In my early twenties, I remember being at some sort of a party - a BBQ perhaps? A dinner party? I can't be sure. While the details of the party are a hazy mystery, I do recall the conversation, which stunned me."I can't wait," my friend Janet said, "for the fall television lineup. I have it all planned out." She then went on to list which shows she was watching, the times and channels. As it was ten years ago, I cannot quite recall what they were. But I do remember both her excitement and conviction. It just seemed so...odd....more
There past few weeks have brought us all kinds of interesting news and the love and sex front is no different. Here is a quick roundup of some interesting research and news stories about relationships and sexuality that crossed our radar.
I pay a lot of money for cable television because I love it. Well, not all of it--I don't part with my hard earned green because I want my MTV--at least not anymore. I want my HBO. And I want first access to all the other fine programs that the other networks offer. Mad Men, Rescue Me, True Blood, Entourage, Dexter, Weeds, Breaking Bad. I don't only want my favorite networks, I love them and my favorite shows with all of my heart, and cable makes it easy, so I've been married to cable for decades.
I like year end lists as much as the next person but when it comes to television, this year I'd like to look forward. That's because in a couple of weeks, the cream of the television crop will arrive. Shows like "Lost," "24," and "Damages" will finally be back and I for one will be thrilled.
Let's check out some of what's coming up in the next few weeks...wait, what's that you say? You insist that I take a quick look back at the fall season?
Oh, all right.
First let's spare a brief moment for:
Television's biggest night had drama, pathos, and naked people on the stage...well, maybe not naked people on the stage, but I got your attention didn't I?
Last night was the 2008 Emmy Awards and since I never believe in watching the show in real time, I use Megan's Patented DVR Shortcut Method. How it works is I start watching the recorded show about an hour and a half before the live show ends, then I try to click through fast enough to finish watching the DVR version just as the live show ends.
That way, you watch three hours worth of inane speeches and bad hosting jokes in an hour and a half. It's a better viewing value. On with the show.
The Golden Globe nominations came out yesterday and FX's legal thriller "Damages" got four nominations, the most for any television show. It's up for Best Drama, Best Actress (Glenn Close), Best Supporting Actress (Rose Byrne), and Best Supporting Actor (Ted Danson). That's pretty good for a show that was almost canceled due to low ratings.
According to TV Guide Glenn Close had this to say:
"I am thrilled to be nominated and doubly thrilled that [the executive producers] and Ted [Danson] and Rose [Byrne] are nominated as well. Damages represents one of the best teams I've ever had the privilege of working with."
Now anyone that follows the crazy awards show season knows the Golden Globes are kind of like pretty curtains on a wall with no windows. Fun, but totally unnecessary. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the architect of the Golden Globes, is a shadowy organization of about ten guys from Canada who years ago got together one day in a bar and said, "Let's put on an awards show!"
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Do you think these are Patty Hewes' sunglasses from "Damages?" You know, the ones she wore in all those flashbacks.
The reason I'm asking is because I got an email from a "Damages" fan who asked if I knew where to buy a pair like the ones Glenn Close wore in the show. She wanted to buy them for her husband as a Christmas gift. I told her I didn't know, but I would try to find out.
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My favorite television legal thriller "Damages" is coming out on DVD on January 29, 2008. It'll be a three disc set with all 13 episodes, behind the scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes and bloopers.
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