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random thoughts of a self-diagnosed neurotic with the attention span of a five-year old... a blog by Alternati

It Ain't Over 'Til...

Saturday, May 26, 2007

It has been an extremely busy work week. Between designing and drafting plans, going through a ream thick set of mark-ups and task designation, I am finding less and less free time. The work has slowly crept into my nights and my weekends practically displacing a chunk of my nocturnal outings and my time online. I won't mind working for hours on end on a project that both challenges me and is close to my design philosophies... The current major project I am handling IS challenging but I find myself totally against the designs of some of the senior architects. This makes the work twice as tedious and half as enjoyable. Whine... I am so in need of a glass (without the "h") right about now.

She has been Singing a lot Lately...

Art from: Paper, Pencil, Pixels

I Believe HE can Fly

I liked the Heroes finale. I give it a 6 out of 10. It wasn't over the top, which is good. Many producers seem to think that the only way to do a memorable final is through explosions and car chases. The understated end to the show's first season (or should I say volume) showed enough for it to keep you glued to your screens but not too much for it to become totally ludicrous. That has always been the reason for my attraction to the show. It keep things real, in a they-don't-wear-leotards, have back stories and fairly relatable lives, kind of way. I would have given it a higher rating if they could explain why Peter Petrelli didn't just fly by himself? (I tried to say that as cryptic as I can to prevent spoilers) Explain that to me Heroes writers? The first season as a whole I give a 7 out of 10. Although the story line isn't really original, it has enough oomf to last a couple more seasons, plus I love the fact that they recognize the fact that they have taken a lot of their inspiration from Marvel, evident in many Hiro and Ando allusions and in the Stan Lee, bus driver cameo. And what really irks me about the show is the pacing. The first 10 episodes were the best written part of the season, after that, you get only a few great episodes scattered between slow and generally inconsequential ones. Tim Kring can learn a thing or two from JJ Abrams.

Heartbreak Hospital

The Grey's Anatomy Season 3 finale was classic. Like both previous GA finales, heartbreak and failure are the palpable themes. The first season ended with: "I'm so sorry, Meredith"/ welcome to the dirty mistress club. The second season's finale, which I personally find to be the most depressing finale ever orchestrated by any TV show ever, was an Izzie rollercoaster (the writers made sure we rode that rollercoaster too) and Meredith love Bermuda triangle. The finale of the third season focused more on Christina, George and Dr. Webber. (Details stop there, I can't ruin it for other fans of the show) However, I just HAVE to say that Christina Yang saying "I'm free" when she did, was priceless. I love it.

One of the great things about the show is their choice of soundtrack music. They have made popular then-upcoming bands like Snow Patrol (Chasing Cars) and The Fray (How to Save a Life) I've also discovered other amazing artists in their OSTs like Ivy (Edge of the Ocean) and Psapp (Cosy in the Rocket - the GA theme) The only other show I could think of that put this value on soundtracks was Ally Mcbeal (anyone up for a Barry White montage?)

Trivia: Did you know every episode of Grey's Anatomy is a song title? Below are the episode title of the three finales.

Season 1: Who's Zoomin' Who? - Aretha Franklin
Season 2: Losing My Religion - REM
Season 3: Didn't We Almost Had It All? - Whitney Houston

Six More...

LOST Season 3's Greatest Hits is the finale that I have really been anticipating. It is, in my opinion, the best written show on TV today.

Veronica Mars will end soon, and like most members if its cult following (like moi and Talamasca), we are bummed that the show, as a whole, got 86-ed... nixed.

Project Runway 3 finale airs next week on local cable. THAT's how delayed some shows here are. I know who the winner is, but I can't wait to see them on the runway.

The Amazing Race 10 final was meh... anti-climactic for an all-star season. I am ecstatic however, that them beauty queens didn't win.

Yau Man should have won Survivor: Fiji, that Dreamz character was so naive. He has created his own niche of naivete that is defined by hilarity.

I have yet to catch a replay of the American Idol 6 Finale. THAT's how busy I was this week.

~ Fin ~


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