Thursday, January 29, 2009
1) Widmore was an other. This is huge. I am leaning more and more towards the thought that the original others/hostiles/richard and widmore are original people from the black rock or their children. It looks more and more like the BlackRock crashed on the island (or got stuck in the center of it during an island time-jump) . The fact that the others speak latin I think helps this theory as well. Not that all slavers spoke latin, but it at least shows how long they've been around.
2) Desmond named his son Charlie. If I had feelings, I would have cried when I heard that.
3) Penny's not going to make it.
4) Looks like we know now why the island disapeared when it went back in time. Jughead is due to blow this season, and next season is going to be a race in time to stop it from blowing. Let's hope Lost isn't this predictable.
5) I did not miss any of the Oceanic 6 and that's why I love this show. So many great characters. But I still hate Juliet, and I hope she doesn't get with Sawyer as it seems is going to happen. She belongs with Jack, and Sawyer with Kate.
6) Is Charlotte dead? I hope so. The question is why... Was she exposed to radiation like Desmond? Why are the time jumps affecting her and no one else
7) Widmore bought the manifest from the Black Rock last season. Because he was on it?
That's enoug for now. Good episode. The show does not disapoint.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I am now unemployed and because of that I should have more time to blog. What I've been up to in the pop culture variety:
Surprisingly I have more time to do whatever I want, but in a weird way it seems I have less time. Not being on the subway has curtailed my reading. And even though I'm home, I'm not watching that much TV or movies. What I have seen:
Weeds: Season 2. I am in the middle of watching this and it is suprisingly a lot of fun.
Lost: Season 5 started. It is a little different with the time travel elements thrown in now.
American Idol: I don't know why I still watch it. I do, but I do not enjoy it.
Fringe: Last night's episode was probably one of the best one of the season. Either that, or I am getting to like the characters which is kind of like what happened to me with Reaper last year.
As for everything else. Please keep me in mind for any great pop-culture related jobs that may be out there. I'm pretty available the next few months, but I'm hoping to use this time to reflect and find a job I actually like/love.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Rock of Love Bus - Guilty pleasure which I actually have not seen yet. But the girlfriend watches it. It usually puts me to sleep.
Scrub - The show is not as good as it once was, but it still has its moments.
30 Rock - I just got into this. I am watching season 1 on Netflix on my awesome bluray player/netflx streamer. But this is not a show that I need to be surprised by. Just good, quality comedy
The Simpsons - I sometimes don't make it through each new episode. But it's still the simpsons
Damages - I really enjoyed the first season, but have not started season 2 yet
Top Chef - One reality show I actually like, but i always watch it before i go to bed and i'm always hungry after I watch it
Heroes - Season 1 was great, but since then it has been slipping. I hope season 3 part 2 picks it up again
How I Met Your Mother - In my opinion: One of the better comedies on TV
Dirty Sexy Money- I think it was just canceled, but this was a fun soap opera
Smallville - I will watch this until the bitter end. It has not been that great for a few years, and losing the best actor on the show (the guy that played lex luthor) does not help.
The Office -Another fun comedy. Sometimes uncomfortable, but always funny.
Dexter - Season 3 just ended and it is not coming back anytime soon, but Michael C. Hall is great in this show
Pushing Daisies - another show that was just canceled and I'm upset by that. This show was gorgeous to watch and just kooky enough to be endearing
Chuck - Season 1 was just OK. This season has been a lot more fun.
Mad Men - Another show that I am going to miss in the off season
Lost - The best currently on television. I'm sure there will be more blogs based on Lost coming.
South Park - 10 years running and still gerat.
Swingtown - This was not always the best, but it was a fun summer show.
The Middleman - Probably no one knows this. It was a weird super hero show on ABC Family. But it was very well written and acted. It reminded me of the shows like My Secret Identity
Real time with Bill Maher - He's sometimes a little heavy-handed but I love his weekly New Rules
True Blood - One word "Sookie".
Fringe - I'm trying to like this show and I'm on the fence.
