Currently watching Being Erica

I hate to admit it but sometimes I find it difficult to get into CBC television programming. I like Little Mosque on the Prairie and The Tudors, but if there is a large demand for what gets recorded with my PVR, CBC shows tend to get the short stick. Thank goodness for getting complete seasons…

Movie Review: The People I’ve Slept With

I got tickets to watch three Vancouver Asian Film Festival movies and–are we surprised?–I watched only two of them. I didn’t watch Dim Sum Funeral but I’m quite confident that with its big cast of well-known Asian-American actors, it will turn up at the video store in the “International” section or, uhm, on the torrents…

VAFF This Year

Each year, the “release” of the VAFF (Vancouver Asian Film Festival) schedule is like mini-Christmas to me as I peruse the highly manageable list of films screening over the four-day festival. Each year, I identify at least two films I want to watch and for the past two years, I have managed to watch none…

Currently reading: Lipstick Jungle

I know how to pick ’em. Cancelled shows, that is. I’ve picked several losers in the past few years to start watching only to see them get canceled shortly after. Meanwhile, NPY’s picked star shows like Heroes, Lost, and So You Think You Can Dance (maybe the reality show doesn’t count). I’ve picked the likes…

So You Think You Can Dance Canada – Season 2

Just in case we are not aware of it, Angry Asian Man takes it upon himself to alert you to the Asian contestants in some reality shows even when it is apparent he does not watch them himself (SYTYCD s05, SYTYCD s04). It’s always interesting to me to note when there is an under- or…

Crossing Culture Lines

I wanted to add my thoughts to the lackluster, non-existent debate* swirling around the July 16 episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” when ten dancers remained: five guys and five girls. The night before, to show off their talents in smaller groups, the girls performed a group number together and the guys did…

Can you spot the difference?

NPY expressed so much desire that I watch that new show, Fringe – my plate is already beyond full – I finally indulged him two weeks after it first aired. It’s… cute. We old fogies can pick out allusions to X-Files and I stifle a giggle at the scientific referencs – it can get hokey…

Geeks meet the (spot)light

I’m sure that in the past, I’ve overlooked some show that centers on, to borrow from Ryan, “nerd-human relationships”. Were it not for MY’s suggestion, I would have completely missed Big Bang Theory since I did not notice any previews before the season started. Here’s a classic example of an exchange between a “normal being”…

TV junkie, you say?

Yup. It’s on whenever I’m home. Rather, it was on. Not so long ago, this was the QotD at Lifehacker: “Have you ever known people who have to turn on a TV or a radio the moment they enter a room, or can’t stand to do work without some sound on? These are people who…

Movie picks

I think it’s my turn to pick the movie because recently I’ve watched Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Pan’s Labyrinth, and Knocked Up. I also watched the third season of 24 where, at the end, Jack chops off another man’s arm and I proclaimed, “I’ve seen it all!” Very soon, I will go along and…