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Sherlock Series 3 Trailer

I’ve been waiting too long for Sherlock to start back up. But I’m not so sure about Watson’s mustache.

So, I queued up The Fall to watch after I finished Broadchurch, but I had to stop after only two episodes. It sounded innocent enough at first. Senior investigating officer Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) tracks a serial killer (Jamie Dornan) following a string of murders in Belfast, North Ireland. The only problem is that it started getting way too creepy way too quickly for my liking.

Next…

The only problem with binge-watching a TV series?! Now I have to wait for BBC to put out the next series. Ugh.

Will I ever learn?!

Reblogging myself…

Only one episode in and BBC’s Broadchurch is my new TV obsession. And the cast so far reads like a who’s who of actors from my favorite BBC shows.

Only one episode in and BBC’s Broadchurch is my new TV obsession. And the cast so far reads like a who’s who of actors from my favorite BBC shows.

Why do I keep falling for TV shows that have been or soon will be cancelled?!

The First Honest Cable Company

My HD cable box died a couple of weeks ago after having been swapped out only a few months ago, and I’ve been having more than my fair share of problems with getting Comcast—or is it Xfinity?! I can never remember which one is the company and which one is the service these days—to send a technician to swap it out. I know, I know, I could take my box to my local support center and have them give me another box, but frankly, I just don’t think I should have to take time off from work to stand in line for the privilege to do so. I mean, that’s why I pay my freakin’ cable bill, right?! Aren’t there charges for this kind of stuff already built in?

Anyway, I wish Comcast would at least be as honest as this video when dealing with me rather than patronizing me by “thanking” me for being such a “loyal customer” and “caring” about my needs. Seriously, how much trouble is this company in when it takes almost a week to get someone to drive to my house to swap out a box?

I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our 80s, we were not afraid to say, ‘I love you.’ That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. ‘I love you.’
Andy Griffith, on his last conversation with George “Goober Pyle” Lindsey

George Lindsey (December 17, 1928 – May 6, 2012)

Not sure how I missed this news, but George Lindsey, best known for his role as Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and the country music variety show Hee Haw, died yesterday at the age of 83.

I Think We’re Too Prolific For Them

Hüsker Dü on Good Company in April 1986

Here’s a vintage clip of Hüsker Dü’s 1986 appearance on a Twin Cities daytime talk show called Good Company to promote Candy Apple Grey, courtesy of Slicing Up Eyeballs.

Have you tried turning it off and turning it back on again?

We’re Like Ritalin Kids

Ginger and friends in studio at 96.3 Rock Radio

Ginger has teamed up with guitarist Jase Edwards of metal band Wolfsbane and former Cardiacs guitarist, one-time Wildhearts bassist, and long-time Ginger collaborator “Random” Jon Poole for a set of European acoustic shows in April and May during a break in the Michael Monroe tour. According to the man himself, the show is a mix of Wildhearts and Ginger solo material, with “a bit of tomfoolery, some goofing off, and a little bit of showing off as well.”

Ginger and friends stopped by Scotland’s 96.3 Rock Radio on May 4 for an appearance on the Tom Russell Show on their way to Glasgow for a gig later that evening. In addition to talking about the acoustic tour and Ginger’s experiences with the Michael Monroe band, the guys performed a song in the studio. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but if you are a fan of early-80’s American TV sticoms, you’ll get a kick out of it.

Enjoy!

Miracle Day

Torchwood is the other BBC property that I’m really anxious to see get going again. But I can’t help but fear that moving the setting from Cardiff, Wales to Los Angeles and adding American actors to the cast is going to end up being a bad, bad idea. But when you kill off nearly your entire cast in the short timespan of two seasons and one five-episode mini-series—31 episodes if you’re keeping count—what else are you going to do?

Let’s hope that Russell T. Davies—the man responsible for bringing Doctor Who back from the brink of extinction—can pull it off.

Lemmy and Motorhead perform a laid-back acoustic version of “Ace of Spades” for a Heineken Kronenbourg 1664 commercial