The Strain and The Silence of the Lambs


Heads up! This may have some images not for younger eyes. The Strain is most definitely not a show for kids! Each episode has at least Language and Violence warnings, and I would highly suggest you heed those. I don’t know what age this show is good for, but my 39 year old husband won’t watch it. I thought The Strain was going to be crazy and scary. I was right! Check it out on FX on Sundays 10

I never pay attention to episode titles, but if I had seen “Gone Smooth” as the title of this past episode (Season 1 Episode 3) it would make me realize something freaky was going to happen. My friend had told me to watch at the end when the guy goes pee, so I really knew something creepy was going to happen.

This is a quick post, but I couldn’t shake the image of Gabriel after he takes a piss followed by a “plunk” sound and then turns around.


First thing that popped into my head (well after..OMG and WTF) was Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.

Kinda wish Gabriel had done a little dance for the full effect, but can’t have everything! If you have not seenThe Silence of the Lambs you have to put it on your list. It is a must see movie that is still referenced and parodied in shows and movies.

I can’t be the only one who thought this, right? Right?

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Sharknado 2, The Second One

I think everyone remembers the viral craziness that happened with Sharknado, so why not have a sequel?? Here comes Sharknado 2, The Second One July 30 9/8 C on Syfy! In case you missed Sharknado it will air before the premiere of Sharknado 2!

I am actually looking forward to this, and I am not normally a shark movie fan, but I did do a review of Ghost Shark when it came out last year. The kills in that movie alone were my reason for watching.

I love Syfy movies, because they are cheezy and they accept it. The graphics are low end and over the top, but that’s what makes it fun. What I also like is that my almost 11 year old can watch with me. It is so obviously fake that it’s okay. This won’t cause him to fear the water like Jawsmight.

I have both movies set to record, and looking forward to a SharknadoMarathon!!

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Breaking Bad

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I binged watched Breaking Bad Seasonthis past year. I had seen it talked about so much thought I should give it a shot. Of course when I started it was nearing the end..ugh! There goes Breaking Bad, Dexter, and soon True Blood! What in the world am I going to pine over when I am watching for DVD releases.Breakingbad-EW-COVER-1276

Just a little rundown about what the show is.

Breaking Badaired on AMC for fives season. Don’t worry it had a true finale. It wasn’t just cut off at the end of a season (Thank goodness..I hate when they do that).

Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) is a high school Chemistry teacher by day and a meth maker at night. It didn’t start off like that. Walter was working his ass off as a teacher and at a car wash, but life turned when he was diagnosed with cancer. He was given very little hope for survival. Not only did Walter have himself to care for he also has a son with Cerebral Palsy and a pregnant wife.

What would happen after he was gone? How would they afford to live? Thanks to a casual conversation and ride along with his brother-in-law, Hank, a DEA agent. (Played by Dean Norris, who is Big Jim in Under The Dome on CBS) He learns about the money Meth producers can make and a dealer he happens to know, Jesse (a former student of his).

You can imagine making Meth has some definite cons: drug dealers, dangerous chemicals, the police, hiding from others, etc.

Gotta say for most of the series I liked Walter. I couldn’t help it…he was wanting to take care of his family, but in a horrible way. Later Walter changed some, and a season or two, I didn’t care for him as much. But back by the end (will not say how it ends) I liked Walter again and really wasn’t ready for the series to end.

I would watch this series all over again. It had some great crazy scenes: dissolving a body in a bathtub (ew..and also replicated on Mythbusters).

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Leah Remini It’s All Relative

I have to say I don’t know a lot about Leah Remini. I remember her onThe King of Queens. It wasn’t a show I watched regularly, but it was a successful on e that aired for 9 seasons. The only other thing I remember about is that she left Scientology, and that raised a stink with the members. I didn’t know she was a member…not when you have names like Tom Cruise, Krisitie Alley, and John Travolta thrown out on tabloids.

Still there was something about Remini I liked. Of what I saw of her character on The King of Queens I had a feeling it was fairly similar to her actual personality (the feisty part).


Leah Remini: It’s All Relative is on TLC and airs on Thursdays 10/9C. It is about Leah and her family. There isn’t a lot about career on the show (other than a cafe her husband and stepfather own), which is nice. Her family is enough…what a cast of characters!

After seeing Leah’s mom, Vicki, you can tell where Leah and her sisters gets their humor. The episode with the mom getting a “Tramp Stamp” would get my mom a psych evaluation if she told me she was getting a tattoo.

