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Getting Lost: "The Constant" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg Constants? Variables?! Note to the makers of Lost: We had finally managed to remove the final vestiges of high-school math and science from our heads. Seriously, ROYGBIV and SOHCAHTOA were merely gibberish to us. Then you go and send Desmond on a quest to make sure his parents kiss at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance — or something like that (our memory doesn’t function well when we’re upset). But … the phone conversation between Desmond and Penny was a nice save, so you’re forgiven. Just don’t let it happen again. On with the recap. […]

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Getting Lost: “The Constant” Preview

In last week’s episode, “Eggtown,” we got more questions than answers. Will the same hold true this week in “The Constant”? We’re going to go out on a limb and say, “Um, yeah, probably.” The previews seem to indicate that the episode will focus on issues dealing with space and time, and their effects on the inhabitants of the island — thus pitting our love of Lost directly against our hatred of science. Which will win out? And who the hell is Minkowski? I have a feeling that, by tomorrow morning, we’ll have answers to both. Here are the unanswered […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Jennings & Rall

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 3 “Jennings & Rall” When Jake discovers that the government official who is supposed to protect them is actually withholding a vaccine for the Hudson River virus, he and the Rangers take their survival into their own hands. We learn that Ravenwood is a subsidiary of Jennings & Rall. It’s like their own private army. Jake was once an employee of Jennings & Rall, back when he was driving supply trucks in Iraq. Jake’s convoy came under attack, and they returned fire and some civilians were killed. But there was no investigation or […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 8

Posted by: haro1d Last night’s recap is quick and easy: While Lucas, Nathan and Skills tried to helm a victory for the Ravens, the ladies — Peyton, Brooke, Haley, Mia and Lindsey — managed to get stuck in the school library. There, things turned part John Hughes movie, part ’70s sitcom, as Mia tried to get background on everyone in the room, and Peyton and Lindsey tore each other apart and put each other back together again. Oh, and Nathan was on the brink of telling his wife about the Nanny’s inappropriate conduct, but Carrie stepped in at that moment […]

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Getting Lost: "Eggtown" Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg “You’re more lost than you ever were.” — Benjamin Linus Truer words have never been spoken. Sure, Ben was speaking to Locke when he said it, but it sure as hell felt like he was talking to us. Last night’s episode, “Eggtown,” was undeniably the weakest of the new season … which really only means that it was pretty good, not amazing. Here’s how it went down. johnnysweeptheleg’s Lost In A Moment: Remember back in Season 1, when we were all blown away by the fact that Christian Shepherd’s casket was … dun dun dun […]

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Dexter: Oedipus Dex

The CBS airing of the pilot for Dexter was not as bad as many fans suspected it might be, mostly because in this era of CSI and its countless clones, the grisly details don’t seem so grisly anymore. On the other hand, what do you do with those words we must protect the little tykes from hearing (as if they should be watching shows like Dexter at all)? Frickin’ is a pretty good sub for, well, I won’t say what for, and frankly Debs is a bit more likable when she is not so potty mouthed. But then there is […]

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Getting Lost: “Eggtown” Preview

Thursdays are always special, because they’re Lost days. But today is especially special (it’s the most specialist!), because this morning I (Mike) got to talk to the Today show’s Al Roker about Lost. Actually, I talked to him about his upcoming Spike series DEA, which premieres in April, but during the course of the conversation he revealed that he is a Lost fan, too. For the record, he loves Locke, calling him “the glue that holds the show together.” He says he’s getting tired of Ben and doesn’t mind seeing him get pummeled every week by Jack, Sawyer, Danielle or […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 7

Posted by: haro1d Another storied night on “Peyton Place” — I mean, “One Tree Hill.” We got to see Lucas’ proposal to Lindsey. Haley flipped out over Peyton’s attachment to Lucas and spent a little too much time at the recording studio. Nanny Carrie got called “mama” by little James for the first time not in a dream sequence; Nanny Carrie smooched her boss and he STILL didn’t fire her. Mouth’s boss got fired for sleeping with pretty much the entire staff, resulting in his not only getting to keep his job but getting promoted to on-camera work. Oh, he […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Condor

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 2: “Condor” Jake helps Major Beck prepare for a special visitor from the Cheyenne government, while Hawkins continues to work with Chavez to uncover the secrets of this new regime. Mimi gets to be an accountant for Jennings & Rall. She’s really excited. She loves bar codes! And we’re pretty sure Jennings & Rall is pure evil. Alas, poor Mimi doesn’t have anyone to invite to her wedding, since all of her family is pretty much dead. Condor is the code name for the president, John Tomarchio, the biggest bird in the West. […]

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“The Wire”: Took

Posted by SH Nothing shakes up a liar more than a bit of truth. Well, perceived truth, in this case. Imagine Scott Templeton’s surprise when he picks up his cellphone only to hear a heavy-breathing lunatic claiming to be the serial killer on the other end. McNulty and Lester, meanwhile, are having a ball faking the call with the help of a voice modulator and McNulty’s honest-to-God Baltimore accent. It’s just the latest display of linguistic mastery by Dominic West, who makes us forget every week that he’s actually British. Remember that Season 2 episode when he had McNulty doing […]