- Adding Garret Dillahunt to the recurring cast was the best part of an otherwise dull episode of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," but how could the same Terminator skeleton be made to look like the very broad Owain Yeoman and the very skinny Dillahunt?
- Can someone, somewhere, come up with an appropriate nickname for the Eli Manning/David Tyree miracle play from the Super Bowl? "The Catch II" is lame, since it ignores Eli slipping away from three tacklers, and since Tyree's catch was much more difficult than Dwight Clark's. "The Great Escape" ignores Tyree's role. There has to be some pithy, clever play on words that encapsulates both completely freaky halves of that play, but I'm damned if I can think of one.
- My friend Phil thinks that, of all the time-wasting gimmicks Conan O'Brien has come up with since returning without his writers, the feud with Stephen Colbert (and then Jon Stewart) has been the best. It reached its climax last night when all three appeared on each other's shows to duke it out: Colbert and Stewart on "Late Night," Conan and Colbert on "The Daily Show" and Conan and Stewart on "The Colbert Report"). Pick your favorite brawl, please.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Still sick, unfortunately -- I'm coughing so much I'm beginning to resemble Bryan Cranston's character on "Breaking Bad" -- and not really focused yet, so some random TV and non-TV-related thoughts for a late afternoon: