Friday, May 23, 2008

Season Finale - Will they be back next season?

I don't mind at all when the Season Finale is a cliffhanger. It gives you something to wonder about all summer or howver long it takes for the show to come back in the fall-winter. But two of my favorite shows decided to mess with my mind this time.

Desperate Housewives rapped up all the story lines, even got that evil bad-seed of a "love child" sent away to her grandparents. Then they did a "Five years later..." WHAT!!?!?! Bree and Orson are back together, and Susan has a new love? Huh? Is the series finished or are they just leaving space for contract negotiation.

Then Grey's Anatomy did kind of the same thing. Meredith and Derek get back together; same with the Chief and his wife; George gets another shot at the exam; Christina stops being so mean to her interns; and Izzie and Alex are... And they live happily ever after or what? The only loose end is Callie and her new-found identity...HUH?

I guess we'll have something to wonder about all summer. But I did peak at the ABC web-site. Both my shows are on the fall line-up.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I want to take my vote back!!

I voted for the Mondale/Ferraro ticket in 1984 (what a year that was). I would expect the standard bearers of the party to be the "party faithful." Now Geraldine says she might not vote for Obama in the fall.

I know a lot of Hillary's supporters are saying that the campaign has been too sexist. It never occurs to them that people are not rejecting Hillary because she is a woman, but for a whole laundry list of other reasons. It's on Hillary to help get the party in line, starting with Geraldine. I might just have to send my button back....if I could find it.

Meanwhile, I don't know what to say about Joe Liebermann. Has he lost his mind?

Friday, May 9, 2008

Iron Man

Another Marvel Comic comes to the big screen. I don't remember Ironman in comic books. My boys were into Superman and Batman. I didn't have any real expectations going in except from the trailers I had seen.

It was great fun. Robert Downey Jr. is an unexpected super-hero, making this movie kind of a Batman meets Spiderman meets the Transformers. We're not in Kansas or Metropolis anymore...try Afghanistan. There is quite a bit of violence, shooting and explosions, but it's nowhere near as intense as Transformers, and there is a the unexpected humor.

Downey was great. Terrence Howard got second billing making it a "buddy movie." I had to post the pictures of Jeff Bridges. I didn't recognize him at all with the bald head. I'm used to his more simpatico style as in K-PAX. I had to read the credits at the end to know it was him.

It was a good afternoon diversion. I give it 3 stars.