Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

I wasn’t feeling well today so I spent a lot of time watching Netflix on my Xbox today.

Let’s see…Morning Glory with Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford.  Great movie, well acted by the principals.  McAdams plays an executive producer for a national morning news show (think The Today Show) that strong arms Ford’s distinguished news caster to co-anchor the program in an effort to boost ratings.  Ford is particularly brilliant, bitter even when he’s being nice and demonstrating why he’s had such a lengthy career.

I also watched Baldr Force EXE.  This is an anime that has a net runner feel to it.  It’s only four episodes, about two hours, and thankfully lacks a lot of the exposition that burdens many anime shows.

I had seen Walking with Dinosaurs when it was first shown on The Discovery channel back when it wasn’t all reality TV like Ice Road Truckers and American Pickers or whatever.  It was worth seeing again.  There’s probably a lot of supposition in the show but it’s still cool to see “real”, “live” dinosaurs.

Finally, I wrapped up the evening with the first episode of The Universe.  I’ve only seen a handful, so the series will be mostly new for me.

I might actually be TV’d out for today!


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The big achievement for today was actually an achievement.  I got The Peterson achievement today ahead of my planned schedule.  Fifty hours of FIFA Soccer 09 – crazy.  It’s the last achievement I can get for the game since the EA servers supporting the game were turned off earlier this year.

My playtime was interrupted when my daughters broke the toilet seat connectors in the upstairs common bathroom wrestling over who was going to get a particular orange towel.  I had to run to Home Depot to get replacement parts and fix the toilet seat.  A small kink in the day.

The rest of the day was just hanging out with the family.  We watched Family Guy’s Blue Harvest and Something, Something Dark Side, parodies of Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.  The movies are hilariously inappropriate like all Family Guy episodes.  The blu-ray set has profanity, so be advised.  I read some of my Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition Player’s Handbook and hit some roleplaying-focused blogs during the movies.  At 9 PM, we switched over to the Discovery channel to watch Shark Week.

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I watched a little TV today (actually, TV shows on Netflix) – The Incredible Hulk from the 70’s and Iron Man: Extremis, a moving animation cartoon.  Iron Man: Extremis was a pretty cool story.

I also played a few games of FIFA Soccer 09 to stay on pace and busted out The Elder Scrolls V: Oblivion, which I haven’t played in forever.  The achievements are easy to get but very time consuming.

Feeling a little tired tonight, though.  I didn’t sleep at all last night.  I may just go upstairs and read until I pass out.

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