Friday, December 26, 2008

TV Geek Out 45: 30 Rock, "Reunion"

Who knew that Liz Lemon was a very special kind of Mean Girl in high school? Considering that she went into comedy for a living, it's about as surprising as Jack adopting the alter-ego Larry Braverman with such finesse at Liz's high school reunion. We also learned that an Etch-a-Sketch is second only to the almighty Blackberry when it comes to executive accessories -- that Cathy Geiss is always teaching us something. TV Geeks Perry and Heather geek out about "Reunion" immediately after watching it!

Check it out here.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

TV Geek Out 44: The Office, "The Surplus"

While TV Geek Out Geek Dana was on a special mission, Perry and Heather watched "The Surplus" and geeked out about it immediately afterward -- no notes, no net, no nothing! Fortunately, this episode of The Office offered plenty of geek fodder: Dwight and Angela's surprise Mennonite wedding, the biggest conflict we've seen between Jim and Pam to date, and, of course, Team Copier vs. Team New Chairs. Like Michael in a Burlington Coat Factory, when we watch The Office, we're literally kings (and queens), and we can't help geeking out about it.

Check it out here.

Monday, December 22, 2008

TV Geek Out 43: Life on Mars

Another show the TV Geek Out geeks have been meaning to get around to talking about is ABC's splashy, Americanized remake of the BBC time-bending favorite Life on Mars. With a tried-and-true storyline and a great cast (Gretchen Mol! Michael Imperioli! Harvey freakin' Keitel!), it seemed like a sure thing, but its first few episodes emphasized kitsch and felt like "That '70s Time-Traveling Cop Show." As the season progressed, however, the show gained its footing -- especially with 2008's last episode, "The Man Who Sold the World." Tense and with more than a little supernatural flair, not to mention a showstopping turn from Dean Winters as Detective Sam Tyler's dad, "The Man Who Sold the World" took Life on Mars from interesting to riveting. We can't wait to geek out about this show more in 2009, especially since it'll follow a TVGO staple, Lost.

Check out our first Life on Mars discussion here.