Saturday Night Live - Not that great anymore. But the news and the digital shorts make this DVR worthy.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Here is a fun theory on what may be going on in Lost. Try reading this and think. i will hopefully post more later.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Here are a few of the good ones that I found, but there are too many to list here. It is especially amazing how much mood and tone music gives to film. I remember when I was a kid and I watched a horror movie, my mom would always turn off the sound and it would no longer be scary. Try it sometime, it's amazing how well it works. But I'm digressing. Here are some fun links:
Sunday, January 4, 2009
In the past 30 hours or so I have seen the following:
The Strangers--Starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. It started out very scary, but ended up kind of sucking. Also, I have a problem with movies that are 'based on true stories'. I did some research after watching the movie (Read: I went to imdb and looked up the FAQ), In real life, the writer/director had someone come to his house once and ask for someone not in his house. He said they weren't there and they went about their business. I don't want to give away the movie, but.. these people didn't just go away.
Wanted - It is a mindless action movie that I saw on blue ray on my TV. It was fun, but nothing like the comic book, and not as good. It was so loud as I watched it I the room shook and I felt bad for my neighbors. But not bad enough to actually lower the volume, but I did feel bad.
I watched the NFL Wild Card Games. I am kind of an NFL junkie and have too much fantasy action/pools. Too boring to go into, but I have the potential to make some money eventually. Let's put it this way, I'm happy both the Cardinals and Chargers won, although am a little surprised by both.
The Seven Year Itch - I had never seen a Marilyn Monroe movie. It was very funny and I never found her that attractive. After watching her for an hour and 40 minutes, I disagree with my 2 hour younger self. It is funny how timely a movie from 1955 can actually feel timely.
Saturday Night Live - An older episode featuring Paul Rudd. I'm sorry, but that man can really do no wrong. There was one very funny sketch about a bunch of guys in a car upping each other on what the song on the radio reminds them of. They just continue to one-up each other, and it made me laugh. It's a classic SNL sketch. Then Justin Timberlake showed up for no reason. Why does he love being on that show?
I am now watching The Ten - I loved MTV's The State and I love Paul Rudd. Yes this movie has both, and it is kind of as awesome as it sounds. So far I have laughed out loud many times. vvvvvvvvvagina. Trust me, if you haven't seen the movie, you will laugh. On top of Paul Rudd, The State and laughing the movie features Jessica Alba (pre-baby), Gretchen Mol (who can't act her way out of a paper bag, but at least looks good doing it), Famke Jansen and Winona Ryder. I really like this movie.... As a goof. It really has everything - up to and including Jesus walking on water and Arnold Schwartzenegger.... kind of.
Also today, I played a lot of Super Mario Galaxy on my Wii. I'm almost done with the game for the 2nd time. I told you today was a lazy day. But I have school starting up again next week and I deserve to do nothing for at least 1 day this year.
Also, Last night I saw A Curious Case of Benjamin Button. I think that will be a part of my post for my favorite films of 2008. I haven't quite decided what I think about the movie yet, but I will say this. I have no idea how it was filmed. Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett both aged and youthenized in front of us (I'm not sure if that is a word, or at least that version, but I'm keeping it). Also, I will say this: David Fincher is a great visual director. He can make anything quite beautiful. I do not think he is his own DP, or if he uses the same guy, but the cinematography is always quite perfect.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Everyday there are certain websites that update daily things I enjoy. I felt like this was a good time to list them:
1) Sporcle - This is a fun trivia time-killer
2) Bendis Boards - This is a comic book message board, but it is so much more as well. My favorite thing on this site is on Fridays, some guy posts Weird things he found while searching the internet last week. Here is the last week's: Weird Images thread
3) On Mondays I go to Filmwise - This site is a fun game that takes 20 seconds. They show 8 scenes from a movie but they photoshop out the people and you have to guess the movie. I have gotten all 8 once. It is tough. I go back the next Monday and check the answers from last week as well as the new Invisibles.
4) JoBlo, EW.com and IMDb are also fun entertainment sites that keep me up on anything I might need.
5) My other favorite blog to read is Popcandy which is run by a girl with very similar tastes as myself
Friday, January 2, 2009
I just watched a TV show on the Sundance Channel. It is hosted by Elvis Costello and this particular episode featured Bill Clinton just speaking about music for an hour. Music is always something that has been important to me, but hearing someone that I respect like Bill Clinton speak about it for an hour made me a) feel dumber about music than ever before, and b) made me appreciate it even more so.
He spoke mostly about southern music, and jazz and blues with some sprinklings of rock and roll and even hip hop since Chelsea made him listen to it at one point. He went on to say how much people can learn if they understand the cadence and rhythm of music. He went on to connect all world music and how the music of a country can keep them going like the South African music did during the apartheid.
I wish I had more time to play the guitar or piano or anything, but I don't. And as Clinton himself said. He got more music scholarships than academic scholarships, but he recognized that he would never be great at music and he thought he could be great in politics. I'm of the opinion that he was the best president in my lifetime, and hearing it come from him he gives credit to his lifetime of listening and performing (even if he's performing for himself).
This is a worthwhile TV show to watch if you ever have an hour to spare. It may even get you to pick up an instrument.
With the fifth season of Lost about to start up on January 21st and the release season Four on DVD, I decided to rewatch what I think is one of the greatest TV shows in ever created.
I am about 8 episodes in and I have started to notice some things. Please note, there will be many spoilers along with my own personal thoughts, musings and guesses as to what may happen in the future based on what I have seen so far.
In Season Four's episode "The Constant" Desmond flashed back and forth in time and had to meet up with Daniel Faraday in order to get a semblance of how to deal with his shifts in time. Faraday explained to Desmond the idea of having a 'constant'. Someone to anchor you in both times. At the end of the episode Faraday found written in his journal "If something goes wrong Desmond Hume will be your Constant". On top of this in the 2nd episode of season 4 when the show introduced Faraday - his very first scene showed him watching footage of Oceanic 815 being found at the bottom of the ocean. His reaction as he watched this was by crying and being afraid. When his mother(? or roommate) asked him why he was upset, he had no idea. These 2 pieces of information tell me Faraday is going to be very important to the mythology of the show going forward. I am not sure exactly what is going to happen, but I think the island must have gone back in time somehow, and since Faraday wasn't actually on the island when it disappeared, he may get hit with the same 'time-jumping sickness' that Desmond got and he's going to have to somehow find Desmond in the past (or future).
The second thing I noticed the other day was in the episode entitled "The Shape of Things to Come". This may be my favorite episode yet. This was the episode that featured Ben in the near future after he pushes the Donkey Wheel at the end of season 4 and ends up in Tunisia about 10 months in the future. In October of 2005. This also showed his daughter get killed and ended with Ben breaking into Charles Widmore's home and threatening to kill his daughter - Penny - Desmond's girlfriend. This seems to be setting up the future of the show a) by the title of the episode, as well as showing and insinuating the roles Ben and Widmore play in the island and have been playing for so long.
The complexity of the characters and the big ideas behind everything going on is what makes the show so great. I almost do not want to guess what will happen and just enjoy the ride, but at the same time, I can't stop my brain. I am not going to philosophize now, I just want to point out what I believe are 2 important issues on the show and let these lie for now. I will return to my Lost themes as I finish season 4 on DVD and as season 5 airs at the end of the month.
Well, I missed last year, mostly because all the movies weren't that good in 2006. Except for The Prestige which I absolutely loved, I can't really think of a movie in 2006 that is worth watching.
2007 on the other hand is an entirely different animal. I saw a lot of movies this year (thanks to the magic of Netflix and my new beautiful 46" LCD screen) some have been good, and some have been less than good. Some critics loved that I didn't get (300), some critics hated that I loved (Across the Universe)..
Even with all the movies I did see, I know I missed some that could possibly be on this list. These include Juno, and Southland Tales (which I did read the Graphic Novel which is the prequel to the movie and can't wait until it comes out on DVD to see).
That said, here are my favorite movies of 2007:
1) It's always hard to pick your favorite movie of the year, because there are so many different types of movies out there. I mean, do you pick a comedy that made you laugh the hardest, or the movie you expected to stink and you really enjoyed, or just movies you walked out and you had a smile across your face the entire time. This year, I've chosen as my #1 pick of the year to be the movie that has stuck in my head and has popped in there in some fashion every day since I've seen it. That movie is There Will Be Blood. People complain that there is no 'story'. This story has been told many times before. It's the fictional rise to power of someone and how they got there. Who they used, how they played the game. This movie is the same to me as Scarface which while flawed is a very good movie. Daniel Plainview will go down as one of the greatest film characters ever, and the film has 2 of the single best lines of the year. But a story is just 1 aspect of the entire movie. And the reason There Will be Blood actually wins for me is because of the rest of the movie, not just the story. Mostly, the music. Granted, Jonny Greenwood can almost do no wrong in my ears, but this score was all over the place, it kept you on edge and was almost like another character. This is the 2nd film score that I have on my ipod, and I have listened to it a lot since I downloaded it (Jurassic park is the other-- what can I say, it's John Williams' most undervalued score.) The acting by the entire cast was perfect, with each character having his moment to shine (I can't get Eli's Exorcision out of my head). Lastly, I've been a fan of PT Anderson since the first 10 minutes of Hard Eight, and he's only lost me on Punch Drunk Love. He got me back here, and can't wait for his next outing.