Overall I enjoy the show. It is a close family that love each other (like Duck Dynasty but with boob cakes and cursing).

Only thing I don’t like and fast forward EVERYTIME is the opening. Nothing wrong with Leah’s husband, Angelo’s voice, but it is cheesy.

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Brandi and Jarrod Married to the Job

I have a been a big fan of Storage Wars for about as long as has it been on. I watched when it Dave, Barry, Darrell, Brandi and Jarrod.


Dave claimed he was fired by the show in 2012 after suing A&E (he  accused production of staging  units  production with items). This apparently became a big hot mess with A&E suing back. You can Google it and read more for yourself, but I already have a headache this morning. The point is he comes back on August 12, 2104 on Storage Wars. No idea what happened with that lawsuit, but maybe payday is more important than his  principal?
So what does that all have to do with Brandi and Jarrod? Well with Dave coming back to Storage Wars (for an episode or the season I don’t know) they are airing a lot of commercials.  Since their will be a lot of viewers, immediately following the new episodes of Storage Wars is the new series premiere of Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job. This isn’t the first we have seen them. There was a special in April of Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job. I figured it was a test to see how a spin-off would do.

Barry went on to his own spin-off, Barry’d Treasure, on A&E. I really really wanted to like it, but I just don’t. His personality when playing off the rest of the group on Storage Wars is great, but on it’s own not so much. Plus he wasn’t buying storage units anymore. He went around to people to buy stuff. I don’t know. I made it through maybe one episode. I thought the show was cancelled until I was on the site and it said premiere was May 2014.

How did Brandi and Jarrod do? They did really well! Brandi and Jarrod can carry a show, because (for one) there are two people. They bounce off each other with their daily banter.  They work together, have two kids, and are practically married (not legally). Favorite line from Storage Wars by Brandi, “We’re dating? Great I’ll tell the kids!”

I am setting my DVR to record this on A&E August 12, 2014 10 PM ET following Storage Wars 9PM and 9:30PM ET.

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Getting Naked to Find Love

DatingNakedVH1 has started a new show, Dating Naked.  They are calling it a “social experiment”, and I quote, “where before they bare their souls they bare everything else first” and “Online dates, blind dates, and the latest in ridiculous dating apps all make it hard to see people for who they really are.”

So being naked with someone is going to make me be more real? I don’t think so. I would be insanely uncomfortable…not just myself being naked but the other person. Honestly, I would stare at his junk the whole time. I wouldn’t be able to help it.

It’s not just one person they date, oh no, there are three dates. So by the end you have three naked men and three naked women hanging out around the pool.

I had scene previews, and my first response is “HELL NO!” Today while at the gym I got to watch most of an episode. I missed the intro part, but I got the gist of it.  Gotta say they did better at making eye contact than I would have.

I wasn’t impressed. Looks and physical appearance played a big part, and I didn’t see anyone getting real “deep”. It was this guy is kissing this hot girl, while the other girl is pining for him in the pool, then he kisses her and then goes back and kisses the other girl. Shit I could watch Real World, Bachelor, or some other random dating/young people living together type of show. (I’m feeling old right now, because I have no idea if Real World is still on the air. I quit around Seattle.)

After watching I’m still saying “HELL NO!” I wouldn’t be on the show, and I don’t see myself watching it. (Other than when I’m on the treadmill and nothing else to watch)

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The Wil Wheaton Project

I am not a daytime talk show person, but I do love the nighttime entertainment ones like The Soup, Tosh.0, and now The Wil Wheaton Project. The Wil Wheaton Project airs on Syfy on Tuesday nights at 10/9C.wilwheatonlogo

If you don’t know, Wil Wheaton, was on my favorite of the Star Trek TV series, Star Trek The Next Generation.  He played Wesley Crusher, son of ship doctor, Beverly Crusher.WesleyCrusher1
He was a cutie, but my man crush on Star Trek was this guy.
patrickstewartheartPatrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean Luc Picard! Between the British accent and bald head..I love him! Then to hear him give a talk about domestic violence and how he wished he could’ve helped his own mom…what a man!

Anyway (Sorry for the veering off track there) back to Wil. After Star Trek I didn’t see much of him until I started watching The Big Bang Theory, and he would appear as himself. He would be a total smart ass borderline dick, and it was great!

