Netflix has been Gilmored

One of the best mother-daughter TV shows has finally arrived on Netflix: Gilmore Girls.  Sure, Gilmore Girls has been on DVD for years and off the air for seven; but being on Netflix allows more people to enjoy the Friday night dinners, the pop culture references, and the fights between Luke and Taylor.

Okay, I’ll be honest: one of my favorite things about the TV series are all of the interest things that happen at Friday Night Dinners.  For example: the conversation they had on anvils:

And then there is the Halloween candy-thumping ball conversation:

Finally, there is their biggest fight that involves 20-some years worth of anger:

Everyone, be honest with yourselves: you’re like me and wish that your family dinners where this interesting.

And then there are all of the important life lessons, like the 18 problems only bookworms would understand:

So it’s pretty easy to say that Netflix has been Gilmored.

Next Season’s Grey’s Anatomy McDrama Possibilities

It’s been about two weeks since the season 10 Grey’s Anatomy season 10 finale aired, where we said good-bye to Cristina.  And we’re left with 10 years of amazing memories:

Not to mention that we have some pretty great Cristina Yang quotes for college grads:

But with the end of season 10 and the farewell to one of our favorite characters, we did get a two good possible McDrama story lines:

  • Webber told Baily that he’s recommending her to replace Cristina on the board, but we found out that Cristina left her spot on the board and her shares in the hospital to Alex
  • The last scene we’re left with is that we find Meredith’s mother had another child; and it’s safe to assume that it’s Webber’s child

With the first one, it’ll be interesting to see the potential, and real possibility, of the fall out of Alex getting Cristina’s board position.  After all, it was Baily how trained Alex and there’s now the threat of what will be a multi-episode fight, fallout and makeup between them.

Then with the latter of the two, we’ll have to watch as Meredith has to adjust once again to having a half-sister; not to mention Webber will have to adjust to the fact that me fathered a child and wasn’t aware of it.  This storyline will be interesting for the fact that there will be questions like “when did Meredith’s mom have another child?” “how did she hide the fact that she had another child?” and “did Webber know that she was pregnant?”


The Lion King Movie Review


Lion cub, and later king of Pride Rock, Simba learns the life lessons of what it takes to be king.  But after his father is killed by his uncle – yes folks, this it’s very Shakespearean – Simba runs away from home to and tries to make it as a lion away from the heard, until he’s drawn back to reclaim his rightful place.


Basically, The Lion King is Hamlet for kids.  When I was a child, this movie was definitely one of my favorites to watch; and not for the Shakespearean references.  Between Timon and Pumba’s drag incident, waiting to be king and feeling the love, who wouldn’t enjoy the movie?

But you would be a fool not to think it’s one of the best adaptions of a Shakespeare play.  After all, it does go through a fair amount of the motions of Hamlet: a brother killing the king to become king, the prince retaking the crown, seeing the ghost of your dead father, and so on.


Gotham, The TV Series

The Gotham logo, from

I, probably like a good handful of people, got wind of Fox’s prequel series “Gotham.”  The series will be set essentially in Bruce Wayne’s youth after his parent’s death as a young James Gordan (Ben McKenzie) working on the case of the Wayne’s death.

It will be interesting to see what David Mazouz will play Bruce Wayne and Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth will be able to bring to their characters as well as McKenzie to his.

But personally, I can’t help but think of the TV series “Smallville” since “Gothem” sounds similar in concept.  You know, the whole “let’s have a TV series that shows the back-story of the characters of a major comic book series/movie series/TV series franchise before the hero(s) become hero(s).”

Now don’t get me wrong, I will probably give the series a chance.  After all, I’m generally always on the lookout for a new show to watch on a regular basis.  But the likely hood that I’ll become a hardcore fan: very slim.

Missing the Movie Theater

I was surfing around several blogs just to see what there is to look at.  I found the blog Found Footage and the post Movie Palace Lobby, which is funny since I was thinking about the theater here in the Ely area.

The last time I was for sure in a movie theater was when I checked in the Portage Theaters during Thanksgiving Break.  And prior to that, was in the Goetz Theatre and both times where to see the movie Catching Fire.

But I miss being able to go into movie theaters.  There’s just something appealing about the smell of movie theater style popcorn.  And even though in some ways, it’s a pain having pay $7 or so bucks to see a movie, there’s something magical about it.