2) Grindhouse - Was this movie perfect? No. Was this movie even good? Maybe. Was this the most fun I had in the theater in a long time? Yes! Now, a few months ago, Aubrey's 2 cousins came over with a disc of all bad B-movie trailers from the 60, 70s and 80s, and we watched about 4 hours of these. It was awesome, but this may mean I was already pre-disposed to liking this movie. I was the audience they were hoping for when they made it. I went to see Grindhouse a cold April afternoon. I spent almost 4 hours sitting in a seat watching this movie and it felt like an hour. Even when a baby started crying in my theater I just said to myself "Just like a typical Grindhouse experience" and my smile grew wider. Each movie on their own are just OK. I've seen Planet Terror before. I've seen it when it was called Slither, when it was The Blob and when it was Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Does any of that matter? No. All of those movies are classic and so was this. Planet Terror was disgusting, but so much fun. Some have asked me, "How does Rose McGowan shoot the gun attached to her leg?" My answer: Who cares, it was so much fun. Then there were the trailers. Just all out awesomeness-- especially Thanksgiving. I would watch Thanksgiving-as long as that voice-over was part of the film. The ending film Death Proof had its flaws too, but Tarantino really brought it home with the best car chase I've ever seen on film. Overall, the parts that were bad, I say were bad on purpose, and even if I'm wrong, it's a good case as any. I loved this movie, and I loved the experience of watching this movie in a theater.
3) Knocked up/Superbad - I was going to just put Knocked up on here, and not even include Superbad at all. Knocked up was the better movie in my mind. It was funny while also having that realness that also made it scary. I was going to just leave it there, but then I saw Superbad and realize that it is a prequel to Knocked up. The fat kid is kind of the high school version of Seth Rogan's character in Knocked up. The kid from Arrested Development would grow up to become Marshall from How I Met Your Mother's Character, and McLovin would grow up to become the guy that didn't shave his face throughout Arrested Development (they were also the best characters in their respective movies, which solidifies the connection to me). So if Superbad is a prequel to Knocked up, and they came out in the same year, I'm calling them the same movie. Superbad even had the 70s/early 80s retro credits to prove, that this film is older than Knocked up which takes place in today's day and age. Now, I know all of this is not true. I just thought it was a worth-while argument and now I can put both films as 1 on my list and have it justified.--- at least in my own head. Also- Paul Rudd can do no wrong.
4) Beowolf - I almost didn't see Beowolf at all. I thought it was going to be cheesy animation and I expected it to be a way to cash in on the success for 300 which I was bored by after 3 minutes. Then people saw Beowolf and said it was good and the 3D animation was awesome. I wrote in I think my 2004 best of movies about how they needed to make 3D movies, because I was sure the technology was there, but I had not seen any. So I went to see Beowolf when I should have been studying for a final. I walked in, and was given glasses. The movie started and after about 5 minutes of really good, witty dialogue I said 'oh yeah, Neil Gaiman wrote this-- I've read virtually everything this guy has written and loved it. American Gods is one of the best novels of the 2000s, and Sandman is the my favorite comic book of all time. Roger Avery also wrote this. He wrote Pulp Fiction and my #1 film of 2002 Rules of Attraction. And Robert Zemekis directed this-- sure he's a Stephen Spielberg clone, but at least he tries to clone one of the best. And wait, Beowolf is really well written, with witty jokes and double entendres. And the animation and story is really good. Wow.. I love this movie. Why did I not see this on opening day again?' --- Two hours later, the lights went on in the theater and I drove home wearing my 3D glasses, hoping the drive would look as cool as the movie (it didn't). This movie was great, and not enough people gave it the credit it deserved.
