A Quick Update From The Couch - 2008 July

Hey everybody.

It's actually been quite a while since I've posted anything really substantial on this blog. I've been in Los Angeles for a little over a month- and if you've been reading any of my other blogs, you probably already know that I have plans of moving there definitely within the year.

I've already cut all my corporate ties (i.e. retired early from my radio career in Metro Manila and had gone completely home-based) back in the Philippines, and I'm starting to appreciate my new work-life situation.

What it means, really, is more time for me to do the shit I want, whenever I want. And yes, that means, among other things, more TV.

And there was a lot of great TV in Los Angeles, by the way. The TV viewing experience made even so much better by the wonders of TiVo. Whoever invented DVR's should be given a nobel prize, in my opinion.

So what have I been watching while I was in Los Angeles? Not a lot, really. But I did manage to catch a few shows for the short time I was there:

  • A lot of G4TV: Attack of the Show and Ninja Warrior- probably the best game show on TV I've seen in a long while. Also some Code Monkeys and X-Play.
  • Whenever I can- The Soup with Joel McHale, and Chelsea Lately on E!
  • The last few episodes of Battlestar Galactica on the Sci Fi channel- awesome, wasn't it?
  • There was also this marathon of old episodes of The Incredible Hulk, just before the movie opened. Managed to watch a few episodes, until you realize that it became really formulaic after a few.
  • Was also able to check out some episodes of Metalocapypse and Robot Chicken on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. Some really funny shit.
  • Recorded a few episodes of MonsterQuest on the History Channel. We should have that show back at home; I heard another cable operator is actually carrying History Channel. SkyCable sucks- remind me to cut my subscription.
  • The premiere of CBS' new drama Swingtown. Great premise, fun soundtrack, but ultimately disappointing.
Big thanks to all of you who have been reading this blog, and coming back every so often to check on things here.

So yeah, I'm back. Here skimming through blogs, websites and TV for just a little inspiration. You'll hear more from me soon enough.

Cheers, everyone.



Just A Regular Dude Watching TV

I might be a media guy, but my field is really more into radio and marketing more than anything else. For the most part, it means that what I know about television is pretty much stuff just about anyone can know- so don't expect me to go technical or anything.

I'm just a regular dude who just happens to appreciate me some good TV.

TV has so much to offer- a show I like might not exactly appeal to your tastes and vice versa. And that's the beauty of it all- with just so much TV going on, there's definitely something for everyone out there. We even have our own guilty pleasures- and that's just all good.

Feel free to share your thoughts on whatever TV show you like (or don't like). As long as you're all mature about it, with a genuine desire to inform, educate, or just someone with an honest opinion- come, sit and let's talk about TV.

Cheers, everyone.

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