Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Your Help is Requested!

Ok kids I've got a poll for you. Please tell me which name you like the best for a Televisional Blog:

Forever A Couch Potato
My DVR Is Full
Glued To The Remote

I really need your input, so leave a comment here, on Facebook, or any other way you can contact me. I appreciate your help!

I Have A Dream (Not The Speech)

I have this dream. I would love to have a job where I'm doing what I love. I know a lot of people have this dream, and some are actually living it. I want to be one of those people.

In the past I didn't talk a lot about what I really want to do for a career, because for some reason I thought people would give me negative feedback. Those that I have shared with have never done this, yet I still felt I would get it from someone. I don't pretend to be logical all the time. And now I don't care if I do get negative feedback, I'm going to share with all:

Everyone knows by now I'm sure that I'm a TV and movie junkie. This being said I have always wanted to go into film editing. I feel with all my TV watching experience, that I have a good eye for how a scene should look and play out. I have wanted to do this from a young age. As I have grown older, my wants have shifted some. I would still love to go into film editing, but I'm also finding that I really love to write. I love to share my thoughts and views. Especially about the things I love, which mostly happen to be movies and TV with books thrown in on occasion. I would love nothing more at this point than to be a professional critic. I know, the word critic usually leaves a sour taste in a person's mouth, so let's say entertainment reviewer, and I think I could do it where it would be more entertaining than informative. I just don't know if I could get a large enough following for it to work.

I've often thought about making this blog into a review-type blog of the shows, movies and books I indulge in, and wonder if I should go about doing so. I know that I have done the occasional review, and to be honest they haven't really been that in depth. This would change. If I am to do this sort of thing, I would ask my current readers to help spread the word, and to use your influences to help make my dream become reality. I would one day like to get paid for writing, and hope one day this will be a reality.

It also seems that people are either afraid, can't or don't care to comment on my posts, I would hope you will take the time to leave a comment, whether it's positive or negative. I think this would help facilitate my dream. I want to entertain not only you, but myself, and get paid for it one day. I also need to say thank you to those that do read this little blog, and I hope you enjoy it enough to stick with me for the long haul.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Why Malcolm in the Middle is another of Walter White's Lies

I turned on the TV the other day and Malcolm in the Middle happened to be on. So I watched a few episodes. It was then I decided that Malcolm in the Middle is a prequel to Breaking Bad, and is just another of Mr. White's lies. I've concluded that Hal Wilkerson is his real name and Walter White is an alias and that he is leading a double life having had a family before Skyler.

To support this hypothesis, below are a few similarities and assumptions of these similarities that I have noticed:

- Both Hal and Walt marry head strong women.

- Hal fights with a bee in the car, Walt fights with a fly in the lab. He conquered the bee and the fly heard about it and decided he would see what he could get away with. The fly lost too.

- Hal is continually in his underwear, so is Walt. Something he just can't seem to give up.

- Malcolm (son of Hal) is a chemistry genius. Walt is a chemistry genius. Malcolm really inherited the genius, Hal just didn't want to let on.

- Francis (son of Hal) knocks out the power with a balloon touching the power lines. Mike does the same thing. Walt told him how to do it from it happening in the past.

- Hal won't take no for an answer when Dewey can't get his free game from getting a hole-in-one on the 18th hole in mini golf. Walt won't take no for an answer ever because of past incidences like this.

- Hal is conniving to get his way, so is Walt. They both manipulate situations to better their needs.

- In both marriages an unexpected pregnancy occurred.

- Malcolm had a disable friend, I believe this gave Hal/Walt the preparation he needed for when Walt Jr./Flynn came along.

- The theme song for Malcolm in the Middle is the anthem of Mr. White's world. Seriously. " Yes, No, Maybe So, Can you repeat the question? You're not the boss of me now (repeat a hundred times), and you're not so big. Life is unfair."

Of course these are just a few similarities I have noticed. I'm sure there are plenty more to support my theory.

Basically what it comes down to is I have figured that the boys drove Hal crazy and caused him to kill his whole family. He meets Skyler years later and creates a new family under a new identity. He tries to manage his anger, but then gets sick and decides he has to provide for his new family unlike his previous family and his anger is uncontrollable more than ever.

I feel I could be completely right with this. You decide. And maybe this will be how Breaking Bad ends with his double life coming to light?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Some Thoughts

Sometimes I want to shave my head, and other days I want my hair down to my butt. It all depends on the day and the weather. Most of this summer I've wanted a shaved head. If I could pull it off I'd seriously consider it one day.

The bun directly on top of the head is not a cute look. It looks homely and unattractive. Pebbles lived in the prehistoric times and that's where her hairstyle should stay.

The t-shirt under everything not meant to have a t-shirt under it look is old and annoying. If it's a sleeveless, or strapless shirt, then wear it that way. If you can't, then don't buy it. It looks stupid with a shirt under it.

I'm really excited for the iPhone 5 to come out next week. And I really hope it doesn't suck. I want it to be my next phone in December.

