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He’s Not Eating A Balut, you think?

It’s crazy when I have his blog on my blogroll and I have to find out about his travel from other bloggers.  One of my fave tv personalities had visited and taped his Philippine show.  We all waited for this right?

Check this out.

He did say he’s not eating a balut.  He better not.  A foreigner eating a balut is as hackneyed as listening to Charice Pempengo belt the same old same old Whitney ditties or that Dreamgirls song.

Needless to say, I can’t wait for the airing—next season?

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Posted by on October 28, 2008 in personal, tv

 

I Am A Believer

Six years is a long time.  No amount of watching old dvds of the  series is  enough to curb or curtail the appetite of a one that ended too soon.  Yes, I thought it ended too soon.  There was so much more topics to tackle.  But when the main character leaves, the excitement somehow follows his/her departure. 

So six years after the season ended and ten years after the first movie, the cult tv show X-Files second movie I Want To Believe comes to loyal fans who believes the search for truth by one Fox Mulder is not over yet.  Not by a long shot.  Gross estimates for the weekend, its first, is 10.2 million.  Not bad really.

How can I objectively write a review when I am a loyal fan?  I am not an avid fan, not one of those who can recite by heart what Mulder said to Scully in season 6 on a certain episode.   But I am a fan, loyal enough to own the complete series, which we bought at one time, and loyal enough to continue watching it on syndication, eleven at night on Sci-Fi channel and midnight certain days at TNT. So how can I write objectively?  No way I can do that.  So I will write subjectively.

WHAT I LIKE:  Scully has moved on, left the bureau and continued to pursue and practice medicine.  And has moved in with Mulder, which I really enjoyed.  Yay, I thought I’d never see the day when they would act a little romatic towards each other. 

Mulder has kept his belief despite being an outsider now.  But agreed to help the bureau when his help was needed, inspite of a little hesitation at the beginning.  I like how Mulder continued to be true to the Mulder I knew.

The surprise appearance (at least to me) of Skinner.  Outside of the two main characters, X-files won’t be complete without Skinner. 

I enjoyed the story line.  Yes, it’s true there is less paranormal and more CSI-like story line, but this is the bureau you know and they work on these cases more than x-file cases.  I find no boring moment.  As a matter of fact, I exerted extra efforts I never knew I had to control my bladder.  Same is true with hubby who kept whispering he needs to use the facilities but had never once motioned to stand up.  For us it was that exciting.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:   It ended too soon.  The movie was too short.  I could go on watch them all day.  Gosh, I miss X-Files.

For objective (?) review, read this.

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2008 in personal, tv

 

Six Pack

Here’s my female version of the WHO’S YOUR SEXY post.  Again in no particular order, here they are:

1.  Ashley Judd

2.   Julia Stiles

3.  Maura Tierney

4.  Rachel Griffiths

5.  Evangeline Lily

6.  Julie Delpy

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2008 in list, personal, tv

 

Idol Speak

The Long and Winding Road leads to just 11 crooners.Last night’s much touted Lennon-McCartney night proved to be a dud, I thought. So much selection and the12 aspiring Idols did not take advantage of the opportunity. I pretty much agreed with Simon every night; but I disagreed with him when he said that guy who sang Eleanor Rigby did a fabulous job. I thought it was just okay. My favorite performance of the night was Brooke White’s Let It Be. It is one of my fave songs and she did her own version of it and I completely loved it. Ramiele on the other hand got bad reviews from all three judges. Hubby and I agreed that while we loved the song, we thought the song was a bit slow and boring. Hope she hangs on despite last night’s so-so performance.Prediction: It would have to be between Kristy Lee Cook (who I really really like) who sang that horrible version of Eight Days A Week and David Hernandez’s corny rendition of I Saw Her Standing There.

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2008 in american idol, tv, Uncategorized

 

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