Archive for March, 2013

I never fancied myself a huge TV guy..

I love to go to the movies.. but TV was pretty much a news box for me and a place to watch sports.  I remember complaining that with hundreds of cable channels there was never anything on TV… but that seems to be changing.

I’ll chalk it up to HBO and their AWESOME series.  I know they have a ton..but my favs are/were:

  1. The Sopranos
  2. Boardwalk Empire
  3. True Blood
  4. Game of Thrones – I strongly suggest you read the books..EVEN if you are watching the series on HBO

I’ve even enjoyed Entourage, Deadwood and occasional my Wife’s favorite “Big Love”.

In my opinion, HBO has ruled this category for a long time.. but now I have to say the other Networks are starting to offer competition.  I am also an avid watcher of “Spartacus” and formerly “Dexter”.  As a matter of fact the competition has gotten so fierce that some don’t make it beyond their pilot season.  I read a stat somewhere that if a network can’t draw x% new viewers due to a new series.. they cut it.. (think HBO’s “Luck” and I think it was Starz who had “King Arthur”)

Just when I think it can’t get any better.. the non-pay channels decided to throw their hats in the ring.  Shit, even the HISTORY CHANNEL is puffing out their chest with last nights debut of “Vikings”.

Probably one of the most popular free channel shows making waves is “The Following” with Kevin Bacon (FOX).  I listened to Howard Stern interview Bacon recently and that is what turned me on to it.  It was interesting to hear Kevin Bacon (normally a Movie guy only) talk about how network TV series are becoming a viable venue for Movie stars.  It no longer should be shunned.

Lets not forget that Alec Baldwin has reinvigorated his career through Television commercials and “30 Rock”.

The dawn of DVR (at least in my household) has made it so much easier to stay on top of your fav shows.  Shit, between travel for my job and 3 kids I almost can’t live with out it anymore.  Here are a list of my favorite Network TV shows:

  1. The Following (Gets better every week) – Mondays on Fox
  2. Vikings (so far.. Ep 1 was good, verdict is still out) – Sundays on History Channel
  3. The Walking Dead (who the F**k doesn’t like Zombies now?) – Sundays on AMC
  4. Southland (Think modern day Hill Street Blues or End of Watch for the younger peeps) – Wednesdays on TNT

I am probably forgetting something.. but those are the hottest ones for me right now.

I’ll save my rant on reality shows for another post.. but I have to admit there are two that I really like right now.  I am a HUGE UFC/MMA fan!  If you never watched TUF (The Ultimate Fighter- FX channel- Fridays) then you can’t appreciate the endless entertainment you get from putting 30+ fighters into a house and have them fight every week for a 6 figure contract with the UFC.

It’s such a mixed bag of personalities that you never know what you are going to get.  Stereotypes aside when you mix money, testosterone, low gray matter, egos, starvation and extreme sports into one show.. it’s gotta be TV gold!

My other (NEW favorite) is “Boston’s Finest” (TNT- Wednesdays).  It’s like the show “Cops” but it stays put in Boston and seems to follow around a select group of  officers.  I have only seen the season premiere so far..but it’s worth a second look.

So.. tell me.. I really want to know.. What are YOU hooked on?  What do you DVR weekly because you can’t miss it?

Post your comments below

3-4-2013 12-44-33 PM

Say what you want about the Liberals and their anti-gun crusade.  We have more than politics to worry about here folks!

I want you to ignore the fact that I am wearing a hat made of tinfoil.. and try to focus on what I’m saying … Something HUGE is coming our way.. and I’m not talking about an Asteroid.

I am talking about ZOMBIES… Yes.. slow moving, dumb as a bag of doorknobs, flesh-eating Zombies.

Don’t believe me.. well just turn on your TV or pay attention to the internets.. Let me bulletize it for you:

  1. The Catholic Church has no leader:  Um.. Pope dude.. you can’t just resign.. unless of course.. you have been bitten by a Zombie and need to go under ground
  2. Giant Asteroid passes near earth: So what.. the Earth has been hit before and keeps on keepin on.. this was just a left-wing distraction (more on that later)
  3. Meteorite crashes into Russia:  Also BS .. this was just IRAN trying to launch another satellite.. they really are bad at that
  4. The Department of Homeland Defense is stockpiling bullets and light armored vehicles: Why?? Yup.. you guessed it.. we need to be ready for the outbreak!
  5. Gun-Control: There is a sub-plot here too.. I think the major push on gun-control is because the Zombies have already begun to take over and the Liberals want to harness a way to count their votes!

I could go on.. but I will spare you.. because you don’t have time to be reading this shit.. you need to go out NOW.. and get a gun… if you can’t get one now.. then practice by shaping your pop-tarts into a gun and keep yourself focused!

I don’t know about you people.. but to prepare I am doing a number of things (besides stockpiling guns and bullets).  At the very least you should all be watching The Walking Dead (on AMC Sunday nights) and read the book “World War Z“….

Don’t say I didn’t warn you

Max

Hey guys, my name is Mike..

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