Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday recap

I really enjoyed that episode of "House." The "documentary" epsiode is such a hackneyed device, so played out, but they really had fun with it. A lot of little, great touches (most of all, Michael Michele getting the axe at the end - although I'm sure that will come back to House at some point). Wilson talking about House's background was classic and the way the finished doc twisted House into a hero was a nice joke.

And "Reaper." I keep hoping I'll start to hate this show, just to clear out the Tuesday 8 p.m. logjam. But it keeps being just good enough to keep me around - and last night's ep was better than just good enough. They expanded their infernal world a little, with the Devil showing that he makes deals all the time and Doris from the DMV having all kinds of fun. And they kicked the can with Andi and Sam, an annoying subplot that I wish would be quickly resolved in some fashion.


At 7:53 AM, November 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Completely off topic, but on the KKTV morning news this morning, while talking about the Barry Bonds indictment, Jeff Marcu made a very egregious error in his reporting. He stated that Bonds had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs numerous times.

Uh... no. He has NEVER tested positive for ANYTHING. That's a massive lawsuit waiting to happen right there boys and girls.

This new evidence which they supposedly have now, that they haven't had in all the years prior to this, includes positive tests for steroids. We'll see... I'm a very long time SF Giants fan. Barry is on the team I love. I'm by no means a Barry lover (the guy is a major ass of a human), and I'm fairly certain the guy did take steroids. But guess what? He wasn't the first, he's not the only one (not by a long shot), and he won't be the last. But that's not the point here...

The point is that for Marcu to make that statement in that manner... is terrible reporting, and worse - a false statement.

At 8:37 AM, November 16, 2007, Blogger AndyW said...

I think that's why anchors are supposed to stick to the script.

Having said that, come on. The team you love would be a lot more loveable if Barry followed one of his home run balls into the bay.

At 11:49 AM, November 16, 2007, Blogger Eli the Mad (Beer) Man said...

Like I said... I'm not a Barry lover. But the guy is an amazing ball player (roids or not, because well over 50% of MLB players in the last 20 years have taken them - hitters AND pitchers).

Having said that... I'm VERY happy he is no longer a Giant.

Again, the point is that Marcu reported a blatantly FALSE statement as if it were true. IMHO, the guy just ruined every shred of credibility he had because 1) he either said it of his own accord, meaning he can't keep his emotions out of his reporting, or 2) he's a dunce trying to MAKE news. Either way... he's wrong.


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