Elementary and Arrow 
Just a quick update. If you're looking for something to watch, both of these are good candidates. Still good. Still worth watching.

I like that Arrow deviated a little from the general theme it's had so far, and we're getting more and more little tidbits of his life on the island.

Elementary is still fairly procedural, but we're getting more insight into the characters. I still find House to be the best show to compare it to, and it's still holding up quite well.

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Arrow 
Firstly, yesterday morning my TV died. I'd planned to replace it in December, but it just had to stick it to me one last time by dying two months before I could put it out to pasture. Stupid TV. I've replaced it with a smaller one from my bedroom for the moment so I can still get my regular fix, but now I'm in the market for a new one. Fun times!

I've given up on Revolution but my wife now won't let me stop it from being recorded on the DVR. She's too invested now to let it go, so we're going to continue to waste an hour of our lives every week to see this thing play out.

I'm officially calling it utter crap though, and strongly urging people not to watch it. Don't waste your time. I think they have a group of writers sitting in a room just trying to come up with "dramatic plot elements" to fill time and try to add excitement. Their original story arc probably only had enough in it to fill 3 or 4 episodes and they're just dropping things in to make it span a season.

Or maybe it's just me. Maybe it makes perfect sense that when you've only got two people fighting for a cause to make the world a better place and fight tyranny, one of them would stab the other just to get their own way about a single plan.

Now... Arrow. I had this sitting on my PVR for over a week and finally watched it last night. It's good enough to stick with it for the moment. That's about all I have to say for now.

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Flashpoint 
Yesterday I got caught up on the latest, and to be the last, season of Flashpoint.

I don't have much to say about this one. If you haven't been watching it for the past few years, then you've really been missing out. If you have, then you already know that it's one of the best shows on television.

I guess all I have to say here is that it's still great. Good for them!

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Another Update on TV Land 
Just a quick update.

First of all, Revenge is back and, after a bit of a slow start to the episode, it picked up steam and I'm totally right back into it.

This was one of my favourite shows last season, and if you're not watching it then I suggest you get caught up and get in the game. This is great stuff.

Now... Revolution and Elementary...

Revolution is a thin thread away from being knocked off my PVR schedule. It's just plain mediocre. I spent at least half the episode thinking I was wasting my time watching it at all, then then some interesting things happened to make me want to know what happens next. So I'm still watching, but I'm trying to convince myself to just abandon it. I still don't care much about the characters. Right now I'm just interested in where the writers are going with the story. I should probably stop watching and just try to remember to read a recap after the season is over.

If you're not already watching this, don't bother.

I watched the second episode of Elementary though, and this one still has me interested. I still think it's got a lot of elements of House in it, but it's original enough to keep me interested. I like this so far.

As for Go On and The New Normal... I missed them both this week. My bad.

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Gran Turismo Makes Real Life Better 
I just finished watching qualifying for the F1 in Japan at Suzuka.

Congrats to Vettel.

Watching it, I couldn't help but give a nod to GT5 and the huge level of appreciation I have for it's realism.

Because of GT5, I felt like I knew the track inside and out and was able to better appreciate watching them run laps, knowing where I would often make mistakes and what parts seemed trickier than others.

Watching Kimi go off track.... then recover on the extra bit of pavement and then try to come back across the green stuff to get back on track brought back plenty of memories.

Of course, I generally make it back on track, but hey... I can't expect Kimi to drive better than me ALL the time, right?

Every time someone took the hard right-hander that's right after the S-turns, I couldn't help but think they should be going off into the sand like I've done a million times.

Yay for GT5 for making real life even better. :D

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