You thought I was not serious?
Plenty of other stuff out on the Hypnotoad. Just look-
|"Television is a vast wasteland"|
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Here’s a list of things (not comprehensive) I think more worthy of your eyeballs.
Instead of Women’s Curling on USA
|8:00||Oxygen||Bad Girls Club||2:00|
|9:00||TV Land||Beverly Hillbillies||1:00|
|11:30||TCM||Topper Takes A Trip||1:00|
|12:00||AMC||The Astronaut Farmer||2:30|
|12:00||ABC Family||Full House||1:00|
|12:00||VH-1||Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp||1:00|
|1:00||Comedy||Daily Show, Colbert Report||2:00|
|1:00||TCM||My Favorite Wife||2:30|
|1:00||E!||Keeping Up With the Kardashians||3:00|
|1:00||Discovery||Motor City Motors||3:00|
|2:00||ABC Family||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||3:00|
|2:00||Disney||Wizards of Waverly Place||4:00|
|2:30||TCM||The Awful Truth||4:30|
18 HOURS of Bad Girls Club! Now that’s what I call a marathon!
Stephen Colbert starts his Olympic coverage, and just like he does news better, he does Olympics better. Ice Penis Zombies! Better know a Riding.
Firewall was mostly shot in Vancouver, the 4th largest film production city in North America. Like some of their other newer offerings I’m not sure anything released in 2006 actually qualifies as “classic” unless you think everything Harrison Ford has ever been in meets that definition.
But then how do you explain The Astronaut Farmer?
It’s Cary Grant day on TMC since he’s in My Favorite Wife, The Awful Truth, and both Toppers. This one is actually the sequel to the original which will be shown later this afternoon, and Cary Grant is not actually in it except in shots recycled from the original.
Ned? Ned Ryerson? Is that you?
Instead of Men’s Speed Skating (10km), Women’s Ski Cross, Women’s Biathlon (4 x 6k Relay), and Nordic Combined on NBC or Men’s Hockey on USA
|3:00||ABC Family||Full House||4:00|
|3:30||E!||Sleepless in Seattle||6:00|
|4:00||TNT||Law & Order||7:00|
|4:30||TCM||Artists and Models||6:00|
Hey what do you know. A Tom Hanks movie that’s not Philadelphia or Forrest Gump! Artists and Models is Martin and Lewis if you go for that sort of thing. In France they think he’s a genius.
Instead of Men’s Curling on CNBC
|5:00||ABC Family||Gilmore Girls||6:00|
|5:30||FX||The Devil Wears Prada||8:00|
|6:00||VH-1||Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp||7:00|
|6:00||USA||Law & Order||10:00|
|7:00||Comedy||Daily Show, Colbert Report||8:00|
|7:00||ESPN||Illinois at Michigan||9:00|
|7:00||ABC Family||America’s Funniest Home Videos||11:00|
Cash Cab. Unfortunately it is up against what is if not the last episode of Gilmore Girls the next to last. This morning Rory turned down Logan’s proposal.
Millionaire Matchmaker doesn’t really stop, it just starts alternation with Shear Genius.
While I normally associate Leo G. Carroll (Man From U.N.C.L.E) with Topper, that was only on TV and the actor in the film was Roland Young and the marquee star Cary Grant.
Space Cowboys continues AMC’s unfortunate habit of mislabeling movies of recent vintage no matter how big a fan you are of Clint, Tommy Lee, Donald, and James.
This is your last chance to catch Stephen Colbert’s Vancouverage 2010 from Monday.
Instead of Women’s Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Alpine Skiing, and Bobsled on NBC or Men’s Hockey on CNBC
|8:00||AMC||Forrest Gump (x 2)||2:00|
|8:00||MSNBC||Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow||10:00|
|8:00||TCM||Ruggles of Red Gap||10:00|
|8:00||Travel||Man v. Food||11:00|
|8:00||USA||Law & Order||10:00|
|8:00||VH-1||RuPaul’s Drag Race||10:00|
|9:00||ESPN||Tennessee @ Florida||11:00|
|9:00||Lifetime||The Pelican Brief||12:00|
|9:00||TV Land||Home Improvement||11:00|
|9:00||History||WW II in HD||11:00|
|9:30||Disney||Phineas and Ferb||10:30|
Well, we’ve been Gumped again. (x 2). The Office is the long running American version which is not nearly as good as the 13 episode British series (available on Fridays at midnight as part of Adult Swim’s (Toon) Brit Block) because Steve Carrell’s character can not be allowed to fail as spectacularly as Ricky Gervais’. There would be no new episodes.
