excellent, and if you haven't been watching it, you should.

Other
I'm digging the Showtime series Meadowlands, but the story-arc needs a shot in the ass. Hopefully that'll happen before the end of season one.
Flight of the Concords is a fun little show, but I'm not 100% sold on it just yet.
I'm totally psyched for the second season of Dexter this September.

That's just about it, except for the excessive amount of Cubs games I've been watching on WGN this year. I've already watched more baseball this year than any other season I can think of, and we're just past the break. I need a fucking job.

7 comments:

edP said...

I love J from C JC?!?!?!?!? Just a coincidence? Maybe it stands for just a coincidence.

When Bill and I are confused, we just say "I don't know Butchie instead"

edP said...

Oh, I've been paying people to start web rumors saying that HBO is paying off bloggers to create a buzz for J from C.

garv said...

My money is on Shawn bein' the messiah with John as his harbinger ala John the Baptist.

By the way, if you're looking for full transcripts of JFC and Deadwood, check out http://www.calamitydan.com/

I can't wait for the transcript of John's sermon from episode 6.

tom o said...

i'm hooked on JFC too. Rebecca De Mornay is killing it.

Chris B. said...

Haven't seen the J to the C show yet. I have seen some Flight of the Conchords and it's not flipping my switch. Too derivative and less funny than the original Tenacious D shows HBO released years ago (back when Jack Black was still funny).

The Old Dog said...

Sounds right up my alley, but I have no HBO and I haven't begged my friends for episodes. Maybe I should. I'll bet if I greased Garv with or EdP with some whiskey, I'd get some.

Meat Head said...

The only thing I am watchin is Baseball.

Go Cubs!