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Journeyman Axed

Seems that the first casualty of the 2007 smikwily TV viewing selections has been canceled, and to be honest, it was probably my fave. I started watching Journeyman because of the overall theme dealt with time travel, which considering my love of Back to the Future and Quantum Leap, seemed to fit my usual TV profile. It started as a bit gimmicky feeling, but after a few episodes, things started to click. Plot points from previous episodes were referenced in later episodes, the characters seem to start to progress and there was starting to be some discovery as to what exactly was causing the time travel to begin with. The ending of the first show pretty much gave me a solid “whoa” that made me feel that this wasn’t going to be a typical attempt at Time Travel Drama and I was happy to find out that it wasn’t.

So far, this has been the only one canceled that I’ve enjoyed. Life and Chuck have have both been green lit for a full 22 episode season. My 2nd fave newcomer for this season so far would probably be The Big Bang Theory, which took a little while for me to warm up to, but is now a great combo with How I Met Your Mother on Mondays to help get me prepped for heavier fare later in the week.

So long Journeyman. I’ll be waiting for the two part finale in a few weeks and if I’m lucky, nothing else good will come along so I can free myself to watch the other weekly regulars 🙂

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‘Huxley’ (X360/PC) Entering Closed Beta Test Phase 2

Was just wondering what the status of Huxley was with the recent release of Hellgate. I did get a little hands on with it at E3 last year, but it needed a layer of polish yet. Hopefully it won’t disappoint when it finally does hit.

Torn

The original is entertaining, the redux is classic:

Deadwood Kaput

Well, seems that we aren’t even going to get a last hurrah out of the Deadwood camp. According to an interview with Ian McShane over Cinematical, “they’re dismantling the ranch and taking the stuff out. That ship is gonna sail. Bonsoir, Deadwood. McShane continues on to say that with the possible pending strikes and his schedule, if it did happen, it would probably be last next year before anything started.

Apparently the former Mr Swearengen feels a little let down as well: “You feel cheated? Imagine how I feel!” he replied. “We all do. We all do. It was one of those one-off jobs that you do which has got an extraordinary creative brain behind it, and it kept getting better, and the actors were great. It was a fabulous place to be and work. It was a workshop cum theater cum film. It was an extraordinary time. But everything has to come to an end, babe.”

Happy trails, Deadwood. Happy trails. The only thing carrying me on pay cable as of late is Dexter. Deadwood, Carnivale, and John from Cincinnati have all set sail as well…

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Good Guys Car Show 2007

For the last few years, my Uncle and my Dad have been coming to Columbus for the Good Guys car show. I’m personally not a “huge” fan of classic cars, but the combination of great craftsmanship and the opportunity to see those two act like little kids again more than makes up for the sunburns and worn out feet.

If you’ve ever been to a car show before and felt a little underwhelmed, I can pretty much guarantee this isn’t one of those shows. This year there were 6500 cars registered and while you do have a few “entries from the locals”, the Pro Picks and the majority are much better than you’ll see tooling around town. My uncle mentioned this year that this show has pretty much ruined other shows for him…

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Bryan Gaynor – Yeah, I Think He Can Dance

Watched this guy last night and he does a great job with what he has to work with physically.


So You Think You Can Dance- Bryan GaynorThe best home videos are here

Shane Sparks offered him a part in the movie Spark’s is working on and getting ready to shoot. The Missus and I will be looking out for him.

Edit: Updated link to video as apparently another production company doesn’t want to give viewers a reason to watch their show…

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