Saturday, November 17, 2007

Blogger is at it again...

Blogger's not allowing me to edit individual posts, so the Unbox links will stay up on individual reviews until I can get in to remove them. Just don't go buy 'em, mkay?

*smacks Blogger with a stick*

Writers' Strike

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In support of the WGA strike, I'm going to pull all my ads for TV shows on iTunes and for Amazon Unbox. I also won't be linking to any more streaming video until this is settled. I'm very much in favor of legal online distribution of TV shows, but not when the writers get no residuals for their contributions to it. I don't think it's going to be too far in the future when online distribution becomes the major, or even only, means of distributing TV shows (and then they won't be TV shows anymore, but I digress), and if the writers get cut out of that pie now, they'll be relegated to flat fees and no residuals when that happens. That's unacceptable, which is why I support this strike.

According to recent reports, both parties have agreed to go back to the table on the 26th, so let's all keep our fingers crossed that they come up with an equitable settlement.

In addition, I'm getting a bit bored with doing recaps, so I'm going to see if I can come up with other ways to talk about TV. Watch this space--I'm just going to let the muse lead where she will.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Heroes—Four Months Ago

Sorry for the abbreviated review tonight--real life intrudes, as does NaNoWriMo... Unfortunately my blog words don't count for my NaNoWriMo totals.

In tonight's episode, we scoot back in time four months to find out what happened after last season's finale. Truthfully, I wish they'd started with this, instead of having the flashback setup. This whole episode was much more interesting and satisfying than just about anything they've done yet this season, with one glaring exception. That exception being Elle. I do not like her. In fact, I can't stand her. Her crawling over Peter made me want to just smack her right off my TV screen. I'm still not finding Maya and Alejandro's story particularly interesting, but Adam... Wow. What a difference a few centuries make. My only complaint about him as a new character is how much time they wasted on his earlier incarnation, because this one is a very strong addition to the current cast. Also addressed were Heidi's departure from Nathan's life, Peter and Nathan's return to earth, Nathan's healing, what killed DL, and how Peter ended up half-naked and handcuffed to the inside of a shipping crate. Overall, a very strong entry, and more like what I expect to see from this show.