Full Frontal Lobe: Fluffy O’Houlihan (IT Crowd)

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OH. MY. GOD.

Ok. Here’s the problem, kids. I had thought that in order to give a decent rebuttal to our Kat’s take on the IT Crowd–which I have deemed hysterically funny and she finds lacking for various reasons–I would have to dip my toe into the pool of just why we think so alike yet so differently on various issues. We both come from the same demented genetic swimming pool, but with a slight generational gap (Hey! It’s only ten years and a bit, dammit!); and obviously different families, being cousins and all that. Problem is explaining all that turns into a friggin’ thesis, with stories that rival Shakespeare in terms of bloody comedy versus tragedy (with a writing style akin to Dr Seuss. Hop on Pop! Hop on Pop! Do Not Hop on Pop If He is Having Vietnam Flashback, Stop!). And with all the sidetracking I do? We’d be here forever. So I’m not going to bother with that right now and instead just explain why I’m so very right about this. Mostly because I’m the oldest and I said so.

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Full Frontal Lobe; Tales From the Spazzy Side: Balls; Goodnight, Sweet Numpty

THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON

I know I’m supposed to be delivering my rebuttal to our Kat’s take on the IT Crowd, but that will have to wait. There are far more important things to discuss right now. We shall have to deal with it. Continue reading

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I’m Just Not Into The IT Crowd.

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The IT Crowd came highly recommended to me from a number of people, most notably Doug of Doug’s TV Reviews, as well as Communies of many sorts. This cultishly classic Britcom launched the careers of the very adorable Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade. It appears to be somewhat iconic among nerdfolk for its representation of wacky computer supporters. Here’s my problem with it: it sucks.

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Ancient Downton

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So. Downton. I know I’m late to the party, do forgive.

Well. Not late, per se, I only just got Season 2  this week–that came out in 2011. So, ok, very  per se and very fucking late. I’d actually seen  some of these episodes when they first aired here but became determined to watch from the very beginning. As the great poet once said ‘Shit  happens’–and here we are now discussing it.

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Top Gear UK Proves Anyone Can Like Cars, Even if they Don’t

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and James May

Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and mysterious driver The Stig

Surprises come in strange packages. Sometimes you think it isn’t worth watching a show based on the subject. After all, most people wouldn’t watch a show about something they’re not interested in. But history has showed, time and time again, that the more people broaden their horizons, the more they find happy surprises. A perfect example is the BBC juggernaut Top Gear.

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Revolution: The worst show I’ll be watching all season long

None of these people are going to be proud of this when it’s over. via liveforfilms.com

Let’s all learn about what happens when the power stops working forever.

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I Am Not a Purist

I am not a purist. I should define what I think a purist is. To me a purist is someone who always believes the original is better than the remake, and that some things are sacred and should never be changed. A movie purist is someone who believes the new Star Trek wasn’t good because it wasn’t campy. A television purist is the guy who thought House M.D. jumped the shark when the original team left at the end of season 3. It wasn’t. It was when Kutner killed himself so Kal Penn could work in politics. Anyway, purists think the book is always better than the movie. That all cover songs are bad, or at least not as good as the originals. Or maybe that changing the opening credits signals the beginning of a show’s downfall, or losing a principal character is a death sentence. I’ve fallen into the trap of believing these things, but not anymore.

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