Friday, November 21, 2008

Oh Oh Oh...It Was Magic: R.I.P. Pushing Daisies

Well, we've been discussing the possibility for weeks, but now it's official -- Pushing Daisies' flagging ratings have led to its untimely demise. In probably the most disheartening premature cancellation in years, ABC has axed our beloved series. The happy little show about life and death never failed to deliver exuberant, joyful, human, genuine, fantastically delicious stories, with some of the most original characters and storylines to ever grace the small screen. From charmingly literary names like Olive Snook and Emerson Cod to the endearing characters themselves to the sardonically warm writing, the amazing eye-candy visuals, and everything else that made up the show, Pushing Daisies was the definition of Whimsy, with a capital W. The only consolation is knowing that the immensely talented people involved are likely to follow up their work on the series with similarly impressive projects. We look forward to seeing what Bryan Fuller cooks up next (or, if he returns to Heroes, just how awesome that show could get again); as well as to future appearances on the big and small screens by Lee Pace, Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Ellen Greene, and Swoosie Kurtz -- and Jim Dale can narrate our TV shows anytime! We're glad we had you in our lives for a while, but Pushing Daisies, you will be greatly missed. You'd better bet we're going to enjoy every minute of the last seven episodes of the series. Stay tuned for more geeky discussions of each and every one.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

TV Geek Out 24: House

Our resident House geek Dana brings us up to speed on season five's goings-on, and what goings-on they are: Lesbian one-night stands! House and Wilson's troubled bromance! That Cuddy kiss! And of course, lots more medical mysteries that aren't lupus... or cancer. Look for discussions of individual House episodes soon!

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

TV Geek Out 23: The Office, "Customer Survey"

The yearly customer survey is upon Dunder Mifflin again, and Dwight and Jim aren't just robbed of good reviews -- they're mugged! Hypothetical sales, a crucial missed America's Got Talent party and more of Angry Andy made this one of the wackier episodes of the season. Did the "I was raped" joke go too far? Was Dwight's mustardy shirt more of a spicy brown or French's yellow? Was the world's smallest bluetooth a big mistake for Jam? The TV Geek Out geeks ponder it all over piping hot drinks served in their party favor mugs.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

TV Geek Out 22: Gossip Girl, "There Might Be Blood" and "Bonfire of the Vanity"

It's a gargantuan Gossip Girl geek out! The TV Geek Out Geeks cover two episodes this time, "There Might Be Blood' and "Bonfire of the Vanity." The rise and fall of Little J -- not to mention the fierce and frequent catfights she had with Agnes -- as well as Rufus' lacking parenting skills, Dan's brief career as an investigative journalist, and the addition of Wallace Shawn as Eleanor Waldorf's squeeze Cyrus Rose are all grist for the TVGO mill.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

TV Geek Out 21: Heroes, "Villains"

"Villains" took Heroes back in time courtesy of Hiro's spirit walk, filling in some gaps that needed it badly (Arthur and Angela Petrelli's relationship) and others that didn't really need explanation (couldn't we just leave Sylar as an awesomely creepy, power-hungry cipher?). Some of season three's most neglected characters -- namely, HRG and Nathan Petrelli -- got some much-needed airtime, but after trying to track some of the biggest twists and turns in the Heroes mythology, the TV Geek Out Geeks need Linderman to heal our brains.

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TV Geek Out 20: Fringe

One of the bigger successes of the Fall 2008 TV season is Fringe, the latest brain-teasing show from the mind of J.J. Abrams. The show's stories exsist on the periphery of science fact and science fiction, and characters like FBI agents Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop and Peter's estrangd father, the literally mad scientist Dr. Walter Bishop, give the show its own personality (despite the similarities to beloved shows like The X Files). TV Geek Out geek Dana brings us up to speed on the season so far, and look for discussions on individual episodes soon!

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