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I should have watched Psych sooner

A new episode of Psych is airing as I type this. I was late to start watching Psych and only started watching it regularly last year, and that was only after catching a few of the reruns. I have been watching more of the reruns as they air and was lucky enough to catch the pilot the other day. After watching some of the newer episodes and than jumping back to the first season, it was interesting to see how much Shawn over exaggerated his reactions to his “psychic” abilities. Now Shawn just touches his head when he senses something, but back then he would jump around, and shake, rattle and roll. His reactions were funny but sometimes they got to the point of being annoying, so I can see why they changed it over time.

In tonight’s episode (Shawn Rescues Darth Vader) Shawn was hooked up to a lie detector by Lassiter and was finally asked if he was really a Psychic, but this was already after he blurted out that he loved Juliet. After much hesitation he finally answered that he was indeed a Psychic and ended up tricking the detector. Of course Shawn ended up solving the case, and it wasn’t until the end of the episode that we see a flashback of Shawn’s Father teaching him how to beat a lie detector. Isn’t TV great?

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Did you see it?

American Gladiators was on last night and again also tonight. This was one of my favorite shows growing up, and I was very happy to hear that it was coming back. Who says the writers strikes are bad for TV? They have a whole bunch of new Gladiators that are ready and willing to take you down, and a whole bunch of people that are willing to let them. One guy that was on last night had waited 14 years to be on American Gladiators, because he had missed his chance before because of LA traffic. If I remember correctly he lost, but he did get to finish his dream, so at least he has that going for him.

But that’s not what you had to see.

During the commercial break they showed it, I couldn’t believe my eyes, I wasn’t expecting it at all. Yup is was a commercial for the new Knight Rider Backdoor Pilot. A Backdoor Pilot is basically a made for TV movie, that if it does well enough, can be made into a series. Of course with the good also comes the bad. Mr Feeny will not be returning as the voice of KITT 🙁 Also something interesting KITT this time will be a black 550 HP Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang, not the Trans Am that it has been in the past. I like Mustangs better anyways.

How TV news has failed us.

Slashdot reader ravenspear writes.

I’ll sum it up in one name.

Paris Nicole Spears

Seriously, I really don’t give a f**k. If I did I would purchase tabloids. How about some substantive reporting on actual world events? Or if you still have time to fill, some factual information on the presidential candidates. Like, maybe some stories on what they actually believe and have a record of voting for, so the public will be more informed and can make better decisions. Not stories analyzing who is ahead by 3% in the latest poll in what states or who has the best chance of winning. That only breeds bandwagoning subject to the control of the media. This is of course exactly what they want though, which is why we will continue to see no stories with real factual content, and simply sound bites.

The internet is much better as a news vehicle because I can actually find stories with real content which complexly explore the issues. Apparently the news networks think that no one’s attention span is greater than 1 minute and 30 seconds, so they mandate that no stories should be covered in depth. Occasionally there are multi-hour specials on certain things, but apart from that, there is rarely regular substantive coverage of important goings on.

I feel exactly the same way about it. I don’t want to hear about how a celebrity has ruined their life yet again. I don’t care who got married for the fifth time. I don’t care who was drunk at a bar the night before. If the NEWS would stop making such a big deal about the stupidest things maybe they would have time to talk about some real issues.

Hillary on The View.

Hillary was on The View today… Surprise, Surprise.

There was one thing she said that really bothers me. Whoopi Goldberg asked her what are the first three things she would do if she was elected into office. She said the first thing she would do is to start bringing home our Troops. Its clear that it is an answer just to please the anti-war crowd. After all in her last debate she said that she would still have Troops in Iraq after her first term in office. So is she going to pull out a few hundred, just to make the far left happy? It seems like she is trying to play to both sides. The democrats all talk about bring home the troops over and over, but when it comes down too it they said they couldn’t end the war before 2013.

ABC ruins Caveman series.

Everyone knows the Geico Cavemen commercials; and most people really enjoy watching them. When ABC announced that they were going to make a TV show based off of the much loved commercials, I was very excited.

My excitement didn’t last long. My Mom said she saw a commercial for the new show, but it didn’t look like ABC was using the same Actors that were used in the commercials. I visited ABC’s website just to check things out for my self, and confirmed what she had seen. Not only did they use different actors, but the makeup didn’t even look as good as the commercials. It just didn’t look realistic to me. The worst part of all was that the commercial wasn’t even funny. That was 3 strikes for them.  I also checked out ABC’s message boards, and saw that nobody had anything good to say about what they had seen. Most were disgusted by the fact that ABC didn’t use the original actors. It was a sad thing to see, but maybe ABC will get the hint and fix things before the series airs this fall. Even if ABC doest make any changes, I will give Cavemen a chance, but they better not let me down.