5) No Country for Old Men - The Coens can really do no wrong. This movie was technically perfect. The acting was great, this could have been a silent film that's how well it was done. Javier Bardem owned his role and I've been a fan of Josh Brolin since he was a Goonie. I had some problems with this film which is why it isn't higher on the list. Some of the problems I had was the film's fault (major action happening off screen), some was my fault (the fact that I dazed out near the end while Tommy Lee was speaking and didn't understand what he was talking about, hence I missed the entire point of the movie), but besides that, I just love watching the Coen brothers do what they do 2nd best. The best thing they do is put on screen really weird, quirky characters and make them play in a sandbox that straddles the line between making sense and not like they did in Lebowski, O Brother and Barton Fink. What they do 2nd best is this type of Neo-Western Noir like they did in Blood Simple, here and (kind of) in Millers Crossing. At least they're not doing anymore Intolerable Cruelties (For now).
6) Stardust - What? Neil Gaiman wrote the story this is based on too? Well, this movie started and I was skeptical. I netflixed it and about quarter of the way through, I was still skeptical. Then the movie just got better and better. The tone of this movie reminded me of A Princess Bride. They don't make movies like the Princess Bride anymore (although 2 movies that almost made my top 10 - The Last Mimzy, and Bridge to Terebithia were great fantasies as well) but Stardust was just like it. It had a great cast and they all delivered. Robert Deniro especially had one of the best characters performances. His first scene, I thought he was acting terrible and 'phoning it in' in his next scene I understood why his acting was so bad in the first scene. And Michelle Pfeiffer, my first love, was great as the wicked witch. Just take my word on this one, if you like fantasy, this one is worth watching.
7) King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - I just saw this last week, and before this I was going to put Sicko here as my obligatory documentary film. But then I saw King of Kong and it was so much better then Sicko. Sure Sicko was 'important' and it made me want to move to Canada or even Cuba, but King of Kong was more. It made me want to go to an arcade and play Donkey Kong for hours on end. It made me upset that I was not born about 10 years earlier and was a teenager in the mid 80s going to my arcade and wowing people with my skills (I'm a pretty good Pac-Man player, but I'm not even in the same ballpark as these guys). I love nostalgic video games, and I've even gotten more into video games this year with my purchase of the Wii. On Wii, I now play Mike Tyson's Punch Out (I still can't beat him!) and Super Mario Brothers, and I often played Pac Man while watching football games this year, so I might be the audience of this movie. But the story of 1 guy who has had a pretty crappy life, but damn- he can play Donkey Kong was great. I found myself rooting for him to break 1,000,000 points. I need to get to a kill screen in a video game myself. I mean I watched this movie on Sunday, and on Monday, I turned on Super Mario Galaxy and played until I finally beat those last 3 impossible levels. When I beat the game, what happened? I had credits and now I get the "pleasure" of being able to play it again as Luigi. I like the simplicity of 'you got to this level, well now we're going to kill you. It's kind of like life. This movie was great. And I hope there are continuous updates, cause I really got to like Scott Weibe while watching this.
8) Across the Universe - I really expected to hate this movie. It seemed pretentious: Look how clever we are. Let's make a movie using only Beatles songs, and name the main characters Jude and Lucy. And you know what? It was pretentious. But, that doesn't matter. What matters is this movie solidified again how great the Beatles are. The first rock and roll band is still the best. The music is timeless and perfect. From the simple 3 chord structure of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" (reimagined as the plight of a closeted lesbian in high school hoping for her chance at the head cheerleader who is dating the quarterback of the football team) to the weirdness of Mr. Kite (sung by the immensely talented Eddie Izard). The film perfectly cast Bono as a Ken Kesey character and teamed him up with my favorite band from 2005 The Secret Machines to create an awesome version of an awesome song: I am the Walrus. The plot of the film is generic. We've seen it in Forest Gump and every 60s related film, but the use of the music and the way they took some of the quirks of the songs and put them perfectly in the film (Jude-y Jude-y Jude-y Jude-y!). But really this movie was about how the Beatles in their 7 years together are the perfect soundtrack in (at least what the movies have showed me to be) the most important decade of America.
