but my dick is too aware that your pussy is a chamber of financial ruin (s1e01)
gonna work my way through Lucky Louie because the writing at least seems pretty hilarious
The Bridge (Bron|Broen) (2011) is a nice, crisp, desaturated Nordic crime drama, ten one-hour (not 42 minutes — a whole hour) episodes, centered around two detectives, one a womanizing Dane, the other an attractive blonde Swede somewhere high up on the autism spectrum (no I am not making this up).
Wonderful character development and visually it’s like an issue of Dwell.
The first five episodes took me a couple months to get through, then the last five (as the climax approaches) I devoured in a week (with no Walking Dead or Justified to distract me)… just finished the last episode now and MAN.
There’s a second series in production right now, and FX is remaking the first series for American audiences (set in Mexico) which I’m sure will lack the feel that this one does.
Make sure you watch it with the legit (non-fansub) subs!
Kuroyume “Like @ Angel” OA - Pop Jam 1996
The Walking Dead 3x10 — “Working Eyes: Who Needs ‘Em?”
“Medals are for fools. Great men just need their names.”
“Easier a hero than an honest man. You can be a hero by chance, but honest you must always be.”
Braquo is the French The Shield. Gritty, tense, exciting.
I guess hulu’s doing an episode a week (http://www.hulu.com/braquo), but after ep.1 I couldn’t wait for more.
Favorite TV Shows of 2012
The Walking Dead s3 was so vastly improved from last year, with SHIT ACTUALLY HAPPENING, and just so exciting from week to week, that I don’t see how anything else could be BEST OF 2012. Unless you’re not a middle-class white male between the ages of 18-49, I s’pose.
Justified s3 was fine, but inferior to season 2, losing some of the southern shitkicker vibe that made it stand out from other cop shows.
Louie s3 grew into its own, with a much better balance of humor and discomfort than in the past.
Sherlock s2 was better than s1 but I’d like it better if I weren’t pummeled by so many fucking gifs of whatshisface on Tumblr.
Wallander s3 was a disappointment after two great seasons.
Southland was pretty good, looking forward to more LA po-po drama.
Thi fall’s SNL was great without Kristen Wiig being Kristen Wiig in EVERY SKETCH for once.
I’m eager for 30Rock to end so I can stop watching it. Oh, and Community’s great of course.
Archer continues to be fun.
I didn’t keep up with Homeland s2. I liked Homeland when I thought it’d just be one season, because how can you stretch that shit to two? I’ll try it at some point, maybe when there’s nothing else on.
And that’s it. Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones and Mad Men all bore me.
Oh, and I got through most of an apparently neverending episode of Downton Abbey at 3am one sleepless night, not enough gunfights.
Japanese TV Commercials, Merry Christmas 2012 Edition.
I’ve been shooting through season one of Luther on Netflix this week. Cop shows aren’t usually my thing but the writing is strong and the pacing excellent. Lots of twists and turns as the protagonist tracks down accelerating serial killers while trying to save his marriage. It’s not as cerebral or hip as Sherlock, more gritty and grounded, but I could see the shows attracting a similar fan base.
I also appreciate that seasons 1 and 2 combined come to just 10 one-hour episodes. These leaner series seem less likely to drift into mediocrity and over-stay their welcome. (And if they do, meh, just a few hours invested, no big loss.)
I know I should watch Breaking Bad, but it’s already on season 5. That’s like the television equivalent of starting Atlas Shrugged.
Fujitv | HEY!HEY!HEY! MUSIC CHAMP
On next Monday, December 17th, 2012, will be the last episode of the famous music variety show HEY!HEY!HEY! MUSIC CHAMP after running 18 years. This was announced back in September, but somehow I have missed this news until now, finding out through Gackt’s Facebook feed. I have watched and recorded quite a number of episodes (on VHS!!) back in the early 2000s when I was first really getting into Japanese music and culture in general. I loved the format of the show where the hosts, Downtown (a comedic duo), would ask embarrassing questions and even land the occasional smack on the back of their guest’s head (a common manzai thing). This show was easy to get into (even for someone with zero Japanese language skills) and the interviews felt intimate because of Downtown’s ability to get their guests out of their element. All of this was a stark contrast to the more business formal-like, Music Station, with lots of bowing and formal greetings.
Back in the ’90s, the show had rock and pop bands/artists from various labels and management companies. But during the changing of the scene in last few years, the original HEY!HEY!HEY! producer left (maybe forced out?) and the idol groups from a few large media companies appeared more and more often. Those early episodes where the Johnny groups started to be featured were uncomfortable to watch and the tension was stifling on this laid-back show. But by this time, I had stopped following. My favorite episodes would be all the ones with Gackt on them because you couldn’t guess what antics/secrets would slipped out next. So I’m glad he’ll a guest on the show’s final bow.