Chuck Open Thread by John Cole| October 28, 20117:55 pm| 22 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailEnjoy. I’ll have to stream it later this weekend.
I’m gonna check out the new show on NBC called “Grim” it’s a detective show where the crimes are based on fairy tales characters, or the criminals are actually fairy tale characters, or the crimes resemble fairy tales…IDK.
Just looks interesting. I’m a sucker for fairy tale “re-tellings”.
I have a post up outlining some good news from the past week, since it’s been a pretty major week with all of the occupations resulting in police actions. I needed some happy thoughts to close out the week. So ….
It’s Good News Friday….
I saw previews for it in the movie theater. Not so sure about that one …
I thought Chuck was dead on the road.
I know that was awful, but it was that or how many chucks…
YAY! New Chuck. I haz a happy!!!!
However, Bonita Friedericy is not in the credits, and that makes me haz a sad. I loves me some General Beckman.
I read in some media magazine that they held back the premiere of Chuck to avoid competing against the baseball playoffs — only to compete with game 7 because of a rainout.
@Southern Beale: yeah, it’s maybe worth an episode or 2 before I decide though. Although, for the most part most new shows draw me in on the first episode. Sometimes if I like the concept, I’ll give it 2. This show has me drawn in cause of the concept. This show and the other new “fairy tale” show Once Upon A Time are gonna get at least 2-3 eps before I decide to stay with them are not.
So far 3 new shows drew me in from the first episode alone…Revenge, Person of Interest, and X-factor. I was willing to give Prime Suspect a chance, but IDK, the first ep was kinda boring, and I loved the original PBS/BBC series so much that this one just doesn’t hold up.
Jon Stewart is so naive — it’s painful to watch. He actually thinks that the reason for the collapse of Gov. Goodhair’s support is because of the revelation of his hunting lodge’s name. Seriously?
I’m sure it was a factor.
It can’t be just Perry’s debate performance. It’s not as if blindingly obvious stupidity and ignorance stopped the GOP base from nominating George W. Bush, so why would it affect Perry?
Since I have no shame: How much Chuck would a woodchuck watch if woodchuck could watch Chuck? A woodchuck would watch as much Chuck as a woodchuck could watch if a woodchuck could watch Chuck.
Say that 5 times fast.
@JGabriel: I think the name of the lodge would have been a plus for him but what lost him support was his killed him was that he signed legislation in 2001 allowing some illegal immigrants kids to pay in- state college tuition. Unlike Romney he stood by that legislation and called the opponents “heartless”. In the party of “who hates the browns more” that was an unforgivable sin.
welp time for Grimm on NBC, let’s see how it do…
Uncle Clarence Thomas
Fortunately, I remember that episode of Balloonbagger Cult of Personality very well. It was unanimous – President Obama clearly got over on those evil Republicans, FUCK YEAH! A big-time swindle-hoodwink-fistoric beatdown in President Obama’s favor. Again.
I am such a sucker for fairy tale themes. I used to watch a sitcom called The Charmings as a kid until it was cancelled. (Probably for good reasons.) I will be PVRing both those shows.
Yay for Chuck being back. We really missed it here.
We’re watching Goodnight Burbank. It’s very weird.
Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Pt. 1 is finally available for bittorrenting on pirate download sites!
I can’t decide whether to download it (for the irony!) or wait for the porn parody.
Ah. Good point. That probably had a lot to do with it.
I’m switching between the World Series finale and an unplanned Chuck mini-marathon on DVR. I had forgotten I had the last four episodes unwatched on DVR, and I need to get through those before I watch the new one from tonight.
I am realizing that I was sort of losing patience with Chuck, which is why those episodes have sat unwatched since May. The writing seemed to go downhill last season, and the “cute” factor around the Chuck-Sarah relationship was starting to redline. Maybe they’ll get back on track tonight.
Still not a peep from Wrong Again Cole on one of the best stock market months in history.
You just know Cup Half Empty Cole would have something to say if it was on the flip side. He’s addicted to gloom porn.
@Steeplejack: Thought of you in the earlier thread (Kay’s, I think) where people were talking about the joys of having a job where your schedule changes all the time.
I saw that and was going to weigh in, but I was way too late.
The real salt in the wound for me is not so much that my schedule changes all the time–which is bad enough–but that management does it so capriciously, inefficiently and even idiotically. And they never give us enough advance notice. They’re supposed to post the schedules three weeks in advance, but almost all the time we don’t see next week’s schedule until Tuesday or Wednesday of the current week. Makes it hard to plan your life.
The latest thing is that they are riding people about “opening up [their] availability.” They just forced out a good, reliable part-time worker because she wouldn’t make herself “available” 40 hours per week. And they said they were only going to give her about 15 hours anyway. Which is about what she was working already. WTF?!
I actually have been off work all this week, and it has been interesting to see both how (a) my body seeks some sort of “normal” schedule and (b) it is hard to do that because my circadian rhythms have been screwed up for so long. I tend to wake up way too early in the morning and then feel a strong urge for a nap in the early afternoon. That’s the result of working lots of evening shifts, but not reliably consistent evening shifts.
Okay, got off on a bit of a rant. Probaby should have posted to the earlier thread, late or not. Anyway, thanks for the thought. And I was glad to see that Kay brought up that point.
@Steeplejack: Yeah, I almost posted a “hey, no fair raising this subject before the night shift checks in” comment, but my browser crashed so I said the hell with it. :-)
The idea of having to make yourself available 40 hours a week for a part-time job makes me livid – like most people with a part time job don’t have to have other part-time jobs to make ends meet?? The arrogance of the “haves” lately is just maddening. I guess I should start calling them the 1%, but it’s worse than that. It’s the 99% that have more than some of the other 99%. When did America become a “fuck you, I’ve got mine” nation? Or at least a “fuck you, I’ve got more than you” nation?
Rant over, and you probably won’t see this anyway since it’s now more than 12 hours since you posted.