When I was a kid I would get excited to see TV Guide waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home from school. I would examine the cover and then immediately flip to their Cheers & Jeers section. Some stories I cared about (Jeers for Knight Rider for David Hasselhoff playing an evil twin? How dare you!) and others I didn't (Anything involving Dallas). However, I loved the cross section of interests that weekly little article gave me. In honor of it I would like to debut: An Entertainment Enthusiast's Like & Dislike List.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band release new single "We Take Care Of Our Own"
Instant classic summer song. It makes me want to drive cross country, stopping in every little town and just help people or something. While new Springsteen albums have been a bit uneven recently this new single gives us hope for better days. Plus, it gives Bruce an excuse to tour again! What's not to like about that?
CW is Developing a new show, Arrow, about a mid level Superhero
Does anyone even like Green Arrow? I've grown up reading DC comics and I have a DC Comics superhero tattoo on my arm and even I don't care about Green Arrow. The producers of Smallville originally tried to tell the tale of a young Bruce Wayne but that idea was squashed when Christopher Nolan got his hands on the Batman character. With Nolan on the way out why not give us the young adventures of one of the most iconic superheroes of all time: Batman. Instead, we get a level three tier superhero in Oliver Queen. To quote Fred Wilpon, the owner of the Mets: Really good player. Not a superstar.
Ricky Gervais plays nice as the host of the Golden Globes
Sure, Kim Kardashian probably doesn't think he was too nice but overall he was a pussycat compared to last year. NBC's relentless ads promised a Gervais who would roast the celebrity audience, however when it came to showtime the brilliant comic was rather boring.
Mark Wahlberg says he would have beat 9/11 terrorists and landed the plane safely.
What a dick thing to say. Not only are you saying that you are better than all the people who perished on that flight but you have the audacity to say you would land the plane somewhere safely. Insulting 2 tragic flights with one dumb statement. Classy. WTF is wrong with you? You know what? Don't say hi to your mother for me.
The New York Football Giants beat the Green Bay Packers
One of the best seasons of television this year hasn't been The X Factor or 2 Broke Girls, but the NY Giants football season. Most games have been white knuckle affairs for fans, but as the team has gotten healthy the defense has started to gel together and it's led to some really impressive wins. Most notable was last Sunday's dispatching of the the reigning Super Bowl champion Packers. The Giants improbable season continues Sunday night at San Francisco against the 49ers. This is must see television for even the most casual of sports fan.
Urban Outfitters is selling a Douchebag Jar like the one on The New Girl
$8? Do you not know how to write on a jar and cut a hole in the lid like a normal functioning person? This is kind of blowing my mind right now. Only the douchiest of douchebags would actually buy this from the ultra hipster paradise that is Urban Outfitters.
Jon Stewart explains how SOPA & PIPA would effect his show and life as we know it.
Civil liberties are at stake y'all! The internet as we know it is in danger of being censored and sites like Wikipedia and Google "went dark" restricted access to their normal content and encouraged visitors to contact their congressperson. Even though sites like Wikipedia and Google did a good job explaining why these bills suck Jon Stewart hit the nail on it's head as to what kind of ramifications this bill would have on our lives and just what kind of people are pushing this legislation through.
So there you have it. This is the list for the week that was. Tell me what makes it onto you list in the comments below. Disagree with me? Tell me why. I'll be back next week for another installment.
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