Friday, April 29, 2011

"You know, I was two years in Vietnam. Do you know what I thought about, what I dreamt about?...

Is coming home and having a family, having grandkids. I dreamt you, Amber. And Haddie, and Drew, and Sydney, and Jabar, and Max. We almost lost you, Amber. I know you've had some bad breaks, not feeling good about yourself, didn't get into Berkley. Well, boo-friggin-hoo. You gotta suck it up, girl. You're a Braverman. You got my blood in your veins. And if you ever do something like this again, you even think about doing something like this, I will personally kick your little butt all the way from here to the Golden Gate Bridge. You do not have permission to mess with my dreams! Are we clear?

I know it has been a while since I have written an actual post, so I apologize if my television reviews are a bit of old news.  I am also going to be making a conscience effort to post significantly more during the month of May.  Hopefully it will be every day, but it will at least be a few times a week.  I am attempting to increase my followers and pageviews, so we shall see if this works.  Also, if you know of anyone that you think would enjoy my blog, please share it with them!

In terms of recent television, the Grey's Anatomy musical and the season finale of Parenthood stick out the most to me. One was amazing and the other...not so much.

The musical episode of Grey's was not a complete disaster, but the musical part of it also did not really make sense within the episode.  I think it was supposed to be part of Callie's mind, but then why were people singing when they were not near her? Sometimes they were not even in the hospital. And sometimes it seemed like when one person was singing, no one else in the room was aware of it. Yet other times, like when Owen was trying to get them to figure out a plan, he was singing and everyone seemed to know he was singing but did not think it was weird. However, I did enjoy the actual music itself.  There were good songs and they were well sung.  I just do not think Grey's was the right forum for a musical episode.

The Parenthood season finale, on the other hand, was awesome and was hopefully not the series finale.  Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman delivered phenomenal performances and Craig Nelson had one of my favorite monologues of the TV season so far. (See above). He says this to his granddaughter after she was in an car accident because her friend was drunk driving. Not only is this a great show about the inter-workings of a big family, but it has also done a great job of showing a realistic portrayal of a child with autism.  I love this show and I cannot understand why more people are not watching it. Since the finale had improved ratings, it is likely to get renewed for another season, but nothing is ever for sure.

As far as getting to the movie theater, I have not been in a few weeks.  I am trying to avoid seeing the mediocre movies that are out right now so that I can save my money for all the potentially amazing movies coming out this summer.

The last new movie that I saw was Source Code and I thought that it was really good. Although, it is difficult to really talk about the movie without giving anything away.  Basically, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a soldier who wakes up in the body of a stranger and has to relive the same eight minutes over and over again until he finds the bomber of train heading into downtown Chicago. If this movie proves anything, it is that Jake Gyllenhaal continuously proves that he is an excellent leading man.

I also finally saw
Coco Before Chanel from Netflix, which was definitely interesting.  It was well acted but just lacked something.  I do not feel like I learned anything from the movie about Coco Chanel that I could not have read online somewhere.  It was just very bland.

In a totally unrelated topic, apparently, according to my Google stats, Henry Cavill seems to be the thing that brings the most people to my blog while searching on the internet. I love him too, so I understand the draw, I just thought it was an interesting fact.  So, if you are here in search of Henry Cavill, I unfortunately do not have any new stories about him today, but if you type his name into the little "Search This Blog" box in the top right corner, you will be taken to my other two posts where he is mentioned.  Enjoy! ;o)

As always, if you have comments or questions for me, please let me know below. If you feel that there is a TV show that I should be watching or an issue I should address, I would love to hear about it!

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover!

Another horrible natural disaster has hit our country, so I have once again listed some places where you can donate money for relief efforts:

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
American Red Cross
Habitat for Humanity
United Way
World Vision
The Nature Conservancy
National Wildlife Federation