All Jonathan wants for Festivus
So I had a light evening last night when it came to TV. Nip/Tuck is over, House was a double repeat, and there wasn't much else on that I cared to watch. So I flicked on my Arrested Development DVDs and then I did something terribly stupid.
A friend of mine had sent me a small holiday gift basket, which happened to contain some of that cheap egg-nog that comes in a can. And what did I do with it? I made some of Stamford Andy's "Nogasake," featured on last week's holiday episode of The Office. Remember? He and Michael ordered it at the Benihana restaurant? Well, it was gross. Egg-nog mixed with sake is an absolutely horrible idea. Needless to say, I feel terrible this morning and don't feel like moving. But I suppose I'm well enough to make some Festivus wishes, so here's want I want.
A satisfying end to The Sopranos - So help me, these final nine episodes had better be freakin' amazing. I know there's been a lot of speculation that it's all going to be in Tony's head or that Kevin Finnerty is who he actually is, but if David Chase and Co. pull a St. Elsewhere on us and the whole thing happens inside of a snow globe or whatever... I'm going to be disappointed. I want it to be real.
The two Deadwood films to actually get made - I have to agree with Julia on this one. These two telefilms need to get made and they need to kick copious amounts of ass. I won't settle for anything less. But now there's news that the cast is still waiting to hear about the future of the final Deadwood installments? F#$&ing HBO hoopleheads! Don't get me wrong. I'm excited about John from Cincinnati, but if Deadwood doesn't get the send-off that it deserves? I might have to boycott the new surf drama. Cowabunga... jerks.
Ed and all its Stuckeybowl glory in a big ol' DVD box set - This is a total rip-off from my 2005 Festivus wishes, but that's OK because it never came true. Frankly, I don't care what's holding up this amazing show from being released. Last I recall, it had to do with music licenses or something similar. It just needs to happen. Period. I found this bootleg set for purchase but I'm not sure that I trust it. Anyone want to buy it and tell me if it's any good? Please?
A CSI made for TV movie - I mean a really big one. All three CSI teams working together on one nation-wide man hunt or something similar. That'd be good, wouldn't it? Plus, the unintentional comedy factor would be through the roof. Picture Flack busting out the NY smoothness and trying to hit on Calleigh? Or Horatio trying to have a conversation with Hodges in the Las Vegas lab? Or imagine Grissom speaking with Sid in the New York ME office? I'd pay money to see that exchange.
More people to start watching The OC - It's good again people. Really good. Scout's honor.
30 Rock's sketches to be on Studio 60 - I've warmed up to Studio 60 and I really am looking forward to the second half of the season. It just took a while to find it's groove and I respect that. But the sketches? They suck. I think the only one I laughed at all season was the Santa Claus/To Catch a Predator spoof. But the sketches on 30 Rock are hilarious. Can you imagine how much better Studio 60 would be if it had funny sketches?
The Shield to come back in Januray... forget Dirt - I just got a screener for Dirt, and I do plan on covering it, but it doesn't look good. Ausiello even gave it "flop of the year" status. That does not bode well but I'll still have an "early look" post up by the end of the week. I wouldn't expect a positive review, but then again, you never know. I may love it. Here's what I do know: Vic Mackey kicks ass. I mean, c'mon, how cool is this promo?
Prison Break to just disappear - The first season was great, but that should have been it. The second go at it has been atrocious and it's gotten to the point where I can't suspend my disbelief for a whole hour. The show is just terrible!
Ditto that for American Idol - I absolutely hate that in a month's time, this will be the only show that people are talking about.
I think that's all I feel like ranting about. I could go on about my desire to see more McNulty when The Wire returns for its final season or my hopes that HBO execs pull their heads out of their asses and give Lucky Louie the second season it deserves, but I'll stop here because inadvertently I always end up unsatisfied with these lists due to the fact that I could go on forever.