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Well gees! We’ve been knee-deep in season finales this week. Here some snappy reviews:

  • LOST: Whoa! What? Wait, what? We finally meet the mysterious, Jacob and lo and behold he’s handsome. Locke is dead but his body is alive an apparently inhabited by someone else. And did Juliet just ignite an H-Bomb? The season long pattern of providing more answers than questions is apparently over. These 8 months till the final season will be unbearable.
  • The Office: I think my brother and I are the only people who were unimpressed with the finale. Why didn’t I like it? It was hokey as all get out. I don’t watch The Office for that. If I wanted adorable I’d watch Puppy Bowl and call it a day. The Office was on a serious funny streak and this kind of put the kibosh on that. I am curious as to where they’ll take this “new development,” though.
  • Grey’s Anatomy: Speaking of Brother Bear, he’ll be writing a longer review sometime soon. I don’t watch Grey’s much anymore, but I read what happened. I’m not a fan of the show, but I am a fan of getting T.R. Knight and Katherine Heigl out of the entertainment news cycle. I would be completely okay with killing both of them off in one fell swoop. That would also leave some holes for new people, new stories, etc. (And have I mentioned how much I hate Meredith’s whining? This might finally shut her up.)
  • Private Practice: Their finale was a few weeks ago but it was awesome! I know that crazy woman won’t actually kill Violet, but will they be able to save the baby? If the baby dies it could put her character on a collision course. Hopefully they’ll acurately portray the mourning period (if there is one). I’m optimistic.
  • 30 Rock: Unlike The Office, 30 Rock has been a little uneven this season but last night’s finale was strong. If you liked the kidney song, you can download it from iTunes. Proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation.
  • The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency: This show won me over from the beginning. The season finale didn’t disappoint. I hope this is not the last we see of Note Makoti, I hate what he does to Precious, but I love the intrigue and complexity he provides to her character.

Next week we’ve got finales for Ugly Betty, American Idol, and 24 among others. May is such a wonderful time of year!

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My mother taught me a lot and on her special day, I’d like to tell you about the things she taught me in respect to TV. It’s more than you’d think.

  • Never be afraid to fall asleep in front of the TV. If the show is good enough, “It will be on again.”
  • Every time The Sound of Music comes on, stop what you’re doing and watch. Singing along is highly encouraged.
  • If Mom can’t follow it, it must not be good. (Sorry Lost.)
  • Some shows are worth waking up at 4 in the morning for, even after your family gets you a DVR to prevent this. (Ryan’s Hope is better than one would think.)
  • And finally, it’s okay to talk while the TV is on, so long as you’re asking “really important questions.” (Nope, still not.)

Oh Mom. I love ya. You’re may not have the best TV habits but that’s far from a dealbreaker, even with me. Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and mothers everywhere.

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Today marks Hulu’s 1st birthday! I have a hard time believing its only been a year. I visit it almost everyday, it helps me pass the time when I can’t go to sleep, and its saved me when the occasional DVR-memory lapse occurs. It’s the best site of its kind and I hope it sticks around for awhile.

Hulu is marking the occasion with the first annual  Hulu Awards. Fans voted on some of their favorite clips. You can watch the winners here.

They also put together some pretty interesting lists. My favorite is:

Top 10 Most Searched Shows not on Hulu

  1. Lost
  2. South Park
  3. Gossip Girl
  4. NCIS
  5. CSI
  6. Dexter
  7. Smallville
  8. Star Trek
  9. Weeds
  10. Entourage

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Do you realize how much good TV comes on Wednesdays? Wednesday is my new Thursday. Booya.

