The Vast Wasteland

Sheila's rantings, most likely of no interest, on TV, movies, books, music, etc.

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Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

I live in Seattle, am married, have two cats (one is a genius, the other insane), and am a mild-mannered copy editor by day. I love horseback riding, coffee, reading, TV, movies, music, playing (too much) World of Warcraft, and lying on the couch. This isn't a personal blog, but rather a place for me to vent about movies, TV shows, books, music, etc. Thanks for checking in!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Carry On Or Check?

Do you want to take your snake on a plane? Here's how!

Two Veronica Mars Tidbits

1. Got season 2 on DVD. Yay! The extras, though short, are cute and worth watching. There's a great studio tour, and an adorable gag reel.

2. Vote for Kristen Bell at the Village Voice!

Monday, August 07, 2006

(Two More) Summer TV Show Reviews

Two I forgot last week!

Hex (CONTAINS SPOILERS): I love this show for the overdramatic gothic plot. However, I'm a bit muddled over Azazeal's motivation, and Thelma's abilities (she's the strangest ghost ever!), and, Cassie really dead? I assumed she'd come back for the last episode or two! Seems strange to kill off the two main characters in a show (even though one gets to stick around as a ghost). Still, enjoyed it, and will watch next season on the BBC if it comes back.

Meerkat Manor: Baby meerkats are adorable. The best thing about this show? Shakespeare the meerkat lived through his snake bite! Hooray!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Summer TV Show Reviews

Hullo, loyal viewers! I hope you're having a nice summer. Thought I'd prepare for the upcoming TV season by posting some reviews from my summer viewing. Let me know your thoughts.

Psych: I've only seen the pilot, but I have the other episodes DVR'd. I enjoyed it--it was funny and a great companion to Monk. The two main characters were engaging, and the dialogue was fast paced. Can't wait to see more.

The 4400: I'm a bit muddled this season. Frankly, I think the show is a bit mired down in its complex conspiracy plots. I miss the "freak of the week" episodes from the first two seasons. The acting of some of the characters still bothers me, too. (And isn't Jordan Collier alive? Thanks for leaving that plot dangling, writers!)

The Janet Dickinson Modeling Agency: Janet is brash, irrational, and grating. But I still watch, so...yeah.

Caught in the Moment: This is a nature show on Animal Planet, made by two gen-x hippies. It's great, and very self-consciously politically correct.

Monk: The episode where he calls Alice Cooper "a hippie, and not the good kind"? I was howling with laughter. That episode was on some serious drugs. Very enjoyable season so far. (And major props to Alice for being such a good sport.)

Eureka: Anyone seen this show on the SciFi Channel? It's DVR'd, but we haven't watched it yet. Is it any good? (Will review later.)

I'm also almost done with season 5 of Gilmore Girls (Sebastian Bach is another rocker who's a good sport). I don't like Logan yet, but will admit that the actor's range is much greater than Dean's (sigh) or Jess's (shudder). I'm pleased with the season so far--as usual, great acting and hysterical dialogue. Emily is actually becoming one of my favorite characters.

My cats are buying me season 2 of Veronica Mars on DVD for my birthday. Awww. Aren't they good kitties?