Day 59: The X-Files: Season 2 (1994)


There is something not quite right about me. Now, I’m not talking about the fact that I am older than six years old and I still wear shirts with kitties on them. Nor am I referring to the habit I have of making up songs to sing to the pooch (Although I must admit, the one about the bone-bone is pretty catchy). Or the fact that, on occasion, a handful of Cheetos sounds like the biznomb. Or the fact that I just wrote biznomb in my post today. Hmm….yeah, all of those habits are not quite right, but I was actually referring to my obsession with television shows. I have a compulsive need to finish entire seasons (series, even) as fast as possible. True, I am the type of a person who reads the last page of a mystery, then reads the rest of the book; so I am sure the desire to know what happens propels my compulsive TV habits. But I also just love stories—of all kinds– and I enjoy following interesting characters on their adventures. And isn’t television just the perfect medium for this?

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Day 53: Gamer (2009)


I expect this week to be awesome. Not only is my birthday fast approaching and the weather feels more like fall every day; but within the next day or two, I will be spending quality time in Vegas. I don’t mean Las Vegas (I was just there this past weekend)– but New Vegas. What I believe will be my favorite video game of the year (if prior games are any indication) releases tomorrow. Sweet, sweet, post-apocalyptic Fallout: New Vegas; we will have some quality time together soon. Yeah, I know, I really have enough to do with my free time as is with TV and Netflix; but trust me, I will make time for Fallout, I always do. In honor of this much anticipated release, I decided to stick with the whole video game theme and watched Gamer (OK, folks, you should know by now that quality does not always win out in my queue selections).

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Day 46: The X-Files, season 1 (1993)


Get out your blazers with the giant shoulderpads. Dust off your Doc Martens. Pop a Kenny G cassette into your boombox and play “Forever in Love” fifteen million times. Heck, even set your VCR to record your favorite TV show (if you can figure out how to set it). Why? Because we are taking a trip to the early 90s.

 

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Day 44: Warlock (1989)


It’s the same old story. Girl meets warlock. Warlock curses girl with an aging spell. Girl meets witch hunter from the 1690s. Girl and witch hunter quest across America to retrieve all the pieces of a weird demonic book that could bring about the end of the world before the warlock finds them. Yadda yadda yadda. I am sure you have heard it a million times before.

 

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Day 38: The Book of Eli (2010)


Last night, my husband and I sat down to watch Fallout 3—oh, sorry, I meant to say The Book of Eli. I have a hard time telling these two apart. Both take place in a post-apocalyptic future where the landscape is barren, desiccated, and in varying shades of muted browns or grays. Torn overpasses hang over the desertscape like a child’s first loose tooth that is dangling by a lone root. Both (hopefully) fictitious futures are populated by cannibals and raiders—each equally eager to commit violent acts against any traveler that happens their way. And both have heroes that are supposedly trying to help mankind, but don’t mind slaying anyone they come across.

 

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Day 37: The Burrowers (2008)


Ah, The Burrowers. What can I say about The Burrowers that hasn’t already been said? What, exactly?

 

The Burrowers was one of those films that just showed up in my queue. I have no idea how it got there. Maybe I was on a Clancy Brown kick and wound up adding a few of his films (I love me some Mr. Krabs, indeed I do). I had no idea what it was about (was I confusing this with The Borrowers?). All I know is that after watching The Burrowers, I feel a bit perplexed and a strong need to play some Red Dead Redemption.

 

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Day 35: Land of the Lost (2009)


I think I should have listened to what my computer was trying to tell me yesterday. Here I was complaining that I was unable to use the DVD player on my computer to watch Land of the Lost, when I should have just taken it as a sign and shipped the movie back unwatched. How could I have been so dense? Miraculously, the DVD player on the computer worked last night when my husband looked at it (apparently you have to hit “eject” to remove an old DVD before inserting a new one). So, I naively attempted to watch Land of the Lost today.

 

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Day 8: The Running Man (1987)


 

Run, run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Running Man!

 

Training for an upcoming 5k put me in the mood to watch an inspiring race movie. As I had already seen Run Fatboy, Run, I scanned my queue to find a film to fit the need. The Running Man caught my attention and was promptly moved to position 1. Imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a futuristic gladiator-style battle to the death film.

 

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Day 5: Futurama-athon


 

OK, I realize I already gave myself an “out” by limiting my blog entries to a Monday through Friday system. But this weekend, well, this weekend I wanted to give my readers something special—in honor of my first week on the blog.

 

That being said, my husband and I were dog sitting a friend’s three dogs this week, and were a little more tied down to the home than usual. We don’t have cable and there was absolutely nothing we wanted to watch on television (no surprise here). So, we pulled up the handy Netflix watch instantly queue. After some debate, I submitted to my husband’s choice of Futurama the Movie: Bender’s Big Score. We followed this film with three other movies: Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs, Futurama: Bender’s Game, and Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder. Sense a theme here?

 

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Day 2: Primeval Season 3 (or, as I like to call it: Abby, No!)


Today I removed Primeval Season 3 from my watch instantly list, reducing the total to 202 from 203. Now, before you get the idea that I watched 10 straight hours of this BBC sci-fi/fantasy series in one day (which would be on the border between really cool and really sad), let me clarify that I actually started this season a few weeks back.

 

Netflix recommended the series to me, so I decided to give it a whirl. It took me a few episodes to actually get into the first season, but once I did, I found myself strangely hooked. Slowly and methodically I made my way through seasons 1 & 2 (conveniently lumped together by Netflix). When I finished, I decided to add the third season to my queue.

 

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