  • A bunch of analog stations switched over to digital yesterday ahead of the new deadline. So far the FCC is reporting very few issues. Sidenote: A kid I work with just submitted his application for a converter box. I asked him “What took you so long?” He said, “I didn’t know anything about it.” If you don’t watch enough TV to hear about the digital transition, I think it’s okay if we transition without you.
  • Amy Poehler’s new show, Parks & Recreation,  started filming today! Color me geeked! Kristin Dos Santos has an interview with the star herself.
  • Angela Kinsey (Angela from The Office) and her husband Warren Lieberstein have separated. If the name Lieberstein sounds familiar, it’s because Warren is Paul Lieberstein’s (aka Toby Flenderson) brother.
  • I think a recession era economy, novelty shoes should be the first things to go. Check out these Family Guy and Fresh Prince insprired sneakers.
  • Speaking of late night music, U2 is going to perform on Lettermanfor a straight week. I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t sound appealing to me.
  • Speaking of LOST, it better watch it’s back. It’s losing viewers every week and it will have to compete with American Idol starting in March.
  • After 19 seasons The Simpsons got brand new opening titles. It’s the same general theme but we get to see a lot more of our town favorites. There’s also a few homages to past episodes in there.
  • Guess which washed up early 90’s rapper is getting a TV show? MC Hammer. I know, I was hoping for Snow too.
  • Tracy Morgan’s apartment caught fire due to a busted light in a fish tank. Surprisingly the fish were okay, as were the rest of the folks in his building.

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January is basically the new September. Not only do you have to welcome brand new shows into your previously established and well-honed TV line-up (Damn you Trust Me!) but you have to find spots for old favorites that are just getting started like 24 and Lost. Without some organizational wizardry it can get pretty ridiculous. Thank heavens The TV Addict has come to my rescue once again and put together a calendar of the premieres and returning shows so you won’t miss anything.

You can download a copy for yourself right here!

And take a look at January 18th. My brain might explode from premium cable awesomeness.

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Lost is kind of amazing. I don’t watch for the Easter Eggs, fine details, etc because it gets too hard to follow. But I do appreciate the acting, mystery, and suspense of the program.

The other aspect I appreciate about the show? The marketing! Season 5 premieres in January and ABC has a pretty sweet ad campaign going on. They’ve got all kinds of trailers, videos, etc. But the coolest thing so far are these fake travel posters. Not only are they hilarious but apparently they reveal some additional secrets about the upcoming season.

If you’re a Lost detective, feel free to check them all out…and then tell me what the hell you think is going on.

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The American Film Institute stepped outside the silver screen to announce their selections for the ten most outstanding television shows of 2008. The AFI will honor these shows at their annual awards luncheon in January. The list?

  • Breaking Bad
  • In Treatment
  • John Adams
  • Life
  • Lost
  • Mad Men
  • The Office
  • Recount
  • The Shield
  • The Wire

It’s nice to see The Wire get recognized. I’m not a fan but I know a good show when I see one. I’m  surprised to see Life on the list but it does have quite a little following. Three cheers for Breaking Bad cutting through the proverbial clutter.

Shocking omissions: No Damages? No 30 Rock? Very Interesting.

Anyone else notice any glaring absences?

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This is a race against my computer battery dying. TV updates: Go, Go, Go!

  • The ladies on How I Met Your Mother are preggers. First Alyson Hannigan got knocked up and now Colbie Smulders is with child. They’re probably not writing either pregnancy into the show which means Robin and Lily will be holding a lot of giant purses this season.
  • This sketch would’ve made last week’s SNL hilarious…too bad they cut it. I don’t blame them though, I too live in fear of Rahmbo.
  • Get me on the first flight to LA so I can watch The Mad Men Revue. It’s the supporting cast of Mad Men performing cabaret songs. My heart is aflutter.
  • I’m pretty sure someone in The Fray is sleeping with someone at ABC. First they pretty much rand the music department over at Grey’s and now they’re taking over the new trailer for LOST.
  • Angela Lansbury. Not only is the old broad still alive, but she’s buying poems for homeless vets in grocery store parking lots.
  • And finally, since I’ve been rocking this album all week my favorite non-TV related site of the week: Anywhere you can watch the new Kanye West video. It’s pretty flippin’ gorgeous.

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It’s our first Hump Day Update of edubtv 2.0. Woohoo! Let’s get crackin’

