Persons Unknown: Ep. 2 
I watched the 2nd episode of Persons Unknown last night, and I'm still intrigued.

There's a few things worth mentioning.

Firstly, the mystery is still compelling enough to leaving me excited about next weeks episode. Without that, what's the point, right?

Secondly, they've made a big deal in the promo spots about the fact that it's a mini-series and that we'll know what's going on by the end of the summer. I can't help but wonder whether they're throwing a bone to us Lost fans who might be concerned that we're about to commit the next 6 years of our lives to another show.

I don't regret the time spent watching Lost. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It did make me happy at the end of the 4th season though when they announced when the end would come so we could all look forward to some sort of conclusion. With this new series, we're being given that up front. Hopefully it's not a scam and they don't let the success (which it will hopefully have) drag it outside the planned plotline.

Finally, I like the fact that they're already answering questions I've been asking. The end of the 2nd episode really amused me. I've wondered more than a few times "why aren't they bashing in the cameras??". Well... finally they knocked one out. The result was most excellent! :)

So... if you haven't watched it, you need to start from the beginning and get up to speed.

And if you're a racing fan but think you hate NASCAR... tune in this weekend for Sonoma's race on Infinion Raceway. NASCAR on the road courses is always great fun!!


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Persons Unknown 
Last night I watched a new show called Persons Unknown.

If you haven't heard of it, now is probably the time to try to download or otherwise find the first episode, as this could well turn into the next Lost.

The premise is a bit of a mix between Lost, where you have a bunch of people stranded in some mysterious place, and a sort of forced Truman Show existance, where they seem to be stuck in this place for someone's entertainment or something.

There's also a bit of the Saw franchise thrown in for good measure.

It seems a bit derivative, but the premier was good enough to leave me looking forward to the next episode. For now, I'm definitely recommending it.

Let's just hope they don't go on a couple month break and then move the timeslot so I miss a few episodes like what happened with V. I guess I'll have to pick that one up again once it comes out on disc.

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V is Awesome! 
I watched the first episode of the new V series last night.

Ever since I heard they were remaking it, I've been tempted to pick up the originals on DVD and rewatch them, but didn't. I was afraid that it just wouldn't be as good as I remembered it being when I was a kid.

I'm pretty sure I made the right decision, as I'm really happy I went into this new one full of hope and not in a sad state of failed nostalgia.

If they new series keeps up with the quality of the first episode, it is going to be GREAT! I was hoping it would be good, but didn't expect it to be as good as it was.

If you haven't seen it, find a way to get into it. Download it or something. You'll be glad you did.

Now I can't wait for next week...

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Sit Down, Shut Up 
Fox premiered a new cartoon on Sunday night to air along with the Simpsons, Family Guy, and their other Sunday night cartoon line up.

It's called Sit Down, Shut Up, and it's bad. Like... epically bad. I sat and watched the whole thing hoping maybe it would start to get funny or interesting or something and it just didn't.

I think it's worse than the new Knight Rider series was.

I have no idea how it ended up allowed to air, but I don't expect it to stick around for very long. Maybe it was someone's pet project or something.

Anyhow... if you haven't seen it yet, you can spare yourself the trouble. I've already taken one for the team on this.


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I Have a Man Crush on Jon Stewart 
I think this may have been the best week ever for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Better even than the "fued" with Conan O'Brien fueled by the writers strike last year.

Watching Jon completely dismantle Jim Cramer last night was pure gold. I have no idea what compelled Cramer to agree to be on the show after the happenings throughout the week, but I can't begin to express how happy I am that he did!

It will certainly be interesting to see whether this will have the same affect on Jim Cramer's career as Stewart had on Tucker Carlson's. Jim was far less adversarial in person and seemed to quickly accept how utterly outmatched he was in the debate, so that will probably work in his favour, but you never know. Networks are fickle.

Ultimately he conceded to just about everything Stewart suggested, even going so far as to suggest that he will change the format of both his show and CNBC's promotion of it based on this interview. Only time can tell whether this will actually happen, but I suspect that if it does then it could restore some credibility to Cramer and perhaps even help him going forward.

If it doesn't though, and he ends up completely discredited and cancelled, then I'll chalk up another win for Jon Stewart looking out for the little guys!

Regardless of the outcome, it sure was nice to watch him taken down a few notches after seeing his lame attempts at rebuttal earlier in the week. Really though... what did he think was going to happen??

To see what I'm talking about, Canadians can go here to watch the show in its entirety. Currently, the latest episode is from Monday, the 9th. To really appreciate what happened, wait until next week sometime and watch the episodes from Monday March 9th to Thursday the 12th. Americans can catch them at http://www.thedailyshow.com/.

Enjoy!!


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