I started reading a new book series called Frankenstein by Dean Koontz. I'm on the first book and am about 130 pages into it. So far it's not what I expected it to be. That is all I will say for now.

I'm very excited for fall TV returning. There are a couple new shows that I've had the chance to watch the pilot, and I'm interested to see how they go from there. If you want to, you can check out all of NBC's new shows online right now, either through nbc.com, hulu plus or if you have comcast on demand. So far my favorite new ones are The New Normal and Go On. You should check them out.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Walter White Scares Me

So for the past two weeks I have been watching this little show called Breaking Bad. If you haven't seen this show you should stop reading as there will be spoilers and instead you should go watch the show.

To start off I have been avoiding this show. It's about cooking meth, something I have nothing in common with. It's an intense drama, something I'm not too keen on. I don't like shows that stress me out normally, but after a lot of encouragement from both my brother and my friend Jordan, I broke down and started to watch. Cut to two weeks later I'm all caught up. This show was as addicting as the drug they cook and sell on the show. I could not stop watching.

With this being said I feel like I should offer my theory of how this show will end. So again if you haven't seen the show or aren't up to speed then stop here and go watch the show. You've been warned.

Ok to begin. Walter White is a serious psycho who scares the hell out of me, yet I can't stop wanting to know what he will do next. There aren't a whole lot of likable characters in this show. Walt being one of them. I'd say my favorites are Hank, Saul and Mike. And unfortunately Mike met his demise last week, so that leaves me with Hank and Saul.

So here is my theory as goes: Hank puts two and two together after finding the Walt Whitman book. He then devises a plan to find out everything he can about Walt's involvement with not only Gale, but Gus and Mike. Hank will find out that Saul is linked to all of this as well and Saul will cave and give Walt and Jesse away to save himself.

Meanwhile Walt has told Skyler that he is out and done with the cooking. Skyler wants to believe him, but is unsure. She ends up leaving Walt when she finds out Hank knows.

Walt now knows that Hank is on to him and decides that he will have to take care of it and tries to take Hank out. He fails miserably and gets caught. To avoid prison time he turns states witness to help take down anyone who is a threat to him.

Why do I think this? Because as my good friend Jordan pointed out, in the beginning of the season 5 premiere you see Walt a year from now seemingly on the run, but there is a brief shot of where it looks like he might be wearing a wire. So this leads me to think that he has decided to work with the Feds now.

I'm still trying to work out him coming back to New Mexico and getting a car filled with guns, but I think Skyler finds out he's back in town and decides her life won't be safe again until Walt is dead.

Meanwhile to wrap up the other characters, Jesse has worked a deal with the DEA himself and is now a CI. Saul has skipped town after ratting everyone out. Walt Jr has followed in the footsteps of Hank after finding out his dad is a monster and is now the mailroom kid for the DEA. Hank and Marie move on up as Hank gets the biggest promotion of his life for capturing "The Heisenberg". In which Marie decorates the new house in everything purple. After Skyler succeeds in killing Walt, it's ruled self defense and she doesn't serve any time and goes back to working at the car wash making it a legitimate business.

I will be glad if even a portion is right, but this is my theory with help from Jordan's own thoughts. We will have to wait till next year to see how it all pans out, and I'm sure in that time several theories will come to light feeding and maybe possibly morphing my own. Man this show is great.

I hope you're ok with me sharing some of your thoughts Jordan!

Book Review: Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows

Well I've finished Deathly Hallows. Well roughly three weeks ago actually. Sorry I'm so late on my review.

Let me just preface by saying I think the movie adaptations for this book are probably the closest of them all. I felt like I was watching both movies while reading the book.

So we start out in the Malfoy's mansion where Lord Voldemort has taken up residence and they are discussing the Order's plan to move Harry. Then Voldemort kills the muggle studies teacher of whom we barely know of, but is impact-full as it begins the running theme of intolerance for difference.

Soon after we cut to Privet Drive where we get to say goodbye to The Dursley's (good riddance). And then The Order shows and the action begins.

The first half of this book was more exciting than I thought it would be after seeing the movie and finding it slow. There were parts left out of the movie that added to the suspense and again made me enjoy the book far more. The second half of the book was amazing and I didn't want to say goodbye.

Having seen the movies I knew the majority of deaths that I was going to have to encounter. This didn't mean it made it any easier. I cried a lot in this book with the deaths beginning with Hedwig and ending with Fred, Lupin and Tonks. It got increasingly difficult to read the book through tear-filled eyes. But I soldiered on and finished the book.

The end was far less creepy in the book than in the movie when we leap into the future and adult Harry is sending his own child off to Hogwarts. After reading the last sentence of the book, my first thought was "why doesn't she keep writing and move onto the next generation of wizards?" I think that would be genius. And for selfish purposes of mine I think she should do it. I feel so many withdrawals right now.

Putting those feelings aside though, this book was amazing and honestly the entire series was one giant ride that I will I'm sure hop on again and again. I really don't know why I took so long to read the books, but I'm glad I finally did.