Thursday, January 29, 2009

TV Geek Out 58: Golden Globes Discussion

The Golden Globes might not be the latest awards show of note, but the TV Geek Out geeks got together to share their reactions to the winners, some of the fashions, and the most memorable, amusing, and just plain bizarre moments of the telecast. Were the original song nominees mostly a blast from 1986? Was Megan Fox purposely being a surreally difficult interviewee on the red carpet, or was she verging on being genuinely mentally unstable? Do the Globes even have any impact on Oscar results? The geeks pinpoint the exact moment of The Heigling and consider staging a cry-off, 'cause that was some Benjamin Button shit!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TV Geek Out 57: TV News Discussion

The TV Geek Out geeks cover some of the recent news from the TV world, including castings & firings, marriages & deaths, cancelations, ratings, gossip, and more! Find out what two television siblings have tied the knot in real life, what show Heather is intrigued by but just can't commit her DVR to, and just what got the geeks on an uncontrollable giggle tangent. Is A&E exploiting Patrick Swayze with his new series, The Beast? Was Gossip Girl's Rufus Humphrey the frontman for a hair-metal band in the '80s? Did reality TV show titles just hit a new low? Would Heroes be more fun if Pushing Daisies' Emerson Cod could lend the lackluster show his delightfully snarky insights? The geeks ponder these questions and others, and devolve into silliness for your listening pleasure.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

TV Geek Out 56: Lost, "The Lie"

Lost's fifth-season premiere continues with "The Lie," which focuses a little more on the events transpiring "3 years later." The lie the Oceanic 6 agreed upon has been eating away at Hurley, and it isn't helping any that he's got to deal with Weekend at Sayid's and a "ghost" visit from Ana Lucia -- not to mention the police. Ben visits the butcher's, Kate visits Sun, and Jack revives Sayid... But back on the lost-in-time island, things are getting even more perilous, with a surprise flaming arrow attack and blood-thirsty Brits who call the island theirs. Just when are they?? The TV Geek Out geeks discuss the logistics of Lost's time travel and what Ms. Hawking might have to do with it, geek out about Hot Pockets and I Heart Shih-Tzu T-shirts, and freak out about how creepy Ben is when he's clean, well-lit, and attempting to seem friendly.

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TV Geek Out 55: Lost, "Because You Left"

If "Because You Left" is any indication of how the rest of what Lost's fifth season will be like, then hold onto your brain for dear life! This episode was thrilling and baffling, beginning with some truly mind-bending time travel and ending with a dream that was actually a memory. Confused? Well, so were most of the characters, with the exception of Daniel Faraday, whose knowledge of the rules of time travel was one of "Because You Left"'s few constants. Another constant: Wonderfully juicy bad things are happening on and off of the island. As Shotgun Willie sang, "You can't make a record if you ain't got nothin' to say," but the TV Geek Out geeks have plenty to geek out about here.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

TV Geek Out 54: House, "Last Resort"

House gets a visit from character actor extraordinaire Zeljko Ivanek in Last Resort, but unfortunately for the patients and doctors at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, he greets them with the barrel of a gun. As a character so desperate to get a diagnosis for his mysterious ailment that he's willing to threaten the lives of others, Ivanek brings a heightened level of tension to a series whose focus is already life-or-death situations. But the episode's most shocking twist turns out to be a product of House's unethical, reckless lust for answers rather than anything their gun-wielding captor does. The TV Geek Out geeks discover that Perry is a sucker for a good hostage-crisis drama, question whether Dr. House has sunk to his lowest moral point yet, and marvel at the "pasty genius" of Zeljko Ivanek.

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