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February 08, 2010

Big Love Recap: Sins of the Father

Big_love_barb_bill I was watching Big Love last night while waiting to hear whether or not my snow-buried city would be functional today (it wasn't) and wondered if seasons of Big Love always take place during the summer. That seems to be the case, doesn't it?


February 01, 2010

Big Love Recap: The Mighty and the Strong

Big_love_2 Bill has thrown himself into this whole politicking thing. He's doing radio shows, elaborate public events, hiding his family scandals, and throwing his lifelong friends under the bus. He's a born poltician!


January 28, 2010

Apocalypse Man Would Eat Will Smith With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

Woman1Those who know me enjoy poking fun at my endless fascination with how we're all going to die horribly. Will it be a giant asteroid, a flash ice age, a zombie-plague, a simultaneous failure of all technology, or my personal favorite, a self-awareness fueled robocalypse?

Frankly, the anticipation is killing me.  And while my friends and others have a little fun at my expense, I am now validated by The History Channel's documentary show Apocalypse Man.  Ha.


January 25, 2010

Big Love Recap: Strange Bedfellows

MargeneThe reason why I know Bill and Nicki are perfect for each other is that for every bad idea that Bill has, Nicki has five. Like, toting a concealed handgun around DC, where people are totally cool with that because there aren't, like, assassination attempts or anything. Yep, those two kids are going to be together forever...unless they accidentally kill each other first.


January 18, 2010

Big Love Recap: The Greater Good AND Giveaway Winners!

Big_love_season4_episode2_nicki_bill_1 Well, it's a day that ends in "y," which means Bill Henrickson must have a New! Awesome! Fantastic! Idea that Totally Won't Take His Family to the Brink of Ruin! I swear, if I was married to him, I would have brain damage a long time ago due to repeatedly smacking myself in the head.


January 11, 2010

Big Love Recap: Free At Last

Big_love_season4_episode1_bill_roman_1Confession: we still have our Christmas tree up. We're taking it down tonight, but I've been really bummed the last few days thinking about how it won't be around anymore. Last night, I was all sad-pants...but then I remembered that Big Love was starting again!


January 07, 2010

Alan Ball's 'True Blood' vs. Charlaine Harris's 'Dead Until Dark'

Trueblood  You know how they always say the book is better than the movie? Turns out the same can't be said for television series.


"Big Love" Giveaway! Autographed Copies of A Juniper Creek Christmas!

AJuniperCreekChristmas Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about the Big Love Christmas album, A Juniper Creek Christmas, and how we would be giving away autographed copies of the vinyl version? 


December 28, 2009

Stuff I Dug in 2009

Coraline Though 2009 is ending on a moderately high note for me (finished grad school yippee!), it was sort of a jerk most of the time. However, there were some bright moments, pop culturally speaking.


December 24, 2009

'Tis the Season to Be Poly: A Juniper Creek Christmas

AJuniperCreekChristmas What is the one thing that would make your Christmas season that much more awesome? What's that you say? An album of Christmas carols adapted and performed by our favorite Juniper Creek residents/characters from Big Love?


December 21, 2009

10 Reasons Polygamy Is The Way, As Informed By My Engaged Viewing Of Big Love

Big_love Me and my wife don't smoke crack so we watch TV on DVD, compulsively. Like, just one more before bed. Please baby. One more episode. That kind of thing. So anyway, we recently started watching Big Love and I can't stop thinking about having sex with a bunch of women and having it sanctioned by my religion. Because, obviously, that would rock the house.


December 18, 2009

100 More Reasons To Watch The Wire

Omar A little while back I posted the excellent "100 Greatest Quotes from The Wire" video.  But did you think that five seasons of Bunk, McNulty, Herc, Cheese, Omar and all the rest would yield only one hundred quotable moments?  No.  Here's one hundred more.  Huge spoiler alert.


December 11, 2009

Flight of the Conchords: Officially Over, At Least On HBO

Flight_01 Well. SHIT.


November 30, 2009

Seasonal Affective Disorder Got You Down Already? Big Love Will Be Here Soon

Big_love_season_4 Angela Chase once mused that there was something about Sunday evenings that made you want to kill yourself. It used to be the shadow of school looming over my head. Now it's the promise of a Monday at work, literally dragging my kid out of bed and to the school bus stop, and the lack of shows to recap.


November 17, 2009

Money Be Green, Motherf**ker: 100 Quotable Moments from The Wire

The_Wire_bubbles Sometimes you stumble across something on the internet and think: why didn't I think of this already?  A YouTube geen-yuss has freebased HBO's series The Wire for us and produced an addictive residue consisting of 100 great quotations from the show.  Enjoy! And then go watch the series.


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