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Rewind The DVR – Week of 1/17

Seriously, is there a better invention than the DVR?  Since I don’t get a chance to watch most shows live, being able to record and watch at a later date is fantastic.  More importantly, being able to skip over commercials and not have to see terrible previews for movies like When In Rome (early favorite for worst movie of 2010) makes it all the worthwhile.

Here’s what I watched last week…

Sunday, January 17th
Golden Globes – given that I already knew who won before watching, I kind of just watched this with my finger on the fast forward button most of the time.  Ricky Gervais continued his streak of not resonating with America (see Ghost Town, The Invention of Lying and Extras as examples).  The highlights I enjoyed were seeing Glee win best TV comedy, The Hangover win best movie comedy and Meryl “T-Bone” Streep’s acceptance speech.  Lowlights included Drew Barrymore’s fake nervousness, Kevin Bacon’s bumbling drunk speech and Alec Baldwin’s no-show (seriously, how do you have a prior obligation on a night when you know you’re going to win?)
EPISODE GRADE:  C-

24 (part I) – sooo good to have Jack back.  I’ve been a huge fan of this show before it even debuted 9 years ago.  Having seen the movie Nick of Time in the late 90s, I loved the concept of that movie taking place in real-time.  So it was only natural to expect good things out of 24, and it definitely did not disappoint.  At least not for six years.  The first five seasons made for great television, but the show got lazy in season six and recycled storylines.  Last season improved drastically, so I was optimistic for this year.  It was a decent first two hours, nothing too exciting.  Surprisingly, I actually liked Freddie Prinze Jr.’s character as the potential “new Jack Bauer” of the futuristic CTU (how much did that set cost?).  Kim wasn’t running away from a mountain lion, so that’s another positive.  I could do without the side story of Dana’s fake identity (also, what’s the big deal about Katee Sackhoff, she’s a terrible actress and in the same category with Jeri Ryan of “women who I don’t understand why people find them sexy”).
EPISODE GRADE:  C+

More importantly, for a great recap, check out the highly recommended OCD Chick’s live blog, Part I

Here’s what else I watched this week. Continue reading

Golden Globes Predictions – Movies

Let me preface this by saying I’m behind on movie watching, so I haven’t seen many of the nominated films.  But what I lack in cinematic experience, I make up for in television (televimatic?) familiarity.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
Prediction:  Up In The Air
If I Had A Vote:  Inglourious Basterds – the Bear Jew, scalping Nazis, and Brad Pitt’s hilarious eye-talian accent, what’s not to love?

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Prediction:  Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
If I Had A Vote: Katie Featherston, Paranormal Activity – sure she’s not nominated, but a) I didn’t see enough movies last year, and b) she was convincing in her role as “girl who no one should ever date”

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Prediction: George Clooney, Up In The Air
If I Had A Vote:  Liam Neeson, Taken – I’d like to see him take on Jason Bourne, winner take all.

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction: (500) Days of Summer
If I Had A Vote: The Hangover – I hope this blog is pager friendly.

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction:  Meryl Streep (40% chance of being right)
If I Had A Vote:  Miley Cyrus – she’s comedic and musical – she’s funny looking and I laugh at her when she sings

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction:  Matt Damon, The Informant
If I Had A Vote:  Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover – that movie isn’t the same without him in that role, seriously, put Robert Duvall in that same role, movie not as funny.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Prediction:  Mo’Nique, Precious
If I Had A Vote: Mo’Nque, Beerfest – sure it’s 3 years too late, but they should honor her for entire body of work.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Prediction:  Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
If I Had A Vote: Same – perfectly played performance, hopefully Tarantino makes him a regular in his films moving forward.

BEST DIRECTOR
Prediction:  James Cameron, Avatar
If I Had A Vote:  Ken Kwapis, He’s Just Not That Into You – for managing to collect a paycheck and actually not taking his own life after having to direct such an awful piece of garbage.

My Golden Globes predictions for Television

Golden Globes Predictions – Television

In case you missed my dartboard-esque movies predictions.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, DRAMA
Prediction:  Mad Men
If I Had A Vote:  Lost – I’m actually looking forward to the show ending, so I can go back and watch it all over again from the beginning and see what I missed the first time around.

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Prediction:  Glenn Close, Damages
If I Had A Vote:  Kathy Sagal, Sons of Anarchy – amazing job of holding her own on a male-dominated show, completely makes you forget all about here as Peggy Bundy (did you know she was wearing a wig on Married With Children?)

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Prediction: Jon Hamm, Mad Men
If I Had A Vote: Hugh Laurie, House – it was great to finally see a more sensitive and vulnerable side of Gregory House this season

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction:  30 Rock
If I Had A Vote:  Glee and Modern Family (tie) – hard to choose between two refreshing new shows.  Glee is unlike anything the networks have aired before (and I’m not counting Cop Rock) and Modern Family has much of the same characteristics and delivery as Arrested Development had (RIP, sniff sniff).

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction: Tiny Fey, 30 Rock
If I Had A Vote:  same – pretty weak crop to choose from, not much competition

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Prediction: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
If I Had A Vote:  Same – again, put Robert Duvall in this role, and it’s not a very funny show.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Prediction: Chloe Sevigny, Big Love
If I Had A Vote:  Jane Lynch, Glee – this “cocktail waitress on an oil rig” is what has made the show and given it depth beyond all the singing.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Prediction: John Lithgow, Dexter
If I Had A Vote:  Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn (tie), Lost – it’s going to be a sad day when Benjamin Linus and John Locke are no longer battling for control of the Island and its people.

BONUS – RANDOM PREDICTIONS
Australian Open Men’s Winner – Novak Djokovic
Australian Open Women’s Winner – Kim Clijsters