Wednesday, December 25, 2013
BEST NEW SERIES TITLE
What more needed to be said?
WORST NEW SERIES TITLE
Yes, I know there is more to it than just the actual location of the original crime scene; and that the same could be said about 'Dracula'. At least 'Dracula' has panache and delivers on its promise.
Also it is just the literal translation of the original Swedish series title. But it just sits there. At least last year's worst series title ('The River') flowed.
Sorry about that, Chief.
'Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Too busy. Like the old Napoleon Solo show, too many periods to type. And the use of Marvel just reminds everybody it's a comic book world. Which would be fine, IF IT HAD MORE OF A COMIC BOOK FEEL!
'Agents of SHIELD' would have sufficed.
BEST EPISODE TITLE
"On Her Majesty's Secret Cervix" ('The Daily Show')
The umbrella title for their coverage of the Royal Birth on July 22
BEST ADVANCEMENT FOR TOOBWORLD
The revamp of History with the real fate of Gallifrey in "The Day Of The Doctor"
BEST SERIES MARATHON ON DVD/ONLINE
BEST CLASH BETWEEN TOOBWORLD & THE REAL WORLD
Just in time for Christmas!
The Klingon version of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
WORST CLASH BETWEEN TOOBWORLD & THE REAL WORLD
From Nora Lee Mandel:
The new HAWAII 5 - 0 is one of my guilty pleasures I half-watch while on the computer, despite its escalating violence this season -- but it got very confusing last night when the plot was about 2 missing girls who had been kidnapped and locked up for years (by Henry Rollins?) and the news kept interrupting with the same story, but real in Ohio, whew, with a less fatal outcome.
From David Hinckley
New York Daily News
In an eerie coincidence, Monday night's episode of the CBS cop drama "Hawaii Five-O" centered on the case of a young girl who had been kidnapped 10 years earlier.
The CBS story had a less happy ending, however. The 17-year-old girl was killed — shot in the back when she saw an opening and tried to run for it.
Hawaii Five-0’s story involved kidnappers who held a girl for a year.
The storyline had the police team trying to track down Amanda Morris's kidnapper, who had already taken his next young victim.
The kidnapper in the show did not primarily seek to sexually abuse his victim, but he had kept her in leg shackles.
Television dramas are filmed weeks ahead of their airdate. Still, the timing of this episode, through no design of anyone's, was startling. The "Hawaii Five-O" conclusion led right into the real-life Cleveland kidnapping story at the top of the 11 p.m. news.
WORST TV EXPERIENCE
The Boston Marathon
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN A SHOW
'Marvel Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN A NETWORK
ABC - Not only banishing 'Happy Endings' to the Friday graveyard, but dumping it there two episodes at a time
NBC - Not giving the proper support to 'The New Normal'
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE GENERAL AUDIENCE
Those ESPN viewers who complained about the network covering the Boston Marathon bombing.......
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT IN MYSELF
As much as I like Jeremy Piven and the time period, I just couldn't get into 'Mr. Selfridge'.
And, as always, I have to ask - was it me?
WORST PRODUCT PLACEMENT
Prius in 'Warehouse 13' - "Runaway"
BEST CRITIQUE BY AN ONLINE COMMENTER
Charlie Jane Anders
Once again, the presence of Jenny, Madame Vastra and Strax sort of makes it impossible for us to believe in the Victorian setting too fervently — they're hilarious and awesome and mostly lovely, but they're also living proof that the Victorian era was apparently tolerant and open-minded and easy-going and even sort of blase. I mean, maybe we're supposed to think the Victorians are so repressed that they don't even have the wherewithal to comment on the strange creatures in their midst — but people just seem to accept a Sontaran and a Silurian bonking around London and the North, making pretty much no attempt to conceal their features, and acting totally ridiculous. (Random thought: What does Torchwood think of Vastra and Strax being in London? Remember Torchwood? They were at their height of power and fervency in the late 19th century, weren't they?)
Obviously, Victorian Britain was a cute and cuddly place when monsters could be themselves and people fell comfortably into comedy archetypes like the jovial, slightly rough-tongued coroner. And people came out with "penny dreadful" phrases like "The Crimson Horror" with a certain amount of relish. There's absolutely nothing wrong with making the Victorian era campy — but then don't turn around and try to comment on Victorian values, because it probably won't work all that well.
Rich Shapiro, Facebook (05/0613)
If only they could get that damn Piers guy off the screen without putting that Wolf guy up.
WORST ANALYSIS BY AN ONLINE COMMENTER
I remeber a lot of people saying (before DotD) that when a timelord kills another he gains the remaining regens of the fallen. That's why ( some fans said ) the Master was so determined to kill the Doctor for revenge. (for what I'm not sure) the theory continues to say that when the Doctor burned Gallifrey he gained the regens of every timelord there... (this has been disbanded by DotD obviously) it was a neat theory I think.
Confused with 'Highlander', aren't we?
BEST TELEVISIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
That "Toaster Strudel" kid in those ads fills me with fright, horror, rage... someone has to lock him up. He's dangerous. Some sort of escapee from Hitler's master race program out to somehow bring the rest of us down with prefabricated strudel. You have all been warned, yah?
It would be great if they did an episode about how Stan Lee's multiple cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe are actually the same character throughout and made him the MCU's equivalent of Uatu The Watcher!!!!!!
They could lead into the story about a man with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who keeps witnessing these events but it is later revealed through the episode that he is in fact The Watcher.
Cut to scene where he is in the interrogation room one minute the next scene he has mysteriously vanished.
"You know nothing, Jon Snow." - Ygritte, 'Game of Thrones'
The Great Intelligence, 'Doctor Who'
"A Storm Of Swords" - Season 3 of 'Game Of Thrones'
(Which will also be the basis for Season 4 as well.)
TH-TH-TH-THAT'S ALL, FOLKS!
THANKS FOR TUNING IN!