As Fry once said (in Single Female Lawyer) the key to a Situational Comedy is that at the end everything is exactly the same. Or as Seinfeld put it- No Growth. No Change.
I don’t think The Pelican Brief is nearly as good (both the book and the movie) as everyone else does. Ruggles of Red Gap is a reprise of Roland Young from Topper. Spiderman 3 is about what you would expect.
Instead of Women’s Curling on MSNBC
|10:00||TV Guide||Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp||2:00|
|10:00||TCM||One Hour With You||11:00|
|10:00||Toon||King of the Hill||11:00|
|11:00||Comedy||Daily Show, Colbert Report||12:00|
|11:00||VH-1||Celebrity Rehab w/ Dr. Drew||1:00|
|11:30||FX||I Still Know What you Did Last Summer||1:30|
This is now the Maurice Chevalier portion of TCM’s program. I don’t really like South Park anymore and would much rather watch King of the Hill.
I will probably end up tuning in Patton 360 because I’m a sucker for that type of show, though I may end up with Alton because he’s always good viewing.
This is also the first broadcast of Stephen Colbert’s Vancouverage 2010 Tuesday Edition. It will repeat at 2:00.
Instead of Bobsled and Biathlon (and Recaps and Repeats) on NBC
|12:00||Travel||Man v. Food||3:00|
|12:00||VH-1||Celebrity Rehab w/ Dr. Drew||1:00|
|12:30||E!||Keeping Up With the Kardashians||2:00|
|1:00||History||WW II in HD||3:00|
|1:00||MSNBC||Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow||3:00|
|1:00||Toon||Moral Orel, Oblongs||2:00|
|1:00||VH-1||Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp||2:00|
|1:30||Comedy||Daily Show, Colbert Report||2:30|
|1:30||TCM||An American In Paris||3:00|
|2:00||Toon||King of the Hill||3:00|
|2:00||USA||Into The Sun||4:00|
Instead of Women’s Curling on MSNBC
|3:00||TCM||The Barkleys of Broadway||5:30|
|5:00||Toon||Moral Orel, Home Movies||6:00|This part still under construction, expect updates.
All of them far more worth your eyeballs than NBC and its horrible coverage.
This isn’t even political, except for the lesson in activism.
Am I serious?
Oh Rose, have something to eat.
Two hundred thousand years in the future he’s dying, and there’s nothing I can do.
Well, like you said, two hundred thousand years, it’s way off!
But it’s not! It’s now. That fight is happening right now! And he’s fighting for us, for the whole planet, and I’m just sitting here eating chips!
Listen to me! God knows I have hated that man, but right now I love him, and do you know why? Cause he did the right thing, he sent you back to me!
But what do I do every day, Mum? What do I do? Get up, catch the bus, go to work, come back home, eat chips and go to bed, is that it?!
It’s what the rest of us do.
But I can’t!
Why, cause you’re better than us??
NO, I didn’t mean that! I just… But it was. It was a better life!
And I don’t mean all the travelling, and seeing aliens and spaceships and things, that don’t matter.
The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know, he showed you too!
That you don’t just give up! You don’t just let things happen!
You make a stand, you say no, you have the guts to do what’s right when everyone else just runs away.
I want to make it very clear that you can use this thread to talk about the Olympics all you like.
I will be watching something else.
And you’re perfectly free to post your own essay, I might even promote it.
But to those who say that it doesn’t matter, that now that NBC has its advertisers ratings mean nothing, you couldn’t be more wrong. They have guaranteed those advertisers a certain number of eyeballs and if NBC doesn’t make their numbers they have to give their sponsors free advertising until they do.
You have power. You just have to have the willpower to use it.