Then it shows that he has his own show on Syfy called The Wil Wheaton Project. I’m wondering what the hell it is. It is kind of like The Soup where he talks about TV shows, but he focuses on Syfy shows, movies, and games.

I have quickly grown to really like this show and him on it. He is the type of guy I’d love to just hang out with, have a beer, and talk shit about others. Learn more on Syfy, WIL WHEATON dot NET, Facebook, and Twitter.

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A Great Scare With The Strain

I had been wanting to watch The Strain since seeing the little commercial clips. They told me nothing, but looked creepy which is right up my alley. I don’t know a lot about the series other than it is about vampires. I never thought I was a vampire fan, but after True Blood and other shows here and there I’m really enjoying them. As long as it isn’t sparkly, brooding vampires (hmmm..what ever could I be referring too?? Yes, I watched that series as well.)

I watched The Strain on FX last night, and I loved it!!! Luckily for the Hubs he went to sleep early, because it got pretty creepy by the end. I was freaked out by the time the episode was over and it was almost midnight. Note to self: Don’t watch alone or late at night next week!

What is it about?

I am not completely sure. All I know is a plane landed with everyone but 4 people dead on board.  The CDC is called in to figure out what happened.  It gets pretty weird pretty quickly with worms, a cloaked figure, people who don’t breathe, and things that look like zombies.

This is going to be a fun show, and I look forward to where it is going. There is some science and legend mixed in. I always enjoying seeing new interpretations of vampires, werewolves, zombies, etc.

I just saw it is inspired by a book (Woo is a series of books!) The Strain (The Strain Trilogy).  I will definitely have to check that out, but not until after the season is over (I am bad about comparing and contrasting books and shows).

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Time for TV


You would think I haven’t been watching anything how little I have wrote! I am watching..lots of lots of stuff. Sadly I have not had a lot of time to write.

The kids are on Summer Break and I am trying really hard to catch up on the housework and some home improvement projects. The year was very busy with Cub and Girl Scouts (that I am a leader for both), my Dealin and Dishin site, our Cub Scout site, and sadly this one came in last.

I will be working on a schedule so everyone can get some love! I am still watching lots of TV and movies. Now to get pen to paper (or in this case fingers to keyboard)

I have a lot in my head I want to share so I will throw out a few things now.

What I am watching:

Big Brother (CBS)

The People’s Couch (Bravo)

Sister’s Wives (TLC)

The Wil Wheaton Project (SyFy)

Dominion (SyFy)

Orphan Black (BBC America)

The Killing (Netflix)

The Fall (Netflix)

What are your Summer must watch shows?

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In The Flesh, BBC Zombie Series

I am a HUGE Zombie fan!! I love the gory, dark, terrifying type of zombie shows and movies (Night of the Living DeadThe Walking Dead, , The Return of the Living Dead, etc.), but occasionally I will like a funny one (Zombieland,Shaun of the Dead , etc.). I’m completely hooked on zombie fiction books now (Apocalypse Z Series, After – The Phoenix Curse Series, Contamination Series, Slow Burn Series, etc.) as well. Great stuff to read while I ride the stationary bike!

I recently found Orphan Black on Amazon Instant Video and binge watched the first season just in time for season two to start(which is on now!). While I was searching around on the BBC America site. I saw In the FleshSeason 2 Premieres May 10, 2014.

I was not completely sure what to make of In the Flesh. It had some definte creepiness in its look, but the description talked about the main character being aware of his “life” and not wanting to be back from the dead. That was new…most of the zombies I am familiar with are nonthinking or at the very least one track thought driven…Food!

I had to wait a few extra days to get In the Fleshfrom Netflix, and just started it yesterday. It is a very surprising show.

In 2009 everyone who died (and was buried) came back. They were as same say, rabid, and acted as you expect of a zombie. Then a medical facility started to treat them with Neurotriptyline. Now they are calm, no longer eat anything, intelligent, and empathic “people” suffering from PDS (Partially Deceased Syndrome).PDS

Kieren Walker is the main character of this story having just left “rehab” to go back to his family’s home. Things are not necessarily friendly in his hometown. People do not trust any of the “Rotters” as they call them, and there is some danger and unfair treatment (reminds me of how True Blood started). To try to stay safe you either hide or you try to blend in by using make up and contacts.KierenCollage

I am on the last episode of Season 1 (it is only three, 1-hour episodes), and never thought I would say it, but I’m rooting for the Zombies!

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