  • Scanner ranked the Top 5 Worst TV Spin-Offs today and Saved By The Bell: The College Years came in number 1. Obviously these people have never seen…I tried to make a joke right there but upon further review I couldn’t think of a worse spin-off than SBTB:TCY. Nevermind. Good call Scanner.
  • Oprah’s show will now be available en Espanol through closed captioning and secondary audio programming (aka dubbing). The service is starting out in some of America’s largest Spanish-speaking markets including Houston, Miami, Chicago, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. Winfrey’s production company, Harpo, is picking up the tab.
  • Former child-actor Skylar Deleon was found guilty for killing three people this week. Worse? Up until now, he’s been telling everyone he was the star of The Power Rangers when he’d only appeared in a small role in one episode. Deleon obviously hadn’t heard of DNA testing before his crimes, so odds are good he hadn’t heard of IMDB either.
  • Pop Culture staple Best Week Ever is getting a makeover. Starting this week, the show will have a new format and will now be called Best Week Ever With Paul F. Tompkins. Seriously. Don’t worry true believers, you can see the last of the old episodes here.
  • And finally, this made me laugh out loud today. You know someone pulled her aside later, shook her by the shoulders and said, “Elephants, Sarah! Elephants!

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ABC’s new cop-drama Life on Mars is a BBC rip-off about a cop who gets hit by a car and wakes up in the thick of the 1970s. No cell phone. No DNA. No clue as to whether this is all a figment of his subconscious or whether he’s some sort of time traveler.

I missed last Thursday’s premiere but I caught up last night on ABC.com. After one viewing, I encourage all of you edubbers to do the same.

Like LOST, Life on Mars takes what might otherwise be a pretty ridiculous concept (man goes back in time) and does some really innovative things with it. They not only explore the challenges of learning how to adjust to life in the past, but the much more difficult aspect of living in a world where no one believes you and seemingly, no one can help you escape.

Unlike LOST, this show doesn’t warrant a lot of clue tracking. No pause button required, no ridiculous mysteries, no wayward polar bears. It’s a pretty groundbreaking show that doesn’t require a PhD or a ridiculous amount of time to kill.

The cast is also a treat. Jason O’Mara plays our protagonist, Det. Sam Tyler, a brooding, silent type with a kind heart. Michael Imperioli (formerly of The Sopranos) returns to TV as one of Sam’s 70’s cop colleagues. He’s joined by the legendary Harvey Keitel who plays Lietenant Gene Hunt, a take-no-prisoners, kick- him-in-the-face-ask-questions-later kind of guy. Judging by how many fistfights there were in the first episode, I’m guessing he’s not alone.

The ladies of Life on Mars are also superb. Gretchen Mol and Lisa Bonet add some great balance to this testosterone heavy cast. We only see Bonet for the first few minutes of the pilot, so hopefully she makes a return in the second episode.

Life on Mars is already getting some very positive reviews and was just selected Number 1 on Metacritic’s Top 10 new shows this fall.

Not too shabby for a BBC knock off.

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For the first time, the folks over at The Emmys decided to let the fans in on the process and released the top 10 finalists in the Outstanding Comedy and Drama categories.

There’s no voting or fan favorite or anything. They just want you to know who the heavy hitters were before the list gets narrowed down to five official nominees. It’s kind of a neat idea.

Here are the lists. I took the liberty of highlighting my picks for you.

Outstanding Comedy Series Finalists

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Entourage
  • Family Guy
  • Flight of the Conchords
  • The Office
  • Pushing Daisies – Great new show but it’s a little soon to compete with the big boys.
  • 30 Rock
  • Two And A Half Men – Why God Why?
  • Ugly Betty
  • Weeds

This drama list is loaded with good stuff. I don’t envy the Academy at all.

Outstanding Drama Series Finalists

  • Boston Legal
  • Damages
  • Dexter
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House
  • Lost
  • Mad Men
  • The Wire

Guess, wonder, hypothesize, etc. All of the nominees will be announced on July 17.

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It’s LOST Finale Night


I won’t try to guess what’s going to happen on tonight’s 2-hour finale. The rest of the blogosphere, however, is a-buzz with conspiracy theories. Like the helpful sales associate at Target who tells you you can find that lotion at Wal-Mart, I’ve decided to send you somewhere else for all things Oceanic 6.

Three Important Questions Prior To Tonight’s Lost Season Finale – TV Addict

Who’s In The Coffin And Other Thoughts About Tonight’s Season Finale of Lost – Televisionary

Hurley’s Words And Other Lost Goodies – Pop Candy

Lost: Internet Obsessives Have One Last Chance To Speculate – Vulture

It’s Lost Finale Crazy Prediction Time – Best Week Ever

If these spots aren’t satiating your fix, bookmark TVaddict.com and follow along with his live-blog tonight.

PS: I hope Jin doesn’t die.

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