9) Ratatouille - Pixar is a great company, but on top of the Brad Bird is probably one of the top 5 film-makers around today. Although nothing will probably every beat the Incredibles, his storytelling ability ranks up there with the greats, and I'm including Spielberg (after all Iron Giant is basically an ET clone) on this list. Ratatouille wasn't his best, but this heartwarming tale of a cooking rat in Paris was a cute little story with a solid beginning middle and end. You don't get that from many movies today, at least not many that are packaged as perfectly as this. Add in the perfect digital animation, and you have a movie that deserves to be in anyone's top ten list for 2007.
10) Charlie Wilson's War - This goes on my personal list because I had not gone to a theater in quite some time. New Years day, my friend Jed called me up and asked if I wanted to see this. I didn't. I thought it a generic political film. But I wanted to see Jed, so I went. Being in that theater reminded me why I loved going to the movies again. If I netflixed this movie, it would have been good, and I would have gone about my day, but seeing it in a theater made it that much better. Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and the great Phillip Seymour Hoffman are all great here. The dialog is sharp, and witty like Aaron Sorkin always is. It's directed by an old-school great director. This movie had the right Pedigree and I loved the two hours I spent watching it. But not only that, this movie got me to love going to the movies again. This is something that I had been starting to feel was becoming obsolete, and anything that can put that magic back into the movies deserves a spot on my top 10.
Other quick notables .. (other movies I saw that I wanted to at least mention something about in no order)
- Zodiac - I love David Fincher. Something was lost on me here. It was good, but I think I missed something, I'll need another go some day
- Black Snake Moan- The director understands the marriage of music and film. He proved it in Hustle & Flow, and he proved it here. This movie got me to listen to the blues for 2 solid weeks from Eric Clapton to BB King. And Christina Ricci is hot 5-head and all.
- Bridge to Terebithia - I saw this movie on a plane during the craziest turbulence of my life. It made it even more fun. Another great fantasy picture that has a strange left turn near the end.
- The Last Mimzy - Another fun fantasy film, that is worth your time. It reminds you of the goodness of being a child
- Spider-man 3 - This had potential, but it wasn't good. It should have been edited better, or turned into 2 movies. Or get rid of Sandman. Everything felt rushed, and I'm upset. And since watching Spider-Man 2, I've read Amazing Spider-man 1-500. I must say after doing that, Kirstin Dunst was cast terribly and the character assesment was way off. Dallas Howard as Gwen was great, but her character was more Mary Jane and Mary Jane acted more Gwen-- but that's just nerd griping. This movie wasn't that good.
- Eastern Promises - I had to watch the scene this movie has become famous for through my fingers. It was that difficult to watch, and that awesome.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- My favorite of the books, was done very well. The Harry Potter movies like the books and good, solid fun.
- Rescue Dawn- Christian Bale is amazing. I hope he gets an Oscar for the Dark Knight next year.. I can't wait for this movie
- Die Hard 4, Transformers, 28 Weeks Later - All really good action movies. Turn your mind off, and enjoy.
This list is subject to be updated and changed by me, once I have seen any/all of the following movies: Sunshine, the Simpsons Movie, Assassination of Jesse James, Into the Wild, Darjeeling Limited, The Mist, Juno, The Bucket List, Sweeney Todd, Atonement, The Lives of Others (on dvd queue), Romance and Cigarettes, Breach, The Lookout, Southland Tales, Eagle vs. Shark, Bourne Ultimatum, Inland Empire, The Kite Runner, Apocalypto, Shoot 'Em Up.
Thank you for anyone that indulged me to the point of reading this list.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Welcome to my blog.
On this blog I am going to post my thoughts on all things pop culture.
Movies, Music, TV, Books (Comic and prose), sports and anything else that may be on my mind.
My next post will be my 2007 favorite movies and my 2008 will be posted soon.
For those that do not know me I will list some of my tastes, here are some of the things I have been watching, reading and listening to over the past month or so:
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Slumdog Millionaire, The Fall, The Business of Being Born, Iron Man, Mr. Mom.
TV: Lost, NFL Football, 3o Rock, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter, Pushing Daisies
Books: Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill, Number9Dream by David Mitchell,
Comic Books: Sandman by Neil Gaiman, Fables, Dark Phoenix Saga (Uncanny X-Men)
Music: Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy, Muse, Oasis.
This post is just a basic outline. I will get more in depth as I have more time and I will be posting as I am actually reading/listening/actively engaging my different obsessions.
A better detail of how I write will be in my next post which I wrote as my favorite films that came out last year - 2007.